10/5/12

Continued discussion of issues surrounding UB’s shale institute was a focus of Tuesday’s Faculty Senate meeting.

10/5/12

The latest enrollment numbers and a report on issues surrounding the UB Shale Resources and Society Institute (SRSI) were among the topics presented to the UB Council on Monday by Charles F. Zukoski, the university’s new provost and executive vice president for academic affairs.

10/8/12

The UB Law School’s 2012 James McCormick Mitchell Lecture will explore the legal and social challenges of providing personal and medical care for elderly and disabled persons, a topic of current relevance for health care, social security, welfare and employment law reform.

10/8/12

Times Higher Education has named UB as one of the world’s top 200 universities.

10/4/12

UB recognized faculty and staff members for their outstanding achievements during the past year at the annual Celebration of Faculty and Staff Excellence.

8/30/12

It looked like a scene from a reality television program. There was an apparent victim, in a modest apartment, slouched over a place setting situated on a small round table.

8/30/12
UB’s Early Childhood Research Center (ECRC) will celebrate its 80th anniversary in style tomorrow with a Family Carnival on the North Campus.
8/30/12

While most college students spent the past few months back home enjoying the warm weather and their mother’s home-cooked meals, Haley Arnold, a sophomore chemistry major at UB, found herself on Sapelo Island, a small unpopulated island off the coast of Georgia, researching algae blooms.

8/30/12

1 Accord Services, a Buffalo company specializing in commercial cleaning, is just one of many local vendors doing business with UB with the help of the university’s Supplier Diversity Program.

 

8/30/12
As about 29,000 students arrived at UB this week for the start of the fall semester, 85 new faculty members—more than 50 of them in tenure-track positions—also joined the UB community, undergoing orientation, meeting new colleagues and learning about the university.
8/30/12

On Aug. 31, UB staff members Andy and Lydia Broughton-Wilder will exchange vows and celebrate their union during a service and reception that will more closely resemble the start of a football game than a traditional wedding.

9/6/12
UB has established a scholarship in memory of Alison L. Des Forges, the historian and human rights activist who was killed in the crash of Continental Flight 3407 near Buffalo in 2009.
9/6/12

The UB Sustainable Living Fair encourages members of the UB community to practice sustainability at home, as well as on campus.

9/6/12

For many UB faculty researchers, international travel isn’t a one-time sabbatical adventure or extension of their U.S. research: It’s an integral part of their lives year-round.

9/6/12

In anticipation of October’s “Engendering Gardens,” its extensive 2012 Gender Week program, the Gender Institute will present the Buffalo Garden Symposium on Sept. 21.

9/6/12

UB students will have the chance to explore entrepreneurship and sustainability through two new Undergraduate Academies.

9/13/12

Cyberbullying will be the focus of the annual conference to be presented by UB’s Alberti Center for Bullying Abuse Prevention on Sept. 19.

9/10/12

Now at the halfway point of his global “20 Cities in 20 Months” UB 2020 tour, President Satish K. Tripathi brought the enterprise home to Buffalo on Sept. 6 for its 12th stop—at the newly restored Hotel Lafayette downtown, where he mingled with 600 university alumni, faculty, staff and friends.

9/13/12

The “subservient” medium of drawing will be showcased in “Falling through Space Drawn by the Line,” an exhibition on view in the UB Art Gallery in the Center for the Arts.

9/13/12

A free public talk by UB historian Erik Seeman will focus on The Feast of the Dead, a fascinating and ancient Huron ritual, detailed in its preparation, loving in its performance and troubling for non-Indian witnesses to behold.

9/13/12

The life’s work and accomplishments of UB scholar Bruce Jackson will be honored during a special tribute titled “A Celebration of the Arts to Honor Bruce Jackson: Working in Time,” to be held Sept. 21.

9/13/12

The world-renowned Tokyo String Quartet has made UB a stop on its Farewell Tour.

9/13/12

There are a variety of resources at UB that faculty and staff can turn to when students approach them seeking help with all sorts of problems.

9/13/12

The task seems implausible: feed 175 students without producing an ounce of trash. Yet, that’s exactly what UB did as it welcomed back students from summer vacation.

9/21/12

Both candidates in this year’s presidential election are good men trapped in a rigid political landscape, New York Times columnist David Brooks said during his Distinguished Speakers Series address.

