The Best of Buffalo

Buffalo is the second most populous city in the state of New York, after New York City. Located in Western New York on the eastern shores of Lake Erie and at the head of the Niagara River across from Fort Erie, Ontario, Buffalo is the seat of Erie County and the principal city of the Buffalo-Niagara Falls metropolitan area, the largest in Upstate New York. Buffalo itself has a population of 261,310 (2010 Census) and the Buffalo–Niagara–Cattaraugus Combined Statistical Area is home to 1,215,826 residents.

Originating around 1789 as a small trading community near the eponymous Buffalo Creek, Buffalo grew quickly after the opening of the Erie Canal in 1825, with the city as its western terminus. By 1900, Buffalo was the 8th largest city in the United States, and went on to become a major railroad hub, and the largest grain-milling center in the country. The latter part of the 20th century saw a reversal of fortunes: Great Lakes shipping was rerouted by the opening of the St. Lawrence Seaway, and steel mills and other heavy industry relocated to places such as China. With the start of Amtrak in the 1970s, Buffalo Central Terminal was also abandoned, and trains were rerouted to nearby Depew, New York (Buffalo-Depew) and Exchange Street Station. By 1990 the city had fallen back below its 1900 population levels.

Right Now in Buffalo

Exhibition presents work of pioneering UB artist Tony Conrad

The UB Art Galleries and the Albright-Knox Art Gallery are co-presenting the work of the pioneering artist and UB faculty member.

Film series to screen Golden Globe winner ‘Three Billboards’

The Golden Globe winner joins such classic films as “Casablanca” and “High Noon” for the spring edition of the Buffalo Film Seminars.

Study to probe history of famed lake effect snow

Work by UB geologist Elizabeth Thomas will lay the foundation for understanding how lake effect snowfall could change in a warming world.

Former Ambassador Susan Rice to appear at UB Feb. 28

Former National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice will speak at UB on Feb. 28 as the featured speaker in UB’s 42nd Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration event, which is part of the university’s Distinguished Speakers Series.

UB Dental adds nurses, dieticians and audiologists to treat more than smiles on annual day of care

The UB School of Dental Medicine will expand services at its annual Give Kids A Smile Day beyond oral health care to include free services from nurses, dieticians, social workers and audiologists.

Media Advisory: Buffalo, Southern Tier to serve as learning lab for UB students committed to staying in the region

Weeklong seminar includes tours and meetings with entrepreneurs, nonprofit leaders and other change-makers in WNY.

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