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9/1/10

The University at Buffalo has enrolled another academically talented freshman class, one that includes representatives of 30 states from throughout the U.S. and 55 countries around the globe.

9/1/10

A collection of more than 20 photographs by Buffalo News publisher Stanford Lipsey will be on display in the University at Buffalo's Kaveeshwar Gallery from Sept. 1 to Oct. 2.

9/1/10

The University at Buffalo will present Colm Wilkinson: Broadway & Beyond on Sept. 27 at 7:30 p.m. in the Mainstage theater, located at the Center for the Arts, North Campus. This performance is sponsored in part by the Center for Plastic Surgery.

9/1/10

The University at Buffalo will present Colm Wilkinson: Broadway & Beyond on Sept. 27 at 7:30 p.m. in the Mainstage theater, located at the Center for the Arts, North Campus. This performance is sponsored in part by the Center for Plastic Surgery.

9/2/10

Nursing faculty are in short supply nationally and this shortage is directly linked to the inability of schools of nursing to prepare enough entry level and advanced practice nurses to meet demands. The University at Buffalo School of Nursing has received a $1.47 million Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) grant to fund a program over the next three years that helps maximize the capacity to educate future PhD nurse faculty.

9/2/10

Twenty-first-century pharmaceutical breakthroughs require 21st-century drug discovery tools, such as computational or <i>in silico</i> molecular design and high-throughput screening of effective, new compounds. That's the theme of a University at Buffalo symposium to be held Sept. 11 on "Twenty-first Century Bioscience: <i>In Silico</i> Methods and High-Throughput Screening," which will feature a variety of cutting-edge advances in the field developed by researchers in Western New York and throughout the US.

9/2/10

A psychologist and stress expert at the University at Buffalo says research on traumatic experiences pinpoints specific sources of stress that the trapped Chilean miners and their rescuers will need to manage in the weeks and months ahead, and offers ways of dealing with them.

9/7/10

The University at Buffalo Law School is No. 1 in Thomson Reuter's "Super Lawyers" ranking of law graduates practicing in Upstate New York, which includes 54 of the 62 counties in New York State. This is in addition to the UB Law School's 2010 national ranking, where it placed 48th out of the 180 law schools in the country that produced Super Lawyers.

9/7/10

A University at Buffalo architect's new project -- a twisted tower designed to house bats at Griffis Sculpture Park -- is raising awareness about the animals and a fatal disease threatening their population in the Northeast.

9/8/10

Politician, businessman and Hollywood icon Arnold Schwarzenegger will join the University at Buffalo Distinguished Speakers Series lineup at 8 p.m. on Jan. 27 as the series' Undergraduate Student Choice speaker.

9/8/10

Treating intensive care patients who develop life-threatening bacterial infections, or septicemia, with insulin potentially could reduce their chances of succumbing to the infection, if results of a new preliminary study can be replicated in a larger study.

9/8/10

Financial experts Robert L. Goecks and Thomas P. Mullen will speak at the University at Buffalo School of Management on anti-money-laundering initiatives and mergers and acquisition, respectively.

9/9/10

A University at Buffalo chemist is applying a common mathematical concept to synthetic biology research aimed at finding ways to boost biofuels production.

9/9/10

What goes through a woman's mind when she first hears the words, "You have breast cancer"? One in eight women will hear those words at some point in their lives and yet very little research has been conducted about women's thoughts at this early stage before treatment or surgery.

9/9/10

The University at Buffalo School of Management's chapter of Beta Alpha Psi was recognized as one of the best in the world, receiving a number of special honors and awards at the organization's international conference in San Jose, Calif., in August.

9/10/10

The seminal years of Artpark, the influential, highly acclaimed artist residency program in Lewiston, N.Y., will be the subject of a conference presented by the University at Buffalo Art Galleries to be held Oct. 8-9.

9/10/10

A University at Buffalo volcanologist who is an expert in volcanic ash clouds and their impact on air travel is available to speak with news media about new scientific research he is conducting on better assessing the hazards of volcanic ash clouds.

9/10/10

The University at Buffalo Confucius Institute, in partnership with the Chinese Club of Western New York with assistance from the Nichols School, will present a gala celebration of the Chinese Moon Festival Oct. 1 at Nichols, 1250 Amherst St., Buffalo.

