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4/2/12

Award-winning ethicist and Harvard Law School professor Lawrence Lessig will deliver a lecture entitled "Institutional Corruption and the Financial Crisis."

4/3/12

The new documentary "Bully" starts a valuable conversation about bullying, but illustrates how many schools lack adequate training to cope with this all-too-common problem, according to the director of the University at Buffalo's Jean M. Alberti Center for the Prevention of Bullying Abuse and School Violence.

4/5/12

One of the nation's most accomplished leaders in higher education and a Nobel Prize-winning economist will each receive honorary doctorate degrees in humane letters from the State University of New York as part of the University at Buffalo's 166th general commencement ceremony on May 13.

4/5/12

Every year a select few students are awarded the nationally renowned Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship. Daniel Salem, a junior chemical engineering major at the University at Buffalo, has now joined that prestigious group.

4/5/12

University at Buffalo junior Esther Buckwalter has won the nationally coveted Morris K. Udall Scholarship, awarded to outstanding students who have demonstrated a commitment to careers in the environment, health care or tribal public policy.

4/5/12

A new Shale Resources and Society Institute based in the University at Buffalo College of Arts and SCiences, Department of Geology, will serve as a resource to help the public, policymakers and other stakeholders understand shale's potential as an energy resource.

4/6/12

Charles F. Zukoski has been named provost and executive vice president for academic affairs at the University at Buffalo, following an international search launched in September. A member of the National Academy of Engineering, Zukoski is an internationally recognized scholar in chemical engineering. His appointment was announced today by UB President Satish K. Tripathi. He will be joining UB this summer.

4/6/12

A certificate program unique to the University at Buffalo's Millard Fillmore College (MFC) that prepares individuals for a supporting role in human resources is going global. The Human Resource Assistant Certificate Program debuts this month as an online course accessible 24/7.

4/6/12

An independent monetary policy and aggressive fiscal policy during the recent financial crisis are among the factors contributing to an economic recovery in the U.S. that is outpacing the other G7 nations, according to a University at Buffalo economics professor.

4/6/12

Christopher Maugans, a JD/MBA student at the University at Buffalo, is one of only four people nationwide to receive the National Graduate Academic Award from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).

4/6/12

Michael A. Smith, McCosh Professor of Ethics at Princeton University and one of America's leading moral philosophers, will deliver the 2012 George F. Hourani Lectures in Moral Philosophy presented by the Department of Philosophy at the University at Buffalo.

4/9/12

It turns out that the milk of human kindness is evoked by something besides mom's good example. Research by psychologists at the University at Buffalo and the University of California, Irvine, has found that at least part of the reason some people are kind and generous is because their genes nudge them toward it.

4/9/12

Environmental disasters impact individuals and communities; they also affect how family members communicate with each other, sometimes in surprising ways, according to a paper published by a faculty member at the University at Buffalo in the Journal of Family Issues.

4/9/12

In a new book that scholars are calling one of the most important critical studies of Emily Dickinson ever written, Cristanne Miller, SUNY Distinguished Professor of English at the University at Buffalo and a noted Dickinson scholar, poses a significant challenge to popular and longstanding beliefs about the poet and her poetry.

4/10/12

Award-winning author and yoga instructor Matthew Sanford will visit the University at Buffalo April 26 to discuss his groundbreaking teaching methods, which approach the discipline from a perspective that creates new levels of awareness and lead his students down previously unexplored avenues of understanding concerning the mind-body relationship.

4/10/12

The University at Buffalo will honor Nobel Laureate Ronald Coase on May 12 at the Buffalo-Niagara Marriott from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. as part of a conference that pays tribute to his innovative work, especially over the last decade.

4/10/12

A team of four MBA students in the University at Buffalo School of Management captured second place and $1,250 in the annual Whitman Case Competition at Syracuse University's Whitman School of Management.

4/11/12

A senior astrophysicist from NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center will regale guests of the University at Buffalo with a brief history of the universe. John Mather, a Nobel Prize-winning scientist who specializes in infrared astronomy and cosmology, will deliver the UB Department of Physics' 18th annual Moti Lal Rustgi Memorial Lecture on Friday, April 20 at 5 p.m. in 225 Natural Sciences Complex on UB's North Campus in Amherst, N.Y.

4/11/12

The world often breaks down into numbers and regular patterns that form predictable cycles. And the sooner children can inherently grasp these patterns, the more confident and comfortable they will be with the world of math. That's the discerning approach of University at Buffalo Graduate School of Education professor Ming Ming Chiu, and it's based on decades of teaching teachers and watching how students learn.

