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Encyclopedia > University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York.

Motto: Mens sana in corpore sano (Latin: "Sound Mind in a Sound Body")
Established: 1846
Type: Public
Endowment: US $566.4 million [2]
President: John B. Simpson
Provost: Satish Tripathi
Faculty: 1,601
Students: 28,054[3]
Undergraduates: 18,779
Postgraduates: 9,275
Location: Buffalo, NY, USA
Campus: Suburban
1346 acres (5.45 km²)
Colors: Blue and White            
Mascot: Victor E. Bull
Victoria S. Bull
Affiliations: State University of New York, AAU
Website: www.buffalo.edu

State University of New York at Buffalo, commonly known as University at Buffalo (UB) is a coeducational public research university, which has multiple campuses located in Buffalo and Amherst, New York, USA. Offering 84 bachelor's, 184 master's and 78 doctoral degrees, it is one of the four comprehensive university centers within the State University of New York (SUNY) system.[1] Image File history File links UBseal. ... For other uses, see Motto (disambiguation). ... Mens sana in corpore sano is a famous quotation by Decimus Iunius Iuvenalis. ... The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point. ... The term public school has three distinct meanings: In the USA and Canada, elementary or secondary school supported and administered by state and local officials. ... A financial endowment is a transfer of money or property donated to an institution, with the stipulation that it be invested, and the principal remain intact. ... USD redirects here. ... Look up million in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... University President is the title of the highest ranking officer within a university, within university systems that prefer that appellation over other variations such as Chancellor or rector. ... John B. Simpson is the current president of the University at Buffalo, part of the State University of New York system. ... Provost is the title of a senior academic administrator at many institutions of higher education in the United States and Canada, the equivalent of Vice-Chancellor at certain UK universites such as UCL, and the head of certain Oxbridge colleges (e. ... A faculty is a division within a university. ... For other uses, see Student (disambiguation). ... In some educational systems, undergraduate education is post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelors degree. ... Degree ceremony at Cambridge. ... Nickname: Location of Buffalo in New York State Coordinates: , Country State County Erie First Settled 1789 Founded 1801 Incorporated (City) 1832 Government  - Mayor Byron Brown (D) Area  - City 52. ... This article is about the state. ... Illustration of the backyards of a surburban neighbourhood Suburbs are inhabited districts located either on the outer rim of a city or outside the official limits of a city (the term varies from country to country), or the outer elements of a conurbation. ... School colors are the colors chosen by a school to represent it on uniforms and other items of identification. ... Millie, once mascot of the City of Brampton, is now the Brampton Arts Councils representative. ... Not to be confused with University of the State of New York. ... The Association of American Universities (AAU) is an organization of leading research universities devoted to maintaining a strong system of academic research and education. ... A website (alternatively, web site or Web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos or other digital assets that is hosted on one or more web servers, usually accessible via the Internet. ... Image File history File links Ublogo. ... Coeducation is the integrated education of men and women. ... This does not cite its references or sources. ... For the community in Florida, see University, Florida. ... Nickname: Location of Buffalo in New York State Coordinates: , Country State County Erie First Settled 1789 Founded 1801 Incorporated (City) 1832 Government  - Mayor Byron Brown (D) Area  - City 52. ... Amherst is a town in Erie County, New York, U.S., directly northeast of the City of Buffalo. ... Motto: (traditional) In God We Trust (official, 1956–present) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City Official language(s) None at the federal level; English de facto Government Federal Republic  - President George W. Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence - Declared - Recognized... A bachelors degree is usually an undergraduate academic degree awarded for a course or major that generally lasts three or four years. ... A masters degree is an academic degree usually awarded for completion of a postgraduate or graduate course of one to three years in duration. ... Doctoral may refer to: Doctorate Doctor of Philosophy This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Not to be confused with University of the State of New York. ...


The University at Buffalo is classified as a Doctoral/Research Universities–Extensive institution by the Carnegie Foundation. It is one of 62 elected members of the prestigious Association of American Universities. UB's alumni and faculty have produced a number of astronauts, Nobel laureates, Pulitzer Prize winners and other notable individuals in their fields. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching is an international centre for research in education based in the United States of America. ... The Association of American Universities (AAU) is an organization of leading research universities devoted to maintaining a strong system of academic research and education. ... U.S. Space Shuttle astronaut Bruce McCandless II using a manned maneuvering unit. ... Winners of the Nobel prize are scientists, writers and peacemakers who have been awarded in their field of endeavour, and who are known collectively as either Nobel laureates or Nobel Prize winners. ... The Pulitzer Prize is an American award regarded as the highest national honor in print journalism, literary achievements, and musical composition. ...


