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3/23/07

An article in <i>Business Week</i> interviews Jerry Newman, SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor of Organizations and Human Resources, on his experiences working undercover for four months in fast-food restaurants and his resulting book, "My Secret Life on the McJob."

3/23/07

An article in the<i>Baltimore Sun</i> on the link between gum disease and diabetes, stroke, heart attack and other diseases quotes Robert Genco on his research on the impact periodontitis has on diabetes.

3/22/07

An article in <i>The New York Times</i> on the growing number of "hit lists" being written by teenagers and found in schools around the country quotes Charles P. Ewing, professor of law.

3/25/07

An op-ed by UB Law School Professor James Gardner was published in the "Perspective" section of the <i>Albany Times Union</i>. Gardner argues that politics taints selection of judges in New York State.

3/26/07

An article in today's issue of the <i>New York Post</i> looks at "My Life on the McJob," a book by Jerry Newman, SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor of Organizations and Human Resources, about his 14-month undercover odyssey working at fast-food restaurants from Detroit to Jacksonville.

3/27/07

An article in the April 2007 issue of <i>Smithsonian</i> magazine looks at the lifestyle and traditions of Zuni Pueblo on the Zuni Indian Reservation in New Mexico and quotes Dennis Tedlock, professor of anthropology and author of a book on the art of the Zuni storyteller.

3/27/07

An article that also appears on the front page of <i>The Washington Post</i> reports on research that shows that many angioplasty patients who receive stents would do as well being treated just with drugs, and was picked up by newspapers that include the <i>Seattle Times, Atlanta Journal Constitution, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Los Angeles Daily News, Philadelphia Inquirer</i> and <i>St. Petersburg Times</i>.

3/27/07

An article on the front page of <i>The New York Times</i> reports on a new study that showed that many patients routinely implanted with stents to open arteries gain no lasting benefit compared with those treated with just drugs and quotes William E. Boden, professor of medicine and public health and lead author on a report on the study.

3/27/07

An article distributed by UPI reports on a UB study on the pathway through which estrogen aids in maintaining bone density.

3/29/07

An article distributed by the Associated Press on the controversy over whether to re-release Walt Disney Co.'s 1946 film "Song of the South," which produced one of the company's most famous songs, "Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah," but also has been criticized as racist for its depiction of Southern plantation blacks, quotes James Pappas, associate professor of African-American studies. The article received wide distribution nationally and internationally

3/29/07

An article in <i>Forbes</i> reports on research conducted by Joshua Dyck, assistant professor of political science, that shows that people who registered to vote the week of the registration deadline -- about 30 days before the election in many states -- were 16 percent more likely to vote than voters who registered one year before the deadline.

3/22/07

An article in <i>Financial Times</i> on efforts by the McDonald's corporation to get publishers of change the current dictionary definition of "McJob" notes that Jerry Newman, SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor of Organizations and Human Resources, has just published "My Secret Life on the McJob," an account of 14 months spent undercover as a fast-food industry employee.

3/22/07

An article distributed by Health Day News on advances in the development of simple, cheap diagnostic tests based on the analysis of saliva quotes Robert Genco, SUNY Distinguished Professor of Oral Biology, who said, "The field is very exciting."

3/22/07

An article in <i>The New York Times</i> on the growing number of "hit lists" being written by teenagers and found in schools around the country quotes Charles P. Ewing, professor of law, who said, "I wish I knew what was going on at this particular moment. It's like a fad. Something sets it off. One student does it. Other students do it. It becomes something that's popular to do."

3/27/07

An article in the Colorado Springs Gazette on the enthusiastic greeting Michelle Obama is receiving on the campaign trail quotes Elayne Rapping, professor of American studies and a pop-culture expert, who said, "I think people relate to her as a glamorous version of one of the girls."