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7/1/02

While the recent gathering of the Catholic Church's United States Conference of Bishops in Dallas provides a national framework for the reporting sexual abuse of children by Catholic clergy, the true test of the church's position on the issue and the effectiveness of the policy is likely to play out on the local level, according to a University at Buffalo expert in child advocacy and law.

7/2/02

A public meeting to solicit feedback from the campus community on UB's draft self-study report that is part of its participation in the NCAA certification process will be held at 1 p.m. on July 9 in the Jeannette Martin Room, 567 Capen Hall, on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

7/2/02

Volcanologists and computational scientists from around the globe will gather at the University at Buffalo on July 18 and 19 to discuss how integrating fundamental physical models with sophisticated technologies, such as supercomputing, can help produce more accurate simulations of volcanic mass flows and mitigate the dangers related to real ones.

7/3/02

Joseph T. Raab has been named director of occupational and environmental safety services at the UB.

7/3/02

Fifty graduates of the UB School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences received awards at the school's recent commencement ceremony.

7/5/02

The first annual Samuel P. Capen Garden Walk will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on July 13 in the Eggertsville and University Park areas near the UB South (Main Street) Campus.

7/5/02

Companies with transactional Web sites aren't providing consumers with enough assurances about the privacy, security and business integrity of the sites, according to a study by researchers from the University at Buffalo School of Management. As a result, some companies may be losing customers concerned about Internet fraud, theft of credit-card information or a company's ability to follow through on its promises.

7/10/02

Taking steps to tailor medication regimens for patients being treated for the first time for HIV infection and to assure that they adhere to those regimens can pay off with improved virologic results nearly a year following initiation of treatment, according to a study by University at Buffalo researchers.

7/11/02

WorldCom and other financially troubled companies considering bankruptcy are better off filing for bankruptcy protection sooner than later, according to a University at Buffalo School of Management researcher who studies how accounting practices affect a firm's chances of bankruptcy survival.

7/11/02

WBFO-FM 88.7, the National Public Radio affiliate operated by the University at Buffalo, and WNED-AM 970, part of the Western New York Public Broadcasting Association, are embarking on a programming collaboration that will explore health issues affecting minorities living in Buffalo's Near East Side neighborhoods.

7/12/02

Members of the University at Buffalo community, at the request of a UB alumnus who was serving with the U.S. Army Nurse Corps in Afghanistan, have joined the international effort to improve medical care in Kabul and the surrounding area by donating and shipping 40 boxes of medical textbooks to the war-torn region.

7/12/02

The University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences has met the challenge, raising $1.6 million to earn a $500,000 Challenge Grant from the prestigious Kresge Foundation, a first for the university.

7/15/02

With two major championships under his belt already and this week's British Open in his sights, Tiger Woods has a 13 percent chance of completing golf's coveted Grand Slam by winning all four of golf's major tournaments this year, according to a "probabilist" from the University at Buffalo School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

7/17/02

Investigators working to identify the source of the anthrax-containing envelopes that terrorized the American public last fall concluded they were hand-addressed by the same person. Messages penned in Urdu that allegedly belonged to Daniel Pearl's kidnappers were introduced by prosecutors during their trial. Expanding the forensic use of computer processing of handwriting to solve such high-profile criminal cases will be among the topics discussed at the Eighth International Workshop on Frontiers in Handwriting Recognition, sponsored by the University at Buffalo.

7/17/02

Scientists from the University at Buffalo described their work with biological agents and their research in developing methods to counteract them at a National Institutes of Health (NIH) biodefense summit held today at NIH headquarters in Bethesda, Md., to assess the most promising bioterrorism research and set funding priorities.

7/17/02

The Milwaukee Institute of Design will be the first venue to host the traveling version of "Unlimited by Design," a multi-media, hands-on exhibition of well-designed, attractive products and residential interiors created according to the principles of universal design (U/D). The exhibit is a presentation of the Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center (RERC) on Universal Design in the University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning.

7/17/02

Lorna Peterson, Ph.D., of Buffalo, associate professor of library and information studies in the University at Buffalo School of Informatics, has received a 2002 American Library Association (ALA) Diversity Grant to study how issues of social diversity are integrated into library-school curriculums.

7/19/02

More than 800 of the world's leading earthquake specialists, including scientists from the Multidisciplinary Center for Earthquake Engineering Research (MCEER) headquartered at the University at Buffalo, will discuss urban earthquake risks at the Seventh U.S. National Conference on Earthquake Engineering to be held in Boston on July 22-25.

7/19/02

Creation of International SEMATECH North at the Center of Excellence in Nanoelectronics at the University Albany -- coupled with the creation of the Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics in Buffalo -- provides a powerful, unprecedented opportunity to transform the entire Upstate New York economy, while positioning the two cities as worldwide leaders in important new sciences.

7/24/02

The UB School of Health Related Professions has formed a Department of Rehabilitation Sciences to provide a comprehensive and unified approach to the field of rehabilitation science.

7/24/02

A new laboratory with state-of-the-art graphics workstations at the University at Buffalo is providing a rare commodity: a way to bridge the gap between bench science and supercomputing through molecular modeling and bioinformatics tools. The Laboratory for Molecular Visualization and Analysis is one of a handful of such facilities in the nation, providing a critical service to researchers at UB and its affiliated research partners.

7/25/02

University at Buffalo researcher Kenneth E. Leonard, Ph.D., an internationally recognized scholar in the area of addictions, has received a prestigious MERIT Award for his research from the NIH's National Advisory Council of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.

7/25/02

Pat Benatar, who in the 1980s reigned supreme as the biggest solo female rocker in the U.S. and possibly the world, will headline the third annual Rockin' Rally on Aug. 23 to kick off theUB's 2002 football season.

7/25/02

The Department of Social and Preventive Medicine in the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo has named Alan D. Hutson as chief of its Division of Biostatistics.

7/26/02

A dramatic statistical correlation between the prevalence of diabetes and air pollution levels has been demonstrated by a University at Buffalo researcher who publishes his observations in the August issue of the journal, Diabetes Care.