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1/3/07

The UB Anderson Gallery is proud to present "Bruce Adams, Half Life, 1980-2006," the first comprehensive survey of more than 70 paintings and works on paper. The exhibition will open in the UB Anderson Gallery with a public reception on Feb. 9 from 6-8 p.m.

1/4/07

The Gifted Math Program at the University at Buffalo is accepting nominations of outstanding sixth-grade mathematics students submitted by schools and parents for its Fall 2007 entering class.

1/4/07

Richard V. Lee, M.D., professor of medicine, obstetrics and pediatrics in the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, has received the C.G. Barnes Award from the International Society of Obstetric Medicine in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the field.

1/4/07

A blood component called glycated LDL -- a form of low-density lipoprotein, the "bad" cholesterol, with a sugar molecule attached -- is known to be higher in diabetics than non-diabetics, and extensive research has shown that diabetics are at increased risk of a heart attack. Now, for the first time, a new study that followed a cohort of elderly people in southern Italy found that glycated LDL levels increase the risk of heart attack in both diabetics and persons without diabetes.

1/8/07

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present "Zodiaque Dance Storm" on Feb. 23-25 and March 1-4 in the Drama Theatre in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

1/8/07

The Department of Theatre and Dance at the University at Buffalo will present the Western New York premiere of the controversial play, "The Exonerated," winner of the 2003 Lucille Lortel Award, the Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Off-Broadway Play and a Drama Desk Award, March 1-4 in the Black Box Theatre in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

1/8/07

The Department of Theatre and Dance at the University at Buffalo will present "Berlin to Broadway with Kurt Weill: A Musical Voyage" on Feb. 21-25 in the Black Box Theatre in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

1/11/07

The freeze dates for many small- and intermediate-sized lakes in the Northeast and parts of the Midwest will come later than usual this year, in part as a reflection of continuing global warming, but also because of a stronger-than-expected El Nino phenomenon, says a University at Buffalo limnologist, a scientist who studies inland bodies of water.

1/12/07

The 14th edition of the Buffalo Film Seminars, the semester-long series of screenings and discussions sponsored by the University at Buffalo and the Market Arcade Film and Arts Center, will open on Jan. 16 with a lineup of films that has been determined by the series' audiences.

1/12/07

"Human Trials," a virtual reality drama, will be performed in the University at Buffalo Art Gallery in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus at 5:30 p.m. on Feb. 15; the one-time-only performance will be preceded by a reception at 5 p.m.

1/12/07

The Center for the Moving Image (CMI) at the University at Buffalo has commissioned a ballet by noted choreographer Brian Reeder that will premiere in Buffalo with the American Ballet Theatre Studio Company and, during the company's performance there in March, be presented to the City of New Orleans as a gift from the City of Buffalo.

1/12/07

A documentary film co-directed by University at Buffalo faculty member Sarah Elder has been added to the prestigious National Film Registry as part of a select group of films that includes "Rocky," "Blazing Saddles" and "Halloween."

1/16/07

Schering-Plough has provided $125,000 to the University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences to fund the training of a graduate fellow in the school's Pharmaceutics Program. The gift, which will come in $25,000 increments over five years, will support a stipend, tuition and research funding for the student over a five-year period.

1/16/07

Swimmers and scuba divers can improve their swimming endurance and breathing capacity through targeted training of the respiratory muscles, researchers at the University at Buffalo have shown.

1/17/07

In a move designed to highlight its regions-focused mission, the University at Buffalo's Institute for Local Governance and Regional Growth has changed its name to the University at Buffalo Regional Institute.

1/17/07

What really happens after you place an order for a Big Mac or a Whopper with Cheese? Jerry M. Newman, Ph.D., SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor in the University at Buffalo School of Management, knows because he worked undercover in seven fast food restaurants across the country, observing operations from the top down -- from the biggest management whoppers to the smallest fries at the fry station.

