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7/30/99

The University at Buffalo Law School this fall will offer a post-professional master of laws (LL.M.) program in criminal law, the only program of its kind in the nation.

7/29/99

Mark A. Ashwill, Ph.D., director of UB's World Languages Institute, contributed to a series of studies recently published by the U.S. Department of Education.

7/29/99

To help family-business owners and operators face challenges unique to their businesses, as well as those that confront all businesses, the University at Bufalo School of Management is launching a new Family Business Center.

7/26/99

Clyde F. (Kipp) Herreid, SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences and academic director of the University Honors Program at UB, has been selected as the Claude Bernard Distinguished Lecturer of the American Physiological Society's (APS) Teaching of Physiology Section. The lecture will be given April 16, 2000, during the Experimental Biology 2000 meeting in San Diego.

7/26/99

Frank V. Bright, professor of chemistry at UB, has been awarded the Buck-Whitney Award of the Eastern New York section of the American Chemical Society (ACS) for 1999.

7/23/99

The enormous potential of both telemedicine and high-grade distance learning may be one giant step closer to being realized if an experimental, three-way demonstration of advanced Internet videoconferencing technology on July 27 involving the University at Buffalo, Erie County Medical Center (ECMC) in Buffalo, Ohio State University, the Jackson Laboratory and others goes off without a hitch.

7/23/99

There could be a future Albert Einstein or Bill Gates among area high school students who participated in two UB summer science programs that provide a unique learning experience for academically talented students interested in future science or health-related careers.

7/26/99

The College of Arts and Sciences at UB has formed a Dean's Council to offer guidance to the college on such issues as technology in education, career planning and development.

7/20/99

Three faculty members, four professional staff members and three librarians at UB have received 1999 State University of New York Chancellor's Awards for Excellence from SUNY Chancellor John W. Ryan.

7/20/99

Joseph F. Atkinson, Ph.D., professor and director of graduate studies in the Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, has received a J. William Fulbright Scholarship to lecture and conduct research in Israel.

7/20/99

UB’s Mini-Medical School will be in session for the public this summer, offering a four-session course during August on medical grand rounds.

7/21/99

Three 1999 graduates of the UB School of Architecture and Planning are turning heads in Buffalo City Hall with their resourceful building designs and progressive plans to create a new district in an underutilized area of South Buffalo.

7/14/99

Male and female black-throated blue warblers, a bird species common in the northeast U.S., have a reputation for practicing monogamy and sharing in the raising of their young. However, the mere presence of a fertile female in the nest next door can be enough to cause a male to stray, leaving his female mate unguarded, according to a paper scheduled for publication in the July issue of Auk, the journal of the American Ornithologists' Union, authored by a doctoral candidate at the University at Buffalo and an assistant professor of biological sciences.

7/13/99

Lawrence Shulman, Ed.D., dean of the UB School of Social Work, has been named the 1999 recipient of the Richard Lodge Prize, awarded by the Adelphi University School of Social Work.

7/15/99

Cynthia M. Shore, assistant dean and director of the Career Resource Center in the UB School of Management, has been elected president of the MBA Career Services Council.

7/9/99

Toby Shapiro, University at Buffalo parent-program coordinator, has one major piece of advice for parents of this fall's crop of new college students: "Always keep the lines of communication open."

7/12/99

Stanley Bruckenstein, A. Conger Goodyear chair and professor of chemistry at UB, has been named a fellow of the Electrochemical Society.

7/13/99

Gail E. Radford, assistant professor of history at UB, has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities and from the American Council of Learned Societies.

7/2/99

University at Buffalo Law School alumna Sara Horowitz, who created a new organization called Working Today to provide benefits and services to people working in temporary, part-time, contract or independent employment, has been awarded a prestigious "genius" fellowship from The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

7/7/99

The Buffalo News has donated $50,000 to the Local Program Fund of WBFO 88.7 FM, the National Public Radio affiliate operated by UB, to allow the station to upgrade equipment and hire another reporter/producer.

7/6/99

It's 6:45 on a glorious Sunday morning and golfers are exchanging greetings -- but not on the links. They're in the University at Buffalo's Newman Center chapel, where Rev. Msgr. J. Patrick Keleher, director of the Catholic Campus Ministry at the university, offers a Golfers' Mass every Sunday during the summer.

7/2/99

Polls show that large segments of the public think the solution to serious youth crime is to lock up violent juveniles and throw away the key. However, research by University at Buffalo criminologist Simon Singer has indicated that getting "tough" with violent juvenile offenders by sending them into the adult criminal-court system does not deter their behavior.