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5/2/17

Lt. Gov. Kathy C. Hochul will be the keynote speaker at the School of Law’s 128th commencement ceremony.

5/1/17

Selective exposure to political ideas increases political polarization, UB communication prof Ivan Dylko says.

5/2/17

People who link their self-worth to financial success are more vulnerable to negative psychological consequences, a UB study has found.

5/3/17

Iman Borazjani will study self-organizing systems in aquatic environments at the University of Klagenfurt in Austria.

5/1/17

A program related to the book “The Boys in the Boat” ties in with “One Community, One Book” taking place this month.

4/28/17

At Thursday's meeting of the Professional Staff Senate, UB's president talked about the free tuition plan and the medical school's move downtown.

5/1/17

UB is using border collies to handle the North Campus “nuisance geese” problem in a humane, non-lethal way.

5/2/17

Some $100,000 in prizes will be awarded at the tech-based contest that aims to find solutions to issues affecting the future of Lake Erie.

5/1/17

Juliet Fraser, principal soprano of the acclaimed EXAUDI ensemble, will present “Three Voices” by the late UB composer Morton Feldman.

5/3/17

The innovative graduate law program, the first of its kind in the U.S., recognizes the global nature of legal practice.

5/1/17

Brandon Stanton talked about how people share intimate details of their lives for his wildly popular blog.

5/2/17

The UB community can help plant an urban orchard by taking part in the public art project commissioned by the UB Art Galleries.

5/3/17

UB researchers have reproduced brain oscillations that characterize the disease, a breakthrough that could speed development of new treatments.

5/4/17

The breakthrough by UB physicists involves controlling energy levels between electron valleys in 2-D semiconductors.

5/4/17

Ad creep might be an inevitable part of modern life. But there are dangers to this trend, as well as legal remedies, UB prof Mark Bartholomew says.

5/5/17

Splitting the CAS undergrad commencement into two ceremonies makes the day more celebratory for the graduates and their families.

5/9/17

Job seekers who stay in the search longer or see their peers getting hired are more likely to falsify their résumés, a UB study has found.

5/4/17

The video puts viewers at the threshold of being healthy and being ill.

5/5/17

The “Reflection Space” architecture project features 10 structures that give the gargantuan Silo City site a human scale.

5/9/17

Recipients of the Gender Institute's Undergraduate Scholarship have gone on to win Fulbright awards and work with international artists.

5/5/17

UB engineering student Abhinav Khare is presenting his idea at the prestigious SOLVE event at MIT.

5/8/17

A study by UB researcher Matthew Grizzard helps explain why we feel good about fictional characters who do bad things.

5/8/17

The UB study of “long-term nonprogressors” — those who survive without therapy — could lead to new meds for people with the virus.

5/10/17

Analyzing 80 genomes of the iconic tree uncovered genetic secrets that are of value to the wood and paper industries.

5/10/17

Many contributors to patient satisfaction are beyond the physician’s control, a UB study found.

5/9/17

The School of Nursing's partnership with Sisters Hospital turns to working nurses to provide students with clinical experience.

5/11/17

UB faculty members Jonathan Dewald, Chunming Qiao and John E. Tomaszewski have been appointed SUNY Distinguished Professors.

5/11/17

An idea for an underwater WiFi network to detect algae blooms earns the ExtremeComms Lab team of engineering students $15,000.

5/10/17

In his annual address to the voting faculty, UB's president talked about how UB is making liberal arts more relevant to students as enrollment shifts toward STEM.

5/11/17

The awards being presented at the annual ceremony honor alumni and friends of the university.

5/12/17

The idiom that suggests “walking a mile in their shoes” turns out to be problematic advice.

5/15/17

The UB Libraries' subscription to the Rock’s Backpages database offers UB users a pathway to when the music moved and mattered.

5/15/17

Students in an architecture studio develop design concepts for teller-less banks and libraries that nourish mind and body.

5/12/17

Construction of UB's new medical school building creates opportunities for minority- and women-owned businesses.

5/16/17

Yu-Ping Chang and Sahn-Wook Huh have received the Milton Plesur Excellence in Teaching Award from the Student Association.

5/12/17

Seven students received Fulbright awards and two won Boren Scholarships, another sign of UB's success in winning elite awards.

5/15/17

The student-run group is back to recycle items that get tossed in a dumpster at the end of the year.

5/16/17

New research on myelination by UB scientists reveals a pathway and a possible therapeutic option.

5/16/17

The School of Public Health and Health Professions’ 2017 Step Challenge was a rousing success, with 1,700 participants taking more than 300 million steps.

5/17/17

New research co-led by UB's Victor Albert highlights the genomic underpinnings that help make the carnivorous bladderwort a ferocious hunter.

5/17/17

An RIA study found adverse side effects for those taking the drug but not diagnosed with ADHD.

5/18/17

UB is adding undergrad programs in public health and statistics, and a BS/MS program in exercise science and athletic training for fall 2017.

5/18/17

Putting surgeons and researchers in the same facility is leading to world-class innovations.

5/19/17

The English Language Institute's victory comes after three straight second-place finishes in the International Institute's trivia fundraiser.

5/22/17

A UB PhD student is working on a new technology that would eliminate the need for batteries to power the units.

5/22/17

Political scientist Jacob Neiheisel talks about how impeachment works in the United States.

5/23/17

UB urban planner Robert Silverman has been elected chair of the Urban Affairs Association Governing Board.

5/22/17

For nursing assistant dean Margaret Moss, improving the lives of Native Americans in any way possible is "part of who I am."

5/22/17

Nancy Wells is stepping down as vice president of philanthropy and alumni engagement, effective July 1.

5/23/17

Events marking the 150th anniversary of Wright's birth begin in June and continue through October.

5/23/17

Success of the first four Levinas Philosophy Summer Seminars helped Department of Jewish Thought land $70,000 award.

5/30/17

Norwegian collaboration highlights this year's festival, slated for June 5-11 at various locations on the North Campus.

5/23/17

$875,861 study funded by the Naval Sea Systems Command will have applications for military and commercial diving.

5/24/17

Winners each receive a $6,000 prize, shared space at UB Business and Entrepreneur Partnerships and mentorship and other professional services.

5/24/17

Suzanne Rosenblith, associate dean at Clemson University, has been named dean of the Graduate School of Education.

5/24/17

Garfield Walker has overcome many obstacles in his life, including a "death sentence by his genes."

5/24/17

Antibiotic combinations prove effective against two of a sextet of superbugs that cause the majority of U.S. hospital infections.

5/25/17

SPHHP's Przybyla received two grants to examine barriers to usage of the HIV drug regimen and a less invasive way to measure adherence.

5/26/17

43North winner Efferent Labs developed an implantable device that scans cells with florescent light to detect changes.

5/30/17

Twenty-four of Buffalo's best and brightest companies will pitch their ideas at premier event for entrepreneurs.

5/31/17

Inaugural Erich Bloch Symposium in Materials Design and Innovation will bring slate of innovative speakers from around the country.

 

 

5/31/17

Mike Noe held roles in preventive medicine, epidemiology and public health during a long and remarkable career at the university.