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

A secret in our saliva

Two million years of eating meat and cooked food may have helped humans evolve into unique members of the great apes, new UB research suggests.

UB receives DOJ funding for police health study

The project, led by epidemiologist John Violanti, will look at the physical health effects of police officers’ atypical work hours.

Sense of ‘belonging’ key to retention of women in STEM

GSE professor Tiffany Karalis Noel also says good women mentors are instrumental in fostering that sense of belonging.

UB Department of Theatre and Dance presents Emerging Choreographers Showcase

The showcase includes eclectic music ranging from the jazz stylings of Duke Ellington to the steady, melodic tone of Bon Iver.

UB Department of Theatre and Dance presents MFA dance showcase

Many of the student pieces are multidisciplinary and feature a variety of mediums including poetry, film and original music. 

UB statement on the Environmental Health Study for Western New York

UB researchers are conducting a rigorous and unbiased epidemiological study to help the public make long-term decisions that improve public health and reduce the risk of disease.

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