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4/2/04

Robert G. Shibley, professor of architecture and director of the Urban Design Project in the University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning, has been named the sixth recipient of one of his field's most prestigious awards -- the James Haecker Distinguished Leadership Award for Architectural Research presented by the Architectural Research Centers Consortium.

4/3/04

"Brain Wash," a video installation by Pei-Yun Lee, will open with a reception at the UB Anderson Gallery on April 8 from 6-8:30 pm. The installation will remain on view in the second floor gallery through May 9.

4/3/04

"The Talking Cure," the installation of a graphic novel written and illustrated by Christopher Mostyn, will open with a reception at the University at Buffalo Anderson Gallery on April 8 from 6-8:30 p.m.

4/6/04

Switzerland is widely recognized as one of today's most important centers of modern architectural thought and Peter Zumthor, the 2004 Will and Nan Clarkson Visiting Chair in Architecture at the University at Buffalo, has produced works that are among his nation's major achievements.

4/6/04

Sarah Goldhagen, author of an influential and myth-busting book on Louis Kahn, one of the most important architects to emerge in the decades after World War II, will present the final talk in the 2003-04 Lecture Series of the University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning.

4/6/04

It's bad enough that fossils, buried deep in layers of rock for thousands or millions of years, may be damaged or missing pieces, but what really challenges paleontologists, according to University at Buffalo researchers, is the amount of deformation that most fossils exhibit. That's why a UB researcher and her colleagues are working on a computational method to morph fossils back to their original shapes by calculating and excising the deformation.

4/6/04

A novel rat behavioral model of tinnitus that will allow researchers to study this debilitating condition in a manner never before possible and to test potential treatments has been developed by researchers with the University at Buffalo's Center for Hearing & Deafness.

4/7/04

The University at Buffalo today announced it is adding seven new units to the core component of bioinformatics to enhance its Buffalo Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences.

4/7/04

Miramax Films, the independent film company founded by Co-chairmen Harvey and Bob Weinstein, has generously established a $50,000 scholarship fund to support qualified New York State students from diverse backgrounds entering the Master of Arts in the Humanities/ Film and Performance Program at the University at Buffalo.

4/8/04

Noted structural engineer Jane Wernick, best known in the United States for the Millennium Wheel -- the 40-story Ferris wheel that is not only an engineering feat of no small proportions, but a new landmark on the London skyline -- will speak at the University at Buffalo on April 12 as part of the 2003-04 lecture series sponsored by the University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning.

4/8/04

Three University at Buffalo faculty members -- Philip Thomas LoVerde, Barry Smith and Tsu-Teh Soong -- have been named SUNY Distinguished Professors by the State University of New York Board of Trustees.

4/9/04

"Surviving in the Theatre" will be the topic of the opening lecture of "UB At Noon for Distinguished Alumni," the spring luncheon speaker series presented by the University at Buffalo Alumni Association.

4/9/04

Five graduates of the University at Buffalo Law School will receive Distinguished Alumni Awards for their contributions to the legal profession and community at the 42nd annual UB Law Alumni Association meeting and dinner to be held at 6 p.m. April 28 in the Hyatt Regency Buffalo.

4/9/04

Tim Russert, senior vice president of NBC News and producer and moderator of "Meet the Press," will deliver the final lecture in the 2003-04 Distinguished Speaker Series of the University at Buffalo at 8 p.m. April 21 in Alumni Arena on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

4/9/04

Where once a little language stood in the way, readers -- including a few at NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab -- now can dip into the work of fifth-century Indian poet and dramatist, Kalidasa, or "listen" to a 17th-century Mexican nun excoriate men who lay siege to a woman's honor, then condemn her as a whore. These new and ancient tales are available because of LiT<i>gloss</i>, the hugely successful text translation Web site produced and maintained by the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures in the University at Buffalo.

4/12/04

Martin Holt of Birmingham, Ala., a student at the Alabama School of Fine Arts in Birmingham, has been named the first-prize winner in the poetry contest for high school students sponsored by the University at Buffalo College of Arts and Sciences (CAS). Initiated by CAS Dean Uday Sukhatme, the poetry contest was held as part of the college's increased efforts to introduce high school students to UB and its College of Arts and Sciences.

4/12/04

If you are over 50, a smoker or regularly consume alcohol, you could be a candidate for oral cancer, a disease that is treatable if caught early. On April 17, faculty and students in the University at Buffalo's School of Dental Medicine will offer free oral cancer screening at the dental school on the UB South (Main Street) Campus.

4/12/04

Preliminary results of a comprehensive program to prevent children from using alcohol or other drugs shows that a family-treatment approach emphasizing communication and skill-building may be effective in reducing the risk of children becoming substance abusers, according to researchers from the University at Buffalo School of Social Work.

4/12/04

Like any emerging technology, nanophotonics -- the science behind light and matter interacting on the nanoscale -- is ripe for all kinds of claims ranging from the sublime to the far-fetched. So it is an opportune time for the publication of "Nanophotonics," the first book to comprehensively cover nanophotonics, both as a fundamental phenomenon and as the origin of technologies and devices that will impact fields ranging from information technology to drug delivery.

4/14/04

For years, residents living in the Bellevue section of Cheektowaga have wondered if something in their environment contributes to an increased incidence of disease in their neighborhood. University at Buffalo researchers, working with the New York State Department of Health, hope finally to be able to answer that question by year's end, but first they say they need more residents to fill out and return to them important 10-page surveys.

4/14/04

SUNY Distinguished Professor Barry Smith, Ph.D., Julian Park Professor of Philosophy at the University at Buffalo, has received a $1,124,000 grant from the Volkswagen Foundation to continue support of the Buffalo-Leipzig Institute for Formal Ontology and Medical Information Science (INFOMIS) through 2007.

