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1/2/04

The University at Buffalo School of Management will hold an MBA open house for prospective students from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Jan. 17 in room 122 of the Jacobs Management Center on UB's North (Amherst) Campus.

1/2/04

The School of Management at the University at Buffalo, and SVG International Business Associates are preparing to launch an executive management certificate program in Istanbul, Turkey.

1/6/04

Just as all fats are not "bad," it's wrong to demonize all carbohydrates and to think of foods high in carbohydrates as "bad" and those low in carbohydrates as "good," according to an assistant professor of nutrition in the School of Public Health and Health Professions at the University at Buffalo.

1/7/04

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present Garth Fagan Dance at 8 p.m. on Feb 6 in the Mainstage theater in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus. The performance is sponsored by KeyBank. Media sponsors are WGRZ-TV and WJYE-FM.

1/8/04

Cringe. That's what most people do when they look at fossils of the impressive, eight-inch-long canines of the now extinct sabertooth tiger, Smilodon fatalis. But Frank Mendel, a University at Buffalo anatomist, sees those big teeth and thinks: How in the world did they use those fangs?

1/8/04

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present Jim Norton at 8 p.m. on Feb. 7 in the Mainstage theater in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus. Event media sponsor is WBUF-FM.

1/8/04

The Center for the Arts will present Bela Fleck and Edgar Meyer at 8 p.m. on Feb. 11 in the Mainstage theater located in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

1/9/04

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present "Franklin's Class Concert" at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. on Feb. 15 in the Mainstage theater located at the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus. The Center for the Arts TOPS Family Adventure series is sponsored by TOPS Markets, WGRZ-TV, and Star 102.5.

1/9/04

The next time you're about to pop a chunk of moldy Gorgonzola, lamb's lung, aged beef or urine-scented kidney into your mouth, consider its meaning. "Part of the experience of this sort of meal," says Carolyn Korsmeyer, professor of philosophy at the University at Buffalo, "involves an awareness, however underground, of the presence of death amid the continuance of one's own life."

1/12/04

Lessons learned from past and ongoing war-crimes trials provide a useful backdrop for discussions on how Saddam Hussein should be tried, and by whom, according to a University at Buffalo political scientist who studies human rights.

1/12/04

A research paper by University at Buffalo industrial geographers maintains that the launch of the proposed Boeing 7E7 "Dreamliner" will cost $13.4 billion, nearly double what the company estimates, because it is, in fact, covering the launch of two distinct aircraft.

1/13/04

Can the presence of Fido or Fluffy calm an owner's stress, as some studies have suggested? Or is the science as fuzzy as Fifi's coat? A research scientist at the University at Buffalo, reviewed the scientific evidence to date relating to pets and cardiovascular responses. Her conclusion? Your beloved cat or dog can have a positive effect on your cardiovascular health, but don't stop taking your heart medicine.

1/13/04

Five alumni athletes from the University at Buffalo have been selected for induction into the Alumni Association Athletic Hall of Fame at the 33rd Hall of Fame Celebration dinner on Feb. 6.

1/14/04

Two of the most popular films ever made -- Casablanca" and "Singin' in the Rain" -- will be among those to be shown during the Spring 2004 edition of "Buffalo Film Seminars," the 14-week series of screenings and discussions sponsored by the University at Buffalo and the Market Arcade Film and Arts Center.

1/14/04

UB will present a performance of "Aoi no Ue," a classic work by 15th-century Japanese noh dramatist Zeami Motokiyo on Feb. 1 at 8 p.m. in the Drama Theatre, Center for the Arts on the North Campus.

1/14/04

Jacob Greenberg will perform his first solo recital as a UB faculty member, focusing on works by contemporary British composers, at 8 p.m. Jan. 24 in Slee Concert Hall on the North Campus.

1/14/04

A mural created through a special collaboration between the UB Anderson Gallery and the Gloria J. Parks Community Center is on display in the "penthouse" of the community center at 3242 Main St.

1/14/04

The search for a successor to outgoing Provost Elizabeth D. Capaldi is well under way, with a search committee in place, and the university hiring the same national search firm that assisted in the recent presidential search.

1/15/04

The anticipated Mars landing on Jan. 24 of the Opportunity rover will be a bit more challenging than the Spirit's bounce onto the red planet earlier this month, according to a University at Buffalo geologist, but if it's successful, then scientists will be able to be much bolder about selecting future Mars landing sites.

