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2/1/08

Jean K. Brown, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, professor and interim dean of the University at Buffalo School of Nursing, has been named dean of the school following a national search, it was announced today by David L. Dunn, M.D., Ph.D., UB vice president for health sciences.

2/1/08

Though proportionally fewer immigrants have settled in upstate New York in recent years compared to downstate and the nation as a whole -- with notable differences in countries of origin -- immigrants continue to make significant contributions to the region's economy and quality of life, according to the University at Buffalo Regional Institute's latest Policy Brief, "Upstate's Recent Arrivals."

2/1/08

Harold E. Ford Jr., chairman of the Democratic Leadership Council, a nonprofit corporation promoting a moderate/conservative platform within the Democratic Party, will be the keynote speaker for the 32nd Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration Event at the University at Buffalo.

2/4/08

R. Lorraine Collins, Ph.D., a prolific researcher in the University at Buffalo's Research Institute on Addictions (RIA) for 22 years, has been appointed associate dean for research in the UB School of Public Health and Health Professions and a professor in its Department of Health Behavior.

2/5/08

Two novel proteins studied by a University at Buffalo professor of microbiology and immunology appear to have the potential to enhance the production of antibodies against a multitude of infectious agents.

2/5/08

WBFO 88.7 FM, a public service of the University at Buffalo and the region's most-listened-to NPR station, has been awarded a grant from The Cameron Baird Foundation in the amount of $20,000 to be used toward the installation of a new tower and antenna that will increase and improve service to its Western New York audience.

2/5/08

Jurgen Bohnemeyer, assistant professor in the Department of Linguistics in the University at Buffalo College of Arts and Sciences, has received a 42-month $250,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to fund a comparative study of the representation of space in 15 indigenous languages of Guatemala and Mexico, many of which are severely under-documented and endangered.

2/5/08

Political economist Barry Bluestone will speak on "The New Growth Theory and the Prosperity of U.S. Cities" at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 13 in 147 Diefendorf on UB's South (Main Street) Campus.

2/6/08

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present Cherryholmes at 8 p.m. on March 1 in the Mainstage Theatre in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus. The performance is sponsored by Monaco's Violin Shop and Music Center.

2/6/08

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present The Irish Rovers at 8 p.m. on March 6 in the Mainstage Theatre in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus. The performance is sponsored by Monaco's Violin Shop and Music Center.

2/7/08

Twenty-nine different posterboards relating to "Building UB," the University at Buffalo's comprehensive physical plan, are on exhibit at three sites on the North and South campuses to provide members of the university community with another opportunity to see the information and offer their feedback.

2/7/08

Between 900,000 and 3 million women annually experience violence or abuse by their intimate partners, the U.S. Department of Justice estimates. And while the children in such relationships often receive extensive counseling as a matter of course, support for their mothers may not go beyond providing temporary safe housing. The Athena Project at the University at Buffalo was designed to help correct that scenario.

2/7/08

Increases in young women's drinking during the transition from high school through the first year of college can have dangerous physical, sexual and psychological implications, according to a report out of the University at Buffalo's Research Institute on Addictions.

2/8/08

V-Frog, the world's first virtual-reality-based frog dissection software designed for biology education -- allowing not mere observation, but physically simulated dissection -- has been developed and is being marketed by Tactus Technologies

2/11/08

A comprehensive new study authored by University at Buffalo scientists and their colleagues for the first time documents in detail the dynamics of parts of Greenland's ice sheet, important data that have long been missing from the ice sheet models on which projections about sea level rise and global warming are based.

2/11/08

Christopher J. O'Brien, a principal in the law firm of O'Brien Boyd, has been appointed as a member of the University at Buffalo Council, the university's local governing council, by Gov. Eliot L. Spitzer.

