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9/2/09

While most teenagers were hanging out with their friends this summer, 13 ambitious young women proved that engineering is not just a career for men at the University at Buffalo's 2009 NYSCEDII (New York State Center for Engineering Design and Industrial Innovation) Cyber Engineering Workshop.

9/4/09

For the third consecutive year, UB has enrolled the most academically talented freshman class in its history, based on the average SAT score of the 3,197 new students who began classes this week.

9/4/09

Dietrich Jehle, M.D., the University at Buffalo professor of emergency medicine, who helped save lives on the scene of the 6-car accident on the I-190 expressway on Thursday, coincidentally is particularly knowledgeable about the dangers of car crashes.

9/8/09

Driver education classes should be teaching young drivers that all kinds of mobile phones, both conventional and hands-free, are a dangerous distraction, says a University at Buffalo researcher, who studies driving behaviors.

9/8/09

Three non-credit writing courses designed to assist multilingual speakers and students enrolled in graduate or professional studies programs will be offered throughout the fall, spring and summer semesters by the University at Buffalo's Division of Continuing and Professional Studies.

9/9/09

Bat fleas, nematodes and intelligent design are just a few of the myriad subjects covered by the University at Buffalo's 2009-10 Western New York Science and Technology Forum, "Horizons of the Sciences," for Western New York teachers.

9/9/09

The skillful management of change is the goal of the Certified Change Management Professional course that the University at Buffalo's Center for Industrial Effectiveness (TCIE) will offer to organization and company leaders this fall.

9/9/09

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present Barrage in "Animado" on Oct. 4 at 7 p.m. in the Mainstage Theatre in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

9/9/09

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present Illstyle & Peace Productions -- Hip-Hop Dance Company on Oct. 9 at 8 p.m. in the Mainstage Theatre in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus. The performance is sponsored by M&T Bank.

9/10/09

People who live through an extreme traumatic experience such as the 9/11 terrorist attacks or an airplane crash often have the capacity to bounce back or even grow to a higher level of functioning and personal strength, according to a University at Buffalo researcher and expert in the effects of horrifying trauma.

9/11/09

The University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences held a ceremonial groundbreaking today for the building it will call home in 2012, when pharmacy will become the first UB professional school in three decades to move onto the South (Main Street) Campus and back into the City of Buffalo.

9/11/09

In a recent study, researchers from several universities looked at why white working-class voters voted Republican in recent national elections even when they didn't like Republican policies.

9/11/09

Robert D. Gioia, president of The John R. Oishei Foundation, has been named the 2009 Buffalo-Niagara Executive of the Year by the University at Buffalo School of Management.

9/11/09

Whether you're a total non-science person or the next Einstein, the Science and Art Cabaret was made for you. This is science as never seen before; it's the Science and Art Cabaret sponsored by the University at Buffalo and Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center on Oct. 20 from 7-9 p.m. in the Ninth Ward in Babeville's Asbury Hall, 341 Delaware Ave.

9/14/09

A program for the development of in-depth understanding of sales management and leadership will be offered during the fall and spring semesters by the University at Buffalo's Division of Continuing and Professional Studies in partnership with the Buffalo Niagara Sales & Marketing Executives.

9/14/09

An introduction to sales management and leadership will be offered this fall by the University at Buffalo's Division of Continuing and Professional Studies in partnership with the Buffalo Niagara Sales & Marketing Executives.

9/14/09

Architect, designer and planner Hannes Stiefel of the Zurich-Vienna architectural practice Stiefel Kramer, will be the 2009-10 Magda Cordell McHale and John McHale Fellow in the University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning.

9/14/09

J. David Smith, Ph.D., a comparative psychologist at the University at Buffalo who has conducted extensive studies in animal cognition, says there is growing evidence that animals share functional parallels with human conscious metacognition -- that is, they may share humans' ability to reflect upon, monitor or regulate their states of mind.

9/14/09

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present the national tour of Avenue Q Oct. 13-14 at 8 p.m. in the Mainstage Theatre in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

9/15/09

The Asian Studies Program at the University at Buffalo has received a two-year, $172,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Education to expand the university's undergraduate course offerings, academic exchanges and events related to South Asia.

