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7/9/14

The University at Buffalo is sponsoring a genetics workshop for 31 high school teachers from area school districts this week to provide them with the new classroom tools needed to teach their students the rich history, complexity and excitement of the world of genetics and genomics.

7/1/14

UB on the Green, the University at Buffalo’s free outdoor performance series, is back for an eighth season of celebrating the summer season in the South Campus neighborhood.

7/2/14

We’re often told that worrying can be harmful to one’s health. But University at Buffalo researchers say that when it comes to preventing skin cancer, a little fear is good for you.

7/2/14

The University at Buffalo’s dean of School of Social Work has canceled advertising for her Facebook pages and urged others to considering switching to other social media sites after Facebook carried out an “unethical” mood manipulation experiment on 700,000 subscribers without following proper protections for human subjects involved in psychological research.

7/2/14

Fifty-one experienced regional entrepreneurs are poised to move their businesses forward after graduating from the Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership (CEL) Core program in the University at Buffalo School of Management.

7/3/14

After one of the snowiest winters in recent history, William Philipps will forego the beach to spend the summer studying glaciers at the world’s northernmost university.

7/6/14

"Nanojuice" and photoacoustic tomography could provide a noninvasive way to diagnose IBS, and celiac and Crohn's diseases.

7/7/14

Alexander N. Cartwright, vice president for research and economic development at the University at Buffalo, will discuss science, economic development and public policy with other higher education leaders and national media on Wednesday, July 9, in Washington, D.C.

7/3/14

A dozen high school students are getting a crash course on how the information age is improving healthcare and helping Buffalo develop a world-class medical corridor.

7/9/14

The University at Buffalo’s New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences (CBLS) is refreshing its brand identity with a significant redesign that more accurately communicates its collaborative role in the community and emphasizes its efforts to spur economic development and innovation in Western New York.

7/10/14

The University at Buffalo School of Management and the Foundation for Accounting Education of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA) recently collaborated to introduce minority high school students to career opportunities in the accounting profession during a five-day program.

7/11/14

Dozens of local entrepreneurs and professionals are now better prepared to tackle the unique challenges of running a family business after completing the first-ever “Growing a Healthy Family Business” course, part of a new initiative that launched this year in the University at Buffalo School of Management’s Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership (CEL).

7/10/14

Reducing one’s carbon footprint. Becoming comfortable with public transit. Exploring Buffalo. Those are some of the findings of a study that examined a pilot program that offered Metro Rail use to some UB students, faculty and staff for 20 months in 2011 and 2012.

7/11/14

Fall offerings from the University at Buffalo’s TCIE feature new business improvement classes for professionals working in any industry, as well as early bird pricing for two popular certification courses.

7/11/14

For decades, Buffalo’s population has shrunk. But the city’s number of immigrants and refugees are on the rise. With the sudden population surge come a host of problems. The University at Buffalo will tackle these issues through the Immigrant and Refugee Research Institute (IRRI), a new institute under the School of Social Work and Buffalo Center for Social Research.

7/15/14

MirrorMirror, the award-winning temporary street tent designed by University at Buffalo architecture professors Stephanie Davidson and Georg Rafailidis, again has been recognized by the international design community.

7/15/14
BUFFALO, N.Y. — For the fifth straight year, University at Buffalo faculty member Gene D. Morse, PharmD, has been invited to lead a session on research capacity building at an international conference.
7/16/14

The University at Buffalo School of Management’s Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership (CEL), in partnership with UB’s New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences (CBLS), has equipped a new class of local leaders with the skills to successfully guide their businesses in the ever-changing high-tech field.

7/16/14

University at Buffalo officials announced today that they paid $275,000, directed to the Clinton Foundation, for former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s speaking engagement as part of their 2013-2014 Distinguished Speakers Series.

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7/21/14
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- It’s an all too familiar story: a patient—specifically a patient with chronic disease—goes into the hospital to get well and is discharged only to be readmitted within 30 days. Medicare spends $15 billion a year on readmissions alone.
7/18/14

The University at Buffalo Law School today released employment figures for its Class of 2013, showing an employment rate on par with and exceeding the national average in one of the toughest job markets for new law school graduates.

7/21/14

Law review editors who do the exacting work of checking their articles’ citations of other scholars’ work see the same names pop up again and again. In the field of election law, a new study has tallied those citations to identify the 10 faculty from all 200 ABA law schools whose work in election law has the most impact on their peers – and a University at Buffalo Law School professor is on the list.

7/21/14

University at Buffalo researchers are preparing to conduct a major study that analyzes how Tonawanda Coke plant emissions have affected the health of area residents and employees.

