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Media Mentions

Our faculty are frequently called upon to inform critical issues facing the world today. See the latest faculty and school mentions in the press.

9/24/18
Urban planning professor Daniel B. Hess was among a delegation of SUNY professors and officials that visited Puerto Rico in July to assist with ongoing recovery and rebuilding efforts after last year’s Hurricane Maria.
7/19/18

Hear from film's director and the creative team behind See It Through Buffalo, a film about a school shaping, and shaped by, its city. The documentary is on view in Venice as part of the international Time Space Existence exhibition.

7/11/18
Henry Louis Taylor Jr., UB professor of urban planning, has received the Urban Affairs Association's 2018 Marilyn J. Gittell Activist Scholar Award in recogntion of his more than 40 years of research-driven activism for distressed urban communities.
6/27/18
UB architecture professor Despina Stratigakos, who has been serving as interim vice provost for inclusive excellence since February, will assume the position on a permanent basis.
6/7/18

“You have, by this point, put your career on a vector,” Daniel B. Hess, UB professor and chair of urban planning told the Class of 2018 in his address to graduates. “However that vector may change… resilience and flexibility in your professional life are important. Do not limit yourself to a normal or expected routine. Become the main character in your own story."

5/15/18
Erin Sweeney, who will graduate this week with her Master of Urban Planning degree, has been awarded a prestigious Fulbright Scholar Research Award to advance her research in food systems planning in support of small-scale farmers in Singapore.
5/11/18
One-thousand urban planners from across North America, Europe and Asia will be coming to Buffalo in October for the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP) national conference, being hosted by the Department of Urban and Regional Planning in the University at Buffalo’s School of Architecture and Planning.
5/9/18
UB administrators, faculty and staff will need to act with intentionality and university-wide coordination to integrate diversity and inclusion more deeply into all aspects of university operations.
3/28/18

A team of planners from the University at Buffalo and University of Tartu in Estonia are tuning into chatter on social media to gather valuable unbiased data on resident perceptions of urban neighborhoods across Estonia.

3/16/18

The roots of medical disparities is a theme of a new course at UB's Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. “Health in the Neighborhood” was developed in collaboration with urban plannning professor Henry Louis Taylor of the Center for Urban Studies.

3/13/18
Two scholars from Brazil and three scholars from the United States have been named recipients of the Best Paper Prize on Planning for Equitable Urban and Regional Food Systems. The Best Paper Prize acknowledges and provides recognition for innovative food systems scholarship by early career scholars across the Global South and Global North, and is tied to a recent issue of Built Environment.
3/13/18

The issue of affordable housing is a nationwide concern, and University at Buffalo students are making strides to address the problem at home.