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4/4/08

Persons with periodontitis who also are infected with human papillomavirus (HPV) are at increased risk of developing tongue cancer, new research conducted at the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine has shown.

4/4/08

Epithelial cells of the mouth collected by a simple "swish and spit" method can be used to detect potential early evidence of oral cancer, a preliminary study conducted by researchers at the University at Buffalo and Roswell Park Cancer Institute has shown.

4/4/08

A study conducted by dental researchers at the University at Buffalo has confirmed that brushing twice a day with toothpaste containing a bactericide and using a toothbrush with a tongue cleaner can eliminate halitosis, easing social strain and protecting teeth and gums in the process.

4/3/08

A new meta-analysis of oral surgery studies by researchers in the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine has found that corticosteroids lessen swelling and jaw stiffness significantly during post-surgery recovery, but have minimal effect on pain.

4/2/08

The University at Buffalo will formally launch a new Institute for European and Mediterranean Archaeology (IEMA) on April 3 with an inaugural ceremony and the institute's first academic conference on April 4 and 5.

4/4/08

A new multiple sclerosis study conducted by University at Buffalo neurologists has shown that in addition to affecting women two-to-three times more than men, multiple sclerosis damages different regions of the brain in men and women.

4/4/08

Teresa Miller, a professor in the University at Buffalo Law School specializing in criminal punishment, is working with law school students to create a documentary film, "Encountering Attica," that focuses on prison inmates while demonstrating how new media can be used in the study of legal issues.

4/9/08

Local company Medcotek, Inc., has signed a licensing agreement with the University at Buffalo for use of a new technology that will advance the company's entry into the lucrative teleradiology market.

4/9/08

The Royal Society of Literature and the Jerwood Charitable Foundation has presented its £10,000 ($19,946) annual award for non-fiction to Andrew Stott, Ph.D., associate professor of English at the University at Buffalo.

4/9/08

National and local experts on providing legal services to those unable to afford high lawyer bills will convene in Buffalo this month for a three-day pro bono conference sponsored by the University at Buffalo's Law School, the Department of Sociology in the UB College of Arts and Sciences and local judicial organizations.

4/10/08

Colleges and universities don't usually focus on improving their status as "great places to work." Conventional wisdom says a college campus naturally provides a great work environment: There's constant intellectual stimulation, access to campus facilities and family-friendly work hours. At the University at Buffalo, Scott Nostaja is one of the few in higher education who is putting conventional wisdom to the test.

4/11/08

Traditional methods of interpreting regional economic conditions, such as employment data, paint a useful but incomplete picture of economic change in the 21st century, according to the University at Buffalo Regional Institute's latest Policy Brief, "Grasping the New Economy."

4/1/08

Betsy Clark, a student in the School of Dental Medicine, was quoted in an article distributed by Reuters Health that reports on UB research that has identified the organism responsible for chronic bad breath.

4/14/08

Nancy J. Smyth, dean of the University at Buffalo School of Social Work, has been elected to a two-year term as president of the St. Louis Group, an association of the country's outstanding graduate schools of social work.

4/17/08

Parkinson's disease is a degenerative disorder of the brain affecting movement, speech, mood, behavior, thinking and sensation for which there is no known cause or cure. Two studies from the University at Buffalo being presented at the 2008 American Academy of Neurology meeting in Chicago shed new light on very early development of the disease.

4/15/08

For the second year in a row, a doctoral student in the University at Buffalo Department of Classics has received a rare pre-doctoral Rome Prize to fund research in ancient studies at the American Academy in Rome.

4/15/08

Tax revenue forecasts by University at Buffalo economist Isaac Ehrlich, Ph.D., and researchers in UB's Center of Excellence on Human Capital, Technology Transfer, and Economic Growth and Development may play a major role in future budget negotiations in determining how much the state has to spend.

4/16/08

The University at Buffalo has established the Institute for Jewish Thought, Heritage and Culture, a multidisciplinary research and academic degree-granting center that will focus scholarship on the critical role that Judaism has played in the development and communication of Western thought.

4/16/08

Members of the community, along with University at Buffalo faculty, staff and students, will have an opportunity to provide feedback on specific concepts for future development of the university's North, South and Downtown campuses at a day-long forum to be held on April 22.

4/17/08

The University at Buffalo Anderson Gallery has announced the opening of two upcoming exhibitions by local artist, curator and collector Gerald Mead.

4/17/08

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo has been selected to receive five Telly Awards in recognition of the television productions: Music is Art LIVE @ The Center; Bullseye; and The Mystical Arts of Tibet.

