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1/4/11

The University at Buffalo provides a quality education at an affordable price, according to Kiplinger's Personal Finance, which has placed UB on the magazine's 2011 list of the 100 Best Values in Public Colleges.

1/4/11

The 2011 David Blitzer Lecture Series presented by the University at Buffalo Institute of Jewish Thought and Heritage in Jewish Studies will open on Jan. 31 and continue through April 4 with free public lectures on the UB North Campus and in Amherst's Temple Beth Tzedek by five leading Jewish scholars, philosophers and historians.

1/4/11

University at Buffalo architecture faculty member Joyce Hwang will spend five weeks this spring at the nation's oldest artists' colony, where she will conclude a semester-long sabbatical devoted to a project she hopes to build in Buffalo: Pest Wall.

1/4/11

The 211th anniversary of the birth of Millard Fillmore, the University at Buffalo's first chancellor and 13th president of the United States, will be celebrated at a ceremony to be held at 10 a.m. Jan. 7 at Fillmore's gravesite in Buffalo's Forest Lawn Cemetery.

1/5/11

Anne Skelly, PhD, RN, ANP-C, associate professor of nursing at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a University at Buffalo School of Nursing distinguished alumna, will present the inaugural Margaret A. Nelson Lecture at 2 p.m. on March 4 in 114 Wende Hall on UB's South Campus.

1/6/11

Western New York business professionals striving to save money and boost efficiency in their organizations can register now for a variety of business improvement workshops and training courses being offered this spring by the University at Buffalo's Center for Industrial Effectiveness (TCIE).

1/6/11

Animesh Amart Sinha, MD, PhD, chief of the N.V. Perricone Division of Dermatology and Cutaneous Sciences at Michigan State University and director of its Center for Investigative Dermatology, has been named chair of the Department of Dermatology at the University at Buffalo and Roswell Park Cancer Institute.

1/3/11

The Center for the Arts at University at Buffalo will welcome Hot Tuna Blues, featuring Hot Tuna with Special Guests Charlie Musselwhite and Jim Lauderdale, on Wednesday, Feb. 2, 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.

1/7/11

A University at Buffalo Law School alumnus with roots in Western New York and a deep involvement in the school's continuing improvement will be honored in January with the Law School's most prestigious award.

1/6/11

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present Kind of Blue -- Jimmy Cobb's So What Band on Saturday, Feb. 12, at 8 p.m. in the Mainstage Theatre in the Center for the Arts, UB North Campus. The concert is sponsored in part by the Jewish Community Center of Greater Buffalo.

1/10/11

As Haitian citizens struggle to achieve some normalcy a year after the devastating Jan. 12, 2010, earthquake, its structural engineers and architects are demonstrating an unwavering resolve to rebuild the country the right way, despite the daily challenges.

1/10/11

Although this weekend's killings in Tucson, Ariz., appear to be the work of a mentally ill individual, University at Buffalo Law School Professor and psychologist Charles Patrick Ewing says it's important to keep in mind that the vast majority of the mentally ill are not violent or dangerous.

1/11/11

What: UB will hold a brief news event today to announce the naming of its engineering school's new building after a prominent local industrialist and his wife, in honor of a multimillion-dollar gift from the couple, the largest gift by individuals to the school.

1/11/11

Like most doctoral candidates, University at Buffalo student and Haitian native Pierre Fouche is a study in focus and determination and, if anything, the Jan. 12, 2010, earthquake that struck his home country only intensified these traits.

1/11/11

The University at Buffalo School of Engineering and Applied Sciences will name its new building Barbara and Jack Davis Hall to honor the Western New York couple who has given $5 million toward the construction and enhancement of the facility.

1/11/11

The University at Buffalo Confucius Institute, in partnership with the Chinese Club of Western New York (CCWNY), will present a Chinese New Year celebration on Feb. 5 from 3-6 p.m. in the Mainstage Theatre, Center for the Arts, UB North Campus.

1/12/11

The University at Buffalo Police Department will hold its annual Citizens' Police Academy starting Feb. 9. The seven-week program, which gives members of the public and university community an in-depth look into the working life of a police officer, starts at Bissell Hall on UB's North Campus before moving to other locations during the course.

