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2/4/04

Patients who need a second surgery to open a re-clogged carotid artery, the large artery on either side of the neck that serves the brain, face potential major complications, including possible damage to nerves that control eye and tongue movements and stroke. A new, less invasive procedure being tested in clinical trials at the University at Buffalo and elsewhere could change that prospect, however.

2/4/04

The simultaneous existence of bird flu and a particularly virulent form of human influenza circulating this season is the "perfect set-up for something weird and dangerous" to happen on the world health scene, according to a University at Buffalo expert on infectious disease and geographic medicine.

2/4/04

Distinguished classicist Ann Ellis Hanson will discuss "Alternative Medicine in Greco-Roman Antiquity: The Role of Amulets" during a lecture at 3 p.m. Feb. 23 in 120 Clemens Hall, North Campus.

2/4/04

J. Ronald Gentile, SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor in the University at Buffalo Graduate School of Education, and his wife, Kay Johnson-Gentile, a retired Buffalo State College professor, have pledged up to $25,000 in matching challenge funds to benefit UB's recently established Center for Teaching and Learning Resources (CTLR).

2/4/04

In TV's portrayal of law and justice, civil liberties have become public enemy No. 1, according to a new book by a nationally known media critic at the University at Buffalo. "Law and Justice as Seen on TV" (New York University Press), examines the social and political impact of TV law and crime shows over the past 50 years -- from depictions of saintly public defenders to modern portrayals of tough-on-crime, heroic prosecutors.

2/5/04

"The Wall: Reshaping Contemporary Chinese Art," the largest exhibition of contemporary Chinese art to travel beyond China, will be on display in the UB Art Galleries and the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in 2005.

2/5/04

A strategy in Buffalo aimed at stimulating awareness of careers in the life sciences, particularly bioinformatics, has spurred local teachers and the Center for Computational Research at the University at Buffalo to develop several in-school programs to introduce bioinformatics to area high school students.

2/6/04

At just 19 years old, one UB student's 15 minutes of fame came early in life, but he says he hopes it won't be his last. In early January, Paul Hebert, a sophomore double-major in English and philosophy, left the frigid temperatures of his hometown of Albany and flew to balmy Florida to be a contestant on the College Week edition of ABC's popular game show "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire."

2/6/04

In a study of how American high school students describe their social identities, an education professor at the University at Buffalo has found that a sizeable number of young people downplay conventional racial and ethnic labels and are constructing social identities unlike those of previous generations.

2/6/04

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present MacHomer on at 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. on Feb 27 in the Mainstage Theatre in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus. MacHomer is sponsored by the UB Student Association.

2/6/04

The Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership in the University at Buffalo School of Management and the UB Office of Science, Technology Transfer and Economic Outreach are seeking students and recent alumni to participate in the inaugural Technology Entrepreneur Competition.

2/9/04

"Friday the 13th's" association with bad luck is one of countless examples of humankind's universal predisposition for magical thinking -- the belief that thoughts, words or actions will produce an outcome that defies normal laws of cause and effect, says Phillips Stevens, Jr., associate professor of anthropology at the University at Buffalo

2/10/04

The School of Nursing at the University at Buffalo is one of 10 nursing schools in the U.S. chosen by the Helene Fuld Health Trust to receive a major endowment to fund student scholarships.

2/12/04

The University at Buffalo College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) again will reach out to local high school students this spring by presenting the "Cutting Edge Lecture Series," a series of free Saturday-morning seminars in which top UB scholars in the arts and sciences, as well as successful alumni, give presentations aimed at increasing public awareness in rapidly advancing fields.

2/12/04

The School of Dental Medicine at the University at Buffalo has been reaccredited for another seven years, the maximum time allowable for a dental school.

2/12/04

Want to feel good while snagging a bargain? Then attend the Buffalo Public Interest Law Program's ninth annual fundraising auction, to be held from 7-10 p.m. on Feb. 27 in the Rich Renaissance Niagara Conference Center, Buffalo.

2/12/04

Seasonal fluctuations in a region's climate, rather than consistently high annual temperatures or levels of rainfall, play an important role in causing malaria epidemics in the African highlands, a new research paper by University at Buffalo biologists reports.

2/13/04

The departments of Theatre and Dance and Music at the University at Buffalo will present "Dance and Percussion" at 8 p.m. on March 6 in the Mainstage theater in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

2/13/04

More than 80 members of the University at Buffalo Chorus and UB's Choir, both led by critically acclaimed choral conductor and UB faculty member Harold L. Rosenbaum, will travel to New York City's Carnegie Hall in April to perform the dramatic -- and demanding -- "Requiem" by Giuseppe Verdi.

2/13/04

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present Gus Giordano Jazz Dance Chicago at 8 p.m. on March 5 in the Mainstage theater, located at 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.

2/17/04

The University at Buffalo Law School will hold its fifth annual Minority High School Visitation Program from 8:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Feb. 27 in the Center for Tomorrow on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

2/17/04

Five teams of students and alumni from the University at Buffalo will compete for a $25,000 prize in the final round of the Panasci Entrepreneurial Competition on March 3 from 4-6:30 p.m. in the Jacobs Executive Development Center, 672 Delaware Ave.

2/17/04

On Feb. 25, as part of its annual lecture series, the UB School of Architecture and Planning will offer its students, faculty and the public-at-large the opportunity to meet Monica Ponce de Leon and discover what she has learned from her extensive experience with institutional and residential architecture and urban planning clients in many cultural and geographic contexts.

2/24/04

Incorporating insulin into the mix of clot-busting and anticoagulation drugs administered to a patient suffering a heart attack significantly lowers the amount of inflammation in the blood vessels following the attack, a response that can improve a patient's chances of survival, a study conducted by researchers from the University at Buffalo has shown.

2/19/04

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present "Gypsy Spirit, Journey of the Roma" at 8 p.m. on March 18 in the Mainstage Theatre in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

2/19/04

The third annual Student Cisco Networkers' Conference for area high school students and adult learners will be held March 19 at the City Campus of Erie Community College. The day-long event will be co-sponsored by the University at Buffalo, the UB Center for Applied Technologies in Education (CATE) and Cisco Systems, Inc.

2/19/04

Experts who participated in the landmark U.S. Supreme Court case on affirmative action in law school admissions will be joined by leading scholars of diversity in higher education for the 2004 Mitchell Lecture of the University at Buffalo Law School. This panel discussion will examine innovative proposals for enhancing diversity in American law schools.

2/20/04

One of Canada's best-known political novelists, Austin Clarke, author of "The Polished Hoe," a sensual, hypnotic work about the pain and social hatred resulting from colonialism, will speak at the University at Buffalo on March 3 as a guest of the Department of African American Studies in the UB College of Arts and Sciences.

2/20/04

The University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning has announced events planned for "Atelier '04," its annual celebration of student work to be held March 5 and 6 at various venues.

2/18/04

The third annual Student Cisco Networkers' Conference for area high school students and adult learners will be held March 19 at the City Campus of Erie Community College.

2/20/04

The goal was simple: To raise student awareness about computer security issues. The details, however, were a little more complicated. The result is "Caught in the Act," a two-minute video clip that delivers the intended message about a serious subject in a humorous -- but still effective -- way.

2/24/04

Steven L. Dubovsky, M.D., professor of psychiatry and medicine and vice chair of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, has been named chair of the Department of Psychiatry in the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

2/27/04

A team of University at Buffalo scientists and engineers has developed a device that in minutes, instead of months, could safely and inexpensively destroy airborne biological agents in buildings as large as the Hart Senate Office Building in Washington, D.C., which was closed for several months after anthrax was detected there in October 2001.