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7/5/11

In the first study of its kind in an animal species that has not passed a critical test of self-recognition, cognitive psychologist Justin J. Couchman of the University at Buffalo has demonstrated that rhesus monkeys have a sense of self-agency -- the ability to understand that they are the cause of certain actions -- and possess a form of self awareness previously not attributed to them.

7/1/11

Brittani Franklin attends Xavier University in New Orleans; Donteeno Todd attends Tougaloo College in Jackson, Miss.; and Caitlin Nicholson attends Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H. But all are spending the summer at the University at Buffalo, along with a dozen other undergraduate students from as far away as Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, and as close as Buffalo.

7/7/11

A major grant from the John R. Oishei Foundation will help the University at Buffalo's New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences expand its bioinformatics and computational biology expertise on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus (BNMC) downtown.

7/7/11

When Eman Abu Sabbah, a first-year PhD candidate in nursing at the University at Buffalo, discusses domestic violence against women in Jordan her body is still and her voice is steady, but her eyes shine with a laser-like intensity. A 2011 recipient of a prestigious Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund (MMMF) grant, Sabbah has been working to help women in her home country for years.

7/8/11

Artists, scientists and the public are invited to attend "The Man Machine," an evening of robot-centric entertainment and learning at the Buffalo Museum of Science starting at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 13.

7/8/11

You're looking for something fresh to read, but holy granola, there are more than 1,879,000 titles out there - 46 by Dr. Seuss alone!

7/11/11

Which U.S. metro region is most likely to come out of the next recession, natural disaster or other regional "shock" relatively unscathed? Rochester, Minn. A little more battered might be College Station-Bryan, Texas. These two regions are ranked first and last, respectively, by a new online tool measuring more than 360 U.S. metros for their "regional resilience," or capacity to weather acute and chronic stresses ranging from gradual economic decline to rapid population gains to earthquakes and floods.

7/11/11

WBFO-FM 88.7, the University at Buffalo's National Public Radio affiliate, won six awards at the New York State Associated Press Broadcasters Association's annual awards banquet last month in Saratoga Springs.

7/11/11

Research by Jaekyung Lee, PhD, professor of counseling, school and educational psychology at the University at Buffalo, is helping to expose failures in America's controversial test-driven educational policies.

7/12/11

The days of being blinded by glare from the sun, despite the $300 sunglasses straddling your face, may soon be over. Chris Mullin, PhD, a formerly local inventor and entrepreneur, has teamed up with the University at Buffalo to develop sunglasses that detect bright spots of light and darken specific parts of the lens to protect sunglasses wearers from blinding glare.

7/11/11

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo announces the third annual Buffalo Dance Festival on Saturday, July 30, in the Mainstage Theatre in the Center for the Arts, UB North Campus. This year the festival will feature LehrerDance, Configuration Dance Theatre, Bill Evans Dance Company and Melanie Aceto Contemporary Dance.

7/13/11

Two University at Buffalo architects presented a unique solution to the uncomfortably chilly temperatures of an old stone building in England as part of the sixth annual International Architecture Festival, Eme3, held July 1-3 in Barcelona.

7/13/11

The University at Buffalo Graduate School of Education (GSE) will mark the 10th anniversary of its innovative online programs by doubling the number of full-degree or certificate programs it offers.

7/13/11

Mark Frank has spent two decades studying the faces of people lying when in high-stakes situations and has good news for security experts. "Executing Facial Control During Deception Situations," a new study he co-authored with former graduate student Carolyn M. Hurley, PhD, reports that although liars can reduce facial actions when under scrutiny, they can't suppress them all.

7/13/11

At an atomic scale, the tiniest bridge of gold -- that made of a single atom -- is actually the strongest, according to new research by engineers at the University at Buffalo's Laboratory for Quantum Devices.

7/12/11

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present Return to Forever IV with Zappa Plays Zappa on Monday, Aug. 8, at 7:30 p.m. in the Mainstage Theatre, Center for the Arts, UB North Campus.

