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4/7/98

Printmakers in UB’S ePIC (Experimental Print and Imaging Center) Program are showcasing their work through April 25 in an exhibition in The Carnegie Art Center in North Tonawanda.

4/10/98

Nancy P. Zimmerman, Ph.D., has been named to the Library Media Standards Committee of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards.

4/14/98

Although popular culture continues to presume that height is a measure of personal satisfaction in life, a new study by a team of psychologists and endocrinologists at the University at Buffalo refutes the idea that taller is necessarily better.

4/21/98

A University at Buffalo professor is leading the effort to increase federal funding of university research in the field of geographic information systems (GIS), applications of which are addressing important social problems ranging from the handling of medical emergencies, to fighting crime, to monitoring agricultural crops.

4/9/98

Western New York governments and other public-service entities have an "impressive and encouraging" record of cost-effective collaboration and a growing interest in more such efforts as an approach to building a stronger region, according to two reports released by the Institute for Local Governance and Regional Growth at the University at Buffalo.

4/28/98

Research conducted at the University at Buffalo suggests the potentially lethal brain swelling known as high-altitude cerebral edema that has caused the death of climbers on Mount Everest and elsewhere is caused by a disruption in the blood-brain barrier.

4/23/98

Scott Williams doesn't teach mathematics to African-American children, but several thousand of them have learned from him lessons that they will keep for the rest of their lives.

4/22/98

Reducing repetitive strain injuries while increasing comfort at work is easy, effective and often inexpensive for workers or employers with the proper equipment, a University at Buffalo ergonomics expert says.

4/2/98

Taking a monumental step that will change the lives of even more University at Buffalo students, the anonymous donor who started UB's Distinguished Honors Scholars program has reached the $4 million mark with another donation of $800,000 to fully fund the education of academically gifted students.

4/8/98

While TV-Free America (TVFA) has designated April 22-28 National TV-Turnoff Week, a University at Buffalo associate professor of communication says eliminating TV from American life is an "extreme measure"and not warranted.

4/13/98

Thanks to Laurie Carter’s research, the question is no longer whether susceptibility to stroke is indicated by standard dental X-rays, but to what degree.

4/13/98

Pregnant women who continue to smoke, thinking their prenatal vitamins will offset the known adverse effects of smoking on the developing fetus, are deluding themselves, a new study by University at Buffalo researchers shows.

4/9/98

A physician known internationally for his pioneering work in developing dermatology as a medical specialty and a man considered the most powerful individual in talent management in the entertainment industry are among eight individuals to be honored at the University at Buffalo Alumni Association's annual awards dinner.

4/21/98

"From the Age of Lightheartedness" (1980), a lyrical account of an exotic love affair by experimental German filmmaker Klaus Wyborny, will be screened on April 27 in the Center for the Arts.

4/16/98

Extending and enhancing human life through organ transplants will be the topic of UB’s 28th annual Ernest Witebsky Memorial Lecture on April 22.

4/20/98

Fifty fine Italian wines and an array of Italian cuisine will be featured when the UB Alumni Association hosts an Italian Renaissance Wine and Food Festival on May 5 in the Center for the Arts.

4/22/98

Leah I.S. Bailey of Buffalo is the first-place winner in the 19th annual Nancy Welch Award competition recognizing UB students who have made significant contributions to the university community during the current academic year.

4/14/98

The University Student Alumni Board, the student affiliate of the UB Alumni Association, recently was recognized for its program, leadership and enthusiasm at the Spring 1998 District II Student Alumni Association/Student Foundation Conference.

4/13/98

The Center for Management Development in the University at Buffalo School of Management is offering a "Team Performance" certificate program from April 20 through June 29.

4/13/98

Registrations are being accepted for the Spring term of the Graduate Tax Certificate Program offered by the Institute for Tax Studies in the University at Buffalo School of Management.

4/22/98

Nallan C. Suresh, Ph.D., associate professor of manufacturing and operations management in the School of Management, was lead editor of a recently released book that details the latest theory and practice of streamlining manufacturing operations.

4/10/98

Americans' obsession with themed environments will be discussed by Mark Gottdiener, Ph.D., in a "UB at Sunrise" program from 7:30-9 a.m. on April 28 in the Center for Tomorrow.

4/17/98

Millard Fillmore College, UB's continuing-education and summer-sessions division, has set three sessions of summer courses that will include courses offered on local cable television or via the Internet.

