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10/28/97

A University at Buffalo oral biologist has shown that saliva appears to be as good as blood as a source of genetic material needed to screen people for inherited diseases.

10/23/97

A husband-and-wife team of psychiatrists at the University at Buffalo has received a $2.6 million federal grant to conduct one of the first major population-based studies aimed at finding the gene or genes that may be linked to schizophrenia.

10/7/97

Joint Statement by Chancellor Robert Berdahl of the University of California at Berkeley, President William R. Greiner of the University at Buffalo, and Chancellor Michael Aiken of the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

10/7/97

The University at Buffalo's National Center for Earthquake Engineering Research has been awarded a $10 million grant by the National Science Foundation to support a Center for Advanced Technologies in Earthquake Loss Reduction.

10/3/97

A design team from the UB School of Architecture and Planning has beat out more than 300 competitors to win the coveted Grand Prize in the Second San Francisco Prize Competition.

10/30/97

Never mind Dodi, Di and those tapeworm diets that don't work. What makes Don McGuire really glow in the dark is the way the tabloid press mucks around in the ancient world.

10/15/97

Researchers at the University of Buffalo conducting an FDA trial of photodynamic therapy (PDT) have shown that Kaposi's sarcoma and external chest-wall lesions from recurrent breast cancer can be treated successfully using PDT.

10/22/97

Twenty-six new "technology classrooms" are up and running this semester at the University at Buffalo, more than tripling the number of high-technology classrooms.

10/2/97

A study to determine if exercises can improve balance and agility in older adults and involving subjects as old as 91 is being conducted by a UB assistant professor of physical therapy and exercise and nutrition sciences.

10/2/97

Funded by the National Institutes of Health, UB dental researchers and preventive medicine specialists are beginning a five-year study of the relationship between periodontal disease and heart attacks.

10/1/97

UB will hold its first “Discover UB!” fall undergraduate open house, featuring workshops, tours and special presentations, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 18.

10/31/97

A $17.4 million project to save the University at Buffalo $50 million in energy costs over 17 years has been named the 1997 National Energy Project of the Year by the Association of Energy Engineers.

10/22/97

University at Buffalo engineering students have determined that San Francisco's new airport terminal building should remain operational during earthquakes registering as high as eight on the Richter scale.

10/1/97

Too much hot air -- literally -- and two few recycling bins were among the concerns about Buffalo’s City Hall that a group of UB environmental-studies students raised this week when they met with Mayor Anthony Masiello.

10/23/97

A researcher with the University at Buffalo Center for Hearing and Deafness says noise-induced high-frequency hearing loss is endemic in the U.S., and poses a particular problem for children, affecting their ability to achieve in school.

10/30/97

Wolfgang Wolck,UB professor of linguistics, will discuss regional speech patterns and differences in the way people speak a UB Senior Alumni Luncheon on Wednesday, Nov. 19.

10/7/97

The National Center for Earthquake Engineering Research, headquartered at the University at Buffalo, has directed nearly $110 million toward research and education programs in its 11-year history. Much of the knowledge and technology developed through NCEER’s programs has been put into practice. Its accomplishments include:

10/6/97

T.Y. Lin, often called “the greatest structural engineer in the world,” will speak at UB on Tbursday, Oct. 16, and Friday, Oct. 17.

10/10/97

A "tax legislative update" will be presented by the Center for Management Development and the Institute for Tax Studies in the UB School of Management on Oct. 31.

10/20/97

Kenneth J. Takeuchi, Ph.D., associate professor of, has received the inaugural Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching in the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics from Dean Joseph J. Tufariello.

10/10/97

Registrations are being accepted for the second fall term of the Graduate Tax Certificate Program offered by the Institute for Tax Studies in the UB School of Management.

10/1/97

A UB associate professor of surgery who has set up a hospital-based program aimed at keeping trauma patients who are violence victims from repeating their mistakes will speak in a “UB at Sunrise” program on Thursday, Oct. 9.

10/31/97

Beverly Foit-Albert, an award-winning architect and adjunct faculty member in the School of Architecture and Planning, will speak in a "UB at Sunrise" program on Wednesday, Nov. 19.

10/28/97

UB graduate Kevin Russell has been awarded the first place 1997 Montgomery-Watson Master's Thesis Award in a national competition for his master's thesis titled "The Use of Decision Analysis for Groundwater Remediation Design."

10/13/97

Geographers and political scientists will address “Geographic Information Systems and Political Redistricting: Social Groups, Representational Values and Electoral Boundaries” in a conference to be held Oct. 24-26.

10/13/97

“Where do stars come from?” is among questions Judith L. Pipher will address in the Harlow Shapley Visiting Lecture on Tuesday, Oct. 21.

10/21/97

Richard Pipes, Baird Professor of History Emeritus at Harvard University and a member of the National Security Council in the Reagan administration, will present a lecture at UB Friday, Nov. 21.

10/20/97

Three pharmacy students at the University at Buffalo have been awarded $1,000 scholarships by the Women's Club of the Columbia University College of Pharmaceutical Sciences.

10/3/97

J. Warren Perry, Ph.D., founding dean of the UB School of Health Related Professions at the University at Buffalo, recently received the 1997 Theodore Roosevelt Award for Exemplary Citizenship and Service.

10/21/97

"Winning Ways: Best Practices in Work-Based Learning", co-edited by Albert J. Pautler, Jr., Deborah M. Buffamanti, focuses on how internships, apprenticeships and other forms of work-based learning can provide an edge in the job market.

