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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.

  • UB expert weighs in on legal cannabis
    11/7/23

    R. Lorraine Collins talks about her work on the subject and why she's an advocate for legalization in the latest edition of the Driven to Discover podcast.

  • ‘Holiday hammock’ defines seasonal shopping
    11/6/23

    UB retail experts say the trend can put shoppers over budget and more items in landfills.

  • SUNY chancellor touts UB as national leader in AI
    9/8/23

    The visit to UB also kicked off a discussion series on harnessing AI for the public good. 

  • ‘A powerful pink bomb’
    8/7/23

    Kelly Hayes McAlonie and Despina Stratigakos, co-creators of Architect Barbie, explain the impact of the movie that's become one of the most talked about films of the summer.

  • Ozempic ‘important moment’ for weight management
    6/21/23

    UB expert Katherine Balantekin says that while anti-obesity drugs are helpful, they are best used as adjuncts to behavioral obesity management.

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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.