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10/3/12

A new UB-led study in the journal Geology is shedding light on the brief but violent lives of maar-diatreme volcanoes, which erupt when magma and water meet in an explosive marriage below the surface of the earth.

10/1/12

Richard J. Quigg Jr., MD, professor of medicine at the University of Chicago and former chief of its nephrology section, has been named the inaugural Arthur M. Morris Chair in Nephrology and chief of the division of Nephrology in the Department of Medicine in the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

10/1/12

Genesee County Office for the Aging (OFA) Director Pamela Whitmore admits that until two years ago, little focus was placed on preventing falls among the county's older adults in home and community-based settings. One-third of the elderly population experience a fall each year, a leading cause of injuries for those 65 and older, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

10/2/12

"We have friends in Syria who were visited by police because their son had attended a rally. When they told the police that their son wasn't home, the police proceeded to shoot the three children who were there, in front of their mother, as a warning. One of those children was three years old." This is just one of the many stories about conditions in Syria told by UB's Othman Shibly.

10/2/12

Peter Winkelstein, MD, professor of pediatrics at the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, chief medical informatics officer for UB/MD and former chief of the division of general pediatrics, has been appointed executive director of the UB medical school's Institute for Healthcare Informatics.

10/2/12

A conference and symposium being held at the University at Buffalo Law School on Oct. 19 will pay tribute to two landmark anniversaries in the fight against domestic violence: the 20th anniversary of the Law School's Women, Children and Social Justice Clinic, and the 50th anniversary of New York State Family Court.

10/3/12

Times Higher Education has named the University at Buffalo as one of the world's top 200 universities. UB is ranked 198th in the 2012-13 Times Higher Education World University Rankings, up from last year's ranking among the top 201 to 225 universities worldwide. The assessment uses 13 performance indicators to analyze how well a university is doing in core missions including teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook.

10/2/12

The University at Buffalo Department of Theatre and Dance will present Zodiaque Dance Company Oct. 17-21 in the Drama Theatre in the Center for the Arts, UB North Campus.

10/4/12

Aspiring entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to network, listen and learn as the Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership (CEL) in the University at Buffalo School of Management celebrates Global Entrepreneurship Week, Nov. 12-18.

10/5/12

University at Buffalo Professor of Chemistry Diana Aga, PhD, and Lewiston-Porter High School teachers Michelle Hinchliffe and Colleen Glor have won a national science education award for their efforts to train student scientists to measure pharmaceutical contamination in Niagara County waterways.

10/8/12

A free breast cancer awareness walk and wellness event will be held Saturday, Oct. 13 at 10 a.m. in Masten Park by the Patient Voices Network. The network is a patient empowerment partnership between the University at Buffalo Department of Family Medicine, and patients from UBMD Family Medicine at Jefferson and Jericho Road Family Practice.

10/10/12

The University at Buffalo TCIE is hosting a new seminar for business professionals interested in learning the fundamentals of intellectual property (IP).

10/10/12

Once the exclusive purview of private clients and the fabulously wealthy, architectural patronage is changing as architects increasingly cultivate partnerships with nonprofits, community organizations and other public entities.

10/11/12

It's a win-win: a "star-studded" video premiere and the opportunity to generate enough votes to win $10,000 for University at Buffalo School of Nursing breast cancer research.

10/12/12

A study by the University at Buffalo shows for the first time that obese males ages 14 to 20 have up to 50 percent less total testosterone than do normal males of the same age, significantly increasing their potential to be impotent and infertile as adults.

10/12/12

Last month the University at Buffalo provided the SUNY Board of Trustees, per its request, with a report that summarizes the facts and circumstances regarding formation of the Shale Resources and Society Institute (SRSI).

10/12/12

Picture Western New York's biggest collegiate party of the year. Imagine a mini-carnival. A semi-menacing bonfire. Emotional and joyful reunions of long-lost friends. The pomp and energy of big-time intercollegiate sports. A nightlife of comedy and jazz. Unique food and special events, such as a wing-eating contest, family brunch, a car smash and window paintings. The hundreds of University at Buffalo people working hard to make the pieces of the Oct. 19-21 weekend come together call it True Blue Days.

10/15/12

The University at Buffalo and 20 other U.S. and Canadian universities and institutions will join forces to propose a set of long-term research and policy priorities to help protect and restore the Great Lakes and train the next generation of scientists, attorneys, planners and policy specialists who will study them.

10/15/12

Alzheimer's disease, autism, Parkinson's disease and multiple sclerosis are among the topics to be discussed at "Brains & Gains," a free, public event that will be held Saturday, Oct. 20, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Center for Tomorrow on the University at Buffalo's North Campus.

10/15/12

The University at Buffalo Law School's 2012 James McCormick Mitchell Lecture will explore the legal and social challenges of providing personal and medical care for the elderly and the disabled -- a topic of current relevance for health care, social security, welfare, and employment law reform. The free event will take place Oct. 19 at 2 pm on UB's North Campus; it is open to the public.

10/15/12

The University at Buffalo Law School has been chosen as one of the best law schools for black students. The recognition comes from On Being a Black Lawyer (OBABL), a resource center and social media firm that supports African Americans' success in law school. OBABL's The Black Student's Guide to Law Schools will be published Oct. 17.

10/15/12

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present Kevin Smith on Wednesday, Nov. 7, at 7:30 p.m. in the Mainstage Theatre in the Center for the Arts, UB North Campus. A Q&A will follow.

10/17/12

Two landmark anniversaries will be marked Oct. 19 at the "Conference on Intimate Partner Violence/50 Years of Family Court" as the University at Buffalo Law School pays tribute to the "ripple effect" of its work against domestic violence. Originally scheduled to take place at UB, overwhelming interest in the conference required organizers to seek a larger venue. The event will be held in Samuel's Grand Manor, 8750 Main St., Williamsville, beginning at 8:30 a.m.

