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8/3/04

A University at Buffalo research team has invented a new way to synthesize quantum dots -- luminescent nanocrystals made from semiconductor material that have the potential to be used to build exciting new devices for biological and environmental sensing, quantum computing, lasers and telecommunications.

8/6/04

The Industry/University Cooperative Research Center for Biosurfaces at the University at Buffalo has been renewed as a "national center" by the National Science Foundation for a five-year term.

8/6/04

An exciting, new dual master's-degree program offered by the University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning exemplifies the interdisciplinary exchange provoked by the effect of the digital technology revolution on the field of architecture.

8/9/04

For many school-age kids, geography consists mostly of maps of faraway places and the capitals of the 50 states. But some inner-city Buffalo children have been studying geography much closer to home and University at Buffalo researchers are paying attention.

8/9/04

Veterans of the first Persian Gulf War suffering from medically unexplained fatigue associated with Gulf War Syndrome may have a genetic predisposition for developing the condition, geneticists at the University at Buffalo have found.

8/9/04

Paul Zarembka, Ph.D., professor of economics at the University at Buffalo, says his former student, Daniel Cross of Hamburg, "is an outstanding student and a human being committed to economic justice, and this award is richly deserved." Cross is the first UB recipient of the annual Eugene P. Link Scholarship presented by United University Professions (UUP), the SUNY-wide faculty/staff labor union.

8/11/04

The NMDA receptor, a brain protein crucial for learning and memory, can function as a "frequency discriminator," translating stimulation frequency into current amplitude and possibly deciding whether the neuron will learn to become more or less receptive to future experiences, University of Buffalo biophysicists have revealed.

8/12/04

A University at Buffalo biological sciences professor will be among the scientists on hand in early September to study the once-a-year spawning of massive star corals off of the Florida coast that generates millions of infant corals.

8/13/04

The University at Buffalo is set to enroll what may be the brightest freshman class in its history, and it has made significant strides to improve the diversity of incoming freshmen.

8/13/04

John Cerne, Ph.D., assistant professor of physics in the College of Arts, has received a $75,000 Cottrell Scholar Award from the Research Corporation to study the fundamental physics of materials that are revolutionizing the understanding of metals.

8/13/04

Graduate students in the University at Buffalo School of Informatics will work to make library Web sites in remote communities accessible to users with disabilities under a federal grant to a statewide consortium that includes the school's Department of Library and Information Studies.

8/17/04

Going to the dentist could be considerably more pleasant for patients, less time-consuming for dentists and less costly to the health-care system in the future if a new study being undertaken by oral biologists at the University at Buffalo goes as predicted.

8/19/04

Applications for the professional pharmacy degree program in the University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences for the upcoming academic year more than doubled over last year, reflecting a strong nationwide demand for pharmacists and the school's reputation as one of the country's top pharmacy schools.

8/19/04

An intervention that may reduce the incidence of hospital-acquired pneumonia in ventilated patients in intensive-care units by up to 50 percent is being tested by researchers from the University at Buffalo, supported by a $1.69 million grant from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research.

8/20/04

Scientists from the U.S., Europe, South America, Asia and Australia will convene in Buffalo on Sept. 10-12 to discuss the latest research on the relationship between periodontal disease and many chronic systemic diseases in a symposium honoring Robert J. Genco, D.D.S., Ph.D., an international leader in the field of dental research.

8/20/04

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present Bruce Hornsby at 8 p.m. on Nov 1 in the Mainstage theater in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

8/20/04

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present Nellie McKay at 8 p.m. on Sept 10 in the Drama Theatre in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

8/20/04

The University at Buffalo Law School is offering a new General Master's of Laws (LL.M.) program. This post-professional degree program, open to students who have completed their first professional degrees in law, initially will admit international students who hold a first degree in law from a university in their own country.

8/20/04

The University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences this fall will begin offering a new Bachelor of Science degree in biomedical sciences for students who anticipate applying to professional or graduate programs in the health sciences.

8/23/04

"Conventional/Unconventional Images," an exhibition of more than 60-black-and white photos that look at the 1972 Democratic National Convention in Miami from two perspectives, is on view at UB Anderson Gallery, Martha Jackson Place, through Sept. 2.

8/27/04

Campus-wide searches to fill three vice provost positions in the Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs will commence at the start of the fall semester, Satish K. Tripathi said in a letter to the university community distributed on Aug. 18.

8/27/04

Secure knowledge management, the growing dilemma of how to gather, organize and share information among employees in organizations while ensuring security, will be the subject of a workshop to be held Sept. 23 and 24 in the Buffalo/Niagara Marriott, 1340 Millersport Highway, Amherst.

8/27/04

Scott Williams, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Mathematics in the University at Buffalo's College of Arts and Sciences, has been named one of the "50 Most Important Blacks in Research Science" for 2004 by Science Spectrum magazine.

8/27/04

The relationship between Ezra Pound's music compositions and his literary theories will be the subject of presentation and discussion on Oct. 1 by Robert Hughes and Margaret Fisher, Ph.D., two artists who have made the explication and performance of Pound's music a personal crusade.

8/30/04

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo, in collaboration with the UB Polish Studies Program, the Polish Arts Club of Buffalo and the Kosciuszko Foundation, Western New York Division, will present Warsaw Village Band at 8 p.m. on Sept. 14 in the Drama Theatre located at the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

8/31/04

Because of the Labor Day holiday, the embargo on the study by University at Buffalo researchers on social adjustment in children of short stature that will be reported in the September issue of Pediatrics has been moved to 12:01 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2004.

8/31/04

The University at Buffalo and the Global Bio Pharma Conference Group is sponsoring "Global Bio Pharma Conference -- 2004," a gathering of biopharmaceutical industry leaders, academicians, scientists, entrepreneurs and representatives from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to discuss "emerging issues, challenges and opportunities in the new millennium for biologicals, pharmaceuticals, clinical trials and diagnostics."

8/31/04

Teachers nationwide say about five percent of children in their classrooms have been diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and they estimate another 5 percent have ADHD but are undiagnosed, according to a survey conducted by University at Buffalo researchers.

8/31/04

"Citizen Kane," considered by many to be one of the greatest films ever made, will be among the offerings in the ninth edition of "Buffalo Film Seminars," the semester-long series of screenings and discussions sponsored by UB and the Market Arcade Film and Arts Center.

8/30/04

The University at Buffalo has received FCC licensing to operate UBAlert, its own low-power campus advisory and parking radio station to broadcast commuter, safety, weather, traffic directions/detours and event information.