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12/2/97

UB researchers have shown that men who were younger than 65 at that time and moderately overweight had a greater risk of dying from any cause, and from heart disease in particular, than their counterparts who were not overweight.

12/2/97

Western New York retained more than 1,000 manufacturing jobs and created more than 800 new ones during the 1996-97 fiscal year as a result of efforts by the local arm of the UB-based Strategic Partnership for Industrial Resurgence program.

12/2/97

In recognition of its contributions to the field of epidemiology, the Dec. 2 issue of the American Journal of Epidemiology is dedicated to research by faculty members and graduates of the UB Department of Social and Preventive Medicine.

12/2/97

One of the first studies to investigate the relationship between gender, depression and alcohol problems in a large community sample over a number of years has shown that women who have symptoms of depression are at risk of developing alcohol problems.

12/10/97

The University at Buffalo has taken its largest-ever equity position in a start-up company commercializing technology developed by UB researchers.

12/4/97

"You better watch out, who cares if you cry," appears to be the attitude of parents who force their young children to sit on Santa Claus' lap, a practice that a University at Buffalo educator considers to be a form of child abuse.

12/2/97

Breast-feeding for at least 20 months during their lifetime appears to offer women some protection against developing breast cancer later in life, a study by epidemiologists at the University at Buffalo has found.

12/17/97

University at Buffalo students are braving the Arctic terrain to study topics such as Scandinavian art and reindeer-herding practices in a an exchange program with Finland's University of Oulu.

12/1/97

A new program offering a master's degree in economics, plus advanced certification in applied economics, will be offered at the University at Buffalo beginning next fall.

12/2/97

Extremely overweight women who become pregnant can cut their risk of developing gestational diabetes by taking part in moderate physical activity, a new study has shown.

12/18/97

A new program initiated by the University at Buffalo School of Nursing will make it possible for nurses in rural Southern Tier counties to become nurse practitioners specializing in family, women's and children's health by taking courses at Cuba Memorial Hospital via interactive video originating from the nursing school.

12/2/97

Eating contaminated sport fish from Lake Ontario is associated with shortened menstrual cycles and a small delay in the time it takes women to become pregnant, epidemiologists from the University at Buffalo have found.

12/10/97

Offices and departments at the University at Buffalo are being issued report cards rating their level of environmental responsibility.

12/12/97

The Xerox Foundation has presented a gift of $25,000 to the UB School of Management for the creation of an innovative education and training program. The gift brings Xerox's giving to UB during the past year to more than $122,000.

12/3/97

Harry A. Sultz, professor and director of the medical school’s Health Services Research Program, has been appointed to the National Advisory Committee of a federally supported program called "Partners in Managing the Health of the Community."

12/3/97

Applicants with a doctoral degree or equivalent are being sought to apply for the Professor S.M. Small Research Fellowship at the University at Buffalo, a $32,000 per year fellowship.

12/9/97

The Parents' Association of the Science and Technology Enrichment Program at UB has received a $500 Volunteer Recognition Program grant from Bell Atlantic.

12/1/97

The UB School of Nursing has received a three-year, $300,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Education to be used for the training and preparation of rehabilitation nurses.

12/1/97

An array of original print designs by talented UB alumni, faculty and students will be on sale from noon until 5 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 5, and Saturday, Dec. 6, in the Center for the Arts Atrium on the North (Amherst) Campus.

12/23/97

A free seminar, "What a Professional Advisor and Fiduciary Must Know About the Investment, Management and Administration of Charitable Planned Gifts," will be held from 8-10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 27, in the Center for Tomorrow on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

12/15/97

Michael G. Fuda and Athos Petrou, professors of physics at UB, have been named fellows of the American Physical Society.

12/3/97

Millard Fillmore College, the continuing-education and summer- sessions division at UB, is offering an expanded certification program in paralegal studies to prepare students for one of the fastest-growing careers in the country.

12/22/97

The Niagara County Environmental Fund, being administered by the New York State Center for Hazardous Waste Management at UB, is seeking proposals for its 1998 funding cycle.

12/9/97

Two UB scholars of East Asian history -- David Abosh and Tom Burkman -- have contrtibuted to a new reference publication titled "Modern Japan: An Encyclopedia of History, Culture and Nationalism."

12/23/97

The 198th anniversary of the birth of Millard Fillmore, UB’s first chancellor and 13th president of the United States, will be observed in ceremonies to be held at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 7, in Forest Lawn Cemetery.

12/16/97

An alumnus of the UB School of Management and his wife have committed $50,000 to the school's Department of Accounting and Law in recognition of the opportunities provided him and other students in pursuit of careers in accounting.

12/17/97

Millard Fillmore College, the continuing-education and summer-sessions division at UB, will offer telecourses focusing on nutrition, general psychology and American cinema during the spring semester.

12/17/97

Lauer-Manguso & Associates, an Amherst architectural firm, has made a five-year commitment to the UB School of Architecture and Planning to support an annual lecture for the next five years.

12/3/97

Eight evening students attending Millard Fillmore College, the continuing-education and summer-sessions division at UB, have received the annual Kish Scholarship in recognition of academic performance.

12/18/97

UB alumnus Irving R. Knobloch has made a gift to the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics to establish the Irving W. and Natalie A. Knobloch Endowment Fund to provide financial assistance to students studying the biological sciences.

12/22/97

Mark E. Hamister, chairman and CEO of National Health Care Affiliates, has been named chair of the board of directors for the Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership in the UB School of Management.

12/9/97

Gerald M. Goldhaber, Ph.D., associate professor and associate chair of the UB Department of Communication, has been appointed to the Fredonia College Foundation Board of Directors.

12/3/97

Bruno B. Freschi, dean of the School of Architecture and Planning, was the keynote speaker at the Tangier American Legation Museum Society conference last month that marked the 200-year anniversary of American diplomatic presence in Morocco.

12/1/97

Four UB students have been named recipients of the annual J. Scott Fleming Merit Award by the University at Buffalo Student Alumni Board, a student affiliate of the UB Alumni Association.

12/17/97

University at Buffalo students are braving the Arctic terrain to study topics such as Scandinavian art and reindeer-herding practices in a an exchange program with Finland's University of Oulu.

12/17/97

A course to help individuals learn how to recognize and cope with depression will be offered in February at UB.

12/5/97

Sebastian G. Ciancio, D.D.S., professor and chair of the Department of Periodontology in the School of Dental Medicine, will be featured in "Who's Who in Continuing Education."

12/5/97

Kazimierz Braun, UB professor of theatre and dance, has been awarded the Chivalry Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland in recognition of his outstanding work in Polish literature, theater and scholarship.

12/23/97

Jonathan G. Bell, Ph.D., professor and chair of the Department of Mathematics at UB, has been appointed the Martin Professor of Mathematics for a three-year term.

12/2/97

An accurate and inexpensive detection method effective for land mines in either plastic or metal casings may be on the horizon as the result of computer simulations conducted by researchers at the University at Buffalo.

12/2/97

High levels of toxic free radicals in the blood can literally take one's breath away, according to new research by epidemiologists at the University at Buffalo.