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OVER THE RAINBOW. The UB community was treated to the sight of a rare double rainbow on Tuesday. From Crofts Hall, where this photo was taken, the rainbow appeared to start at the Amherst Pepsi Center and end in Letchworth Woods adjacent to the Ellicott Complex. The second rainbow is visible just to the left of the main rainbow. (Photo: Sue Wuetcher)

Smyth, Trevisan named deans

The appointments of Nancy J. Smyth as dean of the UB School of Social Work and Maurizio Trevisan as dean of the university's School of Public Health and Health Professions were announced today by President John B. Simpson. » Full Story

Faculty members receive Fulbrights

Five UB faculty members have received prestigious Fulbright Scholar Awards for 2004-05. » Full Story

Update on Mission Review II. The Faculty Senate on Tuesday was briefed on the all-but-final version of UB's Mission Review II document.

Cells used to build blood vessels. UB researchers have developed a process in which cells are used to construct new blood vessels, opening the door to growing new blood vessels for procedures like coronary bypass surgery.

Caplan joins UB faculty. Internationally recognized filmmaker Elliot Caplan has added another distinction to his résumé: a faculty position in the UB Department of Media Study.

Finding key to Parkinson's. Parkinson's disease may be caused by an environmental-genetic double whammy on the neurons that produce dopamine, the neurotransmitter that controls body movement, a UB study has shown.

Showcasing UB women at work. The contributions to UB of more than 80 female faculty and staff are highlighted in an exhibit, "Women's Work: A Tribute to the Women Who Make UB Work."

Assessing drinking risk. Scientists at UB have quantified the increased risk of having a drinking problem as an adult that is faced by individuals who start drinking alcohol as adolescents.

Special Collections reorganized. The UB Libraries have announced the reorganization and technological updating of the Special Collections unit.

Asthma risk on rise at U.S. borders. Increased truck traffic has produced an unanticipated health program in communities along the U.S. borders: an increased risk of asthma, UB researchers have found.

Dental-plaque pathogens tied to pneumonia. Good oral health in institutionalized elders may help protect them from contracting potentially deadly pneumonia if they need to be hospitalized, results of a UB study indicate.