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4/6/01

University at Buffalo sophomore Grayson Omans will be one of 70 members of Pi Kappa Phi fraternity who will pedal cross-country this summer on a 3,900-mile "Journey of Hope" to fund projects for people with disabilities. The trip is part of Pi Kappa Phi's national service project, Push America, which is committed to raising awareness and funds on behalf of people with disabilities.

4/1/01

Investigations by researchers at the University at Buffalo and the University of Tokyo into the origins of life and the genetic code have resulted in a method of developing novel proteins that has enormous potential for the biotechnology industry while providing some important clues to answering the question: "How did life begin?"

4/2/01

Antonio M. Gotto, M.D., D.Phil., provost for medical affairs at Cornell University, will deliver the annual Stockton Kimball Lecture on April 28 as part of the University at Buffalo Medical Alumni Association's 64th annual Spring Clinical Day.

4/2/01

WBFO 88.7 FM, the National Public Radio affiliate operated by the University at Buffalo, has recorded its best spring membership drive, raising $150,955 in the drive that ended on March 23.

4/2/01

University at Buffalo dental educator Norman G. Schaaf, D.D.S., whose pioneering research at Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) led to improved prosthetic devices for head-and-neck cancer patients disfigured by surgery and other treatments, will receive the first professional achievement award from UB's Center for Implant Dentistry.

4/3/01

Carol M. Browner, administrator for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency during the Clinton Administration, will be the keynote speaker during the Earth Day Environmental Science Colloquium to be held on April 20 in the Student Union Social Hall and Theatre on the University at Buffalo North (Amherst) Campus.

4/3/01

A $33,000 grant from the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo to UB's School of Social Work and its School of Dental Medicine will support a pilot project designed to reach out to older adults who are patients in UB's dental clinics and who may need social services.

4/5/01

The University at Buffalo today announced the appointment of Sandra Haller Olsen, Ph.D., to be director of the University Art Galleries and director of UB's new graduate program in museum studies in the Department of Art History, College of Arts and Sciences.

4/11/01

Twelve principles of basic money management have been released by a coalition of financial-services representatives and educators attempting to improve the financial literacy of American schoolchildren and young adults.

4/11/01

"E-POETRY, 2001: An International Digital Poetry Festival," the first convocation of digital poets and artists gathered to focus on the emerging medium, will be held April 19-21 at the University at Buffalo.

4/11/01

Four faculty members at the University at Buffalo have received the 2001 Milton Plesur Excellence in Teaching Awards from the undergraduate Student Association recognizing their teaching excellence and commitment to students.

4/11/01

The Eurasia Foundation has awarded a $218,000 grant to the University at Buffalo School of Management for development of an MBA program at Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno (YKSUG) in Belarus.

4/11/01

The editorial board of the Buffalo Law Review at the University at Buffalo Law School will honor Judge Michael A. Telesca, United States District Court Judge for the Western District of New York, at their 12th annual Law Review dinner.

4/12/01

A new study by a University at Buffalo finance professor has uncovered a pattern of behavior among financial analysts that suggests that their stock recommendations often conform to expectations of what will sell, rather than what stocks will provide better returns to investors.

4/13/01

The nursing profession currently faces two major problems: an aging workforce and a less-than-stellar public image, according to Carol Brewer, Ph.D., associate professor in the University at Buffalo School of Nursing and an expert in nursing labor trends. She sees two potential solutions to solving these problems and avoiding a major shortage of nursing services: change the behavior of nurses who are already licensed by getting them to work more hours, or educate more nurses to increase the number entering the workforce.

4/13/01

The University at Buffalo School of Information Studies will open a new avenue for doctoral study in library science in the Fall 2001 semester with a 72-credit hour Ph.D. degree offered jointly by the school's Department of Library and Information Studies and Department of Communication.

4/13/01

Connections between feminism, corporate law and economic policy will be explored during the "Feminism, Corporations and Capitalism: Policy and Protest Workshop" to be held April 20 and 21 at the UB Law School.

4/13/01

Seventeen UB juniors will be inducted into the UB Launch Chapter of MortarBoard, the national senior honor society, on April 19.

4/16/01

A renowned poet and playwright of the Puerto Rican diaspora will visit UB in May to commemorate the life and work of scholar, poet and novelist Alfredo Matilla, Ph.D., who for 23 years was a professor in the UB Department of American Studies. Matilla, a UB faculty member from 1972-95 and chair of the Department of American Studies from 1991-95, died March 29 in Puerto Rico. He was 63.

4/18/01

UB's Psychological Services Center during May will offer to the community, as well as UB students, faculty and staff, a Relaxation Workshop, a Couples Communication Workshop and a workshop titled "Mind over Mood."

4/18/01

UB's Psychological Services Center in Park Hall will offer free screening and information sessions on May 2, which has been designated National Anxiety Disorders Screening Day.