7/14/11

"Olmsted in Buffalo and Niagara," the first history and guidebook written about the visionary landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted and the remarkable park systems he designed in Western New York at the end of the 19th century, has been published by The Urban Design Project, School of Architecture and Planning, University at Buffalo.

7/14/11

Large, marine-calving glaciers have the ability not only to shrink rapidly in response to global warming, but to grow at a remarkable pace during periods of global cooling, according to University at Buffalo geologists working in Greenland.

7/15/11

Three students in the University at Buffalo's PharmD/MBA combined degree program and their advisor have been chosen to be among three finalist teams to compete live at the 2011 National Community Pharmacist Association's (NCPA) annual convention.

7/15/11

Erik R. Seeman, PhD, professor of history at the University at Buffalo and a noted historian of the Americas, has been named director of the UB College of Arts and Sciences' Humanities Institute, an association that has developed an international reputation for innovative cross-disciplinary research, teaching and community programs in the humanities.

7/18/11

A University at Buffalo psychiatrist is attempting to help patients suffering from chronic pain and their doctors by drawing on ontology, the branch of philosophy concerned with the nature of being or existence. The goals of his work are described in a video interview. He will present a tutorial on his research at the International Conference on Biomedical Ontology, sponsored by UB, July 26-30 in Buffalo.

7/18/11

Quantum dots made from cadmium and selenium degrade in soil, unleashing toxic cadmium and selenium ions into their surroundings, a University at Buffalo study has found.

7/19/11

University at Buffalo School of Social Work Professor Deborah P. Waldrop has seen people die. Too often, their lives have ended in pain and despair, spending their final days in an alienating institutional environment, just another patient in an impersonal progression that leads to what she calls "reciprocal suffering" for families who also watch their loved ones die.

7/20/11

A University at Buffalo-led research team has developed a mathematical framework that could one day form the basis of technologies that turn road vibrations, airport runway noise and other "junk" energy into useful power.

7/20/11

The University at Buffalo's TCIE will offer business improvement workshops and certification courses this summer and fall for professionals striving to save money and boost efficiency in their organizations.

7/21/11

Neurosurgical residents, fellows and attending neurosurgeons interested in minimally invasive endoscopic surgery of the brain will gather in Buffalo July 29-30 at the 5th Annual Brain Endoscopy Course -- a continuing medical education-accredited course sponsored by the University at Buffalo's School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

7/25/11

No one should underestimate Beth Church's determination.

7/26/11

A University at Buffalo faculty member played an important role in the World Health Organization's first-ever public health guidelines aimed at curbing the spread of HIV/AIDS among men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender people.

7/26/11

University at Buffalo President Satish K. Tripathi has been named a regional co-chair of the Western New York Regional Economic Development Council, one of 10 region-based councils charged with allocating economic development funds within their regions to stimulate economic development and speed the creation of jobs.

7/27/11

Many of the lights in the night sky are not stars, but actually man-made satellites, and those satellites could soon be joined by one built by University at Buffalo students. A team of students from UB has been chosen to participate in the United States Air Force-sponsored University Nano-satellite Program. .

7/28/11

Western New York Public Broadcasting Association and the University at Buffalo are pleased to announce today that WBFO-FM 88.7 will become a part of the WNED family of public radio and television stations.

7/20/11

There's more to grad school than just filling out applications and taking entrance exams, as 16 students participating in a University at Buffalo summer program are about to discover. On July 21 at 1:15 p.m., they will be playing "Grad School Monopoly," a game designed to convey to them the realities about grad school and to dispel some of the myths. It takes place in Room 125 in the Biomedical Education Building on the UB South Campus.

7/29/11

A delegation of energy officials from four South Asian countries will visit the University at Buffalo Technology Incubator on Friday afternoon to learn about UB's efforts to create jobs and support the growth of high-tech businesses in Western New York.