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6/1/06

Researchers have completed the first analysis of the genes of a community of human microbes, an accomplishment that has far-reaching implications for clinical diagnosis and treatment of many human diseases.

6/5/06

Two hundred Buffalo Public Schools middle and high school students were the guests of honor today (June 6) when University at Buffalo President John B. Simpson welcomed them to a tour and a morning of scientific demonstrations in UB's New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences.

6/6/06

John M. Canty, Jr., M.D., Albert and Elizabeth Rekate Professor of Medicine, has been named chief of the new Division of Cardiovascular Medicine in the Department of Medicine in the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

6/6/06

A nanoparticle-based drug delivery concept in which an applied magnetic field directs the accumulation in tumor cells of custom-designed, drug-filled nanocarriers has been demonstrated by University at Buffalo researchers.

6/2/06

By bringing together talented researchers from related scientific disciplines in an environment that fosters collaboration and innovation, the New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences will focus its resources on developing new treatments for serious and complex diseases.

6/2/06

Creation of a life-sciences industry and economy for Buffalo Niagara took an historic step forward today with the grand opening of the University at Buffalo's New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences and the Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) Center for Genetics and Pharmacology.

6/7/06

University at Buffalo Law School students received honors and awards at the school's 117th commencement ceremony held on May 20.

6/8/06

The University at Buffalo School of Management and M&T Bank are partnering to bring an innovative personal finance curriculum into area high schools.

6/9/06

Five faculty members and lecturers at the University at Buffalo have received Milton Plesur Excellence in Teaching Awards from the undergraduate Student Association for their commitment to students and the quality of their teaching.

6/9/06

Would-be history teacher Bryan Argo never graduated from the University at Buffalo, but his memory, through the generosity of his family and friends, has lived on in the Bryan G. Argo Memorial Scholarship in History, awarded this year to Justin Martin, a senior from North Tonawanda.

6/12/06

A specialist in stem cell biology at the University at Buffalo has received a $1.98 million grant from National Institutes of Health to investigate the potential of bone marrow-derived adult stem cells to treat the serious heart malfunction known as hibernating myocardium.

6/12/06

To better examine issues that include continually increasing cyber threats, intellectual property rights violations and trademark infringement and signal theft the Center of Excellence in Information Systems Assurance Research and Education (CEISARE) at the University at Buffalo will host an Intellectual Property Rights Symposium on June 21.

6/13/06

The late Morton Feldman once said that composers make plans and music laughs. Feldman should know. He was an extraordinary, pioneering composer who made an impressive and unique contribution to 20th-century American music. He also was Edgar Varese Professor of Composition at the University at Buffalo from 1972 until his death in 1987. This year marks his 80th birthday and in celebration, the UB Music Library has opened an exhibition of material from its Morton Feldman Collection that will run through Sept. 11.

6/13/06

The University at Buffalo has merged its Department of Art History and Department of Art into a new "mega" Department of Visual Studies in the UB College of Arts and Sciences.

6/14/06

Graduating seniors in the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine recently received awards at the school's Senior Recognition Banquet.

6/14/06

Eleven students in the University at Buffalo School of Nursing received awards and scholarships at the school's recent commencement ceremony.

6/15/06

Fourteen students attending the University at Buffalo School of Social Work received awards during the school's recent commencement ceremony.

6/15/06

Oren R. Lyons, professor in the Department of American Studies in the University at Buffalo College of Arts and Sciences, has been named a SUNY Distinguished Service Professor by the SUNY Board of Trustees.

6/16/06

The University at Buffalo's Department of Communication and Department of Library and Information Studies, the two departments that constitute the UB School of Informatics, will have new administrative homes beginning this fall. The Department of Communication will return to the College of Arts and Sciences and the Department of Library and Information Studies will become part of the Graduate School of Education.

6/19/06

A technology first used during the Cold War to isolate ballistic missile silos from vibrations will undergo its first test in a full-scale, wood-frame townhouse in the University at Buffalo's Structural Engineering and Earthquake Simulation Laboratory to see if it would minimize earthquake damage to wood-frame homes.

6/20/06

Thirty-seven Western New York business owners, operators and high-level managers have graduated from the Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership (CEL) Core Program in the University at Buffalo School of Management.

6/20/06

A study conducted by researchers at the University at Buffalo's Research Institute on Addictions has found cocaine-using mothers to be more insensitive during feeding interactions with their infants than non-cocaine-using mothers.

6/20/06

The Newman Centers at the University at Buffalo are sponsoring their fourth annual summer lecture series, "The Bridge," which will feature talks by nine UB faculty members,

6/26/06

Six faculty members, five professional staff members and two librarians from the University at Buffalo have received 2006 State University of New York Chancellor's Awards for Excellence from Chancellor John R. Ryan.

6/27/06

As part of the grand opening of the University at Buffalo's New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences, a group of Buffalo "expatriates" are spending time this week in the city they love to help boost the Center of Excellence and the life sciences industry it is generating.

6/27/06

In a full car, some poor soul is relegated to the middle of the back seat, the least desirable, most uncomfortable, most "un-cool" spot in the vehicle. It also happens to be the safest.

6/28/06

"Human Trials" is a unique virtual reality psychodrama in which duplicitous characters try to disempower a human participant on a journey to the "liminal portal of the unconscious" in a quest for her "Heart's Desire." The project is the work of an interdisciplinary team of media artists, computer scientists and dramatists at the University at Buffalo.

6/28/06

A new sports performance training facility offering twice the space for physical training by University at Buffalo student-athletes will open this fall thanks to a $500,000 gift from UB alumnus Robert G. Morris and his wife, Carol L. Morris.

6/30/06

John L. Crassidis of Clarence Center, associate professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering in the University at Buffalo School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, has been selected to receive SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) International's Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award.

6/30/06

Robert Barnes of Amherst, associate dean for external affairs and adjunct associate professor of industrial engineering in the University at Buffalo School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, has been named 2006 National Outstanding Advisor of Tau Beta Pi.