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9/1/09

Kathryn Foster, director of the Regional Institute, is quoted in an article on Governing.com that looks at factors that have led Niagara Falls, N.Y., to become a city long past its heyday and shackled by its economic and political history, in stark contrast to the success of Niagara Falls, Ont.

9/1/09

An article in O, The Oprah Magazine, about childhood obesity and the role that friends play in children's eating habits reports a study conducted at UB showed that overweight children who are with their overweight friends consumed more food than when they were with thinner children, and quotes Sarah-Jeanne Salvy, assistant professor of pediatrics.

9/1/09

An article on Yahoo! Hot Jobs about mistakes that will get your resume tossed out quotes Cynthia Shore, assistant dean for corporate and community relations in the School of Management.

9/1/09

Esther Takeuchi is one of just four innovators featured in a story called "Profiles in Creativity" published this month in the Saturday Evening Post. She was the only woman featured in the story, which says: "Takeuchi, now an engineer at the State University of New York at Buffalo, has parlayed her penchant for figuring out how things work into a wildly successful career."

9/1/09

An article on MSN.com on secrets for staying healthy on the road suggests travelers invite a new client to dinner because a recent UB study showed that men downed 35 percent fewer calories when eating with strangers as when eating with friends. The article originally appeared in Men's Health.

9/4/09

An article in The New York Times about the economy looks at the history of the dollar bill, and reports that Elbridge Gerry Spaulding, who figured out that the American government simply needed to print money to pay for the Civil War, is the namesake of a UB residence hall.

9/8/09

A Q and A on AlterNet.com interviews Winnifred Fallers Sullivan, associate professor of law and director of the Law and Religion Program, about the church/state division, which she says has been made impossible by the shift of religious authority from the institution to the individual, confusing how we define religion and separate it from government.

9/8/09

A story on CNN reports two UB alumni Clark Dever and Joe Dinardo, are taking advantage of a month-long all-you-can-jet pass for $599 from JetBlue to visit 29 cities in 31 days.

9/9/09

An article in Oncology Nursing News about conversations that can persuade patients to undergo colorectal cancer screening quotes Thomas Feeley, associate professor of communication.

9/10/09

An article in the Colfax (Calif.) Record about police officers and suicide quotes John Violanti, research associate professor of social and preventive medicine.

9/11/09

An article in the Amherst (Mass.) Bulletin about the emotional stress involved in police work reports that a recent UB study suggested that counseling be made available to officers before and after traumatic incidents.

9/11/09

An article distributed by Reuters Health reports a study conducted by Mine Tezal, assistant professor of oral diagnostic sciences, has shown that chronic periodontitis is a risk factor for head and neck cancer. The article appeared in news outlets that include ABC News, KCAL-TV, Web MD and a dentistry Web site in Britain.

9/11/09

An article distributed by Reuters Health reports a study conducted by Mine Tezal, assistant professor of oral diagnostic sciences, has shown that chronic periodontitis is a risk factor for head and neck cancer. The article appeared in news outlets that include ABC News, KCAL-TV, Web MD and a dentistry Web site in Britain.

9/11/09

An article distributed by UPI reports that most people recover following devastating events such as the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and develop more personal strength, according to research conducted by a researcher in the UB School of Social Work.

9/11/09

An article in the San Francisco Chronicle about a proposal that would increase the University of California's undergraduate fees by 15 percent in the spring and by another 15 percent in fall 2010 reports that the increase reports the proposed increase make the cost of attending UC for the first time higher than attending one of its peer institutions, which include UB.

9/12/09

An article in the New York Post about how people react negatively to certain words, particularly the work "moist," quote Wolfgang Wolck, SUNY Distinguished Service Professor emeritus in the Department of Linguistics.

9/17/09

An article in the Arizona Daily Star about preventing dog bites, particularly with children, reports that a recent study by the UB School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences found that "young children are especially vulnerable to severe dog bites in the head and neck, and there is a correlation between cases of dog bites and rising temperatures."

9/14/09

Jeremy Finn, professor of counseling, school and educational psychology, is quoted in an article in the Charleston Post and Courier about helping students become well-adjusted and successful in school.

9/14/09

An article in the Christian Science Monitor about the prime-time fall TV schedule quotes Elayne Rapping, adjunct professor of American studies, who said broadcast networks are still the best potential source for our shared stories and the ideas that tell us who we are.

9/15/09

An article on Live Science reports UB scientists have found that some animals may share humans' ability to reflect upon, monitor or regulate their states of mind, and quotes J. David Smith, professor of psychology. The research also is the subject of an article distributed by ANI news service.

9/17/09

Former UB football player Willie Evans, Warde Manuel, director of athletics, and Turner Gill are quoted in articles in USA Today about the game against the University of Central Florida on Saturday where the 1958 Bulls team will be recognized 50 years after they declined a bid to play in the Tangerine Bowl after being notified that their African American players would not be allowed to play.

9/16/09

An article on LiveScience about the problems with using bite marks in criminal investigations quotes Raymond G. Miller, UB clinical associate professor of oral diagnostic sciences, who says bite mark identification is not as reliable as DNA identification. The research also is the subject of an article in The Register, a British news outlet. The article also appears on Yahoo! News.

