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6/1/09

A rose by any other name is still a rose, but is an athlete by another name...a jock?

6/2/09

In 1993, John Eisner, D.D.S., Ph.D., was asked to develop software to streamline the admissions process at the University at Buffalo's School of Dental Medicine, where he was associate dean. Eisner responded to that challenge not just with a solution for UB but with a solution that other dental schools could use as well.

6/3/09

Three alumni and three new graduates of the University at Buffalo's Graduate School of Education were among those recognized for service and accomplishments at the school's annual commencement ceremony last month.

6/3/09

The sequel to the University at Buffalo's City Voices, City Visions digital video awards festival returns to the Market Arcade Cinemas on June 4, the latest public premier showcasing the work of the best middle and high school videographers in Western New York.

6/3/09

The New York State Senate today approved the UB 2020 Flexibility and Economic Growth Act, marking a major step forward in passage of the bill into state law.

6/4/09

Whether and how medical personnel and their digital systems can talk to one another in a meaningful way is a subject pertinent to the health of patients about whom they "converse." An internationally recognized ontologist points out, however, that these electronic systems frequently do not employ the same ontology -- or system of meaning -- which results in harmful, and even fatal, consequences for patients. This problem will be addressed at the International Conference on Biomedical Ontology (ICBO), hosted by UB.

6/4/09

The University at Buffalo Law School has received an unrestricted gift of $1 million from two well-known alumni, Ross M. Cellino Jr. and Stephen E. Barnes, shareholders in the Buffalo-based personal injury law firm Cellino & Barnes, P. C. It is one of the largest cash gifts UB Law has received in its 122-year history.

6/7/09

In an editorial in the current issue of the <i>New England Journal of Medicine</i> (NEJM), William E. Boden, M.D., professor of medicine and preventive medicine at the University at Buffalo, recommends that the results of the BARI-2D Trial published in that edition must be interpreted with "considerable caution."

6/5/09

Stephen L. Dyson, Ph.D., of Williamsville, Park Professor of Classics at the University at Buffalo, has been named a fellow of the convivial and scholarly Society of Antiquaries of London, the world's premiere learned society for heritage and a distinguished international association founded in 1707.

6/5/09

Forty-six Western New York business owners, operators and high-level managers have graduated from the Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership (CEL) Core program in the University at Buffalo School of Management, the largest graduating class in the program's 21-year history.

6/5/09

Larry Zielinski of Elma, who earned two degrees from the University at Buffalo, has been elected to serve a two-year term as president of the UB Alumni Association.

6/9/09

National Grid is investing $250,000 in the University at Buffalo School of Engineering and Applied Sciences to create and enhance programs that encourage Buffalo Public School students to pursue education and careers in science and engineering.

6/9/09

The online press kit for "Discovering James Joyce: The University at Buffalo Collection," a free summer-long exhibition of the largest and most prestigious James Joyce Collection in the world is available at <a href= "http://www.buffalo.edu/news/joyce.html"> www.buffalo.edu/news/joyce.html </a>.

6/9/09

University at Buffalo Police Officers Dale Hohl of North Tonawanda and Amy Pedlow of Grand Island are geared up and ready to hop on their bikes again this year to raise money for families of police officers killed in the line of duty and to continue to honor the victims of the 9/11 attacks.

6/10/09

The Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU), one of the foremost international advocates for the revival of cities, will award its 2009 "Charter Award" to the City of Buffalo on June 13 during the CNU Annual Conference June 10-14 in Denver, Colorado.

6/10/09

WBFO-FM 88.7, UB's National Public Radio affiliate, won 10 awards -- including the coveted Stephen Flanders Memorial Award -- at the New York State Associated Press Broadcasters Association's annual awards banquet held June 6 in Saratoga Springs.

6/10/09

The United States is becoming a nation of haves and have-nots when it comes to tobacco control, according to a comprehensive publication on cigarette smoking prevalence and policies in the U.S. that was released today.

6/11/09

A University at Buffalo addictions researcher is among the first in the country to receive National Institutes of Health (NIH) stimulus funding through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

6/11/09

Recognizing the profound importance of this region's most valuable resource -- its abundance of fresh water -- and solving the monumental task of protecting that resource heads the agenda of "Great Lakes Connecting Channels," an all-day conference open to the public to be held Friday (June 12, 2009) in the University at Buffalo's Center for the Arts, North (Amherst) Campus.

