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2/9/09

The visitor in Barry Willer's office at the University at Buffalo was frustrated and deeply depressed. The man's wife had sustained a relatively mild traumatic brain injury, and he was doing all he could to support her. But despite his best efforts, the man's wife described him to friends as being "indifferent." He was at his wits end.

2/4/09

University Police are investigating a strong-arm robbery that occurred on Feb. 3, 2009, at approximately 7:55 p.m. in the Main/Bailey Parking Lot on the University at Buffalo South (Main Street) Campus.

2/6/09

University at Buffalo researcher John Violanti, Ph.D., a specialist in suicide among police officers, is preparing to conduct a study on suicide risk among returning veterans. The U.S. Army yesterday reported a "stunning spike" in the number of soldiers taking their own lives.

2/6/09

The University at Buffalo School of Management's Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership (CEL) will hold an open house for individuals interested in the CEL Core program from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Feb. 11 in the Jacobs Executive Development Center, 672 Delaware Ave., Buffalo.

2/6/09

The University at Buffalo School of Management and Time Warner Cable today announced a new partnership to expand the Western New York Cybersecurity Workshop Outreach program that educates students on careers in cybersecurity.

2/6/09

The University at Buffalo School of Management Alumni Association (SOMAA) will hold a breakfast seminar exploring cybersecurity for small businesses and nonprofit organizations from 7:30-9:30 a.m. on March 18 in the Center for Tomorrow on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

2/9/09

World Building of the Year Winners Speak at UB Tonight

2/9/09

Gary A. Giovino, Ph.D., a specialist in the patterns, determinates, consequences and control of tobacco use, has been named chair of the Department of Health Behavior at the University at Buffalo.

2/9/09

The University at Buffalo School of Management, in conjunction with Amrita University in Bangalore, has graduated 54 students in India from the inaugural Master of Science in Management of Information Technology and Information Technology Enabled Services (MITES) program.

2/10/09

University at Buffalo President John B. Simpson said new SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher recognizes the critical role that public higher education -- and particularly our research universities -- play in building a knowledge-based economy.

2/10/09

Japanese artist Yuichiro Yamada, says it took a law degree, a cinema degree, working on a film with his favorite director and months on a Toyota automobile assembly line to inspire him to come back to the U.S. to focus on his preferred medium, documentary video.

2/11/09

The University at Buffalo will host the sixth annual Safe Schools Initiative Seminar from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 12 in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus. The seminar will focus on the importance of developing a school safety plan that involves all school personnel and the benefits of developing the plans in collaboration with law enforcement agencies and emergency services.

2/11/09

William E. Pelham, Jr., Ph.D, an internationally known expert in ADHD treatment, will discuss the range of approaches to treat this disorder in the inaugural University at Buffalo Presidential Award for Faculty Excellence lecture, scheduled for March 2 at 5 p.m. in Diefendorf Hall on UB's South (Main Street) Campus.

2/12/09

The University at Buffalo College of Arts and Sciences has received a steel and slate sculpture from alumni Sharon Bob Young, B.A. '71, and her brother Richard Bob, B.S. '67, to honor their parents, Isadore and Ruth Bob.

2/13/09

UB experts are available to speak with the media on aspects of the crash of Continental Flight 3407, including ice build-up, traumatic grief counseling, the effectiveness of emergency efforts and coverage of the crash in the social media.

2/13/09

UB's leadership offers its condolences and support to members of the university community affected by last night's tragic plane crash in Buffalo.

2/16/09

After a collective trauma, such as Thursday's crash of Continental Flight 3407, an entire community (or even the nation) can be exposed to the tragedy through media coverage and second-hand accounts, according to Mark Seery, Ph.D., University at Buffalo assistant professor of psychology.

2/17/09

The University at Buffalo will hold a remembrance ceremony at 11 a.m. today (Tuesday, February 17, 2009) in the Student Union Theatre on the UB North (Amherst) Campus in honor of the victims of the crash of Continental Flight 3407, several of whom were alumni of UB or were connected to UB in other ways.

