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DEFIB DEMO. Paula Taton (left) of the Student Wellness Team demonstrates the easy-to-use automatic external defibrillator (AED) to Yanzi Li of Academic Computing Services yesterday during Wellness Awareness Day. The event, held in Alumni Arena, was presented by the Professional Staff Senate. (Photo: Nancy J. Parisi)

Faculty look to leverage strengths

More than 100 researchers convened on Tuesday under the umbrella of "Molecular Recognition in Biological Systems" to envision how to propel this identified UB strategic strength into a national and international force. » Full Story

Computational "wish list" developed

More senior-level faculty members, grant writers and additional highly skilled staff to act as a bridge between researchers and the latest computing technologies were on the "wish list" of faculty members meeting on March 31 to discuss how to position UB as a leader in information and computing technology. » Full Story

Mapping the human body. Some of the leading figures at the forefront of the new field of "computational anatomy" will be at UB next week to attend a conference.

Philosophical change in Women's Studies. The arrival of new faculty member Barbara Wejnert is evidence that Women's Studies at UB is not your mother's women's studies program anymore.

PET better for heart diagnosis. A UB study has found that using positron emission tomography (PET) scanning rather than other types of imaging as the first tool to diagnose heart-vessel blockages is more accurate, less invasive and saves dollars.

Trip abroad charts life's course. A trip abroad while an undergraduate helped to chart the course of Amy Graves' life, and the new UB faculty member hopes to convince more students to travel overseas.

Group therapy benefits car-accident survivors. UB psychologist J. Gayle Beck has developed a new group-therapy treatment program for people suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as a result of their automobile accidents.

Shattering shaman myths. A new book by UB anthropologist Barbara Tedlock provides a myth-shattering exploration of the female roots of shamanism.

Winding down the concert season. A performance by Canadian mezzo-soprano Megan Latham on April 29 will be one of several concerts presented by the Department of Music in April and May as it winds down its concert schedule for the academic year.

Physics "hot" major at UB. Just in time for the world celebration of physics and its most famous practitioner, Albert Einstein, UB is enjoying a banner year in the discipline.

Award-winning architect. UB architect Kenneth MacKay has won an award from the local chapter of the American Institute of Architects for his design of a day-care center and housing complex for the elderly.

Grieving for the pope. As an estimated 2 million people gather in Vatican City this week to mourn the death of Pope John Paul II, their public grieving is less about personal pain and more about honoring the memory of someone they greatly admired, according to UB faculty member Thomas Frantz.

Improving academic scores. The Division of Athletics asked the Faculty Senate Executive Committee yesterday for help in turning around the scores some UB teams received in a provisional run of the NCAA's new Academic Progress Rate.