• UB to Commemorate 208th Birthday of Millard Fillmore
    The 208th anniversary of the birth of Millard Fillmore, the University at Buffalo's first chancellor and 13th president of the United States, will be observed in ceremonies to be held at 10 a.m. Jan. 7 in Forest Lawn Cemetery at Fillmore's gravesite.
  • Ehrlich Debuts Journal of Human Capital
    A new academic journal founded and edited by Isaac Ehrlich, SUNY Distinguished Professor and University at Buffalo Distinguished Professor of Economics, has debuted from the University of Chicago Press.
  • Campus Alert: Strong-Armed Robbery
    University Police are investigating a strong-armed robbery that occurred on Tuesday, January 1, 2008, at approximately 10:30 p.m. on the South Campus near Acheson Hall.
  • A Roundhead Moonshot and Discourse on a Voyage Thither
    Most of us have never heard of him, but Jacobean scientist and theologian John Wilkins had grand plans for a lunar landing that have been hauled out of 17th-century England and planted firmly in a Montreal art gallery. They are the focus of an art exhibition, "Vegetable Rites -- Birds in the Moon."
  • Study Finds Way to Increase Use of Health Info Sharing Technologies
    Slow diffusion of patient-managed electronic health information record technologies, or PHRs, has limited the development of an interoperable health information infrastructure that will greatly improve health-care quality and cost and will save lives. For this reason, increasing PHR diffusion has been called a top priority by the Department of Health and Human Services, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
  • Can Technology Reduce Clinician Medication Errors?
    Medication errors are one of the most serious problems occurring in doctor's offices and out-patient clinics, and older persons with chronic conditions are the most vulnerable. An experimental information technology (IT) intervention designed to help reduce such errors, developed by Gurdev Singh, Ph.D., director of the Patient Safety Research Center at the University at Buffalo, will begin this spring in eight ambulatory medical offices throughout Western New York.
  • Research Focuses on Basic Biomechanical Events in Preterm Labor
    In the 21st century, human tissue can be generated from stem cells and severed limbs are successfully reattached, while the physiological processes governing life's most fundamental event, childbirth labor, remain a medical mystery.
  • Classic Rock Album Led Zeppelin IV to be Recreated Live on Stage at UB
    The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present Classic Albums Live -- Led Zeppelin IV at 8 p.m. on Feb. 2 in the Mainstage Theatre in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.
  • Center for the Arts to Present an Acoustic Evening with Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt
    The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present An Acoustic Evening with Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt at 8 p.m. on Feb. 22 in the Mainstage Theatre in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.
  • Stephen Colbert Added to UB Distinguished Speakers Series
    Comedian, satirist, actor and writer Stephen Colbert has been added to the spring lineup of the University at Buffalo's Distinguished Speakers Series.
  • Peter Hare, 72, Distinguished Philosophy Professor
    Peter H. Hare, Ph.D., State University of New York Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus at the University at Buffalo and former chair of its Department of Philosophy, died suddenly Jan. 3, 2008, at his home in Guilford, Conn. He was 72.
  • Buffalo's Grain Elevators: Wonders of Industrial Art
    The Concrete Central, Agway, The Great Northern, The Marine A, The Lake and Rail, Kellogg, Pillsbury, H&O Oats, Exchange American, Electric Annex -- these are just a few of the "Grand Ladies of the Lake" whose fascinating biographies and arresting photos are the subject of a new book on Buffalo's grain elevators edited by landscape architect Lynda Schneekloth.
  • Software That Grades Handwritten Essays May Boost Comprehension, Too
    Computer scientists in the University at Buffalo's School of Engineering and Applied Sciences have been working with their colleagues in UB's Graduate School of Education to develop a computational tool that not only dramatically reduces the time it takes to grade children's handwritten essays, but that also may help boost students' reading comprehension skills.
  • UB Regional Institute's RKN Adds Major Features, Plus Data and Maps for Environment
    The University at Buffalo Regional Institute has unveiled a major expansion of online features and completed development of the Environment section of its Regional Knowledge Network, a central online resource for information on the binational region of Buffalo Niagara.
  • UB Regional Institute to Partner on Effort to Convene Emerging Leaders of Great Lakes Region
    The University at Buffalo Regional Institute is partnering in an effort led by The Brookings Institution and The John R. Oishei Foundation to convene young leaders from the Great Lakes region, including Buffalo, to develop and implement strategies for the region's economic future.
  • WBFO 88.7 FM to Expand Its Community Reach
    WBFO 88.7 FM, a public service of the University at Buffalo, has received a $223,500 grant from the federal Public Telecommunications Facilities Program to install a new tower and antenna that will increase and improve service to its Western New York audience. This is the largest single competitive grant ever received by the station.
  • University at Buffalo's Buffalo Public Interest Law Program to Hold Annual Auction
    The Buffalo Public Interest Law Program (BPILP) will host its 13th-annual auction at 6 p.m. on Feb. 15 in the Pearl Street Grill & Brewery, 76 Pearl Street. Tickets are available for $35 at the door and include drinks and hors d'oeuvres.
  • Brennan to Oversee Communications at University at Buffalo
    The appointment of Joseph A. Brennan as associate vice president for university communications at the University at Buffalo was announced today by Marsha S. Henderson, UB vice president for external affairs.
  • Football Coach Turner Gill Receives Extension
    University at Buffalo Director of Athletics Warde Manuel announced today that head football coach Turner Gill has received a contract extension through the 2012 season.
