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3/7/02

A study by dental researchers from the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine offers a preliminary answer to the question of whether breathing in mists spun off by dental drills causes respiratory illness.

3/1/02

Drawing on her classical training, combined with a deep, experiential knowledge of past and present American composers, Dora Ohrenstein will direct Henry Purcell's "Dido and Aeneas," a rarely performed opera -- and the first opera in English -- on March 8 and 9 at the University at Buffalo.

3/1/02

The prize-winning Arditti String Quartet, known internationally as celebrated interpreters of contemporary and 20th-century music, will perform at the University at Buffalo on March 20 as part of the March concert program presented by the Department of Music. The concert schedule also will feature faculty recitals by pianists Stephen and Frieda Manes, and the Bugallo/Golove/Nelson Trio, whose members are strong proponents of new music, as well as a production by the UB Opera Workshop of Henry Purcell's "Dido and Aeneas."

3/1/02

Four teams of full-time MBA students from the University at Buffalo School of Management recently completed the final round of the school's annual MBA Case Competition, sponsored by Columbus McKinnon Corp. and Ernst & Young.

3/1/02

The Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership (CEL) in the University at Buffalo School of Management, as part of its Executive Education Program series, will offer a program entitled "The Mother-In-Law's Guide to Marketing: How to Create and Implement a Marketing Campaign Whose Success Will Silence Even Your Staunchest Critics."

3/4/02

Paschalis Alexandridis, Ph.D., a faculty member in the University at Buffalo School of Engineering and Applied Sciences who uses molecules and particles as "LEGOs" to develop advanced materials at the nano-scale that end up in products ranging from paints to contact lenses has been chosen to receive the prestigious 2002 Sigma Xi Young Investigator Award.

3/4/02

Craig Colder, Ph.D., a University at Buffalo psychologist whose research seeks to identify multiple levels of influence that contribute to the development of adolescent substance use, has been selected by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation as a Tobacco Etiology Research Network (TERN) Scholar for 2002.

3/4/02

A study of a group of Germans conducted by researchers in the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine suggests that the relationship between gum disease and cardiovascular disease may be a common phenomenon in developed countries. The study found periodontal disease bacteria in samples of fatty plaque removed from the carotid arteries of 106 German subjects undergoing a procedure to unclog the large arteries in the neck. The bacteria were the same types as those found in carotid plaque from an earlier study of U.S. residents.

3/5/02

Douglas D. Osheroff, the 1996 Nobel laureate in physics, will deliver the 2002 Moti Lal Rustgi Memorial Lecture at 4:30 p.m. on March 15 in Room 225 of the Natural Sciences Complex on the North Campus.

3/5/02

In response to feedback from industry practitioners, the University at Buffalo School of Management will offer a new Master's of Science program in Supply Chains and Operations Management (MS-SC&OM) beginning in the fall.

3/5/02

A small piece of protein from one end of a larger molecule found in human saliva has been shown in laboratory tests to have potent antimicrobial activity against several types of bacteria and fungi, some of which are resistant to current drugs. If these findings hold up in animal and human trials, the peptide could form the basis for promising new drugs for treating a wide range of infections.

3/6/02

In response to concerns that the American health-care system offers almost no palliative care for terminally ill children, psychologist James Donnelly, Ph.D., of the University at Buffalo, is conducting an assessment of the palliative-care needs of terminally ill children and their parents. The needs assessment will be conducted, in part, through brainstorming sessions over the World Wide Web between palliative-care workers, medical personnel and patients' families.

3/6/02

A novel peptide derived from a molecule found in human saliva may be effective in treating a fungal infection, researchers in the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine have found. The peptide, labeled MUC7 16-mer, has shown the capacity to kill strains of fungi in vitro that are resistant to most current antifungal treatments, making it a potential candidate for a new fungicide.

3/7/02

Nancy Bargar has been named Southern Tier representative by WBFO 88.7 FM, the National Public Radio affiliate operated by the University at Buffalo that has repeater stations WUBJ 88.1 FM in Jamestown and WOLN 91.3 FM in Olean.

