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5/25/99

Pamela H. Keen and Juli A. Riemenschneider have been named to new positions with The Center for Industrial Effectiveness, University at Buffalo Business Alliance.

5/25/99

A Chemical Engineering Symposium in honor of Eli Ruckenstein, SUNY Distinguished Professor in the University at Buffalo Department of Chemical Engineering and 1998 winner of the prestigious National Medal of Science, will be held June 18-19 at UB.

5/25/99

UB sophomore Jason Majewski has been elected to a two-year term representing District 2 on the national board of the Student Alumni Association/Student Foundation Network of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education.

5/25/99

Ransom notes, like the one left behind in the JonBenet Ramsey murder case, and other handwritten documents that provide clues to criminal cases may soon be easier to analyze, thanks to research being conducted by University at Buffalo computer scientists.

5/25/99

The UB Student Visual Art Organization and the Experimental Print Imaging Center will hold public workshops this summer on figure drawing and printmaking techniques.

5/25/99

The Grace P. Capen Academic Awards have been presented by the University at Buffalo Women's Club to 46 sophomores who have completed three semesters of full-time work and a minimum of 45-50 hours at UB and earned a quality-point average of 3.9.

5/19/99

Truck-weighing stations on highways could become a thing of the past as a result of a new application for "smart concrete" developed by University at Buffalo engineers.

5/19/99

University at Buffalo pharmacy student Brian Olney didn't expect to save anyone's life when he reported to his internship job one Friday last month.

5/20/99

The University at Buffalo's Institute for Local Governance and Regional Growth has compiled a 5,300-page Western New York Regional Information Network Web site at <a href="http://rin.buffalo.edu"> http://rin.buffalo.edu</a>.

5/14/99

Voldemar Innus, senior associate vice president for university services and UB's chief information officer, will separate "cyberfact" from "cyberfiction" when it comes to the Y2K problem at a senior alumni luncheon on June 2.

5/14/99

The first Electronic Test Design Automation Lab in Western New York has been established at UB to train students in the area of computer-chip testing.

5/19/99

An innovative program that operates community pharmacies jointly through the University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Tops Markets, Inc., has resulted in better care for patients and better use of pharmacists' skills, and also is responsible for significantly increasing business in the pharmacies -- in one case, more than doubling the number of prescriptions filled.

5/19/99

Jin-Yi Cai, Ph.D., a professor of computer science and engineering at the University at Buffalo, has been awarded the Humboldt Research Award for Senior U.S. Scientists by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.

5/18/99

The Coleman Foundation has awarded a $25,000 grant to the Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership in the School of Management for development of a program that partners the center with the school's undergraduate internship program.

5/17/99

Dana Goldstein, a 1999 summa cum laude graduate of UB, was student vocalist on May 16 at the university's 153rd commencement ceremony.

5/17/99

Joshua W. Walker, a 1999 graduate of the UB, was student speaker and recipient of a major award on May 16 at the university's 153rd commencement ceremony.

5/22/99

Trained runners who severely limit the amount of fat in their diets may be suppressing their immune system and increasing their susceptibility to infections and inflammation, a University at Buffalo study has shown.

5/14/99

Paschalis Alexandridis, Ph.D., has been awarded a National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development grant to study amphiphilic molecules, which are found in substances ranging from cell membranes, to shampoo/conditioners, to the ink in your ink-jet printer.

5/17/99

A noted literary critic as well as a celebrated poet, University at Buffalo English professor Susan Howe is one of nine literary figures from here and abroad recently elected to membership in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

5/17/99

The UB College of Arts and Sciences recognized four seniors as outstanding graduates of 1999 with Dean's Outstanding Senior Awards at the university's commencement ceremony on May 16.

5/13/99

A searchable database on the Lower Great Lakes has been developed by the Great Lakes Program at the University at Buffalo and New York Sea Grant.

5/14/99

The Buffalo AIDS vaccine clinical trial will mark the 2nd Annual AIDS Vaccine Day on May 18 with a proclamation by Buffalo Mayor Anthony Masiello and certificates of appreciation to the 45 volunteers who have entered the trial so far.

5/8/99

Women who eat fish from Lake Ontario have significantly higher levels of PCBs and pesticides in their breast milk than women who do not eat Lake Ontario fish, results of a study of lactating women in the New York State Angler Cohort has shown.

