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7/1/09

Researchers have found that men and women who feel sensitive to rejection based on their physical appearance are more likely to express interest in having cosmetic surgery than those who are less sensitive to appearance-based rejection. This effect is particularly true when people recall negative comments about their physical appearance.

7/3/09

Anyone looking for a good job or better employment in Western New York will find job-searching tips, networking opportunities and a wide array of practical, career-related guidance at the first Western New York Career Resource Expo, to be held Aug. 12 from 1-5 p.m., at Erie Community College City Campus, 121 Ellicott St., Buffalo.

7/7/09

University at Buffalo administrators have carefully evaluated claims by an ad hoc faculty group of gender bias against female faculty when it comes to promotions.

7/7/09

Finding and keeping a good job can be a challenge for anyone in this economy. Imagine the extra difficulties for someone with a serious disability. The Center on Rehabilitation Synergy, a new center at the University at Buffalo, has done just that, and more. In a few short years, the center has become a leader in showing state agencies, schools, families and businesses how to help people with disabilities become independent by becoming successfully employed.

7/7/09

The University at Buffalo has announced its 23rd Annual Distinguished Speakers Series, which will run Sept. 16 through April 24.

7/7/09

The 24-7, wall-to-wall press coverage of the life, death, music, clothing, vitiligo, sex life, "dearest friends" and plastic surgeries of musician Michael Jackson raises the question, "What the heck is going on?"

7/7/09

The University at Buffalo for the second year in a row was recognized for the quality of its workplace by the Chronicle of Higher Education in its annual "Great Colleges to Work For" survey.

7/8/09

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo and the University of Florida Center for the Arts in Healthcare will hold an Arts in Healthcare Summer Intensive Training program Aug. 10-21.

7/8/09

The University at Buffalo media relations office is switching to new phone numbers on Friday, July 10. Below is an updated phone directory indicating the names of UB's media contacts and the areas of the university for which they are responsible.

7/10/09

Young people with asthma have nearly twice the incidence of depression compared to their peers without asthma, and studies have shown that depression is associated with increased asthma symptoms and, in some cases, death.

7/13/09

Researchers at MCEER, the University at Buffalo's Multidisciplinary Center for Earthquake Engineering Research, and Calspan, Western New York's global leader in independent aviation and transportation testing, plan to subject two full-scale bridges and their advanced protective technologies to a full range of naturally occurring environmental and climatic conditions, as well as earthquake vibrations.

7/16/09

Classes and activities in Diefendorf Hall on the University at Buffalo's South (Main Street) Campus have been cancelled today, Thursday, July 16, due to a minor electrical fire that occurred in a fan unit on the roof of the building this morning. Further updates will be provided as information becomes available.

7/16/09

Diefendorf Hall on the UB South (Main Street) Campus has reopened, and classes and activities are being held as normally scheduled. The building was closed this morning (Thursday, July 16) as the result of a fire in a fan unit on the building's roof.

7/17/09

The University at Buffalo will launches its third season of UB on the Green, a free outdoor performance series held on the South (Main Street) Campus, with a performance by the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra.

7/17/09

Timothy F. Murphy, M.D., University at Buffalo Distinguished Professor in the Department of Medicine and an internationally recognized expert in respiratory tract bacterial infections, has been appointed to the new position of senior associate dean for clinical and translational research in the UB School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

7/20/09

The University at Buffalo Regional Institute has taken a comprehensive look at school district governance in its latest policy brief, including potential cost savings from consolidation, opportunities for expanded regional cooperation and new models for leveraging technology to bridge educational divides.

7/23/09

The University at Buffalo's Center for Industrial Effectiveness (TCIE) has named Shawna R. Dosser as business development officer, focusing on selling to local companies and organizations business solutions that include reengineering, professional development and product development.

7/23/09

Experiencing chronic stress day after day can produce wear and tear on the body physically and mentally, and can have a detrimental effect on learning and emotion. However, acute stress -- a short stressful incident -- may enhance learning and memory.

7/24/09

The University at Buffalo Center for the Arts will open its 2009-10 season with a Center Celebration commemorating its 15th anniversary from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Aug. 26 at the center on the North (Amherst) Campus.

7/24/09

The one and only Liza Minnelli, an icon of stage and screen and winner of virtually every major award, including an Oscar, four Tonys, two Golden Globes, a Grammy and an Emmy, will present a holiday concert at 8 p.m. Nov. 22 in the University at Buffalo Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

7/24/09

In conjunction with this summer's exhibition "Discovering James Joyce: The University at Buffalo Collection," the UB Anderson Gallery will hold lectures and other art-related activities in the gallery located at One Martha Jackson Place (off Englewood Avenue between Main Street and Kenmore Avenue), Buffalo.