4/18/01

The University at Buffalo is bolstering its ties with the community with the formation of an institute that will strengthen the planning and management skills of local not-for-profit agencies. Funded by a $190,000 grant from The John R. Oishei Foundation, the UB Institute for Non-Profit Agencies will work with the management of local health and human-service agencies to train and certify executives, managers and staff in program planning, development, management, supervision and evaluation. <p>

4/18/01

A multidisciplinary team of pharmaceutics and computer-science researchers at the University at Buffalo, one of very few teams in the nation applying DNA microarray technology in studies of multiple sclerosis (MS), has developed a method of interpreting the massive amount of information that results from such experiments.

4/19/01

A University at Buffalo administrator has recaptured the vibrancy and innovation of the Pan-Am Exposition in his book, "The Rainbow City: Celebrating Light, Color and Architecture at the Pan-American Exposition, Buffalo 1901."

4/19/01

Twenty-five students will be honored for being the outstanding graduating senior in departments within UB's College of Arts and Sciences in a ceremony and reception to be held at 2 p.m. May 1 in the Screening Room in the Center for the Arts. Each student will receive a medal to be worn at the university's 155th general commencement ceremony on May 13. <p>

4/23/01

Four residence-hall students have been named recipients of the Nancy Welch Award for developing, implementing or supporting imaginative outstanding programs and projects to benefit UB's student community. <p>

4/23/01

If you're into mud, the place to be on Saturday will be the 17th Annual Oozfest, North America's largest mud-volleyball tournament, to be held at the University at Buffalo.

4/24/01

Nationally regarded playwright, drama critic and translator Lionel Abel, emeritus professor in the UB Department of English, died April 19 in New York City. He was 90.

4/25/01

The Law School at the University at Buffalo is rapidly earning a national reputation for its program in affordable-housing and community-development law. Since 1987, faculty and students, through the school's Affordable Housing Clinic, have been instrumental in partnering $75 million in public and private funds with agencies and developers who build or rehab housing for the elderly, the disabled and working poor families.

4/25/01

Suzanne E. Tomkins, clinical instructor in the University at Buffalo Law School, wanted to offer safe passage to those trying to escape violent homes and to those who aren't ready to leave, but want to minimize the effect of violence in their lives. So she created a Web site called Response to Violence that aids victims directly and helps service providers in Western New York coordinate services and communicate more effectively with one another.

4/25/01

Elwin H. "Ed" Powell, emeritus professor in the Department of Sociology in the University at Buffalo College of Arts and Sciences and a legendary figure on campus for his fierce defense of academic freedom, human rights, drug legalization and self- expression, died suddenly Friday, April 20, 2001. He was 75.

4/25/01

The University at Buffalo College of Arts and Sciences has announced four recipients of its first annual Arts and Sciences Faculty Teaching Award. They are Huw Davies, Thomas Ralabate, Christopher Mele, and James Holstun.

4/26/01

An update on research and treatment for rheumatologic conditions, including rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis, will be the topic of a symposium on May 11 sponsored by the University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.

4/26/01

Mary Harley Gresham, Ph.D., vice president for public service and urban affairs, has been named dean of the Graduate School of Education.

4/26/01

A University at Buffalo sociologist has written a new book, "Life in the Air: Surviving the New Culture of Air Travel," which explores the myriad issues troubling airports and passengers today, from overcrowding and abusive passengers, to delays, cancellations and how travelers spend inordinately long periods of time while waiting to make their next connection.

4/27/01

Some 6,000 students are candidates to receive degrees during the University at Buffalo's 155th general commencement ceremony, to be held at 10 a.m. May 13 in Alumni Arena on the North (Amherst) Campus, and during 13 other ceremonies May 11-13 and May 18.

4/27/01

A new book co-authored by a University at Buffalo School of Management professor shows how "human resources" can be transformed from its traditional administrative-support role into a powerful source of competitive advantage for a company or organization.

4/27/01

As a high school senior, Tim Sullivan disliked school, and the thought of going on to college was the farthest thing from his mind. That's before he participated in the Intern-to-Intern Program -- a joint effort between Buffalo's Alternative High School and the University at Buffalo School of Management that pairs at-risk high school students with UB business students.

4/30/01

New understanding of the mechanisms of sex differentiation could result from research in the neuropharmacology of sexual behavior being conducted at the University at Buffalo.

4/30/01

The Wall Street Journal has ranked the University at Buffalo School of Management as one of the "top business schools" in the world, according to a report released today within the newspaper's domestic and international editions.

4/1/01

Bioengineers at the University at Buffalo and Shriners Burns Hospital-Boston have created a genetically engineered skin that expresses a protein that promotes wound healing. It is believed to be the only artificial tissue designed to express keratinocyte growth factor, KGF.

4/17/01

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo has received the largest grant in its history for a project that will bring a South African theater group to the center for a month this fall, with performances scheduled not only in the CFA, but in homes and businesses in the community.