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10/1/09

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present comedian Jim Breuer on Oct. 24 at 8 p.m. in the Mainstage Theatre in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

10/1/09

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present Shaolin Warriors on Oct. 29 at 8 p.m. in the Mainstage Theatre in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

10/2/09

The University at Buffalo Law School is reinventing the way it prepares students for Day One of practicing law. By integrating innovative and practical legal skills immediately into the curriculum, graduates will be better equipped immediately after they graduate to file a brief, cross-examine a witness or make a special pleading.

10/2/09

Thursday night's acknowledgement by "Late Show" host David Letterman that he has had sexual relations with members of his staff was more than a "little story" he had to share with his audience. It was an offensive and tacky write off of his sexual dalliances, says a nationally known media critic and expert on women's issues at the University at Buffalo.

10/2/09

Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo and The Children's Guild Foundation, along with the University at Buffalo, have announced the formation of the Autism Spectrum Disorder Center of Excellence, funded by a $585,000 grant from the foundation.

10/2/09

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present The StepCrew on Nov. 4 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.

10/5/09

University Police received a report at 10:10 p.m. on Oct. 4 from a student who stated he was robbed at gun point on Lee road near Jarvis B Parking Lot. A second student also reported being robbed between Ketter Hall and Putnam Way shortly after the first incident was reported.

10/5/09

President Barack Obama's plan to extend the school year to increase achievement among American students would only help bridge the gap between American students and those in other countries if the extra time was used wisely, says the University at Buffalo's Suzanne Miller, a national expert in learning and instruction and former secondary school English teacher.

10/6/09

The University at Buffalo introduced today iSciWNY, a comprehensive life-sciences workforce development program dedicated to preparing all Western New Yorkers, not just scientists, for new positions in Buffalo Niagara's growing life sciences industry.

10/6/09

The University at Buffalo Art Gallery will present "Carlos Estevez: Images of Thought," an exhibition that will run Nov. 5 to Feb. 13 in its first floor gallery and will feature 31 works by the esteemed Cuban-born artist.

10/6/09

The University at Buffalo Art Gallery will present "Get Off the Track," a performance by Buffalo's Hutchinson Family Revival that will mark the closing of "Stephen Marc: Passage on the Underground Railroad," an exhibition whose montages explore the network of secret routes and safe houses used by escaping enslaved African Americans.

10/7/09

The University at Buffalo will announce a major investment in Buffalo's life sciences industry at a news conference today (Oct. 7) at 3:30 p.m. in UB's New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences, 701 Ellicott Street in Buffalo, second floor.

10/7/09

UBMD, the University at Buffalo's 450-member physician practice plan, has received a $7 million grant from the New York State Department of Health HEAL NY initiative to implement a novel electronic records system to track and manage treatment of chronic kidney disease in real time, with the goal of reducing the number of patients in Western New York who develop end stage kidney disease (ESRD).

10/7/09

Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) and the University at Buffalo (UB) have received a $400,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Education to establish a dual master's degree program in the biology and systems of cancer. The RPCI/UB team will work collaboratively with universities in Luxembourg and the Netherlands to implement the graduate program.

10/8/09

A panel of experts will discuss U.S. health care reform at 7 p.m. on Oct. 29 in the Drama Theatre at the University in Buffalo's Center for the Arts on the North (Amherst) Campus.

10/8/09

Adam J. Korus, a University at Buffalo sophomore, has been selected to receive the Willie R. Evans UB Alumni Association Legacy scholarship for the 2009-10 academic year.

10/8/09

The University at Buffalo's Center for Literacy and Reading Instruction (CLaRI) is the place where struggling readers and aspiring teachers come to find resources for success. Each semester, at CLaRI's reading clinic, graduate students working toward their master's degrees in education as literacy specialists get hands-on experience learning about what it takes to be effective teachers for local students who have trouble with reading.

10/8/09

The American Psychological Association (APA), the 150,000-member professional association of psychologists in the United States, recently named Jack C. Anchin, PhD, of Amherst, clinical associate professor in the Department of Psychology at the University at Buffalo, an APA Fellow.

10/9/09

Russell W. Bessette, MD, a former executive director of the New York State Agency for Science Technology & Academic Research (NYSTAR), has been named associate vice president for health sciences and director of health information technology at the University at Buffalo.

10/9/09

John A. Payton, a renowned civil rights attorney and one of the nation's most passionate and determined voices for justice, will give this year's University at Buffalo Law School's Mitchell Lecture at 2 p.m. on Oct. 22 in John Lord O'Brian Hall on UB's North (Amherst) Campus.

