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9/1/11

The University at Buffalo Libraries will continue its series of programs designed to reintroduce audiences to author Louisa May Alcott with two events in September

9/1/11

The University at Buffalo has created a new position of chief sustainability officer to provide leadership and direction for sustainability initiatives as the university works to implement ambitious environmental objectives.

9/6/11

An easy-to-use device developed by a local biomedical company, with UB's help, is providing relief to Buffalo-area patients suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), which includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema.

9/6/11

The University at Buffalo will hold its fifth season of UB on the Green, a free outdoor performance series on the South Campus, with free music and dance performances from 6-8 p.m. on three Wednesday evenings: Sept. 7 on Hayes Hall lawn, Sept. 14 on Rotary Field along Bailey Avenue and Sept. 21 on Hayes Hall lawn.

9/7/11

A colorful ceremony rich in tradition and pageantry will mark the formal investiture of Satish K. Tripathi as the University at Buffalo's 15th president at 3 p.m. Sept. 23 in the Center of the Arts on the UB North Campus. The ceremony will be followed by a public reception in the center's atrium.

9/7/11

"Fluid Culture," a free public lecture, arts and media series, will be presented by the University at Buffalo Humanities Institute beginning in September and extending through April. The interdisciplinary series will bring acclaimed environmental scholars to Buffalo for a series of lectures on water, globalization and culture, with a special focus on the Buffalo Niagara region.

9/7/11

The University at Buffalo Honors College was awarded a $500 9/11 "Day of Service" grant from State Farm and Youth Service America to learn about, remember and honor 9/11 through community service-learning projects. On Sept. 11, at 10 a.m., 50 UB Honors College students will gather on the East Side of Buffalo to help local activist Elizabeth Triggs create a new garden in a vacant lot recently turned over to the community by the city. Triggs leads the None Like You/We Care Block Club.

9/7/11

The life-sized drawing of the cadaver is titled "Table 8." About six feet long, it shows the human body in a state of partial dissection, with flaps of leathery skin peeled back to reveal the flesh below. Lines of pen and ink capture intricate details: the sinews in the muscles, the texture of the bones. This study of a corpse is one of three that artist Joan Linder has completed since 2006 in an unusual location: the University at Buffalo's Gross Anatomy Lab.

9/7/11

U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul Jr. and Enron whistleblower Sherron Watkins will speak at the University at Buffalo School of Management on white collar crime and ethics in accounting, respectively.

9/8/11

Few people realize that a handful of food retailers and processors on Buffalo's West Side have a $40 million annual economic impact on Erie County. But that is the case, and experts associated with the Buffalo Food Policy Summit, to be held Sept. 20-21, say that like other communities across the country, we can use our food system and its network of producers to generate a higher food-based economic multiplier, making our food system a major engine for economic development.

9/6/11

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present Keb' Mo' Band on Sunday, Oct. 2, at 7:30 p.m. in the Mainstage Theatre in the Center for the Arts, UB North Campus.

9/9/11

About 20 students from Buffalo Public Schools will be attending an air show at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station this Sunday as part of a University at Buffalo outreach program that uses aviation to illustrate the wonders of science and technology.

9/9/11

The first transgenic mouse model of a rare and severe type of autism called Timothy Syndrome is improving the scientific understanding of autism spectrum disorder in general and may help researchers design more targeted interventions and treatments. The research is described in a paper published last week by scientists at the University at Buffalo and Stanford University in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

9/8/11

Jim Brickman's A Christmas Celebration hits the road for the holiday season with an evening of dazzling solo piano, vibrant vocals and the warmth and humor that has made this concert a seasonal tradition for the past 15 years. The five-time platinum-selling pianist and songwriter, with his special guests, perform in Buffalo on Friday, Dec. 23.

9/9/11

Bradley Owens, assistant professor of organization and human resources in the University at Buffalo School of Management, has received the Academy of Management Best Paper Award for 2011.

9/11/11

Police are searching the South Campus for a man who escaped custody after being arrested for loitering.

9/11/11

Police have concluded an extensive search, and the suspect is no longer believed to be on campus.

9/12/11

The University at Buffalo will celebrate the inauguration of its 15th president, Satish K. Tripathi, with a week-long series of events, Sept. 19-23. Related art exhibitions will begin before and run beyond that week. All events are open to the public and all but a few are free of charge.

