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5/1/14

The University at Buffalo Humanities Institute will present “UB in the ’70s: Radical Arts” on May 6 in the auditorium in Allen Hall, UB South Campus, which will focus on what made Buffalo’s arts scene in the ’70s an internationally recognized hotbed for experimental media, performance art and architectural theory.

5/2/14

The University at Buffalo School of Management’s Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership (CEL) will host an information session for individuals interested in learning more about the 2015 Allstate Minority and Women Emerging Entrepreneurs (MWEE) program.

5/2/14

Environmentalist Frederick Stoss, associate librarian and subject specialist for biological and environmental sciences and mathematics at the University at Buffalo, has received the first Friend of the Biblioteca Nacional Aruba Award for his work in green education programming and for helping to create the library’s Caribbean Energy, Environmental, and Sustainability Program.

5/5/14

UB engineers are working with the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory to develop "cognitive radio," a type of wireless communication that could make it possible to download a movie in minutes.

5/5/14
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Marilyn Morris, PhD, vice chair of the University at Buffalo Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, has been elected president of pharmaceutical sciences’ premier organization, the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS).
5/6/14

Investigating how latent pesticides affect public health. Creating window coatings that reduce buildings’ heating and cooling costs. Developing policies to promote land conservation. Examining what incentives prompt people to buy hybrid cars. These seemingly disparate activities are not disparate at all – in fact, they reflect a commitment to comprehensive environmental research at RENEW.

5/6/14

Some 5,500 students are candidates to receive degrees during the University at Buffalo’s 168th University Commencement and 13 other commencement ceremonies to be held through May 18.

5/7/14

Companies should use existing brand names and add new, sub-brand names to maximize revenue when introducing new products to market, according to a new study from the University at Buffalo School of Management.

5/7/14

Steven Kreit ’90, audit partner at EisnerAmper LLP, has been named the 2014 Accountant of the Year by the University at Buffalo School of Management.

5/8/14

A team of six MBA students from the University at Buffalo School of Management will share a $2,000 prize as winner of the school’s eighth annual Steven C. Verney MBA Case Competition.

5/8/14

Each year, dozens of undergraduates expand their horizons by working with local companies.

5/8/14
BUFFALO, N.Y. – The UB dental clinic in Erie County Health Mall offers students valuable experience
5/9/14

The University at Buffalo’s Office of the Vice Provost for Educational Collaboration and Engagement will sponsor a job opportunity and training forum on May 14.

5/12/14

There are many ways to alleviate stress, but it’s hard to beat hugging a 200-pound Great Dane. The pooch, named Murphy, is one of several canines that will visit the University at Buffalo Libraries this week to help students unwind as they study for final exams.

5/13/14

Susan Mentecki and Sharon Cavanaugh talk proudly about a special needs student who recently secured a part-time job and plans to attend culinary school after graduation. The women, who work for the nonprofit Baker Victory Services of Lackawanna, dream of replicating his success. And they are tapping into the Lean methodology – through guidance of the University at Buffalo TCIE – to help make it happen.

5/13/14

Timothy Maynes, PhD, assistant professor of organization and human resources in the University at Buffalo School of Management, received the Milton Plesur Excellence in Teaching Award from the undergraduate Student Association in a ceremony on May 8.

5/14/14

The University at Buffalo will hold “Pathways to Careers in the Medical Sector,” a job opportunity and training forum, from 8:30-11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 14, in UB’s Educational Opportunity Center, 555 Ellicott St., adjacent to the UB Gateway Building in downtown Buffalo.

5/14/14
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Fly fishing for native trout on one of America’s most scenic and untouched rivers. Up-close in-person observations of wolves, grizzly bears and rare birds in their native habitat. Sleeping in spacious log cabins in a town resembling a movie set.
Nancy Napierala
5/14/14

“My age never intervened in anything I accomplished at UB,” says Nancy Napierala, 78, who will receive her PhD in American studies this week from the Department of Transnational Studies.

5/15/14

Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez will speak at the 2014 commencement ceremony for the University at Buffalo’s School of Public Health and Health Professions (SPHHP).

5/15/14

New tech could take light-based cancer treatment deep inside body.

5/16/14

Developed by UB student Nagavenkat Adurthi, the model could help predict space collisions, where volcanic ash spreads and more.

