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5/1/02

A University at Buffalo historian has developed a unique application for a software originally developed for the industrial market-research field that has enormous implications for thousands of audio and video history collections held in archives around the world.

5/1/02

While many persons with multiple sclerosis struggle to perform normal daily activities, an exercise program appears to have a positive effect on MS by bolstering the immune system and reducing inflammation, researchers at the University at Buffalo have shown.

5/1/02

Five graduates of the University at Buffalo Law School will receive Distinguished Alumni Awards for their valuable contributions to the legal profession and community at the 40th annual UB Law Alumni Association meeting and dinner to be held at 6 p.m. May 8 in the Hyatt Regency Buffalo.

5/1/02

The University at Buffalo Law School will co-sponsor an Elder Law Fair from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 16 in the Hearthstone Manor, 333 Dick Road, Depew.

5/2/02

Ten information-technology professionals from India, recruited for the University at Buffalo MBA program with the assistance of M&T Bank, are helping the bank implement new IT applications while boosting the academic profile of the UB MBA program.

5/2/02

The National Security Agency (NSA) has named the University at Buffalo a Center of Excellence in Information Systems Assurance Research and Education to develop new programs to conduct research and train students to protect the nation's information technology systems from cyberterrorism and security breaches on the Internet.

5/3/02

Yes, Elvis is in the building. In Lockwood Memorial Library on the University at Buffalo North (Amherst) Campus, that is. Tunes by "The King" are among the memorabilia from the 1950s featured in an exhibit, "Fifties Flashback: Popular Culture and American Society," sponsored by UB's Arts and Sciences Library and on display in Lockwood through May 31.

5/3/02

Joseph A. Gardella, Jr., Ph.D., professor of chemistry and biomaterials, and associate dean for external affairs for the University at Buffalo College of Arts and Sciences, has been selected to receive the 2002 Jacob F. Schoellkopf Medal from the Western New York Section of the American Chemical Society.

5/3/02

Five University at Buffalo residential students have been named recipients of the Nancy Welch Award for developing, implementing or supporting creative outstanding programs and projects to benefit the university student community.

5/3/02

Mirdza E. Neiders, D.D.S., professor of oral diagnostic sciences in the School of Dental Medicine at the University at Buffalo, has been named a SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor.

5/3/02

Tsu-Teh Soong, Ph.D., Samuel P. Capen Professor of Engineering Science in the Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering in the University at Buffalo School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, has been named recipient of the 2002 Nathan M. Newmark Medal from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).

5/3/02

Astronaut Ellen Shulman Baker and Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Tom Toles, both alumni of the University at Buffalo, will receive honorary degrees from the State University of New York during UB's 156th general commencement ceremony, to be held at 10 a.m. May 12 in Alumni Arena on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

5/3/02

Stephen Dunnett, vice provost for international education at the University at Buffalo and a national leader in the field of international education, today expressed serious concern over a "hidden" directive from President George Bush that, if implemented, would place stricter controls on student visas and bar "certain international students from pursuing education and training in sensitive areas."

5/9/02

Lawrence Shulman, dean of the School of Social Work at the University at Buffalo, will receive the 2002 Hyman L. Levin Professional Award for Outstanding Professional Service from the Mental Health Association of Erie County, Inc.

5/9/02

Western New York scientists working in the areas of genomics, proteomics and bioinformatics will share their findings and innovations at the first Buffalo-Niagara Post-Genomic Research Conference on May 15.

5/9/02

Students and faculty members from the University at Buffalo will collaborate with a local agency to establish a computer lab and training program on Buffalo's East Side, thanks to a $25,000 grant from the Verizon Foundation.

5/9/02

Jeffrey Skolnick, Ph.D., a world-renowned scientist in the fields of computational biology and bioinformatics, has been named director of the Buffalo Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics.

5/9/02

Alcohol consumption is predictive of workplace absenteeism on a day-to-day basis, with employees nearly two times more likely than normal to call in sick the day after alcohol is consumed, according to a study conducted at the University at Buffalo's Research Institute on Addictions (RIA).

5/16/02

Four faculty members at the University at Buffalo have received the College of Arts and Sciences Excellence in Teaching Award. The recipients each represent one of the four disciplines that comprise the university's College of Arts and Sciences - science and mathematics, arts, behavioral sciences and the humanities.

5/16/02

Barbara J. Rooney of Williamsville, assistant director in the Office of Admissions at the University at Buffalo, received the Outstanding Service Award from the university's Professional Staff Senate (PSS) at its annual awards luncheon on May 15.

5/16/02

Bharat Jayaraman, Ph.D., professor and interim chair of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering in the College of Arts and Sciences and School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at the University at Buffalo, has been named department chair for a three-year term.

