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5/20/08

A new study of television viewing and communication patterns among young adults by University at Buffalo researchers has found a relationship between reality television viewing and "promiscuous friending" on popular social networking sites such as Facebook.

5/1/08

Members of the local community are invited to participate this summer in the University at Buffalo's 2008 UBThisSummer Lecture Series, "Our World Community: Perspectives on the Past, Present and Future," in which UB's internationally renowned faculty will share their expertise on a variety of topics.

5/1/08

Robert M. Bennett, chancellor of the New York State Board of Regents and former president and CEO of the United Way of Buffalo and Erie County, will receive the Chancellor Charles P. Norton Medal, the University at Buffalo's highest award, during the university's 162nd general commencement ceremony, to be held at 10 a.m. May 11 in Alumni Arena, North Campus.

5/2/08

The University at Buffalo and its Office of Science, Technology Transfer and Economic Outreach (STOR) will recognize the research and commercialization achievements of faculty members at the annual Inventors and Entrepreneurs Reception to be held from 4-6 p.m. May 5 in The Buffalo Club, 388 Delaware Ave.

5/5/08

The latest delay in the construction of a new Peace Bridge between Buffalo and Ft. Erie, Ontario, may be trying the patience of Western New Yorkers, but the region has more to lose than time if it erects a bridge that destroys local habitat, according to two University at Buffalo professors who study environmental impacts of structures.

5/5/08

A food security expert at the University at Buffalo says the worldwide food crisis is a direct result of the choices made by policy makers and the lack of attention paid to the food system and its relationship to global warming and fossil fuels.

5/5/08

WBFO 88.7 FM, a major public service of the University at Buffalo, has completed installation of a new tower and antenna that will improve significantly the quality of its signal to all of its listeners and extend its reach to new audiences that currently do not receive public radio services.

5/5/08

The University at Buffalo will conduct a mathematics and science summer camp in August for 50 high-achieving eighth graders in the Buffalo Public Schools, funded through a $100,984 grant from the New York State Education Department's Excelsior Scholars Program.

5/6/08

Gambling activity is widespread among U.S. adolescents and young adults ages 14 through 21, according to a study conducted by researchers at the University at Buffalo's Research Institute on Addictions (RIA).

5/6/08

Erie County Executive Chris Collins will make opening remarks at a dinner to kick off a 'pre-seed' workshop for Western New York researchers and entrepreneurs considering the launch of a technology-based business.

5/6/08

With the results of the fourth year of the NCAA's mandated Academic Progress Rate comes proof positive that the University at Buffalo Athletic Department has made giant strides in the areas of both retention and academic progress of its student-athletes. The APR measures the eligibility, retention and graduation of student-athletes competing on every Division I sports team in the nation.

5/7/08

Makau W. Mutua, recognized as one of the world's foremost authorities in the area of human rights law, has been named dean of the University at Buffalo Law School.

5/9/08

An alumnus of the University at Buffalo considered a visionary leader in the pharmaceutical industry is giving back once again to the institution that three decades ago provided a fellowship that helped him to earn a doctoral degree and begin his highly successful career.

5/13/08

Fourteen graduates of the University at Buffalo School of Management received awards during the school's commencement ceremony on May 10.

5/13/08

WBFO 88.7 FM, a major public service of the University at Buffalo, has been awarded a grant from the New York Council for the Humanities to help support the station's "Meet the Author" series.

5/14/08

More than 130 teachers from Western New York high schools are now using a Web-based curriculum called MoneySKILL&#8482 to help their students develop personal finance skills, thanks to outreach efforts by the University at Buffalo School of Management and M&T Bank.

5/14/08

A "direct-to-consumer" advertising (DTCA) campaign shown on network television over the past six months touting the benefits of a specific stent device used to prop open clogged arteries should be viewed as "potentially deceptive," asserts a commentary co-authored by a University at Buffalo cardiologist in the current on-line issue of the <i>New England Journal of Medicine</i>.

5/16/08

Arjang A. Assad, professor of management science and Dean's Professor for Extraordinary Service in the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland, has been named dean of the University at Buffalo School of Management. His appointment will be effective Aug. 1, 2008.

5/16/08

New York State should take advantage of a golden opportunity to become a leader in developing clean, renewable offshore wind power, an alternative energy source that could trigger an economic renaissance and a greener image for the Western New York community, according to a report by a University at Buffalo Law School clinic.

5/19/08

Twenty-eight students were honored for being the outstanding graduating senior in departments within the College of Arts and Sciences at the University at Buffalo's 162nd general commencement ceremony held on May 11.

5/19/08

Amherst residents attending the University at Buffalo recently were inducted into the Omicron Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa honorary society.

5/20/08

Niagara County residents attending the University at Buffalo recently were inducted into the Omicron Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa honorary society.

5/20/08

Erie County residents attending the University at Buffalo recently were inducted into the Omicron Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa honorary society.

