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3/2/09

A Border Barometer released by the University at Buffalo Regional Institute and the Border Policy Research Institute at Western Washington University reports on several key border performance indicators for major regions along the U.S.-Canadian line, including trade flows, vehicle crossings, binational governance networks and even NEXUS enrollment.

3/2/09

Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), the pathogen that causes mononucleosis, appears to play a role in the neurodegeneration that occurs in persons with multiple sclerosis, researchers at the University at Buffalo and the University of Trieste, Italy, have shown.

3/3/09

On April 9, the University at Buffalo Asian Studies Program will present a free public seminar by McCabe, "Autism and Education in the People's Republic Of China," at 7 p.m. in the Unitarian Universalist Church of Amherst, 6320 Main St., Williamsville, across from the ECC North Campus.

3/3/09

The Obama administration's push to move health care from handwritten charts and prescriptions into the electronic age is getting a boost in Western New York with new funding to establish a Medication Management Research Network in the University at Buffalo's New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences.

3/4/09

The University at Buffalo Alumni Association will honor 20 individuals with achievement awards at a gala to be held March 20 in the Adam's Mark Hotel, 120 Church St.

3/4/09

Would the sweet scent of vanilla and the soothing sound of classical music make dental patients feel more relaxed? Creed Cardon, a second-year dental student, made that question the subject of his research in the UB School of Dental Medicine's Student Research Program. His results, and those of 47 other research projects undertaken by student and post-doctoral researchers, will be presented to fellow students and their faculty advisors at the annual Dental Student Research Day.

3/5/09

University at Buffalo Police are continuing their investigation of the death of 19-year-old freshman student Jonah Dreskin of Ardsley, N.Y. Updates will be provided when there is more information to report.

3/5/09

An antibody with the potential to stop breast cancer in its path. A nanoparticle that can address a side effect of the treatment that hemophiliacs cannot live without. A "quantum dot" with the potential to treat cancer or harvest the power of the sun. An air purifier that kills the world's nastiest toxins. These are some of the new inventions that were patented in 2008 by University at Buffalo researchers.

3/6/09

The University at Buffalo is continuing its investigation of the death of a 19-year-old freshman on March 4, and will provide updates when there is more information to report.

3/6/09

Political scientists from the University at Buffalo and Texas State University have presented the first-ever comprehensive ranking of American states with regard to public policies affecting individual freedoms in the economic, social and personal spheres.

3/9/09

David C. Duchscherer, PE, president, Wendel Duchscherer Architects and Engineers of Amherst, was honored as the University at Buffalo Engineering Alumni Association's 2009 Engineer of the Year: Shaping the Way People Move.

3/9/09

New York-based artist Saya Woolfalk will be in residence at the University at Buffalo through April 15 developing another chapter of "No Place," her ongoing "deceptively cute, motley investigation of otherness."

3/10/09

Six hundred local high school students will converge on UB's North Campus Wednesday, March 11for the annual Science Exploration Day, sharing center stage with the exotic and endangered animals from around the world.

3/10/09

A team of four University at Buffalo MBA students will advance to a national competition in Washington, D.C., after winning the UB MBA Second-Year Case Competition.

3/10/09

A team of three students in the UB School of Management will share a $3,000 prize as winners of the third annual On Target Undergraduate Case Competition.

3/10/09

The Poetry Collection of the University at Buffalo Libraries has received a grant for $202,241 from the Preservation and Access Program of the National Endowment for the Humanities to reformat, catalog and make accessible 1,340 cassette and reel-to-reel audio recordings of poetry materials held in the collection.

3/10/09

The University at Buffalo's Research Institute on Addictions (RIA) will present a spring seminar series on addictions-related topics featuring national experts beginning March 20.

3/11/09

The University at Buffalo will receive $4.9 million in funding to conduct research on stem cells, part of a new investment in stem cell research announced yesterday by New York State Governor David A. Paterson.

3/12/09

Nearly 800 law enforcement and school personnel will be at the University at Buffalo today (Thursday, March 12, 2009) from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. to participate in the sixth annual Safe Schools Initiative Seminar in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

3/12/09

To the many problems associated with lack of sleep -- moodiness, memory problems, difficulty concentrating -- add the risk of developing diabetes. A study from the University at Buffalo shows that people who sleep less than six hours a night during the work-week are 4.5 times more likely to have elevated levels of blood sugar than those who slumber 6-8 hours.

