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9/2/03

A new software system designed by a University at Buffalo aerospace engineer will help NASA detect and find air leaks in the International Space Station.

9/2/03

How you drink alcohol -- how often, how much, when and what kind -- can influence the risk of heart disease by affecting the accumulation of abdominal fat, a body characteristic shown to be an important risk factor for cardiovascular diseases, University at Buffalo epidemiologists have shown.

9/2/03

The University at Buffalo Center for the Arts and the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures and the International Artistic and Cultural Exchange Program (IACE) of the Department of Theatre and Dance, both in the UB College of Arts in Sciences, will present The Universidad de Granada, Spain in Ritos at 7 p.m. on Sept. 25-26 in the Black Box Theatre located at the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

9/3/03

Some of the world's most advanced research in micro- and nanoelectronic-packaging reliability is taking place in the Electronic Packaging Laboratory in the University at Buffalo School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. UB engineers are addressing critical problems confronting the electronics industry as it attempts to make electronic packages much smaller and more reliable. Their research is helping to reduce the size and increase the speed and life span of electronic devices, and is opening the door for the creation of new devices.

9/3/03

An antiretroviral drug for HIV, methadone for heroin addiction, a birth control pill and an antidepressant. For some AIDS patients, this is a daily medication regimen. How do all of these substances affect how HIV drugs work and how do HIV drugs, in turn, affect the other drugs a patient takes? That question is at the heart of research being conducted by the University at Buffalo's Laboratory for Antiviral Research, where researchers are developing innovative new methods of testing the blood and cells of HIV patients for these interactions.

9/5/03

The University at Buffalo has been selected to partner in the research initiatives of the new Regional Center of Excellence for Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Diseases Research (RCE) to be established at the New York State Department of Health in Albany.

9/5/03

At the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, all medical students have added something new -- and high-tech -- to their list of must-have school supplies: a personal digital assistant, more commonly known as a PDA.

9/5/03

The University at Buffalo will conduct two flag-raising ceremonies on Thursday as part of the university's second annual 9/11 Remembrance Program.

9/10/03

A new software package under development by Virmatics, LLC., a spin-off company formed by researchers at the University at Buffalo and the Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Institute, will provide molecular biologists with the tools they need to design successful experiments, potentially boosting the pace of new drug discoveries.

9/11/03

James W. McLernon, B.S. '50, and his late wife, Nancy A. McLernon, will be honored for their extraordinary support of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) at a ceremony at 11 a.m. Sept. 18 in the Jeannette Martin Room, 567 Capen Hall, North Campus.

9/11/03

The Center for Industrial Effectiveness (TCIE) at the University at Buffalo is administering a 20-month program to deliver lean manufacturing training and implementation support to 16 Western New York companies that are suppliers to Delphi Thermal's Plant in Lockport.

9/11/03

Western New Yorkers will have the opportunity to learn about and discuss some of the important scientific and technological advances of our time during "Research Revolution: Science and the Shaping of Modern Life," a free video and discussion series to be offered during October by the University at Buffalo Libraries.

9/11/03

More than 1,100 runners, walkers and joggers are expected to participate in the Linda Yalem Safety Run, scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Sept. 28 on the University at Buffalo North (Amherst) Campus.

9/11/03

University at Buffalo President and Mrs. William R. Greiner will receive the Newman Award, the highest honor bestowed by the Newman Centers, UB Catholic Campus Ministry, at the 27th annual Convocation and Liturgy of the Holy Spirit to be held at 11:30 a.m. Sept. 21 in St. Joseph University Church, 3269 Main St.

9/12/03

Andrew W. Safyer, associate professor of social work, has been named interim dean of the School of Social Work. He succeeds Lawrence Shulman, who stepped down as dean on Aug. 30 to return to the faculty.

9/12/03

However grave the budget crisis that afflicts the Buffalo Public Schools this year, its teachers will get a technological leg up on their computer-savvy students. The University at Buffalo's Center for Applied Technologies in Education (CATE) will provide on-site, in-service training in a variety of educational technologies to more than 3,500 Buffalo school teachers during the 2003-04 school year through its "Push-In Technology Training Program."

9/12/03

Randall L. Clark, chairman and CEO of Dunn Tire Corp., has been named the 2003 Niagara Frontier Executive of the Year by the University at Buffalo School of Management.

9/12/03

Yvonne Scherer, Ed.D., associate professor in the School of Nursing at the University at Buffalo, has received a $1 million, three-year grant from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration to support new academic programs aimed at alleviating the chronic shortage of skilled nurses and nursing faculty.

9/12/03

Andre Filiatrault, Ph.D. -- a leading expert on shake-table testing of structural and nonstructural building components, including electrical substation equipment -- has been named deputy 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.

