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1/2/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The 213th anniversary of the birth of Millard Fillmore, the University at Buffalo’s first chancellor and 13th president of the United States, will be celebrated at a ceremony to be held at 10 a.m. Jan. 7 at Fillmore’s gravesite in Buffalo’s Forest Lawn Cemetery.
1/4/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Research on the communication trait of verbal aggressiveness, which includes behavior like name calling, ridicule, insults, racial epithets and threats, has tended to focus on its social causes.
1/4/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Three University at Buffalo faculty members have been appointed SUNY Distinguished Professors, the highest faculty rank in the SUNY system.
1/7/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. — Nanoparticles that “teach” the immune system to tolerate protein-based drugs. Vascular grafts that could stimulate regeneration of blood vessels in a patient’s body.
1/7/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Children’s ear infections cause more than pain and sleepless nights; they temporarily disrupt hearing when children are at a critical age for speech and language development.  They also have major social and economic costs.
1/7/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – University at Buffalo Graduate School of Education Professor Jeremy D. Finn, PhD, will speak Thursday, Jan. 10, at a national conference on school discipline, suspensions, security and misbehavior, with special emphasis on alternatives to excluding students from schools.
1/8/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- President Barack Obama has announced that Norman R. McCombs, a University at Buffalo alumnus who developed an oxygen production system that spawned a billion dollar industry and helped ease the pain of millions suffering from lung diseases, was awarded the National Medal of Technology and Innovation, the U.S. government’s highest honor for technological achievement.
1/9/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – University at Buffalo Law School students are honing their practice skills, and going deep in specific legal specialties, through the school’s unique “bridge term” courses this month.
1/10/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Leaders of early-stage life sciences and technology companies can take advantage of a High-Tech Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership (CEL) program that will begin in March 2013.
1/10/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – The University at Buffalo Confucius Institute (UBCI) and the Chinese Club of Western New York (CCWNY), in partnership with Buffalo’s Gold Summit Organization for the Development of Eastern Culture, will present their colorful, musical and much anticipated annual Chinese New Year celebration on Feb. 10.
1/11/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – “The debate about gun control in this country is not related to American Revolutionary thought, as gun control opponents often claim, but is grounded in the paranoia experienced by whites over the loss of slaves and their own political domination, a state of mind that arose after the Civil War,” says Carole Emberton, PhD, assistant professor of American history at the University at Buffalo.
1/14/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Small information technology (IT) businesses that follow formal processes are more productive and achieve higher quality and customer satisfaction, according to a study from the University at Buffalo School of Management.
1/16/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Faculty experts from the University at Buffalo are available to discuss gun violence and mass shootings in the U.S. and President Obama’s proposals to toughen gun laws. 
1/16/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Customers who connect with a business through social media will go to the business more frequently and contribute more to its bottom line, according to a new study from the University at Buffalo School of Management.
1/18/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- A rare collection of letters, audio files, photographs and other materials that could illuminate the personal beliefs of Robert Frost is being made available to the public for the first time.
1/22/13
BUFFALO, N.Y – The University at Buffalo’s School of Social Work has renamed its successful bi-weekly podcast series, capping a six-month effort that included a listener contest to find a new name for the popular and educational social work feature.
1/22/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. — Super-small particles of silicon react with water to produce hydrogen almost instantaneously, according to University at Buffalo researchers.
1/22/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. New University at Buffalo research demonstrates how defects in an important neurological pathway in early development may be responsible for the onset of schizophrenia later in life.
1/24/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. — If it were possible to capture the soul of a city inside a single home, it might look something like the house that Dennis Maher has spent the past three years refurbishing on Buffalo’s West Side.
1/23/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – LeaderCORE™, the leadership certification program created by the University at Buffalo School of Management, was chosen as the 2012 winner of the MBA Roundtable Innovator Award.
1/23/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – New research from the University at Buffalo Graduate School of Education shows a link between preschool music activities and the development of reading and writing skills in children.
1/24/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. — The Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Institute (HWI) will open its doors to the public on Jan. 30 for “Modularity,” the latest event in Buffalo’s Science & Art Cabaret series.
1/25/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – The American Medical Association is providing funding to support the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and other institutions in a national consortium to develop simulated, interactive “encounters” with virtual patients to supplement the education of students in the third year of medical school.
1/25/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The University at Buffalo Gender Institute and other UB humanities’ presenters will offer a number of lecture programs and other events related to topics that include women’s relationships to the natural and built environment, to ancient and contemporary cultures, and to the labor movement; disability and housing in rural South; and the social identity and opportunities available to young Asian American men.
1/25/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – University at Buffalo Alumni Association President Tim Lafferty, BS ’86, will present $8,000 in scholarship money to six students during the UB Alumni Association scholarship dinner Feb. 8 in the Center for Tomorrow on the UB North Campus.
1/28/13
While most students are settling into the new semester, Alanna Olear, a University at Buffalo environmental engineering major, will be in campus bathrooms measuring the amount of paper towels that were used that day.
1/29/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – A research study by behavioral neuroscientists at the University at Buffalo offers new information about how ovarian hormones, in particular the powerful estrogen estradiol, help to regulate eating and drinking behaviors.
1/29/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – The hazards of breathing outdoor air in some Chinese cities have been well-documented. Now a University at Buffalo study confirms that breathing indoor air also carries significant cancer risks, especially for Chinese women.
1/30/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – A new pathway for improving vaccines against tuberculosis has been discovered by microbiologists at the University at Buffalo in collaboration with researchers at other universities, according to a paper in the journal Mucosal Immunology, published by the Nature group.
1/30/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – BestRehabCounselingDegrees.com has recognized the University at Buffalo’s online master’s of science in rehabilitation counseling as the top online rehab counseling programs in the nation.
1/30/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- A study conducted in the University at Buffalo Department of Psychology has found that college students who drink to cope with anxiety may experience more negative alcohol-related consequences than peers who drink for other reasons.
1/31/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – This year “tooth fairies” will be guiding more than 800 children and parents through the award-winning Teddy Bear Clinic onto dental cleanings and treatment at the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine’s 12 annual “Give Kids a Smile Day.”
1/31/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Carole Emberton, assistant professor of history at the University at Buffalo, is the recipient of the Richards Prize for the best article published in the 2012 edition of the Journal of the Civil War Era, the official journal of the Society of Civil War Historians.