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3/1/07

Pianist and conductor Charles Czarnecki will return to his hometown to perform as part of the live band in the national tour of "Neil Berg's 100 Years of Broadway," which will be performed at the University at Buffalo at 8 p.m. on March 24 in the Mainstage theater in the Center for the Arts on the North (Amherst) Campus.

3/2/07

Whether it's in reference to forms of energy, housing or transportation, many people assume there is a uniform definition of "sustainability." But Bryan Norton, professor of philosophy in the School of Public Policy at Georgia Tech, believes that people's ideas about what is sustainable are largely influenced by their culture and community.

3/2/07

The role of the University at Buffalo in the future of health care in Western New York will be the topic of the next "UB at Noon -- Downtown" presentation at 11:30 a.m. March 29 in Chef's restaurant, 291 Seneca St., Buffalo.

3/2/07

The University at Buffalo School of Management Alumni Association (SOMAA) will hold a breakfast seminar exploring health care costs for businesses and nonprofit organizations from 7:30-10 a.m. on March 21 in the Center for Tomorrow on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

3/5/07

A researcher with the University at Buffalo's Great Lakes Program is leading a study focusing on how flow patterns impact the health of lakes Erie and Ontario with the goal of better understanding the relationship between physical forces in the lakes and their biological resources.

3/5/07

Amgen, a Fortune 500 company that has pioneered new treatments based on advances in recombinant DNA and molecular biology, has awarded three grants totaling $145,000 to the University at Buffalo Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences for fellowships in pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics research.

3/5/07

The UB chapter of the Student National Medical Association will sponsor a health fair to increase community awareness about a wide range of health issues from noon to 4 p.m. March 18 in the Buffalo Museum of Sciences. It will be free an dopen to the public.

3/5/07

Urban planner and researcher Robert Mark Silverman, Ph.D., of the University at Buffalo, is critical of community development projects and processes that serve vested interests while discouraging or denying input to others, including the indigent, poor and working classes who have to live with results.

3/5/07

Students in the five departments and multiple degree programs in the University at Buffalo's School of Public Health and Health Professions will benefit from a common core curriculum to be developed under a two-year, $257,000 grant from the Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation. The new curriculum, being developed around the common theme of prevention, population health and wellness, is expected to serve as a model for other colleges and universities.

3/7/07

The problem of efficiently delivering drugs, especially those that are hydrophobic or water-repellant, to tumors or other disease sites has long challenged scientists to develop innovative delivery systems that keep these drugs intact until reaching their targets.

3/7/07

There has been a spectacular transformation in women's athletics in the United States over the past century, particularly in the 33 years since the passage of Title IX. When it comes to self-congratulation, however, Susan K. Cahn, Ph.D., associate professor of history at the University at Buffalo and one of the country's top scholars of women's sports history, says, "Not so fast."

3/8/07

UB's Humanities Institute will hold its annual open house from 4-6 p.m. March 20 in the Special Collections Research Room, 420 Capen Hall, North Campus.

3/8/07

The UB Anderson Gallery and UB Department of Visual Studies are proud to present "Getting Your Work Shown," a workshop by Jackie Battenfield. The event will take place in the UB Anderson Gallery from 7-9 p.m. March 22, and is free and open to the public.

3/8/07

In conjunction with the exhibition "Bruce Adams, Half Life, 1980-2006" currently on view in the UB Anderson Gallery, the artist will conduct a workshop titled "Artist as Educator: Blank Canvas to Finished Product" from 6-9 p.m. on March 21. The event will take place at the UB Anderson Gallery, 2nd Floor Museum Studies Room.

3/8/07

Buffalo has fewer police officers per capita than many other cities in New York and nearby states, a condition reinforced by a 13 percent drop in officers per capita between 2000 and 2005, according to the most recently released Regional Institute Policy Brief, "Violent Crime in the City of Good Neighbors."

3/8/07

University at Buffalo athletes joined former athletes, coaches and alumni Tuesday morning to dedicate the new Robert and Carol Morris Sports Performance Center and to thank the donors for whom it is named for their generosity.

