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3/4/98

The experimental Print Imaging Center of the Printmaking Program in the Department of Art will host a spring series of three day-long workshops in Room B37 of the Center for the Arts.

3/20/98

Mayan Culture at the Millennium: Retrospect and Prospect will provide a forum for presentations by, and conversations among, scholars who approach Mayan culture from many different perspectives. The conference will pair scholars with expertise in similar domains so that they, along with other participants, might find common ground during discussion periods.

3/20/98

Among the plays performed in Mayan communities since the European invasion, there is only one whose characters and plot belong entirely to pre-Columbian times. This same play is one of a very few whose dialogue is entirely in a Mayan language, rather than in Spanish. The language is Quiché (K'iche'), which has a million speakers today, and the play is Xajoj Tun, "Dance of the Trumpets," also known as Rab'inal Achi, "Man of Rabinal." Never before has it been translated directly into English.

3/20/98

The University at Buffalo will host "Mayan Culture at the Millennium: Retrospect and Prospect," a major international conference on Mayan culture to be held here April 25 and 26.

3/18/98

The University at Buffalo is helping to combat a lack of awareness about engineering careers by participating in Project Lead the Way, a regional partnership to promote high-school level, pre-engineering education.

3/1/98

Research by a University at Buffalo physicist, published today in the British Journal of Nuclear and Particle Physics, provides the first indisputable evidence of the existence of anomalons, which contradict conventional laws of physics.

3/4/98

If you're spooked by superstitions, you'll probably want to stay home next weekend. Friday the 13th will feature a full moon, as well as a lunar eclipse, and two days later will be the Ides of March!

3/2/98

Pet-owners confronted with the death of a pet are forced by society to suppress their suffering, according to a University at Buffalo bereavement expert, because their anguish is largely unaccepted by a public that is uncomfortable with grief.

3/4/98

Taking its cue from the adage, "If you want a job done right, do it yourself," faculty members in the Department of Family Medicine at the University at Buffalo, using deductions from their own paychecks, have started a foundation to support work they think is important, but for which funding is not available.

3/31/98

University at Buffalo law professor and forensic psychologist Charles Patrick Ewing says the shootings of four students and a teacher in Jonesboro, Ark., underscores the need for laws such as one that would make possession/use of any firearm by youths under 16 a punishable offense.

3/4/98

A University at Buffalo engineer has made the first observation of semiconducting behavior in a carbon composite material, a finding that could revolutionize the fields of "smart" structures and electronics.

3/2/98

If you think that "computer Utopia" is right around the corner, you might want to spend some time talking with Hank Bromley about the use of technology in America's schools.

3/24/98

A computer system used by a national fast-food restaurant chain to decide what items to cook and when is effective because its designers did not fully appreciate what workers deal with on a daily basis, a conflict between workers and systems that exists in many industries.

3/18/98

The possible link between the rise in bacterial resistance to antibiotics in humans and the pervasive use of antibiotics in the cattle, swine and poultry industries needs to be studied, according to a University at Buffalo associate professor who is an expert on bacterial resistance

3/12/98

Couples who own cats or dogs have closer relationships, are more satisfied in marriage and respond better to stress than couples who do not, a new University at Buffalo study has shown.

3/20/98

Two groups that may appear to be strange bedfellows -- the Alcohol Review Board at the University at Buffalo and owners of taverns near the university's South Campus -- are working together to maintain a safer community and ensure that UB students who patronize off-campus bars and restaurants engage in legal and responsible consumption of alcohol.

3/17/98

The early work of photographer Walker Evans will be the subject of a free public exhibition from March 20 through April 24 in the Art Gallery in the Center for the Arts.

3/20/98

Prospective freshman and transfer students interested in enrolling this fall who have not already applied to UB will have a special opportunity to learn more about the university at "Visit UB Days" on Friday, April 3, and Saturday, April 4.

3/17/98

Strategies for measuring team performance in the workplace will be the topic of Team Forum '98, which will promote the understanding and development of effective team-based work environments.

3/17/98

Marianne K. Sullivan has been named executive director of the Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership in the School of Management.

3/4/98

Harry Sultz, D.D.S, and Kristina M. Young have written "Health Care USA," a comprehensive textbook being used in 120 courses in 77 colleges and universities across the country.

