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5/3/10

Obesity, a condition linked to heart disease and diabetes, now appears to be associated with another health problem, but one that affects men only -- low testosterone levels, according to UB researchers.

5/4/10

University Police are investigating an attempted robbery that occurred at 3 a.m. today in the Main-Bailey parking lot near Clement Hall on UB's South Campus.

5/4/10

University at Buffalo faculty experts are available to discuss the Arizona immigration law, the rise of the Tea Party and many other news topics.

5/6/10

The University at Buffalo Law School will honor five accomplished alumni and an Erie County Court judge whose devotion has earned him "honorary alumnus" status at the UB Law Alumni Association's 2010 Distinguished Alumni Awards dinner to be held May 11 in the Hyatt Regency Buffalo.

5/6/10

A University at Buffalo expert on corporate social responsibility (CSR) is available to comment on how the BP oil spill disaster will affect the company's CSR ranking.

5/7/10

The University at Buffalo Information Technology (IT) wizards who brought you the UB falcon webcam, which was refreshing at intervals of 6 seconds, have now developed a live stream of life in the nest at <a href="http://ubfalcon.buffalo.edu">http://ubfalcon.buffalo.edu</a>

5/7/10

The University at Buffalo Civic Engagement and Public Policy Strategic Initiative (CEPP) has awarded four research fellowships for 2010-11 to UB scholars from the fields of education, medicine, business management and sociology.

5/10/10

With programs ranging from cool science projects to learning about your true talents while improving the community, the University at Buffalo's Center for Educational Collaboration, with generous support from the Verizon Foundation, has the answer to the "boring" summer vacation. The center is offering six distinct educational programs this summer.

5/4/10

An article on the Heritage Key, a website dedicated to information about the ancient world, reports a team of archaeologists, led by Vance Watrous, professor of visual studies, and UB student Matt Buell, have discovered a fortification system at the Minoan town of Gournia, a finding that contradicts the popular belief that Minoans were a peaceful society with no need for defensive structures. England's The Independent also covered the findings.

5/10/10

Daniel Hess, PhD, of Buffalo, associate professor of urban and regional planning in the University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning, has received a Fulbright Scholar Award for the 2010-11 academic year.

5/11/10

Actor and director Stephen McKinley Henderson of Buffalo, a professor of theatre and dance at the University at Buffalo known particularly as a performer of the ouvre of the late playwright August Wilson, has been nominated for a Tony Award for his performance in the Broadway revival of Wilson's 1987 Pulitzer Prize-winning play "Fences."

5/11/10

Sixteen graduates of the University at Buffalo School of Management received awards during the school's commencement ceremonies on May 7.

5/11/10

University at Buffalo President John B. Simpson stood with Gov. David Paterson at a rally in Albany today to support the Public Higher Education Empowerment and Innovation Act (PHEEIA).

5/11/10

Three University at Buffalo high-technology spinoffs are among 100 success stories being recognized in a national report issued today by The Science Coalition, a national, nonprofit organization of research universities based in Washington D.C.

5/12/10

Nearly one-third of patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) who underwent a novel behavior treatment developed by a University at Buffalo behavioral scientist achieved significant relief within four weeks of beginning treatment.

5/12/10

A magnitude 7.0 earthquake will strike at the University at Buffalo on May 18 as researchers conduct tests on a 70-ton, 60-foot-long concrete bridge in the university's massive Structural Engineering and Earthquake Simulation Laboratory (SEESL).

5/12/10

A University at Buffalo political scientist is available to comment on President Obama's visit to Buffalo Thursday during a stop on his "White House to Main Street Tour."

5/12/10

Although President Obama's visit to the region Thursday is intended to highlight the successes of a small manufacturing plant in Buffalo, his arrival also presents an opportunity to underscore the success of his administration's major investment in scientific research at the University at Buffalo.

5/12/10

A chemist at the University at Buffalo has been recognized by the American Chemical Society for his research of a material that could be used for the next generation of transistors.

5/13/10

Two graduates of programs in the UB School of Management Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership (CEL) will be in attendance today during President Obama's visit to Buffalo.

5/13/10

The University at Buffalo's Oscar A. Silverman Library, located on the ground through third floors of Capen Hall, has been reconstituted and is undergoing redesign to better accommodate the collections and services of the UB Undergraduate Library, the Science and Engineering Library, two cybraries and the UB Libraries' Multimedia Center, plus more and better study spaces.

5/13/10

Robert Granfield, PhD, of Youngstown, N.Y., professor and chair of the Department of Sociology, University at Buffalo College of Arts and Sciences, has been named the Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in International Humanitarian Law at the Human Rights Research and Education Center (HRREC), University of Ottawa, Ontario.

5/14/10

The promise of new pharmaceutical treatments from a class of powerful plant compounds called isoflavonoids has remained unfulfilled because of problems biosynthesizing sufficient quantities of the compound in pure forms or well-defined mixtures.

5/17/10

The University at Buffalo's Center for Educational Collaboration (CEC) will organize two trips to Tanzania in 2011 -- one for local community members and one for high school students -- in an effort to introduce individuals to the challenges, opportunities and assets related to education in Tanzania. The trips are part of the CEC's Buffalo Tanzania Education Project.

5/17/10

"War porn" -- videos viewed for entertainment that feature gruesome footage of dead American soldiers or the killing of soldiers and civilians in the Middle East wars -- are growing in numbers online, in part, because of the absence of a strong mainstream media presence in Iraq and Afghanistan, says University at Buffalo popular culture expert David Schmid, PhD.

