Sultz appointed to national advisory unit
Harry A. Sultz, professor of social and preventive medicine in the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and director of the school's Health Services Research Program, has been appointed to the National Advisory Committee of a federally supported program, "Partners in Managing the Health of the Community."

The program, established to promote the exchange of expertise among schools of medicine, schools of public health and managed-care organizations, is based in the schools of Medicine and Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

The three-year project will enable managed-care organizations to benefit from the academic expertise in population-based medicine and to help medical students and faculty gain a better understanding of the concepts, policies and practices of managed care.

Sultz, a graduate of the School of Dental Medicine, is a former dean of the School of Health Related Professions.

Ciancio to be featured in "Who's Who"
Sebastian G. Ciancio, professor and chair of the Department of Periodontology, has been selected as one of the top lecturers in dentistry to be featured in "Who's Who in Continuing Education."

A graduate of the School of Dental Medicine, Ciancio also serves as a clinical professor in the Department of Pharmacology. He is recognized nationally and internationally as an expert in pharmacology and periodontology.

An educator, author, researcher and lecturer, he is chair of the Dentistry Expert Advisory Panel of the United States Pharmacopeia, and a member of the American Dental Association Council on Scientific Affairs.

A past president of the American Academy of Periodontology and vice president of the American Academy of Periodontology Foundation, he is on the board of directors of the International Health Care Foundation and serves as editor of Biological Therapies in Dentistry and Periodontal Insights.

Final Issue Of Fall Semester

This issue of the Reporter is the final one for the fall semester. The regular publication schedule will resume on Thursday, Jan. 15, 1998.

Happy Holidays!

Freschi is keynote speaker in Tangier
Bruno B. Freschi, dean of the School of Architecture and Planning, was keynote speaker at the Tangier American Legation Museum Society conference last month that marked the 200-year anniversary of American diplomatic presence in Morocco. The celebration, entitled "The Legacy and the Promise," was based on an attempt to establish a future new city on the Moroccan end of the Gibraltar Strait.

The address by Freschi, an advocate of urbanization and expert in urban planning and architecture, was titled, "Restoring the Great Cities: Lessons I Have Learned and How They Apply to Tangier."

The conference was organized by the Tangier American Legation Museum Society in cooperation with the Morocco-United States Council for Trade and Investment under the patronage of Moroccan Prince Sidi Mohammed. It celebrated the prospect of Moroccan-American cooperation in the preservation and development of Morocco's northern region, while seeking to expand collaborations to bring new economic life, technology, trade and investment to the region through American-Moroccan cooperation.

Howard Wolf awarded Fulbright grant
Howard Wolf, professor in the Department of English, has been awarded a Fulbright grant to the University of the Orange Free State in South Africa, it has been announced by the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board and the United States Information Agency (USIA).

Wolf, who has taught American literature and literary journalism at UB since 1967, is the author of numerous articles, short stories and books. His On Cultural Ends and Beginnings: Mainly Sunday Letters from Hong Kong and On American Culture: Looking for America Towards a Global Education will be published by Qingdao Ocean University Press (China) during 1997-98.

Historians contribute entries to new encyclopedia on Japan
Is Japan likely to develop nuclear weaponry after the year 2000? What role does the government play in present-day Japanese education? How does Japan manage its unskilled foreign labor force?

Two scholars of East Asian history-David Abosh, recently retired associate professor of history, and Tom Burkman, director of Asian studies and adjunct associate professor of history-address such issues in a new reference publication titled "Modern Japan: An Encyclopedia of History, Culture and Nationalism" (Garland 1998).

Abosch, an expert on modern Japan, published an entry on Kato Hiroyuki, the Japanese educator and author who gave direction to the newly established system of higher education during the first three decades of the Meiji era.

Burkman published four entries in the encyclopedia: Kagawa Toyohiko, a Japanese Christian evangelist and social reformer; Japan's connection with the League of Nations; Japanese nationalism in World War I, and the Allied occupation of Japan following Japan's surrender in World War II.

In addition to conducting extensive research in Japan, Burkman has published a number of works on Japanese and East Asian diplomatic history and is currently working on a monograph titled, "Japan, the League of Nations, and World Order, 1914-1938."

The encyclopedia covers topics from Japan's emergence in the 1850s from a feudal society into the modern world, through empire building in the early 20th century, World War II, postwar recovery and international market building.

