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6/1/00

Anand S. Vaidya, A UB biophysical sciences major, is one of 309 students nationwide named a 2000 Barry M. Goldwater Scholar.

6/2/00

A new grant of $1,198,000 to the University at Buffalo's Research Institute on Addictions from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholismwill provide quality research training for six future scientists in the causes of alcohol use and misuse, as well as treatment for alcohol-use disorders.

6/5/00

Judy Scales-Trent, professor of law at the University at Buffalo, has received a Fulbright award to conduct research and teach in Senegal during the 2000-2001 academic year.

6/6/00

Researchers in the University at Buffalo's Research Institute on Addictions (RIA) have begun a five-year project, funded by a $3.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health, to study infant and child development and the factors that influence parenting skills.

6/6/00

Regular exercise helps aging muscles retain their flexibility and protects them from injury, one of the few studies of the effect of exercise training on muscle function in aging animals has found.

6/12/00

Men who develop testicular cancer father fewer children and are more likely to have been diagnosed with infertility prior to their cancer diagnosis than healthy controls, a University at Buffalo study has found.

6/9/00

Prospects for an emerging laser and photonics industry in Western New York have brightened, thanks to a $500,000 allocation from New York State, sponsored by State Senator Mary Lou Rath, to the University at Buffalo's Institute for Lasers, Photonics and Biophotonics.

6/16/00

University at Buffalo investigators have determined that children with a high body mass index (BMI), a measure of obesity, are likely to have high levels of triglycerides and low levels of protective cholesterol in childhood, dyslipidemia conditions that contribute to heart disease in adulthood.

6/16/00

African Americans and Mexican Americans have significantly poorer oral health than non-Hispanic whites in the United States, and men have more periodontal disease than women, a study of national data by University at Buffalo epidemiologists has shown.

6/13/00

The UB English Language Institute (ELI) this summer is conducting a special, six-week program for 18 educators from Haiti and 10 sub-Saharan African countries.

6/13/00

WBFO 88.7 FM, the National Public Radio affiliate operated by UB, won three first-place awards in the 1999 New York State Associated Press Broadcasters Competition.

6/15/00

A researcher at the University at Buffalo has developed and patented a new hybrid glass material that could replace traditional silica materials for the analytical-separations columns that are ubiquitous throughout the chemical, pharmaceutical, environmental and biotech industries.

6/19/00

"Race and the Law: Critical Discourses Exploring Law and Society Methods and Traditions" will be the theme of the Law and Society Association's Eighth Summer Institute to be held July 5-9, hosted by the Christopher Baldy Center for Law and Social Policy at the University at Buffalo.

6/19/00

Retired business executive and Western New York community leader Donald L. Davis and his wife Esther are building a healthier community through a $600,000 gift to the University at Buffalo for its mini-medical school, a highly popular public service program presented by the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

6/19/00

The tragic aspects of Love Canal are always at the forefront of our memory of that disaster, but a newly-opened collection of archival materials provides conclusive evidence that what happened in that community should be a source of enormous pride for the Western New York region.

6/20/00

Withdrawal from cocaine is no picnic, but a study by a researcher at the University at Buffalo has shown that it may not involve the wrenching ups and downs and intense cravings that specialists in the field have considered the norm.

6/21/00

A memorial Mass will be held at 11 a.m. June 23 in St. Joseph's University Church, 3269 Main St., Buffalo, for Boris Albini, professor of microbiology and research professor of medicine at the University at Buffalo, who died June 20 in his Williamsville home after a long illness. He was 57.

6/22/00

Researchers at the University at Buffalo have received a five-year, $2.9 million grant to conduct an international project aimed at helping children of alcohol-dependent parents avoid becoming substance abusers themselves.

6/22/00

University at Buffalo researchers have found that a woman's biology -- specifically age at first menstruation and at first live birth -- not lifestyle habits she or her partner may have adopted, were the major predictors of resolved fertility, defined as conceiving a child only after a year or more of trying.

6/23/00

Six faculty members, four professional staff members and two librarians at UB have received 2000 State University of New York Chancellor's Awards for Excellence from SUNY Chancellor Robert L. King.

6/26/00

Bad publicity and costly litigation involving some implants threatens to create a growing shortage of devices ranging from heart valves to joint replacements, an internationally known authority on implants at the University at Buffalo warns.

6/27/00

Most of us accept driving it as part of our daily lives, whether or not we're behind the wheel. However, few of us expect to be involved in a motor-vehicle accident that will change the course of our lives in an instant, according to a University at Buffalo researcher who has been evaluating and treating victims of motor-vehicle accidents for several years.

6/28/00

Women who regularly eat fish from Lake Ontario, known to be contaminated with PCBs and other hormone-disrupting chemicals, may be about 25 percent less likely to become pregnant than women who do not, researchers from the University at Buffalo have found.

6/29/00

Two faculty members in the UB College of Arts and Sciences have been awarded a three-year, $462,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health to examine how information about words is represented in the mind and used when reading and talking.

6/29/00

After years of limited access on the part of students, higher education in the Caribbean received a major boost this summer when the University at Buffalo put the region's first distance-learning WebBoard online at the University of the West Indies (UWI).

6/29/00

Believing that an educated citizenry makes for a stronger democracy, a second-generation UB alumnus is donating $60,000 to its College of Arts and Sciences.