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11/5/03

Kenneth F. Joyce, SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor in the University at Buffalo Law School and one of the most popular and engaging faculty members to teach there, will receive the 2003 Jaeckle Award from law school and the UB Law Alumni Association at a luncheon to be held on Nov. 15 in the Hyatt Regency Buffalo.

11/6/03

The relationship between war and the media as seen from a variety of perspectives will be the focus of an international conference to be held at the University at Buffalo on Nov. 17 and 18.

11/6/03

Minority and women entrepreneurs from the Buffalo-Niagara region are encouraged to apply for the Minority and Women Emerging Entrepreneurs Mentoring Program, sponsored by the Office of Urban Initiatives, Inc., the University at Buffalo School of Management Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership and the UB Center for Urban Studies.

11/6/03

Comedian, author and movie and television star Bill Cosby will speak as part of the University at Buffalo Distinguished Speakers Series at 8 p.m. Nov. 13 in Alumni Arena on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

11/6/03

The University at Buffalo School of Management will offer a new MBA concentration in biotechnology management beginning in Fall 2004. The curriculum is designed to provide a strong foundation of business principles vital to building a successful career in the biotechnology field.

11/6/03

The University at Buffalo is offering a new undergraduate interdisciplinary program leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree in film studies through the Department of Media Study in the UB College of Arts and Sciences (CAS).

11/10/03

Physicians have treated chronic pain with antidepressants for many years, knowing that the medications -- particularly the drug with the scientific name amitriptyline -- helped many sufferers, but they didn't know how it worked as a pain reliever.

11/7/03

The Zodiaque Dance Company will celebrate its 30th anniversary with a two-weekend concert -- on Nov. 13-16 and Nov. 20-23 -- that will showcase the work of some of UB's finest dance alumni.

11/7/03

Sen. Mary Lou Rath today was presented the 2003 J. Warren Perry Health Leadership Award by the University at Buffalo School of Public Health and Health Professions in recognition of her efforts to improve health in Western New York.

11/7/03

The Institute for Museum and Library Services has awarded a grant for $255,648 to help the University at Buffalo School of Informatics, in partnership with the Buffalo City School District and the Rochester City School District, recruit and educate minority candidates as school media specialists.

11/10/03

Thomas Szyperski, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Chemistry in the University at Buffalo's College of Arts and Sciences, has been named one of the Scientific American 50, the magazine's annual list recognizing "outstanding acts of leadership in technology from the past year."

11/10/03

The University at Buffalo has received a $3 million challenge grant from Elizabeth Pierce Olmsted, M.D., a 1939 graduate of its School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, to establish a center of excellence devoted to vision research, education and clinical care.

11/11/03

The University at Buffalo has established the Center for Unified Biometrics and Sensors, a new, cross-disciplinary center that takes a unique approach to developing technologies in biometrics, the science of identifying individuals based on their physical, chemical or behavioral characteristics.

11/11/03

Immunologist Bernice K. Noble, Ph.D., 63, of Eggertsville, professor of microbiology and immunology in the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, died unexpectedly Nov. 8 in the Veterans Administration Hospital of respiratory complications of a serious chronic illness.

11/13/03

Tonight's lecture by Bill Cosby, part of UB's Distinguished Speakers Series, will be held as scheduled, despite the weather.

11/13/03

WBFO 88.7 FM, the National Public Radio affiliate operated by the University at Buffalo, recently completed its most successful fall membership drive, raising more than $250,000.

11/11/03

The University at Buffalo is joining schools, colleges and universities across the country in the celebration of International Education Week, being held Nov. 15-21.

11/14/03

Ken Greenberg, principal with Greenberg Consultants, Inc. of Toronto, will speak as part of the lecture series sponsored by the University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in 301 Crosby Hall on the UB South (Main Street) Campus. The lecture will be free and open to the public.

11/14/03

The University at Buffalo has established a program at the Singapore Institute of Management (SIM) that will lead to a bachelor's degree in business administration from UB. Beginning in June 2004, it will be the first UB undergraduate degree program to be delivered entirely overseas.

11/14/03

The New York State Education Department has approved the University at Buffalo's Bachelor of Science program in bioinformatics and computational biology, the university's first degree program directed at training undergraduates in bioinformatics and related fields.

11/17/03

The University at Buffalo's Center for Computational Research will be a major participant this week in Grid2003, one of the largest public displays of an international computational grid running numerous applications across dozens of sites involving thousands of processors.

11/17/03

Hundreds of artists in all corners of the world -- a number of them at the University at Buffalo -- use emerging technologies as a tool for material and cultural analysis. One of them is conceptual artist Marc Bohlen, UB assistant professor of media study. His medium is not oil or bronze, but robotics and site-specific data, and his practice combines the structured approach of scientific investigation with artistic intuition, spiced with a deliberate and effective dash of good or bad taste.

11/18/03

The University at Buffalo School of Management has named eight highly experienced individuals from the local business community "Senior Fellows in Entrepreneurship." The group will assist the school in the development and implementation of educational initiatives in entrepreneurship.

11/18/03

A study led by a University at Buffalo researcher has shown that combining medication and family treatment leads to improved outcomes in male heroin abusers.

11/20/03

Researchers from the School of Public Health and Health Professions at the University at Buffalo have received $1.75 million from the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health to conduct one of the first large-scale studies on how the stress of police work affects an officer's physical health.

11/20/03

Sudden cardiac death, a situation in which the heart ceases to function without warning, resulting in death within minutes, is precipitated by a devastating disruption of the heart rhythm that can occur without evidence of an acute or healed heart attack, cardiovascular researchers from the University at Buffalo have shown.

11/24/03

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present the Girls Choir of Harlem at 2 p.m. on Dec. 13 in the Mainstage theater located in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

11/24/03

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present A Garfield Christmas at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Dec. 27 in the Mainstage theater, located in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

11/26/03

The University at Buffalo Art Gallery is the only U.S. venue for "Chinese Maximalism," a groundbreaking exhibition of more than 65 works by 15 contemporary Chinese artists that is the result of an unprecedented collaboration between the UB Art Gallery and the Millennium Museum in Beijing, China.