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5/1/12

The University at Buffalo is the 14th largest green power user among U.S. colleges and universities, according to new U.S. Environmental Protection Agency rankings.

5/1/12

Local life sciences start-up Empire Genomics has gone global thanks to a partnership with the University at Buffalo. The firm has grown the business from a concept to product to a company with rapidly growing revenues and a significant global customer base.

5/1/12

As part of their "Joining Forces" initiative, Michelle Obama and Jill Biden met with nurse leaders from 150 nursing organizations and 450 nursing schools who signed a pledge to educate current and future nurses to treat U.S. soldiers with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), traumatic brain injury (TBI) and depression, as well as other conditions caused by the physical and/or mental effects of battle.

5/1/12

The Fluid Culture Series presented by the University at Buffalo Humanities Institute -- the folks who floated a fully made bed in the Commercial Slip last fall -- will mount a downtown "Tactical Sound Garden" designed by Mark Shepard, associate professor of architecture and media study.

5/1/12

The University at Buffalo's Jean M. Alberti Center for the Prevention of Bullying Abuse and School Violence has appointed an advisory council to guide the activities and research of the center.

5/2/12

This year, UB TCIE is celebrating its 25th year of improving the local economy by connecting companies with UB School of Engineering and Applied Sciences resources. Officially launched in 1987 in a storage room in Bell Hall on the North Campus as The Center for Industrial Effectiveness, UB TCIE is now housed at the Baird Research Park and serves businesses of all types and sizes through technical engineering, consulting and training.

5/17/12

University at Buffalo researchers are making significant progress on rust-proofing steel using a graphene-based composite that could serve as a non-toxic alternative to coatings that contain hexavalent chromium, a probable carcinogen.

5/3/12

More than 5,800 students are candidates to receive degrees during the University at Buffalo's 166th general commencement and 14 other commencement ceremonies that will be held through May 22.

5/3/12

More than $45,000 in seed funding and in-kind business services was awarded to the top two teams in the University at Buffalo's Henry A. Panasci Jr. Technology Entrepreneurship Competition (Panasci TEC).

5/1/12

The University at Buffalo once again steps up with opportunities for fun and intellectual excitement by offering summer programs to entice and inspire children, seniors and everyone in-between.

5/4/12

Danielle Johnson, academic advisor in the Daniel Ackers Scholars Program in the University at Buffalo Cora P. Maloney College, has received the first annual Lavender Star Award for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered and Queer Leadership at UB from the Buffalo Center Chapter of United University Professionals (UUP) at UB and its Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered and Queer (LGBTQ) Committee.

5/5/12

The final slate of presenting companies has been chosen for the 2012 Venture Forum, a collaboration between the Bright Buffalo Niagara Forum and the Center for Economic Growth's (CEG) SmartStart UNYTECH Forum. A total of 32 high-growth early stage companies will be featured, including 12 from Buffalo and three from Ontario, Canada. The 2012 Venture Forum will be held May 16-17 in Buffalo.

5/7/12

Whether developing more efficient solar panels or sophisticated composite materials, University at Buffalo professors and students have long worked in the field of materials science and engineering.

5/7/12

The University at Buffalo will hold a news conference announcing the hiring of a new director of athletics.

5/8/12

Living within 10 miles of a casino doubles your risk of problem gambling. This is just one of the compelling statistics in the third "Expert Summary" issued by the University at Buffalo's Research Institute on Addictions.

5/8/12

University at Buffalo President Satish K. Tripathi today named Daniel J. "Danny" White the new director of UB's Division of Athletics.

5/8/12

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo has announced that Executive Director Thomas Burrows has been designated as a Distinguished Fellow by the Society for the Arts in Healthcare. The honor was given at the organization's 23rd annual international conference, which took place May 2-5 in Detroit.

5/9/12

UB's TCIE announces offerings this summer for professionals: a course in knowledge-driven new product development, being offered with UB's NYSCEDII, as well as a summer session in the Certified Lean Professional program.

5/9/12

Thomas J. Tucker, president of the Buffalo Center Chapter of United University Professions (UUP) at the University at Buffalo, will receive the Regional Outstanding Leader Award from the Western New York Region of New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) at that union's 25th Annual Awards Dinner, to be held June 7 at Samuel's Grand Manor, 8750 Main St. in Williamsville.

5/9/12

Bradley Owens, assistant professor of organization and human resources in the University at Buffalo School of Management, received the Milton Plesur Excellence in Teaching Award from the Undergraduate Student Association on April 18 in the Recital Room of UB's Baird Hall.

5/9/12

Chronic exposure to cocaine reduces the expression of a protein known to regulate brain plasticity, according to new, in vivo research on the molecular basis of cocaine addiction. That reduction drives structural changes in the brain, which produce greater sensitivity to the rewarding effects of cocaine.

