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5/1/01

New research by epidemiologists at the University at Buffalo has suggested that Vitamin E and a little-known vitamin called beta-cryptoxanthin found primarily in oranges are associated with healthy lung function.

5/1/01

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- University at Buffalo Professor Leonard Epstein and his work with obese children will be featured in a segment of PBS' "Scientific American Frontiers," to be aired today (May 1, 2001). Locally, it can be seen on Channel 17, WNED-TV, at 8 p.m. Epstein, professor in psychology, pediatrics, and social and preventive medicine, will be featured in a segment called "Couch Potato Kids." Following the show, Epstein will be participating in "Science Hotline," a feature on the show's Web site (<a href="http://www.pbs.org/saf">http://www.pbs.org/saf</a>) that allows viewers to email scientists participating in tonight's show.

5/2/01

Five graduates of the UB Law School will receive Distinguished Alumni Awards for their valuable contributions to the legal profession and community at the 39th annual UB Law Alumni Association meeting and dinner, to be held at 6 p.m. May 10 in the Hyatt Regency Buffalo. The alumni association also will recognize a non-alumna for "outstanding service to the Law School and community."

5/1/01

The "Cadillac" of pain control during labor is the epidural, an anesthetic injected into the epidural space surrounding the spinal cord. It eliminates pain, allows the mother to remain awake and has no effect on the newborn. Whether a laboring woman receives an epidural or other pain control, however, depends on her insurance type, a University at Buffalo study has found.

5/2/01

The UB Community Pan-Am Partnership, Irish Classical Theatre and The Baird Foundation will present Vincent O'Neill in a reading of "The Importance of Being Oscar" at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 22 in the Drama Theatre in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

5/3/01

It's official: Buffalo's CAT is back. After nearly a decade without a New York State Center for Advanced Technology program that supports industry/university collaborations to drive job creation and economic growth, Buffalo is once again home to a CAT, this time a joint venture between UB and Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI).

5/3/01

The major players in medical care, research, education and biotechnical innovation concentrated in what has been termed the "High Street medical corridor" in Buffalo have formed an entity called the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus (BNMC) to coordinate projects that will serve and enhance the group as a whole.

5/4/01

How will proposed legislation on remediation and redevelopment of brownfields and Superfund sites in New York State affect Western New York communities? Staff and officials from area municipalities will have an opportunity to find out on May 10 from 3-5:30 p.m. during a community forum titled "A Comparative Discussion of New York State Superfund/Brownfields Legislation Affecting Municipalities."

5/4/01

Joseph V. Mure of Buffalo, a junior chemistry major at the University at Buffalo, has been selected as a 2001-02 Goldwater Scholar by the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation.

5/4/01

New York State Comptroller H. Carl McCall will be the keynote speaker at the 28th annual graduation ceremony of the University at Buffalo's Educational Opportunity Center to be held at 7 p.m. on May 23 in the Buffalo Convention Center.

5/4/01

William Siemering, one of National Public Radio's founding members, will give a talk and slide presentation on developing radio in new democracies at 7:30 p.m. on May 11 in the auditorium of Allen Hall on the UB South (Main Street) Campus.

5/7/01

The University at Buffalo Department of Theatre & Dance will offer a Summer Dance Program open to all dancers, studio members, and UB faculty, staff and students.

5/8/01

WBFO 88.7 FM, the National Public Radio affiliate operated by the University at Buffalo, has completed a project to expand and improve the signal of WUBJ 88.1 FM, its repeater station serving residents of Jamestown and Chautauqua County.

5/8/01

"Illuminations: Revisiting Buffalo's Pan-American Exposition" is a summer series of collaborative on-site and on-line exhibitions produced by eight of the University at Buffalo Libraries and Special Collections. It will illustrate the cultural and historical underpinnings of Buffalo's 1901 Pan-American Exposition, a Gilded-Age international celebration of technology and industry that heralded the dawn of the 20th century.

5/8/01

With an unwavering commitment to educating the best and the brightest students, the anonymous donor whose contributions started, and have been the major force behind, the University at Buffalo's Distinguished Honors Scholars Program has given the program another cash donation of $800,000.

5/8/01

Working with officials from the Town of Amherst and representatives from EDS, teams of University at Buffalo MBA students are developing e-commerce applications designed to streamline town services and generate cost-savings for governmental operations.

5/8/01

Renowned entrepreneurs and venture capitalists from the world of e-business will teach a course on "High-Tech Startups" as part of the CEO-MBA series offered by the University at Buffalo School of Management.

5/9/01

Elizabeth Olmsted Ross, M.D. '39, has received the prestigious Lucien Howe Medal for outstanding achievement in ophthalmology.

5/9/01

Business executive and civic leader Jeremy M. Jacobs, Sr., has donated the landmark Butler Mansion -- now the Jacobs Executive Development Center -- to the University at Buffalo and its School of Management.

5/7/01

Gov. George E. Pataki has announced the awarding of three major, peer-reviewed grants totaling $25 million from the New York State Office of Science, Technology and Academic Research to the University at Buffalo and its research partners.

5/11/01

Fourteen students in the Department of Art in the College of Arts and Sciences have received 2000-01 departmental awards for their work.

5/11/01

Thirty-eight individuals named on patents issued to The Research Foundation of State University of New York in 2000 will be honored when UB holds its annual inventors reception on May 16.

