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1/3/14

The poorer the neighborhood, the higher the risk for problem gambling, according to a study from the University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions.

1/3/14

Researchers at the University at Buffalo have found a way to change alcohol drinking behavior in rodents, using the emerging technique of optogenetics, which uses light to stimulate neurons

1/3/14

Reports that people newly insured through Medicaid in Oregon made more emergency room visits than the uninsured may reflect regional issues, says Nancy Nielsen, MD, senior associate dean for health policy at the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and past president of the American Medical Association.

1/6/14

Due to the severe weather forecast for Jan. 7, the annual commemoration of the birthday of Millard Fillmore, the University at Buffalo’s first chancellor and 13th president of the United States, has been rescheduled for 10 a.m. Jan. 9 at Fillmore’s gravesite in Buffalo’s Forest Lawn cemetery.

1/8/14

The University at Buffalo will hold a news briefing today to discuss Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s $50 million investment in UB to launch the genomic medicine and “big data” initiative that he announced today in his State of the State address.

1/8/14

As announced today during Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s State of the State address, UB will partner with the recently opened New York Genome Center (NYGC) in Manhattan to accelerate recent advances in genomic medicine directly into clinical care.

1/9/14

The University at Buffalo’s Graduate School of Education (GSE) will offer two new fully online master’s degree programs beginning in January, one in English Education and one in Music Education.

1/10/14

The University at Buffalo’s Graduate School of Education online programs earned a dramatic increase in national ranking compiled by the prestigious U.S. News and World Report, climbing from 61 to 25 among 238 higher education institutions.

1/13/14

The University at Buffalo and Launch NY announce the debut of a new website connecting current and would-be entrepreneurs to upstate New York resources that offer assistance in starting, growing and managing a business.

1/13/14
BUFFALO, N.Y. — Submarine-like body sensors and a new way to snuff out fungal infections are among the highlights from a year of inventing at the University at Buffalo.
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1/16/14

A new imaging technique captures the vibrations of proteins, tiny motions critical to cellular activity and human life.

1/13/14

The estimated 9 percent of college students who have symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are likely to drink more alcohol than peers without the psychological condition. In turn, heavy alcohol consumption exacerbates their PTSD symptoms over time, prolonging a vicious cycle.

1/14/14

Police officers working the night shift are significantly more likely to suffer long-term on-the-job injuries than officers on day and afternoon shifts, according to new research conducted at the University at Buffalo.

1/14/14

You can tell it’s new music because one piece features a player piano whose music rolls (specially designed to absorb abuse) are punched by the performers as part of the performance.

1/14/14

Cheektowaga-based research and development firm CUBRC has pledged $250,000 to support University at Buffalo researcher John L. Crassidis’ efforts to track dangerous space debris.

1/16/14

The University at Buffalo will host a Commercialization Lecture Series event on Jan. 30 to introduce businesses and entrepreneurs to Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s groundbreaking START-UP NY initiative, which creates tax-free zones for certain businesses in university communities across the state.

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1/16/14

Kenneth Kort, who hopes to revive the Rust Belt through advanced manufacturing, will work with the National Materials and Manufacturing Board.

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1/16/14
BUFFALO, N.Y. – One of the world’s leading tobacco surveillance researchers, Gary Giovino, PhD, a University at Buffalo epidemiologist, is an invited guest for the release of the 50th anniversary Surgeon General's report on smoking and health to take place in The White House, South Court Auditorium, on Friday, Jan. 17, at 9:30 a.m. EST.  The event will be live streamed at http://whitehouse.gov/live.
1/21/14

As smartphones, tablets and other gadgets become smaller and more sophisticated, the heat they generate while in use increases. This is a growing problem because it can cause the electronics inside the gadgets to fail.

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1/21/14

The University at Buffalo’s life sciences career pathways program, iSciWNY, will host at an induction ceremony for the 2013-14 class of the West Seneca Central School District’s Academy of Life Sciences.

1/21/14

Twelve classmates have joined the ranks of the University at Buffalo’s first entrepreneurial boot camp for students.

1/22/14

The University at Buffalo and National Grid are offering hands-on science experiments to Westminster Community Charter School students to boost STEM education.

1/22/14

Steven J. Fliesler, PhD, Meyer H. Riwchun Endowed Chair Professor of Ophthalmology in the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, has been honored by the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) as a 2014 ARVO Gold Fellow.

1/22/14

Drucy S. Borowitz, MD, clinical professor in the Department of Pediatrics in the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, has received a major national award for her groundbreaking research from the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

1/23/14

The University at Buffalo Confucius Institute (UBCI) and the Chinese Club of Western New York (CCWNY) will celebrate the Chinese Lunar Year of the (energetic, bright, warm-hearted, intelligent and able) Horse on Feb. 2 with its annual free public performance of music, dance and Chinese martial arts.

1/23/14

A dozen University at Buffalo classmates enrolled in Entrepreneurship Lab (eLab), a small business boot camp for students, will pitch their startups to a panel of local business leaders and investors today (Friday, Jan. 24). The winners will receive $5,000 to $8,000 in seed funding, mentorship and shared space in the UB Technology Incubator.

1/24/14

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder's proposal that the federal government grant 50,000 visas to immigrants willing to settle and work in Detroit shows, once again, that some of the most innovative and creative ideas about immigration are coming from the state and local levels, according to Rick T. Su, an expert on immigration law and associate professor of law at the University at Buffalo Law School.

1/24/14

A prestigious legal honor society, whose philosophical roots stretch back to medieval English jurisprudence, has chosen the University at Buffalo Law School as its newest member.

1/24/14

National Drug Facts Week aims to “Shatter the Myths” teens may hold about drug use and abuse — and research by scientists at the University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions (RIA) supports that message.

1/27/14

The remarkable properties of a new, porous material could lead to advances in microscopic sponging.

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1/27/14

UB researcher Robert Silverman challenges assumptions that quality affordable housing is readily available in shrinking cities.

1/27/14

Ahmad Zaki, a professor at Kabul University, is studying urban planning at UB with the hope of starting what he and his colleagues believe will be their country’s first program in the field.

1/28/14
BUFFALO, N.Y. – The University at Buffalo will announce a multimillion-dollar gift to support construction of its downtown medical school on Wednesday, Jan. 29.
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1/29/14
Buffalo, N.Y.—The John R. Oishei Foundation has made a gift of $5 million to the University at Buffalo to support construction of the new UB School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences building on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus.
1/30/14
BUFFALO, N.Y. – In recent years, Super Bowl Sunday has become as synonymous with parties, food and alcohol as it is with football.
1/30/14
BUFFALO, N.Y. – More than 800 children and parents will be guided by “tooth fairies” and other “dental heroes” through the award-winning Teddy Bear Clinic onto dental treatment and cleanings at the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine’s 13 annual “Give Kids a Smile Day.”