4/12/12

In the wake of the deadly shooting this month at Oikos University in Oakland, Calif., experts from the University at Buffalo offer perspectives from their research into ways to encourage students to immediately comply with "alert" messages sent during an on-campus emergency.

4/12/12

Experts from the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine are available to discuss the recent study conducted by researchers at Yale School of Medicine that finds that regardless of age, those who had "bitewing" dental x-rays yearly or more frequently were at 40 - 90 percent higher risk to be diagnosed with a brain tumor.

4/12/12

Ari Ne'eman, founding president of the Autistic Self Advocacy Network, will be among speakers at "Diversity in Disability," a University at Buffalo symposium on the role that disability plays in diversity and the formulation of identity.

4/12/12

Since it was founded in 1975, June in Buffalo has been a landmark on the new music scene, a gathering place for musical visionaries and their works -- several generations of the finest composers on the international scene.

4/13/12

To provide elderly, hospitalized patients with the best care possible, the medical community needs to reevaluate its reliance on medical technologies, says Bruce J. Naughton, MD, associate professor of medicine at the University at Buffalo and a specialist in geriatrics, which deals specifically with the problems of aging.

4/13/12

University at Buffalo Police held its fourth Citizen's Police Academy graduation at UB's South Lake Village Community Center on April 11, honoring 21 participants who received certificates for successfully completing the eight-week program, which began Feb. 15.

4/16/12

Scientists developing a non-invasive technique for remotely controlling the brain have received $1.2 million from the Human Frontier Science Program to intensify their work.

4/16/12

How can streets that accommodate pedestrians, cyclists and transit users influence a region's environment, prosperity, health and livability? That's the theme of the Buffalo Complete Streets Summit, a two-day symposium from April 19-20.

4/16/12

Sending jobs overseas may not be as damaging to the U.S. economy as commonly believed, according to a study by a University at Buffalo economist.

4/16/12

Five University at Buffalo Law School alumni and one non-alumnus will receive Distinguished Alumni Awards on May 3 as the Law Alumni Association holds its annual dinner at the Hyatt Regency Buffalo.

4/17/12

In the rich and diversified world of University at Buffalo research and knowledge, Alan Gellin's expertise might appear a notch separate from the breakthroughs in medicine, the arts and technology. Gellin is UB's resident fantasy baseball expert, a reputation built on a consistent record of performance.

4/17/12

Christopher A. Lipinski, an internationally renowned scientist in the field of drug discovery, on April 10 presented the University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences' inaugural David Chu Lecture.

4/18/12

The University at Buffalo Humanities Institute, which promotes and funds innovative, cross-disciplinary research, teaching and community programs in the humanities, has announced the recipients of its 2012-13 Faculty Fellowships.

4/20/12

University at Buffalo groups -- including the Jean Alberti Center for the Prevention of Bullying Abuse and School Violence -- will host a screening of the documentary "Bully" on Sunday, April 22.

4/20/12

Universal design, which employs design to encourage health and wellness and other quality-of-life improvements, may be poised to become the next mainstream endeavor in architecture and planning, according to two leading experts in the field.

4/20/12

In an age when even preschoolers have electronic toys and devices, many parents wonder how to get their children to be more physically active. Now, two studies published by University at Buffalo researchers provide some answers.

4/20/12

Julius Gregg Adams, PhD, has been named director of the University at Buffalo's Educational Opportunity Center (EOC), which provides programs to prepare low-income and non-traditional students for higher education and jobs.

4/20/12

In celebration of Earth Day and to promote clean, renewable energy development, the University at Buffalo and New York Power Authority (NYPA) will dedicate the UB Solar Strand, the 3,200-panel photovoltaic array, at an opening ceremony on Monday, April 23.

4/20/12

The Frank L. Ciminelli Family Career Resource Center and the Credit-Bearing Internship Program in the University at Buffalo School of Management honored business professionals, students and companies on April 17 at a reception in the South Lake Village Community Room on UB's North Campus.

4/20/12

Twenty-four noted scholars in philosophy, history and theology from across Asia, Europe and North America will gather at the University at Buffalo April 27-28 for "Beyond New Confucianism: Confucian Thought for Twenty-first Century China," a conference that will examine the current revival of Confucianism and the roles this ancient philosophical tradition plays in contemporary Chinese culture.

4/23/12

On Monday, April 23, 2012, the University at Buffalo and New York Power Authority dedicated and activated the UB Solar Strand.

