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3/4/08

Research by Leonard Epstein, professor of pediatrics and social and preventive medicine, that showed that limiting the time that young children spend with television and computers reduces their risk of becoming obese is featured prominently in the news, appearing in major metropolitan newspapers that include The New York Times.

3/2/08

An article in the <i>St. Louis Post Dispatch</i> on how movie-viewing habits have changed, at least in part, because of technology quotes Elayne Rapping, professor of American studies, who said, "It's not the same thing, watching Blade Runner or Brokeback Mountain on a computer screen, much less an iPod. It diminishes the experience of the art by making it smaller and smaller."

3/2/08

An article in American Medical News on the growing number of medical schools that offer courses about spirituality in medicine reports UB medical students learn at every stage of their education how to incorporate spirituality into medicine and quotes David Holmes, clinical assistant professor of medicine.

3/13/08

The need for continued support of the expansion of UB as a flagship campus of SUNY is referenced in an editorial in today's The Buffalo News focusing on the transition of David Paterson to governor.

3/17/08

An op-ed in today's issue of <i>The Buffalo News</i> by President John B. Simpson calls on state leaders to continue to support UB 2020, which will benefit not only the university but the entire Buffalo Niagara region.

3/26/08

An editorial in <i>The Buffalo News</i> calls on Gov. David A. Paterson to keep his upstate aid promise, noting that the UB 2020 initiative to expand the university as a flagship research university is too important to let its support get lost in the need to prepare a budget by the April 1 deadline.

3/26/08

An article in the Newark Star Ledger on the different way the media portrays fictional female U.S. presidents and fictional African-American male presidents quotes Elayne Rapping, professor of American studies and an expert in pop culture.

3/26/08

David Pritchard, research associate in the Canada-U.S. Trade Center and an expert on global aviation, is quoted in an article in the Kansas City Star on the likelihood that Bombardier Aerospace will open an aircraft plant in Kansas City because the weak U.S. dollar makes it more affordable to build airplanes here than abroad.

3/25/08

An article distributed by HealthDay News reports the long-term survival of older Americans who have heart attacks has improved steadily in recent years, apparently because of the drugs they are prescribed, and quotes William E. Boden, professor of medicine and public health. The article appeared in a number of national media outlets, including <i>U.S. News & World Report</i>.

3/25/08

An article in the <i>Detroit Free Press</i> on Detroit automakers that are using pension funds to pay for retirement incentives quotes James Wooten, professor of law and a pension expert.

3/24/08

An article distributed by Reuters Health quotes Melinda Scime, a staff therapist in UB's Center for Children and Families, on a promising eating disorder prevention program aimed at elementary school girls.

3/21/08

Pop culture expert Elayne Rapping, professor of American studies, is quoted in an AM New York article on the recent sex scandals that have involved politicians in the tri-state area.

3/18/08

D. Bruce Johnstone, University Professor of Higher and Comparative Education, is quoted in an article in The Washington Times that reports on a conference held to discuss higher education sponsored by the Fulbright New Century Scholars Program.

3/17/08

An article in the Chicago Tribune on the impact superstition has on the economy quotes Phillips Stevens, associate professor of anthropology and an expert on magic, sorcery and witchcraft.

3/17/08

An article on Yahoo! Finance on Americans feeling more confident about taking on debt and their ability to pay if off and start saving one day in the future when if fact debt starts from youth and continues throughout life quotes Lewis Mandell, professor of finance and managerial economics.

3/17/08

An article distributed by CanWest News Service reports on UB research that shows that obese people have a survival edge over skinner people suffering critical illnesses and quotes Folu Akinnusi. The article appeared in newspapers that include the <i>Vancouver Sun</i>.

3/13/08

An article in <i>The Chronicle of Higher Education</i> on Gov. Eliot Spitzer's resignation yesterday and what it means to proposal to add 2,000 faculty members to New York State's public universities and to create a $4 billion endowment for the institutions quotes President John B. Simpson on his confidence that much of the momentum for improving higher education, and the way it contributes to the state economy, will continue beyond the Spitzer administration.

3/12/08

An article in <i>The Oregonian</i> on tinnitus -- what it is and how it's treated -- quotes Richard Salvi, director of the Center for Hearing and Deafness.

3/12/08

An article in The Oregonian on tinnitus -- what it is and how it's treated -- quotes Richard Salvi, director of the Center for Hearing and Deafness, who said, "The ear is no longer sending information to the brain. The lack of information causes the brain to turn up its volume control. When the brain turns up its volume control, noise or static increases as well."

3/12/08

An article on PBS's NewsHour Online on the history behind the ethnic-driven killings in Kenya quotes Makau Mutua, interim dean of the Law School. "The country must go through a cathartic experience, and put measures in place to make sure those abomination do not reoccur."

3/10/08

An article distributed by the Associated Press and the Canadian Press on the opening in Grand Rapids, Mich., of an exhibit that includes some of Andy Warhol's darker works quotes Elayne Rapping, professor of American studies and an expert on pop culture.

3/10/08

An article in England's <i>Guardian</i> newspaper on the battle for the votes of superdelegates who will decide who will be the Democratic candidate for president quotes James Gardner, an electoral law expert and professor of law, who said, "The conditions exist for a lot of deals to be struck."

3/6/08

An article in The Washington Post on "murderabilia" -- artwork, letters and other items collected by people fascinated with serial murderers and other killers -- quotes David Schmid, professor of English and author of "Natural Born Celebrities," a study of serial killer popularity.