10/15/97

Seventeen faculty teams at the University at Buffalo with excellent ideas for original, multidisciplinary research have been awarded grants totaling more than $300,000 by the university.

10/30/97

James F. May, retired president of Oakgrove Construction Co., has been named "Engineer of the Year" by the UB Engineering Alumni Association.

10/15/97

The Family Violence Clinic in the School of Law has received $140,000 in state funding to expand its work throughout the Eighth Judicial District of New York and serve as a regional resource center.

10/10/97

The contrasting, yet complementary, aesthetics of traditional Korean music will be experienced on Saturday, Nov. 15, when six of Korea's most outstanding performers are featured in Slee Concert Hall.

10/10/97

George E. Haddad, M.D., will present the C.K. Huang Lecture at the 22nd annual meeting of the Friends of the Health Sciences Library on Sunday, Oct. 19.

10/13/97

A performance by comedian and MTV personality Bill Bellamy, a mini-parade and, of course, a football game will highlight the University at Buffalo’s family and Homecoming weekend slated for Oct. 24-26.

10/31/97

A live, interactive videoconference on the hepatitis C virus, a disease that has infected 3.9 million Americans, will be downlinked, via satellite, at UB on Saturday Nov. 22.

10/30/97

Julia Hall, a 1996 graduate of the UB School of Law and counsel to the Helsinki division of Human Rights Watch, will discuss women's human rights in Bosnia on Tuesday, Nov. 18.

10/31/97

Female survivors of sexual and physical assault ages 18 and older are being sought by researchers in UB’s Center for Anxiety Research to participate in a study designed to help women experiencing psychological distress as a result of a rape or other physical assault.

10/17/97

The Buffalo film premiere of the 1995 Theo Angelopoulos film, "Ulysses' Gaze," a modern rendition of Homer's "Odyssey" starring Harvey Keitel will take place on Nov. 1 in the Center for the Arts Screening Room.

10/3/97

UB’s Institute for Local Governance and Regional Growth will kick off a full fall season of events with an open house on Oct. 16 in its new home: historic Beck Hall on the South Campus.

10/29/97

The UB Golden Key National Honor Society recently inducted seven members of the faculty as honorary members of the UB chapter at its 10th annual fall induction ceremony.

10/13/97

James H. Forest, international peace activist, author and friend of the late Catholic writer Thomas Merton, will give a talk titled "Merton, Mysticism and Me: Crafting Peace in a Violent World" on Monday, Oct. 20.

10/24/97

John K. Fitzer has been appointed assistant director of the English as a Second Language Program in the English Language Institute in UB’s Graduate School of Education.

10/27/97

A conference looking at new and on-going research on the behavior of capital markets, developments in corporate finance and international accounting issues will be held by the School of Management on Nov. 7-8.

10/20/97

UB will be the screening site for the second annual international film festival, "About Women," the only international women-oriented film festival in New York State.

10/10/97

Marion Faller, a UB associate professor of art , has been recognized by the New York Foundation for the Arts with a $5,000 grant to create a catalogue to record and promote her photography.

10/14/97

Professor Richard E. Ellis, Ph.D., a noted authority on the United States Constitution, has been named chair of the UB Department of History.

10/29/97

Marian Wright Edelman, founder and president of the Children's Defense Fund, will speak at UB on Thursday, Nov. 20.

10/27/97

Diane M. Dittmar has been named assistant dean for undergraduate and doctoral programs in the School of Management.

10/24/97

Louis A. Del Cotto, professor emeritus at the School of Law, will receive the 1997 Edwin F. Jaeckle Award -- the law school's highest honor -- on Saturday, Nov. 8.

10/6/97

A SUNY honorary degree will be presented to Thomas B. Tomasi, former president and chief executive officer of Roswell Park Cancer Institute, when UB holds its third annual University Convocation on Wednesday, Oct. 15.

10/21/97

Beginning Nov. 1 and running through Dec. 20, "Burning Issues," an exhibit focusing on censorship, will be on display in Lockwood Memorial Library and the Charles B. Sears Law Library, both on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

10/10/97

An eight-week course that details strategies and procedures for buying or selling a business is being offered by the Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership in the UB School of Management.

10/16/97

A record 41 Western New York business owners and operators have enrolled this fall in the Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership School of Management.

10/14/97

Simple sensors that measure levels of oxygen, drugs, toxins and other substances in human will be the focus of a lecture on Monday, Oct. 27.

10/16/97

Professor Jonathon Bell, Ph.D., who conducts research at the interface of mathematics and biology, has been named chair of the Department of Mathematics.

10/17/97

The Department of Family Medicine is initiating the Bailey Community Outreach Program to assess health needs in the neighborhoods near Bailey Avenue and to promote the Bailey Family Health Center as an available health-care option.

10/24/97

Four men -- a long-time wrestling coach, as well as former tennis, soccer and football stars -- were inducted today into UB’s Athletic Hall of Fame.

10/10/97

The UB chapter of the American Medical Student Association is challenging Western New Yorkers to run, walk, roller blade or bike in the fight against domestic violence in a 5K race to be held Sunday, Oct. 19, in Delaware Park.

10/10/97

The University at Buffalo is reaffirming its commitment to Buffalo and the region by investing $100 million over 10 years in its South Campus and spearheading new efforts to bolster neighborhoods surrounding the South Campus.

10/28/97

Two teams of students in the University at Buffalo's School of Architecture and Planning have been named finalists in an international competition for their designs for hotels to be built in outer space, including one to be constructed in an asteroid.