9/12/11

Toronto architect Philip Beesley, known for his design of public and residential buildings as well as arresting and complex projects for exhibitions and arts performances, will inaugurate the 2011-12 University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning Lecture Series.

9/12/11

Chunchi Wu, M&T Professor of Banking and Finance in the University at Buffalo School of Management, was honored with the 2011 Peter L. Bernstein Award, in recognition of his research paper on corporate bonds.

9/13/11

James R. Kaskie, president and CEO of Kaleida Health and Great Lakes Health System of Western New York, has been named the 2011 Buffalo Niagara Executive of the Year by the University at Buffalo School of Management.

9/13/11

The University at Buffalo is one of the best universities in the country, according to the annual "Best Colleges" rankings released today by U.S. News and World Report.

9/13/11

"Beyond the Imagination of Nature: Spin, Quantum Optics and Metamaterials," a workshop for researchers studying metamaterials and transformation optics will be presented by the University at Buffalo and the U.S. Army Research Office on Sept. 19-20 in Buffalo.

9/13/11

Asia scholars from New York, neighboring states, Canadian provinces and beyond will gather in Buffalo Sept. 16-17 for the 2011 New York Conference on Asian Studies (NYCAS) organized by the Asian Studies Program at the University at Buffalo.

9/13/11

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo welcomes Yo Gabba Gabba! Live! on Tuesday, Oct. 4 at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. in the Mainstage Theatre in the Center for the Arts, UB North Campus.

9/13/11

She had many names -- flapper, suffragette, modern girl, vamp, new woman, "college girl" -- but whatever she was called, she emerged throughout the world in the late 19th century as an icon of social, political and personal change. The public is invited to join scholars from a range of disciplines on Sept. 16 for "The International New Woman in Photography and Film," a University at Buffalo conference that will explore how the new construction of modern femininity drove and reflected change in virtually every realm and every medium.

9/14/11

A new study by a health communication researcher at UB finds that the Internet -- the source of much medical information for most of us -- poses multiple communication barriers for the culturally Deaf, barriers that go far beyond inconvenience and can seriously compromise their health in ways virtually unknown to the hearing population.

9/14/11

A cardiac condition called atrial fibrillation, the most common cardiac arrhythmia, can increase your risk of stroke by 500 percent. That's why Anne B. Curtis, MD, Charles and Mary Bauer Professor and Chair of the University at Buffalo Department of Medicine, is helping to raise public awareness of the condition during September through the Heart Rhythm Society's AF Awareness Month.

9/14/11

The University at Buffalo's Research Institute on Addictions (RIA) will present a fall seminar series featuring national experts beginning in October.

9/15/11

The University at Buffalo Humanities Institute will kick off its "Scholars at Hallwalls" lecture series at 4 p.m. on Sept. 23 with a free public lecture by David Herzberg, PhD, assistant professor of history at UB and an expert in America's relationship with prescription drugs.

9/15/11

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present Aszure Barton & Artists on Wednesday, Oct. 12, at 7:30 p.m. in the Mainstage Theatre in the Center for the Arts, UB North Campus. The performance is sponsored by M&T Bank.

9/15/11

The University at Buffalo School of Management's Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership (CEL) has been honored as one of the top 100 Small Business Influencers for 2011 by Small Business Trends.

9/16/11

The University at Buffalo has joined research universities across the country in a pledge to expand entrepreneurship, technology commercialization and regional economic development.

9/16/11

The Buffalo and Fort Erie Peace Bridge Authority will bathe the Peace Bridge in blue and white lights from 8 p.m. Sept. 19 to 2 a.m. Sept. 20 to salute the inauguration of Satish K Tripathi, PhD, 15th president of the University at Buffalo, and in recognition of Inauguration Week at UB, Sept. 19-24.

9/19/11

This fall, the University at Buffalo Architecture and Planning Lecture Series will bring widely recognized architects and planners to town to explore issues like environmental sustainability and, in a broad sense, their social responsibility to the larger community.

9/19/11

Mary Wilson, wife of Buffalo Bills owner Ralph C. Wilson Jr., will join University at Buffalo President Satish K. Tripathi, PhD, at a news conference to announce a $1 million gift from the Ralph C. Wilson Foundation to UB.

9/20/11

Buffalo Bills offensive lineman Demetrius Bell was looking forward to the team' first game of the 2009 regular season, having spent his entire rookie season the year before on the inactive roster. Bell had earned the left tackle spot for the opener against the New England Patriots, his first NFL career start. The Bills lost 25-24, but No. 77 went on to start in five more games that fall. It was during his sixth game that Bell suffered a knee injury that took him out of the game and off the playing field for nearly a year.

