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9/15/98

UB’s Ninth Annual Linda Yalem 5K Memorial Run, part of The Buffalo News Runner of the Year Series, will be held on Sunday, Sept. 27.

9/28/98

The University at Buffalo has received $350,000 from the National Science Foundation as its share of a $1.75 million grant to a consortium of New York State research universities that will allow the group to hook into the VBNs, the very-high-speed backbone network service that ties together the supercomputing sites in the country.

9/18/98

National and regional experts from academia, industry, government and citizens' groups will discuss the legacy of Love Canal at "The Twentieth Anniversary of Love Canal: Lessons Learned" on Oct. 8-9 at the University at Buffalo.

9/30/98

A performance by comedian Elayne Boosler, a football game between the UB Bulls and Morgan State University and a carnival and bonfire on the shore of Lake LaSalle will highlight the University at Buffalo Family and Homecoming Weekend, to be held Oct. 9-11.

9/28/98

A new multidisciplinary, doctoral-level concentration in geographic information science -- believed to be the first in the nation -- has been established at the University at Buffalo with the support of a five-year, $2.2 million grant from the National Science Foundation.

9/1/98

A new product -- based on an innovative, patented technology developed at the University at Buffalo -- has solved the problem of how to exploit the properties of non-stick surfaces by permanently bonding them to other substrates without destroying them.

9/11/98

The Department of Family Medicine in the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences is part of a four-university consortium that has been awarded $900,000 to participate in a new research initiative to change the way primary-care services are delivered and assessed.

9/23/98

The University at Buffalo School of Management is returning to China to offer an MBA program for top Chinese executives.

9/28/98

Do college students who own computers perform any differently in school than those who don't?

9/3/98

In a perfect illustration of how structure determines function, researchers at the University at Buffalo have demonstrated how an exquisitely organized architecture in the cell nucleus controls precisely when and where genetic processes are activated, apparently influencing gene expression and regulation.

9/11/98

To help alleviate that shortage of health professionals in the state's underserved communities, the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo is teaming with the State University of New York Health Science Center at Syracuse and other New York professional schools.

9/30/98

The dean of UB’s new College of Arts and Sciences will be among those featured during October on "UB Today," a 30-minute program that airs on Adelphia and TCI cable.

9/24/98

Charles Trzcinka, associate professor of finance and managerial economics in the University at Buffalo School of Management, will testify before a congressional subcommittee investigating fees and price competition in the mutual-fund and bond markets.

9/22/98

Jim Twombly, Ph.D., assistant professor of political science, will address a Senior Alumni Luncheon on Oct. 25.

9/29/98

WBFO 88.7 FM, the National Public Radio affiliate operated by UB, will co-sponsor a performance of the jazz group Spyro Gyra on Oct. 29.

9/25/98

UB’s Institute for Local Governance and Regional Growth at the University at Buffalo will host a conference on sprawl in Western New York on Oct. 7.

9/10/98

UB will take the lead as one of the first public universities to initiate a campus-wide dialogue on religious issues and their relation to academia when Soul Solidarity Day, a day-long spiritual exchange, is held on Wednesday, Sept. 16.

9/23/98

UB’s Institute for Local Governance and Regional Growth has announced that a second round of incentive grants is available to school district-municipal partnerships through the 1998 Statewide Shared Services Program for School Districts and Municipalities.

9/2/98

Harold Rosenbaum, the enthusiastic, award-winning new director of the UB choruses, invites singers from throughout the Greater Buffalo community to train and perform with UB's two choral ensembles.

9/14/98

The opportunity to ask specific questions about retirement issues is expected to draw both retirees and soon-to-be retirees to the Center for Tomorrow on the UB North (Amherst) Campus at 7 p.m. Sept. 29.

9/15/98

Karen J. Radke, Ph.D., a nurse physiologist, has been named associate dean for academic affairs in the School of Nursing.

9/4/98

Charles V. Paganelli, Ph.D., SUNY Distinguished Service Professor emeritus at the University at Buffalo, will receive the prestigious Newman Award at the Annual Convocation and Liturgy of the Holy Spirit on Sept. 13.

9/29/98

Minority college students and graduates interested in applying to graduate school are invited to attend the second annual Minority Student Graduate School Awareness Conference on Oct. 10.

9/4/98

Michael A. Meenaghan, D.D.S., Ph.D., professor emeritus in the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine and a dental researcher whose work over two decades significantly contributed to the use and safety of implants in the human body, died Monday (August 31, 1998) following a lengthy illness.

9/2/98

William J. McDonough, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, will give the inaugural lecture in the UB Invited Speakers Series in Economics at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 10.

9/18/98

WBFO 88.7 FM, the National Public Radio affiliate operated by UB, will host an on-air program with NPR senior correspondent Jacki Lyden at 8 p.m. on Sept. 23.

9/24/98

Brian J. Lipke, chairman of the board, president and chief executive officer of Gibraltar Steel Corp., has been named 1998 "Niagara Frontier Executive of the Year" by the School of Management.

9/24/98

An evening of classical Indian music featuring noted performers Ustad (master) Rais Khan, Ustad Rashid Khan, Samar Saha and Jyoti Goho will be held on Oct. 4 in Slee Concert Hall.

9/9/98

A new 10-week certificate program in human-resource management is being offered by the Center for Management Development in the School of Management.

9/21/98

The 21st annual Greater Niagara Frontier Dental Meeting, sponsored by the University at Buffalo Dental Alumni Association, will be held Oct. 8-9.

9/11/98

Kathryn A. Foster has been appointed the first director of research for the Institute for Local Governance and Regional Growth, a major UB public-service program and a unit of the Office of Public Service and Urban Affairs.

9/4/98

The increasing need for careful estate planning will be discussed during a free seminar, "The Advantages of Planning Ahead," to be held Sept. 16.

9/9/98

A new program in Dental Management is being offered by The Center for Management Development in the School of Management in cooperation with UB's School of Dental Medicine.

9/1/98

James P. Comer, M.D., internationally known expert on healthy child development and professor of child psychiatry at Yale University, will lecture at 4 p.m. Sept. 17 in the Center for Tomorrow.

9/29/98

Michael E. Bernardino, M.D., vice president for health affairs at the University at Buffalo, will discuss "How an Academic Health Center Copes in a Chaotic Environment" during a "UB at Sunrise" breakfast program on Oct. 13.

9/22/98

Joseph A. Bellanti, M.D., director of Georgetown University's International Center for Interdisciplinary Studies of Immunology, has received the Distinguished Medical Alumnus Award from the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

9/24/98

Jim D. Atwood, Ph.D., a professor of chemistry who conducts research in inorganic and organometallic chemistry, has been named chair of the Department of Chemistry.

9/14/98

An aspiring Western New York musician has been named the first recipient of UB’s Robert I. and Eleanor Z. Millonzi Honors Scholarship.

9/10/98

The University at Buffalo received $18.14 million in private gifts during fiscal year 1997-98, the highest level of private giving achieved by the university in a fiscal year.

9/22/98

Artist Mark Dean Veca has painted a two-story-tall apocalyptic mural covering all four walls -- and then some -- of the Lightwell Gallery in the University at Buffalo's Center for the Arts.

9/24/98

The Toshiba Stroke Research Center at the University at Buffalo has received a three-year, $500,000 grant to further its pioneering work in improving prevention and treatment of strokes.

9/30/98

A new project to define and measure regional performance in the Buffalo-Niagara area is under way at the University at Buffalo Institute for Local Governance and Regional Growth.