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7/1/08

WBFO 88.7 FM, the University at Buffalo's National Public Radio affiliate, won seven awards -- including three first-place honors -- at the New York State Associated Press Broadcasters Association's annual awards banquet held recently in Saratoga Springs.

7/1/08

Residents of Cheektowaga, Depew and Lancaster attending the University at Buffalo have been named to the Dean's List for the spring 2008 semester for achieving a grade-point average of 3.6 or higher.

7/1/08

Erie County residents attending the University at Buffalo have been named to the Dean's List for the spring 2008 semester for achieving a grade-point average of 3.6 or higher.

7/2/08

Town of Tonawanda residents attending the University at Buffalo have been named to the Dean's List for the spring 2008 semester for achieving a grade-point average of 3.6 or higher.

7/2/08

Niagara County residents attending the University at Buffalo were named to the Dean's List for the spring 2008 semester for achieving a grade-point average of 3.6 or higher.

7/2/08

The seventh annual Samuel P. Capen Garden Walk showcasing 50 gardens in the University Heights and Eggertsville neighborhoods will be held on July 19 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the neighborhoods near the University at Buffalo South (Main Street) Campus.

7/3/08

Human Resources at the University at Buffalo has been named the recipient of the 2008 Excellence in Human Resource Practices Award from the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR) in recognition of UB's HR Transformation Initiative.

7/8/08

Esther S. Takeuchi, Ph.D., Greatbatch Professor in Power Sources Research in the University at Buffalo School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, has been selected as a 2008 recipient of an Astellas USA Foundation Award, administered by the American Chemical Society (ACS).

7/8/08

The work of a UB architecture professor is among those selected to be part of ""City of Dreams Mini-Golf," a nine-hole mini-golf course and participatory installation installed on Manhattan's Governors Island on June 27 as one of several projects of FIGMENT 2008, a free, non-profit, volunteer-planned public participatory art event that takes place on the island every year.

7/11/08

Delivering a commencement address and meeting with UB alumni top the travel itinerary for University at Buffalo President John B. Simpson, who along with 10 other members of the UB community, left Buffalo on July 7 for a 10-day trip to Singapore and Malaysia.

7/11/08

Researchers at the University at Buffalo -- the first to identify the anti-inflammatory and cardioprotective properties of insulin -- now have discovered one pathway through which the hormone produces this effect.

7/11/08

Rochester area residents attending the University at Buffalo have been named to the Dean's List for the spring 2008 semester for achieving a grade-point average of 3.6 or higher.

7/11/08

Buffalo residents attending the University at Buffalo have been named to the Dean's List for the spring 2008 semester for achieving a grade-point average of 3.6 or higher.

7/14/08

The University at Buffalo is rated very highly as a "great place to work" by the <i>Chronicle of Higher Education</i> in a national survey of the quality of the academic workplace.

7/15/08

The vast majority of Erie County's age 50-plus residents would prefer to "age in place" -- with most hoping to remain in their current residence for as long as possible, according to the University at Buffalo Regional Institute's latest Policy Brief, "When I'm 65."

7/15/08

Pharmaceutical researchers at the University at Buffalo have joined forces with scientists from several of the world's largest pharmaceutical companies to tackle fundamental research questions that need to be answered to advance development of promising protein-based drugs.

7/16/08

The 18 separate specialty practices affiliated with the UB School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences are a step closer to becoming one 450-member clinical practice group of academic and community physicians that will be called UBMD.

7/16/08

With females accounting for between 10 and 15 percent of all U.S. engineers, high school can sometimes get lonely for young women who are interested in engineering and technology. But that won't be the case this week when 16 tech-minded young women entering grades 10-12 attend the University at Buffalo's 2008 Fisher-Price Cyber Engineering Workshop for Young Women.

7/16/08

Central New York residents attending the University at Buffalo have been named to the Dean's List for the spring 2008 semester for achieving a grade-point average of 3.6 or higher.