5/8/99

The Niagara Frontier Chapter of the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) has named John B. Sheffer, II, director of the University at Buffalo Institute for Local Governance and Regional Growth, as its 1999 Public Administrator of the Year.

5/8/99

Senior Vice Provost Kenneth J. Levy has been named interim dean of the Graduate School of Education by Provost David Triggle.

5/10/99

UB has named Marie Curran, an assistant coach at the Mid-American Conference's Northern Illinois University, head coach of its first Division I softball program.

5/14/99

Imagine walking through an assembly plant that hasn't been built yet and moving around pieces of equipment that weigh several tons just by pointing and dragging your mouse. It's now possible with new, virtual-factory software that has been developed by University at Buffalo engineers.

5/11/99

Paras N. Prasad, Ph.D., SUNY Distinguished Professor in the Department of Chemistry in the College of Arts and Sciences, will receive the 1999 Jacob F. Schoellkopf Medal from the Western New York Section of the American Chemical Society on May 25.

5/13/99

Michael Frisch, professor of history and American studies, has been elected president-elect of the American Studies Association.

5/13/99

A case-control study of frail elderly, in which half of the participants received assistive devices and home adaptations as needed and half received "usual care services," has shown that participants in the intervention group sustained a higher level of independence at the end of the 18-month study. The treatment group also spent significantly less on health care -- an average of $14,173 per person, compared to $31,610 per person in the control group.

5/13/99

Patricia Talmon, head of the speakers bureau for the Darwin Martin House docents, will present a talk and slide show on the Martin House, designed by famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright, at a senior alumni luncheon on May 18.

5/7/99

The Buffalo Chapter of the National Stuttering Project and the Speech, Language and Hearing Clinic at the University at Buffalo will sponsor a workshop May 15 for teens who stutter, their parents, adults who stutter and for speech-language pathologists.

5/12/99

Christopher Gibbs, assistant professor in the Department of Music in the College of Arts and Sciences, has been awarded an American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) fellowship, with a stipend of $25,000, for the period July 1, 1999 through June 30, 2000.

5/13/99

The California-based W.M. Keck Foundation has given a $1 million grant to the University at Buffalo that will move UB to the forefront in single-molecule and biomedical research.

5/5/99

The tango -- that romantic, Latin American dance form -- will be the focus of a "UB at Sunrise" program by the Castellani/Andriaccio Duo to be held from 7:30-9 a.m. May 27 in the Center for Tomorrow on the North Campus.

5/5/99

More than 1,000 high-school students from Erie, Niagara, Cattaraugus and Chautauqua counties will visit the UB North Campus on May 18 during the 16th annual Science Exploration Day.

5/3/99

Born deaf and raised in a hearing family, Lee Dray spent the first 16 years of her life unexposed to the culture and language that now define her identity and career. As the instructor for the University at Buffalo's new courses in American Sign Language, she hopes to help narrow the gap between cultures of the deaf and the hearing, as well as expose hearing people to the deaf culture of America.

5/4/99

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday (May 5, 1999) at the waterfall in Glen Park, Williamsville, for Jacquelyn Mitchell, 59, dean of the Graduate School of Education at the University at Buffalo. Mitchell died at home Friday (April 30, 1999) after a short illness.

5/5/99

The third World Congress of Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization, an international conference focusing on research into all aspects of the optimal design of structures and systems, will be held May 17-21 at the University at Buffalo. It will be the first time the conference will be held in the U.S.

5/2/99

Persons treated for Hodgkin's disease in childhood are at high risk for developing a second malignancy and should be monitored closely by their physicians throughout their lifetime, researchers at the University at Buffalo and Roswell Park Cancer Institute have shown.

5/3/99

The summer program of walking tours conducted by The Friends of the School of Architecture and Planning began on May 1 and will continue until Oct. 30.

5/1/99

Babies born with a congenital growth hormone deficiency are of normal length at birth and don't begin to experience growth problems until about six months of age, research by pediatricians at the University at Buffalo have found.

5/2/99

Researchers from the University at Buffalo, seeking to determine when the bone loss that results in osteoporosis in 19 percent of diabetic women begins, have found that mean bone density starts to decline sometime after the teen years.

5/5/99

Two University at Buffalo faculty members -- Jack Meacham and Jerry N. Newman -- have joined the ranks of distinguished teaching professors appointed by the State University of New York Board of Trustees.