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5/6/98

A new report edited by a University at Buffalo sociologist and issued by an international group of Nigerian scholars offers what its authors say is a feasible response to the constitutional crisis in Nigeria.

5/20/98

Hiroshi Morihara, Ph.D., of Gresham, Ore., has received the 1998 Dean's Award for Engineering Achievement presented by the by School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

5/15/98

The University at Buffalo Graduate School of Education has been awarded a five-year, $2.5 million federal grant to provide free continuing-education programs to employees of more than 180 community-based programs providing rehabilitation.

5/19/98

The University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy has announced that its six-year, entry-level doctor of pharmacy (Pharm.D.) program has been approved by the New York State Department of Education.

5/28/98

R. Nils Olsen, Jr., who has played a major role in creating and implementing the UB Law School’s innovative new curriculum, has been named dean of school, effective Aug. 1.

5/1/98

The National Center for Earthquake Engineering Research (NCEER), headquartered at the University at Buffalo, has been renamed the Multidisciplinary Center for Earthquake Engineering Research, a national center of excellence in advanced technology applications.

5/1/98

The first investigation of the role of estrogen metabolism in the development of prostate cancer will begin at the University at Buffalo in October, funded by a $450,000 grant from the U.S. Army's Medical Research and Material Command.

5/6/98

Eleanor V. Millonzi, a longtime organizer and supporter of the arts in Buffalo, has created an exciting opportunity for the University at Buffalo to recruit and educate the best artists/scholars-in-training.

5/21/98

The Let's Play! program at the University at Buffalo is using assistive technologies to put play back into the lives of infants and toddlers with disabilities.

5/4/98

JUNE IN BUFFALO, the celebrated festival and conference dedicated to emerging composers of new music, will be held June 1-7 at the University at Buffalo.

5/13/98

Construction of the first on-campus housing at the University at Buffalo in nearly 25 years is expected to begin in August, with occupancy slated for the Fall 1999 semester

5/28/98

Researchers at the University at Buffalo have shown that when a sold melts, it undergoes two phases changes, including a newly identified liquid phase that has some characteristics of a solid, but which is still technically a liquid.

5/7/98

University at Buffalo faculty members Jin-Yi Cai, Ph.D., professor of computer science, and Nina Y. Fonoroff, visiting assistant professor of media study, have been selected to receive 1998 fellowship awards from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.

5/11/98

Researchers at the University at Buffalo are recommending that the presence of only one of the known clinical signs is sufficient reason to conduct a diagnostic test for chorioamnionitis, an inflammation of the fetal membranes that is a risk factor for fetal death.

5/19/98

A new drug-discovery method being developed by University at Buffalo researchers may be able to turn chemical libraries, arrays of compounds synthesized in the lab, into molecular "habitats" where only the most desirable drug candidates survive.

5/20/98

The 1998 Conference on Computational Complexity sponsored by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers will be held June 15-18 at the University at Buffalo.

5/1/98

About 5,000 students will be candidates to receive degrees during 13 ceremonies to be held May 15-17. The School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences will hold its commencement ceremony on May 22.

5/12/98

One of the first assessments of the health status of women with disabilities, conducted by University at Buffalo faculty members, has spurred formation of a one-of-a-kind multidisciplinary health-care center for women with disabilities, where physicians provide neurologic, gynecologic and preventive care under one roof.

5/13/98

Barry B. Boyer, dean and professor of law in the University at Buffalo School of Law, has announced his intention to step down as dean at the end of July.

5/20/98

Dennis R. Black has been named vice president for student affairs at the University at Buffalo, UB President William R. Greiner announced today.

5/28/98

In the first year of the University at Buffalo's America Reads program, some 25 students eligible for federal college work-study money served as supervised reading tutors for elementary-age children.

5/19/98

The Jack Weber Graduate Award in Communicative Disorders and Sciences has been established at the UB with a $10,000 gift from Weber’s wife, Susan Weber.

5/29/98

UB’s World Languages Institute this summer will offer new, two-week introductory courses in five languages -- Hindi, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese and Spanish -- for children in first through sixth grades.

5/22/98

UB dental researchers are looking for adults ages 18-60 who have facial pain or headaches associated with temporomandibular jaw joint (TMJ) disorders to participate in a new study that will begin July 1.

5/11/98

An estimated 1,100 high-school students from Erie and Niagara counties are expected to "turn on to science" at Science Exploration Day, to be held May 19 at UB.

5/19/98

Business Week magazine is surveying full-time MBA students in the School of Management as part of its biennial effort to determine the "best business schools" in the United States.

5/7/98

The local branch of the Strategic Partnership for Industrial Resurgence (SPIR), based in the UB School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, has awarded grants to six Western New York companies.

5/18/98

Paul A. Allaire, chairman and chief executive officer of Xerox Corp., will deliver the keynote address at the second annual Industry-University Day luncheon on June 2.

5/13/98

A treatment program to help individuals learn how to recognize and cope with depression will be offered this summer through UB’s Psychological Services Center.

5/4/98

Warren M. Zapol, M.D., internationally known anesthesiologist, physiologist and researcher, will deliver the 7th annual Hermann Rahn Memorial Lecture on May 7.

5/22/98

Four UB faculty members have received Milton Plesur Excellence in Teaching Awards from the UB Student Association recognizing their teaching excellence and commitment to students.

5/20/98

Volunteers ages 25-55 are being sought to participate in a UB study on memory and personality traits.

5/7/98

The World Languages Institute at UB has announced that it will offer a two-semester sequence of the Irish language and a two-semester sequence of American Sign Language, beginning in the Fall 1998 semester.

5/8/98

Humanities One is a course developed last year at the University at Buffalo by SUNY Distinguished Professor Bruce Jackson, Samuel P. Capen Professor of American Culture, is scheduled again for the fall semester.

5/4/98

Fifty-two University at Buffalo students are recipients of the 1998 Grace Capen Memorial Award in recognition of high academic achievement.

5/22/98

Tomasz Goban-Klas, Ph.D., an international authority on the sociology of communication in Poland, has been appointed the director of UB’s Polish Academic Information Center.

5/13/98

David A. Martinez, a senior management major and soccer player, has received the 1998 C.C. Furnas Scholar-Athlete Award, which will provide him with a stipend to continue his studies in law school next year.

5/20/98

Charles Patrick Ewing, Ph.D., University at Buffalo forensic psychologist, author, legal consultant and expert witness, will discuss his latest book, "Fatal Families," at a UB Senior Alumni Luncheon on June 10.

5/22/98

UB’s Educational Opportunity Center has earned a statewide award for "outstanding achievement in occupational education/guidance in transitioning students into the workforce."

5/26/98

Students in the School of Architecture and Planning at the University at Buffalo recently received awards for excellence in their fields of study.

5/22/98

The 1998 Juneteenth Festival, Buffalo's 23rd annual celebration of African-American history and culture, will open this year with an exhibition and concert at the University at Buffalo.

5/8/98

While "cost" still heads the shopping list, "environmentally clean" has been added as a factor to be considered when the University at Buffalo shops for electricity now that New York State's electric industry is being deregulated.

5/22/98

WBFO 88.7 FM, the UB’s National Public Radio station, is completing a technical upgrade that will strengthen service to current listeners and extend service to a new population of approximately 100,000 people in Erie, Niagara and Genesee counties, as well as Southern Ontario.

5/21/98

Construction of a 14,500-seat expansion of the University at Buffalo Stadium is scheduled to begin next April and be completed four months later for the university's first home football game at the Division I-A level in the Mid-American Conference.