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5/3/03

Children are becoming obese as young as 3 years old, and obese 10-year-olds are showing abnormal liver function and abnormally high insulin levels, which may lead to type 2 diabetes, analysis of data from a group of children referred to University at Buffalo pediatric endocrinologists has shown.

5/1/03

The University at Buffalo Center for the Arts will present an evening with Ray Charles at 8 p.m. on July 17 in the Mainstage theater in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

5/3/03

Pediatric researchers at Women and Children's Hospital here have shown that the incidence of disease-producing microorganisms in the lungs of its infants on life support can be reduced markedly by installing an ultraviolet germicidal irradiation device in the ventilation system of its neonatal intensive care unit.

5/1/03

State University of New York Chancellor Robert L. King will speak at the University at Buffalo's 157th general commencement ceremony, to be held at 10 a.m. May 11 in Alumni Arena on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

5/1/03

The University at Buffalo's highest award, the Chancellor Charles P. Norton Medal, will be presented to UB President William R. Greiner at the university's 157th general commencement ceremony at 10 a.m. May 11 in Alumni Arena.

5/2/03

Two related University at Buffalo studies examining the incidence of diabetes and related conditions among patients suffering from schizophrenia or bipolar disorder indicate that it is the illness -- not the atypical antipsychotic medications used to treat the disorders -- that contributes to the increased incidence of diabetes in these patients.

5/5/03

Robert J. "Bob" Arkeilpane, director of athletics at the University at Buffalo for the past four years, has announced that he will become an associate vice president with the University of Cincinnati Foundation effective June 2.

5/5/03

A new, more powerful method of determining the details of molecular structure will be the topic of an international workshop to be held May 12-17 at the University at Buffalo.

5/5/03

The Buffalo Graduate Medical/Dental Education Consortium, responsible for all of the medical specialty training in Western New York, has been reaccredited for five years, the maximum length of time, by the American Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

5/6/03

Workshops, discussions and keynote presentations by three nationally renowned education reformers will distinguish "Reinventing Education," a week-long summer institute to be held July 15-18 by the University at Buffalo Graduate School of Education.

5/6/03

Huh Sung-kwan, who received an MBA and doctoral degree from the University at Buffalo School of Management in 1982 and 1986, respectively, has been appointed head of the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (MOMAF) in the cabinet of Roh Moo-hyun, the new president of the Republic of Korea.

5/6/03

Summer usually is quiet at the University at Buffalo, with most students taking off from classes, and faculty members spending much of their time pursuing their research interests. The campus usually is nearly empty. But not this summer, when the university will present "UBThisSummer," a series of workshops, lectures, summer camps and programs designed to showcase UB faculty and facilities to the wider community.

5/7/03

World-class scientists in the fields of bioinformatics, structural genomics and proteomics will gather next month at a symposium presented by the University at Buffalo Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics to discuss the cutting-edge science essential for advancements in genetic analysis and drug discovery in the post-genomic era.

5/8/03

Robert Creeley, SUNY Distinguished Professor and Samuel P. Capen Professor of Poetics and the Humanities at the University at Buffalo, has been elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, which honors distinguished experts and intellectuals from many fields.

5/9/03

A free program for registered nurses interested in advancing their careers will be held from 5-9 p.m. June 9 in the Center for Tomorrow on the University at Buffalo North (Amherst) Campus.

5/9/03

Infectious disease specialists at the University at Buffalo have demonstrated a potentially effective treatment to prevent the frequently life-threatening complications that can develop in infants from infection with respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), a significant cause of infant deaths around the world.

5/9/03

Studying why premature infants develop high blood pressure after receiving steroids to aid their lung function, University at Buffalo neonatologists found that steroids interfere with production of nitric oxide (NO), a critical biological component known to relax blood vessels and reduce blood pressure.

5/12/03

Substance-abusing men who engage in behavior that puts them at high risk for direct exposure to HIV are likely to put their wives at high risk for indirect HIV exposure through unprotected sexual intercourse with their spouses, according to a study at the University at Buffalo's Research Institute on Addictions.

5/13/03

Wondering how to live better while you're living longer? The University at Buffalo School of Nursing is set to show-and-tell you how at its Elder Enrichment Program planned for June 15-19 on UB's North (Amherst) Campus.

5/13/03

Anne E. Meyer, director of the University at Buffalo site of the National Science Foundation-sponsored Industry/University Center for Biosurfaces, has been elected president-elect of the Society for Biomaterials, a scientific research society with approximately 1,500 members from academia, industry and government agencies.

5/13/03

The Baldy Center for Law and Social Policy in the Law School at the University at Buffalo will present a workshop, "Dialogue on Multicultural and Diversity Policies in Canada and the United States: Symbol or Substance?," on May 22 and 23 in O'Brian Hall on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

5/13/03

Every May since 1994, drug companies from around the world have selected handfuls of their best scientists to attend the University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences for an intensive, week-long course in pharmacodynamic modeling.

5/15/03

Terri Katz Kasimov, renowned Western New York collage artist and arts educator, will be at the University at Buffalo's Anderson Gallery for a three-session collage workshop on May 29, June 5 and June 12.

5/15/03

"Catherine Catanzaro Koenig: Six Decades of Drawing and Painting," an exhibit representing the 60-year career of the artist, will open in the University at Buffalo's Anderson Gallery with a reception from 6-8:30 p.m. on May 30, and will remain on view through Oct. 12.

