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10/20/10

Scientists at the University at Buffalo and the Chinese University of Mining and Technology/Beijing are tracing a toxic trajectory of excess fluorine, which may be crippling millions of people with skeletal fluorosis in a poor, remote Chinese province. The disease causes chronic joint pain and leads to muscle wasting and crippling spine and major joint deformities. Most often, the source is excess fluorine in polluted water, but in certain areas in China it comes from coal.

10/1/10

University at Buffalo biophysicists who are testing a protein found in tarantula venom as a potential therapy for muscular dystrophy have received foundation support for their work.

10/1/10

Four University at Buffalo PharmD/MBA students have placed in the 2010 Good Neighbor Pharmacy NCPA Pruitt-Schutte Student Business Plan Competition.

10/4/10

The University at Buffalo will hold its fifth annual Scholarship Gala on Nov. 6 in Alumni Arena on the North Campus. The event, which raises funds for undergraduate and graduate student scholarships, will help open doors for more students who hope to attend UB or who are already enrolled but need financial assistance.

10/4/10

If you need an excuse to turn in early, results of University at Buffalo research provides a good one. A study published online ahead of print in the Annals of Epidemiology shows that people who slumber less than six hours a night during the work week were three times more likely to have elevated levels of blood sugar than those who slumber six-to-eight hours.

10/5/10

Henry J. Richardson III, a leading international law scholar with a special interest in Africa, will deliver the 2010 Mitchell Lecture at University at Buffalo Law School. The Oct. 27 appearance by Richardson, professor of law at the Beasley School of Law at Temple University, continues a distinguished tradition that began with the lecture series' founding in 1950.

10/7/10

Hopes that coral reefs might be able to survive, and recover from, bleaching caused by climate change may have grown dimmer for certain coral species, according to new research by University at Buffalo marine biologists published online this week in PLoS One.

10/6/10

Most of what we know about alcohol and sexual aggression is based on information obtained from female victims. A new research study announced today at the University at Buffalo will focus on drinking and sexually aggressive behavior from the male perspective.

10/6/10

Soon after architect Dennis Maher arrived in Buffalo in 2002, he took jobs tearing down abandoned homes and other vacant structures to supplement his income as a University at Buffalo adjunct instructor. His experience on demolition crews ended up fueling his art practice: Fascinated by the politics of demolition and shocked by the quantity of waste that resulted from deconstruction, Maher began harvesting scraps from decaying homes and fusing the debris into large-scale sculptures.

10/7/10

Jean Wactawski-Wende, PhD, professor of social and preventive medicine and co-leader of UB's original $13 million Women's Health Initiative Vanguard Center, will provide details of a new multimillion award from the National Institutes of Health to the University at Buffalo to extend the WHI initiative from 2010 to 2015.

10/8/10

Jean Wactawski-Wende, PhD, professor of social and preventive medicine and co-leader of UB's original $13 million Women's Health Initiative Vanguard Center, will provide details of a new $8.2 million award from the National Institutes of Health to the University at Buffalo to extend the WHI initiative from 2010 to 2015.

10/8/10

The University at Buffalo has received an $8.2 million award from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute to administer a new round of studies that extend the Women's Health Initiative research for another five years.

10/8/10

The White House announced this week that Nadiaa Ansari, who graduated from the University at Buffalo in June with dual majors in Asian studies and political science, has been selected to participate this fall in the 2010 White House Internship Program.

10/8/10

Linda Rae Murray, MD, MPH, chief medical officer of Illinois' Cook County Department of Public Health and president-elect of the American Public Health Association, will present the 22nd J. Warren Perry Lecture on Friday, Oct. 15, at 1:30 p.m. in 105 Harriman Hall on the University at Buffalo South Campus.

10/11/10

William C. Dudley, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, will speak at the University at Buffalo on Oct. 27.

10/11/10

In the midst of expanding economic ties but troubling trade disputes between the United States and China, Jon M. Huntsman Jr., U.S ambassador to China, will present a speech on U.S.-China relations via live interactive webcast at a China Town Hall at the University at Buffalo.

10/12/10

Next Friday will kick off the annual University at Buffalo tradition, True Blue Days -- a time for students, alumni, faculty, staff, family and friends to paint themselves blue and white, and celebrate in the glow of a giant bonfire.

