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9/4/12

The University at Buffalo has established a scholarship in memory of Alison L. Des Forges, the late historian and human rights activist who was killed in the crash of Continental Flight 3407 near Buffalo on Feb. 12, 2009.

9/4/12

One hundred and twenty-six students took their first, public step toward becoming pharmacists when they participated in the University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Annual White Coat Ceremony 2012 in the Lippes Concert Hall on Aug. 23

9/4/12

Whether they are engaged in garden tourism, indigenous "green gardening," beautifying the yard or reclaiming the area's historic landscapes, Buffalo is a city of gardeners and garden lovers and the University at Buffalo Gender Institute has a present for them.

9/4/12

Businesses in Western New York seeking to expand or improve operations can receive up to $25,000 in matching funds under a grant program administered by the University at Buffalo.

9/5/12

Internationally renowned speakers from several fields in mental health will be featured at the Eighth Comprehensive Review of Psychiatry to be held Sept. 6-7, at The Conference and Event Center Niagara Falls. Sponsors are the Department of Psychiatry in the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and the Western New York Psychiatric Society.

9/5/12

The University at Buffalo's Alberti Center for Bullying Abuse Prevention will present "Understanding and Addressing Cyberbullying" on Wednesday, Sept. 19, at the Millennium Hotel Buffalo in Cheektowaga. The conference will address current research and potential solutions to a problem that has become a nationwide concern.

9/5/12

The University at Buffalo School of Management's Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership (CEL) has a new home in the UB Downtown Gateway.

9/6/12

University at Buffalo students will have the chance to explore entrepreneurship and sustainability through two new Undergraduate Academies -- living and learning communities that enable students with common interests to live together and share meaningful experiences throughout their college years.

9/6/12

We hear all the time that we need to get off the couch, stop watching TV and get moving.

9/5/12

The Center for the Arts at University at Buffalo will present LehrerDance on Saturday, Oct. 6, at 8 p.m. in the Mainstage Theatre in the Center for the Arts on the UB North Campus. The performance is sponsored by M&T Bank.

9/4/12

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood: Two Man Group on Saturday, Sept. 29, at 7 p.m. in the Mainstage Theatre in the Center for the Arts on the UB North Campus.

9/7/12

Tiny creatures called rhabdopleurids have outlasted more elaborate species that also descended from a common ancestor, according to a new study led by a University at Buffalo geologist.

9/13/12

A new Arctic study in the journal Science is helping to unravel an important mystery surrounding climate change: How quickly glaciers can melt and grow in response to shifts in temperature.

9/10/12

The University at Buffalo School of Nursing will host a presentation by Rear Adm. Rebecca McCormick-Boyle on Sept. 11 from noon to 1 p.m. in 125 Kapoor Hall on UB's South Campus.

9/11/12

Lois and Michael Cropp, MD, and Sharon and Mark Hamister -- all longtime University at Buffalo supporters -- will serve as co-chairs for the seventh annual UB Scholarship Gala. The event will take place from 6-11 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 9, in the Edward Wright Practice Facility on the UB North Campus. Independent Health and Verizon are the presenting sponsors for this year's event.

9/11/12

What's the next gadget that will change the world? There is no obvious answer, but chances are the topic will be discussed frequently this week in Niagara Falls, where more than 100 scientists and engineers from around the world will meet to speak about the latest advancements in electronics and other devices.

9/11/12

Will humans ever control lightning? Could we make the invisible visible, and vice versa? It's those questions and more that researchers such as Natalia Litchinitser, an associate professor of electrical engineering at the University at Buffalo, are exploring in the evolving field of modern optics.

9/11/12

A free public talk by Erik Seeman, professor of history at the University at Buffalo, will focus on The Feast of the Dead, a fascinating and ancient Huron ritual, detailed in its preparation, loving in its performance, but often troubling for non-Indian witnesses to behold.

9/11/12

University at Buffalo sports medicine researchers have been awarded $100,000 from NFL Charities to develop the most objective, scientific method of determining when an athlete who has had a concussion can safely return to play.