5/9/12

The Theoretical Archaeology Group -- TAG -- has been debating archaeological theory since 1979, first at universities throughout the UK and Scandinavia and, since 2008, at American institutions like Columbia, Stanford, the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Chicago and the University at Buffalo, where it will hold its 2012 annual meeting, May 17-20.

5/10/12

A Kashmir native and current clinical associate professor of urology at the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences has launched the Ladi Shah Project, Kashmir's first digital oral history archive.

5/10/12

New research from the University at Buffalo suggests that cardiologists may have a new way to identify patients who are at the highest risk of sudden cardiac arrest, and the most likely to benefit from receiving an implantable cardiac defibrillator (ICD).

5/10/12

The University at Buffalo today officially opened its new $75 million, environmentally friendly School of Engineering and Applied Sciences research facility. Located on UB's North Campus, Barbara and Jack Davis Hall is named in honor of the Western New York couple in recognition of their lifetime philanthropic contributions to the university.

5/10/12

The University at Buffalo's Graduate School of Education will confer degrees for graduates, and honor two community leaders and a prominent faculty member at this year's commencement, to be held at 9 a.m. Friday, May 11, at the Center for the Arts on UB's North Campus.

5/11/12

Some 5,800 students are candidates to receive degrees this year as the University at Buffalo holds its 166th general commencement ceremony at 10 a.m. Sunday, May 13, in Alumni Arena on the UB North Campus.

5/11/12

On Saturday, May 12, Jacob Madonia and My Lan N. Le will cross the stage at the University at Buffalo's School of Nursing commencement to get their diplomas in the last leg of a marathon whose finish line must have seemed, at times, impossible to cross.

5/14/12

Martha Minow, dean of Harvard Law as well as the Jeremiah Smith Jr. Professor of Law at that institution, will be the keynote speaker May 19 as the University at Buffalo Law School celebrates its 123rd commencement.

5/14/12

For a new accounting graduate, an internship with the Financial Accounting Standards Board or the Governmental Accounting Standards Board is the business school equivalent of clerking for a Supreme Court justice. And that's just what two graduate students from the University at Buffalo School of Management have accomplished.

5/14/12

Downstate and out-of-town investors are coming to Buffalo in May looking for deals and new ideas. The 2012 Venture Forum is attracting new attention from investment firms from New York City, Ohio, California, Maryland, Illinois and Pennsylvania.

5/15/12

The University at Buffalo's Shale Resources and Society Institute today issued a report, "Environmental Impacts During Shale Gas Drilling: Causes, Impacts and Remedies," which offers the first quantitative data review of Pennsylvania's regulation of hydraulic fracturing of natural gas.

5/15/12

An increasing number of highly educated women are opting for families, according to a national study co-authored by a University at Buffalo economist.

5/21/12

A pioneering study to gauge the toxicity of quantum dots in primates has found the tiny crystals to be safe over a one-year period, a hopeful outcome for doctors and scientists seeking new ways to battle diseases like cancer through nanomedicine.

5/16/12

Two new University at Buffalo buildings took home top honors in Buffalo Business First's annual "Brick by Brick" awards, announced on May 10, 2012.

5/17/12

After an international competition that focused the expertise of four elite architectural teams on design possibilities for a new University at Buffalo school of medicine in downtown Buffalo, UB announced today the selection of the winning team.

5/17/12

Research into pediatric multiple sclerosis at the University at Buffalo and Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo is getting a boost from New York State motorists who purchased custom license plates bearing the National Multiple Sclerosis Society logo.

5/21/12

Three University at Buffalo students have received prestigious Fulbright Fellowships, the most recent class in what has become a UB tradition of multiple winners in the highly competitive, nationally-recognized scholarly competition.

5/18/12

Investors and entrepreneurs from across the Great Lakes region convened in Buffalo May 16-17 for the 2012 Venture Forum, which featured networking and deal-making in high-tech sectors.

5/18/12

The nation's $1 billion stream restoration industry needs to do more to ensure that projects are guided by science, according to the UB co-editor of a new American Geophysical Union monograph reviewing the state of the field.

5/18/12

Gil I. Wolfe, MD, Irvin and Rosemary Smith Professor and Chair of the Department of Neurology at the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, will play a major role in the 12th International Conference on Myasthenia Gravis and Related Disorders, May 20 - 23 in New York City.

5/21/12

A University at Buffalo microbiologist has identified a protein interaction that could present the first viable, broad-range HPV drug target. This protein sequence in the viral DNA synthesis system is not only necessary for HPV synthesis, it is highly conserved between all HPV isotypes.

5/22/12

University at Buffalo Sociology Professors Ellen Berrey, PhD, and Steve G. Hoffman, PhD, have co-authored a study that shows plaintiffs' limited resources and tumultuous experiences in employment discrimination lawsuits lead them to see this litigation as profoundly unfair.

