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FISK PHENOM. Internationally acclaimed organist Hector Olivera talks to the audience in Slee Concert Hall on Friday during a performance of classical organ works on the Fisk organ. The next night, Olivera offered a theatre-style recital on the "Mighty Wurlitzer" organ in the Riviera Theatre in North Tonawanda. (Photo: Nancy J. Parisi)

UB students called to military duty

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Enamored with entertainment—and UB. Entertainment industry executive and UB alum Brad Grey returned to campus last Friday to receive an honorary doctorate from SUNY and share his show-business experience with students.

Senate seeks to strengthen its role in dean review. Amid concerns about the lack of clearly defined processes to assure faculty involvement in the selection, appointment and review of deans, the Faculty Senate is seeking to clarify the process.

Brain structure shrinks in MS patients. A brain structure called the caudate nucleus, which plays a key role in cognition, emotions, moods and motor function, may shrink by nearly 20 percent in persons with multiple sclerosis (MS), UB researches have shown.

New technology enhancing nurse training. The School of Nursing has instituted new technological innovations that are designed to enhance nurse training.

Student fee hike proposed. The comprehensive student fee would increase $25.50 a semester for full-time undergraduates under a proposal by Dennis Black, vice president for student affairs.

Not your father's walls. A selection of unconventional, "interactive walls" designed by 75 students in the School of Architecture and Planning will be exhibited in the Atrium of the Center for the Arts through Saturday.

Grants to fund range of projects. The Office of the Vice President for Research has announced the recipients of funding from the Interdisciplinary Research and Creative Activities Fund (IRCAF), with the grant recipients representing a wide variety of disciplines.

Identifying school leaders. With the support of the Wallace-Reader's Digest Fund, a UB researcher hopes to identify leaders working at schools in the poorest communities who have helped students succeed and learn from their strategies, their efforts and victories.

Senate panel urges increased faculty awareness of scholars program. A report from the Faculty Senate Educational Programs and Policies Committee to the senate's Executive Committee yesterday reviewed the role of honors and scholars programs at UB.

Gene tied to tooth-root formation identified. UB scientists have identified a gene responsible for initiating the normal development of tooth roots in mammals.

Paulson on mission for humanities. Distinguished author Bill Paulson, who will speak at UB on Monday, says the humanities are alive and well.

Miller named one of top scientists in high-performance computing. The top Web publication dedicated to news in high-performance computing has named Russ Miller, director of the Center for Computational Research, as one of its 2003 "top people to watch" in the field.