The University at Buffalo identifies itself as the "Crown Jewel of SUNY". This identification is viewed in the context of SUNY as a two-tier system, and the four research universities in SUNY (i.e., Albany, Binghamton, Buffalo, Stony Brook) constitute the first tier. Buffalo houses the largest state-operated medical school and features the only state law school[2], architecture and urban planning school, and pharmacy school in the state of New York. Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Lubbock, Texas, USA. A medical school or faculty of medicine is a tertiary educational institution — or part of such an institution — that teaches medicine. ... // A law school is an institution where future lawyers obtain legal degrees. ... This article is about building architecture. ... Urban planning is concerned with the ordering and design of settlements, from the smallest towns to the worlds largest cities. ... For other uses, see Pharmacy (disambiguation). ... This article is about the state. ...

Contents

History

Initial years

UB was founded in May of 1848 as a private medical school to train the doctors for the communities of Buffalo, Niagara Falls, and surrounding villages. Dr. James Platt White was instrumental in obtaining a charter for the University of Buffalo from the state legislature in 1846. He also taught the first class of 89 men in obstetrics. Nickname: Location of Buffalo in New York State Coordinates: , Country State County Erie First Settled 1789 Founded 1801 Incorporated (City) 1832 Government  - Mayor Byron Brown (D) Area  - City 52. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


The doors first opened to students in 1847 and after associating with a hospital for teaching purposes, the first class of students graduated the medical school in July 1847. The first chancellor of the University was future President of the United States Millard Fillmore. Upon his ascension to the presidency after President Taylor's death, Fillmore stayed on as part-time chancellor. Fillmore's name now graces the evening and continuing education school Millard Fillmore College located on the South Campus as well as the Millard Fillmore Academic Center, an academic and administrative services building at the core of the residential Ellicott Complex, located on the North Campus. Not to be confused with Mallard Fillmore. ...


Early development

After many expansions to the college medical programs, including the addition of a pharmacy division, UB acquired the Buffalo Law School from Niagara University in 1891 and formed the University of Buffalo Law School. Niagara University is a Roman Catholic university in the Vincentian tradition, located in the Town of Lewiston in Niagara County, New York. ... Since its founding in 1887, the University at Buffalo Law School (also known as UB Law, State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law, SUNY at Buffalo School of Law or University of Buffalo Law School) is the State University of New York systems only law school. ...


In 1909 the University acquired property (the "Erie County Almshouse") from the county of Erie, which became the first building on what would later become UB's initial comprehensive campus. Although the South Campus (also called the "Main Street" campus) is often referred to as the "original campus", the South (Main Street) Campus is not actually the University's oldest property. UB was originally housed in a leased building, the First Baptist Church which had also served as a post office from 1836-1846. First Baptist Church may refer to many churches: First Baptist Church of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada First Baptist Church (Bay Minette, Alabama) First Baptist Church (Greenville, Alabama) First Baptist Church (Selma, Alabama) First Baptist Church (Casa Grande, Arizona) First Baptist Church (Flagstaff, Arizona) First Baptist Church (Phoenix, Arizona) First Baptist Church...


In 1915, the then University of Buffalo formed the College of Arts and Sciences, formally departing from its tradition of teaching only for licensed professional fields. During the late 1960s, the College of Arts and Sciences was divided into three separate schools: arts and letters, natural sciences and mathematics, and social sciences. During the 1998-1999 academic year, the three schools were reunited to re-create the existing College of Arts and Sciences.


In 1950, the Industrial Engineering department branched off from the Mechanical Engineering department. In 1956, a Civil Engineering Department was formed under Lehigh University graduate Dr. Robert L. Ketter, who went on to become Dean of the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and later President of the University. This article needs additional references or sources to facilitate its verification. ... Mechanical Engineering is an engineering discipline that involves the application of principles of physics for analysis, design, manufacturing, and maintenance of mechanical systems. ... The Falkirk Wheel in Scotland. ... Lehigh University is a private, co-educational university located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, in the Lehigh Valley region of the United States. ... Robert L. Ketter (1929 - 1989), was an authority on earthquake engineering research and a former president of the State University of New York at Buffalo (UB, University at Buffalo). ...


In 1959, WBFO was launched as an AM radio station by UB's School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and run by UB's students. The station has since become the launching pad of two modern National Public Radio personalities: Terri Gross and Ira Flatow. WBFO, broadcast on 88. ... NPR redirects here. ... All I Did Was Ask, by Terry Gross Terry Gross (born 1951) is the host and co-executive producer of Fresh Air, an interview-format radio show produced by WHYY-FM in Philadelphia and distributed throughout the United States by National Public Radio. ... Ira Flatow (born March 9, 1949) is a radio and television personality who hosts National Public Radios popular Talk of the Nation - Science Friday. ...


In the early 1960s, the private University of Buffalo was purchased by and incorporated into the SUNY system, and became known as the University at Buffalo.

The nuclear reactor on the South Campus
The nuclear reactor on the South Campus

In 1961, the Western New York nuclear research program was created. This little known program installed a miniature, active nuclear fission reactor on the University's South (Main Street) Campus. This program was not particularly active, nor could it compete with government-run research labs operated by rival UC Berkeley. Consequently, the programs performed in this facility were abandoned somewhat shortly after its inception. This reactor was formally decommissioned in 2005 with little fanfare due to material security concerns. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2272 × 1704 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2272 × 1704 pixel, file size: 1. ... Core of a small nuclear reactor used for research. ... Sather Tower (the Campanile) looking out over the San Francisco Bay and Mount Tamalpais. ...


