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11/1/13

There will be plenty of hissing, moaning, flapping, croaking, puckering, African chants, electrically enhanced sound and more when the intense, eye- and ear-opening Dutch sound poet, digital artist and experimental performer Jaap Blonk visits the University at Buffalo this month.

11/1/13

Graduate students enrolled in the University at Buffalo’s Master of Humanities Program in Caribbean and Latina/o Cultural Studies have always extolled the program’s hands-on and educational opportunities.

11/1/13

John Gottardy has been named director of financial aid in the University at Buffalo Office of the Vice Provost for Enrollment.

11/4/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – It’s like eHarmony® for research. That’s how the ResearchMatch liaisons at the University at Buffalo describe the Web-based, volunteer, research registry now open to UB researchers and Western New Yorkers.
11/5/13

Kathryn Friedman, director of international research at the University at Buffalo Regional Institute, will be a fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars from September 2013 through August 2015.

11/5/13

A gift  from the Patrick P. Lee Foundation is funding a University at Buffalo scientist’s promising research on the cause of schizophrenia.

11/6/13

The University at Buffalo, representing a national consortium of eight research universities and institutes, has been awarded a prestigious $25-million Science and Technology Center grant from the National Science Foundation to transform the field of structural biology, including drug development, using X-ray lasers.

11/6/13

The Miami Dolphins scandal raises questions about the role that bystanders who may witness bullying can play, says Amanda B. Nickerson, PhD.

11/6/13

Purdue University's Sangtae Kim will visit Western New York on Nov. 14 for a special presentation on the newest approaches to commercializing research discoveries.

11/7/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – University at Buffalo computer science students outwitted the competition at two recent hackathons, taking home top honors and thousands of dollars in prizes.
11/12/13

The facilities were recognized for their innovative approaches to housing students and advancing health care.

11/11/13

University at Buffalo architects have won an international competition with their proposal to build a wall from folded panels of super-thin steel.

11/12/13

Stingrays swim through water with such ease that researchers from the University at Buffalo and Harvard University are studying how their movements could be used to design more agile and fuel-efficient unmanned underwater vehicles.

11/13/13

Malcolm Gladwell, a staff writer for the New Yorker since 1996 and author of a number of bestselling books, will speak at the University at Buffalo at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 13, in Alumni Arena as part of UB’s Distinguished Speakers Series.

11/13/13

GSE professor and students are working with schools and students throughout the district.

11/13/13

A University at Buffalo education professor has sided with the environment in the timeless “nurture vs. nature” debate after his research found that a child’s ability to read depends mostly on where that child is born, rather than on his or her individual qualities.

11/13/13

Project aims to help former professional athletes and their families maintain quality of life in aging.

11/13/13

Research has just begun, but it shows promise to help paraplegics, factory workers and others.

 

11/14/13

The University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions, a national leader in the study of alcohol and substance abuse issues, launched a new website this week.

11/15/13

Nutritional epidemiologist Youfa Wang, an internationally recognized expert in childhood nutrition and obesity, has been named chair of the Department of Social and Preventive Medicine.

11/15/13

Phillip Tucciarone, a University at Buffalo senior majoring in chemical and biological engineering, was selected as a finalist for the prestigious Marshall Scholarship.

11/15/13

Hundreds of University Buffalo students will fan out throughout Buffalo on Saturday, Nov. 16, as part of the latest UB Community Day, improving neighborhoods while giving student volunteers the chance to participate in community service.

11/18/13

UB Professor Paras Prasad's pioneering work in biophotonics could lead to health care improvements like ultrasensitive biomaging and light-activated therapies.

11/18/13

The Institute of International Education, announced that for the 11th year in a row that the University at Buffalo is among the top 20 U.S. institutions hosting international students.

11/18/13

UB undergraduate students will travel to northern Peru next summer to conduct rigorous interdisciplinary research into the biological and chemical properties of indigenous medicinal plants.

11/19/13

Bruce Jackson developed “Breaking Down ‘Breaking Bad,’” a graduate seminar for the spring 2014 semester, that will analyze the critically acclaimed series’ realistic storyline, development and execution.

11/20/13

Beginning in February 2014, family business owners can take advantage of a new initiative designed exclusively for them.

11/20/13

Add another barrier disadvantaged students looking to go to college face when negotiating the maze of a successful higher education: Too many of these students conduct an unfocused, disorganized approach to finding the right college, making them too impressionable to marketing from colleges that may not fit their academic or economic needs.

11/21/13

A University at Buffalo-led research team has developed a technique for studying individual sheets of graphene in a stack — even when the sheets are covering each other up.

11/21/13

Obesity may alter the way we taste at the most fundamental level: by changing how our tongues react to different foods.

11/21/13

Do drinking and marriage mix? That depends on who’s doing the drinking — and how much — according to a recent study by the University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions (RIA).

11/22/13

Michelle A. Van Gheem, research compliance and compliance manager of GE Healthcare, General Electric Co. in Wauwatosa, Wis., has been named director of research compliance.

11/22/13

Clues in the Arctic fossil record suggest that 3-5,000 years ago, the ice sheet was the smallest it has been in the past 10,000 years.

11/21/13

A team of five undergraduate students in the University at Buffalo School of Management will share a $1,000 prize as winners of the 10th annual Challenge, the PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) case competition.

11/22/13

The University at Buffalo School of Management named Christopher H. Koch, CEO of New Era Cap Co., the 2013 Buffalo Niagara Executive of the Year.

11/25/13

Studies on Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia have long focused on what’s happening inside the brain.

11/26/13

Sure, it’s gray outside, but that’s no reason to feel grim. In a Thanksgiving video, University at Buffalo students share what has them smiling this holiday season.

11/26/13

The awards, given to early-career investigators, illustrate the value that recent hires bring to UB.