10/9/09

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present ABBA Mania on Nov. 9 at 7:30 p.m. in the Mainstage Theatre in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

10/9/09

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present Lyle Lovett & His Large Band on Nov. 12 at 8 p.m. in the Mainstage Theatre in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

10/9/09

Yes, comics are the stuff of scholarly interest at the University at Buffalo, and this month UB will honor Buffalo native Spain Rodriguez, an pioneering indie comix giant, for his intriguing and politically explosive work.

10/12/09

Dead zones in critical waterways, accelerated loss of arable land and massive famines. They're all caused by the 24 billion tons of soil that are lost every year to erosion, a phenomenon that costs the world as much as $40 billion annually. But predicting where erosion occurs, and thus how to prevent it, is a serious challenge. That's why University at Buffalo geographer Sean Bennett has constructed various systems to model it.

10/12/09

University Police are investigating a robbery reported October 11 at approximately 10:45 p.m. on Rensch Road near the Audubon Parkway intersection.

10/13/09

Tort reform -- legislation that aims to reduce medical malpractice suits -- will not cut medical costs and improve health care unless the government addresses the proliferation of unnecessary medical errors that victimize hundreds of thousands of patients every year, says Ruqaiijah Yearby, MPH, JD, associate professor in the University at Buffalo Law School.

10/13/09

A film by Emmy-award winning artist and filmmaker Elliot Caplan, "15 Days of Dance: The Making of 'Ghost Light,'" produced and developed at the University at Buffalo, will receive its premiere screening this month at Lincoln Center.

10/14/09

Neurologists at the University at Buffalo are beginning a research study that could overturn the prevailing wisdom on the cause of multiple sclerosis (MS). The researchers will test the possibility that the symptoms of MS result from narrowing of the primary veins outside the skull, a condition called "chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency," or CCSVI.

10/14/09

Nancy H. Nielsen, M.D., Ph.D., senior associate dean for medical education and a clinical professor of medicine at the University at Buffalo, has been elected a member of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academy of Sciences. IOM membership is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine.

10/15/09

The appointment of Michael Glick, D.M.D., as dean of the School of Dental Medicine at the University at Buffalo was announced today by David L. Dunn, M.D., Ph.D., UB vice president for health sciences. Glick is professor of oral medicine and associate dean for oral and medical sciences at the School of Osteopathic Medicine at A. T. Still University (ATSU) in Arizona and editor of the premier peer-reviewed journal

10/15/09

A study about why African American seniors do or do not get influenza vaccinations finds that many of them do not have accurate and complete information about the flu itself, the safety and efficacy of the inoculations, and the ease and necessity of getting the shots.

10/15/09

Ten percent of young adolescent boys -- or one in 10 -- exhibit a symptom of conduct disorder as well as a symptom of risky or problem gambling, according to new research findings from the University at Buffalo's Research Institute on Addictions (RIA).

10/19/09

The possibility that climate change might simply be a natural variation like others that have occurred throughout geologic time is dimming, according to evidence in a <i>Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences paper published today </i>. The research reveals that sediments retrieved by University at Buffalo geologists from a remote Arctic lake are unlike those seen during previous warming episodes.

10/19/09

Whether you're a total non-science person or the next Einstein, the Science and Art Cabaret was made for you. Sponsored by the University at Buffalo and Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, the Science and Art Cabaret will be held from 7-9 p.m. tomorrow (Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2009) in the Ninth Ward at Babeville's Asbury Hall, 341 Delaware Ave.

10/20/09

The struggle of American courts to control the explosion of intellectual property rights violations on some of the most traveled highways of cyberspace poses a legal challenge to the judicial system with implications that could threaten the survival of Web sites clicked on by the average Internet user every day, a University at Buffalo Law School expert on online intellectual property issues said today.

10/20/09

John P. Richard, PhD, University at Buffalo professor in the Department of Chemistry in the College of Arts and Sciences, has been chosen to receive the 2009 Jacob F. Schoellkopf Award.

10/20/09

Despina Stratigakos, PhD, assistant professor of architecture in the University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning and assistant professor of visual studies in the UB College of Arts and Sciences, has received the prestigious 2009 Book Prize from the DAAD (Deutscher Akadamischer Austausch Dienst/German Academic Exchange Service), a publicly funded independent organization of higher education institutions in Germany.

10/20/09

New funding for an innovative University at Buffalo program that trains Zimbabwe's clinician scientists and translational pharmacologists will bring additional health care professionals and researchers to Buffalo to be trained to fight the war on AIDS in Zimbabwe.

