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8/1/01

Mexican Americans in the U.S. who speak primarily Spanish and are less "Americanized" are significantly less active during leisure time than Mexican Americans whose main language is English, a study headed by researchers from the University at Buffalo has found.

8/2/01

Jerry M. Newman, SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor in the University at Buffalo School of Management, has been named interim dean of the school effective Aug. 16.

8/2/01

The School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo this fall is offering a new master's degree program in public health (MPH), as well as a law and public health program in conjunction with the UB Law School.

8/2/01

The University at Buffalo Law School this fall will offer two new collaborative programs that underscore the increasingly interdisciplinary nature of careers in the field of law.

8/2/01

The grand opening of Flint Village, the University at Buffalo's newest student housing complex, will be held at 10 a.m. Aug. 17 in the community building of the complex on Augspurger Road on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

8/2/01

OxyContin, one of the newest drugs prescribed for pain, has become a destructive drug of abuse among recreational drug users obtaining it illegally. In addition, warns a pain specialist at the University at Buffalo, the potential for abuse is high also among patients receiving the drug legitimately if they are not monitored closely by their physicians.

8/6/01

A new distance-learning graduate program at the University at Buffalo this fall will offer an innovative master's degree in general education that will satisfy New York State Department of Education requirements for permanent teaching certification. The 33-credit-hour program is unique in that it will be a complete graduate program -- including non-education courses -- delivered entirely through the use of interactive video and Web-based technologies. Students also will have the option of attending on-site summer institutes at UB.

8/6/01

The federal agency responsible for setting medical reimbursement policy for Medicaid and Medicare programs has designated an assessment survey developed at the University at Buffalo as the national standard for determining payment for inpatient medical rehabilitation.

8/6/01

The University at Buffalo School of Informatics has proposed a new and unusual master's-degree program in information and communication. The program, which will require the approval of the State University of New York and the State Education Department, was developed with input from an extensive survey in which public and private corporations, research facilities, libraries, industrial and business institutions across New York State were asked to identify employee competencies they will require to take full advantage of new information technologies and maintain a competitive edge in their fields.

8/7/01

Electronic prescriptions -- not fingerprinting of patients at pharmacies as proposed by some policymakers -- could help cut a substantial amount of illicit use of medications like OxyContin, according to Karl D. Fiebelkorn, assistant dean for student affairs and professional relations in the UB School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.

8/8/01

Nationally prominent education scholar and researcher Jeremy Finn has blasted what he calls the "test and punish" education plan put forth by President George Bush in the White House report "No Child Left Behind." Finn, professor in the University at Buffalo Graduate School of Education, says that in his eagerness to restructure funding priorities, Bush has ignored the importance of the one strategy that empirical studies have consistently proven to optimize student learning in virtually all educational settings -- small classes in the elementary grades.

8/8/01

Insulin, the hormone used to treat diabetes, also may have potential as a treatment for heart disease, a study conducted by endocrinologists at the University at Buffalo has shown.

8/9/01

The Center for Management Development in the UB School of Management has added several new programs to its roster of professional development seminars for the fall.

8/9/01

A consumer's guide to the issues related to long-term care will be presented by Anthony H. Szczygiel, UB law professor, at the UB Alumni Association's Senior Alumni luncheon program at noon, Sept. 13 in the Center for Tomorrow on the North Campus.

8/9/01

The U.S. Department of Education has awarded a $1.3 million three-year grant to a consortium composed of the University at Buffalo's Graduate School of Education, the UB Center for Applied Technologies in Education, the Buffalo Public Schools and WNED-TV, Channel 17.

8/9/01

The 2001 University at Buffalo football season will kick off on Friday, August 24 with Rockin' Rally 2001, Buffalo's largest pep rally featuring classic rock artists Loverboy, the 2001 UB Bulls football team, the UB marching band and the UB cheerleaders.

