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5/1/07

Five graduates of the University at Buffalo Law School and one non-alumnus will be honored for their valuable contributions to the legal profession, community and university at the 45th annual UB Law Alumni Association meeting and dinner to be held at 6 p.m. May 3 in the Hyatt Regency Buffalo.

5/1/07

The 14th American Society for Microbiology Conference for Undergraduate Educators (ASMCUE) will be held in the University at Buffalo's Natural Sciences Complex on UB's North (Amherst) Campus on May 18-20.

5/1/07

University at Buffalo President John B. Simpson will meet with members of Western New York's leading young professional groups to present his ambitious plan to grow UB by 40 percent and discuss its potential impact on the regional economy.

5/2/07

Chijioke Okoro, an MBA student in the School of Management at the University at Buffalo, was named one of the four "Best Presenters" at the KeyBank/Ohio State University Minority MBA Student Case Competition held recently at KeyBank's corporate headquarters in Cleveland.

5/2/07

If you're in the market for a weird, intriguing and exciting Saturday night, head down to Buffalo's Central Terminal, 495 Paderewski Drive, for a multi-media marriage of ghosts, puppets, mechanical spiders, robotic dance partners, hallucinatory discovery and industrial progress -- together at last at an event produced by University at Buffalo robotic artist Don Paul Swain.

5/2/07

Chemical engineers from the University at Buffalo have collaborated with scientists from other institutions to solve a critical bottleneck in the transport and capture of virus nanoparticles, making possible a device that could rapidly sample and detect infectious biological agents, such as viruses.

5/3/07

High school students who love physics and the arts are invited to apply for the University at Buffalo's second annual Physics & Arts Summer Institute for high school students, sponsored by the Department of Physics in the UB College of Arts and Sciences.

5/3/07

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present Barrage at 8 p.m. on Nov. 2 in the Mainstage Theatre in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

5/3/07

Some 5,500 students are candidates to receive degrees during the University at Buffalo's general commencement and 13 other commencement ceremonies to be held May 4, May 10-13 and May 19.

5/4/07

Gerald V. Finnegan, associate professor in the Department of Theatre and Dance, in the College of Arts and Sciences, has been nominated for a national Drama League Award for Distinguished Performance of the Year for his work in the off-Broadway revival of Eugene O'Neill's "The Hairy Ape."

5/4/07

Four UB faculty members were among 30 State University of New York faculty members honored on May 2 at a dinner held in Albany by the SUNY Research Foundation.

5/3/07

Jacob D. Hyman, former dean of the UB Law School and long-time faculty member, died April 8 in his home in Edgewater, Fla. He was 97.

5/7/07

Students at the University at Buffalo have won three of four competitive fellowships awarded this year by State University of New York to graduating students throughout the 64-campus system who demonstrate outstanding achievement and high professional potential in the arts.

5/7/07

An immune system component that is a primary cause of bone destruction and inflammation in autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis actually protects bone in the oral cavity from infectious pathogens that play a major role in periodontal disease in humans, research at the University at Buffalo has shown.

5/8/07

World-class researchers from industry, government and academia will discuss innovations in multifunctional nanomaterials and nanodevices at University at Buffalo's First Annual Integrated Nanostructured Systems Workshop to be held May 18 and 19 in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

5/9/07

Bridges that "dance" during earthquakes could be the safest and least expensive to build, retrofit and repair, according to earthquake engineers at the University at Buffalo and MCEER.

5/10/07

Nine University at Buffalo faculty members, five professional staff members and two librarians are the recipients of 2007 SUNY Chancellor's Awards for Excellence.

5/10/07

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present Pat Metheny Trio with Christian McBride and Antonio Sanchez at 8 p.m. on Oct. 25 in the Mainstage Theatre in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

5/10/07

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present Solid Blues with Mavis Staples, Charlie Musselwhite, North Mississippi Allstars & Joe Krown at 8 p.m. on Nov. 7 in the Mainstage Theatre in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

5/10/07

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present the Monterey Jazz Festival 50th Anniversary Tour at 8 p.m. on March 11, 2008, in the Mainstage Theatre in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

5/11/07

The book "Mudman: The Odyssey of Kim Jones" (MIT University Press, 2007), a monograph edited by Sandra Q. Firmin, curator with the University at Buffalo Art Gallery, and Julie Joyce, director of Luckman Art Gallery, California State University at Los Angeles, is receiving national praise.

