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5/29/97

Scientists are coming to the realization it is not enough to do great research. It's equally important to inform the public about what they do and its implications for the public good and social progress.

5/6/97

Paras N. Prasad, SUNY Distinguished Professor in the Department of Chemistry at the University at Buffalo and director of the university's Photonics Research Laboratory, has been awarded a 1997 Guggenheim Fellowship Award.

5/20/97

Strong emotions -- particularly sadness, depression or a sense of loss -- trigger chemical signals that can cause or intensify asthma symptoms in asthmatic children, University at Buffalo researchers have found.

5/5/97

Researchers from the University at Buffalo and Children's Hospital of Buffalo have shown children diagnosed with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder have as much functional disability as those with mild mental retardation.

5/6/97

If you want kids to wear bicycle helmets, pass a helmet law because gentle persuasion doesn't work, according to a study headed by a pediatric emergency medicine specialist at the University at Buffalo.

5/13/97

Chemotherapy given to young cancer patients does not appear to increase the risk of cancer in their offspring, according to results of the first large study of children of survivors of pediatric cancer.

5/22/97

The University at Buffalo's Educational Opportunity Program, which this past year enrolled 850 students, attracts talented students with disadvantaged backgrounds to UB and provides them with the support they need to succeed.

5/8/97

The University at Buffalo Distinguished Honors Scholars Program has seen its support from an anonymous donor reach $3.2 million, bringing to 57 the number of students who will have their expenses paid for four years.

5/9/97

About 5,500 students will be candidates to receive degrees in 14 commencement ceremonies to be held on Sunday, May 11, and Friday, May 16, through Sunday, May 18 at the University at Buffalo.

5/29/97

University at Buffalo researchers have shown that runners who develop a muscle injury in the lower extremities alter their running patterns unconsciously in ways that predispose them to secondary injuries.

5/28/97

Engineers designing complex systems like cars and airplanes may now morph their design representations, thanks to graph morphing -- a powerful, new computer visualization method developed at the University at Buffalo.

5/28/97

Frederick W. Winter has resigned as dean of the UB School of Management to become dean of the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business and the College of Business Administration at the University of Pittsburgh.

5/9/97

Redford B. Williams, M.D., internationally known for his work on anger, hostility, coronary-prone behaviors and life-skills training, will deliver a Harrington Lecture at on Thursday, May 29.

5/9/97

Hazel O'Leary, former U.S. secretary of energy, will speak at the first ALANA Convocation at the University at Buffalo, to be held on Friday, May 16, in the Student Union Theatre on the North Campus.

5/30/97

Sixteen graduates of the UB School of Nursing received awards at commencement ceremonies held recently at the university.

5/30/97

Fifty-two students in the UB School of Law received awards during the school's 1997 commencement ceremony.

5/30/97

A conference on holistic health care, cosponsored by the UB School of Nursing, will be held on Wednesday, June 11, in the Sheraton Inn Buffalo Airport, 2040 Walden Ave., Cheektowaga.

5/9/97

Everything you always wanted to know about Great Lakes fish and their environment -- but didn't know who to ask -- will be on display or otherwise available at a public forum to be held on Sunday, June 1.

5/1/97

Two UB students are among only 282 students nationwide who have been selected as recipients of a Goldwater Scholarship Award.

5/22/97

Lourdes T. Iglesias, program manager of Hispanics United of Buffalo and an alumnus of UB's Educational Opportunity Center will be the keynote speaker at EOC's 24th annual Achievement Day program at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 28.

5/5/97

James Carville, senior political advisor to President Clinton, will address a Department of Communication Recognition Ceremony on May 16 in Slee Hall on the North Campus.

5/29/97

University at Buffalo researchers have shown that runners who develop a muscle injury in the lower extremities alter their running patterns unconsciously in ways that predispose them to secondary injuries.

5/12/97

Cemal Basaran, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Civil Engineering, has been named a recipient of a highly prestigious Department of Defense Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award.

5/28/97

Lee A. Albert, professor of law at the University at Buffalo, will discuss the issues and problems facing health-care consumers at a UB Senior Alumni Luncheon at noon on Tuesday, June 17.

5/28/97

Using a thallium thin film fabricated at the University at Buffalo, researchers at UB, IBM and Université Paris-sud have the first irrefutable proof that d-wave theory is responsible for high-temperature superconductivity.

5/21/97

The Toshiba Stroke Research Center at the University at Buffalo, one of the most advanced neuroimaging facilities in the world, will be showcased at grand opening ceremonies on Wednesday, May 28.

5/29/97

Scientists are coming to the realization it is not enough to do great research. It's equally important to inform the public about what they do and its implications for the public good and social progress.