4/17/08

The University at Buffalo Art Gallery in the UB Center for the Arts will present (In)visible Cities, an exhibition of architectural projects by five students from the UB School of Architecture and Urban Planning.

4/17/08

Plant sterols, known to help reduce high cholesterol, also may be effective in treating the effects of multiple sclerosis (MS), novel research by University at Buffalo investigators has shown.

4/17/08

Tourette syndrome(TS), which in childhood is more severe in boys than girls, appears in adulthood to be more severe in women than men, a study by a University at Buffalo neurologist has shown.

4/17/08

Four University at Buffalo faculty members -- Robert J. Genco, Andre Filiatrault, Gilberto Mosqueda and Doreen Wackeroth -- were honored for their research and scholarship at the SUNY Research Foundation's annual awards dinner held on Monday in Albany.

4/17/08

Twelve faculty members in the College of Arts and Sciences have been named Humanities Institute research fellows for the 2008-09 academic year.

4/22/08

As environmentalists and citizens nationwide observe Earth Day, the University at Buffalo today reemphasized its commitment to achieving climate neutrality.

4/22/08

Over the past 10 weeks, 138 IRS-certified accounting students from the University at Buffalo School of Management brought nearly $235,000 in tax refunds back into the Buffalo community through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.

4/22/08

A $500 scholarship was awarded to each member of the winning team in the University at Buffalo School of Management's second annual Steven C. Verney MBA Case Competition.

4/22/08

William R. Greiner has always remained true to his roots. UB's 13th president serving a little more than 13 years, Greiner drives a vibrant blue UB car with the license plate UB13. But given that his heart is firmly in teaching and research, his latest project, "Location, Location, Location: A Special History of the University of/at Buffalo" is completely in character.

4/25/08

The University at Buffalo Law School will honor five graduates and Interim Dean Makau Mutua with Distinguished Alumni Awards at its 46th annual UB Law Alumni Association meeting and dinner at 6 p.m. May 1 in the Hyatt Regency Buffalo.

4/25/08

Two teams won more than $35,000 in cash in the University at Buffalo's Henry A. Panasci Jr. Technology Entrepreneurship Competition (Panasci TEC) for their innovative ideas in nanotechnology and Internet mentoring.

4/25/08

A unique and challenging model of graduate architectural pedagogy established by the University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning is graduating experts in domains that are revolutionizing the field of architecture.

4/28/08

A user-friendly and interactive digital library featuring the Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society's archival collection of works of renowned architects E.B. Green and William S. Wicks is the latest creation of a University at Buffalo's Library and Information Studies course with a proven track record of providing international access to Western New York research material.

4/28/08

Michael F. Buckley, a University at Buffalo computer science lecturer, is leading a national movement to change the way computer science is taught in college. His students learn about Buddhism. They read "The Tao of Pooh." They visit a center for children with disabilities and are asked to design technologies that can improve the way these children live and learn.

4/28/08

The University at Buffalo East Side Neighborhood Transformation Partnership (ESNTP), a 2-year-old, university-assisted approach to the regeneration of Buffalo's Fruit Belt and Martin Luther King, Jr., Park communities, has received the 2008 Outstanding Program Award from the international Community Development Society.

4/28/08

Althea Luehrsen, executive director of the Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership (CEL) in the University at Buffalo School of Management since 2001, has been named assistant vice president of corporate and foundation relations at the university.

4/29/08

Buffalo native Michael F. Roizen, M.D., best-selling author, cohost of "Discovery Health," cofounder of RealAge, Inc., and chairman of its scientific advisory board, will be the featured speaker at the 2008 Spring Clinical Day sponsored by the University at Buffalo Medical Alumni Association on May 3.

4/29/08

Three University at Buffalo Law School professors -- one per volume -- are represented in a project its publisher calls "the most comprehensive and authoritative account possible of the history of American law."

4/30/08

The University at Buffalo School of Management has named Thomas R. Ulbrich director of its Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership (CEL).

4/30/08

John J. Halperin, M.D., world-renowned authority on Lyme disease, will deliver the 17th annual C.K. Huang Lecture, "Lyme Disease: Facts and Myths," at 7 p.m. May 16 in the Austin Flint Reading Room of the University at Buffalo Health Sciences Library in Abbott Hall on the UB South (Main Street) Campus.

4/30/08

The known association of alcohol consumption with an increased risk of breast cancer has been linked by researchers at the University at Buffalo to a process that causes genes that promote normal cell growth to produce proteins that precipitate unregulated cell growth, an action known as hypermethylation.

4/25/08

Three University at Buffalo undergraduate students and a December UB graduate have received nationally prestigious awards and fellowships.