9/20/12

Outstanding achievement by UB faculty and staff will be recognized at the ninth annual Celebration of Faculty and Staff Excellence, to be held on Oct. 3.

9/13/12

As President Satish K. Tripathi begins his second academic year at the helm of the university, he is working with faculty, staff and students to move ahead with the next phase of the UB 2020 plan for academic excellence. Tripathi recently talked to the UB Reporter about UB 2020 and NYSUNY 2020, and their transformative impact on the university.

9/20/12

The grand opening of UB's Clinical and Translational Research Center is an important step in the relocation of the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences to downtown Buffalo.

9/20/12
UB’s Asian Studies Program and its Confucius Institute will celebrate the Chinese Moon Festival, also known as the Mid-Autumn Festival, at 7 p.m. Sept. 30 in Lippes Concert Hall in Slee Hall, North Campus.
9/20/12

No longer considered an innocent rite of passage, binge drinking among college students contributes to approximately 1,800 deaths and nearly 600,000 injuries each year. UB’s Research Institute on Addictions is tackling this problem head on.

9/20/12

UB anthropologist Phillips Stevens Jr. will receive a Yoruba chieftaincy title in recognition of his work in the Nigerian town of Esie almost 50 years ago.

9/20/12

The Humanities Institute’s annual Scholar Session this year is devoted to the work of philosopher Jorge J.E. Gracia, who is called “one of the most widely influential humanists at UB" by institute director Erik Seeman.

9/27/12

A conference and symposium being held at the UB Law School on Oct. 19 will pay tribute to two landmark anniversaries in the fight against domestic violence: the 20th anniversary of the Law School’s Women, Children and Social Justice Clinic, and the 50th anniversary of New York State Family Court.

9/27/12

In a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Sept. 28 that was attended by Lt. Gov. Robert J. Duffy and other dignitaries, the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences officially opened its new home, John and Editha Kapoor Hall, named for alumnus John N. Kapoor and his late wife, Editha.

9/27/12

It’s a quasquicentennial, but don’t let the Latin trip you up. UB Law School is celebrating the 125th anniversary of its founding in plain English, with an extended series of events for alumni, faculty, students and friends of the only law school in the SUNY system.

9/27/12

Tony Orrico become a “human spirograph” as part of his “Prone to Stand” performances on Oct. 3 in the UB Art Gallery in the Center for the Arts.

9/27/12

J. Craig Venter, the pioneering biologist who led the first team to sequence the human genome, received a SUNY Honorary Doctorate in Science last week at UB.

10/11/12

The schedule for Gender Week 2012 includes one major conference in architecture and another in law, as well as a host of events on topics ranging from disability studies to domestic violence.

10/11/12

Program assessment, a key aspect of the Middle States reaccreditation process currently under way at UB, will be the topic of the 2012 Genteels’ Excellence in Teaching Seminar.

10/11/12

With her Texas charm and familial sense of humor sprinkled throughout, former First Lady Laura Bush last night treated an Alumni Arena audience to a glimpse of what life in the White House was like during one of the nation’s most tumultuous times.

10/11/12

The School of Architecture and Planning's Martell Symposium will examine the changing landscape of architectural patronage.

10/11/12
The Patient Voices Network is looking to educate residents of Buffalo’s East Side about breast cancer and screen them for the disease by sponsoring a free breast cancer awareness walk and wellness event in the community on Oct. 13.
10/8/12

UB recognized faculty and staff members for their outstanding achievements during the past year at the annual Celebration of Faculty and Staff Excellence.

10/9/12

The UB 2020 Civic Engagement and Public Policy strategic initiative (CEPP) has awarded five new Civic Engagement Research Fellowships for 2012-13 to UB scholars in fields of communications and health sciences, education, law and social work.

10/11/12

Makau W. Mutua, dean of the UB Law School, will serve as a judge at an international tribunal hearing evidence of human rights abuses in Iran during the turbulent 1980s.

10/9/12

An international research team, including UB scientists, has created unique photo-luminescent nanoparticles that shine through thick tissue.

8/30/12
UB researchers are enlisting hundreds of students to build an unprecedented smartphone network that will help scientists improve handheld computers and better understand how the devices are changing the world.
8/30/12

UB faculty member Victoria W. Wolcott has authored new book in which she exposes the legacy of segregated recreation in American cities after World War II.

10/11/12

Hundreds of people at UB are working hard to make True Blue Days, the university's homecoming festivities, an upgraded and enhanced experience that brings together the entire university community.

