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1/2/08

The 208th anniversary of the birth of Millard Fillmore, the University at Buffalo's first chancellor and 13th president of the United States, will be observed in ceremonies to be held at 10 a.m. Jan. 7 in Forest Lawn Cemetery at Fillmore's gravesite.

1/2/08

A new academic journal founded and edited by Isaac Ehrlich, SUNY Distinguished Professor and University at Buffalo Distinguished Professor of Economics, has debuted from the University of Chicago Press.

1/2/08

University Police are investigating a strong-armed robbery that occurred on Tuesday, January 1, 2008, at approximately 10:30 p.m. on the South Campus near Acheson Hall.

1/3/08

Most of us have never heard of him, but Jacobean scientist and theologian John Wilkins had grand plans for a lunar landing that have been hauled out of 17th-century England and planted firmly in a Montreal art gallery. They are the focus of an art exhibition, "Vegetable Rites -- Birds in the Moon."

1/3/08

Slow diffusion of patient-managed electronic health information record technologies, or PHRs, has limited the development of an interoperable health information infrastructure that will greatly improve health-care quality and cost and will save lives. For this reason, increasing PHR diffusion has been called a top priority by the Department of Health and Human Services, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

1/3/08

Medication errors are one of the most serious problems occurring in doctor's offices and out-patient clinics, and older persons with chronic conditions are the most vulnerable. An experimental information technology (IT) intervention designed to help reduce such errors, developed by Gurdev Singh, Ph.D., director of the Patient Safety Research Center at the University at Buffalo, will begin this spring in eight ambulatory medical offices throughout Western New York.

1/3/08

In the 21st century, human tissue can be generated from stem cells and severed limbs are successfully reattached, while the physiological processes governing life's most fundamental event, childbirth labor, remain a medical mystery.

1/3/08

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present Classic Albums Live -- Led Zeppelin IV at 8 p.m. on Feb. 2 in the Mainstage Theatre in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

1/3/08

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present An Acoustic Evening with Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt at 8 p.m. on Feb. 22 in the Mainstage Theatre in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

1/7/08

Comedian, satirist, actor and writer Stephen Colbert has been added to the spring lineup of the University at Buffalo's Distinguished Speakers Series.

1/8/08

Peter H. Hare, Ph.D., State University of New York Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus at the University at Buffalo and former chair of its Department of Philosophy, died suddenly Jan. 3, 2008, at his home in Guilford, Conn. He was 72.

1/8/08

The Concrete Central, Agway, The Great Northern, The Marine A, The Lake and Rail, Kellogg, Pillsbury, H&O Oats, Exchange American, Electric Annex -- these are just a few of the "Grand Ladies of the Lake" whose fascinating biographies and arresting photos are the subject of a new book on Buffalo's grain elevators edited by landscape architect Lynda Schneekloth.

1/14/08

Computer scientists in the University at Buffalo's School of Engineering and Applied Sciences have been working with their colleagues in UB's Graduate School of Education to develop a computational tool that not only dramatically reduces the time it takes to grade children's handwritten essays, but that also may help boost students' reading comprehension skills.

1/14/08

The University at Buffalo Regional Institute has unveiled a major expansion of online features and completed development of the Environment section of its Regional Knowledge Network, a central online resource for information on the binational region of Buffalo Niagara.

1/15/08

The University at Buffalo Regional Institute is partnering in an effort led by The Brookings Institution and The John R. Oishei Foundation to convene young leaders from the Great Lakes region, including Buffalo, to develop and implement strategies for the region's economic future.

1/15/08

WBFO 88.7 FM, a public service of the University at Buffalo, has received a $223,500 grant from the federal Public Telecommunications Facilities Program to install a new tower and antenna that will increase and improve service to its Western New York audience. This is the largest single competitive grant ever received by the station.

1/15/08

The Buffalo Public Interest Law Program (BPILP) will host its 13th-annual auction at 6 p.m. on Feb. 15 in the Pearl Street Grill & Brewery, 76 Pearl Street. Tickets are available for $35 at the door and include drinks and hors d'oeuvres.

1/15/08

The appointment of Joseph A. Brennan as associate vice president for university communications at the University at Buffalo was announced today by Marsha S. Henderson, UB vice president for external affairs.

1/15/08

University at Buffalo Director of Athletics Warde Manuel announced today that head football coach Turner Gill has received a contract extension through the 2012 season.

