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2/1/11

The University at Buffalo Medical Alumni Association will present a new program, "The Heart of Women's Health," to neighboring physicians, clinicians, patients and families at the Buffalo Niagara Marriott, 1340 Millersport Hwy., Amherst, on Saturday, Feb. 12.

2/1/11

The University at Buffalo is closely watching the weather forecast. If the decision is made to cancel classes or activities, the university will use a variety of communication outlets to notify faculty, staff and students. Please do not contact University Police for updates on closing decisions.

2/1/11

University at Buffalo President John B. Simpson has released the following message to the campus community in response to this afternoon's state budget proposal announced by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo.

2/1/11

Because of the weather and driving conditions, the University at Buffalo has cancelled all day and evening classes and activities Wednesday, February 2, 2011. This includes all programs, classes and offices on UB's North, South and Downtown campuses.

2/2/11

Because of inclement weather and poor driving conditions, the University at Buffalo has cancelled all day and evening classes and activities scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011. Essential employees should report to work. All classes and activities are expected to resume on Thursday, Feb. 3

2/3/11

Researchers at the University at Buffalo have devised two new ways of "stapling" peptide helices to prevent these medically important molecules from losing their shape and degrading in the presence of enzymes.

2/4/11

David A. Westbrook, University at Buffalo Law School professor and recognized voice on the global political economy, says that although there is a great deal of understandable anxiety that current events in the Middle East may end tragically, "Cautious optimism may be an appropriate response here."

2/4/11

Robert C. Wetherhold, PhD, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at the University at Buffalo's School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, has been named a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

2/4/11

The University at Buffalo School of Management and M&T Bank will host more than 100 students from 20 public, private and charter schools in the fourth annual "MoneySKILL Mania," a financial literacy competition for high school students.

2/3/11

The Hot Tuna Blues concert originally scheduled for Feb. 2 in the Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo, has been rescheduled to Tuesday, Feb. 8, at 7:30 p.m.

2/7/11

The University at Buffalo is a key partner in a $7.3 million, multi-institution collaboration to explore the origins of all flowers by sequencing the genome of Amborella, a unique species that one researcher has nicknamed the "platypus of flowering plants."

2/8/11

Two new, high-powered mass spectrometers worth a total of more than $2 million will enable University at Buffalo scientists to conduct a variety of health and environmental studies without outsourcing lab work to institutions outside of Western New York.

2/8/11

University at Buffalo researchers are creating a new and unusual "app" for the smart phone: tracking air pollution.

2/8/11

The National Universities Commission of Nigeria has selected the University at Buffalo's Institute for Lasers, Photonics and Biophotonics as its partner to form the Nigerian American Nanomedicine Organization, which will establish Joint Research Centers in Nigeria and at ILPB.

2/8/11

The University at Buffalo Department of Theatre and Dance will present A Little Night Music from Wednesday, March 2, through Sunday, March 6, in the Black Box Theatre, located at the Center for the Arts, 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 Stephen Sondheim, will be presented in a production with newly designed and executed sets, lights and costumes.

2/10/11

Bruce A. Holm, PhD, a key figure in the University at Buffalo's efforts to develop high-technology and life-sciences research in the region, and an internationally known biomedical researcher and successful entrepreneur, died on Feb. 9 of kidney cancer. A resident of Rochester, he was 52.

2/11/11

The University at Buffalo Institute for Research and Education on Women and Gender will kick off its 15th annual International Women's Film Festival at 7 p.m. Feb. 17 at Buffalo's Market Arcade Film and Arts Center, 639 Main St., Buffalo, with Sally Potter's 1992 award-winning film "Orlando," starring Tilda Swinton.

2/11/11

The University at Buffalo's Research Institute on Addictions (RIA) is presenting a spring seminar series featuring national experts beginning on March 4.

2/11/11

The right to fair housing in Western New York remains inconsistent, rife with barriers and impediments that include a shortage of services for those facing discrimination, an inadequate supply of suitable apartments and a lack of transportation, according to a University at Buffalo School of Social Work researcher studying local and national fair housing policy.

2/11/11

Officers for the 2011 term have been elected for the University at Buffalo School of Management Alumni Association, in addition to two new directors elected to three-year terms.

2/11/11

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present Taylor 2 Dance Company on Thursday, March 10, at 7:30 p.m. during their upcoming residency, March 7-11. There will be a public performance in the Mainstage Theatre, located at the Center for the Arts, North Campus. The performance is sponsored by M&T Bank.

2/14/11

There's never been a dull University at Buffalo moment for Kourtney Brown. Standing 6-feet-tall, Brown is a star athlete on the women's basketball team, as her recent record-breaking 35-point scoring night against Miami of Ohio shows.

2/14/11

For University at Buffalo Graduate School of Education professors Doug H. Clements and Julie Sarama, the list of federal grants that allow the husband-and-wife research team to continue their nationally distinguished work on teaching math to hard-to-reach pre-kindergarten children keeps growing.

2/14/11

The University at Buffalo is launching a museum outreach initiative tomorrow (Tuesday, Feb. 15), inviting students from Cheektowaga Middle School to the UB Anderson Gallery to work with and learn about precious cultural artifacts in the university's new multimillion-dollar Cravens World collection.

2/16/11

A pair of engineering career fairs in March will mark important milestones for the University at Buffalo: Both events have a global focus, a first for UB career fairs, and one will take place completely online -- another first.

2/17/11

Anne B. Curtis, MD, Charles and Mary Bauer Professor and Chair of the University at Buffalo Department of Medicine in the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, is a key contributor to the new guidelines for physicians, published last month, that incorporate the latest research on the best way to treat patients with atrial fibrillation. In the Q&A below, Curtis explains how the guidelines will affect the way physicians treat patients with atrial fibrillation.

