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7/2/06

An article in <i>USA Today</i> about the upcoming shaking test of an 1,800-square-foot townhouse being conducted by the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences quotes Andre Filiatrault, professor of civil, structural and environmental engineering who is overseeing the testing.

7/3/06

An article in <i>The Guardian</i> on the dramatic slump in Britain's fertility rates quotes Lani Burkman, associate professor of gynecology, the effect smoking marijuana has on fertility.

7/7/06

An article distributed by UPI reports the Multidisciplinary Center for Earthquake Engineering Research is shortening its name to MCEER to better reflect the facility's mission of developing solutions to improve resilience against extreme events of all sorts, and quotes Michel Bruneau, professor of civil, structural and environmental engineering.

7/7/06

An article distributed by Reuters news service reports on a test held yesterday in UB's Earthquake Simulation Laboratory to see how wood houses can withstand severe tremors, such as the 1994 earthquake in Northridge, Calif., quotes Andre Filiatrault, professor of civil, structural and environmental engineering.

7/12/06

An article in the Sunday edition of the <i>New York Times</i> describes how UB's New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences is helping to create a new biotech industry in Buffalo.

7/10/06

An article in the <i>Baltimore Sun</i> on the growth hormone debate quotes pediatric endocrinologist Margaret MacGillivray, UB professor emeritus, who said it is unfair to withhold the hormone from children diagnosed with idiopathic short stature (ISS) just because doctors don't understand this condition.

7/11/06

An article in the <i>Washington Post</i> about elementary school girls with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) quotes psychologist William Pelham, a UB Distinguished Professor and an ADHD expert, who said girls have been under-diagnosed and overlooked in large part because their behavior tends to be less disruptive.

7/11/06

Distinguished Service Professor Sebastian Ciancio, director of the Center for Dental Studies, is quoted in an article in <i>Consumer Reports</i> about his research that has found no danger from ingesting sweeteners in up to four diet sodas a day, let alone the tiny quantities you might swallow in toothpaste.

7/18/06

An article distributed by Reuters news service looks at the $1.2 million NEESWood (Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation) project being conducted at UB to learn ways to improve the way wood-frame buildings are designed and constructed to produce homes able to better withstand the effects of earthquakes.

7/18/06

An article in <i>The New York Times</i> looks at research by Marcus Bursik, professor of geology, on the increase in the mist plume over Niagara Falls, which, he said, "is just like any other plume."

7/20/06

An article in <i>USA Today</i> on the epidemic of addiction in American families quotes Kenneth Leonard, senior scientist at the Research Institute on Addictions, who said when one spouse drinks heavily and the other doesn't, chances of divorce are high, but when both are heavy drinkers, researchers have found they both tend to be fairly satisfied with their marriage.

7/20/06

Bob Baier, executive director of the Industry University Center on Biosurfaces, is quoted in a segment on Marketplace Public Radio, a national radio program focused on business topics, which describes research on allergy-friendly hotel rooms being conducted by UB.

7/28/06

An article in the Chronicle of Higher Education on a proposed rule change that would require Canadian students studying in the U.S. to be digitally fingerprinted and photographed quotes Stephen Dunnett.

7/27/06

An article distributed by the Associated Press quotes Charles P. Ewing, professor of law, on the verdict in the trial of Andrea Yates, the Texas woman who was found not guilty by reason of insanity of drowning her five children in the bathtub.

7/27/06

An article distributed by Bloomberg news service quoted Charles P. Ewing, professor of law, in an article on the verdict in the Andrea Yates case.