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

Becoming a well-rounded scientist

The Department of Chemistry’s CHEM 360° initiative offers undergrads a summer of lab work, as well as instruction on ethics and social media.

SUNY honors SPHHP’s Kruger for teaching innovations

SUNY FACT2 Excellence in Instruction Award is one of several honors Kruger has received over the past year.

Particle accelerator scientists meet in Buffalo

UB’s physics department is hosting a conference this week for researchers working with the Large Hadron Collider.

Media Advisory: High school girls to work with robots, solder at computer camp

Women are one of a number of historically underrepresented groups in STEM fields and programs such as CSExplore are working to reverse that trend.

Researchers present first clinical proof that individual genotypes determine if Alzheimer's disease drugs will work

UB researchers’ insights into a target that succeeded in animals but failed in humans reveal a new paradigm for screening Alzheimer’s drugs.

Particle accelerator scientists meet in Buffalo

UB’s physics department is hosting a conference for Large Hadron Collider researchers this week.

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