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6/3/04

Corals can develop new symbiotic relationships with algae from their environments after they've undergone bleaching, the process by which corals whiten as a result of environmental stress, University at Buffalo biologists report in the current issue of Science.

6/1/04

Johnson & Johnson, through its Focused Giving Program, has committed $180,000 to the University at Buffalo to develop a biologically inspired smart sensor system (BIS3) that would have potential applications in medical and industrial situations, and that could enhance U.S. military efforts to improve homeland security.

6/1/04

Several local business leaders recently surprised former University at Buffalo President Steven B. Sample with a scholarship named on his behalf, an honor they felt is befitting the visionary leader noted for his legendary support of scholarship at the highest levels.

6/3/04

Interpersonal aggression and vandalism in high school are directly related to alcohol use during school hours, according to researchers at the University at Buffalo's Research Institute on Addictions (RIA) and Canisius College.

6/3/04

A workshop that will bring together an interdisciplinary group of international scholars to explore various aspects of the police power as a modern technology of governance will be presented June 12-13 by the Baldy Center for Law and Social Policy at the University at Buffalo Law School.

6/3/04

Ten students in the University at Buffalo School of Nursing received awards at the school's recent commencement ceremony.

6/3/04

Forty-five graduates of the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences received awards at the school's recent commencement ceremony.

6/3/04

University at Buffalo School of Management alumnus Tim Rogers received the UB "Accounting Alumnus of the Year" Award at the annual UB Accounting and Law Awards Banquet, held in April in the Buffalo Marriott Hotel.

6/3/04

Boeing could jeopardize the launch funding of the new 7E7 aircraft should it press for an investigation of government subsidies received by rival Airbus because Boeing itself has received government subsides that violate world-trade agreements, according to David Pritchard, a research associate at the Canada-United States Trade Center within the University at Buffalo Department of Geography.

6/3/04

He was an odd-duck Vermont farmer who invented photomicrography and produced thousands of stunning photographs of snow crystals to prove that no two are alike. He made 10,000 glass photomicrographic plates, upon which he captured the images of individual snow crystals, dew and frost. Over the years, the glass plates deteriorated, however, and the work of Wilson Alwyn Bentley might have been lost forever to researchers and the public, had not a group of graduate students from the University at Buffalo stepped in to save it for posterity.

6/4/04

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present Bill Rancic at 8 p.m. on Sept. 17 in the Mainstage theater located at the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

6/4/04

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present David Sedaris at 8 p.m. on Oct. 16 in the Mainstage theater in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus. This event is sponsored by WBFO 88.7 FM, and Barnes & Noble Booksellers.

6/8/04

The University at Buffalo College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) will offer a series of discrete weekend seminars this summer featuring lectures and informal discussions on the Western New York works of Frank Lloyd Wright, the history of UB and highlights of the academic history of the CAS.

6/8/04

Classical archaeologist and author Stephen L. Dyson, Park Professor of Classics at the University at Buffalo, has had quite a year, professionally speaking. It has seen the publication of his two important new books and the receipt of a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to fund a five-week seminar for college teachers this summer at the American Academy in Rome.

6/15/04

Physicians dispensed with the "Once a cesarean, always a cesarean" approach to childbirth in low-risk women more than 20 years ago, in an effort to curb the rising cesarean rate. However, rates of vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC) began to decline in the mid 1990s. To shed light on this development, epidemiologists at the University at Buffalo assessed specific characteristics that were associated with both attempt and success of VBAC in women who were low-risk candidates for this type of delivery.

6/15/04

Women who habitually consume alcohol without food, and men who drink daily rather than less frequently, are at increased risk of liver damage even after adjusting for amount of alcohol consumed, the first study of the effects of drinking patterns on biochemical indicators of alcohol-related liver damage has shown.

6/9/04

Current efforts to develop a biotechnology industry presence in Western New York will be the focus of a full-day symposium to be hosted by the University at Buffalo School of Management on July 21.

6/9/04

New York State Governor George E. Pataki has declared June 11, 2004, as a statewide day of prayer and remembrance in honor of President Ronald Wilson Reagan, and has directed that all state offices, including the University at Buffalo, be closed for the day.

6/9/04

New York State Governor George E. Pataki has declared June 11, 2004, as a statewide day of prayer and remembrance in honor of President Ronald Wilson Reagan, and has directed that all state offices, including the University at Buffalo, be closed for the day.

6/15/04

If new mothers need a reason to shed pounds gained during pregnancy other than to fit into their pre-pregnancy clothes, a new study from the University at Buffalo provides it. UB epidemiologists have found a strong association between weight gain and risk of postmenopausal breast cancer for women who put on the most pounds between their first pregnancy and menopause, compared to those who gained the least.

