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1/27/97

Zodiaque dance company will present a concert of new works at 8 p.m. on Feb. 13 in the Drama Theatre in the Center for the Arts on the North Campus. Performances will continue on Thursdays through Sundays through Feb. 23.

1/31/97

The University at Buffalo is a lead institution in a new National Science Foundation program designed to increase the number of underrepresented minorities in the physical sciences, mathematics, engineering and technology.

1/30/97

While cancer is a leading cause of death among Native Americans, providers of health care to these populations give cancer a low priority and commit few funds to its prevention, two University at Buffalo studies have shown.

1/21/97

Athletes training on a high-fat diet have a healthier cholesterol profile than when they eat the traditional low-fat, high-carbohydrate training diet and they do not gain weight or body fat in the process, new data from researchers at the University at Buffalo have shown.

1/22/97

Researchers at the University at Buffalo are looking at whether identifying the victims of domestic violence in the emergency room and providing intervention can help prevent battered women from ending up in the hospital again.

1/21/97

"Baby, it's cold outside" takes on a new dimension in an environment that is even colder than outer space. It may sound inhospitable, but for the past 100 years, some physicists -- driven by the desire to observe new phenomena -- have made such low temperatures the focus of their work.

1/30/97

The School of Engineering and Applied Sciences has launched a co-operative education program to provide students with nearly a year of paid, full-time work experience in their chosen fields at engineering firms.

1/30/97

Beginning this fall, the University at Buffalo School of Engineering and Applied Sciences will offer all entering freshmen and some new transfer students a new "graduation guarantee."

1/23/97

Mary Cassata, UB professor and co-author of a new book on "The Young and The Restless,² knows some of the on-screen characters in today¹s television soap operas better than she knows most of her real-life neighbors.

1/7/97

The University at Buffalo School of Nursing has received a $70,000 gift from a trust created by the late Christian Wyant, who died in 1991 and was the husband of the late Gertrude Vaughn Wyant, a 1936 alumnus of the school.

1/27/97

L. Nelson Hopkins, M.D., will address a UB at SUNRISE program to be held at 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 19, in the Center for Tomorrow on the North (Amherst) Campus.

1/27/97

Randall K. Stegner has been elected president of the board of directors of the Sciences Alumni Association of the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics.

1/23/97

The first comprehensive social-work text to combine feminist theories and their practical application has been published by Christine Flynn Saulnier, Ph.D., UB assistant professor of social work.

1/6/97

When it comes to job placement and career advancement, MBA students in the University at Buffalo School of Management don't rely solely on their credentials. A new program gives them the corporate polish needed for career success.

1/23/97

Phyllis C. Leppert, M.D., Ph.D., has been named chair of the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics in the UB School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

1/22/97

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, a member of the National Basketball Association Hall of Fame and six-time winner of the NBA's Most Valuable Player Award, will speak at UB¹s 21st annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration on Feb. 20.

1/22/97

Bruce Jackson, State University of New York Distinguished Professor at UB, has been appointed to the Samuel P. Capen Chair in American Culture at UB, effective Feb. 1.

1/3/97

Students in the University at Buffalo Art Illustration Program claim that a recent "field trip" designed to expand their cultural and intellectual horizons turned sulfuric and scared the wits out of them. Instead of being taken to a m useum or gallery, the students claim to have been plummeted straight into the bowels of hell.

1/21/97

"Baby, it's cold outside" takes on a new dimension in an environment that is even colder than outer space. It may sound inhospitable, but for the past 100 years, some physicists -- driven by the desire to observe new phenomena -- have made such low temperatures the focus of their work.

1/28/97

Two UB faculty members will teach abroad during the spring semester under the auspices of the prestigious Fulbright scholar program.

1/23/97

A new novel titled "Fourrure de ma Tante Rachel" ("Aunt Rachel's Fur") by Raymond Federman, SUNY Distinguished Professor and Melodia Jones Chair in French at UB, has been published in France.

1/23/97

David M. Engel, professor of law and director of the Baldy Center for Law and Social Policy at UB, has been elected president of the 1,400 member Law and Society Association.

1/3/97

A course to help individuals learn how to recognize and cope with depression will be offered next month at the University at Buffalo North (Amherst) Campus.

1/10/97

A new book by education researchers at the University at Buffalo offers a detailed account of how one community turned its middle-of-the-road school district into one of the most exemplary in the United States.

1/17/97

Lawrence P. Castellani, president and chief executive officer of Tops Markets, Inc., has been appointed chair of the University at Buffalo Council by Gov. George E. Pataki.

1/31/97

After serving eight years as deputy director of the National Center for Earthquake Engineering Research, Ian G. Buckle is leaving UB to be deputy vice chancellor for research at New Zealand's University of Auckland.

1/22/97

A study of white, working-class women in relatively stable families co-authored by a University at Buffalo professor has revealed what the researchers call a horrific picture "of lives saturated with serious domestic violence."

1/24/97

Beginning this winter in selected post offices across the U.S., handwritten addresses on envelopes will be read and interpreted by a sophisticated, new technology developed at the University at Buffalo.