10/17/12

The University at Buffalo Libraries have been selected as a 2012 Federal Depository Library of the Year by the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO). Acting Public Printer Davita Vance-Cooke made the announcement on Oct. 15 at the Federal Depository Library Conference in Washington, D.C.

10/18/12

University at Buffalo Professor of Psychiatry Barry S. Willer, PhD, is the recipient of the North American Brain Injury Society (NABIS) research award. It was presented to Willer last month at the annual meeting of the organization in Miami, at which he gave a keynote address.

10/16/12

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo welcomes Queen City on Wednesday, Nov. 14, at 7:30 p.m. in the Mainstage Theatre in the Center for the Arts, UB North Campus.

10/18/12

The University at Buffalo will open to the public some of its most unique collections, including what's believed to be the nation's only museum dedicated exclusively to the human brain.

10/18/12

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo welcomes Pilobolus on Saturday, Nov. 17, at 8 p.m. in the Mainstage Theatre in the Center for the Arts, UB North Campus. The performance is sponsored by M&T Bank.

10/19/12

Two University at Buffalo research teams will receive funding from the State University of New York (SUNY) Technology Accelerator Fund (TAF) to develop a novel multispectral imaging technology and a glaze for windows that will reduce energy costs.

10/19/12

Homecoming Fan Fest is the highlight of the University at Buffalo's annual fall homecoming weekend, True Blue Days, and will transform UB's North Campus on Saturday afternoon Oct. 2o from noon - 3 p.m.

10/22/12

Liesl Folks, PhD, an internationally recognized expert in nanotechnology and magnetism, has been appointed dean of the University at Buffalo's nationally ranked School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

10/23/12

Significant change can stem from a small adjustment. In the case of infant and mother mortality in Buffalo, improving communication can save lives.

10/23/12

The well-known "door-in-the-face" (DITF) persuasion strategy predicts greater compliance with a target request if it is preceded by a larger and more objectionable request. It has been a popular tool of those in the persuasion trade since it was introduced nearly 40 years ago.

10/23/12

The University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning has announced several lectures, discussions and seminars for late October and November that focus on new methods and formats of practice in architecture and planning.

10/23/12

The Center for the Arts at University at Buffalo welcomes The National Circus of the People's Republic of China in Cirque Chinois on Tuesday, Nov. 20, at 7:30 p.m. in the Mainstage Theatre in the Center for the Arts, UB North Campus.

10/23/12

A protein that is necessary for lactation in mammals inhibits the critical cellular transition that is an early indicator of breast cancer and metastasis, according to research conducted at the University at Buffalo and Princeton University and highlighted as the cover paper in November issue of Nature Cell Biology.

10/24/12

The University at Buffalo Biosciences Incubator has selected its first tenants: AccuTheranostics, AndroBioSys and Ceno Technologies, three companies that will benefit from the facility's location at UB's Clinical and Translational Research Center on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus (BNMC).

10/25/12

The University at Buffalo School of Nursing was recently awarded a $695,000 U.S. Health Resources and Service (HRSA) Advanced Education Nursing Traineeship (AENT) grant for the purpose of increasing the number of advanced education nurses trained to practice as primary care providers and/or as nursing faculty

10/26/12

Blake Mycoskie, founder and "chief shoe-giver" at TOMS, the popular shoe and eyewear company, and author of New York Times' best seller "Start Something That Matters," will speak November 15 at 8 p.m. in the University at Buffalo's Alumni Arena, North Campus, as part of the 2012 UB Distinguished Speakers Series.

10/18/12

A survey conducted by the University at Buffalo School of Management that evaluated the leadership skills of President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney has found that Obama scored significantly better than Romney in most leadership categories and in overall leadership skill.

10/29/12

Jeffrey Miecznikowski, PhD, associate professor in the University at Buffalo Department of Biostatistics has been named associate dean for faculty affairs and diversity of the School of Public Health and Health Professions (SPHHP).

10/29/12

University at Buffalo faculty members are available to discuss challenges relating to the arrival of Hurricane Sandy on the East Coast, including threats to buildings, infrastructure and water supplies.

10/31/12

The University at Buffalo Department of Theatre and Dance will present The Threepenny Opera from Wednesday, Nov. 14, to Sunday, Nov. 18, in the Drama Theatre in the Center for the Arts, UB North Campus. Evening performances will be at 7:30 p.m. There will be matinee performances on Nov. 17 and 18 at 2 p.m.

10/31/12

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo welcomes Shaolin Warriors on Thursday, Nov. 29, at 7:30 p.m. in the Mainstage Theatre in the Center for the Arts, UB North Campus. Performed by disciples of the Shaolin schools in China, the Shaolin Warriors are admired across the globe for their exemplary discipline and ferocious martial arts prowess.

10/24/12

Today is the grand opening ceremony of the University at Buffalo's new Crossroads Culinary Center (C3), a student dining facility that puts UB at the forefront of the collegiate dining experience. The ceremony starts at 1:30 p.m. on the first floor of Red Jacket Quadrange in the Ellicott Complex on UB's North Campus.

10/15/12

Failure will be the topic of conversation at the Science & Art Cabaret co-hosted by UB on Wednesday.

10/12/12

The University at Buffalo will co-sponsor a free breast cancer awareness walk and a wellness event providing free mammograms and health information from health care providers on Saturday, Oct. 13, in Masten Park.

10/9/12

Former first lady Laura Bush, known as a champion of children's education, human rights and health-care initiatives here and abroad, will speak in the University at Buffalo's Alumni Arena at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 10, as part of UB's Distinguished Speakers Series.