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2/1/10

The Richmond Oval, designed for the 2010 Winter Olympics, is the focus of a new, specially created exhibition at the University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning. The exhibition, which traces the design process from early conceptual sketches to technical drawings, also includes photographs of the construction and the completed building, together with a large model built by graduate students in the architecture program at UB.

2/1/10

Professionals who want to help their organizations become more efficient can take advantage of two new business improvement training courses offered by the University at Buffalo's Center for Industrial Effectiveness (TCIE) that blend independent, online learning with classroom sessions.

2/2/10

The University at Buffalo will name its newest and most innovative residence hall after William R. Greiner, who devoted 42 years of service to the institution as president, provost and longtime Law School faculty member

2/3/10

Teresa Quattrin, MD, professor of pediatrics at the University at Buffalo, an internationally known physician-scientist and an expert in childhood diabetes and obesity, has been appointed chair of the UB Department of Pediatrics after a comprehensive national search.

2/4/10

In his recent book "Unequal Democracy," noted Princeton political scientist Larry Bartels reaches the controversial conclusion that Democratic presidents have generally done a better job in handling the economy. As he sees it, Democrats have had a better record across the board. But James Campbell, a University at Buffalo professor of political science and widely published author on American politics, says Bartels is incorrect.

2/4/10

The University at Buffalo today announced creation of a new advisory council that will help the university and its community partners prepare local residents for jobs created by implementation of the UB 2020 plan to grow the university and increase its regional economic impact.

2/4/10

Children from across Western New York who don't have access to dental care will receive free treatment Feb. 5 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine's ninth annual "Give Kids a Smile" day.

2/5/10

Fewer African Americans than Caucasians develop multiple sclerosis (MS), statistics show, but their disease progresses more rapidly, and they don't respond as well to therapies, a new study by neurology researchers at the University at Buffalo has found.

2/8/10

Friday's one-year anniversary of the crash of Continental Flight 3407 will almost certainly trigger anxiety and fear among those personally affected by the tragedy. And a University at Buffalo expert on trauma and loss says those with a less-immediate, but still important connection to the tragedy can also expect a recurrence of anxiety or grief.

2/8/10

In the wake of the earthquake in Haiti, University at Buffalo geography students are participating in a global effort to enhance the international response and recovery effort by helping to assess damage, using images hosted by Google Earth and the Virtual Disaster Viewer, which shares imagery of disasters from various sources.

2/9/10

The University at Buffalo Art Gallery will mount the exhibit "Artpark: 1974-84," the first comprehensive historical overview of the seminal years of the innovative Visual Artists Program at Artpark in Lewiston, N.Y.

2/10/10

More than 55 percent of multiple sclerosis patients participating in the initial phase of the first randomized clinical study to determine if persons with MS exhibit narrowing of the extracranial veins, causing restriction of normal outflow of blood from the brain, were found to have the abnormality.

2/10/10

Diamonds and gold may make some hearts flutter on Valentine's Day, but in a University at Buffalo laboratory, silver nanoparticles are being designed to do just the opposite.

2/11/10

An analysis released today of economic activity along the U.S.-Canadian border likely reflects the impact of economic recession and tighter border controls, as the value of trade between the two nations dropped 9 percent in 2008 and auto and truck traffic declined nearly 5 percent.

2/11/10

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy -- Masters of the Fiddle on March 7 at 8 p.m. in the Mainstage Theatre in the Center for the Arts, UB North Campus. The performance is sponsored in part by Monaco's Violin Shop & Music Center.

2/12/10

Leaders of Kaleida Health and the University at Buffalo will gather today (Fri., Feb. 12) for brief remarks as the first sequence of steel is erected at the construction site of a new combined $291 million clinical care, research and business incubation building to be located next to Buffalo General Hospital at Goodrich and Ellicott streets.

2/12/10

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo welcomes Doo Wop Rocks starring Donny Most (Ralph Malph from "Happy Days") on March 14 at 4 p.m. in the Mainstage Theatre, Center for the Arts, UB North Campus. The concert is presented by Scaptone Productions.

2/12/10

Despite a difficult economy, state budget woes and the ever-challenging weather, Kaleida Health and the University at Buffalo's $291 million construction project is moving full speed ahead. Today, the two organizations ceremonially marked the first sequence of steel being raised and put into place.

