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10/1/99

A performance by comedian Brian Regan, a football game between the UB Bulls and the Central Michigan Chippewas and a carnival and bonfire will highlight Family and Homecoming Weekend Oct. 8-10 at UB.

10/1/99

Palo Alto, Calif. Albuquerque, N.M. Buffalo, N.Y. Buffalo? That's right. Just as these two thriving sunbelt cities did this past spring, Buffalo will host a Council on Competitiveness presentation on innovation on Oct. 28 at the University at Buffalo. It will be held at noon in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

10/1/99

The University at Buffalo will celebrate the 100th anniversary of its first women graduates with a special centennial conference, "Sisters in Law: A Century of Achievement at UB," to be held Oct. 21-22. The conference will recognize the many remarkable women who have contributed to the betterment of the UB Law School community and the nation's legal profession over the past century.

10/1/99

Lotions, potions, prescription and over-the-counter medicines, herbs and preparations can help you, hurt you or be a waste of money. Western New Yorkers can find out which is which by attending the free Pharmacy Fair being held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 17 in the Center for Tomorrow on the UB North Campus.

10/1/99

Sebastian Ciancio, chair of the UB Department of Periodontology, is quite a collector, with an office that has hundreds of bottles, porcelain and metal tooth-powder containers, an old toothbrush with an ivory head, canisters of dental floss and empty bottles of mouthwash. But lately his collection has taken a different direction: music boxes.

10/1/99

Joseph A. Gardella, Jr., Ph.D., UB professor of chemistry, has been named associate dean for external affairs for the university's College of Arts and Sciences.

10/1/99

Victor A. Rice has been appointed to the 10-member University at Buffalo Council, the university's local governing council, by Gov. George Pataki. The governor also has reappointed Jonathan A. Dandes and Edmond J. Gicewicz, M.D., to the council.

10/8/99

Research that shows pets can reduce their owners' stress-related blood pressure and heart rate will be the topic of a "UB at Sunrise" breakfast at 7:30 a.m. Oct. 21 in the Center for Tomorrow on the North Campus.

10/4/99

Luiz F. Kahl, president of The Vector Group, LLC and chairman of the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority, has been named 1999 "Niagara Frontier Executive of the Year" by the UB School of Management.

10/8/99

Groundbreaking research in photonics being conducted in the new multidisciplinary Institute for Lasers, Photonics and Biophotonics at UB will be the topic of a lecture at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 25 in the Screening Room in the Center for the Arts on the North Campus.

10/8/99

Elaine Stathopoulos, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Communicative Disorders and Sciences and director of the department's Speech Science Laboratory, has been named department chair.

10/11/99

"New Perspectives on Youth Development" will be the topic of the Charlotte C. Acer Colloquium on Urban Education, to be held from 4-6 p.m. Oct. 28 in the Screening Room in the Center for the Arts on the UB North Campus.

10/11/99

Leo Braudy, an analyst of cultural history, literature and film who says we live in a celebrity-obsessed society with little sense of history, will deliver the 1999 Samuel P. Capen Lecture in the Humanities at UB.

10/11/99

Five former University at Buffalo athletes, including two three-sport stars from the early 1950s, will be inducted into the UB Alumni Association's Athletic Hall of Fame at a dinner Oct. 22 in the Center for Tomorrow on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

10/11/99

University at Buffalo pediatric researchers have received a $1.2 million grant from the Institute for Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health, to conduct the first clinical trial of vitamin A's potential to bolster the immune systems of very premature babies, an action that could help prevent potentially deadly infections.

10/11/99

The University at Buffalo has exceeded its enrollment targets for full-time students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and has increased its number of graduate students by more than 15 percent since last fall, according to UB's official enrollment-status report.

10/11/99

The University at Buffalo has exceeded its enrollment targets for full-time students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and has increased its number of graduate students by more than 15 percent since last fall, according to UB's official enrollment-status report.

10/13/99

In a show of local support and to help the university secure national dollars, the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo has given a $49,500 grant to the UB School of Pharmacy and its Center for Drug Discovery and Experimental Therapeutics.

10/13/99

Kent Kleinman, a designer with a distinguished international reputation in architectural design and design theory, has been named associate professor and chair of the Department of Architecture in the School of Architecture and Planning.

10/13/99

Jack Meacham, Ph.D., SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor in the Department of Psychology at UB, has been named chair of the department.

10/13/99

The University at Buffalo School of Nursing is one of five nursing schools conducting the first national, large-scale study of quality-of-life issues affecting women with lung cancer.

