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6/20/07

UB pop-culture expert Elayne Rapping, professor of American Studies, is quoted in a <i>Chicago Tribune</i> story about the popularity among women of reality TV shows that sometimes portray women in unflattering ways as they compete against one another.

6/19/07

An article on the Discovery Channel on the eating habits of ancient Romans quotes Stephen Dyson, professor of classics.

6/19/07

An article distributed by UPI reports a UB study has shown that women infected with four bacteria that cause periodontal disease were more likely to have more severe oral bone loss, and quotes Jean Wactawski-Wende, associate professor of social and preventive medicine.

6/18/07

Bruce Jackson, SUNY Distinguished Professor of English and American Studies, is quoted in the <i>Christian Science Monitor</i> in an article on the opening in Oklahoma of a time capsule containing a 1957 Plymouth Belvedere buried 50 years ago.

6/13/07

An article in <i>Men's Health</i> magazine on Father's Day gifts to keep dad healthy and happy suggests giving an electric toothbrush and reports that a UB study showed that people with infected gums have twice the risk of heart disease as those whose mouths were healthy.

6/12/07

Arun Jain, Samuel P. Capen Professor of Marketing Research, is quoted in the June 19 issue of Woman's Day magazine in a cover story article on shopping tips to help lower grocery bills.

6/12/07

An article in the <i>St. Louis Post Dispatch</i> on the merger of Wachovia Corp. and A.G. Edwards Inc. into the nations's second-largest brokerage firm quotes Jerry Newman, SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor of Organizations and Human Resources.

6/12/07

An article in the <i>Arizona Daily Star</i> on the findings of a team of out-of-state architects, academics and planners who rode the Tucson bus system in order to take a good look at the city and make recommendations about building a more sustainable future quotes Dennis Andrejko, associate professor of architecture, on a development that featured pedestrian paths and walkways, energy-efficient building design and intense use of desert plants.

6/27/07

An article on Discovery.com about the lives of Roman gladiators -- "bean-eating vegetarians who fought barefoot" -- that dispels a number of popular Hollywood myths such as "gladiator sandals" and the idea that all gladiators fought to the death quotes Stephen Dyson, professor of classics.

6/26/07

An article in the <i>New York Post</i> reports on UB research that shows that pregnant women who suffer morning sickness may be at decreased risk of developing breast cancer.

6/26/07

An article in the <i>Wichita Eagle</i> on local African-American pastors who held a news conference to urge residents to vote against a local casino because it would be bad for the community and especially African-American and Hispanic families reports that research conducted by RIA showed that the rate of gambling pathology among those minorities is seven to eight times the rate among white Americans.

6/25/07

An article in <i>Wired</i> magazine reports scientists from UB, Johns Hopkins and Zhejiang University have worked together to develop and test medical nanotechnology that uses quantum dots to precisely locate cancer cells.

6/25/07

An article distributed byReuters news service reports that on the UB study that showed that women who experience morning nausea and vomiting during pregnancy may have a lower risk of breast cancer later in life and quotes Jo Freudenheim, chair of social and preventive medicine. The article was picked up by outlets in the U.S., England, Australia, India and Croatia.

6/25/07

An article in the <i>New Haven Register</i> on the debate in Connecticut over the death penalty reports on research conducted by Isaac Ehrlich, SUNY and UB Distinguished Professor and chair of the Department of Economics, that showed each death-penalty execution resulted in seven to eight fewer murders.

6/22/07

An article distributed by UPI reports that women who suffer morning sickness while pregnant may have a 30 percent lower risk of developing breast cancer, according to researchers at UB.

6/22/07

Stephanie Pincus, professor emeritus of dermatology, is quoted <i>Science</i> magazine in an article on the scarcity of women nominated for either the National Medal of Science or the National Medal of Technology, the country's highest honors in those fields.

6/21/07

An article in <i>The Patriot-News</i> on the notoriously private life of Bob Dylan and college courses that are dissecting his mystique quotes Elayne Rapping, professor of American studies.

6/21/07

Richard Buchanan, dean of the School of Dental Medicine, is quoted in an article in the <i>Journal of the American Dental Association</i> on the ADA Symposiumon Integrity and Ethics in Dental Education on preventing cheating in dental education.

6/21/07

An article distributed by UPI reports that UB chemists have identified the mechanism involved in biological catalysts called enzymes, a finding that may improve synthetic catalyst design.

6/11/07

Elayne Rapping, professor of American studies, is quoted in an article on ABC News that looks at Paris Hilton's on-again, off-again, on-again jail sentence and double standards in the judicial system.

6/11/07

An article in the <i>Los Angeles Times</i> quotes Elayne Rapping, professor of American studies, on the final episode of HBO's The Sopranos, and fan reaction to the series ending.

6/11/07

An article in the <i>St. Louis Post Dispatch</i> on the impact The Sopranos has had on television and culture quotes Elayne Rapping, professor of American studies.

6/6/07

An article distributed by the Associated Press reports that UB is among four universities nationally named as winners of the Women's Sports Foundation's inaugural "Opportunity Awards" honoring athletic programs for making gender equity a priority. The article was picked up by about 70 newspapers and other news outlets.

6/5/07

An article in <i>The New York Times</i> reports on UB research that shows that women who drink moderate amounts of alcohol may reduce their risk of nonfatal heart attack, provided that they do not become drunk, and quotes Joan M. Dorn, associate professor of social and preventive medicine.