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11/15/00

In their most harried moments, professors trying to balance the demands of teaching, research and family may feel that the only solution to their overloaded schedules is to be in two places at once. And now -- for better or worse -- they can as the result of advances in high-quality Internet videoconferencing pioneered, in part, by the University at Buffalo.

11/1/00

Mary Higgins Clark, best-selling author known as the "Queen of Suspense," will speak at the University at Buffalo on Nov. 16 as part of UB's Distinguished Speaker Series.

11/1/00

Global business leader and engineer Hatim A. Tyabji, chairman of DataCard, has pledged a $1 million bequest to the University at Buffalo for an endowed fund for a professorship in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences in honor of his wife.

11/3/00

In recognition of an academic career dedicated to the development of and advocacy for multiculturalism in higher education, Jack Meacham, Ph.D., presented the keynote address at the 2000 Michael Tilford Conference on Diversity and Multiculturalism held at the University of Kansas on Oct. 26 and 27.

11/3/00

Harold R. Kutner, vice president for worldwide purchasing at General Motors Corp., and Robert T. Brady, chairman and CEO of Moog Inc., will be honored by the UB School of Management at its annual alumni association awards banquet Nov. 9.

11/3/00

Walter Simpson, energy officer at the University at Buffalo and director of its UB Green office, was inducted into the Association of Energy Engineers "Energy Managers' Hall of Fame" on Oct. 27 at the 23rd World Energy Engineering Congress in Atlanta.

11/3/00

Physical therapist Alfred T. Caffiero, a role model for students, faculty, patients and friends alike, is being honored for his lifetime achievements by the UB School of Health Related Professions.

11/1/00

State Supreme Court Justice Vincent E. Doyle, administrative judge for the Eighth Judicial District, received the Jaeckle Award, the highest honor bestowed by the UB Law School and its Law Alumni Association, at the 25th Anniversary Alumni Convocation and 2000 Jaeckle Award Luncheon, held Nov 4 in the Hyatt Regency Buffalo.

11/6/00

Fifty-seven percent of the women who participated in a recent study at the University at Buffalo's Research Institute on Addictions (RIA) reported experiencing at least one incident of verbal or physical aggression while drinking in a bar

11/7/00

The Opus Classics Live series presented by WBFO 88.7 FM, the National Public Radio affiliate operated by the University at Buffalo, will showcase the Amherst Saxophone Quartet for an evening of music, discussion and food on Nov. 15 in Allen Hall on the UB South (Main Street) Campus.

11/7/00

The Office of Public Service and Urban Affairs at the University at Buffalo is seeking nominations for the first Mildred Francis Lacey Award for excellence in civic responsibility in the City of Buffalo.

11/8/00

The life and character of composer Franz Schubert have been variously sketched in treacle and brimstone by biographers. But a critically acclaimed new biography by a University at Buffalo Schubert scholar presents a far more balanced and empathetic portrait of the man and his career.

11/16/00

A University at Buffalo geologist has used computer models to show that huge lava flows -- called flood basalt eruptions -- that exited the earth’s crust relatively slowly, rather than explosively, were capable of dramatic global-scale climate shifts and mass extinctions.

11/9/00

The University at Buffalo has received a $1 million gift to endow a professorship in its School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences in memory of internationally known ophthalmologist, eye surgeon and UB alumnus Meyer H. Riwchun, M.D.

11/14/00

Can a business school really teach a subject as intangible as "how to be an entrepreneur?" University at Buffalo School of Management professor John Hannon thinks so, as do the 31 MBA students enrolled in his new entrepreneurship course, which began this fall.

11/9/00

The UB Department of Theatre and Dance will present Friedrich Dürrenmatt's "The Visit" Nov. 9-12 and 16-19 in the Drama Theatre and Stephen Sondheim's "Assassins" Nov. 15-19 in the Black Box Theatre.

11/14/00

The impact of participation in Alcoholics Anonymous and spirituality on recovery from alcohol abuse is the focus of a new study at the University at Buffalo's Research Institute on Addictions.

11/15/00

With the goal of improving living conditions in Southeast Asia, Nila T. Gnamm, retired civil servant, University at Buffalo alumna and world traveler, has pledged $250,000 to the College of Arts and Sciences to support research initiatives of UB's Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Study Center.

11/15/00

Three faculty members in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences -- Stelios T. Andreadis, Ph.D., Ann M. Bisantz, Ph.D., and Ashim Garg, Ph.D -- have received prestigious National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development awards.

11/17/00

The Royal Pitches and Buffalo Chips, UB’s female and male a cappella groups, entertain audiences of all ages both on and off campus. While these student performers draw their membership from many academic disciplines, what unites them is their love of singing and their delight in doing their own arrangements of contemporary music.

11/17/00

The same principles that ensure user-friendly designs in products ranging from refrigerators to computers to dashboards on automobiles should be applied to the design of both paper and machine election ballots, according to a UB professor of industrial engineering.

11/17/00

Working to educate children to deliver to their families the important messages about organ donation is the focus of a new program, "Talk it Up," being launched by the University at Buffalo and Upstate New York Transplant Services (UNYTS).

11/17/00

For more than a century, New York's Lower East Side has been home to hundreds of thousands of working-class and poor immigrants from across the globe. In his new book, a University at Buffalo sociologist examines the peculiar phenomenon in which real-estate developers and city officials exploit images of social difference as a means to lure middle-class renters to the historic district.

11/17/00

WBFO 88.7 FM, the National Public Radio affiliate operated by UB, set a record with its recently completed Fall Membership Drive, raising more than $160,000.

11/17/00

The University at Buffalo has joined a new alliance of upstate New York education, industry and government partners that aims to generate economic success in the western part of the state.

11/28/00

Television and computer screens that would be lighter, brighter and thinner -- that's the goal behind a $100,000 donation to the University at Buffalo's Institute for Lasers, Photonics and Biophotonics from AKT, Inc., the world's leading supplier of CVD systems, processes and services to the flat-panel-display manufacturing industry.

11/28/00

The prestigious Kresge Foundation has approved a $500,000 Science Initiative grant -- a first for the University at Buffalo -- for UB's School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.

11/29/00

The University at Buffalo's Office of Special Events and the Division of Athletics will team up on Dec. 5 to offer a one-of-a-kind twin bill featuring a talk by basketball guru Dick Vitale, followed by a game between the UB Bulls and the Duquesne Dukes.

11/29/00

Senior citizens might be a lot happier -- not to say healthier and maybe even a little wealthier -- if health-care providers and insurers stopped focusing exclusively on costs of prescriptions and instead looked closely at why patients take so many medications in the first place, according to a UB pharmacist.

11/29/00

The Buffalo-Niagara region has experienced definite, if incremental, progress over the last year, according to an analysis by the Institute for Local Governance and Regional Growth.

11/29/00

The production of proto-Paleolithic tools and their analysis as possible musical instruments are part of a multi-year study by the University at Buffalo, Cambridge University, the Cincinnati Museum Center and the British Academy designed to study the relationship between music and cognition. The specific project aim is to determine if music is the catalyst that separated Homo sapiens sapiens from Homo sapiens Neanderthalensis -- Neanderthal man.

11/30/00

Faculty and staff members of the Department of Mathematics in the College of Arts and Sciences officially will be welcomed to the North Campus today at the opening dedication of the new Mathematics Building.