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1/3/01

The Student Health Center is offering flu shots to all UB faculty, staff and students.

1/3/01

Oscar-winning actor Sidney Poitier, who paved the way for greater opportunities for minorities in the movie and television industries, will speak at the University at Buffalo on March 14 at UB's 24th Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration.

1/5/01

The UB Graduate School of Education will hold an open house from 5-7 p.m. on Feb. 1 in Baldy Hall on the North Campus to provide information to persons thinking of a pursing a career in education or an advanced degree in the field.

1/5/01

Prominent CEOs and senior executives from various business sectors, including banking and information technology, are signing on to teach graduate-level business courses in the University at Buffalo School of Management as part of the school's new CEO-MBA Series.

1/5/01

A remastered version of the Japanese epic "Ran" and the classic horror masterpiece "The Bride of Frankenstein" are among the films on tap for the spring edition of "Buffalo Film Seminars: Conversations about Great Films with Diane Christian and Bruce Jackson," a 14-week series of screenings and discussions sponsored by the University at Buffalo and the Market Arcade Film and Arts Centre.

1/8/01

Zodiaque Dance Company will present its spring concert, "Ripples Too," Feb. 15-18 and 22-25 in the Drama Theatre in the Center for the Arts on the North Campus.

1/10/01

New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer will be the featured speaker when alumni and friends of the University at Buffalo Law School hold their annual New York City Alumni Luncheon at noon on Jan. 26, in the Union League Club, 38 East 37th St. in Manhattan. The event is held each year in conjunction with the New York State Bar Association's annual meeting.

1/10/01

Alex Anas, Ph.D., Frank H. and Josephine L Goodyear Professor in the Department of Economics in the University at Buffalo College of Arts and Sciences, who has developed a new strategic-planning model that will allow urban planners to examine alternative "what-if" scenarios in advance and predict their consequences, and his interdisciplinary project team have received a $450,000 award from the National Science Foundation to continue their three-year study of the effect of different infrastructure investment-and-financing strategies on the development of metropolitan areas.

1/11/01

B. Beth Cohen, Ph.D., of Buffalo, clinical assistant professor in the Department of Psychology in the UB College of Arts and Sciences, has been named director of the university's Psychological Services Center.

1/11/01

In a move that bolsters both institutions, Kerry Grant, dean of the University at Buffalo's College of Arts and Sciences, today announced the appointment of Vincent O'Neill, founder and artistic director of the Irish Classical Theater Company (ICTC), as chair of the UB Department of Theatre and Dance.

1/11/01

Now in its third year, the University at Buffalo's master's degree program in applied economics has tripled its enrollment -- drawing, in particular, a large international student contingent -- and by all accounts, seems to be filling a niche both for student and market demand.

1/12/01

The UB Center for the Arts will continue the 2000-01 KeyBank Dance Series with a performance by solo dance artist Margie Gillis at 8 p.m. on Feb. 23 in the Mainstage Theatre of the Center for the Arts on the North Campus.

1/12/01

A new era in supercomputing has arrived at the University at Buffalo, one of just three sites in the world selected by SGI to beta-test Intel's new Itanium™ processor. The other sites are the Ohio Supercomputing Center and the University of Manchester in the United Kingdom.

1/12/01

Two degree programs recently developed by the Department of Physics in the University at Buffalo's College of Arts and Sciences could lead students into new career paths that a few years ago may have seemed rather unusual for a traditional physicist.

1/16/01

Richard Price, author of such novels as "The Wanderers," "Freedomland" and the best-selling "Clockers," and a prolific writer of screenplays -- one of which, "The Color of Money," earned him an Oscar nomination -- will bring his urban sensibilities to the University at Buffalo on Feb. 7 as the first guest in this semester's "Wednesdays at 4 PLUS" literary series.

1/16/01

The family of Yong H. Lee has remembered the 1981 graduate of the University at Buffalo School of Engineering and Applied Sciences with an endowed scholarship in memory of the helicopter pilot who died in 1996 in a crash during the initial test flight of a military helicopter bound for the presidential fleet.

1/19/01

The University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning this spring will sponsor lectures, exhibitions and teaching fellowships by some of the world's architectural legends, including the brilliant, witty, imaginative architectural team of MacArthur fellows Elizabeth Diller and Ricardo Scofidio.

1/19/01

"Chutney Popcorn," winner of major awards at the 2000 Berlin, Ojai, San Francisco, Los Angeles Outfest and the 1999 Newport film festivals, will open the University at Buffalo's fifth annual International Women's Film Festival on Jan. 25 in the Market Arcade theater, 639 Main St., Buffalo.

1/19/01

The Department of Art in the University at Buffalo's College of Arts and Sciences will offer a five-to-six-week series of workshops, some beginning in late January, for members of the public interested in working with UB faculty members.

