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7/13/94

Thomas C. Rosenthal, M.D., associate professor of family medicine at the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and a 1975 graduate of the UB medical school, has been named chair of the Department of Family Medicine.

7/20/94

Community policing -- a concept that is being embraced by an increasing number of municipalities -- has distinct advantages over the traditional method of law enforcement, although it requires officers to alter their traditional role, a study by a University at Buffalo researcher has concluded.

7/12/94

A little mixing and mingling never hurt anyone. In fact, major socialization benefits can result from grouping children of different ages in the same learning environment, a study conducted by researchers at the University at Buffalo Early Childhood Research Center has found.

7/14/94

Mildly mentally retarded and learning-disabled students are frequently labeled as "mildly disabled" and presented with similar curricula or mainstreamed into general classrooms. But researchers at the University at Buffalo have found that children in the two groups differ significantly in mathematics-performance levels.

7/13/94

University at Buffalo psychologists have thrown cold water on the popular male notion that the fastest way to seduce a woman is to ply her with alcohol.

7/19/94

While the electronic revolution has meant wonders to reference librarians, it has been bewildering to many undergraduate students. It is now more important than ever for librarians to maintain personal contact with their patrons, says Gemma DeVinney, Ph.D., an academic reference librarian in the Lockwood Library at the University at Buffalo.

7/21/94

A comprehensive, multi-facility laser "center without walls," headquartered at the University at Buffalo, promises to make available expanded services and state-of-the art facilities to researchers and clinicians in Western New York and Ontario.

7/1/94

A study by a University at Buffalo researcher has shown that physicians can identify most of the prematurely born children among their patients who will experience sensory and/or motor deficits at 4 to 5 years of age by referring to the results of a standard neurologic examination administered routinely to premature babies at age 18 months.

7/22/94

If music has charms to soothe a savage beast, to soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak, as playwright William Congreve wrote, might it also have charms to calm a restless patient, or bring confused patients to their senses?

7/25/94

Many governmental regulations designed to protect the health and safety of citizens actually cause more deaths than they prevent, a study by a University at Buffalo economist has found.

7/29/94

The University at Buffalo has launched a "green-computing" campaign aimed at cutting as much as 50 percent from its $300,000 annual cost for operating the estimated 8,000 personal computers in use on its two campuses.

7/18/94

Leon E. Farhi, M.D., distinguished professor and former chair of physiology at the University at Buffalo, has been named a fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering.

7/19/94

Store-brand grocery products are judged by consumers to be of lower quality than grocery products with national-brand names, even when actual ingredients are comparable, marketing researchers at the University at Buffalo have found. They attribute this widespread attitude -- that national brands are of better quality than private-label brands -- to the ways in which both types of products are advertised.

7/22/94

Antibiotic-containing fibers capable of delivering 60-100 times the amount of medication to infected gum tissue than can be delivered with oral medication have been cleared for marketing in the United States.

7/4/94

University at Buffalo alumnus Arthur W. Woelfle, Jr. is providing generous support for UB student-athletes meeting specific academic standards by giving the university $1 million to create a new scholarship fund that will help them prove themselves in the classroom, as well as on the playing field.

7/29/94

Ralph T. Yang, Ph.D., Praxair professor and chair of the University at Buffalo Department of Chemical Engineering, has been named a fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers.

7/22/94

On-site day-care centers, stress management classes and counseling are some of the ways business and industry can minimize employee stress on the job, which, in turn, may help attract new employees in a dwindling labor pool, a University at Buffalo social work researcher says.

7/18/94

The products of computers and other electronic interfaces, designed only to represent what is real, have become a new kind of reality, says Beth Tauke Ph.D., assistant professor of architecture at the University at Buffalo.

7/6/94

Stuart C. Shapiro, Ph.D., professor of computer science at the University at Buffalo and chair of the Special Interest Group on Artificial Intelligence of the Association for Computing Machinery (SIGART), has been elected a fellow of the American Association for Artificial Intelligence.