3/13/98

The Department of Counseling and Educational Psychology in the Graduate School of Education will co-sponsor a conference titled "Students at Risk: The Role of the Professional in the Year 2000" on March 27.

3/31/98

Mona Domosh of Florida Atlantic University will discuss "A Feminine City: Women, Shopping and Space in 19th Century New York” in a lecture on April 8.

3/13/98

Whether the "helping professions" should continue to be based on a "medical model" will be discussed by Lawrence Shulman, Ed.D., in a "UB at Sunrise" program on March 24.

3/10/98

Three University at Buffalo School of Nursing graduate students have been selected as recipients of the Gustave Petsan & Nova G. Petsan Scholarship.

3/10/98

The Department of Anesthesiology in the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences will be a co-sponsor of a conference on "Cancer and AIDS Pain Management" to be held April 3-4.

3/13/98

The School of Law and The Buffalo Law Review will co-host a symposium on March 20-21 covering the legal issues and politics at the center of the current confrontations between members of the Iroquois Confederacy, New York State and the federal government.

3/13/98

The School of Law and The Buffalo Law Review will co-host a symposium on March 20-21 covering the legal issues and politics at the center of the current confrontations between members of the Iroquois Confederacy, New York State and the federal government.

3/4/98

Sek Yen Kim-Cho has been awarded a $100,000 grant from the Korean National Assembly Educational Committee to research and promote the study of Sejong, a monarch and philosopher of Korea's Golden Age.

3/17/98

In celebration of Women's History Month, the Department of Classics will present a program on March 26 about the fascinating relationship between "Rembetika" -- a Greek blues form -- and the ancient lamentations of women.

3/13/98

The Graduate School of Education Alumni Association will present two lectures this spring on contemporary issues in education.

3/13/98

The Graduate School of Education will present the first lecture of the Herbert and Anita Foster Lecture Series, entitled "Can We Accelerate the Education of all Students?: Treating At-Risk Students as Gifted or Talented," on March 31.

3/2/98

With the economy in good health, more companies are willing to pay for executive training programs, like the Executive MBA program in the UB School of Management, because they feel compelled to restock with top talent after years of downsizing.

3/24/98

The controversial issues that have emerged over deer in the suburbs -- and how to resolve them -- will be examined at a regional conference to be held on March 28 at the School of Law.

3/10/98

Paul R. DiBenedetto, a 1979 graduate of the School of Dental Medicine, has been elected president of the UB School of Dental Medicine Alumni Association.

3/18/98

Kerry Kennedy Cuomo, internationally renowned human-rights activist, will speak on campus on March 24 as a guest of the School of Law Human Rights Center.

3/10/98

More than 400 scholars of international and comparative education from 30 nations will convene in Buffalo this month for the 1998 World Education Conference sponsored by the Comparative and International Education Society.

3/24/98

Melissa Bowerman of the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics in The Netherlands will explore the subject of first-language acquisition during a lecture fromon April 9 in 121 Cooke Hall.

3/24/98

Robert Beauregard, professor at the Milano Graduate School of Management and Urban Policy in the New School for Social Research, will present a lecture titled "Imagining Utopia" at UB on March 31.

3/10/98

What mathematics can tell us about the sense of touch will be the topic of a lecture to be presented on March 23 by Jonathan Bell, Ph.D., professor and chair of the Department of Mathematics.

3/31/98

Donald Armstrong, Ph.D., D.Sc., a UB specialist in free-radical bioactivity, is editor of a new book of analytical protocols for measuring oxidative stress and antioxidant activity.

3/5/98

The University at Buffalo saves $9 million per year as a result of its creative strategies for energy conservation, according to a report released today by the National Wildlife Federation.

3/28/98

Women won't travel as far as men will to do their shopping because they have less time available for the task, a study by a University at Buffalo geographer has found.

3/13/98

Couples who own cats or dogs have closer relationships, are more satisfied in marriage and respond better to stress than couples who do not, a new University at Buffalo study has shown.

3/23/98

F. Bruder Stapleton, M.D., A. Conger Goodyear professor and chair of the Department of Pediatrics in the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, has been named chair of the Sub-Board of Pediatric Nephrology of the American Board of Pediatrics for 1993.

3/18/98

A new site on the World Wide Web that provides immediate access to information about trends in antibiotic resistance has attracted major interest, recording more than 80,000 hits during its first month online.