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11/2/09

Mark Vogelzang, the highly regarded former president of Vermont Public Radio and a longtime member of the National Public Radio (NPR) Board of Directors, has been named interim general manager of the University at Buffalo NPR member WBFO 88.7 FM.

11/2/09

University at Buffalo professors involved in the UB 2020 strategic strength in extreme events are lending their expertise to media this week during the Vigilant Guard exercise organized by the New York National Guard and state, regional and local officials.

11/4/09

The University at Buffalo will present Dennis Tedlock's performance of "Verbal Montage: Transcriptions and Translations from Native American Languages" on Nov. 11 as part of the fall 2009 Poetics Plus series.

11/6/09

The University at Buffalo Department of Theatre and Dance will present Zodiaque Studio Dance Ensemble in "Gather 'Round...and Dance!" at 8 p.m. Dec. 3-5 and 2 p.m. Dec. 6 in the Black Box Theatre, Center for the Arts, on the UB North Campus.

11/6/09

The University at Buffalo Law School will host a Veterans Day symposium at 1:30 p.m. on Nov. 10 in 106 O'Brian Hall on UB's North Campus designed to explore ways to make it easier for U.S. military and service-members to obtain their entitled benefits.

11/6/09

The University at Buffalo will celebrate International Education Week (IEW), a joint initiative of the U.S. departments of State and Education to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to experience the U.S., Nov. 16-20.

11/6/09

Numerous faculty members, doctoral students and graduates of the University at Buffalo School of Management have been recognized recently for their contributions to research in their respective fields.

11/6/09

University at Buffalo faculty experts are available to discuss the shootings in Orlando and at Fort Hood in Texas.

11/9/09

The University at Buffalo's School of Public Health and Health Professions (SPHHP) has earned full accreditation from the Council on Education for Public Health for five years, the maximum for an initial accreditation.

11/9/09

When managers issue a forecast of their firm's earnings, they do not always take into account prior forecasting errors, according to research in the current issue of the Journal of Business Finance & Accounting.

11/9/09

BusinessWeek has ranked the University at Buffalo School of Management's Professional MBA program as one of the country's top part-time MBA programs. The UB School of Management was ranked No. 69 nationally and No. 8 in the Northeast.

11/9/09

University at Buffalo faculty experts are available to discuss the 40th anniversary of Sesame Street, the Dow's climb to its highest point in a year and the shootings in Orlando and at Fort Hood in Texas.

11/9/09

Kim Dai of New York City, a freshman architecture student at the University at Buffalo, has received a scholarship from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) to join more that 25,000 sustainable design and construction professionals at the USGBC International Conference and Expo in Phoenix Nov. 11-13.

11/10/09

Clyde (Kipp) Herreid, Distinguished Teaching Professor in the University at Buffalo's Department of Biological Sciences and co-director of UB's National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science, has received a $500,000 grant to explore innovative and improved methods of teaching science using "clickers," electronic response devices that allow professors to gain immediate student feedback in large classes.

11/10/09

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present The Irish Tenors -- Holiday Concert on Dec. 11 at 8 p.m. in the Mainstage Theatre in the Center for the Arts on the UB North Campus. The concert is sponsored in part by Creekside Dentistry.

11/10/09

The University at Buffalo will announce its next UBC2C (UB Coast to Coast) symposium on arts, entertainment and media tomorrow in the Friars Club in New York City. UB alumnus, Alan Zweibel, BA '72, multi-Emmy Award-winning writer/producer/playwright, who began his very successful career as part of the original "Saturday Night Live" writing team, will host the event.

11/11/09

Supermarkets could increase their sales of related items, such as chips and soft drinks, by moving the items closer to each other in their stores, according to research by Ram Bezawada, assistant professor of marketing in the University at Buffalo School of Management.

11/11/09

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present Blue Suede Christmas -- The Ultimate Elvis Holiday Bash on Dec. 12 at 8 p.m. in the Mainstage Theatre in the Center for the Arts on the UB North Campus.

11/11/09

Colleen Darby, an artist in residence in the University at Buffalo Center for the Arts' Arts in Healthcare Program in Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo, has been selected to create a mural for ABC Television's "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" project currently underway at 228 Massachusetts Ave. in Buffalo.

11/11/09

Three University at Buffalo students were awarded Fulbright student scholarships for the 2009-10 academic year and are abroad studying and contributing to the health and education systems of other countries.

11/12/09

Nearly 130 law students from 32 colleges and universities will descend on the courtrooms in the Buffalo City Court building on Nov. 13 to test their legal mettle and wits at the University at Buffalo Law School's sixth annual Buffalo-Niagara National Mock Trial Competition.

11/13/09

Unfortunately for retailers, the Grinch will be pushing the shopping cart again this holiday season, says Arun Jain, Samuel P. Capen Professor of Marketing Research in the University at Buffalo School of Management.

