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3/3/04

University at Buffalo biologists who study butterfly wing patterns have inserted into an African butterfly a marker gene from a jellyfish species, resulting in the first transgenic butterflies that express DNA from another species.

3/1/04

Environmental characteristics of bars, as well as women's behavior in bars, influence their risk for bar-related aggression, according to a study conducted by researchers in the University at Buffalo's Research Institute on Addictions.

3/1/04

A graphic and textual record of selected work produced by the Urban Design Project in the UB School of Architecture and Planning will be on display from March 5-27 in the school's James Dyett Gallery on the third floor of Hayes Hall on the UB South (Main Street) Campus.

3/2/04

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present Tracy Morgan at 8 p.m. on April 22 in the Mainstage theater in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

3/5/04

Deborah D.L. Chung, Ph.D., Niagara Mohawk Professor of Materials Research in the University at Buffalo School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, has been selected to receive the Charles E. Pettinos Award from the American Carbon Society.

3/10/04

Searching for better treatments for oral infections that plague persons with compromised immune systems, oral biologists at the University at Buffalo have developed a novel peptide that appears to be a good candidate for treating candidiasis and other fungal conditions.

3/5/04

The Baldy Center for Law and Social Policy in the UB Law School will continue its Faculty Seminar Series on Institutional Analysis of Law, Politics and Society with a presentation on March 12 by Robert Goodin, a major contemporary political philosopher and theorist.

3/5/04

Michael Blumenson, a 1998 graduate of the University at Buffalo MBA program, won the $25,000 first-place prize in UB's fourth annual Panasci Entrepreneurial Competition, which awards seed money to UB students and recent alumni who devise and present the best plans for launch of a viable new business in Western New York.

3/5/04

University at Buffalo students who are undecided about a major can "sample" the 30 choices available in UB's College of Arts and Sciences via a new course, "Trends in Arts and Sciences," offered through the college.

3/11/04

The anti-microbial activity of promising peptides shown in laboratory studies to kill several medically important fungi, some of which are resistant to current drugs, can be enhanced further by protecting the peptides from enzymes programmed to destroy them, University at Buffalo oral biologists have found.

3/13/04

Results of a program conducted at the University at Buffalo designed to dispel age bias among dental students has confirmed a universal truth: Experience is a more powerful teacher than words.

3/9/04

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present Martha Graham Ensemble at 8 p.m. on April 3 in the Mainstage Theatre in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

3/9/04

Solar power. Robotic patients. Virtual earthquakes. These and other scientific wonders await 60 middle-school girls from the Buffalo Public Schools when they venture onto the University at Buffalo campus on March 27 for "Expanding Your Horizons: A Science/Math and Computing Program for Middle School Girls."

3/9/04

Michael Kwartler, an innovative architect, planner, urban designer and educator with extensive experience in the development and use of digital visualization tools will present the Clarkson Lecture on Urban and Regional Planning on March 24 at the University at Buffalo.

3/10/04

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present "Swan Lake," performed by the Moscow Festival Ballet, at 8 p.m. on April 20 in the Mainstage Theatre in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

3/11/04

The University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences ranks fourth in the U.S. in National Institutes of Health research funding per Ph.D. faculty member, according to the latest report on pharmacy faculty from the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy.

3/11/04

Martha Stewart's hands-on, high-profile retailing formula -- once the key to her unprecedented success -- may be her brand's death sentence as the possibility of prison looms in her future, according to a retail-marketing expert at the University at Buffalo School of Management.

3/12/04

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present David Byrne at 8 p.m. on May 12 in the Mainstage theater in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

3/12/04

This year's Martin Luther King Jr. commemorative program at the University at Buffalo will feature two speakers -- from different sides of the political aisle -- discussing the role of affirmative action in American society.

3/12/04

In a bold move -- and for a good cause -- a University at Buffalo alumnus is quitting his job next month to prepare for a cross-country run to raise money and awareness for a disease that has reached near-epidemic proportions in the U.S.

3/12/04

Margaret W. Paroski, M.D., interim vice president for health affairs at the University at Buffalo and interim dean of the UB medical school, has been named one of 10 "Women Making History in Erie County" in conjunction with the observance of March as National Women's History Month.

3/15/04

The University at Buffalo Office of Career Services will dedicate its newly remodeled career library as the Brent D. Arcangel Career Resource Library at 10 a.m. on March 23 in 259 Capen Hall on UB's North (Amherst) Campus.

3/23/04

Researchers at the University at Buffalo and the Mayo Clinic have shown that chronic sinusitis is an immune disorder caused by fungus, opening up a promising new avenue for treating this ubiquitous and debilitating condition, for which there is no FDA-approved therapy.

