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10/7/08

John Violanti, research associate professor of social and preventive medicine, is quoted in <i>Newsday</i> in an article about police departments requiring therapy session for officers following incidents such as in-custody deaths and fatal crashes.

10/6/08

Charles Patrick Ewing, professor of law and a forensic psychologist, is quoted in the <i>Dallas Morning News</i> in an article about three teenagers who are charged with capital murder in the slaying of their mother.

10/5/08

An article in the <i>Lakeland Ledger</i> on drinking in the workplace reports that a study by UB's Research Institute on Addictions found that workplace alcohol use and impairment affects more than 19 million workers, or roughly 15 percent of the workforce.

10/6/08

An article distributed by the Press reports on an historic marker going up in a Vermont town honoring a former slave whose memoir is among the only one known to describe abduction from Africa and quotes Kari Winter, professor of American studies, who edited the memoir.

10/8/08

An op-ed in <i>The Buffalo News</i> by UB President John B. Simpson calls on Albany to make policy and regulatory changes that would save taxpayers millions of dollars, accelerate the pace of UB's growth and benefit the Buffalo Niagara region.

10/8/08

An article distributed by the Associated Press reports the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences has been awarded a $7.6 million contract to help AIDS researchers in developing countries conduct proper clinical trials. The article was picked up by outlets throughout New York State, including the <i>Albany Times Union</i>.

10/9/08

An article distributed by Reuters Health reports a UB study has shown that about one third of young adult men with type 2 diabetes have low testosterone levels.

10/9/08

An article on Live Science reports on research on deathways conducted by Erik Seeman, associate professor of history.

10/13/08

A story on Vermont Public Radio reports a former slave who won his freedom and settled in Poultney will be honored by the town on Sunday with a historic marker, noting that a UB professor did research and published her work on the man in 2005.

10/13/08

An op-ed in the <i>Los Angeles Times</i> on whether undecided voters are still truly undecided at this point in the election cycle quotes James E. Campbell, professor and chair of political science.

10/13/08

An article in the Asbury Park Press on the impact American culture is having on the Hispanic tradition of giving children the surnames of both parents quotes Jose F Buscaglia-Salgado, director of the Caribbean studies program and associate professor of American studies.

10/13/08

An article in the <I>Los Angeles Times</i> on a new study that links consumption of energy drinks to an increase in the risk of abusing harder drugs quotes Kathleen Miller, senior research scientist at the Research Institute on Addictions.

10/15/08

Elayne Rapping, professor of American studies and a pop culture expert, is quoted in the Chicago Tribune in an article about the cultural shifts that are making the values of older generations more fashionable.

10/17/08

William Ruyechan, professor and associate chair of microbiology and immunology, is quoted in Science magazine in an article about an outbreak of the herpes simplex virus among the sumo wrestling community.

10/20/08

An article in <i>USA Today</i> reports on a study by William Pelham, Jr., UB Distinguished Professor of Psychology, and Brian Wymbs, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Psychology, that showed that parents of children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder are almost twice as likely as other parents to divorce by the time their child is 8 years old.

10/20/08

An article in The New York Times on colleges and universities around the nation that encourage walking and bicycling on campus as a means to combat traffic and parking Jim Simon, an associate environmental educator.

10/21/08

The November 2008 issue of the <i>Atlantic Monthly</i> features a short article on Debu Talukdar's "Cost of Being Poor" research. It appears in their "Quick Study" section under the Economics section sub-heading "Rich Man's Discount" and gives the link to his recently published paper.

10/22/08

An article on Voice of America reports more than 60 members of the Brace family gathered recently in Vermont to celebrate their common history and pay tribute to their common ancestor, Jeffrey Brace; the article quotes Kari Winter, professor of American studies.

10/24/08

An article distributed by UPI reports a UB study has found that parents of a child with ADHD are nearly twice as likely to divorce by the time the child is eight years old. The article was picked up by a number of radio Web sites, including WMGE-FM, a Spanish-language station in San Antonio, as well as stations around the country.

10/24/08

James A. Gardner, professor of law, is quoted in The New York Times in an article about the impact on rural voting districts of the Census Bureau regulation to count prisoners as local residents.

10/27/08

An article in the <i>Baltimore Sun</i> on the current economy and teaching young people about finances and managing money quotes Cynthia Shore, assistant dean of corporate and community relations in the School of Management.

10/27/08

Joshua Dyck, assistant professor of political science, is quoted in The Hill in an article about the impact ballot measures are expected to have on this year's election.

10/27/08

An article in USA Today on high school students who because of the economy are thinking about attending public rather than private universities quotes a student from Oyster Bay High School on Long Island who had hoped to attend an out-of-state or private college but now is looking at UB and CUNY's Queen's College.

10/27/08

An article on WebMD reports that married couples who have a child with ADHD are nearly twice as likely to divorce by the time the child is age eight than are couples who do not have children affected by the disorder, and quotes William Pelham, UB Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Pediatrics. "We've known that ADHD kids can be very stressful for their parents.

10/28/08

James Campbell was a guest on Minnesota Public Radio for a panel discussion on undecided voters, the value of the undecided vote and what's behind the idea of suspending judgment.

10/28/08

An article in the <i>DC Examiner</i> reports that James Campbell, professor and chair of political science, was a member of a panel speaking at the National Press Club on Monday, and that he still believes John McCain will be the next president.

10/31/08

An article in the <i>Los Angeles Times</i> on undecided voters and the impact they may have on the election, particularly in Ohio and Florida, reports that a study of presidential elections conducted by UB found that the last time wafflers made a difference was 1960, and that this year, undecided voters are likely to significant again.

10/31/08

An article in the <i>Chronicle of Higher Education</i> asks when and why did professorial become an insult or a political liability and looks at professors who became U.S. presidents and other high ranking officials, including Millard Fillmore, who established UB.

10/10/08

An article in the Chronicle of Higher Education quotes Christian Tiu, assistant professor of finance and managerial economics, on whether the financial crisis should affect how economic theory is taught.

10/30/08

James E. Campbell, professor and chair of political science, is quoted on Politico, a Web site devoted to national politics, in a story about the impact undecided voters may have on John McCain's chances of being elected president.

10/16/08

An editorial in The Buffalo News supports UB President John B. Simpson's call for reforms in Albany that would save taxpayers millions of dollars, accelerate the pace of UB's growth and benefit the Buffalo Niagara region.