In 1964, UB acquired property in the northern Town of Amherst for future development of a second campus catering to most non-medical disciplines at UB. This would later become the North Campus, and the center of most non-medical UB activity. Amherst is a town in Erie County, New York, U.S., directly northeast of the City of Buffalo. ...


UB 2020

Started in 2004 under President John B. Simpson, UB 2020 is a massive strategic planning initiative to develop and implement the president's vision for the university over the next 15 years. [3]. The centerpiece of UB 2020 is to add about 10,000 more students, 750 faculty members and 600 staff, increasing the size of the University by about 40 percent. UB 2020 also recognizes the university's contribution to the surrounding region. The most recent estimates of UB's impact on the local and regional economies of Western New York report approximately $1.50 billion are brought into the local economy from the presence of UB, whose annual budget is currently $96 million. Both of these figures are also expected to rise by 40 percent, corresponding with UB’s institutional growth.


The five major principles that guide UB 2020 are promoting academic excellence (i.e.: the interdisciplinary exchange of ideas and the development of vital intellectual communities); promoting a united and accessible university campus that features three strong, distinctive and seamlessly interconnected centers and facilities social interaction; reflecting the university’s responsibility to the community by respecting public plans and policies; proving the basis for long-range capital programming and stewardship of university resources; and establing UB as a leader in environmental stewardship and sustainable development.


The four main components of UB 2020 are "Excelling in Academics," "Strategic Strengths," "Building UB: The Comprehensive Physical Plan," and "Achieving Growth."


The Comprehensive Physical Plan

The University at Buffalo has accumulated 27,700 undergraduate and graduate students, as well as 14,000 employees, across three campuses in the last 160 years. In order to accommodate both students and faculty, the university is currently implementing a $4.5 million Comprehensive Physical Plan to help in growth as well as to best utilize and enhance current facilities. Connecting all three campuses, as well as the facilities UB uses, is also a major element of the project. The firm granted the contract to lead the project is Beyer Blinder Belle Architects & Planners.` Degree ceremony at Cambridge. ...


The comprehensive physical planning process is broken into four phases. Currently, UB is implementing "phase one" by seeking input from the local and university communities to pinpoint issues, opportunities, and concerns related to this expansion. The project recognizes UB’s potential for excellence, in regard to the university's physical environment, by highlighting and evaluating various positive and negative attributes of the three campuses, including housing, circulation, functionality, landscape, and community interface. [4].


Campus

The University at Buffalo is the state’s largest and most comprehensive public university and is spread across three campuses: North Campus, South Campus, and Downtown Campus.[4] [5]


North Campus

Many academic programs, including the entirety of the College of Arts and Sciences, the University at Buffalo Law School, the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, the School of Management, the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, the School of Informatics, the Graduate School of Social Work, and the Graduate School of Education, as well as Lockwood Memorial Library, Capen Library, and many administrative offices, are located on UB's North Campus in Amherst, NY. Since its founding in 1887, the University at Buffalo Law School (also known as UB Law, State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law, SUNY at Buffalo School of Law or University of Buffalo Law School) is the State University of New York systems only law school. ... Position within Erie County. ...


UB has facilitated the creation of a system of inter-campus buses providing 20 hours a day transportation from the North Campus in Amherst township to the South Campus on Main Street in Buffalo (a distance of four miles), and is solely responsible for running the UB transit system. The North Campus includes 1,192 acres (5 km²), 146 buildings (6,715,492 sq ft (623,890 m²)), 10 residence halls and 5 apartment complexes.[5] There are dormitories situated as far as a quarter of a mile from the academic buildings and a bus system to provide students transportation between the dorm complexes on the North Campus and the academic sector of the same campus. The North Campus' immense size also necessitated the creation of a shuttle system circling the academic sector and surrounding areas including the administrative complex, located nearly a quarter mile from the central academic area.

UB's North Campus.
UB's North Campus.

The North Campus offers a variety of entertainment programming and activity for students. It contains the Student Union, which houses offices for the Student Association and student-interest clubs; Slee Hall, which presents contemporary and classical music concerts; Alumni Arena, the home-court for University Athletics; the Center for the Arts, a non-profit presenter of a wide variety of professional entertainment and UB Stadium, the 30,000 seater Football Stadium. Students on the North Campus often venture into the diverse environment of the South Campus in city of Buffalo to enjoy its urban diversity. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1536x1024, 449 KB) I took this photograph of the State University of New York at Buffalos North Campus in Amherst on September 19th, 2006. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1536x1024, 449 KB) I took this photograph of the State University of New York at Buffalos North Campus in Amherst on September 19th, 2006. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ...