1/16/08

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present Trinity Irish Dance at 8 p.m. on Feb 23 in the Mainstage Theatre in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus. There will be a pre-performance talk at 7 p.m. The performance is sponsored by KeyBank.

1/17/08

he University at Buffalo School of Management Alumni Association has elected its officers for 2008 and has appointed four new board members to three-year terms.

1/18/08

University at Buffalo political science professor James E. Campbell has been studying presidential campaigns for more than three decades and says this year's race for party nominations is the "most peculiar" he can remember.

1/18/08

A $1 million gift to the University at Buffalo School of Engineering and Applied Sciences from a global industry leader with a strong interest in Western New York will be used for costs associated with the construction of a new, high-tech engineering building on UB's North (Amherst) Campus.

1/18/08

In an effort to improve this process and develop new guidelines for antibiotic use for a potentially deadly staph infection, University at Buffalo researchers are collecting bacterial isolates and clinical information from SAB-infected patients hospitalized in three area hospitals and following their charted progress through inpatient treatment, discharge and for a post-discharge period.

1/22/08

Much research addresses how and why many of the earth's thousands of languages are disappearing. The question still arises, however, as to why it should matter to the rest of us if, say, <i>Pite Sami</i>, a language spoken by fewer than 20 inhabitants of Norway and Sweden, should vanish from the face of the Earth. Jeff Good, Ph.D., a University at Buffalo linguist, says that we should attend to these losses because even seldom-used languages can tell us a great deal about the methods of categorization of the natural and mental world and because they can serve as vital links between the present and the prehistoric past.

1/23/08

A new chemical synthesis method based on a catalyst worth many times the price of gold and providing a far more efficient and economical method than traditional ones for designing and manufacturing extremely novel pharmaceutical compounds is described by its University at Buffalo developers in a review article in the current issue of <i>Nature</i>.

1/23/08

"Body Counts," the 12th annual International Women's Film Festival presented by the Institute for Research and Education on Women and Gender (IREWG) at the University at Buffalo, will open Jan. 31 and continue on Thursday evenings through March 6 in the Market Arcade Film and Arts Centre, 639 Main St.

1/24/08

Celebrex, a popular arthritis drug that blocks pain by inhibiting an enzyme known as COX-2, has been shown in laboratory studies to induce arrhythmia, or irregular beating of the heart, via a novel pathway unrelated to its COX-2 inhibition.

1/24/08

The University at Buffalo Department of Theatre and Dance will present the musical, "Baby," at 8 p.m. on Feb. 27 to March 1 and at 2 p.m. March 1-2 in the Black Box Theatre in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

1/24/08

Electricity purchases and on-campus natural gas heating are the single greatest contributors to greenhouse gas emissions at the University at Buffalo, according to the first quantitative study on how UB impacts the environment.

1/24/08

The Department of Theatre and Dance at the University at Buffalo will present Zodiaque Dance Company: Zodiaque 34 -- Celebration Rising at 8 p.m. on Feb. 22, 23, 28, 29 and March 1 and at 2 p.m. on Feb. 24 and March 2 in the Drama Theatre in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

1/25/08

Children who don't have access to dental care are encouraged to sign up for the annual "Give Kids a Smile" day on Feb. 1, conducted by the School of Dental Medicine at the University at Buffalo and the Pediatric Dental Clinic at Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo.

1/29/08

When TV viewers like a company's Super Bowl commercial, the company's stock price goes up, according to a study by researchers in the University at Buffalo School of Management and Cornell University.

1/30/08

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present 3 Redneck Tenors at 8 p.m. on Feb. 27 in the Mainstage Theatre in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

1/30/08

Robert T. Brady, chairman and CEO of Moog, Inc., and Pamela Davis Heilman, a partner with Hodgson Russ LLP, have been appointed as members of the University at Buffalo Council, the university's local governing council, by Gov. Eliot L. Spitzer.

1/30/08

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present Savion Glover and The McCoy Tyner Trio at 8 p.m. on Feb. 28 in the Mainstage Theatre in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

1/31/08

Budget-conscious music lovers at UB can find much to keep them busy in February.The free monthly Brown Bag Concert, which will take place at noon on Tuesday in Lippes Concert Hall in Slee Hall, North Campus, will feature a performance of Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion by Hungarian composer Bela Bartok.

1/31/08

"Poetics Plus," a literary series presented by the Poetics Program in the Department of English, College of Arts and Sciences, returns this semester with a new lineup of notable poets, performances and events. All events are free and open to the public.