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BUFFALO, N.Y. — University at Buffalo experts are available to speak to the media about ideas and proposals that President Barack Obama shared in his State of the Union address, from energy policies to the need to better prepare American students for high-tech careers and increasing the minimum wage. 
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Lockport native Paul Haenle, who served as U.S. National Security Council director for China, Taiwan and Mongolian affairs from 2007 to 2009 under Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama, will visit the University at Buffalo on Feb. 12 to present two talks, both free and open to the public.

The Affordable Care Act will be the subject of the J. Warren Perry Lecture that will be presented at the University at Buffalo School of Public Health and Health Professions on Nov. 16 from 3:30 - 4:45 p.m. by Howard K. Koh, MD, MPH, U.S. Assistant Secretary for Health in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.


When third-year University at Buffalo Law School student Christopher Safulko takes his part in this weekend's law school trial team competition in San Francisco, he'll feel the familiar stress to perform under pressure and the adrenaline rush of backing up the others on his team.


A survey conducted by the University at Buffalo School of Management that evaluated the leadership skills of President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney has found that Obama scored significantly better than Romney in most leadership categories and in overall leadership skill.


Former first lady Laura Bush, known as a champion of children's education, human rights and health-care initiatives here and abroad, will speak in the University at Buffalo's Alumni Arena at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 10, as part of UB's Distinguished Speakers Series.


James E. Campbell, a University at Buffalo political scientist nationally recognized for his highly accurate election-prediction models, says that this year the Democrats are likely to pick up between three and 14 seats in elections for the U.S. House of Representatives.


The University at Buffalo has established a scholarship in memory of Alison L. Des Forges, the late historian and human rights activist who was killed in the crash of Continental Flight 3407 near Buffalo on Feb. 12, 2009.


Victoria W. Wolcott, PhD, associate professor of history at the University at Buffalo, is the author of a new book in which she exposes the legacy of segregated recreation in American cities after World War II. The book, "Race, Riots and Roller Coasters: The Struggle over Segregated Recreation in America," out this month from the University of Pennsylvania Press, continues Wolcott's research on the African-American experience in the 20th-century urban North.


Was "Spartacus" an anti-fascist polemic? Does "Agora" demonstrate the horrors of anti-science religious zealotry? Did the Trojans really dress only in blue and white outfits? Quiz: Sophia Loren and Elizabeth Taylor in un-credited roles plus 32,000 costumes. The answers are yes, yes, no and "Quo Vadis."