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10/1/04

Eli Ruckenstein, Ph.D., SUNY Distinguished Professor at the University at Buffalo and the first full-time professor in the State University of New York system to be elected to the prestigious National Academy of Engineering, has been selected to receive the academy's Founders Award.

10/1/04

The Department of Theatre and Dance at the University at Buffalo will present Zodiaque Dance Company: "VOICES...that dance," Oct. 14-17 and 21-24 in the Drama Theatre in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

10/1/04

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present Hubbard Street 2 on Saturday, Nov. 6 at 8 p.m. in the Mainstage theater in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

10/4/04

Increased truck traffic at the busiest U.S.-Canada border crossing in the Eastern U.S. is contributing to a clustering of asthma cases among residents who live nearby, according to University at Buffalo researchers.

10/4/04

Vice presidential debates are not usually viewed as important in changing electoral outcomes, but according to a University at Buffalo political scientist, Tuesday's vice presidential debate has taken on greater importance because of the closeness of the race between President Bush and John Kerry.

10/5/04

The Friends of the Center for the Arts will present "The Roaring 20s," the center's sixth annual Masquerade Ball, to be held from 6 p.m. to midnight on Oct. 30 in the atrium of the Center for the Arts on the University at Buffalo's North (Amherst) Campus.

10/5/04

A new study of Latino religion and politics has found that Latinos are much more diverse religiously and politically than previously thought, a fact that has important implications for the future of American politics.

10/7/04

Presentations by faculty in schools and academic departments, as well as information sessions focusing on scholarships, financial aid and student services, will be featured at the University at Buffalo's annual fall open house for prospective students and their families to be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Oct. 16.

10/7/04

Three faculty members of the faculty in the School of Architecture and Planning have been honored with major awards from the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning and the Upstate New York Chapter of the American Planning Association.

10/7/04

University at Buffalo scientists have reported the first experimental measurements of structures of high-energy states of molecules that exist for just millionths of a second.

10/12/04

A reduction by health insurance carriers in the number of treatment days covered in medical rehabilitation hospitals by nearly 40 percent during the past decade didn't diminish treatment effectiveness, a new study has found. However, the analysis revealed a disturbing trend: Patients were not living as long after discharge from the hospitals.

10/7/04

Kinex Pharmaceuticals, a pharmaceutical company located in Buffalo, has signed an exclusive license with the University at Buffalo to develop drugs for the treatment of cancer, osteoporosis, and ischemic disorders.

10/7/04

Representatives of universities from around the world, University at Buffalo alumni from graduating classes more than 50 years ago and current UB students will be among those participating on Oct. 15 in the ceremony in which John B. Simpson will be invested as the 14th president of the University at Buffalo.

10/8/04

African Americans appear to be genetically more susceptible to the toxic effects of alcohol on the liver than whites, a finding that may help explain their higher rates of death from cirrhosis of the liver despite similar levels of alcohol consumption, research shows.

10/12/04

A granite donor wall honoring individuals, corporations and foundations that made leadership commitments to "The Campaign for UB: Generation to Generation" as well as the campaign volunteer leaders, will be dedicated on UB's North Campus on Oct. 14 on the eve of the investiture of John B. Simpson as UB's 14th president.

10/13/04

The School of Social Work at the University at Buffalo, in collaboration with the Erie County Department of Mental Health, will present a workshop, "Problem Gambling: A Community Concern," from 1:30-4 p.m. on Nov. 3 in the Butler Auditorium of the Buffalo Psychiatric Center, 330 Forest Ave.

10/13/04

The Honorable Ann T. Mikoll, the first woman elected to serve on a New York State appellate court and a lifelong advocate for the cultural and educational training of young people, will receive the 2004 Edwin F. Jaeckle Award from the University at Buffalo Law School and the UB Law Alumni Association at a luncheon on Oct. 30 in the University Inn and Conference Center, 2401 North Forest Road, Amherst.

10/13/04

The University at Buffalo Technology Incubator has welcomed four new companies and completed improvements that bring new amenities and state-of-the-art technology to its entrepreneurs and their employees. A fifth new company will be moving into the incubator next month.

10/13/04

Researchers at the University at Buffalo are conducting the first comprehensive study of the relationship between hormonal changes in the menstrual cycle and cellular oxidative stress, thought to be an important factor in female infertility.

10/20/04

The herbal supplement St. John's Wort has been shown to undermine the effectiveness of a newer, revolutionary anticancer medication, according to a study by University at Buffalo researchers.

10/22/04

For centuries, trowels and handpicks have been traditional tools of the trade for archeologists, but a University at Buffalo geophysicist who has been working at an archeological site in Jordan is proposing that some decidedly 21st-century technologies, like tablet PCs equipped with fancy navigational software, ought to be standard gear as well.

10/26/04

Just days before the presidential election, problems with voting systems that were identified in the 2000 election persist because engineering solutions have not been applied, says a University at Buffalo industrial engineer.

10/28/04

Although both political parties are marshalling significant legal resources to challenge election results on the basis of voter fraud and eligibility, voter discrimination may be the most explosive issue to emerge after Election Day in November, according to an election-law expert at the University at Buffalo School of Law.

10/27/04

The University at Buffalo School of Management, the Henry A. Panasci Jr. Endowment and the UB Office of Science, Technology Transfer and Economic Outreach are seeking students and recent alumni to participate in the second annual Technology Entrepreneur Competition.

10/29/04

The unabashedly dramatic nature of volcanoes that permeates the pages and pictures of "Volcanic Worlds: Exploring the Solar System's Volcanoes" (Springer-Praxis, 2004), edited by Rosaly M.C. Lopes and Tracy K.P. Gregg, is matched by the equally passionate voices of the 11 women who contributed to the book.

10/29/04

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 the University at Buffalo, Erie County and the not-for-profit environmental group Earth Spirit Educational Services Inc.