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An exhibition exploring the arrival of language in the visual arts in post-war America and the simultaneous emergence of concrete poetry will open Sept. 20 in the UB Anderson Gallery.

On the water

It's been the backdrop for photos and fireworks for 40 years, but now Lake LaSalle is a spot for canoes and kayaks, thanks to the recent opening of a boat launch on the familiar North Campus lake.

Nurturing careers in life sciences

UB has received a $1.2 million National Institutes of Health grant to help prepare Western New York high school students for careers in genetics and genomics.

All-Miró Beethoven cycle

For the first time in recent memory, a single string quartet
— the Miró Quartet — will perform all six concerts in this year’s Slee/Beethoven String Quartet Cycle.

New ‘sleep node’ in the brain

The discovery by UB and Harvard researchers of a sleep-promoting circuit located deep in the primitive brainstem may lead to new therapies for sleep disorders, including insomnia.

Exploring obesity-aggressive prostate cancer link

UB faculty member Wilma Hofmann has received a nearly $600,000 federal grant to study cellular processes that cause high levels of unsaturated fats to increase the metastatic potential of prostate cancer cells.

Examining effects of air pollution on health

UB will host a daylong conference next week aimed at increasing awareness of the effects of air contaminants on health.


Big time football

The UB campus was electric last Friday as the eighth-ranked Baylor Bears came to town for a nationally televised game.