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4/4/02

The University at Buffalo Chapter of Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society will hold its first dance-athon from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. April 13-14 in the Student Union on the UB North (Amherst) Campus to benefit Gilda's Club Western New York.

4/4/02

Filmmaker and historian Ken Burns -- director and executive producer of the highly acclaimed 1990 PBS series "The Civil War" and other distinguished historical films -- will speak at 8 p.m. April 24 in the Mainstage theater in the Center for the Arts on the University at Buffalo North (Amherst) Campus as part of UB's 15th annual Distinguished Speakers Series.

4/10/02

The rapid increase in the number of homeless children in cities in the developing world is a matter of grave concern, particularly with regard to their physical well-being. A study by a University at Buffalo researcher, however, supports earlier findings that although fraught with danger and poverty, the conditions under which these children live are more optimal for survival than originally thought.

4/5/02

The Department of Art History in the University at Buffalo's College of Arts and Sciences will present a lecture by Roland Reisley, an expert on Frank Lloyd Wright's "Usonian" architecture style, on April 16 at 7:30 p.m. in the Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society, 25 Nottingham Road.

4/5/02

Michael Hawley believes that your shoes soon will be doing some serious thinking on your behalf. Hawley, Dreyfoos Professor of Media Technology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and director of a project called "Things That Think, will deliver the inaugural lecture in the University at Buffalo's AT&T Informatics Lecture Series on April 17 at the University at Buffalo.

4/5/02

Paul C. Allaire of Grand Island has been named assistant dean and director of the Career Resource Center (CRC) in the University at Buffalo School of Management.

4/5/02

Courtney J. Walsh has been promoted to assistant dean and director of the newly named Center for Executive Development in the University at Buffalo School of Management.

4/5/02

A University at Buffalo scientist is leading an all-female research team that will be living and working deep under the surface of the ocean and studying the parentage of a coral reef off the coast of Key Largo, Fla.

4/8/02

Carl Dennis, professor of English at the University at Buffalo, today was named recipient of the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry for his eighth collection of poems, "Practical Gods" (Penguin Books).

4/9/02

MP3 downloading won't kill the music industry, but it may knock off a few pop superstars, according to a new study on the economics of digital music sharing. Noting that digital music sharing favors new artists and groups, the researchrs suggest that the music industry consider online music-sharing services as a way to increase profits and counter online music piracy.

4/8/02

The editorial board of the Buffalo Law Review at the University at Buffalo Law School will honor U.S. Magistrate Judge Hugh B. Scott, a 1974 graduate of the school, at the 13th annual Law Review Dinner.

4/9/02

The University at Buffalo Law School's Baldy Center for Law and Social Policy will sponsor a conference examining the African-American male experience from the perspective of popular culture, crime and punishment, religion, work, sexuality and parenting.

4/11/02

Provost Elizabeth D. Capaldi will give the keynote address at the annual conference of the Western New York Network for Women Leaders in Higher Education, to be held April 26 in the Center for Tomorrow on UB's North (Amherst) Campus.

4/11/02

Ecologist and author Sandra Steingraber and Germaine Buck, chief of the Epidemiology Branch of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, will be the keynote speakers at the Earth Day Environmental Science Colloquium, to be held April 19 in the atrium and Screening Room of the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

4/11/02

H. William Lichtenberger, former chairman and CEO of the industrial-gases company Praxair, Inc., has donated $250,000 to the University at Buffalo School of Management for the naming of a lecture hall in the school's new Alfiero Center.

4/11/02

Carl Dennis' "Practical Gods," for which he was awarded the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for poetry, is full of them.

4/12/02

Prototypes of "modest mansions" designed by students in the University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning to advance the principles of sustainable design have won a major prize from the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA).

4/12/02

Improving treatment of patients with HIV in Zimbabwe and potentially other developing nations by adapting approaches that have been successful in the U.S. is the goal of a new collaborative effort between the University at Buffalo and the University of Zimbabwe.

4/16/02

The University at Buffalo Law School will present "Ethics in Practice," an accredited half-day seminar for area attorneys focusing on elder law and issues surrounding the Internet.

4/17/02

J. Warren Perry, dean emeritus of University at Buffalo School of Health Related Professions, will deliver the commencement address for the College of Health Related Professions and College of Nursing at SUNY Downstate Medical Center on May 23 in Carnegie Hall in New York City.

4/17/02

"Happy's Nightmare," a installation by Kurt Von Voetsch and Patrick Robideau, will open April 26 in the University at Buffalo Art Gallery with a reception from 7-10 p.m. featuring a performance by Von Voetsch, who will employ such elements as fat, fiberglass pods and an elaborate costume.

