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11/3/99

James C. Hansen, 62, of Amherst, emeritus professor of counseling and educational psychology at UB and a major national figure in the field of counseling psychology, died Monday (Nov. 1, 1999) in Kaleida Health's Millard Fillmore Hospital after a long illness.

11/3/99

Avoid the hustle and bustle of holiday mall crowds and find truly unique gifts at the annual UB Holiday Print Sale Benefit to be held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 12 in the Center for the Arts Atrium on the North Campus.

11/3/99

"Cutting Taxes, Creating Jobs: The Decline and Revival of Upstate New York" will be the topic of a presentation by Stephen Kagann, Ph.D., chief economist to Gov. George Pataki, Nov. 10 at UB.

11/5/99

One of his favorite pulp writers might describe George Kelley as "just one dirty guy doing a seedy job in a miserable world." But Kelley's life-long pursuit of cheap -- sometimes even cheesy -- paperbacks has the librarians at the University at Buffalo doing handsprings. That's because Kelley has made a gift to the UB Libraries of 25,000 pulp-fiction titles.

11/7/99

ACE inhibitors can keep high blood pressure under control if life is running smoothly, but they don't prevent it from rising when things get tense -- like when the bottom drops out of the stock market. That's when a person needs a friend. And if a human friend isn't available, the four-legged variety will do nicely, a study of responses to stress in a group of hypertensive New York City stockbrokers conducted by University at Buffalo researchers, has shown.

11/5/99

The Department of African American Studies will continue its 30th anniversary celebration this month with a campus visit by the eminent Yoruban artist Lamidi O. Fakeye (Fah-kee-AY), widely acknowledged as the finest traditional woodcarver in Nigeria.

11/5/99

The Urban Education Institute at UB is reaching out to the Buffalo Public Schools, as well as other urban school districts and on-campus urban programs to create partnerships to work toward a common goal: improving urban education.

11/5/99

The work of a faculty member in the School of Architecture and Planning at the University at Buffalo to create a virtual teaching tool has attracted the attention of Apple Computer, Inc.

11/9/99

Robert Daly, Ph.D., SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor in the departments of English and Comparative Literature at UB, will discuss "Lies All Lies: Reading Fictions for Fun and Profit" at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 22 in the Screening Room in the Center for the Arts on the North Campus.

11/9/99

Members of the UB faculty and staff have been honored by a number of professional organizations.

11/9/99

The Hon. Mark Farrell, Amherst town justice and past president of the UB Alumni Association, will discuss his award-winning "drug court," believed to be the first of its kind in a suburban setting, during the UB Senior Alumni luncheon, to be held at noon on Nov. 18 in the Center for Tomorrow on the North Campus.

11/16/99

New research on the effects of exercise on juvenile arthritis indicates it is OK -- advantageous, in fact -- for these kids to be kids. Children with juvenile arthritis who took part in an eight-week individualized program of resistance exercise at the University at Buffalo significantly improved their ability to function, some by as much as 200 percent, preliminary results of the study have shown.

11/11/99

The Dave Brubeck Quartet will be featured in "Christmas With Brubeck" at 8 p.m. Dec. 11 in the Mainstage Theatre in the Center for the Arts on the UB North Campus.

11/11/99

University at Buffalo dental educator and researcher Joseph R. Natiella, D.D.S., and Henry Spiller, D.D.S., who advocated the addition of fluoride to public drinking water to prevent dental decay, were honored by the UB Dental Alumni Association at the group's recent reunion dinner dance.

11/11/99

Matter, anti-matter, dancing molecules and "green" chemistry will make an appearance at a UB symposium for high-school students and their teachers called "Quarks, Biomolecules and Polymers: Modern Science and Technology at UB Today," to be held from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Nov. 20 in 121 Cooke Hall on the UB North Campus.

11/11/99

The University at Buffalo and IBM Corp., the world's largest computer manufacturer, have signed a memorandum of understanding in which the two parties will collaborate on research and development of new technologies, education, training and placement of UB students, and delivery of educational services and business systems.

11/1/99

During the past several weeks, four armed robberies have occurred in the Ellicott Complex, two in Fargo, one in Red Jacket and one on the Terrace.

11/12/99

A retired General Electric executive and UB graduate has used his business acumen to leverage a gift for scholarships to UB's School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS).

