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9/7/04

A new study counters the prevailing belief that children and adolescents who are extra short have social adjustment problems and fewer friends than children of average height, challenging one rationale for intervening at an early age with human growth-hormone treatment.

9/1/04

Thomas J. Shuell, Ph.D., of Niagara Falls, professor in the Department of Counseling, School and Educational Psychology, University at Buffalo Graduate School of Education, has received a 2004-05 Fulbright Scholar Award from the J. William Fulbright Foundation.

9/1/04

A research institute to examine ways to improve security systems at airports and other transportation hubs is being established at the University at Buffalo under a $538,000 grant from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to a UB engineering professor who is an expert in human factors that affect aviation inspection.

9/2/04

John B. Simpson will be recognized officially as the University at Buffalo's 14th president in an investiture ceremony at 3 p.m. Oct. 15 in the MainStage theater in the Center for the Arts (CFA) on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

9/2/04

Lisa C. Freemen, Ph.D., associate professor of pharmacology and director of mentored training at the College of Veterinary Medicine at Kansas State University, will spend the 2004-05 academic year at the University at Buffalo as part of the American Council of Education (ACE) Fellows Program.

9/2/04

The impact of government policies on cultural production and personal privacy and the art sector's response to censorship will be the subject of an interdisciplinary art and law workshop to be held Sept. 10 at the University at Buffalo.

9/7/04

George W. Bush has a very good chance of winning a second term in the White House, according to "trial-heat-and-economy" and "convention bump" forecasts produced by James E. Campbell, professor of political science at the University at Buffalo.

9/7/04

Boeing Corp., the only remaining U.S. commercial aircraft manufacturer, is outsourcing the technologies and innovations that once made it the aerospace sector's undisputed global leader, according to a study by two University at Buffalo industrial geographers.

9/7/04

Studio for Architecture, the award-winning Buffalo architectural firm of Mehrdad Hadighi, associate professor of architecture, and Shadi Nazarian, clinical associate professor of architecture, both in the University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning, was named one of the "25 most intriguing, innovative and intrepid architecture firms, from all over the world" by Wallpaper* magazine in its July, 2004 Annual Design Directory issue.

9/7/04

Anyone who knows children, knows that you can't "make" them do something they don't want to do, and that holds true when it comes to reading, although reading itself is a requirement for academic, economic, social and future parental success. Parents can, however, help make reading a palatable, pleasurable activity, one that children ultimately will pursue on their own, to their own tremendous benefit, says a faculty member in the University at Buffalo School of Informatics.

9/7/04

Wednesdays at 4 PLUS, the distinguished reading series founded by poet Robert Creeley, former David Gray Chair in Poetics at the University at Buffalo, opens its Fall 2004 program this week with two literary stars who will make presentations on Sept. 9: Indian novelist and activist Arundhati Roy and author Ulla Dydo, a "reader of Gertrude Stein without equal."

9/8/04

When the ground-breaking and long-awaited $199 million National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) opens in Washington, D.C. on Sept. 21, it will feature a spectacular "Wall of Gold" developed by guest curator Jolene Rickard, Ph.D., associate professor of art history at the University at Buffalo and Tuscaroran photographer, art historian, theorist and essayist.

9/9/04

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo has announced that the lecture by Bill Rancic originally scheduled for Sept. 17 at 8 p.m. has been cancelled due to a scheduling conflict.

9/9/04

The nanomedicine program of the University at Buffalo's Institute for Lasers, Photonics and Biophotonics is moving beyond the benchtop, thanks to a $925,000 grant to the institute from the John R. Oishei Foundation.

9/9/04

The University at Buffalo Poetics Program will continue its Fall 2004 series of literary readings and lectures, "Wednesdays at 4 PLUS," with a reading of works in progress by graduate students in the UB Poetics Program at 4 p.m. on Sept. 15, followed by additional readings and talks by Alan Filreis, Susan Howe and Raymond Federman.

9/9/04

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present "Adventures of the Monkey King: A Beijing Opera" at 8 p.m. on Oct. 8 in the Mainstage theater in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

9/10/04

Star 102.5, Mercedes Benz, and the Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present Tears For Fears at 8 p.m. on Oct 4 in the Mainstage theater in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

9/10/04

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present Linda Eder at 8 p.m. on Dec. 11 in the Mainstage theater in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus. The concert is sponsored by Different Strokes -- Paint Your Own Pottery Studio.

