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1/4/05

The original, 1962 version of the "The Manchurian Candidate" will be among the offerings in the tenth edition of "Buffalo Film Seminars," the semester-long series of screenings and discussions sponsored by UB and the Market Arcade Film and Arts Center.

1/4/05

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present Opera Verdi Europa in La Traviata on at 8 p.m. on Feb. 9 in the Mainstage theater located in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

1/5/05

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present Steven Wright at 7 p.m. on Feb. 13 in the Mainstage theater, located at the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

1/5/05

Om Parkash Bahl, professor in the UB Department of Biological Sciences who conducted the fundamental research that led to the development of the home pregnancy test, died on Dec. 10 in Millard Fillmore Hospital following a stroke. He was 77.

1/5/05

Michael Basinski, Ph.D., has been named curator of the Poetry Collection in the University at Buffalo Libraries.

1/5/05

David M. Mark of Amherst, professor of geography in the University at Buffalo College of Arts and Sciences and director of the UB site of the National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis (NCGIA), has been named "Researcher of the Year" by the University Consortium for Geographic Information Science (UCGIS).

1/6/05

The Internet, mobile technologies and new-media technologies may be the most influential drivers of cultural change in American society today, according to University at Buffalo faculty members offering courses this semester exploring the social and cultural consequences of information and communication technologies.

1/7/05

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present Steve Vai at 8 p.m. on April 4 in the Mainstage theater in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

1/10/05

Biometrics, the science of identifying individuals based on their physical, chemical or behavioral characteristics, is a key piece in homeland security strategies, but no single biometric -- such as face, signature or fingerprint -- fits all applications, says the director of the University at Buffalo's Center for Unified Biometrics and Sensors (CUBS).

1/10/05

Following Sept. 11, 2001, political analysts observed that more American scholars and students should study Arabic. But the lack of digital tools to access Arabic documents on the Web puts those who pursue that field of study at a distinct disadvantage. Computer scientists at the University at Buffalo's Center for Unified Biometrics and Sensors (CUBS) are remedying that by developing optical character recognition (OCR) software for handwritten and machine-printed Arabic documents.

1/11/05

Paul McAfee, CEO of eXubrio, LLC, has been appointed entrepreneur-in-residence at the University at Buffalo Technology Incubator, part of the UB Office of Science, Technology Transfer and Economic Outreach (STOR). McAfee will help UB-affiliated startups and faculty entrepreneurs in developing their emerging businesses.

1/11/05

Improving how decision-makers respond in the minutes and hours that follow the first reports of a natural disaster like the recent tsunami or a manmade incident, such as a chemical accident or a terrorist attack, is the focus of a research project at the University at Buffalo's Center for Multisource Information Fusion.

1/12/05

The University at Buffalo's Arts and Sciences Libraries have constructed an online exhibit celebrating Albert Einstein's life and achievements with links to manuscripts and papers, scientific articles, related news and events, biographic data, photographs and audio-visual materials, games and thought experiments, as well as to a site designed to help kids think like physicists.

1/19/05

Specialists in treating irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) in the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences are are conducting a clinical trial of an innovative treatment program that centers on reducing symptoms by changing the way patients think about and respond to potential IBS episodes.

1/24/05

Results of a University at Buffalo study published in the January issue of the <i>Journal of Trauma</i> show that police officers who do not wear a seat belt are 2.6 times more likely to die if their patrol car crashes than officers who use a seat belt.

1/20/05

Two University at Buffalo faculty members who have spent years researching a concept called contextual vocabulary acquisition, in which readers use clues to figure out meanings of unfamiliar words, plan to turn their findings into a curriculum designed to improve reading skills for students nationwide.

1/20/05

A project conducted by The Center for Industrial Effectiveness at UB in collaboration with Delphi Thermal of Lockport to increase the company's competitiveness has been named "Project of the Year" by the University Economic Development Association, a national organization.

1/21/05

UB's Institute for Research and Education on Women and Gender will present its ninth annual International Women's Film Festival at 7 p.m. on six successive Thursday evenings -- from Jan. 27 through March 3 -- in the Market Arcade Film & Arts Centre, 639 Main St.

1/21/05

To honor a nursing pioneer and help alleviate the shortage of home-health nurses, the Visiting Nursing Association of Western New York (VNA) and the University at Buffalo School of Nursing have established a $21,000 scholarship fund to provide five full-tuition scholarships for students interested in the field.

1/21/05

Civil engineering students from five universities will put their high-rise building models to the test Jan. 29 on the shake table at the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences' Structural Engineering and Earthquake Simulation Laboratory during the first Undergraduate Seismic Design Competition.

1/21/05

George D'Elia, professor in the Department of Library and Information Studies in the School of Informatics, has been named associate dean for research in the school.

1/24/05

Mehrdad Hadighi, associate professor of architecture in the University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning, who has received repeated notice over the past several years as one of the world's up-and-coming young architects, has been named chair of the school's Department of Architecture.

1/24/05

The influx of foreign aid to areas hardest hit by the Indian Ocean tsunami presents an opportunity for the region to address long-standing economic inequities, according to Jessie P.H. Poon, Ph.D., associate professor of geography at the University at Buffalo.

1/25/05

"Corners," an exhibit showcasing "architectural scrapbooks" constructed by first-year students in the Department of Architecture in the University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning, is on display in the Dyett Gallery in Hayes Hall on the UB South (Main Street) Campus.

1/25/05

Shahin Vassigh, an architect and structural engineer on the faculty of the University at Buffalo, has received international recognition over the past two years for her revolutionary approach to teaching structural analysis and building technology to architectural students.

1/27/05

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present Doug Varone and Dancers at 8 p.m. on Feb. 25 in the Mainstage theater in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus. A pre-performance talk will be held at 7 p.m. The performance is sponsored by KeyBank. Media sponsors are WJYE-FM and WGRZ-TV.

1/27/05

The Department of Theatre and Dance at the University at Buffalo will present "We Tell the Story: The Songs of Ahrens and Flaherty" Feb. 16-20 in the Black Box Theater in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

1/27/05

The Department of Theatre and Dance at the University at Buffalo will present Zodiaque Dance Company in "Voices...that dance on" Feb. 24-27 and March 3-6 in the Drama Theatre in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus. Media sponsor is WBFO-FM.

1/31/05

A novel non-estrogen-based therapy for hot flashes will be tested for effectiveness in a clinical trial conducted by researchers at the University at Buffalo that is set to begin in February.

1/31/05

A device that saves lives of patients with abdominal aortic aneurysms and its University at Buffalo inventor will be the stars of The International Symposium of Endovascular Treatment of Aortic Diseases being held in Brazil Feb. 1-2.

1/31/05

The appointment of Lucinda M. Finley, Frank Raichle Professor of Trial and Appellate Advocacy in the University at Buffalo's Law School, as UB's vice provost for faculty affairs was announced today by Satish K. Tripathi, the university's provost and executive vice president for academic affairs.