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8/1/11

As the 66th anniversaries of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings approach on August 6 and 9, a University at Buffalo biostatistics and public-health expert says that studies of health effects from those events provide some clues to the potential, long-term health impacts of this year's Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan.

8/3/11

The 25th anniversary University at Buffalo Distinguished Speakers Series once more will offer Western New York audiences a varied program of speakers on topics ranging from a decade of warfare to human rights advocacy, medical research and off-beat humor. Series subscriptions are on sale now; individual lecture tickets will be available for sale later in the month.

8/4/11

Inspired by a California researcher who used crowdsourcing to pinpoint the locations of roadkill, a University at Buffalo geologist is turning to the public for help monitoring a different ecological phenomenon: The water levels of streams in Western New York.

8/5/11

In light of the recall of 36 million pounds of ground turkey due to reports of salmonella poisoning in 26 states including New York, a University at Buffalo infectious disease expert offers some useful advice, including tips for those contemplating an outdoor barbecue this weekend.

8/5/11

H. Austin Booth has been named vice provost for university libraries at the University at Buffalo, Harvey G. Stenger, UB interim provost, announced today. Her appointment is effective immediately.

8/9/11

American courts are significantly expanding the legal rights and privileges celebrities can command over others using their names or likenesses. And a University at Buffalo Law School professor is questioning whether these courts have gone too far.

8/9/11

Buffalo Police are investigating a burglary/robbery that was reported early today in a residence on the 100 block of Winspear Avenue near the Parker Lot on the South Campus.

8/9/11

University at Buffalo researchers Jason Corso and Natalia Litchinitser have been awarded funding from the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) to conduct research into technologies that could help save the lives of American soldiers.

8/9/11

University at Buffalo President Satish K. Tripathi, PhD, applauded Gov. Andrew Cuomo's signing of legislation to implement the NYSUNY 2020 Challenge Grant Program today, citing the bill's potential to transform public higher education in the state and enable UB and other SUNY institutions to increase their impact on the state's economy.

8/9/11

Buffalo-area Engineering Awareness for Minorities (BEAM), the University at Buffalo's program dedicated to increasing minorities and females entering the engineering and technical professions, has received $60,000 from American Water Enterprises Inc.

8/10/11

The University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine has received a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services grant for $500,000 to replace its 14-year-old Mobile Dental Unit (MDU) -- the van that gives the children of Chautauqua County access to oral care.

8/10/11

University at Buffalo research showing that a new drug that eliminated tinnitus with a single dose in animal models is among the advances that will be presented at the Fifth Tinnitus Research Initiative Conference, "The Neuroscience of Tinnitus," sponsored by UB's Center for Hearing and Deafness Aug. 19-21 in Grand Island, N.Y.

8/10/11

A study by University at Buffalo sociologists has found that the portrayal of women in the popular media over the last several decades has become increasingly sexualized, even "pornified." The same is not true of the portrayal of men.

8/10/11

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will once again hold its Center Celebration to open its 2011-12 season. The celebration will be held, rain or shine, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Aug. 24 in the Center for the Arts atrium.

8/15/11

Four new studies by researchers at the University at Buffalo have found that when a woman's goal is to be romantically desirable, she distances herself from academic majors and activities related to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

8/15/11

Forty years ago, the deadliest prisoner rebellion in U.S. history occurred. Next month, a major conference will bring together prisoner advocates, legislators, policymakers, corrections professionals, activists and people who were on the front lines of the conflict, on both sides.

8/15/11

The University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences will celebrate a century and a quarter of research, teaching and learning as part of "125 Years of Discovery, Change and Progression," a series of educational and social events to be held Sept. 14-18.

8/15/11

UB Professor Shambhu Upadhyaya teaches and conducts research in the area of computer security. With hacker collectives carrying out high-profile cyber attacks -- most recently claiming to have stolen a large trove of data including personal information from U.S. law enforcement agencies -- Upadhyaya comments on how much of a threat these groups really pose to cybersecurity.

