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4/2/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Minakshi Trivedi, PhD, professor of marketing and chair of the doctoral program in the University at Buffalo School of Management, has received a Fulbright Scholar Award.
4/3/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – They are called PULL projects – multiyear Pop-Up Living Laboratories – whose aim is to promote economic stabilization, neighborhood revitalization, crime reduction and a prosperous business district in the Heights neighborhood surrounding the University at Buffalo South Campus.  
4/3/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Creative scientist. To the general public, those words don’t belong together. Popular conceptions suggest that scientists rely on facts and proof, not creativity. And creativity has not typically been part of a scientist’s training.
4/4/13

BUFFALO, N.Y. — How fast can you pitch an idea? On April 10, University at Buffalo students will find out at a campus-wide elevator pitch competition. Participants will get 90 seconds each to pitch an idea for solving a problem to a panel of expert judges.

4/4/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – University at Buffalo engineers and their students are improving the environment in Western New York and beyond.
4/4/13
BUFFALO, NY—Only 20 years old, Christine Tjahjadi-Lopez, a junior geography major at the University at Buffalo, has completed most of her bucket list: she has visited her grandmother in Indonesia, won an oversized check and donated a large sum of money to a charity.
4/5/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- What does it take to launch two major international HIV/AIDS research initiatives involving the University at Buffalo and the University of Zimbabwe?
4/5/13
UB Bulls football coach and team members will pledge their support in the form of ‘handprints’
4/5/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Approximately 400 works of art on paper from the David Anderson Charitable Trust Collection will be on sale to the public on May 5 from 1-6 p.m. in the University at Buffalo Center for the Arts, North Campus.
4/5/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- An important development in social theory is the recognition that all human life is embodied. That is to say, human life gives concrete form to abstract concepts, born in the mind, of all kinds.
4/5/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Hundreds of University at Buffalo students will fan out with paint brushes and shovels throughout Buffalo’s Fruit Belt and other neighborhoods Saturday as part of the university’s ‘Gettin’ Dirty’ project to help clean local gardens, parks and other community gathering spots.
4/8/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – According to IBM, human beings produce 2.5 quintillion bytes of data every day and 90 percent of the data in the world today was created in the past two years. Sensors gather it from everywhere: social media sites, digital pictures and videos, security data, commercial transaction records, research in every field, cell phone GPS signals, military communications, and email records to name a few.
4/8/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- University at Buffalo head football coach Jeff Quinn and members of the UB Bulls football team will pledge their support for women at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, April 9, in UB Stadium by placing their handprints on a sheet that will be hung in the UB Student Union as part of the “Clothesline Project.”
4/8/13
BUFFALO, NY—Spring break is the week most college students trade in their textbooks for beachwear. But Emily Fiore, a senior at the University at Buffalo majoring in anthropology and biology, passed on the swimsuit and opted for a trowel instead.
4/9/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – The University at Buffalo Libraries has digitized the complete 58-issue run of Buffalo Jazz Report, the personal project of a passionate jazz fan and musician whose publication documents the history of jazz in Buffalo.
4/10/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – The University at Buffalo publicly unveiled today the dramatic design for its new School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences building to be constructed on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus in downtown Buffalo.
4/10/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Almost nine thousand miles away from the U.S. on the outskirts of Mae Sot, a bustling trading hub northwest of Thailand, University at Buffalo graduate student Sarah Nesbitt lives her childhood dream: doing social work.
4/10/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Community stakeholders from neighborhoods surrounding the University at Buffalo’s Downtown Campus will receive an update on UB’s plans to build a new School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences downtown during a community forum at 7 p.m. tonight in the Gaylord Cary Conference Room at Roswell Park Cancer Institute (across from the main hospital).
4/11/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Dozens of Western New York college students are expected to compete in a 24-hour hackathon this weekend at the University at Buffalo.
4/11/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – A team of University at Buffalo engineering students won $25,000 for designing a mobile app that aims to reduce hospital readmission rates by ensuring that patients receive appropriate care upon being discharged.
4/11/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Maurizio Trevisan, founding dean of the University at Buffalo School of Public Health and Health Professions and an expert on how lifestyle and metabolic factors help cause or prevent cardiovascular disease, is returning to UB to give the 2013 Saxon Graham lecture on April 12.
4/11/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – The University at Buffalo School of Nursing will host its first Clothesline Project on Friday, April 12, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., in the UB Student Union on the North Campus.
4/12/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The Frank L. Ciminelli Family Career Resource Center and the Credit-Bearing Internship Program in the University at Buffalo School of Management honored business professionals, students and companies on April 12 at a reception in the South Lake Village Community Room on UB’s North Campus.
4/12/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – A team of four MBA students in the University at Buffalo School of Management took the top prize of $2,000 in the annual Whitman Case Competition at Syracuse University’s Whitman School of Management.
4/15/13

