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1/7/98

Andy Rooney, CBS correspondent, "60 Minutes" essayist, author and columnist, will speak at the University at Buffalo on Thursday, Jan. 29.

1/21/98

A University at Buffalo psychologist is conducting clinical trials of two long-acting drugs for attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder as part of the Federal Drug Administration approval process.

1/8/98

Undergraduates at the University at Buffalo will be examining the United States armed services as a social institution this semester in a new seminar called "Race, Class and Gender in the U.S. Military."

1/15/98

The University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and the University at Albany School of Public Health have signed an agreement to offer a master's degree in public health from the University at Albany through courses taught at UB and Roswell Park Cancer Institute

1/22/98

Researchers at the University at Buffalo and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Buffalo, using positron emission tomography (PET), have pinpointed for the first time the specific brain regions responsible for tinnitus, a constant and debilitating ringing in the ears experienced by millions of Americans.

1/27/98

The University at Buffalo Department of Geology has developed a new, more rigorous undergraduate curriculum with an increased emphasis on environmental applications and better integration of the diverse topics students must study to practice in the field today.

1/26/98

The University at Buffalo has created the Environment and Society Institute to serve as a university-wide vehicle for strengthening and promoting interdisciplinary, environmental research.

1/16/98

The University at Buffalo is working to assist more than 700 international students who are having difficulty paying their UB bills due to the currency crisis in Asia.

1/7/98

Ninety-seven New York State residents pursing graduate studies at the University at Buffalo will be included in the 1998 edition of "Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges."

1/23/98

"Wednesdays at 4 PLUS," the bi-annual literary series sponsored by the Poetics Program in the UB Department of English, this spring will include a number of renowned authors, poets and playwrights from around the world.

1/27/98

Avner Cohen, senior Jennings Fellow at the U.S. Institute of Peace in Washington, D.C., will deliver the keynote address at the 12th annual Wasserman Conference, to be held on Sunday, Feb. 8, on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

1/16/98

The UB Department of History has scheduled a lecture series for the spring entitled, "Russia, Germany and Ukraine in World War II."

1/13/98

Whether humans have lost the war against infectious bacteria will be the focus of a "UB at Sunrise" program to be held from 7:30-9 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 10, in the Center for Tomorrow.

1/7/98

Alan L. Selman, Ph.D., UB professor of computer science, has been designated a fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery.

1/14/98

UB research that may lead to an accurate and inexpensive method to detect land mines will be the subject of a talk to be held at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 28, in Room 225 of the Natural Sciences and Mathematics complex.

1/14/98

A national satellite teleconference on the landmark Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade will be presented from 3-4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 21, in 120 Clemens Hall.

1/27/98

"Simultaneous Spaces," an installation by Shadi Nazarian, assistant professor in the UB Department of Architecture in the School of Architecture and Planning, will be on display Feb. 2-13 in the James Dyett Gallery in Hayes Hall on the UB South (Main Street) Campus.

1/22/98

Carl Lund, Ph.D., professor in the UB Department of Chemical Engineering, has been named chair of the department.

1/7/98

Internationally known UB physiologist Claes E. Lundgren, M.D., Ph.D., has received the 1997 Albert Behnke, Jr. Award for research on diving physiology from the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society.

1/9/98

Alumni and friends of the UB School of Law are invited to attend the school's 1998 New York Alumni Luncheon, to be held from noon to 2 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 30, in the Union League Club, 38 East 37th St., New York.

1/23/98

Wassim Jabi, assistant professor in the UB Department of Architecture, will discuss the applications of computer-aided design in architecture during a lecture at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 4, in 148 Diefendorf Hall on the South (Main Street) Campus.

1/28/98

Inventors who are members of the UB faculty and staff will be honored during a reception to be held at 4 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 9, in the Center for Tomorrow on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

1/7/98

The Gifted Math Program at UB is accepting nominations of outstanding sixth-grade mathematics students submitted by schools or parents for its Fall 1998 entering class.

1/26/98

Mecca S. Cranley, professor and dean of the UB School of Nursing, has been named to The Catholic Health System of Western New York's first board of directors and the.New York State Maternal and Child Health Block Grant Advisory Council.

1/12/98

A new interdisciplinary pilot program to enrich the education of UB students in the health professions and to provide vital health-care information to the Southern Tier community is being developed through a $25,000 one-year grant from the Bell Atlantic Foundation.

1/27/98

The Black Law Students Association at the UB School of Law is the host chapter for the 30th Northeast Regional Convention of the National Black Law Students Association, to be held Feb. 5-8 in the Buffalo Hilton.

1/16/98

UB alumni Jordan A. Levy and Ronald M. Schreiber, co-chairs of SOFTBANK Services Group, will be honored as the first UB Arts and Sciences Distinguished Alumni on Thursday, Feb. 5.

1/8/98

The University at Buffalo has established an Institute for Research and Education on Women and Gender that has a mandate to expand and coordinate intra- and interdisciplinary scholarship, research and teaching related to women and gender issues.

1/13/98

Ginkgo biloba, an extract made from from ginkgo leaves and prescribed widely in Europe to improve brain function, appears to improve learning and memory in rats and prolongs their life, a study at the University at Buffalo has shown.

1/22/98

While national attention is focused on handwriting only one day each year -- Jan. 23 (John Hancock's birthday) is National Handwriting Day -- two University at Buffalo professors who are leaders in their respective fields think about putting pen to paper all year long.