7/22/14

“East Los High,” the trailblazing, addictive and hugely popular Hulu original series, uses a range of digital media platforms to involve its audience in the lives, scandals and emotional traumas of Latino students attending a fictional high school in East Los Angeles, California, and communication experts say it works on both the entertainment and educational levels.

7/22/14

University at Buffalo students have received Marshall, Fulbright, Goldwater and other prestigious scholarships in the past year. UB hopes to build on that success, which is why the Office of Undergraduate Education recently appointed Elizabeth Colucci as coordinator of nationally competitive fellowships and scholarships.

7/23/14
The doctor of nursing practice degree (DNP) is generally considered the wave of the future in nursing. The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) proposed in 2005 that the DNP would be the standard for advanced practice nursing (APN) by 2015.
7/23/14

Few people have influenced and supported the Buffalo music community more than Cameron Baird (1905-1960), the elder son of a Buffalo industrial family considered by many the city’s “undersung hero of good music.”

7/24/14

Will every household soon have a 3-D printer? How does origami lead to safer airbags and other innovations? Will robots do more than vacuum your home? These questions and much more will be deliberated as roughly 2,000 engineers gather Aug. 17-20, in Buffalo, N.Y., to discuss advanced manufacturing and design.

7/24/14

Primary care treatment of overweight and obese preschoolers works better when treatment targets both parent and child compared to when only the child is targeted, according to research published this week in Pediatrics and conducted at the University at Buffalo and Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo.

7/24/14

Five faculty members representing the health sciences and engineering have been named University at Buffalo Distinguished Professors for 2014. The appointments are effective Sept. 1.

7/28/14

He is the third architect with UB ties chosen for the prestigious honor.

7/25/14
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Bruce R. Troen, MD, University at Buffalo professor in the Department of Medicine and chief of the Division of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, has been named a fellow of the American Geriatrics Society (AGS).
7/25/14
Plato’s Academy North Tonawanda Campus (PANTC) reading group and the UB Department of Philosophy will present their second annual conference, “Bioethics and the Philosophy of Medicine,” Aug. 1 and 2 at UB.
7/25/14
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Basketball Hall of Famer and philanthropist Magic Johnson and John Oliver, political satirist and host of HBO’s “Last Week Tonight,” head the lineup of speakers in the University at Buffalo’s 2014-15 Distinguished Speakers Series.
7/28/14

Eight additional companies – including Bak USA, an assembler of affordable electronic tablets – will relocate on or near the University at Buffalo campuses through their participation in START-UP NY, the innovative tax incentive program established by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo.

7/28/14

A collaboration between the University at Buffalo’s School of Social Work and School of Nursing will serve local veterans and families by teaching social workers and nurses how they can better care for and respond to veterans’ needs.

7/28/14

University at Buffalo Law School Professor and immigration expert Rick Su says the ongoing flood of Central American children coming to the U.S. differs from other refugee crises because of the large number of children leaving their families and risking their lives to find new homes.

7/29/14

Today, Andrew Whittaker, PhD, SE, director of MCEER at the University at Buffalo, will tell Congress that the United States is not prepared for effects of a major earthquake in a large urban area.

7/29/14

Gyroscope-aided bikes and cars may one day rule the road. But before the technology reaches the ground, a University at Buffalo research team will test similar equipment in outer space.

7/29/14

Athletes and others reporting cognitive difficulties after a head injury are usually diagnosed as having had a concussion. But is it really a concussion? A new study published by University at Buffalo medical faculty finds that many of the same symptoms are common to concussions and to injuries to the neck and/or balance system, known collectively as cervical/vestibular injuries.

7/29/14
BUFFALO, N.Y. – The transforming “magic” of music continues to occupy the spotlight at the Graduate School of Education, thanks to the ongoing research and commitment of two faculty members making careers of finding new ways to nurture better preschool readers.
7/29/14

Contrary to widespread media reports, the collapse of several financial firms during the 2008 economic crisis was not triggered by unsettled stock trades, according to new research from the University at Buffalo School of Management.

7/30/14

The Health Foundation of Western and Central New York has chosen University at Buffalo School of Social Work faculty member Susan A. Green to take part in its Health Leadership Fellows Program, recognizing her influence in community health and investing in her expanding role addressing the health of elders and children living in poverty.

7/30/14

Over the summer, more than 50 music educators from across the world traveled to the University at Buffalo to learn how to teach the language of music.

7/30/14

Nine entrepreneurs will graduate from the inaugural Allstate Entrepreneur Support program, which brings business owners together to help transform Buffalo’s Kensington-Bailey business district.

7/31/14

“Phishers,” the crafty perps who scam us via email, are trolling social media sites to steal vast amounts of personal data and then use it to fleece us. “Farcing” is what researchers call it and it’s on the rise.