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12/1/08

Researchers in the University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning will partner with colleagues at Carnegie Mellon University on a $4.7 million, five-year effort to advance public transportation for people with disabilities.

12/2/08

In treating flare-ups in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a major cause of disability and the fourth leading cause of death in the U.S, what was old is important again.

12/2/08

One of the most difficult and least explored issues for mental health is the role of the attorney who discovers she has a suicidal client. As courts become more focused on specific crimes -- and with the proliferation of domestic violence courts, veterans' courts, mental health courts and drug courts -- attorneys need training and guidance in understanding people suffering from mental health issues.

12/3/08

Lynn T. Kozlowski, professor and chair of the Department of Health Behavior and interim dean of the School of Public Health and Health Professions since September 2007, has been appointed dean of the school after a national search.

12/4/08

The Asian Studies Program at the University at Buffalo in collaboration with the UB/Public Schools Partnership, will present an "East Asia Seminar for Teachers" on alternating Thursday afternoons and Saturday mornings from Jan. 15 to March 26 in the Buffalo Teacher Resource Center, 150 Lower Terrace.

12/9/08

University at Buffalo President John B. Simpson today asked Democratic members of the New York State Senate to resist making further cuts to higher education and to support policy changes that would help UB grow and increase its economic impact in Western New York.

12/9/08

Is there someone on your gift list who could use a little help opening the jar of candied cherries for the holiday fruitcake? Or needs to raise the thermostat without getting up from the recliner? Maybe there is a child on your list who likes to color but could use a little practice staying inside those pesky lines? If the answer is "Yes," University at Buffalo's Center for Assistive Technology can make shopping as easy as "Ho Ho Ho."

12/10/08

Graduate students in the University at Buffalo's Department of Urban and Regional Planning will present a report on the need and opportunity for hotel development in Niagara Falls, N.Y., at a presentation to be held at 6:30 p.m. today (Dec. 10, 2008) in the first floor Council Chambers of Niagara Falls City Hall, 745 Main St.

12/10/08

When late-night talk show host David Letterman tossed a few jabs at the University at Buffalo following the Bulls' Dec. 5 Mid-American Conference football championship victory over Dave's alma mater Ball State, UB officials convened and responded in a fashion befitting a flagship institution of the State University of New York and one of the nation's prominent public research universities: Our own Top 10 List.

12/11/08

Using the bells and whistles of a state-of-the-art entertainment arcade, a University at Buffalo Graduate School of Education project aims to improve the driving habits of teenagers at the very top of the risk pool, and at the same time bring child and parent together for a happier, better functioning family.

12/15/08

A University at Buffalo labor and employment sociologist says before we can resolve the economic crisis, we need to understand how we got into it, then get out and stay out.

12/16/08

The University at Buffalo School of Social Work will help to make the holidays just a little bit brighter for Western New York children and adolescents with HIV/AIDS as part of the PACT (Parents and Children Together) program's annual holiday gift-giving party at 4 p.m. tomorrow (Wednesday, Dec. 17) in Hamlin House, 432 Franklin St., Buffalo.

12/17/08

"Boca Sana Cuerpo Sano" said the flyer posted in the Judge J. Mattina Community Health Center on Buffalo's largely Hispanic Lower West Side: "Healthy Mouth Healthy Body." It alerted the community to the upcoming free oral cancer screening at the clinic, carried out by faculty, dental residents and students from the School of Dental Medicine at the University at Buffalo.

12/17/08

JOBSapalooza, the largest job and internship fair in Western New York, will be held 4-7 p.m. on Jan. 6 in the Buffalo Convention Center. The annual event is free and open to the public.

12/18/08

The voices of women whose stories are rarely told have been gathered by two scholars at the University at Buffalo to offer Michelle Obama messages of love, hope, admiration and support as she becomes the United States' first African American First Lady.

12/18/08

The most frequent cause of death among firefighters is not flames: It's their hearts. Forty-four percent of U.S. firefighters who died on duty in 2007 succumbed to a heart attack, based on data from the U.S. Fire Administration. That figure is twice the number of cardiovascular deaths among on-duty police officers.

12/19/08

UB classes, activities cancelled this afternoon and evening, Dec. 19, as of noon. Essential employees should report.

12/24/08

The University at Buffalo School of Management Alumni Association elected its officers for 2009 and elected four new board members to three-year terms.

12/24/08

Ulrich Baur, Ph.D., and Surajit Sen, Ph.D., both University at Buffalo professors of physics in the College of Arts and Sciences, have been named Fellows by the American Physical Society.

12/30/08

University at Buffalo researcher Gregory A. Fabiano has been chosen by the White House to receive a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, the nation's highest honor for professionals at the early stages of their independent scientific research careers.

12/30/08

Six University at Buffalo law students and their professor will study how national law can help stabilize the chaos in countries struggling from war and civil strife during a four-week educational seminar to Bosnia, Kosovo and Serbia.