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10/3/00

The Department of Art in UB’s College of Arts and Sciences will offer a series of workshops, beginning in late October, for members of the public interested in working with UB faculty members.

10/3/00

E. Bruce Pitman, professor of mathematics, has been named vice provost for educational technology at UB.

10/3/00

"Women Make the Difference: Unionism, Activism and the Role of Women" will be the topic of the inaugural Janice L. Moritz Lecture, to be presented at 4 p.m. Oct. 23 in the Screening Room of the Center for the Arts on the UB North Campus.

10/3/00

Robert O. Davies has been named assistant vice president for alumni relations at UB.

10/3/00

Children born extremely prematurely are 3 to 4 times more likely to be educational underachievers than children born at or near full term, a study by University at Buffalo researchers has shown.

10/5/00

The Friends of the Center for the Arts will present the second-annual Masquerade Ball from 6 p.m. to midnight on Oct. 28 in the Atrium of the Center for the Arts on the UB North Campus.

10/5/00

The UB Center for the Arts will present two unique performances, MacHomer and Seen & Heard, in November as part of The Off Center Series.

10/4/00

Comedienne Janeane Garofalo, who has affectionately been referred to as "the patron saint of alternative comedy," will perform on Oct. 21 at the University at Buffalo as part of UB's Family and Homecoming Weekend 2000.

10/11/00

Rosemary G. Feal, professor of Spanish and director of graduate studies in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures in the University at Buffalo's College of Arts and Sciences, has been appointed to a three-year term as senior editor of the Latin American Literary Review, one of the leading journals in the field.

10/11/00

The question of whether too much iron increases the risk of dying from heart disease has received another "no" answer through the results of a population-based, long-term, follow-up study conducted by researchers at the University at Buffalo.

10/17/00

Researchers at the University at Buffalo have found that the development of breast cancer appears to be related to how the body breaks down estrogen.

10/17/00

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present the internationally known dance troupe Ailey II as the first performance in the 2000-2001 KeyBank Dance Series.

10/18/00

Differences in drinking styles between a husband and wife appear to predict husband-to-wife violence in the early years of marriage, according to a study by researchers at the University at Buffalo's Research Institute on Addictions.

10/20/00

Robert E. Rich Jr. and David A. Rich, together with their families, have pledged a significant gift to the University at Buffalo for an alumni building named in honor of their parents, Janet and Robert E. Rich Sr.

10/24/00

Entry-level salaries of $75,000 per year, hefty "signing bonuses," gifts of expensive foreign cars -- enticements like these may not be uncommon in the technology sector, but they now are being offered by your friendly neighborhood pharmacy, too.

10/23/00

Gifted venture strategist and scientist John N. Kapoor -- founder, chairman and CEO of E.J. Financial Enterprises, Inc. -- has given $5 million to the University at Buffalo, a gift that will help strengthen the UB School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences' research core, provide resources to create a state-of-the-art instrumentation center and fortify the pharmaceutical-science faculty.

10/24/00

An agreement between the University at Buffalo and Microsoft will put into the hands of every one of UB's students and faculty and staff members the newest, most popular Microsoft software on the market while saving the university more than a quarter of a million dollars per year.

10/20/00

A national and international leader in higher education, the University at Buffalo announced today that it is launching a $250 million campaign, the largest ever conducted by a public university in New York and New England.

10/25/00

Jermaine Richardson and Mahoganey Jackson, both of Buffalo, have been named recipients of Beulah Alexander Memorial Scholarships in Social Sciences at the University at Buffalo.

10/25/00

Frances Aparicio, director of Latin American and Latino Studies at the University of Illinois, Chicago, will discuss "La Lupe, La India and Celia: Toward a Feminist Genealogy of Salsa Music" in the second lecture of the 2000 Latino/Latina Speaker Series presented by UB.

10/25/00

People with severe gum disease are at twice the risk of suffering a stroke than those with good oral health, University at Buffalo researchers have shown in the first national, population-based cohort study of periodontal disease and cerebrovascular disease.

10/26/00

Joseph F. Atkinson, Ph.D., who has conducted more than a decade of Great Lakes-related research, has been named director of UB’s Great Lakes Program.

10/26/00

Two new programs in nutrition have been approved at the University at Buffalo beginning this academic year.

10/31/00

The University at Buffalo School of Social Work has announced the opening of a new center aimed at meeting the educational, emotional and behavioral needs of students who have been suspended from school for disruptive behavior and acts of violence.

10/31/00

A study by UB researchers has shown that fish oil and vitamin E are promising potential therapies for those suffering from rheumatoid arthritis.

10/26/00

Renowned family-business consultant Drew Mendoza, president of the Family Business Consulting Group in Chicago, will give a two-day presentation on Nov. 29 and 30 on strategies for succession planning and building a stronger family business.