4/17/98

Helen L. Stevens, director of international students and scholar services at UB, has received a grant from NAFSA: Association of International Educators to coordinate and host a three-day Korea workshop in Buffalo for international educators nationwide.

4/7/98

"The Aging American" will be the theme of the 61st annual Spring Clinical Day to be held by the UB Medical Alumni Association on April 25.

4/7/98

A conference on South Asian Human Rights Awareness will be April 16 and 17 in the Student Union Theater.

4/28/98

Howard J. Doueck, Ph.D., and Nancy J. Smyth, Ph.D., faculty members in the Graduate School of Social Work, have been appointed associate deans.

4/14/98

"Ceremonial Lands," an exhibit by Leandro Soto, U artist-in-residence in the Department of Theatre and Dance, is on display through May 30 at Buffalo Arts Studios.

4/21/98

Ning Chen, M.D. has been awarded the first S. Mouchly Small Muscular Dystrophy Association Research Fellowship at UB.

4/28/98

Michael F. Sheridan, professor and chair of the Department of Geology, has been honored for his outstanding scientific work on the activity of the Volcan Colima, historically the most active volcano in Mexico.

4/8/98

A $10,350 grant from the Strategic Partnership for Industrial Resurgence program based in the UB School of Engineering and Applied Sciences has been awarded to the Graphic Controls Corp. for a design project for its new manufacturing facility.

4/22/98

Sixteen business leaders from Western New York and from around the country have been appointed to the Dean's Advisory Council in the School of Management.

4/8/98

"The Prudent Investor,” an investor education conference sponsored by UB’s Securities Clinic and the Gerald and Sandra Lippes Endowment for Entrepreneurial Law, will be held on April 18.

4/16/98

The so-called "beauty quark" will be the subject of a talk to be given on April 30 by Ronald Poling, Ph.D., professor of physics at the University of Minnesota and a 1976 UB graduate.

4/28/98

The School of Pharmacy Alumni Association will offer a three-part conference on May 1 and May 2 as part of its 1998 Spring Reunion Weekend Program.

4/29/98

The School of Pharmacy will present a Pharmacy Law Review program for pharmacists in all practice settings on May 18 and 19 in the Center for Tomorrow.

4/20/98

Ways in which sound ontological analysis can help alleviate problems in the field of law, and for social institutions in general, will be explored when major figures in philosophy and law participate on April 24 and 25 in the international Marvin Farber Conference in Applied Ontology.

4/20/98

It'll be a "down-and-dirty" day at UB on April 25 when 96 volleyball teams from the Northeast and Canada slip and slide to compete for prizes in Oozfest, the largest continuous mud-volleyball tournament in North America.

4/21/98

It'll be a "down-and-dirty" day at UB on April 25 when 96 volleyball teams from the Northeast and Canada slip and slide to compete for prizes in Oozfest, the largest continuous mud-volleyball tournament in North America.

4/21/98

Albert R. Mugel, well-known attorney, tax-law expert and UB law professor for more than 50 years, will be honored at the ninth annual Buffalo Law Review dinner on April 24.

4/7/98

UB’s Microbial Pathogenesis Graduate Group and the Western New York Branch, American Society of Microbiologists will co-sponsor the 10th Annual Buffalo Conference on Microbial Pathogenesis on April 29.

4/29/98

Hundreds of Depression-era art prints that resurfaced in 1960 when the State of New York took them out of storage and gave them to Rikers-Island inmates for use as drawing paper will be exhibited from May 1 through Sept. 13 at UB.

4/10/98

Martin C. Mahoney, Ph.D., M.D., clinical instructor in the Department of Family Medicine, has received the first-place award in the 1998 American Academy of Family Physicians Resident Scholars Competition.

4/8/98

Musician KRS-ONE (a/k/a Kris Parker), whose intelligent, uncompromising views on life in urban America have led to him being dubbed the "conscience of rap" and "its leading advocate" by Rolling Stone magazine, will speak at the UB’s 22nd annual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration.

4/7/98

An exhibit of materials documenting the experiences of women past and present from around the world titled "An Abundance of Riches: Resources on Women in Lockwood Library.

4/8/98

The ways in which human-rights abuses and abuse of the environment overlap will be explored during a two-day symposium to be held at the UB Law School on April 17 and 18.

4/30/98

Five graduates of the University at Buffalo School of Law will receive Distinguished Alumni Awards at the 36th annual UB Law Alumni Association meeting and dinner on May 14. Dean Barry Boyer and state Sen. Mary Lou Rath also will be honored.

