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7/1/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – NASA is welcoming six students from the University at Buffalo to test how much more effective a pump could be if it used electricity instead of mechanical parts in the low-gravity conditions of space travel.
7/1/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – University at Buffalo biomedical researchers now have round-the-clock access to the most advanced imaging scanners available, as a result of four major acquisitions in the new imaging facility in UB’s Clinical and Translational Research Center (CTRC).
7/2/13
BUFFALO, N.Y.  — James M. O’Donnell, associate dean for research in the School of Medicine and assistant vice president for research in the Health Sciences Center at West Virginia University, has been named dean of the University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.
7/2/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Indian dancing! A mezzo soprano Hong Zhang! Martial arts! The University at Buffalo Cricket Club! Dragon dance training, award-winning Zhongbei (Daisy) Wu on the Chinese plucked zither (the guzheng) and maybe a little sandbag throwing!
7/3/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Megan Whalen was slightly apprehensive about starting an internship at engineering firm Cobham this summer.
7/3/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s newly appointed investigative body charged with examining the state Board of Elections and looking at potential wrongdoing by legislators in campaign fundraising will include as a member University at Buffalo Law School Dean Makau W. Mutua.
7/8/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Toward the end of his undergraduate days at Oberlin College in 1970, Luther K. Robinson, the son of a Ford plant worker and a hospital housekeeper, who planned to go to medical school, was given “the talk” by one of his professors.
7/8/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Elad I. Levy, MD, MBA, professor of neurosurgery at the University at Buffalo has been named the new chair of the Department of Neurosurgery in the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. The announcement was made by Michael E. Cain, MD, vice president for health sciences at UB and dean of the medical school.
7/8/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Among its business improvement courses scheduled this fall, the University at Buffalo’s TCIE is offering an early bird discount until Aug. 5 for Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt training.
7/9/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – The idea that females are more resilient than males in responding to stress is a popular view, and now University at Buffalo researchers have found a scientific explanation. The paper describing their embargoed study will be published July 9 online, in the high-impact journal, Molecular Psychiatry.
7/9/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – A senior class project for Jerome O’Connor’s students is counting for much more than a final grade; it’s giving them real world experience and a chance to help people in need.
7/11/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Residents in the University at Buffalo’s neurosurgery program achieved among the 10 highest scores on the American Board of Neurological Surgery (ABNS) primary examination five times over the past 21 years, according to data compiled and released by the ABNS.
7/12/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The seventh season of UB on the Green, the University at Buffalo’s free outdoor performance series, will feature a bit of a twist: In addition to a major musical or arts performance, each night’s events will focus on a specific theme designed to welcome UB’s South Campus neighbors to the university and introduce them to different aspects of UB.
7/16/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. — Analyzing the bacteria in lake water. Testing water filters made from an exciting, new material. Building an earthquake simulation table.
7/16/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. — Academic Software Plus, a University at Buffalo spinoff company, has graduated from the UB Technology Incubator after a stay of more than 10 years in which the firm grew from a feisty startup into a mature business with a stable client base.
7/16/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – The acquittal of George Zimmerman for shooting Trayvon Martin is an example of a country stuck in “the album scratch of a failing criminal justice system that both hunts and refuses to protect people of color” and another example of a judicial system that “discriminates against some and privileges others,” says a University at Buffalo Law School professor who has written extensively on law and race.
7/16/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – The Department of Oral Biology in the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine has been awarded a National Institutes of Health (NIH) Training Grant to allow PhD students and postdoctoral fellows to engage in critical oral health research in areas such as salivary gland physiology and oral infectious diseases.
7/17/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. — Genes linked to chronic inflammation in asthma may be more active in people who are obese, according to new research that uncovers several biological ties between obesity and asthma.
7/18/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Bright Buffalo Niagara, Western New York’s premier venture forum, is accepting applications from early-stage high-tech companies that wish to present at the annual entrepreneur showcase on Sept. 30 and Oct. 1.
7/18/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – The University at Buffalo will host the 18th International Conference of the Society for Chinese Philosophy (ISCP) July 21-24 in the Center for the Arts, North Campus, and in the Ramada Hotel and Conference Center adjacent to the North Campus in Getzville.
7/18/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – A University at Buffalo historian who credits the American culture of guns and violence to the Civil War era, says the racial attitudes born of this period are so powerful that the South may never redeem itself from its violent, invidious history.
7/19/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Attention parents with teenagers learning to drive.
7/19/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Among several archaeological excavations undertaken this summer by the Archaeological Survey in the Department of Anthropology is the ongoing search for and excavation of outbuildings at Lancaster’s Hull Family Home and Farmstead, one of Western New York’s most significant historic sites that is anchored by the oldest substantial stone dwelling in Erie County.
7/22/13
Imagine walking in the shoes of someone struggling with dementia. Then, while observing their daily challenges, devising a map that captures what life is like for them on a typical day—using their perspective—centered on what they need and then turning that map into a plan for that patient’s personalized care.
7/22/13

The ancient art of shaping terra cotta is getting a modern twist at Boston Valley Terra Cotta, a Western New York manufacturer that is employing an arsenal of digital tools in terra cotta restoration with help from University at Buffalo experts.

7/22/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Court proceedings, exposure to the legal world and historic sights await students participating in University at Buffalo’s Undergraduate Academies second annual Extension Learning program.
7/23/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – David Blersch hates to vacuum.
7/24/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – One in eight adults ages 65 and older suffer falls every year, and since more than 40 million seniors who are aging are in their own homes, many of these accidents occur there.
7/25/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Plato’s Academy, North Tonawanda Campus (PANTC) Reading Group and the UB Department of Philosophy will present the conference “Bioethics and the Philosophy of Medicine” Aug. 2-3 on the University at Buffalo North Campus.
7/25/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – University at Buffalo archaeologists have been digging to find the remains of the oldest grist mill in Erie County and they say that it may not be where everyone thought it was.
7/26/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – For young adults, marijuana use is so popular that annual use rates are on par with, or higher than, annual rates for smoking cigarettes. And contrary to popular belief, heavy use of marijuana is associated with dependence.
7/26/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – University at Buffalo Graduate School of Education Dean Jaekyung Lee has appointed four new associate deans, a move that he says will point the school toward its goal of emphasizing interdisciplinary research and inter-professional education from preschool through higher education.
7/26/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – One of the most dreaded experiences at the dentist’s office is an injection into the tissues of the mouth to numb an area requiring a painful dental procedure.
7/29/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Teenagers longing for the summer often daydream about sports, video games, movies and sleeping in late.
7/29/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – The Indian Health Service (IHS) and the University at Buffalo have agreed to work together to improve the health of Native Americans in New York State and Southern Ontario.   
7/30/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – The University at Buffalo again has been recognized as a great place to work, making The Chronicle of Higher Education’s annual list of “great colleges to work for” for the sixth straight year.
7/31/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. —  Tiny silicon crystals caused no health problems in monkeys three months after large doses were injected, marking a step forward in the quest to bring such materials into clinics as biomedical imaging agents, according to a new study.
7/31/13

On Friday, Aug. 2, more than 100 student scientists from across the country will convene in downtown Buffalo to show off posters describing the results of research they completed in regional labs.