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8/2/06

An article distributed by Health Day news service reports on a study published in the August issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation that found that using marijuana at the time of conception or in early pregnancy can result in pregnancy failure, and quotes Herbert Schuel, professor emeritus of anatomy and cell biology.

8/2/06

An article in the <i>Toledo Blade</i> looks at the suicide of a local police chief and quotes John Violanti, research professor in social and preventive medicine, who said, "It's the idea that police are problem-solvers, not people with problems. That's part of the culture, and it's bad because a lot of officers are reluctant to go for help when they need it."

8/2/06

An article in the <i>Pittsburgh Post-Gazette</i> about new services banks are offering to encourage teen and preteens to invest their savings with them quotes Lewis Mandell, professor of finance and managerial economics.

8/7/06

An article distributed by UPI reports that a person who undergoes medical tests that include use of radioactive material may have enough residual radiation in his or her body to trigger security devices as long as three months after the test and quotes Robert Ackerhalt, professor of nuclear medicine.

8/7/06

An article in the <i>Boston Globe</i> reports on the SIGGRAPH conference at which the Fingertip Digitizer was being demonstrated, and quotes Thenkurussi Kesavadas, director of UB's Virtual Reality Lab.

8/7/06

An article distributed by UPI reports UB researchers have found that methamphetamine can promote the spread of HIV-1 in users.

8/8/06

An article in <i>Newsday</i> on decorating your dorm room quotes Jeanette Zalba, associate director for university residence halls and apartments, who said, "It's definitely going to be the place they're going to hang out the most. Even though it's a small space, it's going to be theirs."

8/8/06

An article in the <i>Fresno Bee</i> on Web sites that concentrate on snarky celebrity news quotes Elayne Rapping, professor emeritus of American studies.

8/11/06

An article in the <i>San Francisco Chronicle</i> on the vulnerability of airport security despite measures that have been implemented since 9/11 quotes Colin Drury, professor of industrial and systems engineering and director of UB's Research Institute for Safety and Security in Transportation.

8/11/06

An article in the <i>Fort Worth Star-Telegram</i> profiles first-year head coach Turner Gill, a native of the Fort Worth area, and looks at his efforts to turn around the UB football program. "Players want direction, they will follow coaches," he says. "You need to get into their hearts."

8/11/06

Paul desJardin, assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, who conducts research modeling explosives, was a guest on National Public Radio's Talk of the Nation/Science Friday show on "Was the UK Bomb Plot Plausible?"

8/16/06

An article in the <i>St. Petersburg Times</i> on friends recording songs to ease the pain and mourn the murders of young African American men quotes Tom Frantz, professor of associate professor and chair of counseling, school and educational psychology.

8/16/06

CBS Evening News reported on the research of Mark Frank, UB associate professor of communication. Frank's research on facial expressions and behavioral screening is useful in the identification of terrorism suspects at security checkpoints.

8/17/06

An article distributed by the Associated Press reports UB has emerged as the nation's athletic model for racial diversity as the first Division I-A program to have African-Americans hold three high-profile posts: Warde Manuel as athletic director, Turner Gill as head football coach and Reggie Witherspoon as head men's basketball coach. The article was picked up by more than 150 outlets in the U.S. and Canada.

8/17/06

An article in <i>Business Week</b> on the competitive instincts of humans and animals quotes Charles Ewing, professor of law.