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10/1/02

Janet Gardner and Pham Thai, award-winning documentary film producers known for their work on Southeast Asia, will screen and discuss their most recent film at 7 p.m. Oct. 9 in the Screening Room in the Center for the Arts on the North Campus. The film, "Da

10/1/02

Mary A. Blegen, professor and interim associate dean for research in the School of Nursing at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver, will present the sixth annual Bonnie Bullough Lecture at 4:30 p.m. Oct. 3 in the Center for Tomorrow on the North Campus.

10/1/02

The University at Buffalo announced today an agreement with Community Energy, Inc., that makes UB the first campus in the State University of New York system to buy a portion of its electrical power from a commercial supplier of wind-generated power.

10/1/02

The Endellion String Quartet, winner of the Royal Philharmonic Society Award for Best Chamber Ensemble, will perform the second concert of the 47th Annual Slee/Beethoven String Quartet Cycle at 8 p.m. Oct. 12 in Slee Concert Hall on the UB North Campus.

10/2/02

A new, patented nanotechnology that one day may allow cancer patients to receive treatments through an MRI procedure in a doctor's office is being developed by scientists at the University at Buffalo's Institute for Lasers, Photonics and Biophotonics and a French nanotechnology firm, Nanobiotix, Inc.

10/3/02

Brian Carter, professor of architecture and former chair of the Architecture Program at the Taubman College of Architecture + Urban Planning at the University of Michigan, has been named dean of the School of Architecture and Planning at the University at Buffalo.

10/3/02

The UB Center for the Arts will present The Tops Family Adventure Series featuring ArtsPower's original adaptation of "Are You My Mother?" at 2 p.m. Oct. 27 in the Mainstage Theatre in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

10/4/02

The return to the University at Buffalo of 19 alumni who have made it to the top of the entertainment industry in Hollywood to teach a seminar series will be a highlight of this year's homecoming at the University at Buffalo.

10/4/02

The UCI/RCPC Library and Resource Center in 100D Allen Hall on the University at Buffalo South (Main Street) Campus will hold an open house and reception from 4:30-6:30 p.m. on Oct. 17. The event, which will be open to the public, will include a program at 5 p.m. honoring those who have assisted in the center's creation.

10/4/02

Thomas P. Ralabate of Williamsville, associate professor in the Department of Theatre and Dance at the University at Buffalo, has been awarded a significant and rare honor by Dance Masters of America, Inc. (DMA), which has set and certifies standards in university, college and private dance education since 1984.

10/4/02

Internationally regarded human rights advocate Claude E. Welch, SUNY Distinguished Service Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University at Buffalo, has received a grant from the Canadian government to hold a major academic conference at UB to address violations of economic rights in the Western Hemisphere.

10/4/02

Jean Anyon, professor at the Urban Education Graduate Center at City University of New York, will present the 2002 Charlotte C. Acer Memorial Colloquium on Urban Education at the University at Buffalo on Oct. 17.

10/4/02

William E. Swan, chairman, president and CEO of First Niagara Financial Group, has been named the 2002 Niagara Frontier Executive of the Year by the University at Buffalo School of Management.

10/4/02

The role of plant-based estrogens in modifying breast-cancer risk is the subject of a five-year research study and intervention to be conducted by nutritional epidemiologists at the University at Buffalo.

10/10/02

An early version of a new software system developed by University at Buffalo researchers that detects cyberattacks while they are in progress by drawing highly personalized profiles of users has proven successful 94 percent of the time in simulated attacks.

10/8/02

UB is in the home stretch of its year-long, campus-wide effort to study its athletics program as part of the NCAA certification program. The final self-study report has been sent to the NCAA and a peer-review team from the NCAA will visit UB Nov. 5-8.

10/8/02

The study of coral reefs will be the focus of a presentation by Mary Alice Coffroth on Oct. 16 that will be part of the College of Arts and Sciences Fall Lecture Series.

10/8/02

Twenty-five MBA students from the University at Buffalo School of Management have begun to investigate opportunities for local firms to conduct business in China as part of a practicum during which they will travel to China in January.

10/9/02

Flying over a volcano that's sending plumes of smoke and ash several miles into the sky might sound like a risky proposition, but University at Buffalo volcanologist Michael Sheridan and his colleagues are doing just that this week with Ecuador's towering 5,000-meter-high Tungurahua volcano as they study how and where it next will do its damage.

