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.

Business of cannabis topic of new course

The School of Law bridge course addresses the legal issues surrounding both medical and recreational marijuana.

Is it OK for teens to drink coffee?

As long as it's the only source of caffeine that day, one cup of coffee won't hurt kids over 12, UB nutrition researcher Jennifer Temple says.

Complicated writing can signal hedge fund dishonesty

Convoluted writing in an investment strategy could indicate a hedge fund manager has something to hide, UB finance professor Cristian Tiu says.

UB chemist awarded $2 million NIH grant for enzyme research

One major objective is to understand molecular interactions that enable enzymes to accelerate chemical reactions.

Nursing school expands outreach in Native American communities

The efforts were made possible through $3.4 million in Health Resources and Services Administration grants.

Theatre and Dance presents 'Forbidden: Undocumented and Queer in Rural America'

The award-winning documentary will be screened Feb. 5 at 7 p.m. at the Center for the Arts.

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