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11/6/96

Frank C. Zagare, professor of political science at the University at Buffalo, has been named chair of the department.

11/11/96

The MBA and undergraduate business programs in the University at Buffalo School of Management are among the best nationwide, according to a recent rating of the top business schools in America.

11/7/96

The only center in the U.S. devoted to the study and development of assistive devices for older persons with disabilities, housed at the University at Buffalo, has received $2.5 million in federal funds to continue its work through 2001.

11/4/96

New, flexible semiconductors -- some of which were made with ordinary weatherstripping silicone and can be peeled right off their substrates -- have been developed by a group of University at Buffalo physicists.

11/19/96

BUFFALO, N.Y. ­ Researchers at the University at Buffalo have shown that a concussion results in abnormal brain activity within the first few weeks post-injury, and that the abnormality can last for months. This activity correlates with patient complaints of physical and emotional discomfort early on, and later with various cognitive impairments, researchers found.

11/12/96

Teaching will never be as lucrative as research in the reward system of higher education and continuing to blame the emphasis on research for a perceived neglect of teaching is foolish and counterproductive, a University at Buffalo sociologist maintains.

11/7/96

Kenneth Dauber, professor and chair of the University at Buffalo Department of English, surveyed more than 2,100 of his fellow faculty members at the University at Buffalo this past summer.

11/22/96

A book written by Claude E. Welch Jr., Ph.D., SUNY Distinguished Service Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University at Buffalo, has been recognized for special honors by two major national organizations.

11/7/96

Thomas W. Weber, Ph.D., professor and acting chair of the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University at Buffalo, has been named a fellow of the American Society for Engineering Education.

11/8/96

John J. Spagnoli, former director of the Buffalo region of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), has been named a senior university fellow at the University at Buffalo and research associate professor in the UB School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

11/4/96

Lucia Benicka, curator of contemporary photography and arts for the Tatranska Galeria in Poprad, Slovakia, will present a slide lecture on rarely seen contemporary Slovakian photography at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 14, in the Screening Room, Room 112 of the Center for the Arts on the University at Buffalo North (Amherst) Campus.

11/11/96

The University at Buffalo Office of University Development has appointed Michael J. Shippam as senior director of development.

11/22/96

Andrei M. Reinhorn, Ph.D., professor of civil engineering at the University at Buffalo and internationally recognized expert in earthquake engineering, has been named chair of the Department of Civil Engineering in the UB School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

11/25/96

The University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy has received a $200,000 bequest from the late William M. Palmer, Jr., a 1959 graduate of the school who entered the pharmacy program as a nontraditional student at age 37.

11/6/96

Actor Edward James Olmos, who won an Emmy Award for his role as Lt. Castillo in the popular television series "Miami Vice," will speak at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 19, in the Mainstage theater in the Center for the Arts on the University at Buffalo North (Amherst) Campus.

11/6/96

BUFFALO, N.Y.-- Expansion and upgrades in the University at Buffalo School of Nursing's computer laboratory are complete, thanks to a $25,000 grant from the Helene Fuld Health Trust, for which Marine Midland Bank acts as trustee. The grant provided the remaining funds necessary to carry out a $55,000 project.

11/22/96

Buffalo's Castellani/Andriaccio Duo -- critically cited as one of the greatest guitar duos of our time -- has been invited to perform at the White House on Thursday, Dec. 19, at a private affair for invited dignitaries who will be touring the house by special invitation of the First Family.

11/25/96

David L Garbers, Ph.D., professor of pharmacology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas and a leading researcher into the mechanisms cells use to communicate with each other, will be the speaker at two distinguished lecture series during a three-day visit to the University at Buffalo on Dec. 4-6.

11/4/96

The World Bank has proposed a strategy to promote environmentally sustainable development in the Middle East and North Africa, a region that is beginning to suffer from environmental degradation as a result of pollution, poor resource management and industrial development.

11/6/96

Stephen C. Dunnett, Ph.D., of Amherst, vice provost for international education at the University at Buffalo, has received the Merentibus Medal, the greatest distinction of merit conferred by Poland's Jagiellonian University. He accepted the award last month during ceremonies held in Kraków.

11/11/96

Linda J. Corder, Ph.D., has joined the staff of the University at Buffalo Office of University Development as major gifts officer for the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

11/4/96

The Asian Studies Program at the University at Buffalo will present three speakers in November who will address issues related to doing business in China, Korea and Vietnam.

11/7/96

Developing new methods to correct unhealthy walking patterns in patients with degenerative joint disease who have received hip replacements is the focus of a study being conducted at the University at Buffalo.

11/15/96

In an experiment that they expect will prove applicable to the whole cascade of biological communications known as signal transduction, researchers at the University at Buffalo's Center for Structural Biology have for the first time produced and observed the separation of two kinds of atomic interactions between proteins.

11/17/96

AIDS researchers have long sought a treatment that would work, even in the face of the virus' uncanny ability to mutate.

11/12/96

The answer to the question of whether smoking increases a women's risk of developing breast cancer may lie in her genes, researchers at the University at Buffalo and the National Cancer Institute have found.