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10/3/01

The University at Buffalo has received a $7.3 million, three-year grant from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research to plan and conduct a pilot study for a clinical trial of the impact of periodontal disease treatment on prevention of second heart attacks.

10/3/01

In the aftermath of the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center, structural engineers are grappling with a question that a month ago would have been completely unthinkable: Can buildings be designed to withstand catastrophic blasts inflicted by terrorists? Ten days after the terrorist attacks on the twin towers, structural engineers from the University at Buffalo and the Multidisciplinary Center for Earthquake Engineering Research headquartered at UB traveled to ground zero as part of a project funded by the National Science Foundation.

10/5/01

Jazz group Soulive will perform at the University at Buffalo at 8 p.m. Nov. 12 in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus. Media sponsor for the concert is WBFO-FM.

10/5/01

The University at Buffalo Center for the Arts will present an evening with The Charlie Hunter Quartet. The performance will be held at 8 p.m. Nov. 17 in the Mainstage theatre of the Center for the Arts on the North (Amherst) Campus. Media sponsor for the concert is WBFO-FM.

10/5/01

Comedian Scott Thompson, who spent six years as a member of the comedy group The Kids in the Hall, will present his one-man show, "An Evening with Scott Thompson," at 8 p.m. Nov. 16 in the University at Buffalo Center for the Arts's Mainstage theater on the North (Amherst) Campus.

10/5/01

Chicago's legendary comedy theatre troupe, The Second City National Touring Company, will perform at 8 p.m. on Nov. 9 in the Mainstage theater in the University at Buffalo Center for the Arts on UB's North (Amherst) Campus.

10/5/01

The University at Buffalo Business Alliance has appointed Lorraine O. Wappman as its business advocate.

10/5/01

Lester W. Milbrath, Ph.D., professor emeritus of political science and sociology at the University at Buffalo, will receive a Lifetime Environmental Achievement Award from the UB Environment and Society Institute (ESI) on Oct. 11 during the Learning Sustainability Regional Community Forum to be held at the Buffalo Convention Center.

10/5/01

The University at Buffalo Law School will present a panel discussion, "Global Terrorism: History, Response and Quest for Justice in America and Abroad," at 7 p.m. Oct. 10 in 102 O'Brian Hall on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

10/8/01

James L. Magavern, a member of the law firm Magavern, Magavern & Grimm LLP, will receive the Jaeckle Award, the highest honor bestowed by the UB Law School and its Alumni Association, at the 26th Annual Alumni Convocation and 2001 Jaeckle Award Luncheon to be held at 12:30 p.m. Nov. 3 in the Hyatt Regency Buffalo.

10/9/01

Ballet British Columbia's performance of "The Faerie Queen," originally scheduled for 8 p.m. Oct. 12 in the University at Buffalo Center for the Arts, has been postponed due to increased national and international travel concerns.

10/9/01

Comic Kevin James, star of the hit television sitcom "The King of Queens," will perform Oct. 13 at the University at Buffalo as part of UB's Homecoming and Family Weekend 2001.

10/9/01

Four University at Buffalo honors students are becoming big Buffalo boosters as recipients of 43x79 Build Buffalo Scholarships that include internships and mentoring opportunities with local business leaders.

10/9/01

The University at Buffalo is bolstering its efforts in the areas of technology transfer and economic development with the creation of a new Office of Science, Technology Transfer and Economic Outreach.

10/10/01

The University at Buffalo Center for the Arts will present author and social observer Sarah Vowell at 8 p.m. Nov. 10 in the Mainstage theater of the Center for the Arts on the North (Amherst) Campus. The event is sponsored by WBFO 88.7 FM, the National Public Radio affiliate operated by UB.

10/10/01

The University at Buffalo's Department of Theatre and Dance will present "Children Of Eden" Nov. 8-11 and Nov. 15-18 in the Drama Theatre of the Center for the Arts on the North (Amherst) Campus. The production is sponsored by WBFO 88.7 FM, the National Public Radio affiliate operated by UB.

