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5/2/11

Batteries, supercapacitors, flywheels, electric cars and pumped-storage hydroelectricity will be among topics discussed at a conference on energy storage that the University at Buffalo's Directed Energy program will host May 10 in Amherst.

5/2/11

Faculty experts and scholars from the University at Buffalo are available to comment on the political, cultural, international and economic impact of Osama bin Laden's death.

5/2/11

UB Alert: Downed Power Lines Near South Campus. Traffic not allowed to exit campus onto Bailey Ave. UB Police are on the scene.

5/2/11

UB Alert (updated 2:45 p.m.): Bailey Avenue is expected to reopen shortly with a single lane of traffic in each direction between Winspear Avenue and Main Street.

5/2/11

University at Buffalo President Satish K. Tripathi praised Gov. Andrew Cuomo and SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher for the NYSUNY 2020 Challenge Grant Program, a capital funding initiative involving UB, Albany, Binghamton and Stony Brook that is expected to make SUNY a leading catalyst for job growth throughout the state, as well as strengthening the academic programs of the four SUNY University Centers.

5/2/11

Utility crews have repaired downed power lines on Bailey Avenue. The Sherman Road entrance to the South Campus has reopened on Bailey Avenue.

5/3/11

Utility crews have repaired downed power lines on Bailey Avenue. All entrances to the South Campus on Bailey Avenue are reopened.

5/3/11

More than $10,000 in seed funding was awarded to an information technology company that won first place in the University at Buffalo's Henry A. Panasci Jr. Technology Entrepreneurship Competition (Panasci TEC).

5/3/11

Pregnancy appears to have a positive effect on long-term disability in women with two types of multiple sclerosis, indicating that reproductive hormones may play a protective role in MS progression, neurology researchers at the University at Buffalo have found.

5/3/11

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) has chosen Andrei M. Reinhorn, PhD, Clifford C. Furnas Professor of Structural Engineering at the University at Buffalo, to receive the 2011 Nathan M. Newmark Medal.

5/3/11

The University at Buffalo School of Social Work will hold its annual Field Educator Reception to honor the hundreds of professional social workers who volunteer to mentor students at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 5, at the Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society, 25 Nottingham Ct.

5/4/11

Following Monday's announcement by Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Chancellor Nancy Zimpher of the NYSUNY 2020 Challenge Grant program, University at Buffalo President Satish K. Tripathi has announced that UB will submit a plan to build a new home for the UB School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences downtown on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus.

5/4/11

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) has selected Michel Bruneau, PhD, professor of civil, structural and environmental engineering at the University at Buffalo and former director and deputy director of UB's MCEER, as the recipient of the 2011 George Winter Award.

5/5/11

The 2011 earthquakes that struck New Zealand and Japan, research on improving nuclear power plant design, earthquake engineering research in the U.S. in the next quarter century and improving resilience of buildings, bridges and critical infrastructure are all on the agenda at Quake Summit 2011, Earthquake & Multi-Hazards Resilience: Progress and Challenges, in Buffalo, NY, June 9-11.

5/5/11

Each year, American drivers waste an estimated 3.7 billion hours, or the equivalent of five days, sitting in traffic, burning 2.3 billion gallons of fuel. Students at the University at Buffalo will soon be learning how to reduce that waste, creating less congestion and cleaner air, thanks to an IBM grant to Adel Sadek, PhD, UB associate professor of civil, structural and environmental engineering.

5/5/11

More than 5,500 students are candidates to receive degrees during the University at Buffalo's 165th general commencement and 14 other commencement ceremonies to be held through May 21.

5/4/11

The University at Buffalo Department of Theatre and Dance will present the UB Summer Dance Program this summer. Classes will be held in the Dance Studio (Room B82) in the Center for the Arts, North Campus. All members of the dance community are welcome.

5/6/11

Write your novel. Study marine biology in the Bahamas. Watch your children become the people they were meant to be. Search and zero in on a distant star. If life at UB is rewarding during the academic year, the opportunities for fun and intellectual excitement through the university's expanded schedule of summer programs can entice and inspire children, seniors and everyone in between.

5/6/11

The University at Buffalo announced today that it is a Grand Challenges Explorations winner, an initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Glenna Bett, PhD, assistant professor and vice chair for research in the UB Department of Gynecology-Obstetrics in the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, will pursue an innovative global health and development research project to develop a device to treat postpartum hemorrhage.

5/6/11

The University at Buffalo Libraries will present a series of five reading, viewing and discussion programs designed to re-introduce audiences to author Louisa May Alcott and give them new understanding of her place in American culture.

5/9/11

A team of six MBA students from the University at Buffalo School of Management will share a $3,000 prize as winners of the school's fifth annual Steven C. Verney MBA Case Competition.