5/11/07

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present Steve Vai at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 24 in the Mainstage Theatre in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

5/11/07

As the biomedical industry develops, workers need knowledge of the regulatory environment in which life sciences products, medical devices and implants are developed, manufactured and sold. Strengthening this knowledge base among life science industry workers is the basis for a new certificate program, "Regulatory Environment of Medical Devices and Implants" (REMeDI) offered by the Division of Continuing and Professional Studies at the University at Buffalo.

5/11/07

Jerry Newman will discuss his new book, "My Secret Life on the McJob: Lessons From Behind the Counter Guaranteed to Supersize Any Management Style," during a "UB at Noon ... Downtown" presentation from noon to 1:15 p.m. June 6 in Chef's Restaurant, 291 Seneca St.

5/11/07

More than 150 University at Buffalo faculty and staff authors will be recognized at a reception to be held from 3-5 p.m. May 30 in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

5/15/07

Graham G. Stewart of East Amherst, associate vice president for alumni relations at the University at Buffalo, has been named to a three-year term on the Commission on Alumni Relations of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE).

5/15/07

The University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences has named Gene D. Morse as associate dean of clinical and translational research and Edward M. Bednarczyk to succeed Morse as chair of the Department of Pharmacy Practice.

5/15/07

A conference featuring international experts in the field of human factors and aviation safety will be held May 17 and 18 to honor Colin G. Drury, Ph.D., SUNY Distinguished Professor in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering who is stepping down from his teaching and administrative duties in the University at Buffalo School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS).

5/15/07

Cancer epidemiologists at the University at Buffalo have identified specific genes that are most likely to become cancer promoters when exposed to a process called DNA promoter hypermethylation.

5/16/07

University at Buffalo President John B. Simpson will lead a UB delegation that will travel to Havana, Cuba, to attend ceremonies marking the fourth graduation of the Master's of Humanities (MAH) Program in Caribbean Cultural Studies jointly operated by UB and the University of Havana.

5/16/07

A researcher at the University at Buffalo's Research Institute on Addictions (RIA) is investigating the "brain's own marijuana" -- called endocannabinoid -- in the regulation of stress, stress-related behavior and anxiety.

5/16/07

Research on global warming is drawing scientists in increasing numbers to the world's polar regions. But as scientists make more journeys northward, some of them find that their mission now extends beyond the ice or sediment samples they will bring back to their labs to analyze.

5/16/07

While the University at Buffalo seeks to work closely with the Town of Amherst to plan for the development of land along its campus edge, the State University of New York, on behalf of UB, today filed a lawsuit seeking to annul action by the Amherst Town Board and the town's Zoning Board of Appeals to rezone a 22-acre site on Rensch Road for an apartment complex for college students, a use that would be contrary to the town's own master plan.

5/16/07

This document discusses issues related to problems that have occurred as the University at Buffalo has reached out to officials in the Town of Amherst in conjunction with the university's initiative to develop a comprehensive plan to oversee its 40 percent growth and development of its three campus centers between now and 2020.

5/18/07

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present Dream Theater with special guests Redemption & Into Eternity on Aug. 20 at 7 p.m. in the Mainstage Theatre in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

5/18/07

Gina Bronkie Hammond, who received a master's degree in computer science and engineering (CSE) from the University at Buffalo in 1973, has given a generous gift of $150,000 to the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences in support of a new high-tech flagship engineering building.

5/18/07

Assemblywoman Crystal D. Peoples and Lockheed Martin will be honored at the University at Buffalo's Business Partners Day luncheon to be held at noon on June 14 in the Adam's Mark Hotel.

5/21/07

The University at Buffalo Department of Theatre and Dance will once again offer its exciting and educational Summer Dance Program July 23 to Aug. 9.

5/21/07

Brian E. Becker, professor of organization and human resources, has been appointed senior associate dean in the University at Buffalo School of Management.

