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4/1/03

WBFO 88.7 FM, the National Public Radio affiliate operated by the University at Buffalo, recently completed its most successful spring membership drive, raising more than $215,000.

4/1/03

Blues host Jim Santella of WBFO 88.7 FM, the National Public Radio affiliate operated by the University at Buffalo, has received the 2003 Muddy Award for Special Achievement from the Blues Society of Western New York.

4/2/03

Middle East oil may have center stage right now, but because many scientists and policymakers fear that water will be at the center of future regional disputes, a University at Buffalo professor is studying the environmental impact of the region's hydrology resources and projects.

4/2/03

To help today's high school students become tomorrow's scientists and technologists, Verizon is supporting with a $50,000 grant a project offering students at three area high schools the opportunity to build small computer clusters.

4/3/03

A groundbreaking ceremony was held today for the Alfiero Center, the new, three-story addition that will adjoin the Jacobs Management Center of the University at Buffalo School of Management on UB's North (Amherst) Campus.

4/3/03

OK, "Physics for Poets." Move over. In what is perhaps a sign of the times, University at Buffalo students will be able to fulfill their undergraduate science requirement by taking "Physics for CEOs and Other Decision Makers: the Energy Perspective," a new course focusing on energy issues that will debut in the fall.

4/3/03

Specks of dust may have traveled from America's Great Plains all the way to Greenland in the Arctic Region during the Dust Bowl storms of the 1930s, according to new findings by atmospheric physicists at the University at Buffalo.

4/3/03

University at Buffalo doctoral student Brent Garry has always wanted to go to Mars, but for now he'll settle for Utah. For the next 10 days, he and Abby Semple, another UB doctoral student, will be part of a small team that is simulating the living and working conditions on Mars by donning space suits, exploring the geology of the very "Mars-like" canyons of Utah.

4/4/03

Norma Jean Nowak, Ph.D., a world-class scientist whose research has contributed directly to the Human Genome Project, as well as to microarray-based approaches to understanding heritable disorders and cancer, has been named director of scientific planning for the University at Buffalo Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics.

4/4/03

Zhou Ji, a distinguished researcher and scholar who received master's and doctoral degrees in mechanical and aerospace engineering from the University at Buffalo School of Engineering and Applied Science, has been named minister of education of the People's Republic of China.

4/4/03

The clinical research center at the UB's Research Institute on Addictions will offer Buffalo-area residents free alcohol screening on April 10 as part of the fifth annual National Alcohol Screening Day.

4/4/03

Chet Raymo author of "The Path: A One Mile Walk Through the Universe, will give a reading from his book at 7 p.m. on April 28 in the auditorium of Allen Hall on the South Campus.

4/7/03

The neighborhood surrounding Buffalo's Kensington High School and the Kenfield/Langfield Housing Development has its share of challenges, including gang activities and violence that have begun to invade the area's streets and school hallways. With the help of a $40,000 grant from the Allstate Foundation, the University at Buffalo is beginning a program to help younger students in the community avoid violent and other counterproductive behaviors.

4/7/03

The University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning will hold Atelier 2003, its annual exhibition of work by the school's students and faculty, Friday and Saturday on UB's South (Main Street) Campus.

4/7/03

Mark Ashwill of Clarence Center, director of the World Languages Institute and Fulbright Program advisor at the University at Buffalo, is the first American scholar to be awarded a Fulbright Senior Specialists Grant to Vietnam.

4/7/03

Cerebral atrophy is common in young persons with juvenile-onset diabetes, and there is evidence that small blood vessels within the brain's white matter are damaged in these patients, neurologists at the University at Buffalo and the University of Western Ontario have found.

4/7/03

The University at Buffalo Center for the Arts will present the nationally touring production of Barry Manilow's Copacabana at 8 p.m. on May 16 in the Mainstage theater in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

4/8/03

A "webliography" that helps answer questions about why the U.S. invaded Iraq and presents information about the region's history, geopolitics and what is occurring her now, has been developed by librarians at the University at Buffalo.

4/10/03

The U.S. is on the verge of exiting from the passenger-aircraft industry, a market that it has led for more than half a century, according to a research paper by two University at Buffalo geographers. Authors of the study, focusing on Boeing Corp., the only remaining U.S. manufacturer of large commercial aircraft, predict that the company will cease making large passenger jets within the next 10 years.

4/10/03

Political visionary and former U.S. Sen. Bill Bradley will speak at 8 p.m. April 23 in the Mainstage theatre in the Center for the Arts on the University at Buffalo North (Amherst) Campus as the final participant in the UB Distinguished Speakers Series for 2002-03.

4/10/03

Specialists in neuroimaging at the University at Buffalo have proposed a mechanism by which interferon beta-1a may limit brain atrophy in multiple sclerosis (MS) patients.

