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1/15/07

Continuing his public commentary on the issues of diversity and access to higher education in an op-ed piece in this week's issue of <i>Insider Higher Ed,</i>, UB President John B. Simpson argues for higher education institutions to partner more effectively with primary and secondary institutions in preparing students for success.

1/16/07

Dennis Black, vice president of student affairs, notes in an article in the <i>The New York Times</i> that the arrest of a man charged with being the "bike path rapist" lifts "a heavy cloud that's hung over this campus and this community for 16 years."

1/13/07

Charles Patrick Ewing, professor in the UB Law School, is quoted in an article in <i>The New York Times</i> on the federal trial of abortion-opponent James C. Kopp, charged with violating a 1994 law forbidding the use of force to prevent access to reproductive health care.

1/14/07

Ronda Dearing, research scientist in UB's Research Institute on Addictions, is quoted in an article in the <i>Chicago Tribune</i> on the role shame and guilt play in people's actions.

1/1/07

An article in Germany's <i>Matador</i> magazine looks at the earthquake simulation that subjected an 1,800 square foot townhouse to the equivalent of 6.7 magnitude earthquake and quotes Andre Filiatrault, professor of civil, structural and environmental engineering and lead investigator on the UB tests.

1/1/07

An article distributed by the Associated Press reports on UB research that showed that unbelted back-seat passengers are a threat to the driver seated in front of them in head-on car crashes and quotes James Mayrose, adjunct assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering.

1/1/07

An article in the <i>Boston Globe</i> on a new study that showed no link between secondhand smoke and breast cancer quotes Gary Giovino, professor of public health and health professions.

1/7/07

An article in <i>The New York Times</i> on college students and procrastination quotes Kelly H. Ahuna, director of UB's Methods of Inquiry program.

1/12/07

An article distributed by United Press International quotes Kenton Stewart, professor emeritus of biological sciences, on a strong El Nino and warmer temperatures pushing back lake freeze dates in the Northeast and Midwest.

1/17/07

Ezra Zubrow, professor of anthropology and a pioneer in GIS technology development, is quoted in an article in the <i>Chicago Sun-Times</i> on how researchers are using mapping software and spy-satellite photos to unravel the mysteries of how ancient peoples lived, traveled and built civilizations.

1/18/07

Dan Ryan, director of career planning and the author of <i>Job Search Handbook for People with Disabilities</i>, is quoted in an article on the job-focused Web site Monster.com on whether people with disabilities should include that information on their resumes.

1/18/07

Claes Lundgren, professor of physiology and biophysics, is quoted in an article distributed by United Press International that reports that swimmers and scuba divers can boost their endurance and breathing capacity by training their respiratory muscles.

1/26/07

An article distributed by UPI reports on UB research that showed that self-affirmation or having close relationships helps people cope with insecurities regarding their appearance, and quotes Lora Park, assistant professor of psychology.

1/26/07

An article in <i>The Economist</i> on a "Rethinking Gravity" conference being held at the University of Arizona looks at the mysteries that still surround the physics of gravity and reports that William Kinney, assistant professor of physics, told the conference of future plans to detect the extremely faint gravitational waves still ringing in space from the Big Bang.

1/25/07

An article in <i>Newsday</i> on a Syosset couple found shot dead in their home despite a locked front door and no sign of a forced entry quotes Charles Patrick Ewing, professor of law, who said, "It might suggest the possibility of more than one perpetrator."

1/25/07

An article distributed by UPI reports UB dental researchers are testing a nasal spray that numbs the upper teeth, eliminating the need for dental injections, and quotes Sebastian Ciancio, SUNY Distinguished Service Professor and chair of the Department of Periodontology.

1/23/07

Mark Frank, associate professor of communication, is quoted in an article on how to tell if someone is lying to you in the <i>Syracuse Post Standard.</i>

1/23/07

An article in <i>Flight International</i> on allegations that subsidies to Airbus are driving U.S. rivals Lockheed and McDonnell Douglas out of commercial aviation quotes David Pritchard, research associate in the Canada-U.S. Trade Center in the Department of Geography.

1/22/07

An article in the <i>Charlotte Observer</i> looks at the number of upstate New Yorkers, particularly those from Buffalo, who have moved to the Carolinas, and quotes Peter Rogerson, professor of geography.

1/23/07

An article in the Guardian Unlimited (UK) on the science behind divination quotes Barbara Tedlock, professor and chair of anthropology, who said, "One must take what diviners say and do seriously."

1/22/07

An article in the Jan. 22 issue of <i>Newsweek</i> magazine on a proposal to require students at Harvard to do coursework in an area called "Reason and Faith" quotes Elaine Howard Ecklund, assistant professor of sociology, who in 2006 conducted a study of religious beliefs of science professors at elite universities and found many are infuriated by what they see as a widespread erosion of belief in proven scientific theories.

1/30/07

An article on Ivanhoe Broadcast News reports on using virtual reality to look inside the human body and interviews Jillian Scott, a UB medical-illustration student and one of the team of anatomists, bio-chemists and medical-illustration students who built the new detailed images to create a never-before-seen virtual view of the body.

1/30/07

An article on Ivanhoe Broadcast News looks at UB research that subjected a full-scale, fully furnished home to a 6.7 magnitude earthquake and quotes Andre Filiatrault, professor of civil, structural and environmental engineering, who said, "We shook this building past its so-called design level. We shook it to an extreme event."

1/30/07

An article on Science News for Kids looks at earthquake testing conducted at UB and the impact it had on the wooden townhouse and its contents constructed specifically for the experiment. The article quotes Andre Filiatrault.

1/31/07

An article in <i>Newsday</i> on the Jan. 23 murder of a Syosset couple reports a motive for the killings remains a mystery and quotes Charles Patrick Ewing, professor of law, on the likelihood police will make a ballistic match to the murder weapon using only the bullet fragments that were found at the scene.