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1/3/09

I know I speak for the whole UB community when I offer hearty congratulations to Coach Turner Gill and the entire UB Bulls football team for the fantastic season they gave us," said University at Buffalo President John B. Simpson.

1/7/09

The University at Buffalo pumped $1.7 billion into the New York State and Western New York economies in fiscal year 2006-07, a figure that is expected to more than double to $3.6 billion by 2023-24, according to a new economic impact study prepared by the UB Regional Institute.

1/7/09

The University at Buffalo observes a long-standing winter tradition with its annual anniversary celebration of the birth of Millard Fillmore, UB's first chancellor and 13th president of the United States, to be held 10 a.m. Jan. 7 in Forest Lawn Cemetery at Fillmore's gravesite.

1/7/09

A University at Buffalo student has taken the top honor in the prestigious "Extreme Engineering Challenge" held recently by the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) Conference in Phoenix.

1/7/09

In the world of supercomputers, practical considerations like energy consumption have traditionally been overshadowed by the emphasis on high performance. But as energy costs have increased, computational scientists at the University at Buffalo's Center for Computational Research (CCR) have found a way to do more cutting-edge science while consuming less power.

1/7/09

This month, the city of Anchorage, Alaska, will celebrate life in the Arctic with "Freeze," a bold series of outdoor installations by artists, architects and designers committed to perpetuating the Northern spirit, along with a wide variety of other events. Brian Carter, dean of the School of Architecture and Planning at the University at Buffalo, has written a book about the projects being presented.

1/8/09

Williamsville resident Julie S. Waldron has been named "Protege of the Year" by the Allstate Minority and Women Emerging Entrepreneurs Program, a joint venture by the University at Buffalo School of Management's Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership (CEL) and the UB Center for Urban Studies.

1/8/09

In the tech-savvy 21st century, university-based researchers generate many new ideas and discoveries. However, society now expects technology-oriented research to be applied in practice by clinicians, policy-makers, manufacturers, consumers and information brokers. The new Center on Knowledge Translation for Technology Transfer (KT4TT) at the University at Buffalo offers one response to that challenge.

1/8/09

Six University at Buffalo faculty members have been named State University of New York Distinguished Professors, the highest faculty rank in the SUNY system.

1/9/09

Laura Garofalo, assistant professor in the School of Architecture and Planning at the University at Buffalo, has received a 2008-09 Architectural Education Award from the American Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA).

1/9/09

Matthew S. Dryer, Ph.D., of Amherst, professor in the Department of Linguistics in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University at Buffalo, has received a prestigious Humboldt Research Award from Germany's Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, which each year honors renowned scientists and scholars from abroad.

1/12/09

A campus-wide computing services outage has affected all UB computing services since 2 p.m. today. UB's IT staff expects many of the services to be back online by 4:15 p.m. today. The remaining services should be restored this evening.

1/13/09

Starting this week, students in three dining centers on the University at Buffalo North (Amherst) Campus will be carrying individual plates -- not trays -- to their tables as part of UB's effort to go "trayless."

1/13/09

Children from across Western New York who don't have access to dental care will receive free treatment Feb. 6 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine's seventh annual "Give Kids a Smile" day.

1/13/09

The University at Buffalo's Department of Oral Biology, the first established in the nation, has won the 2009 William J. Gies Award for outstanding achievement by an academic dental institution.

1/14/09

The Gifted Math Program at the University at Buffalo is looking for outstanding sixth-grade mathematics students for its Fall 2009 entering class. Nominations from school officials and parents for the nationally recognized program will be accepted until Jan. 26.

1/14/09

To tackle an increasing global infectious disease burden and rising rates of drug-resistant infections, University at Buffalo philosophers are working with medical researchers to develop the first-ever infectious disease ontology.

1/14/09

Stuart Lazar, an associate professor in the University at Buffalo Law School concentrating in tax law, has expertise and insight into the new American nightmare: losing your home.

1/14/09

Local governments are reeling from the current recession, but not far off is another fiscal crisis of potentially catastrophic proportions. Over the next 30 years, nine of the region's largest local governments will have to come up with nearly $4 billion to cover their retirees' non-pension benefits, according to the latest UB Regional Institute policy brief, "The End of Local Government as We Know It?"

1/14/09

During normal growth and development, cells in the body communicate with each other through protein receptors on the cell surface. Among the proteins used for this communication are receptor tyrosine kinases, or RTKs, which have been shown to play a critical role in the development and progression of many cancers by transmitting too much signal. A biochemist at the University at Buffalo has received $720,000 from the American Cancer Society to study how the RTK signaling pathway functions.

1/15/09

Sixty New York State pharmacists will be eligible for certification to administer flu and pneumonia shots after completing a training session at the University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences on Saturday.

1/16/09

Western New York members of the New York State Senate and Assembly will introduce a new bill that would help the University at Buffalo achieve the objectives of UB 2020, the university's strategic plan to grow by 40 percent, create new jobs for the region and increase its annual local economic impact from $1.7 billion to $3.6 billion.

1/20/09

Infants exposed prenatally to cocaine react more emotionally to stress and appear to have fewer stress-reducing coping strategies than infants with no cocaine exposure, researchers at the University at Buffalo's Research Institute on Addictions (RIA) have shown.

1/23/09

As the United States continues to experience a nursing shortage that is expected to grow to one million nurses by 2016, a new research study highlights a pool of potential candidates who could alleviate the shortage in an economical way.

1/23/09

People who lose a job or who are in the midst a financial crisis often are reluctant to talk about their struggles and may isolate themselves from friends and family. A faculty member in the UB School of Social Work offers advice and how to reach out to those hit by financial crunch.

1/23/09

When TV viewers like a company's Super Bowl commercial, the company's stock price goes up, according to a study by researchers at the University at Buffalo School of Management and Cornell University.

1/27/09

The Cameron and Jane Baird Foundation has given an additional $40,000 to WBFO 88.7 FM, a major public service of the University at Buffalo and the region's most-listened-to NPR station, to support installation of the station's new tower and antenna from which it already has begun broadcasting.

1/29/09

Snow that blows and drifts across roadways has long troubled road maintenance crews and commuters alike, creating treacherous driving conditions and requiring additional maintenance resources to mitigate the problem. Now, a University at Buffalo engineer has led the development of "SnowMan," a user-friendly, desktop software package that puts cost-effective solutions to the snow drift problem at the fingertips of highway designers and road maintenance personnel.

1/29/09

The Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center for Communication Enhancement (AAC-RERC), a partnership with the University at Buffalo, Duke University and other research institutions, has been awarded a $4.75 million grant by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR).

1/30/09

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) has been identified as the "signature injury" of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. To meet the needs of veterans with TBI, the VA's Health Services Research & Development Unit is funding a $1.4 million, four-year prospective cohort study of Iraq and Afghanistan-era veterans, headed by University at Buffalo researchers at the Buffalo VA Medical Center. The results will be used nationwide.

1/30/09

The University at Buffalo Asian Studies Program and the Baldy Center for Law and Social Policy in the UB Law School is presenting "Law, Society, and Culture in Asian History," a luncheon seminar series featuring talks by prominent scholars.

1/30/09

A family sociologist at the University at Buffalo says this month's murder-suicides involving a family of four in Ohio and a family of five in California may be "just the tip of the iceberg."