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1/4/12

The University at Buffalo Confucius Institute (UBCI), in partnership with the Chinese Club of Western New York (CCWNY), will present an exciting Chinese New Year celebration, full of color and music, on Jan. 28, 2:30-4:30 p.m., in the Mainstage Theatre, UB Center for the Arts on the North Campus.

1/5/12

Smokers planning to kick the habit may have more success if they begin using a cessation medication several weeks before they actually try to quit. Those are the results of a clinical trial conducted by researchers at the University at Buffalo Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) and other institutions published recently in Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics

1/5/12

University President Satish K. Tripathi has issued a statement regarding Gov. Andrew Cuomo's State of the State address.

1/5/12

Western New York business professionals striving to save money and boost efficiency in their organizations can register now for a variety of business improvement workshops and training courses being offered this spring by the University at Buffalo's TCIE.

1/5/12

Nancy L. Wells has been named vice president for development and alumni relations at the University at Buffalo. She will lead the university's fundraising efforts and its engagement with the more than 218,000 alumni worldwide.

1/3/12

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present Kaleidescopika on Thursday, Feb. 2, at 7:30 p.m. in the Mainstage Theatre in the Center for the Arts, UB North Campus.

1/6/12

With the assistance of Buffalo-area professional architects, their teachers and University at Buffalo architecture and planning students, elementary school children in several City of Buffalo schools have worked all semester to come up with a treat for you.

1/7/12

January is the season for one of University at Buffalo Law School's most distinctive traditions: the intensive learning experiences known as bridge courses.

1/9/12

In the images of fruit flies, clusters of neurons are all lit up, forming a brightly glowing network of highways within the brain. It's exactly what University at Buffalo researcher Shermali Gunawardena was hoping to see: It meant that ORMOSIL, a novel class of nanoparticles, had successfully penetrated the insects' brains.

1/9/12

Laura E. Hubbard, associate vice president for budget and finance at the University of Oregon, has been named vice president for finance and administration at the University at Buffalo.

1/9/12

The administrative offices of the University at Buffalo's Millard Fillmore College (MFC) have moved to the UB Downtown Gateway, formerly the M. Wile & Co. building, at 77 Goodell St. in Buffalo.

1/10/12

A new building on the Quisqueya University (UniQ) campus in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, provides some of the most powerful evidence yet that Haiti's engineering community, with international assistance from the University at Buffalo and MCEER, is undergoing a dramatic transformation.

1/10/12

Thomas R. Insel, MD, director of the National Institute for Mental Health of the National Institutes of Health, has selected research by a University at Buffalo professor as one of the top five most important findings of 2011. In his Director's blog on the "NIMH's Top Ten Research Advances of 2011," Insel includes at number five "Epigenomics: How Experience Alters Behavior" and references research by David Dietz, PhD, assistant professor of pharmacology and toxicology in the UB School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

1/10/12

The University at Buffalo Intermedia Performance Studio, in collaboration with Buffalo's Subversive Theatre Collective, will present several free public events this weekend designed to help members of the audience not only understand, but actually experience, three very different theories of how the mind works.

1/10/12

Bloggers and other social network users are more likely to share knowledge online where the qualities of trust, strong social ties and reciprocity are present, according to a study forthcoming in the Journal of Management Information Systems.

1/11/12

The University at Buffalo has reorganized its research office to better reflect the university's continued commitment to economic development.

1/12/12

Chinese families must confront very specific cultural hurdles when placing a relative with dementia in a nursing home, according to a recently published UB study.

1/12/12

Chiedza Maponga '88, director of the University of Zimbabwe (UZ) pharmacy program, knows that he alone can't treat the hundreds of thousands of patients with HIV in his native country. But he believes he can do it with help. This year, help arrived in the form of four graduate students who traveled with Maponga from Zimbabwe to the University at Buffalo to train in a collaborative program that prepares them to treat HIV/AIDS patients.

1/13/12

The University at Buffalo is offering free tickets to local community and religious organizations and churches and to Western New York high schools to attend UB's 36th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration event featuring Soledad O'Brien, CNN anchor, special correspondent and author.

1/12/12

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present The Pink Floyd Experience on Tuesday, Feb. 14, at 7:30 p.m. in the Mainstage Theatre in the Center for the Arts, UB North Campus.

1/17/12

Vijay S. Iyer, MD, PhD, assistant professor of medicine at the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, and TAVR program director at Buffalo General Hospital, has successfully led a team of highly trained physicians to implant aortic valves in two patients last week. Iyer, a board-certified interventional cardiologist, is available to speak with media today about this new procedure.

