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3/12/05

To say that health-care professionals have to fight tooth-and-nail to provide dental services to senior citizens is not much of a stretch. A survey of 415 senior citizens in Western New York, conducted by researchers at the University at Buffalo's School of Dental Medicine, found that more than half faced barriers to seeing a dentist. Not surprisingly, the most serious barrier reported was cost.

3/1/05

The events and ideas that led Abraham Lincoln to issue the Emancipation Proclamation are the focus of a national traveling exhibition, "Forever Free: Abraham Lincoln's Journey to Emancipation," on display through April 15 in the Reference Room of the Undergraduate Library in Capen Hall on the University at Buffalo North (Amherst) Campus.

3/1/05

The Cutting Edge Lecture Series, a series of free Saturday-morning seminars in which top University at Buffalo scholars in the arts and sciences give presentations aimed at increasing public awareness of rapidly advancing fields, will open its 2005 edition on March 5 with a lecture on the Human Genome Project by an internationally known UB philosopher.

3/11/05

Persons with chronic temporomandibular disorders, or TMD, are five times more likely to be taking antidepressants than persons who go to the dentist for routine dental care, a researcher at the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine reports.

3/11/05

Most dental patients would agree that the fewer dental X-rays they are exposed to, the better. Now, a new study by dental researchers at the University at Buffalo has shown that one type of X-ray patients receive routinely, called the panoramic X-ray, could be used selectively in some cases instead of as a routine diagnostic tool.

3/2/05

A fund of nearly $2 million established as the result of a bequest by a former research engineer at Calspan-General Dynamics Corp. will support research at the University at Buffalo under a new Innovative Research on Sensors, Instrumentation and Devices Program.

3/2/05

Cynthia A. Ambres, M.D., and Mark J. Czarnecki, have been appointed to the University at Buffalo Council by Gov. George E. Pataki.

3/2/05

The project called for the design of a 24,000 square-foot day-care center for patients with Alzheimer's disease and a 120-unit housing complex for the frail elderly. Architect Kenneth MacKay coupled his knowledge of the psychological, aesthetic and emotional effects of natural light with the special requirements of facilities that serve the elderly, their hands-on staff and the clients they serve. The result is the Total Aging in Place Project (TAIPP) for the Weinberg Campus.

3/3/05

All UB faculty are invited to participate in a series of UB 2020 "envisioning retreats" to discuss the 10 strategic strengths that have been identified as the university's best opportunities for achieving significant academic prominence and recognition.

3/3/05

African Alchemies, a program that includes traditional African music, as well as new music inspired by its melodies, will be performed at 8 p.m. March 29 in Baird Recital Hall, 250 Baird Hall, North Campus.

3/4/05

Stephen C. Dunnett, vice provost for international education at the University at Buffalo, assumed the position of president of the Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA) during the association's annual conference held recently in Washington.

3/4/05

Former U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno and conservative author, columnist and political commentator Ann Coulter will square off in a "debate" on March 10 as part of UB's Distinguished Speakers Series.

3/11/05

Oral biologists at the University at Buffalo have shown for the first time how histatin, the naturally occurring antifungal agent in saliva, kills the oral pathogen Candida albicans, the fungus responsible for most HIV-related oral infections.

3/8/05

Using positron emission tomography (PET) scanning rather than other types of imaging as the first tool to diagnose heart-vessel blockages is more accurate, less invasive and saves dollars, a study by University at Buffalo researchers has shown.

3/9/05

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present Trinity Irish Dance Company at 8 p.m. on April 8 in the Mainstage Theatre 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.

3/9/05

The Department of Theatre and Dance at the University at Buffalo will present "The Good Woman of Setzuan" April 7-10 and 14-17 in the Drama Theatre in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus. Performances are sponsored by WBFO-FM.

3/9/05

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present National Acrobats of Taiwan, ROC, at 8 p.m. on April 20 in the Mainstage theater in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

3/9/05

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present "Savion Glover: Improvography 2005" at 8 p.m. on April 22 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.