2/13/08

Tangential Reform, an exhibition of work by 12 first-year master of fine arts students from the Department of Visual Studies at the University at Buffalo, will open on Feb. 288 with a reception from 5-7 p.m. in the UB Art Gallery in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

2/13/08

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present the Monterey Jazz Festival 50th Anniversary Tour at 8 p.m. on March 11 in the Mainstage Theatre in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus. The performance is sponsored by Jeffrey M. Goldfarb & Associates.

2/13/08

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present Pink Martini at 8 p.m. on March 12 in the Mainstage Theatre in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

2/13/08

The University at Buffalo Art Gallery in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus will present two large-scale installations by New York City-based artist Douglas Repetto to open with a public reception at 5 p.m. on Feb. 28. An exhibition walkthrough with the artist will begin at 5 p.m.

2/13/08

The Jann Arden concert scheduled for February 15th in the Center for the Arts on the University at Buffalo North (Amherst) Campus has been postponed. A new date will be announced soon.

2/14/08

Governor Eliot L. Spitzer made the University at Buffalo his first stop yesterday on a statewide tour to build support for his $4 billion higher-education endowment fund to help make New York State's public higher education system one of the best in the country.

2/14/08

Cardiac researchers at the University at Buffalo have received a four-year, $512,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to investigate how a common cholesterol-lowering drug increases cardiac-muscle cells and helps to stem the progress of heart failure.

2/14/08

America's increasing use of private military contractors in Iraq and other international battlefields is changing the traditional emotional and psychological relationships between U.S. citizens and those who fight for their country, according to Mateo Taussig-Rubbo, associate professor in the UB Law School.

2/14/08

Research expenditures at the University at Buffalo across all disciplines reached a record $323.42 million in the 2007 fiscal year (FY 2007) ending last June 30, according to the National Science Foundation's Survey of Research and Development Expenditures at Universities and Colleges.

2/14/08

A continuous improvement program developed at a Pennsylvania hospital in partnership with The Center for Industrial Effectiveness (TCIE) in the University at Buffalo School of Engineering and Applied Sciences has already saved the hospital $500,000 and earned the UB center the 2007 Award of Excellence in Workforce Development from the University Economic Development Association.

2/14/08

John B. Simpson, president of the University at Buffalo, today expressed UB's deepest sympathies to the Northern Illinois University Community in the wake of the campus shootings there and offered UB's assistance to the Northern Illinois, with which UB has strong ties as a member of the Mid-American Conference.

2/15/08

The Department of Family Medicine in the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences has received the largest gift in its 38-year history. The $500,000 gift from the Rev. and Mrs. Brendan Griswold will provide funding for UB faculty to conduct primary-care research in health disparities.

2/18/08

The UB Libraries, in cooperation with the Center for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities, have announced sponsorship of the first annual UB Undergraduate Research Prize.

2/19/08

Magazine editor and author Tina Brown will speak at 8 p.m. March 5 in the Mainstage theater in the Center for the Arts on the University at Buffalo North (Amherst) Campus as part of UB's Distinguished Speakers Series.

2/19/08

Last summer, graduate students in urban planning in the University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning and the University of Stuttgart in Germany worked collaboratively to produce a planning proposal designed to promote the expansion of Buffalo's green infrastructure and its economic prosperity while offering a new landscape-planning methodology in response to the destructive October 2006 storm.

2/19/08

The doctor who wouldn't come into the patient's hospital room. The neurologist who avoided eye contact. The ambulance attendant who angrily threw her bloodied gloves into the street after learning the injured patient was HIV-positive. These are reactions of some health-care personnel when faced with caring for persons infected with HIV more than 25 years after its discovery and documented in a study a University at Buffalo assistant professor of communication and health behavior.

2/20/08

As part of a national program to help internationalize higher education in that country, one of Vietnam's most competitive universities has entered into a partnership with the University at Buffalo to begin teaching UB's undergraduate mechanical engineering curriculum to its own students next fall.

