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

Improving medical imaging analysis

UB researchers have developed a tool that lets medical professionals “teach” computers to correctly annotate medical images.

STARS helps UB get handle on sustainability

The university maintains its “gold” designation in the most recent report measuring sustainability performance.

Zodiaque ‘Dances On’

UB’s resident dance company’s spring concert is a celebration of the Dance Program’s motto “versatility matters.”  

UB retains ‘Gold’ designation with higher ed sustainability organization

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New segmentation tool lets medical professionals ‘teach’ computers to correctly annotate medical images

University at Buffalo researchers have developed a tool that lets medical professionals analyze images without engineering expertise. 

UB forms team of scientists, business leaders to grow health initiatives and build research capacity in Jamaica, Africa

The University at Buffalo Center for Integrated Global Biomedical Sciences (CIGBS) has established a new team of researchers and business leaders to advance the health initiatives of low- and middle-income countries through academic research and capacity-building programs.

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