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3/3/08

Entrenched sedentary behavior such as watching television and playing computer video games has been the bane for years of parents of overweight children and physicians trying to help those children lose pounds. University at Buffalo researchers now have shown in a randomized trial that by using a device that automatically restricted video-viewing time, parents reduced their children's video time by an average of 17.5 hours a week and lowered their body-mass index (BMI) significantly.

3/3/08

University at Buffalo Director of Athletics Warde J. Manuel was honored in today's Street and Smith Sports Business Journal among the national "Forty Under 40" award winners -- a designation reserved for the best and brightest executives in the sports business industry under the age of 40.

3/5/08

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present St. Petersburg Ballet Theatre in Giselle at 8 p.m. on April 2 in the Mainstage theater in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus. The performance is sponsored by KeyBank.

3/5/08

The University at Buffalo Police Department was honored for completing New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) Law Enforcement Accreditation Program at a ceremony held Feb. 29 on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

3/5/08

The Buffalo Police Department is investigating several off-campus robberies of UB students in the University Heights area.

3/7/08

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present One Night of Queen Performed by Gary Mullen & The Works at 8 p.m. on April 6 in the Mainstage theater in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

3/7/08

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present the national tour of Evita at 8 p.m. on April 11 and April 12 in the Mainstage theater in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

3/7/08

The UB Anderson Gallery is pleased to announce that Sam Francis: Black and White and Joseph Norman: Der Tiergarten Suite have been extended through May 25.

3/7/08

Artist, printmaker and educator Kathleen Sherin will conduct two collagraph relief printing workshops for families and children of all ages, to be held in the University at Buffalo Anderson Gallery on April 6.

3/10/08

Although University at Buffalo students will be on spring break March 12, the North Campus will be far from quiet as some 800 high school students learn more about science and scientific careers at the 22nd annual Science Exploration Day.

3/11/08

Weihui Lu of Flushing, a student at Hunter College High School in New York City, has been awarded first place in the annual poetry contest for high school students sponsored by the Humanities Institute in the University at Buffalo College of Arts and Sciences.

3/11/08

A team of four students in the University at Buffalo School of Management will share a $3,000 prize as winners of the second annual On Target Undergraduate Case Competition.

3/11/08

Imagine being the person who really understands global warming or stem cell research or genetically modified foods, the one others go to when they need a clear and accurate explanation of the seemingly mysterious issues of science that affect everyone's daily life. Now imagine tapping into that knowledge as a professional skill. That's the reasoning behind Science and the Public, a new master's degree program offered by the University at Buffalo's Graduate School of Education in conjunction with the Center for Inquiry, a not-for-profit organization devoted to public education about reason and science.

3/11/08

They look innocent enough, these hollow, translucent urethane tubes. They hang from the ceiling into an exhibition space where they come to rest at foot level. As you draw near to them, however, they "come alive," recoiling (literally) to the ceiling as they "sniff" your breath. When you move away from them, they "exhale" like a gang of long, living lungs, and slowly return to their original positions. It may seem creepy, but its a graphic example of how architectural environments of the future will behave.

3/11/08

It's an annual rite of spring: high school seniors discussing with their parents one of the most important decisions they face -- where to attend college. Luke Scannell from Schodack Landing near Albany, now a freshman in the University at Buffalo School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, remembers how he decided to come to UB.

3/11/08

A team of four University at Buffalo MBA students will advance to a national competition in Washington, D.C., after winning the UB MBA Second-Year Case Competition.

3/11/08

Six students from area high schools won first place in an entrepreneurship competition on March 8 for their business proposal, a high-tech gaming center. The competition was the culmination of a 19-week Entrepreneurship Training Program conducted by the University at Buffalo School of Management and the Meszaros International Center of Entrepreneurship (MICE).

3/11/08

WBFO 88.7 FM, a public service of the University at Buffalo and the area's most-listened-to NPR station, has announced the appointment of Donald R. Ingalls, vice president of government affairs for HealthNow of New York Inc., as chair of its advisory board by Marsha S. Henderson, UB vice president for external affairs.

3/11/08

Charles Patrick Ewing, the University at Buffalo Law School professor considered one of the country's leading experts on the insanity defense, takes readers into the minds of David Berkowitz, John Wayne Gacy and other notorious murderers in his new book of chilling insights into some of the most well-known murder trials in recent memory.