4/10/98

A new scholarship for students in the School of Pharmacy has been established through a $150,000 gift from June Larwood to honor the memory of her late husband, Lorren, a 1939 graduate of the school.

4/9/98

Blacks in two rural Appalachian communities will come to life in a exhibit of photographs on display through May 29 outside the Mainstage theater in the Center for the Arts.

4/30/98

Wilson Greatbatch, a member of the National Inventors Hall of Fame whose research led to the development of the implantable pacemaker, will be featured speaker at a seminar titled "The Coalescence of the Sciences" on May 14.

4/16/98

J. Terry Gates, associate professor and coordinator of music education in the Department of Music, has been named to the International Advisory Board of the British Journal of Music Education.

4/2/98

A group of UB students plan to get really close to campus trash and they're hoping that classmates, faculty and administrators will join them.

4/23/98

Richard L. Friend, a 1970 graduate who is one of UB’s most ardent fans, pushed his ability to give to the limit and has made a $250,000 gift commitment to the Division of Athletics.

4/9/98

Gary W. Goldstein, M.D., a pediatric neurologist at Johns Hopkins University, will deliver the annual Edward Fogan Lecture in Neurology on April 21.

4/10/98

Leslie Fiedler, SUNY Distinguished Professor Emeritus and Samuel L. Clemens Professor of English at the UB, recently received the Ivan Sandroff Award from the National Book Critics Circle.

4/14/98

Elowyn M. Yager, a senior majoring in geological sciences and minoring in physical geography, has won the annual Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics Dean's Outstanding Senior Award.

4/20/98

A district geologist with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and a University of Buffalo alumnus, will provide homeowners with valuable advice in a talk entitled "Don't Let High Lake Levels and Waves Wash Away Your Dream House" at 7:30 p.m. on April 29.

4/7/98

"Chemical Mixtures in Environmental Health" will be the focus of the third Buffalo Environmental Health Sciences Conference to be held April 20 in the Center for Tomorrow.

4/10/98

UBwill hold its third annual Take Our Daughters to Work Day on April 23 as part of a national celebration organized by the Ms. Foundation.

4/29/98

Michael C. Constantinou, Ph.D., professor of civil, structural and environmental engineering, has been named director of the Structural Engineering and Earthquake Simulation Laboratory.

4/30/98

Lawrence Washington Chisolm, Ph.D., 69, humanities scholar and professor of American studies at the UB since 1968 died on April 29.

4/1/98

Charles Bernstein, David Gray Chair of Poetry and Letters at UB, has been elected to the Executive Committee of the Poetry Division of the Modern Language Association of America.

4/30/98

New asthma drugs, new genetic discoveries and the influence of home and external environments on the disease will be among the topics addressed at the 4th annual Asthma and Environmental Exposure Conference to be held May 9.

4/16/98

Six students in the Department of Art will receive 1997-98 departmental awards for their work.

4/7/98

Aspiring artists pursuing their master's degrees in fine arts in the University at Buffalo Department of Art are displaying their work in "The Graduate Show" through April 29 in the Art Gallery in the Center for the Arts.

4/7/98

"Declining to Decline: Strategies Dealing with Middle-Ageism," a leadership conference for women in higher education, will be held April 24 in the Center for Tomorrow.

4/24/98

Information-technology specialists are dividing people in their organizations into two categories: those who have "gotten religion" on the Year 2000 issue (usually mid-level managers) and those who haven't (usually upper-level managers).

4/15/98

No one-size-fits-all schedule for the more than 1,500 accepted students who will visit the University at Buffalo on Preview Day 1998. Thanks to a new Web-based program called UB Explorer, each one has the opportunity to develop a customized schedule designed to meet his or her needs and interests.

4/15/98

A University at Buffalo associate professor of planning says that themed environments often decried by intellectuals as cheesy attempts to excite jaded consumers have the potential to awaken our understanding of just how we make sense of our world.

4/9/98

The School of Social Work at the University at Buffalo has announced plans to open a research center devoted to seeking solutions to problems faced by today's urban society.

4/1/98

Sixteen top-level managers from U.S. firms based in Singapore are among the new enrollees in the University at Buffalo School of Management's Executive MBA program in Singapore, one of just two U.S. MBA programs on the island.

4/27/98

A University at Buffalo program that provides faculty with "seed" money to pursue promising research ideas has yielded $14 in external funding for every $1 that the university invested in 1994 during the program's first year.