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KOREAN HERITAGE. Student drummers from the Korean Folk Art Club prepare to march into the Student Union on Tuesday for their performance as part of International Education Week activities. Festivities will continue today and tomorrow with more cultural performances, lectures, food and films. Go to for the full schedule of events. (Photo: Nancy J. Parisi)

Grants fund breast cancer research

Work by UB scientists focusing on the effects of light on breast-cancer tumor development and tumor destruction is being funded by several new grants totaling more than $1.3 million from the U.S. Department of Defense. » Full Story

Input sought on "UB 2020"

UB is soliciting feedback on the "UB 2020" strategic planning process from the university community through workshop sessions and an email survey. » Full Story

VP searches under way. The searches to fill the positions of vice president for research and vice president for health sciences have begun, with search committees in place and a consultant hired to assist in the process.

Appointment, promotion and tenure cases. UB faculty members and librarians who received tenure or were promoted from September 2003 through August 2004 will be recognized during a reception to be held on Dec. 1.

All electric warships. A UB electronic-packaging researcher is helping the U.S. Navy to develop a next-generation all-electric warship that will revolutionize the Navy's use of weaponry and manpower.

Tarantulas help make a match. A UB researcher's work with tarantula venom has been the basis of friendship with a 10-year-old, spider-loving girl from New Orleans.

Passionate about volcanoes. A UB volcanologist has co-edited a new book written entirely by female scientists designed to introduce students in high school and college to the awe-inspiring science of volcanoes.

Integrated view of eye care. A $1.2 million gift to the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences from the Oishei Foundation will be used to support the collaborative Ross Eye Institute.

Forum tackles sweatshop issue. Representatives from the Fair Labor Association and the Worker Rights Consortium spoke at UB last week about the treatment of workers by overseas clothing manufacturers and how to ensure humane treatment of workers producing collegiate apparel.

Update on assessment. UB is working to develop the "least painful" method of assessing undergraduate education, the Faculty Senate Executive Committee was told at its meeting yesterday.