3/12/08

Oliver P. "O.P." Jones, M.D., the widely beloved professor who inspired awe and sometimes trepidation in generations of anatomy students at the University at Buffalo, will be remembered in a lectureship created in his honor through the generosity of a former student and his spouse.

3/12/08

From designing safer intersections to helping vehicular accident victims overcome their fears, a new driving simulation laboratory is now open for business in the University at Buffalo School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

3/12/08

Keeping newly licensed nurses working in the profession is critical to solving the chronic nursing shortage experienced across the U.S., an issue nursing researchers at the University at Buffalo and New York University have been studying since 2005.

3/12/08

Stroke patients who use ibuprofen for arthritis pain or other conditions while taking aspirin to reduce the risk of a second stroke undermine aspirin's ability to act as an anti-platelet agent, researchers at the University at Buffalo have shown.

3/13/08

Residents of Central New York attending the University at Buffalo have been named to the Dean's List for the fall 2007 semester for achieving a grade-point average of 3.6 or higher.

3/13/08

Residents of Westchester and Rockland counties attending the University at Buffalo have been named to the Dean's List for the fall 2007 semester for achieving a grade-point average of 3.6 or higher.

3/14/08

A new University at Buffalo online master's degree program in rehabilitation counseling combines the practical advantage of outstanding job prospects with the opportunity to make a lasting difference in people's lives. The new program is the first counseling program at the university to be offered completely online, allowing UB staff to aim for non-traditional students throughout the state, country and the world.

3/14/08

The University at Buffalo School of Social Work will hold its annual Alumni Day on March 27 in the Buffalo/Niagara Marriott, 1340 Millersport Highway, Amherst.

3/17/08

The University at Buffalo School of Management, the University at Albany's Center for International Development, the Levin Institute and the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) have signed an agreement to expand a microfinance training program that explores why and how microfinance operations grow to provide financial services to low-income people on a sustainable basis.

3/17/08

Eminent American architect Thom Mayne, winner of the 2005 Pritzker Prize, the world's premier architecture award, will deliver the Martell Lecture at the UB School of Architecture and Planning on April 14.

3/17/08

Obese intensive care patients do not have a higher ICU death rate than non-obese ICU patients, but they remain in the ICU significantly longer and are intubated significantly longer than non-obese patients, a new study has found.

3/19/08

International trauma expert Bessel van der Kolk, known for his ability to appeal to audiences with or without technical background on the effects of trauma on the body and mind, will conduct a day-long training session on May 2 sponsored by the University at Buffalo's School of Social Work.

3/20/08

Issues of space, identity, urban planning, cultural geography, greening and other topics relevant to Buffalo's urban spaces will be subjects of a public community symposium to be held April 4 and 5 in two city architectural venues adapted for reuse.

3/21/08

Whether it's springtime flooding, an infectious disease outbreak or a volcanic eruption, small or rural communities affected by natural disasters often suffer additional hardship because of their size, say organizers of "Natural Disasters in Small Communities: How Can We Help?" a conference to be held by the University at Buffalo on March 29 and 30.

3/21/08

Lois Weis, SUNY Distinguished Professor at the University at Buffalo Graduate School of Education, has been named editor of the <i>American Educational Research Journal</i>, widely considered to be the most prestigious research journal in the education field.

3/21/08

Three UB faculty members have been named SUNY Distinguished Professors for having achieved national or international prominence and an established reputation in their fields of expertise.

3/21/08

At its annual atelier, the University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning celebrates work completed throughout the year by undergraduate and graduate students in architecture and in urban and regional planning.

3/24/08

The annual Birdair Lecture, sponsored by the Birdair Corporation and presented by the University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning, will be given by Charles Renfro, partner in the world-renowned architectural firm Diller Scofidio + Renfro.

3/24/08

The Department of Theatre and Dance at the University at Buffalo will present Jonathan Franzen's 2007 translation of Frank Wedekind's 1891 masterpiece, "Spring Awakening." The play will be performed in the Black Box Theatre in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus under the direction of Kate LoConti.