9/15/09

After two years of planning, drafts, public presentations and feedback, the University at Buffalo today submitted a plan for achieving climate neutrality to the American College and University Presidents' Climate Commitment (ACUPCC).

9/16/09

Against the backdrop of last week's Congressional hearing into the future of forensic science, researchers from the University at Buffalo's Laboratory for Forensic Odontology Research in the School of Dental Medicine, have published a landmark paper on the controversial topic of bitemark analysis.

9/16/09

University at Buffalo President John B. Simpson will take calls from WBFO-FM listeners in a live question-and-answer radio broadcast at 3 p.m. on Sept. 23, a few hours after he delivers his most comprehensive and direct policy address of the year to the community.

9/16/09

A forum on the impact of aquatic invasive species on the New York State ecosystem will be held by the University at Buffalo's Evolution, Ecology and Behavior Program and Great Lakes Program, in cooperation with the New York State Attorney General's Office.

9/16/09

"Toward the Sentient City" is an exhibition two years in the making that originated among University at Buffalo architects and will give you a whiff of the future, with its smart dust, text messages to fish and devices that provide electricity then sort of "eat" the carbon dioxide it produces.

9/16/09

Excessive drinking or smoking by a husband or wife can strain a marriage. However, is it substance use specifically that causes problems within a relationship, or is it the difference in the amount of drinking and smoking between a husband and wife that loosens the ties that bind? That question is the crux of a report by Gregory G. Homish, Ph.D., assistant professor of health behavior, and colleagues in University at Buffalo's School of Public Health and Health Professions and UB's Research Institute on Addictions.

9/17/09

For the several local governments attempting to trim costs by cutting the size of its boards or legislators, the actual savings is likely to be negligible while loss in representation and responsiveness can be extreme, according to the latest research of the University at Buffalo Regional Institute.

9/18/09

President Barack Obama announced yesterday that Esther S. Takeuchi, Ph.D., Greatbatch Professor in Power Sources Research in the University at Buffalo School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, has been awarded the National Medal of Technology and Innovation, the highest honor awarded in the U.S. for technological achievement.

9/18/09

Graduate students in the University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning are working with officials of the Town of Amherst to make the town more "walkable" -- that is, safer for pedestrian and bicycle traffic.

9/18/09

The Upstate Chapter of the American Planning Association will present its 2009 Comprehensive Planning Award to "The Olmsted City -- The Buffalo Olmsted Park System: Plan for the 21st Century" produced by the University at Buffalo Urban Design Project (UDP).

9/18/09

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present Ballet Hispanico at 8 p.m. on Oct. 17 in the Mainstage Theatre in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus. The performance is sponsored by M&T Bank. There will be a pre-performance talk at 7 p.m.

9/21/09

The Obama administration's public attempt to pressure Gov. David Paterson into declaring that he will not seek election next year so that State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo will more easily secure the Democratic gubernatorial nomination is "highly unusual and very risky," according to University at Buffalo political scientist James E. Campbell.

9/23/09

University at Buffalo President John B. Simpson today rallied community support for the UB 2020 strategic plan, urging an end to the status quo hindering UB's ability to help revitalize the regional economy and become one of the nation's premier public research universities.

9/23/09

Tom Huber, a shop supervisor at Eberl Iron Works Inc., a metal fabrication and industrial framing company, has long known that different people learn at different rates. He knows this from more than 14 years of training people on the factory floor in Eberl's fabrication shop. At the same time, he needs new hires to get up to speed as quickly as possible so they can become productive team members.

9/23/09

Buffalo's detritus and blight, what Hadas Steiner, associate professor of architecture at the University at Buffalo, calls "its bounty of domestic and industrial flotsam," has long been the stuff of Dennis Maher's art.

9/23/09

Would you love to know how to stop your two-year-old toddler's tantrums in the supermarket, teach him to share blocks at nursery school or to help her behave nicely during play dates? Did you know there is an "off switch" for crying that all babies are born with?

