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11/1/11

AMEC Geomatrix of Amherst, N.Y., has received the National Ground Water Association's 2011 Ground Water Remediation Award for an innovative nuclear waste cleanup project that the company completed with University at Buffalo researchers.

11/1/11

The University at Buffalo Educational Opportunity Center (EOC) will hold a new website launch ceremony from 10 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, Nov. 2, in the sixth-floor auditorium of its facility at 465 Washington St. in downtown Buffalo.

11/2/11

Exenatide, a drug commonly prescribed to help patients with type 2 diabetes improve blood sugar control, also has a powerful and rapid anti-inflammatory effect, a University at Buffalo study has shown. The study of the drug, marketed under the trade name Byetta, was published recently in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism.

11/2/11

Nancy J. Smyth, dean of the University at Buffalo School of Social Work, will give the keynote speech at the annual New York State Social Workers Association Conference Nov. 3-5 at the Adam's Mark Hotel in downtown Buffalo.

11/7/11

Although the passion and widespread sympathy for bullying victims is natural and admirable, those who want to stop bullying abuse need to act in ways that reflect good science and proven research if they want to contribute to a culture that does not condone this behavior, according to the director of the University at Buffalo's anti-bullying center. See video at <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5nUZOUbFHk">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5nUZOUbFHk</a>

11/7/11

Buffalo Niagara and Canadian tech firm Ladybug Teknologies has launched a pilot program for the SipSmart Network, a breathalyzer kiosk that enables bar patrons to stay safe by checking their level of intoxication before they drive.

11/7/11

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

11/8/11

Kenneth E. Leonard, PhD, research scientist, has been named director of the University at Buffalo's Research Institute on Addictions (RIA) UB Interim Provost Harvey G. Stenger Jr. announced today.

11/8/11

From text messages to making appointments online to the mysterious avatar alter egos in Second Life, Nancy Smyth would like to see social workers comfortable with all the tools in cyberspace in order to do their real work -- making a difference in people's lives -- in a digital age.

11/8/11

University at Buffalo career counselor Holly Justice is hosting a workshop Nov. 10 to help student veterans translate their military experience into resumes that will catch the attention of civilian companies. While veterans completing enlistments come home with valuable skills, finding work can be difficult if employers don't understand how responsibilities in Iraq and Afghanistan apply to civilian jobs, Justice says.

11/9/11

Activist and author Judy Shepard, the mother of University of Wyoming Matthew Shepard, whose 1998 murder led to passage of national hate crime legislation, will speak at the University at Buffalo at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 9, in Alumni Arena on the North Campus as part of UB's 25th annual Distinguished Speakers Series.

11/9/11

Effective strategies for preventing and intervening in bullying abuse will be the topic of a public presentation on Wednesday, Nov. 9, by Amanda B. Nickerson, director of the University at Buffalo's Jean M. Alberti Center for the Prevention of Bullying Abuse and School Violence.

11/10/11

Millions of Americans are affected by painful jaw problems known as TMD, temporomandibular disorders, but predicting who is at risk has been extremely difficult. Now, for the first time, researchers in the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine are publishing a comprehensive set of clinical characteristics that they say will lead to the ability to identify individuals at risk for developing the painful conditions. Published in the November issue of the Journal of Pain, the UB research results are part of the Orofacial Pain Prospective Evaluation and Risk Assessment (OPPERA) study.

11/10/11

University at Buffalo President Satish K. Tripathi and business leader Howard A. Zemsky will be guests on "Capitol Pressroom,"the statewide one-hour public radio news magazine, to be broadcast at 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11, on WBFO-FM 88.7.

11/10/11

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present MercyMe on Sunday, Dec. 11, at 7:30 p.m. in the Mainstage Theatre in the Center for the Arts, North Campus. Bebo Norman will open the show.

11/11/11

Maria Pascucci, president and founder of Campus Calm, has been named "Protege of the Year" by the Allstate Minority and Women Emerging Entrepreneurs (MWEE) program.

11/11/11

Architect Danise Levine of the University at Buffalo has completed design work with the Wounded Warrior Home Project, which will finish construction on two houses for wounded veterans today (Nov. 11) in Fort Belvoir, Va., that fit the unique physical and emotional needs of the soldiers who will move in. The dwellings are universally designed to be accessible to people of diverse abilities and ages.

11/14/11

Rick Perry's failure to retrieve the name of one of the federal agencies he would abolish if elected president, namely the Department of Energy, was most likely an example of a very common phenomenon called "Tip of the Tongue" phenomenon or "TOT," says a University at Buffalo psycholinguist.

11/14/11

The University at Buffalo will take center stage in "UB: Local Impact, Global Reach," a 30-minute documentary co-produced by WNED and the university that will air on WNED-TV at 9:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14.

