8/5/05
Gail Seigel, Ph.D., assistant professor of ophthalmology and physiology and biophysics in the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, has received a $50,000 Sybil B. Harrington Scholar Award from Research to Prevent Blindness to support her research into diseases of the eye.
8/5/05
The University at Buffalo's Institute for Local Governance and Regional Growth has launched a new Web site for its "State of the Region" that will incorporate updates on the project's performance indicators and data as they become available.
8/11/05
The School of Nursing at the University at Buffalo will incorporate specialized training in addictive disorders and mental-health conditions into its family nurse practitioner program this fall, making it one of the first nursing schools to offer such training for primary-care nurses.
8/11/05
Two locally owned professional design firms are offering scholarships for minority students who attend the University at Buffalo in the fields of architecture and engineering.
8/12/05
An Associated Press article reports on a breakthrough in deciphering khipu, an intricate system of knotted strings in various colors and arrangements believed to be an ancient Incan communication tool, and quotes Galen Brokaw, assistant professor of Romance language and literatures, who calls the findings exciting and significant.
8/12/05
The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present "Miss Saigon" at 8 p.m. on Oct. 29 and 7 p.m. on Oct. 30 in the Mainstage Theatre located in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus. Tickets will go on sale at 9 a.m. on Aug. 24. The performances are sponsored by GEICO. Media sponsor is WBEN-AM.
8/12/05
The late Henry A. Panasci, Jr., a University at Buffalo graduate who co-founded the Fay's drugstore chain, then turned it into a multifaceted billion-dollar corporation, will receive an honorary doctoral degree from the UB School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences during its annual white coat ceremony to be held at 1 p.m. on Aug. 25.
8/15/05
The first comprehensive study of the location of unemployed men in metropolitan areas, has found that jobless black men occupy a uniquely disadvantageous "ecological niche" that severely limits their potential for future employment.
8/15/05
Before you slip into those jeans made in Swaziland, consider that working conditions in overseas sweatshops have not only helped destroy the U.S. garment industry, but have turned textile workers overseas into the "new slaves" of globalized industrialism.
8/15/05
In a scholarly assessment of the 2004 presidential election, University at Buffalo political science professor and election forecaster James E. Campbell, Ph.D., makes several observations about what trends may influence the 2008 contest.
8/16/05
A $3 million Department of Defense appropriation to Buffalo BioBlower Technologies LLC, a spin-off of the University at Buffalo, announced today by Rep. Louise M. Slaughter, will allow the new company to begin commercializing its powerful air sterilization device.
8/17/05
Heroin addicts trying to kick the habit often profoundly grieve their lost "relationship" with the needles they use to inject the drug, according to a new study by a University at Buffalo doctoral student.
8/18/05
The University at Buffalo Office of Science, Technology and Economic Outreach (STOR) and First Wave Technologies, Inc., a technology-development company, have announced their proactive collaborative effort to expand the commercialization of early-stage university technologies utilizing private-sector resources.
8/18/05
The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present Liz Phair in concert at 8 p.m. on Oct. 20 in the Mainstage Theatre in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.
8/18/05
The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present Bright Eyes in concert at 8 p.m. on Nov. 21 in the Mainstage theater in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.
8/19/05
Thanks to creative designers and engineers, as well as inventors with disabilities determined to live independently or simply to have fun, devices that make nearly any activity of daily living easier now are available on the market. Many of these devices, including those that were developed at the University at Buffalo's Center for Assistive Technology (CAT), are on display in a model home newly installed in the Western New York Independent Living Project, Inc.