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4/1/05

Working with survivors of terrible and sometimes nightmarish car accidents, University at Buffalo psychologist J. Gayle Beck has developed a new group-therapy treatment program for people suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as a result of their accidents.

4/5/05

As an estimated two million people gather in Vatican City this week to mourn the death of Pope John Paul II, their public grieving is less about personal pain and more about honoring the memory of someone they greatly admired, according to an expert on bereavement and mourning at the University at Buffalo.

4/6/05

The increasing role of artificial persons (APs) within the U.S. legal system will be the topic of the University at Buffalo Law School's annual Mitchell Lecture to be held April 18 from 3-5:30 p.m. in 106 O'Brian Hall on UB's North (Amherst) Campus.

4/6/05

Robert B. Conklin will be honored for his distinguished service to the University at Buffalo Law School and the Western New York community by law students affiliated with the Buffalo Law Review at the law review's 16th annual dinner on April 21 in The Buffalo Club, 388 Delaware Ave. Cocktails at 6 p.m. will be followed by dinner at 7 p.m.

4/7/05

Beyond/In Western New York, the largest collaborative art exhibition ever held in Buffalo Niagara will premiere on April 15 with openings and performances at UB Art Gallery (5-7 p.m., performance 6 p.m.) and UB Anderson Gallery (8-10 p.m., performance 9 p.m.). The exhibition, which is free and open to the public at both UB locations, will be on view through June 19.

4/7/05

Michael L. Fowler, Ph.D., has been named bioinformatics and health sciences commercialization manager for the University at Buffalo Office of Science, Technology Transfer and Economic Outreach (STOR).

4/7/05

Some of the leading figures at the forefront of the new field of "computational anatomy" will be at the University at Buffalo next week to attend a conference titled "Mapping the Human Body: Spatial Reasoning at the Interface Between Human Anatomy and Geographic Information Science."

4/8/05

As a mechanical engineer, Hui Meng built her career on the study of turbulent flows generated by jet engines, aerosol particles and other aerodynamic systems. Today she's turned her focus to biomedical engineering and is applying her skills to understanding flow in the tiny blood vessels that lead to the human brain.

4/8/05

A performance by Canadian mezzo-soprano Megan Latham on April 29 will be one of several concerts presented by the Department of Music in April and May as it winds down its concert schedule for the academic year.

4/8/05

The University at Buffalo Center for Advanced Biomedical and Bioengineering Technology (CAT) has announced that five industry-university collaborative projects in which UB researchers are partnering with private industry in areas ranging from innovative surgical technologies to bioterrorism defense systems have received $1.5 million in funding.

4/8/05

The University at Buffalo Art Gallery will host four installations in the second floor gallery for artists and UB Master of Fine Arts candidates Jay Ariaz, Wanyen Chou, Rachael Hetzel and Kate S. Parzych. The exhibition will open with a reception in UB Art Gallery on April 21 from 5-8 p.m. and will be on view through May 7.

4/8/05

A bequest of $484,020 from the late Gretchen Joyner, daughter of the late Arthur Goetzman, M.D. '27, will be used to fund scholarships for students in the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences in memory of her father.

4/8/05

Chemists have an important role to play in the emerging fields of nanophotonics and biophotonics and the learning curve to enter them is not as high as is generally believed, according to Paras N. Prasad, Ph.D., SUNY Distinguished Professor in the Department of Chemistry in the University at Buffalo's College of Arts and Sciences.

4/8/05

Scholars from the disciplines of law, history and the social sciences will come together to discuss the state of U.S. immigration policy in the post-9/11 era during a workshop set for 1-5:45 p.m. April 15 in the faculty lounge of the UB Law School, 545 O'Brian Hall, North Campus.

4/12/05

The University at Buffalo Alumni Association's UB at Sunrise Downtown Speaker Series kicks off its spring season with a presentation by William R. Greiner, University Professor, chair of the Greater Buffalo Commission and former UB president. Greiner will discuss "The Regional City of Buffalo...the Merging of Buffalo and Erie County Governments."

4/13/05

Loyce Stewart, director of the Office of Equity, Diversity and Affirmative Action Administration at the University at Buffalo, died at home on Monday (April 11, 2005) after a long illness. She was 60.

4/13/05

UB Parking & Transportation Services has announced that students have selected "UB Stampede" as the name of UB's new bus line, which will kick off on May 16 as part of UB's new agreement with Cognisa.

4/13/05

Many health-care industry bottlenecks can be eliminated, resulting in major improvements in efficiency, cost savings and patient care when hospitals borrow principles from production lines on the factory floor, according to researchers in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at the University at Buffalo.

4/13/05

The Buffalo Alliance for Education and the Niagara Frontier Industry Education Council has selected Thomas Burrows executive director of the University at Buffalo Center for the Arts, to receive this year's Pathfinders Award. Burrows and other awardees will be honored on May 12 at the 2005 Pathfinders reception at the Four Points Sheraton Hotel. The award honors educators and businesspeople that create pathways between students and business.

4/13/05

Christopher G. Barrick, Ph.D. '99, of Amherst, has been elected president of the alumni association of the University at Buffalo's Graduate School of Education.

