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8/3/09

The effort to transform Buffalo into a world-class health care destination and expand the University at Buffalo's campus in downtown Buffalo took a major step forward today as Kaleida Health and UB broke ground for a new 10-story global vascular institute and research building.

8/3/09

Carol June Bradley, 74, of Kenmore, N.Y., a national award-winning librarian emerita at the University at Buffalo, noted author and a distinguished member of her profession who educated a generation of music librarians, died July 27, 2009, in Millard Fillmore Hospital, Buffalo, N.Y.

8/3/09

James A. Wooten, professor of law in the University at Buffalo, has been appointed director of the Charles B. Sears Law Library and vice dean for legal information services in the UB Law School effective Aug. 14.

8/3/09

A new study of childhood obesity in the United States has found that some social factors, such as the presence of friends, may put overweight youths at greater risk of overeating.

8/3/09

University at Buffalo officials spent two days last week meeting with representatives of King Saud University in Saudi Arabia to discuss potential research collaborations engendered by groundbreaking Saudi research conducted in collaboration with UB researchers.

8/4/09

Buffalo business owner Lenny L. Johnson, who with a partner and $7,500 built a two-man residential plumbing business into a multimillion-dollar construction management enterprise, has been named Region II Minority Small Business Person of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

8/7/09

Chemists at the University at Buffalo have used rational drug design to synthesize small, cell-permeable molecules that are effective in vitro against two common types of myotonic muscular dystrophy, a result that has implications for potentially curing muscular dystrophy, as well as other diseases.

8/7/09

Christopher V. Hollister, of Buffalo, information literacy librarian in the University at Buffalo Arts and Sciences Library, and former UB librarian Stewart Brower were honored at the annual conference of the American Library Association in Chicago in July for their creation and editorship of the journal Communications in Information Literacy, the first born-digital, open-access, peer-reviewed journal devoted entirely to information literacy.

8/10/09

Forbes magazine has once again ranked the UB School of Management as one of the best business schools in the world based on the "return on investment" it provides MBA graduates.

8/11/09

With the help of a $25,000 sponsorship from First Niagara, a new Strategic Entrepreneurship program will be launched in September by the University at Buffalo School of Management's Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership (CEL).

8/11/09

Debra Street, Ph.D., associate professor of sociology at the University at Buffalo, says the history of health care reform in the U.S. is "one of lost battles" for principled approaches to creating a health care system that delivers good health care to all.

8/11/09

At the University at Buffalo, students are being trained in the interdisciplinary field of ecosystem restoration, in which they learn how to restore ecosystems damaged by natural or manmade influences. But communicating this new, multidisciplinary science to the outside world -- or even to one another -- has been a challenge.

8/12/09

University at Buffalo researcher Catherine P. Cook-Cottone knows what works to stop the self-destructive cycle of teenage eating disorders. Now, she's expanding that protective web to help teenagers and parents cope with other demons that too often follow the wholesale pressures of growing up -- to win at sports, to be smart, to look good.

8/17/09

Persons with multiple sclerosis who smoked for a little as six months during their lifetime had more destruction of brain tissue and more brain atrophy than MS patients who never smoked, a study by neuroimaging specialists at the University at Buffalo has shown.

8/17/09

Just because you can't see the other dimensions in the universe doesn't mean they aren't there. That's the message that will be presented this afternoon by area high school students attending the University at Buffalo's Physics and Arts Summer Institute.

8/17/09

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present Kristen Schaal with special guest Kurt Braunholer on Sept 18 at 8 p.m. in the Mainstage theater in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

8/18/09

Twenty-six individuals have been named to the 2009-10 advisory board of the University at Buffalo School of Management's Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership (CEL).

8/18/09

A new project developed by the University at Buffalo's School of Social Work will help fill a statewide shortage of certified alcoholism and substance abuse counselors, making it easier for master's graduates to get approval for their training.

