A University at Buffalo physiologist and a UB swim coach have developed a training system that results in performance improvements two to three times greater than those achieved by Division I men's swim teams using traditional training methods.
Alan I. Leshner, Ph.D., director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), will be in Buffalo on Oct. 28 to speak with health professionals and opinion leaders about NIDA research and how it can be used to address local drug-abuse problems, prevention and treatment.
The first study to use Positron Emission Tomography to compare the cognitive functions of men and women has found definitive evidence that although in many respects male and female brains operate in much the same way, they function differently when performing complex linguistic tasks.
A National Academy of Sciences/National Research Council steering committee, co-chaired by a University at Buffalo professor, has concluded that there is good evidence that musculoskeletal disorders are, in fact, caused by the physical forces people put on their bodies, including those encountered at work.
Nutrition researchers at the University at Buffalo have provided the first evidence that a minor plant-based fat called B-sitosterol appears to play a role in inhibiting the growth of human prostate-cancer cells.
With Oct. 19 marking the beginning of National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week, a powerful momentum sparked by last fall's tragic death of Scott Krueger is moving the University at Buffalo community to take steps to prevent such a tragedy at UB.
UB has given permanent recognition to the generosity of the late Albert Jay Wright, who provided one of the largest private gifts during the university's private history, with the dedication of a memorial on the North Campus.
The final two lectures in the "Women at the End of the 20th Century: Problems and Solutions" fall series presented by the Institute for Research and Education on Women and Gender will feature talks by two distinguished UB female scholars.
"UB Today," a half-hour show that keeps viewers of Adelphia and TCI cable television programs current on happenings at tjhe university, will feature four UB faculty and staff members during shows to be aired during November.
Comedian David Sedaris, a playwright, author, radio commentator and "retired elf" who weaves his complex moral vision into acidic commentaries delivered in an eerily innocent voice, will open a 21-city performance tour on Nov. 1 in Slee Concert Hall.
UB will be the host institution for the February 1999 meeting of the Secretariat of the Association of International Education Administrators, the nation's premiere organization dealing with international-education programs, administration and policy.
Richard Rodriguez, one of the country's most controversial and highly regarded journalists, will address the cultural diversity among the many Latino and Hispanic groups in America and how issues of language and cultural identity shared by these group are redefining America's social and political landscape on Nov. 5.
Erie County Surrogate's Court Judge Joseph S. Mattina will receive the 1998 Edwin F. Jaeckle Award, the highest honor given by the University at Buffalo Law School and its Law Alumni Association, on Nov. 14.
Interactive technology will assist UB in bringing free education programs on immunization as it pertains to the health of children, women and adults to residents in the Southern Tier and the Depew area.
Mark Gottdiener, professor and chair of the Department of Sociology, recently was an invited speaker at a meeting of major businesses engaged in the development of tourism and themed environments in Europe.
To mark 15 years of research support totaling $35 million for the Center of Excellence for Document Analysis and Recognition at UB, the U.S. Postal Service recently honored 14 individuals for their long-term contributions to the center.
Randall Borst, director of disability services at UB, has been named to the Board of Directors of the Association on Higher Education and Disability as director of membership and constituent relations.
The Department of Media Study, in collaboration with the university's Asian Studies Program, this fall will present a film and video series titled "Looking Asian," featuring highly acclaimed Asian-American and Canadian media artists.
John R. Wright, M.D., interim dean of the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences since Jan. 1, 1997, and chair of its Department of Pathology for 23 years, has been named dean of the school, effective Oct. 1.
It's the University at Buffalo's high-tech twist on the automotive "chop shop," a home for orphaned and dysfunctional computers where they are made whole again and put back to work somewhere in the university.
The Center for Assistive Technology at the University at Buffalo has received a five-year, $4.5 million grant from U.S. Department of Education's National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research to establish a Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center for technology transfer.
As the 20th century comes to an end, a University at Buffalo anthropologist anticipates there will be increased activity among millennialist groups and a degree of hysteria as members of such cults prepare for the new millennium.
By analyzing data collected by satellites circling the globe, volcanologists at the University at Buffalo have produced geologic "X-rays" that can pinpoint potentially dangerous weak spots on the surface of a volcano.
Extremely fast-moving volcanic mudflows could inundate and destroy a large part of a key industrial town near Colima volcano in Mexico sometime in the next 10 years, according to researchers at the University at Buffalo.
The University at Buffalo schools of Law and Management have opened a Securities Clinic to provide both legal assistance and investment education to local investors, including investors of modest means.
Expertise:environmental pollution; emerging
contaminants including nanomaterials, brominated flame
retardants and endocrine-disrupting chemicals; wastewater
treatment of pharmaceuticals; environmental mass
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Expertise:K-12 school and district leadership,
educational policy, organizational development, human resources,
labor relations, collective bargaining, leadership recruitment and
development, shared services, inter-district collaboration