VOLUME 33, NUMBER 23 THURSDAY, April 4, 2002

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Clinton address to be broadcast by WBFO
The address by former President William J. Clinton at UB on Wednesday will be broadcast live at 3 p.m. by WBFO 88.7 FM, the National Public Radio affiliate operated by the university.

Clinton's speech in Alumni Arena on the North Campus originally was scheduled for 4 p.m., but has been moved up one hour to accommodate his calendar. Tickets printed with the 4 p.m. time still will be valid.

Clinton, who has waived his honorarium for the speech, was invited to speak by UB and the Student Association, which is sponsoring his appearance.

He will be speaking to a student audience since UB students, who were offered the 7,000 free tickets available on a first-come basis, picked up all tickets within two days of their being made available on March 6. No tickets remained for faculty and staff.

Doors will be open to those holding tickets at 1:30 p.m.

All individuals attending the speech will be subject to search and will not be allowed to bring backpacks, large purses or other large containers into the arena.

Stephen Carter lecture is rescheduled
Stephen L. Carter—scholar, author and William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale University—has been rescheduled by UB to speak at 8 p.m. April 18 in the Mainstage theater in the Center for the Arts, North Campus.

Carter originally was scheduled to speak on March 13 at the 25th Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration as part of UB's 15th annual Distinguished Speakers Series, but had to cancel because of illness.

Tickets printed for March 13 will be valid for Carter's speech on April 18.

Seating for the event still is available. Tickets may be purchased at all Ticketmaster locations and at the CFA box office.

Called "one of the nation's leading public intellectuals" by The New York Times, Carter teaches constitutional law and law and religion at Yale.

His work is informed by his faith and experience, as well as his scholarship, as defined in his first book, "Reflections of an Affirmative Action Baby." His other books include "Civility: Manners, Morals and the Etiquette of Democracy," "Integrity," "The Culture of Disbelief: How American Law and Politics Trivialize Religious Devotion" and "God's Name in Vain: How Religion Should and Should Not Be Involved in Politics."

Ludwig to speak at Emeritus meeting
Jeannette M. Ludwig, associate professor of French in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, will discuss "Darshan: Seeing and Teaching the Gods—World Religions in Theory and Practice on Campus" during a meeting of the Emeritus Center at 2 p.m. Tuesday in 102 Goodyear, South Lounge, on the South Campus.

The program will be free and open to all members of the UB community.

Ludwig has a master's degree in theology from Christ the King Seminary and teaches courses in the Religious Studies and American Pluralism courses.

For further information, call the Emeritus Center at 829-2271.

Dance-a-thon to benefit Gilda's Club
The UB Chapter of Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society will hold its first dance-a-thon from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. April 13-14 in the Student Union, North Campus, to benefit Gilda's Club Western New York.

As part of the Hawaiian-themed event, "Dance-A-Thon 2002: Dancing for Gilda," participants will raise money from sponsors, with a prize awarded to the dancer who brings in the most sponsorship money.

Gilda's Club, named for former "Saturday Night Live" cast member Gilda Radner, who died from ovarian cancer, provides free emotional and social support for cancer patients and their families through lectures, workshops and social events held in a homelike setting. The local chapter recently bought a house in which to hold its activities.

For more information, call 645-6469 and leave a message.

Volunteers needed for Senior Brunch
The Office of Student Unions and Activities is seeking faculty and staff members to volunteer their time at the annual Senior Celebration Brunch on April 24.

Volunteers are needed to greet students and serve brunch, which will be held from 10 a.m. to noon in the Student Union Lobby, North Campus.

Anyone interested in working at the brunch should contact Sonia Cinelli at cinelli@acsu.buffalo.edu or 645-6125 before April 12.

Pataki to receive award
UB will present Gov. George E. Pataki with its "Igniting Ideas Award" for his efforts to build a new economy in Western New York based on high-technology economic development.

The award will be given to Pataki on May 9 at Industry University Day, an event that will be attended by hundreds of Western New York business representatives and university officials. It will be presented during a luncheon at noon in the atrium of the Center for the Arts, North Campus.

President William R. Greiner praised Pataki's "outstanding efforts to revitalize the Western New York economy through the establishment of the Buffalo Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics with UB, Roswell Park Cancer Center and Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Institute, and which will be the basis of a new economy in Western New York."

"The governor's pioneering efforts to foster public and private-sector collaborations will translate cutting-edge research into jobs for the region and upstate New York," Greiner added.

David H. Langstaff, president and chief executive officer of Veridian, and Michael D. Capellas, chairman and chief executive officer of Compaq, also will received Igniting Idea Awards in recognition of their efforts in the Buffalo region and tremendous investment in the Buffalo Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics. Veridian and Compaq are providing a total of more than $95 million toward the center. Pataki recently announced initial state support of $50 million for the center.

"Igniting Idea Awards" are presented annually by UB and its School of Engineering and Applied Sciences to honor business and civic leaders who have demonstrated outstanding leadership and support for the university and for economic development in Western New York.

Successful economic development requires commitment and energy from both the public and private sectors. Igniting Idea Awards are presented to civic leaders who have played key roles in strengthening the state's economic development policies, improving its tax and regulatory climate, encouraging the creation of new business enterprises, the creation of new jobs or enhancing coordination of the state's economic development efforts.

The awards are presented to business leaders in recognition of accomplishments in driving the growth and profitability of their companies and a commitment to building world-class organizations, to continued improvement of the technical skills of their employees and to effective partnerships with UB and New York State government.

Alumna to give Levy Lecture
Kathleen Giacomini, a UB alumnus and noted national researcher in the field of biopharmaceutical sciences, will be the first speaker in the recently established Gerhard Levy Distinguished Lecture series.

