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WOLF-PROOF. Members of the UB Environmental Engineering and Science Club celebrated Earth Day on April 14 by building a sustainable straw house outside the Student Union. (From top) Jason McGibbon (foreground), a senior civil engineering major; Colleen Bronner, a senior environmental engineering major; and Kevin O'Brian, an intern with BaleonBale, a Hamburg company that builds straw houses, gather bales of straw. Caitlin Mahon, a senior environmental engineering major, positions a bale as part of the wall of the house. Lianna and babysitter Priscilla Reyer check out the finished product. (Photo: Ellen Goldbaum)

Dalai Lama to visit UB. UB will host His Holiness the Dalai Lama for a two-day visit on Sept. 21 and 22, 2006.

UB to join WRC, FLA. UB announced today that it is joining two organizations to demonstrate its commitment to making sure that clothing and other products bearing its name and marks are manufactured under fair, decent and humane working conditions.

Alfiero Center dedicated. The new Alfiero Center in the School of Management was dedicated Tuesday in a ceremony that included a high-tech ribbon cutting triggered by the click of a computer mouse.

CAREER Award winner. UB physicist John Cerne has received a prestigious National Science Foundation CAREER award to probe the fundamental behavior of "strange metals," including materials related to high-temperature superconductors, as well as magnetic semiconductors.

CAT funding. The UB Center for Advanced Biomedical and Bioengineering Technology has announced that five industry-university collaborative projects in which UB researchers are partnering with private industry in areas ranging from innovative surgical technologies to bioterrorism defense systems have received $1.5 million in funding.

Greiner co-teaches leadership course. William R. Greiner has brought his 13 years' experience as UB's chief executive officer into the classroom, co-teaching a leadership course with School of Management faculty member Fred Dansereau.

Addressing minority-dental-faculty shortage. The School of Dental Medicine is a member of a five-school, state-based consortium that has received a $250,000 grant to increase the number of underrepresented minorities on dental-school faculties.

Honors for architecture students. The American Planning Association honored two recent UB-City of Buffalo projects with its top awards at its annual conference in San Francisco.