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4/1/11

Eileen Buckley, news director, anchor and reporter for WBFO 88.7 FM, the University at Buffalo's National Public Radio member station, was chosen "Radio News Director of the Year" in the annual media awards presented by Medaille College.

4/1/11

A low dose of insulin has been found to suppress the expression in the blood of four precursor proteins involved in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease, according to new clinical research by University at Buffalo endocrinologists. The research, published in March online in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, suggests that insulin could have a powerful, new role to play in fighting Alzheimer's disease.

4/1/11

Experts in the design of the bathroom, cybernetics in architecture and the spatial dimensions of aging will be among speakers at "Before and Beyond: Architecture and the User," a two-day symposium at the University at Buffalo's School of Architecture and Planning. The event, which features presenters from the U.S., Canada and Europe, is free and open to the public. Panels will take place on April 6 and 7 at 301 Crosby Hall on UB's South Campus. Directions and a complete schedule are online at <a href="http://tinyurl.com/beforeandbeyondUB">http://tinyurl.com/beforeandbeyondUB</a>.

4/1/11

University at Buffalo sophomore Maxwell "Max" Bileschi has won the prestigious Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education award, given nationally to outstanding undergraduate sophomores and juniors studying mathematics, science or engineering.

4/3/11

University Police are investigating an assault that occurred at 4:45 a.m. this morning (April 3, 2011) in the lobby of Goodyear Hall lobby located on the University at Buffalo's South Campus near Bailey Avenue.

4/4/11

The University at Buffalo Undergraduate Academies will present the keynote lecture, "Why Aren't More Women in Science? Understanding and Addressing Current Causes of Under- representation" on April 5 from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Student Union Theatre on UB's North Campus.

4/5/11

Ann Burstein Cohen, associate professor of accounting in the University at Buffalo School of Management, will receive the Dr. Emanuel Saxe Outstanding CPA in Education Award from the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA) on May 19 at the NYSSCPA's 114th Annual Election Meeting and Dinner in New York City.

4/5/11

The University at Buffalo College of Arts and Sciences and the UB Institute for European and Mediterranean Archaeology (IEMA) will present a concert next week to honor the memory of the late Samuel M. Paley, internationally renowned archaeologist of the Middle East, co-founder of IEMA and professor in the Department of Classics.

4/5/11

A 22-year-old former university student was arrested by University at Buffalo Police Tuesday afternoon and charged with three crimes -- including third-degree assault -- for the alleged unprovoked attack on a UB student in the lobby of Goodyear Residence Hall early Sunday morning.

4/6/11

University at Buffalo Law School Dean Makau Mutua, SUNY Distinguished Professor and Floyd H. and Hilda L. Hurst Faculty Scholar, was elected vice president of the American Society of International Law (ASIL) March 26. The ASIL is the most prestigious and largest organization of international lawyers in the world.

4/6/11

The academic achievements and research of UB's most talented undergraduate and graduate students will be showcased at the university's annual Celebration of Student Academic Excellence, to be held Wednesday, April 6 in the Center for the Arts on the UB North Campus.

4/6/11

Communication researchers at four major universities have found that if you receive a lot of email, habitually respond to a good portion of it, maintain a lot of online relationships and conduct a large number of transactions online, you are more susceptible to email phishing expeditions than those who limit their online activity.

4/4/11

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present Imagination Movers -- Live! on Tuesday, May 3, at 7 p.m. in the Mainstage Theatre in the Center for the Arts, UB North Campus.

4/6/11

The University at Buffalo is offering students from Western New York high schools free tickets to attend the upcoming lecture by pioneering genomics researcher, J. Craig Venter, who will speak at 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 27 in Alumni Arena on the UB North Campus as part of UB's 24th Annual Distinguished Speakers Series.

4/7/11

New materials science research from the University at Buffalo could hasten the creation of "smart" windows that reflect heat from the sun on hot summer days but let in the heat in colder weather. The findings concern a unique class of synthetic chemical compounds that are transparent to infrared light at lower temperatures, but undergo a phase transition to begin reflecting infrared when they heat up past a certain point. An article detailing some of these discoveries appears today (April 7) on the cover of the Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters.

4/11/11

Researchers at a new University at Buffalo national research center say the United States lags behind in the struggle to address and prevent bullying, and have begun to detail how to help victims and stop what they call "child abuse by children."

4/11/11

Women under the age of 75 with high vitamin D status were less likely to have early age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the leading cause of irreversible vision loss in adults, a University at Buffalo study has shown. The disease affects approximately 9 percent of Americans aged 40 and older.

4/11/11

University at Buffalo Media Study Professor Sarah Elder, an ethnographic filmmaker of international recognition, will introduce her latest new project, "Surviving Arctic Climate Change: A Documentary on Inuit Knowledge," on April 15 from 4-6 p.m. in the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, 1285 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo.

4/11/11

The Buffalo Chips have done it again. The University at Buffalo's all-male a cappella group is set to compete for the second consecutive year in the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella in New York City, Saturday, April 16.

