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7/1/08

George Barnett, professor of communication and president of the International Network for Social Network Analysis, is quoted in the <i>San Francisco Chronicle</i> in an article on using social networking to find a new job.

7/3/08

Stephen Dunnett, vice provost for international education, is quoted in an article on the front page of Singapore's <i>Straits Times</i> on the increasing number of American students who are studying in Singapore in order to get a better picture of the growth occurring on that continent.

7/3/08

An article on CBS MarketWatch on factors that indicate that Barack Obama will win the presidential election reports that James Campbell, professor and chair of political science, and a few colleagues have created a system that combines several forecasting methods into one, with that system predicting that McCain is expected to get 47.4 percent of the two-party vote, the lowest his expected vote has been all year.

7/3/08

An article distributed by Reuters Health reports that pooled data from randomized trials does not clearly demonstrate a significant advantage for thromboprophylaxis in cancer patients with central venous catheters and quotes lead investigator Elie A. Akl, assistant professor of medicine.

7/7/08

Nancy Nielsen, associate dean for medical education and president of the American Medical Association, is quoted in an article in <i>Newsday</i> in about a $19 million deal between Nassau University Medical Center and the American University of the Caribbean Medical School to will bring 64 AUC students to the medical center for their third and fourth year clinical rotations.

7/8/08

An article in the <i>St. Tammany News</i> on keeping the home environment safe for the elderly quotes Danise Levine, assistant director of UB's IDEA Center.

7/9/08

An article on Live Science about using calorie restriction to increase the human life span quotes Tongjian You, assistant professor of exercise and nutrition science, on animal research that supports the theory.

7/18/08

James E. Campbell, professor and chair of political science, is quoted in a story on National Public Radio about Sen. Barack Obama's record-setting fundraising.

7/16/08

An article in the <i>Cincinnati Enquirer</i> looks at research on the history of segregation in that city conducted by Henry Louis Taylor, Jr., director of the Center for Urban Studies.

7/15/08

An article in the <i>New York Post</i> on male fertility reports a UB research team found "abnormal sperm and a lower sperm count" in habitual marijuana smokers.

7/15/08

Elayne Rapping, professor of American studies and a pop culture expert, is quoted in the <i>Athens Banner Herald</i> on this summer's glut of action-hero movies that appeal primarily to 12-year-old boys.

7/15/08

James E. Campbell, professor and chair of political science, is quoted in the <i>Binghamton Press and Sun-Journal</i> in an article about the expectation that John McCain will receive the New York State Conservative Party line in the November presidential election.

7/14/08

Jeffrey M. Lackner, assistant professor of gastroenterology and director of UB's Behavioral Medicine Clinic, is quoted in an article distributed by Reuters about his study that shows that a self-taught behavior therapy program may effectively help people who suffer from irritable bowel syndrome manage their symptoms.

7/14/08

An article in the <i>New York Sun</i> interviews Nancy Nielsen, senior associate dean for medical education and president of the American Medical Association, on the country's health-care system and New York State's health-care system.

7/14/08

An article in TIME magazine looks at "Seized," an exhibit made out of the refuse, scraps and assorted debris that FBI agents left inside and outside the house of Steven Kurtz, professor of visual studies, after they searched his home following the unexpected death of his wife, Hope, in 2004.

7/14/08

An article distributed by the Associated Press reports on the latest installation by Steven Kurtz, professor of visual studies, "Seized," an exhibit of the garbage that was left behind after the FBI searched his house following the unexpected death of his wife, Hope, in 2004.

7/14/08

An article in <i>American Medical News</i> looks at the impact that China's poor air quality and illnesses like avian influenza could have on visitors to the 2008 Beijing Olympics and quotes Richard V. Lee, professor of medicine.

7/10/08

An "his and hers" guide to conception, particularly over the age of 35 in England's <i>The Sun</i> newspaper reports scientists at UB found that men who smoke marijuana frequently are more likely to have abnormal sperm and a lower total sperm count.