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

Libraries to host civil rights film series

Films will explore segregation, discrimination, immigration and interracial marriage and how these key issues have transformed the world.

Journey continues at UB for ‘Lost Boy’

Kang Guot has traveled a long and arduous path to UB’s Graduate School of Education.

SPHHP offers new online MPH

Online program lets students take advantage of the same foundational public health education as the classroom-based individualized MPH.

Treatment for chronic neuropathic pain gets to the brain via a novel route, without surgery

BUFFALO, N.Y. — University at Buffalo researchers who previously discovered how chronic neuropathic pain arises in the brain have now developed a treatment to block it.

Zodiaque Dance Company to perform at UB

Audiences will be indulged in various styles of dance, including popular American forms and interpretive expressions of contemporary movement.

Agbemenu among first to receive Changemakers in Family Planning award

Kafuli Agbemenu, assistant professor in the UB School of Nursing, has been named one of the first recipients of the Changemakers in Family Planning grant awards from the Society of Family Planning.

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