Susan Mangicaro, director of clinical affairs at Welch Allyn, will share information and advice on marketing across borders at a lecture designed to help biomedical companies who are selling or plan to sell their products internationally. The lecture is part of a free series hosted by the University at Buffalo’s New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences.

4/15/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. — Jordan Levy — venture capitalist, entrepreneur, Synacor board member and co-founder of Buffalo’s Z80 Labs technology incubator — will speak with University at Buffalo students on April 17, offering his take on why we need to change the way we think to foster entrepreneurship.
4/15/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. — Thirty years ago, Shenzhen was a small fishing village in southern China, population 175,000. Today, it’s a sprawling megalopolis of more than 12 million inhabitants, and one of the fastest-growing cities in the world.
4/15/13
Gray Matter Series looks at UB’s political activism, scholarly innovations in the 1970s
4/15/13
As climate change transforms the planet, researchers examine imminent and long-term consequences 
4/16/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – It was, admittedly, a long shot. Twenty years ago, faculty in the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences applied for a large NIH contract, the Women’s Health Initiative, the landmark women’s health study and the largest clinical trial ever undertaken in the U.S.
4/16/13

BUFFALO, N.Y. — God, math, numbers and art. These are some of the topics that scientists, artists and a retired pastor will discuss on April 24 at an event titled “Nothing.”

