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4/1/10

The Medication Management Research Network at the University at Buffalo's New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences has a new role in helping to improve patient safety in Western New York, as a result of its recent designation by the federal government as a Patient Safety Organization.

4/1/10

The University at Buffalo will celebrate the grand opening of its Confucius Institute on April 9 with a ceremony featuring lively Chinese music and colorful dance, along with welcoming remarks by UB President John B. Simpson and Gong Huili, executive president of Capital Normal University in Beijing.

4/1/10

The Foundation for Accounting Education (FAE) of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA) and the University at Buffalo School of Management are accepting applications from high school juniors for the Career Opportunities in the Accounting Profession (COAP) program.

4/1/10

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present Chita Rivera: My Broadway on May 4 at 8 p.m. in the Mainstage Theatre, Center for the Arts, UB North Campus.

4/2/10

The University at Buffalo School of Management has received a $10,000 grant from Target to fund a scholarship program for students who volunteer in the local community.

4/5/10

The exact nature of the University at Buffalo's expansion downtown has not yet been finalized, but as decisions are made, they will be consistent with the guiding principles of Building UB, UB's comprehensive physical plan. This plan stipulates that UB will be a responsible community citizen and will collaborate with its neighbors to achieve a shared vision for the future.

4/5/10

The sale price for McCarley Gardens will be $15 million. The sale of the property is contingent upon HUD's approval and the completion of several conditions designed to assure that the needs and concerns of the residents of McCarley Gardens are met.

4/5/10

Rev. Michael Chapman, pastor of St. John Baptist Church and president of the Oak-Michigan Housing Development Corporation, a not-for-profit housing development corporation of St. John Baptist Church, today announced a step forward for a well-devised, systematic business plan to revitalize Buffalo's East Side, and the critical role of the University at Buffalo in achieving this goal.

4/6/10

Six students from area high schools won first place in an entrepreneurship competition last month for their winning business proposal, a consulting business focused on energy efficiency.

4/6/10

Five teams of students and alumni from the University at Buffalo will compete for cash and services in excess of $10,000 in the final round of the Henry A. Panasci Jr. Technology Entrepreneurship Competition (Panasci TEC).

4/7/10

Jasmine May, a University at Buffalo sophomore whose fierce ambition to find better treatments for brain cancer patients is inspired by the recent death of her father, has won the prestigious Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education award.

4/7/10

For the second consecutive year, 16 MBA students from the University at Buffalo School of Management spent an 'alternative" spring break volunteering for community service projects in New Orleans to aid people still affected by Hurricane Katrina.

4/8/10

University at Buffalo researchers are adapting our innate interest in consuming a variety of foods, considered an evolutionary survival tactic, to develop new interventions to treat obesity in children.

4/8/10

The University at Buffalo's Center for Educational Collaboration (CEC) will bring its message of civic engagement and personal empowerment to elementary children through a summer camp that mixes interactive activities with UB's mission of making a difference in the world.

4/9/10

The University at Buffalo celebrates its new Confucius Institute with authentic Chinese music and colorful traditional dancing from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today (April 9) at UB's Center for the Arts on its North Campus.

4/9/10

A new University at Buffalo Web camera is capturing life in a peregrine falcon nest on the UB South Campus in Buffalo, where, for the second consecutive year, a female has laid her eggs.

4/12/10

The infamous Tuskegee Syphilis Study has little effect today on the willingness of blacks to take part in medical research studies, researchers involved in a three-city survey conducted as part of the Tuskegee Legacy Project have found.

4/12/10

The University at Buffalo Graduate Planning Student Association (GPSA) has received the 2010 award for Outstanding Planning Student Organization from the American Planning Association for a project that involved students from the Buffalo Public Schools in neighborhood revitalization efforts.

4/12/10

Robert Wallace, MD, Irene Ensminger Stecher professor of epidemiology and internal medicine at the University of Iowa and director of the university's Center on Aging, will present the University at Buffalo's 2010 Saxon Graham Lecture on Friday, April 16, at noon in 144 Farber Hall on UB's South Campus.

4/13/10

Student environmental activists from Western and Central New York are getting ready to teach, learn and discuss New York State's environmental future at Power Shift New York 2010 on the University at Buffalo North Campus on April 16-18.

