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7/3/00

UB’s Mini-Medical School will offer a four-session medical "grand-rounds" course on diagnosis and treatment of diseases using actual case histories, beginning July 18.

7/3/00

UB's Sports Medicine Institute has opened a clinic at 5875 South Transit Road in Lockport to serve individuals and athletic teams in Western New York's northern communities.

7/3/00

Employees should be skeptical of any report boasting that their health as a group is better than that of the general population, an occupational epidemiologist at the University at Buffalo warns. Such a comparison always will make the group and the company look good, said Gregg S. Wilkinson, Ph.D., a professor in the UB Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, because of an innate bias called the "healthy worker effect."

7/6/00

UB's National Public Radio station, WBFO 88.7 FM, is adding Public Radio International's award-winning "Marketplace" to its schedule beginning Aug. 7 and the one-hour NPR news quiz show, "Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!" to its lineup beginning Aug. 6.

7/10/00

The New York State Department of Education has approved the University at Buffalo's new bachelor of science degree in environmental engineering, the first and only one of its kind at a public institution in the state.

7/10/00

University at Buffalo chemistry professor Joseph Gardella's zeal for bringing science literacy to the general public has found him playing some unique roles: sometimes as a translator of highly technical documents for local community groups, other times as a mediator between neighborhoods and local chemical companies. Gardella recently took on his most novel role as interpreter of science for the masses when he became a science consultant to a writer of Harlequin romances.

7/19/00

David J. Saleh of Corfu, a 1978 graduate of the University at Buffalo Law School, has been elected to a one-year term as president of the UB Alumni Association.

7/12/00

Hardboiled Beltway insiders probably think they know all there is about just how "virtual" reality can get. But on July 12 on the third floor of the Cannon Building on Capitol Hill, members of Congress got the chance to truly experience virtual worlds, courtesy of a University at Buffalo exhibit on virtual reality.

7/19/00

A policy of zero tolerance is an effective deterrent against abusive, out-of-control behavior by parents at youth sporting events, says Charles Patrick Ewing, a nationally known law professor and forensic psychologist at the University at Buffalo.

7/21/00

The University at Buffalo has received approval to offer a doctor of audiology degree (Au.D.), one of less than 10 in the United States, beginning in the Fall 2000 semester.

7/21/00

Three University at Buffalo faculty members have joined the ranks of distinguished professors appointed by the State University of New York Board of Trustees.

7/21/00

Biophysics researchers at the University at Buffalo have been selected by the Japan Science and Technology Ministry to be its international collaborator on a $10 million research project aimed at understanding the mechanical sensitivity of cells.

7/21/00

An honors program for exceptional undergraduate students enrolled in the University at Buffalo School of Management has been established in memory of Joseph T.J. Stewart, a prominent Buffalo-area businessman and philanthropist who passed away last year.

7/21/00

Experts in environmental health from around the globe will convene in Buffalo for 10 days in August to present the latest research in the field and to assess the worldwide disease burden caused by environmental problems.

7/27/00

"City Voices, City Visions," a broad partnership involving the University at Buffalo, Buffalo Public Schools and the community, is attacking the learning problems faced by Buffalo students by applying multimedia technologies in ways never used before.

7/28/00

Randall L. Clark, chairman of the board of Dunn Tire Corp., has been appointed to the 10-member University at Buffalo Council, the university's local governing council, by Gov. George Pataki.

7/13/00

A year-long multidisciplinary research and construction project by the University at Buffalo will produce a new form of public art that was designed specifically for the City of Buffalo, but which can serve as a model for cities seeking to reclaim their histories. It is a massive, 24-page, sculptural book comprised of two-dimensional historical and conceptual maps, buildings, icons and other visual historical data -- all cast in bronze -- that will articulate significant events and benchmarks in the history of Buffalo.