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11/2/06

Starting this month, a portion of the electrical power that illuminates classrooms, hallways and computer screens in the University at Buffalo's Norton Hall will be generated by a dramatically different source: the sun.

11/2/06

The Baldy Center for Law and Social Policy in the University at Buffalo Law School will hold a day-long public symposium Nov. 17 on "Public Health Emergencies and Legal Preparedness: A Cross-Border Challenge."

11/4/06

A $1 million major legislative initiative from New York State Senator Dale M. Volker has allowed the University at Buffalo's School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences to successfully complete its $9 million campaign for the Ira G. Ross Eye Institute.

11/6/06

A University at Buffalo researcher says that regardless of claims that feminism is passe and unnecessary, women still are being victimized by a self-generating, patriarchal social system. We just don't recognize it. She will discuss her current work at 4 p.m. Nov. 16 in a talk sponsored by the UB Institute for Research and Education on Women and Gender as part of its new speaker series, "Theorizing Gender."

11/6/06

A team of faculty members in the University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning have been awarded a $553,045 research grant from the U.S. Department of Education Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE) to develop educational materials that use advanced media to teach important building principles to architecture students.

11/8/06

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present Chris Thile and The How to Grow a Band at 8 p.m. on Feb. 9 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 Nov. 17.

11/8/06

University at Buffalo President John B. Simpson has been selected to accompany Margaret Spellings, U.S. secretary of education, and other federal officials on a nine-day trip to Asia to meet with academic, government and business leaders in China, Japan and Korea.

11/9/06

Michael Batty, one of the world's leading authorities on geographic information systems (GIS), is the 2006 Will and Nan Clarkson Visiting Chair in Planning in the University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning.

11/9/06

Former U.S. poet laureate Billy Collins will deliver the 30th annual Oscar Silverman Poetry Reading at 8 p.m. Nov. 17 in Lippes Concert Hall in Slee Hall on the University at Buffalo's North (Amherst) Campus.

11/9/06

Researchers at CUBRC and the University at Buffalo's New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences are developing radically new drugs designed to cure viruses ranging from the deadly Ebola virus to the common cold, thanks to a major $8.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Defense.

11/9/06

The seismic tests that are conducted regularly inside the cavernous state-of-the-art Structural Engineering and Earthquake Simulation Laboratory (SEESL) in Ketter Hall on the University at Buffalo North (Amherst) Campus generally are viewed by a select few: the structural engineers, technicians and students who are integral to UB's world-renowned program in earthquake engineering. But on Nov. 14, it will be standing room only throughout the viewing areas in the vast, 25,000-square-foot space.

11/10/06

To conclude her recent exhibition Rose Mandala (of Three Reflections), which has been on view at the UB Anderson Gallery since September, Chrysanne Stathacos will present a free lecture and performance at 6 p.m. on Dec. 1 in the gallery's second floor atrium.

11/10/06

Gaile Amigone, a faculty member in the Art Department at Nardin Academy Elementary School, will lead a family workshop in the UB Anderson Gallery from 1-3 p.m. on Dec. 2. The workshop is intended for families with children of all ages.

11/10/06

Drug-coated stent or bare-metal stent? The question of which device is the best for opening blocked coronary arteries is addressed by a University at Buffalo physician in the current issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.

11/10/06

In a study published in a recent issue of Brain Injury, researchers at the University at Buffalo found that discharge sheets from 14 of 15 hospitals that were reviewed lacked at least one important sign of a possible hemorrhage. Ten of the hospitals were located in Western New York; five were located in southern Ontario, Canada.

11/14/06

For 15 seconds of historic testing, a two-story, wood-frame townhouse built in a laboratory at the University at Buffalo and similar to those found in southern California was shaken violently today by a magnitude 6.7 earthquake like the Northridge quake that struck the Los Angeles area in 1994.

11/15/06

Esther G. Eagan has been named associate licensing manager for the Office of Science, Technology Transfer and Economic Outreach (STOR) at the University at Buffalo.

11/15/06

University at Buffalo Distinguished Professor Emeritus Stanley Zionts was named a fellow of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) at its annual recent meeting in Pittsburgh.

11/15/06

The latest Policy Briefs prepared by the University at Buffalo Institute for Local Governance and Regional Growth contain key findings on poverty in New York State and Western New York and demographic change in the region's rural areas.

11/16/06

With the establishment of a link between a recent homicide involving the wife of a UB faculty member on a bike path in Clarence and a series of attacks on women in the region more than a decade ago, including one on the bike path near the North Campus in 1990, members of the university community are again reminded that they should not travel alone on the Ellicott Creek bicycle path near the North Campus or on other Western New York pathways.

11/16/06

Performances by organist Gail Archer and pianist Stephen Manes will be the featured concerts presented by the Department of Music during December.

11/16/06

A little more than a year after breaking ground, the UB Libraries will celebrate the completion of a new storage facility with a grand opening reception this afternoon at the cavernous building on Rensch Road across Sweet Home Road from the North Campus.

11/16/06

Two University at Buffalo faculty members have received prestigious Fulbright Scholar awards for 2006-07.

11/16/06

Prenatal exposure to cigarette smoke and exposure to cigarette smoke over the first two years of life have been associated with emotional, behavioral and learning problems later in childhood. A new study in the University at Buffalo's Research Institute on Addictions (RIA) will enhance understanding of why children exposed to cigarette smoke might have difficulty with self-regulation of behavior that contributes to such problems.

11/17/06

In their continuing search for promising targets for treating mental disorders, a group of neuroscientists at the University at Buffalo has identified a pathway critical to the functioning of antidepressants, antipsychotic drugs and drugs for anxiety disorders.

11/20/06

The University at Buffalo team that developed the world's first transgenic butterfly now has developed an innovative tool that will allow scientists studying "non-model" organisms to test directly the function of certain genes, even in the absence of genome sequencing information.

11/22/06

The University at Buffalo has moved up to No. 10 among 2,700 accredited U.S. universities in international enrollment, according to an annual report released by the Institute of International Education.

11/22/06

Mecca S. Cranley, Ph.D., dean of the University at Buffalo School of Nursing since 1991, died Nov. 20 in the hospice unit at Sister's Hospital in Buffalo, surrounded by her family. The cause was multiple myeloma, cancer of the bone marrow. She was 67.

11/28/06

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo welcomes The Legends of Motown starring The Temptations and The Marvelettes at 8 p.m. on Feb. 14 -- Valentine's Day -- in the Mainstage Theatre in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

11/28/06

Jean K. Brown., Ph.D., professor and associate dean of the University at Buffalo School of Nursing, was named interim dean of the nursing school Nov. 14 following the resignation due to illness of Mecca S. Cranley, Ph.D.