4/15/05

The Career Resource Center and the LEAP (Learning Experientially in an Academic Practicum) Program in the University at Buffalo School of Management honored 11 professionals on April 13 at a reception in the Jacobs Executive Development Center, 672 Delaware Ave.

4/15/05

The School of Dental Medicine at the University at Buffalo is a member of a five-school, state-based consortium that has received a $250,000 grant to increase the number of unrepresented minorities on dental-school faculties.

4/15/05

Pregnancy for most women means joyous anticipation of the birth of a baby, day-dreaming about the child, preparing the nursery, accepting congratulations from friends. For some pregnant women, however, feeling joy is a psychological luxury they can't afford. These are women who after one, sometimes many, miscarriages, stillbirths or newborn deaths, are pregnant again. UB's Denise Cote-Arsenault is one of the few researchers to study the field. of pregnancy after perinatal loss.

4/15/05

Physicists, physics students and fans of science in general will gather at the University at Buffalo on April 18 to participate in a global light relay to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Albert Einstein's miracle year.

4/18/05

UB Parking and Transportation Services has announced that beginning with the fall 2005 semester, all resident freshmen will be required to leave their vehicles in their residence hall lot or in a Park and Ride lot from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.

4/18/05

Internationally acclaimed novelist and public intellectual Salman Rushdie will speak at 8 p.m. April 28 in Alumni Arena on the University at Buffalo North (Amherst) Campus as the final speaker in UB's Distinguished Speakers Series for 2004-05.

4/19/05

The lecture by David Adjaye hosted by the University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning, originally scheduled for April 20 at 5:30 p.m. in 301 Crosby Hall on the UB South (Main Street) Campus, has been rescheduled for April 21 at 5:30 p.m. in 301 Crosby Hall. A reception for the Adjaye will follow the lecture.

4/21/05

The adage "You are what you eat" should be rephrased to include "and so are your children," based on metabolic research pioneered by researchers at the University at Buffalo.

4/21/05

The University at Buffalo will honor members of the university community for outstanding achievement at a Celebration of Academic Excellence to be held April 29 in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

4/21/05

The search to fill the new position of vice president for external affairs has begun, with a search committee in place and a consultant hired to assist in the process.

4/22/05

Alan Selman, Ph.D., professor of computer science and engineering in the University at Buffalo's School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, has been selected to receive a prestigious Humboldt Research Award from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in Germany.

4/22/05

"Absolute Mud" is the theme for Oozfest 2005, the annual mud volleyball tournament sponsored by the University at Buffalo's Student Alumni Board (USAB), which will be held on April 30 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Mud Pit on St. Rita's Lane behind UB Stadium on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

4/22/05

Paschalis Alexandridis, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering in the University at Buffalo's School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, has been awarded Greece's highest honor for young academics and scientists, the prestigious Bodossaki Foundation Academic Prize in Applied Science.

4/26/05

The new Alfiero Center of the University at Buffalo's School of Management was dedicated today in a ceremony that included a high-tech ribbon cutting triggered by the click of a computer mouse by Sal and Jeanne Alfiero, who provided a $2 million gift for the three-story student center on UB's North (Amherst) Campus.

4/27/05

The undergraduate Student Association (SA) at the University at Buffalo has recognized five faculty members for the quality of their teaching and their commitment to their students by awarding them Milton Plesur Excellence in Teaching Awards.

4/28/05

The University at Buffalo will host His Holiness the Dalai Lama in 16 months for a two-day visit on Sept. 21 and 22, 2006, that will include a public address as part of UB's Distinguished Speakers Series.

4/28/05

The University at Buffalo today announced that it is joining two organizations to demonstrate its commitment to making sure that clothing and other products bearing its name and marks are manufactured under fair, decent and humane working conditions.

4/28/05

The University at Buffalo School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and the Vietnam Education Foundation (VEF) have entered into an agreement to allow top scholars from Vietnam to pursue graduate training in science and technology at UB starting this fall.

4/21/05

UB will honor members of the university community for outstanding achievement at a Celebration of Academic Excellence to be held April 29 in the Center for the Arts on the North Campus.

4/29/05

The University at Buffalo Department of Media Study will offer a hands-on, two-week intensive workshop to teach filmmaking and digital arts as collaborative tools for exploration of movement.

4/29/05

A memorial scientific conference for the late Om P. Bahl, University at Buffalo professor of biological sciences who conducted the fundamental research that led to the development of the home pregnancy test, will be held from 1-4:30 p.m. May 28 in the Center for the Arts screening room on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

4/29/05

Luiz F. Kahl, chairman of the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority, will receive the Chancellor Charles P. Norton Medal, UB's highest award, during the university's 159th general commencement ceremony, to be held at 10 a.m. May 15 in Alumni Arena on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

4/29/05

Exposure to carcinogens in traffic emissions at particular lifetime points may increase the risk of developing breast cancer in women who are lifetime nonsmokers, a study by epidemiologists and geographers at the University at Buffalo has found.

4/29/05

The Houston-based architecture and interior design firm of Watkins Hamilton Ross (WHR) has announced that Shouvik Chakaborty, a Bombay native and graduate student in architecture in the University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning, has received the firm's prestigious 2005-06 Tradewell Fellowship in Medical Planning.