10/12/10

Kay Edgecombe, RN, BN, MN, known internationally for her development of the Dedicated Education Unit (DEU), will present the University at Buffalo School of Nursing's 14th Annual Bonnie Bullough Lecture at 3:30 p.m. on Oct. 28 in the Adams Mark Hotel in downtown Buffalo.

10/12/10

University at Buffalo faculty experts are available to comment on the following topics: How New York State gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino's personal attacks are affecting his chances, how a breast cancer diagnosis changes self-concept, McDonald's health plan from the worker's perspective and the promise of adult (non-embryonic) stem cells. The thoughts of the UB faculty members are summarized below. For more information or to search the university's Newstips blog, go to the <a href="http://newstips.buffalo.edu/">Newstips Web site</a>.

10/12/10

The University at Buffalo's Center for the Arts will present Experience Hendrix on Nov. 2 at 7:30 p.m. in the Mainstage theatre in the Center for the Arts, UB North Campus.

10/12/10

Students in the University at Buffalo School of Management will get a taste of the real business world when IBM professionals come to campus on Oct. 15 to run a business simulation exercise. The event will be organized by the school's Financial Management Association.

10/12/10

Mercy Care for the Adirondacks and the University at Buffalo have helped three communities in New York's Adirondack Mountains develop plans to help older residents "age in place," engaging community volunteers in a grassroots planning process that could serve as a model for other rural communities.

10/12/10

The University at Buffalo Center for the Arts will present Suzanne Farrell Ballet on Nov. 5 at 8 p.m. in the Mainstage theatre in the Center for the Arts, UB North Campus. Following the performance, there will be a post show discussion with Farrell. The performance is sponsored by M&T Bank.

10/13/10

University at Buffalo psychologist and stress expert Michael Poulin will be available to discuss the psychological state of the rescued Chilean miners and the effect this positive news story could have on people worldwide at a media briefing to be held at 11 a.m. today in 209 Park Hall on the UB North Campus.

10/13/10

A University at Buffalo geologist from Chile and a UB psychologist and stress expert will be available to discuss the rescue of Chilean miners at a media briefing to be held at 11 a.m. today in 209 Park Hall on the UB North Campus.

10/13/10

The University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning has announced its fall lecture series lineup, with speakers including Jeanne Gang, designer of Chicago's award-winning Aqua tower, and a representative of Pugh + Scarpa, winner of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) 2010 Architecture Firm Award.

10/13/10

While many people might assume that the men rescued from the mine in Chile might suffer from psychological problems that require therapy, the miners' survival of the ordeal may actually provide a worldwide lesson on the remarkable strength of human resilience, says a University at Buffalo researcher.

10/13/10

MBA students from the University at Buffalo School of Management were among only eight individuals in the United States chosen by APICS, The Association for Operations Management, to participate in the APICS Future Leaders Program.

10/13/10

The University at Buffalo Center for the Arts will present Emmylou Harris with special guest The Low Anthem on Nov. 10 at 7:30 p.m. in the Mainstage Theatre in the Center for the Arts, UB North Campus. The concert is sponsored in part by Monaco's Violin Shop & Music Center.

10/14/10

Cyber attacks of various sorts have been around for decades. The most recent, and very dangerous, escalation in the past few years has been marked by countries launching attacks against other nations, such as Stuxnet, the nuclear plant-disrupting worm the Iranians have blamed on Israel and the U.S., while others are pointing the finger at Russia.

10/14/10

The University at Buffalo School of Nursing has received a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and American Recovery and Reinvestment Act grant of $297,491 to fund enhancements within its Patient Simulation Center (PSC).

10/14/10

Buy something online, enter your credit card number and mailing address. Simple. Then you come to the box with the CAPTCHA, the Completely Automated Public Turing Test to Tell Computers and Humans Apart. Here, the website attempts to confirm that you're a human, not some robot about to commit a cybercrime. You dutifully copy down the warped, watery-looking letters.

10/14/10

The University at Buffalo Center for the Arts will present Classic Albums Live: The Rolling Stones -- Sticky Fingers on Nov. 12 at 8 p.m. in the Mainstage Theatre in the Center for the Arts, UB North Campus.

10/15/10

Joaquin Cort&#233;s, PhD, a visiting assistant professor of geology at the University at Buffalo, a Chilean native and former staff member of the Chilean Geological Survey (Sernageomin) says that the San Jose mine disaster will alter, dramatically and forever, small mining operations throughout the world.

