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3/10/03

Urban designer Lars Lerup, distinguished international author, educator and designer, has been named the 2003 Clarkson Visiting Lecturer in Architecture at the University at Buffalo.

3/3/03

The adhesive-bonding method used to secure heat-resistant ceramic tiles to the body of the Space Shuttle Columbia is known for its inability to withstand high temperatures, and should not be used exclusively in the construction of new space shuttles, according to a materials engineer at the University at Buffalo.

3/3/03

Research at the University at Buffalo is focusing on the residues of antibiotics used to promote growth in livestock and to treat their diseases that end up in the environment and could potentially alter microbial ecosystems in humans and animals, as well as in the environment.

3/3/03

The undergraduate mezzanine in the new Alfiero Center to be built at the University at Buffalo School of Management will be named in honor of MarySue French, of Strongsville, Ohio, who has made a gift of $75,000 to the school.

3/4/03

A robust, new geographic information systems (GIS) software tool developed by a University at Buffalo geographer is helping the U.S. Forest Service to more quickly and accurately assess and contain the devastation wrought by forest fires.

3/6/03

The John R. Oishei Foundation today announced grants totaling $9 million to the three partners in the Buffalo Life Sciences Complex. The University at Buffalo, which previously received $1,542,000 for the recruitment, salaries and research of top-level scientists at the UB Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics, will receive an additional $2 million for those purposes. Roswell Park Cancer Institute and Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Institute each will receive $3.5 million for buildings being constructed as part of the complex.

3/7/03

The UB Center for the Arts will conclude its 2002/2003 KeyBank Dance Series with a performance by the Limon Dance Company at 8 p.m. April 11 in the Mainstage Theatre of the center on the North Campus.

3/7/03

The Grammy Award-winning musical group, Bela Fleck and the Flecktones will perform at 8 p.m. April 13 in the Mainstage Theatre of the Center for the Arts on the North Campus.

3/10/03

Comedian and "Tonight" show host Jay Leno will perform at 8 p.m. April 12 in Alumni Arena on the University at Buffalo North (Amherst) Campus as part of the undergraduate Student Association's Comedy Series.

3/10/03

Joseph A. Gardella, Ph.D., professor of chemistry and associate dean for external affairs in the University at Buffalo College of Arts and Sciences, this week will receive a national award recognizing his efforts working with communities affected by environmental hazards and using them as a backdrop against which he teaches undergraduate students about politics, society and analytical chemistry.

3/12/03

Alcohol abuse, alone a detriment to health, appears to lead to periodontal disease, tooth decay and mouth sores that are potentially precancerous, researchers in the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine have found.

3/11/03

Cisco Systems and the University at Buffalo Center for Applied Technologies in Education (CATE), which has been a Cisco Regional Academy since 1999, will present their second annual Student Networkers' Conference from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 18 in the Hyatt Regency Buffalo.

3/11/03

C. Edwin Baker, a well-known and widely published expert on media law, will be the keynote speaker at the University at Buffalo Law School's annual Mitchell Lecture.

3/11/03

Hilary P. Bradford, corporate counsel to the Fisher-Price Co. in East Aurora and of counsel for the Rochester-based law firm Underberg and Kessler, will be recognized for his distinguished service to the University at Buffalo Law School and the Western New York community at the 14th annual Law Review Dinner.

3/11/03

Researchers at the University at Buffalo have received a $2.3 million grant from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism to study how and why different levels of care work for different people with alcohol problems.

3/11/03

Acclaimed best-selling author Amy Tan will speak at 8 p.m. March 26 in the Mainstage theater in the Center for the Arts on the University at Buffalo North (Amherst) Campus as part of UB's 2002-03 Distinguished Speakers Series.

3/12/03

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

3/13/03

The members of the committee that will conduct the national search to identify the next president of the University at Buffalo have been named by Jeremy M. Jacobs, chair of the UB Council and chair of the UB Presidential Search Advisory Committee.

3/13/03

The Niagara County Environmental Fund is seeking proposals for its 2003 funding cycle. The maximum funding level for any one project is $5,000. A minimum of $25,000 is available for all projects funded in this last cycle.

3/15/03

Diabetics with gum disease who were treated for 12 weeks with a medication aimed at stabilizing collagen and improving their immune response completed the three-month trial with better blood-sugar levels, as well as significantly improved oral health, a study conducted by dental researchers at the University at Buffalo has shown.

3/13/03

Dental researchers from the University at Buffalo have found a significant association between one measure of periodontal disease and oral pre-cancerous lesions and tumors.

3/18/03

The Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership (CEL) in the University at Buffalo School of Management will offer a series of executive-education breakfast sessions to be held monthly beginning March 27.

3/18/03

The University at Buffalo School of Management Alumni Association will host a forum entitled "Global Opportunities for Western New York Businesses" from 7:30-9 a.m. on March 26.

