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12/1/04

Parkinson's disease may be caused by an environmental-genetic double whammy on the neurons that produce dopamine, the neurotransmitter that controls body movement, a new study by University at Buffalo researchers has shown.

12/3/04

University at Buffalo researchers, working with an Amherst, N.Y., startup company called Esensors have developed a unique, real-time patient dose-tracking system, which lets physicians know when the accumulated radiation dose is approaching a dangerous threshold.

12/3/04

Elliot Caplan's work as a producer, video maker, filmmaker, theater designer and cinematographer is internationally recognized and held in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA), France's National Museum of Modern Art, Cinematheque Francaise and museums in Taiwan, Germany, Israel and Brazil. Earlier this fall, Caplan added another distinction to his resume -- professor in the Department of Media Study in the University at Buffalo College of Arts and Science.

12/3/04

A team consisting of two sophomores, one junior and two MBA students from the University at Buffalo School of Management took a $1,000 prize and won the first round of the national xTREME Accounting Campus Competition (xACT) sponsored by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) on Nov. 15.

12/3/04

Community members and business leaders in Buffalo's Broadway-Fillmore area have been working for months with senior students in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning at University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning on what both consider "real" plans to invigorate the neighborhood, grounded in the past success of other "fresh market" projects, national shopping trends, and interest by the federal government.

12/8/04

A bequest from the late Lois Mae Rinck is benefiting the UB School of Dental Medicine and the first dental student selected to receive the financial assistance it provides.

12/8/04

A new software application, developed with assistance from the Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Technology Transfer at the University at Buffalo, promises to ease the frustration of using a mouse -- and provide greater computer access-- for people who suffer from cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury or other disabilities that make it very difficult to point and click.

12/9/04

The appointment of Nancy J. Smyth as dean of the University at Buffalo School of Social Work was announced today by UB President John B. Simpson.

12/9/04

University at Buffalo President John B. Simpson today announced the appointment of Maurizio Trevisan as dean of the University at Buffalo School of Public Health and Health Professions.

12/9/04

Research conducted at the University at Buffalo has shown that consuming alcohol mostly without food is a significant risk factor for developing hypertension. The effect was present even in people with light-to-moderate alcohol intake, according to a report in the current issue of the journal Hypertension.

12/9/04

Buffalo resident Laurice A. Vance of Vance Insurance Agency has been named "Protege of the Year" and received a $1,000 prize from the Minority and Women Emerging Entrepreneurs Mentoring Program, a joint venture by the University at Buffalo School of Management Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership (CEL) and UB's Center for Urban Studies and Office of Urban Initiatives.

12/10/04

Parents considering purchase of "must-have" electronic educational toys for their children this holiday season are reminded to include an extra component that's much more important than batteries: themselves.

12/10/04

Librarians in the Arts and Sciences Libraries at the University at Buffalo have constructed a Holiday Gift Web Site that is heavily academic and a little weird, but a lot of fun, and will satisfy the peculiar cravings of those cell biologists, mathematicians and other academics or students on your holiday shopping list.

12/13/04

Freudian claims about the "meaning" of slips of the tongue not withstanding, when it comes to children, such errors reveal much more about what they know about the structure of language than they do about repressed thoughts, according to a University at Buffalo psycholinguist who is the author of a groundbreaking book on the topic.

12/14/04

The University at Buffalo Gifted Math Program is accepting nominations from parents and schools of outstanding sixth-grade mathematics students for its Fall 2005 class.

12/15/04

The next generation of buildings at the University at Buffalo will be the "greenest" ones it has ever constructed, thanks to a new set of guidelines on constructing green, or environmentally sustainable, buildings, published recently by the university.

12/16/04

The appointment of Michael E. Ryan, associate dean in the University at Buffalo's School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, as UB's vice provost and dean of undergraduate education was announced today by Satish K. Tripathi, the university's provost and executive vice president for academic affairs.

12/16/04

Bruce D. McCombe, Ph.D., SUNY Distinguished Professor in the Department of Physics in the University at Buffalo's College of Arts and Sciences, today was named UB vice provost for graduate education and dean of the Graduate School by Satish K. Tripathi, the university's provost and executive vice president for academic affairs.

12/16/04

A potential new neuronal pathway involved in the development of Alzheimer's disease that may be a promising target for new treatments for the disease has been identified by scientists at the University at Buffalo.

12/16/04

Honored for his service to the University at Buffalo, the community and the medical profession, Ronald "Skip" Garvey, M.D. '53, chairman for Brit Systems, Inc., has received the UB Medical Alumni Association's Distinguished Alumni Award.

12/17/04

Frank C. Zagare, professor and chair of the Department of the Political Science in the UB College of Arts and Sciences, has been elected vice president of the International Studies Association for 2006-07.

12/17/04

A study looking at the prevalence of sexual assault among 1,014 women between 18 and 30 found that 38 percent had experienced sexual victimization and nearly half of that group had been raped, according to researchers at the University at Buffalo's Research Institute on Addictions.

12/22/04

Trying to celebrate the "the same way we always did" is among the many pitfalls that can ruin holidays for families, says a faculty member at the University at Buffalo who is president of the Family Process Institute.

12/22/04

A gene therapy method that doesn't rely on potentially toxic viruses as vectors may be growing closer as the result of <i>in vitro</i> research results reported by University at Buffalo scientists in the current online issue of the <i>Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences</i>.

12/27/04

Roger K. Cunningham, Ph.D., associate professor of microbiology and immunology in the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, died on Christmas Eve (Dec. 24, 2004) at the age of 71.

12/28/04

"Women's Work: A Tribute to the Women Who Make UB Work," an exhibit highlighting the achievements of female faculty and staff members, and their contributions to UB over the past 100 years, is on display through the end of January in the Special Collections Reading Room in Capen Hall on the North Campus.

12/29/04

The 205th anniversary of the birth of Millard Fillmore, the University at Buffalo's first chancellor and 13th president of the United States, will be observed in ceremonies to be held at 10 a.m. on Jan. 7 in Forest Lawn Cemetery.

12/29/04

Aspiring high school poets can showcase their creative talents by participating in the UB Poetry Contest, sponsored by the University at Buffalo College of Arts and Sciences (CAS). Entries must be postmarked by the close of business on Feb. 7.

12/30/04

Librarians at the University at Buffalo have put together a one-stop Web site to help the public keep abreast of the Indian Ocean tsunami disaster.

12/31/04

A University at Buffalo expert on the commercial aircraft industry has been invited to speak at the 84th annual meeting of the Transportation Research Board (TRB), where he will present research analyzing subsidy claims at the heart of World Trade Organization complaints made by rival U.S. and European aircraft manufacturers Boeing and Airbus.

12/9/04

The University at Buffalo Libraries have announced the reorganization and technological updating of their Special Collections Unit, which includes the University Archives, Rare Books Collection and world-famous Poetry Collection.

12/9/04

Five University at Buffalo faculty members have received prestigious Fulbright Scholar Awards for 2004-05.