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7/7/98

Carol Greiner, wife of University at Buffalo President William R. Greiner, has been named 1998 chair of The Council of Presidents' and Chancellors' Spouses of the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges.

7/29/98

Judith A. Rucki of Cheektowaga has been elected president of the School of Management Alumni Association.

7/21/98

Theodora I. Zastempowski has been named assistant dean for students affairs in the School of Architecture and Planning.

7/14/98

Nancy P. Zimmerman, Ph.D., assistant professor in the UB School of Information and Library Studies and coordinator of its School Library Media Program, has been elected president of the New York Library Association.

7/28/98

Noted military sociologist Brenda Moore today warned that major problems are on the horizon for the U.S. Armed Forces if they don't take steps to reduce racial inequities.

7/21/98

The first facility devoted to training dentists in the high-demand field of esthetic dentistry from the first year of dental school through post-graduate training and beyond will begin operation at the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine this fall.

7/20/98

Michel Bruneau, Ph.D., an expert on seismic evaluation and retrofit of steel bridges, buildings and masonry infrastructure, has been named deputy director of the Multidisciplinary Center for Earthquake Engineering Research, headquartered at the University at Buffalo.

7/20/98

Kerry S. Grant has been named dean of the new College of Arts and Sciences at the University at Buffalo, a move that reaffirms the university's commitment to undergraduate education.

7/23/98

New studies by researchers in the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine have identified several possible pathways gum disease may contribute to the development of heart disease.

7/2/98

University at Buffalo researchers are working on a Federal Aviation Administration-funded project designed to get visual detection of cracks in airplane components down to a science.

7/16/98

A University at Buffalo professor who last week reported at a scientific meeting that she had observed apparent negative electrical resistance at the interfaces between layers of carbon fibers in a composite material is conducting additional studies to clarify the mechanism behind the phenomenon.

7/21/98

Jean C. Powers of Williamsville, a 1979 graduate of the University at Buffalo School of Law, has been elected to a two-year term as president of the UB Alumni Association.

7/31/98

Thousands of records and CDs will be on sale at WBFO's final "Vinyl and CD Madness," to be held on Aug. 29-30 in Allen Hall on the South Campus.

7/15/98

Find out what’s going on at UB by tuning in to "UB Today," a 30-minute program that airs on Adelphia and TCI Cable.

7/22/98

Seven students were honored during commencement ceremonies held recently by the Graduate School of Social Work.

7/22/98

Literary scholar Mark Shechner, Ph.D., a member of the UB faculty for 28 years, has been named chair of the Department of English.

7/7/98

The Institute for Local Governance and Regional Growth at the University at Buffalo has announced that 13 school-municipal partnerships throughout the state will receive legislative grants of up to $30,000.

7/15/98

Barbara J. Ricotta has been named associate vice president and dean of students in the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs.

7/21/98

Six UB faculty members, two librarians and four professional staff members have received 1998 State University of New York Chancellor's Awards for Excellence.

7/28/98

A classroom-based program that teaches youngsters and teens to understand, recognize, acknowledge and positively rechannel destructive emotions is the focus of a new book by a husband-and-wife team of University at Buffalo researchers.

7/16/98

A plan to revitalize the neighborhoods around the University at Buffalo South Campus by improving the area's housing stock through a housing acquisition, rehabilitation and resale program is feasible and would have a positive impact that would be "unparalleled in the region," a marketing study has concluded.