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12/1/00

The University at Buffalo in 2001 will join an elite group of universities in the United States that offer a doctorate in physical therapy (DPT). The UB doctoral program will be the first within the State University of New York system.

12/6/00

University at Buffalo chemists have found that nitric oxide, a common air pollutant and one of the components of acid rain, is highly reactive with ethanol, potentially making the chemical an even more insidious pollutant than has been thought.

12/1/00

The University at Buffalo announced today that Jim Hofher, who has 22 years of collegiate coaching experience -- including eight as a head coach -- has been named the 23rd football coach in school history.

12/5/00

The World Languages Institute (WLI) at UB has developed a unique online version of "Japanese for Executives," its popular certificate program in Japanese language and cross-cultural training.

12/5/00

Eighteen Jewish SUNY Distinguished Professors and a Nobel Laureate at UB were honored by Hillel of Buffalo at a ceremony and reception on Dec. 5 in the Center for the Arts on the UB North Campus.

12/5/00

Three UB students have received the J. Scott Fleming Merit Awards for leadership and volunteer efforts that promote student involvement and the student experience.

12/5/00

It's "do or die" time for many e-retailers this holiday season, say industry analysts. But amid speculation about the the ability of e-retailers to deliver orders in time for Christmas, one prominent toy manufacturer quietly has staked a claim on the Internet, arousing the suspicion of the big bricks-and-mortar retailers, says a professor of marketing at the University at Buffalo.

12/5/00

University of Buffalo researchers have confirmed a significant link between breast-cancer risk and physical characteristics of insulin resistance and higher-than-normal male and female sex hormones in a woman's bloodstream.

12/6/00

All University at Buffalo classes after 2:50 p.m. today, Wednesday, Dec. 6, including evening classes, have been cancelled. Non-essential UB staff may leave for the day at their discretion.

12/12/00

A cellular signaling system that responds to THC, the active substance in marijuana, as well as to anandamide, a cannabinoid-like molecule normally produced in the body, may regulate sperm functions required for fertilization in humans, a study headed by scientists from the University at Buffalo has found.

12/8/00

Elayne G. Wels has received the first annual Award for Excellence in Civic Responsibility in the City of Buffalo for her contributions to the Western New York Independent Living Project Inc.

12/8/00

Students in two Buffalo area high schools and one in Costa Rica have shared three classes virtually this semester as the result of a pilot program spearheaded by the Center for Applied Technologies in Education at the University at Buffalo. The program is the first of its kind for UB and Central America, and the only such program currently taking place in the United States.

12/15/00

A University at Buffalo professor's research has led him to develop and teach the world's first academic course in a new technique called combinatorial chemistry that has taken the pharmaceutical industry by storm.

12/15/00

A UB scientist who may have the largest scientific inventory of lake-ice dates in North America, covering more than 250 lakes in New York and several hundred in other states, is providing researchers with new insights into climate change, thanks to the efforts of hundreds of volunteer assistants.

12/15/00

The academic catalog of the University at Buffalo Law School is the recipient of a prestigious silver award from the internationally renowned University and College Designers Association (UCDA). UCDA is a professional organization committed to promoting excellence in visual communications for educational institutions. Members include designers and educators.

12/19/00

Irvine G. Reinig II of Lancaster, an engineering consultant and graduate of the University at Buffalo School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, has been named UB "Engineer of the Year."

12/19/00

Theodore A. Myers, a 1981 graduate of the University at Buffalo School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), has been elected president of the UB Engineering Alumni Association.

12/19/00

Students at and recent graduates of colleges and universities in Western New York will be able to explore job opportunities with more than 100 of the region's largest employers at the third annual Jobsapalooza, to be held from 4-7 p.m. Jan. 4 in the Buffalo Convention Center.

12/19/00

Second-year University at Buffalo law students Patrick Radel of Buffalo and Jennifer Hall of Mt. Morris emerged as the winners in the recent Judge Charles S. Desmond Moot Court Competition.

12/20/00

The Niagara County Environmental Fund is seeking proposals that promote environmental education or enhance the environment from public institutions, not-for-profit corporations or individuals residing in or having business offices in Niagara County.

12/20/00

UB President William R. Greiner today hailed the proposed 2001-02 fiscal year operating budget for the State University of New York approved in a resolution passed today by the SUNY Board of Trustees.

12/20/00

Reading made easy through technology -- that's the plan behind a $100,000 gift from Verizon to a collaborative literacy project of the Center for Applied Technologies in Education at the University at Buffalo, the Buffalo Public Schools, Computers for Children and EPIC (Every Person Influences Children).

12/22/00

The University at Buffalo next spring will offer a unique "service-learning"-abroad program, one in which college students and non-students alike will live and work for one month in Hanoi, Vietnam's capital and second-largest city.

12/22/00

The 201st anniversary of the birth of Millard Fillmore, UB's first chancellor and 13th president of the United States, will be observed in ceremonies to be held at 10 a.m. Jan. 5 in Forest Lawn Cemetery.

12/22/00

The Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Institute and the University at Buffalo have received grants totaling $3.13 million to develop new, high-speed methods to determine the molecular structure of proteins, which is essential for designing new drugs to treat, prevent and cure disease.

12/22/00

The Gifted Math Program at UB is accepting nominations of outstanding sixth-grade mathematics students submitted by schools and parents for its Fall 2001 entering class. The nomination deadline is Jan. 17.