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9/18/97

A UB professor is taking the lead in linking the university, its programs and its resources to "Buffalo 2001," the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Pan American Exposition.

9/25/97

The UB School of Nursing has received a $2 million bequest from the late Nova G. Petsan that is the largest gift ever received by the school, and one of the largest gifts from an individual in the history of the university.

9/18/97

In the spring of 1901, a fantastic Pan American Rainbow City sprung up almost overnight to pierce the quiet treeline of Delaware Avenue and Lincoln Parkway with its frosted minarets, towers, balconies, domes and spires. For eight months, this fairyland realm, a 30-minute ride from downtown Buffalo, excited international applause and could be glimpsed from as far away as Niagara Falls.

9/30/97

The University at Buffalo School of Law is expanding its tradition of service to the Western New York community through a new externship course that sends students into the community to work in a variety of assignments.

9/12/97

UB researchers have shown in studies with chinchillas that a drug called R-PIA can help rescue hearing loss due to exposure to high levels of noise.

9/22/97

An advanced composite material developed at the University at Buffalo that strengthens mortar could bring longer life -- and lower repair costs -- to aging brick buildings and chimneys.

9/15/97

Actress, comedienne and six-time Emmy-award winner Carol Burnett will kick off the 11th annual Distinguished Speakers Series at the University at Buffalo on Thursday, Oct. 9.

9/4/97

One of the few prospective studies of surgical treatment for endometriosis has shown that the majority of women who undergo surgery for the condition experience dramatic improvement in pain and discomfort.

9/30/97

By the year 2000, half of the infections caused by the bacterium responsible for 7 million cases of otitis media and 500,000 cases of pneumonia a year in the U.S. will have some resistance to penicillin, a UB researcher warned today.

9/19/97

The Industry/University Center for Biosurfaces, headquartered at the University at Buffalo, has received a $900,000 National Science Foundation grant to expand its research on airborne contagions and health.

9/25/97

Nine national companies have adopted MBA courses in the University at Buffalo School of Management this fall to give doses of reality to the business theory taught in the school's required core curriculum.

9/10/97

WBFO 88.7 FM, UB's National Public Radio station, has added three new shows and has moved the popular NPR programs "Car Talk" and "Living on Earth" to more frequent, accessible times.

9/12/97

The first anthology in English dedicated exclusively to Spanish-American women playwrights has been produced by two Buffalo professors.

9/10/97

Regina S. Toomey has been named director of admissions at UB and will continue as interim assistant vice president.

9/3/97

A Team Performance Certificate Program is being offered by the Center for Management Development in the School of Management from Sept. 22 through Nov. 24.

9/29/97

A series of workshops for youngsters and teens who stutter and their parents will be held on Saturday, Oct. 18, on the UB North Campus.

9/26/97

Nationally recognized documentary photographer Milton Rogovin will present a slide lecture on his photographs on Thursday, Oct. 9, in the Center for the Arts.

9/22/97

New York State Sen. Mary Lou Rath and Assemblyman Paul A. Tokasz will be honored at a breakfast sponsored by the Legislative Action Committee of the UB Alumni Association on Thursday, Oct. 23.

9/12/97

One member of the University at Buffalo Department of Public Safety was honored and another graduated during the 16th graduation session of the State University of New York Public Safety Training Academy.

9/3/97

A Pharmacy-Management Certificate Program is being offered for pharmacists and pharmacy managers by the schools of Management and Pharmacy.

9/26/97

The UB School of Pharmacy will co-sponsor a pharmacy fair on Sunday, Oct. 19, in the Walden Galleria, Cheektowaga.

9/29/97

Leonard J. Finocchio, associate director for state programs for the Center for the Health Professions at the University of California, San Francisco, will deliver UB’s 1997 J. Warren Perry Lecture on Friday, Oct. 10.

9/26/97

The UB School of Nursing is offering a continuing-education program this fall covering various topics of interest to nurses and other health-care providers.

9/16/97

Julian Earls, deputy director for operations at NASA's Lewis Research Center and a nationally recognized author, scholar and humanitarian, will speak at the first annual Minority Student Graduate School Awareness Conference.