3/10/05

Policymakers and citizens pondering the merits of Social Security reform should consider new evidence showing that "social security" adversely affects decisions to marry and have children.

3/11/05

John Cerne, Ph.D., assistant professor of physics in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University at Buffalo, has received a prestigious National Science Foundation CAREER award to probe the fundamental behavior of "strange metals," including materials related to high-temperature superconductors, as well as magnetic semiconductors.

3/15/05

Researchers in the University at Buffalo's School of Informatics have undertaken a long-term research project to study how information from blogs produced in specific American urban areas reflects the political agendas, opinions, attitudes and cultural idiosyncrasies of the general population of those places.

3/15/05

The University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences has advanced to second place in terms of individual grant funding awarded per Ph.D. faculty member from the National Institutes of Health.

3/16/05

The University of Buffalo has signed an agreement with Sleep Solutions, Inc., the medical device and health-care services company providing direct-to-patient testing services, to commercialize and distribute an innovative diagnostic testing technology for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and Cheyne-Stokes respiration (CSR).

3/17/05

The Career Resource Center in the University at Buffalo School of Management, in conjunction with the student chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and the Buffalo Niagara Human Resource Association, has been selected to host the "2005 Northeast Region HR Games" on April 9.

3/17/05

Maple syrup is delicious on Cream of Wheat and its gathering is the stuff of cozy legends of northern springtimes and boiling tubs of sap. Consider that it takes 40 gallons of sap to make one gallon of syrup and you will come to a new respect of the maple and the sugar makers. If you didn't know this already, perhaps it's time you tuned in to librarian David Bertuca in the University at Buffalo Arts and Sciences Libraries.

3/18/05

Four students have been selected to receive the J. Scott Fleming Scholarship Awards for leadership and volunteer efforts that promote student involvement and enhance the student experience at the University at Buffalo.

3/18/05

"Excellence Must Be Celebrated" will be the theme of the University at Buffalo Alumni Association's 2005 Celebration of Excellence award ceremony to be held at 6 p.m. April 15 in the Four Points Sheraton, 2040 Walden Ave., Cheektowaga.

3/18/05

A $30,000 gift from Christopher Michael Martell and his wife, Sally, will support a program that will bring architects of international significance to the University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning to work with graduate students and give a school-wide public lecture.

3/18/05

Shamanism, humankind's oldest spiritual and healing tradition, is in many cultures dominated by men, and Western skeptics often debunk its effectiveness. In a groundbreaking new book published this month by Random House, however, Barbara Tedlock of the University at Buffalo challenges the historical hegemony of the male shamanic tradition, restores women to their essential place in the history of spirituality and celebrates their continuing role in the worldwide resurgence of shamanism.

3/18/05

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Private Visions, Utopian Ideals: The Art of Howard Ben Tre will open in the UB Anderson Gallery with a public reception to honor the artist on from 6-8:30 p.m. April 1. A lecture by the artist entitled, "Taking the Personal Vision from the Privacy of the Studio into the Public Space," will occur at 2 p.m. on April 17 in the Albright-Knox Art Gallery. The lecture will be free with gallery admission and free to UB staff and students with valid ID.

3/21/05

Gayle A. Brazeau, associate dean for academic affairs in the University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, has been appointed to a three-year term as an associate editor for the American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education.

3/21/05

Edward Steinfeld, Kenneth MacKay, Lynda Schneekloth and Robert Shibley, all faculty members in the Department of Architecture in the University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning, have been recognized for the quality of their work.

3/21/05

O'Brian Hall on the University at Buffalo North (Amherst) Campus will be reopened to students, faculty and staff on Wednesday, March 23. All undergraduate, graduate and law classes scheduled for O'Brian will resume on Wednesday. However, because of the need to repair/and or clean several classrooms in O'Brian, some classes scheduled for classrooms on the second floor of O'Brian are being relocated to classrooms in other buildings. New room assignments for those classes are available on the UB Student Response Center web site at <a href="http://www.src.buffalo.edu/">http://www.src.buffalo.edu/</a>

3/24/05

Frederick C. Morin III, M.D., has been named interim vice president for health affairs at the University at Buffalo and interim dean of the UB School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, it was announced today by Satish K. Tripathi, Ph.D., UB provost and executive vice president for academic affairs.