  • Trinity Irish Dance to Perform as Part of KeyBank Dance Series
    The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present Trinity Irish Dance at 8 p.m. on Feb 23 in the Mainstage Theatre in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus. There will be a pre-performance talk at 7 p.m. The performance is sponsored by KeyBank.
  • UB School of Management Alumni Board Names New Officers, Directors
    he University at Buffalo School of Management Alumni Association has elected its officers for 2008 and has appointed four new board members to three-year terms.
  • Election Forecaster Calls Nomination Races 'Most Peculiar' in Memory
    University at Buffalo political science professor James E. Campbell has been studying presidential campaigns for more than three decades and says this year's race for party nominations is the "most peculiar" he can remember.
  • Million Dollar Gift Will Help Construct New UB Engineering Building
    A $1 million gift to the University at Buffalo School of Engineering and Applied Sciences from a global industry leader with a strong interest in Western New York will be used for costs associated with the construction of a new, high-tech engineering building on UB's North (Amherst) Campus.
  • Study to Identify Risk Factors for Staph Bloodstream Complications
    In an effort to improve this process and develop new guidelines for antibiotic use for a potentially deadly staph infection, University at Buffalo researchers are collecting bacterial isolates and clinical information from SAB-infected patients hospitalized in three area hospitals and following their charted progress through inpatient treatment, discharge and for a post-discharge period.
  • Linguist Explains Why He Documents Disappearing Bantu Languages
    Much research addresses how and why many of the earth's thousands of languages are disappearing. The question still arises, however, as to why it should matter to the rest of us if, say, Pite Sami, a language spoken by fewer than 20 inhabitants of Norway and Sweden, should vanish from the face of the Earth. Jeff Good, Ph.D., a University at Buffalo linguist, says that we should attend to these losses because even seldom-used languages can tell us a great deal about the methods of categorization of the natural and mental world and because they can serve as vital links between the present and the prehistoric past.
  • New Method Enables Design, Production of Extremely Novel Drugs
    A new chemical synthesis method based on a catalyst worth many times the price of gold and providing a far more efficient and economical method than traditional ones for designing and manufacturing extremely novel pharmaceutical compounds is described by its University at Buffalo developers in a review article in the current issue of Nature.
  • International Women's Film Festival Starts Jan. 31
    "Body Counts," the 12th annual International Women's Film Festival presented by the Institute for Research and Education on Women and Gender (IREWG) at the University at Buffalo, will open Jan. 31 and continue on Thursday evenings through March 6 in the Market Arcade Film and Arts Centre, 639 Main St.
  • Popular Arthritis Drug May Disrupt Heart Rhythm, UB Research Finds
    Celebrex, a popular arthritis drug that blocks pain by inhibiting an enzyme known as COX-2, has been shown in laboratory studies to induce arrhythmia, or irregular beating of the heart, via a novel pathway unrelated to its COX-2 inhibition.
  • Department of Theatre and Dance to Perform Musical "Baby"
    The University at Buffalo Department of Theatre and Dance will present the musical, "Baby," at 8 p.m. on Feb. 27 to March 1 and at 2 p.m. March 1-2 in the Black Box Theatre in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.
  • Report Is First to Quantify UB's Impact on the Environment
    Electricity purchases and on-campus natural gas heating are the single greatest contributors to greenhouse gas emissions at the University at Buffalo, according to the first quantitative study on how UB impacts the environment.
  • Zodiaque 34 -- Celebration Rising to be Performed in Drama Theatre
    The Department of Theatre and Dance at the University at Buffalo will present Zodiaque Dance Company: Zodiaque 34 -- Celebration Rising at 8 p.m. on Feb. 22, 23, 28, 29 and March 1 and at 2 p.m. on Feb. 24 and March 2 in the Drama Theatre in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.
  • Dental School's Annual "Give Kids a Smile" Day Set for Feb. 1
    Children who don't have access to dental care are encouraged to sign up for the annual "Give Kids a Smile" day on Feb. 1, conducted by the School of Dental Medicine at the University at Buffalo and the Pediatric Dental Clinic at Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo.
  • Stock Price Correlated to Likeability of Super Bowl Ads
    When TV viewers like a company's Super Bowl commercial, the company's stock price goes up, according to a study by researchers in the University at Buffalo School of Management and Cornell University.
  • NASCAR meets Puccini when "3 Redneck Tenors" perform in CFA
    The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present 3 Redneck Tenors at 8 p.m. on Feb. 27 in the Mainstage Theatre in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.
  • Brady, Heilman Appointed to University at Buffalo Council
    Robert T. Brady, chairman and CEO of Moog, Inc., and Pamela Davis Heilman, a partner with Hodgson Russ LLP, have been appointed as members of the University at Buffalo Council, the university's local governing council, by Gov. Eliot L. Spitzer.
  • KeyBank Dance Series to Present McCoy Tyner Trio with Special Guest Savion Glover
    The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present Savion Glover and The McCoy Tyner Trio at 8 p.m. on Feb. 28 in the Mainstage Theatre in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.
  • Music Department to Present Free Concerts
    Budget-conscious music lovers at UB can find much to keep them busy in February.The free monthly Brown Bag Concert, which will take place at noon on Tuesday in Lippes Concert Hall in Slee Hall, North Campus, will feature a performance of Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion by Hungarian composer Bela Bartok.
  • "Poetics Plus" Features Poets, Performances and Events
    "Poetics Plus," a literary series presented by the Poetics Program in the Department of English, College of Arts and Sciences, returns this semester with a new lineup of notable poets, performances and events. All events are free and open to the public.