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11/1/12

Robert Zivadinov, MD, PhD, FAAN, University at Buffalo professor of neurology, provided invited testimony today to the Canadian Senate on Bill S-204, "An Act to establish a national strategy for chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency (CCSVI)."

11/1/12

In a new study, University at Buffalo scientists describe the role that a protein called TFIIB plays in helping cells repair DNA damage, a critical function for preventing the growth of tumors.

11/1/12

Thirty-five students in the University at Buffalo School of Management faced off on Oct. 20 in an IBM-sponsored simulation designed to give students a taste of the real business world.

11/2/12

When third-year University at Buffalo Law School student Christopher Safulko takes his part in this weekend's law school trial team competition in San Francisco, he'll feel the familiar stress to perform under pressure and the adrenaline rush of backing up the others on his team.

11/5/12

The University at Buffalo School of Nursing is on the frontlines of community service once again. This time, nursing faculty and students are helping the sick and injured during the aftermath of Super Storm Sandy downstate.

11/5/12

Michael Glick, DMD, professor and dean of the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine, has been awarded the American Dental Education Association's (AADE) William J. Gies Foundation First Place Editorial award for the third year in a row.

11/5/12

In July, 2013, the University at Buffalo Asian Studies Program will present a three-week India-China summer institute that will be open to 30 K-12 teachers throughout the region and the country.

11/5/12

Specialty stores do not have to compete with supermarket prices to increase sales, according to a recent study from the University at Buffalo School of Management.

11/6/12

University at Buffalo researchers, working in collaboration with University Health Network in Toronto, have developed a novel contrast agent that could redefine what's possible in the evolving field of medical imaging

11/6/12

John Jennings, associate professor of visual studies at the University at Buffalo and a 2012 UB Humanities Institute Fellow, will discuss his graphic novel on the Great Migration at 4 p.m. on Nov. 9 at Hallwalls, 341 Delaware Ave., Buffalo.

11/7/12

Heart failure patients with a condition called "heart block" derive significant benefit from cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT), according to the results of the Block HF clinical trial, presented at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2012 meeting in Los Angeles. Anne B. Curtis, MD, Charles and Mary Bauer Professor and Chair of Medicine in the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences is principal investigator of Block HF.

11/7/12

A $59,000 grant from the Allstate Foundation will help support initiatives for minority and women entrepreneurs at the University at Buffalo School of Management's Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership (CEL).

11/7/12

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will welcome Shrek The Musical at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 13, and Friday, Dec. 14, in the Mainstage Theatre in the Center for the Arts, UB North Campus.

11/8/12

Samuel Bodapaty has been named "Protege of the Year" by the Allstate Minority and Women Emerging Entrepreneurs program, a joint venture by the University at Buffalo School of Management's Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership (CEL) and the UB Center for Urban Studies.

11/8/12

The University at Buffalo's School of Dental Medicine will celebrate the unveiling of its new, state-of-the-art mobile dental van "S-miles To Go" on Friday, Nov. 9, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., in the lobby of Squire Hall on the South Campus.

11/9/12

The League of American Bicyclists has designated the University at Buffalo as a "Bicycle Friendly University" at the bronze level, an award presented only to institutions with a strong commitment to cycling.

11/9/12

The University at Buffalo's School of Dental Medicine celebrated the unveiling of its new, state-of-the-art mobile dental van "S-miles To Go" on Nov. 9 in the lobby of Squire Hall on the South Campus.

11/12/12

Animals that are socially isolated for prolonged periods make less myelin in the region of the brain responsible for complex emotional and cognitive behavior, researchers at the University at Buffalo and Mt. Sinai School of Medicine report in Nature Neuroscience online.

11/12/12

Nanobiotix, a French company co-founded by a former UB postdoctoral researcher, was listed on the NYSE Euronext market following an initial public offering (IPO) that raised gross proceeds of 14.2 million euros ($18.1 million).

11/13/12

The 2012 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange, released yesterday in Washington, D.C., finds that, for the tenth year in a row, the University at Buffalo is among the top 20 institutions in the United States hosting international students.

11/13/12

Award-winning American poet and essayist Tony Hoagland, whose distinctive work has been cited for its "...generous effervescence and a jujitsu cleverness" will present the University at Buffalo's 2012 Oscar Silverman Poetry Reading Nov. 16 at 8 p.m. in 250 Baird Hall.

