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7/1/05

University at Buffalo School of Law Professor Lee A. Albert is available as an expert source to media covering today's surprise retirement announcement by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor.

7/1/05

The University at Buffalo Department of African American Studies will sponsor a celebration of the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Niagara Movement with an event to be held at 11 a.m. on July 9.

7/7/05

Research by Sherry Pomeroy, Ph.D., of the University at Buffalo School of Nursing on physical activity among rural older adults has earned her a $120,000, two-year postdoctoral fellowship in a national competition funded by the John A. Hartford Foundation and Atlantic Philanthropies.

7/7/05

Jim D. Atwood, professor and chair of the Department of Chemistry in the University at Buffalo's College of Arts and Sciences, has received the 2005 Jacob F. Schoellkopf Medal recognizing achievement in chemical technology.

7/7/05

The National Institutes of Health of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has selected a University at Buffalo researcher to receive one of its coveted MERIT (Method to Extend Research in Time) awards, worth $3 million over its first five years.

7/7/05

Mark Ashwill, Ph.D., director of the World Languages Program at the University at Buffalo, has had a long love affair with Vietnam, a country that he says is "pulsating with energy and steeped in dreams." He has written a detailed and very well-received book about his "second country" that the American Library Association rates as "highly recommended."

7/8/05

Barry Boyer, professor in the University at Buffalo Law School, has been recognized by Buffalo Niagara WorldConnect, a local group that helps entrepreneurs and leaders make global connections.

7/11/05

For any institution that is home to even a single winner in the international "protein structure Olympics," winning a top spot means automatic bragging rights. This year, three of the 17 winning predictor teams in the Sixth Community Wide Experiment on the Critical Assessment of Techniques for Protein Structure Prediction (CASP), were from the University at Buffalo.

7/11/05

Constitutional battles over civil liberties could intensify at the state level -- continuing a more than two-decade-long trend -- if the Supreme Court becomes more conservative under President Bush with the retirement of Sandra Day O'Connor, according to University at Buffalo Law Professor James A. Gardner.

7/18/05

A University at Buffalo scientist created a stir in 2003 when he announced a much faster, more precise and far less expensive method of obtaining nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) data to map a protein's atomic structure. In the current issue of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Thomas A. Szyperski, Ph.D., UB professor of chemistry, and a team of structural genomics scientists present a paper on how they determined the structures of eight proteins in just 10-20 days per protein.

7/13/05

If history is any guide, the timing may be right for President Bush to nominate a hard-line conservative for the Supreme Court, according to University at Buffalo political scientist Mark Hurwitz, Ph.D., an expert on the judicial process.

7/13/05

In response to the soaring demand for computational power by the hundreds of researchers who depend on it, the University at Buffalo has expanded the computing capacity of the Center for Computational Research in its New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences with the installation of a new Dell high-performance computing cluster.

7/14/05

It's only fitting that the world's greatest rock 'n' roll group has a supercomputer named after it. "U2" has been selected by the University at Buffalo's Center for Computational Research (CCR) as the name of its newest and most powerful supercomputer, a 1,668-processor Dell high-performance cluster that will be used to support university research ranging from genomics, to groundwater modeling to the monitoring of human-rights abuses.

7/14/05

Have you ever wondered what the wheelchair symbol that you see on parking spaces and public bathroom doors actually means? That symbol is the International Symbol of Accessibility, and the Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access (IDEA Center), a major international research center in the University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning, is working to improve the design and its world-wide comprehension and recognition.

7/15/05

Scientists from Europe, Asia and the U.S. will gather in Buffalo Sept. 29 to Oct. 1 for a symposium honoring the late Leon Farhi, M.D., a pioneer in the field of pulmonary medicine, environmental physiology and bioengineering. Farhi was a SUNY Distinguished Professor and chaired the Department of Physiology in the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biological Sciences for many years.

7/15/05

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present Bonnie Raitt at 8 p.m. on Oct. 13 in the Mainstage Theatre, located at the Center for the Arts, North Campus.

7/19/05

The American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy has selected William J. Jusko, Ph.D., as this year's recipient of its Volwiler Research Achievement Award. Considered the AACP's premier research award, the honor recognizes outstanding research conducted by a pharmaceutical scientist/educator.

7/20/05

Unless liberal interest groups uncover something extreme about Supreme Court nominee John Roberts, he should survive the nomination process and earn confirmation, says University at Buffalo political science professor Mark Hurwitz, an expert on judicial politics.

7/20/05

A ubiquitous bacterial strain thought to be uninvolved in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in fact is responsible for 2-4 million flare-ups of the condition that occur annually in the United States, researchers from the University at Buffalo have shown.

7/20/05

While it's the husband among newlywed couples who has more influence on whether the couple engages in heavy drinking, it's the wife who appears to be in the driver's seat when it comes to determining her husband's marijuana use, according to researchers at the University at Buffalo's Research Institute on Addictions (RIA).

7/25/05

Using customized nanoparticles that they developed, University at Buffalo scientists have for the first time delivered genes into the brains of living mice with an efficiency that is similar to, or better than, viral vectors and with no observable toxic effect, according to a paper published this week in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

7/21/05

The new season of MTV2's video game and music program, "Video Mods" is, in part, the result of an innovative partnership between IBC Digital, the Buffalo company that produces the "mods" and the University at Buffalo's supercomputing center.

7/22/05

Looking to the University of Michigan and the Big Ten for new leadership for its intercollegiate athletics program, the University at Buffalo today named Warde J. Manuel, an associate athletic director who oversees the football and men's basketball programs at Michigan, as the new director of its Division of Athletics.

7/25/05

A $1 million unitrust from Erich Bloch, B.S. '52, who has named the University at Buffalo School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) as the remainder beneficiary, will support undergraduate fellowships and graduate assistantships for the school through the Erich Bloch Scholarship & Graduate Assistantship Fund.

7/25/05

Although scientists say there is no proven way to stop peer aggression and bullying behavior in young children, a psychologist at the University at Buffalo says that the consequences of the behavior are so serious for all parties involved that it should be stopped in its tracks by anyone who observes it.

7/26/05

Kathryn A. Foster, Ph.D., who served as director of research for the University at Buffalo's Institute for Local Governance and Regional Growth for six years, has been named director of the institute effective Sept. 1.

7/26/05

Postmenopausal women need to be especially vigilant about dental health if they wish to avoid tooth loss as they age, a new study by oral biologists at the University at Buffalo has found.

7/27/05

Former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell, the face of America to the world during the Bush administration's first term, will be among the notable speakers taking the stage at the University at Buffalo during UB's Distinguished Speakers Series for 2005-06.

7/28/05

Two University at Buffalo professors will offer an opportunity to interact with virtual worlds to those attending Buffalo's eclectic, independent, experimental and politically charged Infringement Festival being held through Aug. 7.

7/28/05

The University at Buffalo has joined with four U.S. universities, a group of Indian institutions and three international corporations to enhance science and engineering education in India using a new satellite distance-learning network operated by the Indian Space Research Organization.

7/29/05

A team from the UB School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences is one of three finalists in the National Community Pharmacists Association's Pruitt-Schutte Student Business Plan Competition.