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5/3/04

Plans for an endowed lectureship fund in the Department of African American Studies in the University at Buffalo's College of Arts and Sciences have received a $1,000 endorsement from a Buffalo club named for famed civil-rights activist Mary Burnett Talbert.

5/3/04

The Senior Challenge at the University at Buffalo has achieved two of its highest totals of recent years, thanks to the UB Class of 2004.

5/4/04

The successful debut last year of "UB This Summer" means the series of workshops, lectures, summer camps and programs will be back for a second run beginning next month with some new additions to a lineup designed to showcase University at Buffalo faculty and facilities to the wider community.

5/5/04

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present Cyndi Lauper at 8 p.m. on Aug. 8 in the Mainstage Theatre in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

5/6/04

Abuse of Iraqi prisoners by members of the U.S. military spotlight a lack of leadership at the U.S. Department of Defense so profound that Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld should resign or be dismissed, according to a University at Buffalo professor, who is an international expert on human rights and international law.

5/7/04

University at Buffalo biomedical engineers have acquired a rapid-prototyping machine to aid their groundbreaking efforts to manufacture living tissues and organs, and fabricate customized implants and prostheses, among other projects.

5/10/04

The University at Buffalo -- which holds the single largest collection of Joyceana in the world -- will celebrate "Ulysses," one of the most influential books of the 20th century, and the 100th anniversary of "Bloomsday," with "A Centennial Bloomsday at Buffalo," a public exhibition of documents, paintings and photographs from the James Joyce Collection of the UB Libraries' Poetry/Rare Book Collection.

5/14/04

Want to make college science faculty really nervous? Tell them to stop lecturing and start telling stories, instead. That's the advice that science faculty hear when they participate in one of the "Case Studies in Science" workshops at the University at Buffalo.

5/11/04

Twelve University at Buffalo residential students have been named recipients of the Nancy Welch Award for developing, implementing or supporting creative programs and projects to benefit the university student community.

5/11/04

Lewis Mandell, professor of finance and managerial economics in the University at Buffalo School of Management, is the 2004 recipient of the Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy's William E. Odom Visionary Leadership Award, which recognizes individuals who provide outstanding service in the arena of personal finance education.

5/11/04

The worldwide public accounting firm of Ernst & Young LLP and its staff members have contributed $36,400 to the University at Buffalo this year, thanks to the Ernst & Young Matching Gifts Program.

5/11/04

Interested in building and repairing your own computer? Looking for a morning workshop for someone who is fairly new to using computers? Thinking of creating a Web page for your church group or sports team? Millard Fillmore College at the University at Buffalo will present a series of workshops this summer for adults with little or no computer experience.

5/11/04

Three faculty members at the University at Buffalo have joined the ranks of distinguished professors appointed by the State University of New York Board of Trustees.

5/11/04

The University at Buffalo Division of University Advancement will sponsor a Women in Philanthropy Seminar to be held from 12:30-2 p.m. May 18 in the Center for Tomorrow on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

5/12/04

The New York State Office of Science, Technology and Academic Research (NYSTAR) has awarded a $750,000 Faculty Development award to the University at Buffalo to recruit Jonathan Bird, Ph.D., as a professor to its Department of Electrical Engineering in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS).

5/14/04

As parts of the Western and Southwestern United States prepare for wildfire season, which experts predict again will be severe, researchers at the University at Buffalo and the U.S. Department of Agriculture are developing a new software tool to use geographic information systems (GIS) to help forest managers optimize efforts to prevent wildfires.

5/14/04

Robert Shibley, Ph.D., professor of architecture at the University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning and founding director of the school's Urban Design Project, was an invited participant on April 23 in the Bruner-Lobe Forum, "Transforming Community through the Arts" in Chattanooga, Tenn.

5/14/04

The Department of Veterans Affairs Western New York Healthcare System and the University at Buffalo today dedicated a new Positron Emission Tomography (PET) camera at the veterans' facility, 3495 Bailey Ave.

5/17/04

The Center for Children and Families at the University at Buffalo will sponsor a lecture by Grover J. "Russ" Whitehurst, director of the U.S. Department of Education's new Institute on Education Sciences (IES), as part of the interdisciplinary center's annual lecture series.

5/17/04

The BS/MS program in athletic training offered by the Department of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences in the University at Buffalo School of Public Health and Health Professions has been accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), the national accrediting agency in the field of allied health.

