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ARTFUL ACTIVITIES. Alana Fajemisin (left) and Katie Coyle, both junior art majors, hang part of Fajemisin's installation "Breast in Show," a collection of breast-cancer awareness consumer products, that is part of "Emergence," a student exhibition opening today in the student gallery in the Center for the Arts, North Campus. (Photo: Nancy J. Parisi)

Gift made for engineering building

A $1 million gift to the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences from a global industry leader with a strong interest in Western New York will be used for costs associated with the construction of a new, high-tech engineering building. » Full Story

UB’s climate impact outlined

UB Green, the university's environmental stewardship office, has released a report detailing how UB’s operations impact global warming and how the university might harness resources to dramatically reduce that impact. » Full Story

Enabling drug design. A new chemical synthesis method that provides a far more efficient and economical method than traditional ones for designing and manufacturing extremely novel pharmaceutical compounds is described by its UB developers in the current issue of Nature.

Faculty film opens IREWG festival. A documentary by two UB faculty members will open "Body Counts," the 12th annual International Women's Film Festival.

Beethoven ‘marathon’ slated for Slee. The Tokyo String Quartet’s performance of the first three concerts in the Slee/Beethoven String Quartet Cycle highlights the February concert schedule at UB.

Focus on Great Lakes' future. The Regional Institute is involved in an effort to convene young leaders from the Great Lakes region to develop and implement strategies for the region’s economic future.

Linking modernism to pop culture. Faculty member William Solomon’s latest book project explores the influence of silent-film comedy on 20th-century writers.

A rare look inside prison walls. An exhibition at Duke University of photographs by UB faculty member Bruce Jackson offers a unique glimpse of life in an Arkansas prison.

Increasing availability of donor organs. A UB economist argues that the use of monetary incentives would dramatically increase the supply of organs available for transplant.

Poor diet worse for obese. A study by a UB researcher has found that the increase in free radicals resulting from a high-fat, high-carbohydrate diet is more destructive to obese individuals, who already have a higher risk of heart attack.

Effect of PTSD on brain function. A UB researcher is the principal investigator on a pilot study of post-traumatic stress disorder in police officers.

Simpson pleased with budget. President John B. Simpson spoke about the impact of the state budget proposed Tuesday by Gov. Eliot Spitzer on UB and UB 2020 at yesterday's meeting of the Faculty Senate Executive Committee.