6/11/09

The Center for Industrial Effectiveness (TCIE) at the University at Buffalo has awarded certificates to the first graduates of its Green Belt Blended Learning Program, which combines e-learning and classroom-based education.

6/12/09

University at Buffalo Law School held its 120th commencement ceremony on May 23 where nearly 250 students received a J.D. degree and an additional 10 students received a LL.M. degree. Awards were presented to graduates.

6/12/09

Jay R. Friedman of Amherst has been named associate vice president for alumni relations at the University at Buffalo.

6/15/09

The University at Buffalo is launching $362 million in construction projects this spring and summer in the first phase of a dramatic physical transformation of the university on a scale not seen since the North (Amherst) Campus was built during the 1970s.

6/18/09

"Salvador Dali," an exhibition of works by the Spanish surrealist that coincides with the 20th anniversary of his death, will be presented June 27 to Aug. 9 by the University at Buffalo Anderson Gallery.

6/18/09

The University at Buffalo School of Management and the Foundation for Accounting Education of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA) are collaborating to introduce minority high school students to career opportunities in the accounting profession during a five-day program.

6/19/09

Forty-two University at Buffalo students and recent graduates with dreams of making it in the entertainment industry will be in Los Angeles June 27-28 to attend the University at Buffalo's first "Coast to Coast Entertainment and Media Symposium" (UBC2C Hollywood) in the hopes of getting a foot in the door.

6/19/09

One of the greatest challenges victims of domestic violence face when they decide to leave their abusers is finding the financial resources to start a new life. That's why The Allstate Foundation and the University at Buffalo Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership will co-sponsor a workshop on teaching economic empowerment skills.

6/21/09

Modern glaciers, such as those making up the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets, are capable of undergoing periods of rapid shrinkage or retreat, according to new findings by paleoclimatologists at the University at Buffalo.

6/22/09

The University at Buffalo Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership and The Allstate Foundation will cosponsor a workshop aimed at providing social service practitioners with strategies to help domestic violence victims understand their financial circumstances and develop plans to leave. The workshop will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. today (Monday, June 22, 2009) in the Center for Tomorrow on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

6/22/09

An incorrect end date was given for "Salvador Dali," an exhibition of works by the Spanish surrealist to be presented by the University at Buffalo Anderson Gallery. The exhibition, which opens on June 27, will close Aug. 9.

6/23/09

The 2006 grand opening of the University at Buffalo's New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences was hailed by local and university officials as a milestone in Buffalo's transformation from rust-belt city to a hub for groundbreaking life sciences research and industry.

6/24/09

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present the Buffalo Dance Festival at 8 p.m. on Aug. 1 in the Mainstage Theatre in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus. The inaugural festival will feature LehrerDance and Configuration Dance Theatre.

6/25/09

The Cystic Fibrosis Center located in Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo, a University at Buffalo-affiliated teaching hospital, is the first site to begin recruiting patients for a 48-week international clinical trial of a promising investigational treatment for cystic fibrosis (CF).

6/25/09

Professionals looking to earn their Green Belt certification through an approach that combines online learning with classroom-based instruction may now register for the Green Belt Blended Learning course, offered by UB's Center for Industrial Effectiveness (TCIE) in Fall 2009.

6/25/09

The next generation of entertainment industry professionals will learn what it takes to make it in the "biz" at the University at Buffalo's UBC2C HOLLYWOOD Entertainment and Media Symposium's special "Sunday Morning Mentoring Madness" mentoring session on June 28 at the Writer's Boot Camp in Bergamot Station, Santa Monica.

6/26/09

A collaboration involving physicians, researchers, graduate students and undergraduate students from three prominent regional institutions is intent on improving heart health in Western New York, an area with a heart disease death rate that is twice the national average.

6/29/09

When is balancing the books like being on a game show? When you're playing "Accounting Jeopardy" at the University at Buffalo.

6/29/09

In 1998, Hebeler Corporation, a custom metal fabricator, had the unpleasant distinction of having made it onto the "10 worst vendors" list of one of its clients, GE Energy. This year, the company with manufacturing plants in Tonawanda and Canada received the GE Supplier Excellence Award in Compliance.

6/29/09

Stimulant medications, such as Ritalin and Adderall, are the accepted treatment to stem hyperactivity in children with attention deficit-hyperactive disorder (ADHD) and improve their behavior. Now a recent review of research by University at Buffalo pediatric psychologists suggests that such medication, or the assumption of medication, may produce a placebo effect -- not in the children, but in their teachers, parents or other adults who evaluate them.

