VOLUME 31, NUMBER 29 THURSDAY, April 27, 2000

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The May 11 issue of the Reporter will be the final one of the spring semester. Due to budgetary and staffing considerations, the May 11 issue will not be the traditional "commencement issue."

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The Reporter will publish two summer issues, one in June and July.

First Lady Hillary Clinton holds town meeting at UB

First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton participated in a CNN-sponsored town meeting held at UB last night.

CNN Late Edition host and UB alumnus Wolf Blitzer moderated "The New York Senate Race: A Late Edition Town Meeting" in UB's Katharine Cornell Theatre in the Ellicott Complex on the North Campus.

Mrs. Clinton took questions from the audience, which was comprised of registered New York State voters, including UB students, faculty and administrators, as well as members of the Western New York community. The hour-long town meeting aired live on CNN.

For a peek behind the scenes of the First Lady's visit, see next week's issue of the Reporter.

Bisson named chair of biological sciences

Mary A. Bisson, a professor in the Department of Biological Sciences, has been named chair of the department.

A marine biologist and faculty member since 1980, Bisson conducts research on ion transport in algae, work that could shed light on how plants-both on land and in marine environments-are responding to the increasing levels of salinity in soil, a byproduct of rising global temperatures.

She also conducts research on characterization of gene coding for transport protein, membrane structures involved in transport and phytoremediation of contaminated soils.

An advocate for attracting more women into science, Bisson has served as national secretary for the Association for Women in Science and has been president and vice president of the Buffalo chapter.

On-campus, she heads up the mentoring project of the American Women Full Professors, formed to help female faculty members attain tenured status at UB.

"UB Today" schedules May television lineup

The May edition of the "UB Today" television show that airs on Adelphia cable will feature information about a variety of programs and activities that are offered at UB.

The lineup includes interviews with J. Gayle Beck, professor of psychology, on UB's Motor Vehicle Accident Clinic; head women's basketball coach Cheryl Dozier and wrestling coach Jim Beichner on UB's summer sports camps; Judith Adams-Volpe, director of Lockwood Library, and Kathleen Quinlevan, Kelley grant coordinator, on the George Kelley Pulp Fiction Collection at Lockwood, and UB swim coach Dorsi Raynolds, on the women's team, which was academically ranked second in the nation.

Co-hosts of the 30-minute program are William J. Evitts, UB alumni relations executive director, and Judith Schwendler, assistant director.

A new "UB Today" program airs each month at 6:30 p.m. Sundays on Channel 18 International; Channel 10 in Lancaster, Clarence, Orchard Park and Elma, and 9 p.m. Mondays on Channel 18 International.

Pincus to speak at senior alumni lunch

How to minimize damage to your skin by taking better care of it will be the topic of the Senior Alumni Luncheon, to be held at noon on June 13 in the Center for Tomorrow on the North Campus.

Stephanie H. Pincus, chair of the Department of Dermatology in the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, will explain how everyday wear and tear on skin eventually causes damage that appears as wrinkles, age spots and sometimes, cancer.

The cost of the luncheon program, which is designed for UB senior alumni, their guests and spouses, is $12 per person. For more information or to make reservations, call the Office of Alumni Relations at 829-2608.

Series sponsors are Independent Health and Financial Education Resources.

St. Rita's Lane to be closed Saturday

St. Rita's Lane on the UB North Campus will be closed to all but emergency vehicles from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday for the annual Oozfest volleyball-in-the-mud tournament.

EOP to hold first reunion

The Educational Opportunity Program at UB will celebrate its First Annual Reunion tomorrow with a program that includes the 25th annual awards program and honors convocation and a reunion dinner.

More than 250 EOP students, graduates and staff are expected to attend the reunion, which will begin with a tour of the North Campus at 11:30 a.m., followed by a luncheon at 12:30 p.m. in Pistachio's in the Student Union.

The annual awards program and honors convocation will be held at 2 p.m. in the Student Union Theatre. The alumni dinner and dance will be held at 7 p.m. in Samuel's Grande Manor, 8750 Main Street in Clarence. For registration information or reservations for the dinner, call EOP at 645-3072.

In addition to the reunion, an EOP alumni association organizational meeting and continental breakfast will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday in the Butler Mansion, 672 Delaware Ave., corner of North Street.

The EOP Center for Academic Development Services provides academic support and financial assistance for disadvantaged New York State students who show potential for mastering college-level work.

Speakers at the ceremonies and convocation will be EOP graduating seniors Rodlens Dauphin, who will receive a degree in management and finance, and Joyce Figueroa, who will receive a degree in planning, design, and urban planning, as well as EOP alumnus and chemistry doctoral student Jose Miguel Cintron.

The Honorable Arthur O. Eve, deputy speaker of the New York State Assembly, will present the Arthur O. Eve and Percy Sutton Awards. EOP senior counselor James Louis Ramsey will present the Friends of EOP awards and H. William Coles III, associate director of EOP, will give the Mentor Recognition Awards.

The awards program will honor 411 students who had a quality point average (QPA) of 3.0 or higher, including 135 students who had QPAs of 3.5 or higher. The program also will honor 160 seniors graduating with a QPA of 3.0 or higher and 28 EOP students listed in Who's Who Among Students in America.

Symposium to explore forming a health ministry at UB

Lutheran Campus Ministry will sponsor a Health Ministries Symposium to be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday in the Student Union Theatre on the UB North Campus.

The symposium will be geared toward starting at UB a campus-health ministry, a growing trend in community-health programs across the nation.

Keynote speaker will be Robb Burlage, director of Health Justice Ministries at the National Council of Churches, who will discuss the concept of health ministries and how they help communities.

Other speakers will include Michelle Howell, a registered nurse and project coordinator of the Howard County Health Ministries Grant Program, a rural health initiative in Fayette, Mo. She will discuss her campus health ministry and how it has helped health-care providers reach a more holistic awareness of their practice and the students they serve.

Also speaking will be Serena C. Kaplan, a senior in the UB School of Nursing and a peer minister for Lutheran Campus Ministries. Coordinator of the symposium, she will present her findings from a community-health assessment of the UB community and suggested interventions.

The symposium will be followed by a lunch reception from 1-2 p.m. in 145 Student Union. Admission to the symposium and lunch is free, although donations will be accepted to help defray costs the event.

For more information or to make a reservation, call 688-4064.

Lecture to address ADHD

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) will be the topic of the final lecture of the semester of the College of Arts and Sciences Lecture Series, to be held at 7:30 p.m. on May 15 in the Screening Room in the Center for the Arts on the North Campus.

The lecture will be given by William E. Pelham, Jr., professor and director of the ADHD Program in the Department of Psychology in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Pelham is one of the leading researchers in ADHD in the United States. In addition to directing UB's ADHD program, he conducts a highly successful behavior-modification summer program at the university for children with ADHD.

ADHD is the most commonly diagnosed disorder of childhood, affecting more children-3-5 percent of the population-than any other childhood problem. In recent years, there has been much controversy about ADHD-particularly concerning possible overdiagnosis and treatment with medication, which is the primary form of intervention used with children.

In his talk, Pelham will address the myths and misconceptions that abound in the media and in the scientific community regarding ADHD. He will review the scientific literature on the diagnosis, nature, causes and treatment of ADHD, paying particular attention to dispelling the myths and misconceptions.

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