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

DellaContrada named VP for communications

The experienced communicator will continue to work to expand UB's reputation.

Conference addresses health disparities

“Igniting Hope” brought faculty, staff and students from across the university together to examine the social determinants of health.

Lending a hand at Day of Caring

UB volunteers brought energy and enthusiasm as they fanned out across the Buffalo area for the 27th annual Day of Caring.

DellaContrada named VP for University Communications

DellaContrada, who brings over 30 years of higher education communications experience, had been serving in interim capacity since September 2018.

Media Advisory: ‘Operation Doorhanger’ to remind students, neighbors about safety, other tips

The effort is part of UB’s continuing community building efforts around South Campus.

Scientists probe how distinct liquid organelles in cells are created

Membrane-less organelles, found inside human cells, have a variety of important biological functions, from gene regulation to stress response.

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