10/10/01

Making sure that cell-phone calls go through, particularly in times of disaster, as well as at times of heaviest use, is the goal of new architecture for next-generation wireless systems for cellular telephones being proposed by researchers at the University at Buffalo.

10/11/01

More than 50 second- and third-year law students from University at Buffalo are expected to participate in the 2001 Charles S. Desmond Moot Court Competition to be held Oct. 22-26.

10/11/01

With the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon now one month ago, this is the time when cases of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in those who witnessed the events in person or through the news media will start being diagnosed, according to a psychologist at the University at Buffalo.

10/11/01

Two students in the University at Buffalo School of Management have been awarded scholarships by the American Business Women's Association (ABWA).

10/11/01

Bruce D. McCombe, professor of physics and associate dean for research and sponsored programs in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University at Buffalo, has been named a SUNY Distinguished Professor by the SUNY Board of Trustees.

10/15/01

Richard J. Traystman, Ph.D., recognized internationally for his discoveries involving brain circulation and metabolism, will present the 10th annual Hermann Rahn Memorial Lecture at 4 p.m. on Oct. 25 in Room G-26 of Farber Hall on the University at Buffalo South (Main Street) Campus.

10/15/01

Rush Limbaugh's loss of sensory inner-ear hair cells, a condition that likely contributed to his hearing loss, could lead to changes in his brain that would allow him optimize use of his remaining hearing, research being done at the University at Buffalo indicates.

10/15/01

With an entry that judges said showed "an understanding of human nature reminiscent of Twain," a University at Buffalo philosophy professor has won the top prize in an international writing competition in which 520 entrants wrote the ending to an unpublished story by Mark Twain.

10/15/01

Have we developed the collective wisdom and conscience to deal with a world in which ubiquitous technological interactions are so intertwined that they cannot be untangled? Let's hope so, because that's what our future holds. "Digital Frontier: Buffalo Summit 2001," a major international conference to be held Nov. 2 and 3 at the University at Buffalo, will present observations and research on what digital technology has wrought by some of the most brilliant, pioneering thinkers in art, social science, applied science and engineering, medicine, philosophy and education.

10/16/01

Rosemary G. Feal, Ph.D., professor of Spanish, has been named chair of the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University at Buffalo.

10/16/01

A generous gift from the Frank G. Raichle Foundation in memory of Raichle, a 1919 University at Buffalo graduate who was a prominent trial and appellate lawyer, has allowed UB Law School to establish its first named professorship.

10/16/01

A photographic exhibition depicting memorials erected on the streets of New York City after the Sept. 11 World Trade Center attack will be exhibited through Oct. 22 on the Mainstage theater wall in the Center for the Arts on the University at Buffalo North (Amherst) Campus.

10/17/01

The Center for Industrial Effectiveness (TCIE) in the University at Buffalo's Office of Science, Technology Transfer and Economic Outreach has assisted three local firms and one municipality in receiving a total of $46,000 in training grants from the New York State Department of Labor.

10/17/01

The School of Social Work at the University at Buffalo has developed a Web site that offers online information and resources for those who are having personal difficulty coping with the Sept. 11 terrorist attack and its aftermath.

10/18/01

The University at Buffalo's Department of Theatre and Dance will present "Cloud 9," Nov. 14-18 in the Black Box Theatre of the Center for the Arts on the North (Amherst) Campus.

10/18/01

The University at Buffalo Law School has become the only law school in the nation to house a fully functioning state court in its law school building with the grand opening today of the UB Law Courtroom.

10/18/01

In a new study underway at the University at Buffalo's Research Institute on Addictions, researchers are examining the cumulative effect of a number of risk factors associated with mothers' cocaine use on their infants' mental development.

10/18/01

Could structures be built with shock-absorption systems so powerful that jet planes would literally bounce off them? A system modeled in a paper authored by theoretical physicists at the University at Buffalo and published in the current issue of Physica A demonstrates that it may one day be possible to protect bridges, ships, skyscrapers, highway structures and even automobile bumpers from extremely powerful impacts.

10/19/01

The UB Office of Science, Technology Transfer and Economic Outreach has appointed Sallie P. Reed as financial officer.

