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GOOD LUCK, GRADS! The traditional cupcake "cake" awaits those attending UB's 159th general commencement ceremony held on Sunday in Alumni Arena. Click here to view additional commencement photos. (Photo: Nancy J. Parisi)

Center of Excellence moves forward

UB's New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences is making progress toward its dual mission of improving health care and facilitating economic development. » Full Story

Search engine seeks vulnerabilities

As part of an effort to anticipate and thwart the plans of potential terrorists, the Federal Aviation Administration is supporting the development of a new search engine by UB researchers that is designed to detect "hidden" information that can be gleaned from public Web sites. » Full Story

Unit gets new digs. UB's Department of Structural Biology has found a home in the cutting-edge Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Institute facility that opened last week on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus.

Underscoring excellence. The depth and breadth of UB's academic strengths will be highlighted this summer in the "UB This Summer Lecture Series...Underscoring UB's Excellence," to be held weekly from June 9 through Aug. 18 on the North Campus.

Gift ideas for your favorite grad. UB librarians have put together a Web site to help those seeking unusual gifts for the graduates in their lives.

Adrenaline junkie. Emergency room physician Richard Krause spends his off-hours immersed in the raucous world of drag racing.

UB joins coalition. The university is expanding opportunities for undergraduates to engage in service-learning activities through its membership in the Western New York Service-Learning Coalition.

Focus on "machine" learning. UB computer scientist Matthew Beal has applied a hot emerging technology to such fields as bioinformatics and artificial intelligence.

Metabolic malprogramming. UB researchers conducting studies with rats have found that the propensity for obesity and diabetes may occur in the womb.

Blending high-tech with planning. New UB faculty member Li Yin is both an urban planner and a cutting-edge technology whiz.