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6/1/11

A comprehensive statewide study finds that the State University of New York is positioned to be the critical force in building a new innovation economy for New York -- with a broad and diverse array of economic development activities already in place across the 64-campus system, and with a growing potential to do more in the future.

6/2/11

Seeking to help navigate the gap between law, health care and community services for low-income patients and their hospitals, a consortium of Western New York schools and non-profit agencies is banding together to bring the Medical Legal Partnership (MLP) to Buffalo, where they will hold their first local conference on June 9 from 1-4 p.m. at Hospice Buffalo, 225 Como Park Blvd., Cheektowaga.

6/2/11

Harold Rosenbaum, conductor of the University at Buffalo choruses and one of the most critically acclaimed choral conductors of our time, will receive an honorary doctorate of humane letters from Queens College on June 2, during the college's 87th commencement.

6/2/11

The University at Buffalo School of Management's student chapter of the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) has earned the SHRM Superior Merit Award for the 30th consecutive year.

6/3/11

The University at Buffalo's postdoctoral scholars and their contributions to research on campus will be celebrated June 7 from 2-6 p.m. in the Center for Tomorrow on the North Campus as part of UB's 2011 Postdoc Research Symposium sponsored by the UB Office of Postdoctoral Scholars. During the symposium, Margarita Dubocovich will receive the 2011 Distinguished Postdoc Mentor Award.

6/3/11

The University at Buffalo Department of History awarded scholarships and grants in the amount of more than $50,000 to 17 undergraduate history majors this spring, many of them from the Buffalo area.

6/3/11

As baby boomers reach retirement, University at Buffalo Professor of Architecture Edward Steinfeld will co-chair an international conference on a topic that could improve the quality of life for aging populations around the world: universal design.

6/4/11

Today's major announcement at the American Society of Clinical Oncology annual meeting that the drug exemestane significantly reduces the risk of breast cancer in high-risk, postmenopausal women is the result of an international, randomized double-blind phase III clinical trial in which University at Buffalo researchers and hundreds of Western New York women played a critical role.

6/6/11

A new computer screening tool developed and patented by a University at Buffalo physician is helping to detect severe obstructive sleep apnea in cardiovascular patients who have not yet been diagnosed with this common and potentially dangerous condition.

6/8/11

The University at Buffalo and Brock University in Ontario will co-sponsor an intensive five-day seminar, "Binational Executive Seminar on Canada-U.S. Relations" June 13-17 at UB and Brock, and at border sites in Fort Erie, Ontario, and Niagara Falls.

6/8/11

Researchers at the University at Buffalo are pleased -- but not surprised -- that a recent national study of "hot spots" for scientific disciplines ranks Buffalo as one of the state's top cities for physics and chemistry. An additional ranking found that UB's Department of Chemistry is among the best in the nation.

6/9/11

Claire Lochner, who graduated from the University at Buffalo this spring with a degree in electrical engineering and mathematics, has been chosen to take part in the National Science Foundation's Graduate Research Fellowship.

6/9/11

During the 2011 tax season, 155 IRS-certified accounting students from the University at Buffalo School of Management brought $1,030,353 back into the Buffalo community through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.

6/9/11

University at Buffalo President Satish K. Tripathi today joined Western New York business, labor, health and community leaders and elected officials in praising New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo for introducing pioneering legislation that will establish a fair, predictable and responsible tuition policy for the State University of New York's state-operated campuses.

6/9/11

University at Buffalo President Satish K. Tripathi has released the following message to the campus community regarding changes in senior leadership and the organizational structure within the university's health sciences.

6/9/11

The original version of this news release (http://www.buffalo.edu/news/12636) stated that the bill introduced today would mandate that all new tuition dollars would stay with the campuses. The release should have stated that "the plan UB presented to the governor on May 24 requests that new tuition revenues remain with the campus."