9/13/10

Award-winning American poet Amy Gerstler, whose witty, complex work around themes of redemption, suffering and survival led the Los Angeles Times to call her "one of the best poets in the nation," will present the University at Buffalo's 2010 Oscar Silverman Reading on Nov. 19 at 8 p.m. in 250 Baird Hall on the UB North Campus.

9/13/10

University at Buffalo faculty experts are available comment on the following current events: the stress faced by Chilean miners, the controversy over the Ground Zero mosque, the recent change to optical scan voting technology in New York State and the prevention of credit card debt among college students.

9/13/10

Two Buffalo Public Schools students have been selected to receive scholarships to the University at Buffalo through the UB-Buffalo Partnership Scholars Program, giving them educational opportunities that they otherwise may not have been able to afford.

9/13/10

Carl V. Granger, MD, executive director of Uniform Data System for Medical Rehabilitation (UDSMR), a non-profit affiliate of the University at Buffalo, is the top- cited author of papers in the rehabilitation field, according to a review published in Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

9/14/10

The University at Buffalo broke ground today, Sept. 14, on its new $46 million downtown Educational Opportunity Center (EOC), the university's foremost initiative for training urban community member for jobs and preparing them for higher education.

9/14/10

Peter Bohlin, the 2010 recipient of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Gold Medal, will open the University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning Fall Lectures series with a Sept. 15 talk on campus.

9/14/10

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present Max Weinberg Big Band on Oct. 8 at 8 p.m. in the Mainstage theatre in the Center for the Arts on the UB North Campus.

9/14/10

Two program participants from the University at Buffalo School of Management's Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership were honored by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

9/15/10

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The University at Buffalo Department of Neurosurgery is ranked 7th in North America in academic impact, based on an analysis of 25 neurosurgery and neurology journals published in the September issue of the Journal of Neurosurgery.

9/15/10

If the University at Buffalo's thriving Kids Voting Western New York Project were running for office, the polls would clearly indicate a landslide victory. With several innovative initiatives ready to begin this fall, the program that has already engaged 400,000 Western New York students would be an uncontested re-election. Its list of accomplishments would make any career politician proud.

9/15/10

University at Buffalo political scientist James Campbell, a veteran political forecaster, says "The frustration of conservatives and the power of the Tea Party movement was demonstrated once again in the victory of Carl Paladino over the GOP's establishment-backed candidate Rick Lazio."

9/15/10

To simulate earthquakes, engineers have shake tables. To simulate sub-atomic collisions, physicists have synchrotrons. Until now, though, there has been no effective way to simulate full-scale volcanic eruptions. But this weekend, the University at Buffalo's Center for Geohazards Studies will convene a National Science Foundation-funded workshop to plan the world's first international user facility where scientists will be able to test large-scale geologic hazards.

9/15/10

The University at Buffalo Center for the Arts will present Rodrigo y Gabriela on Oct. 11 at 7:30 p.m. in the Mainstage theatre in the Center for the Arts on the UB North Campus. The concert is sponsored in part by Starbucks.

9/16/10

The University at Buffalo School of Nursing in collaboration with the Catholic Health System, Erie County Medical Center, Kaleida Health and Roswell Park Cancer Institute has received a John R. Oishei Foundation grant of $100,000 to support the start-up for the Western New York Center for Nursing Workforce and Quality (WNY CNWQ).

9/16/10

Sustainability at home and on campus is the theme of the University at Buffalo's second annual "A Greener Shade of Blue & You" to be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 21 in the Student Union, on UB's North Campus.

9/16/10

The University at Buffalo Center for the Arts will present Merchants of Bollywood on Oct. 12 at 7:30 p.m. in the Mainstage theatre in the Center for the Arts on the UB North Campus. The performance is sponsored in part by Triveni.

9/16/10

Thomas Szyperski, PhD, professor in the Department of Chemistry in the University at Buffalo College of Arts and Sciences, has been named a UB Distinguished Professor.

9/20/10

The University at Buffalo Foundation has elected four new trustees and three new directors, as well as reelecting several current trustees and directors. The State University of New York Board of Trustees confirmed the appointments during its September meeting.

9/20/10

The University at Buffalo Center for the Arts will present Pat Metheny -- The Orchestrion Tour on Oct. 16 at 8 p.m. in the Mainstage theatre in the Center for the Arts on the UB North Campus. The concert is sponsored in part by Monaco's Violin Shop & Music Center and Creekside Dentistry.