4/17/02

Seneca historian John Mohawk, associate professor and co-director of the University at Buffalo Center for the Americas, will present the keynote address at the 34th annual commencement of the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center and School of Medicine on May 10.

4/17/02

Programmable Life, Inc., is graduating from the University at Buffalo Technology Incubator and moving to a 4,000-square-foot facility on Grand Island that includes laboratory, office and pilot manufacturing space.

4/18/02

Uday P. Sukhatme, interim vice provost for academic programs at the University of Illinois at Chicago, has been named dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University at Buffalo, effective Aug. 1.

4/18/02

Keith Osborne Ellis, Ph.D., has been named director of the Intellectual Property Division within the University at Buffalo Office of Science, Technology Transfer and Economic Outreach (STOR).

4/18/02

The University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences has launched the nation's first program to certify practicing pharmacists in the management of antiviral treatment for patients with HIV.

4/23/02

Consuming a milk formula high in carbohydrates during the critical early weeks of postnatal life causes permanent changes in pancreatic islets and leads to overproduction of insulin and development of obesity in adulthood, University at Buffalo biochemists, working with rats, have found.

4/22/02

Fifteen individuals named on 15 United States patents issued to The Research Foundation of the State of New York in 2001, as well as 64 faculty members who will be recognized for their research achievements, will be honored by the University at Buffalo at a reception from 4-6 p.m. on May 2 in the Center for Tomorrow on the UB (North) Amherst Campus.

4/22/02

The past, present and future of the Buffalo Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics will be the topic on April 23 as faculty members, staff members and administrators from the University at Buffalo, as well as center partners and representatives of the Buffalo business community, travel to Capitol Hill as part of UB Day in Washington.

4/22/02

The University at Buffalo's Department of Theatre and Dance will present a dance concert, Young Choreographers Showcase, April 26-28 in the Black Box Theatre in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus. Performance times will be Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.

4/23/02

Though the damage was relatively minor, Saturday's earthquake in Au Sable Falls, N.Y., points out the need for upgrading structures throughout New York State so they are better able to withstand future earthquakes, says an earthquake-engineering researcher at the University at Buffalo.

4/23/02

An anonymous donor has given $800,000 to the University at Buffalo's Distinguished Honors Scholars Program, bringing to $7.2 million the donor's total gifts to this program, and reaffirming a true commitment to educating tomorrow's leaders.

4/23/02

Jean-Marie Le Pen's electoral success on Sunday in the qualifying race for the French presidential election, which the London Daily Standard referred to as "the awakening of a vampire," will be "dealt with responsibly by European nations," says a human-rights expert from the University at Buffalo.

4/23/02

The showing of right-wing extremist Jean-Marie Le Pen in the April 21 qualifying race for the French presidential election, which has caused an uproar throughout Europe and in the United States, is a fluke, according to a historian at the University at Buffalo.

4/24/02

Shanker Nesathurai, M.D., interim chair of the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine, has been named chair of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, effective July 1.

4/24/02

Gov. George E. Pataki and the chief executives of two major corporations will be honored on May 9 by UB and its School of Engineering and Applied Sciences for their roles in establishing the Buffalo Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics.

4/24/02

Survey results released yesterday by the Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy and Lewis Mandell, professor of finance and managerial economics at the University at Buffalo, show that high school seniors know even less about personal finance basics than they did five years ago.

4/25/02

The connections between feminism, caretaker empowerment and child-protection theories, policies and practices will be explored during a "Workshop on Feminism and Child Protection: Tensions and Possibilities," to be held May 3-4 in O'Brian Hall on the University at Buffalo North (Amherst) Campus.

4/26/02

Carl Granger, M.D., professor and chair-emeritus of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University at Buffalo, received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the third Annual Health Care Heroes Breakfast on April 18 sponsored by Business First.

4/30/02

Twenty-eight students will be honored for being the outstanding graduating senior in departments within the College of Arts and Sciences at the University at Buffalo in a ceremony and reception to be held at 2 p.m. May 9 in the Screening Room in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

4/30/02

The University at Buffalo Committee for the Promotion of Respect for Diversity has honored five undergraduates for their efforts to promote respect for diversity through multicultural programming in the residence halls.

4/30/02

Award-winning poetry in competitions sponsored by the University at Buffalo Libraries and the Department of English in the UB College of Arts and Sciences have earned five students cash prizes and honorable mentions.