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
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.
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.
“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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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