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1/3/02

The 202nd anniversary of the birth of Millard Fillmore, the University at Buffalo's first chancellor and 13th president of the United States, will be observed in ceremonies to be held at 10 a.m. on Jan. 7 in Forest Lawn Cemetery.

1/3/02

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) increases craving in drug abusers diagnosed with both conditions, confirming the need to treat the conditions simultaneously, the first laboratory study of the two disorders has shown.

1/4/02

After a nationwide search, the Modern Language Association (MLA) has appointed Rosemary Feal of Clarence, professor of Spanish and chair of the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University at Buffalo, to succeed Phyllis Franklin as executive director of the association.

1/4/02

An interdisciplinary team of University at Buffalo architects and engineers is working to revolutionize the instruction that architecture students receive when it comes to structural analysis and building technology.

1/7/02

To serve the career needs of its students in a poor national job market, the University at Buffalo School of Management has organized a networking session with more than 30 well-placed UB alumni employed in New York City for 75 of its MBA and business-administration students on Jan. 10.

1/7/02

The UB Center for the Arts will continue the 2001-02 KeyBank Dance Series with a performance by Philadanco on Feb. 9 at 8 p.m. in the Mainstage Theatre in the Center for the Arts on UB's North (Amherst) Campus.

1/10/02

University at Buffalo volcanologists, leaders worldwide in using advanced technologies to safeguard populations from dangerous geologic events, are pioneering the automation of the time-consuming and expensive process of developing volcanic hazard maps.

1/8/02

An award-winning book by University at Buffalo historian Jorge Canizares-Esguerra examining the emerging identities that shaped the Western hemisphere has been cited as one of the best books of the year by three important international publications and has received two prestigious national awards from the American Historical Association (AHA).

1/9/02

Using a computational method called direct numerical simulation, researchers at the University at Buffalo have performed simulations of turbulent reacting flows that are the closest to date to a true model of the physics of chemically reacting turbulent flows.

1/10/02

Josef von Sternberg's classic "Blue Angel" (1930), the film that made Marlene Dietrich an international star, will be among the highlights of the Spring 2002 edition of the "Buffalo Film Seminars: Conversations about Great Films with Bruce Jackson & Diane Christian."

1/10/02

Bruce A. Holm, Ph.D., has been named a senior vice provost at the University at Buffalo and will serve as the university's point person on many of its high-technology/bio-technology projects.

1/11/02

Charles E. Mitchell, professor in the Department of Geology in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University at Buffalo, has been named chair of the department.

1/11/02

Primate evolution, Neanderthal life and the interpretation of human bone will be among the enormous array of topics to be covered April 9-13 when the American Association of Physical Anthropologists (AAPA), the largest association of physical anthropologists in the world, meets in Buffalo for the organization's 71st annual conference.

1/11/02

CR: The New Centennial Review, the theoretically inflected interdisciplinary journal of the Americas, has received the Council of Editors of Learned Journals' (CELJ) Phoenix Award for Significant Editorial Achievement for 2001.

1/15/02

MBA students in the University at Buffalo School of Management recently received tips on how to "lead with laughter" from Malcolm Kushner, a national humor consultant and author of "The Light Touch: How to Use Humor for Business Success."

1/15/02

The University at Buffalo ranks among New York State's top colleges and universities -- both public and private -- when it comes to expenditures for research and development, according to the New York State Office of Science, Technology and Academic Research (NYSTAR).

1/17/02

The Ford Foundation has awarded a $130,000 grant to the University at Buffalo Graduate School of Education extending support for an international conference in Africa and a study examining the worldwide shift in the burden of higher education costs from governments and taxpayers to parents and students.

1/17/02

Help for the spouses and partners of problem gamblers now is available through Project GRASP, a 10-week treatment and research program conducted by the University at Buffalo's Research Institute on Addictions.

1/17/02

University at Buffalo researchers will test the somewhat counterintuitive concept that exercise can lessen tiredness in persons with multiple sclerosis, a group especially susceptible to fatigue.

1/17/02

Jennie S. Hwang, founder and president of H-Technologies Group, Inc. of Cleveland, will discuss "Meeting Market Demands: New and Emerging Technologies for Electronic Packaging and Assemblies" during a lecture Feb. 8 as part of the Distinguished Women Speaker Series sponsored by the Institute for Research and Education on Women and Gender at the University at Buffalo.