South Campus

Abbott Hall on South Campus
Abbott Hall on South Campus

The South Campus is located on the former grounds of the Erie County Almshouse and Insane Asylum, of which four buildings still remain (Hayes Hall, the former insane asylym; Wende Hall, a former maternity hospital; Hayes D; and Townsend Hall, a former nurses' quarters)[6]. The college was designed by architect E.B. Green in 1910, and was intended to resemble Trinity College, Dublin.The initial campus, it is located at the edge of the northeastern most part of Buffalo NY. It is now the South Campus of the University at Buffalo and includes 53 buildings on 154 acres (0.62 km²). (30,457,198 sq ft (2,829,566 m²)) and six resident halls. [6] This campus is served by the northernmost subway station on Buffalo's Niagara Frontier MetroTransit system. Today, it is the home of some of the University's specialized academic programs including the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, the School of Public Health and Health Related Professions, the School of Nursing, the School of Dental Medicine, and the School of Architecture and Urban Planning. UB is currently in the planning and design phase of relocating the School of Pharmacy to Acheson Hall on the South Campus with 2010 as the target year. In addition, the University at Buffalo South Campus is the home of the WBFO radio station, the University's biomedical science research complex, the Health Sciences Library and certain administrative offices. Additionally, 20 percent of UB's resident population continues to live in the original residential complexes located on the South (Main Street) Campus. Adjacent to the UB South Campus is the UB Anderson Art Gallery,[7] a former elementary school converted with an all-glass atrium exhibit space. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1632x1232, 664 KB) Summary Abbot Hall, which houses the Health Sciences Library at South Campus. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1632x1232, 664 KB) Summary Abbot Hall, which houses the Health Sciences Library at South Campus. ... For other institutions named Trinity College, see Trinity College. ... WBFO, broadcast on 88. ...


Downtown Campus

This is the site of the UB's New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Science, which partners in research with UB's Ira G. Ross Eye Institute[7][8] as well as Roswell Park Cancer Institute and Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Institute to compose the Buffalo-Niagara Medical Campus. Also located in the downtown area is UB's Research Institute on Addictions (RIA), Educational Opportunity Center (EOC) [9] and the Jacobs Executive Development Center (JEDC). The campus includes six major properties and a total of 43 buildings, counting shared lease space (588,506 sq ft (54,674 m²)). [10]


In September 2007, UB added the former M. Wile Co. building on the southeast corner of Goodell and Ellicott streets and the former Trico Products Corp. building complex on the northwest corner of Goodell and Ellicott streets to its properties downtown. The UB Regional Institute, Center on Rehabilitation Synergy, and a number of pre-K-16 initiatives related to UB's civic engagement mission, such as the UB-Buffalo Public Schools Partnership office, are set to relocate to the first site. The latter location has been purchased to house additional biomedical- and life science-related businesses connected to the Buffalo-Niagara Medical Campus. [11] [12]


Teaching Hospitals

UB's teaching hospitals include the Erie County Medical Center (ECMC), Millard Fillmore Hospital, Roswell Park Cancer Institute and Veterans Affairs Western New York Health Care System. Additional facilities include free clinics such as the Kaleida Health's Niagara Family Health Center and the Lighthouse Free Medical Clinic, a program run by UB medical students.


Organization

Institutional Infrastructure

Information on the University at Buffalo's institutional infrastructure is located on this web page.


Schools and Colleges

UB consists of the following:[8]

  • The School of Architecture and Planning: UB is the only school within the State University of New York system that offers both pre-professional and accredited professional degrees in architecture and urban planning. In academic year 2005-2006, the School of Architecture and Planning awarded 99 baccalaureate degrees and 108 master's degrees.
  • The School of Dental MedicineSchool of Dental Medicine Founded in 1892
  • The College of Arts & Sciences
  • The Graduate School of Education: One of the largest graduate schools at UB, composed of four academic departments; counseling and educational psychology, educational leadership and policy, learning and instruction, and library and information science. In academic year 2005-2006, the Graduate School of Education awarded 416 master's degrees and 48 doctoral degrees.
  • The School of Engineering and Applied Sciences: offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in six departments. In 2004-05, they conferred 498 BS (and 13 BA), 39 MEng, 330 MS, and 63 PhD degrees.
  • The UB Law School: Has new concentrations in Labor and Employment Law and in Technology and Intellectual Property. The University at Buffalo Law School is ranked as one of the top 100 law schools in the nation by U.S. News and World Reports.
  • The School of Management:For the fourth consecutive year, the Wall Street Journal has ranked UB’s School of Management as one of the world’s top business schools for the fastest return on MBA investment according to BusinessWeek. Forbes magazine ranks the UB School of Management as one of the best schools for it's apparent "return on investment" it provides MBA graduates. The undergraduate program at the UB School of Management is ranked No. 73 by U.S. News & World Report--higher than any other SUNY undergraduate business program. [9] This designation is a testament to the quality of the School of Management’s graduates and the excellence of the management faculty. Indicative of its national leadership, the School of Management recently established a certificate program and an MBA option in information assurance and an MS program in financial engineering (in cooperation with the Department of Mathematics). The School of Management has also recently established an MBA option in biotechnology management. This program is designed to integrate the school’s mission in business education with the university mission as it relates to technology-based entrepreneurship.
  • The School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: Now 161 years old, the founding faculty of the University.
  • The School of Nursing: Maintains membership in the national honor society in nursing, Sigma Theta Tau, Inc., through the Gamma Kappa Chapter. The School also holds membership in the National Student Nurses Association.
  • The School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences: The second-oldest component of the University at Buffalo and the only pharmacy school in the State University of New York (SUNY) system. It is consistently ranked among the top pharmacy schools in the United States.
  • The School of Public Health and Health Professions: Created in 2003 by combining the Department of Social and Preventive Medicine and the UB School of Health Related Professions. The school's goal is to create an environment in which researchers, educators, public health and other health professionals, and students can work together to explore problems and produce innovative solutions to address emerging health needs for populations and individuals.
  • The Roswell Park Cancer Institute: Founded in 1898 by the preeminent surgeon Dr. Roswell Park, it is the oldest comprehensive cancer center in the world.
  • The Graduate School of Social Work: Founded in 1924.