Sponsored by the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences in the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences and Sigma Xi, the international science honors organization, Giacomini's lecture is titled "Pharmaceutical Sciences in the New Millennium: Human Genetics Converges with Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics." It will be held at 12:30 p.m. April 11 in 121 Cooke Hall, North Campus. It will be free and open to the public, as well as on http://www.eng.buffalo.edu/webcast/.

Giacomini is professor and chair of biopharmaceutical sciences at the University of California at San Francisco. In 1979, she received her doctorate in pharmaceutics from UB, working under Gerhard Levy, SUNY Distinguished Professor Emeritus in the Department of Pharmaceutics. From 1979-81, Giacomini was a post-doctoral fellow in clinical pharmacology at Stanford University and in 1981 she joined the University of California at San Francisco.

Giacomini's research focuses on targeting and disposition of drugs and on genetic variation in drug response. She is the principal investigator of a recently awarded grant from the National Institutes of Health entitled "Pharmacogenetics of Membrane Transporters."

The Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences established the Gerhard Levy Distinguished Lectureship in 2000 to honor Levy, who is considered the father of pharmacodynamics, for his role as a pioneer and principal contributor in the fields of biopharmaceutics, pharmacokinetics, clinical pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics.

In conjunction with the Levy lectureship, the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences is trying to raise $1.5 million to establish the Gerhard Levy Endowed Chair.

IREWG to hold celebration of gender scholarship
The Institute for Research and Education on Women and Gender will hold its annual "Celebration of Scholarship on Women and Gender" from noon to 4 p.m. tomorrow in the Atrium and Mainstage theater in the Center for the Arts, North Campus.

The event will feature a talk, entitled "The Lag in Women's Leadership," by Nora Bredes, director of the Anthony Center for Women's Leadership at the University at Rochester.

The program also will include reports from IREWG's 2001-02 research grant winners, as well as poster sessions from faculty and graduate students on a wide range of topics.

For further information, contact IREWG at 829-3451.

Homebuyer sessions set for April, May
Homebuyer education workshops for UB employees will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 13 and May 18 in the Gloria J. Parks Community Center, 3242 Main St., Buffalo.

The workshops, which are presented by the University Community Initiative (UCI) and the Office of the Vice President for Public Service and Urban Affairs, are designed to educate and prepare first-time buyers for homeownership.

Participants completing either session will receive a certificate that can be used to satisfy the homebuyer-education requirement for assistance from various local lenders, a certificate waiving $100 from the mortgage-origination fee by M&T Bank for qualified buyers purchasing a house within the UCI project area, a coupon for a discount on a pre-purchase home inspection for any house within the UCI project area and a $50 family membership for the Gloria J. Parks Community Center.

Registration is $25 per person. For more information, call Alyce Cuddy at 832-1010.

Proposals sought
The Canadian-American Studies Committee is seeking proposals for projects and activities that are designed to encourage and promote increased awareness and understanding of Canada and of relations between Canada and the United States.

The committee encourages individuals to submit proposals for projects that have not been funded previously, that offer promise for eventually securing external funding or that establish and strengthen collaborative ties with colleagues in Canada.

Funds from this program, which have been provided by the Canadian Studies Grant Program of the Canadian Embassy in Washington and by the College of Arts and Sciences, may be used to pilot or plan larger projects, particularly those targeting the Canadian Embassy grant program.

Proposals are welcome from full-time faculty and graduate students who have faculty sponsorship for the proposed project or activity. Due to the relatively small amount of funding available, priority will be given to requests that do not exceed $500. Grants are provided to help defray direct costs only. Support generally is limited to research-related activities, such as travel, graduate assistance and acquisition of data, documents and surveys; honoraria and travel costs for speakers or artists, and support for conferences and/or workshops.

The application deadline is noon on April 19.

Application forms are available on the Canadian-American Studies Committee Web site at http://wings.buffalo.edu/pol-sci/can-am/home.htm, or from Jennifer Regan at 645-6000, ext. 1217, or at loak@buffalo.edu.

RIA sets screening program for alcohol
To Help individuals get the facts on alcohol, the Research Institute on Addictions will offer a free, anonymous education and screening program as part of National Alcohol Screening Day.

Screenings will be offered from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today at 1021 Main St., Buffalo, between North and Goodrich streets. Appointments are not necessary. A screening will take approximately 30 minutes.

As part of the program, participants will hear an educational presentation on alcohol problems, complete a brief written self-test and have the opportunity to talk privately with a health professional. An educational video, pamphlets, brochures and flyers will be available, as well as referrals to treatment and support resources.

National Alcohol Screening Day is held in April as part of Alcohol Awareness Month, a program of the nonprofit Screening for Mental Health held in collaboration with the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's Center for Substance Abuse Treatment and the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention.

Seniors display art
"782 Kg.," the Department of Art's senior thesis exhibition, will take place Tuesday through April 25 in the Center for the Arts, North Campus.

The exhibition, whose name derives from the collective weight of all the pieces in the show—1,724 lbs. or 782 kilograms—will be free and mounted at several sites in the center, all of which can be viewed from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays.

Sites include the second floor of the UB Art Gallery, the CFA atrium, rooms 208 and B13, the Art Department Gallery and the student lounge. A map of exhibition areas will be provided to visitors.

The general themes addressed by the artists are "Alienation and the Gendered Body," "Rupture and Family Memory," "Sex as Tool," "Transient Cultural Spheres" and "Institutional Power."

The media used range from oil—including Renaissance techniques using gold leaf inlay—to computer art, video projection, pop culture kitsch, photography, constructed "pseudo wonders" of the natural world and electronic soundscape.

The show will open Tuesday with a reception from 5-9 p.m. in the UB Art Gallery.


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