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9/1/00

The 2000 presidential campaign will be the focus of a Senior Alumni Luncheon Program at noon on Sept. 20 in the Center for Tomorrow on the North Campus.

9/6/00

MBA students typically are more interested in acts of commerce than acts of charity. But this weekend, about 50 full-time MBA students from the School of Management will begin a yearlong series of volunteer activities that they believe should be an important part of any business-school curriculum.

9/6/00

Jaylan S. Turkkan, Ph.D., who has an extensive record as an academic researcher at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and a research administrator at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and related agencies, has been named vice president for research at the University at Buffalo, effective Oct. 1.

9/8/00

Elaine M. Hull, Ph.D., professor of psychology in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University at Buffalo, has received a $602,759 Independent Scientist Award from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), an arm of the National Institutes of Health.

9/8/00

Huw M.L. Davies, Larkin Professor of Organic Chemistry at the University at Buffalo, has received a prestigious Focused Giving Award from Johnson & Johnson.

9/8/00

Michael P. Farrell, Ph.D., of Rochester, professor of sociology at UB, has been named chair of the Department of Sociology in the College of Arts and Sciences.

9/8/00

It will be a walk on the "Web side" when a 20th-century Frank Lloyd Wright masterpiece goes virtual through a grant to the Center for Virtual Architecture in the University at Buffalo's School of Architecture and Planning.

9/13/00

UB will host a performance lecture on traditional Korean music by virtuoso performer and composer Kim Jin Hi at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 28 in the Screening Room, Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

9/12/00

How well your lungs function may predict how long you live, according to a nearly 30-year follow-up of the association between impaired pulmonary function and all causes of mortality conducted by researchers at the University at Buffalo.

9/13/00

Students are applying in record numbers to the University at Buffalo Law School, thanks to a personalized team approach for marketing a first-rate quality education. Applications to the UB Law School were up 40 percent this year -- from 844 in 1999 to 1,178 in 2000 -- the second-highest increase among the 182 American Bar Association-accredited law schools, according to figures available to the Law School Admissions Council.

9/13/00

The University at Buffalo is the lead institution in a $10 million project to develop specific ferromagnetic materials for use in "spintronics," the emerging research field in physics focused on spin-dependent phenomena applied to electronic devices.

9/13/00

A researcher with the University at Buffalo's Research Institute on Addictions has embarked on the first comprehensive examination of the multidimensional effects of couples therapy with married or cohabiting individuals who misuse drugs other than alcohol. The study by William Fals-Stewart, Ph.D., senior research scientist, is funded by a $2 million grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse.

9/14/00

Timothy P. Janikowski, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Counseling and Educational Psychology in the Graduate School of Education at the University at Buffalo, has been named chair of the department.

9/14/00

The UB Office of Career Planning and Placement has announced a program to help local human-resource professionals increase their success in recruiting college students.

9/14/00

More than 1,600 individuals are expected to race, run, jog, stroll or walk as part of 11th Annual Linda Yalem Memorial Run, to begin at 10 a.m. Sept. 24 on the UB North Campus.

9/14/00

The Center for the Arts has announced its 2000-01 season, which includes a broad spectrum of programs ranging from cutting-edge dance companies and distinguished speakers, to compelling theater, family entertainment and unique musical concerts.

9/14/00

The University at Buffalo School of Management, the Institute for EntrepreneurshipSM and state Sen. Mary Lou Rath (R-C, Williamsville) announced today the launch of an Online MBA program designed for busy entrepreneurs and executives.

9/18/00

The Studio Company of the American Ballet Theatre, one of a handful of great classical ballet companies in the world, will be in residency at the University at Buffalo Center for the Arts from Oct. 1-21.

9/18/00

Metropolitan Entertainment will present an evening with Alison Krauss & Union Station at 8 p.m. on Oct. 6 in the Mainstage Theatre located in the Center for the Arts (CFA) on the North Campus.

9/19/00

A retired General Electric vice president has matched money with his former employer to provide a $20,000 fellowship for the UB's School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS).

9/18/00

UB's Center for the Arts will present an evening with The Charlie Hunter Trio at 8 p.m. Oct. 13 in the Mainstage Theatre in theCenter for the Arts on the North Campus.

9/19/00

Barbara Bregman, Ph.D., professor and chair in the Department of Neuroscience at Georgetown University Medical Center, will discuss "Regeneration and Recovery of Function After Spinal Cord Injury" at the 12th annual J. Warren Perry Lecture, sponsored by the School of Health Related Professions at UB.

9/19/00

Ada K. Jacox, Ph.D., professor and associate dean for research at Wayne State University College of Nursing, will discuss "The Impact of Clinical Practice Guidelines on Patient Outcomes and Cost" at the fourth annual Bonnie Bullough Lecture, to be held Oct. 5 at UB.

9/19/00

The Early Childhood Research Center (ECRC) at the University at Buffalo has begun a project to explore the use of American Sign Language (ASL) as a common medium of communication among multilingual/multicultural preschool children whose socialization and English-language development often are impeded by the language barrier.

9/19/00

A loyal friend of the University at Buffalo, Kathleen M. Shepard, is making a major gift to the UB Division of Athletics for an endowed football scholarship.