10/9/02

The University at Buffalo's offices of Planned Giving and University Development will hold an estate-planning seminar on Oct. 22 in the Center for Tomorrow on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

10/9/02

The UB Center for the Arts will present The Derek Trucks Band on at 8 p.m. on Nov. 12 in the Mainstage Theatre in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus. The concert is sponsored by the UB Student Association and WBFO-FM.

10/10/02

Demonstrating his generosity and a belief in the power of advocacy that was inspired in him as a child, Francis M. Letro, a 1979 graduate of the University at Buffalo Law School, has committed $1 million to the school in support of its programs and facilities.

10/11/02

Lars Lerup, dean of the Rice School of Architecture and William Ward Watkin Professor at Rice University, will discuss "Suburbia mon amor" on Oct. 30 in Crosby Hall as the Fall 2002 Clarkson Visiting Chair in the School of Architecture and Planning.

10/11/02

University at Buffalo President William R. Greiner, who began his 35-year career at UB as a member of its Law School faculty in 1967, has been selected to receive the 2002 Jaeckle Award, the highest honor bestowed by the UB Law School and its Alumni Association.

10/11/02

Obtaining funding for community development projects and programs will be the subject of a workshop on Oct. 17 and 18 to be sponsored by UB's Baldy Center for Law and Social Policy and the UB Law School Development Clinics.

10/11/02

One of the nation's most influential historians and political interpreters of the African-American experience will present the keynote address as part of a conference on the effects of incarceration on individual constitutional rights to be sponsored by the UB Law School's Baldy Center for Law and Social Policy.

10/11/02

The Ellicott Creek Trailway adjacent to the UB North (Amherst) Campus will be closed between St. Rita's Lane and John James Audubon Highway from 6 p.m. on Oct. 18 until the morning of Oct. 19.

10/16/02

The UB Center for the Arts will present Randy Travis at 8 p.m. on Nov. 8 in the Mainstage Theatre in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus. The concert is sponsored by WYRK-FM.

10/16/02

The UB Center for the Arts will continue the 2002-03 KeyBank Dance Series with Le Ballet National du Senegal at 8 p.m. on Nov 7 in the Mainstage Theatre in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus. Media sponsors for The KeyBank Dance Series are WGRZ-TV Channel 2 and WJYE 96.1-FM.

10/16/02

Award-winning novelist J.M. Coetzee, a UB faculty member from 1968-71, will deliver the Edward H. Butler Chair Prose Reading at 8 p.m. Oct. 17 in the Screening Room in the Center for the Arts, North Campus.

10/16/02

Seminars in leadership, strategy and negotiations, as well as a technical course in computer security, top the list of new professional-development offerings at the University at Buffalo School of Management.

10/16/02

Stephen C. Dunnett, vice provost for international education and professor of foreign language education in the Graduate School of Education at the University at Buffalo, recently was awarded an honorary Doctor Honoris Causa degree by the Academy of Management, the Implementing Agency of the Government of Mongolia, during ceremonies at the academy's campus in Ulaanbaatar, the capital of Mongolia.

10/16/02

A University at Buffalo faculty member and six recent graduates of the university have received Fulbright grants to lecture and study abroad this semester.

10/16/02

A maintenance employee of the University at Buffalo died today in an apparent steam-pipe accident in the basement of Crosby Hall on the UB South (Main Street) Campus. Following the incident, UB President William R. Greiner announced that Crosby Hall has been closed until further notice. Classes and all activities held in Crosby Hall have been cancelled for Thursday and Friday. Only Crosby Hall has been affected; all other classes and activities on the South Campus will go on as planned.

10/17/02

UB students now have the option of paying their bills and retrieving their account balances via the Internet. The new secured ePay system accepts credit card payments from Visa, MasterCard and Discover.

10/17/02

"New Challenges in Human Subject Research: Regulatory Oversight and Conflicts-of-Interest" will be the topic of a workshop set for 8:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Oct. 25 in the Jacobs Executive Development Center, 672 Delaware Ave.

10/17/02

The University at Buffalo today began assessing damage in Crosby Hall on the UB South (Main Street) Campus, where a steam-pipe accident Wednesday afternoon resulted in the death of a 25-year UB employee. Crosby Hall will be closed for classes and other activities at least through Sunday. Students, faculty and staff in the School of Architecture and Planning should call 829-3485 over the weekend for information on Crosby Hall's reopening. The employee who died in the accident has been identified by the university as David L. Shrader, 48, of Eden.

10/18/02

A decision on whether Crosby Hall, closed since a steam-pipe accident on Wednesday, will be open on Monday will be made by 6 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 20.

