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5/7/08

The "Another Voice" column in <i>The Buffalo News</i> calls funding for basic scientific research a vital issue to the nation's security and is written Jorge V. Jose, vice president for research.

5/8/08

An article distributed by UPI reports a study conducted by the Research Institute on Addictions has found that gambling is widespread among U.S. adolescents and young adults ages 14 to 21, and quotes John Welte, principal investigator on the research,.

5/8/08

James Campbell, professor and chair of political science, is quoted in an article in the <i>Montreal Gazette</i> that looks at the divisions by race, gender and social class of Democrats voting for Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton in the presidential primaries.

5/6/08

James E. Campbell, professor and chair of political science and an expert on presidential "coattails" is quoted in the <i>Los Angeles Times</i> in an article the impact endorsing either Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton can have on politicians.

5/6/08

An article in the <i>Pittsburgh Post-Gazette</i> on the game-day rituals of fans of the Pittsburgh Penguins, and other sports teams, quotes Phillips Stevens Jr., associate professor of anthropology and an expert of superstitions and rituals.

5/4/08

Winnifred Sullivan, associate professor of law and director of UB's Law and Religion program, is quoted in an article in <i>The New York Times</i> about a professor at a Christian liberal arts college who is resigning because he is getting a divorce and college policy states that divorce for reasons other than adultery and abandonment is grounds for firing.

5/13/08

Roger Des Forges, professor of history, is quoted in an article distributed by the Associated Press on the wave of troubles -- both natural and man-made -- that are plaguing China this year, which officials had hoped would instead be a year-long celebration of the Olympics in Beijing.

5/13/08

An article distributed by HealthDay News reports on research conducted by the Research Institute on Addictions that shows that an estimated 750,000 teens and young adults are problem gamblers, and quotes John W. Welte, senior research scientist.

5/9/08

An article in the "A Better Life" column in <i>USA Today</i> reports a study by UB researchers has found that an estimated 750,000 -- or one out of every 50 -- U.S. teens and young adults have a gambling problem.

5/15/08

Gov. Paterson's plan to limit the spending of SUNY campuses to deal with state budget problems is criticized by <i>The Buffalo News</i> in an editorial that focuses on the harm it would do to UB.

5/19/08

An article in <i>The Washington Post</i> on the lack of unity in the Democratic party as Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama continue to battle for the party's presidential nomination quotes James E. Campbell, professor and chair of political science and author of "The American Campaign."

5/19/08

An article on the News Blog section of <i>The Chronicle of Higher Education</i> reports foreign business schools -- bogged down by red tape, problems with local partners and limited demand -- are shutting down their executive MBA programs in China and that UB closed its joint-venture program in 2004.

5/16/08

An article in <i>Forbes</i> offers tips on how to cutting costs in order to offset rising food and fuel prices quotes Debu Talukdar, associate professor of marketing.

5/16/08

A story on Nature.com describes the retraction of two major scientific papers from the journals <i>Science</i> and the <i>Journal of Molecular Biology</i> as the result of work done by John P. Richard, professor, Tina Amyes, research associate, and Astrid Koudelka, technician, all in the UB Department of Chemistry. The story describes how the two original papers were withdrawn by Duke University biochemist Homme Hellinga when the UB team found it could not replicate the published results.

5/16/08

An article in <i>BusinessWeek</i> on the difficulties Western business schools have encountered in China notes UB in 1998 launched the first executive MBA program at Renmin University and quotes John M. Thomas, dean of the School of Management.

5/16/08

An article distributed by Reuters on the "Sex and the City" movie and the corporate marketing opportunities that go along with its release quotes Elayne Rapping, professor of American Studies, who said, "The selling of lifestyles and clothes was a major factor in the success of that show. It's very much a female fantasy of what working women wish they had, but we all know we don't have."

5/14/08

An article distributed by Reuters Health reports that the most-representative national study to-date of gambling and young people has found that 2.1 percent of Americans age 14-21 are problem gamblers. The article quotes John Welte, senior research scientist.

5/22/08

D. Bruce Johnstone, professor emeritus of higher and comparative education, is quoted in an article on Inside Higher Ed on plans by New York University to discontinue awarding academic credit for college classes that also count for high school credit, beginning with students who enter in the fall of 2009.

5/23/08

An article in <i>Health</i> magazine suggests women weighing their breast cancer treatment options consult an oncology nurse for advice and quotes Robin M. Lally, research assistant professor in the School of Nursing and a former breast cancer clinical nurse specialist.

5/27/08

Kathleen E. Miller, Ph.D., research scientist at UB's Research Institute on Addictions, was featured in a segment of the Today show on the dangers of energy drinks. Miller's research on the subject also was featured in <i>The New York Times</i>.

5/28/08

An article in the <i>Baltimore Sun</i> on the release of "Sex and the City" and the movie's influence on fashion quotes Elayne Rapping, professor of American studies.

5/29/08

An article in the <i>The Chronicle of Higher Education</i> on colleges using computer analysis to identify students at risk of failing courses in order to improve retention reports on a project by William G. Wild Jr., director of student-excellence initiatives in the UB School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, that has identified seven variables, including scores on standardized state math tests, that predict undergraduates' success in the program.

5/29/08

Makau Mutua, dean of the Law School, is quoted in an article on the Law Blog of <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> on the decision by New York State legislators to fund study proposals for three new law schools in the state. "This came out of left field, completely unanticipated and unexpected. You would think that when a plan of this magnitude is afoot, the relevant state officials would consult those of us who have expertise," he said.