1/17/07

High school poets will have the opportunity to have their work judged by a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet by participating in the fourth annual UB Poetry Contest, sponsored by the University at Buffalo's College of Arts and Sciences.

1/17/07

The State University Board of Trustees has awarded the distinction of SUNY Distinguished Professor to Lois M. Weis, professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy in the University at Buffalo Graduate School of Education.

1/18/07

How severe will global warming get? Jason P. Briner is looking for an answer buried deep in mud dozens of feet below the surface of lakes in the frigid Canadian Arctic. His group is gathering the first quantitative temperature data over the last millennium from areas in extreme northeastern sections of the Canadian Arctic, such as Baffin Island.

1/22/07

In what can be described as a "win" for Buffalo Niagara's emerging biotechnology industry, an international pharmaceutical consulting company has relocated an office to the region to establish partnerships with the University at Buffalo and benefit from the region's biotech assets.

1/22/07

The University at Buffalo Humanities Institute, the Albright-Knox Art Gallery and riverrun, Inc., will team up to present an elegant program in February about lesser-known aspects of Buffalo's most celebrated adopted son, James Joyce.

1/22/07

The SUNY Linux Learning Collaborative, a partnership between Millard Fillmore College (MFC) at the University at Buffalo and Just-in-Time Resources of Calgary, Alberta, is offering online Linux training leading to the Linux Professional Institute first level (LPIC-1) certification.

1/22/07

The Buffalo metro economy is slightly more reliant on public sector employment than that of the United States, but less dependent than New York State as a whole and surrounding rural counties, according to the latest Regional Institute Policy Brief focusing on "The Public Sector in WNY."

1/22/07

Imagine having a decayed tooth repaired, painlessly, without drilling or shots of anesthesia to numb the area. Wishful thinking? Not if two studies being conducted at the University at Buffalo's School of Dental Medicine show positive results.

1/24/07

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present Aaron Lewis of Staind at 8 p.m. on April 4 in the Mainstage Theatre in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus. Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. on Feb. 2.

1/24/07

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present The Decemberists at 8 p.m. on March 30 in the Mainstage Theatre in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus. Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. on Feb. 2.

1/23/07

"Crossings," the 11th annual International Women's Film Festival presented by the Institute for Research and Education on Woman and Gender, will begin be held on Thursdays beginning Jan. 25 and running through March 1 in the Market Arcade Film and Arts Center, 639 Main St.

1/23/07

Wangari Maathai, 2004 Nobel Peace Laureate and founder of the Green Belt Movement, will be the keynote speaker for the 31st annual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration Event at the University at Buffalo, to be held at 8 p.m. Feb. 2 in the Mainstage theater in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

1/25/07

The Cameron Baird Foundation has given a $20,000 grant to WBFO 88.7 FM, the National Public Radio affiliate operated by the University at Buffalo, to be used for installing the new technology of broadcasting in digital format, known as HD Radio.

1/25/07

"The Omen of the Eagles and the Ethos of Agamemnon," an article by John Peradotto, Ph.D., of Amherst, emeritus SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor and former faculty member in the Department of Classics at the University at Buffalo, has been included an anthology of 13 of the most important articles on the Greek playwright Aeschylus published in the past 50 years.

1/25/07

The latest data on violent crime, fire fatalities and alcohol-related motor vehicle accidents in Western New York are among 52 Public Safety variables just added to the Regional Knowledge Network, an online information resource developed by the University at Buffalo Regional Institute.

1/25/07

Eight hundred children and their parents are scheduled to fill dental clinics in the School of Dental Medicine at the University at Buffalo and the Pediatric Dental Clinic at Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo on Feb. 2 to take part in the fifth annual Give Kids a Smile Day.

1/25/07

Three new studies by a University at Buffalo psychologist offer the first known evidence that some people anxiously expect that they will be rejected by others because of their physical appearance, and that this sensitivity, if not mitigated, has serious implications for their mental and physical health.