5/22/12

A new book about cocky, flamboyant, subversive boxing champion Jack Johnson -- the first black man to take the heavyweight crown -- goes beyond his infamous battles with Jim Crow, the seven-year search for a "Great White Hope" to defeat him, and even his unjust conviction under the Mann Act against white slave trafficking.

5/23/12

The Central Branch of the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library will host an exhibition of work by four elite international architectural teams produced for the competition to design the new downtown University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

5/24/12

Talk -- if it's the right kind -- can increase creativity, leading students to create useful, new ideas that solve problems, a University at Buffalo professor has found by using a statistical tool that he invented.

5/24/12

The effort to transform Buffalo into a world-class health care destination and expand the University at Buffalo's (UB) campus in downtown Buffalo took another major step forward today as Kaleida Health and UB opened a new 10-story vascular institute and research building.

5/25/12

Michael Glick, DMD, professor of oral medicine and dean of the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine, has been presented with the highest academic award given by the American Academy of Oral Medicine (AAOM), conferred at their 66th annual meeting in April.

5/25/12

On May 15, the institute released its first report, "Environmental Impacts During Marcellus Shale Drilling: Causes, Impacts and Remedies." In the days since, some criticisms of the authors' conclusions have been raised. UB will examine all relevant concerns, in accordance with the university's strong commitment to academic and research excellence.

5/29/12

The University at Buffalo has been awarded nearly $2 million from the National Institutes of Health to fund the education of 20 new biomedical and behavioral scientists from underrepresented groups between now and 2016.

5/29/12

Seeing the Rocky Mountains usually tops the list of things to do when visiting Colorado. Not for Shannon Seneca, who vacationed there after graduating high school 15 years ago. Upon landing in Denver, she headed straight for the Rocky Flats Plant, a former nuclear weapons production facility.

5/29/12

On June 15, high-wire artist Nik Wallenda will attempt to cross Niagara Falls on a tightrope -- the first such attempt in more than 100 years. University at Buffalo experts are available to discuss the nature of such spectacles, their role in popular culture, the Niagara mist plume, crowd psychology and the kinds of risks involved in this venture.

5/30/12

Anne B. Curtis, MD, Charles and Mary Bauer Professor and Chair of the Department of Medicine in the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, has received the 2012 Distinguished Service Award from the Heart Rhythm Society.

5/30/12

University at Buffalo neuroscience PhD student Sarah Hayes has won a $10,000 grant from the American Tinnitus Association (ATA) to aid her in her search for the causes of tinnitus.

5/31/12

The University at Buffalo has announced that it will launch a new doctoral program in Urban and Regional Planning in its School of Architecture and Planning.

5/31/12

Kaleida Health and Buffalo Public Schools will be among organizations and individuals recognized as important UB partners during UB Partners Day on June 13. The event features an awards luncheon and workshops showcasing how UB, businesses, nonprofits and public agencies are collaborating to support Buffalo Niagara's economic growth.

5/30/12

The $2.57 million federal Health Care Innovation Award, granted earlier this month to the University at Buffalo, is expected to save at least $2 in health care costs in Western New York for every dollar provided, says G. Richard Braen, MD, principal investigator, chair of the UB Department of Emergency Medicine and associate dean of graduate medical education at the UB School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

5/31/12

Where can future engineers go to build robots, learn about engineering disasters and test toy buildings on a life-sized earthquake shake table? Beginning this July, they can go to the University at Buffalo, thanks to a generous gift from National Grid.

5/21/12

Buffalo, N.Y. -- Kaleida Health and the University at Buffalo will officially open the new Gates Vascular Institute/Clinical and Translational Research Center with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, May 24 at 11 a.m. in the fifth floor atrium of the new building at Goodrich and Ellicott Streets on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus.

5/17/12

Dozens of Western New York high school students are expected to compete against each other during an engineering contest Saturday, May 19, at the University at Buffalo.

5/15/12

The University at Buffalo will announce tomorrow, May 16, the design team selected to design the new, state-of-the-art facility for the UB School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences to be constructed in downtown Buffalo.

5/14/12

Investors and entrepreneurs from across the Great Lakes will convene in Buffalo May 16-17 for the 2012 Venture Forum, a premier event for introducing investors to promising technologies from New York State and Ontario, Canada.

5/10/12

The Upstate New York Pharmacology Society, a new regional organization founded in 2010 by University at Buffalo faculty members, is holding its inaugural meeting on May 14 at UB's Center for the Arts on the North Campus from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

5/9/12

The University at Buffalo will hold a dedication ceremony on Thursday, May 10, for Barbara and Jack Davis Hall, a $75 million School of Engineering and Applied Sciences building on the North Campus.

5/7/12

Fluid Culture, the 2011-12 arts, media and lecture series presented by the University at Buffalo Humanities Institute, will present a free, public waterfront-related arts event May 9 at 7:30 p.m. in the Marine A Grain Elevator, at "Silo City" on Childs Street at the intersection of Ohio Street.