9/3/09

An article in Time magazine that reports on UB research about the social factors that influence overeating in children quotes Sarah-Jeanne Salvy, assistant professor of pediatrics and principal scientist on the study, who said that obesity can be contagious—that overweight children will tend to eat more when with overweight friends.

9/16/09

An article on Officer.com about mental health issues and police work reports that a pilot study on the effects of stress on police officers by John Violanti, research associate professor of social and preventive medicine, noted significant physical and emotional effects believed related to the stressors of police work.

9/23/09

Television stations throughout the country are running a story distributed by HealthDay News that reports on a UB study that showed that marriages can be at risk when one partner is an excessive drinker and/or smoker and the other isn't. The article quotes Gregory Homish, assistant professor of health behavior. The article also appears in U.S. News & World Report, Yahoo! News and MSN.com.

9/17/09

An article in the Chronicle of Higher Education reports on the announcement about the recipients of the National Medal of Science and National Medal of Technology and Innovation awards, including Esther Takeuchi, Greatbatch Professor of Power Sources Research in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. An article about the awards announcement also appears in Chemical & Engineering News. Other news outlets that carried the announcement about the recipients of the National Medal of Technology include MSNBC, TMCNet, San Jose Mercury News.

9/17/09

The Web sites of radio stations throughout the country are airing a story distributed by UPI that reports that if one spouse engages in smoking or excessive drinking and the other doesn't, it can strain a marriage, and quotes Gregory Homish, assistant professor of health behavior.

9/20/09

A column in the Orlando Sentinel reports the 1958 UB football team was honored at half time during Saturday's game against Central Florida. The article also interviews former player Gerry Gergley, who went on to coach wrestling at UCF. The recognition also is the subject of a column in the Palm Beach Post.

9/18/09

An article in BusinessWeek about a letter sent by Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) to the Food & Drug Administration questioning whether the agency has sufficiently considered potential problems caused by cholesterol-lowering drugs quotes Georgirene Vladutiu, professor of pediatrics, neurology and pathology and anatomical sciences, described patients who are wheelchair-bound from muscle weakness and pain five years after they have stopped taking statins.

9/22/09

Joshua Dyck, assistant professor of political science, is quoted in an article distributed by the Associated Press about young people's opinions about Barack Obama since he was elected president. The article was picked up by news outlets around the nation, including the Arizona Republic, Minneapolis Star Tribune, Yahoo! News and Salon.

9/23/09

James A. Gardner, professor of law, was quoted in an article in The New York Times about a decision by the New York Court of Appeals upholding Gov. David A. Paterson's contested appointment of a lieutenant governor.

9/24/09

Jeremy Finn, professor of counseling, school and educational psychology in the Graduate School of Education, was interviewed on NPR's All Things Considered on the subject of K-12 class sizes and budget cuts.

9/24/09

The Associated Press (AP) is reporting on UB alumnus, Robin Li, the 40 year old chief executive and billionaire founder of Baidu Inc., the search engine that dominates in China with a 62 percent share of their market, drawing a large crowd of students at Stanford University, the alma mater and old stomping grounds for the creators of Google.

9/27/09

An article distributed by the Associated Press about long-term testosterone replacement therapy in middle-aged and older men with low testosterone levels reports a research paper published by UB showed that an estimated one-third of men with type 2 diabetes may also experience low testosterone levels. The article appeared in the Denver Post and Grand Junction Sentinel.

9/27/09

An article in the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle about efforts to rezone former Xerox property for residential use quotes Robert Silverman, associate professor of urban and regional planning.

9/26/09

An article in the San Francisco Chronicle about "Lie to Me," a Fox television series about scientists who help cops catch crooks with their extraordinary ability to detect lies by analyzing facial expressions and body language, reports one of the show's characters is based on Mark Frank, associate professor of psychology, who is quoted in the article.

9/25/09

An article in the Russian newspaper Pravda about the H1N1 virus cites an article in the UB Reporter that quotes Jim Reger, emergency planning program manager for Environment, Health and Safety Services.

9/24/09

An article in The Hill about the appointment of former Democratic National Committee Chairman Paul Kirk as senator temporarily replacing the late Sen. Edward Kennedy quotes James Gardner, professor of law, who said courts are usually hesitant to override governors when it comes to emergency declarations for fear of unnecessarily mixing branches of government.

9/28/09

An article in Chemical & Engineering News about developing drugs that target RNA reports Matthew Disney, assistant professor of chemistry, and coworkers have compiled a database of RNA-binding ligands and the ENA structures or motifs to which the ligands bind.

9/28/09

James E. Campbell, professor and chair of political science, is quoted in an article distributed by the Associated Press about Gov. David Paterson's attempts at a political comeback, which many experts consider to be too little, too late to counter his low popularity and job approval numbers. The article appeared in media throughout New York State, including Newsday and Syracuse Post-Standard.

9/30/09

An article in New York Construction reports that UB has embarked on a $360 million capital improvement program designed to prepare the school to serve more than 38,000 students by 2020, and quotes Kevin M. Thompson, director of facilities planning.

9/28/09

An article on WebMD about women who are having healthy breast tissue removed in order to reduce the risks of developing breast cancer quotes Stephen B. Edge, professor of surgery.

9/30/09

An article in the Baltimore Sun about how social media have changed the way colleges recruit, enroll and orient new students looks at appropriate and inappropriate use of the technology and quotes Mark Greenfield, director of Web services, enrollment and planning.