2/17/09

Mary M. Sjoquist of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) will speak at the University at Buffalo School of Management on "PCAOB Regulation in a Challenging Global Environment."

2/17/09

A nasal spray shown to numb the upper jaw is set to be tested in an FDA Phase 3 trial, which will assess the spray's effectiveness compared to the current "gold standard" treatment -- painful anesthesia injections. The Phase 3 trial will be carried out later in 2009 at the UB dental school and other clinical sites.

2/17/09

A University at Buffalo model for educational collaboration will take center stage at a national conference in April designed to share the ongoing success of UB's partnership with the Buffalo Public Schools.

2/17/09

Professional theater in Buffalo has not been marked by an experimental bent. So it is refreshing that next month, area theater lovers will have an opportunity to meet and speak with Richard Foreman, the influential and enthusiastic pioneer of the American avant-garde theater; a man whom <i>New York Times</i> critic Vincent Canby called an ebullient dramatizer of anarchic states of mind.

2/18/09

The Corporation for National and Community Service has named the University at Buffalo to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for exemplary service efforts and service to America's communities.

2/18/09

In 2007, University at Buffalo computer scientist Sargur Srihari, Ph.D., one of the world's experts on pattern recognition and its application to fingerprints and handwriting, was selected by the National Academy of Sciences to serve with other national experts on its Committee on Identifying the Needs of the Forensic Science Community. The NAS released the panel's findings in a report called "Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States: A Path Forward"

2/24/09

Capsaicin, the active ingredient in chili peppers, generally is viewed as an irritant that produces a burning sensation when applied to a sensitive area of the body, such as the cornea. Paradoxically, the same compound also may reduce pain. Scientists at University at Buffalo now link the analgesic effects of capsaicin to a lipid.

2/19/09

The namesake of Fay's Drugs, Faye Panasci, has given $1 million to the University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, where her husband and father-in-law began their quest to build the highly successful chain of pharmacies that catered to their customers' every need.

2/23/09

Research carried out at the University at Buffalo has shown for the first time that a recently identified type of Th cell, known as Th-17, is the principle defense component required for immunity to oral thrush.

2/23/09

Statins, used widely to treat elevated cholesterol, have been shown to prevent progression of coronary narrowing and to have other beneficial effects on the heart, such as reducing inflammation, that are independent of cholesterol. Now, adding to this list of multiple effects, researchers at the University at Buffalo have shown that the drug pravastatin, one of the oldest statins, may be able to prevent the development of heart disease by regenerating diseased heart muscle.

2/24/09

The University at Buffalo College of Arts and Sciences Department of Communicative Disorders and Sciences has received a $16,169 grant from the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo (CFGB) to support materials acquisition and personnel costs needed for the UB Speech-Language and Hearing Clinic to continue and expand its services with two Buffalo Head Start programs.

2/24/09

The University at Buffalo will offer the first UB Coast to Coast Entertainment and Media Conference June 27-28 in Los Angeles. Created specifically for UB alumni, students and friends of UB, but open to the public, UBC2C will feature workshops in acting, writing, directing, music production, independent film production and marketing, as well as entertainment business marketing, taught by UB industry alumni.

2/25/09

Lights are shining more brightly on the University at Buffalo's North (Amherst) Campus this winter because the university has swapped some conventional lamps for LEDs, light-emitting diodes.

2/25/09

A new book based on 15 years of on-the-ground research in Cuba describes two Cubas -- one for Cubans, one for outsiders -- that co-exist but do not mix, and explains how the Cuban culture we do not see was critical in sustaining the Castro regime while other socialist countries collapsed.

2/25/09

A new, recently licensed medical device developed by University at Buffalo researchers would introduce into intensive care settings the powerful and effective method of anesthetizing patients that works so well in the operating room.