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6/3/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – The University at Buffalo’s Center for Literacy and Reading Instruction (CLaRI) will mark its 50 year of helping children read, write and gain confidence in their academic skills with a conference and alumni gathering that celebrates its timeless theme of literacy.
6/4/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – As colleges and universities grapple with rising tuition costs, ensuring that their graduates find jobs and other challenges, they are reassessing how they do business.
6/4/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Clinical studies conducted at the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences have completed the clinical development of the first immunologic test for diagnosing chronic rhinosinusitis.
6/4/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – UB and the Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation present an opportunity for visitors – including children – to learn what archaeologists do, how they work and what they can teach us about life along the terminus of the Erie Canal in Buffalo.
6/4/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – The University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine established the first Department of Oral Biology in the U.S. in 1960. Three years later, UB created the first PhD program in oral biology in a dental school.
6/5/13

BUFFALO, N.Y. and CARLSBAD, Calif. —  Empire Genomics, Life Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: LIFE) and the University at Buffalo will embark on a new partnership to develop world-class gene sequencing facilities for genetics-based clinical research on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus.

6/5/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Jonathan Bird and Uttam Singisetti don’t act like renegades – both dress neatly and are polite in conversation.
6/5/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Graduating law student Aaron M. Saykin of Buffalo was among the top honorees at this year’s University at Buffalo Law School commencement awards, chosen by the faculty and dean as the student who exemplified the highest standards of the profession by virtue of scholastic achievement, leadership and dedication to the ideals of the law.
6/6/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – University at Buffalo Police this week welcome almost 50 police and law enforcement officers from throughout New York State taking part in the first police honor guard training of its kind in the Western New York area.
6/10/13

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Festival tents are typically dull, with plain white canopies that do little to reflect the playful emotions such events are meant to evoke. So to put a twist on these humdrum shelters, two University at Buffalo architecture faculty members designed MirrorMirror, a temporary structure that holds surprises for anyone who walks by.