4/13/10

University at Buffalo Law School students will suggest ways renewable energy resources can reshape Haiti's future in a free, public forum 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 14 at the Cellino and Barnes Conference Center, 509 John Lord O'Brian Hall, on UB's North Campus.

4/14/10

The University at Buffalo has obtained New York State Department of Education approval to offer its Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering. The new academic program is a joint effort between the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

4/14/10

The University at Buffalo Law School will honor its diversity in this year's Law School Student of Color Dinner April 15 at the Buffalo Niagara Marriott, 1340 Millersport Highway, Amherst.

4/14/10

What do a strand of DNA, snow drifts and a terrain of clouds, mountains and ponds have in common? They all provided inspiration for designs submitted by three internationally renowned artists, finalists in a University at Buffalo-sponsored public art competition, for a solar installation to be constructed on UB's North Campus in partnership with the New York Power Authority (NYPA).

4/15/10

BUFFALO,N.Y. -- William D. Phillips, 1997 Nobel Laureate in Physics, who is renowned for the spectacular demonstrations that accompany his lectures, will deliver the 16th annual Moti Lal Rustgi Lecture at 5 p.m., April 23, in Room 225, Natural Sciences Complex on the UB North Campus. It is free and open to the public.

4/15/10

The Living Wall, a "linear community of pods" comprising 14 full-scale interactive structures created by 100 University at Buffalo architecture students, will be exhibited through Oct. 23 at Griffis Sculpture Park, where visitors climbing on, over and through them will help the students test the functionality of their designs.

4/15/10

Lockwood Memorial Library at the University at Buffalo now has international collections of popular fiction and non-fiction books in Chinese, Korean, and Japanese -- three languages spoken by large and growing segments of the UB community.

4/16/10

A University at Buffalo volcanologist, an expert in volcanic ash cloud transport, published a paper recently showing how the jet stream, the area in the atmosphere that pilots prefer to fly in, also seems to be the area most likely to be impacted by plumes from volcanic ash.

4/19/10

University Police are investigating a strong-arm robbery which occurred at approximately 12:05 a.m. on Sunday, April 18, near Townsend Parking Lot on the University at Buffalo South Campus.

4/19/10

Ask the 13 University at Buffalo students in the award-winning, high-flying, history-making, musical zone-dwelling, universally charming, suddenly famous Buffalo Chips a cappella group whether they now believe the truth of that familiar musical adage: A good song can take you far.

4/20/10

Vitamin supplements, diet, geographic location, demographic information or lifestyle, independently or in combination, cannot accurately predict vitamin D concentrations in blood, researchers at the University at Buffalo have found.

4/21/10

Over the past 10 weeks, 179 IRS-certified accounting students from the University at Buffalo School of Management brought $992,000 back into the Buffalo community through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.

4/21/10

Alfred Hammonds Jr., deputy county executive for Erie County and formerly the county's director of Six Sigma, is returning to the University at Buffalo after helping the county become the nation's first large, metropolitan county to implement the quality-improvement program.

4/21/10

Air travel may be resuming in some European countries, but Michael F. Sheridan, PhD, a leading volcanologist and founder of the University at Buffalo's Center for Geohazards Studies, says that the future behavior of both the volcanic ash cloud and the eruptive system that spurred it is difficult to predict.

4/21/10

University at Buffalo Graduate School of Education Dean Mary H. Gresham said today that critics of universities that train teachers shouldn't assume that schools of education are the reason for poor student achievement in our nation's elementary and secondary schools. Instead, she said that critics would help students more by launching a careful examination of these programs' strengths and weaknesses.

4/22/10

UB President John B. Simpson and the New York Power Authority (NYPA) will introduce the winning designer of an innovative solar installation to be constructed on UB's North Campus at event to be held at 3:30 p.m. today, Thursday, April 22, in the Albright-Knox Art Gallery's Clifton Hall, 1285 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo.<

4/22/10

Fresh off a red-eye flight from California, artist Walter Hood of Oakland ( Photo: www.buffalo.edu/news/11247) will be introduced today as the winner of a UB-sponsored international competition to design a massive solar installation that will power 735 student apartments on UB's North Campus.

4/22/10

The University at Buffalo and the New York Power Authority (NYPA) announced today that internationally renowned artist and landscape architect Walter Hood of Oakland, Calif., is the winner of a public art competition to design the 1.1 megawatt solar array that will be constructed by NYPA this year on UB's North Campus.