1/18/12

The University at Buffalo's downtown campus is growing. By early February, nearly 100 UB employees who had been based at various sites will have moved into new digs at the UB Gateway (the former M. Wile building) at Goodell Street. The historic structure is undergoing a $4 million renovation.

1/18/12

In "A New Way Forward: Native Nations, Nonprofitization, Community Land Trusts, and the Indigenous Shadow State," published in the current issue of Nonprofit Policy Forum, University at Buffalo graduate student Samuel W. Rose considers what Native American governance bodies should do now that the political and legal avenues that served their interests well for years no longer work.

1/18/12

A team of students from the University at Buffalo Law School has been named a winner of the 2012 New York Redistricting Project, a national competition that challenged student teams to draw new congressional, state senate and state assembly district maps.

1/19/12

The "digital divide" -- the gap in Internet access and usage due to socioeconomic factors -- is increasing, according to research published in the Communications of the Association for Information Systems.

1/20/12

A total of $7,500 in scholarship money will be awarded to six University at Buffalo students during the UB Alumni Association scholarship dinner beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 3, in the Center for the Tomorrow on the North Campus.

1/20/12

The Center for Urban Studies, a research and community development unit in the University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning, has joined itself to a massive effort: a proposal by the City of Buffalo and the Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority to restructure, redevelop and rehabilitate downtown Buffalo's seriously declining Commodore Perry neighborhood and turn it into the vibrant, sustainable community it once was.

1/20/12

By tweaking the smallest of parts, a trio of University at Buffalo engineers is hoping to dramatically increase the amount of sunlight that solar cells convert into electricity.

1/20/12

The University at Buffalo School of Management and M&T Bank will host more than 100 students from 20 public, private and charter schools in the fifth annual "MoneySKILL Mania," a financial literacy competition for high school students.

1/23/12

A University at Buffalo faculty member has anonymously donated $1 million to the university to establish a fund that supports commercializing the discoveries and inventions of his UB colleagues. The donation will establish the Bruce Holm Memorial Catalyst Fund, named for the UB senior vice provost who died last year and whom UB President Satish K. Tripathi described as "the exemplification of researcher, educator, collaborator and entrepreneur."

1/23/12

As they head into the Florida primary, noted presidential election scholar and forecaster James Campbell says the battle between Republican hopefuls Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney is likely to intensify and become even more negative.

1/24/12

Volcanologists now have their own online network: VHub.org, which promotes collaboration among volcano researchers and community partners by providing a place to share everything from eruption data to ash cloud simulations.

1/25/12

Western New York Public Broadcasting Association and the University at Buffalo are pleased to announce that WBFO-FM 88.7 will become a part of the WNED family of public radio and television stations effective Thursday, March 1.

1/24/12

The University at Buffalo Department of Theatre and Dance will present Zodiaque Dance Company in Concert "The 38th Spring Season" Feb. 23-25 and March 2-4 in the Drama Theatre in the Center for the Arts, North Campus. All performances are at 7:30 p.m., except on March 4, when the performance will be at 2 p.m.

1/25/12

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present Ballet Folklorico de Antioquia, Colombia on Tuesday, Feb. 28 at 7:30 p.m. in the Mainstage Theatre in the Center for the Arts, North Campus. The performance is sponsored by M&T Bank.

1/30/12

The University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine will mark eleven years of providing free treatment to Western New York children who don't have access to dental care when they hold their annual "Give Kids a Smile Day" on Feb. 3 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Squire Hall on UB's South Campus.

1/31/12

The Cystic Fibrosis Therapeutics Development Center of the University at Buffalo and Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo played a critical role in the development of the new breakthrough drug called Kalydeco, which the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved today for the treatment of a less-common mutation of cystic fibrosis.

1/30/12

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present Fen from Wednesday, Feb. 29, to Saturday, March 3, at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, March 4, at 2 p.m. in the Black Box Theatre in the Center for the Arts, UB North Campus.

1/18/12

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.

1/30/12

Saul Elkin, PhD, SUNY Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of Theatre and Dance at the University at Buffalo and founding director of Buffalo's "Shakespeare in Delaware Park," will deliver the 2012 Gray Matter Lecture presented by the UB Humanities Institute on Feb. 1.

1/19/12

The University at Buffalo Department of Social and Preventive Medicine in the School of Public Health and Health Professions will present a free, public screening of the 2011 thriller, "Contagion," starring Gwyneth Paltrow and Matt Damon on January 23 at 5 p.m.

1/5/12

The University at Buffalo will once again honor its first chancellor and the 13th president of the United States, Millard Fillmore, in a ceremony to take place at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 6, at Fillmore's gravesite in Buffalo's Forest Lawn Cemetery.