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6/1/07

The University at Buffalo's Center for Integrated Waste Management has been awarded $1.8 million by Empire State Development to expand the use of recycled tires in construction applications through research and education as part of a program that is the state's most comprehensive effort yet to explore and establish new markets for used tires in civil-engineering applications.

6/4/07

A new farmer's market featuring local sellers of fruits, vegetables and preserves will open June 30 in the parking lot north of Allen Hall on the University at Buffalo South (Main Street) Campus, near the junction of Main Street and Kenmore Avenue.

6/5/07

The University at Buffalo has been recognized by the Women's Sports Foundation as one of four "standout" colleges and universities in the nation for making significant strides in providing equitable athletic opportunities for its female student-athletes.

6/5/07

After joining forces one year ago to bring an innovative personal finance curriculum into area high schools, the University at Buffalo School of Management and M&T Bank are building momentum with the curriculum now being used at 37 local schools, up from 16 schools in last year's pilot program.

6/7/07

Thirty-nine Western New York business owners, operators and high-level managers have graduated from the Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership (CEL) Core program in the University at Buffalo School of Management, and nine have graduated from the school's Advanced CEL program.

6/7/07

A study by a University at Buffalo urban planning researcher has found that houses located within a half-mile radius of Buffalo's light rail stations are assessed at $1,300 to $3,000 more than similar properties that are not within walking distance of the stations.

6/7/07

The University at Buffalo Home Loan Guaranty Program, an initiative to encourage UB employees to purchase homes as a means of stabilizing neighborhoods around its South (Main Street) Campus, has received a major, multimillion-dollar boost from the University at Buffalo Foundation (UBF).

6/11/07

The University at Buffalo Regional Institute will unveil findings of its yearlong Region's Edge research initiative at a briefing for binational regional leaders from the public, private, nonprofit and academic sectors from 3:30-5 p.m. Thursday (June 14, 2007) in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

6/12/07

WBFO-FM 88.7, UB's National Public Radio affiliate, won 11 awards -- including top statewide honors -- at the New York State Associated Press Broadcasters Association's annual awards banquet held June 9 in Saratoga Springs.

6/13/07

Students in the art program in the Department of Visual Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University at Buffalo have received awards for their work during 2006-07.

6/13/07

Central New York residents attending the University at Buffalo recently were inducted into the Omicron Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa honorary society.

6/13/07

Residents of Western New York and the Finger Lakes region attending the University at Buffalo recently were inducted into the Omicron Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa honorary society.

6/13/07

Experts from around the world on tinnitus, the buzzing, ringing or other noise in the inner ear that affects 30 percent of Iraq and Afghanistan combat veterans and 14 percent of the U.S. population at large, will gather in the Holiday Inn Conference Center in Grand Island June 22-24 to discuss ways to treat the often disabling condition.

6/14/07

Erie County residents attending the University at Buffalo recently were inducted into the Omicron Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa honorary society.

6/14/07

Buffalo residents attending the University at Buffalo recently were inducted into the Omicron Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa honorary society.

6/14/07

Amherst residents attending the University at Buffalo recently were inducted into the Omicron Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa honorary society.

6/14/07

A content analysis of newspaper stories about organ and tissue donation, conducted by researchers at the University at Buffalo, found an almost 4:1 ratio of positive-to-negative articles on the subject.

6/14/07

The UB Center for Advanced Biomedical and Bioengineering Technology (UB CAT) is funding University at Buffalo researchers working with 13 life sciences companies and organizations in Buffalo Niagara as part of $1 million in annual support provided by the New York State Foundation for Science, Technology and Innovation (NYSTAR) to the UB CAT.

6/14/07

The sixth annual Samuel P. Capen Garden Walk showcasing gardens in the University Heights and Eggertsville neighborhoods will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 7 in the neighborhoods near the University at Buffalo South (Main Street) Campus.

6/15/07

Niagara County residents attending the University at Buffalo recently were inducted into the Omicron Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa honorary society.

6/15/07

Residents of the Albany area, the Hudson Valley and the New York City area attending the University at Buffalo recently were inducted into the Omicron Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa honorary society.

6/15/07

University at Buffalo Law School students received honors and awards at the school's 118th commencement ceremony held on May 19.