4/22/10

Despina Stratigakos, PhD, assistant professor of architecture in the University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning and an award-winning architectural historian whose work addresses issues of diversity in architecture, is one of four scholars selected from 84 applicants to be 2010-11 External Fellows of the Rice University Humanities Research Center (HRC).

4/23/10

A quarter-acre vegetable garden is taking shape at the University at Buffalo, pioneered by a group of medical students who are putting into practice one of the axioms of the modern Hippocratic Oath: "I will prevent disease whenever I can, for prevention is preferable to cure."

4/23/10

Dina Temple-Raston, who reports on counterterrorism at home and abroad for NPR News, will visit the studios of WBFO 88.7 FM, a public service of the University at Buffalo, for a special one-hour call-in show at 3 p.m. April 28.

4/23/10

PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) has awarded $5,000 to five student organizations in the University at Buffalo School of Management to assist them in a community renovation project at Buffalo's VIVE La Casa refugee shelter.

4/23/10

Historians know that children were active cultural participants in ancient times and so they are present in archaeological contexts, although evidence of their lives and roles have often been under-analyzed and perhaps misunderstood. On April 24-25, scholars from across the U.S. and Europe will gather at the University at Buffalo to initiate an interdisciplinary dialogue on the notion of childhood and children in the archeological record from ancient times to the recent era.

4/23/10

Sampson Lee Blair, PhD, of Williamsville, associate professor of sociology at the University at Buffalo, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to lecture and conduct research at Xavier University (Ateneo de Cagayan) on the island of Mindanao, the Philippines, during the 2010-11 academic year.

4/23/10

Entering the third act of an already celebrated career, Max Weinberg will present the Max Weinberg Big Band at 8 p.m. Oct. 8 in the Center for the Arts on the University at Buffalo North Campus.

4/23/10

The Frank L. Ciminelli Family Career Resource Center and the Credit-Bearing Internship Program in the University at Buffalo School of Management honored six professionals, five students and four companies on April 16 at a reception in the South Lake Community Building on UB's North Campus.

4/26/10

When celebrity chef Rachael Ray chose the University at Buffalo as the backdrop for a celebratory meal in her wildly popular magazine, the chefs and managers of university food service knew just how to handle it.

4/26/10

The University at Buffalo Anderson Gallery is presenting an exhibition titled Paul Jenkins in the 1960s and 1970s: Space, Color and Light through Aug. 22

4/27/10

Chang Wen Chen, PhD, University at Buffalo professor of computer science and engineering in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, has been selected to receive a prestigious Humboldt Research Award from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.

4/27/10

More than $10,000 in cash and services was awarded to the winning team in the University at Buffalo's Henry A. Panasci Jr. Technology Entrepreneurship Competition (Panasci TEC) for its proposal to custom manufacture a new nanomaterial, graphene.

4/27/10

Business professionals seeking to expand their data and statistical repertoire are invited to attend three workshops being offered in May by the University at Buffalo's Center for Industrial Effectiveness (TCIE).

4/27/10

The University at Buffalo Graduate School of Education will become the site of a national center for the prevention of bullying, abuse and school violence, thanks to the largest gift in the school's history.

4/27/10

Thomas R. Beecher Jr., JD '59, chairman of the board of Barrantys LLC, and Esther S. Takeuchi, SUNY Distinguished Professor and Greatbatch Professor in Power Sources Research in the University at Buffalo School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, will receive the Chancellor Charles P. Norton Medal, UB's highest award, during the university's 164th general commencement on May 9.

4/27/10

An exhibition at the University at Buffalo's Anderson Gallery explores the fruitful relationship between Japan's avant garde Gutari Art Group, founded in 1954 in Osaka, and some of New York's most influential artists of the 1950s and '60s, among them Jackson Pollock, Robert Rauchenberg and Jasper Johns.

4/28/10

A University at Buffalo researcher has received a two-year, $1 million Recovery Act grant from the National Center for Minority Health and Health Disparities to develop a community-based partnership that motivates low-income minorities with chronic diseases to include cancer screening in their medical care.

4/28/10

Low vitamin D levels may be associated with more advanced physical disability and cognitive impairment in persons with multiple sclerosis, studies conducted by neurologists at the University at Buffalo have shown.

