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2/24/99

The most volcanically active place on Earth produces eruptions that no human being has ever seen. But Tracy Gregg, an assistant professor of geology at the University at Buffalo, is getting pretty close.

2/3/99

A University at Buffalo epidemiologist has received a two-year $238,000 grant to conduct the first major study of the relationship between breast-cancer risk and levels of insulin in the blood.

2/1/99

Researchers in the University at Buffalo School of Social Work have received a four-year, $1.4 million federal grant to study maternal influences and behaviors on children when the mothers abuse alcohol.

2/26/99

The decline of the traditional American family, a trend marked by increasing rates of divorce and cohabitation, illustrates the paradoxical nature of Americans' attitude toward marriage and family, says a University at Buffalo sociologist.

2/9/99

Mambo, guanguanco, bolero, cha cha, merengue, samba, bomba, plena, polka-you name it. All that University at Buffalo ethnomusicologist Charles Keil asks is that you "give dance a chance."

2/5/99

If their love life stinks, the bewitched, bothered and besotted can look to great literary works for soothing assistance and fresh ideas.

2/24/99

Tracy Gregg, an assistant professor of geology at the University at Buffalo, is using a submersible vehicle to dive two miles beneath the surface of the southeastern Pacific Ocean to study undersea volcanic eruptions.

2/15/99

While water fluoridation is controversial in some circles, it’s not a conspiracy or worse, says Michael Easley, associate professor of dental medicine at the University at Buffalo. An specialist on water fluoridation, he is the American D ental Association’s designated spokesman on the issue.

2/17/99

The anonymous donor whose generosity launched the University at Buffalo’s Distinguished Honors Scholars Program in 1995 has given UB an additional $800,000 to fund 15-20 full scholarships for freshmen entering UB this coming fall.

2/23/99

Plant-based fats may cut the risk of prostate cancer by reducing the levels of both testosterone and certain enzymes that metabolize testosterone into more active forms, a new study by University at Buffalo nutrition researchers has shown.

2/18/99

Enrollment in the Executive MBA (EMBA) program in the University at Buffalo School of Management now will include a first-hand look at the world's largest emerging market, Asia.

2/8/99

Robert J. Arkeilpane has been named director of the Division of Athletics at the University at Buffalo following a nationwide search.

2/5/99

Ninety-six students pursuing graduate studies will be included in the 1999 edition of "Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges."

2/15/99

Noted civil rights attorney Leonard Weinglass will discuss the death penalty in America, with special focus on the controversial case of Mumia Abu-Jamal, whose judicial cause is tied to the campaign to abolish the death penalty, during a talk set for Feb. 23.

2/18/99

Yuval Rabin, son of the late Israeli prime minister and head of a major Israeli grass-roots movement dedicated to finding ways to bring peace to the Middle East, will be the keynote speaker at the 13th annual Wasserman Conference, to be held March 21.

2/10/99

Bernard A. Tolbert, special agent in charge of the FBI's Buffalo office, will speak at a UB senior alumni luncheon to be held at noon March 9 in the Center for Tomorrow.

2/15/99

Loyce E. Stewart has been appointed director of the Office of Equity, Diversity and Affirmative Action Administration by President William R. Greiner.

2/16/99

More than 50 wines from four regions in Spain will be featured during the Spanish Wine & Tapas Festival, to be held March 11 in the Atrium of the Center for the Arts.

2/18/99

Stuart C. Shapiro, professor and chair of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering in the College of Arts and Sciences, has been elected president and director of Principles of Knowledge Representation and Reasoning, Incorporated (KR, Inc.).

2/17/99

The potential and the problems associated with regionalism will be the focus of a symposium to be held March 6.

2/8/99

Important advances in the diagnosis and treatment of respiratory diseases will be the focus of a symposium to be held Feb. 24-25.

2/1/99

A family gift to the UBLaw School has become a living tribute to the memory of Harry A. Rachlin, a 1926 graduate of the law school.

2/10/99

The University Archives will present "Of Nature and Shelter," a slide lecture and discussion of the gardens and landscapes of Frank Lloyd Wright's prairie houses, at 4:30 p.m. Feb. 26 in the University Archives, 420 Capen Hall on the North Campus.