4/12/11

An electrical engineer at the University at Buffalo, who previously demonstrated experimentally the "rainbow trapping effect" -- a phenomenon that could boost optical data storage and communications -- is now working to capture all the colors of the rainbow.

4/12/11

Viewers who log onto the University at Buffalo's falconcam to watch BB and Yankee, UB's resident peregrine falcon mom and dad, will see more of the couple's falcon chicks once they hatch and become mobile, thanks to the installation this spring of a second camera. Watch the live streaming video from both cameras at <a href="http://ubfalcon.buffalo.edu/ ">http://ubfalcon.buffalo.edu/</a>

4/13/11

A just released study on the relationship between multiple sclerosis (MS) and chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency (CCSVI), a narrowing of the extracranial veins that restricts the normal outflow of blood from the brain, found that CCSVI may be a result of MS, not a cause.

4/12/11

The University at Buffalo School of Management and all of its undergraduate, master's and doctoral business programs have maintained their accreditation by AACSB International-The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

4/12/11

The International Artistic and Cultural Exchange Program of the University at Buffalo Department of Theatre and Dance (IACE) will present a free performance from Belgium's Theatre Universitaire Royal de Liege on Monday, April 18, at 5:30 p.m. The performance will be held in the Katharine Cornell Theatre, located in the Ellicott Complex on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

4/12/11

Internationally known semiotician Mark Gottdiener, PhD, of Buffalo, professor of sociology at the University at Buffalo, will be the keynote speaker at the International Conference on semiotics, "Urban Semiotics: City as a Cultural-Historical Phenomenon" to be held June 3-5 at the Institute of the Humanities, Tallinn University, Tallinn, Estonia.

4/12/11

The University at Buffalo Law School will honor its diversity and its graduates' accomplishments at this year's Law School Students of Color Dinner at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 21, in the Buffalo Niagara Marriott, 1340 Millersport Hwy., Amherst.

4/13/11

Six students from area high schools won first place in an entrepreneurship competition on April 2 for their winning business proposal, an online gaming lounge.

4/13/11

A new study from the University at Buffalo contradicts the dark flow theory, showing that exploding stars in different parts of the universe do not appear to be moving in sync. Working with data on 557 such stars, called supernovae, UB scientists deduced that while the supernovae closest to Earth all shared a common motion in one direction, supernovae further out were heading somewhere else. An article announcing the research results will appear in a forthcoming edition of the peer-reviewed Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics.

4/6/11

The Center for the Arts Video Production group at the University at Buffalo has won a 2011 New York Emmy Award. The award was received in the Informational/Instructional: Feature/Segment category at the 54th Annual New York Emmy Awards presentation on April 3 in New York City.

4/13/11

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Experience on Monday, May 9, at 7:30 p.m. in the Mainstage Theatre, located at the Center for the Arts, UB North Campus.

4/18/11

The State University of New York Board of Trustees today appointed Satish K. Tripathi as the 15th president of the University at Buffalo. Tripathi has served as UB's provost and executive vice president for academic affairs for the past six years.

4/11/11

Harvey G. Stenger Jr., dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, has been named the University at Buffalo's interim provost. Stenger's appointment, effective April 11, was announced today by Officer-in-Charge Satish K. Tripathi.

4/19/11

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- University at Buffalo's Center for Educational Collaboration (CEC) this summer again will embrace its inner cool scientist with a full program of science and math programs -- as well as the popular "Wiggle Your Power" civic engagement camp.

4/19/11

An increasingly influential national organization evaluating and grading teacher education programs misleads its audience by claiming to be "non-partisan" when, in reality, the group is part of a growing movement of "corporate education" reformers pushing an agenda of standardization and privatization at the expense of meaningful teaching and learning, according to a professor in the University at Buffalo's Graduate School of Education.

4/15/11

E. Bruce Pitman, a noted researcher and professor in the University at Buffalo Department of Mathematics, adjunct professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and associate dean for research and sponsored programs in the College of Arts and Sciences, has been named dean of the college after an internal university search.

4/19/11

The Frank L. Ciminelli Family Career Resource Center and the Credit-Bearing Internship Program in the University at Buffalo School of Management honored five professionals, 11 students and four companies on April 8 at a reception in the South Lake Community Building on UB's North Campus.

4/20/11

That's the mind-boggling concept at the heart of a theory that University at Buffalo physicist Dejan Stojkovic and colleagues proposed in 2010.

4/20/11

Exposure to air pollution early in life and when a woman gives birth to her first child may alter her DNA and may be associated with premenopausal breast cancer later in life, researchers at the University at Buffalo have shown.

4/20/11

The team that presents the best plan for launch of a viable new business will receive $10,000 in start-up funding in the final round of the Henry A. Panasci Jr. Technology Entrepreneurship Competition (Panasci TEC).

4/21/11

Freshman architecture students from the University at Buffalo have designed and are building a 96-foot-long string of wooden micro-dwellings that will open to the public later this month at Griffis Sculpture Park. Assembly of "The Living Wall" will conclude the week of April 25. The UB School of Architecture and Planning is inviting the public as well as students, professors and critics to attend an opening reception and dedication ceremony for "The Living Wall" at 1 p.m. on April 29 at the main entrance of the Griffis Sculpture Park, 6902 Mill Valley Road, East Otto in Cattaraugus County.

