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News about gifts to UB and related philanthropic programs.


Computer science might not be the obvious major for students looking to change the world. But two teams of University at Buffalo students are proving that programming can translate into compassion.


A generous gift from the foundation of a late Western New York businessman has established the Samuel Friedman Library in the Institute for Jewish Thought and Heritage (IJTH) at the University at Buffalo.


The University at Buffalo School of Engineering and Applied Sciences has received a $100,000 gift to name the advanced visualization networking systems laboratory in the school's new building, slated for completion in 2011.


University at Buffalo biophysicists who are testing a protein found in tarantula venom as a potential therapy for muscular dystrophy have received foundation support for their work.


University at Buffalo Law School students will suggest ways renewable energy resources can reshape Haiti's future in a free, public forum 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 14 at the Cellino and Barnes Conference Center, 509 John Lord O'Brian Hall, on UB's North Campus.


WBFO-FM 88.7, UB's National Public Radio affiliate, won 10 awards -- including the coveted Stephen Flanders Memorial Award -- at the New York State Associated Press Broadcasters Association's annual awards banquet held June 6 in Saratoga Springs.


The University at Buffalo and Buffalo Common Council Member Bonnie E. Russell powered up 10 computer terminals at New Testament Revival Cathedral on Buffalo's East Side today as part of a joint effort to provide much-needed computing resources for families in the neighborhood.


In an effort to stem the migration in recent years of many young, talented professionals from Western New York, the Prentice Family Foundation has given a significant gift to help UB students graduate and establish their careers here in the eight-county region.


"Boca Sana Cuerpo Sano" said the flyer posted in the Judge J. Mattina Community Health Center on Buffalo's largely Hispanic Lower West Side: "Healthy Mouth Healthy Body." It alerted the community to the upcoming free oral cancer screening at the clinic, carried out by faculty, dental residents and students from the School of Dental Medicine at the University at Buffalo.


Researchers in the University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning will partner with colleagues at Carnegie Mellon University on a $4.7 million, five-year effort to advance public transportation for people with disabilities.