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1/3/05

An article in <i>The Washington Times</i> on teens and financial literacy quotes Lewis Mandell, professor of finance and managerial economics, who says that while we live in a consumer-oriented society, we're not teaching young people how to consume.

1/5/05

An article in the Sacramento Bee on a proposed new VH1 reality show featuring NBA basketball player Doug Christie and his wife Jackie quotes Elayne Rapping, professor of American studies, who said the reason VH1 finds the couple attractive is because shows look for personalities who seem to be somewhat outrageous or have the quality of drama.

1/25/05

An Associated Press article on libraries and museums that are digitizing their collections to make them available over the Internet notes that many librarians gather reliable links on particular subjects, such as UB's online exhibition on Albert Einstein. The article quotes David Bertuca, associate librarian in the Arts and Sciences Libraries, who says compiling these pages is only logical. The article appeared in more than 150 outlets.

1/27/05

An Associated Press article that ran in <i>The New York Times</i> reports UB computer scientists are developing software to scan Arabic documents, including handwritten ones, for specific words and phrases, filling a void that became apparent following the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.

1/27/05

An article in the <i>Cincinnati Enquirer</i> on the types of music doctors listen to in the operating room reports on research conducted by Karen Allen, research scientist, that showed that surgeons who were asked to perform non-medical tasks while listening to music performed better when they listened to music they had picked and worse when they listened to music that someone else had picked.

1/29/05

An article distributed by <i>Health Day News Service</i>, which appeared on several news sites, reports on UB research that showed that police officers who don't use seat belts are 2.6 times more likely to die in patrol crashes than officers who wear seatbelts.

1/31/05

An article in the <i>Detroit News</i> on the popularity of iPods quotes Alex Halavais, assistant professor of communication, on the new technology and the ways it is changing culture and the way people interact.