6/9/11

Bright Buffalo Niagara, a high-tech initiative re-launched earlier this year, brought Great Lakes investors, entrepreneurs and community leaders to Buffalo on June 9 for the Bright Forum -- a full day of networking and deal-making across the life sciences, energy, IT and advanced manufacturing sectors.

6/10/11

Every time you are admitted to a hospital, you place your life in the hands of health care professionals. You trust them to provide the best treatment for you during your stay. You have no other choice.

6/10/11

The University at Buffalo's Graduate School of Education has named Amanda Nickerson as director of its high-profile Jean M. Alberti Center for the Prevention of Bullying Abuse and School Violence.

6/10/11

Researchers who have developed new solar cell technology and engineered adult stem cells that grow continuously in culture will be among participants in a Pre-Seed Workshop the University at Buffalo is hosting this June for potential entrepreneurs interested in launching technology-based businesses.

6/13/11

In the search for superconductors, finding ways to compress hydrogen into a metal has been a point of focus ever since scientists predicted many years ago that electricity would flow, uninhibited, through such a material.

6/13/11

If you crave facts about addiction, abjection and the search for love, 60 years of opium smoking in New York City or ancient Roman dinners featuring magic mushrooms, you're in luck. These are just a few of the subjects on the program of "The Pub, the Street and the Medicine Cabinet," the 6th Biennial Meeting of the Alcohol and Drug History Society, which will take place June 23-26.

6/14/11

Forty-three Western New York business owners, operators and high-level managers have graduated from the Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership (CEL) Core program in the University at Buffalo School of Management.

6/15/11

The University at Buffalo was well-represented and -recognized at the 36th annual Inventor of the Year Award Dinner, a ceremony hosted by the Niagara Frontier Intellectual Property Law Association to acknowledge outstanding and creative inventors.

6/15/11

Frequent use of energy drinks is associated with binge drinking, alcohol-related social problems and misuse of prescription drugs among musicians, according to researchers at the University at Buffalo's Research Institute on Addictions.

6/15/11

Results of a small, observational study conducted at the University at Buffalo suggest that liraglutide, an injectable medication used to treat type 2 diabetes, also helps type 1 diabetics on insulin achieve optimal control of their blood glucose levels. If the findings are confirmed in a larger, prospective, randomized study now being planned by the UB researchers, they could mean the first significant, new treatment for type 1 diabetes since insulin was discovered and made available in the 1920s.

6/15/11

The University at Buffalo has produced eight Fulbright student finalists for the 2011-12 academic year and, to date, four have received Full Fulbright Grants for Study and Research cultural exchange grants and one has received a Full Fulbright Teaching Assistantship Grant to study and/or teach in Europe, Africa, South America and Canada.

6/16/11

John E. Tomaszewski, MD, professor of pathology and laboratory medicine, and interim chair of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, has been named the new chair of the Department of Pathology and Anatomical Sciences in the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

6/16/11

A survey of wine drinkers conducted by the University at Buffalo School of Management has found that 54 percent say they are opposed to a New York State proposal to sell wine in supermarkets.

6/16/11

The UBThisSummer hit parade of intellectually, physically and socially engaging summer courses and activities continues in July. And once again, like a kid in a candy store, the most pressing question is choosing what you like the most.

6/20/11

At the age of 10, while other children fretted over how they'd fit in at middle school, Alexander Levine was trying to start an online business. At age 11 he launched the site that would fund his college education: OldVersion.com.

6/20/11

Stephen Stauffer, who recently graduated from the University at Buffalo with a degree in chemistry, is one of 92 people selected for the 2011 W.K. Kellogg Foundation's Woodrow Wilson Michigan Teaching Fellowship.

6/20/11

The University at Buffalo's Center for Computational Research (CCR), one of the leading academic supercomputing sites in the United States, will host the Eric Pitman Annual Summer Workshop on Computational Science from June 27 to July 8.

6/20/11

The worldwide public accounting firm of Ernst & Young and its staff members have contributed more than $54,000 to the University at Buffalo over the past year. Included in the total amount is a gift of $27,050 from the Ernst & Young Matching Gifts Program to the UB School of Management for use by the school's Department of Accounting and Law.

