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2/1/12

An active and forceful grass roots movement committed to expanding democratic freedom for women is essential to curbing the dramatic and widespread violation of women's rights in Pakistan, a University at Buffalo School of Social Work researcher has concluded.

2/2/12

Making tax dollars devoted to child welfare work most effectively for children is the focus of a promising two-year study led by a University at Buffalo Law School professor.

2/2/12

The stage is set for some important medical advances at the University at Buffalo's Clinical and Translational Research Center (CTRC). The new UB facility will be housed in the top four floors of the new $291 million joint UB-Kaleida Health building now under construction at Goodrich and Ellicott streets on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus.

2/2/12

A free dental check up and cleaning will be available to UB employees and students at the third annual, "Give UB a Smile Day""hosted by the School of Dental Medicine on Saturday, February 18 beginning at 9 a.m. in the UB dental school clinics.

2/3/12

Back from a weeklong service learning trip to Louisiana, three University at Buffalo undergraduates took time to reflect on their experiences on the Gulf Coast.

2/3/12

About two dozen college students will spend four weeks on the University at Buffalo campus this summer to learn about the law and legal studies, develop their writing and test-taking skills, and imagine the possibilities of life as an attorney.

2/3/12

Garbage is not a typical topic of discussion for an architecture lecture, but in Erie and Niagara Counties alone we produce about 17.5 million pounds of waste a year. We're not staring it in the face every day, so where does it go?

2/6/12

On Feb. 16, popular author and broadcast journalist Soledad O'Brien will deliver the University at Buffalo's 36th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration Lecture at Buffalo's Kleinhans Music Hall. Her talk comes 45 years after King himself addressed an audience at Kleinhans at the invitation of the UB Graduate Student Association (GSA).

2/6/12

Organizational leaders and senior managers will now find it more convenient to earn an Executive MBA, thanks to a new format at the University at Buffalo School of Management.

2/7/12

Parkinson's disease researchers at the University at Buffalo have discovered how mutations in the parkin gene cause the disease, which afflicts at least 500,000 Americans and for which there is no cure.

2/7/12

The University at Buffalo is among the nation's top 75 "best value" public colleges and universities, according to The Princeton Review's annual national survey of American colleges and universities.

2/9/12

In the following Q&A, David G. Lichter, MD, professor of neurology in the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and an expert in movement disorders, including Tourette's Syndrome and other tic disorders, discusses the emergence of conversion disorder in high school girls in LeRoy, New York and what might be causing it. He has been interviewed on the topic by numerous local and national media.

2/9/12

The University at Buffalo School of Nursing has received approval by the State Education Department and the State University of New York to reinstate its 12-month online RN-BS program.

2/10/12

Paper be damned. Two former servers from Western New York are spinning their experience waiting tables into a technology start-up that offers a digital solution for managing food and drink orders. Refulgent Software, based in the University at Buffalo's Technology Incubator, produces and markets "Ambur," an iPod and iPad app that serves as a restaurant point-of-service system.

2/10/12

A concept home designed with the help of Beth Tauke, associate professor of architecture in the University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning, has received a coveted 2012 Best of 50+ Housing Award from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Housing Council for a home that meets the physical needs and lifestyle of baby boomers.

2/10/12

Michel Bruneau, PhD, professor of civil, structural and environmental engineering in the University at Buffalo's School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, is the 2012 recipient of the prestigious American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) T.R. Higgins Lectureship Award.

2/13/12

In a message to the campus community, University at Buffalo President Satish K. Tripathi today offered his congratulations and best wishes to UB Vice President and Director of Athletics Warde J. Manuel, who has accepted the athletics director position at the University of Connecticut.

2/13/12

The University at Buffalo's Jean M. Alberti Center for the Prevention of Bullying Abuse and School Violence will sponsor a colloquium in support of gay and transgendered youth at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, in 120 Clemens Hall on UB's North Campus.

