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4/1/09

Haiti's children, already burdened with poverty and malnutrition, may have a health problem related to these chronic conditions -- gum disease.

4/1/09

Several studies have suggested there is a connection between organisms that cause gum disease and the development of heart disease, but few studies have tested this theory. A study conducted at the University at Buffalo, where the gum disease/heart disease connection was uncovered, now has shown that two oral pathogens in the mouth were associated with an increased risk of having a heart attack, but that the total number of germs, regardless of type, was more important to heart health.

4/2/09

Baruch S. Blumberg, M.D., Ph.D., winner of the 1976 Nobel Prize in Medicine for discovery of the hepatitis B virus (HBV), will present a talk on "The Adventure of Science and Discovery," April 16 at 5 p.m. in Butler Auditorium in Farber Hall on the University at Buffalo's South (Main Street) Campus.

4/6/09

The University at Buffalo and Buffalo Common Council Member Bonnie E. Russell powered up 10 computer terminals at New Testament Revival Cathedral on Buffalo's East Side today as part of a joint effort to provide much-needed computing resources for families in the neighborhood.

4/7/09

Behavior treatment works as well as drugs for children with ADHD and bypasses the risk of medication's side effects, a meta-analysis of 174 studies on ADHD treatment conducted at the University at Buffalo, has shown.

4/7/09

Most research on developmental pathways leading to substance use and related disorders focuses on factors related to aggressive, acting-out behaviors in children as early risk factors for alcohol and drug use.

4/9/09

In addition to the massive atrocity of the Holocaust and the individual horrors that attended it, most people have no idea of the extent of the weirdly obsessive record-keeping practices of the Nazis bureaucracy, whose millions of mundane and detailed materials present excruciating and undeniable evidence of its terrible crimes. The existence of these records has documented by noted photographer Richard Ehrlich, M.D.

4/9/09

:If we are to learn from the past, if we are ever to rise above inhumanity, we must never underestimate its resources and terrors," says Richard Cohen, professor of philosophy and director of the Institute for Jewish Thought and Heritage at the University at Buffalo. With that in mind, the institute and the UB Art Gallery will bring noted artists together this month to discuss and demonstrate some of the stunning ways in which art illuminates such "resources and terrors" at work in the Shoah in ways that other forms of documentation do not.

4/9/09

On April 6, a powerful earthquake struck central Italy, near the medieval town of L'Aquila, about 75 miles northeast of Rome. Gian Paolo Cimellaro, a graduate of the University at Buffalo's doctoral program in earthquake engineering and a visiting professor at UB. Cimellaro arrived in Buffalo on April 8; he was in Rome when the Paganica earthquake struck on Monday morning.

4/9/09

Two members of the University at Buffalo faculty members -- one in the Department of History, one in the Graduate School of Education -- affiliated with the university's Asian Studies Program have received national awards for work in their fields.

4/13/09

World experts on hyperbaric medicine will convene in the Hyatt Regency in Buffalo April 15-18 for a scientific symposium recognizing University at Buffalo Professor Claes E.G. Lundgren, M.D., Ph.D., for his contributions to the field and to honor his recent appointment as SUNY Distinguished Professor.

4/13/09

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, designed to help Western New York businesses and entrepreneurs improve their bottom line and be successful.

4/13/09

Republic of Kenya Prime Minister Raila Amolo Odinga will deliver the University at Buffalo Law School commencement address in a ceremony that will include conferral of honorary degrees to Irene Zubaida Khan, secretary general of Amnesty International, and J. Mason Davis Jr., a practicing attorney who played a key role in the desegregation of Alabama in the 1960s.

4/13/09

University at Buffalo facultly members Jose Buscaglia and Henry Taylor have extensive experience living in Cuba and studying its culture and economy. They are available to discuss President Obama's decision to relax U.S. restrictions on travel to Cuba.

4/15/09

A pair of peregrine falcons has settled into its custom-made nesting box situated on top of MacKay Heating Plant on the University at Buffalo's South (Main Street) Campus, thanks to the cooperative efforts of the University at Buffalo and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.

4/15/09

The University at Buffalo today announced the launch of the first UB COAST TO COAST ENTERTAINMENT & MEDIA SYMPOSIUM (UBC2C HOLLYWOOD) to be held on JUNE 27-28, 2009, in Los Angeles, California.

