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1/4/16

UB Center for the Arts presents The Band of the Royal Marines and the Pipes, Drums and Highland Dancers of the Scots Guards on Thursday, January 28. Hundreds of years of military traditions and pageantry come alive on stage in an evening celebrating the music of Scotland, England, Ireland and Wales.

1/5/16

UB's IDeA Center, in collaboration with the Global Universal Design Commission, has developed the first set of universal design certification standards for commercial buildings.

1/5/16

The groups received training from UB's Center for Industrial Effectiveness (TCIE).

1/5/16

Periods of economic uncertainty tend to influence drinking problems among people who lose their jobs, as some turn to alcohol due to stress or because they have more free time and fewer responsibilities.

1/6/16

John Leddy, medical director of the UB Concussion Management Clinic, will appear on CBS This Morning on Thursday, Jan. 7, for a segment on a new way to treat concussions in athletes ages 12 to 18.

1/6/16

Medical benefits exist for medical marijuana, but rigorous testing is needed, UB experts say.

1/7/16
BUFFALO, N.Y. — The International Neuropsychological Society (INS) has selected Ralph H. Benedict, PhD, professor of neurology in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo, as the 2016 recipient of its INS Mid-Career Award.
1/13/16

Research led by University at Buffalo oral biology researcher Jill Kramer aims to re-examine whether a seemingly harmless antibody plays a significant role in Sjögren’s syndrome.

1/7/16

Mark Jensen knows how to structure information. Give him gigabytes of data and he’ll organize the disparate elements into a universally accessible whole.

1/8/16

UB’s Office of Career Services is tapping into the power of UB alumni and sharpening its job-seeking skills with another “Road Trip New York City.”

1/8/16
BUFFALO, N.Y. — A private foundation dedicated to research on autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and similar conditions has awarded a $540,000 grant to Zhen Yan, PhD, professor of physiology and biophysics in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo.
1/8/16

The computer scientist was recognized for his “for contributions to security and privacy in cloud computing and wireless networks.”

1/8/16

You’re 25 times more likely to become president than to win the jackpot, a UB biostatistician says. But unbelievably rare things happen every day.

1/11/16

A study of college students from four upstate New York universities finds that young adults use e-cigarettes for affective reasons, such as enjoyment, not for cognitive purposes like quitting smoking.

1/11/16

Leading computer scientist Venu Govindaraju has been named vice president for research and economic development at the University at Buffalo.

1/11/16

UB was awarded $2 million by SUNY to develop two new programs designed to help students complete their degrees and obtain successful employment upon graduation.

1/11/16

Deborah Raines, PhD, associate professor in the University at Buffalo School of Nursing, recently received the 2016 Elsevier Leading Stars in Education (ELSIE) Award for Excellence in Clinical Education from Elsevier.

1/12/16

States should take advantage of the flexibility they have to adopt different legal purchasing ages, Lynn Kozlowski writes in the current issue of Issues in Science and Technology.

1/12/16

1 in 292 million? So what. Even risk-averse humans are swept-up in Powerball, a UB psychologist says.

1/13/16

The Spring Seminar Series at UB's RIA will explore topics including obesity, the effects of substance use on college sexual assault and academic performance, and the neuroscience of marijuana and methamphetamines.

1/13/16

UB President Satish K. Tripathi applauded Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s proposal to extend the NYSUNY 2020 predictable tuition program, saying it will enable UB to build even further on the strong momentum created by the the program.

1/14/16

The program connects Western New York businesses with resources of UB’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

1/14/16

UB Assistant Chief of Police Chris J. Bartolomei took part in SUNY-sponsored training designed to “train the trainer” in “fair and impartial” policing that addresses issues of bias in law enforcement.

1/14/16

A study of risk communication as it relates to altruistic behavior has found that portraying an event as a distant risk fails to prompt altruistic behavior intention among the U.S. public.

1/15/16

Whether you have a business in need of funding or are an investor looking for your next deal, crowdfunding regulations are changing.

1/15/16

Thirty-four of the University at Buffalo’s most promising students take a five-day tour of projects and personalities reshaping Buffalo in a week-long seminar designed to groom and educate future area leaders.

1/20/16

A Supreme Court decision ruling a class action lawsuit can continue, even after a business offers to fully pay the first person who brought suit is a “big win for consumers,” according to a UB law expert.

1/21/16

Partnership to emphasize interprofessional education focused on safe prescribing practices and culture change.

1/21/16

The trials, conducted through UB and WCHOB, aim to fill gaps in knowledge about the drug’s safety, efficacy.

1/22/16

UB Engineering Dean Liesl Folks will be keynote speaker.

1/22/16

Applications to UB are 10.3 percent higher than at this time last year, and university officials are attributing the increase partly to greater awareness of UB’s status as one of the nation’s top public universities.

1/22/16

What's happening in Flint is similar to what happened in New Orleans with Hurricane Katrina and in Ferguson, Missouri, says UB's Henry Louis Taylor Jr.

1/25/16

The three-decades-old hyperbaric chamber housed in Sherman Annex on UB’s South Campus is being upgraded, and the project will be handled by a Western New York company whose three generations of UB engineering graduates know the chamber inside and out.

1/25/16

Like Beanie Babies and Steve Urkel, the systems we use to transmit information through water bring to mind the 1990s.

1/25/16

In search of a less expensive, yet effective, form of therapy, a new study led by UB behavioral health researcher Ellen Volpe will investigate the effectiveness of narrative exposure therapy (NET) at treating PTSD and substance abuse among adolescents who have experienced multiple traumas.

1/25/16

UB’s Confucius Institute and the Chinese Club of Western New York  will present their sixth annual Chinese New Year celebration on Feb. 7 at UB’s Center for the Arts.

1/26/16

Transira Therapeutics, a new UB spinoff, aims to develop the hormone oxyntomodulin as a treatment for Type 2 diabetes.

1/26/16

UB President Satish K. Tripathi and members of the university community will welcome Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown to campus and will sign their support for the City of Buffalo Opportunity Pledge.

1/26/16

UB’s Educational Opportunity Center is again offering free tax preparation for individuals and families meeting economic and income guidelines, the latest installment of a quickly expanding program.

1/27/16

Online degree programs offered by UB’s Graduate School of Education and School of Nursing were named among the best online programs by U.S. News & World Report.

1/27/16

The Ted Cruz campaign points to research from UB's James Campbell that looks at the impact of swing voters.

1/27/16

UB President Satish K. Tripathi and several members of the UB community today pledged to help build a culture of inclusiveness and equity in the City of Buffalo.

1/28/16

UB Theatre & Dance Department will present Zodiaque Dance Company from February 24-28 in the Center for the Arts.

1/28/16

Charles Esten "Deacon" and Clare Bowen "Scarlett O'Connor" will perform in concert at UB Center for the Arts on Saturday, February 27th.

1/29/16

Health care systems and providers need to understand the unique realities of military culture in order to work effectively with veterans and military families.

1/29/16
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Frostbite so severe that it requires the removal of a limb or finger should be rare in an American city in the 21st century. But last year, Steve Gangloff and Chelsey Ciambella found out how common it is among some populations.
1/29/16

There are a lot of other alternatives when it comes to microcephaly, says UB's Jared Aldstadt.