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11/1/05

An article in <i>USA Today</i> quotes Lee Albert, professor of law on the Supreme Court nomination of Samuel A. Alito, Jr., who was a student of Albert's at Yale University. Albert said, "I would not have picked him out of a crowd as the one who is going to rise. He did not strike me as a student with that kind of ambition. He was too low-key for that."

11/2/05

An Associated Press article on the increase in violence in children's movies quotes Elayne Rapping, professor of American studies, who says that as animation techniques become more sophisticated and cartoons speak to audiences of all ages, the animated world looks more like reality and people become increasingly desensitized, so movies have to be more and more viscerally exciting.

11/8/05

An article in the Vital Signs section of <i>The New York Times</i> reports on a UB study on injuries among young hockey players that found most injuries are caused when players collide with the boards or, by accident, with one another, and not by body checks. The article quotes John Leddy, associate clinical professor of orthopaedics and associate director of UB's Sports Medicine Institute.

11/10/05

An article in the <i>Sacramento Bee</i> on a video that ran before Sacramento's basketball home opener against Detroit that showed a disparaging view of the City of Detroit, including burned out cars, dilapidated building and garbage-filled streets quotes Elayne Rapping, professor of American studies.

11/11/05

An article on WIS-TV (Columbia, SC) on the need for increased organ donation awareness reports on a UB study that found that most young, healthy college students don't sign on for organ and tissue donation, and quotes Thomas Feeley, research associate professor of communication.

11/11/05

An article in the <i>New York Daily News</i> on what it costs to have a dog reports that investing in a dog may yield a return that's more than financial -- in 1999, a UB researcher studying hypertensive New York stockbrokers found that those with dogs were more likely to keep their blood pressure down in stressful situations than their petless peers.

11/13/05

An article in the <i>Baltimore Sun</i> on two new reward programs that promise to squirrel away a bit of money into savings accounts for consumers who use their cards quotes Lewis Mandell, professor of finance and managerial economics.

11/13/05

An article in the <i>Orlando Sentinel</i> on a Central Florida police officer who killed his two children and himself reports that each year, so many police officers kill themselves across America that the number of suicides sometimes exceeds those who die in the line of duty and quotes John Violanti, research professor in the Department of Social and Preventive Medicine.

11/15/05

An Associated Press article reports on research that shows new mothers should get up and start walking as soon as possible to prevent the risk of a potentially fatal blood clot, and quotes Richard Lee, professor of medicine, pediatrics and obstetrics.

11/27/05

An article in <i>The New York Times</i> on Pocahontas and the inaccuracies in the way she and other Native Americans are portrayed in movies quotes John Mohawk, director of indigenous studies, who said "Pocahontas was not romantically involved with John Smith."

11/28/05

An article in <i>Newsday</i> on kids and allowances quotes Lewis Mandell, professor of finance and managerial economics, who said, "Being on a regular allowance, no chores needed, to my mind is like being on welfare. I don't mean that in a pejorative sense, but if you recieve money as an entitlement, I think, people tend not to care as much about it and probably don't pay as much attention as [they do] when they have to work for it or beg for it."

11/29/05

An Associated Press article on the 25th anniversary of John Lennon's murder by Mark David Chapman quotes Charles Patrick Ewing, professor of law, who says "Very few people with a life cap ever get paroled and his case has generated so much negative publicity." The article was picked up by more than 150 outlets, including <i>The New York Times</i>.

11/30/05

An article in <i>The New York Times</i> on the controversy over treating carotid artery disease with stents rather than surgery quotes L. Nelson Hopkins, professor and chair of neurosurgery, who said "We are beginning to see results that make us believers that carotid stents will replace endarterectomy, and that it's only a matter of time."