6/21/11

The University at Buffalo's UB 2020 Strategic Research Initiative in Civic Engagement and Public Policy (CEPP) will present two free public events this summer that focus on the kinds of plans put forth in support of Buffalo's community development initiatives.

6/23/11

The University at Buffalo School of Management and the Foundation for Accounting Education of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA) are collaborating to introduce minority high school students to career opportunities in the accounting profession during a five-day program.

6/23/11

Five University at Buffalo faculty members have been named a State University of New York Distinguished Professor, the highest faculty rank in the SUNY system.

6/23/11

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present "Weird Al" Yankovic on Wednesday, July 13, at 7:30 p.m. in the Mainstage Theatre in the Center for the Arts, North Campus. He is touring in support of his new album Alpocalypse, released on June 21.

6/24/11

University at Buffalo President Satish K. Tripathi today praised the passage of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's NYSUNY 2020 bill as a major accomplishment in the pursuit of academic excellence at UB and for economic development efforts vital to Western New York.

6/28/11

A research team led by University at Buffalo chemists has used synchrotron light sources to observe the electron clouds on the surface of graphene, producing a series of images that reveal how folds and ripples in the remarkable material can harm its conductivity.

6/24/11

University at Buffalo School of Management Dean Arjang Assad was named the 2011 Outstanding Executive by the Buffalo Niagara Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) for his recognition and support of the role of public relations within UB and throughout the community.

6/27/11

In July, hundreds of international scientists from dozens of biomedical fields will meet at the University at Buffalo seeking a common language with which to energize cross-disciplinary research.

6/28/11

A new cadre of leaders is at the helm in departments throughout the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. Of the 26 academic departments in the UB medical school, nearly half of them are either being led by new chairs or are actively engaged in a search for one.

6/28/11

Local female high school students entering grades 10-12 will participate in a Cyber Engineering Workshop for Young Women to be held Aug. 15-19 to explore all the opportunities that the world of engineering has to offer.

6/29/11

At the smallest scales, magnetism may not work quite the way scientists expected, according to a recent paper in Physical Review Letters by Rafal Oszwaldowski and Igor Zutic of the University at Buffalo and Andre Petukhov of the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology.

6/30/11

The University at Buffalo Regional Institute, known for its cutting-edge policy research, and the Urban Design Project, a key contributor across two decades to planning and place-making efforts throughout the region, are joining forces.

6/30/11

University at Buffalo cyberwarfare expert and ethicist Randall Dipert, PhD, is relieved that in the long-awaited executive orders on cyberwarfare, President Obama is finally using cyberattacks and other computer-based operations as part of routine U.S. espionage against our enemies in other countries.

6/28/11

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo has been awarded "Best Large Music Venue" in Buffalo Spree magazine's Best of WNY 2011 Awards. The sixth annual awards were presented at an event on June 23 and appear in the July-August 2011 issue of Buffalo Spree.

6/17/11

The University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine will host two hands-on workshops to teach Western New York's practicing dentists how to assume the role of first responder during office medical emergencies on Friday, June 17, at the UB Behling Simulation Center, on the fourth floor of Farber Hall, South Campus. Press are welcome to arrive for interviews or photos from noon to 1 p.m.

6/16/11

The University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine will host two hands-on workshops to teach Western New York's practicing dentists how to assume the role of first responder during office medical emergencies on Friday, June 17, at the UB Behling Simulation Center, on the fourth floor of Farber Hall, South Campus. Press are welcome to arrive for interviews or photos from noon to 1 p.m.

6/6/11

Bright Buffalo Niagara, a high-tech initiative re-launched earlier this year, will bring Great Lakes investors, entrepreneurs and community leaders to Buffalo on June 9 for the Bright Forum -- a full day of networking and deal-making across the life sciences, energy, IT and advanced manufacturing sectors.