11/12/99

UB law students Kevin Dolan of Franklinville and Charles Cobb of Perrysburg won the Charles S. Desmond Moot Court Competition held at UB last month, earning them a spot on the Buffalo Moot Court Board.

11/12/99

As the millennium nears, the hype surrounding Y2K -- or the Year 2000 -- seems to have died down. But Lewis Mandell, dean of the University at Buffalo School of Management, says it may be that we're already in the eye of the Y2K storm, and the damage won't be apparent until the arrival of the new year has blown over.

11/12/99

Carlos Pato and Mary Anne Rokitka have been named to positions in the Dean's Office of the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at UB.

11/15/99

A husband-and-wife team of psychiatrists at the University at Buffalo has received a $4.2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to search for a gene or genes that may be linked to bipolar disorder, commonly referred to as manic depression.

11/15/99

Mention the nation's most damaging natural disasters and most people probably think of earthquakes and floods. Wind probably isn't even on the list. But it should be, according to Michael Gaus, Ph.D., University at Buffalo professor of civil, structural and environmental engineering and president of the American Association of Wind Engineering, since the most vulnerable structures are low-rise buildings, such as residences.

11/18/99

The Research Institute on Addictions (RIA), formerly a component of the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS), became part of the University at Buffalo today at ceremonies held at the institute, 1021 Main St.

11/18/99

A major new report, developed by the University at Buffalo Institute for Local Governance and Regional Growth in collaboration with more than 200 community leaders, highlights some strengths in the Buffalo-Niagara region, points to areas where the region needs to do better and calls for collaborative, cross-sector action to enhance the region's quality of life and competitiveness.

11/18/99

Members of the UB Green Office in University Facilities at the University at Buffalo have kicked off a "think green" campaign to urge members of the university community to save energy, recycle and reduce waste.

11/19/99

"Letters Not About Love," a unique film collaboration between American poet Lyn Hejinian, Russian poet Arkadii Dragomoshchenko and American filmmaker Jacki Ochs, will be presented by the UB Poetics Program at 4 p.m. Dec. 1 in the Screening Room, Room 112 of the Center for the Arts on the North Campus.

11/19/99

A UB faculty member was one of the chief speakers at the first direct military-training program sponsored by the U.S. Air Force Special Operations School and partially funded by the Department of State that included four Iraqi rebel leaders who oppose President Saddam Hussein.

11/19/99

An international conference on promoting independence and improving quality of life for older persons will be held Dec. 2-4 in the Hyatt Regency Crystal City in Arlington, Va. The conference will be presented by the Rehabilitation Engineering Center on Assistive Technology for Older Persons (RERC-Aging) at the University at Buffalo.

11/22/99

Jack D. Cox, Jr., former acting assistant dean at the University of Dayton School of Law, has been named associate dean and director of admissions and financial aid at the UB Law School.

11/22/99

Felix M. Rivas, a doctoral student in the Department of Chemistry in the University at Buffalo College of Arts and Sciences, has received a three-year Ford Foundation fellowship.

11/22/99

International critics have called Nicholas Isherwood the uncontested darling of contemporary musicians and one of the greatest interpreters of new music in the world today. The world-renowned performer joined the UB faculty in January as an assistant professor of singing and musical theater, teaching voice and running the Music Theatre Workshop.

11/23/99

The University at Buffalo has established a new, multidisciplinary institute to conduct research designed to harness the power of light in a broad spectrum of applications and potential products, ranging from telecommunications to cancer therapy.

11/30/99

Isaac Ehrlich, Ph.D., of Eggertsville, chair and Leading Professor in the Department of Economics at UB, has been appointed an honorary professor at City University of Hong Kong by a vote of that university's faculty senate and approval by the university president.

11/30/99

Three UB students have received J. Scott Fleming Merit Awards for leadership and volunteer efforts that promote student involvement and enhance the student experience.

11/30/99

A research project using high-frequency sound waves to disinfect wastewater has earned a UB engineering student first prize in a national competition sponsored by the Water Environmental Federation (WEF).

11/30/99

Motorola has selected the University at Buffalo School of Management to deliver an Executive MBA program to customers and employees from the company's operations in China.

11/30/99

Does drinking really kill brain cells? If not, what does happen, and how does it happen? Is the damage permanent? Does chronic alcohol abuse in late adulthood increase the deficits caused by aging? For 16 years, UB professor Roberta J. Pentney has pondered these basic questions concerning chronic alcohol abuse and brain function. Her painstaking work has yielded striking and unexpected answers.