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3/1/00

The final decision on whether to build a "Superspan" or to "twin" the existing Peace Bridge is still months away, but starting this week, all of the proposed bridge and toll plaza designs have come to life, virtually that is, in the Center for Computational Research (CCR) at the University at Buffalo.

3/2/00

A University at Buffalo professor who has spent the past decade developing a laser ablation apparatus that solves one of the trickier problems in computer-chip fabrication has received a $900,000 grant under the federal Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program to commercialize the technology.

3/2/00

Cigarette smoking appears to increase the risk for developing large brain aneurysms in patients who are predisposed to these life-threatening, blood-vessel malformations, a study headed by researchers in the University at Buffalo Department of Neurosurgery has shown.

3/2/00

Mothers who have alcohol and drug problems tend to be more punitive toward their children than women who do not have substance-abuse problems, according to a study conducted by two University at Buffalo School of Social Work faculty members.

3/10/00

The Department of Theatre and Dance in the UB College of Arts and Sciences will be the only U.S. participant in the prestigious Les Fetes Theatricales du Suroit International Theatre Festival, which will be held next month at the College de Valleyfield in Montreal.

3/3/00

David Felder, artistic director of June in Buffalo, the pioneering festival for emerging composers of new music, promises "a spectacular festival this year, as deserves an event that has contributed so much to American music" as the festival, presented annually by the University at Buffalo Department of Music, marks its 25th anniversary in June,

3/3/00

Pablo DeGreiff, Ph.D., and Miriam Thalos, Ph.D., UB assistant professors of philosophy, have received prestigious research grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

3/3/00

The new Andrew V.V. Raymond Chair in the UB Department of Classics is distinguished philologist and linguist Roger D. Woodard, author of a radical theory suggesting that the intellectual infancy of Western Civilization was far more complicated than we once thought.

3/3/00

A 1999 trip to Cambodia -- a country whose economy and educational system was left in ruins by the Khmer Rouge genocide of the late 1970s -- has prompted a University at Buffalo administrator to create a fund to help meet an urgent educational need in Indochina, one of the poorest regions on earth.

3/3/00

Contrary to long-held beliefs of the media and political scientists, U.S. presidential campaigns have systematic, predictable and significant effects on the outcomes of elections, an authority on the electoral process at the University at Buffalo has found.

3/8/00

Noted author Michael Bérubé, whose "Life as We Know It: A Father, A Family and an Exceptional Child" was selected one of the best books of 1996 by The New York Times and the National Public Radio program "Fresh Air," will speak April 7 at UB.

3/8/00

Mindy Wasserman and her children, Jeffrey and Betsy Heymann, David and Lisa Heymann and Andrew Heymann, decided to make it a family affair when establishing a scholarship fund for the UB Division of Athletics in honor of their late husband and father, Walter Heymann, an alumnus and former UB football player.

3/8/00

The University at Buffalo's Educational Opportunity Center, located at 465 Washington St. for the past 30 years, plans to move by early fall to offices in the former Empire of America Realty Credit Corp. building at 100 Seneca St., adjacent to the Erie Community College City Campus.

3/8/00

Information-technology specialists at the University at Buffalo have developed a revolutionary production-grade, PC-based, high-performance, video-conferencing system that is portable and available at a much lower price than was previously possible.

3/10/00

The host of an award-winning National Public Radio program, a University at Buffalo neurologist internationally known for his research on childhood brain tumors and the founding dean of UB's School of Health Related Professions will be among 10 individuals honored at the UB Alumni Association's annual awards dinner on April 7.

3/10/00

The University at Buffalo named Reggie Witherspoon its head men’s basketball coach today (March 10) following a three-month national search.

3/10/00

Belgium's Theatre Company of the University of Liege (TULg) will visit UB next month to present a free public performance in French of the play "Kafka," an adaptation of "Communication a une academie," a witty, absurdist short story by Franz Kafka.

3/13/00

Timely and undying issues about ethics and politics will be analyzed by Onora O'Neill, one of the world's most respected moral philosophers, during the six-part George Hourani Lectures in Moral Philosophy, to be held next month at UB.

3/13/00

The president and adviser of the University Student Alumni Board (USAB) at UB won top awards at a recent meeting of District II of the Association of Student Advancement Programs.

3/13/00

Philosophers historically have paid little attention to the sense of taste, dismissing it as an inferior sense and one that is too idiosyncratic to be worthy of consideration. But a University at Buffalo professor breaks new philosophical ground and offers interesting food for thought in a recent book that reveals the symbolic and aesthetic value of taste and uncovers why this bodily sense largely has been ignored for so long in the realm of philosophy.

3/14/00

Mention New York State's Finger Lakes region or its Southern Tier, and most people don't automatically think of earthquake country. But these upstate areas may be about to gain a reputation for greater seismic potential, according to recent research by a team of University at Buffalo geologists.

3/15/00

The UB Department of Theatre and Dance will present the rock musical, Starmites, April 6-9 and 13-16 in the Drama Theatre in the Center for the Arts on the UB North Campus.

