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11/1/05

James Cathcart, the 2005 John and Magda McHale Fellow at the University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning, is an architect, artist, designer and planner of national and international museums, public institutions and events. Known as well for his exhibition design and intriguing interactive installations, Cathcart will present a free public lecture on Nov. 9 at the University at Buffalo.

11/1/05

The accumulation of fat in the liver, or "fatty liver," resulting from accumulation of central body fat, and perhaps not alcohol consumption, may represent an important underlying mechanism for the association between liver enzymes and hypertension.

11/1/05

As a Yale University law student Supreme Court justice nominee Samuel Alito was "very reserved and very insightful," according to University at Buffalo Law School Professor Lee A. Albert, who was Alito's professor at Yale in the early 1970s.

11/3/05

A new study at the University at Buffalo's Research Institute on Addictions (RIA) funded by a $1.6 million federal award aims to help eliminate the communication gap between researchers who study addictions-related issues and develop new treatment interventions, and practitioners who work with patients in treatment settings delivering therapeutic services every day.

11/4/05

Coordinating police, residents and campus officials in an effort to crack down on disruptive student parties in University Heights is just one of the many projects of the Regional Community Policing Center, a University at Buffalo initiative that works to reduce crime and increase safety in seven neighborhoods surrounding the South (Main Street) Campus.

11/7/05

The Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access (IDEA Center) in the University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning has received a $5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education's National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) to fund a second five-year cycle of its Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Universal Design and the Built Environment (RERC-UD).

11/7/05

The new class of students at the University at Buffalo Law School may be more diverse in background and experience than any in recent memory. Of the 247 first-year students enrolled this fall at the UB Law School, about half possess the prototypical law-school student portfolio, but many come to the school from wide-ranging paths that have taken them all over the world.

11/7/05

Paras N. Prasad, Ph.D., SUNY Distinguished Professor in the Department of Chemistry at the University at Buffalo, has been named one of the Scientific American 50, the prestigious magazine's annual list of "outstanding acts of leadership in science and technology from the past year."

11/8/05

University at Buffalo Director of Athletics Warde J. Manuel announced today that head football coach Jim Hofher will not return to the Bulls' sidelines in 2006, but that he and his staff will complete the 2005 season.

11/8/05

Entire rooms black with mold. Boats sitting in trees, miles from shore. Hospitals with windows broken -- not just by the storm, but by patients and staff desperate for fresh air. City officials standing at major intersections wearing sandwich boards that said "Boil water" since there was no other way to get the word out. Enough solid waste to fill 11 World Trade Center Towers. These are some of the vivid pictures that were drawnat the University at Buffalo by six researchers from various disciplines who presented findings to colleagues about what they saw during reconnaissance trips to the Gulf Coast in September and October.

11/9/05

Whether it's detecting the image of a knife on an airport X-ray scanner or detecting a hairline crack in an aircraft component, Colin G. Drury, Ph.D., has made a career out of studying how people can be taught to spot very rare events that carry very high consequences.

11/9/05

The University at Buffalo and several other educational institutions have been awarded $800,000 by the National Science Foundation to establish a Western New York Computational and Data Science Grid.

11/9/05

Brian Greene, physicist and groundbreaking string theorist, will speak at 8 p.m. Nov. 16 in Alumni Arena on the UB North (Amherst) Campus as the next speaker in UB's Distinguished Speakers Series.

11/10/05

We love our wheels, even as we age, but when driving is no longer an option, many of us will be stranded by myriad obstacles unless public transportation systems are able to meet our changing needs.

11/10/05

It took him 16 years of studying part time on nights and weekends while working full time and raising a family to complete his engineering degree at the University at Buffalo, but Felix Smist, B.S. '65, kept at it. To honor his father and help students who experience similar situations, Felix's son James Smist, B.S. '80, and his wife, Mary, have established the Felix Smist Scholarship at UB.

11/10/05

Professor James A. Gardner has been named to a new civil justice professorship in the University at Buffalo Law School, created through the generosity of alumnus Joseph W. Belluck and his wife, Laura L. Aswad.

11/11/05

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present Keller Williams at 8 p.m. on Jan. 21 in the Mainstage Theatre in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

11/16/05

The drug pravastatin, which is used widely to decrease high cholesterol, may provide a previously unknown cardiovascular benefit in addition to lowering lipids.

11/14/05

A new study being conducted in the University at Buffalo is expected to make it easier for clinicians to predict those at high risk of experiencing sudden cardiac death, which results from disruption of normal heart rhythm, and who would benefit from a life-saving implantable defibrillator.

11/15/05

The University at Buffalo ranks 11th among 2,700 U.S. accredited universities in international student enrollment, according to an annual report on international academic mobility released yesterday by the Institute of International Education.

11/15/05

Three faculty members in the University at Buffalo School of Social Work have been appointed associate deans.

11/15/05

Kemper E. Lewis, Ph.D., is borrowing from an ages-old, medical-school teaching method, using "product dissection" to instruct his students in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at the University at Buffalo.

11/16/05

If there is a common thread that runs through the many facets of Joseph A. Gardella's professional life, it's advocacy. A professor of chemistry at the University at Buffalo, Gardella advocates for the right of children to learn science, for the right of college students to have access to the best science education, for the right of disabled students to fulfill their highest potential, for the right of women and minority faculty members to experience advancement opportunities and for the rights of citizens to fully understand the environmental science that affects their neighborhoods and their health.

11/17/05

The Department of Theatre and Dance at the University at Buffalo will present Zodiaque Studio Dance Ensemble Dec. 1-4 in the Black Box Theatre in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

11/17/05

The Center for the Arts will present "Fire & Ice," a benefit gala for the Center for the Arts' outreach activities, on, Dec. 10. The event will be held in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus and is sponsored by Gibraltar.

11/17/05

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present The Derek Trucks Band at 8 p.m. on Jan. 25 in the Mainstage theater in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

11/22/05

A leading ADHD researcher from the University at Buffalo is consulting with mental-health experts and physicians in Japan who are developing the first programs for children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in that country, where treatment of ADHD in children has become a national health-care priority.

11/22/05

A faculty member in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and an assistant vice provost at the University at Buffalo have been awarded Fulbright Scholar Grants.

11/22/05

Grants from the National Institutes of Health will fund studies by researchers at the University at Buffalo's Research Institute on Addictions aimed at reducing oral disease in individuals undergoing inpatient treatment for alcohol dependence and investigating the relationship between substance use and sexual risk behavior in teen-age girls.

11/22/05

Screeners at airport security checkpoints perform an important task in which they search for objects that belong to threat categories in complex X-ray images. New research by cognitive psychologists at the University at Buffalo and Georgia State University explores the cognitive processes that underlie screening, suggests limits on those processes, and has implications for the training and evaluation of screeners in the field.

11/23/05

Researchers at the University at Buffalo involved in diverse fields in engineering and economics have been awarded a total of $1.5 million in faculty development grants from the New York State Office of Science, Technology and Academic Research.