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9/1/07

The New York New Music Ensemble, one of the world's premier 20th-century chamber music groups, will visit the University at Buffalo in September to take part in several activities for students and the public, including presenting the first concert of the Department of Music's Slee/Visiting Artist Series for 2007-08.

9/1/07

Family stories, political stories and those people use to create themselves and stories people use to explain themselves and explored in "The Story is True: The Art and Meaning of Telling Stories," authored by Bruce Jackson, SUNY Distinguished Professor in the Department of English and Samuel P. Capen Chair of American Culture at the University at Buffalo.

9/1/07

The University at Buffalo has supplemented its crisis communication vehicles with a new text-messaging service designed to disseminate critical information in a timely manner to members of the university community. At the same time, it is actively encouraging faculty, staff and students to identify and report potentially dangerous situations and individuals.

9/1/07

Charles H.V. Ebert, SUNY Distinguished Professor Emeritus in the Department of Geography at the University at Buffalo, will talk about "Hurricanes and Tornadoes" at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 12 in the opening program of the 2007-08 Western New York Science and Technology Forum lecture series for area teachers.

9/1/07

The Newman Centers at the University at Buffalo will mark the opening of the 2007-08 academic year with the Annual Convocation and Liturgy of the Holy Spirit, to be held at 11:30 a.m. Sept. 16 in St. Joseph University Church, 3629 Main Street, Buffalo, adjacent to the South Campus.

9/4/07

"Serving Those Who Serve Others" will be the theme of the third annual Community Service Fair from 12:30-3:30 p.m. on Sept. 12 in the University at Buffalo School of Management on UB's North (Amherst) Campus.

9/4/07

The way in which the electronic voices that answer our phones, help us make plane reservations and take our fast-food orders might be put to new, extremely useful and fascinating uses in the future will be the subject of a presentation on Sept. 26 at the University at Buffalo.

9/4/07

The University at Buffalo Institute for Research and Education on Women and Gender will celebrate Gender Week 2007 and the 10th anniversary of the institute's founding, with the presentation of a number of multidisciplinary events and speakers Sept. 24-28.

9/4/07

More than 100 scientists from across the country will gather for a symposium on "Genetics and Genomics in Development and Disease" on Sept. 7 on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus.

9/4/07

A nanotechnology developed by a University at Buffalo professor has enabled researchers to identify a molecular signature common to both familial and sporadic cases of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig's disease.

9/6/07

The Center for the Arts has announced that the performance by Eager Artists Theater Company ("Ka-Masa") originally scheduled for Sept. 21 at 8 p.m. has been cancelled.

9/6/07

The University at Buffalo, in conjunction with the Office of Environment, Health and Safety Services and the Office of Student Life, will present its annual Safety Fair from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sept. 11 in the Student Union on the North Campus.

9/7/07

The University at Buffalo Law School's Affordable Housing Clinic this month is celebrating 20 years of creating high-quality, low-income housing to meet the needs of residents of Western New York with a series of roundtables and conferences investigating new opportunities in housing development, urban renewal and economic development.

9/7/07

The University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (SOPPS) has received a major investment that will allow it to enlarge its research program in protein therapeutics, the most rapidly expanding class of treatments for diabetes, cancer and other diseases.

9/7/07

Seven alumni will be inducted into the Dr. and Mrs. Edmond J. Gicewicz Family UB Athletics Hall of Fame during the 35th induction ceremony to be held on Oct. 5 in Alumni Arena on the University at Buffalo North (Amherst) Campus. Two others will be honored for their ongoing support to the university's athletics program.

9/11/07

Is it possible to fight poverty and pollution at the same time? A report released today by UB Law School instructor Sam Magavern and his students suggests that Buffalo, the state and the non-profit community can do just that by "greening" their affordable housing programs.

9/11/07

A stained-glass hanging medallion celebrating Marie Sklodowska Curie that disappeared from the Polish Collection of the University at Buffalo decades ago has been returned, thanks to the eagle eye of a former UB student and the generosity of the medallion's current owner.

9/11/07

University at Buffalo chemists have developed a novel way to grow chemically pure, zinc oxide thin films characterized by dense, bristle-like nanostructures and a new method for depositing them on temperature-sensitive substrates, including polymers, plastics and tapes.

9/13/07

A major contributor to the development of nanotechnology in the United States will discuss its evolution and future initiatives in a lecture at the University at Buffalo.

9/13/07

For 17 years, the University at Buffalo has honored the memory of slain student Linda Yalem and promoted personal safety by holding a 5K race on the UB North (Amherst) Campus. But this year's event, the 18th-annual Linda Yalem Safety Run, has special significance for members of the UB community.

9/14/07

Felix Milgrom, M.D., of Snyder, internationally known immunologist and SUNY Distinguished Professor Emeritus in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, died Sept. 2 in Buffalo General Hospital after a short illness. He was 87.

9/14/07

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present Craig Ferguson at 8 p.m. on Oct. 5 in the Mainstage theater in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus. The performance is sponsored by the Student Association.

9/14/07

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present Tango Buenos Aires at 8 p.m. on Oct. 4 in the Mainstage theater in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

9/14/07

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo and Funtime Presents will present Gov't Mule at 7 p.m. on Oct. 10 in the Mainstage theater in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus. The opening act will be Grace Potter and the Nocturnals.

