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12/8/98

A festschrift -- a collection of writings by various authors to recognize a distinguished individual on a special occasion -- has been published by the Journal of Dispersion Science and Technology to honor Carel J. van Oss, Ph.D., professor emeritus of microbiology.

12/2/98

Researchers at the University at Buffalo's Toshiba Stroke Research Center have developed a prototype camera that can turn blurred X-ray images of brain stents made of thin wire into images clear enough to detect the condition of wire as fine as a hair.

12/8/98

President Clinton announced today that Eli Ruckenstein, Ph.D., SUNY Distinguished Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University at Buffalo, has been awarded the National Medal of Science, the highest honor awarded in the U.S. for scientific achievement.

12/11/98

TQM, re-engineering, benchmarking and other management fads abound in today's business environment, but buying into these strategies can cause many companies to falter, not improve, warns a new book authored by a University at Buffalo management professor.

12/4/98

There’s hope and help on the horizon when it comes to finding permanent, affordable housing for local homeless families as the result of a collaborative effort between the University at Buffalo School of Social Work and the Salvation Army.

12/24/98

A University at Buffalo associate professor of law says that despite protests to the contrary, the mainstream media have not gone far enough to shed light on the laws, beliefs, practices and behaviors that support the ongoing oppression of women in American society and abroad.

12/10/98

A University at Buffalo linguist urges both women and men to make an effort to recognize their communication differences in order to make progress in bridging the gender language gap.

12/2/98

Jeremy M. Jacobs, Sr., chairman and chief executive officer of Delaware North Companies, has been appointed chair of the University at Buffalo Council by Gov. George E. Pataki.

12/15/98

A $2.5 million bequest commitment that represents one of the largest bequests ever made to the University at Buffalo will fund scholarships for outstanding undergraduate and graduate students in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

12/11/98

University at Buffalo athletes are performing in the classroom, as well as on the court or on the field, with the latest proof of their achievement coming with UB football players snagging 5 of the 20 spots on the 1998 GTE/College Sports Information Directors of America Academic All-District I football team.

12/11/98

Min Xu, a student in the University at Buffalo Department of Electrical Engineering, has received a $1,000 scholarship from the national Society of Women Engineers for the 1998-99 academic year.

12/15/98

The University at Buffalo's mini-veterinary program for pet owners and ways to keep fit are two of the features set to air next month on "UB Today," UB's cable television program.

12/1/98

UB's men's and women's basketball coaches will be among the campus personalities featured during the month of December on "UB Today," a half-hour show broadcast each month on the Adelphia and TCI cable channels that highlights the projects and programs of the university.

12/8/98

Monica Spaulding, M.D., professor of medicine and otolaryngology and a specialist in oncology, is one of 30 faculty physicians selected from across the U.S. to spearhead a program aimed at improving care of the dying.

12/15/98

Félix Rivas, a graduate student in the Department of Chemistry, has been awarded a Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship based on his successful academic performance.

12/24/98

Joseph D. Pistone, the FBI agent who infiltrated the Bonanno crime family in New York City as jewel thief "Donnie Brasco," will speak at 8 p.m. on Friday, March 27, in the Center for the Arts.

12/24/98

UB’s popular Mini-Medical School will begin its second year of classes in March, offering one new and one repeat lecture series.

12/15/98

UB’s Millard Fillmore College will offer a smorgasbord of more than 300 courses and a variety of options for the Spring 1999 semester.

12/24/98

An exhibit by Foit-Albert Associates, an architecture, engineering and surveying firm headed by Beverly Foit Albert, clinical associate professor of architecture in the School of Architecture and Planning, will be on display in the architecture school's James Dyett Gallery from March 16 until April 18.

12/1/98

Three students have received J. Scott Fleming Merit Awards from the University Student Alumni Board for demonstrating a commitment to UB and enhancing the student experience through volunteer work and leadership.

12/8/98

Filmmaker Sarah Elder, professor of media study, has been awarded third prize in one of the world's most distinguished juried international film festivals, the IX International Festival of Ethnographic Films.

12/11/98

Sebastian G. Ciancio, professor and chair of the Department of Periodontics in the School of Dental Medicine, recently was honored by the American Dental Association for outstanding and dedicated service to its Council on Scientific Affairs.

12/8/98

A School of Dental Medicine study looking at the relationship between gum disease and heart disease has received a $250,000 gift in support of the study. The gift is from Atrix Laboratories of Ft. Collins, Col., and Block Drug Co., Inc. of Jersey City, N.J.

12/15/98

Scientists at the University at Buffalo have shown that marijuana-like compounds called anandamides, found in the testis, uterus and oviduct, may play a role in regulating functions of human sperm and influence their ability to fertilize eggs.