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3/2/10

A rare, ancient polar bear fossil discovered in Norway in 2004 is yielding a treasure trove of essential information about the age and evolutionary origins of the species whose future is now seen as synonymous with the devastation wrought by climate change.

3/2/10

The distinctive musical and narrative heritage of Korea will come to life on March 11 with a performance of Korean <i>p'ansori</i> by Chan Park, an internationally acclaimed master of the <i>p'ansori</i> story-singing tradition.

3/2/10

Makau W. Mutua, dean of the University at Buffalo Law School, has been elected to the prestigious Council on Foreign Relations, a New York City-based think tank and membership organization that studies major international issues and publishes the influential journal Foreign Policy.

3/2/10

The University at Buffalo School of Management and M&T Bank will host more than 80 students from 16 public, private and charter schools in the third annual "MoneySKILL&#174 Mania," a financial literacy competition for high school juniors and seniors

3/2/10

Edward H. Steinfeld, ArchD, AIA, of Amherst, an award-winning professor of architecture in the University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning and an international pioneer in the field of inclusive design and environmental access, will receive the university's second annual Presidential Award for Faculty Excellence from UB President John B. Simpson at 5 p.m. March 25 in 146 Diefendorf Hall, UB South Campus.

3/2/10

The University at Buffalo School of Management Alumni Association (SOMAA) will host an interactive seminar, "The Art of the Elevator Speech," at 5:30 p.m. on March 17 in the Millennium Airport Hotel in Cheektowaga.

3/2/10

One way to stem the rising rates of obesity may be to mimic the successful approach used to decrease smoking: taxes.

3/2/10

A team of three seniors and one junior in the UB School of Management will share a $3,000 prize as winners of the fourth annual On Target Undergraduate Case Competition.

3/3/10

Science Exploration Day, the University at Buffalo's annual science-education bash, will make a return engagement to UB's North Campus on March 10, once again attracting some of the top science minds in the area, ages 14 and up.

3/4/10

Adolfo Carri&#243n Jr., director of the White House Office of Urban Affairs Policy, a position created by President Barack Obama last year to focus federal investment in cities for the first time in several decades, will present the Graduate Planning Student Association Lecture in the University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning on April 23 at 1 p.m. in 146 Diefendorf Hall, UB South Campus.

3/4/10

The University at Buffalo engineer who developed the world's first apparatus designed to realistically test how building contents, architectural components and equipment (called nonstructural components) fare during earthquakes will leave for Chile on March 5 on a week-long reconnaissance mission to see firsthand what kind of damage hospitals and tall, engineered buildings sustained during Saturday's powerful, 8.8 magnitude earthquake.

3/4/10

The University at Buffalo and the Town of Amherst have signed a written agreement of cooperation for development of land adjacent to UB's North Campus in ways consistent with the town's Bicentennial Comprehensive Plan and UB's Comprehensive Physical Plan, which guides the university's implementation of the UB 2020 strategic vision to become a model 21st century university.

3/4/10

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present The Moscow Festival Ballet in Swan Lake on March 23 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.

3/4/10

Buffalo native and University at Buffalo alumna Amanda Benzin, will perform with Jump Rhythm Jazz Project (JRJP) during their upcoming residency March 15-19 at UB, which will include a public performance on March 19 at 8 p.m. in the Mainstage Theatre, Center for the Arts, North Campus.

3/4/10

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis on March 20 at 8 p.m. in the Mainstage Theatre, Center for the Arts, UB North Campus.

3/5/10

Alberto Rey's Lightwell Project at the University at Buffalo is a continuation of his Biological Regionalism series in which he attempts to reestablish a connection to local landscapes by introducing fish found in bodies of water near the exhibition venue into the gallery through video and traditional piscatorial painting.

3/5/10

An exhibition by Paul Lloyd Sargent, to be held March 18 to May 15, will be the second in an annual Artist in Residence program at the University at Buffalo in which artists are invited to transform the gallery space over the duration of the exhibition, providing audiences an opportunity to engage the artist-at-work and witness the transformation of the gallery over time.

