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2/3/01

The University at Buffalo's Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering has been awarded $16.5 million in federal and state funding to develop the world's most versatile earthquake engineering research facility designed to provide testing capabilities that will revolutionize the understanding of how even very large structures behave during earthquakes.

2/6/01

A national benchmarking report has cited the Career Resource Center in the University at Buffalo School of Management as one of the five best business-school career offices nationwide in terms of student satisfaction.

2/7/01

A University at Buffalo staff member has been honored by the Polish American Historical Association for her new book, which looks at how Polish Americans have creatively adapted the rural peasant folklore of the old country to become a thriving contemporary part of multicultural, urban America.

2/8/01

Kerry S. Grant, dean of the University at Buffalo's College of Arts and Sciences, has been named vice provost for academic affairs and dean of the Graduate School at UB, effective March 1.

2/9/01

The Center for the Arts will present recording legend Gordon Lightfoot in a concert to be held at 8 p.m. April 22 in the Mainstage Theatre of the Center for the Arts on the UB North Campus. The concert is co-presented by UBASE.

2/9/01

The UB Center for the Arts will present the Grammy Award-winning musical group, Béla Fleck and the Flecktones at 8 p.m. on March 13 in the Mainstage Theatre, located in the Center for the Arts on the UB North Campus.

2/13/01

The Honorable Richard C. Wesley, associate judge on the New York State Court of Appeals, will be among the experts sitting on the bench for the final round of competition when law students from around the nation come to Buffalo on Feb. 22-24 to compete in the Law School's national Mugel Tax Moot Court, the largest and longest-running tax moot court in the United States.

2/13/01

An international investment advisor who used his University at Buffalo degree in social work to build a $32 billion business, Leslie A. Brun is pledging $1 million to the UB School of Social Work.

2/13/01

New York State Assemblyman Robin Schimminger and Kevin J. Clarke, vice president and general manager for Quebecor World Buffalo Inc., have been recognized for their leadership in local economic-development efforts by the UB Business Alliance.

2/13/01

UB will celebrate Black History Month with a reading of poetry penned by the African-American writer Paul Lawrence Dunbar; a bazaar featuring African crafts, culture and fashions, and a concert that blends the meaning of survival and desire for freedom as told through music from the African and Jewish cultures.

2/15/01

If you sleep more than eight hours a night, snore or regularly are drowsy during the day, you may be at an increased risk of stroke, UB researchers have found.

2/14/01

The University at Buffalo and the Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Institute, Inc. (HWI) have agreed to establish a UB Department of Structural Biology at HWI, initiating a 10-year collaboration that positions Buffalo to play a lead role in this critical field.

2/15/01

A collection of memorabilia and autographs commemorating African-American history is on display in the University at Buffalo's Lockwood Library in celebration of Black History Month.

2/16/01

The Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership in the UB School of Management will host a summit on African-American entrepreneurship, "Using Entrepreneurship to Remake Black History," on Feb. 28 from 8:30 a.m. to noon.

2/16/01

Researchers at the University at Buffalo's Research Institute on Addictions have released results of a study showing that adolescents who use both alcohol and cigarettes are at increased risk of personal and social problems, poor grades in school, and delinquency, compared to adolescents who do not use both substances.

2/8/01

Aliza Sherman (aka "Cybergrrl"), one of the most visible activists promoting women's participation in the online world, will lecture at UB at 4 p.m. Feb. 16 in the first lecture in a series examining why there are so few women in technology practice and what that means for women and for the development of various technological fields.

2/21/01

Theater and concert tickets, artwork, gift certificates, antiques and sports memorabilia will among the items to be featured at the sixth Annual Benefit Auction to be held on Feb. 23, sponsored by the University at Buffalo Law School's Buffalo Public Interest Law Program (BPILP).

2/21/01

Medicine as portrayed in the media, emergency rescues and trauma, pain control, and advances in genetics and psychiatry are among the major topics of discussion slated for the UB Mini-Medical School's spring program, "Current Topics in Clinical Medicine."

2/21/01

The golden age of pulp fiction -- the popular, cheap, sleazy, sensational novels that played a role in American pop culture -- will be the topic of the University at Buffalo's Senior Alumni Luncheon to be held at noon on March 1 in the Center for Tomorrow on the UB North Campus.

2/22/01

The University at Buffalo's fund-raising campaign is going south -- to Naples, Fla. Carole Fenstermacher, director of gift planning for UB's Office of University Development, is establishing a regional office in Naples.

2/22/01

A comprehensive case study by the chair of the marketing department in the University at Buffalo School of Management on the brand images of Firestone and Ford Motor Co. will be the basis for a panel discussion to be held on March 3 by the school's Executive MBA Program.

2/23/01

Charles L. Stinger, senior associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University at Buffalo, has been named interim dean of the college, effective March 1.

2/23/01

The University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences has implemented a new agreement that establishes a Clinical Pharmacology Unit jointly administered by UB's School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences and the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry.

2/23/01

Practitioners of applied mathematics use a lexicon of numerical equations, instead of letters and sentences, to illuminate the secrets of the physical world. Now UB mathematics professor Bruce Pitman is using this "foreign language," to help solve gritty, real-world problems by developing computational models of everything ranging from large industrial systems to tiny biological ones, including the primary functional unit in the kidneys -- the nephron, which measures a mere 20 microns across.

2/26/01

Tinnitus, the disruptive ringing in the ears that affects millions of people, originates not in the ear but in the brain, and not even exclusively in the brain's auditory centers, a new study conducted by scientists at the University at Buffalo and the Buffalo VA Medical Center has shown.

2/28/01

The University at Buffalo-based Health Care Industries Association (HCIA) will celebrate a decade of generating regional economic growth and development during its 10th annual meeting, to be held March 13 in the Buffalo/Niagara Marriott, 1340 Millersport Highway, Amherst.

2/28/01

University at Buffalo alumnus Stephen Walsh -- business executive, former co-owner and CEO of the New York Islanders NHL hockey team -- and his wife, Janet B. Walsh, have pledged $250,000 to the University at Buffalo's Division of Athletics.

2/13/01

Genomics and proteomics research in Western New York will play a significant role in the post-gene-mapping era. Here are some story lines and research initiatives that will be useful to you in your continuing coverage:

2/28/01

Cort Lippe appears in his formal photographs to be the serious-minded composer he is -- a leading figure in the international electro-acoustic music community. He is an assistant professor and director of the Lejaren Hiller Computer Music Studios in the Department of Music at the University at Buffalo, an international nerve center for composition and research in the field of interactive computer music. That, however, is just part of his story.