1/12/11

Sarbajit Banerjee, PhD, assistant professor of chemistry at the University at Buffalo, is one of 11 scholars in the U.S. who has been awarded a Cottrell Scholar Award from the Research Corporation for Science Advancement.

1/12/11

When a serious threat of a flu epidemic arises, public health officials advise persons to stay away from crowds and, as importantly, avoid shaking hands. But a Viewpoint piece in the current issue of Public Health Reports, authored by University at Buffalo public health faculty members, illustrates that, in certain situations, social pressures make such recommendations moot.

1/13/11

The University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine and the Eighth District Dental Society are available to refer patients to a dental home. The dental school has set up a call center to assist Western New York dental patients who are without dental care because of the recent closing of Allcare Dental, a national dental chain that had provided care to fixed-income patients. All dental patients, including former patients of the Allcare, can call the dental society for a referral to a dentist in their geographical area and specialty need.

1/14/11

Venu Govindaraju, PhD, SUNY Distinguished Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering in the University at Buffalo School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, has been elected a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world's largest general scientific society and publisher of the journal Science.

1/14/11

The immediate past secretary general of the influential human rights organization Amnesty International will teach two specialized seminars in human rights this spring at the University at Buffalo Law School.

1/14/11

A free dental check up and cleaning will be available to UB employees and students at the second annual, "Give UB a Smile Day" hosted by the School of Dental Medicine on Saturday, Jan. 29, beginning at 9 a.m. in the UB dental school clinics.

1/18/11

A new study by researchers at the University at Buffalo modifies the longstanding theory of "retrospective voting," which holds that in presidential elections voters happy with the in-party's performance will support its candidate and when unhappy are more likely to support the opposition party's candidate.

1/18/11

The success of Buffalo-based Medical Acoustics, a medical device company expecting to turn a profit for the first time in 2011, exemplifies how partnerships with universities like the University at Buffalo can help businesses bring new products to the market.

1/19/11

President Obama has nominated a 1985 graduate of UB Law School to head the U.S. Justice Department's Office of Legal Counsel, a high-profile and highly sensitive position that in recent years has been a flashpoint for partisan political division.

1/20/11

The University at Buffalo and Town of Clarence are partnering on two initiatives to improve municipal services and give students an opportunity to learn about and contribute to local government.

1/21/11

An innovative, educational computing platform developed by University at Buffalo faculty members and hosted by the cloud (remote, high-capacity, scalable servers) is helping UB students understand parts of evolutionary biology on an entirely new level. Soon, high-school and middle-school students will benefit from the same tool as well.

1/21/11

Please use extra caution when driving on the UB campuses today, particularly on North Campus ramps and bridges. According to UB Police, several minor car accidents have occurred on the Flint Road entrance ramp to the Audubon Parkway.

1/21/11

Researchers from Upstate New York institutions, including the University at Buffalo, have documented elevated levels of two industrial pollutants in carp in eastern Lake Erie, adding to the body of scientific work demonstrating the lasting environmental effects of human activity and waste disposal on the Great Lakes.

1/18/11

The exhibition title "Figuration and its Disconnects" is a play on Sigmund Freud's canonical book Civilization and Its Discontents (1929), which examines the interplay between society and the individual, whose instinctual desires for aggression and sex threaten to destabilize societal relations.

1/24/11

A University at Buffalo researcher's work with a state-of-the-art driving simulator is making better drivers among those considered to be the most risky motorists on the road: teens with ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder).

1/25/11

Researchers from the National Network of Pediatric MS Centers of Excellence, in the first retrospective study of the response of children with multiple sclerosis to standard, or first-line, therapies, found that one-fifth of patients involved in the review required "second-line" treatments.

1/25/11

For veterans who have returned from conflicts overseas, fighting mental illness once home can be overwhelming. Often there are multiple medications prescribed for specific times throughout the day and adding to that are the medications that must be taken for chronic physical problems.

1/25/11

The Department of Theatre and Dance at the University at Buffalo will present Zodiaque Dance Company "The 37th Spring Season" on Feb. 17-20 and 25-27 in the Drama Theatrein the Center for the Arts, North Campus. All performances are at 8 p.m., except the Sunday performance, which will be held at 2 p.m.

