Geology professor Jason Briner's research on climate change takes him to Canada's Baffin Island, where he studies the processes and timing of changes in glaciers and ice sheets. Photo: Jason Briner
The University at Buffalo is poised to address the most complex environmental issues of our age with the launch of the UB RENEW (Research and Education in eNergy, Environment and Water) initiative. A campus-wide, multidisciplinary research institute-one of the largest initiatives launched by the university in recent history-RENEW reflects UB's commitment to the fundamental mission of a public research university: Bringing great minds together to meet critical challenges facing society.
The university's strengths in the area of sustainability provide a concrete foundation for this ambitious institute, which will encourage the collaboration of the more than 100 faculty across 34 departments who are already engaged in sustainability-related research, with approximately 20 additional faculty to be hired across six schools: Architecture and Planning, Arts and Sciences, Engineering and Applied Sciences, Law, Management, and Public Health and Health Professions. The breadth and depth of their combined expertise will place UB at the cutting edge of research and education focused on energy, environment and water, with the ultimate goal of unearthing innovative solutions to our most pressing global problems.
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