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4/7/04

Sampson L. Blair, UB associate professor of sociology, discusses the challenge of getting children to do housework and chores in <i>USA Today</i>. <a href="http://www.usatoday.com/life/lifestyle/2004-04-04-clean-cover_x.htm">Read the story</a>

4/7/04

Books such as Richard Clarke's "Against All Enemies: Inside America's War on Terror," are playing an unprecedent role in this year's presidential campaign, according to James Campbell, professor of political science, in <i>USA Today</i>. <a href=" http://www.usatoday.com/news/politicselections/nation/president/2004-03-31-political-books_x.htm">Read the story</a>

4/7/04

Women's studies professor Elayne Rapping discusses the 30th anniversary of <i>People</i> magazine in the <i>Atlanta Journal Constitution</i>. <a href="http://www.ajc.com/living/content/living/0404/02people.html ">Read the story</a>

4/8/04

An article in <i>The New York Times</i> looks at technologies being developed to render cell phones inoperable in certain locations -- like theaters, trains and prisons -- including construction materials being developed by UB's Deborah Chung that would block the ringing by blocking radio waves.

4/13/04

An article in <i>The Chronicle of Higher Education</i> looks at the trend at colleges and universities to use green power -- wind and other forms of alternative energy -- to power their campuses, including UB, which in 2003 tripled its consumption of wind-generated electricity to 6 percent of its total energy needs, becoming New York State's largest consumer of wind energy.

4/14/04

Bruce Jackson, SUNY Distinguished Professor and Samuel P. Capen Professor of American Culture, is interviewed on National Public Radio's "The Tavis Smiley Show" on toast, a traditional form of African-American poetry that often was boastful, raunchy and profane, and a tremendously important part of African-American literature and folklore. <a href="http://www.npr.org/rundowns/segment.php?wfId=1835013">Listen to interview</a>.

4/16/04

An article in the Albany Times Union on what it really means to be a Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader quotes Elayne Rapping, professor of American studies in the UB College of Arts and Sciences and a pop culture expert.

4/19/04

Alex Halavais, UB assistant professor of communication, discusses in <i>The Dallas Morning News</i> "self-googling," the latest mini-craze to sweep through the media and over the Internet. <a href="http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/dn/latestnews/stories/041704dnartselfgoogle.310f4.html">Read the story</a>. <a href="http://www.buffalo.edu/news/fast-execute.cgi/article-page.html?article=66380009">Go to article</a>.

4/23/04

An article in <i>Newsday</i> looks at UB's Green Partner's program and initiatives -- such as installing software to idle computers when they're not in use, knocking $260,000 of the university's electric bill each year -- designed to save money <i>and</i> the environment. <a href="http://www.newsday.com/news/local/wire/ny-bc-ny--earthday0422apr22,0,5266087.story?coll=ny-ap-regional-wire">Go to article</a>.

4/26/04

James E. Campbell, professor of political science, is quoted in the Dallas Morning News on the role hugs play in politics and in life. Hugs, he says, convey an openness, a friendliness, and Democrats probably hug more frequently than Republicans.

4/26/04

An article in the <i>Los Angeles Times</i> reports that within an hour of eating a large high-fat, high-carbohydrate breakfast, the body starts making inflammatory chemicals associated with clogged arteries, a new UB study has found.

4/28/04

An article in <i>The Washington Post</i> on treating depression in children and adolescents looks at using cognitive behavioral therapy, not antidepressants, to treat the condition, and quotes William E. Pelham, professor of psychology, pediatrics and psychiatry, on the potential for danger in using any form of therapy -- medication or talk -- that has not been proven safe and effective.

4/28/04

An article in <i>The Christian Science Monitor</i> on the role holes play in making materials strong but lightweight quotes Howard R. Lasker, professor of biological sciences, who studies corals, some of which, he says, are about as strong as concrete.

4/28/04

An article about visa problems affecting enrollment of international students at American universities, including Harvard, Yale, Princeton and UB, quotes Stephen Dunnett, vice provost for international education, and appeared in more than 75 media outlets -- newspapers, television, radio and Internet -- throughout the nation, including the <i>Boston Globe</i>, the <i>Albany Times Union</i>, the <i>Seattle Post-Intelligencer</i> and <i>Newsday</i>.