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3/24/99

Increasing fitness appears to help men live longer following a heart attack, the first long-term follow-up study of participants in the National Exercise and Heart Disease Project, conducted by researchers at the University at Buffalo, has shown.

3/30/99

A day-long seminar on mental health issues affecting women, featuring Rear Admiral Susan Blumenthal, M.D., U.S. assistant surgeon general, as keynote speaker, will be held on April 23 sponsored by the Department of Psychiatry in the UB School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. The seminar will be held in the Radisson Hotel and Suites Buffalo, 4243 Genesee St., Cheektowaga.

3/25/99

Judy Scales-Trent, UB professor of law, will discuss "African Immigration to France: Family and Gender Issues" at a lecture co-sponsored by the Alliance Française de Buffalo and the Law School.

3/25/99

Gary J. Walters has been named director of the UB Internal Audit Department.

3/25/99

Jeffrey A. Dunbar, former senior product manager with Bristol-Myers Squibb, Westwood-Squibb Pharmaceuticals Division, has been named marketing manager for the UB Business Alliance.

3/31/99

As part of the annual national celebration organized by the Ms. Foundation for girls ages 9 - 15, UB will hold its Fourth Annual "Take Our Daughters to Work Day" on April 22.

3/25/99

Carlos R. Jaén, M.D., Ph.D., director of the Center for Urban Research in Primary Care in the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, has been chosen a fellow of the Primary Care Policy Fellowship of the U.S. Public Health Service.

3/29/99

Peter T. Ostrow, M.D., Ph.D., UB associate professor of pathology and WIVB-TV's medical reporter, will provide tips on how to be an educated health-care consumer in a UB senior alumni luncheon at noon on April 21.

3/20/99

Attention pet owners! UB's mini-veterinary medical school will be in session from 7-9 p.m. Thursdays from April 8 through May 6 in Butler Auditorium of Farber Hall on the South (Main Street) Campus.

3/29/99

The UB French Graduate Student Association, as part of its Second French Spring Conference, will hold "A Tribute to Raymond Federman" on April 8-9, followed by a session on "French Marginal Writers" on April 10.

3/31/99

Violet Newton has given an additional $1 million gift to the University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy scholarship fund that she and her late husband, Cecil, began in 1995.

3/30/99

A day-long seminar on mental health issues affecting women will be held on April 23 sponsored by the UB Department of Psychiatry.

3/29/99

Peter T. Ostrow, M.D., Ph.D., UB associate professor of pathology and WIVB-TV's medical reporter, will provide tips on how to be an educated health-care consumer in a senior alumni luncheon on April 21.

3/25/99

A University at Buffalo professor has received a prestigious National Science Foundation grant to apply game theory -- the same theory military strategists use -- to improve the design process for such items as aircraft, cars and buildings.

3/25/99

Jeffrey A. Dunbar, former senior product manager with Bristol-Myers Squibb, Westwood-Squibb Pharmaceuticals Division, has been named marketing manager for the UB Business Alliance.

3/26/99

The University at Buffalo Health Sciences Library has received a grant from the National Library of Medicine to fund strategic planning for an integrated, online medical-information environment.

3/25/99

Judy Scales-Trent, UB professor of law, will discuss "African Immigration to France: Family and Gender Issues" at a lecture co-sponsored by the Alliance Française de Buffalo and the UB Law School.

3/25/99

Sebastian G. Ciancio, D.D.S., professor and chair of the Department of Periodontology in the School of Dental Medicine, has been named president of the American Academy of Periodontology Foundation.

3/12/99

The historical merit of “female offenders” such as Tonya Harding, Amy Fisher and Susan Smith is recognized in "Offending History," a multi-media exhibit that cleverly uncovers outdated gender-biased values embedded in the media portrayal of female criminals.

3/8/99

The School of Information and Library Studies at the University at Buffalo and the university's Department of Communication will merge on July 1, creating a unit that will enable UB to conduct more productive educational programs in information and communication technology.

3/5/99

The Research Institute on Addictions, currently an arm of the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services, is slated to become part of the University at Buffalo.

3/19/99

Studies conducted by a University at Buffalo dental researcher could lead to better treatments for temporomandibular disorders (TMD), a condition that can affect sufferers' abilities to eat, swallow, yawn -- and kiss.

