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5/2/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The courts may have weighed in (no pun intended) on New York City Mayor Bloomberg’s ban on supersized soft drinks, but science has not. That’s why University at Buffalo Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics Leonard H. Epstein, PhD, has established a large-scale, Internet-based experimental grocery store to develop evidence-based science about how people decide what to buy.
5/3/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Some 4,818 students are candidates to receive degrees during the University at Buffalo’s 167th general commencement and 14 other commencement ceremonies to be held May 3 through May 18.
5/3/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – University at Buffalo Police today charged a dormitory student with arson, reckless endangerment and other crimes following Thursday’s fire in Spaulding Quad on UB’s North Campus.
5/3/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- A team of five MBA students from the University at Buffalo School of Management will share a $2,000 prize as winner of the school’s seventh annual Steven C. Verney MBA Case Competition.
5/1/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. — A protein complex found in human breast milk can help reverse the antibiotic resistance of bacterial species that cause dangerous pneumonia and staph infections, according to new University at Buffalo research.
5/1/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – More than 1,000 Western New York children who are at risk of developing Type 1 diabetes are helping scientists at the University at Buffalo and Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo (WCHOB) find ways to prevent, delay or reverse the disease.
5/7/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Lead cast members of the national touring cast of the musical “Jersey Boys” and high school students competing in a battle of the bands will meet with media at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 8, at the University at Buffalo North Campus to promote the “BAND Against Bullying” multi-school music and arts competition to raise awareness of bullying-related issues and anti-bullying education efforts.
5/7/13

Leading environmental citizens from Western New York will meet at the University at Buffalo on May 8 for an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) workshop devoted to leveraging community participation as a tool for monitoring the environment.

5/7/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Former University at Buffalo President John B. Simpson will receive the Chancellor Charles P. Norton Medal, the university’s highest honor, during UB’s 167th general commencement on May 12.
5/8/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. — Bill McKibben, author of a groundbreaking book on global warming and founder of the global grassroots climate action campaign 350.org, will deliver the 2013 commencement address for UB’s School of Architecture and Planning on Friday.
5/8/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – New York State’s highest-ranking judge will be the keynote commencement speaker for the State of New York’s only SUNY-system law school.
5/9/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Steven M. Brown won’t have to look far to see a familiar face at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
5/9/13
BUFFALO, N.Y.— She doesn’t get paid but wears a pager at all times and every five weeks from midnight to 6 a.m., 7 days a week,  she is on call. She is one of the first faces you might see when you call 911 for a medical emergency in the Village of Williamsville. She is an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) – a lieutenant by night and a University at Buffalo nursing student by day.
5/9/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Students from more than 10 area schools inspired by the anti-bullying spirit will compete for the best musical show in front of “Jersey Boys” cast members and other celebrity judges at the “BAND Against Bullying” multi-school music and arts festival to be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 14, at UB’s Center for the Arts.
5/10/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Fifteen graduates of the University at Buffalo School of Management received awards during the school’s commencement ceremonies on May 10.
5/10/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – The University at Buffalo’s Office of Economic Development has initiated a series of roundtable discussions with industry that will pinpoint challenges and guide enhanced relationships between the university and business community in pursuit of economic development.
5/10/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Richard V. Lee, MD, University at Buffalo professor of medicine and a physician in private practice, died on May 7 at his home in Orchard Park. He was 75.
5/10/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Most Americans want the U.S. to place more emphasis on developing solar power, recent polls suggest.
5/13/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Individuals interested in learning the basics of a company's financial statements and how to interpret them for everyday use can now do so, thanks to a Smart Business Practices seminar hosted by the University at Buffalo School of Management Alumni Association (SOMAA) from 8-11 a.m. on June 5 in 104 Alfiero Center on UB’s North Campus.
5/13/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – The University at Buffalo School of Management presented several awards for outstanding doctoral work at its second annual PhD Showcase and Celebration in March.
5/14/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The University at Buffalo School of Management has awarded LeaderCORE™ certification to 31 MBA students.
5/14/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Tom Ulbrich, executive director of the University at Buffalo School of Management’s Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership (CEL), has been named Small Business Advocate of the Year by the Amherst Chamber of Commerce.
5/13/13

IRAPUATO, MEXICO/BUFFALO, N.Y. — The newly sequenced genome of the carnivorous bladderwort contradicts the notion that vast quantities of noncoding DNA are crucial for complex life.

