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Published: January 27, 2005

Applicants sought for DOD scholarships

Undergraduate and graduate students seeking degrees and employment in information assurance disciplines may apply for scholarship support from the U.S. Department of Defense.

UB students are eligible to apply for the scholarships because the university has been designated as a Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education (CAEIAE) by the National Security Agency.

Information assurance encompasses the scientific, technical and management disciplines required to ensure computer and network security. These disciplines include, but are not limited to, mathematics, biometrics, electrical engineering, electronic engineering, computer science, computer engineering, software engineering, computer programming, computer support, database administration, computer systems analysis, operations research, information security (assurance) and business management or administration.

The scholarship pays the full cost of tuition, fees, books, lab expenses and supplies and equipment. Undergraduate scholarship winners also will receive a stipend of $10,000, while graduate students will receive $15,000 stipends.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens.

The full application package can be downloaded at The deadline for applications is Feb. 17. Awards will be announced in late May or early June.

For further information, contact Shambhu J. Upadhyaya, associate professor of computer science and engineering, at 645-3180, ext. 133, or

Two performances of "Rent" scheduled for CFA


"Rent," the Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning musical written by Jonathan Larson and directed by Michael Greif, will come to UB for performances at 8 p.m. Feb. 22 and Feb. 23 in the Mainstage theater in the Center for the Arts, North Campus.

Inspired by Puccini's "La Boheme," "Rent" is a joyous, breathtaking and often bittersweet musical that celebrates a community of artists as they struggle with the soaring hopes and tough realities of today's world.

Considered by many to be the most exuberant and original American musical to come along in a decade, "Rent" has single-handedly reinvigorated Broadway and is taking the country by storm. It swept all major theater awards, including the 1996 Tony Award for Best Musical, as well as the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

Tickets for "Rent" are $49, $43 and $37; UB students sitting in balcony seats pay only $25. Tickets are available at the CFA box office from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and at all Ticketmaster locations.

For more information, call 645-ARTS.