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8/1/12

In a curious evolutionary twist, several species of a commonly studied fruit fly appear to have incorporated genetic material from a virus into their genomes, according to new research by University at Buffalo biologists.

8/1/12

Forbes today named a 2011 UB graduate to the magazine's exclusive list of 2012 All-Star Student Entrepreneurs, which honors nine young men and women around the country who launched significant businesses while still in school.

8/2/12

"Mitt Romney absolutely was legally responsible for the actions of Bain Capital after he 'retired' from the company in 1999 to run the Utah Olympics," says David Westbrook, JD, a legal scholar and recognized voice in corporate, contract and international law.

8/1/12

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo announces its 2012-13 season, which this season will feature two Broadway musicals -- American Idiot and Shrek the Musical -- among other highlights.

8/3/12

Beginning Aug. 1, individuals in the Middle East and North Africa will have access to an innovative Online Mini-MBA program offered by the University at Buffalo (UB) School of Management in collaboration with the Chicago Institute of Business (CIB).

8/3/12

The University at Buffalo has announced the schedule for its 26th annual Distinguished Speakers Series, which will run from Sept. 20 through April 27 at 8 p.m. in Alumni Arena and the Center for the Arts on the UB North Campus.

8/7/12

At a time when "entrepreneurship" often refers to developing a new medical device, engineering method or software application, a successful new pursuit founded by two University at Buffalo graduates sells James Joyce, bioethics and "Notions of the American West."

8/7/12

Today, as Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced recent New York State Department of Health (DOH) regulations that crack down on bath salts on the University at Buffalo's South Campus, the UB Research Institute on Addictions was releasing another in its series of expert summaries.

8/8/12

The scene looks normal -- a father kicking a soccer ball to his children, rubbing their heads in playful affection. The iconic towers and fence in the background tell the real story.

8/10/12

The University at Buffalo's TCIE is offering a slate of business improvement courses this fall that are designed to help professionals improve their individual job performance, as well as the company they work for.

8/7/12

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present American Idiot on Saturday, Sept. 8 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 9, at 7:30 p.m. in the Mainstage Theatre in the Center for the Arts, UB North Campus.

8/10/12

Incoming MBA students in the University at Buffalo School of Management will provide hundreds of hours of community service to local nonprofit organizations on Aug. 21 as part of their entree into the MBA program.

8/9/12

Deborah Reed-Danahay, professor of anthropology at the University at Buffalo, has recently co-authored her second book with Caroline B. Brettell, a professor of anthropology at Southern Methodist University.

8/13/12

H. Raghav Rao, SUNY Distinguished Service Professor in the University at Buffalo School of Management, was honored with international recognition for his research excellence.

8/14/12

What are the effects of gambling availability among specific populations? How do you control that impulse to have "just one more drink"? Can a spouse really help a loved one quit smoking?

8/15/12

For several years, teams of University at Buffalo archaeologists from the Buffalo Archaeological Survey have conducted digs in downtown Buffalo along what was the Erie Canal. The artifacts they've found, when considered together, help describe how Buffalonians lived and worked from the early 1800s onward.

8/16/12

Was "Spartacus" an anti-fascist polemic? Does "Agora" demonstrate the horrors of anti-science religious zealotry? Did the Trojans really dress only in blue and white outfits? Quiz: Sophia Loren and Elizabeth Taylor in un-credited roles plus 32,000 costumes. The answers are yes, yes, no and "Quo Vadis."

8/17/12

Chautauqua County professionals will have easier access to business improvement education thanks to a new partnership between the University at Buffalo and SUNY Fredonia Technology Incubator.

8/17/12

An international survey of tobacco use in three billion individuals, published in the current issue of The Lancet demonstrates an urgent need for policy change in low- and middle-income countries, according to the University at Buffalo professor who led the research.

8/17/12

UB helps a former DKNY designer launch Coolture, an apparel company devoted to keeping people with chronic illnesses cool -- and stylish -- in summer.

8/20/12

Michael W. Cropp, MD, president and CEO of Independent Health, has been named the 2012 Buffalo Niagara Executive of the Year by the University at Buffalo School of Management.

8/16/12

If you know when doctors claimed education dangerous to women's health or the name of Harriot Blatch's mom, you're in luck. Because most pub trivia questions tend to overlook people of color, women and LGBT folks, the University at Buffalo graduate group Society of Feminists (UBSoFem) has partnered with Merge restaurant and bar to present what they call "an affirming night of historical, current and pop-culture trivia that honors on-going struggles for social justice."

