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Diversity Award | Yeti sightings?
JANUARY 2018
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ALL IN 
UB has received the NCAA and Minority Opportunities Athletic Association’s 2018 Award for Diversity and Inclusion for its commitment to establishing an inclusive environment in athletics, on campus and in the community. The university will receive the honor at the NCAA Convention next month in Indianapolis.

University News


$1.35 MILLION GRANT

A UB-led team of researchers has received a $1.35 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Common Fund for Glycoscience to increase knowledge of glycans, a common but little understood class of biomolecules that helps bacteria attach to host surfaces, including those in the mouth.


UB LAW PARTNER

The School of Law has joined the Rockefeller Institute of Government in launching the new Center for Law and Policy Solutions to examine pressing issues at the intersection of law and policy, and their effects on local communities. The new Center also includes as partners the Government Law Center at Albany Law School and the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs.


Research Spotlight


A TALE OF TWO CITIES
Using Buffalo and Phoenix as polar opposite subjects, and with funding from the National Science Foundation, a team of researchers from three universities is examining the different ways in which extreme heat and cold impact the nation’s cities.


NOT YETI

Yeti, or abominable snowman, sightings have been reported for centuries. Now, a new DNA study of purported yeti samples from museums and private collections is providing insight into the origins of this Himalayan legend.


UB People


DISTINGUISHED PROFESSOR

UB faculty member Ezra B.W. Zubrow has been named a SUNY Distinguished Service Professor, the highest rank in the SUNY system. The anthropology professor was one of 10 SUNY faculty members appointed by the SUNY Board of Trustees. 


SPECIAL DELIVERY
University Police Lt. Kevin Will helped a couple through the snow and Main Street gridlock to get to Sisters Hospital for the birth of their first child.

At Buffalo Magazine


WHEN WOMEN DEFINE WOMEN

Entrepreneurial UB alumnae are spotting unmet needs in the marketplace—and transforming the health, beauty and wellness industries along the way.


In My Opinion

A new year is upon us. What is your wish for 2018? 

Tell us, and your response may be in an upcoming issue of At Buffalo magazine. You can read responses to last month's question by clicking here.

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Heard On Campus

REMEMBERING
ROBERT G. WILMERS

“It is impossible to quantify Bob’s impact on our university and our community. For decades he was a true friend and dedicated champion of UB who embraced our university’s vision of excellence and appreciated the pivotal role it could play in the health of our community.”

Satish K. Tripathi on the death of Robert G. Wilmers. Learn more.

Events and Programs

New year—new start! Take the first step and make a career connection with #UBuffalo alumni today. Learn more.

Free Online Webinar: Principles of Leadership in a VUCA World | Jan. 3: Presenter Deepa Nagarajan, MS ’09, will discuss how today's corporate leaders should be aware of VUCA (volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity of general conditions and situations), but possess the opposite qualities. Learn more.

NYC Annual Winter Social | Jan. 11: Join fellow UB graduates at Tuttles Bar and Grill. Enjoy networking, giveaways and more. Registration includes drink tickets and light appetizers. Learn more.

Hong Kong New Year Alumni Reception | Jan. 19: Meet new people, share business contacts and broaden your personal and professional networks. Hosted by the UBAA and School of Management. Learn more.

Men's basketball vs. Eastern Michigan | Jan. 23: Learn more.

Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit | Jan. 30: Two-time Grammy Award winner Jason Isbell and his band The 400 Unit in the Center for the Arts. Their latest album, The Nashville Sound, was recently nominated for the Country Music Association's Album of the Year. Learn more.



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