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9/1/08

Joseph Atkinson, professor of civil, structural and environmental engineering and director of the Great Lakes Program, is quoted in an article distributed by the Associated Press that reports a number studies predict Great Lakes water levels will drop as average temperatures creep higher and looks at the affect lower water levels would have on New York State's ability to use hydro facilities to generate electrical power.

9/2/08

An article in <i>The New York Times</i> on clinical trials that have raised concerns about cancer risks and the use of the widely prescribed drugs Zetia and Vytorin quotes Peter Bradford, associate professor of pharmacology and toxicology.

9/2/08

An article in the <i>Pittsburgh Tribune-Review</i> profiles football coach Turner Gill and looks at the success he is having with the UB football program.

9/2/08

Elayne Rapping, professor of American studies, was quoted in an article on ABC News about the new popularity of television shows, movies and music from the 1980s and '90s, with shows like "90210" and music by New Kids on the Block making a comeback.

9/23/08

An article distributed by Reuters Health reports that the results of a study published in Diabetes Care confirm that young women with type 1 diabetes have lower bone mineral densities than young women without the disease and the differences persist over time. The article quotes Lucy Mastrandrea, assistant professor of pediatrics.

9/22/08

Frederick Munschauer, professor and chair of neurology, was quoted in the <i>Irish Times</i> in an article about a new drug, Tysabri, that may lead to sustained improvement of physical disability caused by multiple sclerosis.

9/21/08

An article in the <i>San Diego Union Tribune</i> on patients who travel to Tijuana for weight-loss surgery, which costs half as much in Mexico as it does in the U.S., reports that a study by UB researchers found that the suicide rate among adult weight-loss surgery patients was more than double that of obese adults who didn't have the surgeries

9/21/08

James Gardner, professor and vice dean of law, was quoted in the <i>Rochester Democrat and Chronicle</i> in an article on the retirement at the end of the year of New York State Chief Judge Judith Kaye.

9/22/08

An article on Inside Higher Ed on colleges participating in a landmark agreement to cut their net carbon emissions to zero quotes Jim Simon, associate environmental educator in UB Green.

9/23/08

An article in the <i>New Haven Register</i> on police officers being exempt from Connecticut state law mandating the use of seatbelts reports results of a UB study analyzing hundreds of patrol car crashes showed that 40.4 percent of unbelted occupants died compared with 15.5 percent of those wearing seat belts.

9/21/08

An article in the <i>Utica Observer Dispatch</i> about the evolving role of a local school district superintendent quotes Stephen Jacobson, professor of educational leadership and policy.

9/22/08

Arun Jain, professor of marketing research, was quoted in <i>Arkansas Business Weekly</i> in an article about Wal-Mart's new in-store advertising.

9/25/08

UB President John B. Simpson is quoted in an article in <i>The Chronicle of Higher Education</i> that looks at the effect the financial upheaval on Wall Street is having on the New York State economy and its colleges and universities.

9/30/08

An article in England's <i>The Guardian</i> newspaper on society's culture of self-pitying victimhood quotes Elayne Rapping, professor of American studies.

9/30/08

An article in the <i>Philadelphia Inquirer</i> about the enthusiasm of the original fans of the early 1990s pop group New Kids on the Block, who are mounting a comeback tour, quotes Elayne Rapping, professor of American studies.

9/29/08

An article in the <i>Rochester Democrat and Chronicle</i> on yesterday's defeat of a $700 billion bill to bail out Wall Street quotes Lawrence Southwick, professor emeritus of finance and managerial economics.

9/29/08

An article distributed by UPI looks at research conducted by John Violanti, research associate professor in the Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, on the health effects police officers face on the job.

9/29/08

An article on MSNBC asks the question, "How do you know when you're through eating dinner?" and reports that a UB study that men who ate with a group of buddies downed 60 percent more calories than when they ate with a spouse or girlfriend.

9/28/08

An article in the <i>Detroit Free Press</i> on a new movie, "Flash of Genius," about a 1978 lawsuit between the Ford Motor Co. and the man who invented the intermittent windshield wiper, and the trouble the movie could pose for Ford, quotes Elayne Rapping, professor of American studies.

9/29/08

An article in <i>The London Times</i> about the health problems associated with of energy drinks reports that research by Kathleen Miller, research scientist at UB's Research Institute on Addictions, which showed a link between aggressive and risky behavior patterns and the consumption of energy drinks.

9/26/08

An article on Politico on the presidential debate and lessons that can be learned from previous debates quotes James Campbell, professor and chair of political science.

9/28/08

An article in <i>The Washington Times</i> on the diverse factors that could determine the winner of the presidential elections quotes Joshua Dyck, assistant professor of political science.

9/27/08

An article distributed by Reuters Health reports on research by John Violanti, research associate professor of social and preventive medicine, that showed that working the night shift may have different effects on male and female police officers' mental health.

9/13/08

An article on American Medical News on the link between police work and physical and mental disease looks at research being conducted by John Violanti, research associate professor of social and preventive medicine.