4/15/04

"Networks, art and collaboration," a conference that will look at the many means of dissent devised by media artists, theorists, activists and critics, and consider their long-term goals in the face of global media consolidation will be held April 24 and 25 at the University at Buffalo.

4/15/04

Four students at the University at Buffalo will receive the J. Scott Fleming Merit Awards for leadership and volunteer efforts that promote student involvement and the student experience.

4/15/04

Results of the clinical trial of estrogen supplementation for postmenopausal women who have had a hysterectomy, an arm of the Women's Health Initiative, show there is no overall health benefit to taking the hormone.

4/15/04

A patient who is losing large amounts of blood presents a medical emergency, requiring proper blood-typing and immediate access to multiple units of compatible blood. Health workers must hope that a transfusion doesn't add to the emergency and that the patient has no objection to receiving blood products. Then there are the cost and logistics of maintaining large stocks of blood at the ready. The solution to these problems may lie in an inorganic compound being developed as a blood substitute at the University at Buffalo.

4/15/04

Faced with possible declines in international-student enrollments due to strict post-9/11 student-visa regulations, the University at Buffalo is among several U.S. institutions reaching out to international students by establishing new programs and campuses on international soil.

4/16/04

Hung Q. Ngo, Ph.D., an assistant professor of computer science and engineering in the University at Buffalo's School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, has received a prestigious Faculty Early Career Development Award from the National Science Foundation to develop a theory for the design and analysis of ultra-fast optical switches.

4/16/04

A breakfast of Egg McMuffin and hash browns may taste good, but its high-fat, high-carbohydrate content wreaks havoc in the body's blood vessels, University at Buffalo endocrinologists have found.

4/16/04

"Get Your Ass in the Water and Swim Like Me: Narrative Poetry From Black Oral Tradition," a book collected and compiled by SUNY Distinguished Professor Bruce Jackson of the University at Buffalo, is back for a second go 'round.

4/16/04

The sitcom "Friends," which is ending its 10-year run on TV next month, will be remembered as one of those rare shows that marked a change in American culture, according to a pop-culture expert at the University at Buffalo.

4/20/04

Experts with differing points of view from the fields of law, national security and information dissemination will participate in a public seminar on April 29 at the University at Buffalo to explore the impact of the U.S.A.P.A.T.RI.O.T. Act on the country, its laws and institutions.

4/20/04

Blood tests to determine the amount of cholesterol and triglycerides in the bloodstream are nearly always conducted after a 12-hour fast. Increasingly, however, researchers are interested in levels of cholesterol and other lipids, particularly triglycerides, in the bloodstream after eating, which has been shown to be associated with the development of atherosclerosis. Researchers at the University at Buffalo have shown that one way to counter this destructive rise in blood lipids after eating is to include soy products in the diet.

4/21/04

Satish K. Tripathi, Ph.D., dean of the Bourns College of Engineering at the University of California, Riverside, has been named provost of the University at Buffalo by UB President John B. Simpson.

4/21/04

A computing division is teaching students how to put their computers to "sleep." A chemistry department found ways to reduce fume hood use without affecting classes or research. A library department found a way to recycle microfiches and microfilms. These are just a few of the University at Buffalo's environmental efforts being celebrated this Earth Day (April 22) as part of the new Green Partners program, organized by faculty, staff and students of UB's Environmental Task Force.

4/22/04

The Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Technology Transfer (T2RERC) at the University at Buffalo has received a $4.75 million five-year grant from the National Institute on Disability Rehabilitation Research to research, evaluate, transfer and commercialize assistive devices for persons with disabilities.

4/22/04

The 100th anniversary of Bloomsday is in the wings and several treasured items from the University at Buffalo Libraries' James Joyce Collection are being packed up and sent off to Ireland for the largest celebration of that anniversary in the world.

4/23/04

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present Explore the Arts, its first theatrical arts summer program for children, from July 12-16 at the Center for the Arts. Registration and fee are required.

4/24/04

The William R. Greiner Scholarship Fund has been newly established in the University at Buffalo Law School to honor UB's 13th president, who retired as UB's chief executive officer at the end of last December.

4/28/04

Gerald S. Lippes, J.D. '64, a distinguished attorney and University at Buffalo Council member, and his wife, Sandra F. Lippes, B.A. '84, have pledged $1 million to UB, $700,000 of which will go to the College of Arts and Sciences to establish an interdisciplinary graduate degree program in arts administration.

4/29/04

Former University at Buffalo president Steven B. Sample will receive the Chancellor Charles P. Norton Medal, UB's highest award, during the university's 158th general commencement ceremony, to be held at 10 a.m. on May 9 in Alumni Arena on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

4/29/04

The Department of Accounting and Law in the University at Buffalo School of Management received the Organization of the Year Award from the Buffalo chapter of the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) at the chapter's monthly meeting on April 22.

4/29/04

The LEAP (Learning Experientially in an Academic Practicum) Program in the University at Buffalo School of Management recently honored seven professionals for their contribution to the professional development of UB student interns who worked for them.

4/30/04

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present Bob Newhart at 8 p.m. on Aug. 13 in the Mainstage theater in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus. Tickets for the performance will go on sale at 10 a.m. May 7.

4/30/04

James L. Hoot, Ph.D., director of the Early Childhood Research Center at the University at Buffalo, has received the 2004 Patty Smith Hill Award, the highest honor accorded its members by the Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI), one of the world's oldest professional educational organizations.

4/30/04

Four teams of students and alumni from the University at Buffalo will compete for cash and services in excess of $50,000 in the final round of the inaugural Technology Entrepreneur Competition from 4-6 p.m. on May 7 in the Jacobs Executive Development Center, 672 Delaware Ave.