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7/2/07

A $500,000 gift from Ravinder K. Bansal, Ph.D., and his wife, Pratibha Bansal, M.D., of Clarence, to the University at Buffalo School of Engineering and Applied Sciences will be used for costs associated with the construction of a new engineering building on UB's North (Amherst) Campus.

7/2/07

A blood component called cystatin C, used to test for early-stage kidney impairment, also may be a very early marker for those at risk of developing a condition known as pre-diabetes, a study conducted by researchers at the University at Buffalo has shown.

7/3/07

James Arthur Conway, a professor who taught in the University at Buffalo Graduate School of Education from 1967 until retiring in 2000, died June 28 in Siesta Key, Fla., of cancer. A former resident of Amherst, he was 74.

7/5/07

A consortium of theoretical physicists co-founded by a University at Buffalo faculty member has been created to train more U.S. graduate students in theoretical high-energy particle physics calculations to counter "outsourcing" in their field that has allowed the U.S. to lag behind in this area of high-profile, global science.

7/5/07

Blood vessels that have been tissue-engineered from bone marrow adult stem cells may in the future serve as a patient's own source of new blood vessels following a coronary bypass or other procedures that require vessel replacement, according to new research from the University at Buffalo Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering.

7/6/07

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present Blue Suede Shoes - The Ultimate Elvis Bash at 8 p.m. on Jan. 18 the Mainstage Theatre in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. on July 13.

7/6/07

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present Craig Ferguson at 8 p.m. on Oct. 5 in the Mainstage Theatre in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus. The performance is sponsored by the Student Association. Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. on July 13.

7/9/07

The effort to grow the University at Buffalo and dramatically transform its three campuses has taken a major step forward with the awarding of a master planning contract to a team of internationally renowned architectural, planning, landscape and design firms.

7/11/07

Fifteen history majors at the University at Buffalo have been awarded more than $39,000 in scholarships by the Department of History in the College of Arts and Sciences in recognition of academic excellence, for displaying leadership and other positive personal qualities, and to pursue study abroad.

7/11/07

The University at Buffalo School of Management and the Not For Profit Resource Center, an initiative of the United Way of Buffalo and Erie County, are partnering to help local community service agencies through an innovative new educational technology, Digital Access.

7/11/07

Buffalo residents attending the University at Buffalo have been named to the Dean's List for the spring 2007 semester for achieving a grade-point average of 3.6 or higher.

7/13/07

Selenium, an antioxidant included in multivitamin tablets thought to have a possible protective effect against the development of type 2 diabetes, may actually increase the risk of developing the disease, an analysis by researchers at the University at Buffalo has shown.

7/13/07

Primate tourism, an economic benefit and conservation tool in many habitat countries, has exploded in popularity over the past two decades in places like China, Borneo, Uganda, Rwanda, Northern Sumatra, Madagascar, Gabon and Central America. New research by scientists in the United States, China and Japan, however, has found that some primate tourism practices are inappropriate because they provoke an unprecedented level of adult aggression that is proving deadly for infant monkeys.

7/17/07

Marc A. Adler of Williamsville, who earned three degrees from the University at Buffalo, has been elected to serve a two-year term as president of the UB Alumni Association

7/17/07

Twenty-six individuals have been named to the 2007-08 advisory board of the University at Buffalo School of Management's Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership (CEL).

7/17/07

Orange juice, despite its high caloric load of sugars, appears to be a healthy food for diabetics due to its mother lode of flavonoids, a study by endocrinologists at the University at Buffalo has shown.

7/23/07

Iron is the workhorse of trace minerals. An essential component of red blood cells, disruption of iron levels in the body will result in a myriad of serious conditions, and life cannot be sustained without it. In novel research, investigators at the University at Buffalo's School of Public Health and Health Professions, have learned that iron is only one half of an all-important duo of trace minerals -- the other being copper -- that work in tandem to maintain proper iron balance, or homeostasis.

7/24/07

New University at Buffalo research demonstrates that some solvents can significantly enhance certain acid-base interactions and strengthen the bonding interaction between two molecules when one is electron-deficient and one is electron-rich.

7/24/07

A team from the University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences has again reached the finals of a major student competition.

7/24/07

Residents of the Southern Tier attending the University at Buffalo have been named to the Dean's List for the spring 2007 semester for achieving a grade-point average of 3.6 or higher.

7/24/07

Residents of the Albany area and the Hudson Valley attending the University at Buffalo have been named to the Dean's List for the spring 2007 semester for achieving a grade-point average of 3.6 or higher.

7/25/07

City Voices City Visions is a partnership between UB and the Buffalo Public Schools that provides teachers in grades 6-12 with innovative approaches to using digital video arts as a literacy tool in their classrooms. The goal is to raise the academic achievement -- and thus increase the post-graduate opportunities -- of these students, who attend classes in a variety of urban neighborhoods.

7/26/07

Drinking malt liquor -- the cheap, high-alcohol beverage often marketed to teens -- may put young adults at increased risk for alcohol problems and use of illicit drugs, particularly marijuana, according to a new study of malt liquor drinkers and marijuana use by scientists at the University at Buffalo's Research Institute on Addictions (RIA).

7/27/07

Incoming students at the University at Buffalo this summer are getting a lesson in UB pride and spirit -- as well as an introduction to the university's alumni association -- before they even step into a classroom.

7/30/07

Esther S. Takeuchi, Ph.D., renowned inventor of the tiny batteries that have helped make implantable cardiac pacemakers, defibrillators and other medical devices a life-saving reality for millions of patients, is joining the faculty in the University at Buffalo School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

7/30/07

Instead of visiting an amusement park this summer and riding on rollercoasters, 16 high school girls attending a University at Buffalo engineering workshop will develop their own virtual rollercoasters -- and they will get to "ride" them, too.

7/31/07

WBFO-FM 88.7, the National Public Radio affiliate operated by the University at Buffalo, won three first place awards for its 2006 news coverage from Public Radio News Directors Inc. at its awards banquet held July 21 in New Orleans.

7/31/07

The University at Buffalo HIV Scholars Program has its first graduate: Wen-Liang Lin, a clinical pharmacist at the National Cheng-Kung University Hospital in Taiwan, has completed an extensive period of clinical training in UB's School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences and will complete the certificate segment of the program in Taiwan.