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10/1/07

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 theater in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

10/1/07

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present the Georgian State Dance Company at 8 p.m. on Oct. 26 in the Mainstage theater in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

10/1/07

The Department of Theatre and Dance at the University at Buffalo will present Zodiaque Dance Company at 8 p.m. Oct. 17-20 and 2 p.m. on Oct. 21 in the Drama Theatre in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

10/2/07

The University at Buffalo announced today the founding of The University Honors College, marking a major milestone in UB's long tradition of providing honors programming for exceptional undergraduate students.

10/2/07

They include judges, doctors, businessmen and "respectable gentlemen;" one of the famous Tuskegee airman; the proprietor of the 19th century's Hughson House hairdressing saloon, and Vernell Melson, "grandpa" to the neighborhood children on Buffalo's East Side. These are among Western New York's "uncrowned kings," hundreds of men living and dead, who built, led and sustained the local African-American community for the past 150 years

10/2/07

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

10/3/07

While acknowledging that the University at Buffalo has increased support for its intercollegiate athletics program to a level comparable to other schools competing in the Mid-American Conference, a committee following up on the recommendations of a report by consultant Gene Corrigan released two years ago has identified additional financial support as key to the program's future success.

10/3/07

Irene Zubaida Khan, secretary general of Amnesty International, will deliver the University at Buffalo Law School's Mitchell Lecture at 3:30 p.m. on Oct. 25 in 106 O'Brian Hall on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

10/3/07

The Department of Theatre and Dance at the University at Buffalo will present Neil Labute's scathing romantic satire, "The Shape of Things," directed by chair and producing artistic director Robert Knopf.

10/5/07

John M. Thomas announced today that he will step down as dean of the University at Buffalo School of Management, after five years in the post, to devote more time to the school's global business programs as a member of the faculty.

10/5/07

Jonathan Knee, author of "The Accidental Investment Banker: Inside the Decade that Transformed Wall Street," will speak at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 25 in the Screening Room in the Center for the Arts on the University at Buffalo North (Amherst) Campus.

10/5/07

The Niagara County Environmental Fund (NCEF) is announcing a total of approximately $775,000 in new funds available for Legacy Projects that will provide long-lasting impact to Niagara County's environment and/or understanding of its environment.

10/5/07

Are you a terrorist? Airport screeners, customs agents, police officers and members of the military who silently pose that question to people every day, may soon have much more than intuition to depend on to determine the answer, thanks to computer and behavioral scientists at the University at Buffalo.

10/5/07

Researchers at the University at Buffalo who study tinnitus have received a $2.9 million five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health to study the brain signals responsible for creating the phantom sounds, using the animal models, and to test potential therapies to quiet the noise.

10/8/07

WYRK-FM will present the WYRK Fall Acoustic show Starring Blake Shelton at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 23 in the Mainstage theater in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus. Opening acts are Luke Bryan and Sarah Johns. A portion of the proceeds benefit the Food Bank of Western New York.

10/8/07

Arena Entertainment will present comedian D.L. Hughley at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 28 in the Mainstage theater in the Center for the Arts on the University at Buffalo's North (Amherst) Campus.

10/12/07

Magnetic resonance images (MRI) of a large group of patients with multiple sclerosis has provided the first evidence that those with a history of MS in their families show more severe brain damage than patients who have no close relatives with the disease.

10/13/07

Persons with multiple sclerosis who smoke risk increasing the amount of brain tissue shrinkage, a consequence of MS, and the subsequent severity of their disease, new research conducted at the Buffalo Neuroimaging Analysis Center (BNAC) at the University at Buffalo has shown.

10/8/07

The University at Buffalo has established a major new exchange partnership with Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario, that calls for a variety of cooperative research and educational initiatives, with a particular focus on the shared border region of Western New York and Southern Ontario.

10/8/07

The University at Buffalo has entered into a partnership with Dell Inc. that will standardize computer workstations for UB faculty, staff and students while saving the institution $2 million annually.

10/9/07

The University at Buffalo plans to move several of its key fund-raising offices and their 50 employees into the Jacobs Executive Development Center and its adjoining carriage house at 672 Delaware Ave. as the university continues to increase its presence in downtown Buffalo. The move is part of a plan that also will free up space in Wende Hall on UB's South Campus as the future home for an expanded UB School of Nursing better positioned to meet community needs.

