The State University of New York at Buffalo is a public research university with campuses in Buffalo and Amherst, New York. It is the flagship campus of the State University of New York system, with the largest enrollment, largest endowment, research funding as a comprehensive university center; the university was founded in 1846 as a private medical college, but in 1962 merged with the SUNY system. As of Fall 2018, the university enrolls 31,508 students in 13 colleges, making it the largest public university in New York. In addition to the College of Arts and Sciences, the university houses the largest state-operated medical school, dental school, education school, business school, engineering school, pharmacy school, features the only state law school and urban planning school in the State University of New York System; the university offers over 100 bachelor's, 205 master's, 84 doctoral, 10 professional areas of study. The University at Buffalo is classified as a "Doctoral University with the Highest Research Activity".
In 1989, UB was elected to the Association of American Universities. UB's alumni and faculty have included a prime minister, Nobel laureates, Pulitzer Prize winners, three billionaires, Academy Award winners, Emmy Award winners, Fulbright Scholars, Rhodes Scholars. U. S. President Millard Fillmore was one of the school's principal founders and served as the school's first chancellor. City leaders of Buffalo sought to establish a university in the city from the earliest days of Buffalo. A "University of Western New-York" was begun at Buffalo under the auspices of the Presbyterian Church and property was purchased at North Street and College, on the north side of the Allentown district. "University of Western New-York" was chartered by the state on April 8, 1836. However, the project collapsed and no classes were offered, only the layout of College Street remains; the University of Buffalo was founded on May 11, 1846, as a private medical school to train the doctors for the communities of Buffalo, Niagara Falls, surrounding villages.
Future U. S. President Millard Fillmore a lawyer who had served in the United States House of Representatives, was one of the principal founders. James Platt White was instrumental in obtaining a charter for the university from the state legislature in 1846, he taught the first class of 89 men in obstetrics. State Assemblyman Nathan K. Hall was "particularly active in procuring the charter"; the doors first opened to students in 1847 and after associating with a hospital for teaching purposes, the first class of students graduated the medical school in July 1847. Fillmore served as the school's first chancellor, a position he held until 1874 as he served in other capacities during that time, including Comptroller of New York, U. S. Vice President, President. Fillmore's name now graces the continuing education school Millard Fillmore College on the South campus as well as the Millard Fillmore Academic Center, an academic and administrative services building at the core of the residential Joseph Ellicott Complex, on the North Campus.
The university did not have its own facilities, early lectures were given at an old post office on Seneca and Washington streets in Buffalo. The first building specially built for the university was a stone structure at the corner of Main and Virginia streets, built in 1849–50, through donations, public subscription, a state grant. There were continuous expansions to the college medical programs, including a separate pharmacy division, now The School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. In 1887, a law school was organized in Buffalo, which became associated with Niagara University just to the north of Buffalo. After four years, in 1891, the law school was acquired by the University of Buffalo as the University of Buffalo Law School, which had a downtown Buffalo facility. In the first few years of the 20th century, the University began planning for a comprehensive undergraduate college to complete the basic structure of a university, in 1909 the University acquired the Erie County Almshouse grounds from the county of Erie, which became the University of Buffalo's initial campus.
The establishment may have been influenced by the 1910 Flexner Report which criticized the preparation of the medical students at the university. With that additional space, in 1915, the University of Buffalo formed the College of Arts and Sciences, creating an undergraduate division in addition to its prior educational work in the licensed professional fields. In 1916, Grace Millard Knox pledged $500,000 for the establishment of a "department of liberal arts and sciences in the University of Buffalo", at the time still a private institution; the initial gift of $100,000 was for the purchase of what would become Townsend Hall and the remainder was to establish the university's first endowment, in her husband's name, to support the department. In 1950, the Industrial Engineering department branched off from the Mechanical Engineering department. In 1956, a Civil Engineering Department was formed under Lehigh University graduate Robert L. Ketter, who went on to become Dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, President of the University.
In 1959, WBFO was launched as an AM radio station by UB's School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, run by UB's students. The station has since become the launching pad of two modern National Public Radio personalities: Terri Gross and Ira Flatow. In 1961, the Western New York nuclear research program was created; this program installed a active nuclear fission reactor on the University's South Campus. This prog
Christine Ann Froude is a British retired Anglican priest. She was Archdeacon of Malmesbury from 2011 and Acting Archdeacon of Bristol, 2013–2018. Froude was born on 6 June 1947 to Frederick Woolcock, she became an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers in 1973. Before ordination, she worked for Midland Bank in a number of positions. From 1992 to 1995, she trained for ordination on the Southern Dioceses' Ministerial Training Scheme. Froude was ordained in the Church of England as a deacon in 1995 and as a priest in 1996, she has spent all her ministry in the Diocese of Bristol. She served her curacy as a non-stipendiary minister of the Church of St Mary Magdalene, Stoke Bishop, Bristol between 1995 and 1999, she was Chaplain of the University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust from 1999 to 2001. In December 2010, it was announced, she was collated and installed as archdeacon during a service at Bristol Cathedral on 21 April 2011. In January 2012, she became a director of the Church Pastoral Aid Society.
From December 2012 until June 2018, she was the acting Archdeacon of Bristol in addition to being the Archdeacon of Malmesbury: this made her the only archdeacon serving in the Diocese of Bristol. Froude belongs to the Evangelical Anglican tradition of the Church of England, she supports the ordination of women as bishops. In 1972, the Christine Woolcock married David Froude. Together they have two children: one son and one daughter
The Darjeeling Limited: Original Soundtrack is the soundtrack album for the Wes Anderson film, The Darjeeling Limited. The album features three songs by The Kinks, "Powerman", "Strangers" and "This Time Tomorrow", all from the 1970 album Lola versus Powerman and the Moneygoround, Part One, as well as "Play With Fire" by The Rolling Stones. Most of the album, features film score music composed by Bengali filmmaker Satyajit Ray and other artists from the cinema of India; the works from Ray's 1964 film, Charulata. The film is the first of Anderson's not to feature music by Mark Mothersbaugh; the Darjeeling Limited is the first Wes Anderson soundtrack album to feature a song by The Rolling Stones