James Huffman, editor of the encyclopedia and associate professor of history at Wittenberg University, will lecture in February at UB on "Sensationalism and Nationalism: Lessons from the Meiji Press." The lecture, part of the history department's Colloquia Series, is being co-sponsored by the history department and the Asian Studies Program.

Braun receives Polish award
Kazimierz Braun, professor of theatre and dance, has been awarded the Chivalry Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland in recognition of his outstanding work in Polish literature, theater and scholarship. A native of Poland, where he had a distinguished academic and theatrical career, he came to UB in 1987 to head the acting program.

The author of numerous books and hundreds of essays, articles and book reviews, he holds a doctorate of humanities in theater from Wroclaw University, a doctorate of philosophy in letters from Poznan University, a master of fine arts in directing from the National School of Drama in Warsaw and a master of letters from Poznan University. In 1992, Braun was appointed by then-President Lech Walesa to the rank of professor, a state title in Poland.

Among his recent works are "American Dreams," a play produced by a Polish theater company in Toronto; "Animal Farm," an adaptation of the George Orwell novel produced at UB, and "Immigrant Queen," a play produced in Poland, Ireland and Toronto. His translation of "Dummies' Ball," a 20th-century Polish play, was staged last month in the Center for the Arts and marked its U.S. premiere.

VPR announces Multidisciplinary Pilot Project Program
The Office of the Vice President for Research has announced the Multidisciplinary Pilot Project Program for 1997-98. The program will provide limited seed funding of up to $20,000 in direct cost to enable faculty to begin multidisciplinary research in an area that is new to them by collecting the preliminary data needed to prove the viability of their research plan and to enhance the competitiveness of a subsequent research proposal to an external government or private-sector funding source. Awards are expected to be announced by April 10, 1998.

The deadline for submission of proposals to the Office of the Vice President for Research is Feb. 2, 1998. Proposals that involve co-principal investigators from distinctly different disciplines and departments are especially encouraged. Program guidelines can be requested from the Office of the Vice President for Research, 516 Capen Hall, 645-3321.

Kish scholarship awarded to Millard Fillmore students
Eight evening students attending Millard Fillmore College, the continuing-education and summer-sessions division at UB, have received the annual Kish Scholarship in recognition of academic performance.

The Sarah Helen Kish Memorial Fund was established in honor of Sarah Kish, the late wife of Nicholas Kish, former assistant dean of Millard Fillmore College. Nicholas Kish, who served as assistant dean from the mid 1950s to 1975, also was an adjunct faculty member in the School of Management and an advisor to the Student Association. He died in 1981.

The 1997 recipients, who were selected based on academic performance and the completion of at least 24 credit hours, and their areas of study are Barbara J. Ziemann, health and human services; Julie Mazzu, management; Rosemary Tiebor, psychology; Kenneth R. Fenske, management; Teresa E. McInerney, management; Diane N. Kasprzak, psychology; Scott Barnes, mechanical engineering, and Jeffrey O. Williams, computer science.

Goldhaber named to Fredonia College Foundation Board
Gerald M. Goldhaber, associate professor and associate chair of the Department of Communication, has been appointed to the Fredonia College Foundation Board of Directors for a three-year term by Fredonia President Dennis Hefner.

Goldhaber, a UB faculty member since 1974 and a former chair of the communication department, is an expert in organizational communication.

His textbook, "Organizational Communication," is used in more than 250 colleges and universities worldwide and was the book most often cited as being the most influential in the area of Business-Management-Organizational Communication (BMOC) in a 1994 survey of communication professionals.

Goldhaber has won five teaching awards and has been listed in "Who's Who in the World" and "Who's Who in America."

He also is the owner of Goldhaber Research Associates, an Amherst consulting firm that specializes in polling and market research for executives in politics, industry, the legal profession and the entertainment arts.

STEP parents' unit receives grant from Bell Atlantic
The Parents' Association of the Science and Technology Enrichment Program (STEP) at UB has received a $500 Volunteer Recognition Program grant from Bell Atlantic.

The grant, presented on behalf of Bell Atlantic employee Viola Brower, whose daughter is a STEP alum, will go toward projects for students in grades 7-12 who participate in STEP.

STEP provides programs to interest and encourage minority students and those who are economically disadvantaged or historically underrepresented in science, technical, health and health-related professions to pursue careers in those fields. About 95 percent of the 1,800 students who have been part of the program pursue post-secondary education.

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