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

Wait is over for UB med students

UB medical students in the Class of 2019 learned where they will train in residency at Match Day, a rite of passage for prospective physicians.

Bringing awareness to drowsy driving

New York’s “Stay Awake, Stay Alive” campaign made an impression during a recent visit to a UB public health class.

It’s a whole new game for UB Athletics

UB athletics is no longer an afterthought. It’s part of the national conversation.

UB Theatre and Dance Presents: POWER: the preservation of order

UB Theatre and Dance Presents: POWER: the preservation of order Directed by Trebien Pollard April 12-14, 2019 Part of the UB Department of Theatre and Dance 2018 – 2019 Season

How hot spots of genetic variation evolved in human DNA

A UB study uncovers a complex story that hints at how adaptable — yet delicate — we are as a species.

Research ties common heartburn medications to kidney disease and failure

Common medications prescribed to treat heartburn, acid reflux and ulcers are linked to increased risks for kidney failure and chronic kidney disease, found a recent University at Buffalo study.

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