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11/1/09

The History Channel interviewed Philips Stevens, Jr., associate professor of anthropology, for the show "Monster Quest" on the subject of Bigfoot sightings. An electronic version is not available at this time.

11/1/09

George Hezel, clinical professor at the Law School, is quoted in a Utica Observer-Dispatch story on a city comptroller candidate and his involvement in falsified asbestos air samples detailed at a recently concluded federal trial.

11/1/09

An article in the New York Times about how things have changed on college campuses over the past 40 years interviews the father of a UB student, who praised the university for providing a safe environment, including UB efforts to provide a smoke-free, alcohol-free campus, in contrast to college campuses years ago.

11/4/09

An article in USA Today reporting on H1N1 statistical data gathered during the first four months of the pandemic, quoted Ali El Solh, associate professor of medicine and social and preventive medicine, regarding the impact of obesity as a complicating factor. ABC News.com also covered the story.

11/1/09

In the November issue of More magazine, an article on living with irritable bowel syndrome cites an excerpt from the book "Controlling IBS the Drug-Free Way: A 10-Step Plan for Symptom Relief," written by UB associate professor of medicine and director of the Behavioral Medicine Clinic, Jeffrey M. Lackner.

11/4/09

Russ Miller, professor of computer science and engineering, was interviewed in International Science Grid This Week on the subject of enhancing the performance of supercomputers using graphical processing units and UB's own supercomputing cluster, "Magic."

11/8/09

An article in the Orlando Sentinel on the recent shootings in the Orlando Gateway Center and their possible relationship to issues surrounding his job loss quotes UB's Charles Ewing, a forensic psychologist and SUNY Distinguished Service Professor, Law School. The story also appeared in the Los Angeles Times and the Santa Barbara News-Press.

11/6/09

An NPR report on how U.S. unemployment rates impact Obama's approval rating interviews UB's James Campbell, professor and chair of political science, who said the jobless rate could potentially lead to "substantial" Republican election gains in 2010.

11/11/09

Top Cancer News reports on breast cancer research and the decision-making process of women who suffer from breast cancer. Robin Lally, assistant professor at the School of Nursing, is quoted and says, "one of the most important discoveries of her team's research was the fact that they observed that women felt more positive and courageous in having the capability of deciding which treatment suited them better."

11/11/09

NPR affiliate KCSN-88.5 FM in California interviewed UB assistant professor of nursing, Robin Lally, PhD, about her research on decision making for women with breast cancer. The interview is not available online.

11/13/09

An article in USA Today about efforts in Western New York to downsize local governments and the wave of national frustration over big government that was illustrated this year by raucous town-hall style meeting over health care reports a study by UB's Regional Institute concluded that if every municipality in Erie County cut two legislators, the savings would be "negligible," less than $4 per person a year in most cases. The article quotes Kathryn Foster, director of the Regional Institute.

11/11/09

An article in the Utica Observer Dispatch about cuts being made by Utica College to trim $1.3 million from the school's $50 million operating budget quotes D. Bruce Johnstone, University Professor Emeritus in educational leadership and policy, who said layoffs and cuts could be the sign of things to come in higher education, especially if the state cuts funding to SUNY institutions.

11/5/09

The "Quad Space" project conducted by student in the School of Architecture and Planning is included in the thesis guide published in Surface magazine, which covers the design world and profiles emerging designers and provocative projects.

11/10/09

An article in the New York Daily Record reports the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments Monday in a closely watched case over what types of inventions are patentable, and quotes Mark Bartholomew, associate professor of law and an expert on online intellectual property issues.

11/13/09

UB's Doug Levere, photographer in University Communications, is quoted in a New York Times article about the changing urban landscape of New York City.

11/16/09

An article in the New York Times looks at the advantages and disadvantages SUNY schools have encountered as they upgrade their athletic programs to compete with other major public institutions at the Division I level. UB is mentioned as having led the way to Division I in 1991 and the football team played a bowl game for the first time in January, but the path has not been as smooth for other SUNY campuses. The article quotes former UB president William H. Greiner and UB athletic director Warde Manuel.