11/13/12

In a new book about the uber con perpetrated by Bernard Madoff, Lionel Lewis, professor emeritus of sociology, University at Buffalo, presents an absorbing first-hand account, not of Madoff's behavior, but of the experiences of victims caught up in his ferociously destructive Ponzi scheme.

11/14/12

With SAT and college application deadlines around the corner, high school seniors have enough on their plates to be stressed about until the holidays. But college admissions season is providing high school counselors with their fair share of headaches as well.

11/14/12

The University at Buffalo's School of Dental Medicine will celebrate the unveiling of its new, state-of-the-art mobile dental van "S-miles To Go" on Thursday, Nov. 15, from 6-7:30 p.m. in the Milton J. Fletcher Elementary School, 301 Cole Ave., Jamestown, N.Y.

11/14/12

Blake Mycoskie, a pioneering social engineer, entrepreneur and "chief shoe giver," will present the next installment in the UB Distinguished Speakers Series at 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, in Alumni Arena on the UB North Campus.

11/15/12

The University at Buffalo today announced the purchase of land at 960 Washington St., the first of several parcels it is assembling to make way for construction of the new $375 million University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

11/16/12

Online role-playing game developers can get ahead of the competition by giving gamers more opportunities to get social, collaborate and take control of their online personas, according to a study from the University at Buffalo School of Management.

11/16/12

A new University at Buffalo study in the journal Geophysical Research Letters examines maar craters, which resemble the bowl-like cavities formed by meteorites but are in some ways more mysterious.

11/19/12

University at Buffalo microbiologists studying bacterial colonization in mice have discovered how the very rapid and efficient spread of antibiotic resistance works in the respiratory pathogen, Streptococcus pneumoniae (also known as the pneumococcus). The UB team found that resistance stems from the transfer of DNA between bacterial strains in biofilms in the nasopharynx, the area just behind the nose.

11/19/12

In a letter to the campus community, University at Buffalo President Satish K. Tripathi today announced his decision to close the Shale Resources and Society Institute, effective immediately.

11/20/12

UB School of Architecture and Planning Dean Robert Shibley has played a key role in shaping the landscape of Western New York, improving the region's quality of life through good planning and design.

11/20/12

The 5,357 international students who attended the University at Buffalo in the 2011-12 academic year and their dependents contributed approximately $108,419,700 to the Western New York economy according to the 2012 report issued by NAFSA: Association of International Educators this week.

11/26/12

The disciplines of law, geography and anthropology combine in University at Buffalo Law School Associate Professor Irus Braverman's new book, which presents a thorough exploration of the world of zoos.

11/27/12

The holidays are a busy time for engagements, and Trina Hamilton, a University at Buffalo expert in corporate responsibility, says socially minded consumers have a lot to think about when it comes to finding the right rock.

11/28/12

The Department of Theatre and Dance at the University at Buffalo will present the Emerging Choreographers Showcase on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 at 7:30 p.m. and Dec. 1 and 2 at 2 p.m. The performances will be in the Black Box Theatre in the Center for the Arts, North Campus.

11/28/12

John M. Canty Jr., MD, the Albert and Elizabeth Rekate Professor of Medicine in the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and UB's chief of cardiovascular medicine, has been named president of the Association of Professors of Cardiology (APC) for 2012 - 13.

11/26/12

Tomorrow's entrepreneurs will get the chance to learn from Western New York's best on Nov. 28, when Synacor co-founder George Chamoun speaks to students in the University at Buffalo's new Entrepreneurship Academy.

11/26/12

In a dimly lit basement club in downtown Buffalo, scientists and artists will gather on the night of Nov. 28 to discuss that most mysterious of concepts: Time.

11/15/12

The Affordable Care Act will be the subject of the J. Warren Perry Lecture that will be presented at the University at Buffalo School of Public Health and Health Professions on Nov. 16 from 3:30 - 4:45 p.m. by Howard K. Koh, MD, MPH, U.S. Assistant Secretary for Health in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

11/7/12

The University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions (RIA) will host SUNY researchers, administrators, counselors and student health staff in a conference titled "The Challenge of Reducing College Student Substance Use."

11/7/12

NASA's famed space shuttle program ended in 2011. Private companies are heading into orbit. What does the future hold for humanity in space? What job opportunities can students expect? To answer these questions, the University at Buffalo's chapter of Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS) is hosting the nation's largest student-run space conference.