5/21/07

Twelve graduates of the University at Buffalo School of Management received awards during the school's commencement ceremony on May 12.

5/21/07

"Feminist Waves, Feminist Generations: Life Stories From the Academy" (Kilden: Oslo, 2007) features an essay contributed by Susan K. Cahn, associate professor in the Department of History, University at Buffalo College of Arts and Sciences.

5/22/07

Researchers at the University at Buffalo and Roswell Park Cancer Institute have shown for the first time that an association exists between long-standing periodontitis, or gum disease, and risk of tongue cancer.

5/22/07

University at Buffalo President John B. Simpson will meet with Amherst residents to discuss UB's ambitious plans to grow by 40 percent and that growth's potential impact on the regional economy. The public forum, co-hosted by UB and the Amherst Chamber of Commerce, will be held at 7 p.m. May 29 in Marinaccio's Italian Ristorante, 5877 Main Street in Williamsville.

5/22/07

McDonald's new advertising campaign to promote high-level career opportunities within the company is a great way to fight the connotation of dead-end drudgery and low wages that comes with "McJobs," according to Jerry M. Newman, SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor in the University at Buffalo School of Management.

5/22/07

Monica Ridgeway, a University at Buffalo undergraduate entering her senior year, knows that when people think of a scientist, they usually think of a white male in a lab coat; but not too far in the future, she hopes they will envision someone more like herself, a young African-American woman with a head full of braids who is curious about correlations between frozen mud and global warming.

5/23/07

The final fate of America's favorite mob boss remains to be seen, but one thing is certain: When the last episode of "The Sopranos" airs June 10, the show will go down in American television history as one of the all-time greats, according to University at Buffalo pop-culture expert Elayne Rapping.

5/23/07

Women who regularly enjoy an alcoholic drink or two have a significantly lower risk of having a non-fatal heart attack than women who are life-time abstainers, epidemiologists at the University at Buffalo have shown.

5/23/07

The University at Buffalo's desire to collaborate with the Town of Amherst on planning efforts is discussed by Marsha S. Henderson, UB vice president for external affairs, in an interview on WBFO-88.7 FM.

5/25/07

The State University of New York's lawsuit against the Town of Amherst is the subject of an editorial in The Buffalo News, and calls the move "a step toward improving" town-gown relations.

5/29/07

A symposium on "Emerging Developments in Multi-Hazard Engineering" organized jointly by MCEER, headquartered at the University at Buffalo, and the Architectural Engineering Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers(ASCE) will be held Sept. 18 at the McGraw-Hill Conference Center in New York City.

5/29/07

A University at Buffalo physician has won one of five monetary awards in an international competition for the best ideas for discovering biomarkers for Lou Gehrig's disease.

5/29/07

Thad G. McMurray has been named associate intellectual property manager for the Office of Science, Technology Transfer and Economic Outreach at the University at Buffalo.

5/30/07

A growing number of University at Buffalo graduate and undergraduate students, or recent graduates, are being awarded scholarships and fellowships ranging from the Udall and Barry M. Goldwater scholarships to Fulbright fellowships and the Department of Defense National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship.

5/30/07

Fourteen students at the University at Buffalo have received 2007 SUNY Chancellor's Awards for Student Excellence from SUNY Chancellor John R. Ryan.

5/31/07

An AxSYM immunoassay analyzer funded through a grant from Abbott Diagnostics will help the Medical Technology Program at the University at Buffalo train the next generation of clinical laboratory science practitioners with state-of-the-art skills and knowledge.

5/31/07

University at Buffalo faculty members will share their expertise on a variety of topics during the UBThisSummer Lecture Series, "The World in Which We Live: Multiple Disciplines, Multiple Perspectives," to be presented on Wednesday afternoons this summer on UB's North (Amherst) Campus.

5/31/07

University at Buffalo President John B. Simpson has been named to a newly created state Higher Education Commission charged with identifying ways to improve the quality of higher education in New York.

5/31/07

About 150 Amherst residents attended a public forum held on Tuesday by the University at Buffalo and the Amherst Chamber of Commerce where UB officials discussed the university's plans to grow by 40 percent and that growth's impact on their community.