5/18/10

A. Scott Weber, PhD, has been named vice provost and dean of undergraduate education at the University at Buffalo after an internal search, UB Provost Satish K. Tripathi announced today.

5/18/10

Mata Amritanandamayi Devi, chancellor of India's Amrita University, will receive a State University of New York Doctor of Humane Letters degree at a conferral ceremony to be held at 2 p.m. May 25 in Lippes Concert Hall in Slee Hall on the University at Buffalo North Campus.

5/18/10

The major earthquake that "struck" a 70-ton, 60-foot-long concrete bridge today in the University at Buffalo's Structural Engineering and Earthquake Simulation Laboratory will help engineers evaluate if a fast, new construction method results in bridges strong enough to withstand seismic activity.

5/19/10

Winnifred Fallers Sullivan, associate professor of law at the University at Buffalo Law School, whose research on the intersection of religion and law has earned international recognition, has been named a fellow of the Guggenheim Foundation, one of the top academic honors available to researchers and academics of all disciplines.

5/19/10

The worldwide public accounting firm of Ernst & Young and its staff members have contributed nearly $50,000 to the University at Buffalo over the past year.

5/19/10

Members of the media are invited to cover the honorary degree conferral ceremony for Mata Amritanandamayi Devi, known worldwide as "Amma." She is the chancellor of India's Amrita University and a distinguished and beloved humanitarian and spiritual leader.

5/20/10

As a result of the escalating civil unrest and street violence in various parts of Thailand, and particularly Bangkok, in recent weeks, the U.S. Department of State has issued a Travel Warning for U.S. citizens considering travel to Thailand.

5/20/10

University at Buffalo researcher Gregory A. Fabiano has received the green light to continue using a parent-teen therapeutic program and state-of-the-art driving simulator to teach safe driving habits to a group of drivers at the very top of the risk pool: teens with ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder).

5/21/10

It is not terribly surprising to see jumps in prices in either direction, says Christian Tiu, professor of finance at the University at Buffalo School of Management. "With volatility that high, we can see big swings in prices -- much like the one at this morning's open."

5/24/10

Members of the media are invited to cover the honorary degree conferral ceremony for Mata Amritanandamayi Devi, known worldwide as "Amma." She is the chancellor of India's Amrita University and a distinguished and internationally beloved humanitarian and spiritual leader.

5/24/10

Future pandemics of seasonal flu, H1N1 and other drug-resistant viruses may be thwarted by a potent, immune-boosting payload that is effectively delivered to cells by gold nanorods, report scientists at the University at Buffalo and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The work is published in the current issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

5/24/10

Jesus M. Velazquez, a University at Buffalo doctoral student in chemistry, has been awarded the competitive Harriett G. Jenkins Pre-doctoral Fellowship.

5/25/10

Virtuoso choral conductor Harold Rosenbaum, associate professor of music at the University at Buffalo, where he conducts the UB choirs and heads the graduate program in choral conducting, will receive the 2010 Victor Herbert Award from the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) in recognition of his contribution to the choral repertory and his service to American composers and their music.

5/26/10

Mata Amritanandamayi Devi, chancellor of India's Amrita University, received a State University of New York Doctor of Humane Letters degree at a conferral ceremony May 25 in Slee Hall on the University at Buffalo North Campus.

5/27/10

Errol E. Meidinger, professor and vice dean for research and faculty development in the University at Buffalo Law School, has been named director of the Baldy Center for Law and Social Policy.

5/27/10

A University at Buffalo biochemist in UB's New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences and his colleagues have received $3.5 million from the Empire State Stem Cell Board to establish a Western New York Stem Cell Culture and Analysis Center.

5/27/10

Last weekend at a university campus in Port-au-Prince, where not a single building withstood the January earthquake, more than 200 Haitian engineers, architects and other professionals gathered in tents in temperatures hovering near 100 degrees F to begin learning the principles of earthquake-resistant design.

5/27/10

The University at Buffalo's UBThisSummer Lecture Series will mark its fifth anniversary with a lineup that opens with Andre Filiatrault, who assessed building safety in Haiti this January following a devastating earthquake there, and concludes with Esther Takeuchi, a battery expert who traveled to Washington, D.C., last fall to receive the National Medal of Technology and Innovation from President Barack Obama.

5/27/10

Two University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences students have won scholarships from the Sarnoff Cardiovascular Research Foundation to conduct intensive work in a biomedical research laboratory in the United States.

5/14/10

Sixty of Western New York's best and brightest high school students will compete in BEAM TREK, an all-day, brain-teasing race on the University at Buffalo's North (Amherst) Campus on Saturday, May 15, 2010.

5/14/10

University at Buffalo faculty, staff and students will gather from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. tomorrow (Saturday, May 15) to help make a difference in the community surrounding the UB South Campus as part of the second annual UB Community Day.

5/14/10

University at Buffalo faculty, staff and students will gather from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. tomorrow (Saturday, May 15) to help make a difference in the community surrounding the UB South Campus as part of the second annual UB Community Day.

5/7/10

The University at Buffalo will hold its 164th general commencement at 10 a.m. Sunday, May 9, in Alumni Arena on the North Campus.

5/6/10

The University at Buffalo will bid a fond farewell to the Class of 2010 during a number of commencement ceremonies to be held beginning Thursday, May 6.