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4/10/97

University at Buffalo Professors Paras N. Prasad, Ph.D., and Sargur N. Srihari, Ph.D., have been named Distinguished Professors, the highest rank in the State University of New York system, by the SUNY Board of Trustees.

4/7/97

Research at the University at Buffalo is the first to provide a biochemical explanation for obesity that could help pave the way for development of treatments for the condition.

4/14/97

University at Buffalo physicists have found the strongest evidence yet for the existence of reentrant superconductivity, which, if it exists, would radically change thinking about superconductivity and magnetism.

4/28/97

University at Buffalo particle physicists have successfully demonstrated the most important prerequisite for producing the quark/gluon plasma, the ³soup² that existed for an instant following the Big Bang.

4/15/97

Higher estate taxes reduce the amount of tax revenue collected by the government and provide a disincentive for people to acquire more wealth, a study by economists in the University at Buffalo School of Management has found.

4/11/97

America's preoccupation with themed environments is due in large part because these spaces provide the type of pedestrian urban experience formerly found in cities, according a new book by a University at Buffalo sociologist.

4/17/97

At temperatures far hotter than the sun's surface, University at Buffalo chemists are generating new coatings and then dramatically cooling them to, or even below, room temperature before depositing them on electronic devices.

4/3/97

"Autoimmunity: Lessons From Mice About Human Autoimmune Diseases" will the topic of the 27th annual Ernest Witebsky Memorial Lecture, to be held on Tuesday, April 15.

4/4/97

TRIO Day -- a celebration of the accomplishments of Buffalo-area students enrolled in TRIO programs that serve low-income and first-generation college students and those with disabilities -- will be held on Wednesday, April 16.

4/21/97

There's no magic wand for fixing the economic and fiscal problems confronting the Buffalo area, Henry Louis Taylor, Jr., Ph.D., will tell those attending a "UB at Sunrise" breakfast program on Thursday, May 15.

4/14/97

The second annual Steeplechase 5K Run and Walk to benefit the activities of UB's Newman Centers will be held on Saturday, May 10, beginning at 10 a.m. in the Park Lot on the South Campus.

4/10/97

"Rationing of Health Care" will be the theme of the 60th Annual Spring Clinical Day, to be held on Saturday, April 26, by the UB Medical Alumni Association.

4/24/97

A presentation on herbal, homeopathic and nutritional therapies will be a highlight of the UB School of Pharmacy's Alumni Spring Reunion Weekend, to be held on Saturday, May 3.

4/15/97

On Tuesday, May 6, the UB School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences will launch its Mini-Med School, a series of lectures dealing with subjects covered in traditional medical school but geared to a general audience.

4/15/97

Scientists from 19 countries whose specialty lies in probing the microscopic world will attend "Focus on Multi-Dimensional Microscopy 1997," to be held April 27-30 by the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

4/25/97

James R. Meindl, professor of organization and human resources, has been named the Donald S. Charmichael Professor of Organization and Human Resources in the UB School of Management.

4/18/97

Five former faculty members in the UB School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences will be honored during a "Celebration of Medical Education" to be held April 24-25.

4/18/97

The UB Department of Music will hold four concerts during May, including a performance of Franz Joseph Haydn's "The Creation" on Friday, May 2.

4/23/97

Working adults interested in pursuing a degree or expanded college study may register now through Sept. 2 for the fall semester at Millard Fillmore College, UB's evening study division.

4/29/97

Philip LoVerde, professor of microbiology at UB, has been appointed chair of the Tropical Medicine and Parasitology Study Section, Division of Research Grants, of the National Institutes of Health.

4/24/97

New York State Attorney General Dennis C. Vacco will be one of five graduates of the UB School of Law receiving Distinguished Alumni Awards from the Law Alumni Association on Wednesday, May 14.

4/16/97

A crash course on "how to be a smarter consumer" will be the topic of the UB Senior Alumni Luncheon to be held at noon on Wednesday, May 14.

4/25/97

The public accounting firm of KPMG Peat Marwick has contributed $10,000 to the UB School of Management for use in its Department of Accounting and Law.

4/11/97

Jeremy M. Jacobs Sr. and Gerald S. Lippes, two Western New York community leaders who are among the University at Buffalo's most active volunteers, have been appointed to the UB Council by Gov. George E. Pataki.

4/30/97

Internationally known cancer researcher James F. Holland, M.D. will deliver the Harrington Lecture on Monday, May 12, in Butler Auditorium in Farber Hall on the South Campus.

4/3/97

Organizer, activist, writer and musician Francisco Javier Herrera will present a lecture on "Cross Cultural Social Work: Interventions with Native Americans and New Immigrants" on Tuesday, April 15.

4/3/97

The Four Freshmen will perform in a benefit concert for Habitat for Humanity-Buffalo and UB's student Habitat chapter at 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 8, in the Center for the Arts.

4/10/97

Faculty from the UB Nurse Anesthesia Program are joining with ophthalmologists from Eye Health Associates of Western New York to provide free cataract surgery to those who need the operation but aren't covered by insurance.

4/23/97

Elias G. Eldayrie has been appointed director of student finances and records at UB.

4/7/97

Charles H.V. Ebert, Ph.D., nationally known expert on natural disasters, will discuss "Asteroids: A Menace From Space" in a UB at Sunrise breakfast lecture on Thursday, April 17.

4/9/97

Author Doug Rice will present a reading and multi-video performance of his work -- in which he says he "will turn into a woman" on-stage -- at UB on April 17.

4/2/97

Visits to campus labs and workshops focusing on career options will be on the agenda when UB observes "Take Our Daughters to Work" on Thursday, April 24. It will be presented by the President's Task Force on Women at UB.

4/4/97

The UB Department of Pediatrics will co-sponsor the fourth annual Childhood Violence Symposium to be held on Monday, April 14.

4/29/97

Six students in the UB Department of Art will receive 1996-97 departmental awards for their work.

4/8/97

The chairman and CEO of Praxair and a co-founder of the national Muscular Dystrophy Association are among nine individuals to be honored at the UB Alumni Association's annual awards dinner on May 2.

4/18/97

University at Buffalo students and faculty members have created an interactive computer program to help young cancer patients, their families and friends cope with the stresses associated with childhood cancer.

4/16/97

The University at Buffalo and The Document Company, Xerox have signed a five-year partnership agreement outlining ways in which they will provide benefits to each other.