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2/12/08

An article in the <i>Detroit News</i> on the growing number of end-of-the-world themes in television, movies and books quotes Elayne Rapping, a pop culture expert and professor of American studies.

2/11/08

An article in the <i>Seattle Post Intelligencer</i> on the role of class size in elementary education quotes Jeremy Finn, professor of counseling, school and educational psychology.

2/10/08

Bruce Jackson, SUNY Distinguished Professor of English and American studies, is quoted in an article in <i>The Washington Post</i> on what life was like during the Great Depression.

2/11/08

An article in <i>The New York Times</i> about the likelihood that Americans will elect a woman or an African-American to the White House before the University of Alabama -- or most of the other so-called big-time college football powers -- hires an African American head football coach interviews Athletic Director Warde Manuel.

2/8/08

<i>Newsday</i> quoted UB political scientist James Campbell in a story about Mitt Romney's decision to "suspend" his campaign. Campbell also did radio interviews with WBEN, WILS (Michigan) and KGAB (Wyoming).

2/7/08

An article in <i>The New York Times</i> about the appropriateness of using well-known doctor Robert Jarvis in advertisements to endorse the cholesterol-lowering drug Lipitor quotes David Triggle, University Professor and SUNY Distinguished Professor in the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, who days a doctor's endorsement should be scrupulously honest.

2/7/08

An article distributed by UPI reports on research by microbiologist Terry Connell, that indicates that certain proteins appear to have the potential to enhance the production of antibodies against a multitude of infectious agents.

2/6/08

An article in the <i>Boston Herald</i> on hockey players who have suffered a major concussion and post-concussion syndrome looks at the program designed by UB researchers to help a member of the Buffalo Sabres recover from his second major concussion in 2006, and quotes Barry Willer, professor of psychiatry and rehabilitation sciences.

2/5/08

An article distributed by HealthDay looks at using cognitive behavioral therapy to treat gastrointestinal symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome and quotes Jeffrey M. Lackner assistant professor of medicine and a behavioral medicine specialist.

2/4/08

An article in the <i>Boston Globe</i> reports that according to researchers at the UB School of Management and Cornell, companies that air likeable Super Bowl ads get a bump in their stock prices.

2/1/08

An article on Wired.com reports that UB finance researcher Kenneth Kim has found that well-liked Super Bowl ads cause an up-tick in stock prices for the companies behind those ads

2/1/08

The cover story in <i>BusinessWeek</i> magazine looks at cities that are holding mortgage lenders accountable for upkeep and maintenance of homes that wind up in foreclosure and the efforts of Buffalo prosecutor Cindy T. Cooper, who holds a law degree and doctorate in sociology from UB, to force financial-service companies to maintain vacant and abandoned homes in order to prevent the spread of neighborhood and community blight.

2/15/08

An article in <i>Discover</i> magazine on DNA pollution that is believed to be transforming some bacteria into antibiotic-resistant "supergerms" quotes Scott Weber, professor and chair of civil, structural and environmental engineering and executive director of the Center for Integrated Waste Management, who is studying how fertilizer derived from human sewage may contribute to the spread of antibiotic-resistant genes.

2/15/08

An article on KOAM-TV in Kansas quotes Douglas Clements, professor of learning and instruction and an expert on early childhood math education, on research that examined preschoolers' free-play activities and found that nearly half of every minute was spent doing some kind of math, usually patterns and shapes.

2/24/08

An op-ed in the Sunday <i>Albany Times-Union</i> written by UB President John B. Simpson and Stony Brook President Shirley Strum Kenny makes the case for why New York State should invest in flagship universities at UB and Stony Brook.

2/26/08

An editorial in The Buffalo News praises UB for the increasingly important role it has played in the planning and design of the area, as well as its innovative student projects, projects that connect the school and the city, a lecture program that brings people from all over the world to the school and involvement with Habitat for Humanity.