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3/8/01

As if persons with posttraumatic stress disorder didn't have enough to worry about, research now shows their stress-related symptoms could be damaging their teeth. An oral health assessment of patients with long-term posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) conducted by periodontists from the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine revealed significant erosion of tooth surfaces among PTSD patients.

3/1/01

The Buffalo educational community is taking a long, serious look at the challenges facing urban-education systems during Urban Education Month, a major program of events being held through March 31 and coordinated by the University at Buffalo Graduate School of Education (GSE) and its Urban Education Institute.

3/6/01

The University at Buffalo Department of Theatre and Dance will present the hit musical “Nine” March 29 through April 8 in the Drama Theatre in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

3/10/01

A variation in the gene that expresses fibrinogen, a protein that aids coagulation and accumulates in the blood stream in response to infection, may help to explain why some people develop severe gum disease while others do not, according to research conducted by oral biologists at the University at Buffalo.

3/6/01

The University at Buffalo School of Management has announced the winners of its annual MBA Case Competition.

3/6/01

Jewish foods, crafts, dance, arts and philosophy will be highlighted during "2001: A Spiritual Odyssey," the 15th Annual Wasserman Conference set for March 25 in the Student Union on the University at Buffalo North (Amherst) Campus.

3/6/01

A shooting at a suburban San Diego high school this week that left two students dead and 13 injured might have been prevented if a teen-ager's threats had been taken seriously and reported to authorities, a University at Buffalo forensic psychologist and law professor said today.

3/7/01

The 2000-01 KeyBank Dance Series will conclude with a performance by Doug Varone and Dancers to be held at 8 p.m. on April 7 in the Mainstage Theatre located in the Center for the Arts on the North Campus.

3/8/01

Middle school students at the Tuscarora Indian School in the Niagara-Wheatfield School District have been working since late September to produce "Skarooran Journey: A Tuscaroran Adventure," an educational journey that explores aspects of the history, language and culture of these ancient eastern woodlands people through a student-designed, multimedia, CD-ROM program.

3/9/01

The University at Buffalo's Research Institute on Addictions will participate in National Alcohol Screening Day on April 5 with free, confidential screening from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the institute, 1021 Main St., between North and Goodrich streets. Educational materials also will be available.

3/12/01

Two of the oldest volcanoes on Mars, which have been active for 3.5 billion years, are providing clues to the possibility of life on the planet, according to preliminary analysis by University at Buffalo geologists of new data from the Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) and the Mars Orbiter Laser Altimeter (MOLA), currently orbiting the planet.

3/5/01

African Americans in Western New York and beyond are coming together to pay homage to unheralded black women of the past 100 years, the unsung heroines whose legacy of self-determination speaks to a tradition of effecting change. "Uncrowned Queens" -- a Web site dedicated to recognizing those unsung heroines -- spotlights the accomplishments of African-American women who live or have lived in the Buffalo area.

3/13/01

The University at Buffalo School of Management will offer a master of science degree program in management information systems (MIS) beginning in the fall. The 30-credit-hour program is open to qualified students who have completed an undergraduate degree in business or a closely related field.

3/13/01

What may be the hottest new legal publication to hit the market this year could well be the Buffalo Intellectual Property Law Journal, brainchild of an enterprising team of students in the University at Buffalo Law School.

3/14/01

The School of Management Alumni Association of the University at Buffalo will sponsor a forum, "Global Opportunities for Western New York Businesses," on April 3 in the Center for Tomorrow on UB's North (Amherst) Campus.

3/16/01

Stress and cardiac health in our hectic 21st-century lives will be the topic of a University at Buffalo Senior Alumni Luncheon to be held at noon April 25 in the Center for Tomorrow on the UB North Campus.

3/16/01

Author Paul Loeb will bring his recipe for social activism to Buffalo April 5-7 at the invitation of the University at Buffalo's UB Green Office.

3/16/01

The Department of Physics at the University at Buffalo will present the award-winning program "Physics is Phun" from 7-8:15 p.m. March 27 in 20 Knox Hall on the UB North Campus.

3/16/01

The University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning is hosting a spring exhibit of work by Wendel-Duchscherer Architects & Engineers P.C. in the James G. Dyett Gallery in Room 335 of Hayes Hall on the UB South Campus.