9/20/11

The University at Buffalo Department of Visual Studies and the Humanities Institute, in partnership with the Albright Knox Art Gallery, will present a conversation on the controversy surrounding the recent Smithsonian exhibition "Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture," co-curated by Jonathan D. Katz, director of the UB doctoral program in visual studies, on Sept. 25 at 2 p.m. in the Albright-Knox auditorium.

9/19/11

The Center for the Arts at University at Buffalo will present Tedeschi Trucks Band on Sunday, Oct. 16, at 7:30 p.m. in the Mainstage Theatre in the Center for the Arts, UB North Campus. Scrapomatic will open the concert.

9/20/11

Before treating their first, live human patient, University at Buffalo students in the five health sciences schools will be able to safely practice a full range of medical procedures, from inserting catheters and delivering babies to resuscitating injured patients, thanks to the new Behling Simulation Center, which holds its grand opening today.

9/20/11

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present David Sedaris on Tuesday, Oct. 18, at 7:30 p.m. in the Mainstage Theatre in the Center for the Arts, UB North Campus. A book signing will follow.

9/20/11

The University at Buffalo will hold a news conference tomorrow (Wednesday, September 21) to announce receipt of a major, multi-million-dollar gift from a UB alumnus who asked to remain anonymous.

9/21/11

A doctor who received his medical degree from the University at Buffalo during World War II and spent his career investing with the intent of giving back to his alma mater has made an historic gift to the university.

9/21/11

The Department of Theatre and Dance at the University at Buffalo will present Zodiaque Dance Company In Concert "the 38th fall season" on Oct. 19-23 in the Drama Theatre in the Center for the Arts, UB North Campus. All performances are at 7:30 p.m., except on Sunday, when the performance will be held at 2 p.m.

9/22/11

Media are invited to attend the University at Buffalo's Global Fair today, which happens from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. today in the UB Center for the Arts on the North Campus. From noon to 1:30, members of the UB administration and fair attendees will be entertained by members of the Latin American Student Association who will dance and play music; members of the Buffalo Kung Fu Temple who will perform a traditional Lion Dance; the Korean Folk Arts Club, which will perform a percussion piece; and Indian classical dancers.

9/22/11

In the aftermath of heavy flooding caused by Tropical Storm Irene, University at Buffalo researchers are conducting a damage assessment that could help hard-hit communities in New York plan for future disasters.

9/22/11

The Confucius Institute at the University at Buffalo will celebrate the Chinese Moon Festival on Oct. 1 with the presentation of a free public performance of music and dance by highly accomplished student artists from the College of Music, Capital Normal University, Beijing.

9/23/11

Lady Gaga and other celebrities commenting on bullying have the chance to teach young people about the horrors of bullying abuse, says the director of the University at Buffalo's Alberti Center for the Prevention of Bullying Abuse, a power that makes it important they act responsibly.

9/23/11

Jamey Rodemeyer, the gay 14-year-old suburban Buffalo teen who committed suicide this week is the victim of a hate crime, says Jonathan Katz of the University at Buffalo, a longtime gay rights activist and author.

9/21/11

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present Kings of Salsa on Wednesday, Oct. 19, at 7:30 p.m. in the Mainstage Theatre in the Center for the Arts, UB North Campus.

9/22/11

The Center for the Arts at University at Buffalo will present Jim Gaffigan on Saturday, Oct. 22, at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. in the Mainstage Theatre, Center for the Arts, UV North Campus.

9/26/11

Creating drinkable water for rural Indonesia, helping to clean up tornado-ravaged Joplin, Mo., and researching how diesel exhaust may harm those living near the Peace Bridge are just a few of the ways the intellectually curious students of the University at Buffalo's Honors College spent their summer.

9/27/11

It's not estrogen produced by body fat that causes low levels of testosterone in type 2 diabetic men, according to a University at Buffalo study published last month in Diabetes Care.

9/23/11

An article in the Christian Science Monitor about the increasing sexualization of young girls in the media reports in a recent study , UB sociologists Erin Hatton and Mary Nell Trautner examined the covers of Rolling Stone magazine from 1967 to 2009 and found a "dramatic increase in hypersexualized images of women," to the point that by 2009, nearly every woman to grace the magazine's cover was conveyed in a blatantly sexual way, as compared with 17 percent of men.