10/8/12

Peter Winkelstein has been appointed executive director of the medical school’s Institute for Healthcare Informatics.

10/18/12

The Center for the Arts will be the site of a lively celebration of the arts on Oct. 26 as the UB Art Gallery and the Department of Visual Studies present the Big Draw and Open Studio Extravaganza.

10/19/12

UB will open to the public some of its most unique collections, including what’s believed to be the nation’s only museum dedicated exclusively to the human brain.

10/18/12

UB launched its 2012 Employees Campaign for the Community last week with an “ambitious” goal of $815,000.

10/18/12

As Congress considers a landmark piece of legislation that would require greater transparency across the bankruptcy trusts established to compensate current and future asbestos personal-injury victims, a UB Law School professor’s expertise has proven to be crucial to the discussion.

10/18/12

The UB Law School is busy preparing to help its students fulfill a new state requirement that aspiring lawyers must complete 50 hours of pro bono legal work before they can take the bar exam.

10/18/12

The University Libraries are celebrating International Open Access Week with a series of events designed to raise awareness and create conversation about the open access movement and its impact on teaching, scholarship and research.

10/15/12

If a video prepared by the Briody Health Care Facility in Lockport -- and featuring UB nursing students -- receives enough online votes to place in the national “Pink Glove Dance Video” contest, the prize money will go toward funding nursing faculty member Robin Lally’s research.

10/18/12

Members of the professional staff who joined UB during the past year were welcomed to the university by the Professional Staff Senate on Oct. 11 at the organization’s annual welcome reception and lunch.

10/18/12

It takes hard work and guts to transform a great idea into a viable business or community organization, but UB students are doing it every day with support and encouragement from the university.

10/18/12

UB Wellfest, the 13th annual health and wellness fair for faculty and staff, will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 1 in the Center for the Arts, North Campus.

10/18/12

In a bold and unique partnership that’s the first of its kind, UB and the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra will bring Russian actor and poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko to Buffalo for four days of events highlighting his life’s work.

8/30/12

The Venice Architecture Biennale is the most prestigious architecture event in the world, and when the 13th biennale opens on Aug. 29, UB innovator Mark Shepard will be there with bells on.

8/30/12

In dealing with people who have a mental illness or addiction problem, UB’s Trauma-Informed Care Institute asks what has happened to the person who may be causing the issue, not just focus on what the person did and what went wrong.

8/30/12

While the death toll from cases of the West Nile virus in the United States is alarming, most people exposed to it never develop symptoms, according to UB faculty member Tom Russo.

9/6/12

We hear all the time that we need to get off the couch, stop watching TV and get moving. But what if watching TV under specific conditions could actually provide the mental boost you need to tackle a difficult task?

 

9/6/12
UB has been awarded a $349,565 grant from the Economic Development Administration (EDA) to foster innovation, job creation and private capital investment in 10 Western New York counties.
9/6/12

A new book by UB faculty member Carl Nightingale traces the roots of segregation from ancient times and has uncovered a complex portrait of the practice.

9/13/12

UB sports medicine researchers have been awarded $100,000 from NFL Charities to develop the most objective, scientific method of determining when an athlete who has had a concussion can safely return to play.

9/13/12

Will humans ever control lightning? Could we make the invisible visible, and vice versa? It’s those questions and more that researchers such as UB's Natalia Litchinitser are exploring in the evolving field of modern optics.

9/13/12

Provost Charles Zukoski issued a memo to the university community on Wednesday affirming the university’s commitment to academic freedom and noting that it is “right and proper” for UB faculty to seek—and the university to accept—private-sector funding in support of scholarly activities.

9/10/12

Tiny sea creatures called rhabdopleurids have survived for more than 500 million years, outlasting more elaborate species that also descended from a common ancestor, according to a new study in the journal Lethaia.

9/20/12

UB political scientist internationally recognized for highly accurate election prediction models says President Obama is likely to receive 51.3 percent of votes cast in the November election.

9/17/12

A new study in the journal Science is helping to unravel an important mystery surrounding climate change: how quickly glaciers can melt and grow in response to shifts in temperature.

9/20/12

Batman’s awesome power may come not only from his ability to defeat the likes of Mr. Freeze and the Joker, but from the fact that his mere presence makes his devoted fans feel strong and physically fit.