8/18/09

Are Americans gambling more and developing more gambling problems? Do gambling problems tend to concentrate in disadvantaged neighborhoods? What has been the impact of increased Internet gambling, NCAA pools, Fantasy Football and poker tournaments? These are some of the questions John W. Welte, Ph.D., a senior research scientist at the University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions, intends to answer in a new research study.

8/19/09

Business professionals striving to save money and reduce waste in their companies may register for the Certified Lean Professional training offered this fall by the University at Buffalo's Center for Industrial Effectiveness (TCIE).

8/20/09

Stephen Marc, a noted African-American photographer and digital montage artist, has spent nearly a decade on the road in the U.S. and Canada documenting the places and people associated with America's Underground Railroad. The network of secret routes and safe houses used by escaping enslaved African Americans is the subject of "Passage on the Underground Railroad," an exhibition of complex digital montages that will be presented in the University at Buffalo Art Gallery.

8/21/09

In a study published in the most recent issue of the journal <i>Sociological Inquiry</i>, sociologists from four major research institutions focus on one of the most curious aspects of the 2004 presidential election: the strength and resilience of the belief among many Americans that Saddam Hussein was linked to the terrorist attacks of 9/11.

8/21/09

The University at Buffalo School of Management was ranked as one of the country's best Undergraduate Business Programs in the 2010 edition of "America's Best Colleges" by <i>U.S News and World Report </i>. The magazine ranked UB in the top tier of best national universities, ranking the university 60th among public universities and 121st overall among 265 universities reviewed.

8/21/09

Professionals who are currently employed by the life sciences industry in Western New York, or who would like to be, are invited to register for "Becoming a Leader in the Life Sciences," a certification program offered by the University at Buffalo's Division of Continuing and Professional Studies -- Millard Fillmore College.

8/21/09

Jean Wactawski-Wende, Ph.D., professor and associate chair of the Department of Social and Preventive Medicine in the University at Buffalo School of Public Health and Health Professions, and adjunct professor in the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics in the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, has been appointed UB's vice provost for strategic initiatives.

8/21/09

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present Corea, Clarke & White at 8 p.m. on Sept. 25 in the Mainstage Theatre, located in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus. The performance is sponsored in part by Monaco's Violin Shop & Music Center.

8/21/09

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present Back To Buffalo: UB Dance Alumni All-Star Concert at 8 p.m. on Sept. 26 in the Drama Theatre in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus. The performance is sponsored by the UB Alumni Association.

8/24/09

It takes just seconds for tall buildings to collapse during powerful earthquakes. Knowing precisely what's happening in those seconds can help engineers design buildings that are less prone to sustaining that kind of damage. But the nature of collapse is not well understood. That's why researchers at the University at Buffalo and Japan's Kyoto University teamed up recently to try an innovative "hybrid" approach to testing that may provide a safer, far less expensive way to learn about how and why full-scale buildings collapse.

8/25/09

The fall lineup for the Buffalo Film Seminars ranges from a 1972 Russian science fiction movie that brings into question the nature of reality to a 1955 French heist film that includes a near-silent, half-hour scene portraying the burglary of a jewelry shop in such incredible detail that the movie was reportedly banned briefly by French authorities.

8/25/09

Daniel Ulbricht Presents: A Dance Spectacular will be performed at 3 p.m. on Sept. 20 in the Mainstage Theatre in the Center for the Arts on the University at Buffalo North (Amherst) Campus. The performance will star Daniel Ulbricht and dancers from New York City Ballet and Boston Ballet, and will feature Buffalo's own Configuration Dance Theatre.

8/25/09

This fall, the University at Buffalo's Center for Industrial Effectiveness (TCIE) will offer internal auditor training that will teach employees in the manufacturing, service and public sectors how to assess their organizations' quality performance.

8/25/09

Managers who want greater insight into common financial measures used by successful companies may register for a business performance lunch series offered by the University at Buffalo's Center for Industrial Effectiveness (TCIE).

