• UB Engineer Says Turkey's 'Twin Quake' Occurred Along A Fault Similar To San Andreas Fault
    The "twin quake" that struck western Turkey last week occurred on a fault that is a "textbook example" of a transform fault like California's San Andreas Fault, according to an engineering seismologist at the University at Buffalo.
  • Memorial Service Planned For Professor Victor Pastena
    A memorial service will be held Sept. 2 in UB’s Newman Center chapel on Frontier Road on the North Campus for Victor S. Pastena, 52, Clifford C. Furnas Professor of Accounting and chair of the Department of Accounting and Law in the UB School of Management. Pastena died unexpectedly July 20 in Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City while awaiting a liver transplant.
  • Engineers Find Volcanic Mineral’s Affinity For Strontium-90 Makes It Ideal Choice For West Valley Cleanup
    Starting this month, the same material cat-lovers use to sanitize their pets' litter boxes will be used to remove strontium-90 from groundwater in a pilot project at the West Valley Demonstration Project that is based on successful testing of the technology at the University at Buffalo.
  • Building Codes In Turkey, As In U.S., Need Improvement
    Building collapses following Tuesday's earthquake in Turkey probably were caused, in part, by inadequate building materials and by problems with establishment and enforcement of proper building codes, according to researchers at the University at Buffalo and the university's Multidisciplinary Center for Earthquake Engineering Research (MCEER).
  • 5 Named To Blue And White Club’s Board Of Directors
    Five new members have joined the board of directors of UB's Blue and White Club for three-year terms beginning July 1, 1999.
  • UB Expert, Member Of Reconnaissance Team In Turkey, Says Infrastructure Is Key To Recovery in Quake Aftermath
    While news reports have focused on the shoddy construction methods that caused thousands of buildings to fail in Tuesday's earthquake in Turkey, a key to the country's recovery from the disaster is the condition of its roads and bridges in the quake's aftermath, according to a University at Buffalo engineer who is part of a reconnaissance team that is in Istanbul to evaluate the earthquake damage.
  • UB Opens First New Housing On Campus In 25 Years
    Hadley Village, the first new student housing built on the University at Buffalo campus in 25 years and the university's first apartment-style housing for undergraduates, opened today (Aug. 17, 1999) with a ceremony at the complex on the North (Amherst) Campus.
  • Human Resource Management Certificate Program To Be Offered By UB School Of Management
    A 10-week Human Resource Management Certificate Program, focusing on how organizations can better manage their employees, is being offered by the UB School of Management.
  • UB School Of Management Schedules Team Performance Certificate Program
    A 10-week Team Performance Certificate Program, focusing on the development of team skills and an in-depth understanding of team environments, is being offered by the UB School of Management.
  • Pietkiewicz Named Director Of Federal Relations For UB
    Michael J. Pietkiewicz, former senior legislative assistant/staff director for U.S. Rep. Jack Quinn (R-Hamburg), has been named director of federal relations for UB. Pietkiewicz will have primary responsibility for the university's federal-relations program and initiatives.
  • Roberts Elected President Of UB Alumni Association
    Donald C. Roberts, who received a bachelor of arts degree in 1993 from UB, has been elected to a one-year term as president of the UB Alumni Association.
  • UB Receives $2 Million Federal Grant To Establish Information Center For Rehabilitation Research
    The University at Buffalo has received a five-year, $2 million federal grant to establish a center for collecting and disseminating information on international research and practices in rehabilitation that underscores the prominence of the programs in the UB School of Health Related Professions.
  • Author Of “Physics of Star Trek” To Speak At UB
    Lawrence M. Krauss, author of "The Physics of Star Trek," "Beyond Star Trek," "Fear of Physics" and numerous other books and articles on physics and astronomy, will deliver the annual Moti L. Rustgi Memorial Lecture at UB.
  • UB Breaks Ground For Housing Complex
    The University at Buffalo last week broke ground for South Lake Village, the third residential complex for UB students to be built in recent years as part of a long-term plan to provide housing for students and improve their quality of life.
  • Vena Receives Medal From Jagiellonian University in Poland
    John E. Vena, Ph.D., professor and associate chair of the Department of Social and Preventive Medicine in the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, has received the Medicina Cracoviensis 2000 Medal for fostering continuing programs on environmental medicine and epidemiology between UB and Jagiellonian University in Poland.
  • UB Group Brings High-Quality Videoconferencing And Streaming Video To The Desktop
    How long will it be before you can participate in a videoconference or "visit" with an overseas client without leaving your desk? If a recent experiment at the University at Buffalo is any indication, it could be much sooner than many people think.
