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4/8/00

Photodynamic therapy (PDT), one of the most promising new cancer treatments, may have much wider application than previously thought, new research by University at Buffalo researchers has shown.

4/4/00

Everyone knows that clogged arteries increase the risk of a heart attack or stroke. Unfortunately, most people don't know they have clogged arteries until they actually have a heart attack or some other serious cardiovascular event. By that time, the damage may already be done. Evidence is mounting, however, that information gleaned from a routine dental X-ray may serve as an accurate early-warning system of risk of dying from heart attack or stroke.

4/4/00

The University at Buffalo World Languages Institute (WLI) will sponsor "Ireland Through the Eyes of the Irish," a two-week study tour of Ireland, July 13-28, in which the public is invited to participate.

4/3/00

Kenneth M. Blumenthal, Ph.D., professor of molecular genetics, biochemistry and microbiology at the University at Cincinnati, has been named chair of the UB Department of Biochemistry, effective Aug. 1.

4/3/00

A workshop to help teens and adults who stutter assess their communication strengths and learn how to improve their effectiveness as communicators will be part of a conference to be held April 29 at UB.

4/4/00

Drawing upon an accumulated wealth of "guanxi," 17 Executive MBA (EMBA) students from the University at Buffalo School of Management are embarking on a study tour of China, gaining access to the highest levels of business in that country.

4/3/00

John Yeh, M.D., professor and vice chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Minnesota, has been named chair of the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics at UB, effective May 1.

4/3/00

Researchers at the University at Buffalo’s Center for Pain Management are finding new ways to treat chronic pain, a condition thought to affect as many as one in four Americans at an annual cost in disability compensation and lost productivity estimated to be as high as $100 billion.

4/8/00

Researchers from the School of Dental Medicine at the University at Buffalo have found that obesity is significantly related to periodontal disease through the pathway of insulin resistance.

4/3/00

Poet, essayist and author Alice Walker, best known for her Pulitzer Prize-winning book "The Color Purple," will speak at 8 p.m. April 26 in the Mainstage Theatre in the Center for the Arts on the University at Buffalo North (Amherst) Campus.

4/5/00

Armed with small chemical sensors, knowledge of analytical chemistry techniques and serious dedication, undergraduate students in chemistry Professor Joseph A. Gardella's class at the University at Buffalo are on a mission: They are using science and communication skills to help bridge the gap between government and residents of a Buffalo subdivision that is a contaminated former brownfield.

4/5/00

A workshop on the rules and regulations governing the use of human subjects in research will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. April 13 in the Center for Tomorrow on the North Campus.

4/6/00

A traditional Passover Seder and meal will be held at 6 p.m. April 19 in Pistachio's in the Student Union on the UB North Campus.

4/6/00

The Department of Library and Information Studies in the UB School of Information Studies is offering two workshops to librarians and other researchers -- delivered entirely via the Internet -- on the basics of legislation and regulations.

4/6/00

The Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access (IDEA Center) in the University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning has been awarded a five-year, $3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education through the National Institute for Disability and Rehabilitation Research.

4/6/00

The assessment of DWI offenders needs to be modified to focus on identifying characteristics of those most likely to be repeat offenders and whether treatment addressing their alcohol and drug use is necessary, a University at Buffalo researcher recommended at the "Lifesavers 2000 National Conference on Highway Safety Priorities" held in Atlanta on March 12-14.

4/4/00

Mary Flanagan, assistant professor of media study at the University at Buffalo, has been selected by the William J. Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board to participate in the Fulbright-Hays Scholarship Program.

4/7/00

Williamsville resident Deborah K. Walters, Ph.D., who has racked up impressive credentials as associate professor of computer science and engineering at UB, associate dean of the UB College of Arts and Sciences and co-director of IDEAS, the college's arts and technology center, has been named a fellow of the American Council on Education (ACE) for the 2000-01 academic year.

4/7/00

The University at Buffalo School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) has begun the Student Excellence Initiatives, a unique program that aims to make freshman year for engineering students easier to manage academically and less emotionally agonizing.

4/7/00

The Department of Mathematics in the UB College of Arts and Sciences has teamed up with UB Science and Engineering Node Services staff to develop "Operation Mother Hen," a unique Web-based review tool that has virtually banished the old survival-of-the-fittest mentality for "Introduction to Calculus" at UB. In its place is a system that acts like a nurturing "mother hen," rescuing and supporting students who are struggling with the material.

4/7/00

The road to utopia throughout Western civilization all too often has begun with what appeared to be someone's good intentions only to lead to tragic, shameful legacies for generations, a University at Buffalo faculty member says.

4/10/00

"Massive Stars: The Main Furnaces of the Universe" will be the topic of the Harlow Shapley Visiting Lecture, to be presented at 7:30 p.m. April 21 in 201 Natural Sciences Complex on the UB North Campus.

