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3/3/06

Marsha S. Henderson, vice president for external affairs at the University at Buffalo, will be the next speaker in the "UB at Noon Downtown" luncheon series, to be held at noon on March 8 in Chef's Restaurant, 291 Seneca St.

3/6/06

Giving so that others can communicate, DynaVox Technologies has donated equipment and systems valued at nearly $116,000 to the Department of Communicative Disorders and Sciences in the University at Buffalo's College of Arts and Sciences.

3/6/06

The University at Buffalo School of Social Work Office in collaboration with the Child Trauma Institute will offer a year-long certification program for mental-health professionals who work with children and adolescents who have been exposed to significant trauma or loss.

3/6/06

Over the past year, in preparation for its 75th anniversary, the School of Social Work at the University at Buffalohas been taking a look at its past, from its unexpected start, through the Great Depression and World War II, to the unrest of the 1970s and the present day. Toward that end, it has kicked off the School of Social Work History Project, an effort to document the school's history of educating social work professionals and its impact on countless lives.

3/6/06

Recently discovered geological and archaeological evidence is shedding light on a catastrophic eruption at Mt. Vesuvius during the Bronze Age that wrought broader destruction to surrounding areas than the famous Pompeii eruption of AD 79, according to a paper published in the <i>Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences</i>.

3/7/06

BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York and the University at Buffalo School of Public Health and Health Professions today announced a five-year research and treatment program for the severely obese that will study the effects of weight-loss alternatives to gastric bypass surgery.

3/10/06

Researchers at the University at Buffalo have identified two components of saliva that may serve as the basis for novel tests to determine the risk for future loss of the bone that holds teeth in place.

3/10/06

Photodynamic therapy may be an effective treatment for fungal infections and certain bacterial infections of the oral cavity, including some that are resistant to antibiotics, research from the University at Buffalo's School of Dental Medicine has shown.

3/9/06

Imagine wiping 1,500 cars -- and all their fossil fuel emissions -- right off the road. That's equivalent to what the University at Buffalo has accomplished as a major green power purchaser, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which just named UB one of its Top 10 College and University Green Power Partners.

3/9/06

In the quiet of his office in the University at Buffalo Law School, Makau Mutua contemplates his role in exposing an elaborate scheme of government fraud in his native Kenya, where high-ranking officials have resigned in recent weeks, rocking the country's ruling government headed by President Mwai Kibaki.

3/10/06

Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present Mikhail Baryshnikov and Hell's Kitchen Dance, June 8-10 at 8 p.m. and June 11 at 2 p.m. in the Drama Theatre, located at the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. March 11.

3/10/06

Joseph Celej, a UB dance program alumnus and native of Buffalo, has recently become part of Elisa Monte Dance, in residency in Buffalo from March 6-24. The residency will culminate in a performance to be held at 8 p.m. on March 24 in the Mainstage Theatre, located in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

3/10/06

The University at Buffalo's Department of Theatre and Dance will present Merrily We Roll Along on March 30-April 2 and April 6-9 in the Drama Theatre in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

3/10/06

The University at Buffalo has created a Division of Continuing and Professional Studies within the Office of the Provost to expand the range of academic and workforce development programs offered to members of the Western New York community.

3/13/06

Seven hundred high school students from across the region will learn more about science and scientific careers at the annual Science Exploration Day being held Wednesday on the University at Buffalo North (Amherst) Campus.

3/13/06

Stories of the Americas, a performance and speaker series presented by the American Studies Graduate Student Association at the University at Buffalo, will debut later this month with several presentations by Native American storyteller Ishmael Hope.

3/13/06

Sara Rivera-Riemer of Tonawanda, a 2003 graduate of the University at Buffalo's School of Nursing, is one of five persons selected to receive a 3-year, $75,000 scholarship to complete doctoral training in nursing at UB.

3/13/06

This fall, Paras N. Prasad, Ph.D., SUNY Distinguished Professor in the Department of Chemistry at UB and executive director of its Institute for Lasers, Photonics and Biophotonics, will travel to China to receive the honorary professorship in a dedication ceremony at Zhejiang University (ZJU), one of China's top research universities.

3/13/06

Officials of the University at Buffalo and Fulton Montgomery Community College (FMCC) have signed a new dual-admission program agreement designed to increase the number of students transferring with associate's degrees from FMCC to parallel degree programs at UB.

3/14/06

Niagara Falls, a site-specific installation by Adam Cvijanovic (pronounced Siv-ano-vich), opens in the University at Buffalo Art Gallery, located in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus, with a reception from 5:30-8 p.m. on March 23. An exhibition walkthrough with the artist and curator Sandra Firmin will begin at 5 p.m.