2/17/11

University at Buffalo mathematician Xiaoqing Li has received a Sloan Research Fellowship, a prestigious award that the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation presents annually to early-career scientists and scholars in recognition of their achievement and potential to contribute to their fields.

2/21/11

For years the tobacco industry has argued that efforts to ban tobacco advertising near schools would constitute a total ban on tobacco advertising in urban areas. But public health researchers at the University at Buffalo and Roswell Park Cancer Institute have presented research that shows this is not the case in Buffalo and Niagara Falls, N.Y.

2/21/11

New nanomaterials research from the University at Buffalo could lead to new solutions for an age-old public health problem: how to separate bacteria from drinking water.

2/21/11

On Feb. 28, the University at Buffalo will present "Portraiture in Queer Experimental Cinema," a program of short films originally developed as part of the scholarly symposium around the groundbreaking Smithsonian Institution exhibition "Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture."

2/21/11

The Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo will present Savion Glover on Thursday, March 24, at 7:30 p.m. in the Mainstage Theatre in the Center for the Arts, UB North Campus.

2/22/11

The University at Buffalo invites scholars and community agencies to participate in Buffalo Poverty Research Workshop II: Women & Homelessness, to be held March 4 from 1-5 p.m. in the St. Stanislaus Church Social Center, 389 Peckham St., Buffalo.

2/22/11

A principle area of investigation in the field of metacognition is the question of whether nonhuman animals can - like their human counterparts - monitor or self-regulate their own cognitive states and processes.

2/22/11

UB Police are evacuating Fronczak Hall on the North Campus because of a strong smell of natural gas. Stay away until further notice. Updates will be provided as needed at www.emergency.buffalo.edu.

2/22/11

Fronczak Hall is reopened and is safe to enter. UB Police have located the source of the natural gas smell and have determined it was not caused by a leak.

2/23/11

The University at Buffalo will host the eighth annual Safe Schools Initiative Seminar on Wednesday, March 16, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Center for the Arts on the UB North Campus.

2/23/11

The University at Buffalo, in partnership with the University of Rochester and Upstate Medical University, has been awarded a $2 million grant to establish a mentoring program to promote career success among diverse and differently abled junior faculty members in the academic sciences.

2/23/11

As of Jan. 1, the first baby boomers turned 65. What can American society expect as boomers retire, age and continue to be active? How will this affect the stigma of growing old? As the birthday celebrations commence, University at Buffalo faculty experts are available to comment on tips and trends related to aging in America.

2/23/11

The cofounders of New York City-based design firm Weiss/Manfredi will speak at the University at Buffalo today (Wednesday, Feb. 23) in a lecture honoring Sydney Gross, a School of Architecture and Planning student who died following a car accident on July 24, 2009.

2/24/11

A team of four seniors in the University at Buffalo School of Management has won the fifth annual Becker Professional Education Case Competition.

2/24/11

Most Ponzi schemes, like almost everything else these days, enjoy a limited life in the public eye. Despite its explosive nature, the same would have been true of the Madoff con, except that nobody cooled Bernie's marks out.

2/25/11

The University at Buffalo Center for Educational Collaboration continues its mission of giving Buffalo Public School students access to higher education with its latest $50,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Education, through the Higher Education Services Corporation, money that will help create a program that encourages underprivileged youth to consider attending college.

2/25/11

The University at Buffalo School of Management Alumni Association (SOMAA) will hold a breakfast seminar on understanding financial statements from 7:30-9:30 a.m. on March 15 in 104 Alfiero Center on UB's North Campus.

2/22/11

The Center for the Arts Video Production group at the University at Buffalo has been nominated for a 2011 New York Emmy Award. The honor recognizes an informational video produced by the center for a national engineering organization.

2/28/11

Fresh from her memorable work with life-changing but unconventional "maverick" teachers, University at Buffalo education professor Catherine Cornbleth now turns to a universal challenge in the secondary school arena: how to engage students so they feel personally connected in class while teaching them to excel in today's standardized test-driven academic culture.

2/28/11

The Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo will present Spring Awakening on Thursday, March 31, at 7:30 p.m. in the Mainstage Theatre, located at the Center for the Arts, UB North Campus.

2/3/11

In a winter when you can take nothing for granted, the University at Buffalo Geology Department, at least, is holding its traditional Groundhog Day cookout -- albeit slightly belatedly -- at 11:30 a.m. today (Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011) off Putnam Way between the UB Computing Center and the Natural Sciences Building on the UB North Campus. Great Visuals!

2/24/11

Bot Wars are back! Homemade, remote-controlled robots constructed by students in the University at Buffalo's School of Engineering and Applied Sciences will duke it out on Friday Feb. 25, in the lobby of the Student Union on the UB North Campus.

2/4/11

A Western New York family whose lives were forever changed when their son was diagnosed with pediatric liver disease has raised $150,000 to support research into the disease by University at Buffalo pediatric gastroenterologists Susan S. Baker, MD, and Robert D. Baker, MD.

2/3/11

From the Teddy Bear clinic to Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown's proclamation, the University at Buffalo's 10th annual "Give Kids a Smile Day" will be in full swing from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 4, in the Squire Hall lobby and dental clinics on the first and third floors of the UB School of Dental Medicine on the South Campus.

2/1/11

From the Teddy Bear clinic to Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown's proclamation, the University at Buffalo's 10th annual "Give Kids a Smile Day" will be in full swing from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 4, in the Squire Hall lobby and dental clinics on the first and third floors of the UB School of Dental Medicine on the South Campus.