9/28/11

Advances in parenting research related to college drinking. Hmm. We drank in college; it didn't hurt us (did it?). Do we really need more parenting tips by the time they're 18 and they're on their way out the door to college? That's a conversation that needs to happen early on, says Rob Turrisi.

9/28/11

Kenneth J. Takeuchi, SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor in Chemistry, has been inducted as a 2011 Fellow of the American Chemical Society (ACS).

9/28/11

Bob McClellan, best known for his demonstration of cryogenics and their shattering effect on carnations, received the Distinguished Service Award as educators and volunteers were honored for their support of the University at Buffalo's Science Exploration Day on Sept. 20 at Daemen College's Wick Student Center.

9/28/11

The national Excelencia in Education initiative has recognized the University at Buffalo's chemistry department as one of America's top programs for increasing degree completion among Latinos in higher education at the graduate level.

9/28/11

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present Compania Flamenco Jose Porcel on Tuesday, Oct. 25, at 7:30 p.m. in the Mainstage Theatre, Center for the Arts, North Campus. The performance is sponsored by M&T Bank.

9/28/11

UB President Satish K. Tripathi issued a statement today regarding the death of Wilson Greatbatch, a distinguished alumnus and former member of the university's engineering faculty, Greatbatch invented the implantable cardiac pacemaker.

9/28/11

The University at Buffalo has upgraded security measures on its North Campus in Amherst, extending a strategy of more emergency phones, security cameras and better lighting that has been employed successfully at its South Campus in North Buffalo.

9/29/11

Even the smallest of home renovations can change the life of someone with a disability. Widening a doorway or adding grab bars around a toilet can mean the difference between independence and dependence -- between comfort and discomfort in one's own home.

9/29/11

Lee Road, the campus road adjacent to University at Buffalo's recently opened Greiner Residence Hall has a new look: It's now a two-way street.

9/30/11

Surgeons should add their voices to social media and online discussions, while taking care to fully understand the potential security and medical-legal implications. That's the message from two surgeons -- and avid Twitter fans -- in the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, who recently co-authored "Making Social Media Work for Surgeons and Patients," an article published in the Bulletin of the American College of Surgeons.

9/30/11

Scientists at the University at Buffalo have received $1.3 million from the National Institute of Mental Health to test how tiny, magnetic particles can be used to remotely control neurons in the brains of mice. If the work is successful, the research team will have given neuroscientists a powerful, new tool: a non-invasive technique for triggering activity deep inside the brain.

9/22/11

The University at Buffalo will inaugurate Satish K. Tripathi, PhD, as its 15th president tomorrow (Friday, Sept. 23) at a formal and colorful investiture ceremony.

9/21/11

Former Secretary of Defense and CIA Director Robert Gates will open the 25th season of the University at Buffalo's Distinguished Speakers Series with a program at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21, in Alumni Arena on the UB North Campus.

9/20/11

Former Secretary of Defense and CIA Director Robert Gates will open the 25th season of the University at Buffalo's Distinguished Speakers Series with a program at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21, in Alumni Arena on the UB North Campus.

9/20/11

Media are invited to attend the Sept. 20 grand opening the University at Buffalo's Behling Simulation Center on the fourth floor of Farber Hall, UB South Campus. At 4 p.m., media will have the opportunity to tour the 10,000 square-foot facility and watch dozens of UB students and faculty members as they rehearse scenarios with extremely lifelike "patient" mannequins (yes, they can talk) simulating a variety of medical scenarios.

9/15/11

BUFFALO, N.Y. Steven Sutton, PhD, a 1983 graduate of the University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, will discuss the international security threat posed by counterfeit pharmaceuticals at an address to be held at 7 p.m. on Sept. 16 in 121 Cooke Hall on UB's North Campus.

9/9/11

The University at Buffalo will recognize the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks with a special observance that will be held from noon to 3 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 9, in the Student Union on the UB North Campus.

9/8/11

The University at Buffalo will recognize the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks with a special observance that will be held from noon to 3 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 9, in the Student Union on the UB North Campus.

9/8/11

BUFFALO, N.Y. Mixing a historic panel of eyewitnesses and survivors with past and present multi-media attractions, the University at Buffalo will mark the 40th anniversary of the most deadly prison riot in the nation's history with a three-day conference, Sept. 11-13 at UB and other Buffalo college campuses, a short drive away from the prison.