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Profiles

  • Wheels up!
    6/24/22

    Jacobs School staff member and former roller derby queen Midori Ohtake spends her Summer Hours pursuing her passion for skating at local parks.

  • Crafting jewelry to showcase powerful women
    6/17/22

    GSE staffer Renad Aref is using her Summer Hours to turn two of her childhood hobbies — coin-collecting and jewelry-making — into a growing business.

  • Academic advisor ‘roots’ for the environment
    5/13/22

    Jane Sinclair-Piegza and her husband have turned a forlorn piece of earth into a healthy forest of native trees and shrubs where wildlife flourishes.

  • Helping people worldwide with better design
    4/21/22

    UB faculty member Korydon Smith creates design solutions for marginalized people around the world.

  • Creating buildings of the future
    4/14/22

    UB architecture professor Jin Young Song is internationally known for his award-winning façade renovations and alternative construction systems.  

The View

Faculty experts weigh in on trending topics. Their views and opinions are based on their expertise and research, and do not represent the official positions of UB.

  • Increasing lung cancer screening
    12/15/23

    A study funded by the CTSI Pilot Study program aims to increase screening in urban primary care settings.

  • Going green during the holidays
    11/30/23

    UB researcher Kacey Stewart offers some tips for living a sustainable, healthy life this holiday season.

  • The threat of deepfakes
    11/21/23

    UB AI expert David Doermann warned lawmakers about the dangers of deepfakes and other synthetic media during recent testimony on Capitol Hill.

  • Acapulco prepared for quakes — but not Otis
    11/10/23

    UB engineer Michel Bruneau says the field should consider the consequences of extreme events, not just the odds that they will occur.

  • How your brain stores and retrieves words
    11/8/23

    UB faculty member Nichol Castro says the words you use and the mental dictionary you have are part of what make you and your voice unique.

Questions & Answers

  • A conversation with Dean Wysocki
    5/1/23

    The dean of the School of Nursing talks with UBNow about her vision for the school and increasing the presence of students and faculty in the community.

  • A conversation with Dean Pollack
    4/5/23

    The dean of the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences talked with his vision for the school and what brought him back to UB after earning his PhD here in 1984.

  • Be prepared with CPR training
    3/29/23

    Recent cases in which bystanders saved the lives of well-known WNYers who suffered cardiac arrest underscore the importance of being trained in CPR.

  • A conversation with Dean Brashear
    3/21/23

    The VP for health sciences and dean of the Jacobs School talks with UBNow about how UB's health sciences schools will help the university realize its Top 25 ambition.

  • Meet Dean Iyer
    3/6/23

    UBNow sat down with the dean of the School of Management, who joined the university last August, to learn more about the school's strategic priorities.

Awards & Recognition

  • Tumbas receives prestigous awards
    12/13/23

    The UB scholar is the recipient of the Barbara Jelavich Book Prize and an Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant for two book projects.

  • Diaz named fellow for SUNY Hispanic Leadership Institute
    12/11/23

    The Sunstar Robert J. Genco Endowed Chair and director of UB's Microbiome Center is among 11 fellows in this year's class.

  • Diaz named Sunstar Genco chair in dental school
    11/7/23

    The director of UB's Microbiome Center will continue the work of the acclaimed researcher.

  • UB architect’s design recognized with global award
    10/9/23

    Jin Young Song is the recipient of a 2023 Design Educates Award for his energy-efficient façade retrofit of a major hospital in Seoul.

  • Why do women develop cerebral aneurysms at higher rate than men?
    10/3/23

    Neurosurgeon Rosalind Lai has received a Young Investigator Grant to study the reasons behind this phenomenon.