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SUMMER CHORE. Trevor Scott, a junior sociology major working for the summer in Buildings and Grounds, Facilities Operations, tackles the grass in the Flint Loop on the North Campus. (Photo: Sue Wuetcher)

Schumer, Boehlert to receive Igniting Ideas Awards

UB will present Sen. Charles E. Schumer and Rep. Sherwood L. Boehlert with Igniting Ideas Awards in recognition of their outstanding support of UB at the university's Business Partners Day luncheon on June 6. » Full Story

Watson receives NYSTAR grant. A UB chemist has received a $200,000 James D. Watson Investigator grant from the New York State Office of Science, Technology and Academic Research to conduct studies on nanomaterials that may in the future boost detection of important biomolecules for medical or homeland security applications.

Judicial battleground. The battle over judicial nominees and filibustering rules currently taking place in the U.S. Senate is symptomatic of the bitter partisanship that for years has gripped the U.S. House of Representatives and has now overtaken the Senate, according to a UB expert on the judicial process.

"Baby" waves. A prediction by a UB physicist that solitary waves—tight bundles of energy that travel without dispersing—can break into smaller, "baby" waves has come true.

Warhol grant to support Chinese art. The UB Art Galleries have received a $75,000 grant from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts Inc. to produce a scholarly catalogue to accompany the largest exhibition of contemporary Chinese art ever to travel beyond that country's borders.

Social Work to co-sponsor conference. Mental-health professionals representing a variety of fields will gather in Buffalo June 16-18 for the First International Interdisciplinary Conference on Clinical Supervision, the first interdisciplinary conference devoted to clinical-supervision theory, practice and research.