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12/1/09

The University at Buffalo's Center for Educational Collaboration (CEC), Time Warner Cable and the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Northtowns hope to increase awareness and appreciation for state-of-the-art secondary science and math education at a fair to be held 4 p.m. Dec. 2 at 54 Riverdale Ave., Buffalo.

12/2/09

In a groundbreaking new book, "The Neural Imagination" (2009, University of Texas Press), Irving Massey, PhD, explores the relevance of neuroscience to the study of the arts. Subtitled "Aesthetic and Neuroscientific Approaches to the Arts," the book is concerned with the emergence and significance of neuroaesthetics, an alliance born of the recent and rapid convergence of art and technology.

12/2/09

Raechele Pope of Williamsville, associate professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy in the University at Buffalo's Graduate School of Education, has been recognized as a 2010 Diamond Honoree by the American College Personnel Association (ACPA) Foundation for her contributions to higher education.

12/2/09

Steven Fliesler of Buffalo, professor and vice chair in the University at Buffalo Department of Ophthalmology, has been elected president of the International Society for Eye Research (ISER).

12/2/09

A natural gas leak was reported in the UB Commons on the North Campus. National Fuel responded and the problem was fixed.

12/2/09

The Center for Industrial Effectiveness (TCIE) at the University at Buffalo has awarded certifications to Western New York professionals in government, manufacturing and academia who have successfully completed Six Sigma training.

12/4/09

With most students headed off campus after final exams, the intersession between the fall and spring semesters provides the perfect opportunity to significantly reduce energy consumption, according to faculty and staff charged with creating and implementing the University at Buffalo's sustainability policies.

12/4/09

As a research-intensive institution, the University at Buffalo is committed to providing rewarding opportunities for research discovery, even to undergraduate students, a group not traditionally provided many opportunities to work with faculty engaged in research.

12/8/09

For the second year in a row, members of the university community will have the opportunity to get to know the police force that protects and serves it on a daily basis as part of the University at Buffalo Citizens Police Academy.

12/8/09

Alan J. Rabideau, PhD, professor of civil, structural and environmental engineering at the University at Buffalo, has been named to a National Academy of Sciences' National Research Council panel that will study hazardous waste sites with "recalcitrant" contamination that hinders their closure.

12/8/09

A multidisciplinary investigation of the evolving role of <i>pro bono legal</i> services in the United States demonstrates that available private and public resources do not meet the legal needs of Americans of limited means.

12/8/09

A University at Buffalo researcher has invented a statistical method that can detect payola-like corruption in the music industry, a system that gives law enforcement an inexpensive statistical guide to identify potential music corruption and to better target more traditional and much more costly hands-on evidence-gathering.

12/8/09

Marie Battaglia has been named "Protege of the Year" by the Allstate Minority and Women Emerging Entrepreneurs Program, a joint venture by the University at Buffalo School of Management's Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership (CEL) and the UB Center for Urban Studies.

12/8/09

A test of UB's emergency messaging system will be conducted on Friday, Dec. 11. The system is designed to assist in communicating with members of the university during emergencies or major disruptions to campus operations.

12/9/09

The work of Lorraine Collins, PhD, is focused on important peer-reviewed research addressing significant social problems affecting urban and minority populations. Alcohol and drug use among young people leads to a range of very costly social problems that affect us all, such as violence, crime and addiction. Dr. Collins is one of the top researchers in the addiction field in the U.S. Her work, published in the leading research journals, is helping society gain a better understanding of addiction and alcoholism.

12/9/09

The University at Buffalo Police Department has begun its annual Seat Belt Awareness campaign to promote safety this holiday season.

12/10/09

UB officials continue to monitor the weather; as of 4 p.m. UB remains open.

12/10/09

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present the North American premiere of The Opera Show on Jan. 19 at 7:30 p.m. in the Mainstage Theatre in the Center for the Arts on the UB North Campus.

12/11/09

The Department of Library and Informational Studies in the University at Buffalo's Graduate School of Education has joined forces with staff volunteers from the Western New York Children's Psychiatric Center to open a new patient library at the hospital's West Seneca facility.

12/13/09

In the wake of University at Buffalo head football coach Turner Gill accepting the head coaching job at University of Kansas, Director of Athletics Warde Manuel has named Danny Barrett interim head coach while a national search process commences.

12/14/09

The University at Buffalo Law School will host a State Senate hearing on the Interest On Lawyer Account Fund (IOLA) and the viability of future legal services from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 16. State Sens. Ruth Hassell-Thompson and John L. Sampson will preside.

12/15/09

For the 12th consecutive year, the University at Buffalo will sponsor JOBSapalooza, the job and internship fair that brings Western New York career opportunities to college students and area residents. JOBSapalooza will take place from 4-7 p.m. Jan. 5 in the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center.

12/15/09

The University at Buffalo School of Management has announced two new gifts to the school.

12/15/09

The University at Buffalo's Center for Industrial Effectiveness (TCIE), which is partnering with Erie County to boost efficiencies in government, is making available to the public its comprehensive white paper detailing the county's Lean Six Sigma initiative.

12/15/09

The University at Buffalo has named the first fellows to be funded by the university's Civic Engagement and Public Policy (CEPP) research initiative, one of eight areas identified in the UB 2020 Strategic Plan as the embodiment of a particular tradition of excellence at the university.

12/15/09

The University at Buffalo Regional Institute welcomed the community to its new space in downtown Buffalo with an open house held Dec. 15 in the UB Downtown Gateway, 77 Goodell Street.

12/16/09

The secret to the flight of the hummingbird and other tiny birds and insects lies in the looping, swirling flow of air, called a vortex, that their flapping wings create. These aerodynamically unconventional flows are the inspiration behind new research by a University at Buffalo scientist who hopes to understand the nature of the three-dimensional vortex formation process so that it can be optimized.