5/9/11

An addiction medicine fellowship developed by University at Buffalo's Department of Family Medicine is one of the nation's first 10 postgraduate addiction medicine residencies accredited by the American Board of Addiction Medicine Foundation.

5/9/11

Bad news for muggle parents! A new study by psychologists at the University at Buffalo finds that we more or less "become" vampires or wizards just by reading about them.

5/9/11

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present the Technical Theater Program Aug. 15-17 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Center for the Arts, North Campus. Registration and fee are required.

5/9/11

A team of five MBA students from the UB School of Management will share a $1,500 prize for their winning proposal for the U.S. launch of a revolutionary skin care lotion that is currently the No. 1 seller in Japan.

5/10/11

The University at Buffalo will honor M&T Bank as a vital partner at this year's UB Partners Day, a day of workshops and networking opportunities showcasing how UB has partnered with industry, government and nonprofits to spur economic growth in Buffalo Niagara.

5/10/11

On March 7, 2009, at 1:40 a.m., Amy Stewart's life changed forever. Stewart, then 22 and a student at the University at Buffalo, was walking down the Main Street sidewalk in Snyder that cold, rainy morning. When she and a good friend, Rachel Baird, tried to cross with the light at an intersection near Daemen College, a SUV veered around another car that had stopped to let them pass. It hit them both, then left the scene.

5/10/11

A month in ancient, sub-Arctic peat bogs among the seals and grizzlies of Kamchatka's outer banks is not for the out-of-shape or faint-of-heart. Fortunately, Claude Larson is neither. An intrepid, Montreal-born and exceptionally fit middle-school science teacher from Oak Ridge, N.J., Larson has climbed mountains, jumped from planes and trawled the North Atlantic to survey the sea scallop population.

5/11/11

Move over, Howard Roark! There's a new architect in town and she's not afraid of the color pink. Mattel's Architect Barbie, icon of the building trades, is ready for launch.

5/11/11

The Erie County legislators now redrawing election districts must resist the temptation to manipulate the remapping process, a University at Buffalo law professor says.

5/11/11

In addition to the health problems children with multiple sclerosis face, a risk of obesity has entered the picture. A new study conducted by pediatric MS specialists at the University at Buffalo has found that children with multiple sclerosis and other pediatric demyelinating disorders are at increased risk of childhood obesity, compared to children without these disorders.

5/11/11

The University at Buffalo Office of Science, Technology Transfer and Economic Outreach (STOR) will host a May 18 meeting of the BioNetwork, a group of entrepreneurs, business leaders and venture capitalists, all former Western New Yorkers, who have worked together for the past eight years to energize the region's life sciences industry.

5/12/11

The breast cancer pretreatment period -- the time during which a woman is diagnosed, meets with physicians and awaits initial treatment -- can be extremely distressing, lonely and confusing. Research demonstrates that approximately one-third of women diagnosed with breast cancer will develop symptoms such as depression and post-traumatic stress at some point in the course of their illness. These symptoms may continue for up to 20 years after diagnosis.

5/12/11

The University at Buffalo will host the international workshop "Probabilistic Analysis of Volcanic Hazards" on May 16-19. Conference participants will include geologists, volcanologists and statisticians from several nations, who will consider current methodologies used in the analysis of volcanic hazards, including probability, randomness and statistical measures, in order to help define priorities for future research.

5/12/11

Two life-sciences entrepreneurs are launching the first procedure-specific software modules for robot-assisted surgery. Khurshid A. Guru, MD, director of robotic surgery at Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI), and Thenkurussi "Kesh" Kesavadas, PhD, director of the Virtual Reality Lab and a professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at the University at Buffalo (UB), created Hands-on Surgical Training (HoST) to harness the didactic potential of their proprietary Robotic Surgical Simulator, or RoSS.

5/17/11

Fifteen graduates of the University at Buffalo School of Management received awards during the school's commencement ceremonies on May 13.

5/18/11

The University at Buffalo School of Management's Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership (CEL) has received a grant of $55,800 from the Allstate Foundation for its Allstate Minority and Women Emerging Entrepreneurs program.

5/18/11

The National Science Foundation's e-Design Center has accepted the University at Buffalo as a full university member research site in its prestigious Industry-University Collaborative Research Center for e-Design.

5/19/11

As the chase for the 2011 Stanley Cup heads to the finish, several players are off the ice suffering from concussion, an injury all too common in this contact sport. Deciding if a player is ready to return to the ice has been left primarily to each team's physician, with no standardized across-the-sport method to assess when the time is right. Work by specialists at the University at Buffalo Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Department's concussion clinic may change that scenario.

5/19/11

The University at Buffalo Humanities Institute, which promotes innovative cross-disciplinary research, teaching and community programs in the humanities, has announced recipients of its 2011-12 Faculty Fellowships.

5/19/11

Two well-known names in the Buffalo legal community will find a permanent home in the University at Buffalo Law School when the school's Cellino and Barnes Conference Center is dedicated on May 26.