3/9/02

Treating gum infections with an antibiotic decreases two markers of inflammation throughout the body, further supporting the connection between oral health and general health, including heart disease, researchers from the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine have shown.

3/8/02

Studies conducted in two Native American populations with a high prevalence of both Type 2 diabetes and gum disease have underscored the importance of oral health in controlling adult diabetes. One of the studies showed that reducing gum infections with antibiotics also improves diabetes control.

3/7/02

The beautiful patterns on butterfly wings are emerging as exceptional model systems that may reveal much about how the shapes, sizes and colors of specific organisms have evolved, a type of study called morphological evolution, according a paper featured on the cover of the March issue of Trends in Ecology and Evolution that is co-authored by Antonia Monteiro, Ph.D., University at Buffalo assistant professor of biological sciences.

3/11/02

Suzanne G. Laychock, Ph.D., professor and associate chair of the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology in the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, has been appointed senior associate dean for research and biomedical education at the medical school.

3/12/02

A novel method of computing and modeling turbulent reacting flows developed by University at Buffalo researchers produces results equivalent to those generated by expensive supercomputers and is anywhere from 30 to 100 times less expensive to use.

3/13/02

The Progressive Law Society, a student organization of the University at Buffalo Law School, will sponsor a municipal law forum titled "Buffalo's Quest for Financial Stability" from 4-6 p.m. March 20 in 106 John Lord O'Brian Hall on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

3/13/02

Pediatric surgeon Philip Glick, M.D., is on a crusade to convince the medical community worldwide that minimally invasive surgery -- which can lessen pain, hospitalization and recovery time for young patients, as well as lower health costs -- should be the new surgical standard for treating conditions in children and adolescents. One way he is spreading his message is through a 21st-century version of show-and-tell: the surgical equivalent of teleconferencing. Glick operates in Buffalo while an audience gathered at a distant site watches in real-time through the technology of fiberoptics

3/13/02

Two former Enron employees -- 1996 graduates of the University at Buffalo's MBA program -- will discuss lessons learned from the ongoing Enron investigation and its long-term impact on business practices during a panel discussion sponsored by the MBA program in the University at Buffalo School of Management. The panel discussion is only one example of several ways that the UB School of Management and its faculty are bringing lessons from Enron into the classroom.

3/15/02

"Global Opportunities for WNY Businesses" will be the focus of a breakfast forum to be held by the Alumni Association of the School of Management on April 8 in the Center for Tomorrow on the North Campus.

3/15/02

Frank Fincham, UB professor of psychology, will discuss the findings of 30 years of psychological research on marriage and family issues, as well as expose some of the prevalent myths currently held by the public, during a lecture at 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 17, in the Screening Room in the Center for the Arts on the North Campus.

3/15/02

In response to a new training priority identified by the Singapore Ministry of Education, the University at Buffalo Graduate School of Education will offer a 36-credit hour Master of Education Degree in School Counseling through Singapore's Center for American Education in Singapore beginning June 15.

3/20/02

Insulin may interfere with the cascade of reactions that promote clot formation and platelet aggregation in heart-attack patients and may help prevent clot formation and plaque development in persons at risk of heart attack and stroke, new research by University at Buffalo endocrinologists has shown.

3/20/02

An internationally recognized leader in the automotive industry, a pioneer in medical informatics and a world-renowned scholar in the field of African-American history will be among eight individuals to honored by the University at Buffalo Alumni Association at its Celebration of Excellence Dinner on April 19.

3/21/02

Researchers at the University at Buffalo have developed the first approach that achieves both high-bandwidth efficiency and fast recovery speeds in protecting mission-critical computer connections against high-speed network failures.

3/21/02

In his 30 years of studying freeze-thaw cycles of lakes in New York State, Kenton Stewart, Ph.D., has never seen some lakes in his lake-ice network stay unfrozen for an entire winter unless it was an El Nino year. But things changed with the winter that officially ended on Wednesday. While the majority of lakes still froze, the professor emeritus of biological sciences says "a surprising number" that developed ice covers in previous winters, had only a partial skim of ice this winter, or did not freeze at all during the winter of 2001-02.