4/10/00

In 1989, the Department of Public Safety at the University at Buffalo underwent a major change when it became one of the first colleges or universities to adopt a new philosophy, management style and organizational strategy known as community policing. Today, more than 10 years later, the department is seeing the results in a safer campus environment.

4/10/00

The challenges of new technology and its increasing role in helping health-care providers make their services more accessible to patients will be the topic of an all-day conference to be held on April 28 at UB.

4/13/00

Psychologist Elizabeth Deutsch Capaldi, formerly provost at the University of Florida, has been named provost of the University at Buffalo.

4/13/00

A Western New York entrepreneurial couple who have worked steadfastly to improve health care in Western New York are giving a $1 million cash scholarship gift to the University at Buffalo's School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

4/13/00

John M. Staley, headmaster of Cora P. Maloney College at UB, has been named associate vice president for public service and urban affairs at the university.

4/13/00

When it comes to such personal finance topics as paying taxes, using a credit card or saving toward retirement, today's high-school seniors know less than their colleagues did three years ago, according to survey results compiled by Lewis Mandell, dean of the School of Management at the University at Buffalo.

4/13/00

Oral biologists at the University at Buffalo have found increased levels of the blood-clotting factor fibrinogen in persons with periodontitis, illuminating one pathway for the relationship between poor oral health and heart disease.

4/12/00

Easter is a special time for Kathleen Delaney because it is reminiscent of her first introduction to marshmallow Peeps. Some might say she took her historical passion a bit too far, but the University at Buffalo librarian and archivist has been collecting these marshmallow Easter treats for more than 25 years.

4/17/00

The annual D.W. Harrington Lecture will highlight the third annual Resident Scholarly Exchange Day, to be held April 27 at the UB School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

4/17/00

The cleanest, meanest, most economical snowmobile machine isn't yet available in a store near you. It's at the University at Buffalo, thanks to a team of engineering students who recently beat competitors from six other schools at the Inaugural Clean Snowmobile Challenge held in Jackson Hole, Wyo.

4/17/00

Five graduates of the UB Law School will receive Distinguished Alumni Awards at the Law Alumni Association's 38th annual meeting and awards dinner, to be held at 5:30 p.m. May 3 in the Hyatt Regency Buffalo.

4/24/00

Adults afflicted with incapacitating muscle weakness and pain may be suffering from an easily treatable vitamin D deficiency, endocrinologists at the University at Buffalo have found.

4/19/00

UB marketing maven Arun K. Jain, Ph.D., will discuss the "sucker potential" in his lecture entitled "Modern Barnums and the Suckers Among Us," to be held May 3 at the "UB at Sunrise" community breakfast.

4/19/00

From nowhere to the top 50 to the top 15. That's the story of the University at Buffalo's remarkable track record in technology in just the past three years, according to the closely watched "wired schools" arbiter, Yahoo! Internet Life Magazine.

4/19/00

Adopting a diet low in fat and high in fruits and vegetables may have many health benefits, but lowering the risk of developing recurrent colon polyps, precursors of colon cancer, does not appear to be one of them.

4/21/00

Yan Shtarker, a freshman computer science-and-engineering major at UB, has been awarded a highly competitive Energy Research Undergraduate Laboratory Fellowship from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).

4/21/00

UB medical school graduate Maxine Hayes, a nationally known advocate for programs that promote children's health, will deliver the annual Stockton Kimball Lecture April 29 as part of the UB Medical Alumni Association's 63rd annual Spring Clinical Day.

4/21/00

A revolutionary method for synthesizing specialty chemicals --especially pharmaceuticals -- that makes it possible to activate the normally unreactive carbon-hydrogen bonds in organic molecules has been developed by a team of University at Buffalo chemists.

4/21/00

Nineteen UB inventors will be honored at a workshop and awards presentation to be held from 2-5:30 p.m. May 1 in the University Inn and Conference Center, 2401 N. Forest Road, Amherst.

4/21/00

"The 10 Worst Financial Planning Tips" will be revealed by Lewis Mandell, Ph.D., dean of the UB School of Management, at UB's Senior Alumni luncheon on May 10.

4/21/00

Carl Dennis, professor of English in the University at Buffalo College of Arts and Sciences, has been named winner of the 2000 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize, one of the most prestigious literary awards in the English language.

4/28/00

WBFO 88.7 FM, a National Public Radio affiliate and a major public service of UB, has received grants totaling $55,000 from three foundations to support the expansion and improvement of the signal of WUBJ 88.1 FM, its repeater station serving the people of Jamestown and Chautauqua County.

4/28/00

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer will deliver the address at the University at Buffalo's 154th general commencement ceremony, to be held at 10 a.m. May 14 in Alumni Arena on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

4/28/00

A UB faculty member and administrator since 1962, Hinrich R. (Hinni) Martens has presided over the equivalent of several lifetimes of technological change in education. And he's all for it.