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1/2/15

While doctors often use an endoscope to help detect cancer and other illnesses, it may soon serve another purpose: zapping tumors.

1/5/15

UB researchers made headlines around the world this year with studies on coffee, climate change, babies’ eating habits and more.

1/5/15

The Southern Association for Women Historians has awarded UB historian arole Emberton its 2014 Willie Lee Rose Prize for the best book on Southern history written by a woman or women in 2013.

1/8/15

After a successful fall-semester run in its new home in the Dipson Amherst Theatre, the Buffalo Film Seminars will open the spring 2015 semester on Jan. 27 with a screening of the Charlie Chaplin classic “The Gold Rush.”

1/8/15

Roseanne Berger has been recognized by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education for outstanding leadership, management, innovation and improvement of residency and medical fellowship programs.

1/8/15

The School of Social Work’s Institute on Trauma and Trauma Informed Care has received the 2014 Ronald Gonzalez Red Ribbon Community Award presented by the AIDS Network of Western New York.

1/8/15

UB Law School students are packing their bags as they prepare for three January courses to be held outside of Buffalo — two of which are outside the United States.

1/8/15

Four more companies affiliated with UB have been approved for START-UP NY, the innovative economic development program created by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo.

1/8/15

What makes cancer cells sensitive or resistant to chemotherapy? UB researchers are working on an answer, thanks to a grant from the American Cancer Society.

1/8/15

A new study has found that personal traits such as resilience, satisfaction with life and a grateful disposition may help shield police officers from symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder.

1/8/15

Software developed by UB researchers at the university’s Toshiba Stroke & Vascular Research Center has been recognized by AuntMinnie.com, one of the top websites in the radiology community.

1/8/15

Local kids take the top prizes in a national crystal-growing contest hosted by UB chemist Jason Benedict.

1/8/15

Freezing temperatures and chilling winds did not deter members of the UB and broader Western New York communities from honoring the life of UB's first chancellor.

1/8/15

Parenting practices and restrictions when it comes to alcohol use can make a difference with adolescent drinking, according to new research by a UB psychologist.

1/8/15

As the trial of accused Boston Marathon bomber DzhokharTsarnaev gets underway, UB forensic psychologist Daniel Antonius talked to the UB Reporter about how emotions in the case affect jury selection.

1/12/15

Online programs offered by the Graduate School of Education and the School of Nursing have been named among the best online programs by U.S. News & World Report.

1/15/15

José Aviles, director of admissions at the University of Delaware, has been named associate vice provost and director of admissions at UB.

1/15/15

UB bookworms looking for another outlet to discuss their favorite reads can join the virtual UB Libraries Book Group.

1/15/15

Melissa Trail already has contributed to the UB record books as a swimmer. Now, she hopes to leave another lasting impression — on the UB curriculum.

1/15/15

More than 450 freshman engineering students presented their wind energy projects as part of the final awards ceremony for the "Engineering Principles" class.

1/15/15

UB’s Millard Fillmore College is offering a distance-learning program aimed at training individuals to help medical practices evaluate and improve their quality of care.

1/15/15

A UB program has helped two rural counties realize health care savings of close to $840,000 over two years without loss of services or jobs.

1/15/15

John Ho, who has led UB's graduate education efforts for nearly a decade, is stepping down from the role to resume his faculty appointment in the Department of Physics.

1/15/15

Ten faculty projects have been selected to receive funding as part of a new UB initiative to support research and creative activity in the humanities.

1/15/15

UB researchers recently got the rare opportunity to test an earthquake-damaged building and bring it to the brink of collapse.

1/22/15

Three members of the UB Law School clinical faculty have been named 2015-16 Bellow Scholars for their research project aimed at improving justice for underserved communities.

1/19/15

UB's Solar Strand is featured on the Wall Street Journal’s list of “Best Architecture of 2014.”

1/22/15

Political sociologist Barbara Wejnert challenges the conventional thinking on why countries become democratic, and how they fare as a result.  

1/22/15

The next frontier in physics may require teeny-tiny answers to big questions, and vice versa.

1/22/15

UB researchers have designed a nanoparticle that can be detected by six medical imaging techniques, a technology that could provide a super-clear picture of patients' organs and tissues.

1/22/15

School of Management faculty members offer tips on how to protect your finances and help your business thrive in 2015.

1/22/15

The Supreme Court's decision to determine whether same-sex couples have the constitutional right to marry everywhere likely will bring marriage equality to the minority of states that still prohibit it, according to UB faculty member Michael Boucai.

1/22/15

UB's new specialization will be the first such graduate offering in the Northeast taught at an architecture and planning school within a public university.

1/22/15

UB researchers studying how diet influences iron levels in the brain have found strong differences between men and women.  

1/22/15

A new UB study has found that women who experience moderate to severe hot flashes and night sweats during menopause tend to have lower bone-mineral density and higher rates of hip fracture than peers with no menopausal symptoms.

1/22/15

UB architecture students have created a three-story mural of Buffalo in Crosby Hall to celebrate the school’s close engagement with the city.

1/22/15

Bak USA, a partner with UB in the START-UP NY program, officially opened its U.S. headquarters in Buffalo.

1/26/15

A new UB study has found that successful email phishing schemes tinker with our heads before ripping us off.

1/23/15

A 10-minute business pitch will be the deciding factor when 14 UB student entrepreneurs compete for up to $8,000 in seed funding.

1/26/15

Thursday's wrap-up of the 2014 Employees Campaign for the Community recognized those who helped the campaign reach its $865,000 goal.

1/23/15

At her annual State of the University address, SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher cited UB's Finish in 4 program as among a number of initiatives that she said should be expanded to all SUNY campuses.

1/29/15

The Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act is doing its job and getting more startups to go public, a School of Management study has found.

1/27/15

Lockwood Memorial Library and the Lockwood Cybrary are now open 24 hours a day, seven days a week to accommodate those affected by renovations to Oscar A. Silverman Library.

1/29/15

The Miró Quartet returns to UB next month to perform the final three concerts in this year’s Slee/Beethoven String Quartet Cycle.

1/29/15

Renowned research scientist, educator, collaborator and entrepreneur Norma Nowak has been named executive director of UB’s New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics & Life Sciences.

1/29/15

IRS-certified accounting students from the School of Management again will provide free tax preparation services to individuals and families with annual incomes below $53,000.

1/29/15

A UB study finds that humanity’s early ancestors had genetic variations associated with modern disease. Now, the question is why.

1/29/15

Four UB students earned seed funding for their startup ideas as part of UB's Entrepreneurship Lab.

1/29/15

National television cameras came to campus last semester to focus attention on UB research that is attracting worldwide interest.

1/29/15

The Buffalo Institute for Genomics and Data Analytics will help transform medical diagnosis and treatment.

1/29/15

A study by psychologist Chris McNorgan points to the value of word sounds over visual processing during reading instruction or when diagnosing and treating reading disorders.

1/29/15

A UB research team is working with NASA as an official collaborative partner in its global Mission X: Train Like an Astronaut program.

1/29/15

The outstanding collection of local artifacts at the Marian E. White Research Museum reflects the relentless dedication of its namesake.