10/19/01

The National Association of Management and Technical Assistance Centers has selected the former University at Buffalo Business Alliance (now part of the UB Office of Science, Technology Transfer and Economic Outreach) to receive its Project of the Year Award for its longstanding relationship with Quebecor World Buffalo, located in Depew.

10/19/01

Retailers should brace for a poor Christmas sales season because many Americans feel too guilty to shop during this period of national mourning, says an expert on retailing and consumer behavior. "Not since the death of President Kennedy has the United States experienced such collective mourning," says Arun K. Jain, Samuel P. Capen Professor of Marketing Research and Chair of the Marketing Department in the University at Buffalo School of Management.

10/22/01

The University at Buffalo Technology Incubator is the new home of Nanogenesys, a technology start-up company founded by a University at Buffalo professor to produce miniaturized devices for conducting biomedical analysis.

10/22/01

A "universal bathroom" developed by an architectural team from the University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning has won the Bronze Award in the 2001 American Society on Aging (ASA) competition for new products for mature markets.

10/23/01

A discussion of "Terrorist Attacks on the U.S.: Root Causes and U.S. Response" will be held at 4 p.m. Nov. 1 in Room 112 of O'Brian Hall on the University at Buffalo North (Amherst) Campus.

10/23/01

Sebastian G. Ciancio, SUNY Distinguished Service Professor and chair of the Department of Periodontology in the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine, has received the Gold Medal Award from the American Academy of Periodontology.

10/25/01

Many important, pioneering figures in the fields of science, technology, engineering, medicine, education and the arts will be at UB on Nov. 2 and 3 to share their sense of how digital technologies are affecting our lives and how they are likely to alter our future. These internally known figures will be guests at "Digital Frontier: The Buffalo Summit 2001," a major international meeting sponsored by the University at Buffalo, to be held in the Center for the Arts on UB's North Campus.

10/25/01

The University at Buffalo has posted its highest enrollment in almost seven years, markedly increasing its graduate-student population and pulling in one of the most academically talented freshman classes in years. A total of 25,838 students are enrolled at UB for the fall semester, an increase of slightly more than 1,000 from the Fall 2000 figure of 24,830. The university has increased graduate enrollment by 5 percent over the Fall 2000 figure, from 8,147 to 8,548, which Sean P. Sullivan, vice provost for enrollment and planning, called "the third-highest graduate enrollment in our history."

10/26/01

A series of management workshops for managers and executives employed at area non-profit organizations is being offered by the University at Buffalo Institute for Non-Profit Agencies.

10/26/01

The University at Buffalo School of Management will hold several one-hour information sessions for individuals considering enrollment in its Professional MBA (PMBA) or Executive MBA (EMBA) programs.

10/26/01

When UB hosts "Digital Frontiers: The Buffalo Summit 2001," on Nov. 2 and 3, one of the projects to be exhibited in connection with the event is a little honey called "EVL: Alive on the Grid" -- a peculiar virtual experience involving avatars, simultaneous occupation of virtual space, lots of music and dancing "ghosts."

10/26/01

As a result of efforts by the University at Buffalo and a UB professor of classics and a leading archaeologist of the ancient Middle East, ancient Nineveh and Nimrud have been added to the 2002 World Monuments Fund Watch List of the 100 Most Endangered Sites.

10/26/01

Distinguished stateswoman Madeleine Albright -- the first woman to serve as U.S. secretary of state and the highest-ranking female in the history of American governance -- will speak at 8 p.m. Nov. 15 in Alumni Arena on the University at Buffalo North (Amherst) Campus as part of UB's 15th annual Distinguished Speakers Series.

10/29/01

A conference focusing on the opportunities, strategies and benefits of green building design -- with a special emphasis on the role of solar energy in buildings -- will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Nov. 8 in the Buffalo Convention Center.

10/29/01

"Tricks and Treats," a faculty recital by flutist Cheryl Gobbetti Hoffman, will be presented at 8 p.m. Tuesday in Slee Concert Hall, North Campus.