5/18/04

The University at Buffalo Department of Theatre and Dance again will offer its exciting and educational Summer Dance Program.

5/18/04

The University at Buffalo is expanding its outreach to high school students through a new "Jump Start Your Education High School Program" being offered as part of "UB This Summer" to students who have completed the 10th grade by July 1.

5/19/04

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will hold Explore the Arts, its first technical theater workshops for high school students from 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 16-18 in the Center for the Arts. Registration and fee are required.

5/20/04

Paras Prasad, Ph.D., SUNY Distinguished Professor in the Department of Chemistry in the University at Buffalo's College of Arts and Sciences and Samuel P. Capen Chair, has been awarded the 2004 Morley Medal by the Cleveland section of the American Chemical Society.

5/20/04

Andrea Markelz, Ph.D., assistant professor of physics in the University at Buffalo College of Arts and Sciences, has received a prestigious Faculty Early Career Development Award from the National Science Foundation to develop a technique for measuring the elasticity -- or "bounciness" -- of biomolecules, such as proteins, using ultrafast optical methods.

5/21/04

A $1 million grant to the School of Public Health and Health Professions at the University at Buffalo, made possible by State Sen. Mary Lou Rath, will be used to kick-start an innovative initiative to improve the health and wellness of workers in Western New York.

5/21/04

Hunter's Hope Foundation and the University at Buffalo today announced establishment of the Hunter James Kelly Research Institute, which will focus on research into Krabbe Disease -- the fatal nervous system disorder that affects the 7-year-old son of former Buffalo Bills quarterback Jim Kelly and his wife, Jill -- and related diseases.

5/18/04

Sixteen graduates of the University at Buffalo School of Management received awards during the school's commencement ceremony on May 8.

5/25/04

Making purchasing and other decisions may be a little easier for consumers and decision makers, thanks to a new tool developed by researchers in the University at Buffalo School of Management.

5/24/04

Medically underserved individuals use complementary and alternative medicines at the same rate as the population at large, but they rely more heavily on prayer and low-cost therapies, a study by University at Buffalo researchers has shown.

5/24/04

In findings counter to current beliefs, a new study from the University at Buffalo shows that a diet very low in fat does not lower the risk factors for heart disease in healthy sedentary individuals and, in fact, may increase them.

5/26/04

Graduates in biomedical sciences programs at the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences received awards during a special commencement ceremony held earlier this month.

5/26/04

"Lifelong Learning," a free program for persons ages 55 and older interested in challenging academic lectures, will be held this June as part of UBThisSummer.

5/26/04

Twenty-eight graduates of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University at Buffalo recently received Outstanding Undergraduate Student Awards from their respective departments.

5/26/04

William E. Pelham, Jr., Ph.D., of Amherst, professor of psychology, pediatrics and psychiatry, and director of the Center for Children and Families at the University at Buffalo, has been selected to be a mentor for a new postdoctoral fellowship training program aimed at boosting research on the application of psychological science to education.

5/26/04

Anne E. Meyer, director of the University at Buffalo site of the National Science Foundation-sponsored Industry/University Center for Biosurfaces, has been elected president of the U.S. Society for Biomaterials, a scientific research society with approximately 1,500 members from academia, industry and government agencies.

5/26/04

Three students studying in the Department of Industrial Engineering in the University at Buffalo School of Engineering and Applied Sciences have received national awards.

5/26/04

The University at Buffalo recognized 56 faculty members and researchers at the Scholars, Inventors and Entrepreneurs Reception held from today in the Center for Tomorrow on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

5/27/04

The world's most notoriously difficult-to-read novel, "Ulysses" by James Joyce, is really an easy read at its heart, according to the Joyce Scholar-In-Residence at the University at Buffalo. "For all the talk about the difficulty of "Ulysses," it is actually a fairly simple book," says Sam Slote, who works alongside curators at UB's renowned James Joyce Collection -- the world's most comprehensive archive of Joyce literary artifacts and personal belongings.

5/28/04

An evening lecture series offering presentations on a variety of topics of interest to senior citizens, including the new Medicare prescription drug law, paying for long-term care and planning for death or disability, will be held in June on the University at Buffalo North (Amherst) Campus.

5/28/04

Career Perspectives, a series of free evening seminars designed to offer information for college and high school students exploring career options after graduation, as well as persons looking to make a career change, will be offered during June at the University at Buffalo.