9/12/12

The University at Buffalo is again ranked as one of the best universities in the country, according to the annual "Best Colleges" rankings released today by U.S. News and World Report.

9/13/12

Two expert financial professionals will speak at the University at Buffalo School of Management as part of this year's Helen and Oscar Sufrin Lectureship in Accounting on Oct. 5 in the Newman Center on UB's North Campus.

9/13/12

The University at Buffalo will hold its annual Research and Creativity Fair highlighting the value of student research as a part of a rich undergraduate experience on Friday, Sept. 14, from 11:00 a.m. to 3 p.m., in Capen Hall on UB's North Campus.

9/13/12

Scientists create a nanomaterial whose unusual electrical properties could be exploited to increase computer chips' switching speed

9/13/12

The life's work and accomplishments of University at Buffalo scholar Bruce Jackson will be honored during a special tribute titled "A Celebration of the Arts to Honor Bruce Jackson: Working in Time" hosted by the Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development on Friday, Sept. 21, 2012, from 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. in Slee Hall on the North Campus.

9/11/12

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present Back to Buffalo 4: UB Alumni Dance Concert on Saturday, Sept. 22 at 7:30 p.m. in the Drama Theatre in the Center for the Arts, UB North Campus. The performance is sponsored in part by the UB Alumni Association.

9/13/12

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present Stephen Katz on Friday, Oct. 12, at 8 p.m. in the Mainstage Theatre in the Center for the Arts, UB North Campus.

9/13/12

The Center for the Arts at University at Buffalo will present Royal Drummers and Dancers of Burundi on Saturday, Oct. 13, at 8 p.m. in the Mainstage Theatre in the Center for the Arts, UB North Campus.

9/14/12

The University at Buffalo Asian Studies Program and its Confucius Institute will celebrate the Chinese Moon Festival, also known as the Mid-Autumn Festival, on Sept. 30 at 7 p.m. in Slee Hall on UB's North Campus.

9/14/12

By studying A. baumannii under "clinically relevant" conditions, the researchers have a more precise understanding of how the bacteria infects humans -- and how best to fight it.

9/14/12

Batman's awesome power may come not only from his ability to defeat the likes of Mr. Freeze and the Joker, but from the fact that his mere presence makes his devoted fans feel strong and physically fit.

9/17/12

James E. Campbell, a University at Buffalo political scientist nationally recognized for his highly accurate election-prediction models, says that this year the Democrats are likely to pick up between three and 14 seats in elections for the U.S. House of Representatives.

9/18/12

The University at Buffalo has received a $1.6 million federal grant to teach students how to protect the United States from cyberattacks.

9/19/12

As Satish K. Tripathi begins his second academic year as president of the University at Buffalo, he is working with faculty, staff and students to move ahead with the next phase of the UB 2020 plan for academic excellence. He answers a few questions about UB 2020 and NYSUNY 2020, and their transformative impact on the university.

9/20/12

No longer considered an innocent rite of passage, binge drinking among college students contributes to approximately 1,800 deaths and nearly 600,000 injuries each year.

9/20/12

The University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences today held the grand opening of its Clinical and Translational Research Center in the joint UB-Kaleida Health building at Goodrich and Ellicott streets in downtown Buffalo.

9/21/12

The University at Buffalo Faculty Award for Excellence in Mentoring Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity has been renamed the President Emeritus and Mrs. Martin Meyerson Award for Distinguished Teaching and Mentoring.

9/21/12

The realms in which creativity and information technologies meet are dynamic areas of research. They depend, however, on new kinds of creative collaboration to provoke a greater understanding of our world, generate jobs, produce revenue and improve quality of life. To encourage the development of the creative economy of this region and to establish the University at Buffalo as a leader in this field, the university has established the Techne Institute for Arts and Emerging Technologies.

9/21/12

The University at Buffalo Humanities Institute will honor Jorge J.E. Gracia, PhD, Samuel P. Capen Chair and SUNY Distinguished Professor of Philosophy and Comparative Literature, on Sept. 28 at its Annual Scholar Session.

