An article in The Scientist on using case studies to teach science is written by Clyde F. Herreid, SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences, and discusses his work teaching science instructor how to effectively use case studies in the classroom, and as director of the NSF-funded National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science.
An article in the St. Petersburg Times looks at the life of a man whose daughter was abducted and murdered seven years ago but whose body was never recovered, and the re-emergence of his grief each time another child is abducted. The article quotes Thomas Frantz, associate professor of counseling, school and educational psychology.
An Associated Press article reports that a new survey shows international interest in studying at American graduate schools declined for the second straight year, a sign of the continued impact of visa delays and growing competition from foreign universities. The article quotes Steven L. Shaw, director of international admissions, who says at UB applications this year actually are up 15 percent compared to last year.
An article in the San Jose Mercury News on the impact on women of turning 40 reports that more and more women are realizing that 40 is when life gets really interesting. The article quotes Elayne Rapping, professor of American studies.
An article in The Washington Post reports on UB research that shows that panoramic dental X-rays are not necessary for most patients, although they are useful when looking for certain cancers or abnormalities in bones, but should be used based on the particular patient's condition rather than administer them routinely.