3/5/10

Literary critics, cultural scholars and aficionados of the Mayans, the only fully literate people of the pre-Columbian Americas, have lined up to call the first fully illustrated survey of two millennia of Mayan texts assembled by award-winning scholar Dennis Tedlock, "stunning," "astounding," "groundbreaking" and "literally breathtaking."

3/5/10

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present Buddy Guy with Special Guest Tom Hambridge on April 7 at 8 p.m. in the Mainstage Theatre, Center for the Arts, North Campus.

3/5/10

David Felder, PhD, SUNY Distinguished Professor and Birge-Cary Chair in Composition in the University at Buffalo Department of Music, widely regarded as one of America's finest composers of contemporary classical music, has received the American Academy of Arts and Letters' 2010 Academy Award in Music.

3/5/10

The University at Buffalo Art Gallery will present a riveting lecture and film series this spring that will explore the past, present and future relationship between the environment and trade.

3/9/10

A University at Buffalo professor who specializes in science education will bring his message of technology and student engagement to the nation's largest group of science educators gathered for the National Science Teachers Association meeting on March 18 in Philadelphia, Pa.

3/10/10

Since 2004, University at Buffalo anthropologist Ezra Zubrow has worked intensively with teams of scientists in the Arctic regions of St. James Bay, Quebec, and northern Finland, to understand how humans living 4,000 to 6,000 years ago reacted to climate changes. Their findings will tell governments, scientists and NGOs how relationships between human beings and their environments may change in decades to come as a result of global warming.

3/10/10

Teams from Clarence High School, Sacred Heart Academy and Harkness Career & Technical Center have placed first, second and third, respectively, in "MoneySKILL&#174 Mania," a financial literacy competition for high school students sponsored by the University at Buffalo School of Management and M&T Bank.

3/11/10

The University at Buffalo School of Management Alumni Association has recognized 16 students with two newly established awards honoring community service and leadership.

3/11/10

The University at Buffalo Department of Theatre and Dance will present Thornton Wilder's classic Pulitzer Prize-winning play "Our Town" April 14-18 in the Drama Theatre, located in the Center for the Arts, North Campus. Performance times are Wednesday through Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.

3/12/10

Di&#233b&#233do Francis K&#233r&#233, an award-winning architect from Burkina Faso whose practice is dedicated to sustainable architecture, will deliver the 2010 Birdair Lecture at the University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning March 26 at 5:30 p.m. in 301 Crosby Hall on UB's South Campus.

3/15/10

Dennis R. Black of Buffalo, vice president for student affairs at the University at Buffalo, has received the 2010 Fred Turner Award for Outstanding Service from NASPA -- Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education.

3/15/10

Mammograms, pap smears and early detection tests for prostate cancer, colorectal cancer and other malignancies are critical for catching cancer before it becomes deadly. However, a new study by University at Buffalo researchers shows that persons of different ethnic groups have different ideas and opinions about whether they are at risk for developing cancer -- perceptions that can influence whether they undergo screening.

3/15/10

The University at Buffalo School of Nursing will unveil its new home and innovative academic approach with a grand opening and tour of renovated clinical facilities and research space -- including exclusive, live interviews with its talking "patient" mannequins -- at 4:30 p.m. tomorrow (Tuesday, March 16) in Wende Hall on the university's South Campus.

3/16/10

The University at Buffalo School of Nursing will unveil its new home and innovative academic approach with a grand opening and tour of renovated clinical facilities and research space -- including exclusive, live interviews with its talking "patient" mannequins -- at 4:30 p.m. today (Tuesday, March 16) in Wende Hall on the university's South Campus.

3/16/10

Sheila O'Donnell and John Tuomey, principles in the Irish architectural practice O'Donnell + Tuomey, will present the Martell Lecture in the University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning March 22 at 5:30 p.m. in 301 Crosby Hall, UB South Campus. The illustrated talk will be free and open to the public.