9/21/10

After the failure of the Deepwater Horizon oil well last spring, nearly 2 million gallons of dispersant were released into the Gulf of Mexico to contain the spill. While preliminary reports suggest that it successfully dispersed much of the oil, the long-term effect of such a massive volume of dispersant on ecosystems, wildlife and humans remains to be seen.

9/21/10

The University at Buffalo Center for the Arts will present Parsons Dance on Oct. 15 at 8 p.m. in the Mainstage theatre in the Center for the Arts on the UB North Campus. There will be a pre-performance talk at 7:15 p.m. The performance is sponsored by M&T Bank.

9/21/10

From some of the best colleges and universities in the nation, and with grade point averages and LSAT scores among the highest in University at Buffalo Law School history, the UB Law School's newest class of students began their law school careers this month positioned for academic success.

9/21/10

Nationally renowned corporate restructuring attorney Harvey R. Miller will discuss the General Motors and Lehman Brothers Chapter 11 cases on Oct. 14 at the University at Buffalo's Center for the Arts (CFA) on UB's North Campus.

9/21/10

A $634,000 grant from the Department of Defense is allowing researchers at the University at Buffalo to investigate a trio of environmental factors and their influence on the progression of multiple sclerosis.

9/21/10

The University at Buffalo celebrated 25 years of on-campus child care today with a "grand re-opening" of the UB Child Care Center held simultaneously on UB's two campuses, highlighting the renovation of existing classrooms and the addition of new space that will triple the available spots for children.

9/21/10

The Department of Theatre and Dance at the University at Buffalo will present Zodiaque Dance Company "The 37th Season" Oct. 20-24 in the Drama Theatre in the Center for the Arts on the UB North Campus. Performances will be held Wednesday through Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.

9/22/10

Michael Dell, CEO and chairman of Dell, and David Dunn, UB vice president for health sciences, will announce formation of a major research partnership that will impact health care in Western New York and throughout the state.

9/22/10

Graphene Devices, a Niagara Falls-based start-up, has secured more than $600,000 in state and federal awards to explore novel uses for graphene, a carbon nanomaterial, and ways to optimize its production using processes a University at Buffalo research team invented.

9/22/10

Biomedical researchers at the University at Buffalo have engineered adult stem cells that scientists can grow continuously in culture, a discovery that could speed development of cost-effective treatments for diseases including heart disease, diabetes, immune disorders and neurodegenerative diseases.

9/22/10

The University at Buffalo is offering Western New York high schools free tickets for students to attend upcoming lectures by Oceanographer Sylvia Earle and Best-Selling Author Greg Mortenson. Both lectures will be held as part of UB's 24th Annual Distinguished Speakers Series.

9/22/10

The University at Buffalo Center for the Arts will present Augusten Burroughs -- A One Night Stand! on Oct. 22 at 8 p.m. in the Mainstage theatre in the Center for the Arts on the UB North Campus. There will be a book signing following the event.

9/23/10

Michael Dell, CEO and chairman of Dell, and David Dunn, UB vice president for health sciences, will announce formation of a major, multi-million-dollar research partnership that will impact health care in Western New York and throughout the state.

9/23/10

Michael Dell, president and CEO of Dell, announced today the company is making a $15 million investment in computer equipment and services to support launch of the University at Buffalo's new Institute for Healthcare Informatics.

9/23/10

Since joining University Police as chief in July 2006, Jerry Schoenle has brought a level of professionalism to the University at Buffalo that has inspired improvements in his own and other SUNY departments.

9/23/10

Henry Richardson III, an international law scholar with a special interest in Africa, will deliver this year's Mitchell Lecture at the University at Buffalo Law School 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 27, in 106 O'Brian Hall on UB's North Campus.

9/27/10

The Sept. 9 issue of the New York Times included an article about an important new art exhibition scheduled to open Oct. 30 in the National Portrait Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution: "Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture." It is the first major museum exhibition to focus on sexual difference in the making of modern American portraiture and marks a major distinction in the career of art historian Jonathan D. Katz, PhD, a new associate professor in the University at Buffalo Visual Arts Department where he will direct the new doctoral program.

9/27/10

Mark Gottdiener, PhD, of Buffalo, professor of sociology at the University at Buffalo and one of the nation's leading urban sociologists, has received the 2010 - 2011 Robert and Helen Lynd Lifetime Achievement Award for distinguished career achievements in community and urban sociology from the American Sociological Association (ASA).