10/13/99

The University at Buffalo will hold "Discover UB," an open house for prospective undergraduate students, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Oct. 23 on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

10/13/99

Teresa Miller is well-acquainted with the U.S. prison system, but not because she's spent time behind bars. The associate professor of law at the University at Buffalo has taught a course on international human rights to female inmates in Albion Correctional Facility, worked with prisoners at Attica, and served as a volunteer lawyer with a prison project in Miami.

10/13/99

A University at Buffalo philosophy professor is sharing more than his teaching excellence with UB's College of Arts and Sciences. Peter H. Hare, Ph.D., SUNY Distinguished Service Professor in the Department of Philosophy, has given two gifts totaling $1 million to support activities of the department.

10/13/99

Total Renal Care, Inc. (TRC) has donated $500,000 to the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences to establish the Nephrology Research Endowment Fund to partner with UB in the battle against kidney disease.

10/14/99

The University at Buffalo School of Engineering and Applied Sciences is honoring its first woman graduate, Dorothy Price ('49), with its first-ever Vital Partners award for individual achievement.

10/14/99

Robert E. Reisman, clinical professor of medicine and pediatrics at the University at Buffalo, has been named the Distinguished Medical Alumnus for 1999 by the UB School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

10/14/99

The ongoing effort to revitalize neighborhoods around the University at Buffalo South Campus and beyond has taken a turn into cyberspace. The University Community Initiative (UCI), formed to revive and stabilize urban and suburban neighborhoods in the area, has gone online to make its presence better known in Western New York.

10/20/99

Frank Lloyd Wright scholar Robert McCarter will speak at 6 p.m. Oct. 20 in the Performing Arts Center auditorium at Buffalo State College as part of the UB School of Architecture and Planning's Fall Lecture Series.

10/15/99

Research establishing a connection between individuals' dental and general health will be discussed by Sara G. Grossi, D.D.S., at the next UB Senior Alumni Luncheon, to be held at noon Oct. 26 in the Center for Tomorrow on the North Campus.

10/15/99

Award-winning journalist Lorraine Dusky will present the keynote address as part of a special centennial conference, "Sisters in Law: A Century of Achievement at UB," sponsored by the UB Law School.

10/20/99

The Creative Craft Center at UB is taking registrations through Nov. 1 for its fall craft classes.

10/20/99

"Scientific Fraud in American Political Culture: Reflections on the Baltimore Case and the Investigative Powers of the Government" will be the topic of the first talk in a new lecture series, "The University and The World," presented by the UB College of Arts and Sciences.

10/20/99

C.K. Williams, award-winning contemporary American poet and translator, will present the 23rd annual Oscar Silverman Memorial Poetry Reading at 8 p.m. Nov. 12 in 250 Baird Hall on the UB North Campus.

10/20/99

UB senior Diana Pratt, who volunteered this summer to help deliver needed medical services to villagers in remote areas of the Himalayas, is the first recipient of the Mary Rosenblum Somit Scholarship.

10/20/99

A gift from a University at Buffalo alumnus has helped UB establish a Canada-U.S. Fulbright Chair in Peace Studies.

10/20/99

The American Chemical Society (ACS) has recognized the work of the Western New York Younger Chemists Committee (WNY YCC) at UB with a Local Section Younger Chemist Committee Award.

10/20/99

The critical worldwide shift of higher-education costs from governments and taxpayers to students and their parents has raised serious concerns among educators here and abroad because it severely restricts access to higher education for millions of low-income students in many nations. To illuminate the problem and resolve the critical policy issues related to this crisis, the University at Buffalo will host a major international meeting of policy experts and researchers in higher-education finance on Nov. 14-16.

10/20/99

Bill Moyers, well-known television program producer and host, journalist and author, will speak at 8 p.m. Nov. 3 in the Center for the Arts Mainstage theater on the University at Buffalo North (Amherst) Campus.

10/22/99

George A. Giotis, president of Flasher Handling Corp. in Depew and a 1949 graduate of UB, has been named 1999 Engineer of the Year by the UB Engineering Alumni Association.

10/20/99

William Minniefield's determination to convince the African-American community that organ donation is a good and necessary thing has resulted in a major grant award to the University at Buffalo and the regional transplant agency to accomplish that goal.

10/22/99

The Coalition on Urban Education in the Graduate School of Education at UB has teamed up with several community groups in an effort to reach out to parents of children attending Buffalo Public Schools.