11/15/11

At an 8 a.m. EST press conference today at the American Heart Association meeting, UB professor of medicine William E. Boden, MD, discusses the AIM-HIGH clinical trial, which found that niacin provides no incremental benefit to patients with atherosclerotic heart disease, whose levels of LDL cholesterol and non-HDL (which contributes to plaque in the arteries) were very well-controlled.

11/15/11

Healthy, new heart cells have been generated by animals with chronic ischemic heart disease after receiving stem cells derived from cardiac biopsies or "cardiospheres," according to research conducted at the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. The research is being presented today (Nov. 15) at the Scientific Sessions of the American Heart Association in Orlando.

11/15/11

Bloomberg Businessweek has ranked the University at Buffalo School of Management as one of the nation's best business schools in its biennial ranking of Executive MBA (EMBA) programs.

11/16/11

Two annual investor forums in Upstate New York will partner in 2012 to host a single event: A two-day forum in Buffalo that will connect early-stage, high-tech companies with angel investors and venture capitalists.

11/15/11

In 1881, Buffalo's Louise Blanchard Bethune became the first woman in America to open her own architectural office. Her career was filled with milestones for the architectural profession: She went on to design buildings including Buffalo's landmark Lafayette Hotel, and became, in 1889, the first woman to be admitted to the American Institute of Architects (AIA).

11/15/11

With health care, the national deficit and immigration all serving as current hot-button political issues, one University at Buffalo professor has found a viable way to both save money and provide health care for elderly immigrants.

11/14/11

The Center for the Arts at University at Buffalo will welcome Linda Eder on Friday, Dec. 16, at 8 p.m. in the Mainstage Theatre in the Center for the Arts, UB North Campus. The concert is sponsored in part by Creekside Dentistry.

11/15/11

The University at Buffalo's Black Law Student Association will welcome a panel of local lawmakers to its annual Black Lawmakers' Day dinner at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, in 106 O'Brian Hall on UB's North Campus.

11/16/11

One of the first studies to examine, in animals, how depression in fathers may impact their offspring will be presented by the study's researchers from the University at Buffalo and Mt. Sinai School of Medicine at 10 a.m. on Nov. 16 at the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience.

11/16/11

The University at Buffalo is once again among the top 20 U.S. campuses with the largest enrollment of international students, according to data published by the Institute of International Education (IIE).

11/17/11

American students score lower on international mathematics tests than students from countries that are poorer but with more equal distributions of family income, such as Finland, according to a University at Buffalo professor who has found links among income equality within countries, school equality and higher mathematics achievement in 41 countries.

11/17/11

For the second consecutive year, Michael Glick, DMD, professor and dean of the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine, has been awarded the American Dental Education Association's William J. Gies Foundation First Place Editorial Award. He received the award at their annual meeting last month in Las Vegas.

11/18/11

Despina Stratigakos, PhD, of Buffalo, associate professor of visual studies and architecture at the University at Buffalo, has been named deputy director of the UB Institute for Research and Education on Women & Gender, the university-wide center that supports and promotes research and teaching related to gender and sexuality.

11/22/11

University at Buffalo President Satish K. Tripathi has issued a statement regarding the appointment of Interim Provost Harvey Stenger as the next president of Binghamton University.

11/28/11

University at Buffalo Police today charged a 21-year old Buffalo male with second-degree robbery and related charges following an early-morning robbery on the South Campus.

11/30/11

An influx of new hires in the University at Buffalo physics department has contributed to measurable improvements in areas from research productivity to student enrollment. The proof is in the numbers.

11/21/11

The public is invited to The Prestige, a free event on Wed., Nov. 23, at 7 p.m. at Babeville, 341 Delaware Ave., that features a series of conversations with scientists and artists on the underpinnings of deception. The Prestige is the latest event in the Science and Art Cabaret series presented by the University at Buffalo College of Arts and Sciences, Hallwalls and the Buffalo Museum of Science.

11/18/11

As part of a joint effort between the University at Buffalo and the City of Buffalo to improve living conditions for UB students living in the neighborhoods around the South Campus, building inspectors will be revisiting houses that were found in violation this fall to see if landlords have made the recommended improvements, and they will be inspecting new homes.

11/16/11

Designers of the world's first LEED-certified winery, a regional gem, will be among presenters at a conference on sustainable buildings that the University at Buffalo's Directed Energy program is hosting on Nov. 17.

11/11/11

University at Buffalo undergraduates will conduct a one-day house-to-house survey of the Commodore Perry neighborhood and part of the Old First Ward on Saturday, Nov. 12, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

11/10/11

The University at Buffalo will hold a celebration on Friday, Nov. 11, recognizing the work and sacrifices of veterans in Western New York and beyond.