3/12/09

The University at Buffalo's Pre-K to 16 initiative and partnership with Buffalo Public Schools will step up its campaign this year to be the region's major destination for Western New York students looking for accelerated summer experiences.

3/12/09

UB expert available for media commentary: How Do You Survive a Niagara Falls Plunge?

3/12/09

Research expenditures across the disciplines at the University at Buffalo increased by nearly 7.7 percent to a record $348.2 million in the 2008 fiscal year ending June 30, 2008, according to the National Science Foundation.

3/13/09

A University at Buffalo Law School professor says the colossal Wall Street swindle case of Bernard L. Madoff underscores how most investors don't really know who's managing their money, given the complexity of the finance system.

3/13/09

Teams from Sacred Heart Academy, Clarence High School and Erie 1 BOCES Legal Academy have placed first, second and third, respectively, in "MoneySKILL Mania," a financial literacy competition for high school students sponsored by the University at Buffalo School of Management and M&T Bank.

3/13/09

Dennis A. Andrejko of Williamsville, associate professor of architecture in the University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning and an expert on energy-conscious architecture, has been elected to the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects (AIA).

3/16/09

If you and your child are romping in the park or enjoying a stroll on a warm spring day and a dog approaches, be ultra vigilant. Children, warm weather, and dogs, even family dogs, don't mix well, according to a study conducted by pediatric otolaryngologists from the University at Buffalo's School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

3/16/09

An ambitious ecosystem restoration program at the University at Buffalo that emphasizes working with local Indian nations has led the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to present its national training workshop, "Consulting with Indian Nations," in partnership with UB on March 24-26.

3/17/09

In an effort to stem the migration in recent years of many young, talented professionals from Western New York, the Prentice Family Foundation has given a significant gift to help UB students graduate and establish their careers here in the eight-county region.

3/19/09

The spectacular increase in the use of psychiatric drugs over the past 50 years involved what a University at Buffalo historian calls "a massive break with what we consider 'normal' mental health," one linked to myriad social and cultural changes in America.

3/20/09

In the quest to pack ever-smaller electronic devices more densely with integrated circuits, nanotechnology researchers keep running up against some unpleasant truths: higher current density induces electromigration and thermomigration, phenomena that damage metal conductors and produce heat, which leads to premature failure of devices. But University at Buffalo researchers who study electronics packaging recently made a pleasant discovery.

3/20/09

In what appears to be a match made in social research and human services heaven, the University at Buffalo School of Social Work's Buffalo Center for Social Research has entered into a five-year contract to provide research expertise to Hillside Family of Agencies, a children and family human services nonprofit headquartered in Rochester, N.Y.

3/20/09

The warm spring weather invites forays into the Western New York countryside for a little maple sugar action -- and here's where to learn all about it. University at Buffalo librarian Dave Bertuca has beefed up his maple sugaring Web pages to help you make the most of the region's offerings.

3/20/09

Aaron Krolikowski of Glenwood, N.Y., a senior who will graduate Phi Beta Kappa from the University at Buffalo this spring, has received a four-year Clarendon Scholarship from Oxford University where he plans to complete his doctor of philosophy (D.Phil.) degree.

3/21/09

University Police received a report of a strong arm robbery in the Governors Service Lot at 8:20 p.m. on Friday, March 20.

3/23/09

A precise, new nanotechnology treatment for drug addiction may be on the horizon as the result of research conducted at the University at Buffalo.

3/24/09

The public will get an opportunity to watch one of the state's most influential courts in action next month when the University at Buffalo Law School hosts a full day of appellate judge arguments beginning 10 a.m. on April 9 in the Francis M. Letro Courtroom in John Lord O'Brian Hall on UB's North (Amherst) Campus.

3/24/09

The University at Buffalo will sponsor a presentation on "The Future of Human Research: Concerns and Possibilities" to be held at 2 p.m. on April 1 in the Center for Tomorrow on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

3/24/09

Six students from area high schools won first place in an entrepreneurship competition on March 21 for their winning business proposal, an eco-friendly cafe.