3/9/07

Flesh-eating insects, Bigfoot, missions to Mars and what working in forensics is really like: these are just a few of the topics that 750 high school students from across the region will learn about and participate in during the University at Buffalo's annual Science Exploration Day on March 14 on UB's North (Amherst) Campus.

3/9/07

The University at Buffalo Art Gallery will present "Haunted Screens," a group exhibition featuring local, national and international artists who are working to deconstruct cinematic technologies.

3/12/07

Sexual victimization can mean several things -- verbal coercion to have sex with an intimate partner, rape by a stranger, a woman fondled in a bar or forced intercourse when a woman is too intoxicated to consent or object. Researchers at the University at Buffalo's Research Institute on Addictions report that 18 percent of young women recruited into a study experienced sexual victimization in a two-year period.

3/14/07

The University at Buffalo Anderson Gallery will present "China's Sacred Sites: Architecture of Heaven and Earth," an exhibition organized by the UB School of Architecture and Planning and the Asian Studies Program. This exhibition will present photographs taken by John Valentino while traveling with architect Beverly Foit-Albert and Chinese professor Nan Shunxun to research historical sites in the People's Republic of China.

3/14/07

The University at Buffalo Art Gallery will present "Responsive Architecture," an exhibition featuring architectural prototypes that explore how humans interact with their surroundings. The exhibition will open on April 5 with a public reception at 5 p.m.

3/15/07

University at Buffalo President John B. Simpson has committed the university to taking a leadership role in fighting global warming by signing the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment.

3/15/07

Medcotek, Inc., a North Carolina medical-technology company, is relocating to the New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences as the result of a strategic partnership between local companies Buffalo BioSciences and E-Capital Financing.

3/19/07

"Later is better" when it comes to voter registration in national elections, according a new study of voter participation in the 2000 presidential election.

3/21/07

The UB Anderson Gallery is proud to present "Buffalo Scaled," an exhibition featuring projects created by undergraduate students from the School of Architecture and Planning at the University at Buffalo. The exhibition opens with a public reception on March 31 at 6 p.m.

3/23/07

Researchers at the University at Buffalo have described a novel pathway by which estradiol, the primary estrogen in humans, aids in maintaining bone density, a function critical to avoiding osteoporosis.

3/21/07

Scholars from 25 countries will gather on March 29-31 at a meeting hosted by the University at Buffalo to discuss and debate ways to improve access and equity in higher education worldwide.

3/22/07

The 2007 lecture series sponsored by the University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning continues in April with one of the world's most important scholars in the field of architectural education, Joan Ockman, participating as the school's 2007 Will and Nan Clarkson Architecture Chair.

3/22/07

Mark D. Gottdiener of Buffalo, professor in the Department of Sociology in the University at Buffalo's College of Arts and Sciences, will present the 2007 Roth and Symonds Endowed Lecture at the Yale School of Architecture on March 30.

3/22/07

A light bulb exchange program that encourages students to trade in their old incandescent bulbs for energy-efficient compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) is reaping economic and environmental benefits for the University at Buffalo only months after the initial launch.

3/22/07

Six research projects have been awarded seed funding through the UB 2020 Scholars Fund, a program run by the Office of the Vice President for Research that is designed to fund new projects within the strategic strength areas identified by the UB 2020 strategic planning process.

3/23/07

The University at Buffalo Alumni Association will honor 12 individuals with achievement awards at a black-tie gala to be held April 20 in the Adam's Mark Hotel, 120 Church St.

3/23/07

Patients admitted to a hospital's intensive care unit already are seriously ill, so the last thing they need is a new infection. Unfortunately, statistics show that as many as 25 percent of all patients admitted to the ICU and placed on ventilators develop pneumonia, which can be fatal. Ironically, it turns out that the patient's own dental plaque is a major source of germs that cause ventilator-associated pneumonia.

3/23/07

Anne E. Meyer of Eggertsville, research associate professor in the Department of Oral Diagnostic Sciences in the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine, and director of the UB site of the National Science Foundation-designated Industry/University Center for Biosurfaces, was elected chair of the Council of Societies of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) during the group's annual meeting held recently in Washington, D.C.

