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9/4/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Experts from the University at Buffalo are available for interviews on the continuing crisis in Syria, the conditions that people in the country are experiencing and the political considerations that are contributing to the atrocities.
9/4/13
BUFFALO, N.Y.—In academia, early fall is one of the most hectic times of the year.
9/5/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – A University at Buffalo School of Social Work professor will take a methodical and multi-dimensional look into the growing incidence of gambling among Asian immigrant elders, hoping to find ways to enhance positive social effects while designing ways to prevent problems for those who cannot control their compulsion.
9/5/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. — From Sept. 23-24, the University at Buffalo will host ACS on Campus, an American Chemical Society outreach program that gives students, postdoctoral researchers and professionals interested in working in any chemical field the resources they need to advance their careers.
9/5/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – The University at Buffalo Department of Visual Studies will present a lecture by internationally acclaimed documentary photographer Cathy Opie at 7 p.m. September 16 at the Burchfield Penney Art Center, 1300 Elmwood Ave.
9/5/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- “Walk with Dennis Tedlock through this book and you’ll never stroll down the street again with the same view of life.”
9/6/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Thomas Bittner, PhD, associate professor of philosophy at the University at Buffalo, will present an artist’s talk on his photographic exhibition “Silo City – a portrait of constancy and change,” from 2:30-5 p.m. on Sept. 8 at the Hangman Art Gallery, 756 Queen Street East in Toronto.
9/9/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – More than 1,000 University at Buffalo alumni are expected to celebrate their alma mater on Thursday, Sept. 12, during a function in The Buffalo Pierce-Arrow Transportation Museum on Michigan Avenue. The guests will also be among the first to tour the new Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Filling Station.
9/10/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Students who want to attend an exceptional public university that doesn’t burden them with overwhelming debt should consider the University at Buffalo, according to U.S. News and World Report.
9/10/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. — As Earth’s temperature climbs, the stony corals that form the backbone of ocean reefs are in decline.
9/10/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Thanks to efforts like the Human Genome Project, scientists are unraveling the role that genes play in the development of diseases such as cancer and Alzheimer’s.
9/10/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Christopher H. Koch, CEO of New Era Cap Co., has been named the 2013 Buffalo Niagara Executive of the Year by the University at Buffalo School of Management.
9/11/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Following the recent cancellation of a music festival due to fatal overdoses of the club drug “Molly,” the University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions (RIA) has released another in its series of expert summaries to educate the public on this latest drug trend.
9/11/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – The first proteomic analysis of an animal model of a rare, sometimes deadly birth defect, Smith-Lemli-Opitz Syndrome (SLOS), has revealed that the molecular mechanisms that cause it are more complex than previously understood. SLOS involves multiple neurosensory and cognitive abnormalities, mental and physical disabilities, including those affecting vision and in severe cases, death before the age of 10.
9/11/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – The first classes in what eventually would constitute the University at Buffalo’s College of Arts and Sciences were offered 100 years ago as the university developed from the Buffalo Medical College to a broad-based academic institution.
9/11/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – University at Buffalo Police turn their attention to safe driving again this semester, paying close attention to motorists using cellphones or texting with special emphasis on peak traffic times on campus.
9/12/13

Hong Luo doesn’t drink beer himself — he’s allergic to alcohol. But Luo, chair of the University at Buffalo’s physics department, knows all about the secrets of pouring a smooth brew. That’s because it’s just basic physics.

