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2/2/15

Eleven additional companies, including six winners of the 43North business plan contest, have been approved for START-UP NY through their affiliation with UB.

2/2/15

A study by the Research Institute on Addictions raises the possibility that
components of marijuana may be useful in reducing depression that results from chronic stress.

2/5/15

It began on a whim after a talent show. Now 20 years later, The Buffalo Chips, UB's male a cappella group, is a campus mainstay.

2/5/15

Buffalo Public Schools students win a regional award for their conception of Buffalo's future.

2/5/15

Despite Monday's winter storm, hardy UB geologists turned out for the department's annual Groundhog Day cookout. Ridge Lea Larry did not see his shadow, so maybe we're headed in the right direction.

2/5/15

The James H. Cummings Foundation of Buffalo has given $1 million to UB's new medical school to foster an innovative approach to teaching and research in anatomical science.

2/5/15

Christina Orsi, a business development specialist who has helped guide Western New York’s economic resurgence, has been named associate vice president for economic development.

2/5/15

UB will launch its new Center for Educational Innovation — an organization dedicated to advancing university teaching — by welcoming visitors to an open house.

2/5/15

The “Jewels in our Genes” study, led by UB researcher Heather Ochs-Balcom, has uncovered previously unknown segments of DNA shared by African-American family members who have breast cancer.

2/5/15

The inaugural outing of UClub 2.0, a family-friendly version of the traditional University Club, proved to be a hit.

2/5/15

New research by UB education professor Sam Abramovich finds that a blend of  digital technology and traditional merit badges would provide an opportunity to both motivate and measure learning.

2/9/15

Outbreak of the disease has required medical students and physicians to become more familiar with its symptoms.

2/9/15

On Abraham Lincoln's birthday, UB neurologist Nicholas Silvestri will give Grand Rounds detailing neurological ailments of U.S. presidents.

2/9/15

The UB Libraries is adding women's sports to its Sports History Digital Collection.

2/12/15

UB researcher Lora Cavuoto has found that success trumps popularity in persuading others to eat right and exercise.

2/12/15

Using social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter to spread information during campus emergencies can help keep students safer, according to new research from the School of Management.

2/12/15

A new book by UB faculty member Paige Sarlin examines the history and unique form of the interview.

2/12/15

Two UB graduate students have developed a card game that teaches lessons about the causes of the 2007 financial crisis.

2/12/15

UB’s Confucius Institute will celebrate the Chinese Lunar Year of the Goat on Feb. 21 with its annual free public show of music, dance and Chinese martial arts.

2/12/15

The next session in the Digital Challenges Series looks at how a marriage between technology and education can nurture brighter students.

2/12/15

The director of UB’s Alberti Center for Bullying Abuse Prevention calls the Buffalo Bills’ signing of troubled guard Richie Incognito “disheartening."

2/12/15

More of this season's brutal weather failed to stop hundreds of volunteers from taking part in UB's 14th annual “Give Kids a Smile Day.”

2/12/15

Residents of snowy, northern U.S. cities are at risk of vitamin D deficiency and may not even know it.

2/16/15

UB cardiologist Anne Curtis says that even those without training in
cardiopulmonary resuscitation can assist a person who has collapsed.

2/16/15

The Princeton Review has rated UB among the colleges and universities it considers the nation’s best for high-quality degree programs, affordability and career prospects.

2/13/15

NBA legend Magic Johnson's message to an Alumni Arena audience last week was simple: over-deliver.

2/19/15

UB faculty member David Holmes offers advice on how best to protect yourself if you need to be outside during extremely frigid weather.

2/19/15

When terrorists strike, emergency workers who have the proper training, information access and a positive work environment will make better decisions, according to research from the School of Management.

2/19/15

UB conference to examine human rights issues affecting women.

2/19/15

Dozens of regional partners will meet to discuss how to make Erie County a great place to live for people of all ages.

2/19/15

UB neurosurgeons led a clinical study that they say will revolutionize the standard of care for stroke patients.

2/19/15

High-performing UB undergraduates will have a simpler route to beginning their legal education, thanks to two new initiatives of the UB Law School.

2/19/15

Imagine a house that's a power plant and vegetable farm, all rolled into one self-sustaining structure. UB students and faculty are making this dream a reality as they start construction on the GRoW Home.

2/19/15

The reluctance to part with mobile phones, laptops and other gizmos – sometimes called “gadget hoarding” – is part of a larger and more troubling issue: managing electronic waste.

2/19/15

UB will show its appreciation to those making private gifts to the university by designating Feb. 23-26 “Think About Giving” Week.

2/19/15

Students from Red Jacket Quad were offered temporary shelter in Alumni Arena after a frozen sprinkler head led to a power outage — and loss of heat — in the residence hall.

2/23/15

In a new survey, The Business Journals has rated UB among the 50 best public colleges and universities in the nation.

2/23/15

Mark T. Swihart, UB Distinguished Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering, has been named executive director of UB’s New York State Center of Excellence in Materials Informatics.

2/26/15

UB researchers turn to Newton's Laws of Motion to predict chimp behavior.

2/26/15

School of Nursing Dean Marsha Lewis recently reviewed the school’s accomplishments during her annual State of the Nursing School address.

2/26/15

UB faculty member and music pioneer Tony Conrad is celebrating his 75th birthday with a pair of performances in New York City.

2/26/15

UB's Leadership Initiative for Tomorrow’s Schools program trains school administrators and encourages them to return to their home districts to put their new skills to use.

2/26/15

UB psychologists say the match between quality of early family experiences and self-esteem contributes to how clearly and confidently people view themselves and their place in the world.

2/26/15

Great, wonderful, wacky things can come in small genomic packages, according to new biology research from UB.

2/26/15

UB psychologist Mark Seery says enduring negative events like this winter's brutal weather fosters adaptability and resilience.

2/26/15

A panel of UB and community leaders discussed underlying issues that go beyond last summer's events in Ferguson, Missouri, during a program yesterday at UB.

2/26/15

A UB study has found that a drug that's already on the market can promote the production of myelin, the fatty insulator that is damaged in patients suffering from multiple sclerosis and other devastating neurological diseases.

2/26/15

SUNY Distinguished Professor Paras Prasad is the recipient of UB's inaugural Innovation Impact Award recognizing high-impact innovations created by university faculty and members of the university research community.

2/26/15

UB is hosting Elect Her, a day-long program that encourages and trains college women to run for student government and future political office.