9/27/10

A growth-factor chain of action that prompts bone marrow stem cells to repair cardiac tissue and reverse heart failure has been identified by researchers at the University at Buffalo's Center for Research in Cardiovascular Medicine. Results of the discovery of this distinct heart repair action appear online as an article-in-press in the American Journal of Physiology-Heart Circulation Physiology.

9/28/10

University at Buffalo President John B. Simpson will give his annual, and final, community address to Western New York residents at 8 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 29, in Asbury Hall, 341 Delaware Ave., Buffalo.

9/28/10

Donna M. Fernandes, president and CEO of the Buffalo Zoo, and John R. Koelmel, president and CEO of First Niagara Financial Group, Inc., have been named the 2010 Buffalo-Niagara Executives of the Year by the University at Buffalo School of Management.

9/28/10

The Global Citizens Institute will host its inaugural conference in Buffalo, bringing together 250 teachers, school administrators, musicians, dancers and other community members to promote global understanding, literacy and social responsibility.

9/28/10

With more than 1,000 Williams Advanced Materials (WAM) employees spread across the world, this leading supplier of specialty materials, had its pick of any number of Lean Six Sigma providers to instill a new common language across its international sites.

9/29/10

University at Buffalo President John B. Simpson today struck a hopeful chord for the future of UB and the region, even as he lamented Albany's continued failure to give the university the autonomy it needs to move more quickly ahead with the UB 2020 plan for academic excellence.

9/29/10

The National Research Council (NRC) of the National Academy of Sciences has released its long-awaited new assessment of research-doctoral programs in U.S. universities, the first review since 1993.

9/30/10

The University at Buffalo and Toronto Rehabilitation Institute are partnering on a $4.75 million initiative to make housing, public buildings and outdoor spaces more accessible for people with disabilities and people of all ages.

9/30/10

Charles Olson (1910-1970), the very influential second-generation modernist poet and essayist, was a crucial link between earlier figures like Ezra Pound and William Carlos Williams and the New American poets of New York School, the Black Mountain School, the Beat movement and the San Francisco Renaissance. This year, on the 100th anniversary of his birth, Olson is being feted at conferences and symposia at several universities and poetry centers, including the University at Buffalo, where he taught from 1963 to 1965.

9/30/10

The Rodrigo y Gabriela performance scheduled for Oct. 11 in UB Center for the Arts has been cancelled due to injury. Ticket refunds are available at point of purchase. Ticketmaster.com and charge by phone purchases will be automatically refunded. Patrons who purchased presale tickets through the Rodrigo y Gabriela fan club will be contacted by MusicToday.com regarding refunds.

9/30/10

The Department of Theatre and Dance at the University at Buffalo presents David Mamet's Oleanna on Oct. 27-31. The production, directed by Kazimierz Braun, will take place in the Black Box Theatre in the University at Buffalo's Center for the Arts.

9/30/10

Sixty graduate students in the University at Buffalo Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering will present their cutting-edge research tomorrow (Friday, Oct. 1) on topics ranging from using human hair follicles as a source of stem cells and anticancer therapies with minimal side effects to improvements in fuel cell technology and strategies for sustainable energy.

9/20/10

Sustainability at home and on campus is the theme of the University at Buffalo's second annual "A Greener Shade of Blue & You" to be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 21 in the Student Union, on UB's North Campus.

9/14/10

The Educational Opportunity Center (EOC), the University at Buffalo's foremost facility for training urban community members for jobs and preparing them for higher education, will break ground for its new $46 million home in downtown Buffalo at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 14.

9/13/10

The Educational Opportunity Center (EOC), the University at Buffalo's foremost facility for training urban community members for jobs and preparing them for higher education, will break ground for its new $46 million home in downtown Buffalo at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 14.

9/20/10

The University at Buffalo will celebrate 25 years of on-campus child care with dual grand "re-opening" ceremonies beginning at 9 a.m. tomorrow, Sept. 21, at its expanded and renovated South Campus facilities in Butler Annex A.

9/3/10

UB students living off campus will have a great opportunity to get to know their neighbors and their community on Sept. 5 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the UB Neighbors Day Block Party and Safety Fair. It takes place on the UB South Campus lawn near Hayes Hall.

9/16/10

The University at Buffalo's Distinguished Speakers Series will open its 2010-11 season with a left vs. right exchange between two of the most widely recognized women in political media today: Arianna Huffington, co-founder and editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post, and Mary Matalin, Republican strategist and CNN contributor.