9/20/00

Researchers can see the future in the blood vessels of children with a parent who has had a premature heart attack and the picture is not pretty. A study in this week's issue of the New England Journal of Medicine -- on which Maurizio Trevisan, M.D., professor and chair in the Department of Social and Preventive Medicine at the University at Buffalo, is senior author -- reports that ultrasound images showed structural and functional abnormalities known to lead to atherosclerosis in children as young as 6 years.

9/1/00

Miramax Films co-chairman Harvey Weinstein, who got his start in the entertainment industry 30 years ago by promoting rock concerts at the University at the Buffalo, will receive an honorary SUNY Doctorate of Humane Letters from UB on Sept. 26.

9/19/00

John U. Ogbu, Ph.D., Chancellor's Professor of Anthropology at the University of California at Berkeley and one of the world's leading educational anthropologists, will present the 2000 Charlotte C. Acer Colloquium on Urban Education at UB.

9/21/00

Donald Pinkel, professor of pediatrics at Texas A&M University Medical School and a renowned specialist in pediatric oncology, received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the UB Medical Alumni Association at a dinner held Sept. 14.

9/21/00

The Department of Media Study in the UB College of Arts and Sciences will host a visit by Alan Zweibel, a UB alumnus and one of the original writers for "Saturday Night Live," on Oct. 4.

9/21/00

The existence of Afro-Germans is unknown to most Americans, although many of the 500,000 Afro-Germans in Germany today are of American G.I. parentage and distinguished African Americans like educator and writer W.E.B. DuBois and abolitionist Frederick Douglass had notable ties to Germany and Germans. The social and cultural issues that Afro-Germans face today, and how their experiences can enrich our understanding of historical and contemporary racial issues, will be explored at a conference to be held at UB on Oct. 12-13.

9/21/00

Barbara E. Johnson, Ph.D., Frederic Wertham Professor of Law and Psychiatry in Society, Department of Comparative Literature, Harvard University, will present a free lecture at 4 p.m. Oct. 26 in the Screening Room of the Center for the Arts as part of the "University and the World" lecture series sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences.

9/21/00

The 10 films featured in the traveling Empire State Film Festival will be screened from 3-5 p.m. on Oct. 3 in the Screening Room in the Center for the Arts.

9/28/00

Eighty years ago, a young collegian from Indiana was settling back into campus life after spending the summer as an Olympic athlete and competitor in post-Olympic events overseas. The 19-year-old Purdue undergraduate was Clifford C. Furnas (1900-1969), who went on to a distinguished career as scientist, author and chancellor of the University of Buffalo from 1954-62, and from 1962-66 as the first president of the State University of New York at Buffalo.

9/28/00

The New York Upstate Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA) has awarded its 2000 Planning Award for Public Education to the State of the Region project, an initiative of the University at Buffalo Institute for Local Governance and Regional Growth.

9/28/00

The UB Department of Philosophy will present an international conference Oct. 20-21 in honor of Peter Hare, Ph.D., SUNY Distinguished Service Professor and former chair of the Department of Philosophy in the College of Arts and Sciences.

9/28/00

Western New Yorkers this fall will have an opportunity to visit an architectural exhibition employing new technologies, including virtual reality, to examine a little-known but significant working relationship in the career of architect Frank Lloyd Wright.

9/28/00

A study in this week's New England Journal of Medicine led by Lawrence Jacobs, Irvin and Rosemary Smith Professor of Neurology at the University at Buffalo, has shown that early treatment with one of the drugs used to control multiple sclerosis (MS) can significantly reduce the rate at which people at high risk develop full-blown symptoms of the disease.

9/29/00

The Baldy Center for Law and Social Policy, which began at the University at Buffalo Law School as a program in law and the social sciences, is celebrating its 25th anniversary as one of the top academic institutions internationally recognized for interdisciplinary study of law and legal institutions.

9/29/00

Former U.S. senator and astronaut John Glenn will kick off the 2000-01 Distinguished Speakers Series at the University at Buffalo with a lecture at 8 p.m. Oct. 11 in Alumni Arena on the North (Amherst) Campus.

9/29/00

The Department of Theatre and Dance will present “Cotton Girls” and “Overtones” Oct. 19-22 in the Black Box Theatre, located at UB Center for the Arts, North Campus. Performance times are 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday, Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday.

9/29/00

Wassim Jabi of Buffalo, assistant professor of architecture in the UB School of Architecture and Planning, has received a $120,000 U.S. Department of Education (DOE) sub-grant through the Center for Universal Design at North Carolina State University.

9/29/00

The researcher who discovered the genes that control the development of heart-muscle and skeletal-muscle cells will deliver the ninth annual Hermann Rahn Memorial Lecture at 4 p.m. Oct. 12 in Butler Auditorium in Farber Hall on the UB South Campus.

9/29/00

UB Department of Theatre and Dance will present “Ripples,” the fall concert of Zodiaque Dance Company. An evening of creative energy that ripples and radiates the landscape upon which we move, the performances will be held Oct. 12-15 and 19-22 in the Drama Theatre.