3/16/10

The University at Buffalo School of Nursing welcomed guests to its new home at a grand opening reception today that included tours of its new clinical facilities in Wende Hall on UB's South Campus.

3/18/10

The University at Buffalo has been named to the 2009 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement.

3/18/10

The University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning will present its 2010 Canadian Wood Lectures on March 31, featuring presentations and discussion by principals of three distinguished firms from across eastern Canada, all of which are recognized for their innovative uses of wood and wood products.

3/18/10

Nursing major Olivia Cox, from Buffalo, N.Y., is a junior Acker Scholar. She has been involved with the Black Student Union, one of the largest minority Undergraduate Student Association clubs on campus, first as a member, then as co-chair of Black Women United and now as president. She has served as an orientation aide, and is currently a first-year resident advisor in Wilkeson Quad. A finalist for the J. Scott Fleming Award in 2008, Cox received the Minority Faculty and Staff Association's Academic Achievement Award in 2009, as well as numerous scholarships from other local organizations.

3/18/10

Amherst, N.Y., native Marc Huberfeld is a senior majoring in business administration with concentrations in MIS and operations and supply chain management. An active member of Alpha Epsilon Pi Fraternity, Huberfeld served as Inter Greek Council president for two years, as well as vice president for the Inter Fraternity Council. He is a member of Order of Omega, the National Greek Honor Society, and is involved in creating Gamma Sigma Alpha, a more competitive honor society for Greeks. A regular participant in numerous charity events, Huberfeld also works at the University Bookstore.

3/18/10

Tae Hyun Moon, from South Korea, is a senior majoring in business administration with a concentration in marketing. He is the vice president of marketing for Pi Sigma Epsilon, a student organization in the School of Management, and is in charge of creating and managing marketing projects for the organization and its client companies. Moon also works as a UB Ambassador and is in charge of marketing to and consulting with prospective UB students from South Korea. He also works as a student assistant in the International Admissions office and helps process applications from prospective international students.

3/18/10

Getzville, N.Y., resident Kathryn Przybyla is a junior communication major with a minor in geography of international business and world trade. Director of student affairs for the Undergraduate Student Association, she is also vice president of UB Aces tennis club and a former secretary of the Polish Student Association. In addition, Przybyla is a student assistant for the Center for the Arts ticket office, a member of the communication Undergraduate Student Association and an associate editor for Generation magazine. She also attended the 2009 UB Coast to Coast Entertainment and Media Symposium in Hollywood.

3/18/10

Marc Adler's volunteer time commitment to the UB Alumni Association has been extraordinary since he first served on the achievement awards committee in 2001. Since then, he has volunteered at virtually every type of alumni event, including while fulfilling his two-year term as president of the UBAA (also a volunteer position), from 2007-09.

3/18/10

Catharine Dohn, formerly assistant dean for Millard Fillmore College, has been giving back to UB since 1997, compiling more than 2,250 hours of volunteer service to date.

3/18/10

Though he is busy cultivating a career in engineering that includes frequent international travel, Michael J. Dray still finds time to volunteer for UB. A process engineer for start-up company ZeroPoint Clean Tech Inc., Dray generously gives his time and energy in service to promoting and supporting the school and its students.

3/18/10

Since his retirement from NFL coaching in 2007, Jim McNally has volunteered tirelessly for UB Athletics. He has made his mark by turning the annual UB football reunion into a premier event, now attended by hundreds of former players. He has personally communicated with more than 1,500 individuals about the reunion, and assisted in planning and organizing a full weekend of events.

3/18/10

Frances Sansone is a retired associate professor from the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. She joined the Emeritus Center in 1999 and began participating in the REV-UP program, supporting a number of areas such as alumni, campus bloodmobiles, Empire State Games, human resources, music, Professional Staff Senate and the Special Olympics.

