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6/7/99

World-renowned Jamaican pianist Paul Shaw will present a concert featuring classical compositions by African-American composers at 7 p.m. June 17 in Slee Concert Hall on the North Campus.

6/4/99

Elizabeth Levy, Buffalo native and the author of more than 70 children's books, will discuss the role of humor in children's literature during a presentation at 7 p.m. June 14 in UB’s Student Union Theatre on the North Campus.

6/30/99

Although they won't be making movies, a select group of local high-school students attending a summer program at the University at Buffalo Center for Computational Research will be doing their homework on an SGI, Inc. Origin2000 Server, similar to the one used in the creation of "Toy Story" and "Antz."

6/25/99

The Center for Computational Research at the University at Buffalo and Sun Microsystems have launched a research partnership aimed at developing a network of high-end workstations that will deliver the power of a supercomputer at a fraction of the cost.

6/28/99

Joseph Vacca, who received a doctorate in chemistry from UB in 1983, has established the Peter T. Lansbury Endowment Fund in honor of Lansbury, UB professor emeritus of chemistry who was his research advisor.

6/28/99

Each summer, a small platoon of fresh-faced talent marches out into the Western New York business community, eager to exchange hard work for valuable resume credentials. They are interns from the UB School of Management and their arrival is gratefully anticipated by area business owners and managers who hire the students to complete special projects, gather research or bolster their staffs.

6/28/99

A bequest to the UB College of Arts and Sciences is providing a competitive edge for the Department of English in attracting top-notch doctoral students through increased fellowship money.

6/18/99

Eighteen students in the School of Nursing received awards and scholarships at the school's commencement ceremony last month.

6/18/99

You think finding a place to park down here is hard. Try finding a place to land on Mars. That's what a group of leading planetary geologists tried to decide June 22-23 when they met at the University at Buffalo for the Mars Surveyor 2001 Landing Site Workshop.

6/18/99

What does Niagara Falls have in common with the planet Mars? Quite a lot, geologically speaking. In fact, on June 25-26, a group of leading planetary geologists will visit Buffalo and Niagara Falls to better understand the geology of Mars.

6/18/99

One aspect of the rich and complex history of human knowledge -- its recording, transmission and preservation -- has been altered irrevocably by the advancement of information technology. But the replacement of a libraries' millions of bound volumes by electronic versions is no more than a twinkle in the eye of someone who is not a librarian, University at Buffalo librarians say.

6/16/99

"Friends don't let friends -- or their spouses or children -- drive unbelted." That should be the theme of a public-education campaign aimed at increasing seatbelt use, according to an industrial engineer who recently completed a study on the subject while pursuing graduate work at the University at Buffalo.

6/18/99

A conference on interpreting and understanding the results of medical rehabilitation and its cost effectiveness will be held July 17-18 in the Sheraton Inn Buffalo Airport, 2040 Walden Ave., Cheektowaga.The conference will be sponsored by the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine in the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

6/16/99

The Black Studies Program at the University at Buffalo was established in 1969, a time that one of its founders, Jim Pappas, describes as "a heady and exciting time - a time that illustrated the best and the worst of academic life." The program evolved into the Department of African American Studies in 1973 as perhaps the first truly interdisciplinary academic field of study at UB, and will celebrate its 30th anniversary in the 1999-2000 academic year.

6/16/99

Robert and Jane Yendell of Hixson, Tenn., have given $100,000 to the School of Management for the establishment of an undergraduate scholarship fund. The gift was made in remembrance of a $200 scholarship that Robert Yendell received from UB more than 50 years ago

6/8/99

"My generation of Americans never learned to cope very well with death..." So begins a catalogue essay that accompanies the remarkable and moving exposition, "Hospice: A Photographic Inquiry," that will run June 11-July 25 in the UB Art Gallery in the Center for the Arts on the North Campus.

6/11/99

Getting off the couch and onto the jogging path, or the bicycle, or the treadmill after work may help prevent diabetes, a new University at Buffalo study has shown.

