• Statin-Induced Muscle Disorders are Focus of $2.5 Million in Grants from NIH
    Approximately 200,000 of the 38 million people in the U.S. who take statins to treat high cholesterol may develop life-threatening muscle disease. Currently there is no comprehensive way to identify those who may be at risk for this debilitating condition, but new research by University at Buffalo scientists may correct that situation.
  • Buffalo's 'Uncrowned Community Builders' Technology Site To be Unveiled at Merriweather Library
    Buffalo's "uncrowned community builders" will be celebrated Oct. 4 in the Frank E. Merriweather, Jr., Library in Buffalo with the unveiling of an interactive technology site that will allow community members to share, read and upload personal histories of unsung community builders.
  • Work of UB Scholar Leads to Public Recognition of a Remarkable Life
    The remarkable story of Jeffrey Brace, an African-born slave who won his freedom after fighting on the side of the colonial army during the American Revolution, might very well have been lost to history but for the work of historian Kari J. Winter, Ph.D., professor of American studies at the University at Buffalo.
  • UB Law School Professor Says Beware of Common Misconceptions About the American Election Process
    University at Buffalo Law School Professor James A. Gardner today cautioned against giving too much importance to charges of voter fraud in American elections and supposed incompetence in administering elections. The process in the overwhelming majority of elections, he says, is working well.
  • $1 Million Gift to Fund Endowed Professorship in Management
    H. William Lichtenberger has made a $1 million gift to the University at Buffalo School of Management to establish an endowed professorship. The H. William Lichtenberger Professor of Global Services and Supply Management was created to help the UB School of Management attract and retain top talent and build its Global Services and Supply Management program.
  • What Will the Financial Crisis Mean For 'Corporate Responsibility?'
    During this historic economic downturn, society's perceptions of financial companies may be undergoing a change, according to UB assistant professor of geography Trina Hamilton, Ph.D., who studies corporate, environmental and social responsibility, global governance and international trade. "The Wall Street crisis could ultimately change the way society views corporate responsibility," says Hamilton.
  • $7.6 Million Contract Establishes International HIV/AIDS Clinical Pharmacology Quality Assurance and Quality Control Program and Lab at UB
    A $7.6 million, seven-year contract awarded to the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University at Buffalo will provide the funds to train in-country laboratory specialists where HIV/AIDS infection rates are highest globally, test their proficiency and conduct quality control analysis of HIV/AIDS clinical trials.
  • Ohio Electronics Company Supports New UB Engineering Building and Establishes Fellowship Program
    Bird Technologies Group has given $200,000 to the University at Buffalo School of Engineering and Applied Sciences to advance research and education in UB's RF/microwave systems program.
  • Similarity of Funeral Rites Among English Settlers and the Carolina Algonquin Is Topic of October "Scholars at Muse" Lecture
    "Scholars at Muse," the popular new lecture series presented by the University at Buffalo Humanities Institute and the Buffalo arts group riverrun, will continue on Oct. 10 at 4 p.m. in the Muse Restaurant of the Albright Knox Art Gallery.
  • Deathways Open Doors to Unexpected Cultural Practices
    Cremation, "air burial," grave cairns, funeral mounds, mummification, belief in life after death -- death practices sacred to one culture are often considered "odd" or even terrifying by another. In every social group throughout history, the disposal of the dead has special significance, and ways of death always fascinate those on the outside looking in, says a history professor at the University at Buffalo.
  • 'Credit Crunch' Will Hit Retirees in Unequal Ways
    How severely retirees will be affected by the continuing financial crisis and subsequent "credit crunch" depends to a considerable extent on the kinds of retirement plans they rely on for retirement income, according to a University at Buffalo Law School professor who specializes in the regulation of retirement plans and other employee-benefit plans.
  • Experts to Discuss U.S. Financial Crisis
    A panel of experts will discuss the turmoil in the U.S. financial markets at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 23 in the Screening Room in the Center for the Arts on the University at Buffalo North (Amherst) Campus.
  • UB and BlueCross BlueShield Sign Four-Year Agreement to Support Student Scholarships
    BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York has entered a four-year partnership with the University at Buffalo to create an endowed fund that will provide need-based scholarship support to an incoming freshman undergraduate student from the Buffalo Public Schools. In addition, BlueCross BlueShield (BCBS) will serve as a presenting sponsor of the UB Scholarship Gala, an annual event that raises money for student financial aid.
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters to Share Financial Literacy
    The University at Buffalo School of Management will be bringing the MoneySKILL financial literacy program to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Erie County.
  • UB to Host Open House for Minority and Women Entrepreneurs
    The University at Buffalo School of Management's Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership (CEL) will host an information session for women and minority business owners interested in applying for the 2009 Allstate Minority and Women Emerging Entrepreneurs (MWEE) program.
