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12/1/15

More than 200,000 of the 5 million accounts stolen in a cyberattack on the digital toymaker VTech belonged to children, information that hackers could use to open credit card accounts, according to a UB expert in cyber deception.

12/2/15

It’s “Snowing like CRAZY up in here” and other tweets can boost computer models that guide traffic.

12/2/15

The UB community will celebrate the ongoing accomplishments of the university’s Buffalo Tanzania Education Project — including the launch of a new book — at a special event to take place on Dec. 3.

12/2/15

A federal magistrate judge has dismissed the lawsuit brought by former University at Buffalo employee Jeffrey Malkan against former dean of UB Law School, Makau Mutua.

12/3/15

Singer, songwriter and pianist John Legend will speak at UB  on Dec. 3 in Alumni Arena as part of UB’s Distinguished Speakers Series.

12/4/15

Vikings may not have colonized Greenland in nice weather, new research finds.

12/4/15

Without a doubt, Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg and Cy Twombly are the three great post-abstract expressionists in American art, says Jonathan Katz, director of UB’s visual studies doctoral program.

12/4/15

Six UB upper-level law students and their professor will travel to Paris to be part of the 2015 United Nations Conference on Climate Change.

12/7/15

Are your political sensitivities more to the left or to the right? Which candidate are you supporting? Is a particular social policy likely to achieve its goal?

12/3/15

Pro-gun organizations have too much control over Congress, says UB's Anthony O’Rourke.

12/7/15

Nancy Campbell-Heider, PhD, associate professor in the University at Buffalo School of Nursing, was named a Fellow in the International Academy of Addictions Nurses (FIAAN).

12/7/15

Prescription opioid abuse has reached epidemic proportions, but new research led by UB psychiatric nursing researcher Yu-Ping Chang found motivational interviewing, a form of behavioral counseling, is an effective tool at curbing misuse.

12/8/15

Jeffrey M. Wice of the Jaeckle Center for Law, Democracy and Governance at the UB Law School will be available to provide commentary and analysis of a major redistricting case before the U.S. Supreme Court, Tuesday, Dec. 8.

12/4/15

Online communication amplifies polarized attitudes, says UB's Michael Stefanone.

12/9/15

Within days of a suspected concussion, adolescents will be examined by UB physicians conducting clinical trial.

12/9/15

Gary Giovino, PhD, is facilitating the development of the Bloomberg Philanthropies Data for Health non-communicable disease risk factor mobile phone survey.

12/10/15

Child protection services personnel respond to some 3 million reports of maltreatment per year, andmany states respond identically to all incidents, regardless of their nature. Differential response is a significant policy shift in how child welfare systems approach families, says Annette Semanchin Jones.

12/10/15

The event aligns with a White House-sponsored initiative that aims to improve student access to computer science.

12/11/15

Campus Dining and Shops rolled out four new Pride of New York vending machines, each stocked with items made or produced in New York State. Sales have been solid since they were installed at the start of the fall semester.

12/11/15

Although still in its infancy, University at Buffalo faculty, staff and students are finding UBThisWinter, the university’s winter session, to be a great way to spend the time between the traditional fall and spring semesters.

12/11/15

UB Police Chief Gerald W. Schoenle Jr. is leading a call by the SUNY Police Chiefs Association asking Gov. Cuomo to sign a bill that would help university police departments retain campus police officers.

12/14/15

Biostatistics professor emeritus Randy Carter and his wife will spend six months in India, a place that made a profound impact on their late son.

12/14/15

To prepare the next generation of nurses for virtual health care, the UB School of Nursing recently received a one-year SUNY High Needs grant to train nursing students in telehealth, which allows patients to use live video and self-diagnostic devices to receive distant care.

12/11/15

Criticism from the opposite party, or media, creates a backlash effect, says UB's Jacob Neiheisel.

12/15/15

For UB education professor Nathan J. Daun-Barnett, hundreds of completed student financial aid applications that might never have been successfully filed are not enough.

12/15/15

The honor is given to researchers who have created outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development, and the welfare of society.

12/15/15

Students from a UB School of Architecture and Planning studio will outline plans they spent the fall semester developing during a public presentation today from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at ECC City Campus.

12/16/15

UB will launch a new department at the end of the current semester dedicated to the academic study of the Jewish intellectual tradition in the development of Western civilization.

12/16/15

More studies are needed to understand how sea levels could rise in coming years, UB expert says.

12/16/15

The companies expect to create 72 jobs and invest $3.6 million in the Buffalo Niagara Region within five years.

12/16/15

“Excelsior” – meaning “ever upward” – is New York State’s official motto, and upward-looking UB Law School seniors are now eligible for the governor’s Excelsior Service Fellowship Program.

12/14/15

Now a shadow of its old self, the square was once known as the Times Square of Buffalo, a bustling location bounded by landmarks such as Louis Sullivan’s Guaranty Building.

12/21/15

From robot bees to designer neurons, here are highlights from a great year of research.

12/17/15

Study traces how enigmatic molecules — said to be named for the riddle-telling sphinx — help cancer self-destruct.

12/21/15

Women who report having periodontal disease are at greater risk for breast cancer, especially if they smoke or recently quit smoking, according to University at Buffalo research published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention.

12/21/15

Companies tied to UB help cement the Buffalo Niagara region’s growing reputation for business talent.

12/22/15

New NSF grant to fund partnership between UB math department, industry.

12/23/15

UB is ranked 53rd among public colleges in the nation that offer the best value to in-state students.

12/30/15

Annual commemoration of Fillmore, U.S. president and UB’s first chancellor, is a tradition dating back more than 50 years.

12/31/15

Here's a new twist to an old tradition — resolutions that have some research to back up their worth. And, yes, being narcissistic might help you in 2016.