10/20/09

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo regrets to announce that the performance by Jim Breuer originally scheduled for Oct. 24 has been cancelled due to illness.

10/21/09

Former University at Buffalo president, provost and longtime Law School professor William R. Greiner, who earned the unofficial title of quintessential university citizen, has retired for health reasons after 42 years of serving the university he loved.

10/21/09

The University at Buffalo School of Management's Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership and UB's New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences have launched a new workforce development program, the High-Tech Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership.

10/21/09

Scenario: A group of friends are drinking at the local pub, when one gets a cell phone call. He takes it in a quiet corner; nothing unusual. But this isn't a "What's Up" call from a friend: It's a "What-are-you-doing-right-now?" call from an automated voice system programmed to collect data in real time, via cell phone, from participants enrolled in research studies on alcohol, marijuana and the situational factors that surround their use.

10/21/09

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present Neil Berg's 101 Years of Broadway on Nov. 13 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 A Best.

10/22/09

Eight prominent scientists from across the U.S. will participate in a year-long Distinguished Scholars Lecture Series beginning this month, established by the University at Buffalo's Department of Biostatistics in the School of Public Health and Health Professions.

10/22/09

When writer Steve Lopez, whose columns for the <i>Los Angeles Times</i> were the basis for a hit film and a bestselling book about homelessness, mental illness and the redemptive power of music, presents the Oct. 28 Distinguished Speaker Lecture at the University at Buffalo, he will be surrounded by community workers whose work he knows and appreciates.

10/22/09

The University at Buffalo Law School will host the annual Northeast People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference (NEPOC) Oct. 23 and 24 in the UB Law School on UB's North (Amherst) Campus. The annual event will bring scholars from around the country together to discuss legal issues and topics of concern to people of color.

10/22/09

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present Straight No Chaser on Nov. 15 at 8 p.m. in the Mainstage Theatre in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus. The Buffalo Chips, the UB's male a cappella group will open the concert.

10/22/09

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present Montana Repertory Theatre in "To Kill A Mockingbird" on Nov. 21 at 8 p.m. in the Mainstage Theatre in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

10/23/09

Richard E. Besser, MD, senior health and medical editor for ABC News, will present the 21st annual J. Warren Perry Lecture on Nov. 13 at 1:30 p.m. in 105 Harriman Hall on the University at Buffalo's South Campus.

10/23/09

The University at Buffalo's School of Social Work will conclude its 75th anniversary celebration with a gala evening to be held in Salvatore's Italian Gardens Restaurant in Depew on Oct. 24.

10/23/09

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will welcome Liza Minnelli on Nov. 22 at 8 p.m. in the Mainstage Theatre in the Center for the Arts on the UB North Campus. The concert is presented by The Derico of East Amherst Corporation.

10/23/09

The University at Buffalo Department of Theatre and Dance will present the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical "Rent" Nov. 18-22. Performance times are Wednesday through Saturday at 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Drama Theatre in the Center for the Arts, North Campus.

10/26/09

For women just diagnosed with breast cancer, one of the important decisions confronting them is whether to have a lumpectomy or mastectomy. Most studies investigating how women make this choice have surveyed women months and sometimes even years after their decision was made. Recently, however, the publication of a new University at Buffalo study, one of the few to focus on the time period between women's breast cancer diagnosis and surgery, provides insight into what women are thinking when faced with this decision.

10/26/09

Gail Seigel, PhD, research assistant professor in the University at Buffalo Department of Physiology and Biophysics, will be part of a group of researchers taking part in the new National Cancer Institute-funded Center on the Microenvironment and Metastasis, which will be headquartered at Cornell University.

10/27/09

The University at Buffalo Department of English has announced that award-winning Polish poet, novelist and essayist Adam Zagajewski will present the 2009 Oscar Silverman Reading Nov. 6 at 8 p.m. in 250 Baird Hall on the UB North Campus.

10/27/09

The University at Buffalo's fourth Scholarship Gala to raise funds for undergraduate and graduate student scholarships across the university will be held Nov. 7.

10/27/09

An historic comprehensive physical plan that will guide the growth of the University at Buffalo as it implements the UB 2020 strategic plan to become a model 21st century university will be unveiled today at a community celebration on UB's North Campus.

10/29/09

Three exceptional artists, recent graduates of the University at Buffalo Department of Visual Studies, will be featured in the exhibition, "Noncommittal: A Prospective Glance 2," Nov. 5 to Dec. 12 in the UB Art Gallery, Center for the Arts, North Campus.