4/16/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- A group of MBA students in the University at Buffalo School of Management spent their spring break in New Orleans, helping ongoing efforts to rebuild the hurricane-devastated area.
4/16/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The Confucius Institute in the University at Buffalo Asian Studies Program (UBCI) will offer a K-12 immersion day camp in Chinese language and culture this summer, as well as an immersion experience in China for high school students.
4/17/13
UB promotes understanding and sensitivity between and among our diverse student body and we empathize with their concerns. The university also embraces the important concepts of freedom of speech and expression. Indeed, these freedoms are a powerful tradition in America, and nowhere does it have greater or more significant power than in universities.
4/18/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- A student research study exploring recent organizational behavior theories took top honors in a new University at Buffalo School of Management event designed to showcase undergraduate achievement.
4/18/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Jerold C. Frakes, PhD, professor of English at the University at Buffalo, a highly-regarded scholar of medieval literatures, has received a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation fellowship to support his study of the emergence of early Yiddish literature during the 2013-14 academic year.
4/18/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Darwinson Valdez figures he shaved $200 off the cost of textbooks this semester. Yet unlike his peers, some who don’t buy textbooks at all due their cost, the cash-strapped senior acquired everything his professors asked him to read.
4/19/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – The University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine is gearing up for its second annual Run for Smiles 5K race. Last year’s inaugural race helped raise thousands to benefit outreach programs at the dental school.
4/19/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Solar power plants are often located behind fences, on rooftops or in hard-to-reach places.
4/22/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The University at Buffalo Humanities Institute (HI), the single most important entity supporting the humanities in Western New York since 2005, has announced the appointment of Elizabeth Otto, PhD, as new executive director, effective July 1.
4/22/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – The Economic Opportunity Panel (EOP), appointed by the University at Buffalo and St. John Baptist Fruit Belt Community Development Corp. to assess how the opportunities created by the sale of the McCarley Gardens housing complex could be more accessible to the residents of McCarley Gardens and the city’s Fruit Belt, released its report today.  
4/18/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – The University at Buffalo Law School is embarking on an ambitious set of initiatives to establish itself as an international institution.
4/23/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – University at Buffalo chemical engineering majors Christopher Dundas and Phillip Tucciarone are now a part of the prestigious group of students to receive the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship.
4/23/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – A University at Buffalo forensic psychologist who studies terrorism, violence and aggression, observes that the Tsarnaev brothers suspected of planting the Boston Marathon bombs share characteristics with others who have participated in terrorist acts.
4/23/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Local activists, academics, community organizers and federal experts will exchange ideas toward making Western New York’s homes and communities healthier at a daylong environmental justice forum on April 26.
4/23/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – The University at Buffalo’s annual menu of intellectually stimulating, fun and sometimes offbeat summer workshops and courses kicks off next week with a program that will give participants an introduction to preparing herbal remedies and cooking a wild food buffet.
4/24/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Three UB students took first place in the University at Buffalo’s Henry A. Panasci Jr. Technology Entrepreneurship Competition (Panasci TEC) for their plan to manufacture a material coating that can regulate heat from the sun in any building creating “smart” windows or surfaces.
4/24/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – On May 4, Buffalo residents are invited to help turn parts of downtown Buffalo and Allentown into a symphony of blinking, multi-colored lights as part of artist Antoine Schmitt’s “City Lights Orchestra” project.
4/24/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Anne B. Curtis, MD, Charles and Mary Bauer Professor and chair of the Department of Medicine at the University at Buffalo, is first author on a paper in the current issue of the New England Journal of Medicine that describes the results of the eight-year, national, multicenter clinical trial called Block HF.
4/25/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Cheerleaders and confetti cannons will help proclaim the $30 million campaign for the SUNY Buffalo Law School beginning at 6 p.m. Friday, April 26, at the Mary Seaton Room of Kleinhans Music Hall.
4/25/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Imagine being 80 years old and getting the chance to relive your high school senior prom – only this time being selected king or queen.
4/26/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Actor, comedian and musician Steve Martin will speak at 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 27, in Alumni Arena as part of the University at Buffalo’s Distinguished Speakers Series.
4/26/13

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Bird lovers can exhale. Yankee, the male peregrine falcon nesting at South Campus, has found a new mate.

4/26/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – The University at Buffalo is the 11th largest green power user among U.S. colleges and universities, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
4/26/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. –A potential new treatment strategy for patients with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease is on the horizon, thanks to research by neuroscientists now at the University at Buffalo’s Hunter James Kelly Research Institute and their colleagues in Italy and England.
4/29/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – On May 2 and 3, UB and the Drug Policy Alliance (DPA) will present “Leading the Way: Toward a Public Health & Safety Approach to Drug Policy in New York,” a conference designed to convene more than 35 local, state, national, and international political leaders, government officials, community organizations, leading academics, service providers, advocates and others to discuss the need to reform current drug New York State laws.
4/29/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – The University at Buffalo’s School of Social Work will launch a part-time online master’s degree in social work (MSW) program this fall, giving prospective candidates the opportunity to pursue a professional career in social work without giving up their day jobs.
4/30/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – The University at Buffalo Libraries will again bring therapy dogs on campus to help students cope with stress as they prepare for final exams.
4/30/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. — Buffalo will become a hub of exploration for digital artists and scholars this weekend as thinkers from around the world attend the MediaCities Conference, taking place May 3-5.
4/30/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – The 149 students who will graduate from the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences on May 3 have a responsibility to help influence U.S. health care and research policy in the future.
5/30/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – The United States-United Kingdom Fulbright Commission has selected Dylan Burns, a sophomore architect major at the University at Buffalo, to participate in its Fulbright Summer Institute to study at Nottingham Trent University.