9/10/04

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present Colin Quinn at 8 p.m. on Nov. 12 in the Mainstage theaterin the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus. The performance is sponsored by the undergraduate Student Association.

9/10/04

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present Kathleen Battle at 8 p.m. on Oct. 14 in the Mainstage theater in the Center for the Arts on the UB North Amherst Campus. This performance is made possible by the Bernice Poss Memorial Fund.

9/10/04

Concerns about privacy, surveillance and censorship are not new to the world stage. With the passage of the USA Patriot Act, however, members of the art and legal communities have begun to raise new questions about the chilling effect of government policy on artistic expression. The University at Buffalo Art Gallery and UB Law School collaborate today in a unique way to discuss the impact of government policies on cultural production and personal privacy, and the art community's response to censorship.

9/10/04

More than 25 programs and events highlighting issues involving women and gender will be on tap during "Gender Matters 3," the third annual Gender Week to be held Sept. 17-24 at the University at Buffalo.

9/10/04

Pulitzer-prize winning journalist Ross Gelbspan, will talk about global warming and climate change at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 21 in Allen Hall on the University at Buffalo South (Main Street) Campus.

9/14/04

Preoccupied as we are with the end of urbanism, Buffalonians ought to chuck the chicken wings and gobble up some Douglas Rae. With his arresting new book, "CITY: Urbanism and Its End" (Yale University Press, 2003), Rae has excited the moribund national discussion about whether or not fading urban centers can evolve again into lively and exciting places to live.

9/14/04

Whether uninterested, uninformed or simply ignorant, many millions of Americans cannot answer even basic questions about American politics, much less world affairs, and it has cost the United States dearly, says a communications researcher and professor in the School of Informatics at the University at Buffalo.

9/16/04

The University at Buffalo Department of Philosophy has announced that Kwame Anthony Appiah will deliver the department's annual George H. Hourani lectures in moral philosophy.

9/16/04

Marsha S. Henderson, president of KeyBank-Western New York, has been named the 2004 Niagara Frontier Executive of the Year by the University at Buffalo School of Management.

9/16/04

Sudden cardiac death each year claims the lives of more than 350,000 seemingly healthy men and women in the U.S., yet physicians continue to be perplexed about its underlying causes. A new study by investigators in the University at Buffalo Center for Research in Cardiovascular Medicine, one of the largest undertaken on sudden cardiac death (SCD), may help provide some answers.

9/16/04

The U.S. Department of Defense, through the U.S. Army Research Laboratory, has awarded Ultra-Scan Corp. and the University at Buffalo's Center for Unified Biometrics and Sensors (CUBS) a highly competitive Small Business Technology Transfer Research contract.

9/17/04

As part of the celebration of the inauguration of John B. Simpson, Ph.D., as its 14th president, the University at Buffalo is offering area students a unique opportunity to get involved with science education and research by attending for free a lecture by a nationally regarded astronomer.

9/17/04

Leslie Weisman, a star in the field of architectural theory and education and the author of several books on gender and design, and Australian Sean Godsell, architect of several award-winning houses, will present slide lectures at the University at Buffalo this month as part of the annual series sponsored by the School of Architecture and Planning.

9/20/04

Endocrinologists from the University at Buffalo are providing one more link in the growing chain of evidence pointing to chronic cellular inflammation as the precursor of heart disease and diabetes.

9/21/04

The ability to form categories is a crucial cognitive ability shared by humans and animals. It plays an important role in the way in which humans and animals behave toward objects in their worlds.

9/22/04

The Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning landmark American musical Rent, written by Jonathan Larson and directed by Michael Greif, is coming to the Mainstage Theatre at the Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo for two performances, to be held Feb. 22-23 at 8 p.m. Tickets for all performances will go on sale at 10 a.m. on Sept. 24.

9/22/04

For the fourth consecutive year, the University at Buffalo School of Management has been ranked as one of the world's "top business schools" by The Wall Street Journal.

9/22/04

Lauren Fix, B.S. '86, one of the leading automotive experts in the nation and a frequent guest on national television and cable network shows, will open the University at Buffalo's "UB at Sunrise Downtown" speaker series with a presentation titled "Driving Ambition," to be held Oct. 12 in the Hyatt Regency, 2 Fountain Plaza.