2/13/12

Following one of Earth's five greatest mass extinctions, tiny marine organisms called graptoloids did not begin to rapidly develop new physical traits until about 2 million years after competing species became extinct. This discovery, based on new research, challenges the widely held assumption that a period of explosive evolution quickly follows for survivors of mass extinctions.

2/13/12

"Pink Ribbons Inc.," a film critiquing the corporate politics of breast cancer philanthropy, and the award-winning documentary "Granito: How to Nail a Dictator" are among the films to be featured as part of the 16th International Film Festival, presented by the University at Buffalo Institute for Research and Education on Women and Gender.

2/14/12

Two University at Buffalo students know all about why your footfalls echo more loudly on bare floors than on those that are carpeted. They also know the melting point of nylon 6, the density of high-volume fly ash concrete, and the uses for methyl ethyl ketone peroxide. Correct answers to questions about these topics (and more like them) helped the two UB students place very highly in the 2011 Knovel University Challenge.

2/14/12

A new joint effort by the University at Buffalo and Buffalo State College will improve green jobs training for undergraduate and graduate students at both institutions as part of a federally funded program to transform the electrical grid into a "smart grid."

2/16/12

University at Buffalo Interim Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Bruce D. McCombe today announced the launch of a new program, Finish in 4, which pledges to provide entering UB freshmen with the academic resources they need to graduate in four years.

2/16/12

In an editorial published Feb. 15 in the New England Journal of Medicine, researchers from the University at Buffalo and McMaster University suggest conclusive answers to key questions on the benefits of low molecular weight heparin for cancer patients remain elusive -- despite promising results from large studies.

2/16/12

University at Buffalo President Satish K. Tripathi has announced that John Lambert, senior associate athletic director, will serve as interim athletic director of the Division of Athletics effective March 14.

2/17/12

Melissa Apa gets a lower-than-expected blood sugar report back from the lab and immediately contacts her newly diagnosed diabetic patient. She wants to be sure her patient isn't experiencing dangerously low episodes of hypoglycemia.

2/17/12

More than 800 local schoolchildren visited the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine on Feb. 3 to participate in the school's 11th annual "Give Kids a Smile Day."

2/17/12

University at Buffalo researchers are expressing concern about a new, under-recognized, much more potent variant of a common bacterium that has surfaced in the U.S.

2/19/12

The University at Buffalo has released a statement in response to an Associated Press <a href="http://bit.ly/wCYLkr">report</a> indicating that the New York City police department (NYPD) monitored the website postings of Muslim students at UB and several other colleges and universities.

2/21/12

Alternative fuels -- battery, diesel, electric and fuel cell -- will be in the spotlight when University at Buffalo MBAs test-drive GM's newest cars from 9 a.m. to noon on Friday, Feb. 24, at thUB's Center for Tomorrow.

2/21/12

Professionals and others who work with issues of poverty in Buffalo are invited to attend Buffalo Poverty Workshop III to hear about new and ongoing research, promising strategies, opportunities for collaboration and to network with those in the field.

2/21/12

On Being a Black Lawyer (OBABL) recently selected the 100 most influential black attorneys in the United States. The University at Buffalo Law School is very pleased to announce that Dean Makau Mutua has been named to this exceptional group.

2/22/12

"Buoyant," a garden installation designed by Laura Garofalo, assistant professor of architecture in the University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning, has been selected by an international jury to be featured at the 13th International Garden Festival of Les Jardin de Metis (also known as Redford Gardens), in Quebec, Canada, June 23 to Sept. 30.

2/23/12

The University at Buffalo is partnering with the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) for a Commitment to Action through the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) that will create more medical laboratory job opportunities in New York State by expanding educational access to laboratory science programs. The goal is to increase the number of graduating laboratory professionals in New York by 10 percent during the five-year project.

2/23/12

The University at Buffalo will host the ninth annual Safe Schools Initiative Seminar on Wednesday, March 14, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., in the Center for the Arts on the UB North Campus.

