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9/2/08

John R. "Jack" Davis, a well-known Western New York industrialist who graduated from the University at Buffalo with a degree in engineering, has given $1.5 million to the UB School of Engineering and Applied Sciences in support of a new high-tech, flagship engineering building to be constructed on UB's North (Amherst) Campus.

9/2/08

Michael Basinski, Ph.D., curator of the Poetry Collection at the University at Buffalo, will discuss the university's significant Robert Graves holdings at the ninth annual international Robert Graves Conference to be held at St. John's College, Oxford University, Sept. 9-13.

9/3/08

People who live in flood-prone areas naturally aren't thrilled about the uncertainty they must cope with each hurricane season, but research conducted by a University at Buffalo engineer is based on the idea that a better understanding of this uncertainty is key to helping mitigate damage from floods.

9/4/08

UB political scientists are available to discuss the Republican National Convention, including last night's speech by vice presidential candadate Sarah Palin.

9/4/08

Nancy H. Nielsen, Ph.D., M.D., president of the American Medical Association and senior associate dean for medical education at the University at Buffalo's School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, will present the inaugural Oliver P. "O.P." Jones, M.D., '56, Endowed Lectureship in Medical Education Sept. 19.

9/4/08

The University at Buffalo Law School this semester welcomes one of its most accomplished and selective classes in its 120-year history, a group of students Law School Dean Makau W. Mutua called a "breakthrough" for UB Law and the foundation on which to make UB one of the finest law schools in the country.

9/4/08

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present Frank Warren -- PostSecret Founder at 8 p.m. on Oct. 9 in the Mainstage theater in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

9/5/08

B. Thomas Golisano, chairman of the board and founder of Paychex Inc. and owner of the Buffalo Sabres, has been named the 2008 Niagara Frontier Executive of the Year by the University at Buffalo School of Management.

9/5/08

"The modern city and the modern woman invented each other," says architectural historian Despina Stratigakos, a fact she says is clearly demonstrated in Berlin, a city that women began to claim as their own in bold and dramatic ways at the turn of the 20th century.

9/5/08

General Wesley K. Clark, U.S. Army (Ret.), will join Karl Rove for this month's UB Distinguished Speakers Series (DSS) election debate. The program is scheduled for 8 p.m. Sept. 26 in Alumni Arena on UB's North (Amherst) Campus.

9/9/08

The University at Buffalo is working closely with students, neighborhood leaders and the City of Buffalo to provide a safe and secure environment on its South (Main Street) Campus.

9/9/08

No, the startup of the Large Hadron Collider this week won't create a massive black hole that will wipe out life on Earth as we know it, according to University at Buffalo assistant professor of physics Dejan Stojkovic.

9/9/08

John M. Thomas, professor of operations management and strategy in the University at Buffalo School of Management, has been named director of the school's HSBC Center for Global Business Leadership (HSBC Center).

9/10/08

Shira Gabriel, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology at the University at Buffalo, says "parasocial relationships" -- one-sided associations in which a party knows a great deal about someone who knows nothing about them -- can have self-enhancing benefits for people with low-self esteem, benefits they do not receive in real relationships.

9/10/08

Particle physicists don't ordinarily have a reputation as the most effusive bunch in the world but University at Buffalo physicists, along with their colleagues all over the planet, are positively exuberant about the Sept. 10 debut of the Large Hadron Collider at CERN (the European Center for Nuclear Research) in Geneva, Switzerland, the most powerful particle physics accelerator ever built.

9/10/08

Renowned University at Buffalo economist Isaac Ehrlich has been named to Governor David A. Paterson's newly convened Council of Economic Advisors.

9/11/08

More than 4,000 "doorhangers" printed with safety reminders and tips on how to be a good neighbor will be distributed to students and other residents of University Heights Saturday as part of the University at Buffalo's ongoing and longstanding efforts to improve safety and quality of life in the neighborhood.

9/11/08

Pesticide exposure, particularly in children, is a serious health problem in many parts of the world, including the U.S. James Olson, Ph.D., professor of pharmacology and toxicology in the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo, is leading research studies on exposure to pesticides, the potential for adverse effects associated with exposures in certain populations and genetic susceptibility to the pesticides.

9/11/08

University at Buffalo student volunteers canvassed 12 Buffalo Public Schools today registering 18-year-old high school students to vote in the November election and acting as mentors in the power of the democratic process.

9/11/08

Grammy nominated comedian Bobby Collins will perform in Lippes Concert Hall in Slee Hall on the University at Buffalo's North (Amherst) Campus at 8 p.m. on Oct. 4.