3/18/10

Norman R. McCombs has a mechanical engineering degree from the University at Buffalo. He has been involved in research and development all of his professional life. He founded the Xorbox Corporation in 1973, which evolved into AirSep Corporation in 1986.

3/18/10

Since its inception in 1892, the University at Buffalo Dental Alumni Association has continued to serve the university, academia, the community and the profession. Its active partnership with the UB Alumni Association has recently expanded to offer dual membership for its affiliates.

3/18/10

William Wild has played a major role in radically changing the educational experience of freshmen in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

3/18/10

The Harlem Radiology Center had a modest beginning in 1987 when Janet Sung, MD, and her husband, John, after pooling their assets, selling their apartment and taking out a loan, greeted their first 32 patients.

3/18/10

Gary Baker, one of 12 to be awarded the 2009 Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers, is a leader in the synthesis and application of environmentally benign solvents, including supercritical fluids and ionic liquids, a new type of solvent composed entirely of ions.

3/18/10

Wolf Blitzer, CNN's award-winning lead political anchor, hosts "The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer," the network's political news program. One of the most insightful journalists in America today, Blitzer began his career in 1972 with the Reuters News Agency in Tel Aviv, and shortly thereafter became a Washington, D.C., correspondent for The Jerusalem Post. After more than 15 years of reporting from the nation's capital, Blitzer joined CNN in 1990 as the network's military-affairs correspondent at the Pentagon.

3/18/10

Internationally acclaimed soprano and Clarence native Laura Aikin was discovered at 15 by Jay Anstee, a voice master's student at the University at Buffalo, while Aikin was auditioning for a school musical. Anstee introduced her to UB professor Gary Burgess, who was her voice teacher for the next seven years.

3/18/10

Richard J. Ablin was a research assistant, research graduate assistant and research fellow at UB while pursuing his doctorate in biology. After earning his degree, he continued his training in immunology as a United States Public Health Service postdoctoral fellow in the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences under Distinguished Professor Ernest Witebsky, MD.

3/18/10

Margaret McGlynn, who recently retired after a 26-year career at Merck & Company, has made a significant impact not only within the University at Buffalo community, but globally as well. Formerly president of the pharmaceutical company's global vaccine and infectious disease (ID) division, she also served as president of the company's U.S. hospital and specialty division.

3/18/10

Large commercial and industrial management is Dennis Elsenbeck's main role as regional executive of energy solutions services in National Grid's western division, as well as the public affairs and community relations function.

3/18/10

The University at Buffalo Alumni Association will honor a prominent local philanthropist and an internationally recognized journalist at the UB Alumni Association Achievement Awards ceremony to be held at 6:30 p.m. April 9 in Lippes Concert Hall in Slee Hall on the North Campus.

3/19/10

Yves-Alain Bois, PhD, 2010 Clarkson Chair in Architecture in the University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning, will present the 2010 Clarkson Lecture in Architecture April 7 at 5:30 p.m. in 301 Crosby Hall, UB South Campus.

3/19/10

The University at Buffalo and Hauptman Woodward Medical Research Institute are cosponsoring a visit April 8-9 from the world-renowned scientist who was awarded the most recent Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

3/22/10

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present Aspen Santa Fe Ballet on April 21 at 8 p.m. in the Mainstage Theatre in the Center for the Arts, UB North Campus. The performance is sponsored by M&T Bank. There will be a pre-performance talk at 7 p.m.

3/22/10

Abbe Raven, BA '74, president and CEO of A&E Television Networks (AETN), will be the keynote speaker at the University at Buffalo's second annual Coast to Coast Symposium on Arts, Entertainment and Media (UBC2C NYC).

3/22/10

An important 14-acre wetland and wildlife habitat that is being donated to the town of West Seneca this week is a unique and valuable ecosystem in an urban setting that should be preserved, according to University at Buffalo graduate students and researchers who have developed a restoration plan for it.

