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2/3/03

News of Saturday's space shuttle tragedy was especially upsetting to students who belong to the University at Buffalo's chapter of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, a nationwide association of students and professionals with career interests in space flight and exploration.

2/3/03

Jillian Vogtli, a former Ellicottville resident, member of the U.S. Freestyle Ski Team and 2002 Olympian, will deliver the keynote address at the University at Buffalo's 13th annual National Girls and Women in Sports Day Celebration, to be held from 8-9:30 a.m. Feb. 5 in Alumni Arena on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

2/3/03

The John R. Oishei Foundation has awarded $1.5 million to the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences to establish a highly interactive, multidisciplinary Center for Research in Cardiovascular Medicine that will lead to better understanding of the mechanisms responsible for sudden cardiac death (SCD) in ischemic heart disease.

2/5/03

Forty-five percent of new marriages end in divorce and psychologists say relationship conflict is related directly to poor physical health, depression, parent-child conflict and behavior problems. In February and March, the University at Buffalo Psychological Services Center will offer two three-hour workshops for people currently in a romantic relationship, whether married, partnered, living together or dating seriously. They may attend alone or with their partner.

2/6/03

The Cameron Baird Foundation has given a $50,000 grant to WBFO 88.7 FM, the National Public Radio affiliate operated by the University at Buffalo, to be used for the digitization of all station studios.

2/6/03

Completely stressed out? A nervous wreck in social situations? A chronic insomniac? Smoking like a fiend, despite your attempts to quit? Well, you're luckier than a lot of folks because this spring, the Psychological Services Center at the University at Buffalo will offer four, eight-week Life Enhancement Workshops, facilitated by a team of clinical psychologists, to help you address your problems.

2/6/03

Gerald Goldhaber, associate professor of communication in the University at Buffalo School of Informatics, has donated the royalties of the current and future editions of his textbook "Organizational Communication" to create a discretionary fund for students in the school's Department of Communication.

2/7/03

It may have been the broken black-and-white television set that was never replaced during her childhood. Perhaps it was the neighborhood spy clubs and intricately kept code books, or the Super 8 film camera purchased for $2 at the Salvation Army that fueled a future filmmaker's imagination. Today, Caroline Koebel, multimedia artist and assistant professor of media study at the University at Buffalo, finds creative impetus in themes that are inherently political, sexual, often racial and almost always concerned with gender and identity.

2/10/03

Faculty members from the University at Buffalo are available for members of the media covering the political, military, economic and social implications of a U.S. war with Iraq.

2/10/03

The University at Buffalo's Department of Theatre and Dance will present a student production of Arthur Kopit's "Chamber Music" from Feb. 26 to March 2 in the Black Box Theatre in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus. The production is sponsored by WBFO 88.7 FM.

2/10/03

As part of the V-Day 2003 College Campaign, the ground-breaking, Obie Award-winning "The Vagina Monologues" is coming to the University at Buffalo in the Center for the Arts Drama Theatre on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

2/11/03

The University at Buffalo Center for Advanced Technology (CAT) is awarding $2 million in funding to support 11 industry-university collaborative projects ranging from the development of a diagnostic medical device to a bioinformatics tool for virtual cloning.

2/11/03

The University at Buffalo Law School's Buffalo Public Interest Law Program will hold an auction to benefit public-interest fellowships Feb. 28 in the Hyatt Regency Buffalo.

2/11/03

"My Country is the World: Films by Women" -- The Institute for Research and Education on Women and Gender's (IREWG) 7th International Women's Film Festival -- will debut Feb. 13 with a screening of the Iranian film "Two Women" at 7 p.m. in the Market Arcade Film and Arts Centre, 639 Main St., Buffalo.

2/14/03

Women's exposure to environmental contaminants that mimic the activity of human sex hormones during prenatal development can affect the masculinity and femininity of their offspring, UB researchers have found.

2/14/03

Mae C. Jemison, astronaut, physician, engineer and entrepreneur, will deliver the keynote address at the 27th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration Event on Feb. 27 at the University at Buffalo. Jemison was the first woman of color to go into space when she blasted into orbit as a mission specialist aboard the space shuttle Endeavour on Sept. 12, 1992.

2/17/03

Works by legendary bookmaker and printer Walter S. Hamady from the holdings of the University at Buffalo Poetry and Rare Books Collection will be exhibited at the Grolier Club in New York City, the oldest and largest society for book lovers in the United States.

