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

Senior is UB’s first Rangel Scholar

Daniel Courteau spent six weeks in Washington, D.C., this summer getting an introduction into the U.S. foreign service.

Grant to enhance liver care in WNY

The $3 million award from the Kaleida Health Foundation to UB researchers will be used to apply the power of big data to promote earlier detection and treatment.

Exercise to help beat cocaine addiction

Aerobic exercise could be a useful strategy for relapse prevention as part of a comprehensive treatment program, new RIA research has found.

By affecting cocaine-induced plasticity, SMURF1 provides a new targeted approach that could prevent relapse

A new class of drug targets that has attracted attention for its potential to treat psychiatric and other diseases has now been shown to curb drug-seeking behaviors.

UB MBA and social work students pitch for their cause

The UB Social Impact Fellows program brings disciplines together for community impact.

UB nursing researchers named to 2018 class of American Academy of Nursing fellows

University at Buffalo School of Nursing faculty members Yu-Ping Chang, PhD, and Sharon Hewner, PhD, were named fellows of the American Academy of Nursing (AAN).

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