3/14/06

Chicago-based artist Kelly Kaczynski (pronounced Ka-zin-ski) debuts her installation, Scene from 'Olympus Manger,' with an opening reception in the University at Buffalo Art Gallery, Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus, from 5:30-8 p.m. on, March 23. An exhibition walkthrough with the artist and curator Sandra Firmin will begin at 5 p.m.

3/15/06

University at Buffalo chemists have for the first time identified at wastewater treatment plants the metabolites of two antibiotics and a medical imaging agent.

3/16/06

Eleven University at Buffalo faculty members were named on eight patents issued to The Research Foundation of State University of New York in 2005. Two of these patented technologies have already been licensed to companies that will bring new products to the market.

3/16/06

Isaac Ehrlich, UB Distinguished Professor and chair of the Department of Economics in the University at Buffalo's College of Arts and Sciences, and Melvin H. Baker Professor of American Enterprise in the UB School of Management, has been named a SUNY Distinguished Professor for having achieved national or international prominence and an established reputation in his or her field of expertise.

3/17/06

Researchers at the University at Buffalo and the University of Pennsylvania were the first to demonstrate that two intracellular events, both stimulated by the same cell receptor, can provoke different behaviors in mammals.

3/17/06

Graduate students in the University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning have proposed a strategy for the large-scale retail development of the former Glenny Drive apartment complex, 1827 Fillmore Ave., in Buffalo's East Side's commercially underserved Kensington Heights neighborhood.

3/17/06

New evidence from pediatric dentists at the University at Buffalo has shown that, contrary to previous findings, most young children with decayed "baby" teeth are not underweight, and actually may be overweight or at risk of being overweight.

3/17/06

This year, the Clarkson Chair in Urban and Regional Planning at the University at Buffalo is Lawrence Frank, Ph.D., internationally regarded author whose research centers on the interaction between land use, travel behavior, air quality and public health.

3/20/06

A unique educational collaboration is providing University at Buffalo law and MBA students with a new gateway to New York City's international financial markets and highly competitive financial-sector job market.

3/20/06

Buffalo is fast becoming a center for research, education and new practices in cybersecurity and computer forensics, according to the hosts of a workshop on these topics to be held March 31 in the Center for Tomorrow on the University at Buffalo North (Amherst) Campus.

3/21/06

Lawyers involved in four highly publicized death-row cases, including the clemency plea of Stanley "Tookie" Williams, will participate in a panel discussion on "Executive Clemency in Capital Cases," organized by the Capital Advocacy Project in the University at Buffalo Law School.

3/21/06

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will hold Explore the Arts, its theatrical arts summer program for children entering grades 5-8 on July 10-14 in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus. Registration and fee are required.

3/21/06

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will hold a Technical Theater Program designed for high school students, college students, and adults from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 15-17 in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus. Registration and fee are required.

3/24/06

A University at Buffalo researcher has co-authored a study that found that the mission statements of most top U.S. colleges and universities do not make clear their expectations for undergraduate education.

3/24/06

Ismael Regis de Farias, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering in the University at Buffalo School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, has received a prestigious 2005 IBM Faculty Award.

3/27/06

The University at Buffalo Art Gallery in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus will host "Sound Action," a musical performance by the Open Music Ensemble, on March 30 at 5 pm.

3/30/06

Jo L. Freudenheim, Ph.D., has been named chair of the Department of Social and Preventive Medicine in the School of Public Health and Health Professions at the University at Buffalo following a national search.

3/30/06

Optimum treatment for vesico-ureteral reflux, in which urine flows from the bladder back up the ureter to the kidneys, is the focus of a clinical trial being conducted by pediatric urologists at the University at Buffalo with a five-year, $2.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health.

3/30/06

Award-winning journalist Laurie Garrett will speak at 8 p.m. April 6 in the Center for the Arts on the University at Buffalo North (Amherst) Campus as part of the Univesity at Buffalo's Distinguished Speakers Series.

3/31/06

World-renowned violinist Midori will perform at the University at Buffalo on April 19 as part of her first U.S. tour completely devoted to a new music repertoire.

3/31/06

It's important to take care of your health, but scheduling check-ups, exercising and eating right, and simply taking the time to find the health and wellness resources that are available locally, are tasks busy professionals often struggle to fit into their daily routines. The seventh annual Wellness Awareness Day, sponsored by the Professional Staff Senate, sets out to address this issue.

3/30/06

Uday P. Sukhatme, who has served as dean of the College of Arts and Sciences since August 2002, has been named executive vice chancellor and dean of the faculties at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.

3/31/06

Robert D. Van Valin Jr., professor in the Department of Linguistics in the University at Buffalo's College of Arts and Sciences, has been awarded a Humboldt Research Award by Germany's Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in recognition of his lifetime research achievements in the field of linguistics.

3/31/06

His Holiness the Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso will receive a State University of New York honorary doctorate in humane letters during his three-day visit to UB in September.