9/11/08

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present Joe Satriani with very special guest Mountain, featuring Leslie West and Corky Laing at 7 p.m. on Oct. 12 in the Mainstage theater in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

9/12/08

Jonathan Kozol, the educator and social activist whose iconic books on urban schools have shaped the sensibilities of generations of teachers, will participate in two events this October at the University at Buffalo.

9/12/08

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present Susan Tedeschi with special guest Joe Pug at 8 p.m. on Oct. 14 in the Mainstage theater in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

9/16/08

The University at Buffalo School of Management's chapter of Beta Alpha Psi received a top prize and several additional awards at the organization's international conference in Anaheim, Calif., in August.

9/17/08

Jean Alberti, Ph.D., a nationally known expert on child psychology and behavior, will speak on how to end bullying and school violence at 4 p.m. on Sept. 22 in 250 Baird Hall on the University at Buffalo's North Campus.

9/17/08

The University at Buffalo announced today the establishment of a Department of Biomedical Engineering that will focus on development of groundbreaking medical devices and therapies addressing society's most pressing health problems, including cardiovascular disease, diabetes and cancer.

9/18/08

Two University at Buffalo professors in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences are participating in the 14th annual National Academy of Engineering 2008 "U.S. Frontiers of Engineering" symposium to be hosted Sept. 18-20 by Sandia National Laboratories at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque.

9/18/08

University at Buffalo Law School Professor David A. Westbrook specializes in "invisibles" that translate into rights that structure what Americans consider the pursuit of happiness. An expert on transparency in the marketplace, Westbrook has been in demand around the world and, in particular, in South America, where his message of greater accountability and public disclosure among financial markets and corporations has consistently struck a resonant chord with his audiences.

9/19/08

WBFO 88.7 FM, a major public service of the University at Buffalo and the region's most-listened-to NPR station, has received its largest single grant in the station's 50-year history: $300,000 from the Margaret L. Wendt Foundation to support installation of the station's new tower and antenna from which it already has begun broadcasting.

9/22/08

In the case of an extreme event or disaster, many areas in upstate New York are ill prepared for a large-scale evacuation of people who don't own personal vehicles, says a University at Buffalo transportation and evacuation expert.

9/23/08

University at Buffalo political scientist Joshua J. Dyck, Ph.D., says that Democrats and Republicans would be wise to concentrate on registering new voters right now because late registrants are more likely to vote in national elections than those who register early.

9/24/08

University at Buffalo President John B. Simpson today described the potential impact of state budget cuts on UB and called upon community members to help bring about state regulatory reforms that would empower UB to achieve UB 2020, the university's ambitious plan for expansion, academic excellence and economic development.

9/24/08

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present Compania Flamenco Jose Porcel at 8 p.m. on Oct. 17 in the Mainstage theater in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus. The performance is sponsored by M&T Bank.

9/24/08

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present Bowfire at 8 p.m. on Oct. 21 in the Mainstage theater in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus. The performance is sponsored in part by Monaco's Violin Shop and Music Center.

9/24/08

More than 100 educators will celebrate the success of and take cues from the University at Buffalo's pioneer "City Voices, City Visions" student digital video project during a regional conference to be held Sept. 26 in the WNED Studios, 140 Lower Terrace, Buffalo.

9/25/08

The Fall 2008 Lecture Series sponsored by the University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning will open on Sept. 26 with a talk by architectural historian Jack Quinan, Ph.D., SUNY Distinguished Service Professor of art history at UB.

9/25/08

"City of Webs," a composition by University at Buffalo Music Department alumnus Alejandro Rutty (Ph.D., 2002) based on a text of the same title by Michael Basinski, Ph.D., curator of the UB Poetry Collection, will make its premiere as part of "Unimaginable Music & Unruly Artists," the 2008 New Music Festival to be presented by the University of North Carolina, Greensboro, School of Music Oct. 28-30.

9/25/08

Policing is dangerous work, and the danger lurks not on the streets alone. The pressures of law enforcement put officers at risk for high blood pressure, insomnia, increased levels of destructive stress hormones, heart problems, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and suicide, University at Buffalo researchers have found through a decade of studies of police officers.

9/30/08

Taking children to the dentist is important to their overall health, but for many families in Western New York, dental care is an unaffordable luxury. From Oct. 6-11, however, seeing a dentist will be free or cost little, thanks to 35 dentists in communities throughout Western New Work and at the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine.

9/30/08

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present Pilobolus at 8 p.m. on Nov. 1 in the Mainstage Theatre in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

9/30/08

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present The Derek Trucks Band at 8 p.m. on Nov. 2 in the Mainstage Theatre in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.