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11/1/10

Michael Glick, DMD, professor and dean of the UB School of Dental Medicine, has been awarded the Edward B. Shils Entrepreneurial Education Award and the American Dental Education Association's William J. Gies Foundation First Place Editorial Award (ADEA GIES).

11/1/10

A University at Buffalo communications instructor is giving students the chance to pitch real business ideas to real business owners, using something close to the heart of many college students to do it: chicken wings and beer.

11/1/10

Researchers at the University at Buffalo have developed a novel technology using quantum dots that is expected to have major implications for research and treatment of tuberculosis, as well as other inflammatory lung diseases.

11/2/10

The University at Buffalo has ranked among the top five research institutions in the United States in its production of Fulbright Scholars for the 2010-11 academic year.

11/4/10

Greg Mortenson, co-author of this year's "UB Reads" selection, "Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace...One School at a Time," will be the featured guest at the latest installment of the University at Buffalo's Distinguished Speakers Series to be held Wednesday, Nov. 10, at 8 p.m. in Alumni Arena on the UB North Campus.

11/4/10

The University Archives, University at Buffalo, and the Jewish Buffalo Archives Project, Bureau of Jewish Education of Greater Buffalo, have received the New York State Archives' 2010 Debra E. Bernhardt Annual Archives Award for Excellence in Documenting New York's History.

11/4/10

When University at Buffalo School of Social Work doctoral candidate Bincy Wilson tried to rescue teenage women from sexual trade slavery working the streets of Goa, India, she was the frequent target of threats made by the pimps -- some of them family members of the women -- whose livelihood relied on keeping these women in sexual servitude.

11/4/10

In response to demands for more individualized training in certified Lean Six Sigma instruction, the University at Buffalo's Center for Industrial Effectiveness (TCIE) is launching new training sessions for local professionals that begin every month, featuring one-on-one mentoring with a Six Sigma expert. TCIE developed the program in recognition of the need for a flexible, year-round training model.

11/5/10

When one of the nation's largest providers of oncology pharmacy services, OncoMed, decided to expand from a New York City suburb into a new facility on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus last month, an important factor was the potential to partner with the University at Buffalo.

11/5/10

The Academic Writing Institute (AWI), part of Millard Fillmore College in UB's Division of Continuing and Professional Studies, will hold four non-credit courses designed to improve the writing skills of adults. The courses will feature shorter evening classes, each lasting about an hour and a half on a weeknight, making it easier for working adults to attend.

11/5/10

Steve Pinker, the uber-eminent and multiple award-winning cognitive scientist with rocker hair and a populist touch, will inaugurate the University at Buffalo Department of Philosophy's new Paul Kurtz Lecture Series on Dec. 2.

11/5/10

The New York Upstate Chapter of the American Planning Association has awarded Robert G. Shibley, the next dean of the University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning, the Michael J. Krasner Professional Planner Award.

11/8/10

Paschalis Alexandridis, PhD, a UB distinguished professor and the director of graduate studies in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering in the UB School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, has been chosen to receive the 2010 Jacob F. Schoellkopf Award.

11/8/10

If dementia were a country, its economy would rank 18th between Turkey and Indonesia. The total estimated global cost of dementia in 2010 is slated to be $604 billion, according to Alzheimer's Disease International. The sharpest increase in the 35.6 million people across the world with dementia is now occurring in rapidly developing regions -- especially in China.

11/8/10

For more than 10 years, the University at Buffalo's HIV Clinical Pharmacology Research Program has helped fight the global AIDS epidemic by hosting visiting pharmaceutical scientists from countries like Zimbabwe and Nigeria in order to teach them how to conduct clinical trials and research on HIV/AIDS. Now, in recognition of their success and the need to expand these efforts, the National Institutes of Health has awarded a total of $2.3 million to the UB laboratory.

11/9/10

The University at Buffalo's comprehensive physical plan has received regional and international awards for excellence in three distinct areas: planning, landscape architecture and economic development.

11/9/10

As Rose Pharmaceuticals marks its first anniversary this month, the stockbroker and University at Buffalo researchers who founded the company are celebrating a year of accomplishments.

11/10/10

James E. Campbell is a widely published political scientist at the University at Buffalo who specializes in American electoral politics and forecasting. He is an excellent post-election source on issues related to the new working relationship ahead between the White House and Congressional leadership.

11/10/10

University at Buffalo smoking cessation researchers today applauded federal plans to require cigarette packs and ads to carry bigger, much more prominent and graphic health warnings, including images of the destruction to the lungs caused by tobacco, which must cover half of a cigarette pack. In announcing the initiative, the Health and Human Services Department called the new warnings "the most significant change in more than 25 years" in cigarette packages and advertising.

