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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.

  • Those lyin’ eyes
    2/5/24

    UB expert Mark Frank explains how to detect deception — and yes, the eyes can lie.

  • UB sleep expert offers 5 tips for a better night’s rest
    1/22/24

    Carleara Weiss says improved sleep can have emotional, physical and mental health benefits.

  • Most expensive winter storm damage largely preventable
    1/19/24

    While blizzards are inescapable, UB expert Michel Bruneau offers suggestions to help make snowstorms a day off rather than a disaster.

  • ‘Trusted’ UB nurses offer New Year’s resolutions
    1/12/24

    Nursing faculty members suggest ways to achieve happier, healthier living in the new year.

  • A look at ‘Back to Basics’ plan for literacy
    1/12/24

    GSE researcher John Strong shares his insights on Gov. Kathy Hochul's proposal to address the decline in literacy in NYS.

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Awards & Recognition

  • Nam honored as Activist Scholar
    12/15/23

    The UB social work professor was recognized by the Partnership for the Public Good for her language access work with refugee and migrant communities.

  • 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.