9/24/09

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Oct. 17 for Virginia Leary, SUNY Distinguished Service Professor Emerita in the University at Buffalo Law School for 19 years, who died April 8 in Geneva, Switzerland, where she had lived since retiring in 1995.

9/24/09

The Department of Theatre and Dance at the University at Buffalo will present Zodiaque Dance Company Oct. 21-25 in the Drama Theatre in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus. Performances will be held Wednesday through Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.

9/24/09

Mark Knopfler, a multiple Grammy Award winner as the lead singer/songwriter for Dire Straits, will perform at 7:30 p.m. April 28 in the University at Buffalo Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

9/24/09

The University at Buffalo's Center for Industrial Effectiveness (TCIE) will host a business lunch workshop series designed to help professionals improve their businesses. Workshops will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Ramada Hotel & Conference Center, 2402 North Forest Rd., Amherst. The cost of each program is $59, including lunch.

9/24/09

The Upstate Chapter of the American Planning Association has announced that "Bridging the Gap," a project for Buffalo's D'Youville College developed by University at Buffalo graduate students studying under Daniel Hess, Ph.D., associate professor of urban and regional planning at UB, has been selected for the chapter's 2009 Outstanding Student Project Award.

9/24/09

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present Lea Salonga on Oct. 10 at 8 p.m. in the Mainstage Theatre in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

9/28/09

The University at Buffalo has earned full accreditation from the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs (AAHRPP), a highly prestigious, national organization that assures the ethics of research on human subjects.

9/29/09

A nation-wide cancer information program targeting African-Americans, called the Witness Project, is partnering with a University at Buffalo genetic epidemiologist to conduct the first national study of genes that increase breast cancer susceptibility in African-American families.

9/29/09

Steve Liesman, senior economics reporter for CNBC, will speak at UB on Oct. 8 from 9-11 a.m. in the Center for Tomorrow on UB's North (Amherst) Campus.

9/30/09

The University at Buffalo has been awarded $18.7 million so far in federal stimulus funding for 58 research grant awards since February, when Congress enacted the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA).

9/30/09

Graduate students in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning in the University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning will hold a meeting for parents and K-8 students in the Williamsville School District from 6-7:30 p.m. today (Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2009) in the Amherst Pepsi Center, 1615 Amherst Manor Dr., to discuss how the district can be made more friendly to students who walk, bicycle, use a scooter or otherwise travel to school instead of taking buses or cars.

9/22/09

University at Buffalo President John B. Simpson will deliver his annual community address at 8 a.m. tomorrow (Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2009) in Asbury Hall, 341 Delaware Ave., on the corner of Tupper, in Buffalo.

9/16/09

The University at Buffalo will kick off its 2009-10 Distinguished Speakers Series with a lecture by former United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan to be held at 8 p.m. today (Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2009) in Alumni Arena on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

9/15/09

The University at Buffalo will kick off its 2009-10 Distinguished Speakers Series with a lecture by former United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan to be held at 8 p.m. tomorrow (Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2009) in Alumni Arena on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

9/11/09

The University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences will hold a ceremonial groundbreaking at 2 p.m. today (Friday, Sept. 11, 2009) on the South (Main Street) Campus for the building it will call home in 2012.

9/10/09

The University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences will hold a ceremonial groundbreaking at 2 p.m. tomorrow (Friday, Sept. 11, 2009) on the South (Main Street) Campus for the building it will call home in 2012.

9/4/09

The weekly University Community Farmers Market Saturday, Sept. 5, from 10 a.m. to noon, will have a safety theme, featuring child-seat safety checks by University Police officers, as well as practical portable fire extinguisher training for community members, presented by UB's Environmental Health and Safety office.

9/4/09

UB's neighbors in the University District are invited to "Neighbors' Day" from 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday Sept. 6 (Rain date: Sept. 7 from 12 noon to 4 p.m.) -- a free, fun, music and information-filled Block Party and Safety Fair on the UB South (Main St.) Campus lawn in front of Hayes Hall.