  • CSI UB
    Think of University at Buffalo Law School Professor Charles Patrick Ewing's newest book this way: Imagine a front-row seat to some of the country's most intriguing court cases, courtesy of Ewing, one of the country's leading experts on the criminal mind, who draws on up-close-and-personal details from his 30 years of experience.
  • 1,300 Area High School Students Will Hear 'The Kite Runner' Author Speak
    More than 1,300 Western New York high school students will be guests of the University at Buffalo at a lecture by Khaled Hosseini, author of "The Kite Runner," the harrowing and heartbreaking tale of two young Afghanistani boys caught in the nightmare of their country's destruction.
  • UB to Host College Computing Fair for Students Interested in Computer Science
    The Western New York chapter of the Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) will hold a College Computing Fair on Oct. 15 from 4:30-7:30 p.m. in the Center for Tomorrow on the University at Buffalo North (Amherst) Campus.
  • UB Rolls Out the 'Blue Carpet' For True Blue Weekend, Oct. 16-19
    The University at Buffalo will roll out the blue carpet for more than 30,000 people -- more even than gathered at the UB Stadium in 2006 for the speech by His Holiness the Dalai Lama -- when it celebrates True Blue Weekend Oct. 16-19.
  • Internationally Known Author, Nursing Researcher to Present 2008 Bullough Lecture
    Patricia E. Benner, Ph.D., an internationally known nurse-researcher and lecturer, will present the UB School of Nursing's 12th Annual Bonnie Bullough Lecture at 3:30 p.m. on Oct. 24 in the Adams Mark Hotel in downtown Buffalo.
  • Using Social Media to Inspire College Students to Join Organ Donor Registry is Aim of New Grant
    New York State's registry of residents willing to donate their organs and tissue if they are fatally injured lags behind those of states with less population and newer registries. Only 7 percent of New York residents have signed formally onto the state's electronic registry. A University at Buffalo specialist in health communication wants to change that.
  • Filiatrault Elected MCEER Director
    Andre Filiatrault, Ph.D., Eng., a professor at the University at Buffalo and leading expert on shake-table testing of structural and nonstructural building components, has been elected to a two-year term as director of MCEER, a national center of excellence focused on multi-hazard engineering, headquartered at UB.
  • Forum Seeks Input on How UB Can Achieve Climate Neutrality
    In less than a year, the University at Buffalo -- along with hundreds of other colleges and universities nationwide -- will publicly release an institutional action plan describing how UB will go "climate-neutral," reducing or offsetting all of its greenhouse gas emissions. Development and release of the plan is required of all signatories of the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment, which UB President John B. Simpson signed in March 2007.
  • UB Purchases Security Cameras for University Heights
    The University at Buffalo has purchased three security cameras for the Buffalo Police Department as part of UB's ongoing efforts to improve safety and behavior in University Heights, in cooperation with the City of Buffalo, neighborhood residents and community leaders.
  • Depression and Suicidal Thoughts Among Police Officers Differ Based on Gender and Work Shift, Study Finds
    A quarter of female police officers and nearly as many male officers assigned to shift work had thought about taking their own lives, a new study of police work patterns and stress headed by a University at Buffalo researcher has shown.
  • New Transportation Engineering Emphasis at UB Will Address New York State Systems, Infrastructure
    A new transportation research specialization at the University at Buffalo School of Engineering and Applied Sciences will provide New York State's government agencies and municipalities with access to innovative technologies and systems that address critical transportation issues facing the region and the nation.
  • Urban Planner Michael Teitz, 2008 UB Clarkson Chair, to Speak Oct. 29
    Michael Teitz, professor emeritus of city and regional planning at the University of California, Berkeley, and 2008-09 Nan and Will Clarkson Visiting Chair in the University at Buffalo Department of Urban and Regional Planning, will deliver the annual Clarkson lecture on Oct. 29.
  • Architecture, Planning Lecture Series Continues at UB
    The University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning will continue its fall 2008 lecture series with international speakers whose reputations are among the most outstanding in their fields.
  • RWJF Senior Vice President and UB Grad to Present 2008 Perry Lecture
    James S. Marks, M.D., M.P.H., senior vice president at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and a 1973 graduate of the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, will be in Buffalo on Oct. 31 to present the 20th Annual J. Warren Perry Lecture.
  • Couples with Children with ADHD at Risk of Higher Divorce Rates, Shorter Marriages
    Parents of a child with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are nearly twice as likely to divorce by the time the child is 8 years old than parents of children without ADHD, the first study to look at this issue in depth has shown.
  • An Obama Victory Would Mean Significant Changes for Cuba and Latinos Living in the U.S., Says UB Caribbean Studies Chairman
    Electing Barack Obama president could significantly change the balance of power in Cuba and among Latinos in the U.S. because Cuba would be forced to deal with the first American administration in decades poised to strengthen ties with the country's military government, according to the director of the University at Buffalo's Caribbean Studies Program.
