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7/5/06

Researchers at the University at Buffalo are beginning two new studies as part of an international effort to prevent type 1 diabetes. The project, called Type 1 Diabetes TrialNet, involves researchers at 22 clinical centers in the U.S. and in centers in Canada, Europe, Australia and New Zealand.

7/5/06

Heart researchers at the University at Buffalo have received a $2.5 million five-year grant to develop new strategies to reverse a heart dysfunction called "hibernating myocardium" that can cause disabling heart failure and sudden death.

7/5/06

To better reflect its mission of developing solutions to improve resilience against extreme events of all sorts, the Multidisciplinary Center for Earthquake Engineering Research headquartered at the University at Buffalo is shortening its name to MCEER.

7/5/06

The topic of the Aug. 10 lecture in the UBThisSummer Lecture Series presented by the University at Buffalo has been changed due to the death of scheduled lecturer Paul Senese, associate professor of political science. The new lecture for that date is entitled "From Caring to Care-Giving: How Families Cope with Chronic Illness" and will be presented by Deborah P. Waldrop, associate professor in the UB School of Social Work.

7/6/06

John Hultberg: Vanishing Point, an exhibition at UB Anderson Gallery highlighting 21 paintings and 14 graphic works from the university's permanent collection, will open to the public in the first floor gallery at 11 a.m. on July 14.

7/6/06

David R. Pendergast of Hamburg, professor in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics, University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, has received the Albert R. Behnke Award, the most prominent honor awarded by the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS).

7/6/06

Doesn't anyone want to be a school superintendent anymore? Not according to several experts who will speak on July 14 at a program on "The Changing Face of School Leadership: Implications for Preparation and Practice" sponsored by the Graduate School of Education at the University at Buffalo.

7/10/06

Gerald Schoenle has been named chief of University Police at the University at Buffalo. He replaces John Grela who served as chief for 15 years. Grela will retire in October after 33 years of university service.

7/13/06

The Center for 21st Century Music in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University at Buffalo will present its Inaugural Concert featuring Philip Glass at 7 p.m. Sept. 18 in the Mainstage Theatre, located at the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

7/14/06

An innovative accelerated bachelor's-degree program in the University at Buffalo School of Nursing designed to address the chronic nursing shortage will expand and focus on meeting the needs of underserved urban and rural areas under a three-year, $1.36 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

7/14/06

The direction in which a vehicle rolls over when it careens out of control determines whether the driver or front-seat passenger is at greater risk for serious injuries or death, according to a study conducted by researchers at the Center for Transportation Injury Research at the University at Buffalo.

7/17/06

In partnership with industry, University at Buffalo researchers are conducting one of the first scientific air-quality tests of "allergy-friendly" hotel rooms. The project is expected to provide data applicable to other environments where indoor air quality is critical, such as in health-care facilities and aboard airplanes.

7/18/06

The University at Buffalo athletic department unveiled its new athletic logo today as well as comprehensive changes to both its football helmet and uniforms.

7/18/06

New Era Cap Company, based locally in Derby, N.Y., has signed a three-year deal with the University at Buffalo Athletic Department that will include the "Turner Gill Sideline Collection," signature caps that will be unique to UB Athletics.

7/18/06

Kemper E. Lewis, Ph.D., professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at the University at Buffalo, has been named executive director of UB's New York State Center for Engineering Design and Industrial Innovation (NYSCEDII).

7/19/06

University at Buffalo faculty, staff and students will be creating thousands of peace flags that will be displayed on campus to welcome His Holiness the Dalai Lama when he visits UB on Sept. 18-20.

7/19/06

The University at Buffalo Graduate School of Education will commemorate the 30th anniversary of Edwin E. Gordon's acclaimed research defining music learning theory, published while he was director of music education at UB in the 1970s, from 5-8 p.m. July 30 in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

7/19/06

Residents of Cheektowaga, Depew and Lancaster attending the University at Buffalo have been named to the Dean's List for the Spring 2006 semester for achieving a grade-point average of 3.6 or higher.

7/20/06

Researchers at the University at Buffalo have developed a microfluidic device that rapidly tests live cells for responses to any stimulus by using electrical resistance to measure changes in cell volume. It has numerous potential applications, including the detection of drug/cell interactions, bacterial sensitivity to antibiotics and cancer cell susceptibility to chemotherapeutic agents.

7/21/06

Timothy J. Klein of Williamsville, B.S. '84, has been named 2006 Engineer of the Year by the Engineering Alumni Association at the University at Buffalo in recognition of his success as president, CEO and co-founder of ATTO Technology Inc., an Amherst-based computer electronics company.

7/21/06

Stanley Zionts, alumni professor emeritus of decision support systems in the University at Buffalo School of Management, recently received an honorary doctor of science degree from the Helsinki School of Economics, the largest business school in Finland.

7/26/06

Music is Art LIVE @ The Center, a television series of the Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo, has been chosen as a recipient of a Bronze Telly Award for Lighting Design.

7/26/06

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present Bruce Hornsby -- Solo at 8 p.m. on Nov. 19 in the Mainstage Theatre in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus. Tickets for his performance go on sale at 10 a.m. on July 28.

7/27/06

Western New York Wellness Works, a $1 million initiative funded by State Senator Mary Lou Rath to promote company-sponsored wellness programs, will receive another $500,000 to support the program in its second year, Rath announced today at a "healthy" company picnic at Greater Buffalo Savings Bank, one of the participating companies.

7/27/06

With the tap of a single finger, computer users soon may be drawn deeper into the virtual world using a new device developed in the University at Buffalo's Virtual Reality Lab.