1846 - Sept 15 Issue

Founding year of the University at Buffalo

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In this issue, we will introduce you to:

  • Fall in Buffalo
  • The School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Fall in Buffalo

Many of us are glad to welcome Fall, a season of bountiful harvests where fall festivals and celebrations take place. With cooler weather, Fall is a period to enjoy many events both indoors and outdoors.

Here at the University, we kick off the start of the new academic year with Opening Weekend and Fall into Buffalo, which are a series of campus-wide special events designed to celebrate the beginning of the academic year and welcome new students to the University. From career and academic advising workshops to health and wellness events like yoga, there are plenty of opportunities to interact with faculty and students alike. Check out the full schedule of exciting and fun-filled events here!

There is also the UB Homecoming & Family Weekend, an annual fall tradition taking place on October 2 - 4 this year to celebrate UB’s Homecoming football game against Bowling Green on October 3.

The undergraduate Student Association (SA) puts on its own events throughout the year. Each fall the undergraduate SA puts on an annual Fall Fest which is a free concert for all undergraduate students at UB. Undergraduate students can also take advantage of free tickets to our fall semester Division I athletics events including football and basketball.

For students who enjoy getting away from campus and exploring the Buffalo area, International Student and Scholar Services hosts trips and events specifically for international students.

Consistently ranked among the top pharmacy schools in the United States and considered one of the most prestigious, the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences was founded in 1886, and is the second-oldest component of the University at Buffalo and the only pharmacy school in the State University of New York (SUNY) system. Encompassing the departments of pharmacy practice and pharmaceutical sciences, the school offers professional, undergraduate, and graduate programs as well as multifaceted research opportunities.

The school is part of the University’s Academic Health Center (AHC) model which includes the Schools of Dental Medicine, Public Health & Health Professions, Nursing, Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, and Pharmacy. The school offers the following degrees: PharmD, PhD, MS, MS/BS and BS.

Combined Degree Programs: in addition, the school is one of only a few pharmacy schools in the US to offer a joint PharmD/JD program. It also offers a PharmD/MBA, a PharmD/MPH, a PharmD/PhD and a PharmD/MS.

In 2012, the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences moved to a new building – the John & Editha Kapoor Hall at the South Campus. The new four-floor building provides state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities for pharmacy practice and the pharmaceutical sciences.

Opening Weekend 2015: Human UB (:30 secs)

UB spinoff Cytocybernetics awarded $291,000 for technique that improves drug safety screening

The Star Trek-like technology could help bring drugs to market quicker, saving hundreds of millions of dollars.

Do we really want to track our food from the farm to the table?

Customers are more likely to purchase food products when grocers use food traceability systems to show where and how the food was produced and shipped, according to new research from the University at Buffalo School of Management.

Vitamin D may play key role in preventing macular degeneration

Women with two risk alleles and low vitamin D status are nearly seven times more likely to have the sight-damaging disease, UB researcher and her team find.

With tobacco, what you don't know can kill you sooner

Public shows “considerable lack of knowledge” about the risk associated with different types of tobacco products, UB researchers say