4/21/11

The iSciWNY workforce development program, created by the University at Buffalo's New York Center for Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences and Educational Opportunity Center (EOC), is collaborating with the West Seneca Central School District to create a first-of-its-kind academy that links high school students with potential employers in Western New York's growing life sciences industry.

4/21/11

Puneet Singla, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University at Buffalo, was recently chosen to receive a prestigious Air Force Office of Scientific Research award to develop more robust mathematical models to assess space situational awareness. The highly competitive Young Investigators Research Program award will fund Singla's research into "Information Collection and Fusion for Space Situational Awareness."

4/21/11

A team of four MBA students in the University at Buffalo School of Management took the top prize of $2,000 in the annual Whitman Case Competition at Syracuse University's Whitman School of Management.

4/22/11

A University at Buffalo School of Social Work professor is helping redefine the country's definition of being poor with research that shows the dramatic difference between achieving "basic economic security" and the federal government's "poverty line."

4/22/11

Scarcely a year into its existence, the Environmental Affairs Department of the University at Buffalo Undergraduate Student Association (SA) has been awarded the 2011 Good Going Award for Best Earth Day Outreach for an Organization.

4/26/11

The University at Buffalo will present an exhibition of paintings by Willard "Will" Russell Harris (1933-2008), a 30-year faculty member of the UB Department of Art, May 14 to Aug. 7 in the Anderson Gallery, One Martha Jackson Place, Buffalo.

4/27/11

Students in schools and universities in the U.S. and around the world are using waterpipes to smoke tobacco at "alarmingly high" rates, according to a study published this month by University at Buffalo researchers.

4/27/11

The ongoing challenge of uniting 27 nations, both politically and socially, into a cohesive European Union is the subject of a major interdisciplinary conference April 28-29 at the Baldy Center for Law and Social Policy at the University at Buffalo Law School.

4/25/11

Rajan Batta, associate dean for graduate studies in the University at Buffalo School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), has been named acting dean of the school by Harvey G. Stenger Jr., interim provost and vice president for academic affairs.

4/27/11

The public is invited to come on down and play new video games designed and produced by students in the University at Buffalo Department of Media Study, from 6-9 p.m. May 2 in 242 and 278 Center for the Arts, UB North Campus.

4/29/11

Amherst resident Hua Ge, 27, died this morning at Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital after she lost consciousness last night during a recreational swim in the pool at Alumni Arena.

4/29/11

Nancy Nielsen, MD, PhD, former head of the Office of Medical Education in the University at Buffalo's School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, and past president of the American Medical Association, has been named to a health policy leadership role in Washington, D.C. In her federal role, Nielsen has been recruited to serve a one-year appointment as senior advisor for stakeholder engagement at the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

4/27/11

The University at Buffalo's Center for the Arts and the University of Florida Center for the Arts in Healthcare, Research & Education announce the fourth annual Arts in Healthcare Clinical Practice Intensive, to be held Aug. 1-12 in the UB Center for the Arts.

4/21/11

The University at Buffalo will recognize the work and achievements of its faculty and staff as part of the Celebration of Faculty and Staff Excellence to be held at 3:30 p.m. today (Thursday, April 21) in the Center for the Arts on the UB North Campus.

4/13/11

A University at Buffalo Law School student will testify at a public hearing of the Erie County Advisory Committee on Reapportionment on federal and state constitutional and statutory requirements of redistricting. The hearing is being held April 13 from 5 - 7:30 p.m. on the ECC North Campus, 6205 Main St., Williamsville, in Kittinger Hall, K Building Lecture Hall, Room 100

4/19/11

From Earth Pong to Mt. Trashmore to the annual appearance of the University at Buffalo's solar-powered smoothie cart, the UB community will be busy celebrating Earth Week in a variety of ways, leading up to Earth Day on Friday, April 22.

4/28/11

Susan Dentzer, editor-in-chief of Health Affairs, and one of the nation's most respected health and health policy journalists, will be the honored speaker at the 165th commencement of the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, which will be held April 29 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Center for the Arts on UB's North Campus.

4/27/11

Pioneering biologist J. Craig Venter will present the latest installment of the University at Buffalo's Distinguished Speakers Series with a lecture at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 27, in Alumni Arena on UB's North Campus.

4/26/11

Pioneering biologist J. Craig Venter will present the latest installment of the University at Buffalo's Distinguished Speakers Series with a lecture at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 27, in Alumni Arena on UB's North Campus.

4/28/11

How do artists, architects, activists, and scholars creatively engage with Buffalo and other cities in similar situations? What is the image, the identity they create for those cities? Artists and creative thinkers will address these questions on April 30 at Ineffably Urban, a daylong symposium organized at Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center by the University at Buffalo.

4/4/11

The academic achievements and research of UB's most talented undergraduate and graduate students will be showcased at the university's annual Celebration of Student Academic Excellence, to be held Wednesday, April 6 in the Center for the Arts on the UB North Campus.