8/14/01

The University at Buffalo Law School has added a new concentration in labor and employment law to its curriculum for the fall semester in response to increased demand in the job market for lawyers who are knowledgeable in this burgeoning field.

8/15/01

"The General," one of the all-time great film comedies, and "Il Conformista/The Conformist," considered by many to be Italian director Bernardo Bertolucci's best film, head the lineup for the Fall 2001 edition of "Buffalo Film Seminars: Conversations about Great Films with Bruce Jackson & Diane Christian," the 14-week series of screenings and discussions sponsored by the University at Buffalo and the Market Arcade Film and Arts Center.

8/15/01

The fall lineup for the University at Buffalo's biannual poetry and prose series, "Wednesdays at 4 PLUS," promises an eclectic mix of both up-and-coming writers and those entrenched in the literary scene for decades -- a group whose collective work cuts across lines of race, ethnicity, gender, language and politics. The series, presented by the UB Poetics Program, will run from Sept. 12 through Nov. 30.

8/15/01

The alarming shortage of engineers throughout the U.S. has spurred numerous proposals on teacher training, curriculum and special programs, all geared toward boosting the sagging interest of American schoolchildren in science and mathematics. But one of the most important factors in shaping children's interest in science and math -- the attitudes of their parents -- is rarely mentioned, according to an engineer at the University at Buffalo.

8/20/01

After spending the past six years probing the physics of how a football travels during flight using computer simulations and the videotape of a single forward pass from a 1976 professional football game, a University at Buffalo researcher hopes this week to put into place the final piece of the puzzle for a never-before-quantified phenomenon in football: why a forward pass curves slightly to the left or right, based on the handedness of the passer.

8/22/01

There will be plenty going on besides great football at the University at Buffalo's home opener against Rutgers University to be held Aug. 30 in UB Stadium on the North (Amherst) Campus.

8/28/01

A biological scientist and ecologist at the University at Buffalo has received a $3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to determine how man-made environmental changes affect the transmission of malaria in Africa.

8/30/01

Thirty-one year-old journalist Andrew X. Pham left Vietnam as a child in a leaky boat and returned 20 years later to travel by bicycle through the land of his birth. The excursion led to fascinating revelations about his family's past, its secrets and wounds, and finally drew him into his own psyche. He will discuss his experiences Oct. 11 at UB.

8/30/01

The University at Buffalo Department of Theatre and Dance will present a remount of Stephen Sondheim's "Assassins," to be performed Sept. 20-23 in the Black Box Theatre in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

8/30/01

Scientists at the University at Buffalo, the Buffalo VA Medical Center and Roswell Park Cancer Institute have received a $2 million program project grant from the National Institutes of Health to perform research aimed at developing vaccines to prevent ear infections in children and respiratory tract infections in adults with chronic lung disease.

8/31/01

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present an eclectic schedule of events during the 2001-02 season, offering entertainment ranging from a special performing arts collaboration to adventures for the whole family as part of the center's eighth season of providing the community with educational and diverse programs of music, theatre and dance that reflect its commitment to world-class excellence.

8/31/01

The focus on the 1901 Pan-American Exposition will continue at the University at Buffalo this fall as UB's Pan-Am Community Partnership, in conjunction with the Baird Foundation, presents a lecture series entitled "The Latest and Best Views of the Pan-American Exposition."

8/31/01

Students in the University at Buffalo's summer archaeological field school at Old Fort Niagara have unearthed parts of the enlisted men's and officers' guard houses built by the British around 1768, as well as sections of the protective palisade around the old French "castle."

8/31/01

Kenneth M. Tramposch, a researcher with 20 years experience in the discovery, development and project management of new drugs, has been appointed associate vice president for research at the University at Buffalo, effective Sept. 4.

8/7/01

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Fourteen nurses from the British Virgin Islands(BVI) have spent the summer in Buffalo-area hospitals and clinics completing their requirements for bachelor's degrees in nursing from UB, which will be conferred in January commencement ceremonies in Tortola, BVI.