10/11/07

The University at Buffalo has received a $750,000 grant from the New York State Foundation of Science, Technology and Academic Research (NYSTAR) to recruit an internationally known scientist in nanotechnology.

10/11/07

University at Buffalo researchers studying the response to the 2006 "October Surprise" storm have concluded that the effective coordination of emergency services played a critical role in decision making during the crisis.

10/12/07

Leo C. Curran, associate professor emeritus in the Department of Classics, College of Arts and Sciences, died Sept. 29 in his Orchard Park home. He was 73.

10/12/07

A memorial service for Jacob D. Hyman, former dean and longtime faculty member in the UB Law School, will be held at 11 a.m. Oct. 13 in the Francis M. Letro Courtroom in the UB Law School, O'Brian Hall, North Campus.

10/12/07

World renowned soprano and UB alumna Laura Aikin will return to her alma mater next week to perform a concert marking the official naming of UB's Center for 21st Century Music as the Robert and Carol Morris Center for 21st Century Music.

10/12/07

Artists, students, scholars, musicians and friends of the arts will gather on Oct. 17 to dedicate the Robert G. and Carol L. Morris Center for 21st Century Music and thank the generous donors for whom it is named.

10/12/07

The University at Buffalo will host its second Scholarship Gala on Nov. 10 to raise funds for undergraduate and graduate student scholarships across the university. The goal is to raise $200,000, a 33 percent increase over last year's total.

10/12/07

When a coalition of small municipalities from southern Erie County wanted to develop a plan to increase tourism in seven towns and villages, it turned to the Regional Institute at the University at Buffalo.

10/12/07

A new testing facility at the University at Buffalo and MCEER is the world's first test apparatus specifically designed to subject costly equipment and mechanical systems in hospitals and other important structures to the precise floor vibrations that they experience during the strongest earthquakes.

10/12/07

The Five College Center for East Asian Studies (FCCEAS) at Smith College will sponsor a free, intensive 30-hour, six-session seminar for middle and high school teachers in Western New York.

10/15/07

"Lessons from Homicides: The Buffalo Story," a new documentary that explores the lessons learned by individuals, families, communities and organizations with direct experience of those homicides, will premiere at the Buffalo Museum of Science, 1020 Humboldt Parkway at 6 p.m. Oct. 19.

10/15/07

The known and forgotten meanings and histories of human trafficking and its different cultural milieus and complex forms will be addressed during the Third Annual International Conference in the Humanities organized by the Humanities Institute at the University at Buffalo.

10/16/07

With a record fall enrollment of 28,054 that includes its brightest freshman class in history and a net gain of nearly 100 new faculty members over the past three years, the University at Buffalo is building momentum as it implements plans to rise to the ranks of the nation's top public research universities, UB President John B. Simpson declared today in his second annual community address.

10/16/07

A professor of biochemistry in the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo, has received a two-year, $418,363 grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop a drug aimed at an iron-based neurodegenerative disease called aceruloplasminemia.

10/16/07

L. Nelson Hopkins, M.D., chair of the Department of Neurosurgery in the University at Buffalo's School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and director of UB's Toshiba Stroke Research Center, has received the third annual Leaders in Endovascular Education (LIVE) award from Cordis Endovascular and Cordis Neurovascular, Inc.

10/18/07

In its initial public demonstration, the world's first seismic testing apparatus for nonstructural components performed exactly as designed last Friday at the University at Buffalo and MCEER, providing engineers with the first realistic, experimental method of simulating and evaluating how earthquakes damage building equipment, contents and components.

10/18/07

The Department of Theatre and Dance at the University at Buffalo will present the musical "City of Angels" in a full production with orchestra Nov. 14-18.

10/18/07

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present "Three Phantoms in Concert" at 8 p.m. on Nov. 16 in the Mainstage theater in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus. The performance is sponsored by M&T Bank.

10/19/07

In its third attempt in four years, an all-woman student team from the University at Buffalo's School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences has won the National Community Pharmacists Association Pruitt-Schutte Student Business Plan Competition.

10/19/07

Michael Greenberg, Ph.D., director of the National Center for Neighborhood and Brownfield Redevelopment, will be the 2007 Nan and Will Clarkson Chair in Urban and Regional Planning in the University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning.