1/19/01

Author Ashley Kahn, author of "Kind of Blue: The Making of the Miles Davis Masterpiece," will give a reading at 8 p.m. Jan. 30 in the auditorium of Allen Hall on the UB South Campus.

1/19/01

A specific protein isolated from the venom of a Chilean tarantula by University at Buffalo biophysicists shows promise as the basis for new drugs for preventing atrial fibrillation, the chaotic beating of the heart that is a major cause of death following a heart attack.

1/23/01

John Zahorjan, a Fisher-Price industrial engineering executive who "retired" to his first love of teaching at the University at Buffalo, has been remembered by his family through a $260,000 pledge to UB's School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

1/23/01

Two workshops will be held for applicants who plan to submit grant proposals to the Niagara County Environmental Fund (NCEF).

1/23/01

The UB School of Architecture and Planning has announced a new fellowship grant program established by Ibrahim Jammal, professor emeritus in the school's Department of Planning, and his wife, Viviane.

1/24/01

A consortium that includes the University at Buffalo Graduate School of Education (GSE) has received a three-year grant through a U.S. Department of Education initiative to develop a model that can be used to infuse technology instruction into teacher-education programs.

1/24/01

Rosemary G. Feal, professor of Spanish in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University at Buffalo, has been elected by the Delegate Assembly of the Modern Language Association to a two-year term on the MLA's Nominating Committee, which presents a slate of candidates for the major offices of the association.

1/24/01

David R. Rice, D.D.S., a 1994 graduate of the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine, has been elected president of its Dental Alumni Association for 2001.

1/26/01

IBM, a partner since day one in the University at Buffalo's Center for Computational Research (CCR), is positioning UB's outstanding supercomputing facility for even greater growth by donating equipment worth more than $640,000.

1/24/01

Who wrote the Jon-Benet Ramsey ransom note? A computer program developed at the University at Buffalo that is 98 percent effective in determining authorship of handwritten documents soon may be able to assist in answering such questions.

1/26/01

Two of the most prolific offensive players in University at Buffalo football history, the first 1,000-point scorer and leading rebounder in women's basketball and a record-setting swimmer comprise the next class to be inducted into the UB Athletic Hall of Fame.

1/29/01

One quarter of non-fatal heart attacks among persons under the age of 45 in the United States can be attributed to regular cocaine use, scientists at the University at Buffalo's Toshiba Stroke Research Center have found. The study findings appear in the January issue of Circulation.

1/30/01

George M. Hezel, director of the Affordable Housing Clinic in the University at Buffalo Law School, recently was honored by the Heritage Christian Home Inc. for his outstanding support of the agency and people with special needs.

1/30/01

"They, Too, Had a Dream," an exhibition of autographs, signed photographs and historical documents of distinguished African Americans, will be on display Feb. 1-28 near the circulation desk on the main level of Lockwood Memorial Library on the University at Buffalo North Campus.

1/30/01

The "University and the World" lecture series sponsored by the University at Buffalo's College of Arts and Sciences will continue its year-long exploration of violence on Feb. 6 with a lecture entitled "Risk-Taking, Inequity and Violence."

1/30/01

Praxair Inc., a global supplier of industrial gases that has operations in Tonawanda, has pledged $600,000 to the University at Buffalo -- $400,000 for the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and $200,000 for the School of Management and its Executive MBA Program in China. Payments will be made over a period of five years.

1/30/01

Minglu Gao is an artist, art historian, curator and author who was born and bred in the political and cultural tumult of late 20th-century China. Political circumstances sent him off to spend his teen-aged years herding cattle in Mongolia and later propelled him into the explosive Chinese art movement of the 1980s. Today he is a noted curator and assistant professor of art history at the University at Buffalo.

1/12/01

Two degree programs recently developed by the Department of Physics in the University at Buffalo's College of Arts and Sciences could lead students into new career paths that a few years ago may have seemed rather unusual for a traditional physicist.

1/31/01

The UB Center for the Arts will present a performance by two highly acclaimed blues/rock guitar virtuosos, Eric Johnson with Alien Love Child and The Derek Trucks Band, at 8 p.m. Feb. 26 in the Mainstage Theatre of the Center for the Arts on the North Campus.

1/31/01

As part of its continuing commitment to diversity, the University at Buffalo Law School will host a visitation program and luncheon for minority high school juniors and seniors who wish to learn more about law school.

1/31/01

The UB Business Alliance will celebrate its accomplishments -- ranging from the retention and creation of thousands of jobs to new technologies and licensing agreements -- at its 2001 Grand Reception, to be held Feb. 8 in the Center for the Arts on the University at Buffalo North (Amherst) Campus.