11/13/09

A year ago, the small house at 139 Howell St. in Buffalo's Black Rock neighborhood stood vacant, just one more derelict property up for auction. The two-story structure was crumbling. It languished as an eyesore, its fate uncertain. Where others saw blight, four University at Buffalo architecture students saw opportunity.

11/16/09

Magnetic resonance images (MRI) of patients diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in childhood show that pediatric onset multiple sclerosis is more aggressive, and causes more brain lesions, than MS diagnosed in adulthood, researchers at the University at Buffalo have reported.

11/16/09

The University Police are investigating an assault that occurred on Nov. 15 at 2 a.m. on the sidewalk next to the Townsend Parking Lot on the South Campus.

11/17/09

A new residence hall that embodies the principles of the University at Buffalo's comprehensive physical plan, "Building UB," is being constructed on the university's North Campus.

11/17/09

The University at Buffalo raised $148,000 for student scholarships thanks to the more than 400 business executives, UB faculty and administrators and community leaders who attended the Scholarship Gala 2009.

11/17/09

A police officer who works the night shift, typically from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m., already is at a disadvantage when it comes to getting a good "night's" sleep. Add frequent overtime to that schedule, and an officer may be climbing into bed as the sun comes up, setting the stage for short and unrestful slumber.

11/17/09

William R. Greiner, the University at Buffalo's 13th president whose tireless dedication to students and UB earned him the reputation as the quintessential university citizen, was appointed president emeritus today by the SUNY Board of Trustees and Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher.

11/18/09

A partnership between Erie County and the University at Buffalo's Center for Industrial Effectiveness (TCIE) designed to boost efficiencies in government saved taxpayers $2.2 million in 2008 and is projected to save county taxpayers $2 million in 2009.

11/20/09

Today's anticipated announcement that Oprah Winfrey will end her award-winning show in 2011 marks the end of an era in television, but don't expect her influence to wane, says Elayne Rapping, a nationally known media critic and analyst.

11/20/09

The University at Buffalo's Transportation Systems Laboratory is only a year old, but already its researchers are helping enhance the mobility of travelers in Western New York and southern Ontario.

11/20/09

Buffalo Police are investigating a strong-armed robbery that occurred on Nov. 19, 2009, at about 10:25 p.m. on Main Street at Englewood Avenue in the City of Buffalo.

11/20/09

University at Buffalo Law School Dean Makau W. Mutua will be a guest of President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, at a ceremony in the White House on Nov. 23 for his role as one of five international and national human rights experts who selected the recipient of this year's Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award.

11/24/09

University at Buffalo faculty experts are available to discuss holiday driving and shopping, Sarah Palin's book and the prevalence of "fringe groups," among other news topics.

11/24/09

The University at Buffalo Graduate School of Education (GSE) is offering two new online programs to make it easier for professionals to pursue additional education in gifted education and library science.

11/24/09

Six University at Buffalo scientists and engineers have won 2009 National Science Foundation CAREER awards, the foundation's most prestigious award for junior investigators, which recognizes and supports the early career-development activities of teacher-scholars "who are most likely to become the academic leaders of the 21st century."

11/30/09

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Buddy Guy, a chief guitar influence to rock titans like Jimi Hendrix and Eric Clapton, will perform at 8 p.m. on April 7 in the Center for the Arts on the University at Buffalo North Campus.

11/30/09

Their original promise, as well as much recent research, suggests that institutions of direct democracy -- ballot initiatives that permit citizens to enact or reject the laws at the polls independent of the lawmaking power of the governing body -- produce an environment that encourages better democratic citizenship.

11/30/09

A University at Buffalo physiologist is one of nine recipients from a field of 66 applicants to receive an Autism Research Program grant from the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP), under the U.S. Department of Defense.

11/23/09

It's hardly newsworthy when professors lecture to students. But tomorrow (Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2009) at 9 a.m., Esther S. Takeuchi, PhD, SUNY Distinguished Professor and Greatbatch Professor in Power Sources Research at the University at Buffalo, will be in a conference room on UB's suburban Buffalo campus addressing 600 medical students thousands of miles away in Riga, Latvia.

11/23/09

The University at Buffalo's Structural Engineering and Earthquake Simulation Laboratory (SEESL) today (Monday, Nov. 23, 2009) will host a team of civil engineering researchers from Georgia Tech who have travelled to Buffalo to test on one of UB's high-performance earthquake simulators a 1/10 scale model of shipping container cranes.

11/12/09

"Scholars at Muse," the popular lecture series developed by the University at Buffalo Humanities Institute and riverrun, continues on Nov. 13 at 4 p.m. in the Muse Restaurant of the Albright Knox Art Gallery.

11/6/09

The University at Buffalo will hold its fourth Scholarship Gala to raise funds for undergraduate and graduate student scholarships from 6-11 p.m. tomorrow (Saturday, Nov. 7, 2009) in the Triple Gym in Alumni Arena on the UB North Campus.