8/16/11

Dean Makau Mutua of the University at Buffalo Law School has announced this fall's Legal Analysis Writing and Research (LAWR) Writing Fellows. "These Fellows were chosen by the LAWR faculty for their outstanding ability in legal writing and analysis," he said, noting that the Law School's enhanced research and writing curriculum is a cornerstone of its focus on practical skills.

8/16/11

Cultural scholar Cynthia Wu has spent years studying Chang and Eng Bunker, a pair of Asian-born, co-joined, entrepreneurial, self-promoting "human marvels." "The Bunker twins," she says, "have served for more than 100 years as metaphors for the paradox that while 'individualism' is what makes Americans stand apart from Europeans, unity is equally valued."

8/16/11

Forbes magazine has once again ranked the University at Buffalo School of Management as one of the best business schools in the world based on the return on investment it provides MBA graduates.

8/17/11

The hydraulic fracturing of New York's shale deposits to access natural gas, the fallout from the Fukushima nuclear disaster and current trends in drug abuse are just a few of the topics that will be tackled at the 2011-12 Western New York Science and Technology Forum, "Horizons of the Sciences," for Western New York teachers.

8/18/11

The University at Buffalo will dedicate Greiner Hall, a new state-of-the-art residence hall reserved for sophomores, at an on-site ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 19.

8/18/11

More than 1,100 students and teachers took part in interactive workshops introducing them to the growing and complex field of cybersecurity through programs conducted this past year by the University at Buffalo School of Management.

8/18/11

When Mary Brennan-Taylor lost her mother to a series of preventable medical errors, she wasn't interested in suing the hospital where the mistakes had been made. "I wasn't interested in a lawsuit because that wouldn't help anyone," she says, "I was interested in culture change." Now, Brennan-Taylor is bringing that culture change directly to students at the University at Buffalo.

8/18/11

Tim Lafferty of East Aurora, N.Y., has been elected to serve a two-year term as president of the UB Alumni Association.

8/19/11

The University at Buffalo will dedicate Greiner Hall, a new state-of-the-art residence hall reserved for sophomores, at an on-site ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 19.

8/19/11

Sustainable, Plyboo walls. Floor tiling made from recycled soda bottles. Man-made ponds designed to capture rainwater before it enters an overloaded sewer system. Electrical outlets high enough to be easily accessible to wheelchair users. Classrooms and lounges suitable for educational programs and social gatherings. These are just a few of the cutting-edge features that make the University at Buffalo's newest residence hall, Greiner Hall, a model for campus living.

8/19/11

The UB 2020 Civic Engagement and Public Policy strategic initiative has awarded five new Civic Engagement Research Fellowships for 2011-12.

8/22/11

Media are invited to attend Mary Brennan-Taylor's talk to UB medical students about her mother's death from multiple hospital-acquired infections at 2 p.m. in 250 Biomedical Education Building (BEB) on the UB South Campus. She and Dr. Ranjit Singh, associate director of UB's Patient Safety Research Center, will be available for interviews after the talk.

8/22/11

The research of University at Buffalo faculty members Douglas H. Clements, PhD, and Julie Sarama, PhD, is featured in a special section of Science magazine focused on the value of educational programs for the earliest of childhood learners -- children 2, 3 and 4 years old.

8/23/11

The University at Buffalo will welcome new and returning students back with open arms during Opening Weekend, UB's tradition of offering students a fun, event-packed weekend before the beginning of the fall semester.

8/23/11

"The earthquake was moderate but significant because we haven't had very many earthquakes of this magnitude in the eastern United States or eastern Canada," said Andre Filiatrault, PhD, director of the University at Buffalo's MCEER (Multidisciplinary Center for Earthquake Engineering Research).

8/23/11

Andre Filiatrault, PhD, director of the University at Buffalo's MCEER (Multidisciplinary Center for Earthquake Engineering Research), met with media today to discuss the 5.9 magnitude that shook parts of the eastern U.S. and Canada.

