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6/2/10

The American Chemical Society has selected Luis A. Colon, PhD, professor and chair of the University at Buffalo Department of Chemistry, as recipient of the Stanley C. Israel Regional Award for Promotion of Diversity.

6/2/10

The University at Buffalo's "City Voices, City Visions" student film festival will present its "Academy Awards" to the winning student digital cinematographers at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, June 3, at its usual venue, the Market Arcade Film and Arts Centre, 639 Main St., in downtown Buffalo.

6/2/10

The fourth season of the University Community Farmers Market will open June 5 on the University at Buffalo South Campus featuring a variety of new and old vendors and selling fresh food and local products.

6/3/10

Hodgson Russ LLP and University at Buffalo professors George M. Hezel and Jerome J. Schentag will be honored by UB for their leadership in the community and longstanding support of the university at the UB Partner's Day luncheon on June 9 in the Adam's Mark Hotel in Buffalo.

6/3/10

The University at Buffalo has been named the 2009-2010 Individual Conference Champion by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for using more green power than any other school in the Mid-American Conference.

6/4/10

The University at Buffalo will add a major in environmental geosciences to its undergraduate offerings this fall, giving students another opportunity to study and research topics tied to the ever-changing environment of Western New York and the world.

6/7/10

If battery-making is an art, then University at Buffalo scientist Esther Takeuchi is among its most prolific masters, with more than 140 U.S. patents, all in energy storage.

6/9/10

A University at Buffalo community partnership that is bringing $28 million in affordable housing and new jobs this year to Buffalo and a new technology that could take the "ouch" out of checking blood sugar were honored today at UB Partners Day in the Adam's Mark Hotel in Buffalo.

6/10/10

The University at Buffalo is seeking community members willing to serve on UB's human research review boards, which review and approve human research studies that involve biomedical, social, behavioral and educational research.

6/10/10

Two former fellows of the University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning have been selected to participate in the 12th annual International Architecture Exhibition at the 2010 Venice Biennale, Aug. 29 to Nov. 2.

6/10/10

Thirty-six Western New York business owners, operators and high-level managers have graduated from the Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership (CEL) Core program in the University at Buffalo School of Management.

6/10/10

The University at Buffalo will open its doors to the public with a six-part summer concert series featuring hometown groups and musicians including Babik, the Latin Jazz Project and Dee Adams.

6/11/10

Trauma patients without insurance are more likely to die of their injuries from auto accidents and gunshot wounds than privately insured patients with similar injuries, according to findings of an analysis of 193,804 patients from 649 facilities conducted by University Buffalo emergency medicine physicians.

6/11/10

Samina Raja, PhD, associate professor of urban and regional planning in the University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning, is a community-based scholar whose work continues to earn national visibility and prestige in the fields of food security planning and community health.

6/14/10

The Department of Environmental Conservation has informed the university about two incidents where falcons nesting in MacKay Tower on UB's South Campus swooped down near passersby and a dog causing minor injuries.

6/15/10

Thirty-two Western New York business professionals have graduated from the Executive MBA program in the University at Buffalo School of Management.

6/16/10

In the latter part of the 19th century, a range of powerful new visual technologies were developed that used the intrinsic mechanics of light-sensitive media to achieve spiritual allusions and illusions. Elizabeth Otto, PhD, an award-winning art historian at the University at Buffalo, is particularly interested in "spirit photographs" and the cultures of the paranormal as they relate to the Romantic tradition of spirit or Geist in late 19th- and early 20th-century Austria and Germany and the rise of modernism.

6/22/10

A preliminary study of young children undergoing treatment for cavities in their baby teeth found that nearly 28 percent had a body mass index (BMI) above the 85th percentile, indicating overweight or obesity. That percentage is more than 5 percent higher than the estimated national average, adding more fuel to the growing concern that poor food choices, including those sugary drinks and fruit juices so popular and convenient, likely are contributing to both obesity and tooth decay in very young children.

6/17/10

Alexander N. Cartwright, PhD, chair of the University at Buffalo departments of Electrical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering, has been named interim vice president for research, Provost Satish K. Tripathi announced today.