1/16/04

Conventional wisdom says Howard Dean will win the Democratic presidential nomination, but there are very strong reasons to be wary of this conclusion, according to a University at Buffalo political scientist who studies presidential elections.

1/20/04

Drivers, when you fasten your seat belt, make sure the person sitting behind you buckles up, too. It could save your life, as well as your passenger's. That's the message from research conducted by investigators at the Center for Transportation Injury Research (CenTIR), affiliated with the University of Buffalo (UB) and the Calspan UB Research Center.

1/22/04

The University at Buffalo is pursuing the development of three new professional programs in social sciences and the humanities that will join a new group of interdisciplinary professional graduate programs and certificate programs in the natural sciences, informatics, education and other fields.

1/22/04

Appearances by a prominent director and an emerging director -- each of whom will introduce her film -- will be among the highlights of the eighth annual University at Buffalo Women's Film Festival, which will run on Thursdays from Feb. 5 through March 11 in the Market Arcade Film & Arts Centre, 639 Main St.

1/22/04

Quebec architect Gilles Saucier, who currently has models of his work on display in the Dyett Gallery in the University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning, will give a lecture at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 28 in 301 Crosby Hall on the UB South (Main Street) Campus.

1/22/04

Ewa Plonowska Ziarek, newly appointed Julian Park Chair in the Humanities in the Department of Comparative Literature in the University at Buffalo College of Arts and Sciences, will discuss feminist theory and the militant suffrage movement at the annual UB Institute for Research and Education on Women and Gender (IREWG) Distinguished Faculty Lecture.

1/23/04

The University at Buffalo Department of Theatre and Dance will present Zodiaque Dance Company on Feb. 12-15 and Feb. 19-21 in the Drama Theater in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

1/23/04

Eleven graduate students in the University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning recently completed a studio in which they focused on the food supply for Buffalo's West Side -- an area where two large grocery stores recently closed and where diabetes, obesity, heart disease and other illnesses caused in part or whole by poor nutrition already are rampant.

1/26/04

The University at Buffalo and Dublin City University (DCU) in Ireland have signed a memorandum of understanding that will provide opportunities for strategic research collaborations, joint funding proposals, exchange of researchers and access to specialized research infrastructure.

1/28/04

Lockport native Joyce Carol Oates, one of America's most acclaimed writers, will speak at 8 p.m. March 2 in the Mainstage theater in the Center for the Arts on the University at Buffalo North (Amherst) Campus as part of UB's Distinguished Speakers Series.

1/28/04

A speech by Olympic gold medal-winning gymnast Dominique Dawes will highlight the University at Buffalo's 14th annual National Girls and Women in Sports Day on Feb.11. Dawes was a member of the 1996 U.S. Olympic team that won the team gold medal. She took a bronze medal in the floor event.

1/28/04

HP (NYSE:HPQ) today announced it has joined forces with the University at Buffalo, State University of New York (UB), to deploy infrastructure technology and academic resources that will power the university's world-class Center for Computational Research.

1/29/04

Cutting-edge research in photonics will be presented at the International Workshop on Photonics, being held from 8:15 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. on Feb. 2 in the Jeanette Martin Room, 567 Capen Hall, North Campus.

1/29/04

The long-anticipated reconstruction of Main Street from Bailey Avenue to Hertel Avenue is expected to begin in late February or early March and will impact access to the South Campus by both motorists and pedestrians.

1/29/04

University at Buffalo geographers have developed the first software tool that determines precisely how long it takes for fire companies to reach fires, medical emergencies and sites of other rescue operations in order to assess how well a city is being served by the quantity and distribution of its firefighting resources.

1/29/04

Researchers at the University at Buffalo are developing a software system that may help the U.S. military and its allied forces lift the "fog of war" in their theaters of operation. The system is designed to fuse and share information received from multiple air and ground sensors used by the military to predict and track movements of enemy and friendly troops, artillery and aircraft.

1/30/04

Scientists at the University at Buffalo have a patent pending on a structural element that can improve a swimmer's time by decreasing the force water exerts on swimmers, called "drag," by 10 percent when incorporated into swimsuit design.

1/30/04

Overweight individuals who adopt a low-fat diet in hopes of lessening their risk of heart disease and diabetes may be venturing down the wrong path, results of a new study headed by a nutritional researcher at the University at Buffalo have shown. The study, published in the current (February) issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, showed that a moderate-fat diet might be a better choice.