5/13/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Students from more than 10 area schools inspired by the anti-bullying spirit will compete for the best musical show in front of “Jersey Boys” lead Hayden Milanes and other celebrity judges at the “BAND Against Bullying” multi-school music and arts festival at the University at Buffalo’s Center for the Arts.
5/13/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Sixty-two percent of Americans now say they believe that global warming is happening and only 16 percent say it is not.  However, the percentage of climate change deniers has increased by four points since September and 46 percent of them say they are “very” or “extremely” sure they are correct.
5/14/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Most consumers who are shopping for a new car depend on good crash safety ratings as an indicator of how well the car will perform in a crash.  But a new University at Buffalo study of crashes involving cars and sport utility vehicles (SUVs) has found those crash ratings are a lot less relevant than vehicle type.
5/14/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – A small University at Buffalo study has found for the first time that in Type 1 diabetics, insulin injections exert a strong anti-inflammatory effect at the cellular and molecular level, while even small amounts of glucose result in “profound inflammation.”
5/14/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – inSocialWork – formerly known as Living Proof – the University at Buffalo’s School of Social Work podcast series, has won a national award in the “Best Website” category of the National Association of Social Work (NASW) Media Awards.
5/14/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. — University at Buffalo volcanologist Michael Sheridan can discuss Mexico’s Popocatepetl volcano, which has been coughing up ash, gas and molten rock over the past few days.
5/15/13
WHAT: A free public workshop sponsored by the University at Buffalo Civic Engagement and Public Policy (CEPP) Research Initiative. Participants will propose and discuss new community-based participatory research projects to improve health in Buffalo and Western New York.
5/15/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – The federal proposal to lower the DWI blood-alcohol limit would make the standard similar to European nations and Australia, and could save lives, says a University at Buffalo School of Social Work research professor who has studied the effects of impaired driving for more than 25 years.
5/16/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – The University at Buffalo is offering a wide variety of courses and educational programs this summer for students of all ages.
5/16/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Twenty Bennett High School students will have the opportunity to check out brain surgery on May 17 when they tour the Gates Vascular Institute, hosted by the University at Buffalo Department of Neurosurgery.
5/16/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The University at Buffalo School of Management’s Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership (CEL) and UB’s New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences celebrated the High-Tech CEL class of 2013 at a reception on May 15 at the UB Downtown Gateway.
5/16/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – With UB’s presence growing in downtown Buffalo, there’s a need for enhanced two-way communication with the surrounding neighborhoods. As a result, UB opened a new Community Relations Office in the Downtown Gateway building at 77 Goodell St., formerly the site of the M. Wile building.
5/16/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Despite resistance to bullying from both employers and employees, many workplace bullies achieve high levels of career success, according to a new study from the University at Buffalo School of Management.
5/17/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – The University at Buffalo on Saturday will host BEAM TREK, a competition that tests the knowledge of local high school students and offers them a chance to win scholarships.
5/17/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Liesl Folks, dean of the University at Buffalo’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, is the recipient of a national award recognizing her mentorship of science and engineering students.
5/17/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – University at Buffalo earthquake engineer Michael C. Constantinou said while today’s earthquake near Ottawa, Canada, appears to have caused little damage it should nonetheless remind people that the East Coast is not immune to temblors.
5/20/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. — The University at Buffalo’s New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences will partner with Superior Group to host a panel discussion for the community on pursuing or advancing a career in the life sciences, advanced manufacturing and related high-tech fields.
5/27/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Peter L. Elkin, MD, formerly vice president and professor of medicine at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and director of its Center for Biomedical Informatics, has been appointed professor and founding chair of the University at Buffalo’s new Department of Biomedical Informatics, starting this summer.
5/22/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – The University at Buffalo has awarded Presidential Scholarships, a prestigious distinction reserved for the top students of each new freshman class, to 26 students, who will be UB freshmen this fall. The scholarship covers full tuition, fees, housing, board and books for four years of undergraduate study.
5/22/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Thirty-one Western New York entrepreneurs are ready to advance their companies after graduating from the Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership (CEL) Core program in the University at Buffalo School of Management.
5/22/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- University at Buffalo President Satish K. Tripathi issued this statement in support of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s proposed “Tax-Free NY” initiative, which the governor announced today on the UB campus.
5/23/13

Only exercise itself makes sedentary adults like it over time, but caffeine keeps them at it longer.

5/23/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Barely a year old, the University at Buffalo’s Solar Strand has produced 1 million kilowatt hours of electricity.
5/24/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – The University at Buffalo is among six public research universities from across the country recognized in a new report by the New America Foundation for “embracing key strategies that make them models for national reform.”
5/24/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Three more University at Buffalo faculty members have been appointed to the ranks of distinguished professors by the State University of New York Board of Trustees.
5/24/13
June in Buffalo (JIB) is back, and it is even more high-end than usual this year with a spectacular selection of internationally known senior composers and critically acclaimed individual artists and guest artists, one of whom, MacArthur Fellow and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Charles Wuorinen, will receive an honorary doctorate from SUNY.
5/28/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – A study by researchers at the University at Buffalo and the University of Manitoba has found that consumption of high amounts of low-fat dairy food over a six-month period improved a marker of insulin resistance in healthy adults but had no ill effect on body weight and composition, energy expenditure, blood pressure, blood glucose, and blood lipid and lipoprotein responses.
5/28/13

BUFFALO, N.Y. — An Alzheimer’s disease protein controls the speed at which materials move through brain cells, and defects could lead to deadly pileups of the kind seen in neurodegenerative disease, a new publication finds.

5/28/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – On April 28, the University at Buffalo, as part of the Roadster Clinical trial, performed a procedure for the first time on the east coast known as the Silk Road system — a less-invasive surgical treatment of carotid artery disease for high-risk patients.
5/28/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. — Sarbajit Banerjee, co-director of the University at Buffalo’s New York State Center of Excellence in Materials Informatics, delivered a fast-paced “moonshot” proposal in Washington, D.C. this month as part of Solve for X @ Global Diaspora Forum.
5/29/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. — University at Buffalo engineers will receive $50,000 from the statewide SUNY Technology Accelerator Fund (TAF) to build a commercial prototype of a metrology system they have invented.
5/30/13
Buffalo, N.Y. — Two University at Buffalo faculty members have received a $200,000 Scialog grant from the Research Corporation for Science Advancement to devise a new method for gleaning hydrogen fuel from water.
5/30/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – With more cyclists taking to the road, more cities are creating dedicated bike lanes. But a University at Buffalo study has found that dedicated bike lanes are not necessarily the most important factors in reducing the severity of injuries in crashes between bikes and motor vehicles.
5/31/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – The military has for decades used sonar for underwater communication.
5/21/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The University at Buffalo Humanities Institute (HI) has named eight Faculty Research Fellows for 2013-14.  They represent eight departments, all of which have been represented in the program.
5/24/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Buffalo is reinventing itself and leaving its Rust Belt image behind with a new crop of talented physicians and faculty members recently recruited to all units of UB, especially its growing downtown medical campus.