6/15/07

The University at Buffalo's Office of Science Technology Transfer and Economic Outreach (STOR) has announced that licensing and research agreements have been completed with Reichert, Inc., paving the way for developing and marketing a cell volume cytometer (CVC), whose applications include the detection of drug/cell interactions, bacterial sensitivity to antibiotics and cancer cell susceptibility to chemotherapeutic agents.

6/15/07

Martin K. Casstevens has been named business formation and commercialization manager for the Office of Science, Technology Transfer and Economic Outreach (STOR) at the University at Buffalo.

6/15/07

A study conducted in a large sample of postmenopausal women by University at Buffalo epidemiologists has provided new information on the prevalence of certain gum-disease-causing oral bacteria in this population and the association of the bacteria with oral bone loss.

6/15/07

Fourteen students in the University at Buffalo School of Nursing received awards and scholarships at the school's recent commencement ceremony.

6/15/07

Fifty-five graduates of the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences received awards at the school's recent commencement ceremony.

6/19/07

Twenty new graduates of the School of Public Health and Health Professions at the University at Buffalo were honored with scholarships and awards during the school's recent commencement ceremony.

6/19/07

Twenty-eight graduates of the University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences received awards during the school's recent commencement ceremony.

6/19/07

In a publication selected as a "2007 Hot Article" by the journal <i>Biochemistry</i>, University at Buffalo chemists report the discovery of a central mechanism responsible for the action of the powerful biological catalysts known as enzymes.

6/19/07

The vast lawn in front of Hayes Hall on the University at Buffalo's South (Main Street) Campus will be a destination for summertime entertainment with UB launching a series of free music-and-dance concerts for the community called UB on the Green.

6/20/07

Three faculty members in the University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences have won top awards for 2007 from the New York State Chapter of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP).

6/20/07

Women who suffer through morning sickness during their pregnancies may have a 30 percent lower risk of developing breast cancer later in life than mothers-to-be who experience nine nausea-free months, a new study by epidemiologists at the University at Buffalo suggests.

6/20/07

The University at Buffalo School of Management and the Foundation for Accounting Education of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants are collaborating to introduce minority high school students to career opportunities in the accounting profession during a five-day program.

6/21/07

The American Educational Research Association (AERA) has bestowed one of its top awards to X. Christine Wang, assistant professor of learning and instruction in the University at Buffalo Graduate School of Education.

6/21/07

A four-year study on iron metabolism within cells, an essential process that impacts both iron deficiency and iron toxicity, conditions responsible for a multitude of human diseases, is underway at the University at Buffalo funded by a $1.16 million grant from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK).

6/22/07

University at Buffalo Athletics Director Warde Manuel has announced a reorganization of the Athletics Department staff designed to "help continue the department's vision and goal of developing a successful Mid-American Conference program."

6/22/07

A University at Buffalo faculty member who practices on the lower west side of Buffalo and co-founded a free medical clinic at a shelter for women and children has been named 2007 Family Physician of the Year by the New York State Academy of Family Physicians.

6/25/07

Bloody murder has been a quintessentially American preoccupation since John Newcomen sailed in on the Mayflower and was whacked by a fellow colonist. What followed in America from the 17th century to the present, says cultural analyst and author David F. Schmid, Ph.D., is a form of "entertainment by murder," a ghastly enthrallment that conflates some of Americans' favorite preoccupations: consumerism, titillation by celebrity gossip and violence.

6/26/07

A dozen lucky high school students are spending two weeks this summer at the University at Buffalo's Center for Computational Research, part of the university's New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences, during its annual high school workshop in computational science, from June 25 to July 6.

6/27/07

The worldwide public accounting firm of Ernst & Young LLP and its staff members have contributed $34,400 to the University at Buffalo over the past year.

6/27/07

Out-buzzing and out-smarting teams from the University at Pennsylvania and Wayne State University, a three-person team from the University at Buffalo's psychiatry residency program won the first "Jeopardy"-inspired "MindGames" at the 2007 annual meeting of the American Psychiatry Association held in San Diego in May.

6/29/07

Did God make scientists? Most of them don't think so. The first systematic analysis in decades to examine the religious beliefs and practices of elite academics in the sciences supports the notion that science professors at top universities are less religious than the general population, but attributes this to a number of variables that have little to do with their study of science.