Since its founding in 1887, the University at Buffalo Law School (also known as UB Law, State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law, SUNY at Buffalo School of Law or University of Buffalo Law School) is the State University of New York systems only law school. ... Sigma Theta Tau is the international nursing honor society. ...

Facilities

Libraries

UB has nine libraries on its North(Amherst), South(Buffalo), and Downtown(Buffalo) campuses. The Libraries' 3.6 million+ print volumes are augmented by extensive digital resources, including full-text electronic journals, databases, media, and special collections, which include the world's single largest collection of James Joyce manuscripts and artifacts. The UB Libraries rank among the top 60 research libraries in North America by the Association of Research Libraries (2007).


Nomenclature

Since early 1998, the State University of New York at Buffalo form has evolved, and there are three names deemed acceptable by the university according to "The University at Buffalo Visual Identity", with a fourth acceptable for reference to athletic programs:

  • University at Buffalo, The State University of New York. This is the full name, used by the university for formal communications to national audiences.
  • University at Buffalo. This is the less formal name, used within the university, and with many outside groups that are familiar with the University at Buffalo.
  • UB. This shortened term "UB" is the preferred casual term to refer to school.
  • Buffalo. This is the standard name for the University at Buffalo athletic department.

The nomenclature change was enacted to clarify the position of the University at Buffalo as one of the leading doctoral-awarding, research-extensive universities within the SUNY system.


Academia

O'Brian Hall, houses the UB Law School. Baldy Hall is on the left and is home to the Graduate School of Education and the Graduate School of Social Work.
O'Brian Hall, houses the UB Law School. Baldy Hall is on the left and is home to the Graduate School of Education and the Graduate School of Social Work.

UB's admissions process is described by U.S. News & World Report as "more selective."[13] This is particularly true for out-of-state applicants. In recent years an increasing emphasis in both publicity and financial consideration has been placed on the development of a thriving community of research scientists, mostly centered around an economic initiative to promote Buffalo and create the Center of Excellence for Bioinformatics and Life Sciences as well as other advanced biomedical and engineering disciplines. The university's Center for Computational Research (CCR) is one of the most powerful academic supercomputing sites in the eastern United States,[10] which once ranked 22nd out of the top 500 supercomputing sites in the world; as of November 2006, it was ranked 87th.[14] Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2592x1944, 1643 KB) Summary OBrian Hall, which houses the UB Law School. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2592x1944, 1643 KB) Summary OBrian Hall, which houses the UB Law School. ...


Like most research institutions, UB gives its faculty great incentive to research alongside their teaching obligations. Although this practice is very widespread, and practiced at virtually every university in America (and all SUNY Universities), some students criticize the system, claiming it guarantees tenure to faculty with questionable teaching capabilities. SUNY as a system has received fluctuating funding from the State of New York over the past 20 years as the result of much political debate by State politicians (though this may be more reflective of the volatile nature of the New York legislature than anything else). UB, like many other institutions, has had to take matters of ensuring future success into their own hands. The result are decisions to begin investments into fields of "commercial benefit" such as medicine, biotechnology, and bioinformatics.


Historically, UB has been a pioneering force in many aspects of technology. For example, UB was one of the first universities to offer a bona fide Computer Science major (distinct from a mathematics major). It was also an early pioneer in providing generous mainframe computer facilities and twenty-four hour terminal labs as an integral part of the undergraduate experience; during the early 1980s, for example, most UB students (regardless of their major) were proficient in the use of the campus mainframe, a gigantic VAX/VMS cluster. Additionally, UB's role as a crucial internet hub for the eastern seaboard during the internet's inception cannot be understated.


Total R&D expenditures rose from $186.8 million to $259.0 million for FY 2001–04, ranking 58 under New York University (NYU).[11] It rose to $297,909,000 for the year 2006.[12] New York University (NYU) is a private, nonsectarian, coeducational research university in New York City. ...