10/22/99

"Renewing Old Ties," the first reunion of the Graduate School of Education (GSE), will be held Nov. 6 in the Hyatt Regency Buffalo. The program will feature awards presentations, educational sessions conducted by GSE faculty and an evening of dinner and dancing.

10/22/99

A call-in radio show for small-business owners and operators is being broadcast by the UB School of Management. Called "Your Business," the show is hosted by UB management Dean Lewis Mandell and airs from 7-8 a.m. Saturdays on WNED 970 AM.

10/22/99

A Bar Mitzvah Year of Service honoring Rabbi Shay Mintz, who for 13 years has served and inspired Jewish college students at the UB-based Hillel of Buffalo, will be held at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 4 in the Center for the Arts on the UB North Campus.

10/22/99

The UB Department of Modern Languages and Literatures will present its second annual Spanish Film Festival Nov. 6-7 in the Center for the Arts Screening Room (Room 112) on the university's North Campus.

10/22/99

Erma Hallett Jaeckle, whose legal career spanned more than 40 years in the public and corporate sectors, will receive the 1999 Edwin F. Jaeckle Award, the highest honor given by the UB Law School and its Law Alumni Association, at a luncheon at 12:30 p.m. Nov. 6 in the Hyatt Regency Buffalo.

10/22/99

New degree programs related to issues and research on the human aspects of information transfer are being developed by the School of Information Studies (SIS) at the University at Buffalo. The school was formed July 1 when the School of Information and Library Studies (SILS) changed its name and merged with the Department of Communication.

10/25/99

As a pediatric neurosurgeon at Kaleida Health's Children's Hospital of Buffalo, Mark Dias treats children who suffer from a host of diseases associated with the brain and spinal cord. But in addition to combating those serious illnesses ever day, he’s taking steps to insure that he doesn’t have to treat infants for something that could have been prevented: shaken baby syndrome.

10/27/99

Peter J. Buechi, a regional environmental remediation engineer with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), has been elected president of the UB Engineering Alumni Association.

10/27/99

Rakesh Nagi, Ph.D., associate professor of industrial engineering at UB, was selected as one of the nation's top young engineers to participate in the National Academy of Engineering's Fifth Annual Symposium on Frontiers of Engineering.

10/27/99

Author Wendy Steiner, whose book "The Scandal of Pleasure: Art in an Age of Fundamentalism," made The New York Times list of "100 Best Books of 1996," will speak Nov. 18 at UB.

10/27/99

The University at Buffalo will establish a Center for the Americas as an interdisciplinary teaching and research center in the College of Arts and Sciences to expand the university's curriculum and degree options in the field of American studies.

10/29/99

The UB Chapter of the Golden Key National Honor Society won the prestigious Key Chapter Award at the Golden Key's international convention, held recently in Orlando, Fla.

10/29/99

The complicated process of revitalizing Western New York's many brownfields could be enhanced and accelerated significantly through the formation of a new, nonprofit organization designed to facilitate such projects, according to a report by a new University at Buffalo group, the Brownfield Action Project (BAP).

10/29/99

UB research that may help pave the way to restoring hearing to millions around the world will be discussed at a "UB at Sunrise" community breakfast program, to be held from 7:30-9 a.m. Nov. 16 in the Sheraton Four Points Hotel on Walden Avenue in Cheektowaga.

10/29/99

UB’s Millard Fillmore College (MFC) will host a free career seminar and information session for prospective adult students from 10 a.m. to noon Nov. 13 in 215 Student Union on the UB North Campus.

10/29/99

Students in the UB Department of Theatre and Dance this semester are getting the chance to learn from and work with one of Poland's most distinguished directors, Jan Maciejowski, who is currently in-residence at UB from the Academy of Drama in Kraków.

10/29/99

John B. Sheffer, II, director of the Institute for Local Governance and Regional Growth at UB, is leading a State University of New York team that is conducting a needs assessment for the National Assembly of the Republic of Zambia.

10/29/99

Richard Lee is a veteran "trekker." The founder and director of the University at Buffalo Medical Trek Program has made numerous trips overseas since the mid-1980s delivering medical treatment to indigenous populations all across the globe. But a 28-day mission last summer to India with 17 others to deliver medical treatment to the people of the Himalayas was the most harrowing by far.

10/22/99

Gov. George E. Pataki was the guest of honor Oct. 26 at the grand-opening ceremonies of the University at Buffalo's Center for Computational Research, one of the nation's leading supercomputing centers.