3/16/01

Doris Kearns Goodwin, Pulitzer Prize-winning author, historian and television commentator, will speak at 8 p.m. April 26 in the Mainstage Theatre in the Center for the Arts on the University at Buffalo North (Amherst) Campus.

3/20/01

AT&T has awarded the University at Buffalo's School of Information Studies (SIS) a two-year, $200,000 grant to support the curriculum for a 36-credit-hour interdisciplinary master's degree in information and communication that will prepare students to enter the information workforce by mixing theory with practical experience.

3/16/01

A study in the current (March 15) issue of Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, authored by a University at Buffalo epidemiologist, found that obesity among children between the ages of 8 and 16 has more than doubled in one generation. The findings also showed that children who watched the most television were the fattest.

3/26/01

The TECHnology WORKS Resource Center, the first program of its kind to provide Buffalo urban residents access to the information superhighway through a range of services and programs, will host an open house from 5-8 p.m. March 28 in the University at Buffalo's Educational Opportunity Center (EOC), 465 Washington St., Buffalo.

3/28/01

For those who couldn't get away for a vacation this winter, International Fiesta 2001, being held April 6 at the University at Buffalo, may be just the ticket.

3/28/01

Ronald W. Schlenker Sr., a University at Buffalo alumnus and former basketball player, has pledged $250,000 to the Division of Athletics for a scholarship fund for student athletes.

3/28/01

A retired, small-town physician who has been an active and generous University at Buffalo alumnus, an internationally known authority on autism and a leader for change in his native Nigeria are among the seven individuals who will be honored on April 20 at the UB Alumni Association's annual awards dinner in celebration of excellence.

3/26/01

Consumers bidding for items on eBay or other online auction sites exhibit a peculiar shopping behavior that actually hinders their ability to get a good deal on a desired item, according to a new study of digital consumer behavior by a University at Buffalo researcher.

3/29/01

New ways of coping with stuttering will be presented at a workshop to be held April 21 at UB by two recognized experts in the field.

3/29/01

The North Campus site of the UB Child Care Center has been granted accreditation by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the nation's oldest and largest organization of professionals dedicated to improving the quality of early-childhood education. The center also has received word that its South Campus site has been reaccredited by the NAEYC.

3/29/01

The world-renowned architectural team of Elizabeth Diller and Ricardo Scofidio, the first architects to receive a MacArthur Fellowship, will be the special guests of Atelier 2001, the annual showcase and open house of the School of Architecture and Planning, to be held April 6 on UB's South Campus.

3/29/01

The Department of Art in the UB College of Arts and Sciences will present its Senior Thesis Show 2001, a series of exhibitions of works by senior art majors, during the month of April in several locations in the Center for the Arts on the North Campus.

3/29/01

Paul R. Lohnes, a professor for 30 years in the Department of Counseling, School and Educational Psychology in the Graduate School of Education, died Feb. 16 in Dover, N.H., after a brief illness. He was 72.

3/29/01

Funeral services were held March 24, 2001 for Norman L. Corah, retired researcher in School of Dental Medicine, dental educator and a pioneer in research on patients' dental stress. Corah died March 20 in his Amherst home after a year-long battle with cancer. He was 67.

3/30/01

The Center for Management Development and Institute for Tax Studies in the University at Buffalo School of Management will offer three courses in conjunction with its Graduate Tax Certificate Program beginning April 24. Courses will be held in the Jacobs Management Center on UB's North (Amherst) Campus.

3/8/01

You'd love to read a little Baudelaire in French or kick back with Polish writer Slavomir Mrozek's famous interrogative poem, "Ud Podrozy." Unfortunately, you can't tell a guy traversing forets de symboles (forests of symbols) from a peck of przydro?ne je?yn (roadside boysenberries). Help is here, or, to be absolutely accurate, here: <http://wings.buffalo.edu/litgloss>.

3/8/01

The Native American Service Agency of Upstate New York (NASA), a nonprofit agency that provides services to hundreds of urban Native Americans in the Syracuse area, is creating an award in honor of Oren Lyons, professor of indigenous studies at the Universityi at Buffalo.