10/22/07

Long lines of passengers have an effect on the speed with which airport security screeners do certain aspects of their jobs, according to a study by researchers in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at the University at Buffalo. The study's findings demonstrate empirically for the first time that security screeners do speed up when lines are long, but only when inspecting laptop computers.

10/22/07

Three new grants have been received by the University at Buffalo's Research Institute on Addictions (RIA) to study "mechanisms of change" that may play a role in the process of changing problem drinking.

10/22/07

New research results from the University at Buffalo's Research Institute on Addictions (RIA) suggest that most parents are aware of and accurately evaluate the extent of their teenager's cigarette smoking, marijuana use, drinking and overall substance use.

10/22/07

Severely restricting calories leads to a longer life, scientists have proved. New research now has shown for the first time that such a diet also can maintain physical fitness into advanced age, slowing the seemingly inevitable progression to physical disability and loss of independence.

10/23/07

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present Shaolin Warriors at 8 p.m. on Nov. 19 in the Mainstage theater in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus. The performance is sponsored in part by the UB Student Association.

10/23/07

While working with parents of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) at the University at Buffalo, Gregory A. Fabiano noticed something was missing: the fathers.

10/23/07

The University at Buffalo Gender Institute honored two individuals and two organizations for outstanding civic engagement in public service, research, business and philanthropy for women and girls in the greater Buffalo-Niagara region at its 10th-anniversary gala on Oct. 19 in UB's Jacobs Executive Development Center, 672 Delaware Avenue in downtown Buffalo.

10/23/07

The Office of Planned Giving at the University at Buffalo will host a free seminar, "Your Guide to Caring for Aging Loved Ones in the Years Ahead," at 9:30 a.m. on Nov. 15 in the Center for Tomorrow on UB's North (Amherst) Campus.

10/24/07

On March 11, 2007, three years to the day after a series of terrorist bombings in Madrid killed 191 commuter-train passengers and injured more than 1,800 others, King Juan Carlos of Spain inaugurated a brilliantly designed monument to the victims at Atocha railway station, where most of the victims were found. The beautiful Atocha monument is the work of one of Spain's most promising young architectural firms, Estudio FAM, and its principals will present an illustrated discussion of their work at the University at Buffalo on Nov. 7.

10/24/07

The Center for the Arts has announced that the performance by DL Hughley originally scheduled for Oct. 28 has been cancelled by the promoter.

10/25/07

A University at Buffalo faculty task group has released a set of recommendations for "internationalizing" UB, calling for new investments in student experiences, faculty scholarship and institutional mission.

10/25/07

Jorge V. José, Ph.D., vice president for research at the University at Buffalo, has been elected a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world's largest general scientific society and publisher of the journal Science.

10/26/07

A researcher at the University at Buffalo's Research Institute on Addictions (RIA) is initiating a study of "mindfulness-based stress reduction," a technique often used in behavioral medicine for stress reduction but not before as an adjunct in the treatment of alcohol use disorders.

10/26/07

The Department of Theatre and Dance at the University at Buffalo will present performances by Zodiaque Studio Dance Ensemble Nov. 29 through Dec. 2 in the Black Box Theatre in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

10/29/07

What makes some clays such powerful antimicrobial agents capable of killing MRSA and other virulent bacteria? It's a question that University at Buffalo researchers have been studying for several years.

10/29/07

Ricky Greenwald, Psy.D., an internationally respected practicing child psychologist, will present two workshops on "Treating Problem Behaviors: A Trauma-Informed Approach for Teens," in November sponsored by the Office of Continuing Education at the University at Buffalo School of Social Work.

10/29/07

If young teenagers can't watch TV or play computer games, will they fill that time with physical activity? And will living close to a park play a role in how active they are during their video downtime? These are questions researchers at the University at Buffalo hope to answer via a three-year, $1.4 million grant from the National Institute of Child Heath and Human Development.

10/30/07

There's good news this month for Buffalo "Digimon" and "Card Captors" enthusiasts and the die-hard fans of environmental savior "Princess Mononoke of the Wolves" and "Akira," the innovative, layered film said to have pioneered anime's modernist form. Nov. 9 is the day the University at Buffalo and the Albright-Knox Art Gallery will team up to focus on the thriving anime industry.

10/31/07

The Regional Institute at the University at Buffalo has received two national awards for its work from the Association for University Business and Economic Research, a professional association of research units at public and private universities.