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

Students design trike to help former UB staffer return to a favorite pastime

Two engineering students design an accessible tricycle that helps a former UB staff member return to a favorite pastime.

What babies eat — before and just after birth — can impact them for life, new book says

A new book co-edited by UB's Mulchand Patel discusses how the path to obesity may start before and just after birth.

Center for Leadership and Organizational Effectiveness

Molly Anderson, executive director of CLOE, talks about the center's mission and why it co-sponsored Malala Yousafzai's lecture at UB.

UB celebrates 50 years of computer science

The event comes as CSE is experiencing tremendous growth in students, faculty and research funding.

Biostatistics researcher selected for Greek fellowship program

UB's Marianthi Markatou is one of 30 Greek- and Cypriot-born scholars hailing from a cross section of 28 prominent U.S. and Canadian universities who are traveling to Greece.

UB’s award-winning GRoW Home is just about ready to settle in

A team of students is hard at work putting the finishing touches on the 1,100-square-foot, ultra-efficient solar dwelling, which is being temporarily sited behind Hayes Hall on UB’s South Campus.

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