7/24/09

"We Need Food Not Bombs," a documentary film about the local chapter of a decades-old international movement by University at Buffalo graduate student Ron Douglas, has been programmed for national and international broadcast by Free Speech TV.

7/24/09

Three new studies by psychologists at the University at Buffalo have found that after receiving negative feedback about one's appearance, individuals who are highly sensitive to appearance-based rejection withdraw from social interactions and prefer to avoid even those with whom they have close relationships.

7/27/09

Couples struggling with fertility problems have a new option for assessing their ability to have a child with the start-up of a new Buffalo-based company called LifeCell Dx, Inc. (LCDX).

7/28/09

A new study by psychologists at the University at Buffalo and the F. W. Olin College of Engineering finds that in the aftermath of national trauma, the ability to make sense out of what happened has implications for individual well-being and that the kinds of stories people tell about the incident predict very different psychological outcomes for them.

7/29/09

Too much confidence among teenage students can be harmful. In a study that reinforces the danger of indiscriminately bolstering a child's self esteem -- whether the child earns that distinction or not -- the results show a clear connection between overconfident students and low reading comprehension, and suggest recommendations for parents and teachers.

7/29/09

Professional scientists and engineers interested in restoring and preserving stream and waterway resources are invited to participate in the University at Buffalo's summer 2010 "Engineering for Ecosystem Restoration" workshop to be held June 7-25.

7/30/09

Buffalo Mayor Byron W. Brown and University at Buffalo President John B. Simpson today announced new collaborative initiatives to improve safety, deter crime and enhance the quality of life in University Heights.

7/30/09

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo has been selected to receive a bronze Telly Award for the television program Building UB, Growing Community: The Draft Plan (Information Programming), which was produced for the Office of the President.

7/31/09

Former Sha-Na-Na frontman Bowzer will join Buffalo American Idol celebrity John Stevens on stage for "Bowzer's Rock 'N' Roll Party" at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 4 in the University at Buffalo's Mainstage theater.

7/31/09

Business owners and executives who are curious about how their companies might benefit from the Lean Six Sigma quality program are invited to attend the Lean Six Sigma Executive Overview from 8 a.m. to noon on Sept. 9 in the Ramada Conference Center, 2402 North Forest Rd., Getzville.

7/31/09

The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) at the University at Buffalo has launched a Center for Disability Studies, a partnership between CAS and People Inc. aimed at advancing greater acceptance of persons with disabilities in the community.

7/31/09

The University at Buffalo and Kaleida Health will kick off construction of a new joint clinical care and research facility at a groundbreaking ceremony at 11 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 3, 2009, on the building site at Goodrich and Ellicott streets in Buffalo.

7/28/09

Reporters are invited to stop into Nobody's Gallery, 1121 Elmwood Ave., today (Tuesday, July 28, 2009) from 8-8:30 p.m. to catch a demonstration of how to use live-feed video to survive the economic downturn by panhandling in two locations at once.

7/28/09

The University at Buffalo's free community performance series, UB on the Green, continues from 6-8 p.m. today (Tuesday, July 28, 2009) in front of Hayes Hall on the UB South (Main Street) Campus with performances by Neville Francis and his band, The Riddim Posse, and The Budos Band, an afro-beat and soul group from Brooklyn.

7/21/09

UB on the Green, the University at Buffalo's free performance series, will begin its 2009 season today (Tuesday, July 21, 2009) from 6-8 p.m. on UB's South (Main Street) Campus with a collection of light classics from the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra.

7/17/09

More than 50 gardens in the University Heights and Eggertsville neighborhoods will be on display during the eighth annual Samuel P. Capen Garden Walk to be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. tomorrow (Saturday, July 18, 2009) in the neighborhoods near the University at Buffalo South (Main Street) Campus.

7/15/09

More than 30 middle school, high school, pre-service science and college educators from states ranging from Michigan to Massachusetts will come together on the University at Buffalo's North (Amherst) Campus today (Wednesday, July 15, 2009) to discuss the latest online resources to help them teach complicated scientific concepts to students who need science knowledge now more than ever.

7/13/09

Researchers from the University at Buffalo's MCEER and from Calspan today will discuss details and provide images of plans to build two 72-foot-long bridges in Ashford, N.Y., 35 miles south of Buffalo, as part of a project to test how adverse weather conditions and seismic vibrations affect new bridge technologies.

7/3/09

The future talent of Western New York's emerging biotech industry will try their hand on UB's supercomputers today as part of an annual program that encourages local high school students to develop skills and interest in the sciences.