8/21/12

MIT's Technology Review magazine today named Sarbajit Banerjee, UB assistant professor of chemistry, as one of the world's top innovators under the age of 35.

8/20/12

Like many powerful ideas, the essence is simple. Those dealing with people who have a mental illness or addiction problem have to start asking what has happened to the person that may be causing the issue, not just focus on what the person did and what went wrong.

8/21/12

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present Steve Vai on Saturday, Sept. 22 at 8 p.m. in the Mainstage Theatre in the Center for the Arts, UB North Campus. Beverly McClellan will open the show.

8/22/12

The University at Buffalo School of Management's Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership (CEL) will host an information session for individuals interested in learning more about the 2013 Allstate Minority and Women Emerging Entrepreneurs (MWEE) program.

8/22/12

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- 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 been awarded the Walter Bleifeld Memorial Award for Distinguished Work in Clinical Research.

8/23/12

The University at Buffalo will welcome new and returning students this weekend with the traditional Opening Weekend activities designed to help acclimate incoming students and provide veterans with some fun-filled events before the start of classes on Monday.

8/23/12

The University at Buffalo School of Management's chapter of Beta Alpha Psi was recognized as one of the best in the world, receiving a number of special honors and awards at the organization's international conference in Baltimore in August.

8/23/12

Victoria W. Wolcott, PhD, associate professor of history at the University at Buffalo, is the author of a new book in which she exposes the legacy of segregated recreation in American cities after World War II. The book, "Race, Riots and Roller Coasters: The Struggle over Segregated Recreation in America," out this month from the University of Pennsylvania Press, continues Wolcott's research on the African-American experience in the 20th-century urban North.

8/24/12

Richard Lee, MD, professor of medicine at the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, says it's too early to assume that we won't see a spike in cases, even though we are now into late summer.

8/24/12

The Venice Architecture Biennale is the most prestigious architecture event in the world, and when the 13th biennale opens on Aug. 29, University at Buffalo innovator Mark Shepard will be there with bells on.

8/23/12

The Center for the Arts at University at Buffalo will present Bruce Hornsby -- Solo on Wednesday, Sept. 26 at 7:30 p.m. in the Mainstage Theatre in the Center for the Arts, UB North Campus.

8/27/12

While the death toll from the West Nile virus cases in the U.S., currently 41, is alarming, most people exposed to it never develop symptoms, notes Tom Russo, MD, professor of medicine at the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

8/28/12

Marsha Lewis, PhD, RN, professor and dean of the University at Buffalo School of Nursing was selected by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) for its inaugural class of nursing deans and senior faculty to participate in the first AACN-Wharton Executive Leadership Program.

8/28/12

The University at Buffalo's Early Childhood Research Center will celebrate its 80th anniversary in style with a Family Carnival to be held from 1-4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 31, on UB's North Campus.

8/28/12

Most college students spent the last few months back home enjoying the warm weather and their mother's home-cooked meals. However, Haley Arnold, a University at Buffalo sophomore chemistry major, found herself on Sapelo Island, a small unpopulated island off the coast of Georgia, researching algae blooms.

8/30/12

The University at Buffalo is partnering with the Research Foundation for SUNY to offer a key benefit to startup companies with UB ties: affordable insurance.

8/30/12

University at Buffalo researchers are enlisting hundreds of students to build an unprecedented smartphone network that will help scientists improve handheld computers and better understand how the devices are changing the world.

8/31/12

The University at Buffalo has been awarded a $349,565 grant from the Economic Development Administration (EDA) to foster innovation, job creation and private capital investment in 10 Western New York counties. The announcement comes as Senator Charles E. Schumer and Congressman Brian Higgins continue to press federal officials to invest in western New York's innovation efforts.

8/31/12

Dejan Stojkovic, an associate professor of physics at the University at Buffalo, has received the Marko Jaric Award, recognized as one of the most prestigious scientific prizes granted to researchers of Serbian origin.

8/31/12

University at Buffalo students and their neighbors will get to know each other during UB Neighbors' Day Block Party and Safety Fair Sunday, Sept. 2, on the UB South Campus lawn near Hayes Hall.

8/17/12

One hundred and forty-three students will take their first, public step toward becoming physicians on Aug. 17 when they participate in the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences' White Coat Ceremony at 3 p.m. in the Lippes Concert Hall in Slee Hall on the North Campus.