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GETTING A STUDENT'S VIEW OF UB. President John B. Simpson enjoys lunch in the Student Union recently with junior Michael L. Graber. After lunch, Simpson accompanied Graber to two of his management classes. Graber participated in a "meet and greet" with Simpson early in the semester and his name was drawn in a contest to win a "shadowing" experience with Simpson. (Photo: Sue Wuetcher)

Simpson calls some tenure practices "inappropriate"

President John B. Simpson told the Faculty Senate Executive Committee yesterday that he has found some of the practices used at UB in applying tenure policies "inappropriate" and outlined what he believes faculty should be concerned with in thinking about promotions. » Full Story

Latino diversity may impact Democrats. A new study of Latino religion and politics has found that Latinos are much more diverse religiously and politically than previously thought, a fact that has important implications for the future of American politics.

Effects of shortening in-hospital rehabilitation. A new study published in yesterday's issue of JAMA has found that shortening in-hospital rehabilitation didn't diminish the effectiveness of treatment, but patients died sooner after being discharged.

History of UB's leadership. The leadership of UB over the course of its 158-year history is being recognized and celebrated in a special exhibition, "The Inauguration of the 14th President," now on view in the Center for the Arts Atrium.

Technique captures changes in transient molecular structures. UB scientists have developed a new technique for revealing the structures of high-energy states of molecules that exist for just millionths of a second.

Shuell receives Fulbright. Thomas J. Shuell, a faculty member in the Graduate School of Education, has been named to a prestigious chair at the National College of Ireland in Dublin, courtesy of a 2004-05 Fulbright Scholar Award.

Life as musician, academic. Reynold Scott balances a career as a faculty member in the Department of African American Studies with the fast-paced world of a touring jazz musician.

Tort reform expert to speak. Tort reform expert Michael McCann is one of two distinguished scholars the Baldy Center for Law and Social Policy is bringing to campus as part of the month-long celebration of the investiture of John B. Simpson as UB's 14th president.