9/14/07

The Center for the Arts announces the on-sale date for seven 2007-08 season performances. Tickets for all events go on sale Sept. 21 at 10 a.m. in the Center for the Arts Box Office, Ticketmaster outlets and ticketmaster.com. Tickets also may be charged by phone at 716-852-5000.

9/14/07

The University at Buffalo is offering Western New York schools free tickets for students to attend a lecture by human rights activist and best-selling author Ishmael Beah to be held at 8 p.m. on Oct. 24 in Alumni Arena on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

9/17/07

For the seventh consecutive year, the University at Buffalo School of Management has been ranked as one of the world's top business schools by <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>.

9/17/07

The National Institutes of Health Center for Scientific Review has appointed Robert M. Straubinger, professor in the University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, to serve as a member of its Drug Discovery and Molecular Pharmacology Study Section.

9/18/07

Robert J. Levine, M.D., one of the most influential and respected figures in the field of medical ethics as it relates to research involving human subjects, will visit the University at Buffalo next month as the inaugural speaker in the UB Human Research Protection Program Distinguished Speakers Series.

9/18/07

Microorganisms may soon be efficiently and inexpensively producing novel pharmaceutical compounds, such as flavonoids, that fight aging, cancer or obesity, as well as high-value chemicals, as the result of research being conducted by University at Buffalo researchers.

9/18/07

The University at Buffalo's Research Institute on Addictions is presenting a fall seminar series on addictions-related topics featuring national experts beginning on Oct. 5. The four-part series is free and open to the public.

9/18/07

"We are the bouncers, the bodyguards, the 'shotgun' riders, the overseers, the maitre d's, the stewards, the organizers, the managers and leaders for the patient . . . Often we are the only thing between them and a sentinel event. See us, hear us, feel us." Welcome to the nurse's world, through the words of those who live there.

9/18/07

Along with memorizing body parts and learning to diagnose and treat diseases, medical students in the University of Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences are being introduced this fall to a new set of courses incorporating spirituality into their training to become physicians.

9/19/07

The Regional Institute's latest Policy Brief, "Governing the Green," examines Erie County's complex parks history and its current struggles to provide adequate support for assets that are at once local and regional.

9/19/07

"Extreme cherry pickers," grocery shoppers who buy only sale items and nothing else, do not harm retailer profits significantly as generally is believed, according to a forthcoming study in the <i>Journal of Marketing Research</i>.

9/20/07

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present Music is Art Live @ the Center in a series of six episodes at 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays beginning Oct. 2 in the Mainstage theater in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus. The all-ages events are free and open to the public.

9/20/07

Three new studies -- funded by grants from the National Institutes of Health totaling $7.3 million -- have been received by the University at Buffalo's Research Institute on Addictions (RIA).

9/21/07

The University at Buffalo is purchasing the former M. Wile Co. building in downtown Buffalo as a first step in its plans to create a more vibrant presence for UB in downtown Buffalo.

9/21/07

Norwegian architect Craig Dykers, one of the most promising young architects in Scandanavia, will present an illustrated lecture of his work Sept. 26 at 5:30 p.m. in 301 Crosby Hall on the University at Buffalo South (Main Street) Campus as part of the fall 2007 lecture series presented by the UB School of Architecture and Planning.

9/24/07

Lynn T. Kozlowski, Ph.D., professor and chair of the Department of Health Behavior in the University at Buffalo School of Public Health and Health Professions, has been named interim dean of the school effective Sept. 24.

9/26/07

The University at Buffalo Regional Institute will mark its 10th anniversary by reflecting on the issue of change -- how it happens, why we resist it and what it means for the Buffalo Niagara region -- at a symposium to be held Oct. 11.

9/26/07

The University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning and the Albright-Knox Art Gallery are co-sponsoring an exhibition of the famous L.J. Cella collection of drawings by noted artists and architects.

9/26/07

In October, the University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning will offer Western New Yorkers an opportunity see and discuss some of the most exciting and beautiful contemporary schools built here and abroad, and to consider the adoption of such inventive architecture by local school districts.

9/27/07

A novel device, developed by a team led by University at Buffalo engineers, simply and conveniently traps, detects and manipulates the single spin of an electron, overcoming some major obstacles that have prevented progress toward spintronics and spin-based quantum computing.

9/28/07

How do institutions of higher education reposition and market themselves in today's world economy? What research methods can college professors use to address issues of family violence that are a real part of life for many of their students? What has been the impact of globalization on health? These are some of the questions to be addressed during a multidisciplinary research symposium focusing on the methods that University at Buffalo faculty from several areas have developed in response to such concerns.

9/28/07

A nationally renowned physician and epidemiologist with an extensive background in health-services research and quality improvement will present the fall lecture of the 2007-08 Buffalo Center for Social Research Distinguished Scholars Series sponsored by the University at Buffalo School of Social Work.

9/28/07

An expanded Buffalo Neuroimaging Analysis Center, an internationally renowned research center of the University at Buffalo that works with clinicians and researchers around the world to advance the understanding of diseases of the brain, spinal cord and optic nerve, was unveiled today in Buffalo General Hospital.

9/28/07

A performance by comedian Craig Ferguson and the 35th Athletics Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be among the highlights when the University at Buffalo celebrates Homecoming Weekend Oct. 5-7.

9/28/07

Helping high-tech managers in India build better business practices is the focus of a new master's degree program launched by the University at Buffalo School of Management in conjunction with Amrita University in Bangalore, India.