6/29/09

Improved communication among patients and primary care physicians increases the chances those due for colorectal cancer screening will follow their doctors' advice and complete the procedure, a University at Buffalo study has found.

6/30/09

It is well documented that police officers have a higher risk of developing heart disease: The question is why. In the most recent results coming out of one of the few long-term studies being conducted within this tightly knit society, University at Buffalo researchers have determined that underlying the higher incidence of subclinical atherosclerosis -- arterial thickening that precedes a heart attack or stroke -- may be the stress of police work.

6/30/09

During the past decade, residents of Pasto, Colombia, and neighboring villages near Galeras, Colombia's most dangerous volcano, have been threatened with evacuation, but compliance varies. With each new eruption Colombian officials have grown increasingly concerned about the safety of the residents who live within striking distance of Galeras. Now, geologists from the University at Buffalo and the Universidad de Narino have organized a workshop in Colombia designed to tackle the communication issue.

6/30/09

New York State Gov. David A. Paterson is partnering with the University at Buffalo to offer a series of events throughout the summer to continue to educate New Yorkers on how to utilize the resources of state during these tough economic times.

6/30/09

Athena D. Mutua, law professor at the University at Buffalo, today criticized the Supreme Court's reverse discrimination ruling that determined New Haven officials acted illegally when denying white firefighters promotions, calling it another example of a double standard working against equality for people of color.

6/26/09

A University at Buffalo social-media expert will manage a social-media campaign around the Ride For Roswell 2009, beginning online at 5:30 a.m. tomorrow, Saturday, June 27. "Embedded" volunteer reporters from UB and the Ride's Web committee will update Twitter feeds and Web content throughout the morning from UB's Baird Point and along bike routes, offering a play-by-play review of the action taking place during the annual event.

6/26/09

The Genesee County Economic Development Center will hold a groundbreaking and dedication ceremony at 3:30 p.m. today (Friday, June 26, 2009) for the Dr. Bruce A. Holm Upstate MedTech Centre in the Upstate MedTech Park on Assemblyman R. Stephen Hawley Drive, near Genesee Community College, in Batavia.

6/4/09

The area's best student digital videographers and their teachers will gather to view each other's work and celebrate an emerging educational art form at the City Voices, City Visions Awards ceremony beginning 5 p.m. today (June 4, 2009) in the Market Arcade Cinemas, 639 Main St.

6/25/09

Nothing like a little pressure to bring out the best in an entrepreneur, and there will be plenty of it at the 2009 Explore Buffalo Niagara Investor High-Tech Forum being held today (Thursday, June 25, 2009).

6/2/09

Students from Sweet Home High School will welcome the Chuma Chuma African Dance Troupe at a fundraiser from 6-8 p.m. today (June 2, 2009) for a student-led campaign to raise money for a girls school in Tanzania. The Buffalo-based adult dance troupe will perform at Sweet Home High School at 1901 Sweet Home Rd., Amherst.

6/23/09

Nancy Zimpher, who became chancellor of the State University of New York system on June 1, will be available to speak to Buffalo-area media at a briefing to be held at 1:30 p.m. today (Tuesday, June 23) in the lobby of Harriman Hall on the University at Buffalo's South (Main Street) Campus.

6/4/09

University at Buffalo President John B. Simpson and New York State Senator William T. Stachowski will hold a media briefing to discuss the New York State Senate's passage yesterday of the UB 2020 Flexibility and Economic Growth Act.

6/3/09

University at Buffalo President John B. Simpson and New York State Senator William T. Stachowski will hold a media briefing to discuss the New York State Senate's passage today of the UB 2020 Flexibility and Economic Growth Act.

6/12/09

The University at Buffalo will kick off an exhibition of the works of one of the world's most iconic and idiosyncratic literary figures, James Joyce, at a private opening reception to be held at 5:30 p.m. tomorrow (Saturday, June 13, 2009) in UB's Anderson Gallery, One Martha Jackson Place, Buffalo.

6/3/09

More than 500 representatives of local and regional companies and organizations will have the opportunity to learn about the many diverse university-industry partnerships that are revitalizing Buffalo Niagara at UB Business Partners Day 2009 to be held beginning at 9 a.m. tomorrow (Thursday, June 4, 2009) in the Adam's Mark Hotel in Buffalo.

6/8/09

National Grid CEO Steve Holliday will join University at Buffalo President John B. Simpson, Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown and UB Engineering Dean Harvey Stenger at a news conference to announce a gift to the UB School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.