9/22/04

The public's fascination with evil witches and the issue of identity theft will be the topics of two lectures to be held this fall as part of the UB at Noon for Distinguished Alumni Luncheon Series.

9/23/04

A grand opening ceremony for the new National Science Foundation George E. Brown Jr. Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (NEES) Facility at the University at Buffalo will be held 2 p.m. tomorrow (Friday, September 24, 2004) in Ketter Hall on the University at Buffalo's North (Amherst) Campus.

9/24/04

Obese children as young as 7 show signs of thickening and stiffness of the carotid arteries, a signal that they are headed for premature heart disease, a study conducted in Southern Italy has shown.

9/24/04

Pianist Leon Fleisher open the University at Buffalo Department of Music's concert schedule for October with a recital at 8 p.m. Oct. 1 in Lippes Concert Hall in Slee Hall, North Campus. Among the other performers appearing at UB in October are the Meridian Arts Ensemble, the Cassatt String Quartet and the Slee Sinfonietta, UB's professional chamber orchestra. All October concerts are among the more than 50 inaugural events celebrating the investiture of John B. Simpson as UB's 14th president.

9/24/04

Higher-education leaders from more than 15 countries -- including presidents from 10 overseas universities -- will gather at UB next month to discuss how globalization and government policies are creating opportunities and barriers for international students who wish to study in the United States or elsewhere in the world.

9/24/04

The richness and breadth of academics at UB will be showcased during the month of October, with nearly 50 lectures, symposia, workshops and conferences designated as part of the Inaugural Academic Program being held on campus in conjunction with the Oct. 15 investiture of John B. Simpson as UB's 14th president.

9/24/04

An abandoned former 4-H camp in the woods of Sardinia in southern Erie County is well on its way to becoming a year-round, residential, environmental education center, thanks to a unique partnership between UB, Erie County and the not-for-profit environmental group Earth Spirit Educational Services Inc.

9/24/04

In celebration of the lifelong career of Harvey Breverman, SUNY Distinguished Professor in the University at Buffalo Department of Art and internationally renowned artist and educator, the UB Art Galleries will present "Harvey Breverman: Humanist Impulses, Selected Paintings, Drawings, Prints."

9/24/04

A new era in earthquake-engineering research was ushered in today with the grand opening of the National Science Foundation's George E. Brown Jr. Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (NEES) Facility within the University at Buffalo Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering.

9/27/04

Huw M. L. Davies, Ph.D., Larkin Professor of Organic Chemistry at the University at Buffalo, has been awarded a prestigious Arthur C. Cope Scholar Award from the American Chemical Society.

9/29/04

Will Alsop, who because of his avant-garde and strikingly odd-looking buildings is considered something of a maverick on the British architectural scene, will present a slide lecture of his work on Oct. 20 at the University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning.

9/29/04

One hot summer's day in 2003, a couple of days after the big blackout, the University at Buffalo was quick to respond to an emergency request from the regional grid to cut back its electricity use. Maintenance personnel took steps to turn off equipment and lights that were not absolutely necessary. When the university got the bill, it found that those steps, taken in a single day, had saved UB a lot of money.

9/30/04

Technically speaking, the Chicago Cubs are "cursed," and the Boston Red Sox are "jinxed," according to a renowned anthropologist at the University at Buffalo who studies the origins of cults, superstitions and cultural identities.

9/30/04

The University at Buffalo School of Management MBA Program will sponsor a lecture on "Ethical Leadership" to be presented by W. Michael Hoffman, Ph.D., founder and executive director of the Center for Business Ethics at Bentley College in Waltham, Mass., at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 26 in the Center for the Arts Screening Room on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

9/30/04

The University at Buffalo literary series, "Wednesdays at 4 PLUS," continues in October with a variety of events, including a presentation by three very distinguished Balkan writers, and one by the director of the internationally recognized UB Poetics Program.

9/30/04

The Center for the Arts and the Department of Theatre and Dance at the University at Buffalo will present "Spinning Into Butter," October Oct. 14-17 and 21-24 in the Black Box Theater in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

9/30/04

Irving Feldman, a poet whose work has brought him recognition as a MacArthur Fellow and SUNY Distinguished Professor, will read from his latest book at 8 p.m. Oct. 20 in 250 Baird Hall on the University at Buffalo North (Amherst) Campus.