4/15/09

The Bonadio Group, an upstate New York accounting, consulting and financial services firm, has donated $1,000 for an accounting scholarship at the University at Buffalo School of Management.

4/28/09

A study by researchers in the University at Buffalo's Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis Center of Excellence has produced the first examination of deficits in pediatric patients with demyelinating disorders compared to healthy children, using a new battery of neuropsychological tests for pediatric multiple sclerosis.

4/28/09

Could HDL, the "good cholesterol," have the same protective effect in multiple sclerosis, an inflammatory disease of the brain's white matter, as it does in heart disease, through its anti-inflammatory effects on blood vessels? The answer may be yes, based on results of research conducted at the University at Buffalo.

4/17/09

The University at Buffalo Educational Opportunity Center will host an "Sci WNY" Orientation in its facility at 465 Washington St. in downtown Buffalo, from 9-11 a.m. April 22 in the EOC ATTAIN (Advanced Technology Training and Information Networking) Lab.

4/20/09

University at Buffalo visual-studies students will present an exhibit on how to keep the UB campus "green" and how to use "play" to address serious issues like racial stereotyping, genetic engineering and the economic crisis.

4/21/09

A national study of data collected over 12 years finds that delinquent teens marry earlier than their peers, while substance-abusing teens -- especially girls who abuse marijuana -- marry later than peers, if at all. University at Buffalo sociologist Sampson Lee Blair's research is a rare look at the long-term effects of teen delinquency and drug abuse on adult role attainment.

4/21/09

Over the past 10 weeks, 126 IRS-certified accounting students from the University at Buffalo School of Management brought nearly $640,000 in tax refunds back into the Buffalo community through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.

4/22/09

Not all technology meets human needs, and some technologies provide only the illusion of having met your needs. But new research by psychologists at the University at Buffalo and Miami University, Ohio, indicates that illusionary relationships with the characters and personalities on favorite TV shows can provide people with feelings of belonging, even in the face of low self esteem or after being rejected by friends or family members.

4/22/09

The Western New York chapter of the Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) will hold a College Computing Fair on May 2 from 9 a.m. to noon in Room 145 in the Student Union on the University at Buffalo North (Amherst) Campus.

4/22/09

Ross Giese, Ph.D., a professor of geology in the University at Buffalo College of Arts and Sciences and an expert on clay, is available to discuss the factors that might have played a part in the collapse of the porch along Tonawanda Creek last night.

4/23/09

The University at Buffalo's 1958 football team, which made history when it rejected a post-season bowl bid because two African-American team members would have been prohibited from playing, will receive the Chancellor Charles P. Norton Medal, UB's highest award, during the university's 163rd general commencement on May 10.

4/23/09

The University at Buffalo's Graduate School of Education has launched a series of new one-credit mini courses designed to reach educators and teachers interested in advancing their training while re-acquainting themselves with the practical and personal power of continuing education.

4/24/09

The University at Buffalo reached a major milestone in its UB 2020 strategic plan today, breaking ground for a new $61 million state-of-the-art classroom and laboratory building for the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

4/27/09

Buffalo Police received a report of an armed robbery that occurred at the intersection of Main Street and Englewood Avenue at 2:05 a.m. on Monday April 27, 2009.

4/28/09

Albert Padwa, a former professor in the University at Buffalo Department of Chemistry and currently the William Patterson Timmie Professor of Organic Chemistry at Emory University, will visit UB on May 8 to deliver the inaugural Howard Tieckelmann Memorial Lecture.

4/29/09

Aaron Krolikowski of Glenwood, N.Y., a senior at the University at Buffalo with an outstanding record of academic and environmental achievement, has been named to the USA Today All-USA College Academic Team First Team, an award honoring students for their outstanding accomplishments as undergraduates.

4/29/09

A University at Buffalo dermatologist has won a $50,000 Prize4Life ALS Biomarker Challenge Discovery Prize for developing a promising biomarker that can be used to assess disease progression of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease.

4/29/09

Two teams won more than $35,000 in cash in the University at Buffalo's Henry A. Panasci Jr. Technology Entrepreneurship Competition (Panasci TEC) for their innovative ideas in online English tutoring and chemical detection systems.

