• Ritalin May Cause Long-Lasting Changes in Brain-Cell Function, UB Researchers Find
    Scientists at the University at Buffalo have shown that the drug methylphenidate, the generic form of Ritalin, which physicians have considered to have only short-term effects, appears to initiate changes in brain function that remain after the therapeutic effects have dissipated.
  • UB Researchers Play Major Role in New Effort to Study Effect on Children of Eating Contaminated Great Lakes Fish
    The University at Buffalo's Toxicology Research Center will receive $1.3 million over the next five years as a participant in a new six-member children's environmental health research center formed to study the effects of eating large quantities of contaminated Great Lakes fish on Laotian and Hmong refugees.
  • Researchers Using Internet-Based Study to Find Most Effective Ways to Reduce Labor Pain
    Researchers at the University at Buffalo and Ohio University are using the Internet to collect data from thousands of women from around the world about their experience of pain during labor in order to understand how best to ease the pain of childbirth. This is one of the first large-scale, Internet-based survey research studies to be undertaken and is expected to yield a large foundational population sample for the study of labor pain.
  • Philosopher Barry Smith Receives $2 Million Research Award
    Barry Smith, Ph.D., Julian Park Professor of Philosophy at the University at Buffalo, has received a $2 million Wolfgang Paul Award from Germany's Humboldt Foundation. The award is the most valuable ever in the academic history of Germany. It also is believed to be the largest single prize ever awarded to a philosopher.
  • UB Physics Talk Geared to General Audience Will Focus on Strange Interstellar Meteors
    The strange and mysterious world of interstellar meteors will be the subject of the 2001 Harlow Shapley Visiting Lecture to be given Nov. 7, by SUNY Distinguished Professor of Physics and Astronomy David D. Meisel of the State University College at Geneseo.
  • Braun Receives Fulbright Award
    Kazimierz Braun, professor of theatre and dance, has received a Fulbright Scholar Award to teach and conduct research in Poland during the Spring 2002 semester.
  • Education Specialist at Baylor Dental School Named Dean of UB School of Dental Medicine
    Richard N. Buchanan, D.M.D., director of advanced clinical education at Baylor College of Dentistry, The Texas A&M University System Health Science Center in Dallas, has been named dean of the School of Dental Medicine at the University at Buffalo.
  • Security, Social Rewards Could Be More Important than Pay for Workers Affected by Threats of Anthrax, Terrorism
    Faced with growing concerns about workplace safety as a result of Anthrax threats and the events of Sept. 11, employers hoping to retain employees and lessen employee fears should change the way they reward them, says an expert on compensation and human resources.
  • Lawrence Jacobs, Pioneer in MS Research, Dies at 63
    A Mass of Christian Burial will be held tomorrow (Nov. 6, 2001) in St. Joseph University Church for Lawrence D. Jacobs, M.D., world-renowned researcher in the treatment of multiple sclerosis who was professor and chair of the Department of Neurology in the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.
  • Jump-Starting Neighborhood Revitalization With a Gift to UB's Center for Urban Studies
    Committed to helping people change their worlds, the Rev. Robert E. Grimm and his wife, Roberta, have given $300,000 to the University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning as seed money for a project to transform Buffalo's "Fruit Belt" neighborhood.
  • Perry Honored by Journal of Allied Health
    J. Warren Perry, dean emeritus of the University at Buffalo School of Health Related Professions, has received the 2001 Editor's Award from the Journal of Allied Health.
  • Art Department's Holiday Print Sale Set at UB
    The annual holiday print sale featuring work by students and alumni of the Department of Art in the University at Buffalo College of Arts and Sciences will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 16 in the atrium of the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.
  • Death Penalty to be Topic of Alumni Luncheon
    The death penalty, one of the most controversial issues in America, will be the topic of the UB Alumni Association's Senior Alumni Luncheon program at noon on Nov. 16 in the Center for Tomorrow on the North Campus.
  • UB Work Helps Integument Technologies Win Award
    Chemical Processing magazine has selected Integument Technologies of Tonawanda to receive its 2001 Vaaler Award in the category of corrosion control for its innovative FluoroGrip(r) product, developed using technology licensed from the University at Buffalo.
  • UB to Focus on International Education in Week of Activities
    The Office of International Education at the University at Buffalo will host a week-long slate of activities, beginning Monday, dedicated to highlighting the importance of international education and the role of cultural exchange as part of the academic experience.
  • Govindaraju Named Outstanding Young Investigator
    Venu Govindaraju, Ph.D., associate professor of computer science and engineering at the University at Buffalo and associate director of CEDAR, the Center of Excellence for Document Analysis and Recognition at UB, has received the "Outstanding Young Investigator Award" from the International Conference on Document Analysis and Recognition, the largest international conference in the pattern-recognition field.
  • Quinan Receives Historical Society's Augspurger Award
    Jack Quinan, Ph.D., professor and chair of the Department of Art History in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University at Buffalo, recently received prestigious Owen B. Augspurger Award for 2001 from the Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society.
  • "Asia at Noon" Series Will Consider Marxist and Revisionist Views of Chinese History
    "Asia at Noon," the University at Buffalo brown-bag series of lectures and discussions that looks at research on Asia, will present two programs this month that consider China today from historical and economic perspectives.
