VOLUME 33, NUMBER 25 THURSDAY, April 18, 2002


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Urban design expert Robert Shibley, professor of architecture and director of the Urban Design Project, was publicly cited in a recent Buffalo News editorial as the urban design expert to whom Buffalo Mayor Anthony Masiello has "wisely turned" for assistance in seeking a highly talented planner to fill the vacancy left by the retirement of the city's strategic planning commissioner, Joseph Ryan. The previous week, Gov. George Pataki thanked Shibley and the Urban Design Project for their assistance in helping conceptualize the $10 million Niagara Experience Center, a state-of-the-art tourist attraction focused on historical and cultural themes that is scheduled to be built in Niagara Falls.

Dorothy F. Glass, professor of art history, will be an Andrew W. Mellon Fellow at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City during the 2002-03 academic year. Glass, who recently completed a three-year term as president of the International Center of Medieval Art, will write a monograph on Italian Romanesque sculpture.

Ming Feng, visiting assistant professor of linguistics, has received a $10,000 Tuttle Language Grant for his work "Conventionally Speaking," a task-oriented textbook designed to help students to improve their ability to understand written and spoken Chinese. Tuttle Language Grants, awarded by Tuttle Publishing, are intended to assist authors in completing work on dictionaries, textbooks and other instructional materials that will aid in the study of Chinese, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Tagalog, Thai, Vietnamese and other languages of East and Southeast Asia.

The editorial board of the Buffalo Law Review honored U.S. Magistrate Judge Hugh B. Scott, a 1974 graduate of the UB Law School, at the journal's 13th annual Law Review Dinner. Scott was recognized "for his distinguished service to the Western New York community and the UB Law School."

Sorelle N. Jones, a senior nursing major, was chosen the 2002 "Woman Leader of Distinction" during a contest held as part of a recent celebration of Women's History Month by the Office of Student Multicultural Affairs. Jones is president of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, vice president of the UB African Dance Troupe, an advisor to the Black Student Union and a class representative for the School of Nursing.

A poster paper presented at the Eastern Analytical Symposium and Exposition 2001 by José M. Cintrón, a graduate student in the Department of Chemistry, was named The Best Poster Paper in HPLC I. The paper was entitled "Simple One-Step Process for the Synthesis of Non-Porous Inorganic/Organic Hybrid Colloids for Capillary Electrochro-matography and High-Pressure Liquid Chromatography."

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