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

UB pharmacy professor earns international award and 3 fellowships

The UB pharmacy professor was recognized by three prominent academic societies: AAAS, AAPS and ISoP.

Education is key to getting patients to share medical records electronically

A UB study found privacy concerns prevent most patients from sharing their records electronically with health care providers.

UB expert says online sales will surpass in-store sales this holiday season

UB's Charles Lindsey predicts booming sales this holiday season, with online sales expected to surpass in-store sales for the first time ever.

New York Lt. Gov. Hochul to speak on leadership at UB

Kathy Hochul, New York State lieutenant governor, will present “Redefining what leadership looks like at all levels” from 1-2 p.m. on Nov. 27 in the Buffalo Room, 10 Capen Hall on the University at Buffalo North Campus.

Two UB startups win $50,000 in FuzeHub commercialization competition

Ferric Contrast and NanoHydroChem are among five winners in the statewide event.

UB pharmacy professor earns international award and AAAS, AAPS and ISoP fellowships

Donald Mager, professor in the University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, has been named a fellow of three prominent academic societies: the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) and the International Society of Pharmacometrics (ISoP).

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