• Chemical Engineering Professor Wins Top International Award in Applied Chemical Thermodynamics
    David Kofke, Ph.D., professor of chemical and biological engineering at the University at Buffalo, has been awarded the prestigious 2004 John M. Prausnitz Award for "significant and lasting contributions to the field of applied chemical thermodynamics."
  • An Expanding Waistline May Bring with It Fatty Liver Disease, UB Researchers Find, in Study of Liver Enzymes and Central Adiposity
    A new study from the University at Buffalo has found that excessive fat around one's middle -- the familiar "potbelly" -- is a strong predictor of potential liver damage.
  • UB Law School Graduates Establish Fund in Honor of Former Professor Louis Del Cotto
    Seven former students of Louis A. Del Cotto, J.D. '51, a highly respected tax authority and professor emeritus in the University at Buffalo Law School, have established an endowment fund -- kicking it off with $75,000 in gifts and pledges -- to honor the man they credit with providing the foundation for their own successful careers.
  • "Vitruvius," a Home Built According to Principles of Universal Design, Will Be Presented at 2004 Horizons Home Show
    "Vitruvius" is the name given to a new home designed by Heartland Homes in collaboration with the Research Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access (IDEA Lab) in the University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning.
  • Study Is First to Link Drug-Abusing Fathers to Serious Psychopathology in Their Children
    A study by researchers at the University at Buffalo and Old Dominion University has found that being raised by a father who abuses drugs is even more harmful to the mental health of school-aged children than being raised by a father who is an alcoholic.
  • Mirror-Image of Tarantula Venom Peptide Shows Promise as a Drug, UB Biophysicists Find
    A tarantula venom peptide, GsMTx4, known to affect many organs, can be manipulated to withstand destruction in the stomach, making it a promising candidate for drugs that could treat cardiac arrhythmias, muscular dystrophy and many other conditions, University at Buffalo biophysicists have shown.
  • New Play at the Edinburgh Fringe Will Feature Buffalo Playwright, Director and UB Cast
    "Playing it Cool," a new one-act play by University at Buffalo alumnus and Buffalo native Rachel Lynn Brody, will premiere at Scotland's high-energy, often controversial Edinburgh Theatre Festival Fringe, which will take place next month.
  • Jazz, Rock, Blues, World-Music Artists The Derek Trucks Band to Perform Nov. 17 at UB
    The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present The Derek Trucks Band at 8 p.m. on Nov. 17 in the Mainstage Theatre in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.
  • 'Virtual Clay' Brings the Act of Sculpting to the Virtual World
    Researchers from the Virtual Reality Lab at the University at Buffalo have developed a new tool for transmitting physical touch to the virtual world. Their virtual clay sculpting system enables users to replicate in real time on a personal computer the physical act of sculpting a block of clay or other malleable material.
  • Buffalo Schools Will Be the Laboratory as UB Researchers Attack Reading Problems with $1.5 Million Grant
    James L. Collins, Ed.D., professor of learning and instruction in the University at Buffalo Graduate School of Education, has, over the course of his 35-year career, developed many writing strategies to help children who struggle with reading improve both their reading comprehension and writing skills. Over the next three years, Buffalo school children will help Collins put some new theories to the test.
  • Fiber-Optic Network Is Finished, Boosting Data Transmission 1,000-Fold between UB and Research Partners
    Approximately 12 miles of new fiber-optic cable has been constructed by the University at Buffalo and over the next few weeks will be "lit," enhancing high-speed data links between UB's campuses and with affiliated research institutions, an essential step toward creation of a life-sciences economy for the region.
  • UB Anderson Gallery to Present "Walter Prochownik: In Retrospect, 1965-1995" from July 23 through Sept. 5
    "Walter Prochownik: In Retrospect, 1965-1995," on exhibit from July 23 through Sept. 5 in the UB Anderson Gallery, is the first comprehensive survey of paintings and works on paper to highlight the long and productive career of Walter Prochownik (1923-2000), one of Western New York's most beloved artists.
  • Donald Trump, Bob Woodward, Salman Rushdie, Janet Reno to Headline UB's 2004-05 Distinguished Speakers Series
    The University at Buffalo's 2004-05 Distinguished Speakers Series will kick off on Sept. 30 with Donald Trump, chair and president of The Trump Organization and producer and star of NBC-TV's "The Apprentice," appearing as Undergraduate Student Choice Speaker.
  • Mary Kay Ash Charitable Foundation Awards $100,000 for Cancer Vaccine Research at University at Buffalo
    A promising new technique for developing a cancer vaccine has earned researchers in the University at Buffalo's School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences the university's first grant from the Mary Kay Ash Charitable Foundation.
  • Researchers to Study Alcohol-Related Victimization of Women During Their Four-Year College Experience
    In conjunction with the arrival of a new crop of freshmen on college campuses across the U.S., researchers at the University at Buffalo's Research Institute on Addictions will begin a study of the alcohol-related victimization experienced by female college students.
  • UB Informatics Students Help Roll Out Wi-Fi Zones in Buffalo
    Work by a faculty member and graduate students in the University at Buffalo's School of Informatics has resulted in new, interconnected Wi-Fi zones in downtown Buffalo.
  • High-Performance Swimsuits Covering Shoulder to Knee or Ankle Reduce Drag, Provide Competitive Edge, UB Researchers Show
    Be sure to pay attention to the suits that male swimmers wear when they compete in this year's Olympic Games. Swimmers wearing a suit covering their torso from shoulder to knee or ankle should have a performance edge over competitors wearing suits that provide less body coverage, a study conducted at the University at Buffalo has shown.
  • Two UB Professors Receive Coveted International Fellowships from Canadian Centre for Architecture
    In an unprecedented decision, the Canadian Centre for Architecture (CAA) in Montreal, one of the most distinguished interdisciplinary architectural research centers and museums in the world, will present prestigious annual visiting fellowships to two faculty members at the same school -- the University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning.
  • Smyth Named Interim Dean of School of Social Work
    Nancy J. Smyth has been named interim dean of the School of Social Work effective Aug. 1 by UB Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Satish K. Tripathi.
  • Introductory Biology Course Features Labs that Students Attend Whenever, Wherever They Want
    An introductory course in biological sciences at the University at Buffalo that introduces non-science majors to the scientific method makes the sometimes dreaded laboratory experience more palatable by allowing them to decide where and when they want to do their required labs.
  • States Should Develop Procedures Now to Deal with Potential Terrorist Disruption of Presidential Election
    Though the law is somewhat ambiguous on the subject, the power to postpone November's presidential election as a result of terrorist threat or attack lies mostly with individual states, according to an election-law expert at the University at Buffalo School of Law.
  • China's Consul General Presents 500 Chinese Texts to UB Libraries
    Ambassador Liu Biwei, consul general of the People's Republic of China, led a delegation from his New York City office that today presented a gift of 500 Chinese texts to the University at Buffalo Libraries.
  • 12 Faculty Members, Librarian and 2 professional staff members receive 2004 SUNY Chancellor Awards for Excellence
    Fifteen employees of the University at Buffalo have received 2004 SUNY Chancellor's Awards for Excellence from State University of New York Chancellor Robert L. King.
  • Provost Announces New Organization Structure
    A reorganization of the administrative leadership in the Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs designed to better serve the university's students and faculty was announced on Monday by Satish K. Tripathi, provost and executive vice president for academic affairs.
  • Simpson Announces Reorganization
    A reorganization of the administrative leadership of the university that will better support UB's planning process and better align the university's core functions and academic mission "in order to best position our institution for long-term success and growth" has been announced by UB President John B. Simpson.