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6/2/14

Three more University at Buffalo faculty members have been appointed SUNY Distinguished Professors, the highest faculty rank in the SUNY system.

6/2/14
BUFFALO, N.Y – David Kofke, Ph.D., SUNY Distinguished Professor in the University at Buffalo Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, was named a fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE).
6/2/14

The University at Buffalo Department of Communicative Disorders and Sciences will offer a number of creative and fun intensive speech and language programs July 8 to Aug. 7 for school-age children and adolescents who have any of a wide range of communication difficulties.

6/3/14

Yesterday’s Supreme Court decision in the Limelight Networks v. Akamai Technologies case states criminal law should not bear much weight in how third-party infringement of property rights cases are decided, according to a University at Buffalo Law School professor and expert on cyberspace legal issues.

6/4/14

Eight companies have been selected as the inaugural group of START-UP NY companies relocating on or near the University at Buffalo campuses, New York State Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced today.

6/4/14

The University at Buffalo has awarded Presidential Scholarships to 22 students, a distinction reserved for the top 1 percent of students in each new freshman class. The scholarship covers full tuition, fees, housing, board and books for four years of undergraduate study.

6/5/14

Whether it is the 16-year-old girl from Eritrea who hid under a burlap bag while riding to safety with her mother on a camel or the Burmese teenager using her newfound language skills to fight through adolescent hepatitis, the Buffalo Partnership Project is about personal stories of academic success for refugee children who have endured what their teachers call “frightening, heartbreaking” adversity.

6/5/14

More than 1,200 planners, urbanists, architects and leaders of the emerging cities movement are in Buffalo this week for the Congress for New Urbanism’s national conference, and faculty members and students from UB’s School of Architecture and Planning are among those leading the conversation.

6/5/14

Motorists in Los Angeles, San Francisco and other gridlocked cities could learn something from the fruit fly. Scientists have found that cellular blockages, the molecular equivalent to traffic jams, in nerve cells of the insect’s brain can form and dissolve in 30 seconds or less.

6/6/14

Don’t touch that paper towel! High-speed hand dryers are cleaner, more environmentally friendly and save a bundle over time.

6/10/14

Students in the University at Buffalo School of Management will soon enjoy a new tutoring/mentor program and an enhanced entrepreneurship course and pitch competition, thanks to a donation of more than $300,000.

6/10/14

Elad I. Levy, MD, professor and chair of neurosurgery at the University at Buffalo, has been named editor of the endovascular section for Neurosurgery, the official journal of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons.

John A. Sellick, DO
6/10/14

“Remember that most diseases are transmitted by food, water and insects,” says John A. Sellick, Jr., DO, University at Buffalo associate professor of medicine. “So get vaccinated, keep insects off you as much as possible and be careful with what you put in your mouth.”

6/11/14

Graduates of the University at Buffalo School of Management’s Executive MBA program will now be even better equipped for success, thanks to a revised program curriculum.

6/10/14

University at Buffalo President Satish K. Tripathi today joined more than 200 college and university leaders from 30 states in a new coalition, Higher Ed for Higher Standards, to mobilize in support of strengthening K-12 standards and curricula in our nation’s schools.

6/11/14

University at Buffalo researchers have received an interdisciplinary bioinformatics grant of $3,986,404 from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research of the National Institutes of Health to conduct a prospective study of the oral microbiome and periodontitis in postmenopausal women.

Kim Griswold
6/11/14

A University at Buffalo physician and expert in refugee health has been named the primary clinician and medical director of the Western New York Center for Survivors of Refugee Trauma and Torture. The center is a collaborative initiative conceived and funded by Jewish Family Service of Buffalo and Erie County through a grant from the New York State Health Foundation.

6/12/14

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 elected to the board of trustees of the world’s largest eye research society, the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO).

6/16/14

Caffeine intake by children and adolescents has been rising for decades, due in large part to the popularity of caffeinated sodas and energy drinks, which now are marketed to children as young as four. Despite this, there is little research on the effects of caffeine on young people.

6/13/14

No less than “a new way of thinking about the foundations of law” is on the table at an innovative workshop taking place today and tomorrow at the University at Buffalo Law School.

6/16/14

The University at Buffalo’s New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences will partner with the Buffalo Niagara Enterprise, Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus and National Grid to sponsor New York’s pavilion at the 2014 BIO International Convention, the world’s largest event for the biotechnology industry being held June 23-26 in San Diego.

Ray Dannenhoffer and memorial service attendee
6/18/14
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Increased social acceptance, economic considerations and the fact that more baby boomers are dying have significantly increased the number of people opting to leave their bodies to medical science.
6/18/14
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Scientists at the University at Buffalo are turning to an old class of antibiotics to fight new superbugs resistant to modern medicine.
6/18/14

Two professors of Native American studies at the University at Buffalo are available to take press calls regarding the U.S. Patent Office canceling six trademarks belonging to the Washington Redskins football team, saying they are offensive to Native Americans.

