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6/2/03

Students at the University at Buffalo recently were inducted into the Omicron Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa honorary society.

6/2/03

A psychology professor at the University at Buffalo is conducting a new study that will look at auditory perception of drug names and develop a software program that will address the problem of confusing prescription nomenclature, labeling, packaging and handwriting, a problem that the National Institute of Medicine estimates results in more than 7,000 fatalities a year.

6/2/03

Paras Prasad, SUNY Distinguished Professor in the Department of Chemistry in the University at Buffalo's College of Arts and Sciences, has been honored by the State University of New York for his "singular contribution to scholarship and the reputation of the university." He was one of 14 UB faculty members honored for their research.

6/2/03

Morton Feldman. George Gershwin. Paul Hindemith. Arnold Schoenberg. Edgard Varese. Five world-renowned composers who, to the surprise of many, also were avid artists or had strong ties to the art world. The composers' deep connections to the visual arts form the basis of "The Composer's Eye," an exhibition at the University at Buffalo of works of arts created and/or admired by the five composers that serves as a complement to this year's June in Buffalo festival and its theme of "Music and the Visual Image."

6/3/03

The Center for Teaching and Learning Resources will present workshops in August for new faculty members and teaching assistants.

6/12/03

Results from a case-control study on alcohol consumption and breast cancer risk conducted by epidemiologists at the University at Buffalo indicate that premenopausal women who usually have more than two drinks per occasion have an 80 percent greater risk of developing breast cancer than women who drink less on each occasion.

6/3/03

A tiny lipid particle developed by pharmaceutical scientists at the University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences has the potential to improve significantly the lives of hemophiliacs who have developed a dangerous immune response to the frequent injections of factor VIII, the clotting factor that keeps them alive.

6/3/03

Ronald Alsop of The Wall Street Journal will be the keynote speaker at a free public program on careers and graduate education in business to be held from 5:30-9 p.m. June 16 in the Student Union on the University at Buffalo North (Amherst) Campus

6/4/03

Officials at the University at Buffalo are warning the public about college-age students selling magazines on a door-to-door basis who are misrepresenting themselves as UB students raising funds for a class project.

6/4/03

Eighteen graduates of the University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences received 34 awards during the school's recent commencement ceremony.

6/4/03

Tamar Jacobson, Ph.D., of North Buffalo, director of the University at Buffalo Child Care Center Inc., which operates child-care centers on the UB North and South campuses, was selected "director of the year" by the National Coalition for Campus Children's Centers (NCCCC) at the group's annual meeting this spring in Washington, D.C.

6/5/03

The University at Buffalo Libraries and the Department of English in the UB College of Arts and Sciences have announced the winners of student poetry competitions.

6/5/03

In the first study of drinking patterns and their relationship to potential liver damage, University at Buffalo epidemiologists have found that how and when drinkers consume alcohol may be as important to a healthy liver as the amount consumed.

6/6/03

Eleven students in the University at Buffalo School of Nursing received awards at the school's recent commencement ceremony.

6/9/03

The experimental Print Imaging Center (ePIC) in the Department of Art in the University at Buffalo College of Arts and Sciences is offering single-session and multi-session workshops this summer on a variety of topics.

6/10/03

Geographers and epidemiologists from the University at Buffalo, using life-course data from a cohort of breast cancer patients and controls in Western New York and geographic information systems (GIS) technology, have shown that women who developed breast cancer before menopause tend to cluster based on where they were born and where they lived when they began menstruating.

6/10/03

Suzanne E. Tomkins, clinical associate professor in the University at Buffalo Law School, will be recognized for her tireless work in the area of domestic violence at a dinner to be held Preventionfocus at 6 p.m. June 19 in Salvatore's Italian Gardens, 6461 Transit Rd., Depew.

6/12/03

The School of Social Work at the University at Buffalo will sponsor the 18th annual Summer Institute for Advanced Social Work Practice and Addiction Studies from June 23 through July 28.

6/13/03

The University at Buffalo and McMaster University of Ontario will present the third biennial Niagara Conference on Evidence-Based Treatments for Childhood and Adolescent Mental Health Problems from July 24-26 at the Queen's Landing Inn and Conference Resort, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada.