4/23/12

In celebration of Earth Day, University at Buffalo (UB) President Satish K. Tripathi and New York Power Authority (NYPA) President and Chief Executive Officer Gil C. Quiniones were joined by New York State and local officials, business organizations, environmental advocates and Western New York companies to mark the energizing of the UB Solar Strand, which will meet the electricity needs of hundreds of student apartments, cut energy costs and reduce the university's carbon footprint.

4/23/12

Since 2009, Buffalo's Science & Art Cabaret series has delighted crowds by bringing scientists and artists together to investigate topics from magic to black holes. Now, for its milestone 10th event, taking place on Wednesday, April 25, the cabaret's organizers have chosen the theme "The Photographic Holographic Universe."

4/24/12

'Take-back' initiatives such as the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday, April 28, can help keep harmful pharmaceuticals out of waterways including the Great Lakes, says University at Buffalo expert Helen Domske.

4/24/12

During the 2012 tax season, 126 IRS-certified accounting students from the University at Buffalo School of Management brought $1,353,406 back into the Buffalo community through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.

4/24/12

Motorists have more reasons than ever to be smart and wear seat belts when they visit University at Buffalo campuses: University Police have signed up for the nationwide "Click It or Ticket" seat belt program, paying particular attention to the law through May 6.

4/24/12

The climate for high-tech investment in Western New York has improved steadily over the past few years, and a driver of new successes is an annual investor forum that's happening again this spring. The Bright Forum is Buffalo Niagara's premier event for introducing investors to promising technologies from across New York and Ontario, Canada.

4/25/12

Two outstanding University at Buffalo innovators in dental medicine have recently been honored by national organizations for their contributions to dental education.

4/25/12

The University at Buffalo School of Social Work will hold a seminar from 9 a.m. to noon on Thursday, April 26, at the Weinberg Campus, 461 John James Audubon Pkwy., Amherst, to look at the development of a "one-stop shop" to care for the sick and elderly.

4/25/12

Eli Ruckenstein, SUNY Distinguished Professor Emeritus at UB and one of the world's most influential chemical engineers, has been elected to the 2012 class of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the nation's oldest and most prestigious honorary societies.

4/25/12

Imagine having to take as many as 10 to 15 medications a day. Then add to that having to take them exactly on time. And then after following this drug regimen to a tee, you start to feel ill, but not from your disease condition -- from one of the medications that treat it.

4/25/12

Five students from area high schools won first place in an entrepreneurship competition on March 31 for their winning business proposal, an environmentally friendly gym.

4/26/12

"I want to be mayor of Buffalo," said Mike Puma, a University at Buffalo freshman at the time.

4/26/12

The University at Buffalo School of Nursing is addressing the need for more registered nurses with advanced degrees by making the Doctor of Nursing Practice degree (DNP) more accessible to nurses in Western New York and New York State in three distinct ways.

4/26/12

Obese drivers are far less likely to wear seatbelts than are drivers of normal weight, a new University at Buffalo study has found, a behavior that puts them at greater risk of severe injury or death during motor vehicle crashes.

4/27/12

Local industry and teachers have teamed up to host a conference that promotes careers in web design, software development and other computer science fields.

4/30/12

Researchers at the University at Buffalo School of Management have proposed a better way of measuring the capabilities of IT service providers in a study recently published in IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management.

4/27/12

Michael Sheridan, University at Buffalo professor emeritus of geology, can discuss Mexico’s Popocatepetl volcano, which has entered a heightened phase of activity.

4/30/12

More than 175 University at Buffalo students will volunteer across the Buffalo Niagara region Tuesday as part of the university's Pride and Service Day.

4/27/12

Lance Armstrong, seven-time Tour de France winner and founder of the Lance Armstrong Foundation, will speak at 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 28, in Alumni Arena as part of the University at Buffalo's Distinguished Speakers Series.

4/12/12

The impact of climate change on local planning and policymaking in the Buffalo-Niagara Falls metropolitan area will be the subject of a free public talk April 13 by Himanshu Grover, PhD, assistant professor of urban and regional planning in the University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning and a specialist in the field.

4/4/12

The University at Buffalo will celebrate the scholarly, research and creative achievements of outstanding students on Thursday, April 5 at the eighth annual Celebration of Student Academic Excellence.

4/2/12

Business Leader Stacey Davis of Ortho Clinical Diagnostics, part of Johnson & Johnson, will be in Buffalo April 4 talking with entrepreneurs, investors and business professionals about making deals through corporate investment.