Thomas Guttuso
6/18/14

The first randomized, double-blind, two-arm clinical trial to test gabapentin as a treatment for severe nausea and vomiting in pregnancy, begins this summer at UB.

6/19/14
BUFFALO, N.Y. – University at Buffalo faculty together with Buffalo business leaders visited Jamaica to conduct foundational meetings with the Jamaica Ministry of Health to collaborate on developing programs for Jamaica in the study and treatment of HIV and hepatitis C (HCV).
6/19/14

The University at Buffalo’s Graduate School of Education will take a leading role helping teachers prepare for Common Core Learning Standards, adding to the coalition of educators in support of new college and career readiness standards for all students, the dean of the school said today.

6/20/14

The University at Buffalo’s Prosperity Scholarship program welcomes its newest class of young, promising scholars, the biggest selection of students in the scholarship’s history and the program’s latest statement claiming many of Western New York’s best and brightest students as its own.

6/20/14

Sherman Washington has been named Protégé of the Year by the Allstate Minority and Women Emerging Entrepreneurs (MWEE) program, a joint venture by the University at Buffalo School of Management’s Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership (CEL) and the UB Center for Urban Studies.

6/20/14

The Council on Social Work Education – the nation’s most respected social work education organization – has honored University at Buffalo School of Social Work Dean Emeritus Lawrence Shulman with its Significant Lifetime Achievement in Social Work Education Award.

6/23/14

Arabella Lyon, PhD, professor of English and director of the Center for Excellence in Writing at the University at Buffalo, has received the 2014 Book Award from the Rhetoric Society of America (RSA) for the best work in rhetorical study published in 2013.

6/23/14

Pat Curtis has three words to describe a partnership that has immersed University at Buffalo engineering students at General Motors Components Holdings (GMCH) Lockport for the past three summers: a huge success. 

6/23/14

Marnie LaVigne, who has guided University at Buffalo economic development efforts since 2005, including helping UB and its partners establish Buffalo’s life sciences sector, has been named CEO of Launch NY.

6/25/14

Beachgoers and anglers may despise algae, but bacteria such as E. coli and salmonella revel in it. That’s according to University at Buffalo researchers who have found that green algae in the Great Lakes not only protect bacteria from destruction by the sun’s ultraviolet rays, but feed the organisms as well.

6/26/14
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Nitesh D. Kuhadiya, MD, assistant professor in the University at Buffalo Department of Medicine, has won an award for his abstract “Liraglutide as Additional Treatment to Insulin in Patients with Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus: A Randomized Clinical Trial.”
6/26/14

Some years back, shortly after starting at the University at Buffalo, School of Social Work Professor Hilary N. Weaver attended a regional conference in Western New York to address substance abuse in the Native American community, and the hotel where the conference was held also hosted a certain NFL visiting football team.

6/26/14

New evidence suggests heinous behavior played out in a virtual environment can lead to players’ increased sensitivity toward the moral codes they violated.

6/30/14
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Scientists at the University at Buffalo have identified the single transcription factor or “master switch” that initiates the critical myelination process in the brain. Funded by New York Stem Cell Science, the research will be published online in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) on June 30.
6/27/14

The University at Buffalo will dedicate its new Educational Opportunity Center facility in the name of former New York State Assembly Deputy Speaker Arthur O. Eve at 11 a.m. on Monday, June 30, at the center at 555 Ellicott St. in downtown Buffalo.

6/27/14
BUFFALO, N.Y. — If you’ve always been curious about medical school or want to learn from top physicians about health conditions affecting you and your family, the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences is presenting its Mini Medical School this summer.
6/30/14

The University at Buffalo dedicated its new Educational Opportunity Center facility in the name of former New York State Assembly Deputy Speaker Arthur O. Eve on June 30 at the center in downtown Buffalo.

6/30/14

Karl D. Fiebelkorn, MBA, associate professor of pharmacy practice in the University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, is the recipient of the 2014 Bowl of Hygeia Award for outstanding community service.

6/30/14

The University at Buffalo has launched the Department of Materials Design and Innovation (MDI), a forward-leaning, interdisciplinary initiative that will address regional and national demand for new materials that accelerate research and education in advanced manufacturing and biotechnology.

6/30/14

The Supreme Court’s decision to allow Hobby Lobby to refuse to provide contraceptive coverage for employees in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores does not broadly threaten the fundamental principle of essential health benefits in the Affordable Care Act, says Nancy H. Nielsen, MD, PhD, senior associate dean for health policy in the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.