10/30/09

While detailed contracts can foster trust between parties, there needs to be flexibility in negotiating potential changes, according to research recently published in <i>MIS Quarterly</i>.

10/28/09

Journalist and novelist Steve Lopez will speak at the University at Buffalo at 8 p.m. today (Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2009) in Alumni Arena on the North Campus as part of UB's Distinguished Speakers Series.

10/27/09

Journalist and novelist Steve Lopez will speak at the University at Buffalo at 8 p.m. tomorrow (Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2009) in Alumni Arena on the North Campus as part of UB's Distinguished Speakers Series.

10/27/09

The University at Buffalo will hold a media briefing at 2:15 p.m. today (Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2009) in the atrium of the Center for the Arts on the North Campus to discuss "Building UB," the university's historic master plan that will guide the growth of UB as it implements the UB 2020 strategic plan to become a model 21st century university.

10/26/09

The University at Buffalo will hold a media briefing at 2:15 p.m. tomorrow (Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2009) in the atrium of the Center for the Arts on the North Campus to discuss "Building UB," the university's historic master plan that will guide the growth of UB as it implements the UB 2020 strategic plan to become a model 21st century university.

10/22/09

John A. Payton, one of the nation's most passionate and determined voices for justice, will give this year's University at Buffalo Law School's Mitchell Lecture at 2 p.m. today (Thursday, Oct. 22, 2009) in John Lord O'Brian Hall on UB's North (Amherst) Campus.

10/21/09

The University at Buffalo School of Social Work, Hospice Buffalo and the VA Healthcare System of Western New York will kick off plans to create the Palliative Care Institute, the first in-depth, interdisciplinary educational training program with a hospice and large hospital system in the nation, at a brief ceremony to be held at 3:30 p.m. today (Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2009) in the Hospice Buffalo Education Center, 225 Como Park Blvd., Cheektowaga.

10/20/09

Whether you're a total non-science person or the next Einstein, the Science and Art Cabaret was made for you. Sponsored by the University at Buffalo and Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, the Science and Art Cabaret will be held from 7-9 p.m. today (Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2009) in the Ninth Ward at Babeville's Asbury Hall, 341 Delaware Ave.

10/20/09

From rain barrels and locally roasted coffee to energy-efficient windows and cars you share instead of own, a broad range of environmentally friendly products for consumers will be on display at the University at Buffalo's "A Greener Shade of Blue and You Day," to be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today (Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2009) in the atrium of the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

10/14/09

University at Buffalo neurology researchers are beginning a clinical study that, if successful, could overturn current understanding of the causes of multiple sclerosis (MS).

10/13/09

University at Buffalo neurology researchers are beginning a clinical study that, if successful, could overturn current understanding of the causes of multiple sclerosis (MS). The researchers involved in the 1,600-person trial will describe the initial discovery that brought this finding to light, and the UB collaboration resulting in this clinical trial.

10/9/09

Actress, comedian, singer-songwriter and media personality Whoopi Goldberg will present "An Evening with Whoopi Goldberg" at the University at Buffalo at 8 p.m. today (Friday, Oct. 9, 2009) in Alumni Arena on the North (Amherst) Campus.

10/7/09

A new speakers bureau organized by the University at Buffalo's Kids Voting program gets off the ground tomorrow (Thursday, Oct. 8, 2009) when students at Grover Cleveland International Prep School listen to Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard talk about the duties and responsibilities of his job.

10/7/09

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair will speak at the University at Buffalo at 8 p.m. today (Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2009) in Alumni Arena on the UB North (Amherst) Campus as part of the 2009-10 Distinguished Speakers Series.

10/6/09

Media will be able to watch President Obama present University at Buffalo Greatbatch Professor in Power Sources Research Esther S. Takeuchi with the nation's highest honor for technological achievement at a White House ceremony beginning 1:30 p.m. tomorrow (Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2009).

10/6/09

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair will speak at the University at Buffalo at 8 p.m. tomorrow (Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2009) in Alumni Arena on the UB North (Amherst) Campus as part of the 2009-10 Distinguished Speakers Series.

10/6/09

The University at Buffalo will formally introduce a powerful new workforce development program at a news conference schedule for 10 a.m. today (Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2009) in UB's New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences, 701 Ellicott Street (2nd floor), Buffalo.

10/5/09

The University at Buffalo will formally introduce a powerful new workforce development program at a news conference schedule for 10 a.m. tomorrow (Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2009) at UB's New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences, 701 Ellicott Street (2nd floor), Buffalo.