9/21/12

Coal kills. That's the message of "The Silent Epidemic: Coal and the Hidden Threat to Health" by Alan H. Lockwood, MD, University at Buffalo emeritus professor of neurology.

9/28/12

An international research team has created unique photoluminescent nanoparticles that shine clearly through more than 3 centimeters of biological tissue -- a depth that makes them a promising tool for deep-tissue optical bioimaging.

9/24/12

With 14 percent of Zimbabwe's population living with HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis as a co-infection, the need for new drugs and new formulations of available treatments is crucial

9/24/12

J. Craig Venter, PhD, the pioneering biologist who led the first team to sequence the human genome, received a State University of New York Honorary Doctorate in Science at the University at Buffalo on Sept. 20. The honorary degree was conferred on him at a ceremony that followed the grand opening of UB's Clinical and Translational Research Center in the joint UB-Kaleida Health building in downtown Buffalo.

9/24/12

Along the quiet corridors of the University at Buffalo Department of Anthropology labors a man who, unknown to his colleagues, has been a hero to the Igbomina Yoruba town of Esie (ess-ee-YEH) in southwest Nigeria for nearly five decades.

9/25/12

The University at Buffalo's UB 2020 Civic Engagement and Public Policy strategic initiative (CEPP) has awarded five new Civic Engagement Research Fellowships for 2012-13 to UB scholars in fields of communications and health sciences, education, law and social work.

9/26/12

The University at Buffalo School of Management is offering a new concentration that can help students land jobs as quantitative analysts -- or "quants" -- the latest variety of Wall Street rock stars.

9/25/12

The Center for the Arts at University at Buffalo will present the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba on Monday, Oct. 22, at 7:30 p.m. in the Mainstage Theatre in the Center for the Arts, UB North Campus.

9/26/12

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present Glen Campbell: The Goodbye Tour on Wednesday, Oct. 24, at 7:30 p.m. in the Mainstage Theatre in the Center for the Arts, UB North Campus.

9/27/12

The University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences will become the first professional school in three decades to move back to UB's South Campus and into the City of Buffalo when UB celebrates the grand opening of John and Editha Kapoor Hall on Friday, Sept. 28, at 10:30 a.m. on UB's South Campus.

9/27/12

The UB Marching Band will parade through the Hotel Lafayette lobby playing the UB fight song Friday night as the University at Buffalo Law School kicks off its 125th anniversary celebration with a 650-piece rolling blue-and-white cupcake display topped by giant sparklers.

9/27/12

Influenza spreads like wildfire on college campuses because of high-density living conditions. Its symptoms -- weakness, muscle pain, vomiting and diarrhea are unpleasant but usually not serious, although many people get very sick and thousands die every year in the U.S. from complications of the flu.

9/27/12

James (Jay) D. Bangs, PhD, professor of medical microbiology and immunology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Medical School and an expert in the cell biology of the agent that causes African sleeping sickness, has been appointed the Grant T. Fisher Professor and Chair of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

9/28/12

Jovin Panthapattu feels like he's making history as he heads to class these days at the University at Buffalo.

9/20/12

The life's work and accomplishments of University at Buffalo scholar Bruce Jackson will be honored in a special tribute titled "A Celebration of the Arts to Honor Bruce Jackson: Working in Time" on Friday, Sept. 21, from 1-5 p.m. in Slee Hall on the North Campus. A reception in the Center for the Arts Atrium will follow from 5-6 p.m.

9/18/12

On Sept. 20, at 2 p.m., UB will hold a grand opening ceremony for its new Clinical and Translational Research Center (CTRC), a biomedical research facility in downtown Buffalo, designed to narrow the gap between discovery and cure.

9/14/12

Dozens of Buffalo STEM teachers and scientists will gather at Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Institute on Tuesday, Sept. 18, to celebrate the conclusion of a summer program that paired the teachers and scientists together on cutting-edge research projects.

9/10/12

UB's concussion researchers will announce an important grant from a major, national sports organization.