3/23/10

The University at Buffalo plans a new international certificate program that gives graduates in mental health fields an opportunity to learn valuable skills in first-response psychology, earn a master's certificate from two acclaimed universities and spend their summer in beautiful and historical Rome, Italy.

3/23/10

Annette Cravens, MSW '68, has donated her multimillion dollar collection of archaeological and ethnographic objects -- dating as far back as 4,500 BC -- to the University at Buffalo College of Arts and Sciences.

3/23/10

On April 6, the University at Buffalo Architecture Graduate Student Association will sponsor a lecture by Jesse Reiser, founding principal of Reiser + Umemoto, a firm whose spectacular buildings are exerting considerable influence over the practice of contemporary architecture.

3/24/10

The popularity of the fall 2009 Science and Art Cabaret, sponsored by the University at Buffalo and Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, sent a clear message to its organizers that the Buffalo community has a thirst to explore science and art together ... over a drink or two.

3/24/10

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present Cherryholmes on April 22 at 8 p.m. in the Mainstage Theatre in the Center for the Arts, UB North Campus. The concert is sponsored in part by Creekside Dentistry.

3/24/10

The University at Buffalo Department of Theatre and Dance will present Emerging Choreographers Showcase April 23-24 at 8 p.m. and April 24-25 at 2 p.m. in the Black Box Theatre, Center for the Arts, UB North Campus.

3/24/10

A $500 scholarship was awarded to each member of the winning team in the University at Buffalo School of Management's fourth annual Steven C. Verney MBA Case Competition.

3/24/10

Kee H. Chung, Louis M. Jacobs Professor of Financial Planning and Control and chair of the Department of Finance and Managerial Economics in the University at Buffalo School of Management, has received a Fulbright Distinguished Lectureship Award.

3/25/10

Registration is open for the University at Buffalo's second annual Coast to Coast Symposium on Arts, Entertainment and Media (UBC2C NYC), to be held July 23-25 at Macaulay Honors College at CUNY in New York City. The three-day event is designed to bring UB students and recent graduates together to learn, network and explore careers with prominent UB alumni in arts, entertainment and media.

3/25/10

A University at Buffalo School of Social Work researcher has developed and tested a "wellness curriculum" designed to improve the health of Native American urban youth shown to be at higher risk to develop health problems, including cancer.

3/25/10

Ronald J. Huefner, SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor in the University at Buffalo School of Management, has been named the recipient of the Distinguished Service Award by the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA).

3/25/10

WBFO 88.7 FM, the University at Buffalo's NPR member station, today completed the most successful on-air fundraising drive in the station's 51-year history. The drive began last week with the popular "Super Thursday" matching pledge day, and the final pledges came in during the last hour of WBFO's Morning Edition with Bert Gambini at 9:59 a.m. today.

3/26/10

A visionary who developed the world's most popular mapping Web site, an internationally beloved spiritual leader and humanitarian, a Pulitzer Prize-winning composer and a pioneering leader in drug discovery have been selected to receive honorary degrees from the State University of New York.

3/25/10

An article in the Wall Street Journal about a decision by Stanford University to shut down an experimental program that inserted metal stents into the internal jugular veins of multiple sclerosis patients in an effort to improve their symptoms reports that hundreds of patients have signed up for imaging programs to measure vein blockages at institutions that include UB.

3/29/10

The Food and Emerging Media Speakers Series -- designed to address issues of food and technology, and food and sustainability -- will continue its 2010 program with "Food in the City," a talk by Amanda McDonald Crowley, executive director of the non-profit Eyebeam art and technology center in New York City, at 7 p.m. April 1 in the Burchfield Penney Art Center, 1300 Elmwood Ave.

3/29/10

University at Buffalo President John B. Simpson called a news conference today to implore the New York State legislature to pass the Public Higher Education Empowerment and Innovation Act (PHEEIA) proposed in the governor's budget. Below is the statement he gave to members of the media.

3/30/10

Four University at Buffalo undergraduate students have been selected to participate in "SUNY Undergraduates Shaping New York's Future: A Showcase of Scholarly Posters at the Capitol," to be held April 13 in the Legislative Office Building in Albany.

