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8/1/00

Wearing the patina burnished by repeated major national recognition, the "Wednesdays at 4 PLUS" series presented by the Poetics Program in the University at Buffalo Department of English will, with its typical panache, present a star-studded program of readings and literary performances this fall.

8/2/00

Las Vegas is synonymous in the public mind with 24-7 gambling, chorus lines, Elvis impersonators and drive-by weddings, but it's far more than that, according to a University at Buffalo professor who says that Las Vegas is the fastest growing metropolitan area in the United States and its development as a major regional wonderland, while unlikely on the face of it, is not accidental and has broad cultural significance.

8/3/00

David F. Simon, an alumnus of the University at Buffalo School of Management, has given $100,000 to the school to fund the purchase and development of instructional technologies.

8/3/00

Anthony Auerbach, Ph.D., a University at Buffalo biophysicist, has been selected to receive a Jacob Javits Neuroscience Investigator Award totaling $2.7 million over seven years from the National Institute for Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), an arm of the National Institutes of Health.

8/5/00

Dental schools must increase their efforts to teach students how to interpret and evaluate results of scientific research in the area of diseases and disorders affecting the temporomandibular (jaw) joint, according to a University at Buffalo dental educator.

8/8/00

Thanks in part to the inspiration of actor and martial-arts superstar Bruce Lee, Nicholas Logue, a May graduate of the University at Buffalo Department of Theatre and Dance, is one of only two graduating seniors or master's degree candidates in the U.S. to receive a 2000-2001 Fulbright fellowship to study and teach in China.

8/8/00

WBFO 88.7 FM, a National Public Radio affiliate and a major public service of the University at Buffalo, has received a $75,000 grant from the Gebbie Foundation, Inc., 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. The Gebbie Foundation grant is the largest of four -- totaling $130,000 -- received in support of the $133,000 project. The station previously received a $25,000 grant from the Ralph C. Sheldon Foundation, a $20,000 grant from the Hultquist Foundation and a $10,000 grant from the Johnson Foundation.

8/8/00

The University at Buffalo is launching a major, online, environmental-education project with the Jane Goodall Institute and its founder, primatologist Jane Goodall. The project, "Taking Gombe to the World Through Technology," was developed in connection with the 40th anniversary of Goodall's internationally regarded primate research project in Tanzania's Gombe Stream National Park.

8/9/00

"Fractional Charges and Other Tales from Flatland" will be the topic of The Moti Lal Rustgi Memorial Lecture, to be delivered by Nobel laureate Horst Störmer at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 8 in Room 225 of the Natural Sciences Complex on the North Campus.

8/9/00

Nancy H. Nielsen, M.D., Ph.D., assistant dean for academic and curricular affairs in the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and a clinical associate professor of medicine, was elected vice speaker of the American Medical Association's (AMA) policy-making House of Delegates during the association's annual meeting.

8/10/00

The College of Arts and Sciences will present quite a feast over the next eight months. It is a series of free public lectures by CAS faculty members that will explore a variety of subjects from an affection for the rotting smell of "high" meat (Sept. 18) to advances in the treatment of auto-immune diseases (Jan. 22).

8/10/00

The restored version of Jean Renoir's 1937 classic film "The Grand Illusion," starring Jean Gabin and Eric von Stroheim, will open the Fall 2000 Buffalo Film Seminars, the popular 14-week series of screenings and discussions of great films sponsored by the UB and the Market Arcade Film and Arts Centre.

8/10/00

The University at Buffalo broke ground this week for Gateway Village, the fourth residential project for university students to be built in recent years as part of a long-term plan to provide housing for students and improve their quality of life. Gateway Village will be located on both sides of Flint Road at Augspurger Road near the old UB stadium on the North (Amherst) Campus. It will house a mix of 540 undergraduate, graduate and professional students in one-, two- and four-bedroom units. Being built at an estimated cost of $22 million, it is scheduled to open in August 2001.

8/10/00

Excess insulin in the bloodstream does not appear to contribute to atherosclerosis or arterial clogging, despite the known association of Type 2 diabetes with cardiovascular disease, a study by University at Buffalo endocrinologists has shown.

8/11/00

The women's athletic programs at the University at Buffalo received a $800,000 "earmark" in the 2000-01 New York State budget to continue efforts to keep pace with other Division I institutions and further balance the opportunities for the university's student-athletes.

8/16/00

Pork may be today's "other white meat," but when it comes to hog heaven, we can't hold a candle to the ancient Greeks, according to Susan Cole, associate professor and chair in the Department of Classics at the University at Buffalo, who has spent years researching the role pigs played in Greek social and religious life.

8/15/00

South Lake Village, the third phase in a long-term plan to provide housing for University at Buffalo students and improve their quality of life, opened today (Aug. 15, 2000) with a ceremony at the complex on the North (Amherst) Campus. The second apartment-style housing complex to be built on the North Campus in the past two years, South Lake Village features nine two-story buildings and seven three-story buildings with a capacity to house 552 students.

8/16/00

Excess sugar in the bloodstream stimulates the generation of free radicals, the oxygen molecules known to damage cells lining blood vessels and many other organs, according to a study by University at Buffalo researchers.

8/18/00

"An Analysis of Global Warming and Potential Effects on Climate and Weather Phenomena" will be the topic of a program at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 6 that will kick off the 2000-01 Western New York Science and Technology Forum lecture series for area teachers.

8/25/00

The University at Buffalo rolled out a giant "welcome map" today to help members of this year's incoming freshman class and transfer students solve the puzzle of how to get around UB’s 1,192-acre North Campus, where classroom buildings, residence halls and parking lots are interspersed with meadows, lakes, and woodlands.

8/18/00

Three new associate deans have been appointed in the College of Arts and Sciences by Kerry Grant, dean of the college.

8/28/00

A study by University at Buffalo epidemiologists has shown African-Americans anglers follow advice from friends and family -- rather the printed state advisories -- when choosing safe fishing waters.

8/28/00

Restricting smoking in restaurants has not been a recipe for economic disaster in the restaurant business, despite predictions to the contrary, a review of existing data by a University at Buffalo epidemiologist has found.

8/28/00

The latest advances in genetics, surgery and chemotherapy will be among the topics presented in the next session of the University at Buffalo's Mini-Medical School that will begin Sept. 12.

8/30/00

University at Buffalo researchers have demonstrated for the first time a close association between hypothyroidism and diabetes mellitus in an American-Indian tribe, and found diabetic women to be particularly at risk.

8/30/00

Targeted to busy entrepreneurs and would-be entrepreneurs worldwide, an Online Micro-MBA in Entrepreneurial Studies -- believed to be the first of its kind -- is being offered jointly by the University at Buffalo School of Management and The Institute for Entrepreneurship, based in Albany.