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7/1/10

Researchers at the University at Buffalo conducting a neighborhood-scaled exploratory study that tested the association between the food environment, the built environment and women's body mass index (BMI) have found that women with homes closer to a supermarket, relative to a convenience store, had lower BMIs, and that the greater the number of restaurants within a five minute walk of a woman's home, the higher her BMI.

7/2/10

It isn't easy being green, but Dennis A. Andrejko, FAIA, of Williamsville, associate professor in the University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning, and a longtime proponent of sustainable architecture, has been elected vice president of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), to serve 2011-2012.

7/2/10

"Building UB: the Comprehensive Physical Plan" has received a 2010 Professional Award in the category of Comprehensive Planning from the Western New York Section of the American Planning Association.

7/2/10

While pregnant women may worry about the effects of air pollution on their health and that of their developing child, exposure to carbon monoxide and fine particles in the air during pregnancy does not appear to increase the risk of preterm delivery or preeclampsia -- a serious condition that arises only during pregnancy -- according to results of a study headed by a University at Buffalo epidemiologist.

7/6/10

Clusters of heated, magnetic nanoparticles targeted to cell membranes can remotely control ion channels, neurons and even animal behavior, according to a paper published by University at Buffalo physicists in Nature Nanotechnology.

7/6/10

The University at Buffalo will be the place to be to watch movies under the stars this summer, with free film screenings planned for both the North and South campuses.

7/8/10

An internationally respected University at Buffalo expert in the use of technology in education has been selected to participate in a prestigious institute that will bring together scholars considered among the nation's top minds in technology education.

7/9/10

Gary Simon of Hamburg has been named director of business development at the University at Buffalo's Center for Industrial Effectiveness (TCIE).

7/12/10

The University at Buffalo Asian Studies Program will sponsor two Chinese language and culture immersion experiences for Buffalo public school students this summer through its Confucius Institute.

7/12/10

Harvey Arbesman, MD, clinical assistant professor of dermatology and social and preventive medicine at the University at Buffalo, has been named one of 12 "Top Solvers" for 2009 by InnoCentive Inc., an organization that sponsors international challenges to provide innovative solutions to complex problems.

7/13/10

A University at Buffalo researcher is investigating the genetic mechanism underlying the association of a specific estrogen receptor and breast cancer risk, funded by an $856,979 five-year career development award from the National Cancer Institute.

7/14/10

Dance aficionados looking for something "UB" to do this summer may want to consider attending a performance by Melanie Aceto Contemporary Dance (MACD), which will be on the road in July and August.

7/14/10

Acclaimed guitar duo Rodrigo y Gabriela will perform in the Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 11.

7/15/10

"Art Under the Radar," Buffalo's sixth annual infringement festival, featuring 350 art projects and 700 performances, concerts, exhibitions, films and plays, will take place July 22 to Aug. 1 in more than 50 venues throughout the city, and University at Buffalo artists will be in the thick of it, saving the city's historic Scajaquada Drain, offering comic books on demand and much, much more.

7/15/10

Before the devastating Jan. 12 earthquake, Haiti's engineers and architects had received little, if any, formal training in seismic design and construction principles. Haitian universities didn't offer any courses or programs that were dedicated to earthquake engineering.

7/15/10

The University at Buffalo School of Nursing has received an $80,000 scholarship grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) to expand enrollment and increase diversity among students seeking to receive a nursing degree through accelerated nursing programs.

7/15/10

The University at Buffalo's Millard Fillmore College will hold a workshop, "Career Opportunities in the Life Sciences," from 6-8 p.m. on July 20, Aug. 24 and Sept. 21 in 147 Diefendorf Hall on the UB South Campus.

7/19/10

The University at Buffalo's Region 2 Technical Assistance and Continuing Education (TACE) Center, housed under the Graduate School of Education Center on Rehabilitation Synergy, hosts its second advisory committee meeting on July 20-21 in Buffalo.

7/20/10

As it passes its 10th year in operation, the University at Buffalo's Center for Computational Research has plenty to celebrate: in the past 12 months, it has received more than $11 million in new funding, including two major competitive federal grants for advancing computational science and a New York State grant to make supercomputing more environmentally friendly.

7/21/10

Taking the time to talk to your children about current events like the Gulf Oil spill -- and using mathematical terms to do so -- can help students develop better reasoning and math skills and perform better in school, according to a study by a University at Buffalo professor.

7/21/10

In research featured on the cover of the current issue of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, University at Buffalo scientists have developed a biophotonic imaging approach capable of monitoring in real-time the transformations that cellular macromolecules undergo during programmed cell death.

7/22/10

Healthcare managers interested in operational excellence are invited to the University at Buffalo's healthcare improvement conference, "Sustaining Improvement: Using Lean Six Sigma as a Path to Excellence"on Sept. 30 at the Buffalo/Niagara Marriott, 1340 Millersport Highway, Amherst from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

7/26/10

More than twice as many Western New York children are receiving instruction in reading this summer from the University at Buffalo as have in the past, thanks to a booming literacy-specialist program at the UB Graduate School of Education.

7/29/10

Resveratrol, a popular plant extract shown to prolong life in yeast and lower animals due to its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, appears also to suppress inflammation in humans, based on results from the first prospective human trial of the extract conducted by University at Buffalo endocrinologists.

7/29/10

Hockey fans likely would assume that body-checking -- intentionally slamming an opponent against the boards -- causes the most injuries in youth ice hockey. But they would be wrong, according to a new study.

7/14/10

Western New York high school girls will be building bubble machines at the University at Buffalo on July 15 while broadening their horizons about future career choices.

7/13/10

Leaders from Kaleida Health and the University at Buffalo will gather for brief remarks as the last 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.