3/15/00

Members and volunteers of UB’s Blue and White Club broke their $300,000 goal for this year's athletic scholarship fund drive with a record-breaking total of $369,342 pledged during the month-long drive.

3/15/00

You can never have a computer that's too fast. That's the thinking of University at Buffalo researchers in the university's Center for Computational Research (CCR), who received a $139,680 equipment donation that will speed up processor communications nearly 100-fold. Myricom, Inc. has donated leading-edge Myrinet interfaces and switches that have been integrated into the CCR dual-boot Linux/Solaris Sun Microsystems cluster.

3/15/00

Was there ever life on Mars? That question may one day be answered in part by research now being conducted by a University at Buffalo geologist who studies volcanoes on earth.

3/3/00

Presidential candidate John McCain is the clear front-runner in the battle for charismatic appeal among major presidential candidates, says a University at Buffalo researcher who studies the attributes of charisma and leadership.

3/8/00

In an unusual partnership, a professor of psychology at the University at Buffalo and a Western New York judge have developed a program that will provide social support and education about divorce and teach coping skills -- free of charge -- to children of the nearly 3,000 divorce cases handled annually by Erie County courts.

3/20/00

The work of the Asian Studies Program in the UB College of Arts and Sciences once was planted squarely in the social sciences. Over the past few years, however, the program quietly has broadened its influence among the arts and letters departments at UB and has helped bring Asian artists, performers, political figures and humanities scholars to Buffalo to discuss and present work on contemporary Asian culture and arts.

3/20/00

Clarence J. (C.J.) Peters, co-discoverer of the Ebola virus and several other hemorrhagic fever viruses, will speak at the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences on March 27 as part of the school's Distinguished Scientist Seminar Series.

3/21/00

The University at Buffalo Graduate School of Education will present a national conference May 14-17 to examine theoretical and field research on preschool math teaching and learning, and recommend curriculums and methods proven to facilitate academic success in children -- particularly low-income children -- at increased risk of school failure.

3/22/00

Media artist Mary Flanagan, assistant professor in the Department of Media Study at the University at Buffalo, had her work selected for exhibition in "VRML-ART 2000," the annual international media art conference held last month in Monterey, Calif.

3/22/00

Explore how alcohol affects you or someone you love at free, anonymous screenings to be offered at UB's Research Institute on Addictions on April 6.

3/22/00

Isabel Marcus has been championing the rights of women since the mid-1950s. And while time would seem to be on the side of progress, the director of the Women's Studies Program at the University at Buffalo says women still are striving to claim their own voice in the 21st century.

3/22/00

The UB Center for the Arts will present the third installment in The 1999-2000 KeyBank Dance Series with a performance by the Limon Dance Company, to be held at 8 p.m. on April 15 in the Mainstage Theatre in the Center for the Arts.

3/24/00

Internationally known UB immunologist and professor emeritus Ernst H. Beutner will deliver the 30th Annual Ernest Witebsky Memorial Lecture on April 6 in the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

3/24/00

Work sessions have been scheduled on both UB’s North and South campuses to solicit public input on the preliminary conceptual plans for a campuswide master landscaping plan.

3/24/00

Award-winning perceptual psychologist Stephen E. Palmer, whose inquiry into the nature of visual perception has aroused interest across many disciplines, will present the 2000 UB Distinguished Speaker Lecture in Cognitive Science from 3:30-5 p.m. April 4 in 20 Knox Hall on the UB North Campus.

3/24/00

UB sociologist and author Simon I. Singer will discuss delinquency and its control in Amherst -- one of America's safest cities -- at a "UB at Sunrise" community breakfast lecture to be held at 7:30 a.m. April 12 in the Center for Tomorrow on the UB North Campus.

3/24/00

University at Buffalo alumna Adele M. Gottschalk, M.D. '67, has given a $225,000 gift to support scholarships for students in UB's School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

3/28/00

Thomas Keirstead, associate professor and director of graduate studies in the Department of History in the College of Arts and Sciences, has received a $65,000 Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellowship for Recently Tenured Faculty from the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS).

3/28/00

"Vessel for a nation's remorse," "the museum without an exit," "well of quietude," "the presence of absence" -- these are some of the terms that have described the experiential and daring architectural works of Daniel Libeskind, the brilliant, iconoclastic and often controversial figure in international architectural practice and urban design, who will speak at UB on April 7.

3/30/00

A contribution of $31,000 a year for two years from M&T Bank will allow the University Community Initiative to move forward with its housing acquisition, rehabilitation and resale program in the University Heights neighborhood of Buffalo.

3/30/00

April is National Poetry Month and what better place to behold a gallery of daring new work than the University at Buffalo Electronic Poetry Center (EPC), the Web-based definitive world-wide resource for digital poetry and an example of ways in which information technology assists the exploration of the humanities.

3/24/00

An historical overview of handwriting as a communication tool, art form and debatable gauge of character will be the topic of a UB Senior Alumni luncheon to be held at noon April 10 in the Center for Tomorrow on the UB North Campus.