7/16/08

Linda M. Harris, M.D., associate professor of surgery at the University at Buffalo's School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, was elected a Distinguished Fellow of the Society for Vascular Surgery at the society's 62nd Vascular Annual Meeting held June 5-8 in San Diego, Calif.

7/16/08

A unique nanoparticle system developed by University at Buffalo scientists takes advantage of the versatility of bioconjugated quantum rods to ferry novel diagnostic and therapeutic agents across the blood-brain barrier, according to recent in vitro findings.

7/18/08

Residents of the Southern Tier attending the University at Buffalo have been named to the Dean's List for the spring 2008 semester for achieving a grade-point average of 3.6 or higher

7/18/08

University at Buffalo Law Professor Rebecca Redwood French, a Roger and Karen Jones Faculty Scholar, has been named director of the Baldy Center for Law and Social Policy at the UB Law School, Dean Makau W. Mutua announced today.

7/21/08

University at Buffalo Law School Dean Makau W. Mutua will deliver a keynote speech at this week's Pan-African conference in Nairobi, Kenya, devoted to administering justice to those responsible for sexual and gender-biased violence in countries besieged by conflict and civil unrest.

7/22/08

WBFO 88.7 FM, a major public service of the University at Buffalo, is bringing StoryCorps to the Western New York area. StoryCorps, a national initiative to document everyday history and the unique stories of Americans, arrived July 17 in Buffalo to collect the stories of Buffalo's residents as part of its cross-country tour.

7/23/08

Berlin is a much different city today than it was when presidents Kennedy and Reagan delivered iconic remarks there, but it remains an appropriate setting from which Barack Obama can deliver an important message about global relations, according to a University at Buffalo history professor who wrote a book about John F. Kennedy's famous speech in Berlin.

7/23/08

Redemption stories. That's what adminstrators at the Educational Opportunity Center call them. Take the resources of the University at Buffalo's EOC, then mix in the sheer determination and grit of men and women who refuse to be defeated. The result: a steady stream of graduates, many of whom illustrate the triumph of the human spirit and the continuing impact UB has on a frequently overlooked segment of the community.

7/23/08

Attendees at the 2008 Olympics a half-a-world away, Aug. 8-24, will experience a cultural jolt and may have some concerns about their health. Richard Lee, M.D., University at Buffalo professor of medicine, is a specialist in geographic medicine and travels frequently to China. He returned from there recently and offers suggestions for international travelers headed for Beijing.

7/24/08

Over the last decade, energy drinks -- such as Red Bull, Monster and Rockstar -- have become nearly ubiquitous on college campuses. Although few researchers have examined energy drink consumption, a researcher at the University at Buffalo's Research Institute on Addictions (RIA) has been investigating links between energy drinks and public health concerns like substance abuse and risky behaviors.

7/25/08

Children born with hydrocephalus, or "water on the brain" must have shunts implanted to drain the fluid away from the brain to reduce harmful pressure. While shunts do their job well, the rate of shunt infection in children is very high for a variety of reasons. Now a new trial conducted by faculty at the University at Buffalo has shown that using antimicrobial sutures to secure the shunt and close the wound significantly reduces the number of shunt infections arising during the first six months after surgery.

7/25/08

University at Buffalo faculty members challenged teams of Western New York's best and brightest high school students to prove their scientific and mathematical mettle in a brain-teasing race around the UB North (Amherst) Campus today. Using some of UB Engineering's high-tech lab resources, student teams competed to destroy a miniature building in a simulated earthquake, detect hidden weapons in X-ray images of luggage, use trigonometry to operate a mechanical robot and calculate turbulence in a wind tunnel.

7/25/08

An article in Business First interviews local businesspeople about how they build ties to area colleges, including UB.

7/30/08

WBFO-FM 88.7, a major public service of the University at Buffalo, received a first place award at the 2008 Public Radio News Directors, Inc. (PRNDI) annual awards banquet on Saturday, July 19, 2008, at the Renaissance M Street Hotel in Washington, DC.