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

Study finds college education linked to opioid misuse among baby boomers

The more educated a member of the baby-boomer generation is, the more likely they are to misuse prescription opioids, new UB research has found.

UB holds second communicators conference

More than 140 communicators, marketers and enrollment leaders from  across UB gathered to learn ways to better tell the university's story.

UB students win Critical Language Scholarships

Critical Language Scholarship winners Jenny Simon and Ethan Wolfson-Seely will study in Asia this summer.

Study: Are they lying? What non-verbal clues can and cannot tell you

‘There is no Pinocchio response,’ says UB non-verbal communication expert.

College education linked to opioid misuse among baby boomers

University at Buffalo research connects education, depression and more to prescription opioid abuse in adults over age 50.

Science & Art Cabaret to feature lively, insightful conversation on ‘Death’

A colorful cast of presenters will address the ultimate theme — one familiar to all, but, at the same time, an endless source of curiosity.

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