1/26/11

The University at Buffalo's School of Social Work has recorded its 100,000th download to its "Living Proof" podcast series, a milestone the school's dean calls "a sign UB's School of Social Work's entrance into cyberspace is here to stay."

1/26/11

The area along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border that underwent a magnitude 7.2 earthquake last week is one that University at Buffalo graduate student and Fulbright scholar Mustafa Mashal knows well.

1/27/11

The national mood rises and falls with the stock market. Business analysts lavish praise on companies that grow, and fret over the prospects of those that don't. The conventional view is that expansion is a sign of health. But is that assumption compatible with the finite resources of a finite planet?

1/27/11

A total of $6,500 in scholarship money will be awarded to seven University at Buffalo students at the UB Alumni Association dinner beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 4, in the Center for the Arts atrium on the North Campus.

1/27/11

Pick a decade, any decade. From secretaries in miniskirts in the "Mad Men"-style '60s and Southwest Airlines' "hostesses" in hot pants in the "liberated" '70s, to the present-day surge of provocatively dressed young female service workers -- the ubiquitous "Hooter Girl," for example -- University at Buffalo Law Professor Dianne Avery has a name for it all: "The Great American Makeover: "The Sexing Up and Dumbing Down of Women's Work."

1/24/11

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present the return of Drumline Live, on Wednesday, Feb. 16 at 7:30 p.m. in the Mainstage Theatre, located at the Center for the Arts, UB North Campus.

1/25/11

The UB Art Gallery is proud to present Noncommittal: A Prospective Glance 3, a group exhibition featuring three recent graduates from the Department of Visual Studies at the University at Buffalo: Erik Baker, Stephanie Carosa, and Jamie Major.

1/26/11

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present William Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors on Wednesday, Feb. 23, at 7:30 p.m. in the Mainstage Theatre, located at the Center for the Arts, UB North Campus.

1/31/11

Forget town versus gown: students at the University at Buffalo are not only interested in the community outside of UB, but through the university's innovative living/learning program called the Undergraduate Academies, more of them are now connecting with it.

1/31/11

Two University at Buffalo physicists and one engineer have received the National Science Foundation's (NSF) most prestigious award for junior investigators, bringing nearly $1.5 million in new research dollars to Buffalo.

1/31/11

The Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo, will present The Levon Helm Band on Sunday, March 6, at 7:30 p.m. in the Mainstage Theatre, located at the Center for the Arts, North Campus.

1/21/11

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present Tango Buenos Aires on Tuesday, Feb. 22 at 7:30 p.m. in the Mainstage Theatre, located at the Center for the Arts, North Campus. Tango lessons and demonstrations will also be offered in the lobby starting at 6:30 p.m. The performance is sponsored by M&T Bank.

1/24/11

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present Bruce In The USA on Friday, Feb. 25, at 8 p.m. in the Mainstage Theatre, located at the Center for the Arts, North Campus.

1/7/11

The University at Buffalo will uphold a longstanding winter tradition as it celebrates the anniversary of the birth of Millard Fillmore, UB's first chancellor and the 13th president of the United States, at a ceremony to be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 7, at Fillmore's gravesite in Forest Lawn Cemetery.

1/6/11

The University at Buffalo will uphold a longstanding winter tradition as it celebrates the anniversary of the birth of Millard Fillmore, UB's first chancellor and the 13th president of the United States, at a ceremony to be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 7, at Fillmore's gravesite in Forest Lawn Cemetery.

1/27/11

Former California governor and Hollywood icon Arnold Schwarzenegger will present the next installment of the University at Buffalo's Distinguished Speakers Series at 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 27, in Alumni Arena on the UB North Campus.

1/26/11

Former California governor and Hollywood icon Arnold Schwarzenegger will present the next installment of the University at Buffalo's Distinguished Speakers Series at 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 27, in Alumni Arena on the UB North Campus.

1/24/11

The University at Buffalo Division of Athletics will donate more than $30,000 worth of athletic equipment to three local community centers at an event to be held at 4 p.m. Monday, Jan. 24, at the Ed Saunders Center, 2777 Bailey Ave.