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10/13/98

Business Week magazine has cited the full-time Master of Business Administration program in the University at Buffalo School of Management as one of the best values in the country.

10/2/98

Some of the world's biggest names in a field devoted to the world's smallest manmade things are coming to the University at Buffalo for a Symposium on Nanoscale Science and Technology on Oct. 23-24.

10/12/98

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.

10/5/98

The University at Buffalo will hold "Discover UB," its annual fall open house for prospective freshman and transfer students and their families, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Oct. 17.

10/2/98

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.

10/13/98

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.

10/6/98

The University at Buffalo Alumni Association will induct four new members into the university's Athletic Hall of Fame at a dinner on Oct. 16.

10/5/98

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.

10/25/98

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.

10/13/98

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.

10/5/98

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.

10/15/98

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.

10/13/98

David Bohnsack, a UB freshman from Vestal,has been named by Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., as the recipient of a $5,000 Wal-Mart Competitive Edge Scholarship.

10/28/98

"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.

10/20/98

Reginald B. Newman II of Williamsville, president of NOCO Energy Corp., has been reappointed chair of the board of trustees of the University at Buffalo Foundation, Inc.

10/30/98

The "World Civ Goes to the Movies" series will present, the flashy, high-budget, historically inaccurate 1953 film, "The Conqueror," starring John Wayne, on Nov. 10.

10/27/98

Professor Barbara Tedlock, Ph.D., a nationally distinguished anthropologist, has been named chair of the Department of Anthropology.

10/30/98

During the weekend of Nov. 7-8, the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures will present a film festival -- Ciclo de Cine -- on the work of the great Spanish film director Luis García Berlanga.

10/12/98

Lisel Mueller, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, essayist and translator, will present the 22nd annual Oscar Silverman Memorial Poetry Reading on Nov. 6.

10/21/98

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.

10/2/98

The Graduate School of Social Work this fall will offer a free mini-lecture series targeted toward those who work for, or with, community agencies and organizations, as well as social-work students.

10/20/98

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.

10/20/98

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.

10/30/98

Thomas P. Ralabate, assistant professor in the Department of Theatre and Dance, has been named the first recipient of the Adele Artinean Award from the National Association of Dance Masters.

10/2/98

The School of Pharmacy will hold a Pharmacy Career Pathways Program and Exposition on Oct. 14.

10/5/98

"Molecular Wellness" will be discussed by physiology expert Frank W. Booth in the 10th annual J. Warren Perry Lecture on Oct. 9.

10/8/98

Alison L. Mohammed has been director of recruitment, admissions and student affairs in the Graduate School of Social Work.

10/21/98

UB dental alumni Michael A. Meenaghan and Alan J. Gross recently were honored by the UB Dental Alumni Association during the 21st annual Greater Niagara Frontier Dental Meeting.

10/13/98

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.

10/14/98

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.

10/8/98

"Ethnic Identity, Culture and Group Rights: A Discussion Across the Disciplines on the Situation of Hispanics/Latinos in the U.S." will be the focus of symposia to be held on Oct. 24 and Nov. 14.

10/30/98

The Department of Art and its Printmaking Program will hold a Holiday Print Sale on Nov. 20 in the atrium of the Center for the Arts.

10/5/98

Grants totaling $30,000 have been awarded to three UB researchers by the National Organization for Hearing Research.

10/7/98

The UB chapter of the American Medical Student Association is challenging Western New Yorkers to run or walk in the fight against domestic violence in a 5K race on Oct. 25 in Delaware Park.

10/9/98

The Health Sciences Library has received a $50,000 information-access project grant from the National Institutes of Health and other federal funding agencies.

10/28/98

The Society for Economic Dynamics has dedicated the second issue of its new journal, Review of Economic Dynamics, to Michael Gort, UB professor of economics.

10/20/98

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.

10/23/98

Drafting a sophisticated financial and estate-planning tool will be the topic of discussion at a UB breakfast seminar on Nov. 12 in the University Inn & Conference Center.

10/27/98

Associate Professor Susan G. Cole, Ph.D., recognized in the field of classical Greek studies for her many publications, has been named chair of the Department of Classics.

10/19/98

Deborah D.L. Chung, Ph.D., professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, has been named a fellow of ASM International,

10/13/98

Neuroscientist Henri Korn will return to UB on Oct. 20 to present the 1998 Samuel P. Capen Lecture in the Humanities, the major humanities lectureship at UB.

10/19/98

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.

10/22/98

The Blue & White Club of the UB Division of Athletics has appointed several area residents to its 1998-99 board of directors, including Gina Collora, who is serving as president.

10/28/98

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.

10/28/98

Gerald C. Benjamin, D.D.S., a specialist in esthetic dentistry with offices in Troy has donated $25,000 to School of Dental Medicine to help support its new Esthetic Dentistry Education Center.

10/23/98

UB will be introducing Southern Tier residents and rural health-care providers to a new, high-tech, HIV-education program, supported by a $20,000 grant from the Bell Atlantic Foundation.

10/5/98

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.

10/16/98

Award-winning architect Neil Denari will speak on Oct. 28 as part of the UB School of Architecture and Planning's Fall 1998 lecture series.

10/7/98

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.

10/2/98

A colloquium for researchers and scholars to present their work on the architect Frank Lloyd Wright and his relationship to Western New York will be held at UB on Oct. 24.

10/28/98

Elie Wiesel, Nobel Peace Prize winner, champion of human rights and Holocaust survivor, will speak at the University at Buffalo on Nov. 10 as part of its 12th annual Distinguished Speakers Series.

10/1/98

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.

10/9/98

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.

10/30/98

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.

10/29/98

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.

10/29/98

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.

10/9/98

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.