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10/3/05

The University at Buffalo College of Arts and Sciences is honoring nationally known audiologist and alumnus Sebastian "Red" Rosica, Ed.M. '50, with its 2005 Distinguished Alumni Award, noting his outstanding professional achievement.

10/3/05

The family of the late Om Parkash Bahl, a distinguished University at Buffalo professor whose scientific research led to the development of the home pregnancy test, is remembering him by raising money for a new endowed professorship in the UB College of Arts and Sciences.

10/4/05

When University at Buffalo planetary volcanologist Tracy Gregg mentioned at a recent geology conference that the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library was this fall exhibiting an original edition of the world's first geologic map, audience members were captivated.

10/4/05

Jochen Autschbach, Ph.D., assistant professor of chemistry at the University at Buffalo, has received a prestigious National Science Foundation CAREER award to conduct theoretical studies of the magnetic properties of molecules and nanoscale systems.

10/6/05

Six alumni and an administrator have been selected for induction into the University at Buffalo's Alumni Association Athletic Hall of Fame.

10/6/05

A University at Buffalo pharmacy professor is using the hit TV reality show "The Apprentice" -- and its famous "You're fired" endings -- to help his students become more likely to hear the words "You're hired" upon graduation.

10/7/05

The University at Buffalo's College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) Thursday evening honored 14 outstanding alumni and friends at its first alumni awards event, the Julian Park Society Dinner.

10/7/05

More than 20,000 treatment hours have been logged by 7,000 children in Chautauqua County who have received dental care that otherwise would not be available to them since the UB School of Dental Medicine's traveling dental van took to the Southern Tier's roads 10 years ago.

10/10/05

University at Buffalo officials announced today that the spent nuclear reactor fuel has been removed from the University at Buffalo's research reactor on UB's South (Main Street) Campus. The spent fuel has been deposited in a nuclear materials storage site in Idaho that is maintained by the United States Department of Energy.

10/10/05

Mark H. Karwan, Ph.D., has announced that he is stepping down as dean of the UB School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) and returning to the faculty of the school as a researcher and teacher. Karwan, who has been in the position for 12 years, has indicated he will continue as dean until a successor is in place.

10/12/05

The University at Buffalo School of Management has formed a new department, Operations Management and Strategy (OMS), which brings the field of business strategy together with supply chains and operations management.

10/12/05

Subtle differences in the ways that individuals look, walk, write and speak -- known as biometrics -- will be the subject of the Fourth IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) Workshop on Automatic Identification Advanced Technologies to be held Oct. 17-18 at the University at Buffalo.

10/12/05

Faculty experts from the University at Buffalo Law School and School of Management are available for commentary on Delphi's bankruptcy and its likely impact on Delphi workers, the Buffalo Niagara economy and the U.S. auto industry.

10/12/05

From Oct. 20-23, more than 30 scholars from Taiwan, China and North America will converge on the University at Buffalo and Albright-Knox art galleries to examine, in their global contexts, the historical and aesthetic significance of the so-called "Great Wall," along with many other Chinese boundaries, both physical and metaphorical.

10/17/05

Men who smoke cigarettes may experience a significant decline in their capacity to father a child, research by a reproductive medicine specialist from the University at Buffalo has shown.

10/13/05

The Department of Theatre and Dance at the University at Buffalo will present Zodiaque Dance Company: Dance Wonders Oct. 19-23 in the Drama Theatre located in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

10/13/05

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present Ballet Flamenco Jose Porcel at 8 p.m. on Nov. 2 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 sponsor is WGRZ-TV.

10/13/05

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present Mitch Albom at 8 p.m. on Nov. 18 in the Mainstage Theatre in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus. The event is sponsored by the Center for Hospice and Palliative Care.

10/13/05

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present John Legend at 8 p.m. on Nov. 25 in the Mainstage theater in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

10/14/05

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present Bebe Neuwirth at 8 p.m. on Nov. 19 in the Mainstage Theatre in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus. The performance is sponsored by GEICO.

10/14/05

Robert and Carol Morris of New York City have provided a major gift to the University at Buffalo that will help establish the Signature Center of Excellence in 21st Century Music and provide support for the university's annual June in Buffalo, UB's internationally known annual festival and conference dedicated to emerging composers.

10/14/05

Junhao Hong, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Communication in the University at Buffalo School of Informatics, and an expert on media and social change in China, has received a research appointment at Harvard University for the 2005-06 academic year.

