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3/3/15

Megan Lundgren and Laurie Widman believe in the power of public education. Both feel a pull to the students they teach in the North Tonawanda City School District and aspire to influence their students “beyond the four walls of the classroom.”

3/6/15

Although some children emerge from cold and neglectful family environments as adults with high self-esteem, a new UB study suggests these people may still be at a relative disadvantage in life, with a foggier sense of who they are.

3/16/15

Newcomers including animal ambassadors from Hawk Creek Wildlife Center and tales of the return of wolves in Yellowstone National Park join the ever-popular “cryogenic banana” at this year’s Science Exploration Day, the University at Buffalo’s “Cool Science” festival.

3/2/15

Adams has eight years of curatorial experience and has organized lecture series, film series and public art projects as well as exhibitions.

3/2/15

University at Buffalo dining services will raise its game once again, transforming its most modern student dining area into an interactive “Hunger Games” Theme Night, complete with decorations, sound, costumes – and especially food – all inspired by the movie sensation popular among university students.

3/3/15

The communities will be part of Growing Food Connections, a national initiative led in part by UB's Food Systems Planning and Healthy Communities Lab.

3/3/15

As habitats shrink, Newton’s Laws of Motion could help us predict how some animals will react, UB researchers say.

3/3/15

Women married to men with alcohol abuse problems can face a slew of problems themselves, with finding support for their situation near the top of the list.

3/4/15

With three decades of data from more than 475,000 participants, a new study on narcissism from the University at Buffalo School of Management reveals that men, on average, are more narcissistic than women.

3/4/15

The companies expect to create 40 jobs and invest $12.5 million in Western New York within five years.

3/4/15

The SPIR program provides up $25,000 for participating organizations.

3/4/15

Levine, a longtime UB faculty member, died of cancer Feb. 26 in her Buffalo home.

3/5/15

For the first time ever, students from a single club in the University at Buffalo School of Management have taken both first and second place in the annual On Target Undergraduate Club Case Competition, sponsored by Target Corporation.

3/13/15

The National Institutes of Health has awarded $2 million to a researcher at the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences to do a preclinical study to determine which type of cardiac stem cell therapy will be most effective in treating patients with heart failure.

3/9/15

Led by UB alumnus John Bodkin, a "who’s who" of local organizations and individuals has taken the initiative in addressing the community’s physician shortage.

3/9/15

UB law students in their formative first year will receive even more personal attention from their professors under a new plan approved by law school faculty.

3/9/15

Apple and Google will attend UB’s largest career fair for the first time, joining more than 100 local and national companies in recruiting UB students.

3/10/15

Several UB graduate and degree professional programs have been recognized as among the best in the country.

3/10/15

A wood-burning heater designed by UB architects enables the café to stay warm with no mechanical HVAC system.

3/11/15

UB Libraries and faculty to restore and study Greek and Roman coins from the eras of Julius Caesar, Alexander the Great and more.

3/11/15

Studies have found that people exposed to American Indian mascots are more likely to negatively stereotype other ethnic groups, a UB psychology expert says.

3/11/15

Ana Mariella Bacigalupo's project is titled, "Memory, Spirits, and Violence in Mapuche Chilean Geographies."

3/12/15

Buffalo Sabres and libraries join UB and partners in expanded STEM programs for K–12 students.

3/12/15

Access to routine information about you — like where you grew up and your relationship status — can help others manipulate you, a UB researcher finds.

3/12/15

Politicians’ support of economic policies that benefit their supporters are a boon to those on higher end of economic spectrum.

3/13/15

Students will volunteer in high-need areas of Western New York, Virginia, the Dominican Republic and elsewhere.

3/13/15

Aging tends to lead people to become more trusting, says University at Buffalo psychologist Michael Poulin, co-author of two new studies exploring the relationship between age and trust. 

3/13/15

Part of Science Week, the event will promote genomic and bioinformatics literacy.

3/15/15

Congratulations to our UB men’s basketball team, who made history last night and are preparing to do it again!

3/23/15

The structure will compete in the prestigious U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon contest.

3/16/15

Calling the events of the past months some of the most “ugly off-field incidents” in the history of the NFL, University at Buffalo Law School professor and sports law expert Helen A. Drew says nothing short of “swift, comprehensive and substantial disciplinary measures” are needed to address the flood of disciplinary issues that have challenged Commissioner Roger Goodell’s ability to protect the league’s reputation.

3/16/15

Thanks to a grant awarded by the New York State Department of Labor, the University at Buffalo’s TCIE will prepare dislocated workers from Erie County for entry-level to mid-level manufacturing jobs.

3/16/15

UB shares some interesting facts about the university as the men's basketball team heads to the NCAA tournament for the first time.

3/17/15

First NCAA Tournament showing puts UB in national spotlight, with thousands of fans sharing pride on social media.

3/17/15

Jean Wactawski-Wende, professor of epidemiology and environmental health, and interim dean of the University at Buffalo School of Public Health and Health Professions since July 2014, has been appointed dean of the school after a national search.

3/18/15

Well, the University at Buffalo men’s basketball team has one fan pulling for them Friday – and it just so happens to be the President of the United States.