4/28/10

The University at Buffalo's Center for the Arts and the University of Florida Center for the Arts in Healthcare, Research & Education will hold the third annual Arts in Healthcare Clinical Practice Intensive Aug. 2-13 in the UB Center for the Arts.

4/29/10

Jobseekers and career changers of all experience levels, from recent grads to those who have been in the workforce for decades, are encouraged to attend the Western New York Career Resource Expo on May 25 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Burt Flickinger Athletic Center, Erie Community College City Campus, 21 Oak Street in Buffalo.

4/29/10

A study by communication researchers at the University at Buffalo confirms what was made evident by the very public Google-Chinese government dispute over Internet censorship: the fact that China's cyberculture is changing and growing rapidly is no harbinger of political freedom and open speech in that country.

4/29/10

The University at Buffalo Alumni Association is offering the UBAA Alumnae Scholarship, a scholarship for female students registered in any UB department or division, which was created by UB alumnae in 1941, but has not been awarded for a number of years.

4/30/10

Robert G. Shibley, professor of architecture and urban and regional planning and senior advisor to the president on campus planning and design, has been named to the newly created position of campus architect at the University at Buffalo.

4/30/10

National Grid is investing $250,000 to develop a cutting-edge facility to support virtual partnerships with biomedical engineering at the University at Buffalo School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. The grant will also support applied research collaborations and technology transfer opportunities between the university and industry to help New York businesses gain competitive technological advantages.

4/30/10

Some 5,750 students are candidates to receive degrees during the University at Buffalo's 164th general commencement and 13 other commencement ceremonies, which began April 30 and continue through May 22.

4/30/10

Ming Tiampo, associate professor of art history at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada, will provide a lecture and tour of the exhibition "Under Each Other's Spell": The Gutai and New York, on view at UB Anderson Gallery, 1 Martha Jackson Place, Buffalo, through Aug. 22.

4/27/10

When celebrity chef Rachael Ray chose the University at Buffalo as the backdrop for a celebratory meal in her wildly popular magazine, the chefs and managers of university food service knew just how to handle it: They got ready to cook.

4/26/10

The University at Buffalo Graduate School of Education will announce a major alumni gift to establish the Jean M. Alberti Center for the Prevention of Bullying, Abuse and School Violence during an anti- bullying symposium from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. tomorrow (Tuesday, April 27) in Slee Hall on UB's North Campus.

4/23/10

"The Living Wall," a series of 14 "interactive" pods designed by UB first year undergraduate architecture students, will open to the public this weekend.

4/23/10

Political humorist Bill Maher, host of the Emmy-nominated series "Real Time with Bill Maher," will speak at the University at Buffalo at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 24, in Alumni Arena as part of UB's Distinguished Speakers Series.

4/21/10

UB President John B. Simpson and the New York Power Authority (NYPA) will introduce the winning designer of an innovative solar installation to be constructed on UB's North Campus at event to be held at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, April 22, in the Albright-Knox Art Gallery's Clifton Hall, 1285 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo.

4/16/10

A memorial bench designed and built by students in the University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning in honor of firefighters Charles "Chip" McCarthy and Jonathan Croom who died Aug. 24, 2009 in a Genesee Street fire will be presented to Buffalo Fire Department Ladder 7 and Engine 34 Firehouse, 2738 Main St., in the University District, at 7:30 p.m. April 16.

4/12/10

The public is largely unaware of an important movement among artists of all stripes advocating for sustainable agriculture, products and services. Students and faculty members in the University at Buffalo departments of visual studies, media study, architecture and planning are among those deeply involved in this movement.

4/8/10

Wolf Blitzer, CNN's award-winning lead political anchor and host of "The Situation Room," will be available to talk with local media from 5:30-5:45 p.m. tomorrow (Friday, April 9) in Slee Hall's Green Room, 208 Slee Hall, on the UB North Campus.

4/7/10

Students in the sciences at the University at Buffalo and Hauptman Woodward Medical Research Institute will have a chance to chat with 2009 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry Ada E. Yonath April 8 at 4:40 p.m. in the UB Center for the Arts atrium on the North Campus.

4/1/10

Some of the University at Buffalo's best and brightest undergraduate students who have won or been nominated for prestigious, national scholarships will be honored at UB's Scholars of Excellence Luncheon today, April 1, in the Center for Tomorrow on the North Campus.