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2/1/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – John R. Alm, retired CEO of Coca Cola Enterprises, has established a University at Buffalo scholarship for graduating seniors at Maple Grove High School in Bemus Point.
2/4/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – A five-year study by researchers at three universities has established that providing tangible assistance to others protects our health and lengthens our lives.
2/5/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. — The University at Buffalo’s Catalyst Fund has awarded $213,762 to five UB inventors or research teams developing promising technologies in the life sciences.
2/5/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – The University at Buffalo has again been selected as one of the nation's 75 "Best Values" among public colleges and universities according to The Princeton Review’s national survey of American colleges and universities.
2/5/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Terry D. Connell, PhD, knows a lot about the immune system: he’s a University at Buffalo professor in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology in the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences who conducts research on new vaccines for diseases, such as tuberculosis.
2/5/13
For the twelfth year in a row, the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine saw more than 800 local schoolchildren during its annual “Give Kids a Smile Day” on Feb. 1.
2/6/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Satish A. Tripathi, president of the University at Buffalo, and Jack Lightstone, president of Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario, have made official a joint Master of Arts degree in Canadian and American studies to be offered in the fall.
2/8/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Lockport native Paul Haenle, who served as U.S. National Security Council director for China, Taiwan and Mongolian affairs from 2007 to 2009 under Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama, will visit the University at Buffalo on Feb. 12 to present two talks, both free and open to the public.
2/8/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – A handful of Buffalo’s most driven risk-takers will gather Tuesday, Feb. 12, for an entrepreneurship speaker series hosted by University at Buffalo’s Entrepreneurship Academy to teach UB students how to hand in homework by day, and manage a thriving business at night.
2/11/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Two University at Buffalo Law School professors are taking on expanded roles as the school works to extend its presence, not just regionally and nationally, but worldwide.
2/12/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Researchers will conduct a rare, if not unprecedented, large-scale earthquake simulation to determine how vulnerable panel walls within New York’s unreinforced masonry buildings (row houses) are to temblors.
2/13/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Lois Weis, PhD, SUNY Distinguished Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy in the University at Buffalo Graduate School of Education (GSE), has been elected to the National Academy of Education (NAEd).
2/13/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Two University at Buffalo education professors known for their pioneering work in teacher education and the integration of digital media into public school classrooms, have edited a book celebrating what they call “an essential new literacy” in American schools.
2/13/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. — University at Buffalo experts are available to speak to the media about ideas and proposals that President Barack Obama shared in his State of the Union address, from energy policies to the need to better prepare American students for high-tech careers and increasing the minimum wage. 
2/14/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – University at Buffalo engineers have created a more efficient way to catch rainbows, an advancement in photonics that could lead to technological breakthroughs in solar energy, stealth technology and other areas of research.
2/14/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Paranormal mysteries, crime scene investigations and dissected human organs are just some of the peculiar and gory presentations that the University at Buffalo will host during the annual Science Exploration Day to be held from 9:15 a.m. to 1:05 p.m. on Wednesday, March 13.
2/14/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – President Obama’s passionate proposal to make pre-kindergarten a universal experience for all growing up in America is a “no-brainer” great idea, capable of cultivating better students and more balanced, happier people, says the director of the University at Buffalo’s Early Childhood Research Center.
2/14/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – A team of University at Buffalo researchers has been selected by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to support the collection, analysis and exchange of scientific data for scientists investigating immunology and immune-mediated diseases.
2/15/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – A team of four MBA students in the University at Buffalo School of Management captured first place and a $4,000 prize in a consulting case competition hosted by the University of Pittsburgh’s Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business.  
2/18/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – The Honorable Professor Heneri Dzinotyiweyi, Zimbabwe Minister of Science and Technology Development, will visit Buffalo on Tuesday, Feb. 19, to tour two University at Buffalo research facilities and to discuss the vision and implementation strategy for the Zimbabwe International Nanotechnology Center (ZINC) with its primary academic partner, UB.
2/19/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. — Eva Zurek, University at Buffalo assistant professor of chemistry, has received a Sloan Research Fellowship, which provides leading early-career investigators with a two-year, $50,000 award to conduct research of their choice.
2/20/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The University at Buffalo will begin using a standardized financial aid award letter beginning with the 2013-14 academic year that will allow students and their families to see clearly the cost of attending UB and financial aid offerings to the student.
2/21/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. — UB architecture students who designed and built a new home for a colony of bees living in an abandoned Buffalo office building are in the running for a highly regarded architecture prize, and the Western New York community can help them win.
2/20/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – The University at Buffalo will host the 10th annual Safe Schools Initiative Seminar for law enforcement and schools on Friday, March 15, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Center for the Arts on the UB North Campus.  The event is free, but registration is required.
2/21/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – The Hon. Professor Heneri Dzinotyiweyi, Zimbabwe minister of science and technology development, visited Buffalo on Tuesday, Feb. 19, to tour two University at Buffalo research facilities and discuss the vision and implementation strategy for the Zimbabwe International Nanotechnology Center (ZINC) with officials at UB, its primary academic partner.
2/21/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – The fourth Buffalo Poverty Research Workshop, “Education and Poverty,” will be held March 1, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Education Center and Atrium, Olmsted Center for Sight, 1170 Main St., Buffalo.  It will be free and open to the public.
2/21/13
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 Allstate Minority and Women Emerging Entrepreneurs (MWEE) program.
2/22/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Han Lixun, the chief designer of what may be the most spectacular public celebration ever mounted -- the opening ceremony of the 2008 Beijing Olympics -- will present an illustrated talk about his work at the University at Buffalo on March 9.
2/25/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Energy-efficiency projects at the University at Buffalo (UB), made possible by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), will save UB approximately $513,000 in energy costs and eliminate more than 2,600 tons of global-warming, greenhouse gas emissions annually.
2/26/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – The University at Buffalo’s Department of Learning and Instruction presented tens of thousands of dollars in scholarships to some of its most promising students at its annual scholarship luncheon from noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, in 555 Baldy Hall on the university’s North Campus.
2/27/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The International Pharmacotherapy Education and Research Initiative (IPERI) will recognize UB Global HIV Research Day with a keynote presentation from Stephen Becker, MD, deputy director of HIV in the Global Health Department of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
2/27/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Bestselling novelist and social commentator Walter Mosley will present the keynote address at the University at Buffalo’s 37th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration Event at 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, in the Center for the Arts Mainstage Theatre on the North Campus.
2/27/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – When it comes to disease, health care and medical research, men and women are different in their susceptibility to specific diseases and disorders. In addition, experts say there is also a variance in the accuracy of their diagnoses, their treatment and even the kinds of treatment available to them.
2/28/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – A brick wall imitating part of a New York City row house (often called a “brownstone”) suffered minor damage but remained intact during a simulation of the 2011 Virginia earthquake, according to a preliminary analysis of tests conducted Feb. 19 at the University at Buffalo.
2/28/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – University at Buffalo Police today arrested a Cheektowaga man and charged him with displaying what appeared to be a handgun earlier this week in Clark Hall on the university’s South Campus.