3/18/15

There will be one heck of a party in the Student Union on Friday as University at Buffalo faculty, staff and those students who stayed on campus over spring break gather to watch their Bulls take on West Virginia in the Big Dance.

3/18/15

This year’s Spring Seminar Series at the University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions will focus on the topics of smoking and alcohol.

3/18/15

You might expect teenagers to scoff at sitting through a 95-minute, no-intermission performance of Shakespeare’s grim and bloody Macbeth.

3/19/15

Casey Bunce has a fever and the only prescription is — well, you know the rest, at least if you’re familiar with the “Saturday Night Live” sketch whose catch phrase “more cowbell” has been part of the pop culture lexicon since 2000.

3/19/15

Annie Dorsen, the award-winning performance artist and director of the Broadway hit “Passing Strange” will discuss her groundbreaking algorithmic theatre performances on March 27 at 5:30 p.m. as part of the University at Buffalo’s Technē Institute for Arts and Emerging Technologies’ “Structures of Digital Feeling Colloquium of Artists and Scholars in the Digital Age.”

3/19/15

The University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine will unveil a new Rural Dentistry Pilot Program at a ribbon cutting ceremony in Cuba, N.Y. The program will expand the school’s mobile school-based dental services into Alleghany and Cattaraugus counties.

3/20/15

The event will spotlight new patents, student innovators and startup companies in UB’s business incubators.

3/20/15

The five-day event, part of a new advanced degree program under development, includes lectures on genomics, Antarctic ice sheets and more.

3/20/15

Among the 236,000 University at Buffalo alumni around the world, only a select few are recognized by the University at Buffalo Alumni Association (UBAA) each year. This year, honorees include Venkat Panchapakesan (MS ’90), head of engineering for YouTube, and Rear Adm. Rebecca McCormick-Boyle (BS ’81), commander of the Navy Medicine Education and Training Command at Fort Sam Houston.

3/20/15

University at Buffalo President Satish K. Tripathi has released the following statement on the men’s basketball team’s first-ever game in the NCAA Tournament.

3/23/15

The line-up for the March event includes a DJ from The Pink, a record label founder and two researchers in the field of communicative disorders and sciences.

3/23/15

National and regional executives will share their expertise with leaders in business, health care, higher education and nonprofits at a conference this spring hosted by the University at Buffalo School of Management’s Center for Leadership and Organizational Effectiveness (CLOE).

3/25/15

University at Buffalo Police will once again mark the spring season by stepping up attention to seat belt compliance on campus, patrolling campus roadways and setting up checkpoints during peak traffic times.

3/25/15

Welcome to the Engineering Club at Sweet Home School District’s Heritage Heights Elementary. Joey and Anton are eager third-graders working on how they can attach the back wheels (CDs) to an axle (pencil) to a car body (foam core board) that will be powered by a rubber band.

3/26/15

The question “Who rules big data?” and how these information technologies change our understanding and application of the law is the subject of the University at Buffalo’s annual Mitchell Lecture.

3/27/15

A big bowl of mashed potatoes. What about spaghetti and meatballs? Sushi?  Regardless of what you identify as comfort food, it’s likely the attraction to that dish is based on having a good relationship with the person you remember first preparing it, according to the results of a new study by a University at Buffalo research team.

3/26/15

Deborah Waldrop, a professor in the University at Buffalo School of Social Work, received a prestigious Award of Excellence in Research from the Social Work Hospice & Palliative Care Network (SWHPN) at the organization’s annual General Assembly in Philadelphia last month.

3/26/15

Laura Perna, a nationally recognized authority on higher education achievement, will speak at UB on March 30.

3/30/15

After a winter of record-setting cold, the University at Buffalo Undergraduate Academies plan to heat things up through a visit from social entrepreneurship icon Veronika Scott.

3/26/15

A UB graduate student is studying crested black macaques with a grant from the Leakey Foundation, which has backed the work of primatologists like Jane Goodall.

3/26/15

Henderson is an educator, director and award-winning television, Broadway and off-Broadway actor.

3/27/15

The University at Buffalo Alumni Association will honor alumni and friends who have brought distinction to the university at the 2015 Achievement Awards program to be held at 6 p.m. Friday, March 27, in the Center for the Arts on the North Campus.

3/27/15

The program can help Western New York companies of all types and sizes – from manufacturers and lending institutions to health care providers and nonprofit organization.

3/27/15

UB professor studies rheumatic disease and effects of trauma, toxic stress among Native American children.

3/30/15

As National Financial Literacy Month kicks off this April, nearly 800 high school students across Western New York will compete in MoneySKILL Mania, an in-school financial literacy challenge sponsored by the University at Buffalo School of Management and M&T Bank.

3/30/15

The event, organized by the UB Department of Music's Lejaren Hiller Computer Music Studios, will create immersive sonic environments for the listener.

3/31/15

The mockup, built at the Construction Research Laboratory in Miami, provides a sneak peek of what the new UB medical school will look like.

3/31/15

Sean Kaczmarek, the youngest person ever elected to the Cheektowaga-Sloan Board of Education and a tireless advocate for equitable public education, is the University at Buffalo’s finalist for the national Harry S. Truman Scholarship.