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ALL SHOOK UP. Third-graders from Sheridan Hill Elementary School in Clarence watch on Monday as the shake table at the Structural Engineering and Earthquake Simulation Lab puts their popsicle-stick structure to the test. (Photo: Ellen Goldbaum)

Finalists emerge for research post

Four scientists have emerged as finalists for the position of vice president for research. » Full Story

UB neurosurgeons pioneer technique for spinal fusion

Surgeons at UB have carried out the first minimally invasive spinal surgery in the U.S. using a new technique to stabilize the lumbar spine. » Full Story

Freshman parking to be restricted. Freshmen living in the residence halls will no longer be able to park in lots near the Spine during peak times during the week under a pilot proposal set to begin in the fall.

Finkelman to speak. Paul Finkelman, the chief expert witness in the lawsuit that forced the removal of a Ten Commandments monument from an Alabama court building, will speak tomorrow at the Law School.

Coppens recognized. UB faculty member Philip Coppens has been awarded the prestigious Ewald Prize recognizing his contributions to the science of crystallography.

Best of both worlds. For UB faculty members who teach in the university's programs abroad, living and teaching across the world offers a unique professional experience with many of the comforts of home.

Protecting Hermes. UB scientists have assisted in developing innovative seismic protection devices that will help the ancient Greek statue of Hermes withstand powerful earthquakes.

Baldy Center announces events. The Baldy Center for Law and Social Policy in the UB Law School has announced a full schedule of events for the spring semester.

Off to Belgium. Eleven UB students will share the stage with representatives from university theater companies from around the world next week as they take part in the 22nd International University Theatre Festival being held in Liege, Belgium.

Tourism and travel. Excerpts from a book by a UB faculty member are included in an anthology of writing about travel, tourism and globalism that accompanies a major exhibition mounted by Chicago's Museum of Contemporary Art.

Testing treatment program. Specialists in treating irritable bowel syndrome are set to begin a 10-week clinical trial of an innovative treatment program that centers on reducing symptoms by changing the way patients think about and respond to potential episodes.

SEAS to offer Six Sigma. The highly sought-after quality methodology called Six Sigma is now available to students in the Department of Industrial Engineering.