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8/1/08

The Chinese people resent media reports about exceptional air pollution in Beijing, China's Internet censorship, poor construction of Olympic venues, half-empty hotels, algae-thickened beaches, visa problems and world-wide protests of China's Tibet policy as examples of Western imperial attitudes, says the director of the University at Buffalo's Asian Studies Program.

8/1/08

Auditions have been scheduled for UB faculty and staff who would lile to be part of UB Idol, the university's first-ever singing contest, which will be held during the Bulls Backyard Bash on Aug. 28 prior to the home opener football game against the University of Texas-El Paso.

8/1/08

University at Buffalo Career Services has received a grant from the New York State Department of Labor to develop and coordinate Western New York internship opportunities for college students.

8/5/08

A much-anticipated debate Sept. 26 between John Edwards, former Democratic presidential candidate and U.S. senator, and Karl Rove, former deputy chief of staff and senior advisor to President George W. Bush, will kick off a high-powered lineup of speakers for the University at Buffalo Distinguished Speaker Series.

8/6/08

According to researchers at the University at Buffalo's Research Institute on Addictions (RIA), the odds of 18- and 19-year-old college women experiencing sexual aggression are 19 times greater when they binge drink than when they don't drink.

8/6/08

Thirty years after a federal emergency was declared at Love Canal in Niagara Falls, Western New York still grapples with an environmental burden from inherited and ongoing pollution, according to the Regional Institute's latest policy brief, "Thirty Years from Love Canal."

8/6/08

University at Buffalo architect Annette LeCuyer's recent research is on a remarkable material that is changing the way architects and engineers think about building performance. The material, ETFE, is being showcased at the Beijing Olympics as the material used to construct the National Aquatics Center.

8/7/08

University at Buffalo Law School Dean Makau W. Mutua returns to Nairobi, Kenya, this month to deliver two keynote speeches on human rights and justice in African nations. Mutua's two latest policy speeches follow a similar appearance July 21 in Nairobi during which he addressed an international conference on bringing justice to those responsible for sexual and gender-based violence in countries going through conflict and civil unrest.

8/11/08

Residents of the Albany area and the Hudson Valley 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.

8/11/08

Residents of Northern New York 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.

8/11/08

Residents of Long Island 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.

8/13/08

The latest findings on the comparison of medication versus percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), the term currently used for angioplasty and stenting, for stable coronary artery disease -- this time assessing quality of life -- have shown that while both groups' health status and quality of life improved, PCI had a slight advantage over medical treatment alone during the first two years.

8/12/08

If you have always wanted to know something about particle physics (but were afraid to ask), eight Western New York high school students have it covered, thanks to the University at Buffalo Physics and Arts Summer Institute.

8/13/08

The University at Buffalo will hold a drill to practice and evaluate its emergency-response preparedness starting from 8 a.m. to noon on August 14 in the Biomedical Research Building on the UB South (Main Street) Campus.

8/14/08

Margarita L. Dubocovich, Ph.D., an internationally recognized expert in molecular pharmacology and drug discovery, has been named chair of the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology at the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

8/14/08

In eating disorders, the "battleground is the body," says University at Buffalo researcher Catherine P. Cook-Cottone, who is examining ways to win those battles using conventional as well as less-common solutions.

8/14/08

A novel gene signaling mechanism that controls whether a stem cell develops into its destined tissue or fails to differentiate and becomes cancer has been identified by researchers in the multi-laboratory Molecular and Structural Neurobiology and Gene Therapy Program based at the University at Buffalo.

8/18/08

The University at Buffalo School of Social Work this fall will expand a multi-year prestigious national grant program designed to transform how graduate social work students learn how to serve older adults.

8/19/08

Ever since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, Dale Hohl says he has wanted to help those who lost their lives to save others on that day. Hohl and Amy Pedlow, who are both University at Buffalo police officers, soon will get that chance when they participate in the 2008 Tour De Force, a bike ride started in 2002 as a memorial to the police officers who gave their lives on 9/11.

8/19/08

(August 19, 2008, 12:45 p.m.) -- Three buildings on the North Campus were evacuated as a safety precaution this morning following two separate natural gas leaks. The evacuation orders have been lifted and repairs are underway.

8/20/08

American pop culture holds a special place for Hollywood depictions of eccentric or inexperienced teachers who use unconventional methods to achieve classroom breakthroughs and transform the lives of their students. While these big-screen portrayals often border on the fantastical, some of the qualities exhibited by movie teachers do lead to classroom successes, according to a University at Buffalo professor who studies real-life "maverick" teachers and new teachers who succeed in urban classrooms.

8/20/08

Seven University at Buffalo alumni will be inducted into the Dr. and Mrs. Edmond J. Gicewicz Family UB Athletics Hall of Fame during the 36th annual ceremony to be held Oct. 17 in Alumni Arena on the UB North (Amherst) Campus. Another individual will be honored for his ongoing support to the university's athletics program.

8/20/08

To subscribe to receive text messages and/or emails about campus emergencies, weather-related closings, or any other urgent campus information that you'll need to know about, visit emergency.buffalo.edu.

8/21/08

The 4,000-plus international students who begin classes this semester at the University at Buffalo will find enhanced resources on the UB Libraries' Web site suggested by their peers and developed by the libraries especially for them.

8/22/08

Ia Iashvili, Ph.D., and her husband, Avto Kharchilava, Ph.D., both assistant professors of physics at the University at Buffalo, and their five-year-old son have now returned to their Amherst home after escaping the conflict in their native Georgia, where they were spending summer vacation with their families.

8/26/08

The University at Buffalo has enrolled the most academically talented freshman class in its history, based on the average SAT scores of the 3,150 new students who begin classes this week.

8/26/08

More than 15 percent of University at Buffalo students come from outside the United States -- 4,300-plus last year and about the same number expected for the new academic year, which began yesterday. It is a population UB is working hard to increase.

8/27/08

Young men with type 2 diabetes have significantly low levels of testosterone, endocrinologists at the University at Buffalo have found -- a condition that could have a critical effect on their quality of life and on their ability to father children.

8/28/08

The University at Buffalo Anderson Gallery will present the memorial exhibition, "Ode to Michael Goldberg: Selective Thievery and the Practice of Looking" Sept. 13 to Jan. 18. The exhibition, which is free and open to the public, will open with a public reception to be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Sept. 13.

8/28/08

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present The Song and Dance Ensemble of West Africa at 8 p.m. on Oct. 2 in the Mainstage theater in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus. The performance is sponsored by M&T Bank.

8/28/08

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

8/28/08

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present Michael Feinstein at 8 p.m. on Oct. 3 in the Mainstage theater in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

8/29/08

The Muse Restaurant at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery will serve as a scholarly salon on select Fridays at 4 p.m. beginning Sept. 5 when the University at Buffalo Humanities Institute and Riverrun present their lecture and discussion series "Scholars at Muse."

8/31/08

So far, reports from the field suggest that the mandatory evacuation of New Orleans in advance of Hurricane Gustav is proceeding in a reasonable manner, says a University at Buffalo researcher who spent eight days in New Orleans in 2005 studying evacuation plans and decision making in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

8/14/08

Residents of Orange and Sullivan counties 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.

8/14/08

Residents of New York City 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.