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2/1/02

The University at Buffalo has cancelled classes and activities for the remainder of the day (Friday, February 1, 2002), effective at 3 p.m. This is in response to a Town of Amherst "State of Emergency" and a municipal travel ban.

2/4/02

David J. Triggle, SUNY Distinguished Professor in the University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences and former UB provost, has been named a SUNY University Professor in recognition of his extraordinary achievement as a scientist, administrator and educator.

2/4/02

The Honorable Antonin Scalia, associate justice of the United States Supreme Court, will be the featured speaker at a luncheon at noon on March 13 in the Hyatt Regency Buffalo. He is coming to Buffalo at the invitation of Rabbi Noson Gurary, regional director of the Chabad House of Buffalo and an adjunct faculty member in the Law School. The University at Buffalo Law School is co-sponsoring the event.

2/6/02

Fanfare Theatre Ensemble will perform the original musical production of "Pinocchio," based on the classic tale by Carlo Collodi, at 2 p.m. on Feb. 24 in the Mainstage Theatre located in Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

2/7/02

WBFO 88.7 FM, the National Public Radio affiliate operated by the University at Buffalo, has announced some recent staff changes.

2/7/02

The University at Buffalo will honor the life and work of the late illustrator and teacher Alan E. Cober with a series of events that recognize his innovative and nationally distinguished work, collegial relationships with other artists of national distinction and the great influence he had on the many students he taught as visiting professor of art and Distinguished Visiting Artist at UB from 1987-96.

2/8/02

The UB Center for the Arts will present the Grammy Award-winning musical group, Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, on March 4 at 8 p.m. in the Mainstage Theatre, located in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

2/8/02

Former President William J. Clinton will be at the University at Buffalo as a "student choice" speaker at 4 p.m. on April 10 in Alumni Arena on the UB North (Amherst) Campus. The speech by the 42nd President of the United States is expected to focus on national and world events; Clinton will take questions from the audience.

2/8/02

As part of the V-Day 2002 College Campaign, the University at Buffalo will present "The Vagina Monologues," the ground-breaking, Obie Award-winning play by Eve Ensler at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 19 and 20 in the Drama Theatre in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

2/8/02

The Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter duo Indigo Girls will present in a special acoustic performance at 8 p.m. March 3 in the Mainstage Theatre in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

2/8/02

The importance of educating women who have type 1 diabetes about osteoporosis at a much earlier age is underscored by preliminary data from research at the University at Buffalo showing that diabetes and brittle bones may go hand in hand.

2/13/02

A team of University at Buffalo researchers reports in the current issue of Nature the first observation of a phenomenon called stimulated emission by direct three-photon excitation, which occurs when three photons of lower energy are simultaneously absorbed to reach a higher energy state.

2/11/02

Local backers of the Buffalo Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics will travel to Albany tomorrow (Feb. 12, 2002) to ask legislators to support funding proposals for the center.

2/12/02

William M. Mihalko, M.D., Ph.D., has been named executive director of the University at Buffalo's Center for Advanced Technology (CAT) by UB Provost Elizabeth D. Capaldi.

2/12/02

A team of University at Buffalo researchers that has been at the forefront of quantifying and predicting the complex effects of drugs, now has found in animal studies that there is a "severe" tolerance to steroids that occurs soon after their initial use that blunts the effects of the drugs.

2/13/02

Members of the local judiciary will look at the everyday moral and ethical issues members of the profession face at a panel discussion to be held Feb. 27 at the University at Buffalo.

2/13/02

Lisa Block de Behar, noted Jorge Luis Borges scholar, will participate in a series of events focusing on major Latin-American literary figures and interpretive practices to be held at the University at Buffalo on Feb. 18-20.

2/13/02

University at Buffalo Provost Elizabeth D. Capaldi will discuss her vision of UB's future as a research university during a Senior Alumni Luncheon to be held at noon on March 6 in the Center for Tomorrow on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

2/14/02

Stephen L. Carter -- scholar, author and William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale University -- will speak at the University at Buffalo on March 13 at the 25th Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration.