9/12/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – You’re waiting to hear the results of your annual mammogram when the technician tells you to get dressed and go back to the waiting room: The radiologist wishes to speak with you.
9/13/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – The University at Buffalo has, since the late 1990s, actively recruited international students with more determination, enthusiasm and success than most other American educational institutions.
9/13/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – The University at Buffalo School of Management’s chapter of Beta Alpha Psi was recognized once again as one of the best in the world, receiving a number of special honors and awards at the organization’s annual meeting held Aug. 8-10, in Anaheim, Calif.
9/16/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – The University at Buffalo will celebrate Homecoming and Family Weekend Oct. 4-6 with a variety of activities to be held on the North Campus.
9/16/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Author and forensic accounting expert Mark Nigrini will speak at the University at Buffalo School of Management at 9 a.m. on Oct. 3 in the Center for Tomorrow on UB’s North Campus.
9/16/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – The University at Buffalo, along with universities throughout the country engaged in the national conversation on health care, will screen the documentary, “Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare,” from 3-4:30 p.m. on Sept. 17 in 100 Allen Hall, South Campus.
9/16/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. — This fall, the Humanities Institute (HI) at the University at Buffalo will again present its signature annual discussion series, Scholars@Hallwalls, dedicated to research and scholarship in the humanities in Western New York.
9/18/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – A new gonorrhea treatment, based on an anti-cancer therapy  developed by a Buffalo startup company, has successfully eliminated gonococcal infection from female mice and prevented reinfection, according to research published today by University at Buffalo scientists in the Journal of Infectious Diseases.
9/17/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – QS World University Rankings, one of the most influential and widely observed international university rankings, has ranked the University at Buffalo as 302 out of the 800 top world universities considered in its 2013-14 rankings.
9/17/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Under dim lights, a female student artist in a white flowing dress dances in a fluid motion, mimicking the peacock, which in Chinese tradition is linked to luck and happiness.
9/17/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – In support of its UB 2020 commitment to prepare students to live and lead in a global world, the University at Buffalo has announced its Global Scholar Program, through which undergraduates in any discipline can qualify for a global scholar transcript notation (TN) citing significant achievement in global/international awareness. 
9/18/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – The University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences has named David P. Hughes, MD, the inaugural senior associate dean for clinical affairs.
9/18/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Journalist John Pope, a member of the New Orleans Times Picayune team that won two Pulitzer Prizes for its reporting of Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath, will present a free public talk, “By Any Means Necessary: Delivering the News in the 21st Century,” on Oct. 3 from 5-6 p.m. in 110 Knox Hall, University at Buffalo North Campus.
9/18/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Cocaine and brain function. Susceptibility to alcoholism. Smoking and schizophrenia. Marijuana and stress. Dozens of research scientists from across New York State will discuss these issues and more at a neuroscience conference to be held Sept. 27-28 at the University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions (RIA), 1021 Main St., Buffalo.
9/19/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Bright Buffalo Niagara, Western New York’s premier venture forum, has selected 35 early-stage high-tech companies to present to investors at the Oct. 1 event.
9/19/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – On-site mammograms – even for the uninsured – and free health information will be available Saturday, Sept. 21 in Masten Park at a breast cancer awareness walk and wellness event.
9/19/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – The University at Buffalo’s QUIT Program offers smokers – especially heavy smokers – a proven way to kick the habit and stay off cigarettes permanently.
9/19/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- In observance of September as National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, internationally known childhood obesity expert, Leonard H. Epstein, PhD, SUNY Distinguished Professor at the University at Buffalo will give a free talk on the subject. The lecture is open to the public and health care providers.
9/20/13
BUFFALO, N. Y. – University at Buffalo translational researchers are developing a richer understanding of atherosclerosis in humans, revealing a key role for stem cells that promote inflammation.
9/20/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – The University at Buffalo’s Educational Opportunity Center (EOC) celebrates 40 years of service to the community with a week-long open house program at its new home, that includes presentations on the Underground Railroad, African-American popular culture and a meet-and-greet information session on resources for international students.
9/23/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – An engineer, a philosopher, a sociologist and an oral historian walk into a room.
9/24/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – The University at Buffalo will kick off its 2013-14 Distinguished Speakers Series with a lecture by theoretical physicist and futurist Michio Kaku at 8 p.m. in Alumni Arena on the North Campus.
9/24/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The University at Buffalo and other medical community sponsors will present a public lecture by pioneering public health advocate Meredith Minkler, DrPH, professor of health and social behavior in the School of Public Health, Division of Community Health and Human Development, at the University of California, Berkeley.
9/24/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – New York State’s chief judge, Hon. Jonathan Lippman, will be at the University at Buffalo Law School on Oct. 3 to hear testimony about the unmet needs for civil legal services in the state, and what it will take to meet those needs.
9/25/13

BUFFALO, N.Y. — In a classically Rust Belt workspace, University at Buffalo architecture faculty members Nick Bruscia and Chris Romano have been designing — and fabricating — structures that explore new uses for textured steel.

9/26/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Bright Buffalo Niagara, Western New York’s premier venture forum, will feature 35 promising young companies in the life sciences, energy, software and other high-tech industries who will pitch to potential investors in 10-minute or one-minute sessions.
9/26/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. — Students from the University at Buffalo’s new Sustainability Academy will join fellow undergraduates in touring Love Canal, the Buffalo waterfront, Silo City and other locations this Friday to learn about the region’s history of industrial pollution and how the community is turning this legacy around to create a more sustainable Buffalo Niagara.
9/26/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – The Exhibit X Fiction Series presented by the University at Buffalo Department of English, which brings internationally renowned writers to Buffalo every year, will sponsor a free public reading by award-winning American novelist and translator Laird Hunt at 7 p.m. on Oct. 10 at the Hallwalls Cinema, 341 Delaware Ave., Buffalo.
9/26/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Researchers studying a rare, blistering skin condition have made a novel discovery:  they have identified a protective mechanism among genetically susceptible individuals who nevertheless remain healthy. The research is providing new clues to why some individuals who carry genetic risk factors for developing autoimmune diseases, do not go on to develop them.
9/26/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. — Robert G. Shibley, professor and dean of the University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning, has received the American Institute of Architects New York State (AIANYS) 2013 Educator Award.
9/26/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Most people are familiar with the made-popular-by-TV phrase “you have a right to a lawyer.” Fifty years ago this year, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Gideon v. Wainwright that criminal defendants had the right to counsel, at government expense, if they couldn’t afford one.
9/26/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The University at Buffalo School of Public Health and Health Professions will continue its seminar series, “Women’s Health is Global Health: The 2013 Global Health Initiatives,” with three programs in October and November. All are free of charge and welcome public participation and discussion.
9/30/13

The grant is one of 15 awarded nationwide that funds high-risk, high-reward research

9/30/13
“The university is very aware that residents of University Heights are very concerned about quality of life issues in the Heights, particularly those issues involving loud and disruptive behavior.   Over the past five years, UB -- working with the City of Buffalo and the community -- has implemented several initiatives to improve quality of life in the Heights.
10/1/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. — The University at Buffalo enrolled 29,940 students for fall semester, a record-setting number that reflects UB’s growing reputation as a world-class research university where students have the opportunity to work alongside top scholars and learn in a vibrant and diverse academic environment.