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3/12/95

Among postmenopausal women, a diagnosis of periodontal disease -- commonly known as gum disease -- may indicate that the patient also has osteoporosis, bone loss that can result in serious fractures, a pilot study by researchers at the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine has shown.

3/15/95

Prolonged exposure to a weightless environment should not hinder astronauts from doing work requiring physical exertion in space, results of a new study by researchers at the University at Buffalo have shown.

3/24/95

Mouthwashes can do more than make your tongue tingle and keep your breath fresh.

3/31/95

The State University Construction Fund has announced that it is requesting construction bids for the first phase of the restoration of the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Darwin D. Martin House Complex. Bidding opened March 29 and will close April 26.

3/3/95

The University at Buffalo Intensive English Language Institute, which in the 1980s helped prepare more than 1,000 Malaysian students for transfer to U.S. colleges, is once again involved in a transfer-preparation program in Malaysia.

3/3/95

To further enhance the excellence of the University at Buffalo Korean Studies Program, friends, staff and alumni volunteers have created a committee known as The Society in Support of Korean Studies.

3/24/95

A survey of 1,226 adult residents of a largely Puerto Rican Hispanic neighborhood in Buffalo has shown that Medicaid coverage does not guarantee access to quality health care for the urban poor.

3/30/95

Robert J. Good, Ph.D., professor emeritus in the University at Buffalo Department of Chemical Engineering, has been selected by the Adhesion Society to receive its 3M Award for Excellence in Adhesion Science.

3/23/95

Robert J. Genco, D.D.S., Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of periodontics and oral biology at the University at Buffalo, has received the 1995 Isadore Hirschfeld Memorial Award and Certificate from the Northeastern Society of Periodontists (NESP).

3/6/95

Archaeologist and art historian Stephen L. Dyson, professor and chair of the Department of Classics at the University at Buffalo, has been elected president of the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA).

3/23/95

Mark S. Dias, M.D., assistant professor of neurosurgery at the University at Buffalo and chief of pediatric neurosurgery at Children's Hospital, has received the 1995 Research Foundation Young Clinician Investigator Award.

3/9/95

Smoking can increase the chances of developing precancerous oral lesions and other types of tissue abnormalities, and can interfere with healing after treatment for gum disease, results of two studies conducted by researchers at the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine have shown.

3/10/95

Dental bleaching agents can damage some tooth fillings, leaving the tooth surface potentially more susceptible to staining and plaque formation, a study by researchers at the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine has found.

3/16/95

The brand of American history taught to the nation's school children once again is at the heart of a heated and often-explosive nationwide debate. This time around, it pits "neo-nativists" against "multiculturalists" from New York to California.

3/13/95

The Electronic Classroom is becoming a reality at the University at Buffalo. Here are three examples of how technology is changing the way that professors teach, test and communicate with students.

3/3/95

"Modern racism" may in some cases be behind proposed cuts in social and education programs at the federal and state levels, according to a clinical associate professor of psychology at the University at Buffalo.

3/19/95

Research at the University at Buffalo has yielded further evidence of a genetic link between cigarette smoking and breast-cancer risk in humans.

3/22/95

A new novel by Amherst resident Howard Wolf, professor of English at the University at Buffalo, will be published next month by the Academic Foundation of Delhi, India.

3/15/95

Premenopausal women who sleep under an electric blanket do not significantly increase their risk of developing breast cancer, a study conducted by researchers at the University at Buffalo has shown.

3/13/95

The University at Buffalo Graduate School of Education has been ranked in the top 10 graduate schools of education in the Northeast by U.S. News & World Report.

3/31/95

A new study by University at Buffalo education researchers casts a new light on the performance of 100 of Western New York's 102 school Districts (data was insufficient for two districts).

3/23/95

Birdair, Inc., the Amherst company whose air-supported and fabric-membrane structures include the elegant, white-peaked roof of the new Denver airport, knew it had a winning design proposal for the new Shanghai Stadium in China.

3/17/95

Judy Scales-Trent, professor of law at the University at Buffalo, is a light-skinned black woman whose new book, "Notes of a White Black Woman" (1995, Penn State Press), describes a painful and hidden part of the black experience in America.