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10/8/96

The interpretation of the activity of ion channels -- the protein structures that regulate the flow of electrical current in cells -- can be so difficult and time-consuming that many researchers have simply given up on it.

10/1/96

"Put a Buffalo in Your Computer!"

10/28/96

Professors of increasingly popular college courses in environmental science must help their students accept responsibility for the natural world, rather than simply providing harsh, scientific facts that can engender feelings of denial or despair, according to a geology professor from the University at Buffalo.

10/4/96

Several useful products that probably never would have seen the light of day if left to normal market forces will appear on the market this fall, due to an innovative and fruitful collaboration between inventors, persons with disabilities, a private economic-development firm, and the University at Buffalo.

10/4/96

Can drinking alcoholic beverages increase the risk of developing breast cancer? If the answer is "yes," as many scientists suspect, what are the mechanisms involved, and are some women genetically more susceptible to the risk than others?

10/16/96

The University at Buffalo School of Law has established the Buffalo Criminal Law Center to advance the study of criminal law, an area of study generally neglected in U.S. law schools.

10/15/96

The University Libraries of the University at Buffalo will commemorate the acquisition of their 3 millionth and 3 million-and-first volumes -- a 400-year-old obstetrical text and a new CD ROM featuring UBâs Poetry Collection -- with a day-long program on Sunday, Oct. 20.

10/17/96

Black Panther leader Bobby Seale, former Cherokee Nation chief Wilma Mankiller, performer Gregory Henderson and Chinese dissident Chai Ling will be featured in this fall's People's Speaker Series sponsored by the undergraduate Student Association (SA) at the University at Buffalo.

10/29/96

A memorial service, concert and reception honoring Robert H. Rossberg, who served the University at Buffalo for 40 years before his death on May 5, will be held at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 12, in Slee Hall on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

10/11/96

Computer chess and the match between Russian world chess champion Gary Kasparov and a computer will be the focus of a lecture to be given at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 21, in Room 210 of the Natural Sciences Complex on the University at Buffalo North (Amherst) Campus.

10/25/96

The Western New York-Great Lakes office of the New York Sea Grant has moved to the Department of Civil Engineering at the University at Buffalo.

10/29/96

Fortepianist Malcolm Bilson, one of the country's most celebrated and refreshing instrumentalists, will perform a long-awaited concert on Friday, Nov. 8, in Slee Concert Hall at the University at Buffalo.

10/23/96

Internationally known jazz trumpeter Chuck Mangione and the Chuck Mangione Quartet will perform at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 7, in Williamsville South High School, 5950 Main St., Williamsville.

10/25/96

Registration will begin Nov. 2 for a new health-care administration certificate program to be offered in the spring semester by Millard Fillmore College at the University at Buffalo.

10/15/96

Eight of the nine libraries in the University Libraries system will present special exhibitions in connection with UB’s sesquicentennial and acquisition of the libraries’ 3 millionth and 3 million-and-first volumes.

10/18/96

Those with an affection for transverse bamboo flutes, double-headed drums and six-string zithers will be happy to learn that they're coming to town -- together! -- on The University at Buffalo Faculty of Arts and Letters will present "The 1996 Korean Culture Program: A Celebration of Korea's Traditional Performing Arts" at 8 p.m. in Slee Concert Hall on the UB North (Amherst) Campus. It is free of charge and open to the public.

10/24/96

A colloquium examining the complex relationship between culture and social practices will be held from 1:30-5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 15, in Room 112 in the Center for the Arts on the University at Buffalo North (Amherst) Campus.

10/23/96

Four historians of modern Germany will discuss the controversial new book "Hitler's Willing Executioners: Ordinary Germans and the Holocaust" during a roundtable discussion to be held from 4-6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 12, in Room 330 in the Student Union on the University at Buffalo North (Amherst) Campus.

10/16/96

The Hon. Samuel L. Green will receive the 1996 Edwin F. Jaeckle Award -- the University at Buffalo School of Law's highest honor -- at a luncheon to be held at 12:15 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 2, in the Atrium of the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

10/22/96

The University at Buffalo School of Law has received one of the largest bequest commitments in the school's history. When fulfilled, the bequest will endow a scholarship fund and provide support for the school's moot court program.

10/24/96

Charles M. Fogel, professor emeritus of civil engineering at the University at Buffalo who helped establish the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at the university 50 years ago, has received the school's Engineer of the Year Award.

10/18/96

Buffalo actor and director Jerry Finnegan, assistant professor of theatre and dance at the University at Buffalo, has been selected to receive the 1996 David Fendrick Fund grant by the board of directors of the David R. Fendrick Foundation.

10/23/96

Leslie Fiedler, a giant in the field of literary and cultural criticism, will discuss the overlap between humanities and bioethics at a symposium to be held at 4 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 8, in the Center for Inquiry, 1310 Sweet Home Road, Amherst.

10/29/96

Internationally renowned scholars of philosophy, literature, history and other fields will address the theme "Ethics and Values in Health Care and Medicine on the Frontiers of the 21st Century" at a University at Buffalo sesquicentennial symposium, to be held Nov. 15-16.

10/22/96

Faculty members, students and residents from the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine will be addressing the dental-care needs of unserved and underserved children in Chautauqua County in a new dental clinic on wheels that will be unveiled next week.

10/18/96

The menace and decadence of antebellum Berlin will be evoked on Nov. 14 when the University at Buffalo Department of Theatre and Dance presents Kander and Ebb's hit musical "Cabaret."

10/18/96

The Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership (CEL) in the University at Buffalo School of Management will commemorate its 10th anniversary with a gala dinner celebrating its role in the growth of hundreds of businesses throughout Western New York.

10/18/96

Pulitzer Prize-winner Robert Olen Butler, author of the acclaimed work of short fiction about Vietnam, "A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain," will visit Buffalo this month to deliver two talks on his work.