9/12/03

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present Gov't Mule, with special guest Chris Robinson and New Earth Mud, at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 15 in the Mainstage theater, located at the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

9/15/03

How and how much does our aesthetic environment affect our thoughts, actions and worldview? Maggie Kinser Saiki attempted to answer this question in her recent book, "12 Japanese Masters," in which she describes how, after the devastation of World War II, Japanese designers forged a new aesthetic that joined themes of destruction and rebirth with an appreciation for life and an awareness of the world around them.

9/15/03

Edward Feiner, chief architect for the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), will open the University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning's fall lecture series with a talk at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in 301 Crosby Hall on the UB South (Main Street) Campus.

9/16/03

Linking computer scientists with life scientists to develop computational tools that will help draw a far more complete picture of the causes behind complex diseases like cancer, multiple sclerosis and coronary artery disease is the goal of researchers at the University at Buffalo working under two major federal grants totaling $2.8 million.

9/16/03

Connie Porter, a Lackawanna native, popular adult novelist, and author of 13 juvenile books in the wildly popular American Girls Collection series, will be a featured speaker in the University at Buffalo's "Gender Week" celebration presented by the UB Institute for Research and Education on Women and Gender.

9/17/03

For the third consecutive year, the University at Buffalo School of Management has been ranked as one of the world's "top business schools" by The Wall Street Journal.

9/19/03

The University at Buffalo has concluded successfully "The Campaign for UB: Generation to Generation," becoming the first State University of New York (SUNY) institution to set such an ambitious goal -- $250 million -- and then surpass it, raising $291,602,262, more than five times the amount raised in the university's previous campaign.

9/19/03

A University at Buffalo optical engineer has created a silicon chip that mimics the structure and functionality of an octopus retina. Called the o-retina, the chip one day may give sight to autonomous robots used in space and undersea exploration or could be used in hazardous environments, like a nuclear reactor or underground pipe.

9/24/03

The University at Buffalo Department of Theatre and Dance will present a student production of "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" on Oct. 16-19 and Oct. 23-26 in the Black Box Theatre in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus. Media sponsor for this production is WBFO FM 88.7.

9/24/03

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present the "Beijing Opera Monkey Troupe" from the International Center of Beijing Opera in Excerpts from The China Beijing Opera "The Monkey Knows No Walls" at 8 p.m. on Oct. 17 in the Drama Theatre in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

9/24/03

Responding to a national and regional problem that has reached epidemic proportions, the Community Health Network of Western New York and the Office of the Vice President for Research at the University at Buffalo are partnering to present a conference on obesity from 8 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. on Oct. 3 in Michael's Banquet Facility, 4885 Southwestern Blvd., Hamburg.

9/25/03

The School of Architecture and Planning at the University at Buffalo has scheduled a lecture series this fall that features an impressive lineup of internationally known and award-winning architects and designers.

9/25/03

The University at Buffalo School of Public Health and Health Professions has named its dean's suite in honor of J. Warren Perry, founding dean of the former UB School of Health Related Professions.

9/25/03

CNN news anchor and University at Buffalo alumnus Wolf Blitzer will speak at 8 p.m. Oct. 2 in Alumni Arena on the UB North (Amherst) Campus, as part of UB's Distinguished Speaker Series.

9/25/03

The relationship between drinking and HIV/AIDS in women will be the focus of studies to be conducted under two grants totaling $3.1 million awarded by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) to researchers at the University at Buffalo's Research Institute on Additions.

9/25/03

More people die from sudden cardiac death (SCD) each year than from AIDS, breast cancer and lung cancer combined. Yet, because there are few warning signs or symptoms to identify people at risk, scientists know little about the underlying causes. Researchers at the new Center for Research in Cardiovascular Medicine at the University at Buffalo are poised to change that scenario. Aided by a $1.5 million grant from the John R. Oishei Foundation, the university has assembled a cadre of specialists in several fields who are investigating SCD from the single-cell-level up.

9/29/03

Circumstances leading up to the 2004 presidential election seem to point to another tightly contested race, though probably not the nail-biter of 2000, predicts a University at Buffalo political scientist who studies U.S. presidential campaigns.

9/29/03

The joint doctoral program in special education offered by the University at Buffalo Graduate School of Education and Buffalo State College has received a federal grant to fund five students as they work toward a doctorate in special education.

9/29/03

On Oct. 9, the Psychological Services Center at the University at Buffalo will offer, in conjunction with National Depression Screening Day, free, anonymous mental health screenings for a range of common emotional situations that often go undiagnosed and misunderstood, although excellent and proven treatments are available.