VOLUME 31, NUMBER 29 THURSDAY, April 27, 2000


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Sebastian Ciancio, professor and chair of the Department of Periodontics and Endodontics, was honored recently by the U.S. Pharmacopeia for his more than 20 years of contributions to the USP.

Three artists with ties to UB will represent the U.S. at the International Print Triennial in Poland in September. Evan Summer, who received a BFA from UB, Endi Poskovic, who received an MFA from UB, and Harvey Breverman, SUNY Distinguished Professor in the Department of Art, each will exhibit several works in the show.

Howard Wolf, professor of English, will travel to Turkey in May to celebrate the Fulbright Program's 50th year in Turkey. Wolf served as a Fulbright scholar at Ankara University in 1983-84. While in the country, he also will participate in a conference on "New Cultural Perspectives in the New Millennium." He will present a reading of his new work also in May at the Mid-Manhattan Library in New York City. His 11th book, "Mourning Letters for my Father: The Story of an American Family," is slated to be published in 2001 by Prestige Books, New Delhi.

"For Mendel Sachs," an essay and poem by Robert Creeley, SUNY Distinguished Professor and Samuel P. Capen Professor in the Department of English, and "The Constancy of An Angular Point of View," an essay written by James Bunn, professor of English, were included in "Fragments of Science: A Festschrift for Mendel Sachs." Sachs is professor emeritus of physics.

"Pat Sonnets," a book of poems by Max Wickert, associate professor of English, has been published by Street Press.

"Beautiful False Things," a poem written by Irving Feldman, SUNY Distinguished Professor in the Department of English, has been published in the winter edition of Yale Review. "The Retirement" was published in the March edition of Poetry.

A review of Harvey Gable's book "Liquid Fire: Transcendental Mysticism in the Romances of Nathaniel Hawthorne" by Robert Daly, SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor in the Department of English, was published in Nathaniel Hawthorne Review.

A second printing of "Times Square Red, Times Square Blue," a book featuring work by Samuel R. "Chip" Delany, professor of English, has been released by New York University Press. The book was chosen by Publishers Weekly as one of its 31 best non-fiction books of 1999 and is a finalist for this year's Lambda Literary Award in the category of gay nonfiction.

Shambhu J. Upadhyaya, associate professor of computer science and engineering, has received a $50,000 grant from the U.S. Air Force to conduct research on computer security. He also received a $2,500 grant from the Motorola Foundation to establish scholarships for the top students in the graduate and undergraduate sections of "CSE452/552: VLSI Testing."

The Office of Development recently received two Accolade Awards from District II of the Council of Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). It received a gold award in the Fund-Raising Publications Packages category for its work in producing "Campaign for UB: Generation to Generation" pillar cards. It also earned a silver award in the Individual Special Public Relations Projects category for its "awareness program pieces."

Rebecca Farnham, art director, and Krysia Kij, copyeditor, of the Office of Publications received an Excellence Award in the recruitment category from UCDA for "UB Summer Sessions." The office also received several Accolade Awards from District II of the Council of Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). They were: silver award, visual design in print, "UB Summer Sessions" poster, Rebecca Farnham, art director, Krysia Kij, copyeditor; bronze award, college general interest magazines, UB Today, Ann Whitcher, editor, Rebecca Farnham, art director; bronze award, individual photography, "The Engineering and Applied Sciences Web site Bridge Page, Frank Miller, photographer.

Michael Easley, UB clinical associate professor of oral biology and an expert in water fluoridation, has been named the 2000 recipient of the President's Special Recognition Award from the Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors. Easley will receive the award May 1 at the National Oral Health Conference being held in the Chicago suburb of Oak Brook, Ill. He is being recognized for his contributions to dental public health. Easley established and maintains the Web-based National Center for Fluoridation Policy and Research, a comprehensive central repository of information on all aspects of fluoridation. He is the national spokesperson on water fluoridation for the American Dental Association.

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