5/16/02

Six University at Buffalo students have been named winners of the SUNY Chancellor's Award for Student Excellence for 2002. The award recognizes 187 of SUNY's most outstanding students from 56 SUNY campuses, representing six foreign countries and eight states.

5/16/02

Eighteen University at Buffalo students received awards for excellence in their fields of study during the UB School of Management commencement ceremony held on May 11.

5/16/02

A team of researchers led by University at Buffalo physicists reported today that they have created semiconducting materials that exhibit the key properties that are essential to the development of semiconductor spintronic devices.

5/16/02

There is hope for parents concerned about their children's health in the wake of a recent Center for Disease Control study showing a disturbing increase in childhood obesity and diseases associated with childhood obesity.

5/16/02

Using advanced MRI brain imaging methods and tapping into one of the most powerful supercomputing systems in the world, University at Buffalo researchers in the Buffalo Neuroimaging Analysis Center (BNAC) are providing insights into multiple sclerosis that never before were possible.

5/20/02

Drinking wine appears to be good for the lungs, a University at Buffalo study has shown, and in this case, the primary credit goes to white wine rather than red.

5/17/02

A geology professor at the University at Buffalo recently took graduate students enrolled in his advanced field methods class to western Mexico to study Colima -- the most active volcano in North America -- and its eruptive patterns, and to learn from residents what it's like to live beneath "el Volcan de Fuego," or "volcano of fire," as Colima is known.

5/17/02

How alcohol intake affects women's responses to sexual aggression is the focus of a new study funded by a $350,000 grant from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism being conducted at the University at Buffalo's Research Institute on Additions (RIA).

5/17/02

"Music & Text" -- whether as impetus, source, or language -- will be the theme of June in Buffalo, the annual festival and conference dedicated to emerging composers, being held June 3-8 in Slee and Baird halls, North Campus.

5/22/02

Margaret W. Paroski of Buffalo, a 1980 graduate of the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, has been elected to serve a one-year term as president of the UB Alumni Association.

5/22/02

The undergraduate Student Association (SA) at the University at Buffalo has recognized five faculty members for their commitment to students and quality of teaching by awarding them the 2002 Milton Plesur Excellence in Teaching Award.

5/27/02

A study of data from more than 26,000 U.S. hospitals covering outcomes of 38 million patients has shown that people treated in private for-profit hospitals in the U.S. have a greater risk of dying than those cared for in private not-for-profit hospitals.

5/22/02

Internships are serious business this summer for students hoping to improve their chances in a sluggish national job market, according to career advisors from the University at Buffalo.

5/23/02

Seneca Nation historian and "bioneer" John Mohawk, co-director of the University at Buffalo Center for the Americas, is up to his knees in heirloom corn. He is a staunch advocate of the slow-food movement, a worldwide effort to safeguard and promote the use of traditional, unprocessed foods that digest very slowly, which means they are a lot better for you than the foods that populate the average American diet.

5/23/02

Twenty-two inventors affiliated with the University at Buffalo have been recognized by the State University of New York as being among the outstanding inventors within the SUNY system.

5/24/02

The University at Buffalo Department of Theatre & Dance will again offer its exciting and educational Summer Dance Program.

5/24/02

WNED and the UB Center for the Arts will present a concert by cutting-edge guitarist Junior Brown at 7:30 p.m. on June 16 in the Mainstage Theatre in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

5/28/02

Computer scientists at the University at Buffalo have provided the first peer-reviewed scientific validation that each person's handwriting is individual, according to a paper that will be published in the Journal of Forensic Sciences in July.

5/28/02

Two hundred twenty-seven students at the University at Buffalo recently were inducted into the Omicron Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa honorary society.

5/28/02

Fifty-seven students at the University at Buffalo Law School received awards during the school's 113th commencement ceremony held on May 11.

5/31/02

Myron A. (Mick) Thompson, associate provost and executive director of the graduate school at the University at Buffalo, has been appointed to the Board of Governors of the World Maritime University.

5/31/02

Thirteen faculty members at the University at Buffalo have been named the first UB Distinguished Professors.

5/31/02

A social work researcher at the University at Buffalo has received a prestigious award to explore, in collaboration with Hospice Buffalo, the psychosocial factors that contribute to delayed hospice care for terminally ill older adults.

5/31/02

Niagara Hospice and the University at Buffalo's School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences have formed a partnership, believed to be only the second of its kind in the United States, that will place both institutions at the forefront of research and instruction in hospice and palliative care.

5/31/02

University at Buffalo alumni and supporters who reside in New York State can now show their "UB pride" with new custom license plates that have been approved by the State Department of Motor Vehicles.