Archive for June, 2008

History Professor Receives U.S. Postal Service Research Award

David A. Gerber, Ph.D.,  professor and chair of the Department of History in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University at Buffalo, recently received the 2008 Moroney Senior Award from the United States Postal Service. In his critically acclaimed book, “Authors of Their Lives: The Personal Correspondence of British Immigrants to North America in the Nineteenth Century,” Gerber analyzes the cycle of correspondence between immigrants and their homelands to uncover the critical role played by letters in reformulating personal relationships made vulnerable by separation. The book, published in 2006, is considered the definitive study of American and Canadian immigrant letters. Read more.

UB Team Wins International Math Contest

Most recent college graduates would love to forget the experience of “cramming” before a big exam, but two University at Buffalo graduates who spent 96 hours last semester doing just that have received multiple awards in the international 2008 Mathematical Contest in Modeling, in which 1,162 teams competed from universities around the world. Read more.