9/12/97

A new software package developed by Western New York researchers that is allowing pharmacologists to begin to design new drugs to fight a deadly bacteria will be the topic of a lecture to be held at 7 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 22.

9/22/97

Lester Milbrath, UB professor emeritus and noted environmental futurist, has received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Political Science Association.

9/3/97

A "Micro-MBA" Certificate Program is being offered by the Center for Management Development in the School of Management for individuals who wish to develop basic knowledge of the managerial concepts and tools.

9/23/97

Leading researchers in the field of optical technologies will speak at a workshop on “Photonic Materials and Devices: Issues and Opportunities” to be held on Oct. 24 and 25.

9/10/97

Three specialized non-credit certificate courses for paralegals and others interested in paralegal careers will be offered this fall through Millard Fillmore College, UB’s continuing-education and summer-sessions division.

9/26/97

Two students enrolled in Millard Fillmore College, UB’s night and summer-session division, have been awarded Lorraine Saban Memorial Scholarships.

9/22/97

A UB alumnus of the School of Management has donated $25,000 to the school in appreciation for the education and guidance that he and his son, also a former student, received from one of its professors.

9/22/97

Larry Levine, major historian, public intellectual and cultural provocateur, will present the 1997 Capen Lecture in the Humanities at the University at Buffalo on Tuesday, Sept. 30.

9/5/97

D. Bruce Johnstone, University Professor of Higher Education at UB and former chancellor of the State University of New York, has received an honorary doctorate in humane letters from San Diego State University in California.

9/22/97

Noted photographer and photographic historian Robert Hirsch, director and curator of CEPA, the Center for Exploratory and Perceptual Art, will present a slide talk, “Recent Color Photography,” at UB on Thursday, Oct. 23.

9/15/97

Peter Halley, a New York artist of growing national reputation, has installed a nine-part temporary public-art project on the North Campus that satirizes the physical organization of the university.

9/11/97

Joel Garreau, Washington Post writer and author of the bestseller, “Edge City: Life on the New Frontier,” will open the 1997-98 lecture series sponsored by the UB School of Architecture and Planning on Monday, Sept. 15.

9/10/97

The Center for Continuing Professional Education in the UB Graduate School of Education has scheduled three seminars on research and education.

9/11/97

Lucinda Finley, professor of law at UB, has been elected to a three-year term on the board of directors of the National Abortion Federation.

9/12/97

Recent publications by members of the University at Buffalo Department of English have included books and special publications.

9/25/97

The UB School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences will co-sponsor a day-long seminar, “Update in the Management of Diabetes, Insulin Resistance and Obesity,” to be held on Saturday, Oct. 4.

9/24/97

Recognizing the need for nurses to keep abreast of changes in the profession and to explore new areas in their field, Shirley DeVoe, a UB School of Nursing alumnus, has made a $200,000 bequest to the school to support nursing research.

9/4/97

An internationally acclaimed leader in nursing will deliver the first University at Buffalo School of Nursing Dr. Bonnie Bullough Lecture at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 25.

9/23/97

Jared C. Barlow, M.D., has been elected president of the Medical Alumni Association of the UB School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences for 1997-98.

9/18/97

J. Bradley Aust, M.D., Ph.D., Dorn Distinguished Professor at the University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, will be honored as Distinguished Medical Alumnus by the UB School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

9/8/97

The UB Department of Art will present four exhibitions this fall in its gallery in room B45 of the Center for the Arts on the North Campus.

9/10/97

Gloria Ladson-Billings, author of the book “The Dreamkeepers: Successful Teachers of African American Children,” will speak at UB on Thursday, Sept. 25, at the annual Charlotte C. Acer Colloquium on Urban Education.

9/8/97

The UB Art Gallery will present an exhibition of elegant moving sculptures by American artist Lisa Hein that will run concurrently with a site-specific installation by Dutch artist Lara Schnitger from Sept. 25 through Nov. 7.

9/19/97

The University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Science has received a grant to to teach medical students to be more sensitive, more care physicians.