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8/13/08

An editorial in today's issue of <i>The Buffalo News</i> calls on state and university officials to ensure that only necessary cuts are made and that plans to turn UB into an economic development tool are not torpedoed in the state's efforts to cope with New York's financial difficulties.

8/27/08

An article in the <i>St. Paul Pioneer Press</i> on women and drinking reports that a UB study showed that while moderate drinking cuts heart risk, those benefits disappeared in women who overindulged just once a month.

8/26/08

An article in <i>Investor's Business Daily</i> on Monette Young Investors Fund, a kids-themed mutual fund aimed at persuading young people to embrace long-term investing, quotes Lewis Mandell, professor emeritus of finance and managerial economics.

8/25/08

An article in the <i>Seattle Post Intelligencer</i> looks at research by Kathleen Miller, senior researcher at the Research Institute on Addictions, on the consumption of highly caffeinated energy drinks and "toxic jock identity."

8/20/08

An article on Live Science quotes Annette LeCuyer, professor of architecture, on the thin, transparent material used to construct Beijing's National Aquatics Center, or the "Water Cube," as it is known.

8/20/08

A story on Oregon Public Broadcasting about the similarities in the communication habits of humans and animals interviews Michelle Dent, assistant professor of psychology.

8/18/08

An article in England's <i>Telegraph</i> newspaper on how word choice can change people's perceptions of a dish and how much of it they eat reports that a UB study showed that the more variety there is in a meal, the more people will eat.

8/27/08

An article distributed by UPI reports that young men with type 2 diabetes have low levels of testosterone that could affect the quality of life and the ability to father children, and quotes Paresh Dandona, UB Distinguished Professor of Medicine.

8/29/08

An article on Inside Higher Ed on the question for disciplinary associations of how and where to schedule their meetings in light of the American Political Science Association's decision to hold its 2012 annual meeting in Louisiana, a state with one of the most restrictive bans on gay marriage in the nation, quotes Donald Rosenthal, professor emeritus of political science and chair of the APSA's Committee on the Status of Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals and Transgendered in the Profession.

8/31/08

An article in the travel section of <i>The New York Times</i> on the impact high gasoline prices have had on summer vacation plans interviews UB graduate student Robert Huether, who with his fiancé took a four-day bike trip from Buffalo to Albany following the Erie Canal.