11/10/10

In 1936, at a time when 125 out of every 1,000 Americans were high school graduates and 23 out of every 1,000 Americans were college graduates, the Division of Nursing within the University at Buffalo's School of Medicine was established. Four years later, it became independent, making it the university's 12th school.

11/10/10

A drug-addled, suicidal rock star, a vengeful band mate charged with murder and a greedy son seeking to cash in on a million dollar life insurance policy make up the cast of characters in the case problem for this year's Buffalo Niagara mock trial competition hosted by the University at Buffalo Law School on Nov. 11-14 in the courtrooms of Buffalo City Court.

11/11/10

Tarunraj Singh, PhD, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at the University at Buffalo, has been named a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Fellowship, which is the highest elected grade of membership in ASME, is conferred upon members with at least 10 years of active engineering practice who have made significant contributions to the profession.

11/11/10

An initiative to educate residents in the neighborhood around the University at Buffalo South Campus about the benefits of recycling is paying off, thanks to the efforts of UB's Off Campus Student Services, UB Green and the UB Honors College.

11/12/10

Bloomberg Businessweek has ranked the University at Buffalo School of Management as one of the nation's best business schools in its ranking of full-time MBA programs.

11/15/10

The life of Alison Des Forges, known internationally for her expertise on the Rwandan genocide and her advocacy for human rights and who died in the crash of Continental Flight 3407, will be remembered as part of the University at Buffalo's International Education Week (IEW), which this year will focus on "Human Rights in Perspective: A Tribute to Alison Des Forges."

11/16/10

Six University at Buffalo doctorate students in the University at Buffalo/Buffalo State College Joint Doctoral Program in Special Education will receive up to $40,000 a year apiece in tuition assistance and a modest stipend, thanks to a highly competitive four-year grant from the U.S. Department of Education designed to address a national and local shortage of highly skilled special-education teacher-educators.

11/16/10

The University at Buffalo School of Nursing has received New York State Education Department approval to offer a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree (DNP) program.

11/16/10

Gubernatorial appointment of judges to New York's highest court -- a process many legal scholars and officials believe is better than popular election -- has choked off access for most of the best candidates the state has to offer, according to a legal scholar from the University at Buffalo Law School.

11/17/10

Do corporate bailouts actually work? According to a recent study, some bailouts work better than others, depending on the conditions surrounding them.

11/17/10

The University at Buffalo, long a leader among major American research universities in the percentage of international students enrolled, ranked 12th among the top 25 U.S. campuses hosting international students in 2009-10, up from 2008-09, when it ranked 17th.

11/17/10

University Police are investigating an attempted purse snatching that occurred on the UB's North Campus in Jacobs "A" parking lot. UB Police and Amherst Police are on the scene and recommend that all students, faculty and staff exercise caution and do not walk alone. Call 645-2222 if you need assistance or have information to aid the investigation.

11/17/10

University Police believe the suspects in an attempted purse snatching that occurred tonight have fled campus. Anyone with information that may be helpful to the investigation should call UB Police at 645-2222.

11/18/10

The night before Ken Takeuchi started teaching Chemistry 101 back in 1983, he walked into the empty classroom in Acheson Hall on the University at Buffalo's South Campus, where he was about to begin his career.

11/18/10

The Martin House Restoration Corporation and University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning are co-sponsoring a Friday night dialogue on a competition to design a series of guest cottages situated near architect Frank Lloyd Wright's iconic Fallingwater in Pennsylvania.

11/18/10

Venugopal Govindaraju of Williamsville, University at Buffalo Distinguished Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, has been named a SUNY Distinguished Professor, the highest faculty rank in the State University of New York system.

11/18/10

A team of two MBA students from the University at Buffalo School of Management were awarded first place at the Student Poster Session of the international conference for APICS, The Association for Operations Management, in October.

11/18/10

The University at Buffalo has entered into an agreement with the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority to implement a pilot Metro Rail pass program that will provide UB students and faculty and staff members with discounted passes to make travel to the university's South Campus and Downtown campus safer, easier and more environmentally friendly.

11/19/10

A team of four undergraduates and one graduate student in the UB School of Management will share a $1,000 prize as winners of the seventh annual PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) xACT Case Competition.

11/17/10

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo has received a grant of $116,675 from the Roswell Park Alliance Foundation Quality of Life Committee. The funds will benefit the center's Arts in Healthcare Program at Roswell Park Cancer Institute, now in its third year.

