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8/5/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – University at Buffalo engineers are developing a lie detector that works by tracking eye movement. They’re also pioneering innovative ways to secure fingerprint templates.
8/5/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – The bacteria Streptococcus pneumoniae harmlessly colonizes the mucous linings of throats and noses in most people, only becoming virulent when they leave those comfortable surroundings and enter the middle ears, lungs or bloodstream. Now, in research published in July in mBio, University at Buffalo researchers reveal how that happens.
8/6/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – When Andrea Martinez opts for the can of juice instead of the plastic bottle at the store, it’s apparent that the research she performed on pollution in Lake Ontario has had an effect on her.
8/6/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Christine DiGiacomo is rare among college graduates. Not only did she secure a job before earning a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from the University at Buffalo in May, but her hunt ended before Thanksgiving.
8/7/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Entrepreneurs and small- to mid-sized businesses in Western New York seeking to enhance their competitive edge can receive up to $25,000 in matching funds for technical assistance from the University at Buffalo’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.
8/8/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The University at Buffalo Graduate School of Education (GSE) will launch a new online advanced graduate certificate program in rehabilitation counseling to begin this fall.
8/8/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Scientists are developing a clearer picture of how visual systems develop in mammals. The findings offer important clues to the origin of retinal disorders later in life. 
8/14/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Leslie J. Bisson, MD, associate professor in the University at Buffalo Department of Orthopaedics, has been appointed the inaugural June A. and Eugene R. Mindell, MD Professor and Chair of the Department of Orthopaedics in the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.
8/14/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – The University at Buffalo School of Nursing has been awarded a $1,120,953 Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Advanced Nursing Education training grant for nurse practitioners to work with dental students in interdisciplinary teams, sharing educational and practice experiences that improve oral and systemic care.
8/14/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – On Friday, researchers from The Johns Hopkins University will conduct tests to see how a Southern California earthquake could impact a two-story office building.
8/15/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Hard-living poet Charles Bukowski, once described by Time magazine as the “laureate of American lowlife,” is known for writing about alcohol, turbulent relationships and the slums of Los Angeles.
8/15/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The University at Buffalo’s Research Institute on Addictions (RIA) was recently awarded more than $6 million in grants from the National Institutes of Health to fund five innovative studies that will expand knowledge on societal ramifications of drug and alcohol use.
8/15/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- A $75,000 grant from the Allstate Foundation will help support initiatives for minority and women entrepreneurs at the University at Buffalo School of Management’s Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership (CEL) while also funding a new pilot program.
8/15/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- With Chinese now the second-most-common secondary language in America and the most spoken language on the globe, UB’s Graduate School of Education will launch a new program to train a cadre of educators to teach primary and secondary students Chinese language and culture.
8/16/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- University at Buffalo President Satish K. Tripathi released this statement welcoming President Barack Obama to the UB campus on Thursday, Aug. 22.
8/16/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – When President Barack Obama addresses an audience at the University at Buffalo on Thursday, Aug. 22, it will mark the first time since 1853 that a sitting U.S. president has spoken at the university.
8/19/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. — “Ready for President @BarackObama's visit to @UBCommunity this week! A historic event in the making!”
8/20/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Recent terror alerts, including U.S. embassy closings and travel restrictions, can trigger a surprisingly broad range of responses in individuals, says a University at Buffalo psychologist who studies the impact of terrorism.
8/22/13

The remarks that University at Buffalo President Satish K. Tripathi will deliver to the audience at Alumni Arena prior to President Barack Obama’s speech today are enclosed.

8/22/13

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Until Thursday, Silvana C. D’Ettorre had never given a public speech. That changed in a big way as the University at Buffalo sophomore and Grand Island native stood before thousands of people in Alumni Arena and welcomed President Barack Obama to Western New York.

8/22/13
“We are honored that President Obama chose the University at Buffalo to announce his proposals to make higher education more affordable, reduce college debt and reward schools for their performance in these areas.  We’re proud to have UB recognized as a national model for ensuring access to a world-class education.
8/22/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Speaking before an audience of thousands at Alumni Arena on Thursday, President Barack Obama announced a plan he said would “shake up the system” and make college more affordable for middle-class students, including those who attend the University at Buffalo.
8/23/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Attention admirers and followers of Western New York cuisine: The University at Buffalo’s students, its affordability and overall warmth weren’t the only things on campus to grab national attention during President Obama’s dramatic visit.
8/23/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Mark T. Swihart, a chemical engineer and director of a University at Buffalo nanotechnology research initiative, has been named the recipient of the 2013 Jacob F. Schoellkopf Medal.
8/27/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. — The zombie outbreak that has infected American popular culture will spread to the University at Buffalo this fall.
8/28/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Michael E. Cain, MD, vice president for health sciences at the University at Buffalo and dean of the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, has received a Distinguished Fellowship Award from the International Academy of Cardiology.
8/28/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- A new center opening this fall in the University at Buffalo School of Management will aim to create more effective leaders and organizations.
8/29/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Karina Davidson, PhD, an internationally known researcher on the connection between depression and heart disease, will give the 2013 Golden lecture at the University at Buffalo on Sept. 12 at noon in Butler Auditorium, 150 Farber Hall on the South Campus.  
8/29/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – A small molecule developed at Yale University to limit damage done by ischemia – restricted blood flow – during heart attacks or surgery has been shown to reduce by 40 percent the amount of heart muscle damaged by myocardial infarction in animal studies by University at Buffalo pharmacologists.
8/29/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – More children with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis are experiencing remission of their symptoms, thanks to new biological therapies, but the remission is not well-understood. A new study published today in Arthritis Research & Therapy provides the first genomic characterization of remission in juvenile rheumatoid arthritis patients.
8/29/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Gerard Connors, PhD, senior research scientist and former director of the University at Buffalo’s Research Institute on Addictions, was recently recognized for his exemplary mentorship of promising scientists with a national award from the American Psychological Association’s Society of Addiction Psychology (SoAP).
8/30/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – A new study on mentholated cigarette use in the U.S. finds an increase in menthol cigarette smoking among young adults and concludes that efforts to reduce smoking likely are being thwarted by the sale and marketing of mentholated cigarettes, including emerging varieties of established youth brands.
8/30/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Dieters call it willpower; social scientists call it delayed gratification.