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6/4/01

A new 12-hour formulation of the most commonly prescribed drug for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, has proved to be as effective as the standard three-times-a-day dosing regimen, a clinical trial conducted by University at Buffalo researchers has shown.

6/1/01

Motivated by a desire to give back to the community where he founded and grew his business enterprises and raised his family, Sal H. Alfiero has made a generous gift to the University at Buffalo School of Management to be used for construction of a new structure to be built adjacent to and connected with the Jacobs Management Center.

6/4/01

Thirty-five new graduates of the University at Buffalo School of Health Related Professions were honored with scholarships and awards during the school's recent commencement ceremony.

6/4/01

Forty-one graduates of the University at Buffalo Law School received awards during the school's 112th commencement ceremony held on May 12.

6/4/01

Fourteen students in the University at Buffalo School of Nursing received awards and scholarships at the school's recent commencement ceremony.

6/11/01

Smoking marijuana and "the munchies" go together like ham and eggs in anecdotal popular culture. But how do marijuana users fare nutritionally in their everyday lives? Data from the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES III), analyzed by University at Buffalo researchers, paint a mixed nutritional picture.

6/5/01

Graduates of the University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences received awards during the school's recent commencement ceremony.

6/6/01

Alcohol's impact on marriage -- for better or for worse -- is the focus of a study being conducted by a research scientist at the University at Buffalo's Research Institute on Addictions (RIA) under a new $1.5 million grant from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.

6/6/01

Two University at Buffalo faculty members were honored recently by the State University of New York at a dinner held in Albany to recognize some of the system's top researchers.

6/6/01

Forty-three University at Buffalo sophomores have received Grace W. Capen Academic Awards for outstanding academic achievement from the UB Women's Club.

6/6/01

Ten students attending the University at Buffalo School of Social Work received awards during the school's recent commencement ceremony.

6/12/01

A new architecture for next-generation wireless systems for cellular phones proposed by University at Buffalo researchers could provide an efficient and flexible way to extend outdoor coverage, as well as provide indoor coverage, without building additional cellular phone towers.

6/6/01

The past few decades seem to have marked a sea of change in public regard for female athletes. Does this signal a broader social definition of what it is to be female and feminine in American society? Emphatically no, says Susan Cahn, a distinguished and widely published scholar of sports history at the University at Buffalo.

6/8/01

Thirty-three graduating seniors in the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine recently received awards at the school's annual Senior Awards Banquet.

6/8/01

Free lectures on hygienic cookery. Demonstrations in wireless telegraphy. Visits to heaven and hell for 25 cents, with a trip to the moon at half price. Moving pictures or ostrich-watching, a dime apiece. Just as the Pan-American Exposition brought its patrons daily programs to keep them current on activities and exhibits -- the aforementioned activities took place on Oct. 19, 1901 -- so, too, is the University at Buffalo, which has published a souvenir program marking "UB Pan-Am 2001 Days."

6/11/01

For the second consecutive year, the English Language Institute (ELI) at the University at Buffalo is conducting a summer institute for educators from sub-Saharan countries designed to strengthen English-as-a-Foreign Language (EFL) programs in secondary schools in the participants' home countries.

6/11/01

Nutrition, dietary supplements and exercise programs that help restore and improve cardiac and physical functioning will be the topics of a new University at Buffalo Mini-Medical School course to be taught July 17 through Aug. 7 at the UB School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

6/11/01

Students in the School of Architecture and Planning at the University at Buffalo recently received awards for excellence in their fields of study.

6/13/01

Effective strategies for using information technology to serve multicultural populations will be the focus of a conference for librarians, "Technology, Globalization and Multicultural Services," to be held Aug. 14-16 in the University Inn and Conference Center.

6/13/01

If you are a drinker, when and in what situations you drink may affect your blood pressure, findings of a University at Buffalo study presented at the Society for Epidemiology Research have shown.

6/14/01

A far worse and more appropriate punishment than execution for Timothy J. McVeigh, who admitted his guilt in the 1995 bombing of Oklahoma City's Murrah Federal Building, would have been a life sentence without possibility of parole, says Charles Carr, an adjunct associate professor in the University at Buffalo Law School.

6/26/01

The oral anti-diabetes drug Avandia® (rosiglitazone maleate) may decrease the risk of cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of death in the United States, according to data presented at the American Diabetes Association's 61st Scientific Sessions.

6/19/01

Joe Y. Chuang of Palos Verdes Peninsula, Calif., a University at Buffalo alumnus and international businessman has pledged $30,000 to establish a scholarship fund for undergraduate students in UB's School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS).

6/19/01

The benefits to an educational institution of editorial involvement with a major scholarly journal are intangible and, in any case, hard to calculate. Nevertheless, David E. Johnson, assistant professor of comparative literature in the University at Buffalo's College of Arts and Sciences, and his colleague Scott Michaelsen, associate professor of English at Michigan State University, have taken on the co-editorship and concurrent "reinvention" of just such a journal -- CR: The New Centennial Review.

6/22/01

Beginning July 1, the University at Buffalo will assume full responsibility for management of its UB Technology Incubator facility, located at 1576 Sweet Home Road in Amherst. Since opening in 1988, the incubator has been managed by the Western New York Technology Development Center (TDC).

6/25/01

National Public Radio's "Weekend Edition Sunday" will focus on Buffalo during its two-hour broadcast on July 1. NPR will take a special look at the history, evolution and future of "The City of Light" in conjunction with Buffalo's celebration of the 100th anniversary of the 1901 Pan-American Exposition.

6/26/01

Cannon Design, which recently established two graduate scholarships in partnership with the Department of Architecture in the University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning, has named the first two recipients of the awards.

6/26/01

Recognizing that for many teens email has become passé, the University at Buffalo is among the first universities in the country to utilize instant messaging (IM) -- the preferred method of online communication of American teens -- to communicate with prospective students.

6/27/01

A dozen of the area's best and brightest high school students are getting the chance to let loose their imaginations this summer with an intensive workshop in scientific visualization and virtual reality cosponsored by the New York State Center for Engineering Design and Industrial Innovation (NYSCEDII) and the Center for Computational Research (CCR), both at the University at Buffalo.

6/27/01

As construction on its 540-bed Flint Village student housing project nears completion, the University at Buffalo is turning its attention to what administrators say is a pressing need for housing for graduate, professional and married students. UB plans to break ground in August on another residential complex, the fifth such project in five years. Located along Skinnersville Road on the northern edge of the North (Amherst) Campus near the Ellicott Complex, the project is slated for completion in August 2002.

6/27/01

W. David Penniman, Ph.D., former president and CEO of the Council on Library and Information Resources, Inc., and the American Society for Information Science & Technology, has been named dean of the University at Buffalo School of Informatics effective Sept. 1.

6/27/01

With mortality looming, people who have survived one heart attack or stroke would do everything possible to avoid a second. Right? Wrong. A study conducted by researchers at the University at Buffalo using information from a national population-based database, indicates there is "an alarming magnitude of inadequate secondary prevention in the U.S. population."

6/27/01

The UB Libraries will open eight separate exhibitions on the 1901 Pan-American Exposition with a gala public reception from 1-4 p.m. on July 12 in the Special Collections Reading Room, 420 Capen Hall on the North (Amherst) Campus. In addition, a symposium, "The Assassination, the Outlaw and the Outcome," will be held from noon to 3 p.m. July 21, also in the Special Collections Reading Room.