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8/11/94

In an effort to help meet the nationwide shortage of primary-care physicians, the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences will combine its various initiatives designed to attract more medical students and undergraduates to the primary-care field under one umbrella organization.

8/19/94

Judith S. Ronald, Ed.D., R.N., associate professor of nursing and coordinator of nursing informatics in the University at Buffalo School of Nursing, has been named a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing.

8/22/94

A new generation of inexpensive, organic polymers with special optical properties has surpassed the performance of the costly conventional materials they may one day replace, University at Buffalo scientists have found.

8/9/94

The Office of the Provost at the University at Buffalo has made two appointments in the area of undergraduate education.

8/10/94

Timothy Murphy, M.D., professor of medicine at the University at Buffalo and head of the Division of Infectious Diseases at Veterans Administration Medical Center in Buffalo, has been named investigator of the year by the American Federation of Clinical Research -- Eastern Region.

8/26/94

The University at Buffalo has been ranked 27th in Money magazine's annual ranking of the Top 100 college and university best buys in the United States.

8/22/94

Histology -- the study of minute animal and plant tissues -- normally may be a dry subject, but putting lab work on the computer screen may spice it up and save students large amounts of time, according to a scientist at the University at Buffalo.

8/1/94

Political interests are motivating even the consideration of a U.S. military intervention in Haiti, a University at Buffalo historian says.

8/9/94

Results of DNA testing in the O.J. Simpson murder trial may not be revealed for weeks, but on Wednesday, Aug. 10, students in a University at Buffalo biology course will be using models of such tests to "convict" a murderer in a hypothetical case.

8/8/94

The University at Buffalo School of Law this fall will implement a curriculum designed to counter the widespread concern that law schools are not adequately preparing their graduates to practice law.

8/19/94

As was the case with his televised preliminary hearing, O.J. Simpson's murder trial is going to be a legal classroom for Americans.

8/16/94

Designing video games specifically for girls isn't sexist. In fact, it may help raise girls' self-esteem and foster an interest in computers, two University at Buffalo faculty members say.

8/16/94

The University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning has been awarded a $91,000 Project Implementation Grant from the Getty Grant Program to help fund conservation of the Darwin D. Martin House on Jewett Parkway.

8/10/94

An ambitious new art gallery will open on Oct. 28 in the University at Buffalo Center for the Arts, itself a brand new, $41.8 million structure designed by the award-winning New York architectural team of Gwathmey and Siegal.

8/17/94

A three-year, $276,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Education will allow the University at Buffalo School of Law to expand its domestic violence clinical program from part-time to full-time status and to enlarge its focus to include the entire family, not just the spouse or partner.

8/2/94

To identify hospital patients at risk for severe sepsis, the most common cause of death in hospital intensive-care units, the American College of Chest Physicians and the Society for Critical Care Medicine two years ago adopted new definitions of sepsis and conditions that precede it.

8/12/94

The support of family and friends during pregnancy can make a difference in the health and well-being of both mother and child, a University at Buffalo psychologist reported today (Friday, Aug. 12) at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association.

8/30/94

University at Buffalo officials have announced the grand opening of the university's Center for the Arts, a vast, $50-million structure designed by the award-winning New York City architectural team of Gwathmey and Siegel.

8/11/94

Germaine S. Buck, Ph.D., assistant professor of social and preventive medicine at the University at Buffalo, has won one of two fellowships sponsored annually by the Merck Company Foundation and the Society for Epidemiology Research.

8/19/94

Stanley Bruckenstein, Ph.D., A. Conger Goodyear professor of chemistry at the University of Buffalo, has been awarded the Faraday Medal by the Electrochemistry Group of the Royal Society of Chemistry.

8/1/94

Gabbing at the water cooler or over the back fence may become a thing of the past, thanks to the information "superhighway," a University at Buffalo sociologist says.

8/1/94

The growth of the black middle class -- achieved primarily through public-sector employment -- is threatened by downsizing at all levels of government, a study by a University at Buffalo sociologist has concluded.

8/31/94

Environmental engineers at the University at Buffalo are playing a leading role in one of New York State's first efforts to clean up a state Superfund site using bioremediation, an environmentally friendly and cost-effective technology.

8/5/94

Robert J. Bertholf, curator of the University at Buffalo Poetry/Rare Books Collection, has been awarded a senior lectureship by the Fulbright Commission to teach American Studies at Hacettepe University in Ankara, Turkey, during the Fall 1994 semester.

8/25/94

New metal complexes that stay intact while catalytically destroying ribonucleic acid (RNA) have been synthesized by University at Buffalo researchers.

8/8/94

Adolescents who drink or use drugs are more likely to engage in risky sexual behavior and, when drinking is involved, whites teens are much more apt to engage in risky behavior than blacks, a study by University at Buffalo psychologists has found.

8/18/94

Parents may cringe as they anticipate the battles that are looming as the back-to-school shopping season arrives. Yet they can weather the pleas for $150 sneakers and $200 jackets by taking charge and teaching their children to be educated shoppers, a University at Buffalo marketing professor advises.

8/1/94

University at Buffalo researchers have discovered that anandamide, a human brain chemical, produces the same negative effect on fertility in sea-urchin sperm as delta-9-tetrahydracannabinol (THC), the active ingredient in marijuana, by prohibiting the sperm from fertilizing the egg.

8/29/94

The University at Buffalo has become a smoke-free university, effective today (Monday, Aug. 29), with smoking prohibited in all university-owned and operated buildings, stadiums, vehicles, and at all outdoor events.