The University of Buffalo (UB) was established in 1846 in Buffalo, New York. UB has campuses in Amherst, NY and Buffalo, NY with over 28,000 students enrolled. UB offers 84 bachelor degree programs, 184 master's degree programs and about 78 doctoral degree options. The Carnegie Classification rates UB as a ?very high research activity? university. UB has Nobel Laureates with affiliations to the university, high academic standards and numerous awards for science, medicine and mathematics. UB's medical school is the largest state-run hospital care/teaching facility in the state.
Historian explains how 'conquered' indigenous Brazilians shaped their own histories
Hal Langfur, PhD, associate professor of history at the University at Buffalo, has published for more than a decade on indigenous Brazilian groups faced with colonization and armed subjugation by the Portuguese, as well as ...
Guns aren't the only things killing cops
The public does not realize—in fact, police themselves may not realize—that the dangers police officers are exposed to on a daily basis are far worse than anything on "Law and Order."
Centuries of global democracy have been provoked by who lived next door
It may be news to some foreign policy analysts and democracy advocates on the right and the left, but there is now concrete evidence that, repeatedly over the last 200 years, nations have moved toward democracy ...
Ancient Aleuts and large-scale environmental events in the global north
Archaeologists contribute to the global debate about long-term human intersections with coastal and island environments, often through cooperative research with anthropologists, geologists and bioscientists, ...
Fighting cancer with lasers and nanoballoons that pop
Chemotherapeutic drugs excel at fighting cancer, but they're not so efficient at getting where they need to go. They often interact with blood, bone marrow and other healthy bodily systems. This dilutes the drugs and causes ...
Rainbow-catching waveguide could revolutionize energy technologies
(Phys.org) —By slowing and absorbing certain wavelengths of light, engineers open new possibilities in solar power, thermal energy recycling and stealth technology.
Optical nanocavity to boost light absorption in semiconductors
Associated with unhappy visits to the dentist, "cavity" means something else in the branch of physics known as optics.
Investment bankers lead businesses to better mergers, acquisitions
Corporations with board directors who have investment banking experience are more likely to acquire other businesses – and make better acquisitions when they do – according to a new study from the University ...
How do polar bears stay warm? Research finds an answer in their genes
(Phys.org) —In the winter, brown and black bears go into hibernation to conserve energy and keep warm.
Rust Belt gentrification and how it hurts the poor
When you think of the Rust Belt, glossy neighborhoods with rocketing rents may not be the first images to jump to mind.
Swiss cheese crystal, or high-tech sponge?
The sponges of the future will do more than clean house. Picture this, for example: Doctors use a tiny sponge to soak up a drug and deliver it directly to a tumor. Chemists at a manufacturing plant use another ...
Staying cool in the nanoelectric universe by getting hot
(Phys.org) —As smartphones, tablets and other gadgets become smaller and more sophisticated, the heat they generate while in use increases. This is a growing problem because it can cause the electronics ...
The symphony of life, revealed: New imaging technique captures vibrations of proteins
Like the strings on a violin or the pipes of an organ, the proteins in the human body vibrate in different patterns, scientists have long suspected.
Buffalo is serving as an incubator for the bus of the future
A temporary building on the University at Buffalo's South Campus houses a humble-looking contraption that could serve as a spark for improving public transit everywhere: a full-scale replica of a 40-foot ...
Engineers zap bridges with electricity to test for corrosion
(Phys.org) —Rust is a civil engineer's nightmare. Motorists in the United States make more than 200 million trips across bridges rated structurally deficient or in need of significant maintenance and yearly ...