This article is from the archives of the UB Reporter.


Published: January 6, 2005

Russ Crispell, coordinator of outdoor pursuits and head coach of the men's tennis team, has been elected president of the Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education. The AORE is an organization of nearly 400 professionals representing colleges, universities, military and other not-for-profit outdoor programs. It is considered to be the definitive voice in outdoor recreation and education. Through Crispell's efforts, the 2005 International Conference of Outdoor Recreation and Education will be held in Buffalo, Oct. 27-29.

Robert Zivadinov, associate professor of neurology in the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and head of the Buffalo Neuroimaging Analysis Center at the Jacobs Neurological Institute (JNI), is co-editor of a new textbook entitled "Brain and Spinal Cord Atrophy in Multiple Sclerosis." Intended for general neurologists as well as specialists in multiple sclerosis (MS) and imaging, the book provides a comprehensive discussion of central nervous system atrophy involving the brain and spinal cord. Coeditor of the book with Zivadinov is Rohit Bakshi, formerly of UB and the JNI and now at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston.

A portrait of Samuel Adler by Tony Paterson, associate professor emeritus in the Department of Art, College of Arts and Sciences, has been acquired by the Juilliard School and was installed recently in the school's Lila Acheson Wallace Library. Adler is a noted composer, chair of the composition department at the Eastman School of Music and a mentor of the University of Rochester.

John Stone, director of the Center for International Rehabilitation Research Information and Exchange (CIRRIE) and clinical associate professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Science, School of Public Health and Health Professions, has edited a new book, "Culture and Disability: Providing Culturally Competent Services." "Culture and Disability" offers concrete examples, case studies and recommendations to help rehabilitation practitioners in their day-to-day activities.

Brian M. Murray, associate professor in the Department of Medicine, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, has been appointed associate medical director for the Erie County Medical Center.