5/15/03

Beginning May 19, the UB Art Gallery in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus will initiate its summer hours. The summer hours will be 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

5/15/03

The University at Buffalo Department of Theatre & Dance will once again offer its exciting and educational Summer Dance Program. Classes are open to all dancers, studio members, UB students and community members.

5/15/03

The University at Buffalo's Office of Alumni Relations has won a Gold award for its new Web site from CASE, the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, which represents more than 3,000 colleges and universities in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and 42 other countries.

5/15/03

University at Buffalo faculty, administrators and staff will head to the nation's capitol on May 20 to meet with legislators and update them on developments concerning the UB Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and the university's School of Public Health and Health Professions.

5/15/03

Beginning in the Fall 2003 semester, the University at Buffalo will offer renewable $2,500 scholarships to qualified international students who are incoming freshmen.

5/15/03

Charles Patrick Ewing, an internationally renowned forensic psychologist and professor of law at the University at Buffalo, has been appointed to the rank of Distinguished Service Professor by the State University of New York Board of Trustees.

5/16/03

A researcher at the University at Buffalo's Research Institute on Addictions has received a Scientist Development Award from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism to study the relationship between alcohol and aggressive thinking.

5/16/03

The scene: A small, well-kept home in a "nice" Buffalo neighborhood. A bright pink, inflatable elephant, a child's toy, lies on its side on the kitchen floor and a small stuffed animal, a white puppy, rests on the living room couch. This is the scene described by a local police detective, an invited speaker for "What Did They Die From," an undergraduate honors class at the University at Buffalo.

5/16/03

The members of the University at Buffalo Presidential Search Advisory Committee, the group responsible for the national search to identify UB's next president, met for the first time on May 13. The purpose of the meeting was to begin work with well-known search firm EMN/Witt/Kieffer, the firm engaged to assist with the presidential selection process.

5/21/03

Eighteen new graduates of the University at Buffalo School of Management received awards during the school's commencement ceremony on May 10.

5/21/03

The realities and rewards of attending law school and a career in law will be the focus of a free program open to the public to be held from 5-9 p.m. June 10 in O'Brian Hall on the University at Buffalo North (Amherst) Campus.

5/21/03

The next time you see a glorious and historic Buffalo-made Pierce-Arrow automobile, it might be rolling across your computer screen. That's because the Buffalo Transportation/Pierce-Arrow Museum, founded and run by Mary Ann and Jim Sandoro, now has a digital library, thanks to the efforts of graduate students in the Department of Information and Library Studies in the University at Buffalo School of Informatics.

5/21/03

Steve Gallo of Buffalo, database administrator for the University at Buffalo Center for Computational Research, has been selected as a "Digital Don" by infoTechNiagara, a regional organization dedicated to the support, promotion and growth of businesses in the Buffalo-Niagara region that are involved in the advancement of computer technologies.

5/21/03

Nine students in the Department of English in the University at Buffalo College of Arts and Sciences received departmental honors during the Spring 2003 semester.

5/21/03

The worldwide public accounting firm of Ernst & Young LLP and its staff members have contributed $22,112 to the University at Buffalo this year, thanks to the Ernst & Young Matching Gifts Program.

5/21/03

Gayle A. Brazeau of Amherst has been selected to receive the 2003 Rufus A. Lyman Award from the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) for the best work published in 2002 in the American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education (AJPE).

5/21/03

Thirteen students attending the University at Buffalo School of Social Work received awards during the school's recent commencement ceremony.

5/21/03

Fourteen students in the Department of Media Study in the University at Buffalo College of Arts and Sciences received departmental awards during the Spring 2003 semester.

5/27/03

A national study involving 151 women from Western New York, conducted to assess the effect of hormone therapy on dementia and mild cognitive impairment, has shown that women 65 and over who take combined estrogen and progestin may double their risk of developing dementia.

5/28/03

Students in the University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning recently received awards for excellence in their fields of study.

5/28/03

Sixty-two students at the University at Buffalo Law School received awards during the school's 114th commencement on May 10.

5/28/03

When the economy turns sluggish, where are the job opportunities? All over the map, if you've got a graduate degree in geography. That's been the experience of graduate students who completed their master's or doctoral degrees in the University at Buffalo's Department of Geography this month, all of whom have found good jobs that take full advantage of their degrees.

5/29/03

Rep. Thomas Reynolds and Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton will receive Igniting Ideas Awards for their leadership in support of the University at Buffalo Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics at a UB Business Partners Day luncheon to be held at noon on June 6 in the Adam's Mark Hotel.

5/30/03

Marlene M. Cook and Melinda R. Saran, two longtime staff members of the University at Buffalo Law School, have been promoted to the rank of vice dean.

5/30/03

The chair. Many view this humble device simply as a means -- sometimes comfortable, sometimes not -- to "take a load off." But for architecture students who completed the seating design assignment in Abir Mullick's "Senior Studio" this spring in the School of Architecture and Planning at the University at Buffalo, the chair became something more.

5/30/03

Murray Levine, SUNY Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus in the Department of Psychology in the University at Buffalo College of Arts and Sciences, will be honored by his peers on June 5 for his contributions to the field of community psychology, of which he is considered to be a founder.

5/30/03

Two faculty members in the University at Buffalo School of Informatics and a former faculty member will receive of one of the most eminent awards presented by the American Library Association (ALA) on June 21 at the association's annual conference in Toronto.

5/12/03

Composer Philip Glass, most recently in the public eye for his Oscar-nominated score for the film "The Hours," will be among the world-renowned names on the list of "Resident Artists" at this year's June in Buffalo festival.