3/24/07

Students in most dental schools are taught to refer tobacco-using patients they encounter in their clinical training to call a "quit line." The University at Buffalo's School of Dental Medicine is taking a different tack. In one of the few such programs in the nation, third- and fourth-year UB dental students are using non-judgmental tobacco counseling to encourage their patients to quit.

3/26/07

University at Buffalo's Office of Community Relations will host the 6th Annual UB Community Forum on March 29 from 7-9 p.m. in 105 Harriman Hall on UB's South (Main Street) Campus.

3/26/07

Coronary revascularization with stenting or balloon angioplasty combined with optimal medical therapy is no more effective in preventing a heart attack, other major cardiovascular events or death in patients with stable heart disease, than optimal medical therapy alone, results of a new study conducted in 50 hospitals in the U.S. and Canada has shown.

3/26/07

Have you shown up late for work, disappointed family members or discovered you couldn't remember what happened the night before because you had too much to drink? Are you concerned that you might have a problem with alcohol? One in every 13 adults suffers from alcohol abuse or alcohol dependence. In an effort to help people recognize the signs of an alcohol problem and, in turn, seek help, the University at Buffalo's Research Institute on Addictions (RIA) will offer free, anonymous screenings for alcohol use disorders on National Alcohol Screening Day (NASD) on April 5.

3/26/07

At its 2007 annual conference this month, the Music Library Association (MLA) presented its rarely conferred Special Achievement Award to Nancy Bren Nuzzo of Williamsville, director of the Music Library and Special Collections Library of the University at Buffalo.

3/27/07

Bruce D. McCombe, SUNY Distinguished Professor in the Department of Physics and longtime UB administrator who most recently served as interim dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, has been named dean of the college after a national search.

3/27/07

It is clear that Congress and the major American political parties are more ideologically polarized than they were a generation ago, but are Americans themselves more deeply polarized? This and other questions about America's political identity will be discussed in "America Divided: The Polarization of American Politics," a symposium to be held April 17.

3/28/07

The legal profession, its associations, firms and law schools have spent years and considerable money encouraging lawyers to do more pro bono work. A new study by University at Buffalo sociologist Robert Granfield, Ph.D., finds, however, that mandatory law school programs, bar association campaigns and good will are not the principle spurs provoking lawyers to work for the public good.

3/28/07

New and exciting ideas about our built surroundings will be on exhibition this week when the University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning presents its annual Atelier, an extensive exhibition of work produced during year by the undergraduate and graduate students in architecture and planning studios.

3/28/07

"Brilliant, incisive and unafraid" is how noted architect and urban designer Marilyn Jordan Taylor describes Joan Ockman, the 2007 Will and Nan Clarkson Chair in Architecture at the University at Buffalo.

3/30/07

Denis Hayes, a leading environmental activist, solar-energy expert and organizer of the first Earth Day, is bringing to the University at Buffalo his message about how alternative energy, especially solar power, if aggressively harnessed, can combat some of the dangers of climate change.

3/30/07

Four University at Buffalo faculty members have been appointed SUNY Distinguished Professors by the SUNY Board of Trustees.

3/30/07

Stuart Parkin, an experimental physicist with the IBM Almaden Research Center in San Jose, Calif., will speak on "The Spin on Electronics" at the 13th annual Moti Lal Rustgi Memorial Lecture at 4 p.m. April 6 in 225 Natural Sciences Complex, North Campus.

3/30/07

The critically acclaimed Ives Quartet will be in residence at the University at Buffalo April 20-22, performing two concerts -- including the sixth concert of the Slee/Beethoven String Quartet Cycle -- as well as conducting a master class.

3/8/07

As UB thrives, Western New York thrives. That's the message President John B. Simpson has been delivering to myriad community groups, campus groups and members of the Western New York legislative delegation. And it's the message he plans to convey to Gov. Eliot Spitzer during a meeting on Friday, Simpson told members of the UB Council on Monday.