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7/1/03

Eight faculty members, one librarian and three professional staff members at the University at Buffalo have received 2003 SUNY Chancellor's Awards for Excellence from Chancellor Robert L. King.

7/2/03

Twenty-six graduating seniors in the UBSchool of Dental Medicine recently received awards at the school's annual senior awards banquet.

7/2/03

The high-end visualization capabilities of the Center for Computational Research (CCR) at the University at Buffalo have been expanded through the donation of a virtual-reality wall system and an Onyx300 system valued at $190,325 by SGI, Inc., and Rochester-based Clarix Technologies, Inc.

7/2/03

University at Buffalo endocrinologists have shown for the first time that the concentration of a proinflammatory compound known as MIF is increased in the blood plasma of the obese, and that metformin, a standard medicine prescribed for diabetes, suppresses its formation.

7/2/03

The second annual Samuel P. Capen Garden Walk will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on July 12 in the Eggertsville and University Heights areas near the South (Main Street) Campus.

7/3/03

What can Tickle Me Elmo, the interactive toy for toddlers, teach high school students about robotics? Quite a lot, according to the instructors for a University at Buffalo workshop for high school students that runs July 7-11.

7/3/03

Thirty-two new graduates of School of Public Health and Health Professions at the University at Buffalo were honored with scholarships and awards during the school's recent commencement ceremony.

7/3/03

Jennifer B. Wozniak of Buffalo, who received an MBA degree in 1996 from the University at Buffalo School of Management, has been elected to serve a one-year term as president of the UB Alumni Association.

7/7/03

Endocrinologists from the University at Buffalo have shown for the first time that insulin suppresses production of vascular endothelial growth factor, a compound known to play a role in the development of blindness in persons with diabetes, a condition called diabetic retinopathy.

7/11/03

Daniel Fischer, Ph.D., who coordinates the bioinformatics track at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Beer-Sheva, Israel, has been named director of educational programs for the University at Buffalo Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics.

7/11/03

Work done by UB planning students to help the Town of Porter develop the initial phase of a master plan for future development has earned the students and their instructor the 2003 Award for Outstanding Student Project from the American Planning Association, Western New York Section.

7/11/03

Howard Kuramitsu, University at Buffalo Distinguished Professor in the Department of Oral Biology in the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine, has been elected a fellow in the American Academy of Microbiology.

7/11/03

Eight Niagara County organizations have been awarded grants totaling $36,355 from the Niagara County Environment Fund, administered by the New York State Center for Hazardous Waste Management at UB.

7/11/03

Forty Western New York business owners, operators and high-level managers have graduated from the Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership Core Program in the UB School of Management.

7/14/03

A materials engineer at the University at Buffalo has invented a new thermal paste that will help solve the problem of overheating in high-performance personal computers and other electronics.

7/14/03

The University at Buffalo School of Informatics is testing a revolutionary freeware integrated library-automation system that can be used to automate all of the daily functions of libraries, from recording the purchase of materials and helping patrons to find them, to billing them for overdue books or rentals.

7/15/03

Researchers with the University at Buffalo's Research Institute on Addictions (RIA) have been awarded a four-year, $1,569,584 grant from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism to study the development of drinking problems by young adults.

7/15/03

University at Buffalo epidemiologists have received a $2.4 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to conduct a four-year investigation of breast cancer, examining genetic susceptibility, tumor characteristics and dietary intake of fruits, vegetables and alcohol as they relate to breast-cancer risk.

7/17/03

EDS, the world's largest independent information technology services company, has given an in-kind software donation valued at $53.5 million to the University at Buffalo School of Engineering and Applied Sciences as part of UB's "The Campaign for UB: Generation to Generation."

7/18/03

With almost 500 University at Buffalo physicians practicing in more than 17 primary and specialty-care areas, choosing a university-associated doctor may seem like a daunting task. But now it's been made much easier, thanks to the "Find-a-UB-Physician" Web site developed last fall by the Office of Medical Computing in the UB School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

7/18/03

Tort reform that would cap the non-economic damages that can be recovered in a health-care liability suit would have a significant adverse impact on women and the elderly, according to research conducted by a professor in the University at Buffalo Law School.

7/21/03

After a semester hiatus, Buffalo Film Seminars will return this fall with a lineup that includes such classics as Alfred Hitchcock's "Vertigo" and Martin Scorsese's "Taxi Driver."

7/21/03

The University at Buffalo and the New York State Department of Health are teaming up to conduct a study to investigate the incidence of autoimmune and respiratory diseases in the Bellevue neighborhood of the Buffalo suburb of Cheektowaga.

7/21/03

An accident involving an elderly driver who killed 10 people shopping at a farmers' market in Santa Monica last week has focused a spotlight on whether the elderly should be retested on their driving skills after a certain age. But getting older does not necessarily mean driving worse, according to Anthony Szczygiel, professor of law at the University at Buffalo and a national expert in elder law.

7/22/03

UB's Service Excellence Program began 15 years ago as a way of insuring that staffers in University Services were not losing sight of the unit's mission. Today Service Excellence, which recognizes staff for providing and improving services, has grown to include Student Affairs, Athletics and the Office of the Chief Information Officer.

7/23/03

The University at Buffalo Center for the Arts and the internationally renowned jazz dance choreographer Gus Giordano will present the 12th annual Jazz Dance World Congress Aug. 6-10 on the UB North Campus.

7/24/03

Michel Bruneau, Ph.D., a leading expert on earthquake-resistant design and retrofit of buildings and infrastructure, has been named director of the Multidisciplinary Center for Earthquake Engineering Research (MCEER) headquartered at the University at Buffalo. MCEER is a National Science Foundation "Center of Excellence" in earthquake engineering.

7/24/03

The 2003-04 Distinguished Speakers Series at the University at Buffalo will feature Antwone Fisher, author and Hollywood producer and screenwriter; UB alumnus, Kenmore native and CNN news anchor Wolf Blitzer; comedian and author Bill Cosby; Lockport native and acclaimed author Joyce Carol Oates, and Buffalo-born journalist Tim Russert.

7/24/03

A survey is under way to determine the University at Buffalo's overall compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

7/29/03

Five to 15 percent of children and adolescents in the United States suffer from a dangerous and disabling emotional disorder that poses a serious impediment to their social, educational and emotional development. It is social anxiety disorder (SAD), a condition that, according to a researcher at the University at Buffalo, is seldom researched, recognized or treated although it is one of the most prevalent and disabling mental disorders of childhood and adolescence.

7/29/03

The University at Buffalo School of Social Work will offer two new, intensive training programs for mental-health and human-services professionals during the 2003-04 academic year.

7/30/03

Althea E. Luehrsen of Williamsville has been named director of the Center Entrepreneurial Leadership (CEL) in the University at Buffalo School of Management, effective July 1.

7/30/03

The University at Buffalo has received a donation of 10 zero-emission electric cars that are expected to reduce pollution on campus, as well as cut operating costs. The Global Electric Motorcars (GEM) are among 130 donated to the State University of New York as a joint effort of the New York Power Authority (NYPA) and Global Electric Motorcars LLC, a division of DaimlerChrysler.

7/31/03

The University at Buffalo School of Informatics this fall will offer a new post-graduate program that will award an advanced certificate in medical/health informatics.

7/31/03

Two researchers in the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences have received federal grants totaling more than $640,000 to conduct research into the function and development of the human vision system.