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12/1/06

You know Christmas and Kwanzaa, Hanukkah and Ramadan. But do you recall those other holidays not-so-famous at all? The UB community is invited to celebrate all winter holidays -- including Boxing Day, Rosa Parks Day, Diwali and Junkanoo -- at the first annual UB Holiday Carnival on Dec. 4.

12/1/06

Local musicians and artists are getting invaluable exposure and networking opportunities through the highly successful Music Is Art Live @ The Center program hosted by the Center for the Arts (CFA) at the University at Buffalo.

12/1/06

Faculty and staff soon will see a dramatic change in the way human resources are delivered to the University at Buffalo community as recommendations of the Human Resources Transformation Team are implemented as part of the UB 2020 strategic planning process.

12/1/06

A reproductive medicine specialist at the University at Buffalo has shown that a new compound may improve the fertility of tobacco smokers who have low sperm count and low percentage sperm motility.

12/1/06

Understanding of the transition into adolescence and what may promote or mitigate substance abuse in adolescents will be advanced by research conducted by a University at Buffalo psychologist that is being funded by two grants totaling more than $4.1 million from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA).

12/6/06

A study by psychologists at the University at Buffalo and the University of California, Irvine, has found that people's gender and ethnicity predicted their immediate response to the 9/11 terrorist attacks and their general state of health over the next two years.

12/7/06

The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism has awarded a $579,325 grant to Amy Hequembourg, Ph.D., of the University at Buffalo's Research Institute on Addictions to study the role of gender and sexual identity in alcohol use and victimization.

12/7/06

Buffalo resident Jetaun Jones has been named "Protege of the Year" by the Allstate Minority and Women Emerging Entrepreneurs Program, a joint venture by the University at Buffalo School of Management's Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership and the UB Center for Urban Studies.

12/7/06

Research by endocrinologists at the University at Buffalo has shown that one-third of men with type 2 diabetes who have low testosterone concentrations are likely to have anemia, due to two mechanisms that suppress the formation of red blood cells.

12/11/06

Recommendations of the Berger Commission on Health Care Facilities present an opportunity to create a health-care delivery system for Western New York that will assure the highest quality of care for patients, as well the highest quality of training for those who will meet their future health-care needs, David L. Dunn, University at Buffalo vice president for health sciences, testified today at a New York State Senate public hearing.

12/11/06

A monoclonal antibody developed by researchers at the University at Buffalo has been shown to extend significantly the survival of mice with human breast-cancer tumors and to inhibit the cancer's spread to the lungs in the animals by more than 50 percent.

12/12/06

The Lady Davis Fellowship Trust has awarded Mark Gottdiener, Ph.D., of Buffalo, professor of sociology at the University at Buffalo, an endowed fellowship to support his residency at the Institute for Urban and Regional Studies, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, during the Spring 2007 semester.

12/12/06

A documentary film about Buffalo artist Steve Kurtz, an associate professor at the University at Buffalo, will be among 71 short films to be screened next month at the Sundance Film Festival's 2007 Independent Film and World Cinema Competitions.

12/13/06

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present "100 Years of Broadway" at 8 p.m. on March 24 in the Mainstage Theatre in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

12/14/06

A University at Buffalo theoretical physicist who published research in 2001 demonstrating that it someday may be possible to build bridges, buildings and other structures that are nearly blast-proof, now has published results based on computer simulations showing how a shock-absorption system might be constructed to accomplish that goal.

12/14/06

John C. Mohawk, Ph.D., of Buffalo and the Cattaraugus Indian Reservation, Gowanda, died Sunday (Dec. 10, 2006) in his home in Buffalo. He was 61.

12/15/06

David R. Pendergast, Ed.D., professor of physiology and biophysics and adjunct professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at the University at Buffalo, has been appointed director of the Center for Research and Education in Special Environments (CRESE) in the UB School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. The appointment is effective Jan. 1, 2007.

12/19/06

The University at Buffalo and the Buffalo Public Schools today announced a new partnership that will bring the university's multidisciplinary expertise to bear on improving outcomes for the more than 36,000 students in the city's public schools.

12/19/06

A $1.6 million grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse to researchers at the University at Buffalo's Research Institute on Addictions (RIA) is funding new research geared to reducing anxiety and craving associated with cessation of cocaine use over the short-term, and reducing cocaine dependence over the long-term.

12/20/06

Boys and girls who have better motor abilities are more physically active and less likely to be sedentary than children with poorer coordination, research conducted with children between the ages of 8 and 10 at the University at Buffalo has shown.

12/20/06

Joseph A. Gardella, Jr., Ph.D., professor of chemistry, and Thomas Melendy, Ph.D., associate professor of microbiology and immunology, both at the University at Buffalo, have been elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world's largest general scientific society and publisher of the journal <i>Science</i>.

12/20/06

Holiday travelers: Listen up and buckle up! New research shows that unbelted backseat passengers risk injury or death to themselves and the driver seated in front of them in the event of a head-on crash.

12/20/06

An exhibition titled "Joe Brainard, People of the World: Relax!!" will open in the UB Art Gallery with a public reception at 5 p.m. on Jan. 25. The exhibition will highlight original drawings from Brainard's self-published journal "C Comics 2" as well as assemblages, collages and paper cut outs.

12/21/06

The former Cazenovia Branch Library, closed as a result of the Erie County budget crisis and back in operation as a community resource center thanks to the grassroots efforts of volunteers and state and city lawmakers, is increasing its Internet access thanks to the loan of six computer workstations by the University at Buffalo School of Social Work.

12/21/06

While the group of 200-plus faculty, students and media spectators who gathered at the Structural Engineering and Earthquake Simulation Laboratory (SEESL) at the University at Buffalo on Nov. 14 to watch the world's largest seismic test on a wooden structure probably came away feeling that the house held up very well, a close survey of the damage told a different story.

12/27/06

Metabonomics, the analytical profiling of metabolites in living systems, will be the subject of a free, day-long program to be held at the University at Buffalo on Jan. 8.

12/27/06

With a grant from the National Science Foundation, researchers at the University at Buffalo will study the experiences of first and second emergency responders during Western New York's "October Surprise" snowstorm to determine if the functioning of emergency responders is impaired significantly when they are worried about their own safety and the safety of their families.

12/27/06

The 207th anniversary of the birth of Millard Fillmore, the University at Buffalo's first chancellor and 13th president of the United States, will be observed in ceremonies to be held at 10 a.m. Jan. 5 in Forest Lawn Cemetery.

12/28/06

A computerized patient simulator valued at $30,000 and designed to improve the training of medical students has been donated to the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences by Margaret W. Paroski, M.D., and her husband, Peter Martin, Sr.

12/28/06

"Prints from the Collection," an exhibition of work from the University at Buffalo's permanent collection, is on view in the UB Anderson Gallery's second floor gallery through Jan. 21.

12/29/06

A University at Buffalo researcher has been awarded a $741,360 grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration, an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, to develop an educational intervention program to increase living liver donations in New York State.