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11/1/07

International Education Week, the annual event recognizing the importance of international education and exchange to the community and the nation, will take place Nov. 12-16 with a full slate of free events, including film screenings, musical performances, presentations and exhibitions designed showcase the University at Buffalo's cultural diversity.

11/1/07

The new home of the University at Buffalo's Ira G. Ross Eye Institute -- a collaboration of the Department of Ophthalmology in UB's School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, the Elizabeth Pierce Olmsted, M.D., Center for the Visually Impaired and University Ophthalmology Services -- opened today at 1176 Main Street.

11/5/07

John M. Thomas, dean of the School of Management, will speak at the next "UB at Noon...Downtown" luncheon series to be held from noon to 1:15 p.m. Nov. 14 in Chef's Restaurant, 291 Seneca St.

11/5/07

Emeritus Professor Robert F. Berner, who had a 36-year career at the University at Buffalo, will support the work of doctoral candidates in the UB School of Management through an endowed gift. He also is supporting the UB Graduate School of Education in honor of his late wife, Ruth L. Berner, who did graduate work there, and the Millard Fillmore College, where he served as dean for more than 20 years.

11/5/07

A study aimed at increasing the number of African-American, Hispanic and Asian registered organ donors in New York City and focusing on college students is underway and headed by a researcher at the University at Buffalo.

11/5/07

MBA students from the University at Buffalo School of Management are finalists in an innovation competition to be held in conjunction with Thunderbird School of Global Management's Sustainable Innovation Summit on Nov. 8-10 at Thunderbird in Glendale, Ariz.

11/5/07

A $148,328 grant from the John R. Oishei Foundation will establish a multidisciplinary task force for ontology-based IT support for large-scale field studies in psychiatry at the University at Buffalo.

11/5/07

Unique, brilliant, exceptional in a hundred ways, poet, novelist and critic and Nathaniel Mackey will inaugurate the 2007-08 University at Buffalo English Department "Exhibit X Fiction" series on Nov. 15 with a 7 p.m. reading in Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, 341 Delaware Ave., Buffalo.

11/5/07

"CollisionsCollusions," a two-part exhibition of film, performance, video, experimental music and networked actions produced by 11 graduate students in the University at Buffalo Department of Media Study, will be held at Big Orbit Gallery, 30D Essex St., in Buffalo Nov. 9-11 and Nov. 16-18.

11/5/07

Nils Olsen, professor and dean of the University at Buffalo Law School, will receive the 2007 Edwin F. Jaeckle Award, the highest honor the UB Law School and the UB Law Alumni Association can bestow, in recognition of his extraordinary service to the university and the Western New York community.

11/5/07

A public artwork commissioned by a Cleveland arts group to reflect the effects of wind coming off Lake Erie has found a new home in Founders Plaza on the sometimes windy North Campus of the University at Buffalo in a city that shares Erie's shores with Cleveland.

11/6/07

A geosciences specialist in the University at Buffalo Sciences and Engineering Library has developed the "NYS Gazetteer and GeoData Collection," a database of digital topographical maps and gazetteer information that makes it possible to easily search and locate 38,000 places, features, and other geographic sites in New York State from a computer.

11/6/07

The Department of Visual Studies in the University at Buffalo's College of Arts and Sciences will hold its annual print sale from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 15 in the atrium of the Center for the Arts on the North (Amherst) Campus.

11/6/07

Stephen M. Roberts of North Buffalo has been named associate vice president for University Libraries at the University at Buffalo.

11/6/07

Artist and architect Dennis Maher collects discarded building materials from demolition sites and salvage yards throughout the de-industrialized city of Buffalo and uses them to create haunting sculptures, paintings and environmental installations that he usually installs in other city buildings slated for demolition, restoration or renovation.

11/7/07

Students who are members of the University at Buffalo Chapter of Engineers for a Sustainable World are partnering with Erie County on the Erie County Clean School Bus Initiative, a program that aims to reduce diesel emissions in school buses.

11/7/07

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present Tomaseen Foley's A Celtic Christmas at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 5 in the Mainstage theater in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

11/8/07

Andreas Daum, professor of history in the College of Arts and Sciences at theUniversity at Buffalo, has been appointed associate dean in UB's Office of the Vice Provost and Dean for Undergraduate Education.

11/9/07

The Regional Institute at the University at Buffalo has released the findings of its assessment of the Erie County criminal justice system, part of an effort to identify strategies to alleviate jail overcrowding in the county.

11/9/07

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will hold a Holiday Benefit Concert featuring B.J. Thomas at 8 p.m. on Dec. 8 in the Mainstage Theatre in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

11/9/07

The ability of insulin to limit heart-tissue damage during a heart attack will be tested in a landmark clinical trial led by Paresh Dandona, M.D., Ph.D., University at Buffalo Distinguished Professor in the departments of Medicine and Pharmacology and Toxicology in the UB School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

11/9/07

Despite warnings from experts and media campaigns marketing healthy living techniques, approximately one-third of women of childbearing age smoke cigarettes and 25-50 percent of women smoke during pregnancy. A research team at the University at Buffalo's Research Institute on Addictions (RIA) has responded to this problem with a new study focused on a smoking cessation program specifically for pregnant women.