10/14/05

The University at Buffalo and the Buffalo Alliance for Education have teamed up to invite Western New York primary and secondary schools to access free tickets for their students to attend a lecture by internationally renowned physicist Brian Greene at 8 p.m. on Nov. 16 in Alumni Arena on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

10/14/05

CIRRIE, the Center for International Rehabilitation Research Information and Exchange at the University at Buffalo, has received a $2.5 million, five-year competitive renewal grant from National Institute for Disability and Rehabilitation Research.

10/17/05

The expertise of faculty members at the University at Buffalo in the field of nanotechnology, where materials are the size of a billionth of a meter, has brought Buffalo distinct recognition by the National Cancer Institute.

10/19/05

Noted Japanese feminist scholar Shimizu Kiyoko next week will present two lectures at the University at Buffalo, one about an east Asian television heartthrob who has bridged the cultural and political gap between Korea and Japan, and the second about women's role in the latest incarnation of Japan's century-old textbook controversy.

10/14/05

Researchers in the University at Buffalo Graduate School of Education have been awarded a five-year, $6 million grant to implement their pre-kindergarten mathematics curriculum in more than 120 classrooms and establish UB as a national leader in bringing new educational programs to full scale.

10/19/05

Carol S. Brewer, Ph.D., associate professor of nursing at the University at Buffalo and a specialist in nursing labor issues, has received $440,000 to study the reasons behind the critical shortage of nurses across the U.S through research funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

10/19/05

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The Department of Theatre and Dance at the University at Buffalo will present "The Winter's Tale," Nov. 17-20, 2005 in the Drama Theatre in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

10/19/05

It is now evident that the reports of child murder, rape, widespread looting, snipers and chaos resulting from the total breakdown of moral and legal order in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina were enormously exaggerated if true at all.

10/20/05

Academic Management Systems (AMS), a software-development company located in the University at Buffalo Technology Incubator, has released CourseEval3, a Web-based evaluation tool. This new version of its well-established software provides colleges and universities with the ability to set up a wide variety of course, faculty and other assessment activities online.

10/20/05

"New Futures: Humanities, Theory, Art," the first annual conference sponsored by the University at Buffalo Humanities Institute, will be held here Oct. 28-29 and will feature presentations by some of the most exceptional scholars and researchers addressing humanities issues today.

10/21/05

With energy costs throughout the nation hitting record highs and no relief in sight, the University at Buffalo is, for the second time in its history, embarking on a major, campus-wide, comprehensive energy-conservation project.

10/21/05

The National Center for Ontological Research (NCOR) at the University at Buffalo will present its inaugural conference from 2-5 p.m. Oct. 27 in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

10/21/05

"Myths and Hymns," a contemporary music-theater piece, will be performed Nov. 9-13 by the University at Buffalo Department of Theatre and Dance in UB's Center for the Arts Black Box theater in at the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

10/31/05

Unintentional collisions and falling into the boards cause more injuries in young hockey players than the practice of body checking, researchers at the University at Buffalo have found.

10/25/05

In a live and online Webcast seminar, structural engineers and social scientists who were dispatched to New Orleans and Mississippi in the days after Katrina hit will describe the vast devastation they saw and discuss strategies for improving U.S. resilience and response to natural disasters, terrorist attack and other extreme events.

10/26/05

David E. Brown, a law partner of the late Carmen P. Tarantino, has honored Tarantino's memory with a $313,500 memorial scholarship to the University at Buffalo Law School. The gift will support a full-tuition scholarship for three years for a deserving student in perpetuity.

10/27/05

They are variously referred to as "makers of art films," "avant-garde filmmakers" and "experimental filmmakers." By any name, they will travel to Buffalo next month from several nations to explore the nature of the cinematic image in relation to time. They will join viewers, scholars and theorists in a two-day film conference Nov. 5 and 6 titled "Interval."

10/28/05

Buffalo Niagara's top talent in biomedical informatics will educate and network with the region's technology community from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 31 at the Western New York Technology and Biomedical Informatics Forum in the Niagara Falls Conference Center, 101 Old Falls St., Niagara Falls.

10/31/05

Aerobic exercise is thought to help persons with multiple sclerosis fight fatigue, the most common symptom of the disease. Yet as the body heats up during exercise, it compromises the ability of people with MS to exercise and they become fatigued sooner.

10/31/05

The University at Buffalo Law School dedicated the Hodgson Russ LLP Classroom -- Room 106 of O'Brian Hall on UB's North (Amherst) Campus -- with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Oct. 25.