2/14/02

The University at Buffalo Opera Workshop will present Henry Purcell's Dido and Aeneas, at 8 p.m. March 8 and 2:30 p.m. March 9 in the Drama Theatre in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

2/14/02

As part of National Minority Law Student Recruitment Month, the University at Buffalo Law School will hold a visitation luncheon and program for minority high school students who are interested in learning more about attending law school.

2/15/02

The development of a master landscaping plan for the University at Buffalo's two campuses is moving forward, with the consultant now preparing detailed designs for two high-profile areas on each campus.

2/15/02

The University at Buffalo is working with the University of Havana on a collaborative effort through which students will be able to obtain from UB an interdisciplinary Master of Arts in humanities degree with a specialty in Caribbean studies.

2/15/02

Daytime nappers and people who routinely sleep more than eight hours a night have a greater chance of dying from stroke than those with more standard sleep habits, a study by stroke researchers at the University at Buffalo has shown.

2/19/02

Western New York's three Congressmen will discuss church-state and civil liberties issues when the Buffalo Niagara Chapter of the American Jewish Committee (AJC) holds its fourth annual "On the Issues" community educational program.

2/19/02

The Domestic Violence Task Force in the University at Buffalo Law School will sponsor a performance of "Father Knows Best," presented by the Theater for Change, at 7 p.m. on March 19 in the Student Union Theatre on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

2/19/02

The University at Buffalo Law School will host the 2002 Albert R. Mugel National Tax Moot Court Competition on Feb. 21-23.

2/20/02

Technologies ranging from mathematical modeling, geologic simulation and geographic information science to scientific computing and virtual reality are being combined by University at Buffalo researchers for the first time to provide the most accurate information on geologic dangers to scientists, civil-defense authorities and citizens who live in the shadow of volcanoes.

2/20/02

The University at Buffalo Center for the Arts will present the world-renowned Poko Puppets in "The Peter Rabbit Revue" at 2 p.m. March 23 in the Mainstage Theatre in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

2/21/02

If policymakers need one more reason to press for a good education for all Americans, here it is: Education is a boon to public health. University at Buffalo researchers have found that as education level goes up, risk of death from stroke and brain hemorrhage goes down. The relationship likely exists for other chronic diseases, as well.

2/25/02

A dietary study by University at Buffalo nutrition researchers has shown that lutein and zeaxanthin, rather obscure antioxidant vitamins in the carotenoid family, have a significant positive effect on lung health.

2/22/02

Stemgenix LLC, a biotech start-up company that seeks to become a worldwide leader in specialized media necessary for the isolation, propagation and utilization of stem cells and specialized immune cells for both research and clinical applications, has moved into the University at Buffalo Technology Incubator.

2/22/02

A unique, cross-disciplinary research project involving the University at Buffalo and the Buffalo Police Department (BPD) aimed at reducing street prostitution has received recognition from a national police group.

2/27/02

Gayle Brazeau, Ph.D., associate dean for academic affairs in the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University at Buffalo, will be installed as the chair-elect of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) Council of Faculties at its annual meeting in July.

2/27/02

The award-winning film "Follow Me Home" will be shown at 7 p.m. March 15 in the Screening Room in the Center for the Arts on the University at Buffalo North (Amherst) Campus.

2/28/02

The University at Buffalo Center for the Arts and UBASE will present Donny Osmond in concert at 8 p.m. on April 11 in the Mainstage Theatre in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

2/28/02

The University at Buffalo Center for the Arts will present acclaimed blues/rock group Gov't Mule at 8 p.m. on April 15 in the Mainstage Theatre in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

2/28/02

Two longtime UB administrators have been named vice presidents as part of an administrative reorganization resulting from Robert J. Wagner's announcement that he will step down as senior vice president this summer.