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State University of New York at Buffalo

EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION

Founded as a private medical college in 1846, merged into the State University of New York system in 1962.

Location:
Buffalo, NY

Founding Date:
1846

Enrollment:
17,400

Official Website:
http://www.buffalo.edu/

STUDENTS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
John R. Alm
Business
c. 1945   CEO of Coca Cola Enterprises
Wayne L. Berman
Activist
8-Nov-1956   Washington lobbyist
Wolf Blitzer
Journalist
22-Mar-1948   The Situation Room
Erich Bloch
Business
9-Jan-1925   Director of NSF, 1984-90
Leslie A. Brun
Business
c. 1952   Co-Founder, Hamilton Lane Advisors
Anthony Burgess
Novelist
25-Feb-1917 25-Nov-1993 A Clockwork Orange
Steve Carver
Film Director
5-Apr-1945   Lone Wolf McQuade
Maury Chaykin
Actor
27-Jul-1949 27-Jul-2010 A Nero Wolfe Mystery
Peter Christopherson
Electronic Musician
27-Feb-1955 24-Nov-2010 Sleazy of Throbbing Gristle, Coil
Chinh E. Chu
Business
c. 1966   Managing Director, Blackstone Group
Dennis E. Clements
Business
c. 1944   Group VP at Toyota, 2000-05
Millard Drexler
Business
c. 1944   CEO of J. Crew
Claire M. Fraser-Liggett
Biologist
c. 1955   Genomic researcher
Julio M. Fuentes
Judge
16-Feb-1946   3rd Circuit Court of Appeals
Richard H. Gallagher
Engineer
17-Nov-1927 30-Sep-1997 Finite element method
J. Joseph Garrahy
Politician
26-Nov-1930 24-Jan-2012 Governor of Rhode Island, 1977-85
Nick Gillespie
Journalist
8-Jul-1963   Reason magazine
Tony Gioia
Diplomat
1941   US Ambassador to Malta, 2001-04
Terry Gross
Radio Personality
14-Feb-1951   Host of Fresh Air on NPR
Scott Hassan
Computer Programmer
c. 1970   eGroups, Willow Garage
Mark W. Huddleston
Educator
c. 1950   President, University of New Hampshire
Howard Kurtz
Journalist
1-Aug-1953   Media critic
Robin Li
Business
c. 1968   CEO of Baidu
H. William Lichtenberger
Business
c. 1935   CEO of Praxair, 1992-2000
Margaret G. McGlynn
Business
16-Sep-1959   President, Vaccine Division, Merck
Eugene F. Pigott, Jr.
Judge
1946   Judge, NY Court of Appeals
Jeanine Pirro
Government
2-Jun-1951   Westchester County DA
Robert N. Pokelwaldt
Business
c. 1936   CEO of York International, 1991-99
Vikki L. Pryor
Business
c. 1953   CEO of SBLI Mutual Life
Jack Quinn
Politician
13-Apr-1951   Congressman from New York, 1993-2005
Ishmael Reed
Novelist
22-Feb-1938   The Free-Lance Pallbearers
Peter Riegert
Actor
11-Apr-1947   Barbarians at the Gate
James M. Ringler
Business
1946   CEO of Premark, 1996-99
David Rynne
Business
c. 1941   CFO of Tandem Computers, 1983-96
Wilfrid Sellars
Philosopher
20-May-1912 2-Jul-1989 Empiricism and the Philosophy of Mind
Ron Silver
Actor
2-Jul-1946 15-Mar-2009 Wiseguy
Harold J. Stone
Actor
3-Mar-1911 18-Nov-2005 The Harder They Fall
Hatim A. Tyabji
Business
1945   CEO of VeriFone, 1986-98
Paul Vogt
Actor
16-Dec-1964   MADtv
Harvey Weinstein
Film/TV Producer
19-Mar-1952   Miramax and The Weinstein Co.
Dave Weldon
Politician
31-Aug-1953   Congressman from Florida, 1995-2009
Jeffrey Wigand
Scientist
17-Dec-1942   Tobacco industry whistleblower
Kevin Zeese
Activist
1955   Common Sense for Drug Policy

TEACHERS AND PROFESSORS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Joseph A. Alutto
Educator
c. 1940   Provost of Ohio State University
Eric Bentley
Critic
14-Sep-1916   The Life of the Drama
Gregory Breit
Physicist
14-Jul-1899 11-Sep-1981 Proton-proton dispersion
Ronald H. Coase
Economist
29-Dec-1910   Transactions costs and property rights
John Maxwell Coetzee
Novelist
9-Feb-1940   Reclusive South African novelist, essayist
Carl Cori
Scientist
5-Dec-1896 20-Oct-1984 Catalytic conversion of glycogen
Robert Creeley
Poet
21-May-1926 30-Mar-2005 Founded Black Mountain Review
Morton Feldman
Composer
12-Jan-1926 3-Sep-1987 Coptic Light
Leslie A. Fiedler
Critic
8-Mar-1917 29-Jan-2003 Love and Death in the American Novel
Lukas Foss
Conductor
15-Aug-1922 1-Feb-2009 Director, Buffalo Philharmonic, 1963-71
Mark W. Huddleston
Educator
c. 1950   President, University of New Hampshire
Gabriel Kolko
Historian
17-Aug-1932   Century of War
Paul Kurtz
Philosopher
21-Dec-1925 20-Oct-2012 Pro-skeptic activist
Charles Olson
Poet
27-Dec-1910 10-Jan-1970 The Maximus Poems
Archie Shepp
Jazz Musician
24-May-1937   Jazz tenor saxophonist
Craig Venter
Biologist
14-Oct-1946   Engineered the first man-made bacterial cell
James N. Wood
Administrator
20-Mar-1941 11-Jun-2010 President of Art Institute of Chicago, 1980-2004

ADMINISTRATORS AND TRUSTEES

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Joseph A. Alutto
Educator
c. 1940   Provost of Ohio State University
Warren Bennis
Educator
8-Mar-1925   Leaders: The Strategies for Taking Charge
Margaret G. McGlynn
Business
16-Sep-1959   President, Vaccine Division, Merck
Vikki L. Pryor
Business
c. 1953   CEO of SBLI Mutual Life
Steven B. Sample
Educator
29-Nov-1940   President, University of Southern California
Jon Whitmore
Educator
22-Mar-1945   President, San Jose State University


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