This article is from the archives of the UB Reporter.


Published: March 3, 2005

Howard Wolf, professor of English, College of Arts and Sciences, recently traveled to Israel, a trip sponsored by the Office of Public Affairs in the U.S. Embassy in Israel. During his eight-day visit, Wolf lectured at several colleges and universities, participated in roundtable discussions and delivered presentations to faculty members, teacher trainers, writers and government officials.

Joseph J. Hindrawan, assistant vice provost for international education and director of international enrollment management, has been selected as a Fulbright scholar grantee to the U.S.-Japan International Education Administrators (IEA) Program. He is one of six grantees who will be participating in the three-week program in Japan this summer. The IEA programs are designed to introduce participants to the society, culture and higher education systems of these countries through campus visits, meetings with foreign colleagues and government officials, attendance at cultural events and briefings on education.

Several UB faculty and staff members are participating in "Beyond / In Western New York, an exhibition organized by the Albright-Knox Art Gallery to celebrate many of the top artists in the bi-national region of southern Ontario and Western and Central New York. Among the UB artists exhibiting work, and the locations of their exhibitions, are Marc Böhlen, assistant professor, Department of Media Study, Burchfield-Penney Art Center; Millie Chen, associate professor, Department of Art, Buffalo Arts Studio; Tony Conrad, professor, Department of Media Study, Burchfield-Penney Art Center; Meg Knowles, equipment and facilities manager, Department of Media Study, Burchfield-Penney Art Center; Caroline Koebel, assistant professor, Department of Media Study, CEPA Gallery; Jolene Rickard, associate professor, Department of Art History, Langston Hughes Institute; and Paul Vanouse, associate professor, Department of Art, College of Arts and Sciences, Big Orbit Gallery. The exhibition will premiere at staggered openings during April at each of the institutions. They will remain on view through June 19.

Venu Govindaraju, professor of computer science and engineering in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and director of the Center for Unified Biometrics and Sensors (CUBS), is one of 15 Indian scientists and engineers in the U.S. chosen by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Indian Business Club to receive a Global Indus Technovators Award. The Global Indus Technovators Awards were instituted last year to recognize distinguished innovators of Indian origin. Govindaraju, one of four recipients being recognized for work in information technology, has patented a unique system for recognizing handwritten words in cursive script.

Dattatraya G. Wagle, clinical assistant professor of urology, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, has been elected to the national board of the American Urological Association as Northeastern Section representative.