3/24/08

The Department of Theatre and Dance at the University at Buffalo will present Helen Jerome's adaptation of Jane Austen's masterpiece "Pride and Prejudice" April 16-20 in the Drama Theatre in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

3/24/08

Thomas Burrows, executive director of the Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo has been elected to join the Board of Directors of the Society for the Arts in Healthcare.

3/25/08

The University at Buffalo's Research Institute on Addictions (RIA) will present a spring seminar series featuring national experts discussing addictions-related topics beginning in April.

3/25/08

The University at Buffalo Regional Institute has unveiled a new topic area, Civic Infrastructure, and an expansion of online features of its Regional Knowledge Network <http://rkn.buffalo.edu>, a central online resource for information on the binational region of Buffalo Niagara.

3/25/08

For the second year in a row, the University at Buffalo Asian Studies Program will host a "CHINA Town Hall" program organized by the National Committee on United States-China Relations.

3/26/08

Teacher Julianne Chamberlin's eighth-grade physical science class is as fun as it is informative. For proof, just check her Web site. Chamberlin has adopted educational methods developed by Randy Yerrick, professor and associate dean of educational technology in the University at Buffalo Graduate School of Education. Using examples of effective teaching known as "inquiry learning" as a kind of cyberspace lesson plan, Yerrick has merged proven classroom methods with state-of-the-art technology, including podcasting, movie-making and digital photography.

3/26/08

William R. Greiner, former president and provost and current law professor at the University at Buffalo, will discuss a new book, "Location, Location, Location . . . a Special History of the University of/at Buffalo," that he co-authored with SUNY Distinguished Service Professor Thomas E. Headrick at UB Downtown to be held from noon to 1:15 p.m. April 2 in Chef's Restaurant.

3/26/08

Arthur E. Levine, president of the Woodrow Wilson Fellowship Foundation, will be the keynote speaker at a research symposium to be held by the UB Graduate School of Education on April 10 in the Buffalo/Niagara Marriott, 1340 Millersport Hwy., Amherst.

3/26/08

Distinguished British novelist Lawrence Norfolk will conclude this year's Exhibit X Fiction Series with a reading at 7 p.m. April 2 in Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, located in Babeville, formerly The Church, 341 Delaware Ave.

3/26/08

Lee Smolin, a theoretical physicist and founding member of the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics in Waterloo, Ontario, will speak on "Using the Universe as a Microscope to Probe the Micro-Structure of Space and Time" at the 14th annual Moti Lal Rustgi Memorial Lecture at the University at Buffalo in April 4.

3/26/08

The distinguished American Brass Quintet will conclude this season of the Department of Music's Slee/Visiting Artist Series with a performance at 8 p.m. April 4 in Lippes Concert Hall in Slee Hall on the University at Buffalo's North (Amherst) Campus.

3/28/08

The internationally recognized Spanish architect Benedetta Tagliabue will present the 2008 Bethune Lecture of the University School of Architecture and Planning on April 4.

3/28/08

The Center for the Arts and the University at Buffalo's Asian Studies Program will present "Explosive Beats: Japanese Taiko Drumming" on April 15 at 7:30 p.m. The performance will be held in the Mainstage theater in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

3/28/08

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo announces the premiere of the sixth season (taped Fall 2007) of its award-winning original television series, Music is Art LIVE @ The Center.

3/27/08

A chemical engineer in the emerging field of nanomedicine, Chong Cheng says creating the tools to target tumors with powerful drugs--while bypassing healthy parts of the body--is the first step in achieving a future where cancer patients don't suffer from the worst side affects of treatments such as chemotherapy.

3/28/08

For a rich source of stem cells to be engineered into new blood vessels or skin tissue, clinicians may one day look no further than the hair on their patients' heads, according to new research published earlier this month by University at Buffalo engineers.

3/28/08

Oral biologists at the University at Buffalo have confirmed that a bacterium known as Solobacterium moorei is directly associated with chronic bad breath, or halitosis.

3/28/08

In the first comparison of children with MS with those diagnosed with conditions called monophasic demyelinating disorders, University at Buffalo researchers have shown that children with MS have greater social and cognitive deficits and that the specific cognitive areas affected are similar to those found in adult MS patients.

3/31/08

Bloggers who publicly broadcast highly personal information across the Internet are likely to be self-disclosing extraverts who use personal blogs to strengthen and enhance their already large networks of strong social ties, according to a study co-authored by a University at Buffalo researcher.