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8/1/14
BUFFALO, N.Y. — The college selection process is the latest battlefield over class advantage, where acceptance to the school of choice not only determines the quality of education but also improves students’ chances of entering the country’s upper-middle class.  So says a team of three education experts led by a University at Buffalo education professor.
8/4/14
BUFFALO, N.Y. – What is the relationship between frailty and dementia? Many studies acknowledge that frailty and dementia often coexist, but little research has been done on why that is the case.
8/5/14

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

8/6/14

John Richard, PhD, UB Distinguished Professor in the University at Buffalo Department of Chemistry, was named a 2014 fellow of the American Chemical Society (ACS).

8/6/14

A University at Buffalo team of researchers has been awarded a federal grant to explore how environmental chemicals that disrupt neuroendocrine circadian functions and hormone release may raise the risk of diabetes and other disorders.

8/6/14

Aga is a researcher in UB's new RENEW initiative, which focuses on energy, water and environment research.

8/6/14

The activities are part of the National Grid/UB Engineering Leadership Camp for high school students.

8/7/14

Service learning — where students put what they’re learning to work by volunteering in the community — has been steadily growing in popularity at the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. More than half of UB’s medical students take the service learning elective. This year, there’s a new twist.

8/12/14

“People with alcohol and drug addictions are at greater risk for depression and suicide, even when they’re in recovery,” says Richard D. Blondell, MD, vice chair of addiction medicine and professor of family medicine at the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

8/12/14

The human triumphs of the University at Buffalo Educational Opportunity Center will be displayed through the spoken word during a staged reading of works by adult learners beginning at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 14 in the 710 Main Theatre in downtown Buffalo.

8/13/14

The autobiographic writing of the University at Buffalo’s Educational Opportunity Center students comes to life through the voices of professional actors at a staged reading of their stories and poetry this week in Buffalo’s Theater District.

8/13/14

University at Buffalo Law School sports law expert Nellie Drew believes Buffalo sports fans will get their wish: The Bills will stay in Buffalo.

8/14/14

The University at Buffalo College of Arts and Sciences and its Humanities Institute has announced the name of its first WBFO-Eileen Silvers Visiting Professor in the Arts and Humanities.

8/14/14
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Water may appear to be an abundant resource, but in some parts of the world clean water is hard to come by.
8/14/14

The University at Buffalo’s Graduate School of Education expands its online services this fall by offering a fully online advanced graduate certificate program in music learning theory, a curriculum that teaches educators how to instruct their students to become better musicians and appreciate music throughout their lives.

8/14/14
BUFFALO, N.Y. — D. Jeffery Higginbotham, PhD, of Buffalo, professor and chair of the Department of Communicative Disorders and Sciences in the University at Buffalo College of Arts and Sciences, will be named a fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) at the association’s 2014 annual convention being held Nov. 20-22 in Orlando, Florida.
8/14/14
BUFFALO, N. Y. The recent landmark federal ruling that allows college athletes to be paid for selling their rights to their names and images further blurs the distinction between amateur and professional athletes, according to University at Buffalo Law School adjunct Professor Nellie Drew, who specializes in sports law.
8/15/14
BUFFALO, N.Y. – The Class of 2018 of the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences will participate in the White Coat Ceremony at 3 p.m. today, Aug. 15, in the Center for the Arts on the UB North Campus.
8/15/14

Up to 2,000 engineers worldwide are expected at the event, which takes place Aug. 17-20 in downtown Buffalo.

8/17/14

These topics and more will be discussed as up to 2,000 mechanical engineers gather in downtown Buffalo.

8/18/14

“If you think there’s no way to stop identity theft attacks like the one in which Russian hackers stole 1.2 billion usernames and passwords, you would be wrong.” So says online consumer-behavior expert Arun “Vish” Vishwanath.

8/18/14

Engineering conference in downtown Buffalo focuses on advanced manufacturing and design.

8/19/14

While most freshmen are deciding on dorm decorations, more than 100 students and faculty members in the University at Buffalo Undergraduate Academies will get their hands dirty weeding and pruning in local community gardens.

8/19/14

The session features NASA administrators, successful entrepreneurs and local business leaders.

8/19/14

The University at Buffalo Humanities Institute has announced the first annual Buffalo Humanities Festival, to be held Sept. 25-26 at Buffalo State College, the Albright-Knox Art Gallery and the Burchfield Penney Art Center.

8/20/14

Youfa Wang, PhD, professor of epidemiology and environmental health at the University at Buffalo, is the subject matter expert and video presenter for a multimedia streaming video comparing the effectiveness of childhood obesity programs that was produced by Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), a unit of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

2014 white coat ceremony
8/22/14

One hundred forty-four students participated in the white coat ceremony in the Center for the Art’s Mainstage Theater on August 15, as members of the class of 2018 of the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

8/22/14
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Three University at Buffalo professors have received a $368,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to research technology that could revolutionize product engineering by allowing designers to better measure consumer perceptions and customize products accordingly.
8/25/14

University at Buffalo Graduate School of Education doctoral student Denise Grandits, a middle school literature teacher in St. Amelia School in Tonawanda, is the latest recipient of the Media Literacy Award from the National Council of Teachers of English.

8/26/14

New research findings from a study of 634 couples found that the more often they smoked marijuana, the less likely they were to engage in domestic violence.

8/26/14

William G. Gisel Jr., president and CEO of Rich Products Corp., has been named the 2014 Buffalo Niagara Executive of the Year by the University at Buffalo School of Management.

8/26/14

National experts on the criminal justice system, opioid abuse, substance abuse treatment and community health will visit the University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions (RIA) during its Fall Seminar Series beginning Sept. 17.

8/28/14
BUFFALO, N.Y. — John M. Canty Jr., MD, the Albert and Elizabeth Rekate Professor of Medicine in the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and UB’s chief of cardiovascular medicine, has been appointed to the Heart, Lung and Blood Program Project Review Committee of the National Institutes of Health. He will serve on the committee for four years.
Philip Coppens, PhD
8/28/14
BUFFALO, N.Y. – An X-ray crystal structure solved by a University at Buffalo chemistry professor has been chosen as one of the world’s top 10 molecular structures ever solved.
8/28/14

Disturbing news for women on college campuses: a new study from the University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions (RIA) indicates that female college students who are victims of sexual assault are at a much higher risk of becoming victims again.

A rack of computer servers on an earthquake shake table
8/29/14

In buildings such as data centers, power plants and hospitals, earthquakes could cause highly-sensitive equipment to swing, rock, fall and generally bash into things.

8/29/14

The University at Buffalo has release the following statement on the Ebola virus and campus health.

8/29/14

The food truck movement has finally reached the University at Buffalo.