11/21/09

A story broadcast throughout Canada on CTV describes a new therapy to treat multiple sclerosis and reports that researchers from Italy have been working with a UB team led by Robert Zivadinov, professor of neurology, to recruit 1,700 adults and children to do detailed analysis of blood flow in and out of the brain. The research also is the subject of an article in the Toronto Globe and Mail, which quotes Bianca Weinstock-Guttman, UB associate professor of neurology, who says if the new treatment is proven correct; it will completely change how MS is thought about and treated. Articles also appear in the Toronto Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, Nova Scotia News, Canoe.ca.

11/20/09

An article in The Christian Science Monitor about the uproar over the announcement by Oprah Winfrey that she will end her daytime talk show on broadcast television and move over to her own cable channel, the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) quotes Elayne Rapping, professor of American studies, who calls the decision to move from broadcast to cable strictly a business move. She also is quoted in a French-language news site, Cyberpresse in Montreal, and in the Times of London.

11/20/09

An article in The Christian Science Monitor about the uproar over the announcement by Oprah Winfrey that she will end her daytime talk show on broadcast television and move over to her own cable channel, the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) quotes Elayne Rapping, professor of American studies, who calls the decision to move from broadcast to cable strictly a business move. She also is quoted in a French-language news site, Cyberpresse in Montreal, and in the Times of London.

11/23/09

An article in the Los Angeles Times reports police may have poorer health due to late shifts and overtime they often work, and quotes John Violanti, research associate professor of social and preventive medicine.

11/20/09

An article in Wired magazine on the world's largest seismically isolated building, the new international terminal at Istanbul's airport, quotes Michael Constantinou, professor of civil, structural and environmental engineering. The article also appears on Reuters.

11/21/09

An article in the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle about a local appearance by former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin to promote her book, "Going Rogue," quotes Elayne Rapping, professor of American studies, who said part of her popularity is that she says whatever she thinks.

11/17/09

Ron Huefner, SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor in the School of Management, was quoted in BusinessWeek in an article on a federal task force aimed at investigating and prosecuting financial fraud.

11/17/09

A UPI article reports on research conducted at UB that shows that despite being less disabling, multiple sclerosis in children causes more disease activity; the article quotes Bianca Weinstock-Guttman, associate professor of neurology.

11/18/09

An article in The Quad, The New York Times' college sports blog, looks at the role that student fees play in the athletic budgets of SUNY research universities, and reports that at UB, 66 percent of athletic revenues come from student fees and the university subsidy.

11/19/09

An article in the L.A. Times about increases in fees to University of California students reports that for the first time the UC system's costs for undergraduates would be higher than the average of UB, Illinois, Michigan, and Virginia.

11/18/09

L.A. Times health science writer, Jeanine Stein, blogged about the recent UB study on police who work late shifts, and the possibility that this can lead to sleep deprivation and subsequent stroke, cardiovascular disease, and type 2 diabetes.

11/19/09

Fox23.com quotes UB professor of neurology and nuclear medicine, Alan Lockwood, MD, in an article about a "Physicians for Social Responsibility" report on the effects of coal pollutants in which Lockwood is a principle author.

11/19/09

An article on Live Science about the vulnerability of shipping container cranes to damage from even moderate earthquakes reports that to get a better understanding of how container cranes respond during an earthquake, a one-tenth scale model will be tested on UB's shake table.

11/24/09

Alan Lockwood, professor of neurology, is quoted in an article distributed by McClatchy Newspapers looks at efforts by the Environmental Protection Agency to crack down on coal pollution and reports the new rule, proposed this month, is the first time since 1971 that the EPA has tightened control s on sulfur dioxide to protect the public health. "Tens of thousands of Americans die each year from inhaling pollutants from coal burning," Lockwood said. The article appeared in newspapers throughout the country, including the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Charleston Gazette, St. Louis Post-Dispatch and Miami Herald.

11/28/09

An editorial in the Buffalo News about projects that are high priority for the region puts the UB 2020 plan at the top of the list.

11/29/09

A story in the Buffalo News on the number of international students in Buffalo reports that UB has 4,539 international students, or 16.7 percent of the university's enrollment, who come from more than 100 countries.

11/23/09

An article in The Buffalo News on the roll out of the "2010 Regional Agenda," a collaboration by area business and political leaders to set an annual agenda to tell state and federal lawmakers what they view as the highest economic-development priorities for the year, reports UB 2020 tops the list for the third straight year.

11/20/09

An article that tracks editorials about legislative matters in news outlets across the state includes a strong vote of confidence from the Buffalo News for UB 2020 and asks that Assembly leaders get out of the state's way and approve the measure.