  • UB Researchers Developing Automated Systems for Improving Post-Disaster Emergency Response
    The science of efficiently organizing and interpreting massive amounts of information -- a relatively new field called information fusion that originated from military applications -- is for the first time being applied to manmade and natural disasters by researchers at the University at Buffalo.
  • Sloan Foundation Funds Development of Three New Professional Master's Degree Programs at UB
    In recognition of its strengths in bioinformatics and related areas, the University at Buffalo has been awarded a major grant to develop professional master's degrees in disciplines closely related to bioinformatics by the prestigious Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
  • New Surgical Center to Use "Miniature Access" to Address Problems in Pediatric Patients
    Children's Hospital of Buffalo and the University at Buffalo are taking the lead internationally in pediatric surgery with the opening of a $1.5 million Miniature Access Surgical Center (MASC) believed to be the most sophisticated of its kind in the world.
  • Award-Winning Paper Ties Failure of Neighborhood Revitalization Movement to Racist Policies, Practices
    A paper by two University at Buffalo professors proposing a new approach to community revitalization has received the 2001 award for Best Action Research Paper on Housing and Community Development from the Fannie Mae Foundation and Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP).
  • Bequest Pledge to UB School of Social Work to Provide Scholarships, Help in the Study of Aging
    Longtime supporters of the University at Buffalo, Bernard and Sharon Morton have made a $100,000 bequest pledge to the School of Social Work for scholarships to help graduate students who want to specialize in the field of aging and gerontology.
  • UB "Weekend School" Teaches Chinese Language and Culture to Adopted Chinese Children
    Chinese-born children adopted by American parents and living in the Buffalo area now can learn about their native culture and language at a weekend school sponsored by the University at Buffalo World Languages Institute (WLI), a unit of its Department of Modern Languages and Literatures.
  • UB, Community Partners Receive $1.1 Million to Study Asthma, Lupus in Two Buffalo Neighborhoods
    University at Buffalo researchers have received a five-year, $1.1 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to assess environmental pollutants and their relationship to the prevalence of autoimmune disease, particularly lupus, and asthma in two Buffalo neighborhoods.
  • UB Program Teaches School Administrators to Collaborate for Greater Effectiveness, Improved School Performance
    Improved administrative leadership and improvements in schools' performance are the goals of an innovative collaborative effort involving the University at Buffalo Graduate School of Education (GSE) and 13 Western New York school districts.
  • Benefit Concert by Jim Brickman to Aid Food Bank of Western New York
    The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present a concert to benefit the Food Bank of Western New York featuring musician Jim Brickman. Co-presented by WJYE 96.1 FM, the concert will be held at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 17 in the Mainstage theater in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.
  • Regional Community Policing Center to Hold Landlord-Tenant Forum
    The second annual community forum presented by the Regional Community Policing Center, a project of the University at Buffalo's University Community Initiative, will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Nov. 29 in Allen Hall on the UB South (Main Street) Campus.
  • U.S. in Danger of Repressing Human Rights in Ways for Which It Has Criticized Other Countries
    In its efforts to prevent a repeat of the tragic events of Sept. 11, the United State is moving perilously close to creating in our own nation a police state where human rights are denied, according to a professor in the University at Buffalo Law School who is a human rights expert.
  • A Sign of the Times -- Reference Assistance Now Provided Online by "Instant Librarians"
    University at Buffalo librarians are offering real-time, online reference assistance to students, some as far away as China, using AOL Instant Messenger software (AIM) in the popular chat room format.
  • UB Institutes Changes in IRB Structure
    BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The University at Buffalo has instituted changes in the structure of its Institutional Review Boards (IRBs) that are designed to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of the system responsible for protecting human volunteers in research projects conducted at the university.
  • UB Helps 3 Companies Enhance Manufacturing Systems
    The Carbide/Graphite Group of Niagara Falls, FMC Corp. of Buffalo and Avery Denison of Buffalo have partnered with the University at Buffalo's Center for Industrial Effectiveness (TCIE) to enhance their manufacturing systems through the help of Lean Manufacturing Kaizen Training Events.
  • Steven Diver Awarded NSF Young Investigator Award
    Steven T. Diver, Ph.D., assistant professor of chemistry at the University at Buffalo, has received a Young Investigator Award of $510,000 from the National Science Foundation to synthesize stable carbenes, a type of molecule that has unique chemical properties and that can be used to catalyze chemical reactions.
  • 2 UB Nursing Faculty Members Named Fellows By American Academy of Nursing
    Jean D. Brown Ph.D., associate professor, and Patricia R. McCartney, Ph.D., clinical professor, both in the University at Buffalo School of Nursing, were among the 68 new fellows inducted into the prestigious American Academy of Nursing for 2001 at the academy's annual meeting last month in Washington.
  • Jacobson Elected Co-President of Statewide Association
    Tamar Jacobson, Ph.D., of North Buffalo, director of University at Buffalo Child Care Center Inc., which operates child-care centers on the UB North (Amherst) and South (Main Street) campuses, has been elected co-president of the New York State Association for the Education of Young Children, an affiliate of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).
  • UB Nursing Researcher Studies Why Few People Take Charge of Their End-of-Life Medical Decisions
    Why are so many people willing to relegate important medical decisions to strangers? That is the question a University at Buffalo nurse-anthropologist is attempting to answer in a study on medical advance directives funded by the National Institute of Nursing Research.