8/24/11

As part the Inaugural Celebration for University at Buffalo President Satish K. Tripathi, UB will offer free tickets to Western New York high schools, as well as local non-profit and community organizations, and veteran and military organizations, to attend the upcoming lecture by former U.S. Secretary of State, Robert M. Gates.

8/22/11

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present Colbie Caillat on Tuesday, Sept. 13 at 7:30 p.m. in the Mainstage Theatre in the Center for the Arts, UB North Campus. Andy Grammer will open the concert.

8/25/11

As communities prepare for the hurricane, with many in the southeast evacuating, the earthquake that hit Virginia and the possibility that Hurricane Irene could hit the eastern U.S. serve as important reminders about the vulnerability of structures in these areas to the full range of extreme events, from earthquakes to hurricanes and terrorist attacks, say engineers at the University at Buffalo's MCEER (Multidisciplinary Center for Earthquake Engineering Research).

8/25/11

The 2011 edition of the James McCormick Mitchell Lecture, the University at Buffalo Law School's highest-profile lecture series, revisits a significant historical moment for UB and the world -- one that has been largely overlooked.

8/26/11

To get a better idea of just how much damage even a moderate earthquake would cause to unreinforced masonry buildings, earthquake-engineering researchers in the University at Buffalo's MCEER are reconstructing brick walls like those in New York City buildings that are approximately 100 years old.

8/29/11

Eight University at Buffalo police officers were called to duty in New York City this weekend to help National Guard and local fire departments direct traffic, help clear roads and enforce roadblocks in the wake of Hurricane Irene.

8/30/11

Understanding the line between harmless teasing and abusive bullying can mean the difference between interfering parents and those who help their children overcome painful child abuse, according to the newly appointed director of the University at Buffalo's Dr. Jean Alberti Center for the Prevention of Bullying Abuse and School Violence.

8/29/11

The Center for the Arts at University at Buffalo will present Back to Buffalo 3: The UB Dance Alumni All-Star Concert on Saturday, Sept. 24 at 8 p.m. in the Drama Theatre in the Center for the Arts, UB North Campus. The performance is sponsored by the UB Alumni Association.

8/31/11

"Saigon Diary," a 12-channel mixed-media installation by Dinh Q. Le, a Vietnamese artist best known for his woven-photographs, will receive its world premiere at the University at Buffalo's Anderson Gallery, 1 Martha Jackson Place, Buffalo, Sept. 17 through Dec. 31.

8/31/11

The Center for the Arts at University at Buffalo will present k.d. lang and the Siss Boom Bang on Tuesday, Sept. 27 at 7:30 p.m. in the Mainstage Theatre in the Center for the Arts, UB North Campus. Teddy Thompson will open the concert. The performance is sponsored in part by Monaco's Violin Shop & Music Center.

8/25/11

Students will be welcomed back to the University at Buffalo campuses this weekend with a variety of activities, including fairs, food, music and movies designed to acquaint them with life at UB and to get the academic year off to an enthusiastic start.

8/23/11

Andre Filiatrault, PhD, director of the University at Buffalo's MCEER (Multidisciplinary Center for Earthquake Engineering Research), will be available to discuss the magnitude 5.8 earthquake that struck south of Washington DC and affected cities all along the eastern seaboard.

8/23/11

"Doorhanger" kits containing safety reminders and tips on how to be a good neighbor will be distributed to more than 2,700 homes surrounding the University at Buffalo's South Campus from 3-6 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 23.

8/22/11

"Doorhanger" kits containing safety reminders and tips on how to be a good neighbor will be distributed to more than 2,700 homes surrounding the University at Buffalo's South Campus from 3-6 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 23.

8/17/11

Area high school students will be instructed to talk or text on their cell phones when they take the wheel of the driving simulator at the UB/NYSCEDII 2011 Cyber Engineering Workshop for Young Women at the University at Buffalo on Aug. 18 at 10 a.m. in 106 Furnas Hall on the UB North Campus. Media are invited to attend.

8/9/11

As part of an effort to encourage the public to help monitor water levels of local streams, University at Buffalo geologist Chris Lowry will be installing nine new stream gauges on waterways in Western New York.