A number of Buffalo college students have been coming away with some of the big prizes at recent computer code writing contest known as “hackathons.” As the popularity of hackathons continues to grow, observers are assigning a lot of value on the codefests, while others question whether the work coming out of them is relevant to the general public.
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UB education professor Nathan Daun-Barnett is leading a UB project to help Buffalo Public Schools’ students complete financial aid applications for college enrollment. Pictured from left: UB graduate student Caitlin Kubala, Daun-Barnett, high school student Kelvin Sika, UB graduate student Khristian King and high school student Lamont Owens. Photo: Douglas Levere
One of the most complicated parts of the college application process is the financial aid form. With Buffalo's Say Yes to Education push, the University at Buffalo is helping with the application process with its FAFSA Completion Project.
Researchers at the University at Buffalo have been awarded funds to continue a program that is working to improve roadways across the country. The $1.4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation will help researchers collect ‘big data’ that can help deal with a range of transportation issues.
A collaboration and celebration of artwork and artists will be sprinkled throughout Buffalo through November. The exhibition "My Future Ex" focuses on temporary relationships between people, materials and places.
President Obama's visit to Buffalo Thursday will be his second to Western New York in recent years. Obama will speak at the University at Buffalo before heading by bus to Syracuse, Binghamton and Scranton, Pennsylvania.
Making the decision to change careers and return to education can be daunting in a challenging job market. Western New York native Sabrina Cascucci left a stable job to go back to college at 38-years old to try and make an impact in the field of medical technology.
Mobile technology has created some new opportunities for citizen scientists to play an active part in research, especially with tighter budgets. Now a nationwide project is enlisting the public to gather up-to-date information on water levels.
A national software and sensor company has relocated to western New York. Sentient Science moved from Idaho into the historic Butler Mansion in Buffalo to work with the University at Buffalo’s material science program.
It’s an initiative that aims to boost student interest in Science, Technology, Math and Engineering across the state. The Master Teachers program is also aiming to ensure teachers perform at their highest level.
Credit University at Buffalo / From left to right in this picture are: Dapeng Cao, Nicolette McGeorge, Theresa Guarrera, Yuan Zhou, David LaVergne, Sabrina Casucci, Judith Tiferes Wang, and Dr. Li Lin.
First Niagara Senior Executive VP and Chief Banking Officer Daniel Cantara III, UB President Satish Tripathi, Dean of the UB School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences Dr. Michael Cain, and First Niagara interim President and CEO Gary Crosby (l. to r.)
Late last year, the Cuomo administration laid out its agenda to address New York’s future energy requirements. All this week, reporters from the Innovation Trail are putting different parts of that complex energy puzzle under the microscope.
An advisory group looking at strategies for rejuvenating the state’s ‘legacy cities’ says collaboration and coordination with the governor's Regional Economic Development Councils are crucial for upstate cities dealing with declining populations and job opportunities.
The University at Buffalo has announced that it is shutting down its Shale Resources and Society Institute, effective immediately. UB President Satish Tripathi announced the decision Monday afternoon, following an internal assessment.
A drug bust in North Buffalo has nabbed five University at Buffalo students.
Buffalo narcotics detectives descended upon a house on West Northrup Street, collaring five 19 year-old students, while collecting drugs, guns and cash. All of those arrested face a variety of charges.
The investigation was assisted by efforts from US Postal Inspectors and Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Weeks after its founding, the Shale Resources and Society Institute (SRSI) released a study that hydrofracking opponents called flawed and biased toward the natural gas industry. Above, a hydrofracked well and drilling pad in Pennsylvania.
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Initially advertised as "peer reviewed," SRSI's study has since been stripped of that label by SUNY Buffalo administration.
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SRSI needs over $1 million in the next three years to fund its plans for research, classes and overhead. The institute will accept funding from the oil and gas industry, among others.
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SRSI's study determined that state oversight and regulations reduced the instance of problems associated with hydrofracked wells (above). But critics have questioned those assertions.
The newly-founded SUNY Buffalo institute issued a study which found a decline in accidents and environmental damage caused by hydrofracking – a drilling technique using high volumes of water, sand and chemicals to extract natural gas from shale far below the Earth’s surface.
The University at Buffalo is distancing itself from a controversial hydrofracking report recently released by one of the school's affiliates.
The Shale Resources and Society Institute was formed at the school this year as a source for credible information and research regarding shale gas. It's first report, indicating an improvement in the environmental effects of hydrofracking, has been harshly criticized by being funded and directed by industry interests. Other studies show the Institute's results to be false.
Could eating placenta, or the afterbirth, provide medical benefits for mothers, or possibly, all humans? That’s the question behind a new paper from a team of Buffalo researchers. But, as Daniel Robison reports, finding the answer will not be easy.
An apparent Internet scam nearly cost a student government organization at the University at Buffalo many thousands of dollars.
Two officials with the UB Student Association, working outside of established protocols, contracted with Virtual Academix for website development costing $300,000. The News reports that other officials with the student organization halted the process before money was exchanged.
The investigation continues but criminal charges are not expected to be filed.