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5/1/09

The University at Buffalo's Emergency Preparedness team is closely and proactively monitoring developments that have occurred over the past several days to the rapidly changing swine flu outbreak. The team will provide updates, as necessary, to the UB community about how these developments may affect UB. Please consult UB's Emergency Preparedness Web site (<a href="http://www.emergency.buffalo.edu">http://www.emergency.buffalo.edu</a>) for updates.

5/4/09

Two students in the University at Buffalo's School of Engineering and Applied Sciences have won prestigious national Morris K. Udall and Barry M. Goldwater scholarships.

5/4/09

Some 5,300 students are candidates to receive degrees during the University at Buffalo's 163rd general commencement and 13 other commencement ceremonies, which began May 1 and continue through May 23.

5/4/09

The University at Buffalo announced today that it has received a $100,000 Grand Challenges Explorations grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

5/4/09

The University at Buffalo School of Social Work has put its ambitions to be a national leader in using digital technologies to teach the social work profession where they belong -- online.

5/5/09

Jazz supergroup Corea, Clarke & White will perform at 8 p.m. on Sept. 25 in the Center for the Arts on the University at Buffalo's North (Amherst) Campus. Tickets go on sale Friday, May 8, at 10 a.m.

5/5/09

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo has announced its 2009-10 Comedy & Speakers Series. Tickets for all three events go on sale May 8 at 10 a.m.

5/6/09

Scot Faulkner, author of the bestseller "Naked Emperors: The Failure of the Republican Revolution" and a consultant specializing in strategic change and leadership, will speak at the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine commencement to be held at 5 p.m. May 9 in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

5/6/09

With a storyline that is part international documentary and part reality series, a growing coalition of University at Buffalo educators and community members has set its sights on helping to build a school for girls in a remote Tanzanian village, a community enhancement that for these young girls will give them opportunity beyond the harsh limits of their reality.

5/7/09

In its effort to promote renewable energy technologies throughout New York State and in response to Governor Paterson's call to expand New York's renewable energy portfolio, the New York Power Authority today joined with the University at Buffalo to announce a $7.5 million award to the university to construct a 1.1 megawatt solar energy array on UB's North (Amherst) Campus.

5/8/09

Graduate students in a planning studio at the University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning will share their recommendations for how to make the Town of Amherst more pedestrian friendly. The students produced the plans at the request of the Amherst Town Supervisor. Their presentation will take place Monday, May 11 from 3-4:10 p.m., in the Town Council Chambers, Amherst Town Hall.

5/8/09

Bringing more Western New Yorkers into the University at Buffalo workforce now and in the future is the focus of two Career Pathways Information Sessions scheduled for May 9 and May 12 being held on UB's South (Main Street) Campus.

5/10/09

Javon R. Jackson, a 2009 UB graduate, died May 10, 2009 after being shot off campus.

5/13/09

Ana Mariella Bacigalupo, Ph.D., associate professor of anthropology at the University at Buffalo, a scholar recognized for her research into the shamanic practices of Chile's Mapuche Indians, has been named a 2009-10 Fellow of the National Humanities Center (NHC) in North Carolina's Research Triangle.

5/13/09

Fifteen graduates of the University at Buffalo School of Management received awards during the school's commencement ceremony on May 9.

5/13/09

A University at Buffalo professor who has garnered more than 140 patents for power sources for tiny biomedical devices now is working to develop batteries that could power much larger devices, such as electric vehicles.

5/15/09

The third season of the University Community Farmers Market will open May 16 on the University at Buffalo South (Main Street) Campus featuring a variety of new and old vendors and wineries selling fresh food and local products.

5/14/09

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) today announced an award of $1.5 million to the University at Buffalo Office of Science, Technology Transfer and Economic Outreach to establish a clean energy business incubator program that will provide business support to accelerate the successful development of early-stage, clean energy technology companies in Western New York.

5/15/09

Over the past two years, the City of Buffalo and the University at Buffalo have been working with residents and students to enhance the quality of life in the University Heights neighborhood. Last Sunday's tragic death of Javon Jackson reminds us of the importance of this collaborative approach.

5/18/09

The University at Buffalo Division of Continuing and Professional Studies will host a "Career Connection Expo" from 3-8 p.m. May 19 in Allen Hall on the UB South (Main Street) Campus.

5/19/09

Businesses that want to boost efficiency and cut costs are invited to enroll in Certified Lean Practitioner training this summer at the University at Buffalo's Center for Industrial Effectiveness (TCIE).

5/20/09

The UB 2020 Flexibility and Economic Growth Act moved closer to passage today when the bill was approved by the New York State Senate Higher Education Committee.

5/20/09

University at Buffalo researchers have identified a new mechanism that plays a central role in adult brain stem cell development and prompts brain stem cells to differentiate into neurons.

5/21/09

A new book on the role American elections play in shaping how its citizens arrive at political opinions -- written by nationally known University at Buffalo Law School election expert James A. Gardner -- looks at the expectations shared by many Americans that political campaigns should shape what people think about the major political issues in the election.

