Chances are, someone you know has received an ultrasound exam – to get the first glimpse of their developing baby, or maybe to determine their risk of heart attack. An ultrasound works by sending out high-frequency sound waves which reflect off body structures. A computer will then receive these reflected waves and use them to create a picture that we see on a monitor.
Whatever the use, ultrasound is one of the most utilized forms of diagnostic imaging available today after X-ray exams. But unlike an X-ray exam, an ultrasound has no ionizing radiation exposure. So what’s next for ultrasound?
A view of the new medical school from Main Street in downtown Buffalo. Image: HOK
The University at Buffalo publicly unveiled the design for its new School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences building to be constructed on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus in downtown Buffalo.
At more than half a million gross square feet, the $375 million steel-framed building will be one of the largest constructed in Buffalo in decades. A groundbreaking for the new seven-story building is set for fall, and construction is expected to be completed in 2016.
The medical school will bring 2,000 UB faculty, staff and students daily to downtown Buffalo, and help the university achieve objectives critical to the UB 2020 strategic plan, including recruitment of outstanding scientists, physician-scientists and clinicians to the university; and transformation of the region into a major destination for innovative medical care and research.
When I visited SUNY Oswego as a prospective student, it was one of my first times heading out to Western New York. It was mid-October and I had to wake up especially early to make the nearly three-hour drive in order to arrive at the College by 9 a.m. for my tour of the beautiful campus. But what did not wake me up was coffee or donuts from the Tim Horton’s between exits 28 and 29; it was the snow!
As soon as we passed Utica, it began to snow. And snow. And snow some more. Needless to say, when we arrived at SUNY Oswego, the city was completely covered in snow. It was almost as if I was in my own world though, because every single person in Oswego functioned as if this happened every day. (Does it?)
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Bobby Hurley has been named the 12th head men’s basketball coach at the University at Buffalo.
Bobby Hurley, one of the most iconic figures in college basketball history, has been named the 12th head men’s basketball coach at the University at Buffalo.
He joins UB from the University of Rhode Island, where he has been serving as associate head coach. He was hired as an assistant coach at Wagner College in 2010, and spent two seasons with the Seahawks, playing a critical role in rebuilding the men’s basketball team. He helped lead Wagner to a 25-6 record during the 2011-12 season – its best record in school history – before joining Rhode Island.
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SUNY attracts the best and brightest scholars and our 3 million alumni are helping shape life in the 21st century. Take, for example University at Buffalo alum Norman R. McCombs, who developed an oxygen production system that spawned a billion dollar industry and helped ease the pain of millions suffering from lung diseases. Recently, President Barack Obama presented the National Medal of Technology and Innovation to McCombs at a ceremony held at the White House.