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8/6/98

The School of Health Related Professions at the University at Buffalo is launching a singular interdisciplinary doctoral program in rehabilitation science this fall to increase the cadre of specialists qualified to conduct research and teach the science of rehabilitation at the graduate level.

8/24/98

Retired Gen. Colin L. Powell, former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff during the Persian Gulf War, will open the 1998-99 Distinguished Speakers Series when he speak on Sept. 24 at the University at Buffalo.

8/10/98

With the return of children to the close confines of the classroom in the fall comes an increase in the incidence of upper-respiratory-tract infections (URIs) -- the common cold.

8/18/98

Debt, bad credit, poor retirement planning and even bankruptcy lie ahead for many of America's youth, according to a new book authored by Lewis Mandell, dean of the University at Buffalo School of Management.

8/20/98

Before they even step foot in a classroom this fall, in-coming MBA students in the University at Buffalo School of Management will begin preparation for success outside of the classroom and inside the real world of business.

8/10/98

Back-to-school shopping provides parents with an opportunity to teach their children to be educated shoppers, says Arun Jain, Samuel P. Capen Professor of Marketing Research and chair of the Department of Marketing in the University at Buffalo School of Management.

8/27/98

Family physicians would add only about 11 minutes to their workday if they counseled all of their smoking patients to quit at every visit, a study published in The Journal of Family Practice has shown.

8/10/98

It is important for parents to have an open line of communication with their child's teachers before problems arise, according to J. Ronald Gentile, SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor in the Department of Counseling and Educational Psychology in the University at Buffalo Graduate School of Education.

8/26/98

Burt P. Flickinger Jr. Court, the University at Buffalo's new apartment housing for 400 graduate students on Chestnut Ridge Road adjacent to the North Campus, was dedicated in ceremonies today.

8/18/98

Domestic violence may begin at home, but batterers are following their abused partners into the workplace, jeopardizing not only them, but their co-workers and innocent bystanders as well, a University at Buffalo forensic psychologist has found.

8/6/98

This year's El Niño weather patterns call for a heads-up to librarians and library users -- as well as homeowners with personal book collections -- about library damage and toxicity caused by floods, tornadoes, hurricanes and fire. This year's El Niño weather patterns call for a heads-up to librarians and library users -- as well as homeowners with personal book collections -- about library damage and toxicity caused by floods, tornadoes, hurricanes and fire.

8/10/98

Children who make their own lunch are more likely to eat it than if their parents make it, according to Janice Cochran, certified dietitian and nutritionist with the University at Buffalo Student Health Center and UB Living Well Center.

8/10/98

Douglas Clements, professor of learning and instruction in the University at Buffalo Graduate School of Education, warns that parents should not be "suckered" into doing their child's mathematics homework.

8/4/98

The "Freshman 15" -- the notorious excess pounds dreaded by first-year college students -- can be attributed to behavioral changes that come with a new, drastically different lifestyle, according to Janice Cochran, a registered dietitian and nutritionist at the University at Buffalo.

8/26/98

In response to growing student interest in the field, the University at Buffalo has established a new Department of Computer Science and Engineering.

8/10/98

The following tips include expert advice from faculty and staff members at the University at Buffalo designed to help parents prepare for the back-to-school season and upcoming school year.

8/10/98

"While it is never too late to undertake foreign-language study, the best time to begin is during childhood, especially before adolescence," says Mark Ashwill, director of the World Languages Institute at the University at Buffalo.

8/10/98

"Wednesdays at 4 PLUS," the bi-annual literary series sponsored by the Poetics Program in the UB Department of English, will feature a number of renowned authors, poets and playwrights in its Fall 1998 program.

8/26/98

The Western New York Science and Technology Forum is holding its 30th annual lecture series for teachers of all grades and subjects on most Wednesday evenings through January.

8/19/98

The coming of the millennium -- with all its associated myths, predictions and omens -- will be the subject of the first lecture of the Senior Alumni Luncheon program for the 1998-99 academic year to be offered by the Office of Alumni Relations.

8/25/98

Cable viewers can learn about new events and programs at the University at Buffalo on "UB Today", which kicks off its new season Sept. 6 on Adelphia and TCI.

8/19/98

Thirteen faculty teams with excellent ideas for original, multidisciplinary research have been awarded grants totaling more than $250,000 by the university.

8/14/98

Daniel Ryan, director of the Office of Career Planning and Placement, recently received the 1998 Professional Recognition Award from the Association for Higher Education and Disability.

8/28/98

William H. Rost has been appointed senior director in the Office of University Development.

8/14/98

Murray Levine, Ph.D., SUNY Distinguished Service Professor in the Department of Psychology, has been named president-elect of the American Psychology Law Society, a division of the American Psychological Association.

8/27/98

A $10,000 grant from the Josephine Goodyear Foundation is funding an on-site social-work field educator at Buffalo’s School 53 to work with student interns from the Graduate School of Social Work.

8/19/98

Forensic psychologist Charles Patrick Ewing will kick off the "UB at Sunrise" breakfast series for the 1998-99 academic year with a discussion of "Preventing and Responding to Violence in our Schools" on Sept. 16.

8/13/98

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Aug. 15, for Patricia James Eberlein, professor emerita and former chair of the Department of Computer Science at the University at Buffalo, who died in her Buffalo home on Tuesday, Aug. 11, from lung cancer. She was 75.

8/10/98

A future Albert Einstein or a budding Bill Gates could be among the eight local high-school students participating in this summer's Science Research Institute (SRI) at UB.

8/28/98

The latest digital-art techniques will be featured in "Digital Messages 2.0," an exhibition of work by advanced computer-art students at UB, to be held from Sept. 3-25 in the Art Department Gallery in the Center for the Arts.

8/21/98

A collaborative education project that partners the Lake Shore Central School District and the UB Graduate School of Education with the Seneca Nation of Indians has been awarded a grant worth more than $60,000 in equipment and training from Apple Computer, Inc.

8/26/98

Suzanne Gordon, journalist, author and health-care commentator on National Public Radio, will present the second annual Bonnie Bullough Lecture, sponsored by the School of Nursing on Sept. 25.

8/24/98

Sharon Bidwell-Cerone, clinical associate professor in the School of Nursing, has been elected to the American Nurses Association Congress of Nursing Practice.

8/26/98

Christina L. Bloebaum, Ph.D., and Pao Lo Liu, Ph.D., have been appointed chairs in the Buffalo School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.