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1/2/03

The University at Buffalo Center for the Arts will present Fanfare Theatre Ensemble's original musical production of "Cinderella" at 2 p.m. Feb. 9 in the Mainstage Theatre in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

1/2/03

The University at Buffalo Center for the Arts will present Ladysmith Black Mambazo at 8 p.m. on Feb. 5 in the Mainstage Theatre in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

1/3/03

Ronald J. Krul has been named assistant dean for continuing education in the University at Buffalo School of Social Work.

1/3/03

The School of Social Work at the University at Buffalo has been selected as the new home of The Clinical Supervisor, a journal that looks at aspects of supervision in the fields of psychotherapy and mental health.

1/3/03

The Raelians -- the cult behind Clonaid, the company claiming to have cloned a human being -- are a remnant of the "flying-saucer cults" that originated in the 1970s and '80s, according to cult expert Phillips Stevens, Jr., an associate professor of anthropology at the University at Buffalo.

1/6/03

To prevent your car from spinning out on an icy roadway, is it better to turn the steering wheel toward or away from the direction of a skid? Mechanical engineers from the University at Buffalo -- using a virtual-reality driving simulator and human subjects -- are addressing this annual winter-weather question and are developing new technologies that one day may help drivers proceed safely in bad weather.

1/6/03

Robert Bennett, chancellor of the New York State Board of Regents, will co-teach a three-credit graduate course at the University at Buffalo during the spring semester that will address many issues of significance to urban school systems.

1/7/03

Four University at Buffalo faculty members with expertise in cults and the ethical, legal and social implications of human cloning are available to members of the media covering claims made by Clonaid and the controversy surrounding human cloning.

1/10/03

A University at Buffalo chemist has developed a new, high-throughput method for obtaining nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) data that not only has the distinction of potentially performing orders of magnitude faster than conventional methods, but does so more cheaply and with greater precision.

1/8/03

The University at Buffalo School of Management will hold an open house for its full-time MBA program from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Jan. 25 in Room 122 of the Jacobs Management Center on UB's North (Amherst) Campus.

1/8/03

The American Psychological Association (APA) has presented Sandra L. Murray, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology at the University at Buffalo, with a 2003 Distinguished Scientific Award for Early Career Contribution to Psychology in the area of social psychology.

1/8/03

With a new four-year, $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education, the University at Buffalo Graduate School of Education (GSE) has announced it will establish new teacher education programs designed to improve classroom instruction for students in Buffalo and rural Western New York schools who have limited English proficiency (LEP).

1/9/03

The Gifted Math Program at the University at Buffalo is accepting nominations of outstanding sixth-grade mathematics students submitted by schools and parents for its Fall 2003 entering class. The nomination deadline is Jan. 17.

1/9/03

The Division of Student Affairs and the Faculty Student Association at the University at Buffalo this semester will open the newly renovated Ellicott Food Court in the new atrium in the center of the Ellicott Complex on the North (Amherst) Campus.

1/10/03

The College of Arts and Sciences at the University at Buffalo is sponsoring a poetry contest for high school students as part of its increased efforts to introduce high school students to UB and its College of Arts and Sciences (CAS).

1/13/03

William R. Greiner announced today that he is stepping down as president of the University at Buffalo, a position that he has held since 1991. In a message to the university community, Greiner said he will retire as UB's chief executive officer effective June 30, or at a later date if requested by State University of New York Chancellor Robert L. King, depending on the appointment of his successor.

1/13/03

The UB Center for the Arts will continue the 2002-03 KeyBank Dance Series with a performance by The Joffrey Ensemble Dancers at 8 p.m. Feb. 14 in the Mainstage Theatre in the Center for the Arts on UB's North (Amherst) Campus.

1/14/03

Gambling is widespread -- and spreading -- in American society with 82 percent of individuals interviewed having gambled in the past year, according to a national survey conducted at the University at Buffalo's Research Institute on Addictions (RIA) and reported in the Winter 2002 issue of the Journal of Gambling Studies. Previous surveys found gambling participation at 61 percent (1975) and 63 percent (1998).

1/14/03

Three All-Americans, the most prolific scorers and offensive threats in the history of football and women's basketball at the University at Buffalo, and an outstanding coach/administrator will be inducted into the UB Alumni Association's Athletic Hall of Fame on Feb. 21.

1/15/03

University at Buffalo volcanologist Michael F. Sheridan has been near dangerous volcanoes before, but at 9 p.m. on Jan. 20, audiences across the U.S. will see just how close he got to the fiery blasts of Ecuador's Tungurahua when the show, "Ultimate Guide: Volcanoes" premieres on the Discovery Channel.