5/20/11

U.S. Sen. Kirsten E. Gillibrand will be the keynote speaker at this year's University at Buffalo Law School commencement ceremony at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 21, in the Center for the Arts on UB's North Campus. Gillibrand will address 233 graduating law students during the Law School commencement.

5/20/11

Kemper Lewis, PhD, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at the University at Buffalo's School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and executive director of UB's New York State Center for Engineering Design and Industrial Innovation (NYSCEDII), has been named a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

5/20/11

The University at Buffalo has announced the first recipients of a new award that recognizes faculty whose commitment to mentoring gives UB's undergraduates opportunities to conduct research and scholarship that are not routinely available at many institutions.

5/23/11

As Rust Belt cities transform vacant lots into green space for growing vegetables, University at Buffalo researchers are using modeling to help assess the City of Buffalo's capacity for sustainable agriculture.

5/23/11

The University at Buffalo's Gifted Math program has another star of national proportions in its midst: Williamsville East senior Bryan He is one of 40 finalists in this year's Intel Science Talent Search, earning a trip to the White House and a personal congratulations from President Obama.

5/24/11

Multiple sclerosis (MS) appears to be associated with loss of bone mineral density, but that loss may not be due to lack of weight-bearing activity, the usual cause of osteoporosis.

5/24/11

University at Buffalo President Satish K. Tripathi today submitted a proposal to the NYSUNY 2020 Challenge Grant program in support of a $375 million plan to help revitalize Buffalo's economy by relocating UB's medical school to downtown Buffalo.

5/24/11

A news release sent out earlier today by the University at Buffalo included an incorrect figure for the financial aid program that will be financed by a proposed $200 per semester tuition increase. Families with annual incomes between $40,000 and $60,000 would see a tuition increase of $30 per semester. The original news release reported the tuition increase applied to families with annual incomes of between $40,000 and $50,000.

5/24/11

University at Buffalo chemist Javid Rzayev has been selected to receive the Herman F. Mark Young Scholar Award from the American Chemical Society's Division of Polymer Chemistry. The award, a prestigious prize in the field, recognizes excellence in research and leadership in polymer science among scientists 35 and younger.

5/26/11

Tooth decay is the most chronic disease among children. In one year, more than 51 million hours of school is missed because of tooth decay or other dental-related illness. And even when children with dental problems can attend school, research shows that these problems are distracting enough to impair classroom learning and behavior. The children of Chautauqua County, however, have not gone without dental care -- in fact, the care comes to them.

5/26/11

What causes a magnet to be a magnet, and how can we control a magnet's behavior? These are the questions that University at Buffalo researcher Igor Zutic, a theoretical physicist, has been exploring over many years.

5/31/11

Art historian Elizabeth Otto, PhD. assistant professor of modern and contemporary art, Department of Visual Studies, University at Buffalo College of Arts and Sciences, has received a $5,000 Conversations in the Disciplines (CID) grant from the State University of New York for the 2011-12 academic year.

5/25/11

More than 200 nurses, faculty members and hospital administrators will help the University at Buffalo School of Nursing mark 75 years of excellence in nursing education and research at an anniversary cocktail reception to be held on Wednesday, May 25, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society, 25 Nottingham Terrace, Buffalo.

5/24/11

More than 200 nurses, faculty members and hospital administrators will help the University at Buffalo School of Nursing mark 75 years of excellence in nursing education and research at an anniversary cocktail reception to be held on Wednesday, May 25, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society, 25 Nottingham Terrace, Buffalo.

5/13/11

More than 5,500 students are candidates to receive degrees during the University at Buffalo's 165th general commencement ceremony to be held at 10 a.m. Sunday, May 15, in Alumni Arena on the UB North Campus.

5/6/11

University at Buffalo Law School Professor Michael Halberstam and law student Patrick Fitzgerald will submit their legislative redistricting plan for Erie County at 10 a.m. today (May 6, 2011) at a press conference on the front steps of the Old Erie County Courthouse, 92 Franklin St., in downtown Buffalo.

5/2/11

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.

5/25/11

A comprehensive report on the State University of New York's economic impact across New York State will be released on Wednesday, June 1, at the University at Albany's Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government, 411 State St., Albany.

5/31/11

A presentation on UB's newest downtown facility -- the Clinical and Translational Research Center (CTRC) -- will be among the highlights of this year's UB Partners Day.

5/18/11

The University at Buffalo will host the 2011 International E-Poetry Festival May 17-21, featuring two evening performances that offer unique opportunities to highlight the eclectic and avant-garde literary/musical/ performance art scene for which Buffalo is famous.

5/3/11

U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul Jr. will speak to University at Buffalo Law School students at 5 p.m. today (Tuesday, May 3, 2011) in the Cellino and Barnes Conference Center, 511 O'Brian Hall on UB's North Campus.