6/10/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – David Gerber, PhD, University at Buffalo Distinguished Professor of history, has been honored by the Organization of American Historians (OAH) and the American History Research Association of China (AHRAC) with a 2013 China Residency.
6/10/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – The accolades for University at Buffalo researcher Venu Govindaraju keep coming.
6/10/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. - Samendra Prasad, one of the University at Buffalo’s Gifted Math Program (GMP) high-achieving 2013 graduates, will enter his freshman year at the University of Virginia with seven years of college-level math education already under his belt.
6/11/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Jaekyung Lee, professor of counseling, school and educational psychology at the University at Buffalo, and a fellow of the prestigious American Educational Research Association (AERA), has been appointed dean of the UB Graduate School of Education after a national search. He had served as interim dean since July 2012.
6/11/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Ten budding entrepreneurs in the life sciences and high-tech fields will evaluate their ideas in a risk-free environment at a Pre-Seed Workshop hosted by the University at Buffalo’s New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences.
6/12/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Once swampy grassland dotted with sheep, then a booming center of the nation’s economy, Buffalo’s Erie Canal neighborhood has lived many lives over the past 200 years and now is giving up some of its secrets.
6/10/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Rear Adm. Rebecca McCormick-Boyle, Navy chief of staff, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, and a 1981 graduate of the UB School of Nursing, recently came back to her alma mater to receive the school’s 2013 Distinguished Alumni Award.
6/13/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. — A toxin dangerous to humans may help E. coli fend off aquatic predators, enabling strains of E. coli that produce the toxin to survive longer in lake water than benign counterparts, a new study finds.
6/13/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – The University at Buffalo’s Educational Opportunity Center will unveil its new 68,000-square-foot, $26-million facility at 10 a.m. Friday, June 14, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and tours of the state-of-the-art building and testament from graduates whose lives were changed by the center’s commitment to serving students lacking traditional educational resources.
6/14/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – The University at Buffalo Educational Opportunity Center (EOC) opened its new home today, a move that allows the center to take a greater role in serving Buffalo’s downtown community and expand programming for students who may not have access to traditional educational resources.
6/14/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – A study by researchers at UB and three Chinese research institutions is the first to demonstrate that low-level occupational exposure to the industrial chemical trimethyltin chloride (TMT) may be a risk factor for nephrolithiasis, or kidney stones.
6/14/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – A recent Veterans Administration study found that substance abuse was the most common health problem among veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan. In the study, 19 percent of military personnel reported heavy drinking in the past month, 44.5 percent reported binge drinking and 7.5 percent were listed as chronic drinkers.
6/17/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Tracking how far volcanic debris flies during an eruption, even a small, simulated blast filmed by powerful cameras, is not easy.
6/17/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. — A project that asks hikers, fishermen, birdwatchers, school kids and nature-lovers of all stripes to monitor stream levels is expanding from its home base in Western New York to three new states: Iowa, Michigan and Wisconsin.
6/17/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. — The University at Buffalo Technology Incubator has been named the world’s top life sciences university incubator by the University Business Incubator (UBI) Index, a Stockholm-based startup that provides expertise in starting and transforming incubators.
6/18/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. — Yahoo! is looking to fill more than 100 customer care positions in the Lockport area, and job-seekers are invited to attend a Yahoo! job fair this week at the University at Buffalo to apply.
6/19/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. — Twenty-six students in business, engineering and medicine will get a full ride to the University at Buffalo in 2013-14, thanks to a scholarship that aims to help the region retain its brightest graduates.
6/19/13
BUFFALO, N.Y.—The University at Buffalo’s English Language Institute (ELI) welcomes 13 students from universities in the Mexican state of Puebla this summer to take part in its six-week, Summer II Intensive English Program.
6/20/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Parents: if you have a child aged 8-12, who doesn’t mind eating snacks while playing computer games, the University at Buffalo wants to hear from you.
6/20/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – “Anything’s Possible!” will be the resounding message of University at Buffalo alumnus Clifton A. Poodry, PhD, in presentations he will make geared to students and the public at UB on June 24.
6/20/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Violence against women isn’t explicitly mentioned on the program of the Council on Foreign Relations workshop that Satpal Singh will attend in New York June 24 -25, but he believes it is relevant to the topics that will be discussed.
6/24/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences has launched a new magazine to inform the community about the school’s pivotal role in medical education, research and advanced patient care in the region.
6/24/13
What:  Conventiculum Buffaloniense (con-ven-TIK-you-lum Buffalo-nee-ence), the University at Buffalo’s fifth annual three-day immersion workshop in spoken Latin. This year’s theme is friendship or amicitia (ah-me-KEE-tee-ah). The touchstone for discussions of friendship will be Cicero’s “De Amicitia,” selections from which will be read in the workshop.
6/21/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Suspected Nazi military commander Michael Karkoc should face charges for alleged war crimes whether or not he ordered his men to kill civilians or personally was involved in the killings, University at Buffalo Law School expert Stephen Paskey says.
6/25/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. — Elevator B, a steel tower that University at Buffalo students designed and built to house a colony of bees along Buffalo’s waterfront, continues to receive recognition from the international architecture community.
6/25/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will head a lineup of luminaries taking the stage at the University at Buffalo for its 2013-14 Distinguished Speakers Series.
6/26/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – A pioneering academic and gay activist at the University at Buffalo has praised today’s U.S. Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage as “the biggest advance in queer rights since the Lawrence v. Texas decision in 2003, which overturned anti-sodomy laws.”
6/27/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. — Fulbright scholar and climate activist Subhashni Raj, who just completed her master of urban planning at the University at Buffalo, will start her PhD at UB this fall as the first recipient of the university’s Jerome L. Kaufman Doctoral Fellowship for the study of food systems planning.
6/27/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. - For families with a child on the autism spectrum, early intervention is the mantra. The earlier their child is diagnosed, the sooner intervention can start, making a tremendous difference in the life of both the child and family.
6/27/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Lee H. Melvin, associate vice provost for enrollment at Cornell University, has been named vice provost for enrollment at the University at Buffalo. The announcement was made today by Charles F. Zukoski, provost and executive vice president for academic affairs.
6/27/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – A gift of $200,000 from Melissa Dongmin Ma and Robin Li, MS '94, co-founder of China’s search-engine giant Baidu.com, will fund a laboratory in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering in the University at Buffalo’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.The Robin Li Data Mining and Machine Learning Laboratory will be located in Davis Hall on the North Campus.
6/28/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – The University at Buffalo School of Management and the Foundation for Accounting Education of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA) collaborated to introduce minority high school students to career opportunities in the accounting profession during a five-day program.
6/28/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Carol Gloff of Natick, Mass., has been elected to serve a two-year term as president of the University at Buffalo Alumni Association (UBAA), a group that represents the interests of more than 230,000 graduates around the world.
6/28/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – The Northeastern Association of Graduate Schools (NAGS), awarded University at Buffalo student, Alexandra Keller, the NAGS Master’s Thesis Award for 2012 - 2013.
6/28/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – A number of factors, including complacency and apathy, can be blamed for citizens’ failure to heed disaster warnings, according to recent research from the University at Buffalo School of Management.