2/12/10

Internationally renowned human rights scholar and activist Makau W. Mutua, dean of the University at Buffalo Law School, will deliver public lectures on sexual orientation and human rights during a week-long trip to Africa. He will depart Saturday, Feb. 13, to travel to Nairobi, Kenya, and Kampala, Uganda. He will return to the U.S. on Saturday, Feb. 20.

2/16/10

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present Jump Rhythm Jazz Project on March 19 at 8 p.m. in the Mainstage Theatre, Center for the Arts, North Campus. The performance is sponsored by M&T Bank. There will be a pre-performance talk at 7 p.m.

2/16/10

UB Police have evacuated Lockwood Library on the North Campus. There will be a media briefing at 6 p.m. in the lobby Baird Hall on the UB North Campus. Reports of a gunman on campus remain unconfirmed.

2/16/10

At 7:45 p.m. the UB Police Department completed their search of Lockwood Library and no suspicious person was found. UB Police say that there is no threat to the campus. The library will remain closed for the evening. UB Police are available until 9:30 p.m. tonight to escort any student or staff member who may have left belongings in the building.

2/16/10

University at Buffalo Police Chief Gerald Schoenle will hold a briefing at 9:30 p.m. in the lobby of Baird Hall on the UB North Campus to bring members of the media up to date on the completed search of Lockwood Library. He will discuss the search University Police conducted in the six-story library.

2/16/10

On Feb. 16 at approximately 4:03 p.m. University Police received a call reporting that a man with a rifle was seen in Lockwood Library. The description of the suspect is as follows: White male, early 20s, short brown hair but not a brush cut, 5-foot-6 or taller, light facial hair, Navy pea coat, carrying what appeared to be a rifle. University Police evacuated the library to search for the suspect.

2/17/10

The investigation is continuing after yesterday's evacuation of Lockwood Library, but UB Police say they were not able to confirm there was a man with a gun on campus and there is no longer a threat to the university community.

2/18/10

A team of two juniors and one senior in the UB School of Management was named the winner of the fourth annual Becker Professional Education Case Competition.

2/18/10

Instead of using a stale Harvard Business case, student finalists in the UB School of Management's 14th annual MBA case competition applied their problem-solving skills to a real-world situation closer to home: how to boost the economy of Wilson, N.Y., after the recent closing of the Pfeiffer Salad Dressing plant.

2/19/10

Luis A. Colon, PhD, professor and chair of the Department of Chemistry at the University at Buffalo, is receiving the 2009 AAAS Mentor Award from the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world's largest general scientific society and publisher of the journal Science.

2/19/10

The University at Buffalo will host the seventh annual Safe Schools Initiative Seminar from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on March 11 in the Center for the Arts on the UB North Campus.

2/19/10

Recently there have been several thefts reported primarily in the UB libraries, but also other locations. In virtually every instance the stolen items were left unattended.

2/22/10

The Buffalo Public Interest Law Program (BPILP) will host its 15th annual auction to benefit scholarships for law students interested in working this summer for public-interest organizations and agencies at 6 p.m. Feb. 26 in the Pearl Street Bar & Brewery, 76 Pearl St., Buffalo.

2/23/10

The University at Buffalo's Department of Neurology/Jacobs Neurological Institute is the first site in the U.S. approved to enroll patients in a clinical trial of the drug desmosteplase, a new treatment for acute ischemic stroke.

2/23/10

The University at Buffalo's clean energy business incubator program, Directed Energy, will host "Smart Grid Opportunities," a half-day workshop designed to help businesses and researchers better comprehend technical advancements and business opportunities related to efforts to revamp the electrical grid.

2/24/10

From cashiers to child care workers, low-wage jobs are filling a growing segment of the Western New York economy, placing more and more Western New Yorkers on the brink of poverty, according to a policy brief released today by the UB Regional Institute.

2/24/10

The University at Buffalo Law School and the Minority Bar Association of Western New York will hold their annual Minority High School Student Visitation Program "Discover Law '10 @ UB Law" from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 5 in John Lord O'Brian Hall on the UB North Campus.