4/10/03

Five graduates of the University at Buffalo Law School will receive Distinguished Alumni Awards for their contributions to the legal profession and community at the 41st annual UB Law Alumni Association meeting and dinner, to be held at 6 p.m. April 30 in the Hyatt Regency Buffalo.

4/12/03

Competitive female runners who eat a low-fat diet place themselves at increased risk of suffering injuries, a team of researchers from the University at Buffalo has found.

4/13/03

Scientists from the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences are helping to reveal the mysteries of the mammalian biological clock, the grouping of cells in the brain that regulates the basic physiological functions known as circadian rhythms.

4/10/03

"Muddy, Muddy Buffalo" is the theme of this year's Oozfest, the annual mud volleyball tournament sponsored by the University at Buffalo's Student Alumni Board and slated for April 26 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Mud Pit on St. Rita's Lane behind UB Stadium on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

4/11/03

The University at Buffalo's Department of Theatre and Dance will present the Young Choreographers Showcase at 8 p.m. April 25, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. April 26 and 2 p.m. April 27 in the Black Box Theatre in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

4/11/03

Irene Ebert and her family, to honor their son and family member, Frederick C. Ebert, who dedicated his legal career to public service, have established an endowment at the University at Buffalo Law School to fund scholarships for law students committed to doing the same.

4/15/03

Gender, race and type of strenuous physical activity -- whether on an organized sports team or informal physical exercise -- play a role in the relationship between physical activity and sexual risk-taking by teen-agers, according to a study led by a researcher at the University at Buffalo's Research Institute on Addictions

4/15/03

Jason Flack, a master of fine art candidate at the University at Buffalo, will present his master's thesis exhibition, "Imminent," in the UB Anderson Gallery on Martha Jackson Place in Buffalo.

4/17/03

Research funding at the University at Buffalo increased by more than 28 percent during the 2002 fiscal year, increasing to $239.7 million, representing a growth of $52.9 million over the previous year.

4/16/03

Cheektowaga's Bellevue community -- which includes a nature preserve, a quarry and several landfills -- is the subject of an unusual public art project that has been two years in the making.

4/16/03

Edna Romanell has made two gifts with a combined value of nearly $1.5 million to the University at Buffalo. With the two gifts,she has continued the legacy begun by her late husband, Patrick Romanell, a philosopher and author of several books on critical naturalism.

4/16/03

Thirty-three years after the first Earth Day was celebrated in April 1970, the energy officer at a university that has led the move toward sustainable campuses has issued a "to-do list" for institutions of higher education in order to make further progress toward the "green campus."

4/17/03

James N. Jensen of East Amherst, associate professor in the Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering at the University at Buffalo, has been named director of the Center for Teaching and Learning Resources at the university.

4/17/03

Sebastian Ciancio, SUNY Distinguished Service Professor in the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine, has received the 2003 Pharmacology, Therapeutics & Toxicology Research Award from the International Association for Dental Research (IADR).

4/17/03

Four students at the University at Buffalo have received J. Scott Fleming Merit Awards for leadership and volunteer efforts that promote student involvement and the student experience.

4/22/03

Medtronic has made a gift-in-kind of five ICB dual-chamber implantable defibrillator systems, with a total value of $150,000, to the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences for the groundbreaking cardiovascular research of John M. Canty, Jr.

4/24/03

Eight University at Buffalo students recently were recognized as among the most outstanding students in the State University of New York system when they received the Chancellor's Award for Student Excellence.

4/24/03

Harvey Breverman, SUNY Distinguished Professor in the Department of Art in the University at Buffalo's College of Arts and Sciences, has received the College Art Association's 2003 Distinguished Teaching of Art Award, presented at the association's annual meeting.

4/25/03

Twenty-four University at Buffalo faculty members were named on 19 patents awarded to the Research Foundation of the State University of New York (SUNY) in 2002.

4/25/03

Tunde Szecsi of Cheektowaga, a doctoral candidate in early childhood education in the University at Buffalo Graduate School of Education, has been named recipient of an Elizabeth Breathwaite Student Leadership Award from the Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI).

4/25/03

Claudine Sikorski, a master of social work candidate at the University at Buffalo, has been selected as one of two recipients of the Student of the Year award presented by the New York State Social Work Education Association.

4/22/03

The Johnson Foundation of Jamestown has given a $10,000 grant to WBFO 88.7 FM, the National Public Radio affiliate operated by UB, to be used in the digitization of its studios.

4/28/03

Though there is much still to learn about the cause and spread of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), a University at Buffalo virologist says the behavior of other respiratory viruses suggests that SARS could either "collapse" within the next two months or continue into the winter as a flu-like illness of moderate severity.

4/29/03

The University at Buffalo has finished a draft of its self-study report for reaccreditation by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, and is seeking input from the campus community.

4/29/03

Health-oriented consumers are more likely to purchase a snack if they think it tastes good, even if they perceive it to be high in fat, according to a study c-authored by Kalpesh Desai, assistant professor of marketing in the University at Buffalo School of Management.