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12/1/11

In a story about sex scandals and political candidates, NPR quoted UB professor emeritus of American Studies, Elayne Rapping.

12/1/11

An MSN article about the Great American Smokeout and the best ways to quit quotes Gary Giovino, chair of community health and health behavior, who recommends heavy smokers who want to quit start with nicotine replacement therapy.

12/21/11

The Chronicle of Higher Education's "On Hiring" blog discussed how new hires have energized UB's physics department.

12/21/11

David Schmid, associate professor of English, is quoted in a story in the Philadelphia Inquirer about Lindsay Lohan's nude pictorial in Playboy. "The therapeutic process of unveiling her emotions is consistent with her exposing herself" physically, he said.

12/19/11

An article in the Legislative Gazette reports Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed a bill awarding UB $35 million in state funds to begin the first phase of a larger $375 million strategic development that will relocate the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences to the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, and also be used to hire new faculty members and expand academic offerings and facilities while reducing class sizes.

12/18/11

Articles in England's Telegraph and Daily Mail newspapers report a study by UB psychologist Mark Seery has found that while traumatic experiences such as assault, bereavement or natural disaster can be extremely damaging, smaller amount of trauma may help people develop resilience.

12/16/11

An article on Wired Science about new research that contradicts the finding that everything in the visible universe is moving in the same direction quotes William Kinney, associate professor of physics, and Dejan Stojkovic, assistant professor of physics.

12/18/11

Brad Owens, assistant professor of organization and human resources in the School of Management, is quoted in an article in Men's Health for his research on how humble leaders are more effective and better liked.

12/16/11

A story on Innovation Trail, a statewide Public Radio program focusing on the innovation economy in Upstate New York, reports that as part of the new NYSUNY 2020 program to improve the state's higher education system, UB will receive $35 million to pursue the goals of UB 2020, including efforts to relocate the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences to the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus.

12/15/11

Anne Curtis, chair of medicine, is quoted in an article distributed by Bloomberg News about the recall of heart defibrillator leads because of their potential to injure or kill patients. "Until more data are collected, physicians should follow standard practice of care to manage their patients with Riata silicone leads," she said. The article appeared in news outlets that include The New York Times, BusinessWeek and The Heart.

12/15/11

An article in Scientific American reports researchers at UB have shown that drivers can cut their carbon emissions without significantly slowing travel time. An article also appeared on The Atlantic magazine's Cities blog, Space Mart, Innovations Report and Futurity.

12/14/11

An editorial in the Buffalo News praises the approval of the $35 million NYSUNY 2020 Challenge Grant that will allow UB to move ahead with its UB 2020 plan for academic excellence by hiring new faculty, expanding academic offerings and facilities for all students and relocating the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences to the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus.

12/13/11

Rick Su, an expert on civil rights and immigration law, is quoted in an article in Forbes about the Supreme Court case about Arizona's tough anti-immigrant laws, one that will likely focus on preemption rather than civil rights.

12/13/11

An article in The Canadian titled "8 Friends Every Woman Needs" reports the more a couple's family and friends intermingle, the happier spouses are after even just one year of marriage, and quotes Kenneth Leonard, professor of clinical psychology.

12/11/11

A story on CNN about Olga Kostritzky, a Russian-trained ballet mistress who has shaped a generation of American dancers and is known for bringing out the best in them, reports that she and her husband moved from the Soviet Union to Buffalo in 1975, where they learned English by taking language classes at UB.

12/8/11

A UPI article reports a study by Maria Testa, senior scientist at the Research Institute on Addictions has found that the degree to which women college students consume alcohol is linked to their chance of being sexually victimized.

12/7/11

A story on ABC News reports on a study by UB sociologist Kristen Schultz Lee and a colleague at Rice University that found that one out of five scientists who describe themselves as either atheists or agnostics actually go to church in order to expose their children to religion so that they can make up their own minds on what to believe. An article also appeared on CNN's Belief blog.

12/5/11

A story on NPR about the growing number of young women entering the nursing workforce and the impact it is having on the nursing shortage reports researchers from UB and New York University have suggested increasing financial aid and other educational opportunities in underserved areas may have played a role.

12/5/11

An article in Redbook magazine about how to keep children active during the cold winter months reports UB researchers found that when children have toys that promote movement, active time nearly doubled among those with the most choices compared to those who only had one. The article quotes Denise Feda, research assistant professor in pediatrics and exercise and nutrition sciences.