3/19/03

A retired vice president of General Electric Co. who has had an extensive impact on the nation's nuclear energy and electrical power programs will receive the University at Buffalo Alumni Association's most prestigious award at the UB Alumni Association's Celebration of Excellence Dinner on April 4. Nine other individuals, including 6 UB alumni, also will receive awards at the dinner.

3/20/03

Lt. Governor Mary Donohue today praised the University at Buffalo for its commitment to become the state's largest purchaser of wind-generated electricity. The university was the first campus in the State University of New York system to purchase a portion of its power from a commercial supplier of wind-generated electricity.

3/20/03

Writers and researchers from the fields of philosophy, economics, geography, geoinformation, psychology and other disciplines will gather at the University at Buffalo on April 12-15 for a multidisciplinary workshop, "The Mystery of Capital and the Construction of Social Reality," at which they will discuss ways of drawing underdeveloped countries into the arena of capitalist development

3/21/03

Brad Grey, a University at Buffalo alumnus who is a top producer in the entertainment industry will receive an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from the State University of New York at the University at Buffalo on March 27.

3/21/03

Scott Carter, a 2002 graduate of the University at Buffalo Executive MBA program, has won the $25,000 first-place prize in UB's third annual Panasci Entrepreneurial Competition, which awards seed money to UB students and recent alumni who devise and present the best plans for launch of a viable new business in Western New York.

3/21/03

Alan D. Hutson, associate professor and chief of the Division of Biostatistics in the School of Public Health and Health Professions at the University at Buffalo, has been awarded a Faculty Development grant from the New York State Office of Science, Technology and Academic Research (NYSTAR) in recognition of academic excellence in the field of bioinformatics.

3/21/03

The School of Social Work at the University at Buffalo has been selected by the New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH) to work with mental-health professionals to provide better care to residents -- particularly children -- of the 19 counties that make up the OMH Western Region.

3/21/03

The Baldy Center for Law and Social Policy in the University at Buffalo Law School, will present a workshop on "Law, Technology and Development" on March 29 in O'Brian Hall on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

3/24/03

Any day now, University at Buffalo student and National Guard reservist Mark Costa expects to be called to duty in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He doesn't know where he'll be assigned, but he knows he'll go very soon. When Costa departs, postponing the final semester of his graduate studies in library and information sciences, he'll join approximately 25 UB students already called to duty by all branches of the U.S. military.

3/24/03

The School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo has earned reaccreditation for eight more years from the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME).

3/24/03

For the second time this academic year, a film directed by a University at Buffalo alumnus will premiere in the Buffalo area. "Confidence," the new film directed by James Foley, B.A. '74, whose credits include "Reckless," "At Close Range," "Glengarry Glen Ross" and "The Chamber," will premiere on March 31 in the Market Arcade Film and Arts Centre, 639 Main St., Buffalo.

3/25/03

Jean AbiNader, managing director and chief operating officer of the Arab American Institute in Washington, D.C., will discuss "Arab Americans: At the Edge of the National Security Debate" during the fifth installment of the "Global Perspectives: Seeing the World Differently" lecture series at the University at Buffalo.

3/25/03

A conference addressing the issue of "AccessHealth: Collaborative Solutions for Health Care Disparities" will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 4 in the Screening Room in the Center for the Arts on the University at Buffalo North (Amherst) Campus.

3/25/03

HPCwire, the top Web publication dedicated to news in high-performance computing, has named Russ Miller, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University at Buffalo, as one of its 2003 "top people to watch" in the field.

3/25/03

University at Buffalo scientists have identified a gene responsible for initiating the normal development of tooth roots in mammals.

3/26/03

University at Buffalo seniors, juniors and sophomores are invited to learn about life after graduation at "Reality Check," a program sponsored by the University Student Alumni Board (USAB) to be held April 5 on UB's North (Amherst) Campus.

3/26/03

There are leaders to be found, working at schools in the poorest communities, who have helped students succeed amid the challenges that surround them. Stephen L. Jacobson, Ph.D., of the University at Buffalo Graduate School of Education (GSE), with the support of the Wallace-Reader's Digest Fund, hopes to identify such leaders and learn from their strategies, their efforts and their victories.

3/26/03

Colin Stricklin of Amherst, a senior at Amherst Central High School, has been named the first-prize winner in the poetry contest for high school students sponsored by the University at Buffalo College of Arts and Sciences (CAS). Initiated by CAS Dean Uday Sukhatme, the poetry contest was held as part of the college's increased efforts to introduce high school students to UB and its College of Arts and Sciences.

3/27/03

Students at the University at Buffalo will have the chance to see leadership in action on April 2 when they take part in the 5th annual Leadership Experience and Achievement Program (LEAP), sponsored by the Leadership Development Center.

3/28/03

The University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine will offer its annual free oral cancer screening from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on June 14 in Squire Hall on the UB South (Main Street) Campus.

3/28/03

A brain structure called the caudate nucleus, which plays an important role in cognition, emotions, mood, and motor function, may shrink by nearly 20 percent in persons with multiple sclerosis (MS), researchers from the University at Buffalo have shown.