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12/3/12

The University at Buffalo Police Department holds its annual Citizens' Police Academy starting Wednesday, Feb. 13th. The seven-week program, which gives the university community an in-depth look into the working life of a police officer, starts at Bissell Hall at the university's North Campus before moving to other locations during the course.

12/3/12

Three University at Buffalo professors have been elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world's largest general scientific society and publisher of the journal Science.

12/3/12

New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services and University at Buffalo Police are conducting training in and around Pritchard Hall on UB's South Campus December 3-6.

12/4/12

The University at Buffalo will share information about its plans to demolish the Buffalo Materials Research Center, its former nuclear research reactor, at a session on Thursday, Dec. 6, at 6:30 p.m. in Allen Hall on UB's South Campus.

12/5/12

David Wang was underachieving in math class because he was too smart. The seventh grader at Transit Middle School simply lost interest in the subject. What he needed was a challenge. His father decided to reignite his son's curiosity in math by enrolling him in the Gifted Math Program (GMP), an after-school, advanced mathematics program for middle and high school students at the University at Buffalo.

12/5/12

A program that's bringing Android apps and miniature racecars into science classrooms in Buffalo schools is the latest subject of Bus 52, a national documentary project that is traveling across America to film people who are confronting community challenges in inventive ways.

12/6/12

The Larkin District and its development and planning team, including the University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning, won an honorable mention at the prestigious National Award for Smart Growth Achievement ceremony Dec. 5 in Washington, D.C.

12/6/12

Business, education and government leaders on Nov. 30 celebrated the success of the inaugural Exports to Canada program, a collaboration between the University at Buffalo School of Management and the Erie County Industrial Development Agency (ECIDA).

12/7/12

Good news may be on the horizon for Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, and other women stricken with severe nausea and vomiting during pregnancy, thanks to the work of a University at Buffalo professor who is conducting research on a drug that is showing success treating pregnant women with this condition.

12/7/12

To keep Buffalo's senior citizens healthy and active in the community, they must be able to live comfortably in their own homes.

12/7/12

University at Buffalo senior Courtney Szyjka has been awarded the American Society for Microbiology's 2012 Undergraduate Research Fellowship.

12/11/12

With help from UB, former employees of Contract Pharmaceuticals Limited have launched QuaDPharma, a Clarence-based pharmaceuticals manufacturer.

12/12/12

The University at Buffalo has announced the launch of a new international institute designed to meet the unique needs of one of the most vulnerable populations: persons with chronic illness, frailty and physical or cognitive impairments.

12/12/12

Patients suffering from the painful autoimmune disease, Sjogren's Syndrome, will soon be able to be properly diagnosed much earlier, thanks to the discovery of novel antibodies by researchers at the University at Buffalo and Immco Diagnostics, Inc.

12/12/12

Management efforts to reduce cynicism and enhance employee empowerment can have a large impact on employee engagement, according to a study from the University at Buffalo School of Management.

12/12/12

Bloomberg Businessweek has again ranked the University at Buffalo School of Management as one of the nation's best business schools in its ranking of full-time MBA programs.

12/12/12

The University at Buffalo Humanities Institute has announced a new $5,000 Graduate Student Public Humanities Fellowship for the 2013-14 academic year, offered in partnership with the New York State Council on the Humanities.

12/13/12
BUFFALO, N.Y. – In its ongoing mission to raise community awareness of the latest trends in substance use and abuse, the University at Buffalo’s Research Institute on Addictions (RIA) announced receipt of a new grant and release of an expert summary on the subject of prescription drug abuse.
12/13/12
BUFFALO, N.Y. – The University at Buffalo’s Department of Learning and Instruction in the Graduate School of Education will host the year’s second on-campus debate for Buffalo Public Schools students from 9:30-11:30 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 14, on UB’s North Campus.
12/14/12

Steven Dubovsky is an expert on post-traumatic stress. He has studied the Columbine, Colo., shootings and interviewed survivors of the tragedy. Amanda Nickerson’s research focuses on preventing and intervening with school crises, violence and bullying.

12/17/12
BUFFALO, N.Y. — Coral colonies that suffered tissue damage in The Bahamas were still producing low numbers of eggs four years after the injuries occurred, according to new research by University at Buffalo scientists. Tiny sperm-producing factories called spermaries were also in short supply.
12/18/12
BUFFALO, N. Y. -- 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.
12/18/12
BUFFALO, N.Y. — Tonus Therapeutics, a University at Buffalo spin-off company, has opened its first-ever headquarters in UB’s New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences.
12/10/12

For college students, it doesn't get much more stressful than finals week. Entire semesters can hang in the balance. Thankfully, the University at Buffalo Libraries has found a way to ease the tension: therapy dogs. For three days this week more than a dozen pooches will visit two UB libraries, offering students a chance nuzzle with something aside from their schoolwork.

12/4/12

More than 45 10th grade students from the first class of the West Seneca School District's Academy of Life Sciences will take part in an induction ceremony to celebrate their participation in the program and their commitment to pursuing studies and careers in the life sciences industry.

12/4/12

UB physicists who contributed to the hunt for the Higgs boson are hosting "HiggsFest," a free, public celebration. The event will include short presentations -- in plain English -- on the famed boson and its discovery.

12/19/12
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Makau W. Mutua, dean of the University at Buffalo Law School, has received three major honors – two in the international law arena, one here at home.
12/19/12
BUFFALO, N.Y. – The director of the University at Buffalo’s Alberti Center for Bullying Abuse Prevention is among nine school violence prevention researchers and practitioners in the country who on Dec. 19 released a detailed position statement in response to the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings.
12/20/12
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- A team of five undergraduate students in the UB School of Management will share a $1,000 prize as winners of the ninth annual PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) xACT competition.
12/21/12
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- IRS-certified accounting students from the University at Buffalo School of Management will again provide free tax preparation services to individuals and families with annual incomes below $50,000.
12/27/12
BUFFALO, N.Y. — The University at Buffalo’s standing among colleges that provide a quality education at an affordable price continues to climb, according to Kiplinger’s Personal Finance.
12/27/12

The University at Buffalo’s business incubators welcomed seven new tenants in 2012, including companies working in Western New York’s biomedical, energy, materials and high-tech sectors.

12/28/12

Two Hutch Tech graduates — now scientists — return to the Buffalo Public Schools to work with teachers and students in a science education program.