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3/25/97

UB will present a celebration of the work of modernist poetic genius Louis Zukofsky on April 25 and 26 designed to illuminate various aspects of the poet's life, work and considerable importance as a writer.

3/11/97

The University at Buffalo School of Engineering and Applied Sciences has published a book chronicling its half century of growth and increasing national and international recognition.

3/25/97

The University at Buffalo will open its new Polish Academic Information Center during the Second National Conference on Polish Studies in the United States, to be held at UB on April 12 and 13.

3/24/97

People who have healthy gums are highly likely to develop gum disease within two to five years if they smoke cigarettes, dental researchers from the University at Buffalo have found.

3/20/97

A 7 1/2-year-old boy with cystic fibrosis landed in the hospital with a bowel obstruction after his insurer mandated substituting a cheaper, generic drug for the brand-name drug recommended and administered by his physicians.

3/23/97

ORLANDO, FLA. -- Persons with gum disease are at high risk of developing heart disease in the future, particularly if they also are diabetic, researchers in the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine have found.

3/13/97

Environmental studies students from the University at Buffalo have been picking through garbage in Buffalo City Hall, and neither Mayor Anthony Masiello nor the Common Council would have it any other way.

3/24/97

A University at Buffalo dental researcher has reported that a multi-center study has shown that daily low doses of a common antibiotic can halt the progression of adult periodontal disease.

3/21/97

Researchers at the University at Buffalo are the first to show in a general population that a standard dental X-ray can detect potentially dangerous calcium deposits in the carotid arteries that increase the risk for a stroke.

3/21/97

Women living alone who are attached to their pets derive physiological benefits that are similar to those obtained from human companionship, a new study conducted by a University at Buffalo researcher has shown.

3/20/97

Older adults who listened to their choice of music during out-patient eye surgery had significantly lower heart rate, blood pressure and cardiac work load than patients who did not listen to music, a new study has shown.

3/11/97

Heather Wishart, former director of orientation at SUNY College at Geneseo, has been appointed director of new student programming

3/31/97

College will be "in session" from June 29 through July 5 at the Chautauqua Institution when the UB Alumni Association holds its first Summer Alumni College Program, focusing on "The Built Environment."

3/15/97

John M. Thomas, who has served as associate dean of international programs in the of the School of Management and associate professor of organization and human resources, has been named interim dean of the school.

3/24/97

Several graduates of the UB doctoral program in Spanish who are now highly respected scholars in their field will join UB faculty on April 11 and 12 for a symposium on Hispanic studies.

3/13/97

Fredrick Seidl, dean of the Graduate School of Social Work, will focus on the use of modern folk music to educate about social problems and triumphs of ³the folk² at a UB Senior Alumni luncheon on Thursday, April 17.

3/31/97

Abdullah Mohamed Omar, the South African minister for justice and a key figure in his nation's transition from apartheid, will speak at UB on Friday, April 11.

3/25/97

The University at Buffalo will open its new Polish Academic Information Center during the Second National Conference on Polish Studies in the United States, to be held at UB on April 12 and 13.

3/4/97

Four UB professors have produced an anthology that explores 200 years of public discussion and controversy over the complex issues of cultural diversity and social pluralism.

3/21/97

UB's 13th annual Oozfest, billed as the "largest volleyball tournament played continuously in the mud in North America," will be held on Saturday, April 26, on the North (Amherst) Campus.

3/21/97

Nobel and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Toni Morrison will speak at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 24, in the Mainstage theater in the Center for the Arts on the North (Amherst) Campus.

3/10/97

A symposium for recent law graduates and current law students on "Matrimonial Law: The Realities of Practice" will be held on Saturday, April 5, in O'Brian Hall on the North Campus.

3/21/97

Four authorities on the molecular and cellular mechanisms that microbes use to cause disease will speak at the annual Buffalo Conference on Microbial Pathogenesis on Wednesday, April 23.

3/18/97

The Lucius N. Littauer Foundation of New York City has given UB a $20,000 gift to endow the Lucius N. Littauer Judaica Book Fund, the first named fund for the university's Judaic Studies Program.

3/4/97

Bruce Jackson will be interviewed by journalist Sander Vanocur when the History Channel series "Movies in Time" presents "Against the Wall," a feature film about the 1971 Attica prison uprising, on March 7 and 8.

3/24/97

Internationally acclaimed concert pianist and music educator Raymond Jackson will participate in UB¹s eighth Piano Festival, to be held on April 17 and 18 on the North (Amherst) Campus.

3/31/97

Innovative approaches that link history and heritage to development planning on a regional basis will be explored in a series of free public lectures co-sponsored by UB's Graduate Group on Industrial Heritage Policy.

3/17/97

Kathleen Weiler, Ph.D., distinguished researcher in the field of women's education and associate professor of education at Tufts University, will present the 1997 Gail Paradise Kelly Memorial Lecture on Thursday, April 10.

3/5/97

Michael Webster, Ph.D., assistant professor of biological sciences, will discuss "Molecular Ecology: Using DNA to Understand Natural History" at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, March 24, in Room 215 of the Natural Sciences Complex.

3/14/97

A conference on exercise physiology emphasizing the therapeutic benefits of exercise in rehabilitation will be held by the Department of Physical Therapy and Exercise Science on Friday, April 11.

3/20/97

A two-day conference for community leaders, educators, students and professionals focusing on human diversity will be held on April 4 and 5 on the North (Amherst) Campus.

3/20/97

A two-day conference for community leaders, educators, students and professionals focusing on human diversity will be held on April 4 and 5 on the North (Amherst) Campus.

3/5/97

Stephen C. Dunnett, Ph.D., vice provost for international education, will discuss "UB: A Global University" at a UB at Sunrise program at 7:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 13, in the Center for Tomorrow.

3/10/97

Legal aspects of driving while intoxicated will be the focus of a conference sponsored by the Criminal Law Society of the UB School of Law and Group Legal Services on Saturday, April 12, in O'Brian Hall on the North Campus.

3/25/97

The Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics is marking the "birthday" of the infamous talking computer, HAL, of the movie "2001: A Space Odyssey," by presenting two lectures by David G. Stork on Monday, April 14.

3/17/97

The Casting Institute in Department of Art has begun work with Tuscaroran businessman Joseph "Smokin' Joe" Anderson on several proposals to benefit that Indian community and the UB Sculpture Program.

3/11/97

Christina L. Bloebaum, Ph.D., associate professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering has been selected to participate in the National Academy of Engineering's 1997 Symposium on Frontiers of Engineering.

3/17/97

The University at Buffalo will co-sponsor the ninth annual conference of The Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy, a national organization of Wright homeowners and preservationists, to be held Sept. 17-21 in Buffalo.

3/7/97

Hatim A. Tyabji, an iconoclastic UB alumnus with nearly religious convictions who heads what Forbes Magazine has dubbed "the fastest-growing small company in the nation" will speak on campus on Friday, April 4.