2/18/03

The University at Buffalo Center for the Arts and the UB Department of Theatre and Dance will host the American College Dance Festival, March 12-15. More than 600 university dance students and faculty from Western New York and throughout the Northeast will convene on the campus for the four-day festival, which includes master classes, concerts and panel discussions. In addition, a panel of internationally renowned guest artists will adjudicate dance works presented by the participants.

2/18/03

Invited by the Universite de Franche-Comte, France, the International Artistic and Cultural Exchange (IACE) Program of the University at Buffalo Department of Theatre and Dance will bring a student delegation to represent the university and the United States at the 12th Rencontres Internationales du Theatre (TUFC) to be held March 11-15, in Besancon, France.

2/19/03

The University at Buffalo's Department of Theatre and Dance will present "Empty Space 2003: Students Design for Theatre," March 18-27 in the Art Department Gallery located in the lower level (Room B45) of the UB Center for the Arts on the North (Amherst) Campus.

2/19/03

The University at Buffalo Law School will hold its fourth annual Minority High School Visitation Program from 8:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday (Feb. 21) in John Lord O'Brian Hall on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

2/19/03

The College of Arts and Sciences at the University at Buffalo is reaching out to local high school students and their parents through a new Cutting Edge lecture series that will be held beginning March 1.

2/19/03

Today's most exciting science is being done at the interfaces of established disciplines, but sometimes the difficulties of communicating across those disciplines thwarts the collaborations that are so crucial to success in these new fields. The publication of "Introduction to Biophotonics" by Paras Prasad, Ph.D., provides researchers from a broad range of backgrounds with one, user-friendly foundation for advancing the science of biophotonics.

2/19/03

The University at Buffalo Center for the Arts will present "An Evening with Gregory Hines" at 8 p.m. March 29 in the Mainstage Theatre, located in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus. The performance is sponsored by Kaufmann's.

2/20/03

Award-winning architect Lindy Roy will speak on March 5 at the University at Buffalo as part of the spring lecture series of the UB School of Architecture and Planning.

2/20/03

A 30 percent greater incidence of stroke-related deaths between African Americans and whites is not accounted for by differences in conventional risk factors -- such as hypertension, diabetes and high cholesterol -- known to affect a person's chances of suffering a stroke, research conducted at the University at Buffalo Toshiba Stroke Research Center has shown.

2/20/03

Former Buffalonians Irene and Frank Jellinek, 1940 graduates of the University at Buffalo, have committed $125,000 to the UB School of Management to be used for the development of entrepreneurial studies.

2/20/03

When engineers conduct research on groundwater, the water that flows beneath Earth's surface, they usually think of "large-scale" as one watershed -- an area of land where all of the water on it or under it drains into the same place, such as a lake and its tributaries. Using a 300-node Dell high-performance computing cluster (HPCC) in the Center for Computational Research (CCR) at the University at Buffalo, researcjers are working to turn that definition on its head.

2/21/03

Two faculty members in the University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning have received prestigious awards from the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA), the most important academic organization in the field.

2/21/03

Women already at risk of having a stroke because they smoke cigarettes increase their stroke risk three-fold if they live with a spouse who smokes, a study conducted at the University at Buffalo has shown.

2/21/03

Women who take part in strenuous leisure-time activities vigorous enough to work up a sweat appear to cut their risk of developing breast cancer, researchers at the University at Buffalo have shown.

2/25/03

Funded by the National Science Foundation, University at Buffalo researchers are taking a major step toward boosting online access to documents written in ancient Sanskrit, modern Hindi and dozens of Indian and South Asian languages that are based on the beautiful, intricate symbols of the Devanagari script.

2/25/03

Alice Carey, author of "I'll Know It When I See It: A Daughter's Search for Home in Ireland," will give a reading from her book at 7 p.m. March 17 in the auditorium of Allen Hall on the South Campus.

2/25/03

Six teams of students and alumni from the University at Buffalo will compete for $40,000 in prizes in the final round of the Panasci Entrepreneurial Competition on March 3 in the Jacobs Executive Development Center, 672 Delaware Ave.

2/27/03

The University at Buffalo Center for the Arts will present a performance by Peter Cincotti at 8 p.m. April 4 in the Mainstage theater located in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus. The concert is co-sponsored by WBFO-FM.

2/28/03

The University at Buffalo is establishing one of the first local health surveillance systems in the United States, which aims to do for the eight counties comprising Western New York what state health departments do statewide and the Centers for Disease Control does for the nation.