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7/3/12

The University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences is one of just ten institutions nationwide chosen by the Arnold P. Gold Foundation to create a pilot chapter of the Gold Humanism Honor Society for medical residents and fellows.

7/3/12

UB chemist Troy Wood is leading a research project to pinpoint an array of molecular compounds that appear in distinct amounts in the urine of children with autism. If the team is successful, a biological test for diagnosing the disorder -- so far elusive -- could be within reach.

7/5/12

Twenty-five University at Buffalo students eyeing careers in Western New York will receive full scholarships in 2012-13 through a program designed to retain university graduates in the region.

7/6/12

University at Buffalo physicists are among researchers engaged in one of modern history's most exciting scientific endeavors: The hunt for the elusive Higgs boson, a subatomic particle that could help explain why objects have mass.

7/6/12

The University at Buffalo School of Management has awarded LeaderCORE certification to 27 MBA graduates.

7/9/12

Dianna Cichocki, assistant professor of organization and human resources in the University at Buffalo School of Management, was recently honored by the New York State United Teachers (NYSUT).

7/9/12

The daily psychological stresses that police officers experience in their work put them at significantly higher risk than the general population for a host of long-term physical and mental health effects. That's the overall finding of a major scientific study of the Buffalo Police Department called Buffalo Cardio-Metabolic Occupational Police Stress (BCOPS) conducted over five years by a University at Buffalo researcher.

7/10/12

Vanessa M. Barnabei, MD, PhD, the Patrick and Margaret McMahon Endowed Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and director of General Obstetrics and Gynecology at The Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, has been named the new chair of the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics at the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

7/11/12

An international research team led by UB has received a $2.9 million grant from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research to design nanomaterials whose internal structure changes shape in response to stimuli such as heat or light.

7/12/12

Researchers from the University at Buffalo and elsewhere will receive $2.5 million to develop tools that help the U.S. military process massive amounts of data and improve national security.

7/13/12

Margarita L. Dubocovich, PhD, chair of the University at Buffalo's Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, has been named the inaugural senior associate dean for inclusion and cultural enhancement in the UB School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. She will continue to serve as chair of the UB Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology.

7/13/12

Whether fixing old chairs or building eco-friendly residence halls, UB promotes a culture of sustainability at its three campuses. Aside from saving money, the university's efforts aim to educate, inspire and enable people, both on and off campus, to reduce their environmental footprints.

7/15/12

More than 500 undergraduates from around the country, most of them first-generation college students, will arrive in Western New York this week for a research conference intended to spark their interest in careers in academia.

7/17/12

Inspired by nature, an international research team has created synthetic pores that mimic the activity of cellular ion channels, which play a vital role in human health by severely restricting the types of materials allowed to enter cells.

7/16/12

For Tim Boling, July is an important time of year. For the next five weeks, he will have 800 schoolchildren on his hands, a thought that would cause the average adult to become wide-eyed and hyperventilate into a brown paper bag. Boling, though, is not anxious; in fact, he is looking forward to it. For these few weeks every summer, he is among the privileged few with the opportunity to witness something remarkable. Boling is the CEO of Cradle Beach, a nonprofit organization located along the shore of Lake Erie.

7/16/12

When a stockbroker from the Buffalo suburbs discovered that his grandson had Duchenne muscular dystrophy, he turned to UB researchers for help in developing a treatment.

7/16/12

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will welcome Clannad on Sunday, Sept. 23, at 7:30 p.m. in the Mainstage Theatre, Center for the Arts, North Campus. The concert is produced by Metropolitan Talent Presents.

7/17/12

The University at Buffalo's Research Institute on Addictions has received a $3 million grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) to study the behavioral and biological differences between children exposed to cigarette smoking and those not exposed.

7/17/12

Andrew H. Talal, MD, MPH, associate professor at the Weill Cornell Medical College has been named chief of the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition in the University at Buffalo's Department of Medicine; he also has been appointed UB professor of medicine.