11/15/10

The University at Buffalo Center for the Arts welcomes Chris Isaak on Dec. 8 at 7:30 p.m. in the Mainstage Theatre in the Center for the Arts, UB North Campus.

11/22/10

University at Buffalo Law School Dean Makau W. Mutua has been chosen by Attorney General-elect Eric T. Schneiderman for his transition committee to help recruit top legal talent to join the attorney general's staff and to provide policy recommendations to improve the lives of New Yorkers.

11/22/10

Students at the University at Buffalo are exploring the history of mental illness in American culture: from early treatments reminiscent of water boarding, to modern-day psychiatry's addiction to anti-depressants, with more than a few questionable practices in between.

11/23/10

The University at Buffalo Center for Advanced Biomedical and Bioengineering Technology (UB CAT) is distributing more than $440,000 to help 18 companies in Western New York develop promising life sciences technologies in the 2010-11 fiscal year.

11/23/10

Motivated University at Buffalo students are using their brains to study the brains of others: from collecting whale songs in Puerto Rico as a way to map the brain of one of the world's largest animals, to researching the effects of drugs like methamphetamine, to exploring the cause and prevention of degenerative brain diseases such as Alzheimer's.

11/23/10

University at Buffalo faculty experts are available to comment on the following topics: Safe driving tips for the holiday and the uphill battle of a possible legal challenge to the body scans. 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>.

11/24/10

Winnifred F. Sullivan, professor and director of the Law, Religion and Culture Program in the University at Buffalo Law School, is one of four national scholars to receive a grant from the Henry R. Luce Initiative on Religion and International Affairs for a new project entitled "Politics of Religious Freedom."

11/29/10

The University at Buffalo School of Engineering and Applied Sciences has received a $100,000 gift to name the advanced visualization networking systems laboratory in the school's new building, slated for completion in 2011.

11/29/10

UB Police report that a male student was robbed at gunpoint at 6:29 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 29, in the vicinity of Hayes Annex on the South Campus. Suspect was described as a black male, 5-foot-9 to 5-foot-10, approximately 21 years old, wearing baggy gray jeans and a blue NAPA racing jacket over a grey hooded sweatshirt. Suspect displayed a silver handgun, demanded the victim's wallet and cell phone, and was last seen heading toward Main Street from Main Circle. The student was unhurt.

11/30/10

Isoflavones, chemicals found in soy products and in small amounts in other plant-based foods, may be associated with a reduced risk of developing certain types of breast tumors, a new study by researchers at the University at Buffalo and Roswell Park Cancer Institute has found.

11/30/10

Where other Buffalonians see only piles of white, Sergio Lopez-Pineiro sees opportunity. This winter, the University at Buffalo architect will complete a months-long landscaping project using a single material commonly associated with Buffalo: snow.

11/30/10

Jeanne Gang, founder and president of Studio Gang Architects and the lead designer of downtown Chicago's iconic Aqua Tower, will present the University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning's 2010 Bethune Lecture on Dec. 1.

11/10/10

Humanitarian, writer and former mountaineer Greg Mortenson will discuss the journey that led him to establish more than 100 schools in some of the most remote regions of Afghanistan and Pakistan when he presents the next lecture in the University at Buffalo's Distinguished Speakers Series at 8 p.m. today (Wednesday, Nov. 10) in Alumni Arena on the UB North Campus.

11/15/10

For the seventh year in a row, more than 200 residents of Buffalo's Lower West Side neighborhood will receive dental care from UB School of Dental Medicine faculty and dental-student volunteers over the course of two days at the Judge Joseph S. Mattina Community Health Center, 300 Niagara St. in Buffalo. UB faculty and students will attend to patients from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. today and tomorrow (Nov. 15 and 16).

11/3/10

University at Buffalo political scientists James Campbell, PhD, Joshua Dyck, PhD and James Coleman Battista, PhD, will be available to the media on Wednesday, November 3 for post-election commentary and analysis.

11/2/10

University at Buffalo political scientists James Campbell, PhD, Joshua Dyck, PhD and James Coleman Battista, PhD, will be available to the media on Wednesday, November 3 for post-election commentary and analysis.

11/9/10

Humanitarian, writer and former mountaineer Greg Mortenson will discuss the journey that led him to establish more than 100 schools in some of the most remote regions of Afghanistan and Pakistan when he presents the next lecture in the University at Buffalo's Distinguished Speakers Series at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 10, in Alumni Arena on the UB North Campus.