5/15/14

The University at Buffalo’s Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Science (CBLS) will host a discussion about the cost-effective way for your company to get the help it needs while providing real-world job experience to UB interns.

5/16/14

Some 5,500 students are candidates to receive degrees this year as the University at Buffalo holds its 168th general commencement ceremony at 10 a.m. Sunday, May 18, in Alumni Arena on the UB North Campus.

5/16/14

People who inject drugs and are enrolled in a drug treatment program are receptive to education about, and treatment for, hepatitis C virus, according to a study by researchers at several institutions, including the University at Buffalo.

5/19/14
BUFFALO, N.Y. – A preliminary study of the effects of mushroom ingestion on health conducted by University at Buffalo nutrition scientists and physiologists has found that healthy male and female subjects who consumed mushrooms with glucose had a significant decrease in glucose responses compared to those who consumed glucose alone.
5/20/14

“Innovation” is the focus of the ninth edition of the UBThisSummer Lecture Series, the annual summer series of talks by prominent University at Buffalo faculty members.

5/21/14

You’ve survived one of the worst winters ever. Summer is almost here and the University at Buffalo is offering some free activities that will bring members of the UB and the broader Western New York communities outdoors to enjoy the beautiful UB campus and have some fun.

5/22/14

Leslie Ying is improving magnetic resonance imaging. Steven Diver is developing a faster, more efficient way to synthesize drugs. Both University at Buffalo researchers will receive $50,000 each from the statewide SUNY Technology Accelerator Fund (TAF), which cultivates innovation by speeding the commercialization of high-impact SUNY inventions.

5/22/14

Reducing binge drinking on campuses must be a priority in addressing issues of college sexual assault, according to a new Expert Summary from the University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions (RIA).

5/22/14

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has cited the University at Buffalo as a national best practice for its community outreach efforts in neighborhoods around the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus (BNMC).

5/22/14

Two University at Buffalo architecture faculty members have won internationally prominent lifetime achievement awards for their “significant and lasting” contributions to environmental design research, practice and teaching.

5/22/14

Plans are under way in the University at Buffalo School of Management for a new space dedicated entirely to the school’s undergraduate students to enhance their learning experience as business majors.

5/22/14

Robert G. Shibley, dean of the University at Buffalo’s School of Architecture and Planning, is being recognized by the American Institute Architects New York State for his design influence on public architecture across the state.

5/23/14

Laurent Levy left the University at Buffalo in 1999 with a dream: transforming his recently completed postdoctoral research on nanomedicine into real-world products for patients battling cancer. Today, the scientist-turned-entrepreneur is zeroing in on that goal.

5/28/14

As new treatments for hepatitis C virus (HCV) are approved, biomedical scientists are exploring their mechanisms and what they reveal about the virus. An online publication this month in Hepatology is the first to report real-time tracking of viral decay in the liver and blood in 15 patients with HCV.

5/28/14

Charitable fundraising once depended primarily upon a charity’s size, efficiency and longstanding reputation. That was before Razoo, Kickstarter, Facebook and Twitter came to town.

5/29/14

A study of 500 couples trying to conceive a baby has revealed that higher levels of cholesterol reduce their chances of conceiving a healthy embryo.

5/29/14

When the U.S. Supreme Court delivers its much-anticipated decision on whether to maintain buffer zones around reproductive clinics, University at Buffalo law professor Lucinda Finley will be in a unique position to interpret how it will change the ongoing debate and landscape on reproductive rights for women.

5/29/14

LGBT at UB is the latest addition to UB Libraries' growing digital collection.

5/29/14

The worldwide public accounting firm of Ernst & Young and its staff members have contributed more than $35,550 to the University at Buffalo over the past year.

5/30/14

New graduates from the University at Buffalo School of Management have raised money and created a new gift fund to help future students and give back to the school.

5/30/14
BUFFALO, N.Y. – With an Xbox controller in hand, University at Buffalo students will drive a model Mars rover over rocky terrain.
5/30/14

Buffalo Public School social studies teacher Lisa Spaulding has heard the background stories of the refugee students at Lafayette High School, particularly the ones told by the girls. “Absolutely hair-raising,” Spaulding says. “Frightening. All absolutely heart-breaking."