This article is from the archives of the UB Reporter.


Published: November 18, 2004

Mark A. Greenfield, director of Web services in the Office of Academic Planning and Budget, and Kara Saunders, assistant vice provost for undergraduate education, Office of the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, presented a session on "Integrating Online Academic Tools" at the 2004 HighEdWebDev Conference, held last month in Rochester.

Pamela K. Beal, coordinator of the Regional Community Policing Center (RCPC), a project of UB's University Community Initiative, has been recognized for her dedication to the field of criminal justice by the Erie County Law Enforcement Foundation, Inc. Beal is one of four individuals who will receive a Community Service Award at the foundation's annual dinner in November. The Erie County Law Enforcement Foundation, Inc. is a not-for-profit, tax-exempt corporation that assists law enforcement agencies by providing funding for special equipment, seminars and training that is not funded through their own budgets.

Two faculty members in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning in the School of Architecture and Planning received awards at the national conference of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP), held recently in Portland, Ore. G. William Page, professor, received the 2004 Jay Chatterjee Award for Distinguished Service in recognition of his 16-year commitment to the establishment, operation and management of PLANET, the association's international listserv; his service as chair and a member of several ACSP committees, and for the many site visits he has performed as a member of the association's Planning Accreditation Board. Daniel B. Hess, assistant professor, shared the 2004 Chester Rapkin Prize for the best article in the Journal of Planning Education and Research with his co-authors Jeffrey R. Brown, assistant professor at Florida State University, and Donald Shoup, professor at UCLA. Their article, "Fare-Free Public Transit at Universities: An Evaluation," has implications for universities nationwide. Hess has been working with several area universities to explore the potential of fare-free student transit for the Buffalo area.

Robert Shibley, professor of architecture, School of Architecture and Planning, and his team in the school's Urban Design Project, have received the 2004 Award for Comprehensive Planning from the Upstate New York Chapter of the American Planning Association. They received the award for "Queen City Hub: A Regional Action Plan for Downtown Buffalo," which was developed by the school for the City of Buffalo. The plan previously received the 2004 Outstanding Planning Project for Comprehensive Planning from the Western New York Section of the APA. The award was presented at the chapter's annual conference, held recently in Rochester.