10/15/10

Aaron Krolikowski sat at a long table normally occupied by prominent University at Buffalo faculty members, surrounded by students and staff from the UB Honors College. The students came from a wide range of majors -- English, architecture, geography, environmental science -- but they all had one thing in common. They had set the bar high. They were all looking for inspiration.

10/15/10

We've all heard the adage that whatever doesn't kill us makes us stronger, but until now the preponderance of scientific evidence has offered little support for it. However, a new study of the effects of adverse life events on mental health has found that adverse experiences do, in fact, appear to foster subsequent adaptability and resilience, with resulting advantages for mental health and well being.

10/18/10

University at Buffalo faculty experts are available to comment on the following topics: How group support among the miners may prevent PTSD and a Chilean geologist describes the situation in the Chilean mining industry and how this event may change mining practices The thoughts of the UB faculty members are summarized below. For more information or to search the university's Newstips blog, go to the <a href="http://newstips.buffalo.edu/">Newstips Web Site</a>. .

10/19/10

Men with prostate cancer should be especially diligent about having routine screening colonoscopies, results of a new study by gastroenterologists at the University at Buffalo indicate.

10/18/10

The University at Buffalo Center for the Arts will present Straight No Chaser on Nov. 16 at 7:30 p.m. in the Mainstage Theatre in the Center for the Arts, UB North Campus.

10/20/10

Results of a new Women's Health Initiative (WHI) report show that hormone therapy is associated with an increased risk of death from breast cancer, as well as an increased risk of developing invasive breast cancer in postmenopausal women.

10/20/10

The University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning has received the 2010 Award for Community Partnership from Habitat for Humanity Buffalo. The accolade recognizes the work of architecture and planning students, who have constructed 47 houses in partnership with Habitat for Humanity Buffalo since 1991.

10/21/10

YMCA Buffalo Niagara, the second oldest YMCA branch in the United States, has presented to the University at Buffalo Archives a collection of records and documents dating to its founding in 1852.

10/21/10

A massive treatment wall under construction this week at a Western New York nuclear waste cleanup site will stop radioactive contamination in its tracks for literally decades, according to University at Buffalo engineers who modeled and tested the wall's material.

10/21/10

The University at Buffalo Department of Theatre and Dance will present Cabaret Nov. 17-21 in the Center for the Arts' Drama Theatre, UB North Campus. Performance times are Wednesday through Saturday at 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. The musical, with music and lyrics by John Kander and Fred Ebb, will be presented in a full production with orchestra and newly designed and executed sets, lights and costumes.

10/22/10

When Ed Morrison took his position as chief marketing officer for the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine in August 2010, there was no slow, getting-to-know-you period of adjustment. The dental school was in the middle of the accreditation process and Morrison had to jump in to help with preparation and assessment.

10/22/10

When the door opens this Halloween, people may find a 20-year-old goblin on their doorstep who is definitely not your typical trick-or-treater. Underneath that costume is a student from the University at Buffalo, and he's not asking for candy. He's asking for a donation of non-perishable food to help Buffalo families who struggle to put food on the table.

10/25/10

Robert G. Shibley, long-time faculty member and a lead developer of both the University at Buffalo and City of Buffalo's comprehensive plans, has been named dean of the UB School of Architecture and Planning.

10/25/10

The University at Buffalo's Millard Fillmore College -- the university's division for continuing education -- will hold its annual Open House 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28, in 128 Parker Hall on the South Campus.

10/25/10

Scientific and political disputes over drilling Marcellus shale for natural gas have focused primarily on the environmental effects of pumping millions of gallons of water and chemicals deep underground to blast through rocks to release the natural gas. But University at Buffalo researchers have now found that that process -- called hydraulic fracturing or "fracking"-- also causes uranium that is naturally trapped inside Marcellus shale to be released, raising additional environmental concerns.

10/25/10

The University at Buffalo School of Management's Executive MBA (EMBA) program has been ranked as one of best in the world by the Financial Times. Making its first appearance in this ranking, the UB School of Management placed No. 51 out of 100 for its EMBA program, offered in Buffalo and Singapore.

10/26/10

In an urban environment, how can technology cultivate a sense of community and connect us with the world around us? Two new projects by University at Buffalo media architect and researcher Mark Shepard address that question, enabling city dwellers to leverage their cell phones as tools for discovery as they navigate city streets and other public spaces.