2/23/12

University at Buffalo engineers have developed a one-step, low-cost method to fabricate a polymer with extraordinary properties: When viewed from a single perspective, the polymer is rainbow-colored, reflecting many different wavelengths of light.

2/23/12

Two faculty members in the University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning have won an international design competition with their proposal that the public be given free rein to take over derelict strip mall sites like Buffalo's Central Park Plaza and design and build their own urban communities in a manner that would be, they say, "not unlike the settling of the American frontier."

2/24/12

A University at Buffalo faculty member has played an important role in the development of new, national guidelines for the prevention and treatment of blood clots (deep vein thromboses and pulmonary embolisms) that have been published by the American College of Chest Physicians.

2/24/12

University at Buffalo researchers whose small, preliminary study last year found that liraglutide, used to treat type 2 diabetes, could also help type 1 diabetics, have been awarded a $600,000 grant from the American Diabetes Association to further study the drug in type 1 diabetics.

2/24/12

Cosmic inflation explains why the universe is billions of years old, as well as why the universe is nearly flat. But is cosmic inflation the only model that can explain the beginnings of the universe? That's the question that University at Buffalo physicists set out to answer recently.

2/26/12

Domestic violence victims often remain in abusive relationships to prevent their partner from harming or killing their pets. The University at Buffalo Law School Women, Children, and Social Justice Clinic's new project, Animal Shelter Options for Domestic Violence Victims, is designed to remove this barrier to safety for individuals and their pets.

2/27/12

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- A cooperative effort spearheaded by the University at Buffalo community to improve educational and economic opportunities and health services for girls in Tanzania's remote Mara region continues Friday, March 2, with the Buffalo Tanzania Education Project's second annual fundraiser.

2/28/12

A team of four MBA students in the University at Buffalo School of Management will share a $2,000 prize as winners of the 16th annual UB MBA Case Competition.

2/28/12

The University at Buffalo will celebrate faculty inventors and innovative companies that reside in the UB Technology Incubator during the university's annual Inventors and Entrepreneurs Reception on March 1.

2/29/12

On Friday, March 2, the University at Buffalo will hold a press briefing on the Republican presidential primary and the candidates still in the race.

2/29/12

The Human Biology Association (HBA) has announced that A. Theodore Steegmann Jr., PhD, professor emeritus of anthropology at the University at Buffalo, is the recipient of its 2012 Franz Boas Distinguished Achievement Award.

2/29/12

The Center for the Arts at University at Buffalo will present TAO: The Art of the Drum on Wednesday, March 28, at 7:30 p.m. in the Mainstage Theatre in Center for the Arts, North Campus.

2/27/12

The Center for the Arts at University at Buffalo will present Moscow Festival Ballet in Cinderella on Tuesday, March 27, 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.

2/28/12

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo has announced that Doug Varone & Dancers will be professional artists-in-residence March 12-24. This residency is made possible by a $30,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts in support of the Center's Arts in Healthcare Initiative. The company's March 24 public performance is sponsored by M&T Bank.

2/17/12

Snow or no snow, the University at Buffalo will hold Winterfest 2012, a UB tradition for more than 60 years, from 1-5 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 18, at South Lake Village on the North Campus. Open to all UB students, faculty and staff, it's a great way for the entire campus community to shake off hibernation for a day.

2/15/12

CNN anchor, special correspondent and author Soledad O'Brien will present the University at Buffalo's 36th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration event, a part of UB's Distinguished Speakers Series, at 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, in Kleinhans Music Hall.

2/2/12

Dental exams for Teddy Bears and a proclamation by Mayor Byron Brown will be just a few of the highlights when the University at Buffalo holds its 11th annual "Give Kids a Smile Day" from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 3, in the Squire Hall lobby and dental clinics on the first and third floors of the dental school on UB's South Campus.