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8/20/97

A new University at Buffalo study of the relationship of pesticides and PCBs with breast cancer shows that these compounds are not a risk factor for breast cancer for the general population of women.

8/29/97

Humans are one up in the war against drug-resistant bacteria, thanks to a software package used to solve molecular structures developed at the University at Buffalo and Buffalo’s Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Institute.

8/5/97

The "grasshopper" nature of chemical transport in the environment will be the focus of tests by a University at Buffalo researcher to determine how plants contribute to the global distribution of toxic organic pollutants.

8/20/97

A UB neuroendocrinologist is providing new insights into the cause of changes in blood levels of the hormone prolactin, which plays a role in regulating many vital human physiological functions.

8/15/97

Federal work-study students at the University at Buffalo will go into Western New York elementary schools this fall to tutor students in reading as part of the "America Reads" program.

8/29/97

More than 1,600 runners, joggers, racewalkers and strollers are expected to participate in the eighth annual Linda Yalem Memorial Run, to be held on Sunday, Sept. 28, on the North Campus.

8/21/97

The UB Archives next month will open an exhibit -- “My Dear Mr. Wright” -- featuring letters, manuscripts, photographs, architectural drawings and other materials from its Darwin D. Martin Collection and other sources.

8/20/97

The Western New York Science Forum will hold its 27th annual lecture series for teachers of all grades and subjects at UB on Wednesday evenings, through January.

8/15/97

UB recently signed joint-admission agreements with two Genesee Community and Broome Community colleges to facilitate the transfer of students from those colleges.

8/29/97

The dean of the School of Dental Medicine and a SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor in the Department of English are teaming up to present the first program in the 1997-98 “UB at Sunrise” series.

8/29/97

Henry Spiller, D.D.S., an early advocate in Western New York for adding fluoride to public water supplies, will be honored by the UB Alumni Association at a breakfast to be held on Friday, Sept. 12.

8/20/97

Charles Carr, clinical associate professor in the UB School of Law, will discuss "U.S. Courts Under the Microscope" at a UB Senior Alumni Program on Thursday, Sept. 11.

8/18/97

Two Nobel laureates and a best-selling author will be among those honoring internationally known UB physicist Mendel Sachs, Ph.D., at a symposium to be held on Sunday, Sept. 7.

8/5/97

A 12-week program to teach individuals skills to help them cope with depression will be offered this fall at UB.

8/5/97

Sister Helen Prejean, whose book, "Dead Man Walking," thrust her into the national spotlight and renewed the public debate surrounding capital punishment, will speak at UB. on Thursday, Sept. 11.

8/5/97

Works of abstract expressionism by James G. Pappas, associate professor of African-American studies, are featured in a solo exhibition in the University of Rochester's Memorial Art Gallery.

8/8/97

The university is pursuing clean-up efforts following discovery of PCB-laden fuel oil in an underground electrical conduit on the North Campus.

8/29/97

Reginald B. Newman II, president of NOCO Energy Corp. of Buffalo, has been named 1997 "Niagara Frontier Executive of the Year" by the UB School of Management.

8/20/97

Seminars on oral surgery and healthy living will be featured at the Greater Niagara Frontier Dental Meeting, to be on Sept. 11 and 12 in the Buffalo Convention Center.

8/29/97

Fall sessions of the UB’s popular Mini-Medical School -- which filled all of its openings when first offered in May -- will begin on Sept. 9.

8/15/97

Murray Levine, Ph.D., SUNY Distinguished Service Professor in the Department of Psychology, has received the Seymour B. Sarason Award for Community Research and Action from the American Psychology Association.

8/29/97

Graduates of the UB undergraduate accounting program had the fourth highest passing rate in the U.S. on all subjects of the May 1996 certified public accountant exam.

8/26/97

UB's life-sized bronze buffalo is moving this week to a permanent home outdoors on a new plaza on Coventry Circle, adjacent to Alumni Arena and the Center for the Arts on the North Campus.

8/11/97

David J. Saleh has been elected to a one-year term as vice president for finance of the UB Alumni Association. The other officers, including president Jonathan A. Dandes, are continuing in the second year of their terms.

8/21/97

Judith Adams, director of Lockwood Library, has been appointed editor of the Library Administration and Management Association (LAMA) Occasional Paper Series for 1997-99.

8/19/97

Gov. George Pataki has appointed Patricia K. Lipke, Sheila H. Battle and Edmond J. Gicewicz, M.D., as members of the UB Council.

8/18/97

"Wednesdays at 4 Plus," the bi-annual literary series sponsored by the Poetics Program in the UB Department of English, this fall will celebrate the 75th birthday of renowned poet Jackson MacLow.

8/15/97

The University at Buffalo is the first of 40 sites in the U.S. to meet all of its recruitment goals for the $625 million Women's Health Initiative, the largest clinical trial ever undertaken in the U.S.

8/20/97

A UB researcher has developed a test pattern that could cut by 75 percent the time it takes to perform mandatory tests of nuclear-imaging equipment, saving nuclear-imaging facilities thousands of dollars in down time annually.

8/18/97

In "Handwriting in America," a University at Buffalo historian explores the many ways in which Americans historically have used handwriting as both a lesson in conformity and a talisman of individuality.

8/15/97

The way in which the lining of their blood vessels responds to certain signals telling it to dilate may account for why some blacks have high blood pressure, according to a University at Buffalo study.

8/29/97

Lawrence Shulman, Ed.D., has been named dean of the School of Social Work effective Jan. 1, 1998 by UB President William R. Greiner.