3/24/05

Good news may be on the horizon for the millions who struggle with chronic bad breath with the identification by oral biologists at the University at Buffalo of several previously unknown halitosis-related bacteria that may represent new targets for treatment.

3/24/05

The University at Buffalo has been awarded the 2005 Grand Prize for Creative Integration of Practice and Education in the Academy from the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards for student work in its Small Built Works Studio.

3/25/05

While their peers were sunbathing on the beach during spring break, members of UB's Society of Automotive Engineers student chapter traveled to chilly upper Michigan to beat 12 competing teams and take top honors in the society's Clean Snowmobile Challenge, held at Michigan Tech University.

3/24/05

Campus Parking & Transportation Services has entered into a new bus agreement with Cognisa, a national transportation-and-security company, to provide exclusive bus transportation services to the UB campus, beginning May 16.

3/25/05

Two outstanding string quartets -- the Miami String Quartet and the Daedalus String Quartet -- will perform the final two concerts next month in the Slee/Beethoven String Quartet Cycle for 2004-05.

3/25/05

With winter officially at an end, UB faculty and staff can reinvigorate for spring at the sixth annual Wellness Awareness Day, to be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 6 in Alumni Arena on the North Campus.

3/25/05

William R. Greiner, 13th president of the University at Buffalo, is sharing his expertise with MBA students as he co-teaches a leadership course in the UB School of Management with Fred Dansereau, professor of organization and human resources.

3/29/05

The appointment of Jorge V. Jos&eacute; Ph.D., Matthews University Distinguished Professor and chair in the Department of Physics at Northeastern University, as vice president for research at the University at Buffalo was announced today by UB President John B. Simpson.

3/29/05

The chief judge and the six associate judges of the New York State Court of Appeals will be the honored guests of the University at Buffalo Law Alumni Association at its 43rd Annual Meeting and Dinner to be held at 6 p.m. April 14 in the Hyatt Regency Buffalo.

3/29/05

As part of National Alcohol Screening Day, the Clinical Research Center at the University at Buffalo's Research Institute on Addictions will offer Buffalo-area residents the opportunity to look at their drinking style to see if they are social drinkers or have crossed the line into problem-drinking territory.

3/30/05

Robert Creeley, 78, former SUNY Distinguished Professor and Samuel P. Capen Professor of Poetics at the University at Buffalo, died today (March 30, 2005) in a hospital in Odessa, Texas, where he was conducting a writer residency funded by the Lannan Foundation. He died from complications of pneumonia.

3/24/05

Faculty researchers in the sciences, engineering and biomedical science grappled with the question of how to best develop UB as a leader in nanomaterials during the first UB 2020 "envisioning retreat" held on March 7.

3/31/05

Just in time for the world celebration of physics and its most famous practitioner, Albert Einstein, the University at Buffalo is enjoying a banner year in the discipline. This semester, the total number of physics majors at UB has jumped to 73, an impressive 82.5 per cent increase over January 2002, when there were just 40.

3/31/05

Ho-Leung Fung, professor and chair emeritus in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences in the University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, has been named the editor-in-chief of <i>The AAPS Journal</i>.

3/31/05

Scholar and best-selling author Michael Eric Dyson will be keynote speaker for the 29th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration Event to be held at 8 p.m. April 7 in the Center for the Arts on the North Campus.

3/31/05

The American Planning Association this week honored two recent University at Buffalo-City of Buffalo projects with its top annual awards, including the 2005 Best Student Project Award, at its annual conference in San Francisco.

3/31/05

The University at Buffalo Choirs will participate in a grand celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Brooklyn Philharmonic Orchestra and the 150th anniversary of the publication of "Leaves of Grass" by Brooklyn poet laureate Walt Whitman on April 16 at 8 p.m. at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.