6/17/10

The University at Buffalo's Department of History awarded scholarships and grants in the amount of more than $54,000 to 17 undergraduate history majors this spring, 10 of them from the Buffalo area.

6/17/10

An assessment of patients with adult Tourette syndrome (TS) to identify clinical factors that contribute to psychosocial and occupational disabilities resulting from the vocal or motor tics that define TS found that anxiety/panic disorder may be the most disabling psychiatric condition associated with the disorder.

6/21/10

This summer, the University at Buffalo Department of Urban and Regional Planning, School of Architecture and Planning, will host visiting scholar Gunes Ekin Aksan of Turkey, a PhD student in the Political and Social Sciences Department at Marmara University and a lecturer in the Communication Department at Istanbul Bilgi University.

6/22/10

The Poetry Collection of the University at Buffalo Libraries has received an honorable mention in the 2010 Katharine Kyes Leab and Daniel J. Leab "American Book Prices Current" Exhibition Awards competition.

6/22/10

Although long-term care of sick or disabled loved ones is widely recognized as a threat to the caregiver's health and quality of life, a new study led by University at Buffalo psychologist Michael Poulin, PhD, finds that in some contexts, helping valued loved ones may promote the well being of helpers.

6/22/10

The University at Buffalo School of Management's student chapter of the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) has earned the SHRM Superior Merit Award. The award recognizes chapters for outstanding activities and programs that support the professional development of members as well as the SHRM organization and the HR profession. This marks the chapter's 29th consecutive year of national recognition.

6/23/10

Andre Filiatrault, PhD, director of the University at Buffalo's MCEER (Multidisciplinary Center for Earthquake Engineering Research), will be available to discuss the magnitude 5.5 earthquake that struck on the Ontario-Quebec border this afternoon and was felt throughout the state.

6/24/10

The focus is on the growth of jobs, high-tech business and a knowledge-based economy when the University at Buffalo's New York State Center of Excellence in the Bioinformatics and Life Sciences holds the 2010 Explore Buffalo Niagara Investor High-Tech Forum from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. today (June 24) in the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, 1285 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo.

6/28/10

Vietnam War-era veterans exposed to Agent Orange appear to have significantly more Graves' disease, a thyroid disorder, than veterans with no exposure, a new study by endocrinologists at the University at Buffalo has shown.

6/28/10

Modern marsupials may be popular animals at the zoo and in children's books, but new findings by University at Buffalo biologists reveal that they harbor a "fossil" copy of a gene that codes for filoviruses, which cause Ebola and Marburg hemorrhagic fevers and are the most lethal viruses known to humans.

6/28/10

The University at Buffalo School of Management and the Foundation for Accounting Education of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA) are collaborating to introduce minority high school students to career opportunities in the accounting profession during a five-day program.

6/29/10

"Kid Corridors, Taking Steps to School," a 2009 graduate studio project of the University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning, has received the 2010 Outstanding Student Project Award from the Western New York Section of the American Planning Association (WNY APA).

6/30/10

Anne B. Curtis, MD, professor of medicine at University of South Florida, chief of the university's Division of Cardiology and director of Cardiovascular Services, has been appointed the inaugural Mary and Charles Bauer Professor and chair of the Department of Medicine at the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

6/30/10

Buffalo medical researchers led by a team from the University at Buffalo Department of Neurosurgery, will embark on a landmark prospective randomized double-blinded study to test the safety and efficacy of interventional endovascular therapy --dubbed "liberation treatment" -- on the symptoms and progression of Multiple Sclerosis (MS).

6/22/10

It's a jungle out there in the world of technology start-ups. And businesspeople who want to make sure that their high-tech company is the one still standing will be attending the 2010 Explore Buffalo Niagara Investor and Entrepreneur High-Tech Forum on Thursday, June 24, from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, 1285 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo.

6/8/10

A rare opportunity to see how Buffalo's emerging waterfront design looks -- thanks to a state-of-the-art virtual reality tour with a 3-D interactive high-resolution simulation -- is one highlight of the University at Buffalo's 2010 Partners Day exhibition and workshops beginning at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 9, at the Adam's Mark Hotel.