3/16/04

"Get a routine colonoscopy whether or not you are taking hormone therapy after menopause." That is the primary message women should take away from the latest study from the Women's Health Initiative (WHI) on the relationship of estrogen and progestin replacement and colon cancer, said study co-author Jean Wactawski-Wende, Ph.D., from the University at Buffalo.

3/16/04

"Patricia Cronin, The Domain of Perfect Affection, 1993-2003," a 10-year survey of contemporary artist Patricia Cronin, will be on exhibit in the UB Art Gallery in the Center for the Arts on the University at Buffalo North (Amherst) Campus from March 26 through May 22.

3/17/04

Sankyo Pharma of Edison, N.J., a division of Sankyo Pharma Inc., has given $100,000 to the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University at Buffalo to support its teaching, training and research, as well as for equipment purchases in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences.

3/18/04

Erie County Surrogate Judge Barbara Howe will be recognized for distinguished service to the University at Buffalo Law School and the Western New York community at the UB Law School's 15th Annual Law Review Dinner to be held on March 26 in the Hyatt Regency Buffalo.

3/18/04

A Distinguished Fellow at the Council on Competitiveness in Washington, D.C., has been selected to receive the University at Buffalo Alumni Association's most prestigious award at its Celebration of Excellence Dinner on April 23.

3/18/04

With the turn of a screw, a team of University at Buffalo engineers and scientists has invented a pump to be used in a device that may help revolutionize the decontamination and purification of water, juices and other liquids.

3/18/04

Emotional intelligence is proving to be the deciding factor on who will win the dream job with Donald Trump on the hit NBC show "The Apprentice," according to a leadership professor at the University at Buffalo School of Management.

3/19/04

Investigations into lava lakes on the surface of Io, the intensely volcanic moon that orbits Jupiter, may provide clues to what Earth looked like in its earliest phases, according to researchers at the University at Buffalo and NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

3/24/04

The University at Buffalo Department of Theatre and Dance will present a student production of "Fiddler on the Roof" on April 15-18 and April 21-24 in the Drama Theatre in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus. Media sponsor for this production is WBFO.

3/24/04

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo and Different Strokes Paint Your Own Pottery Studio will present Linda Eder at 8 p.m. on April 30 in the Mainstage theater in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

3/24/04

Two members of a University at Buffalo research team that is developing the first interactive, computational tool kit designed to model the behavior of ancient beasts have had a chance to explore the entertainment value of their work for the Discovery Channel's new "Animal Face-Off" series.

3/25/04

Hector Feliciano, who spent more than seven years tracking down the story of Nazi art pillaging, will describe the world of secret art trade during the keynote address of the Conference on the Ownership and Repatriation of Cultural Heritage, to be presented April 1-2 by the University at Buffalo Law School's Baldy Center for Law and Social Policy.

3/25/04

Donald J. Jacobs, founder and director of Center for Applied Technologies in Education at the University at Buffalo and chair of the education policy group Education Innovation Consortium, has been appointed to co-chair the University of the State of New York (USNY) Technology Policy and Practices Council.

3/25/04

"Brain exercises" originally developed for the rehabilitation of head-injury patients improve the cognitive functioning of individuals in substance-abuse treatment and their commitment to the treatment program, according to research conducted at the University at Buffalo's Research Institute on Addictions (RIA).

3/26/04

"Chinese Maximalism," the groundbreaking exhibition organized by UB Art Galleries and the Millennium Art Museum in Beijing, China, has opened in New York City -- at Ethan Cohen Fine Arts --in conjunction with Asia Week 2004.

3/29/04

"Self-Googling" -- searching for your own name on the popular Google search engine -- may seem like an innocuous act of vanity, but a University at Buffalo communications professor recommends it as a shrewd form of "personal brand management" in the digital age.

3/29/04

The UB Law School will host a symposium on "Matrimonial Law: The Realities of Practice" for law students and recently admitted practitioners from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 3 in 108 O'Brian Hall on the North (Amherst) Campus.

3/29/04

Reinforcing the relationship between periodontal disease and heart disease, oral biologists from the University at Buffalo have shown that levels of two inflammatory proteins known to raise the risk of heart disease can be reduced substantially by regularly treating existing gum infections.

3/29/04

In a study conducted in the University at Buffalo's Periodontal Research Center, researchers showed that giving smokers a supplement containing the antioxidant vitamins C and E and grape seed extract improved the response to treatment, shown by better gum attachment and improved oral health in general.

3/31/04

Lions may get all the good press about being "king of the jungle," but the modern animal that has no predators in the wild, except for man, is the rhinoceros and that probably was the case as long as nine million years ago, recent University at Buffalo research demonstrates.

3/31/04

UB will host a talk by Mary Frances Berry, Ph.D., J.D, on April 8 in which she will discuss the 1954 groundbreaking Supreme Court decision, "Brown vs. the Board of Education," its historical and legal implications and current application.