6/11/99

By studying post-World War II Hollywood movies, University at Buffalo historian David Gerber has made some important discoveries in his career-long exploration of the impact of drastic change on the lives of individuals in American social history.

6/16/99

Students in the School of Architecture and Planning recently received awards for excellence in their fields of study.

6/9/99

Tsu-Teh Soong, Ph.D., Samuel Capen Professor of Engineering Science in the Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering, has been named a recipient of the 1999 Norman Medal by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).

6/12/99

The first national population-based cohort study of periodontal disease and cerebrovascular disease, conducted by University at Buffalo researchers, has shown that people with severe gum disease are twice as likely to have the type of stroke caused by blocked arteries than those with good oral health.

6/9/99

Ten students attending the School of Social Work received awards during the school's recent commencement ceremony.

6/9/99

Two faculty members in the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences were honored recently for excellence in scientific achievement at the medical school's annual faculty meeting.

6/9/99

Nineteen business people have graduated from the Executive MBA (EMBA) program in the School of Management.

6/8/99

Eight students in the Department of Art have received 1998-99 departmental awards for their work.

6/9/99

Fifteen faculty teams at UB with excellent ideas for original, multidisciplinary research have been awarded grants totaling nearly $300,000 by the university.

6/7/99

Hiking, horseback riding and mountain climbing may sound more like a vacation than summer school, but from Aug. 1-6, Sanford Geffner will lead about 15 University at Buffalo students out of the classroom and into the mountain wilderness of the Adirondacks for a week-long, intensive, field ecology adventure.

6/7/99

A recent survey of University at Buffalo graduates has found that about 96 percent of graduates of the Class of 1997 who responded to the survey reside in New York State and 80 percent who sought employment secured jobs within six months of graduation.

6/9/99

A new University at Buffalo study has shown that the eventual development of testicular cancer appears to have no effect on the ability of these men to father children prior to diagnosis.

6/7/99

Mandy Van Every of Ontario Street, an 11th grader at Hutchinson Central Technical High School and a participant in the UB-based Science & Technology Enrichment Program (STEP), won a first prize last month at the first annual STEP Conference in Syracuse.

6/3/99

The School of Pharmacy recognized 20 students with awards at its recent commencement ceremony.

6/3/99

Amherst resident Paul T. Feigenbaum, a 1998 UB graduate, has been awarded a 1999 Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship in Humanistic Studies from the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation.

6/4/99

Forty-five graduates of the Law School received awards during the law school's 1999 commencement ceremony.

6/4/99

"Spread Eagle," the 18-foot-long, five-foot-high steel bridge designed and built by a team of UB engineering students, earned praise for aesthetics and presentation at the National Steel Bridge Competition held recently in Anchorage.

6/3/99

Fifteen UB students received awards for excellence in their fields of study during the recent commencement ceremony for the UB School of Management.

6/2/99

Allegedly tried as a witch by his own people, admired and feared by European monarchs, accused of betraying the nation he represented, the formidable Iroquois diplomat Red Jacket remains one of the most compelling figures of his era. "Red Jacket: Iroquois Diplomat and Orator," a new book by University at Buffalo Archivist Christopher Densmore, is the first modern biography of the legendary Seneca Indian.

6/2/99

In our collective exuberance over the astonishing explosion in the field of information technology during the past two decades, we may overlook something just as important -- the investigation of its meaning. This observation by the faculty and graduate students who comprise the University at Buffalo's Critical and Cultural Studies in Information Technologies group has led to the development of a new array of courses exploring the forces shaping technology and its uses that is among the first of its kind in the nation.

6/4/99

If athletes from elite to novice needed yet another reason to drink plenty of fluids during exercise, a new study by University at Buffalo exercise scientists provides it. Their research shows that dehydration may induce bronchospasm even before exercise and make exercise-induced asthma worse.

6/4/99

Men recovering from a heart attack who are at the highest risk of a second attack and thus would benefit most from conscientious participation in an exercise program are the least likely to do so, a University at Buffalo study has found.