VOLUME 32, NUMBER 15 THURSDAY, December 7, 2000

photo by: Stephanie Hamberger
Play Time

Emma Hobika blows some massive bubbles during the Early Childhood Research Center's Festival of Children. The purpose of the festival was to help adults learn to play with their children.

CCR to test next-generation chip
SGI selects UB as one of three sites to participate in "next wave of supercomputing"

A new era in supercom-puting has arrived at UB, one of just three sites in the world selected by SGI to beta-test Intel's next-generation chip, the new Itanium processor. The other sites are the Ohio Supercomputing Center in Columbus and the University of Manchester in the United Kingdom.

CATE links WNY, Costa Rican schools
The Center for Applied Technologies in Education (CATE) once again has proven that where there's technology, there's a way, successfully executing the ground-breaking semester of a cultural-exchange program three years in the making that links—via interactive video—secondary students in Western New York and Costa Rica. The project, dubbed Project Loop, is the first of its kind both for UB and Central America, and the only program as such currently taking place in the United States.

Top Stories...

· A Santa's helper goes online in new strategy: Mattel's Web presence threatens retailers, but makes good marketing sense, Jain says
· Acid-rain potency examined: UB chemists find pollutant more potent than thought to be
· Digital poetry festival planned
· WLI puts Japanese course online
· Obesity research focuses on choices: Leonard Epstein, research team study how reinforcing behavior can control kids' weight
· Cannabinoid signaling regulates sperm: AUB research shows that abusing marijuana may overload system, inhibit fertility
· Vitale shoots from the hip: Legendary sports analyst reveals his "softer side" during talk
· 2001 Commencement Schedule
· Students show entrepreneurial stuff: Market-research group wins first annual Henry A. Panasci Jr. Entrepreneurship Award

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