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8/5/05

Gail Seigel, Ph.D., assistant professor of ophthalmology and physiology and biophysics in the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, has received a $50,000 Sybil B. Harrington Scholar Award from Research to Prevent Blindness to support her research into diseases of the eye.

8/5/05

The University at Buffalo's Institute for Local Governance and Regional Growth has launched a new Web site for its "State of the Region" that will incorporate updates on the project's performance indicators and data as they become available.

8/11/05

The School of Nursing at the University at Buffalo will incorporate specialized training in addictive disorders and mental-health conditions into its family nurse practitioner program this fall, making it one of the first nursing schools to offer such training for primary-care nurses.

8/11/05

Two locally owned professional design firms are offering scholarships for minority students who attend the University at Buffalo in the fields of architecture and engineering.

8/12/05

An Associated Press article reports on a breakthrough in deciphering khipu, an intricate system of knotted strings in various colors and arrangements believed to be an ancient Incan communication tool, and quotes Galen Brokaw, assistant professor of Romance language and literatures, who calls the findings exciting and significant.

8/12/05

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present "Miss Saigon" at 8 p.m. on Oct. 29 and 7 p.m. on Oct. 30 in the Mainstage Theatre located in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus. Tickets will go on sale at 9 a.m. on Aug. 24. The performances are sponsored by GEICO. Media sponsor is WBEN-AM.

8/12/05

The late Henry A. Panasci, Jr., a University at Buffalo graduate who co-founded the Fay's drugstore chain, then turned it into a multifaceted billion-dollar corporation, will receive an honorary doctoral degree from the UB School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences during its annual white coat ceremony to be held at 1 p.m. on Aug. 25.

8/15/05

The first comprehensive study of the location of unemployed men in metropolitan areas, has found that jobless black men occupy a uniquely disadvantageous "ecological niche" that severely limits their potential for future employment.

8/15/05

Before you slip into those jeans made in Swaziland, consider that working conditions in overseas sweatshops have not only helped destroy the U.S. garment industry, but have turned textile workers overseas into the "new slaves" of globalized industrialism.

8/15/05

In a scholarly assessment of the 2004 presidential election, University at Buffalo political science professor and election forecaster James E. Campbell, Ph.D., makes several observations about what trends may influence the 2008 contest.

8/16/05

A $3 million Department of Defense appropriation to Buffalo BioBlower Technologies LLC, a spin-off of the University at Buffalo, announced today by Rep. Louise M. Slaughter, will allow the new company to begin commercializing its powerful air sterilization device.

8/17/05

Heroin addicts trying to kick the habit often profoundly grieve their lost "relationship" with the needles they use to inject the drug, according to a new study by a University at Buffalo doctoral student.

8/18/05

The University at Buffalo Office of Science, Technology and Economic Outreach (STOR) and First Wave Technologies, Inc., a technology-development company, have announced their proactive collaborative effort to expand the commercialization of early-stage university technologies utilizing private-sector resources.

8/18/05

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present Liz Phair in concert at 8 p.m. on Oct. 20 in the Mainstage Theatre in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

8/18/05

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present Bright Eyes in concert at 8 p.m. on Nov. 21 in the Mainstage theater in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

8/19/05

Thanks to creative designers and engineers, as well as inventors with disabilities determined to live independently or simply to have fun, devices that make nearly any activity of daily living easier now are available on the market. Many of these devices, including those that were developed at the University at Buffalo's Center for Assistive Technology (CAT), are on display in a model home newly installed in the Western New York Independent Living Project, Inc.

8/22/05

Forbes magazine has again included the University at Buffalo School of Management in its ranking of top business schools for providing MBA students with the best return on their investment.

8/23/05

The University at Buffalo will host the 2005-06 Western New York Science and Technology Forum, a weekly lecture series for local science teachers.

8/23/05

Neuroscientists from the University at Buffalo have described for the first time how rotenone, an environmental toxin linked specifically to Parkinson's disease, selectively destroys the neurons that produce dopamine, the neurotransmitter critical to body movement and muscle control.

8/24/05

Timothy P. Dee, D.C., has been named associate commercialization manager for the University at Buffalo Office of Science, Technology Transfer and Economic Outreach (STOR).

8/25/05

Findings from a collaboration between scientists at the University at Buffalo's Research Institute on Addictions (RIA) and George Mason University in Fairfax, Va., have established the importance of distinguishing between feelings of shame and guilt when providing treatment for substance abuse and in developing substance-abuse prevention programs.

8/26/05

IACE International Artistic and Cultural Exchange Program of the Department of Theatre and Dance, the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, and the Center For The Arts, in collaboration with Antecesores, will present IACE Performing Arts Series: Cuba, which will showcase Teatro Galiano 108 in La Virgen Triste (Sad Virgin) on at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 21 in the Drama Theatre in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

8/26/05

If you log on to eBay or murderauction.com these days, you will find a variety of "murderabilia" on sale for anywhere from $5 to $10,000. This might seem ghoulishly commercial, but it is just one manifestation of America's century-long obsession with serial killers. This compulsive preoccupation and its use in American culture is the subject of a new book by UB's David Schmid.

8/26/05

Amherst resident Meghan Fadel, a 2005 UB graduate and 2001 graduate of Amherst High School, has received a grant from the J. William Fulbright Foundation to teach English-as-a-second-language in Spain during the 2005-06 academic year.

8/26/05

Seattle native Geoffrey Rhodes has been awarded a foreign scholarship from the J. William Fulbright Foundation to study filmmaking in Canada during the 2005-06 academic year.

8/29/05

The most ambitious exhibition of contemporary Chinese art to travel beyond China will be presented this fall by the Albright-Knox Art Gallery and the University at Buffalo Art Galleries after its debut in Beijing this summer at the Millennium Art Museum.

8/30/05

The UB Art Gallery will host a musical performance by the Open Music Ensemble on Sept. 15 at 5 p.m. The performance, Sound and Text, will feature the work of experimental composers with connections to Western New York.

8/30/05

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present Charlie Murphy & Friends at 8 p.m. on Sept 30 in the Mainstage Theatre in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus. This performance is sponsored by the undergraduate Student Association.