UB faculty are unionized under United University Professions[13]. Its one of the few research universities to have faculty union and it has been a controversial topic as faculty are forced to be part of the union or they dont get the employment contract with UB. It has led to more socialism in faculty output and salaries at the cost of losing brilliant researchers to other universities.


UB also has a comprehensive library system offering information resources, technologies, and services for UB students, faculty, and staff, as well as residents of the Western New York area.


The University at Buffalo is also one of only two public schools in New York to have a medical school and a dental school, the other being the State University of New York at Stony Brook. The State University of New York at Stony Brook (SUNYSB), also known as Stony Brook University (SBU) is a public research university located in Stony Brook, New York (on the north side of Long Island, about 55 miles east of Manhattan, New York). ...


Student Body

UB has a total student capacity estimated around 30,000 total students, a number which is quite common among other "super university" schools, though the school has never seen this many enrolled students. The University at Buffalo is the largest public university in U.S. northeast (comprising New England and New York State). Student enrollment trends reported by the University at Buffalo's Office of Academic Planning and Budget[14] reflect UB's growing student population:

University at Buffalo Student Enrollment
Fall 2007 28,054
Fall 2006 27,823
Fall 2005 27,220
Fall 2004 27,276
Fall 2003 27,255



Greek Life

Fraternities

  • Alpha Epsilon Pi
  • Alpha Sigma Phi
  • Phi Kappa Psi
  • Phi Kappa Theta
  • Pi Lambda Phi
  • Sigma Chi Omega
  • Sigma Pi
  • Sigma Tau Gamma
  • Tau Kappa Epsilon

Sororities

  • Alpha Epsilon Phi
  • Alpha Gamma Delta
  • Alpha Phi
  • Delta Delta
  • Delta Xi Omega
  • Kappa Phi Epsilon
  • Phi Sigma
  • Sigma Delta Tau

Cultural Fraternities

  • Lambda Phi Epsilon
  • Nu Alpha Phi
  • Phi Iota Alpha
  • Pi Delta Psi
  • Theta Delta Sigma (Coed)

Cultural Sororities

  • Alpha Kappa Delta Phi
  • Delta Sigma Theta
  • Kappa Phi Lambda
  • Lambda Theta Alpha
  • Sigma Psi Zeta

Educational Fraternities

  • Phi Alpha Delta (Co-ed, Pre-Law)
  • Phi Alpha Theta (Co-ed, History)
  • Beta Alpha Psi (Co-ed, Accounting)
  • Alpha Kappa Psi (Co-ed, Business)

International student enrollment

UB ranks 10th in the United States for international student enrollment, with about 10 percent of UB undergraduate and graduate students being international. In Fall 2007, the number of new international students enrolled was 4,051. [15] Certain departments' graduate students are overwhelmingly international, such as the mathematics department, in which fewer than 10 percent of students have been U.S. citizens in certain years. Anecdotal evidence suggests the two largest contingents of the non-international students are students from the local Buffalo area (with as many as 10 to 20 percent of local high school graduates in certain districts choosing to attend) and students from the Long Island, Rockland County and New York City areas.


Student life

Associations and Activities

UB boasts three student-run periodicals: The Spectrum, Generation, and Visions. All three publications are distributed on campus, while Generation, founded in 1984 by Eric Francis, also sees additional distribution throughout the greater Buffalo area. UB also has a student radio station WRUB, which can be listened to on campus cable 7 and on the internet at WRUB. WRUB broadcasts all UB home football games and select road games. Eric Francis (born Eric Francis Coppolino, in March 1964 in Brooklyn, NY) is an American investigative reporter, essayist, and photojournalist. ...


UB annually hosts the world’s largest mud-volleyball game know as “Ooz-fest.” Teams of at least 6 students compete in a double elimination volleyball tournament at “The Mud Pit” each April. Fire trucks are brought in to saturate the dirt courts to create the mud. Awards are handed out to not only the victors, but the most creatively dressed. In the past, students have worn business suits and even dresses to the tournament.


UB contains The Entrepreneurship Association - TEA, which started up in the Fall '07 semester.


Speaker/Entertainment Lineup

In September of 2006, the 14th Dalai Lama came to the University at Buffalo for a three-day visit to speak about world peace and to meet with select groups of students. Jetsun Jamphel Ngawang Lobsang Yeshe Tenzin Gyatso (born Llhamo Döndrub (Tibetan: ; Wylie: Lha-mo Don-grub) 6 July 1935 in Qinghai [1]), is the fourteenth and current Dalai Lama. ...


2005-2006 Speaker/Entertainment Lineup included Colin Powell, Conan O'Brien, Brian Greene, and Kanye West. General Colin Luther Powell, United States Army (Ret. ... Conan Christopher OBrien (born April 18, 1963)[1] is an Emmy Award-winning American television host and TV writer, best known as host of NBCs Late Night with Conan OBrien. ... Brian Greene (born February 9, 1963), is a theoretical physicist and one of the best-known string theorists. ... Kanye Omari West (pronounced /kɑnjɛj/) (born June 8, 1977) is an American record producer and rapper who rose to fame in the mid 2000s. ...