3/24/09

Seventeen hearing-impaired Guatemalan children and adults will have tubes implanted in their ears during two days in April by an ear-nose-and-throat specialist from the University at Buffalo's School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

3/25/09

His Excellency Pierre Vimont, ambassador of France to the United States, will visit the University at Buffalo on April 8 to present a public lecture, "The United States and France and the Renewal of Transatlantic Relations," in which he will discuss the changing nature of relations between the two nations over the past several years.

3/25/09

It may take 13 or 14 hours and some readers will be more experienced than others, but for those who would bask in the glow of every poem ever written by 19th-century American poet Emily Dickinson, April 11 is the day to pack a lunch, grab a pillow and waltz on down to the Karpeles Manuscript Museum.

3/26/09

Law students from around the country will sharpen their courtroom techniques during Saturday's annual National Criminal Law Moot Court Competition hosted by the University at Buffalo Law School's Criminal Law Society held this year in the Erie County Courthouse.

3/26/09

A scholarship established by the University at Buffalo Alumni Association in 2007 was renamed in honor of Willie R. Evans, Ed.B. '60, during the association's awards ceremony on March 20.

3/30/09

"Great science belongs to everybody." That sentiment is often expressed by S. James Gates Jr., Ph.D., John S. Toll Professor at the University of Maryland, College Park, who will visit the University at Buffalo on April 3 to give the annual Rustgi lecture, presented by the Department of Physics in the College of Arts and Sciences.

3/30/09

On April 3, faculty and students in the University at Buffalo's Department of Physics will celebrate "100 Hours of Astronomy," an event being held worldwide, by inviting the public to come to UB to view streaming Webcasts from the world's major telescopes.

3/30/09

The University at Buffalo Regional Institute has issued a detailed analysis of Western New York's voting patterns in the 2008 presidential election. Among the key findings are that the region's most populated areas -- urban and suburban -- voted for Barack Obama, although 85 percent of the region's municipalities voted for McCain. The region also voted more Democratic in 2008 compared to 2004, especially rural areas, while the region's rank of registered Republicans shrank.

3/31/09

The New York State budget expected to be enacted in Albany this week includes funding to help the University at Buffalo move forward with plans to expand the UB campus in downtown Buffalo, under the UB 2020 strategic plan, UB officials said today.

3/31/09

A $500 scholarship was awarded to each member of the winning team in the University at Buffalo School of Management's third annual Steven C. Verney MBA Case Competition.

3/26/09

Quick: name one mammal that looks anything like a whale. You can't. Modern whales are at the same time mammals and "real-life" extraterrestrials who have adapted to life in the water. That's according to University of Michigan Professor Philip D. Gingerich, who is an expert on whales and how they evolved. He conducts fieldwork in the deserts of Pakistan and Egypt where he has discovered skeletons linking whales to land animals.

3/6/09

Five hundred middle-school girls from all over Western New York will participate in Tech-Savvy, a day-long series of entertaining, hands-on workshops to show girls how much fun they can have while studying science and technology.

3/9/09

The public is invited to attend a showing of the independently produced documentary "At War" and meet the videographer and director Scott Kesterson Monday at the University at Buffalo.

3/20/09

Members of the media are invited to go for a virtual "spin" in the University at Buffalo's driving simulator, which now sports a real front end.

3/25/09

Oren Lyons, Faithkeeper of the Turtle Clan and SUNY Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus in the Department of American Studies at the University at Buffalo, will give a free, public talk today (Wednesday, March 25, 2009) at 7 p.m. on "Indigenous Perspectives on Our Relationship to the Natural World."

3/19/09

Fourth-graders in Buffalo's Highgate Heights Elementary School, PS 80, will get a fun look at how the brain works today (Thursday, March 19, 2009) provided by neuroscience graduate students at the University at Buffalo.

3/4/09

More than 30 of the University at Buffalo's best and brightest inventors will be honored Thursday, March 5 at the UB Inventors and Entrepreneurs Reception to be held at 4 p.m. in the Center for Tomorrow on UB's North Campus.

3/9/09

Cancel Cancun. Forget Florida. Some University at Buffalo students will be spending spring break right here in Buffalo, working to improve their community.