• Justice O'Connor's Legacy on the Court One of Moderation, Independence, Says UB Law Professor
    University at Buffalo School of Law Professor Lee A. Albert is available as an expert source to media covering today's surprise retirement announcement by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor.
  • Historical Reenactments, Declaration of Principles, Will Mark Centennial of the Niagara Movement
    The University at Buffalo Department of African American Studies will sponsor a celebration of the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Niagara Movement with an event to be held at 11 a.m. on July 9.
  • Research on Rural Seniors, Physical Activity Earns 2-year Fellowship
    Research by Sherry Pomeroy, Ph.D., of the University at Buffalo School of Nursing on physical activity among rural older adults has earned her a $120,000, two-year postdoctoral fellowship in a national competition funded by the John A. Hartford Foundation and Atlantic Philanthropies.
  • Atwood Receives Schoellkopf Award
    Jim D. Atwood, professor and chair of the Department of Chemistry in the University at Buffalo's College of Arts and Sciences, has received the 2005 Jacob F. Schoellkopf Medal recognizing achievement in chemical technology.
  • UB Pharmacy Researcher Receives NIH MERIT Award
    The National Institutes of Health of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has selected a University at Buffalo researcher to receive one of its coveted MERIT (Method to Extend Research in Time) awards, worth $3 million over its first five years.
  • A Seminal Work Offers Practical Advice for Those Who Would Work or Travel in Vietnam
    Mark Ashwill, Ph.D., director of the World Languages Program at the University at Buffalo, has had a long love affair with Vietnam, a country that he says is "pulsating with energy and steeped in dreams." He has written a detailed and very well-received book about his "second country" that the American Library Association rates as "highly recommended."
  • Buffalo Niagara WorldConnect Honors Boyer
    Barry Boyer, professor in the University at Buffalo Law School, has been recognized by Buffalo Niagara WorldConnect, a local group that helps entrepreneurs and leaders make global connections.
  • UB Researchers Win Top Spots in Global 'Protein Structure Olympics'
    For any institution that is home to even a single winner in the international "protein structure Olympics," winning a top spot means automatic bragging rights. This year, three of the 17 winning predictor teams in the Sixth Community Wide Experiment on the Critical Assessment of Techniques for Protein Structure Prediction (CASP), were from the University at Buffalo.
  • States May Become Constitutional Battlegrounds Over Civil Liberties
    Constitutional battles over civil liberties could intensify at the state level -- continuing a more than two-decade-long trend -- if the Supreme Court becomes more conservative under President Bush with the retirement of Sandra Day O'Connor, according to University at Buffalo Law Professor James A. Gardner.
  • NMR Method Rapidly Solves 8 Target Genomic Structures
    A University at Buffalo scientist created a stir in 2003 when he announced a much faster, more precise and far less expensive method of obtaining nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) data to map a protein's atomic structure. In the current issue of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Thomas A. Szyperski, Ph.D., UB professor of chemistry, and a team of structural genomics scientists present a paper on how they determined the structures of eight proteins in just 10-20 days per protein.
  • Time is Right for Bush to Nominate 'Extreme' Candidate for Supreme Court Justice, Says Expert on Judicial Process
    If history is any guide, the timing may be right for President Bush to nominate a hard-line conservative for the Supreme Court, according to University at Buffalo political scientist Mark Hurwitz, Ph.D., an expert on the judicial process.
  • UB's New Dell Cluster Nearly Doubles Center's Capacity
    In response to the soaring demand for computational power by the hundreds of researchers who depend on it, the University at Buffalo has expanded the computing capacity of the Center for Computational Research in its New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences with the installation of a new Dell high-performance computing cluster.
  • Rock Clusters: UB Supercomputers Named for Rock 'N' Roll Legends
    It's only fitting that the world's greatest rock 'n' roll group has a supercomputer named after it. "U2" has been selected by the University at Buffalo's Center for Computational Research (CCR) as the name of its newest and most powerful supercomputer, a 1,668-processor Dell high-performance cluster that will be used to support university research ranging from genomics, to groundwater modeling to the monitoring of human-rights abuses.
  • Effort Focuses on Development of Accessibility Identity Program Based on Principles of Universal Design
    Have you ever wondered what the wheelchair symbol that you see on parking spaces and public bathroom doors actually means? That symbol is the International Symbol of Accessibility, and the Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access (IDEA Center), a major international research center in the University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning, is working to improve the design and its world-wide comprehension and recognition.
  • Eminent Scientists to Gather at UB to Honor Pioneering Physiologist
    Scientists from Europe, Asia and the U.S. will gather in Buffalo Sept. 29 to Oct. 1 for a symposium honoring the late Leon Farhi, M.D., a pioneer in the field of pulmonary medicine, environmental physiology and bioengineering. Farhi was a SUNY Distinguished Professor and chaired the Department of Physiology in the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biological Sciences for many years.