5/11/01

Students from the University at Buffalo choir and chorus next month will travel to New York City to perform what conductor Harold Rosenbaum calls "the most dramatic work imaginable" -- Ludwig van Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 -- in perhaps one of the most dramatic venues imaginable -- Carnegie Hall.

5/14/01

University at Buffalo graduate Andres Eduardo Losada, a native of Bogota, Colombia, now living in Elma, has been awarded a $10,000 graduate fellowship from Tau Beta Pi, the National Engineering Honor Society.

5/14/01

Twenty-one University at Buffalo students received awards for excellence in their fields of study during the UB School of Management commencement ceremony held on May 12.

5/24/01

Older adults who listened to their choice of music during outpatient eye surgery had significantly lower heart rate, blood pressure and cardiac work load than patients who did not listen to music, a study by researchers at the University at Buffalo has shown.

5/16/01

The University at Buffalo Department of Art is extending its reach to high school students and the general public with a slate of summer programs and workshops for the artistically curious and the artistically inclined.

5/16/01

Charisma -- who has it and who doesn't -- will be the topic of a lecture by James R. Meindl, professor in the University at Buffalo School of Management, at a Senior Alumni Luncheon to be held at noon on June 6 in the atrium of the Center for the Arts on the UB North Campus.

5/16/01

Twelve students in the Department of Chemical Engineering in the University at Buffalo School of Engineering and Applied Sciences received awards at the department's graduation/convocation ceremony held earlier this month.

5/16/01

Since it opened last Nov. 15, the V.I.S.A. Center has provided roughly 200 students who have been suspended from the Buffalo Public Schools for acts of violence a safe, weapon-free environment where they can feel comfortable expressing themselves. And even the toughest-acting students seem to be finding something they need there.

5/17/01

Ilene R. Fleischmann and William J. Regan have received Outstanding Service Awards from the Professional Staff Senate (PSS) at the University at Buffalo.

5/21/01

A new and permanent facility for the Amherst Boys & Girls Club to meet the needs of children and families in the Eggertsville neighborhood adjacent to the University at Buffalo's South (Main Street) Campus is on the horizon as the result of a $100,000 planning grant from the Boys & Girls Clubs of America to UB and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Buffalo.

5/22/01

One hundred and thirty-seven students at the University at Buffalo recently were inducted into the Omicron Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa honorary society.

5/22/01

Sixteen students at the University at Buffalo have been inducted into the Beta Nu Chapter of Sigma Delta Pi, the national collegiate honor society in Spanish.

5/22/01

Twenty-nine students at the University at Buffalo have been inducted into the Iota Chapter of Alpha Epsilon Delta, the premedical honor society.

5/22/01

Nationally recognized experts on autism, the country's third most common developmental disability, will speak at a regional conference, "Autism/Asperger's 2001," to be held June 14-15 in the Buffalo Convention Center.

5/23/01

The U.S. Department of Defense has selected the Institute for Lasers, Photonics and Biophotonics at the University at Buffalo to lead a world-class consortium in a five-year, $5 million effort to develop new materials in molecular electronics, photonics and opto-electronics to form the basis of a new generation of solar-powered information technology systems.

5/23/01

College students can be taught to like cauliflower and 5-year-olds to drink grapefruit juice. It can be accomplished through flavor-flavor learning and all it takes is a sprinkling of sugar, says Elizabeth D. Capaldi, Ph.D., University at Buffalo provost and professor of psychology, who studies the origins and development of taste preferences.

5/24/01

Recent scientific developments in muscle physiology and plasticity will be presented at the Great Lakes Muscle Symposium to be held from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 15 in the University Inn and Conference Center, 2401 N. Forest Road, Amherst. It will be sponsored by the Department of Physical Therapy, Exercise and Nutrition Sciences in the School of Health Related Professions.

5/24/01

If you think webmasters are spiders and mice live in mousepads, you should plan to attend one or more of four computer courses to be offered this summer by the UB's Millard Fillmore College.

5/25/01

Scientists at the University at Buffalo and Therex Technologies, Inc. have developed a remarkably versatile, antibacterial compound with anti-inflammatory properties that they are investigating as a potential topical treatment for acne and gingivitis and as a preventive agent for skin cancer.

5/29/01

The University at Buffalo School of Health Related Professions and the Muscular Dystrophy Association are hosting a fund-raising golf tournament and dinner in tribute to physical therapist Alfred T. Caffiero, a role model for students, faculty, patients and friends alike.

5/29/01

Nearly 2,700 years after it was buried in the Mesopotamian earth, the crumbled, plundered, and now spectacular palace of the ancient Assyrian King Ashur-nasir-pal II will within the next year open its virtual doors to visitors from around the world. The visit will be made possible by archaeologists, engineers and computer scientists at the University at Buffalo who have been digging with digital tools to produce the next era of instructional devices.

5/30/01

Six students in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University at Buffalo received awards at the department's graduation convocation ceremony held earlier this month.

5/30/01

Fifty-two graduating students in the University at Buffalo School of Engineering and Applied Sciences have been inducted into the New York Nu Chapter of Tau Beta Pi National Engineering Society.

5/30/01

Henry Stone of San Jose, Calif., a retired vice president of General Electric Co. who has had an extensive impact on the nation's nuclear energy and electrical power programs, received the Dean's Award at the recent commencement ceremony of the University at Buffalo School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

5/31/01

WBFO 88.7 FM, the National Public Radio affiliate operated by the University at Buffalo, will look the field of bioinformatics and UB's role in it as part of a special local version of "Science Friday" that will air at 3 p.m. on June 1.