  • Leading Expert on Contemporary Islam to Hold Public Discussion at UB
    The Western New York community will have an opportunity to discuss issues related to contemporary Islam this week when renowned Islamic scholar and author Akbar Ahmed, Ph.D., considered the world's leading authority on contemporary Islam, will speak at the University at Buffalo.
  • Angelo M. Fatta Assumes Chairmanship of UB Foundation Board
    Angelo M. Fatta, Ph.D., president of Fatta Enterprises and vice president of the Fatta Foundation, Inc., a charitable foundation supporting child welfare and development in Western New York, is the new chairman of the University at Buffalo Foundation board, on which he has served since 2004.
  • University at Buffalo Statement In Response to the State Comptroller's Clery Compliance Audit
    The University at Buffalo is fully committed to the goals of the Clery Act. UB's full participation in the Clery Act is one of many ways we are working to create a very safe campus environment.
  • History of Madness the Focus of UB Humanities Conference
    The various histories of "madness" and what the term means today will be the subject of extensive discussion at the University at Buffalo's 2008 Humanities Institute Conference October 31-November 1.
  • Applicants Sought for Panasci Competition
    Aspiring entrepreneurs are invited to learn more about the Henry A. Panasci Jr. Technology Entrepreneurship Competition at an information session 4:30 to 6 p.m. Nov. 5 in 230 Jacobs Management Center on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.
  • Internet Expert to Speak at UB School of Management
    Internet expert Hsinchun Chen, McClelland Professor of Management Information Systems at the University of Arizona, will speak at 12:30 p.m. on Nov. 13 in 104 Alfiero Center on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.
  • Alumnus Creates New Theatre and Dance Scholarship at UB
    Robert O. Swados,'38, of counsel with the law offices of Phillips Lytle LLP, has given $25,000 to the University at Buffalo to establish the Elizabeth Swados Award in Theatre and Dance at UB, in honor of his Obie Award-winning daughter. The Swados Award will provide merit-based scholarship support to an undergraduate student in the Department of Theatre and Dance in the UB College of Arts and Sciences.
  • Researchers Apply Systems Biology and Glycomics to Study Human Inflammatory Diseases
    An innovative systems biology approach to understanding the carbohydrate structures in cells is leading to new ways to understand how inflammatory illnesses and cardiovascular disease develop in humans. The work was described in two recent publications by University at Buffalo chemical engineers.
  • UB's BEAM Wins U.S. Labor Department Award
    The U.S. Department of Labor has selected the University at Buffalo's Buffalo-area Engineering Awareness for Minorities (BEAM) as a winner of the 2008 Exemplary Public Interest Contribution (EPIC) Award for promoting equal employment opportunity.
  • First-of-its-kind Podcast Series Gives Social Work Profession a New Voice
    Provocative conversations with prominent social work professionals. Interviews with cutting-edge researchers. The latest on emerging trends in the social work field. And all available on demand, an iPod or MP3 download away. That's what's playing on "Living Proof," the University at Buffalo's School of Social Work's freshly launched podcast series.
  • Friendship, Not Diversity, More Critical to Team Performance, Research Shows
    Contrary to popular belief, having a diverse group of people working together is not always the best way to get the job done. What's really important is the level of friendship among the team members -- as long as it's the right level, say researchers who study work teams.
  • Region-wide Student Voting Campaign Reaches Hundreds of Thousands of Students
    More than 100,000 students from over 100 local elementary, middle and high schools in 20 districts will participate in the largest and most comprehensive student voting program ever held in Western New York since the University at Buffalo began administering the local Kids Voting campaign.
  • Regional Institute Nationally Recognized for Its Work
    For the second year in a row, the University at Buffalo's Regional Institute has received national recognition for its work from the Association for University Business and Economic Research (AUBER), a professional association of research units at public and private universities.
  • New Study to Examine Relationship between Anger and Alcohol Abuse
    Research suggests that alcoholics are more likely to experience emotions such as annoyances, frustrations and anger compared to non-alcoholics. A new study at the University at Buffalo's Research Institute on Addictions (RIA) will investigate these anger emotions and how they might be addressed in outpatient alcoholism treatment.
  • Regional Institute Releases Brief Exploring U.S.-Canada Trade, Receives National Grant to Research Border Performance
    Canada is by far the United States' most important trading partner, with exports to our northern neighbor totaling more than those to Mexico, Japan and China combined. Yet federal policies to reinforce security without slowing trade have had mixed results, with some border regions easing bottlenecks more than others. These and other findings on the U.S.-Canada trade relationship are published in "Border Brief," a joint effort of the Regional Institute and the Border Policy Research Institute of Western Washington University.
  • Pakistani Professors Train in Earthquake Engineering Techniques
    News of any earthquake spreads quickly among the dozens of earthquake engineering researchers and students at the University at Buffalo. But Wednesday's magnitude 6.4 quake in southwest Pakistan held particular interest for two researchers visiting UB and MCEER this semester from Pakistan's NWFP University of Engineering and Technology in Peshawar.