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2/15/00

J. Grant Hauber, an alumnus of the University at Buffalo School of Management, has given $500,000 to the school for construction of a state-of-the-art student center.

2/16/00

Fifty juniors and seniors from several Buffalo high schools will get a preview of what it's like to attend law school during a Black History Month program to be held Feb. 25 at UB.

2/7/00

The influence of the media on race relations will be the topic of the keynote address presented by nationally known defense attorney Johnnie L. Cochran, Jr. at the 24th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration at the University at Buffalo on Feb. 16.

2/7/00

Is it possible in today's world to re-think the politics of recognition so that economic issues can be resolved without losing cultural identity? Nancy Fraser, third speaker in "The University & the World" lecture series, will argue the question at 8 p.m. Feb. 11 in the Center for the Arts Screening Room.

2/10/00

The School of Nursing will offer three new advanced certificate programs beginning this summer and fall.

2/10/00

Scientists from the University at Buffalo report that they have developed and patented a simple blood test that can measure accumulated cell damage from ionizing radiation -- one of the major causes of cancer -- long before any physical signs are evident.

2/14/00

Susan Hough has been appointed assistant vice president for human resource services at UB.

2/14/00

Jo Freudenheim, Ph.D., professor of social and preventive medicine at the University at Buffalo, is leading a project that will map the early-childhood residences of a group of women, the proximity of their homes to sites that may have been environmentally hazardous, and compare this data to the women with and without breast cancer to see if there is an association.

2/14/00

Deidre Shauna Lynch, associate professor of English at UB, has received the sixth annual Modern Language Association of America (MLA) Prize for a First Book for her book "The Economy of Character: Novels, Market Culture and the Business of Inner Meaning," published in 1998 by the University of Chicago Press.

2/16/00

The University at Buffalo's Research Institute on Addictions (RIA) will present national experts speaking on the topics of obesity, gambling and the rave culture during its Spring 2000 Seminar Series entitled "Diversity in Addictions."

2/15/00

When members of the University at Buffalo's School of Dental Medicine's Class of 2004 arrive on campus this August, they will purchase no textbooks, no laboratory manuals, no workbooks. They will pick up no course outlines or lists of recommended reading. They will receive instead one inauspicious-looking compact disc, which will contain the full content of 90 textbooks in 28 topic and the curriculum for all four years of dental school, including course syllabi, class notes, laboratory manuals and lecture slides.

2/18/00

The Buffalo Public Interest Law Program (BPILP), a nonprofit organization run by students in the Law School, will hold its annual auction to support student participation in summer public-service-law internships on Feb. 25.

2/18/00

Researchers at the University at Buffalo, in the Feb. 17 issue of Nature, report a new way to study the dynamics of proteins as they pass through the transition state between inactive and active.

2/18/00

Most people are ill-prepared to deal with the hardships brought on by a loved one's gambling problem. Researchers at the University at Buffalo's Research Institute on Addictions (RIA) have begun a new project funded by a $649,283 grant from the National Institutes of Health that is aimed at studying the stress these people may be experiencing and the ways they've tried to deal with it.

2/18/00

A project led by a University at Buffalo geologist involving the topographic mapper being flown by the space shuttle Endeavour could help to develop a new and far more accurate way to map features of shorelines and aid scientists in determining past and future volcanic and seismic activity in an area.

2/21/00

The early-spring session of workshops presented by UB's Creative Craft Center will offer six-week courses for adults beginning March 20 in basic and intermediate pottery and stained glass, creative and color photography, knitting, crocheting, quilting and jewelry crafting.

2/21/00

Elliot N. Gale, Ph.D., professor emeritus of behavioral science in the UB School of Dental Medicine and a pioneer in the use of biofeedback in chronic jaw muscle pain, died unexpectedly at his North Buffalo home on Jan. 14. Gale, 61, was in the process of retiring to a home in New Mexico.

2/21/00

The Department of Library and Information Studies in the UB School of Information Studies will match up to six scholarships of $5,000 each offered by the American Library Association (ALA) for students entering UB's accredited Master of Library Science (MLS) program in Fall 2000.

2/23/00

Alexander N. Cartwright, Ph.D., assistant professor of electrical engineering at the University at Buffalo, is the recipient of a prestigious Department of Defense Office of Naval Research (ONR) Young Investigator Program Award.

2/23/00

Even in 2000, African-Americans who are studying to be -- or already are -- mathematicians face a lonely proposition: only about one-quarter of 1 percent of all mathematicians in the United States are black. But many of them are finding a thriving community at the unique Web site created and maintained by a professor of mathematics at the University at Buffalo.

2/24/00

The globe-trotting Amherst Saxophone Quartet will combine music and humor at the UB Senior Alumni Luncheon, to be held at noon March 9 in the Center for Tomorrow on the North Campus.

2/24/00

Paras Prasad, Ph.D., executive director of the Institute for Lasers, Photonics and Biophotonics at UB, will discuss the institute's groundbreaking research at the "UB at Sunrise" breakfast March 7.

2/24/00

Donna S. Rice, Ph.D., associate vice president for student affairs at UB, has been appointed to a one-year term on the 12-member National Diversity Advisory Council of the American Red Cross.

2/24/00

Yosef Livne, deputy consul general for the Consul General of Israel in New York, will discuss American-Israeli relations at 1:45 p.m. March 19 in the Student Union Theatre on the UB North Campus as part of the 14th annual Wasserman Conference.

2/24/00

George Stephanopoulos, ABC-TV news political analyst, author and former top aide and communications director in the Clinton Administration, will speak at 8 p.m. March 22 in the Mainstage Theatre in the Center for the Arts on the University at Buffalo North (Amherst) Campus.

2/25/00

Students in the Graduate School of Social Work at the University at Buffalo are hitting the streets of several urban neighborhoods this semester as they take a close look at issues faced by Buffalo communities. And they'll only have to look as far as their PCs to do it.

2/28/00

Lockwood Memorial Library on the UB North Campus is sponsoring two consecutive exhibitions that represent opposing ideologies at play in territories ruled by the People's Republic of China.

2/28/00

Researchers at the University at Buffalo and Georgetown University are conducting a $3.7 million, five-year study of the role of genetics in a smoker's response to standard cessation programs, and to determine if a drug known to slow dopamine transport to the brain can increase responsiveness and improve the chances of quitting.

2/28/00

The so-called "digital divide" between the "haves" -- those who can afford computer access -- and the "have nots" has been erased, at least in the freshman class at the University at Buffalo. Thanks to the university's Students Needing Assistance Program (SNAP) and its corporate partners financial hardship simply is not an issue for 264 freshmen, at least where computers are concerned.

2/28/00

The UB Center for the Arts will present The Second City National Touring Company on March 24 in the Drama Theatre of Center for the Arts on the North Campus. The performance will be held at 8 p.m. and is sponsored by the undergraduate Student Association.

2/28/00

A University at Buffalo professor who says his mission in life is to revolutionize the teaching of science has received an $800,000 grant from The Pew Charitable Trusts to do just that.