11/13/07

Highly regarded organist Todd Wilson, fellow and choirmaster certificate holder from the American Guild of Organists, will give an organ recital at 8 p.m. Nov. 16 in Lippes Concert Hall in Slee Hall on the University at Buffalo North (Amherst) Campus, as part of the UB Department of Music's Slee/Visiting Artist Series.

11/2/07

Training managers to lead in the information-based global economy is the goal of the University at Buffalo School of Management's new MBA concentration in Global Services and Supply Management (GSSM).

11/13/07

The University at Buffalo continues to maintain its leadership position among America's major public research universities in terms of percentage of enrollment represented by international students, according to the latest annual "Open Doors" report of the Institute of International Education (IIE).

11/14/07

The Asian Studies Program at the University at Buffalo will sponsor an unusual cultural event on Nov. 28 -- a performance that will employ the silent languages of movement and Japanese mime as articulated by the internationally acclaimed Yass Hakoshima Movement Theatre in collaboration with Buffalo's Neglia Ballet Artists.

11/15/07

The National Science Foundation has chosen the University at Buffalo to receive a prestigious $3.1 million grant to train a new generation of environmental experts, using the ecological treasures of Western New York and the Great Lakes basin as a "living laboratory."

11/15/07

Ibrahim M. Jammal, 77, associate professor emeritus and former chair of the Department of Environmental Design and Planning in the University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning, and a major force behind the study of globalization in the field of planning, died Nov. 13 after a long illness.

11/16/07

Results of a new study by sociologist Elaine Howard Ecklund, Ph.D., of the University at Buffalo and researchers at Brandeis University and Harvard University suggest that pediatric oncologists -- most of whom describe themselves as "spiritual" -- might help their young patients and their families more by learning ways to engage them on a spiritual basis.

11/16/07

An anti-cancer drug developed by Kinex Pharmaceuticals of Buffalo and a University at Buffalo faculty researcher has begun clinical testing with patients.

11/16/07

George C. Lee, SUNY Distinguished Professor in the University at Buffalo Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering, today received a 2006 Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring from the White House.

11/26/07

Proper design of computational tools is critical if they are to be used with success in patient-care settings, particularly in hospital emergency rooms, a field study conducted by researchers at the University at Buffalo and other institutions recently revealed.

11/28/07

The University at Buffalo Regional Institute has released the final report on tourism development in the Southtowns, culminating a two-year collaborative planning effort for the Towns of Brant, Eden, Evans and North Collins, and the Villages of Angola, Farnham and North Collins.

11/28/07

University at Buffalo football coach Turner Gill has been named the Mid-American Conference Coach of the Year following the Bulls' record-breaking season. The second-year head coach led the UB football program to new heights in 2007.

11/29/07

The first of four public forums on the comprehensive physical plan being developed by UB in conjunction with its plans to grow by 40 percent by the year 2020 will be held Tuesday in the UB Downtown Gateway -- the former M. Wile Building recently purchased by the university -- at 77 Goodell St.

11/30/07

Orin Smith, retired CEO of Starbucks Corp., hadn't seen former University at Buffalo president and current law professor William R. Greiner in more than 30 years. Yet one day Smith picked up the phone and called the UB Law School development office, seeking a way to honor his former teacher. The conversation resulted in Smith making a tribute gift of $200,000 in honor of his mentor.

11/30/07

It was while researching the history of African-Americans in Oklahoma that Barbara Nevergold, Ph.D., of the University at Buffalo came across the name of Andrew J. Smitherman in the records of the 1921 Tulsa Race Riot.

11/14/07

The Asian Studies Program at the University at Buffalo will sponsor an unusual cultural event on Nov. 28 -- a performance that will employ the silent languages of movement and Japanese mime as articulated by the internationally-acclaimed Yass Hakoshima Movement Theatre in collaboration with Buffalo's Neglia Ballet Artists.

11/19/07

"La Vita en Volo," the Italian translation of "Life in the Air: Surviving the New Culture of Air Travel," the 2001 book by Mark Gottdiener, Ph.D., professor of sociology at the University at Buffalo, has been published by Edizione Goliardiche (Milan).

11/29/07

Robert M. Straubinger, professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, has been elected a fellow of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists.

11/29/07

L. Nelson Hopkins, professor and chair of the Department of Neurosurgery, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, and director of UB's Toshiba Stroke Research Center, has received the third annual Leaders in Endovascular Education Award from Cordis Endovascular and Cordis Neurovascular Inc.

11/29/07

Donald E. Mager, assistant professor of pharmaceutical sciences, School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, received the AAPS New Investigator Grant in Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacodynamics and Drug Metabolism.