2006-2007 Speaker/Entertainment Lineup included Al Gore, Anderson Cooper, Guster, Jason Mraz and Sean Paul. This article is about the former Vice President of the United States. ... Anderson Hays Cooper (born June 3, 1967) is an Emmy Award winning American journalist, author, and television personality. ... Guster is an alternative rock band that is known for its live performances, unique sound, humor, and cult following formed by Adam Gardner, Ryan Miller, and Brian Rosenworcelin 1991 while attending Tufts University in Boston. ... Jason Thomas Mraz (born June 23, 1977) is an American singer-songwriter, born and raised in Mechanicsville, Virginia, a suburb of Richmond. ... This article is about the Jamaican reggae artist. ...


2007-2008 Speaker/Entertainment Lineup included Michael Moore, Steven Colbert, All-American Rejects, OneRepublic, Trapt, Akon, T-Pain and Mims. Michael Francis Moore (born April 23, 1954) is an American political-activist, a film director, author, social commentator, and political humorist. ... Stephen Tyrone Colbert (IPA: ) (born May 13, 1964) is a four-time Emmy-winning American comedian, actor, writer, and satirist known for his dramatic style and deadpan comedic delivery. ... POSSIBLE COPYRIGHT VIOLATION Categories: Possible copyright violations | Stub | American musical groups | Later punk groups ... OneRepublic is an American rock band formed in Colorado. ... For the video game, see Trapt (video game). ... Kishan Aliaune Damala Bouga Time Puru Nacka Badara Akon Thiam,[1][2] often going by the shorter Aliaune Thiam[3] (born October 14, 1981),[4] and better known by his stage name Akon, is an American R&B singer, rapper, songwriter, record producer, and record executive. ... T Pain is a hip-hop artist whose debut single was released in August 2005. ... This article is about the musician. ...


Athletics

For full article, see Buffalo Bulls

The school's sports teams are known as the Buffalo Bulls. However, the women's teams were originally called the Buffalo Royals. There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ...


In 1958, the football team won the Lambert Cup, emblematic of supremacy in Eastern U.S. small-college football. Several UB football stars from that era went on to play professional football, including quarterback John Stofa with the American Football League's Miami Dolphins and Cincinnati Bengals, and defensive lineman Gerry Philbin with the AFL's New York Jets. Philbin is a member of the AFL Hall of Fame and the All-time All-AFL Team. Philbin and UB's Willie Ross were the only UB graduates to play on professional football championship teams: Ross with the 1964 AFL Champion Buffalo Bills; and Philbin with the 1968 AFL Champion New York Jets, who also won that season's AFL-NFL World Championship Game (Super Bowl III). The introduction of this article does not provide enough context for readers unfamiliar with the subject. ... Note: There were three earlier and unrelated major American professional football leagues of the same name: One in 1926, one in 1936-1937 and one in 1940-1941. ... League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1966–1969) Eastern Division (1966–1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970–present) AFC East (1970–present) Current uniform Team colors Aqua, Coral, Navy, White Mascot T. D. Personnel Owner H. Wayne Huizenga (50%) and Stephen M. Ross (50%) General Manager... League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1968-1969) Western Division (1968-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970-present) AFC Central (1970-2001) AFC North (2002-present) Current uniform Team colors Black, Orange, White Mascot Who Dey Personnel Owner Mike Brown General Manager {{{general manager}}} Head Coach... Gerry Philbin, a defensive end from the University of Buffalo, joined the New York Jets in 1964 and played stellar defense for them for nine seasons. ... Note: There were three earlier and unrelated major American professional football leagues of the same name: One in 1926, one in 1936-1937 and one in 1940-1941. ... City East Rutherford, New Jersey Other nicknames Gang Green, the Green and White, Jersey Jets Team colors Hunter green and white Head Coach Eric Mangini Owner Woody Johnson General manager Mike Tannenbaum League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Eastern Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American... The American Football League (AFL) All- Time Team was selected in 1970 by a panel of Hall of Fame selectors comprised of professional football writers from American Football League cities. ... For other uses, see Buffalo Bills (disambiguation). ... City East Rutherford, New Jersey Other nicknames Gang Green, the Green and White, Jersey Jets Team colors Hunter green and white Head Coach Eric Mangini Owner Woody Johnson General manager Mike Tannenbaum League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Eastern Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American... Below is a list of professional football championship games in the United States, involving: the American Professional Football Association/National Football League, the first professional football league; the All-America Football Conference (AAFC, 1946-1949), the American Football League (AFL, 1960-1969); the World Football League (WFL, 1974); and the...