2/20/08

It's not unusual for a law professor to write a book about corporate law, but it is unusual that such a book would be so well received by social scientists and legal scholars alike. This is the case with "Between Citizen and State: An Introduction to the Corporation" by David A. Westbrook of the University at Buffalo Law School.

2/20/08

American politics and federal tax law draw on outdated notions of the American family that continue to promote gender inequality and undermine the middle class, according to a University at Buffalo Law School professor.

2/22/08

A free talk on "Putting Spin into Electronics: Vision for the Future" will be held on March 6 at 7:30 p.m. in 112 Norton Hall on the UB North (Amherst) Campus. Open to the public, this "user-friendly" lecture will focus on spintronics, a subfield of physics, in which UB is an international leader.

2/25/08

Up to 20 percent of patients taking aspirin to lower the risk of suffering a second cerebrovascular event do not have an antiplatelet response from aspirin, the effect thought to produce the protective effect, researchers at the University at Buffalo have shown.

2/25/08

The University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning will present a panel discussion on March 17 featuring Craig Borum and Ken Daubmann of the collaborative firm of PLY Architecture.

2/25/08

The University at Buffalo School of Management Alumni Association (SOMAA) will hold a breakfast seminar exploring cyber security for small businesses and nonprofit organizations from 7:30-9:30 a.m. on March 19 in the Center for Tomorrow on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

2/25/08

Timothy F. Murphy, Ph.D., University at Buffalo Distinguished Professor in the UB School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, has been appointed to serve as a study section member in the National Institutes of Health's Center for Scientific Review.

2/26/08

Magda Lustigova Cordell McHale, professor emerita in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning, University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning, and a pioneering and influential American artist and futurist, died Feb. 21 at the Buffalo home of her friend and caretaker, Denise Kelleher.

2/27/08

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present An Evening with The Dave Brubeck Quartet at 8 p.m. on March 25 in the Mainstage Theatre in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

2/27/08

Feist, along with special guest Hayden will perform at 8 p.m. on May 1 in the Center for the Arts on the University at Buffalo North (Amherst) Campus.

2/28/08

The University at Buffalo Alumni Association will honor 19 individuals with achievement awards at a gala to be held April 5 in the Adam's Mark Hotel, 120 Church St.

2/28/08

A powerful air sterilization technology developed at the University at Buffalo has killed every biological agent with which it has been challenged, including airborne spores, viruses and bacteria in independent tests conducted for the U.S. Department of Defense.

2/28/08

Some of the world's biggest names in condensed matter physics, including two Nobel laureates, are converging on Western New York March 6-8 to celebrate the scientific contributions -- and the birthday -- of Bruce D. McCombe, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and SUNY Distinguished Professor in the Department of Physics.

2/28/08

A grassroots cyberspace campaign by a graduate student in the University at Buffalo School of Social Work to raise money for research on a cancer from which she is recovering has earned her top-10 honors in a national online charity fund-raising competition and raised more than $30,000 for a charity dedicated to raising awareness and research funds related to the cancer.

2/29/08

The 2008 Will and Nan Clarkson Visiting Chair in Architecture at the University at Buffalo will be the eminent British architect, critic and historian Kenneth Frampton, Ware Professor of Architecture in the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at Columbia University.

2/29/08

The Pacifica String Quartet will present the fifth concert of the University at Buffalo Department of Music's annual six-concert Slee/Beethoven String Quartet Cycle at 7 p.m. March 30 in Lippes Concert Hall in Slee Hall on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

2/29/08

A University at Buffalo oral biologist working in a field that has dubbed itself the "salivation army," Stefan Ruhl says many of his colleagues prefer more glamorous research topics than his chosen area of investigation.

2/29/08

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present HT Chen and Dancers at 8 p.m. on March 29 in the Mainstage Theatre in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus. The performance is sponsored by KeyBank.

2/29/08

The Buffalo Police are investigating an Armed Robbery that occurred on Thursday February 28, 2008 at approximately 10:40 pm near 75 Northrup.