12/17/09

University Police made an arrest yesterday soon after a vehicle was reported stolen from the South Campus.

12/17/09

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present the Band of the Irish Guards, featuring the pipes, drums and highland dancers of the Royal Regiment of Scotland (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders) on Jan. 28 at 8 p.m. in the Mainstage Theatre in the Center for the Arts on the UB North Campus. The performance will feature the music of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales.

12/17/09

Parents looking for a meaningful gift to give their high school senior should check out an online study guide by a University at Buffalo professor who first created it as a going-away-to-college guide for his stepdaughter.

12/18/09

Western New York business professionals striving to save money and boost efficiency in their organizations may attend a variety of business improvement workshops and training sessions being offered this spring by the University at Buffalo's Center for Industrial Effectiveness (TCIE).

12/18/09

University at Buffalo sociologist Sampson Blair says Tiger Woods' alleged rampant infidelities don't affect the status of marriage and the family because his lifestyle and wealth are regarded by most Americans as an exception to the rule, and his behavior is seen as attached to the lifestyle.

12/18/09

University at Buffalo faculty experts are available to discuss the image of marriage in the wake of the Tiger Woods scandal, the proposed ban on loud TV commercials, holiday gift ideas for people with disabilities and health-care reform, among other topics.

12/18/09

Kid Corridor zones, student safety education and detailed maps of safe walking and bicycling routes are among the recommendations made by University at Buffalo graduate students in the Department of Urban and Regional planning to encourage students in the Williamsville Central School District (WCSD) to get out of cars and off buses and ride and walk to school instead.

12/18/09

Carlene Hatcher Polite of Amherst, N.Y., associate professor emerita of English at the University at Buffalo, and one of the most important artists to emerge from the Black Arts Movement of the 1960s and 1970s, died Dec. 7 at the age of 77 in Hospice Buffalo, Cheektowaga, N.Y.

12/20/09

University of Cincinnati offensive coordinator Jeff Quinn will be announced as the 24th head football coach in University at Buffalo history on Tuesday afternoon.

12/21/09

William R. Greiner, who spent 42 years at the University at Buffalo as president, provost and longtime Law School faculty member, died surrounded by family members in the Cleveland Clinic on Saturday (Dec. 19) due to complications from heart surgery. He was 75.

12/21/09

In a front-page New York Times story, "Studying Young Minds, and How to Teach Them," the work of UB researchers Doug Clements and Julie Sarama is featured prominently.

12/22/09

University at Buffalo biophysicists have found a protein in tarantula venom that shows promise as a potential therapy for muscular dystrophy (MD). They have formed a start-up biotech company in Buffalo -- Rose Pharmaceuticals -- to advance the drug to clinical trials.

12/23/09

The University at Buffalo will hold a public memorial service for former President William R. Greiner at 3 p.m. Feb. 2 in the Center for the Arts on UB's North Campus. A reception will follow.

12/23/09

For the second time, a University at Buffalo Law School class will travel to Thailand to study its unique legal culture.

12/28/09

The University at Buffalo Special Collections unit has announced the availability of a new database that vastly improves access to finding aids for the university's unique archival collections.

12/28/09

Muriel Hebert Wolf, 84, emeritus professor of music at the University at Buffalo, where she taught voice and directed the very successful University at Buffalo Opera Studio, died Dec. 10 at her home in Waltonwood-at-Main, Rochester Hills, MI.

12/28/09

The role of pharmacists hasn't received much attention in the debate on the cost of health care. But national and regional studies show that when pharmacists directly participate in patient care, they significantly reduce treatment costs and improve outcomes.

12/29/09

University at Buffalo Police will hold training sessions for university police officers Jan. 5, 7 and 9 on the North Campus.

12/30/09

Caffeine is a stimulant drug, although legal, and adults use it widely to perk themselves up: Being "addicted" to caffeine is considered perfectly normal. But how strong is caffeine's appeal in young people who consume an abundance of soft drinks? What impact does acute and chronic caffeine consumption have on their blood pressure, heart rate and hand tremor? Furthermore, does consuming caffeinated drinks during adolescence contribute to later use of legal or illicit drugs?

12/31/09

Seven University at Buffalo undergraduates interested in learning more about student leadership in other cultures are studying in the Far East through Jan. 8 as part of UB's SLIDE (Student Leadership International Dialogue and Exchange) Program.

12/31/09

The Buffalo Film Seminars, a semester-long series of movie screenings sponsored by the University at Buffalo, will mark its 20th season this spring with a lineup heavy on thrillers and dramas.

12/17/09

"Kid Corridors: Taking Steps to School" is an active commuting plan developed by UB graduate students that recommends ways the Town of Amherst and the Williamsville Central School District can education, encourage and enable middle and elementary school students to walk to school. The plan will be presented to town and school district officials and members of the Amherst community today (Thursday, Dec. 17, 2009) from 6-8 p.m. in the Council Chambers, Amherst Town Hall, 5583 Main St.

12/15/09

"Kid Corridors: Taking Steps to School" is an active commuting plan developed by UB graduate students that recommends ways the Town of Amherst and the Williamsville Central School District can education, encourage and enable middle and elementary school students to walk to school. The plan will be presented to town and school district officials and members of the Amherst community Dec. 17 from 6-8 p.m. in the Council Chambers, Amherst Town Hall, 5583 Main St.

12/15/09

The University at Buffalo Regional Institute will hold an open house to welcome the community into its new space in downtown Buffalo from 4-6 p.m. today (Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2009) in the UB Downtown Gateway, 77 Goodell Street, Suite 302.

12/11/09

The University at Buffalo Regional Institute will welcome the community into its new space in downtown Buffalo at an open house to be held December 15.