6/13/03

If you've harbored dreams of starring in productions on stage or in the movies, Josephine R. Anstey has an offer that you can't refuse. In fact, she has two offers in the form of virtual, interactive dramas in which you would play the main protagonist.

6/13/03

Founded five years ago to improve communication between Erie and Niagara counties, the Erie-Niagara Regional Partnership (ENRP), an ad hoc subcommittee of the Erie and Niagara Legislatures, has evolved into a vital conduit for cross-county cooperation and collaboration.

6/13/03

Researchers in the University at Buffalo's Research Institute on Addictions will be gauging the prevalence of problem gambling among adolescents and young adults in a study funded by a new four-year, $1,827,000 grant from the National Institute of Mental Health.

6/17/03

Molecular biologists at the University at Buffalo have discovered a novel way to inhibit the replication of poxviruses, the group that includes smallpox virus, by interfering with messenger RNA synthesis necessary for the viruses to reproduce in a host organism.

6/17/03

An education researcher in the University at Buffalo Graduate School of Education working with disaffected urban students says a project involving students in the Buffalo Public Schools shows that digital video technology is a teaching and learning "super tool" that can transform urban teaching and have enormous positive effects for poor and minority children in urban schools.

6/17/03

J. Warren Perry, founding dean of the University at Buffalo School of Public Health and Health Professions, has given $100,000 to the school.

6/18/03

Education and training for careers in bioinformatics and related fields will be the focus of a free public program to be held from 5:30-9 p.m. June 26 in Capen Hall on the North (Amherst) Campus.

6/18/03

Corticosteroids, drugs that simultaneously deliver powerful therapeutic effects and potentially severe adverse effects, cause a remarkably complex "domino effect" of genomic changes, according to a landmark paper by University at Buffalo pharmaceutical scientists.

6/18/03

The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra will present a free concert open to the community at 7 p.m. on July 10 in the WJK Park and Gardens at Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI), Elm and Carlton streets.

6/19/03

Demonstrating its ongoing support of the University at Buffalo School of Informatics, the AT&T Foundation has awarded a $50,000 grant to the school for the development of a new program supporting an undergraduate degree in informatics.

6/20/03

The University at Buffalo will continue to admit and enroll students from SARS-affected countries and will not restrict travel by faculty and staff to these countries by withholding university funding, according to new policies developed by the Task Force on SARS and approved on Monday by Provost Elizabeth D. Capaldi.

6/23/03

Engineers in the Virtual Reality Laboratory at the University at Buffalo have developed a new technology that transmits the sensation of touch over the Internet.

6/23/03

The University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences is one of 10 medical schools nationwide selected by the American Medical Association (AMA) to participate in a new initiative aimed at integrating medical professionalism issues into the medical-school curriculum.

6/23/03

Fifty-eight graduates of the UB School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences received awards at the school's recent commencement ceremony.

6/24/03

More than 3,700 students -- 500 more than anticipated -- have sent in deposits to secure their place in this fall's incoming freshman class at the University at Buffalo.

6/24/03

The dean of the University at Buffalo Law School, the only law school in the State University of New York system, today praised the Supreme Court's affirmation of the University of Michigan Law School admissions policy, and said the ruling supports the "mission of inclusion," that is central to the ideals of a public law school.

6/30/03

Keith E. Otto of Holland has been appointed program director for English as a Second Language (ESL) Programs at the University at Buffalo English Language Institute (ELI).

6/30/03

A decade ago, high school students who aspired to life sciences careers foresaw a future full of pipettes and beakers; today, high school students with similar aspirations are honing their skills at the computer as much as at the lab bench. Toward that end, nine high school students will learn the basics of bioinformatics -- the interface where life science meets computational science -- at the University at Buffalo's Summer High School Workshop in Computational Science.

6/30/03

Scientists at the University at Buffalo's Institute for Lasers, Photonics and Biophotonics, working with colleagues at the Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI), have developed a non-release, nanoparticle drug delivery system for photodynamic cancer therapy.

6/30/03

WBFO 88.7 FM, a major public service of the University at Buffalo, has announced the completion of a project to convert its analog broadcast facilities to a state-of-the-art digital system, and to renovate its studios in Allen Hall on the UB South (Main Street) Campus.