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11/2/04

Funding clinical services for clients who cannot communicate through speech is the ultimate goal of a $220,000 grant awarded to the Department of Communicative Disorders and Sciences in the University at Buffalo's College of Arts and Sciences.

11/3/04

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present Garrison Keillor at 8 p.m. on Jan. 24 in the Mainstage Theatre, located at the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus. This event is sponsored by Geico Insurance.

11/3/04

The Center for the Arts and the Department of Theatre and Dance at the University at Buffalo will present "Steel Pier," Nov. 18-21 and Dec. 2-5 in the Drama Theatre, located at in the Center for the Arts on the UB, North (Amherst) Campus. Media sponsor is WBFO 88.7 FM.

11/4/04

Researchers in the Center for Single Molecule Biophysics in the University at Buffalo's School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences have isolated a peptide from tarantula venom that shows promise as a therapy for conditions as disparate as muscular dystrophy, cardiac arrhythmias and urinary incontinence.

11/4/04

John Xavier Wilson, Ph.D., professor of physiology and pharmacology in the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Western Ontario, has been named chair of the Department of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences in the School of Public Health and Health Professions at the University at Buffalo, effective January 1, 2005.

11/4/04

Two new chairs, both active researchers, have been appointed to head departments in the School of Dental Medicine at the University at Buffalo, effective this fall semester.

11/4/04

A team of three graduate students in the University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning has been selected from among 230 international design teams as one of three first-place winners in an important international design competition.

11/4/04

The Department of Theatre and Dance at the University at Buffalo will present Zodiaque Studio Dance Ensemble: Still Kicking Dec. 2-5 in the Black Box Theater in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

11/4/04

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present Reimagining Tradition: Korean Traditional Dance by Cho Heung Dong at 8 p.m. on Dec. 8 in the Drama Theatre in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

11/5/04

If Supreme Court Justice William Rehnquist soon retires from the bench because of thyroid cancer -- as many speculate he will -- he will leave behind a legacy as "a strong chief justice, generally well-liked by his brethren," according to a Supreme Court expert at the University at Buffalo.

11/8/04

Glenn Murcutt, the Australian architect known internationally for his inspiring designs that integrate architecture and environment, will be the 2004 Will and Nan Clarkson Visiting Chair in Architecture in the University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning.

11/9/04

Ten individuals have been named to serve three-year terms ending June 30, 2007, on the board of trustees of the University at Buffalo Foundation, Inc.

11/9/04

Writer, film theorist and video artist Jalal Toufic will present talks on Nov. 17 and 18 as part of the fall semester "Wednesdays at 4 PLUS" literary series at the University at Buffalo.

11/9/04

Eight teams from the University at Buffalo School of Management will contend for $1,000 in the first round of the national xTREME Accounting Campus Competition (xACT) sponsored by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) to be held at 1:30 p.m. Nov. 15 in the Jacobs Executive Development Center, 672 Delaware Ave.

11/10/04

In support of improved eye care in Western New York, the John R. Oishei Foundation has stepped forward with a $1.2 million gift to the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, helping it move closer to a challenge grant issued for the Ira G. Ross Eye Institute.

11/10/04

Chemists and epidemiologists at the University at Buffalo are delving into the effects of light on tumor development and tumor destruction through several new studies with grants totaling more than $1.3 million from the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD).

11/10/04

Researchers in the Center for Unified Biometrics and Sensors (CUBS) at the University at Buffalo are developing a versatile smart-card system that incorporates a powerful ultrasonic fingerprint-identification technology developed by Amherst-based Ultra-Scan Corp.

11/15/04

The North American Free Trade Agreement and increased security concerns in the post-9/11 era have combined to produce an unanticipated health problem in communities situated along U.S. borders: an increased risk of asthma.

11/17/04

Studies using human subjects to determine a "no observable effect level" of pesticides do not meet widely accepted scientific and ethical standards for research and should not be used to set new standards, according to a scathing analysis published in the November issue of the American Journal of Public Health.

11/18/04

Underscoring the importance of educating children about alcohol use and abuse, research at the University at Buffalo's Research Institute on Addictions has shown that the likelihood of alcohol abuse or dependence later in life increases by 12 percent for each year of decrease in the age at first drink for both men and women.

11/18/04

The University at Buffalo School of Management has launched a new Technology Entrepreneurship Program designed to facilitate understanding of the important business aspects in the commercialization of technology.

11/17/04

Researchers at the University at Buffalo have developed a process in which cells are used to construct new blood vessels, opening the door to growing new blood vessels for procedures like coronary bypass surgery, according to a paper published online on Oct. 14 in the American Journal of Physiology -- Heart and Circulatory Physiology.

11/19/04

A major national study conducted by the University at Buffalo found five years ago that increased Internet use in the U.S. had not produced a reduction in the public use of libraries. With Internet use continuing to grow by leaps and bounds, the UB researchers now are poised to undertake a much larger national study to see what, if any, changes have taken place.

11/22/04

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present Pat Metheny Group at 8 p.m. on Feb. 17 in the Mainstage theater located at the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus. Tickets for the show will go on sale at 10 a.m. on Nov. 29.

11/29/04

Low testosterone production appears to be a common complication of type 2 diabetes in men, affecting 1 out of 3 diabetic patients, a new study has shown.

11/30/04

Venu Govindaraju, Ph.D., professor of computer science and engineering at the University at Buffalo, and director of the Center for Unified Biometrics and Sensors (CUBS) at UB, is one of 15 Indian scientists and engineers in the U.S. chosen by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Indian Business Club to receive a Global Indus Technovators Award.

11/30/04

Helping nursing home patients brush their teeth or dentures does more than freshen breath, increase comfort and prevent gum disease. Good oral health in institutionalized elders may help protect them from contracting potentially deadly pneumonia if they need to be hospitalized, according to a study conducted by researchers at the University at Buffalo.

11/30/04

Lesa L. Fichte of Kenmore has been named director of continuing education in the School of Social Work at the University at Buffalo.

11/30/04

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present Natalie MacMaster at 8 p.m. on April 27, 2005 in the Mainstage theater located in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus. Tickets for the performance will go on sale at 10 a.m. on Dec. 3.