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8/2/06

An innovative University at Buffalo air sterilization technology that the U.S. Department of Defense is funding to protect troops on the battlefield soon may be protecting hospital patients from deadly infections, thanks to recent funding from the New York State Office of Science, Technology and Academic Research (NYSTAR).

8/2/06

The University at Buffalo Department of Social and Preventive Medicine in the School of Public Health and Health Professions will use a grant from the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo to benefit the eight counties of Western New York.

8/2/06

Only one drug is approved to treat persons with mild to moderate Alzheimer's symptoms, despite the fact that the brain protein at the core of this disease, the NMDA receptor, is known to play a central role in several acute and chronic neurodegenerative conditions that impair learning and memory. Gabriela Popescu, Ph.D., assistant professor of biochemistry at the University at Buffalo's School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, is hoping to help change that situation.

8/3/06

Nineteen psychologists, physicians, teachers and parent advocates from Japan are on campus this week to observe the University at Buffalo's innovative Summer Treatment Program for children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and learn about state-of-the-art treatments for the disorder.

8/4/06

Researchers at the University at Buffalo have presented the first evidence that the addictive drug methamphetamine, or meth, also commonly known as "speed" or "crystal," increases production of a docking protein that promotes the spread of the HIV-1 virus in infected users.

8/4/06

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present The Wreckers at 8 p.m. on Sept. 28 in the Mainstage Theatre in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus. Tickets for their performance go on sale at 10 a.m. on Aug. 11.

8/8/06

The visualization capabilities of the Center for Computational Research at the University at Buffalo is providing city residents with a multi-faceted, interactive, real-time visualization of what activity on Main Street in downtown Buffalo would be like if vehicular traffic returns after an absence of more than 20 years.

8/9/06

A public memorial service for Dennis P. Malone, 73, SUNY Distinguished Service Professor emeritus in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at the University at Buffalo, will be held at noon Aug. 10 in the Drama Theatre in the Center for the Arts on the North Campus. Malone died Saturday (Aug. 5, 2006) following a brief illness.

8/9/06

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present Bulgarian State Opera in "The Marriage of Figaro" at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 6 in the Mainstage Theatre in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

8/9/06

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present BREAK! The Urban Funk Spectacular at 8 p.m. on Nov. 11 in the Mainstage Theatre in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus. Tickets for the performance will go on sale at 10 a.m. on Aug. 21.

8/11/06

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present Bellydance Superstars at 8 p.m. on Nov. 15 in the Mainstage Theatre in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus. The performance is sponsored by KeyBank.

8/14/06

The worldwide public accounting firm of Ernst & Young LLP and its staff members contributed $25,950 to the University at Buffalo in the fiscal year ending June 30, 2006.

8/14/06

The University at Buffalo School of Management and all of its undergraduate, master's and doctoral business programs have been reaccredited by AACSB International -- The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

8/14/06

While it might be very difficult to detect benign chemicals that could make an explosive when mixed together, it is not nearly as difficult to detect traces of potentially dangerous chemicals on the fingers of individuals who recently have been in contact with them. At the University at Buffalo, researchers have proposed development of a biometric sensor that could detect such traces on the fingers of airline passengers.

8/15/06

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present Jenny Lewis with The Watson Twins at 8 p.m. on Oct. 8 in the Mainstage Theatre in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. on Aug. 18.

8/16/06

The appointment of Michael E. Cain, M.D., as dean of the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo was announced today by David L. Dunn, M.D., Ph.D., UB vice president for health sciences.

8/17/06

Botulinum toxin, the same Botox used to treat facial wrinkles, helps facial wounds heal with less scarring, according to results of a study published in the August issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings.

8/17/06

An administrator and professor emeritus from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UI) will share his story at the University at Buffalo Sept. 7 about how he and others built a successful program in Jewish culture within a public university, something UB also is working to achieve.

8/18/06

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present Moscow Festival Ballet in Swan Lake at 8 p.m. on April 10 in the Mainstage Theatre in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

8/18/06

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present Natalie MacMaster at 8 p.m. on March 6 in the Mainstage Theatre in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

8/18/06

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present Ronald K. Brown/Evidence at 8 p.m. on March 23 in the Mainstage Theatre in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus. A pre-performance will be held at 7 p.m.

8/21/06

University at Buffalo Libraries will host a wide range of exhibits in September to coincide with the visit by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama to UB. All exhibits will be free and open to the public.

8/22/06

Kathryn R. Costello has been appointed vice president for development at the University at Buffalo. Her appointment is effective Sept. 1.

8/23/06

This fall, teachers in Ohio won't have to drive across state lines in order to earn a master's degree in education from the University at Buffalo. The UB Graduate School of Education's 33-credit online program, which has been offered to New York State teachers for more than five years, will be available to Ohio educators starting with the fall 2006 semester.

8/23/06

The inaugural issues of a new Institute Policy Brief series, prepared by the University at Buffalo Institute for Local Governance and Regional Growth, contain key findings on two important regional issues -- youth demographics and the binational economy.

8/23/06

State University of New York Chancellor John R. Ryan has announced that the world's first completely online Bachelor's in Electrical Engineering (BEE) program is being offered this fall by the University at Buffalo's School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and by the engineering schools of Binghamton University and Stony Brook University.

8/28/06

In his very first visit to a U.S. law school conference, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama will publicly share for the first time his thoughts on how religion, particularly Buddhism, can influence law and bring about social change.

8/28/06

The University at Buffalo's Research Institute on Addictions (RIA) will host national experts on addictions and substance abuse during a fall seminar series that will begin Sept. 29.

8/29/06

Researchers at the University at Buffalo studying the effects of alcohol on the brain, using zebrafish as a model, have identified several novel central nervous system proteins that are affected by chronic alcohol exposure.

8/30/06

Tibetan Buddhist monks from Drepung Loseling Monastery will construct a Mandala Sand Painting Sept. 16-19 in the UB Art Gallery in the Center for the Arts on the University at Buffalo's North (Amherst) Campus.

8/31/06

Just weeks after the University at Buffalo and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute successfully conducted the first tests of seismic dampers for residential applications, the firm that manufactures the dampers, Taylor Devices, has made its first sale of the protective devices for a residence.

8/31/06

The inaugural University at Buffalo Scholarship Gala will be held on Nov. 4. to raise funds for undergraduate and graduate student scholarships across the university.