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RUMSEY FRIEZES DEDICATED. Three monumental bas-relief friezes depicting athletes engaged in Olympic sports were formally dedicated in a ceremony on May 5. Students and faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences conserved, restored and cast in bronze the original plaster casting by artist Charles Cary Rumsey. The friezes have been installed near the main entrance to Alumni Arena, North Campus. (Photo: Nancy J. Parisi)

Dunn named VP for health affairs

David L. Dunn, Jay Phillips Professor and chair of the nationally prominent Department of Surgery at the University of Minnesota and University of Minnesota Hospitals, has been appointed vice president for health sciences by President John B. Simpson. » Full Story

Tithing suggested to support arts. A 1-2 percent tithe on science research funding to support the arts at UB was among the proposals discussed on May 5 by faculty members attending the UB 2020 envisioning retreat focusing on artistic expression and performing arts.

Envisioning strengths in civic engagement. Some 80 faculty members gathered May 5 for an "envisioning retreat" on civic engagement and public policy aimed at looking at UB's current strengths, as well as emerging strengths and opportunities, and how to attain them.

SUNY recognizes 3 faculty members. Three UB faculty members were among the 52 SUNY faculty members recognized for their research and scholarship by the SUNY Research Foundation at a dinner last week in Albany.

New bad breath bacteria identified. UB oral biologists have identified several previously unknown halitosis-related bacteria that may represent new targets for treatment.

Worksite wellness grants. Thirteen Western New York companies and organizations have been selected to receive grants to implement employee wellness programs through the School of Public Health and Health Professions' new $1 million Western New York Wellness Works initiative.

Engineer awarded Bodossaki prize. Engineering faculty member Paschalis Alexandridis has been awarded Greece's highest honor for young academics and scientists, the prestigious Bodossaki Foundation Academic Prize in Applied Science.

Social security affects family life. A UB study has found that social security programs adversely affect decisions to marry and have children.