10/26/10

Venu Govindaraju, PhD, UB Distinguished Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, has received three major awards in recognition of his continued record of achievement in technological innovation.

10/26/10

The University at Buffalo Center for the Arts and Steve Litman Presents announce that due to overwhelming demand, a second Experience Hendrix performance has been added for Monday, Nov. 15 at 7:30 p.m. in the Mainstage Theatre in the Center for the Arts, UB North Campus.

10/26/10

The Department of Education's recent nationwide letter urging educators to combat bullying in their schools is a strong and significant message that this abusive behavior will no longer be tolerated, according to a University at Buffalo education professor instrumental in the university's new center to prevent bullying and school violence.

10/27/10

As recent news reports have indicated, students living off campus near the University at Buffalo South Campus and near Buffalo State College faced violence over the weekend. Both campuses are working to support the victims and to promote safety in the surrounding neighborhoods.

10/27/10

UB Kids Voting WNY, the local chapter of a nationwide initiative to engage young people in their right to vote, has invited local students to ask questions and watch a debate among the three candidates for the New York State's 144th Assembly District from 7-8:30 p.m. today (Wednesday, Oct. 27) in Allen Hall on the University at Buffalo's South Campus.

10/27/10

Congresswoman Louise Slaughter will announce a multimillion appropriation to the University at Buffalo to support groundbreaking research to be conducted within its $118 million Clinical and Translational Research Center (CTRC), under construction as part of the new UB-Kaleida Health building on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus.

10/28/10

Congresswoman Louise Slaughter will announce today a multimillion appropriation to the University at Buffalo to support groundbreaking research to be conducted within its $118 million Clinical and Translational Research Center (CTRC), under construction as part of the new UB-Kaleida Health building on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus.

10/28/10

Congresswoman Louise M. Slaughter today announced a $4.6 million appropriation from the U.S. Department of Defense to the University at Buffalo to purchase a cyclotron to support UB's $118 million Clinical and Translational Research Center (CTRC).

10/29/10

Jovin Panthapattu, a sophomore in the University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences and a new member of the UB chapter of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS), has received the society's Merit Award Scholarship, which carries a $1,000 cash grant.

10/29/10

An endocrinologist in the University at Buffalo's School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences has received a three-year $400,000 Junior Faculty Award from the American Diabetes Society to study the effects of low testosterone levels in young men with type 2 diabetes.

10/29/10

Artists, scientists and the general public are invited to "Illuminating Nano," an evening of discussion on the subject of how light interacts with the nano-scale world, and how those interactions inform both science and art.

10/27/10

Henry J. Richardson III, a leading international law scholar with special interest in Africa, will deliver the 2010 Mitchell Lecture at the University at Buffalo's Law School from 2-4 p.m. today.

10/25/10

Henry J. Richardson III, a leading international law scholar with special interest in Africa, will deliver the 2010 Mitchell Lecture at the University at Buffalo's Law School from 2-4 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 27.

10/8/10

The University at Buffalo Student Association, in partnership with the UB Office of Community Relations, will hold its annual community service event, UB Getting Dirty, on Sunday, Oct. 10, from 1-4 p.m. in the neighborhoods around the UB South Campus.

10/13/10

Oceanographer Sylvia Earle, who TIME magazine named its first "hero for the planet" in 1998, will speak at the University at Buffalo at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 13, in the Center for the Arts as part of UB's Distinguished Speakers Series.

10/12/10

Oceanographer Sylvia Earle, who TIME magazine named its first "hero for the planet" in 1998, will speak at the University at Buffalo at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 13, in the Center for the Arts as part of UB's Distinguished Speakers Series.

10/20/10

Dining hall food at the University at Buffalo will reach a new level on Wednesday, Oct. 20, as the renowned and local favorite Ilio DiPaolo's Restaurant serves UB students during Taste of Italy Night, the first installment in the university's Guest Restaurant program.

10/19/10

Dining hall food at the University at Buffalo will reach a new level on Wednesday, Oct. 20, as the renowned and local favorite Ilio DiPaolo's Restaurant serves UB students during Taste of Italy Night, the first installment in the university's Guest Restaurant program.

10/27/10

William C. Dudley, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, will speak at the University at Buffalo from 4-5 p.m. today in the Student Union Theater on the UB North Campus.

10/21/10

William C. Dudley, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, will speak at the University at Buffalo from 4-5 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 27, in the Student Union Theater on the UB North Campus.