5/20/08

Buffalo residents attending the University at Buffalo recently were inducted into the Omicron Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa honorary society.

5/20/08

Four teams of MBA students from the University at Buffalo School of Management are winners of the inaugural Thomas Dougherty Award in Entrepreneurial Studies, a business plan competition sponsored by Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) Office of Technology Transfer.

5/21/08

Rochester-area residents attending the University at Buffalo recently were inducted into the Omicron Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa honorary society.

5/21/08

Central New York residents attending the University at Buffalo recently were inducted into the Omicron Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa honorary society.

5/22/08

On May 22 at approximately 12:45 a.m. University Police received a complaint of an armed robbery outside of 305 Flint Village on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

5/22/08

Albany-area and Hudson Valley residents attending the University at Buffalo recently were inducted into the Omicron Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa honorary society.

5/22/08

Residents of the Southern Tier attending the University at Buffalo recently were inducted into the Omicron Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa honorary society.

5/22/08

Residents of metro New York City attending the University at Buffalo recently were inducted into the Omicron Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa honorary society.

5/22/08

Six students from the University at Buffalo have been named recipients of the 2007-08 Chancellor's Scholar Athlete Award for a combination of academic excellence and outstanding athletic achievement at the Division I level.

5/22/08

University at Buffalo faculty members Kenneth J. Takeuchi and Joseph J. Zambon have been named SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professors.

5/23/08

Engineering students from the University at Buffalo's Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering recently created a concrete canoe that beat out competitors from some of the region's top engineering schools, taking second place overall at the 2008 regional American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) conference hosted by the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.

5/23/08

Building a scale model of a functional steel bridge is a tough assignment, but students from the University at Buffalo's Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering recently created one that took second place overall at the 2008 regional American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) conference hosted by the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.

5/23/08

State Senator Mary Lou Rath and Moog Inc. will be honored at the University at Buffalo's Business Partners Day luncheon to be held at noon on June 6 in the Hyatt Regency.

5/23/08

The University at Buffalo Department of Theatre and Dance will again offer its exciting and educational Summer Dance Program.

5/23/08

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will welcome Tony Bennett at 8 p.m. on Dec. 14 in the Mainstage Theatre in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus. The concert will be presented by The Derico of East Amherst Corporation.

5/23/08

Students in the University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning recently received awards of excellence in their fields of study.

5/28/08

The first annual "City Voices, City Visions" Digital Video Awards Festival -- the Academy Awards equivalent for Buffalo Public Schools students participating in an innovative digital film project guided by University at Buffalo associate professor Suzanne M. Miller -- will be held 5:30-7:30 p.m. June 5 in the Market Arcade Cinemas, 639 Main St.

5/28/08

Food systems planner Samina Raja, Ph.D., of the University at Buffalo School of Architectural and Planning, has been involved for several years with a number of successful projects with the Massachusetts Avenue Project (MAP) and other community groups that are helping make Buffalo a healthier city by improving its food environment. It is one aspect of her continuing effort to understand and propose ways through which urban planners can strengthen a community's food system.

5/28/08

At the turn of the last century, the University at Buffalo's "Alma Mater Song" swelled the hearts of the convocation by exalting the antler'd zeitgeist of the era. But it is just one of the scores of songs written for and about UB by faculty members, students and well-known local and national composers over the past century. Many of them are showcased in "University School Songs: 1903-2008," a new exhibit mounted by the UB Music Library in Baird Hall on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

5/29/08

University at Buffalo Law School students received honors and awards at the school's 119th commencement ceremony held on May 17.

5/30/08

"Music and Computers" is the theme of this year's edition of June in Buffalo, the annual festival and conference dedicated to emerging composers that will take place June 2-7 at UB.

5/30/08

Warde J. Manuel, director of athletics at the University at Buffalo, will open the 2008 Bridge Lecture Series, the annual summer lecture series sponsored by the Newman Centers at UB, on June 18 with a talk on "COOL: Competitive Outlook on Leadership."

5/21/08

An article in <i>The Buffalo News</i> on the expansion of a local high-tech firm, Applied Sciences Group Inc., reports the company was founded by Michael Buckley, a lecturer in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, and that recently the company debuted the software for Adult Talker and Child Talker, which is used on portable touchscreen computers to help people with communication-related limitations talk. Other products mentioned in the article, the SmartPill and the Hickey Cardiac Monitoring System, also are UB research spin-offs.

5/19/08

A story on WBFO today looks at the efforts of the Wind Action Group, which is pushing for offshore wind power in the region, and Robert Berger, professor of law, who has put together a report that says the state should mandate that any wind turbines to be erected in Western New York also be manufactured in the area.

5/19/08

An article in The Buffalo News looks at a UB report calling on New York State to begin planning for wind power development in Lake Erie and quotes Robert Berger, professor of law and director of the Environment and Development Clinic in the Law School. The report also is the subject of an article in Business First and on WIVB-TV, Channel 4.