  • Bonnie Raitt to Perform at UB as Part of "Souls Alike" Tour
    The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present Bonnie Raitt at 8 p.m. on Oct. 13 in the Mainstage Theatre, located at the Center for the Arts, North Campus.
  • William Jusko Receives Volwiler Award
    The American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy has selected William J. Jusko, Ph.D., as this year's recipient of its Volwiler Research Achievement Award. Considered the AACP's premier research award, the honor recognizes outstanding research conducted by a pharmaceutical scientist/educator.
  • Roberts Will Be Difficult to 'Push Off the Edge'
    Unless liberal interest groups uncover something extreme about Supreme Court nominee John Roberts, he should survive the nomination process and earn confirmation, says University at Buffalo political science professor Mark Hurwitz, an expert on judicial politics.
  • "Harmless" Bacterium Found to Cause 10 Percent of COPD Flare-Ups
    A ubiquitous bacterial strain thought to be uninvolved in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in fact is responsible for 2-4 million flare-ups of the condition that occur annually in the United States, researchers from the University at Buffalo have shown.
  • Wife Influences Husband's Marijuana Use During First Year of Marriage
    While it's the husband among newlywed couples who has more influence on whether the couple engages in heavy drinking, it's the wife who appears to be in the driver's seat when it comes to determining her husband's marijuana use, according to researchers at the University at Buffalo's Research Institute on Addictions (RIA).
  • Using Nanoparticles, In Vivo Gene Therapy Activates Brain Stem Cells
    Using customized nanoparticles that they developed, University at Buffalo scientists have for the first time delivered genes into the brains of living mice with an efficiency that is similar to, or better than, viral vectors and with no observable toxic effect, according to a paper published this week in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
  • MTV2's "Video Mods" Boosts IBC Digital, with Help from UB's Supercomputers
    The new season of MTV2's video game and music program, "Video Mods" is, in part, the result of an innovative partnership between IBC Digital, the Buffalo company that produces the "mods" and the University at Buffalo's supercomputing center.
  • Warde Manuel, University of Michigan Associate Athletic Director, Selected as UB's New Director of Athletics
    Looking to the University of Michigan and the Big Ten for new leadership for its intercollegiate athletics program, the University at Buffalo today named Warde J. Manuel, an associate athletic director who oversees the football and men's basketball programs at Michigan, as the new director of its Division of Athletics.
  • Unitrust to Support Scholarships and Assistantships for Students in UB School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
    A $1 million unitrust from Erich Bloch, B.S. '52, who has named the University at Buffalo School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) as the remainder beneficiary, will support undergraduate fellowships and graduate assistantships for the school through the Erich Bloch Scholarship & Graduate Assistantship Fund.
  • Young Aggressors and the Children They Menace -- Without Intervention, Both Groups Are Headed for Serious Trouble
    Although scientists say there is no proven way to stop peer aggression and bullying behavior in young children, a psychologist at the University at Buffalo says that the consequences of the behavior are so serious for all parties involved that it should be stopped in its tracks by anyone who observes it.
  • Kathryn Foster Named New Director of UB's Institute for Local Governance and Regional Growth
    Kathryn A. Foster, Ph.D., who served as director of research for the University at Buffalo's Institute for Local Governance and Regional Growth for six years, has been named director of the institute effective Sept. 1.
  • Gum Disease in Postmenopausal Women Increases Risk of Tooth Loss
    Postmenopausal women need to be especially vigilant about dental health if they wish to avoid tooth loss as they age, a new study by oral biologists at the University at Buffalo has found.
  • Colin Powell To Be Among Distinguished Speakers at UB
    Former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell, the face of America to the world during the Bush administration's first term, will be among the notable speakers taking the stage at the University at Buffalo during UB's Distinguished Speakers Series for 2005-06.
  • UB Media Artists Featured in Buffalo's First "Infringement Festival"
    Two University at Buffalo professors will offer an opportunity to interact with virtual worlds to those attending Buffalo's eclectic, independent, experimental and politically charged Infringement Festival being held through Aug. 7.
  • UB Joins in Collaborative Effort to Enhance Science, Engineering Education in India
    The University at Buffalo has joined with four U.S. universities, a group of Indian institutions and three international corporations to enhance science and engineering education in India using a new satellite distance-learning network operated by the Indian Space Research Organization.
  • UB Team Reaches Finals of Pharmacy Competition
    A team from the UB School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences is one of three finalists in the National Community Pharmacists Association's Pruitt-Schutte Student Business Plan Competition.