10/18/02

Pamela S. Benson, a 1976 graduate of the University at Buffalo who is a senior reporter with Cable News Network, will offer her observations on "The Global Media and the 'CNN Effect'" during a lecture at 4 p.m. Oct. 21 in the Student Union Theatre on the UB North (Amherst ) Campus.

10/18/02

"The Discursive Construction of Social Antagonisms" will be the topic of the third and last lecture in the College of Arts and Sciences Fall Lecture Series at the University at Buffalo.

10/18/02

The University at Buffalo's Department of Theatre and Dance will present a fully mounted student production of Andrew Lippa's "The Wild Party," Nov. 14-17 and Nov. 21-24 in the Drama Theatre in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

10/20/02

Crosby Hall will reopen for classes and other activities at noon on Monday, Oct. 21. Students, faculty and staff in the School of Architecture and Planning should call 829-3485 for more details.

10/23/02

The University at Buffalo's Department of Theatre and Dance will present a student production of Michi's "Blood & Farmyard" Oct. 30 to Nov. 3 in the Black Box Theatre in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

10/23/02

The University at Buffalo Center for the Arts will present a performance by Ana Gasteyer at 8 p.m. on Nov. 16 in the Mainstage Theatre in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

10/23/02

Korean choreographer and dancer In-Young Sohn will be in residence at the University at Buffalo from Nov. 4-13, 2002. Her residency and a performance by the artist will be sponsored by the UB Department of Theatre and Dance, Asian Studies Program, College of Arts and Sciences, Korea Foundation, the Dae-Han Foundation and the Center for the Arts.

10/23/02

Richard P. Cheng, Ph.D., Jere Solo Assistant Professor of Medicinal Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry at the University at Buffalo, has received a $200,000 grant through a new state program designed to recognize and support outstanding scientists and engineers who, early in their careers, show potential for leadership and scientific discovery in the field of biotechnology.

10/24/02

Piero Bianco produces movies. Not films that chronicle the human condition, a la Hollywood. His subject is human biology at its most basic -- the translocation and unwinding of DNA by a DNA motor protein. Bianco is the first to record on videotape in real time a molecule of a particular DNA motor protein in the process of "unzipping" a double strand of bacterial DNA.

10/24/02

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present Terry Gross at 8 p.m. on Nov. 15 in the Mainstage Theatre in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

10/24/02

A study centering on two emerging theories on the causes of diabetes in adults will be conducted by researchers at the University at Buffalo over the next three years, funded by a $1.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health.

10/24/02

The University at Buffalo School of Management is accepting applications for UB's annual Panasci Entrepreneurial Competition, which awards $40,000 in seed capital to UB students and recent alumni who want to start their own business in Western New York.

10/26/02

A new instructional-technology laboratory complex developed to serve the University at Buffalo School of Informatics is expected to enhance greatly research in neural networking, data representation, decision theory, digital libraries and social networks.

10/26/02

A team of environmental-engineering graduates from the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at the University at Buffalo won first place at a student-design competition held by the Water Environment Federation.

10/26/02

A retired professor in the Graduate School of Education and his wife have established a fund to benefit students interested in elementary mathematics instruction.

10/26/02

President William R. Greiner will address members of the voting faculty from 4-6 p.m. Nov. 7 in the Center for Tomorrow on the North Campus.

10/26/02

Three faculty members at the University at Buffalo have received the Chancellor's Research Recognition Award for 2002 for being among leading State University of New York researchers in science, medicine and engineering.

10/29/02

Poet and novelist Stephen Dobyns will deliver the 26th Oscar Silverman Annual Poetry Reading at 8 p.m. Nov. 8 in 250 Baird Hall on the University at Buffalo North (Amherst) Campus.

10/30/02

"Fresh Films in French, Italian & Spanish" at the University at Buffalo will present "Solas (Alone)," a film directed and scripted by Benito Zambrano, at 8 p.m. Nov. 9 in the Screening Room in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

10/30/02

Mary Relling, professor of clinical pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences at the University of Tennessee, Memphis, will deliver the Gerhard Levy Distinguished Lecture in Pharmaceutical Sciences at 4 p.m. on Nov. 8 in 114 Hochstetter Hall on the University at Buffalo North (Amherst) Campus.

10/30/02

The University at Buffalo Department of Art will hold its annual Holiday Print Sale from 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 15 in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

10/30/02

Using non-invasive geophysical tools -- and without turning one shovel of soil -- a team of University at Buffalo scientists has discovered in the Jordanian desert an ancient Nabatean settlement buried beneath a 2nd-century Roman fort, which itself is buried a few feet below the desert surface.