3/22/02

To help individuals get the facts about alcohol use and alcoholo problems, UB's Research Institute on Addictions will offer a free, anonymous education and screening program as part of National Alcohol Screening Day on April 11.

3/22/02

Literary critic Thomas E. Connolly, former professor in the University at Buffalo Department of English and chair of the UB Faculty Senate, died March 18 at his home in Los Robles, Calif. He was 84.

3/22/02

The University at Buffalo School of Social Work is taking a pivotal role in a collaborative, community-based program aimed at reducing youth violence in one of the most distressed neighborhoods in Buffalo.

3/25/02

The University at Buffalo Center for the Arts will finish the 2001-02 KeyBank Dance Series with a performance by the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company at 8 p.m. on April 20 in the Mainstage Theatre of the Center for the Arts on UB's North (Amherst) Campus.

3/26/02

James Oliver Horton, world-renowned scholar in the field of African-American studies, will deliver two lectures at the University at Buffalo on April 19 before being one of eight individuals honored that evening by the UB Alumni Association at its Celebration of Excellence Dinner.

3/26/02

Stephen L. Carter -- scholar, author and William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale University -- has been rescheduled by the University at Buffalo to speak at 8 p.m. April 18 in the Mainstage theater in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

3/27/02

Working with Vibrio cholerae, the bacterium that causes the severe diarrheal disease of cholera, microbiologists at the University at Buffalo have revealed new information on a cellular signaling system that ultimately will help scientists understand how cholera toxin and virulent proteins of other pathogenic bacteria migrate through their cellular membranes to cause disease.

3/27/02

The UB Psychological Services Center in Park Hall on the UB North (Amherst) Campus is offering a three-hour relationship workshop to help couples improve their communication and problem-solving skills.

3/27/02

The Urban Design Project in the University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning is co-sponsoring a conference, "State of the Waters: A Conference on Buffalo's Lakes, Rivers and Streams," to be held on April 6.

3/27/02

The University at Buffalo has entered into a new high-technology partnership with Biopharma Ireland, Ireland's new national institute focused on biopharmaceutical research and development, giving the Buffalo Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics an important international connection.

3/27/02

A supportive relationship with a spouse or partner often is a source of comfort and strength, a buffer against the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune. By helping both partners manage stress from a variety of sources, it not only can lengthen life, but make it more pleasant. But research shows that close relationships fraught with conflict increase blood pressure, produce cardiovascular strain and alter the function of the immune system, according to Frank Fincham, Ph.D., professor of social and clinical psychology at the University at Buffalo.

3/27/02

Multi-talented performer Rick Miller will present his new show, "Slightly Bent," at 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. April 26 in the Mainstage Theatre in the Center for the Arts on the University at Buffalo North (Amherst) Campus.

3/28/02

The address by former President William J. Clinton at the University at Buffalo on April 10 will be broadcast live at 3 p.m. by WBFO 88.7 FM, the National Public Radio affiliate operated by the University at Buffalo.

3/28/02

The University at Buffalo leverages state funding by more than four times to the benefit of Western New York, with an annual economic impact on the region of more than $1.25 billion, according to a new economic impact study prepared by UB based on methods used nationally to evaluate the economic impact of universities.

3/29/02

University at Buffalo alumnus and retired computer software entrepreneur Larry Peckham and his wife, Nancy, have donated $250,000 to the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences for the continuing development of undergraduate laboratories.

3/29/02

Kathleen Giacomini, a University at Buffalo alumnus and noted national researcher in the field of biopharmaceutical sciences, will be the first speaker in the recently established Gerhard Levy Distinguished Lecture series.

3/29/02

"782 Kg.," the University at Buffalo Art Department senior thesis exhibition, will take place April 9-25 in the Center for the Arts on the University at Buffalo North (Amherst) Campus.