8/26/09

The University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning will open its fall lecture series Sept. 9 with an illustrated talk by Stephanie Forsythe and Todd McAllen of Molo Design, the critically acclaimed Vancouver-based collaborative design and production studio that designs both buildings and products.

8/26/09

The University at Buffalo will hold its Dr. and Mrs. Edmond J. Gicewicz Family UB Athletics Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Oct. 8 in the Center for the Arts atrium on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

8/26/09

The Christopher Baldy Center for Law and Social Policy in the University at Buffalo Law School has established three new prizes for innovation in law and social science: online communication, new scholarship and distinguished contribution.

8/27/09

Officers from the Buffalo Police Department, University at Buffalo and Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority will gather tonight before beginning their first night of new joint patrols in University Heights.

8/27/09

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will welcome Rhythm of Rajasthan on Sept. 27 at 7:30 p.m. in the Mainstage Theatre in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

8/27/09

Many of the area's most promising middle and high school science and math students shared notes, participated in hands-on activities and interacted with some of the University at Buffalo's distinguished faculty during the four-day Passport STEM program held last week on UB's South (Main Street) Campus.

8/27/09

The University at Buffalo's Emergency Response Team is closely monitoring reports of human cases of Influenza A (H1N1) throughout the world. While there have been no confirmed cases of H1N1 (formerly referred to as swine flu) among UB students, faculty or staff, the H1N1 virus has been identified in Erie County by the local health department.

8/28/09

"Frank Lloyd Wright's Buffalo Venture: From the Larkin Building to Broadacre City," is an exhibition focused on the context in which Buffalo became a locus for Wright's architectural activities in the first decades of the 20th century. It will be presented by the University at Buffalo Anderson Gallery Oct. 2 to Dec. 30.

8/28/09

Officers from the Buffalo Police Department, University at Buffalo and Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority have begun new joint patrols along Main Street in Buffalo in a collaborative effort to continue improving safety and quality of life in University Heights.

8/28/09

A new research group, directed by two professors in the University at Buffalo School of Management, will provide thought leadership in issues relevant to success in marketing.

8/31/09

Some of the most influential new ideas -- and the scientists who developed them -- in the emerging field of chemical biology are coming to the Sept. 12 symposium on "Chemical Biology in the 21st Century" sponsored by the University at Buffalo and Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Institute.

8/31/09

The University at Buffalo Alumni Association, a not-for-profit organization representing more than 200,000 UB graduates, will launch a new Web site on Sept. 9.

8/31/09

New research from a University at Buffalo expert on classroom education has identified six factors that affect whether elementary, middle and high school students will engage in the activities of their schools or feel alienated.

8/31/09

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present David Sedaris at 8 p.m. on Oct. 1 in the Mainstage Theatre in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus. A book signing will follow.

8/26/09

"Doorhanger" kits containing safety reminders and tips on how to be a good neighbor will be distributed to students and other residents in more than 2,700 homes in University Heights from 4-7 p.m. today (Wednesday, August 26, 2009) as part of the University at Buffalo's ongoing and longstanding efforts to improve safety and quality of life in the neighborhood.

8/25/09

"Doorhanger" kits containing safety reminders and tips on how to be a good neighbor will be distributed to students and other residents in more than 2,700 homes in University Heights from 4-7 p.m. tomorrow (Wednesday, August 26, 2009) as part of the University at Buffalo's ongoing and longstanding efforts to improve safety and quality of life in the neighborhood.

8/6/09

They may look like they''re just playing with TRIO's "easy-click bricks and sticks" but at the University at Buffalo 13 young women from area high schools will actually be brainstorming what could be the toy industry's next blockbuster!

8/4/09

UB on the Green, the University at Buffalo's free community performance series, will conclude its 2009 season with performances by Taylor Made Jazz and Giordano Jazz Dance Chicago from 6-8 p.m. today (Tuesday, August 4, 2009) in front of Hayes Hall on the UB South (Main Street) Campus.

8/3/09

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. today (Aug. 3, 2009) on the building site at Goodrich and Ellicott streets in Buffalo.