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12/1/05

Nationally renowned neurosurgeons from the University at Buffalo's Department of Neurosurgery today performed New York State's first "Wingspan Stent" procedure on three patients at high risk for stroke.

12/1/05

Researchers in the Center for Research in Cardiovascular Medicine at the University at Buffalo have received $1.85 million from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute to study the role of abnormal cardiac sympathetic nerve function in sudden cardiac death.

12/1/05

One of the first studies to determine whether antioxidant vitamin and mineral supplements should be taken during radiation therapy is set to begin in the University at Buffalo's School of Nursing.

12/1/05

The Uncrowned Queens Institute for Research and Education on Women, Inc., has announced the publication of "Uncrowned Queens: African American Women Community Builders," Volume III, a commemorative publication celebrating the centennial of the Niagara Movement, a major step on the road to black militancy that had its roots in Western New York.

12/1/05

As part of a slate of activities planned around the upcoming visit to UB of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, a comprehensive list is being compiled of Spring and Fall 2006 classes that will touch on Tibetan Buddhism and related topics.

12/6/05

Male water fleas that scientists have never seen have made their debut in a University at Buffalo laboratory, providing biologists with their first glimpse of these elusive organisms. The UB research, opens a new window on the biological diversity of several species of water fleas that play major roles in freshwater food webs.

12/6/05

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present an evening with Lyle Lovett Acoustic Trio at 8 p.m. on Jan. 29 in the Mainstage Theatre in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

12/6/05

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present Aimee Mann -- A Special Acoustic Performance at 8 p.m. on Feb. 2 in the Mainstage Theatre in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

12/7/05

Buffalo resident Alexa Wajed has been named "Protege of the Year" by the Allstate Minority and Women Emerging Entrepreneurs Program, a joint venture of the University at Buffalo School of Management Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership (CEL) and the UB Center for Urban Studies.

12/7/05

The University at Buffalo and CUBRC will serve as major collaborating partners in a new $15 million Homeland Security Center of Excellence to be established at The Johns Hopkins University (JHU), Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff announced this week at JHU in Baltimore.

12/7/05

Dermatologists seem to agree that something in milk and dairy products may be linked to teen-age acne. But is it hormones and "bioactive molecules," as a study in the <i>Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology</i> suggested, or is there something else? University at Buffalo dermatologist Harvey Arbesman, M.D., says there could be something else: Iodine.

12/7/05

The Opera Foundation of Buffalo, Inc., has recognized Thomas Burrows, executive director of the Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo, as the 2005 "Man of the Year" during a reception held Dec. 3 in the Zion United Church of Christ in North Tonawanda.

12/8/05

The Institute for Local Governance and Regional Growth will be aligned with the UB Law School, effective immediately, in a move designed to advance the institute's mission to become one of the nation's premier university-based centers for the study of regions and governments.

12/8/05

With local budget woes cutting, and in some cases eliminating, funding to local public and nonprofit agencies, a program offered by the School of Social Work is providing training to help strengthen the planning and management skills of their staffs.

12/9/05

It's not an easy task, building a business school from the ground up. But only 15 years after Voldemar A. Innus, vice president and chief information officer at the University at Buffalo, first proposed the idea of creating a Western-style business school in Latvia, the Riga Business School at Riga Technical University is one of the most respected business schools in Europe.

12/14/05

Early in 2006, researchers at the University at Buffalo's Research Institute on Addictions (RIA) will be going into the field with a study designed to translate alcoholism research findings into the "real world" of community-based substance abuse treatment clinics.

12/15/05

Michelle Lynn Niescierenko, of Rochester, a third-year medical student in the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, has been awarded a $10,000 American Medical Association Foundation National Scholarship to help offset the cost of her medical education.

12/15/05

Finding compounds that bind to and inhibit an RNA sequence -- as a potential new approach to designing disease treatments -- is still very much a trial-and-error process, involving the tedious screening of millions of molecules against a single RNA sequence. Now, a University at Buffalo medicinal chemist is hoping to change that.

12/15/05

University at Buffalo President John B. Simpson will be among a select group of fewer than 100 of the nation's leaders in higher education to participate in a U.S. University Presidents Summit to be held Jan. 5 and 6 in Washington, D.C.

12/15/05

A growing number of women are overweight or obese when they become pregnant, a condition that is risky to both mother and baby, a new study conducted by researchers at the University at Buffalo has shown.

12/15/05

Being hospitalized can be a traumatic experience, especially for older persons. Hospitals are noisy, disorienting, full of strangers and infections often spread among patients. Now a new study has shown that for older persons with certain acute conditions, hospital-level care can be provided at home for less money and with fewer clinical complications than in-hospital care.

12/16/05

The dates for the visit to the University at Buffalo by His Holiness the Dalai Lama have been changed to Sept. 18-20, 2006.

12/16/05

Turner Gill, who was part of three national championships as a coach at the University of Nebraska and a Heisman Trophy finalist as a player, agreed to a five-year contract to become the 23rd head football coach at the University at Buffalo today. Financial terms, by university policy, were not disclosed.

12/19/05

The Center for Urban Studies in the University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning has received a three-year, $359,090 grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to fund a comprehensive, university-assisted community development plan for two Buffalo neighborhoods in serious decline.

12/20/05

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present Adam Ferrara with Joe Starr at 8 p.m. on Feb. 17 in the Mainstage Theatre in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

12/20/05

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present Megan Mullally and Supreme Music Program at 8 p.m. on Feb. 18 in the Mainstage Theatre in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

12/28/05

The 206th anniversary of the birth of Millard Fillmore, the University at Buffalo's first chancellor and 13th president of the United States, will be observed during a ceremony to be held at 10 a.m. on Jan. 6 in Forest Lawn Cemetery.

12/28/05

"Mr. Freeze," the Chem-E-Car designed by chemical engineering students in the University at Buffalo School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, finished fourth in the seventh annual Chem-E-Car competition held recently in Cincinnati.

12/28/05

The Gifted Math Program at the University at Buffalo is accepting nominations from schools and parents of outstanding sixth-grade mathematics students for its Fall 2006 class.

12/28/05

David A. Sherris, professor and chair of the Department of Otolaryngology in the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, was the guest of honor at the first annual meeting of the Italian ORL Society of Facial Plastic Surgery held earlier this month in Verona, Italy.

12/28/05

High school poets have the opportunity to have their work judged by a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet by participating in the annual UB Poetry Contest, sponsored by the University at Buffalo's College of Arts and Sciences.