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1/24/09

An editorial in <i>The Buffalo News</i> supports state Assembly and Senate bills 2020, which would allow UB greater freedom to pursue the goals set out in the UB 2020, the university's strategic plan to grow by 40 percent, create new jobs for the region and increase its annual economic impact.

1/25/09

Elayne Rapping, professor of American studies and a nationally recognized authority on pop culture, is quoted in an article in the <i>Rochester Democrat and Chronicle</i> about President Barack Obama's "celebrity" and America's fascination with his family and the effect it could have on his presidency.

1/1/09

An article distributed by the Canadian Broadcasting Company looks at the UB football team as it gets ready to play its first bowl game, and the 1958 team, which was invited to play in the Tangerine Bowl but turned it down.

1/27/09

<i>Art & Architectural Journal</i> published an editorial by Brian Carter, dean of the UB School of Architecture and Planning, who described the virtues of public art projects in cities around the world.

1/26/09

An article on Web MD about the number of children taking drugs for ADHD who suffer hallucinations and other psychotic symptoms quotes William Pelham, UB Distinguished Professor of psychology, pediatrics and psychiatry.

1/25/09

An article in the <i>St. Louis Post-Dispatch</i> about the nation's switch to digital television and the thousands of local residents who are not prepared for the conversion quotes Elayne Rapping, professor of American studies.

1/20/09

Elayne Rapping, professor of American studies, is quoted in an article in <i>USA Today</i> about the impact the film "The Dark Knight" could have on this year's Oscars and whether people decide to tune into the awards ceremony.

1/20/09

An article distributed by Reuters about Barack Obama's election as president and the role of black athletes in helping to overcome racism looks at the 1958 football team that rejected an invitation to the Tangerine Bowl because segregation policies would not allow two black players to participate.

1/20/09

Elayne Rapping, professor of American studies, is quoted in an article in the <i>Arizona Republic</i> about the US Airways pilot who successfully piloted his lifeless craft into the Hudson River, and in the process, became a hero.

1/27/09

An article distributed by the Associated Press looks at "Go, Tell Michelle: African American Women Write to the New First Lady," a collection of letters compiled by Barbara Nevergold and Peggy Brooks-Bertram, co-founders of UB's Uncrowned Queens Institute for Research and Education on Women.