6/16/04

John B. Sheffer, II, founder and executive director of the University at Buffalo's Institute for Local Governance and Regional Growth, announced today that he will retire from the leadership role at the institute on Sept. 1.

6/17/04

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present the Grammy Award-winning musical group, Bela Fleck and the Flecktones at 8 p.m. on Oct. 6 in the Mainstage theater, located at the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

6/18/04

The University at Buffalo has a new option for Fredonia-area residents who want to pursue a master's degree in library science (MLS) through the UB School of Informatics' Department of Library and Information Studies (DLIS).

6/18/04

The Greece Central School District (GCSD) in Monroe County, the seventh-largest school district in New York State, has a critical need for school librarians. To alleviate the shortage, the district has partnered with the Department of Library and Information Studies in the University at Buffalo School of Informatics and will reimburse part of the costs of educating school library media specialists.

6/15/04

Smoking is known to increase the risk and severity of gum disease and gum disease appears to increase the risk of heart attack, so being a non-smoker would seem to lower the heart-attack risk in those with gum disease. Not so, researchers at the University at Buffalo have found. A study reported at the Society for Epidemiological Research showed that in those younger than 55, the association between gum disease and heart-attack risk was strong in both smokers and non-smokers.

6/22/04

The third annual Samuel P. Capen Garden Walk will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on July 10 in the Eggertsville and University Heights areas near the UB South (Main Street) Campus.

6/22/04

The relationships between participation in high school and college athletics, gender, substance use, and other health-risk behaviors in college-age young adults will be the focus of a study conducted under a $471,000 grant awarded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse to researchers at the University at Buffalo's Research Institute on Addictions.

6/23/04

Fifty students received awards and honors during the UB Law School's recent commencement ceremony, with eight students receiving multiple awards.

6/23/04

The School of Nursing at the University at Buffalo is adding a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in nursing degree program to its curricula in response to the critical shortage of nursing faculty in New York State and the nation.

6/24/04

"Arnold Mesches: FBI Files," an exhibition of approximately 40 collages and 5 large paintings by artist Arnold Mesches, will be open to the public in the UB Art Gallery from June 28 through Sept. 13.

6/25/04

A 24-hour virtual cafe of art, pop culture, history and scientific progress is just the tip of the iceberg of the University at Buffalo Libraries' digital universe, with 40 to 50 virtual collections/exhibits now available for viewing.

6/25/04

Audre Lorde -- an American original who became a major figure in women's, African-American and lesbian literature -- is the focus of the biography "Warrior Poet" (Norton, 2004), written by Masani Alexis DeVeaux, professor and chair of the Department of Women's Studies at the University at Buffalo.

6/25/04

A University at Buffalo assistant professor is exploring ways to preserve proteins and other biomaterials so that they can be more widely used, primarily in pharmaceutical products, thanks to a $200,000 James D. Watson Investigator grant from the New York State Office of Science, Technology and Academic Research (NYSTAR).

6/25/04

Thirty-two Western New York business owners, operators and high-level managers have graduated from the Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership (CEL) Core Program in the UB School of Management.

6/26/04

Campus Dining & Shops/FSA at the University at Buffalohas entered into a five-year, exclusive-vendor agreement with Pepsi to provide soft drink products for UB.

6/28/04

A two-thousand pound "operable" bronze book, the pages of which chart the history and physical development of the City of Buffalo and describe many points of its civic pride, will be installed in The Gallery at the Buffalo Niagara International Airport on June 29, where it will be exhibited through December.

6/28/04

Diagnosing damage to a special group of sensory cells in the ear that affects hearing and determining whether a new pharmaceutical compound can protect the inner ear against hearing loss will be the focus of two grants awarded by the National Institutes of Health to the Center for Hearing and Deafness at the University at Buffalo.

6/28/04

Accumulating fat around one's middle can significantly impair lung function, new findings from the University at Buffalo show, in addition to increasing the risk of heart disease.

6/29/04

Twenty-three new graduates of the School of Public Health and Health Professions at the University at Buffalo were honored with scholarships and awards during the school's recent commencement ceremony.

6/29/04

The Department of Biostatistics in the School of Public Health and Health Professions at the University at Buffalo has received approval from the state Education Department to re-activate the graduate program in statistics, which had been suspended in 1998.

6/29/04

Flute performers and educators from around the world will be in residence at UB July 8-17 for "Pantasmagoria," a series of master classes, interactive workshops and concerts aimed at exploring the changing world of contemporary classical flute playing.

6/29/04

Two projects of the University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning have received awards from the Western New York Section of the American Planning Association (APA).

6/30/04

The University at Buffalo is installing three monumental bas-relief friezes depicting athletes engaged in Olympic sports that were conserved, restored and cast in bronze by students and faculty of the Department of Art in the College of Arts and Sciences.