• Zagare Named Chair of Political Science
    11/6/96
    Frank C. Zagare, professor of political science at the University at Buffalo, has been named chair of the department.
  • UB Management School Rated Among Nation's Best
    11/11/96
    The MBA and undergraduate business programs in the University at Buffalo School of Management are among the best nationwide, according to a recent rating of the top business schools in America.
  • Center Focusing On Assistive Devices For Older Persons Awarded $2.5 Million Grant
    11/7/96
    The only center in the U.S. devoted to the study and development of assistive devices for older persons with disabilities, housed at the University at Buffalo, has received $2.5 million in federal funds to continue its work through 2001.
  • UB Physicists Develop First Semiconductors That Bend Like Rubber
    11/4/96
    New, flexible semiconductors -- some of which were made with ordinary weatherstripping silicone and can be peeled right off their substrates -- have been developed by a group of University at Buffalo physicists.
  • Pet Scans Reveal Abnormal Brain Activity After Concussions -Condition May Last Months
    11/19/96
    BUFFALO, N.Y. ­ Researchers at the University at Buffalo have shown that a concussion results in abnormal brain activity within the first few weeks post-injury, and that the abnormality can last for months. This activity correlates with patient complaints of physical and emotional discomfort early on, and later with various cognitive impairments, researchers found.
  • Teaching Will Never Rise In Reward System In Higher Education, UB Sociologist Says
    11/12/96
    Teaching will never be as lucrative as research in the reward system of higher education and continuing to blame the emphasis on research for a perceived neglect of teaching is foolish and counterproductive, a University at Buffalo sociologist maintains.
  • New Course to Be Based On Faculty Consensus On "Top 10 Books"
    11/7/96
    Kenneth Dauber, professor and chair of the University at Buffalo Department of English, surveyed more than 2,100 of his fellow faculty members at the University at Buffalo this past summer.
  • Welch's Book Receives National Honors
    11/22/96
    A book written by Claude E. Welch Jr., Ph.D., SUNY Distinguished Service Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University at Buffalo, has been recognized for special honors by two major national organizations.
  • Professor of Chemical Engineering Named Asee Fellow
    11/7/96
    Thomas W. Weber, Ph.D., professor and acting chair of the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University at Buffalo, has been named a fellow of the American Society for Engineering Education.
  • Spagnoli Named Senior University Fellow
    11/8/96
    John J. Spagnoli, former director of the Buffalo region of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), has been named a senior university fellow at the University at Buffalo and research associate professor in the UB School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.
  • Slide Lecture to Look At Slovakian Photography
    11/4/96
    Lucia Benicka, curator of contemporary photography and arts for the Tatranska Galeria in Poprad, Slovakia, will present a slide lecture on rarely seen contemporary Slovakian photography at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 14, in the Screening Room, Room 112 of the Center for the Arts on the University at Buffalo North (Amherst) Campus.
  • Shippam Named to Senior Director Post In Office of University Development
    11/11/96
    The University at Buffalo Office of University Development has appointed Michael J. Shippam as senior director of development.
  • Earthquake Engineer Named Chair of Civil Engineering
    11/22/96
    Andrei M. Reinhorn, Ph.D., professor of civil engineering at the University at Buffalo and internationally recognized expert in earthquake engineering, has been named chair of the Department of Civil Engineering in the UB School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.
  • $200,000 Gift to Support School of Pharmacy
    11/25/96
    The University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy has received a $200,000 bequest from the late William M. Palmer, Jr., a 1959 graduate of the school who entered the pharmacy program as a nontraditional student at age 37.
  • Actor Edward James Olmos to Speak On Nov. 19
    11/6/96
    Actor Edward James Olmos, who won an Emmy Award for his role as Lt. Castillo in the popular television series "Miami Vice," will speak at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 19, in the Mainstage theater in the Center for the Arts on the University at Buffalo North (Amherst) Campus.
  • School of Nursing Gets Grant From Helene Fuld Health Trust
    11/6/96
    BUFFALO, N.Y.-- Expansion and upgrades in the University at Buffalo School of Nursing's computer laboratory are complete, thanks to a $25,000 grant from the Helene Fuld Health Trust, for which Marine Midland Bank acts as trustee. The grant provided the remaining funds necessary to carry out a $55,000 project.
  • Castellani And Andriaccio to Perform At White House
    11/22/96
    Buffalo's Castellani/Andriaccio Duo -- critically cited as one of the greatest guitar duos of our time -- has been invited to perform at the White House on Thursday, Dec. 19, at a private affair for invited dignitaries who will be touring the house by special invitation of the First Family.
  • Leading Researcher In Cell Communication to Speak At UB
    11/25/96
    David L Garbers, Ph.D., professor of pharmacology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas and a leading researcher into the mechanisms cells use to communicate with each other, will be the speaker at two distinguished lecture series during a three-day visit to the University at Buffalo on Dec. 4-6.
  • Environmental Strategies That Sustain Development In Middle East to Be Discussed
    11/4/96
    The World Bank has proposed a strategy to promote environmentally sustainable development in the Middle East and North Africa, a region that is beginning to suffer from environmental degradation as a result of pollution, poor resource management and industrial development.
  • Dunnett Receives Polish University┬╣S Top Award
    11/6/96
    Stephen C. Dunnett, Ph.D., of Amherst, vice provost for international education at the University at Buffalo, has received the Merentibus Medal, the greatest distinction of merit conferred by Poland's Jagiellonian University. He accepted the award last month during ceremonies held in Krak├│w.
  • Corder Named Major Gifts Officer For UB Medical School
    11/11/96
    Linda J. Corder, Ph.D., has joined the staff of the University at Buffalo Office of University Development as major gifts officer for the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.
  • Asian Studies Program to Present Speakers
    11/4/96
    The Asian Studies Program at the University at Buffalo will present three speakers in November who will address issues related to doing business in China, Korea and Vietnam.
  • Assisting Arthritis Patients to Walk After Hip-Replacement Surgery Focus of UB Study
    11/7/96
    Developing new methods to correct unhealthy walking patterns in patients with degenerative joint disease who have received hip replacements is the focus of a study being conducted at the University at Buffalo.
  • New Technique Provides First Look At Atomic Interactions Between Proteins
    11/15/96
    In an experiment that they expect will prove applicable to the whole cascade of biological communications known as signal transduction, researchers at the University at Buffalo's Center for Structural Biology have for the first time produced and observed the separation of two kinds of atomic interactions between proteins.
  • New Compound Developed At UB May Be Effective Against Hiv, Even When It Mutates
    11/17/96
    AIDS researchers have long sought a treatment that would work, even in the face of the virus' uncanny ability to mutate.
  • UB JAMA Study Says Genetics May Explain Why Some Women Smokers Develop Breast Cancer
    11/12/96
    The answer to the question of whether smoking increases a women's risk of developing breast cancer may lie in her genes, researchers at the University at Buffalo and the National Cancer Institute have found.