Environmental engineer Alan Rabideau will coordinate UB's
RENEW (Research and Education in eNergy, Environment and Water)
initiative as the first Research and Economic Development
“Cities, urban activities and our built
environment are some of the greatest contributors to global
environmental change. They have profound effects on energy
infrastructure, land use, water quality and the atmosphere.
At the same time, ecological and sustainability ethics have
significantly influenced the disciplines of architecture, urban
planning and design. With this initiative, the School of
Architecture and Planning has an unprecedented opportunity to work
across the disciplines to advance new knowledge and research on
these globally significant issues.”
The ambitious, university-wide, interdisciplinary research
institute will focus on the most difficult and complex
environmental issues, as well as the social and economic issues
with which they are intertwined.
UB researchers who authored one of neurology’s most cited
papers in the past three years are calling for more investigation
into how venous abnormalities in the neck might be involved in
central nervous system disorders and aging.
Students and professors in architecture, engineering and
management will design, build and promote GRoW House — a
1,400-square-foot, solar-powered home — as finalists in the
national Solar Decathlon competition.
The Poetry Collection has received a $150,600 grant from the
Council on Library and Information Resources to create online
records for the editorial archives of 11 obscure, yet influential,
post-World War II literary magazines.
At a time in life when many retired people are spending their
days on the golf course or relaxing with the grandchildren,
emeritus professor Howard Wolf continues to teach, write and
lecture, both in the U.S. and abroad.
Corporations with board directors who have investment banking
experience are more likely to acquire other businesses — and
make better acquisitions when they do — according to a new
study from the School of Management.