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

Fong to present J. Warren Perry Lecture

The Canadian tobacco researcher will discuss the impacts of science-based tobacco-control policies.

Training big data scientists studying dementia

The training program funded by a grant to the School of Nursing will help better predict the functional decline, mortality and sleep of patients.

Tripathi: The state of UB is strong

The president's annual address celebrates record enrollments, multimillion-dollar grants, faculty awards and national rankings that have never been higher.

45 Plays for 45 Presidents - Presented by UB Theatre and Dance

45 Plays for 45 Presidents is an irreverent comical insight into the lives of every POTUS, featuring vignettes about each President, their wives, mistresses, political opponents and others.

Shining bright! U.S. Crystal Growing Competition celebrates 5th year

The contest — founded by a UB chemist — reaches thousands of children around the country each year.

3D printers have ‘fingerprints,’ a discovery that could help trace 3D-printed guns, counterfeit goods

The study describes what's believed to be the first accurate method for tracing a 3D-printed object to the machine it came from.

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