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8/2/07

Alexander N. Cartwright, professor of electrical engineering in the University at Buffalo School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, has been appointed UB's vice provost for strategic initiatives, a new position in which he will serve as the point person in the Provost's Office for the UB 2020 strategic strengths initiatives.

8/3/07

The bridge collapse in Minneapolis this week raises fears about personal safety in most of us, especially those who have suffered past traumas or from personal safety phobias, according to a University at Buffalo expert on post-traumatic stress disorder.

8/7/07

A coalition of business and community leaders has formed a new initiative -- UB Believers -- dedicated to strengthening the Western New York economy today and for future generations through growing the University at Buffalo by 40 percent between now and the year 2020.

8/8/07

The region some of us call "Western New York" is called "Buffalo Niagara" by many, the "Niagara Frontier" by some and "Greater Buffalo" by others. Still different terms are used to describe areas within the region, such as the "Southern Tier" to the south and "Genesee" for parts between Buffalo and Rochester.

8/9/07

The six weeks that graduate student Tinashe Mudzviti spends at the University at Buffalo this summer could help more than 100,000 people with HIV receive life-saving treatments back in his home country of Zimbabwe.

8/10/07

The Regional Institute has expanded its Regional Knowledge Network (RKN), an online information resource on the binational region of Buffalo Niagara, by adding data and mapping features to its section on Transportation & Land Use.

8/14/07

The University at Buffalo has established a comprehensive exchange program with Banaras Hindu University, one of India's leading comprehensive universities.

8/14/07

The University at Buffalo Police have won a first-place prize in the 2007 International Police Vehicle Design Contest sponsored by <i>Law & Order</i> magazine.

8/15/07

Pennsylvania 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.

8/15/07

Residents of Sullivan and Orange counties 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.

8/15/07

Ohio 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.

8/15/07

Residents of northern New York 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.

8/15/07

Residents of New Jersey 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.

8/15/07

Residents of New England 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.

8/15/07

Long Island 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.

8/16/07

As a follow up to the 2006 visit to University at Buffalo by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, the UB Asian Studies Program will offer introductory courses in the classical Tibetan language in the 2007-08 academic year taught by noted Tibetan scholar Craig Preston.

8/16/07

A University at Buffalo study published in the July 2007 issue the <i>Journal of Nuclear Medicine</i> shows that a newer imaging method called positron emission tomography myocardial perfusion imaging, or PET MPI, provides a more accurate "picture" of coronary obstruction, costs 30 percent less, reduces the need for follow-up invasive procedures by 50 percent and produces excellent clinical outcomes.

8/16/07

John Yeh, M.D., an internationally recognized reproductive endocrinologist who is professor and chair of the Department of Gynecology-Obstetrics in the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, is one of eight individuals selected to be 2007-08 Jefferson Science Fellows.

8/16/07

The acute shortage of registered nurses in the U.S. could be lessened by adopting tactics used successfully in other segments of the economy, including sweetening incentives for experienced nurses to stay on the job and enticing nurses who have left the profession back into the market, a new study proposes.

8/17/07

Maurizio Trevisan, founding dean of the School of Public Health and Health Professions at the University at Buffalo, has been named executive vice chancellor and chief executive officer of the University of Nevada Health Sciences System, the Nevada System of Higher Education.

8/20/07

WBFO 88.7 FM, a public service of the University at Buffalo, has received a grant from the New York State Music Fund in support of its new all-music HD radio station -- WBFO XPoNential -- and the WBFO XPoNential Buffalo Music Project. The project consists of two components that will provide WBFO's regional audience of more than 1.15 million people with expanded on-air access to the music of Western New York.

8/20/07

Controversial and Academy Award-winning documentary filmmaker Michael Moore will open the 21st season of the University at Buffalo's Distinguished Speakers Series for 2007-08. The series also will feature lectures by human rights activist and author Ishmael Beah; Steven D. Levitt, an economist at the University of Chicago and co-author of the bestseller "Freakonomics;" Harold Ford Jr., chairman of the Democratic Leadership Council; magazine editor and author Tina Brown; and award-winning actor James Earl Jones.

8/21/07

The Bank of America Charitable Foundation today announced a $250,000 gift to the University at Buffalo to create and provide initial support for a program to train entry- and mid-level workers for Western New York's emerging life-sciences industry.

8/24/07

Praxair, Inc., a valued corporate partner of the University at Buffalo School of Engineering and Applied Sciences for many years, has pledged a $250,000 gift to establish the Praxair Professor in Operations Research and a $25,000 gift to support the university's annual Business Partners Day.

8/25/07

The public will again have an opportunity to enjoy classic American and international films when the 15th edition of the Buffalo Film Seminars, sponsored by the University at Buffalo and the Market Arcade Film and Arts Center, begins on Aug. 28 with a screening of "City Lights," generally viewed as Charlie Chaplin's greatest film.

8/29/07

What keeps a newly licensed nurse on the job? Answers to that question are important to hospitals across the U.S., many of which are confronting serious nursing shortages. Based on results of a study to be published in the May 2007 issue of <i>American Journal of Nursing</i>, the top two priorities for hospitals to address the retention issue are improving nursing management and taking steps to reduce on-the-job stress.

8/29/07

Louis P. Ciminelli, chairman and CEO of LPCiminelli Inc., has been named the 2007 Niagara Frontier Executive of the Year by the University at Buffalo School of Management.

8/29/07

University at Buffalo cyclists turned a new corner today when the university kicked off "Bicycling at UB," an initiative designed to improve bike riding to, from and across its three campuses.

8/29/07

Football Fever is upon the nation once again. The soaring of the pigskin signals the start of the "busy" season for cheerleaders, marching bands, and inevitably, sports medicine physicians.