3/30/10

Eating foods containing flavonoids -- orange juice, in this case -- along with a high-fat, high-carbohydrate fast-food meal neutralizes the oxidative and inflammatory stress generated by the unhealthy food and helps prevent blood vessel damage, a new study by University at Buffalo endocrinologists shows.

3/30/10

Five outstanding students from the University at Buffalo have been nominated for the prestigious Morris K. Udall Scholarship and Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship, respectively.

3/31/10

Neil deGrasse Tyson, host of PBS's NOVA scienceNOW, will speak at the University at Buffalo at 8 p.m. today (Wednesday, March 31) in Alumni Arena on the North Campus as part of UB's Distinguished Speakers Series.

3/31/10

Janine Tramont will receive the District Women in Business Champion of the Year award from the U.S. Small Business Administration's Buffalo District office.

3/30/10

A dozen Western New York companies will attend a presentation by Judy Albers of Excell Partners Inc. titled "They are Interested, What Next?" on Wednesday, March 31, from 8:30-10 a.m. in rooms 206 and 208 of the UB Technology Incubator in Baird Research Park, 1576 Sweet Home Rd., Amherst.

3/29/10

University at Buffalo President John B. Simpson will hold a news conference at 11 a.m. today, March 29.<p>He will discuss threats to the UB 2020 plan in the wake of current and projected budget cuts, and their impact on UB and all of Western New York. <p>Where: UB's New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences, 701 Ellicott St. in Buffalo. <p>On site media contact: John DellaContrada, 361-3006

3/28/10

The University at Buffalo will unveil its recently donated multimillion-dollar collection of archaeological and ethnographic objects -- from 6,000 year-old anthropomorphic figurines from Europe and the Near East , to ceremonial African dolls from the mid-20th century -- at a premiere public opening from 1 to 5 p.m. today (Sunday, March 28), at the university's Anderson Gallery, One Martha Jackson Place in Buffalo.

3/26/10

UB President John B. Simpson will hold a news conference at 11 a.m. on Monday, March 29. He will discuss threats to the UB 2020 plan in the wake of current and projected budget cuts, and their impact on UB and all of Western New York.

3/25/10

One UB faculty member treated survivors on a U.S. Navy ship; another led engineers to assess the safety of structures in Port-au-Prince, while another used remote sensing technologies to help determine the extent of damage.

3/25/10

"The Nature of Knowledge Interaction: Indigenous Environmental Knowledge and Western Environmental Science" will be the subject of a talk by Dan Longboat, assistant professor of native studies at Trent University, today (Thursday, March 25) from 7-9 p.m. in 120 Clemens Hall on the University at Buffalo North Campus.

3/24/10

"The Nature of Knowledge Interaction: Indigenous Environmental Knowledge and Western Environmental Science" will be the subject of a talk by Dan Longboat, assistant professor of native studies at Trent University, on Thursday, March 25, from 7-9 p.m. in 120 Clemens Hall on the University at Buffalo North Campus.

3/15/10

More than 25 University at Buffalo faculty inventors will be honored today (March 15) at the UB Inventors and Entrepreneurs Reception to be held from 4-6 p.m. in the Center for Tomorrow on UB's North Campus. Formal program begins at 4:50 p.m.

3/10/10

Some of the best science minds around bring their hands-on exhibits and passion for their work to the University at Buffalo's North Campus today (Wednesday, March 10) for the university's annual Science Exploration Day celebration.

3/9/10

Some of the best science minds around bring their hands-on exhibits and passion for their work to the University at Buffalo's North Campus Wednesday, March 10, for the university's annual Science Exploration Day celebration.

3/3/10

Canadian author, poet, critic and social campaigner Margaret Atwood will speak at 8 p.m. today (Wednesday, March 3, 2010) in the University at Buffalo Center for the Arts as part of the 2009-10 Distinguished Speakers Series.