  • Grant To Produce “Virtual” 1901 Pan Am Exposition Puts Buffalo At Fore Of National Millennium Effort
    The University at Buffalo is one of only seven universities nationwide to receive a small but significant "Imagining America" grant through a new initiative co-sponsored by the White House Millennium Council and the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation to begin work on a collaborative educational documentary involving a multifaceted "virtual-reality" version of Buffalo's 1901 Pan American Exposition.
  • UB Student Engineers Win Regional Contest With Innovative Project To Help Clean Up Environment
    A group of chemical-engineering majors from UB has won a regional design competition for developing an apparatus and procedure to purify and recycle a solvent used in the rubber industry.
  • Serbian Opposition Leader To Speak At UB Sept. 9
    Svetozar Stojanovic, noted Serbian philosopher and a leader of the democratic opposition to Slobodan Milosevic, will speak at 4 p.m. on Sept. 9 in 280 Park Hall on the UB North Campus.
  • Not To Worry -- Geographer Says Heat, Drought Are Par For The Climatological Course
    Fear not! The dog days oppressing much of the country with miserable heat, drought and brownouts are a normal part of the climatological pattern and do not portend disastrous climate changes, a University at Buffalo geographer says.
  • UB Staff Member Competes On Burton’s Winning NASCAR Team
    On weekends, David Ballard, associate director of student unions at the University at Buffalo suits up for the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing Winston Cup and Busch Grand National Series races as a member of the Exide Team pit crew for NASCAR star-driver Jeff Burton.
  • Gao Named To NIH Study Section On Biophysics
    Jiali Gao, Ph.D., a UB professor of chemistry, has been appointed to a four-year term on the Molecular and Cellular Biophysics Study Section of the Center for Scientific Review of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
  • Millard Fillmore College Is Not The Same Old Night School
    George Lopos likes to borrow that advertising line made famous by General Motors -- "We're not your father's Oldsmobile" -- when outlining the changes that are under way at Millard Fillmore College (MFC).
  • UB, Kalieda Health Co-Sponsor Conference on New Heart-Surgery Procedures
    An international conference on minimally invasive heart surgery, co-sponsored by UB and Kalieda Health, will be held Aug. 13-15 in Kalieda Health's Buffalo General Hospital.
  • New Art Exhibit To Feature Printmaking At UB
    New print work by UB undergraduate and graduate students, recent alumni and participants in ePIC (experimental Print Imaging Center), will be on display Sept. 9-30 in the UB Art Department Gallery in the Center for the Arts on the North Campus.
  • UB Sets Schedule For “Wednesdays At 4 Plus” Literary Series
    "Wednesdays at 4 PLUS," the bi-annual literary series presented by the Poetics Program at UB, has announced its Fall 1999 schedule of readings and performances. Set to open Sept. 15, it will feature several notable American, French, Canadian and English poets, as well as faculty members from the program.
  • Former President Bush To Speak At UB On Sept. 29
    Former U.S. President George Bush will kick off the University at Buffalo's 12th Annual Distinguished Speaker Series at 8 p.m. Sept. 29 in Alumni Arena on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.
  • UB Offers Advanced Honors Program For Juniors And Seniors
    An Advanced Honors Program designed to draw new students into the honors category, as well as better serve current honors students in their junior and senior years, will begin this fall at the University at Buffalo, administrators with the University Honors Program have announced.
  • UB Investigates How Technology Can Enhance Learning And Lower Instructional Costs
    The University at Buffalo this fall will begin a two-year project to design and pilot a course in information technology that is expected to enhance the quality of teaching and increase learning while reducing instructional costs by 46 percent.
  • Goldhaber to Speak at Senior Alumni Luncheon
    Gerald Goldhaber, associate professor in the Department of Communication, will give tips on how to be a savvy opinion poll-watcher when he speaks at a senior alumni luncheon at noon on Sept. 16 in the Center for Tomorrow on the UB North Campus.
  • Collins Heads UB Medical Alumni Association
    Richard Laurence Collins, M.D., of Clarence, has been elected president of the UB Medical Alumni Association for 1999-2000.
  • Miller Elected to Executive Committee of Conference on English Education
    Suzanne Miller, Ph.D., associate dean in the Graduate School of Education, has been elected to serve a four-year term on the executive committee of the Conference on English Education.
  • 2 UB MBA Students Awarded M&T Bank Fellowships
    Scot Andrew Millen of North Tonawanda and Karen H. Woodman of New York City are recipients of the M&T Bank fellowship awarded by the MBA program in the School of Management.