2/22/99

Gene D. Morse, Pharm. D., professor and chair of the Department of Pharmacy Practice in the School of Pharmacy has been named the school's associate dean for clinical education and research.

2/26/99

Members of the UB and Buffalo communities will have an opportunity to voice their ideas and concerns regarding the issue of race during "One America: Conversations That Bring Us Together," a formal dialogue on the issue that will be held March 24.

2/16/99

Russ Miller has been appointed director of the new Center for Computational Research where he will oversee all operations of the center.

2/17/99

Award-winning artist Joann Maier, professor of art and printmaking director at Carnegie-Mellon University, will present a slide lecture of her work March 1 in the Center for the Arts.

2/10/99

Martin Luther King III, son of the late civil-rights champion, will deliver the keynote address at UB’s 23rd annual Martin Luther King, Jr. commemoration, to be held at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 25 in the Mainstage theatre in the Center for the Arts on the North Campus.

2/18/99

Preliminary job-placement statistics for the UB MBA Class of '99 are very promising, according to staff of the Career Resource Center in the School of Management.

2/5/99

The complex network of neural systems in the brain and how they affect hearing will be the focus of a "UB at Sunrise" program to be held from 7:30-9 a.m. March 3.

2/10/99

Janice Levy will present a slide lecture of her stunning photographic series, "The Face of Madagascar," on Feb. 23.

2/26/99

The Health Care Business Center at UB hopes to turn around the venture-capital climate in Buffalo by holding the "First Western New York Venture/Equity Forum" March 3 and 4.

2/16/99

Dorothy F. Glass, professor of art history and a distinguished historian of the Italian art of Europe's Middle Ages, has been elected to a three-year term as president of the International Center of Medieval Art (ICMA).

2/26/99

H. Wayne Gerhart, president of Moldtech, Inc. has been elected chairman of the Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership (CEL) Alumni Association in the School of Management.

2/16/99

Thomas Furlani has been appointed associate director of the Center for Computational Research, where he will oversee daily operations of the center, as well as develop opportunities for partnerships and collaborations in Western New York.

2/19/99

The University at Buffalo has announced its 1999 football schedule, UB's first as a Division I-A institution and as a member of the Mid-American Conference.

2/10/99

Paul R. DiBenedetto D.D.S., of Amherst, a 1979 graduate of the School of Dental Medicine, has been named president of the 4,000-member UB Dental Medicine Alumni Association for a second year.

2/26/99

The controversial Fernando Remirez de Estenoz Barciela, the first deputy minister of Cuba and chief of the Cuban Interest Section in Washington, will discuss Cuban-American relations March 5 at UB.

2/8/99

Philip Coppens, Ph.D., SUNY Distinguished Professor in the Department of Chemistry, has been named the first Henry M. Woodburn Chair of Chemistry.

2/17/99

The Department of Clinical Laboratory Science (CLS) in the School of Health Related Professions has been rated among the top 15 such departments in the nation in faculty-research productivity by the journal Clinical Laboratory Science.

2/17/99

The Blue & White Club in the Division of Athletics has set a goal of $250,000 for its annual drive to support the university's athletic scholarship fund.

2/16/99

Internationally known immunologist and UB professor emeritus Ernst H. Beutner, Ph.D., has been named co-recipient of a prestigious research award from the American Skin Association.

2/17/99

Anxiety sufferers can receive treatment at reduced cost at UB's Anxiety Disorders Clinic, which conducts a doctoral training program in clinical psychology.

2/23/99

The Western lifestyle of little exercise, lots of saturated fat, loads of refined sugar and little fiber is a major risk factor for the development of yet another chronic medical condition -- gallstones -- a new University at Buffalo study shows.

2/22/99

College students looking to find quick, simple and cheap ways to spice up their limited menus can visit an online "bistro" created by a recent University at Buffalo graduate who shares his college culinary expertise on his personal Web site.

2/11/99

The University at Buffalo's Center for Hearing and Deafness, one of the world's leading hearing research laboratories, has received a $5.7 million program project grant from the National Institutes of Health to expand studies geared to understanding and treating acquired hearing loss, a condition affecting 28 million people in the United States alone.

2/4/99

Mary Harley Gresham has been named vice president for public service and urban affairs at the University at Buffalo.