4/30/09

On June 13, the most extensive exhibition of material from the world's premier James Joyce Collection will open in Buffalo, N.Y., as part of Eire on the Erie, the 2009 North American Joyce Conferenece. "Discovering James Joyce: The University at Buffalo Collection," will feature a vast number of personal and literary artifacts related to the 20th century's most influential and intensely scrutinized writer.

4/30/09

Cynthia M. Shore of Kenmore has been promoted to senior assistant dean and director of external relations for the University at Buffalo School of Management, Dean Arjang A. Assad announced today.

4/30/09

The University at Buffalo Law Alumni Association will honor five UB graduates and Justice Sharon S. Townsend, administrative judge of the Eighth Judicial District, at the 47th annual UB Law Alumni Association meeting and dinner at 6 p.m. on May 5 in the Hyatt Regency Buffalo.

4/1/09

The Collegiate Science & Technology Entry Program (CSTEP) at the University at Buffalo will hold its third annual Day of Service from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. today (Wednesday, April 1, 2009) at Grover Cleveland High School, 110 14th Street, Buffalo.

4/9/09

Columbia University Professor of Anthropology Michael Taussig will look at emerging issues of cultural and intellectual property this afternoon as part of the University at Buffalo's Baldy Center for Law and Social Policy's two-day speaker series.

4/29/09

A delegation of 60 Foreign Trade Commissioners, brought to Buffalo by Governor Paterson, will participate in a panel discussion with leaders from the University at Buffalo to discuss how UB's collaborations with industry have generated economic growth regionally and around the world.

4/24/09

The University at Buffalo will reach a major milestone in its UB 2020 strategic plan when it breaks ground for a new $61 million state-of-the-art classroom and laboratory building for the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences today (Friday, April 24, 2009) on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

4/3/09

Intriguing "Wall Buildings," architectural models constructed by first-year undergraduate students in the University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning under the direction of Adjunct Professor Christopher Romano, will be showcased at an exhibition of students' work.

4/3/09

S. James Gates Jr., Ph.D., a leading African-American physicist, PBS star and fervent popularizer of science will give a lecture on "The DNA of Reality and its Genome" at 4:30 p.m. today (Friday, April 3, 2009) in 112 Norton Hall on the UB North (Amherst) Campus. The lecture will be free and open to the public.

4/22/09

The University at Buffalo will begin saying goodbye to the Class of 2009 at the annual Senior Brunch to be held beginning at 10 a.m. today (Wednesday, April 22, 2009) in the atrium of the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

4/7/09

The University at Buffalo will celebrate the research and academic achievements of its outstanding undergraduates, as well as its faculty and staff, at the fifth annual Celebration of Academic Excellence, to be held today (Tuesday, April 7, 2009) in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

4/3/09

Preschoolers from University at Buffalo Child Care Centers and high school students from the Buffalo Public Schools will watch streaming Webcasts of planetary activities going on as far as a billion light years away from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. today (Friday, April 3, 2009) on the second-floor landing of Fronczak Hall on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

4/24/09

The University at Buffalo will celebrate 25 years of fun in the mud with Oozfest, the annual mud volleyball tournament sponsored by the UB Student Alumni Board (USAB), to be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. tomorrow (Saturday, April 25, 2009) in the Mud Pit on St. Rita's Lane on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

4/7/09

Excellency Pierre Vimont (Vee-mon), Ambassador of France to the United States will present a public lecture at UB on April 8.

4/17/09

More than 100 students from the region's top engineering institutions, including Cornell, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Clarkson and UB, will compete for the title of Upstate New York champion in the annual concrete canoe competition to be held tomorrow (Saturday, April 18, 2009) on Lake LaSalle on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

4/22/09

Pop scientist Bill Nye, better known as Bill Nye the Science Guy for his educational television program dedicated to making science fun and accessible to all, will conclude the 2008-09 Distinguished Speakers Series at the University at Buffalo with a lecture at 8 p.m. today (Wednesday, April 22, 2009) in Alumni Arena on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

4/17/09

More than a hundred students from the region's top engineering institutions, including Cornell, Rennselaer Polytechnic Institute, Clarkson and UB, will compete for the title of Upstate New York champion in the annual steel-bridge building competition to be held today (Friday, April 17, 2009) in Alumni Arena on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.