1/17/02

"Purchasing Pleasure: Images of Women in French and American Magazines" will be the topic of the first installment in the University at Buffalo College of Arts and Sciences Spring 2002 Lecture Series, to be held at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 28 in the Center for the Arts Screening Room on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

1/18/02

When University at Buffalo physics major Stacey Serafin of Hamburg landed a coveted internship at Intel Corp. in Portland, Ore., last summer, that in itself was a substantial achievement. But making it through the next 10 weeks was an even greater challenge.

1/18/02

Veridian, through its Buffalo operation, has donated an extensive collection of engineering research materials and technical reports to the University at Buffalo Libraries, making the collection available to the public for the first time.

1/22/02

The University at Buffalo Department of Theatre and Dance will present "Ladies On Stage," the spring dance concert of the Zodiaque Dance Company, Feb. 14-17 and 21-24 in the Drama Theatre in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

1/23/02

In the wake of the Enron debacle, many Americans will begin to question how much they trust their employers, says a University at Buffalo School of Management professor who researches the development and consequences of trust in the workplace.

1/23/02

The fall of Enron demonstrates that an inherent management problem previously thought to occur only among a company's top managers also occurs within a company's board of directors, according to two strategic-management researchers at the University at Buffalo School of Management. In Enron's case, they add, the existence of the "agency problem" within its board of directors is partly to blame for the company's mismanagement and apparent unethical behavior.

1/23/02

Hon. Jonathan Lippman, chief administrative judge of the State of New York, will be the featured speaker when the University at Buffalo Law Alumni Association holds its annual luncheon here at noon on Jan. 25 in the Union League Club, 38 East 37th St. (corner of Park Avenue). The meeting will be held in conjunction with the New York State Bar Association meeting.

1/24/02

The detainment in Cuba of members of the Taliban and those suspected of being part of al Qaeda is questionable at best and probably illegal under the Geneva Conventions, according to an internationally known expert in human rights at the University at Buffalo.

1/25/02

Paula E. Zagora has been appointed assistant vice president for human resource services at the University at Buffalo.

1/25/02

Five teams of University at Buffalo students and alumni will complete for $40,000 in prizes during the final round of the Panasci Entrepreneurship Contest on Jan. 28.

1/25/02

The Town of Amherst could become the first municipality in Western New York -- and one of the few in the country -- to offer major government services online, thanks to assistance from students in the University at Buffalo's Department of Computer Science and Engineering.

1/25/02

By borrowing a page from the genomics revolution, University at Buffalo chemists have taken a major step toward placing hundreds, and possibly even thousands, of reusable chemical sensors in an area smaller than a dime.

1/29/02

The UB Department of Theatre and Dance will present a faculty workshop production of "American Airborne" Feb. 7-10 in the Rehearsal Workshop, Room B83, in the Center for the Arts on the North (Amherst) Campus. Performance times will be 8 p.m. Feb. 7-8, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Feb. 9 and 2 p.m. Feb. 10.

1/29/02

The UB Department of Theatre and Dance will present "Berlin to Broadway," Feb. 20-24 in the Black Box Theatre in the Center for the Arts on the North (Amherst) Campus. Performance times will be 8 p.m. Feb. 20-22; 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Feb. 23, and 2 p.m. Feb. 24.

1/29/02

A special lecture series offering "Perspectives on September 11th and its Aftermath" will be presented this spring by the Council on International Studies and Programs and the Office of the Vice Provost for International Education at the University at Buffalo.

1/30/02

Two women who helped the University at Buffalo gain conference supremacy in track and field and cross country, one of the finest tennis players in school history, a defensive standout on the football field in the mid-80s and a pitcher who established 14 softball records will be inducted into the University at Buffalo Athletic Hall of Fame during a dinner and induction ceremony on Feb. 22.

1/30/02

JoAnn Johnson, a 2002 graduate of the University at Buffalo's part-time MBA program, won the $25,000 first-place prize in UB's second annual Panasci Entrepreneurial Competition, which awards seed money to UB students and recent alumni who devise and present the best plans for launch of a viable new business in Western New York.

1/30/02

The nation's first master's degree program in pharmaceutics with a focus in pharmacometrics, a new field that fuses pharmacologic studies with computational and statistical methods of data analysis, has been developed at the University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.