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6/1/05

Woodrow "Woody" Maggard, associate vice provost of the University at Buffalo Office of Science, Technology Transfer and Economic Outreach (STOR), will be the presenter June 15 at the UB Alumni Association's final spring "UB at Sunrise Downtown" breakfast series in the Hyatt Regency, 2 Fountain Plaza.

6/1/05

A pledge to provide the institutional leadership and support to make the University at Buffalo's athletics teams, including football, successful in the Mid-American Conference (MAC) was reaffirmed today by UB President John B. Simpson.

6/2/05

Twenty-three business professionals have successfully completed the Executive MBA (EMBA) program at the University at Buffalo School of Management.

6/2/05

University at Buffalo Law School students received honors and awards at their recent commencement ceremony.

6/3/05

By harnessing the power of computational techniques initially developed on academic supercomputers, urban planners, engineers and even litigators are creating vivid animations of urban life to solve problems ranging from urban sprawl to traffic jams to site selection.

6/6/05

Whatever the outcome, the Michael Jackson trial represents a low point in TV's continued trivialization of the U.S. legal system, according to Elayne Rapping, Ph.D., professor of American studies at the University at Buffalo and author of "Law and Justice as Seen on TV."

6/6/05

Charles C. Swanekamp of East Amherst, who earned two degrees from the University at Buffalo, has been elected to serve a two-year term as president of the UB Alumni Association.

6/6/05

Only 11 percent of students surveyed at two universities in New York State have formally declared their intentions to become organ or tissue donors, a study conducted by researchers at the University at Buffalo has found.

6/6/05

The University at Buffalo Humanities Institute will serve as principal sponsor of the First Annual Bloomsday Buffalo Film Festival, June 14-16 in the Market Arcade Theatre, 639 Main St.

6/9/05

The University at Buffalo's School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and the schools of engineering at the State University of New York (SUNY) university centers at Stony Brook and Binghamton together are creating the world's first fully online bachelor's-degree program in electrical engineering.

6/9/05

Twenty-five students in the Department of Communication in the School of Informatics at the University at Buffalo recently were inducted into the Nu Epsilon Chapter of Lambda Pi Eta, the national communication honor society.

6/9/05

IT Fair 2005, focusing on the myriad new technologies and innovations that UB faculty, staff and students have developed to meet challenges ranging from cyber security to online instruction, will be held June 28 and 29 in the Center for the Arts on the UB North Campus.

6/10/05

Students at the University at Buffalo who received accolades for their leadership achievements during the 2004-05 academic year recently were recognized during the Pillars of Leadership Ceremony sponsored by the Leadership Development Center in the Division of Student Affairs.

6/13/05

The role of negative emotions in alcohol use, abuse and relapse will be the focus of a study by Paul R. Stasiewicz, Ph.D., a researcher at the University at Buffalo's Research Institute on Addictions (RIA), under a $1,937,729 grant from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA).

6/13/05

A University at Buffalo physician has turned the inside story of a medical brouhaha in Canada, involving sick children, a controversial treatment for the blood disorder thalassemia and the pharmaceutical company that makes it, into a nonfiction best-seller.

6/13/05

Yvonne Dion-Buffalo, visiting assistant professor in the Department of American Studies in the University at Buffalo's College of Arts and Sciences, died Saturday (June 11, 2005) of cancer in Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital.

6/14/05

After getting off the ground less than two years ago, the University at Buffalo's Home Loan Guaranty Program has helped 10 UB employees buy homes in the University Heights neighborhood.

6/14/05

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will hold a Technical Theater Program designed for high school students, college students and adults Aug. 15-17 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

6/14/05

History is replete with "black legends," conflations of truth, myth and bad press that have caused individuals, families, and whole nations to have what English poet and dramatist John Dryden called "a name to all succeeding ages curst." The term "Black Legend" originated as a reference to the world-wide loathing of Spain during its conquest of the New World, but an expert in the production of such cultural narratives says history, in one sense, may be repeating itself.

6/15/05

The streams of Western New York are a workshop this summer for biologists, ecologists, engineers and environmental planners who want to learn techniques for restoring inland waterways to their natural state.

6/29/05

Size doesn't matter, at least not the size of the eyespots on a male butterfly's wings when female butterflies consider potential mates. Instead, females are attracted to the "sparkle" created by the ultraviolet reflectivity of the pupils, the white circles at the center of eyespots, according to new research from University at Buffalo biologists.

6/22/05

A home designed by a University at Buffalo architect and based on universal design so that it is accessible and convenient to use by everyone, including people with disabilities, is being featured in this year's Horizons Home Show sponsored by the Buffalo Niagara Builders Association.

6/22/05

Thirty-six Western New York business owners, operators and high-level managers have graduated from the Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership Core Program in the University at Buffalo School of Management.

6/22/05

Six faculty members, three professional staff members and one librarian at the University at Buffalo have received 2005 SUNY Chancellor's Awards for Excellence from former SUNY Chancellor Robert L. King.

6/23/05

Renowned experts in the fields of childhood and adolescent mental-health problems will gather next month to discuss new and effective treatments for a wide-range of mental illnesses affecting children and teens at the fourth Biennial Niagara Conference on Evidence Based Treatments for Childhood and Adolescent Health Problems

6/27/05

The Supreme Court's decision in MGM v. Grokster, announced today (June 27, 2005) offers both good news and bad news for copyright law and followers of new technologies, like P2P, according to Shubha Ghosh, professor of law at the University at Buffalo and an expert on intellectual property and cyberspace law.

6/23/05

BUFFALO -- Hugh West Calkins, Ph.D., a pioneer in the development of geographic information systems who was University at Buffalo professor emeritus of geography and former chair of UB's geography department, died from cancer on June 18 in Littleton, Colo. He was 66.

6/28/05

Sankyo Pharma Development is giving $120,000 to the University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences for graduate fellowships, as a response to the shortage of qualified researchers in the study of body/drug interactions.

6/28/05

Individuals who live within 10 miles of a casino or in a disadvantaged neighborhood are more likely to experience problem gambling, according to new research from the University at Buffalo's Research Institute on Addictions (RIA).