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In our society, indigenous groups such as Native Americans often struggle with the decision of how to address environmental issues in their everyday lives. Historically, indigenous groups have drawn upon traditional knowledge to address environmental concerns but modern society also offers scientific knowledge as a resource in this decision making process.

UB faculty member Gregory Fabiano is continuing his nationally recognized work with ADHD children with a new study that will test how best to meet the special education goals of these children.

The 21st century workplace is driven by data, creating a need for employees who can manage this influx of information. “The need to train data science librarians stems from the ever-increasing amounts of patient data being generated by electronic health records, as well by as the internet and social media,” said Diane G. Schwartz, research associate professor from the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

Six University at Buffalo researchers have been awarded SUNY Innovative Instruction Technology Grants (IITG) to pilot campus innovations and initiatives that have the potential to be replicated and scaled up throughout the State University of New York system (SUNY).

The Graduate School of Education offers a dynamic learning environment for students interested in discovering some of the most pressing issues facing education today. Stephen Jacobson, UB Distinguished Professor from the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy, is teaching an ELP 592 (American Education in Global Context) course that helps national and international students develop a better understanding of America’s education system through readings, group discussions, projects and school visits. Jacobson captures the attention of his students by bringing them to area schools, providing a real-life perspective.                                     
East High School (EHS) in Rochester, NY was facing possible closure due to a long history of failure to meet New York State Education Department (NYSED) benchmarks in 2014, but Stephen Uebbing (EdD ’87, Educational Administration) and the University of Rochester (UR) were approached by the Rochester City School District and asked to oversee EHS. Uebbing and UR agreed to collaborate and took an aggressive approach to support the EHS students.           
Buffalo, NY is well-known for their chicken wings and the geological wonder of Niagara Falls, but what else is there to learn about in the community? To answer this question, Noemi Waight and Sarah Robert, associate professors from the Department of Learning and Instruction are collaborating on a project, “Preservice Teachers Biking to 'uncover' Science and Social Studies in their Buffalo Communities.”
Megan Holland, research assistant professor from the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy, is partnering with a local nonprofit that provides a college preparatory pipeline program for traditionally underrepresented students to analyze alumni data to better understand the experiences of their alumni, including the impact of the supports they receive in college. The collaboration is part of the UB Graduate School of Education Faculty in Residence Program.
How can caterpillars help preschoolers develop coding skills and computational thinking? Fisher-Price and the Fisher-Price Endowed Early Childhood Research Center (ECRC) in the Graduate School of Education are working together to answer this question in preschool classrooms and children’s homes.