3/15/99

The University at Buffalo has announced plans for a third new complex of student apartments, tentatively set for occupancy in August 2000.

3/19/99

The University at Buffalo Law School's National Mock Trial Team has won the American Trial Lawyers Association regional trial competition and will go to the national competition later this month.

3/13/99

Oral biologists from the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine have shown for the first time that heavy alcohol consumption or a diet low in antioxidant vitamins can increase the risk of developing gum disease.

3/13/99

Diabetes and chronic lung disease can be added to the growing list of systemic diseases and conditions associated with bacteria from infected gums, new studies from the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine have shown.

3/12/99

Passive smoking, implicated in middle-ear infections and asthma in children, also may be a major cause of periodontal disease in adult non-smokers, according to research conducted by oral biologists at the University at Buffalo.

3/12/99

Oral biologists from the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine, among the first researchers to report a relationship between gum disease and risk of heart attack, now have identified the specific types of bacteria that are most damaging to the cardiovascular system.

3/22/99

Tiny aerosol particles in the upper atmosphere may act like highly efficient chemical reactors, playing host to incredibly complex reactions that can create carcinogenic by-products even from the combination of fairly benign reagents, according to a paper published today by University at Buffalo chemists.

3/22/99

A survey of freshmen entering the University at Buffalo last fall indicates that the university is on the right track with Access99, the initiative requiring all freshmen to have access to computers beginning this fall.

3/8/99

Proper dining manners and self-presentation skills were on the menu at last week's first annual "Etiquette Luncheon" at the University at Buffalo, hosted by the Office of Career Planning and Placement.

3/18/99

Authors of an abstract reporting preliminary results showing hydrogen peroxide may be a cancer promoter have retracted their presentation of study findings.

3/16/99

A six-week course that details theory and procedures for valuing closely held stock is being offered by the Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership (CEL) in the School of Management.

3/2/99

The problem-solving and presentation skills of MBA students from the School of Management were tested recently during the school's Fourth Annual Case Competition, which asked teams of students to serve as consultants responsible for devising corporate strategy.

3/19/99

The Department of Comparative Literature in the College of Arts and Sciences will present a conference titled "A Feast of Paradigms" on March 26 and 27.

3/4/99

A new, five-session, mini-medical course for the lay public will be offered beginning March 16 through the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

3/5/99

Thirteen University at Buffalo inventors will be honored at a reception to be held on March 15 by the Office of Technology Transfer Licensing in its new role as part of the UB Business Alliance.

3/16/99

Visiting photographer Jeffrey Hoone will give a lecture and slide presentation on his photography series titled "Hook Line & Sinker" March 25 in the Center for the Arts on the North Campus.

3/4/99

Stanley B. Prusiner, M.D., internationally known neurologist, researcher and 1997 Nobel laureate in medicine, will speak at UB on March 22 in a combined Harrington Lecture and an Edward Fogan Lecture in Neurology.

3/16/99

A special program designed to help new entrepreneurs grow their businesses is being offered by the Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership (CEL) in the School of Management.

3/8/99

New applications of neuroimaging in the cognitive sciences will be discussed April 2 when renowned cognitive psychologist Michael I. Posner presents the 1999 Distinguished Speaker Lecture sponsored by the Center for Cognitive Science

3/12/99

The UB Distinguished Speaker Series lecture featuring Cokie Roberts scheduled for Wednesday, March 24, has been canceled.

3/4/99

Free breakfast seminars on how to start a business are being offered by the Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership in the UB School of Management.

3/17/99

The Buffalo Public Interest Law Program, a student-run organization of the Law School, will hold its annual auction on April 9.

3/16/99

The UB Law Advocates for Choice will present a conference, "Legal Perspectives on Anti-Choice Violence: A Conference Dedicated to the Memory of Dr. Barnett Slepian," on March 27 in the Center for Tomorrow.

3/8/99

Imagine knowing that your master’s degree rides on getting a pilot water-treatment plant up and running. That was the final project facing four students pursuing master's degrees in the University at Buffalo School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. And they did it.

3/10/99

At the University at Buffalo, the "ice man" cometh with an ice auger, an ice spud, a meter stick and a couple of screwdrivers that hang from a string around his neck. Kenton Stewart, Ph.D., professor of biological sciences in the UB College of Arts and Sciences, is UB's iceman.