VOLUME 31, NUMBER 17 THURSDAY, January 27, 2000

photo by: Frank Miller

It's back!

It was too good to last. True winter weather finally made an appearance as students returned to campus for the spring semester. Senior Theron Walker (left) and junior Cadwell Harris brave frigid temperatures on their way to class.

Flawed software restricts access to data
Host On-Demand problem called most challenging technology crisis in IT history

A fundamentally flawed new software package that is inhibiting staff members from accessing crucial data on the university's mainframe has UB facing what could be the most challenging technology crisis in its IT history.

Triggle urges rise in sponsored money
While Provost David Triggle promised to stay away from "budget talk" during Tuesday's "Academic State of the University" address, he made one point very clear: UB must increase its income from sponsored programs and philanthropic activities.


Top Stories...

· Libraries institute new logon procedure: Process designed to curb abuses at reference computer workstations
· UB receives grant from NIH: $2 million to be used to conduct clinical trial of IBS treatments
· CAS announces lecture series: Talk by Cole on "Greco swine-life" to open spring session
· Center bridges communication gap: Center for Technical Communication helps engineers communicate more effectively
· Pulitzer winner to headline literary series: Jorie Graham, prominent "ethnopoets" to be featured in "Wednesdays at 4 PLUS"
· Collection comes to UB: Law library cataloguing Berman Indian law documents
· Study looks at hospital networks
· DeGreiff, Thalos receive NEH awards: Philosophers' work reassesses common assumptions about human behavior
· Regional center to tackle public-safety issues

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