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Past News Briefs

UB’s QUIT smoking cessation program, which boasts of a success rate of nearly 80 percent among those finishing treatment, returns for another run this summer and fall, giving smokers — especially the heaviest ones — what could be their best chance to stop the habit.
UB’s New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences, in collaboration with the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, Buffalo Niagara Enterprise, MedTech and National Grid, will co-sponsor 10 local biotech companies at the 2015 BIO International Convention, the world’s largest event for the biotechnology industry.
The University Community Farmers Market will open for its ninth season on June 6 at its old location along the Main Street sidewalk at Kenmore Avenue at the edge of the South Campus.
Work to repair the 84-year-old MacKay Heating Plant on the South Campus has begun.
The second annual ECRC Kids Fun Run & Obstacle Course, a family-friendly fundraising event for UB’s Early Childhood Research Center, will take place June 20 in Founders Plaza on the North Campus.
The School of Dental Medicine will co-sponsor the first Erie County Health Mall (ECHM) Health Fair and Community Day.
Tonga Pham, director of campus facilities and sustainability for Ryerson University in Toronto, has been named associate vice president for university facilities at UB.
The UB Child Care Center (UBCCC) will hold its third annual Friends & Family 5K Fun Walk June 6 on the North Campus.
Lorenzo Leggio, a section chief with the National Institutes of Health (NIH), will discuss neuropharmacological treatments for alcoholism in the final seminar in the Research Institute on Addictions’ (RIA) Spring Seminar Series.
The caps and gowns students don for commencement this weekend will be UB blue, but they’ll also be green — not in color, but in their contribution to sustainability.