5/22/09

The University at Buffalo today announced plans to build in downtown Buffalo a new home for its Educational Opportunity Center, as part of an effort to provide expanded job-skills training and community programming to Buffalo residents.

5/27/09

People who feel pressure to look attractive are more fearful of being rejected because of their appearance than are their peers, according to a new study by researchers at the University at Buffalo and the University of Kent.

5/27/09

The Finance Committee of the New York State Senate today unanimously approved the UB 2020 Flexibility and Economic Growth Act, moving the bill another step closer to passage. The bill next goes to a full Senate vote before moving on to the state Assembly for consideration.

5/28/09

University at Buffalo researchers have demonstrated for the first time that injecting adult bone marrow stem cells into skeletal muscle can repair cardiac tissue, reversing heart failure.

5/28/09

Seventy of Western New York's best and brightest high school students flexed their mental muscles as they competed on May 23 in BEAM TREK, an all-day, brain-teasing race on the University at Buffalo's North (Amherst) Campus.

5/28/09

The worldwide public accounting firm of Ernst & Young LLP and its staff members have contributed more than $50,000 to the University at Buffalo over the past year.

5/29/09

Phishing Scheme Warning: UB IT issued an alert this morning about emails being sent to UB users asking for usernames and passwords. This message is NOT legitimate and should be deleted immediately.

5/29/09

New York State Senator William T. Stachowski and Greatbatch Inc. will be honored by the University at Buffalo for their longstanding enthusiastic support at UB's Business Partners Day luncheon on June 4 in the Adam's Mark Hotel in Buffalo.

5/29/09

A University at Buffalo student who took a circuitous route from undergraduate psychology major to cancer-researcher-in-training received one of four inaugural Doctoral Diversity Fellowships in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) awarded by State University of New York's Office of Diversity and Educational Equity.

5/6/09

The University at Buffalo and the New York Power Authority will announce receipt of a major, multi-million-dollar award from NYPA to construct a major, solar-energy array to provide power to the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

5/1/09

The University at Buffalo Department of Media Study -- widely considered the birthplace of modern media study -- will mark its 35th anniversary this weekend with a three-day celebration that will include lots of reminiscences, as well as screenings and presentations of departmental work.

5/5/09

The preliminary findings of the "Queen City Gardens Plan" -- planning and policy strategies for creating and sustaining community gardens in the City of Buffalo -- will be presented to the public at 5:30 p.m. today (Tuesday, May 5, 2009) in 230 Hayes Hall on the University at Buffalo South (Main Street) Campus.

5/8/09

Faces will be beaming and flashbulbs will be popping when roughly 5,300 students "walk" and receive their degrees at the University at Buffalo's 163rd general commencement ceremony to be held at 10 a.m. Sunday, May 10, 2009, in Alumni Arena on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

5/7/09

The University at Buffalo and the New York Power Authority will announce a major, multi-million-dollar project to construct a major, solar-energy array to provide power to the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

5/22/09

Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Amolo Odinga will make his first trip to the U.S. since the election of President Barack Obama tomorrow (Saturday, May 23) when he will make remarks and answer questions from the media from 9-11 a.m. at the Top of the Falls Restaurant on Goat Island in Niagara Falls, N.Y., and then give the University at Buffalo Law School commencement address 3 p.m.

5/19/09

Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Amolo Odinga will make his first trip to the U.S. since the election of President Barack Obama on Saturday, May 23, when he will make remarks and answer questions from the media from 9-11 a.m. at the Top of the Falls Restaurant on Goat Island in Niagara Falls, N.Y., and then give the University at Buffalo Law School commencement address 3 p.m. that day.

5/22/09

Seventy of Western New York's best and brightest high school students will flex their mental muscles as they compete in the Star Trek-themed BEAMTREK on the University at Buffalo's North (Amherst) Campus tomorrow (Saturday, May 23, 2009) from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

5/21/09

The University at Buffalo will announce plans to build a new home in downtown Buffalo for its Educational Opportunity Center at an unveiling to be held at 11 a.m. Friday (May 22) in the parking lot of the former M. Wile building at 77 Goodell St., Buffalo.

5/14/09

Dozens of investors and venture capitalists from around the state will learn about pioneering clean energy technologies being developed in Buffalo Niagara by researchers at the University at Buffalo and local companies when they attend the Explore Buffalo Niagara 2009 Investor and Entrepreneur Energy Forum to be held today (Thursday, May 14, 2009) in UB's New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences, 701 Ellicott Street, Buffalo.

5/13/09

Dozens of investors and venture capitalists from around the state will learn about pioneering clean energy technologies being developed in Buffalo Niagara by researchers at the University at Buffalo and local companies when they attend the Explore Buffalo Niagara 2009 Investor and Entrepreneur Energy Forum to be held tomorrow (Thursday, May 14, 2009) in UB's New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences, 701 Ellicott Street, Buffalo.