2/24/10

Hypnosis can help alleviate the pain and suffering experienced by women being treated for breast cancer, according to a study by a University at Buffalo School of Social Work professor.

2/25/10

A collaboration between the Center for Robotic Surgery at Roswell Park Cancer Institute and the University at Buffalo's School of Engineering and Applied Sciences has produced one of the world's first simulators that closely approximates the "touch and feel" of the da Vinci robotic surgical system.

2/26/10

The University at Buffalo is offering Western New York high schools free tickets for students to attend a lecture by astrophysicist and bestselling author, Neil deGrasse Tyson.

2/26/10

People looking to succeed in the life sciences industry are invited to enroll in "Becoming a Leader in the Life Sciences," a certificate program from the University at Buffalo's Millard Fillmore College through the Division of Continuing and Professional Studies.

2/26/10

Professionals interested in boosting an organization's efficiency can enroll in Certified Lean Professional Training being offered by the University at Buffalo's Center for Industrial Effectiveness (TCIE) starting March 16.

2/25/10

Sociologists, urban planners, geographers and other researchers from area colleges and universities will come together tomorrow, Feb. 26, from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Merriweather Library, 1324 Jefferson Ave., for a free public workshop addressing poverty research in Buffalo.

2/24/10

Members of the media will have a chance to see and even try their hand at using a new, robotic surgery simulator invented by University at Buffalo engineers and collaborators at Roswell Park Cancer Institute that will improve robotic surgery training and practice. The new product will be unveiled tomorrow.

2/22/10

Richard Stallman, founder of the GNU Project and the Free Software Foundation and one of the most controversial figures in the history of the Internet, will discuss "Copyright and Community in the Age of Computer Networks" on Feb. 22 at 6 p.m. in 112 Norton Hall on the University at Buffalo's North Campus.

2/19/10

The University at Buffalo will celebrate Winterfest 2010 this weekend (Friday and Saturday, Feb. 19 and 20) at South Lake Village on the North Campus with a variety of activities aimed at warming up those wintertime blues.

2/5/10

Cornel West, the noted intellectual, essayist, public speaker and social activist, will present the keynote address for the University at Buffalo's 34th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration Event at 8 p.m. today (Friday, Feb. 5, 2010) in the Center for the Arts on the UB North Campus.

2/4/10

Cornel West, the noted intellectual, essayist, public speaker and social activist, will present the keynote address for the University at Buffalo's 34th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration Event at 8 p.m. tomorrow (Friday, Feb. 5, 2010) in the Center for the Arts on the UB North Campus.

2/4/10

The University at Buffalo will announce the creation of a new advisory council that will help prepare local residents for jobs created by the UB 2020 plans at a news conference to be held at 1:30 p.m. today (Thursday, Feb. 4, 2010) in the UB Gateway Complex (the former M. Wile Building), 77 Goodell St. in downtown Buffalo.

2/3/10

The University at Buffalo has postponed the presentation of a memorial bench to the Buffalo Fire Department originally scheduled for 8 p.m. tomorrow (Thursday, Feb. 4, 2010). The presentation will be made at a later date and time to be announced.

2/3/10

The University at Buffalo will announce the creation of a new advisory council that will help prepare local residents for jobs created by the UB 2020 plans at a news conference to be held at 1:30 p.m. tomorrow (Thursday, Feb. 4, 2010) in the UB Gateway Complex (the former M. Wile Building), 77 Goodell St. in downtown Buffalo.

2/3/10

A memorial bench designed and built by students in the University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning, will be presented at 8 p.m. tomorrow (Thursday, Feb. 4, 2010) to the Buffalo Fire Department in honor of firefighters Charles "Chip" McCarthy and Jonathan Croom who died Aug. 24 in a Genesee Street fire.

2/2/10

The University at Buffalo will celebrate the life of its former president and tireless champion William R. Greiner at 3 p.m. today (Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2010) in a community-wide tribute that will include Greiner's successor and predecessor, his children, friends and colleagues.

2/1/10

The University at Buffalo will celebrate the life of its former president and tireless champion William R. Greiner at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 2, in a community-wide tribute that will include Greiner's successor and predecessor, his children, friends and colleagues.