9/20/12

Biomedical scientists collaborating on translational research at two Buffalo institutions are reporting the discovery of a novel, and heretofore unrecognized, set of genes essential for the growth of potentially lethal, drug-resistant bacteria.

9/17/12

UB researchers are among scientists working to identify materials that could one day replace silicon to make computing faster. Their latest find: a vanadium oxide bronze whose unusual electrical properties could increase the speed at which information is transferred and stored.

9/20/12
The realms in which creativity and information technologies meet are dynamic areas of research. They depend, however, on new kinds of creative collaboration to provoke a greater understanding of our world, generate jobs, produce revenue and improve quality of life.
9/27/12

Five UB investigators traveled to the Florida Keys to study an underwater mating ritual: coral spawning.

9/24/12
UB has received a $1.6 million federal grant to teach students how to protect the United States from cyberattacks.
9/27/12

UB’s Affordable Housing Clinic has given thousands of community members a chance at basic services and safe, clean living spaces—all while teaching UB law students marketable skills in the complicated world of nonprofit financing and government grants.

9/27/12

Coal kills. That’s the message of “The Silent Epidemic: Coal and the Hidden Threat to Health” by Alan H. Lockwood, UB emeritus professor of neurology.

10/11/12

UB faculty member Diana Aga and Lewiston-Porter High School teachers Michelle Hinchliffe and Colleen Glor have won a national science education award for their efforts to train student scientists to measure pharmaceutical contamination in Niagara County waterways.

10/8/12
A new study in the journal Geology is shedding light on the brief but violent lives of maar-diatreme volcanoes, which erupt when magma and water meet in an explosive marriage below the surface of the earth.
10/12/12

UB last month provided the SUNY Board of Trustees, per its request, with a report that summarizes the facts and circumstances regarding formation of the Shale Resources and Society Institute (SRSI).

10/18/12

Alzheimer’s disease, autism, Parkinson’s disease and multiple sclerosis are among the topics to be discussed at “Brains & Gains,” a free public event being held Oct. 20

10/18/12

UB and 20 other U.S. and Canadian universities and institutions will join forces to propose a set of long-term research and policy priorities to help protect and restore the Great Lakes, and train the next generation of scientists, attorneys, planners and policy specialists who will study them.

10/29/12
The well-known “door-in-the-face” (DITF) persuasion strategy predicts greater compliance with a target request if it is preceded by a larger and more objectionable request.
11/1/12

Bats are creatures of the night, designed by nature as nocturnal and, in many ways, defined by humanity through their association with the darkness, according to Phillips Stevens, UB associate professor of anthropology.

12/13/12
To keep Buffalo’s senior citizens healthy and active in the community, they must be able to live comfortably in their own homes.
12/10/12
Good news may be on the horizon for Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, and other women stricken with severe nausea and vomiting during pregnancy, thanks to the work of a UB faculty member who is conducting research on a drug that is showing success treating pregnant women with this condition.
12/6/12
Before he joined UB in 2008, Kris Miller worked at a variety of jobs, and he knows a good thing when he sees it.
11/1/12
Since being named SUNY Fredonia’s first female president, UB alumna Virginia Horvath has made it her business to tout the college’s strengths as a center of undergraduate learning, fortify town-gown ties, and inspire campus and community alike with her warmth and enthusiasm.
10/18/12

Steven Kurtz, professor of visual studies who is considered “the grandfather of interventionist art,” is the new chair of the Department of Visual Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences.

10/11/12

Danielle Johnson is on a mission both professional and personal, spiritual yet grounded in research.

10/4/12

For retiring workers, leaving a career often means more family time, but for H. William Coles, retirement will take him away from a family at UB that has been growing for more than two decades.

9/6/12
James Campbell is on sabbatical on an island off the coast of Maine. But with the presidential election now in full swing, his analysis and commentary on the campaigns are showing up in news media worldwide this election season.
12/6/12
Traveling exhibition visits UB Anderson Gallery
12/13/12
Christine Ellington-Rowe is executive director of the UB Child Care Center.
12/13/12
This past September, the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences moved into its new home in John and Editha Kapoor Hall on the South Campus. During the planning process, it was determined that the pharmacy school’s museum collection would be displayed throughout the building and, as a result, the school’s turn-of-the-century apothecary now occupies a highly visible location in the Kapoor Hall lobby.
12/18/12
Three more UB faculty members have been appointed SUNY Distinguished Professors, the highest faculty rank in the SUNY system.