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

Bringing art to Knox Hall

Rising senior Britney-Bay Croyle’s mural provides some visual interest to one of the main classroom buildings on the spine.

Study links gene to cell senescence

UB-led research found that when CD36 kicks into high gear, cells stop dividing, a discovery that highlights a process tied to aging and cancer.

Examining student views of diversity

An “open conversation” sponsored by the PSS Inclusion and Diversity Committee aims to help staff foster a welcoming environment on campus.

Low levels of the "sunshine vitamin" impair stamina and performance over time

Researchers at the University at Buffalo who also are affiliated with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs published in the journal Aging results of an animal study that may be one of the first to examine how low levels of vitamin D affect physical performance over the long term. 

Cells stop dividing when this gene kicks into high gear, study finds

Discovery — centered on a gene called CD36 — illuminates a process tied to the aging of cells and organisms.

39 business leaders graduate from CEL Core program

These established entrepreneurs are now armed with the skills to move their businesses forward.

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