1/15/03

Michael E. Bernardino, M.D., announced today that he is resigning effective Feb. 14 as vice president for health affairs at the University at Buffalo and dean of the UB School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. At the same time, UB President William R. Greiner announced the appointment of Margaret W. Paroski, M.D., the medical school's senior associate dean for academic affairs and admissions, as interim vice president for health affairs and interim dean of the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

1/17/03

Poet, novelist and critic Nathaniel Mackey and Marjorie Perloff, one of the foremost and influential American critics of our time, will be among the literary figures who will speak and read this semester as part of "Wednesdays at 4 PLUS," the bi-annual series presented by the Poetics Program in the University at Buffalo Department of English.

1/21/03

As the world moves into the information age, the international telecommunications network has become denser, more centralized and more highly integrated -- signs that point to globalization and an increase in Western cultural and economic influence. A study by an internationally recognized communication expert at the University at Buffalo, however, suggests that the decades-long tendency toward Internet dominance by the United States, Canada and Western Europe may be changing as the regions of the world begin to cluster into mutual-interest groups.

1/21/03

Fertility researchers at the University at Buffalo have shown that nicotine and cotinine, a substance produced by nicotine's breakdown, cause sperm to change in ways that could reduce fertility potential.

1/21/03

Binge drinking by African Americans who drink appears to negate the protective health effects seen in most groups who, as in this population, consume moderate amounts of alcohol in general, researchers at the University at Buffalo have found.

1/24/03

University at Buffalo scientists have discovered a promising new drug lead that works by inhibiting the sophisticated bacterial communication system called quorum sensing.

1/23/03

University at Buffalo law student John Haberstroh will discuss "Japanese Wartime Forced Labor: Litigation by Korean and Chinese Victims" on Jan. 31 during the first lecture of the spring semester of the "Asia at Noon" brown-bag lunch series sponsored by the Asian Studies Program in the College of Arts and Sciences.

1/23/03

Research by a University at Buffalo planetary geologist suggests that generally accepted estimates about the geologic age of surfaces on Mars -- which influence theories about its history and whether or not it once sustained life -- could be way off.

1/27/03

Robert Louis Stevenson once quipped that "Marriage...is a field of battle and not a bed of roses." He may be right, but researchers at the University at Buffalo and Stanford University say some marriages are rosier than others -- not because they have no battles, but because of the way the spouses deal with them. And how they deal, the researchers note, depends on how much the partners value themselves and feel valued by the other.

1/27/03

The University at Buffalo Center for the Arts will present "Sherlock Junior," Buster Keaton's classic silent film accompanied with an original film score performed live by The Blue Grass Knoll. The performance will be held at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 28 in the Mainstage Theatre in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

1/29/03

Men who drink alcohol and have a predisposition for physical violence toward their female partners are more likely to be violent on the days they drink alcohol, according to a study conducted at the University at Buffalo's Research Institute on Addictions (RIA) and reported in the February 2003 issue of the American Psychological Association's Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology.

1/29/03

WBFO 88.7 FM, the National Public Radio affiliate operated by the University at Buffalo, will present free concerts next month by the Erie County Wind Ensemble and the Amherst Saxophone Quartet.

1/29/03

With questions of fairness regularly dominating the local news, it is difficult to deny equity issues are among the most pressing and controversial facing the Buffalo-Niagara region today. This inevitably raises the provocative question: "How fair and equitable is our region?"

1/29/03

The Ralph C. Sheldon Foundation has awarded a $20,000 grant to WBFO 88.7 FM, the National Public Radio affiliate operated by the University at Buffalo, to be used in the digitization of its studios.

1/30/03

AMBP Tech Corp., a University at Buffalo spin-off company, will develop a process to generate bulk quantities of metallo-carbohederenes (met-cars) compounds using its Laser Assisted Molecular Beam Deposition equipment, under a $100,000 Small Business Innovative Research Phase I grant administered through the National Science Foundation.

1/30/03

The difference in weight between two passenger vehicles, it turns out, is not the only "killer" factor in a head-on collision. Researchers in the University at Buffalo's Center for Transportation Injury Research have found that even when a passenger car weighs more than an SUV, passengers in the car remain at higher risk of dying in a head-on collision than passengers in the SUV.

1/30/03

The University at Buffalo's Poetry/Rare Books Collection has received the first grant to be awarded to the university from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, which has given $170,000 to support development of an online scholarly edition of James Joyce's novel "Ulysses."

1/30/03

Leslie Fiedler, SUNY Distinguished Professor Emeritus and Samuel L. Clemens Professor of English at the University at Buffalo and one of America's foremost literary and cultural theorists of the last century, died yesterday in his North Buffalo home, a month short of his 86th birthday.

1/31/03

The University at Buffalo today unveiled its School of Public Health and Health Professions, which will train public health and health professionals in an environment focused on wellness, disease prevention, and environmental and population issues.

1/31/03

A simpler and more reliable manufacturing method has allowed two materials researchers from the University at Buffalo to produce nanoscale magnetic sensors that could increase the storage capacity of hard disk drives by a factor of 1,000.