7/23/12

An analysis of newly sequenced polar bear genomes is providing important clues about the species' evolution, suggesting that climate change and genetic exchange with brown bears helped create the polar bear as we know it today.

7/18/12

The University at Buffalo Center for Advanced Biomedical and Bioengineering Technology (UB CAT) has awarded more than $415,000 to companies in Western New York to aid them in the development of new life sciences technologies.

7/18/12

A dark cloud hovers above a stand of Eastern cottonwood trees in Tifft Farm, a 264-acre woodland nature refuge on Lake Erie. But this is no ordinary cloud; it is a high-tech habitat for one of the world's most misunderstood species: bats.

7/20/12

What kind of advanced degree is available to an RN who loves patient care?

7/20/12

Eugene D. Morse, PharmD, professor of pharmacy practice and associate director of the Translational Pharmacology Core in the University at Buffalo Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences, has been honored with this year's Volwiler Research Achievement Award from the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) for outstanding research and contributions to the fields of clinical/translational pharmacology and pharmaceutical sciences.

7/20/12

For the third straight year, the University at Buffalo is jointly sponsoring a workshop with Northwestern University at the prestigious AIDS 2012/International AIDS Conference being held July 22-27 in Washington, DC.

7/20/12

For some time now, Josephine Anstey, associate professor of media study at the University at Buffalo, has been working with audience participants to explore not only the history, but the experience of diverse and radical theories of mind. She does this through interactive performance workshops she calls "Improvising Consciousness Medicine Shows."

7/23/12

The University at Buffalo School of Management honored two doctoral students with $1,000 prizes for their poster presentations at the inaugural PhD Showcase and Celebration held during the spring semester.

7/23/12

There are thousands of debris objects in space that threaten satellites and future space missions. Keeping an eye on the debris, even with some of the world's most powerful tracking systems, isn't easy. Thankfully, it's getting easier with the help of John Crassidis, PhD, a University at Buffalo researcher and recipient of the 2012 American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Mechanics and Control of Flight Award.

7/25/12

Robert J. Genco, DDS, PhD, SUNY Distinguished Professor, director of the University at Buffalo Science, Technology Transfer and Economic Outreach (STOR) and UB professor of periodontics and endodontics is the recipient of the American Academy of Periodontology's (AAP) Distinguished Scientist Award for 2012.

7/25/12

The University at Buffalo will offer a new certification course this fall for professionals engaged in developing new products and services.

7/27/12

Steve Kurtz, professor of visual studies at the University at Buffalo, a social critic known for his work in bio art and electronic disobedience, has had a busy summer in Europe where he has been involved in three high-visibility projects.

7/30/12

Architectural historian Despina Stratigakos, an award-winning scholar of modern German architecture, is at work on the first in-depth study of the aesthetic and ideological constructions of the "domestic" Adolf Hitler and the uses to which they were put by propagandists of the Third Reich.

7/31/12

A voice carried across the treeless plateau: "Fire in the hole! The range is now active." Two dozen people fell silent before a muffled blast sent a geyser-like shower of crushed gravel, limestone and asphalt roughly 50 feet in the air. Moments later, standing at the blast site, University at Buffalo geology professor Greg Valentine gave an impromptu assessment.

7/31/12

The New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) has announced that David Schirm of Batavia, professor of visual studies at the University at Buffalo, has received one of its 2012 Artist Fellowships.

7/31/12

University at Buffalo chemist Andrew Murkin, PhD, was selected as one of nine scientists to receive a 2012 DuPont Young Professor grant, which funds highly original research by early-career investigators around the world.

7/31/12

The University at Buffalo Police Department's (UBPD) numerous traffic safety initiatives earned special recognition at the annual New York Law Enforcement Challenge Awards ceremony during the Empire State Law Enforcement Traffic Safety Conference.

7/17/12

About 15 children will learn about renewable energy, art and sustainability at the University at Buffalo's Solar Strand from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday

7/5/12

High school scientists who programmed University at Buffalo computers to study regional cancer rates will share the results of their work on Friday, July 6 at UB.