Since 1996, the UB teams have participated in the NCAA's Division I (I-A for football), in the Mid-American Conference. The mascots are 'Victor E. Bull', a blue bull with a gold nose ring, and his sister 'Victoria S. Bull'. After several years of poor performance in the two most popular college sports, men's basketball and football, the university's men's basketball team has recently begun to show some promise. In March 2005, the team fell short by only 0.5 seconds (for the Mid-American Conference Championship) of clinching a spot in the NCAA Tournament. The school's football team, however, performed poorly that year, winning just one game during the season. At the end of the 2005 season, football coach Jim Hofher was dismissed from his position. NCAA redirects here. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... The Mid-American Conference (MAC) is a college athletic conference with a membership base that stretches from New York to Illinois. ...


With the hiring of Turner Gill as head football coach, UB is the only Division I-A school with an African American Athletic Director (Warde Manuel), Men's Basketball Head Coach (Reggie Witherspoon), and Football Head Coach (Gill). Turner Gill (born August 13, 1962, in Fort Worth, Texas) is the head coach of the Buffalo Bulls college football team and is one of six African-American head coaches in NCAA Division I-A. // In 1989, Gill began his coaching career at The University of Nebraska, his alma mater...


The university is home to the LegendaryThunder of the East marching band. The band performs at all home football games and travels to both local and national parades and competitions. Along with the student group "True Blue" the Thunder provides the epicenter of the game day experience. // The first marching band at the University at Buffalo was formed in 1920 by 15 students. ...


Buffalo has three fight songs Victory March, Go For a Touchdown, and Buffalo Fight Song.[16]


Victory March

Traditional Lyrics
Fight, fight for Buffalo
Be proud to fight for your dear Blue and White.
So Hit 'em high, Hit 'em low, Throw 'em high, Throw 'em low
Fight for your dear old Bulls. (Go! Bulls! Go!)
Cheer, cheer for Buffalo
Our spirit will be with you 'til the end...
So play the game as best you can
For the glory of our dear Buffalo.

Current Lyrics
Fight, Fight for Buffalo
Be proud to fight for our dear Blue and White
So, thunder through, Go Blue!
Give a cheer, never fear!
Don't stop 'til we have won!
(Go! Bulls! Go!)
Cheer, cheer for Buffalo
Our spirit will be with you 'till the end
So show your colors proud and true
For the glory of our dear Buffalo!

  • Current lyrics written by James Mauck, director of UB Athletic Bands

Student housing

The Hadley Village Apartments at North Campus
The Hadley Village Apartments at North Campus

Student residence halls are located on both the North and South Campuses. In 1999, the university built its first apartment complex for families and graduate students at Flickinger Court. Since the success of Flickinger, UB has developed South Lake Village, Hadley Village, Flint Village, and Creekside Apartments. Most students who wish to still live on or near the North Campus but enjoy the lifestyle of apartment living take advantage of these apartments. Students also find housing in private locations. Those locations are generally situated in the University Heights district of Buffalo, and other areas close to the North and South Campuses. The school assigns rooms based on a lottery system. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2592x1300, 567 KB) Summary Hadley Village Apartments at North Campus. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2592x1300, 567 KB) Summary Hadley Village Apartments at North Campus. ...


Images of the Ellicott Complex

Notable faculty and alumni

See People associated with University at Buffalo. This is a list of people connected to University at Buffalo. ...


UB in popular culture

The first season of the MTV show Fraternity Life and the second season of Sorority Life were filmed at UB. Also, the NBC show Jesse starring Christina Applegate took place in Buffalo, and external shots for the show were filmed at South Campus. Fraternity Life was a reality television show on MTV that aired from February 26, 2003 to January 1, 2005. ... Sorority Life was a reality television show on MTV that aired from June 24, 2002 to May 28, 2003. ... Jesse was a sitcom which ran on NBC from 1998 to 2000. ... Christina Applegate (born November 25, 1971) is an American Emmy Award-winning and Tony Award-nominated actress, particularly well-known for playing the very attractive, promiscuous, dim-witted Kelly Bundy on the Fox television network sitcom Married… with Children. ...


See also

Buffalo State College, often referred to colloquially as Buff State, is a public, liberal arts college in Buffalo, New York and is part of the State University of New York. ...

References

  1. ^ About UB
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ Overview - UB 2020
  4. ^ About UB
  5. ^ UB Presence in the Community - UB 2020
  6. ^ Beman, Lynn S. and Elizabeth A. Marotta. On the Edge of Town: Almshouses in Western New York New York: People Inc., 2006
  7. ^ UB Anderson Gallery Visitor Information
  8. ^ About UB
  9. ^ UB SOM Rankings
  10. ^ Duffy, Jim (2007-01-09). Supercomputing center seen as key to city's revitalization. Network World. Retrieved on 2007-01-10.
  11. ^ US NSF - Academic Institutional Profiles
  12. ^ About UB
  13. ^ UUP Homepage
  14. ^ UB Academic Planning and Budget: Enrollment Highlights
  15. ^ http://apb.buffalo.edu/facts/factbook/Enrollment/International/InternationalEnrollmentHC.pdf
  16. ^ University at Buffalo Marching Band - About Us |Traditions

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