1/7/13
The Professional Staff Senate will kick off a series of campuswide Realizing UB 2020 “feedback sessions” this week with two roundtable forums to gather input from the professional staff on the initiative to determine the university’s priorities and the direction it should go to achieve its goal of moving into the next tier of public research universities.
1/7/13
The Office of International Education has announced that Provost Charles F. Zukoski has authorized the relaunch of the Faculty Internationalization Fund (FIF), a popular initiative that from 2009-11 provided travel grants to dozens of UB faculty members to assist them in developing new, sustainable initiatives with institutional partners overseas.
1/7/13
UB Law School Dean Makau W. Mutua has received three major honors—two in the international law arena, one here at home.
1/7/13
Coral colonies that suffered tissue damage in The Bahamas were still producing low numbers of eggs four years after the injuries occurred, according to new research by UB scientists. Tiny sperm-producing factories called spermaries were also in short supply.
1/14/13

Uncharacteristic for Buffalo in January, the sun broke through the clouds in Forest Lawn Cemetery, shining down on a gathering of citizens, UB staff and regional officials during the 48th public commemoration of Millard Fillmore’s birthday—it would have been his 213th—on Jan. 7.

1/14/13

UB faculty member Stephen McKinley Henderson has once more made the news, this time for performances in the popular HBO series “Newsroom" and in Steven Spielberg’s film “Lincoln.”

1/14/13

There was plenty to celebrate Thursday as dozens of volunteers and administrators gathered to mark the close of a very successful 2012-13 UB Employees Campaign for the Community.

1/24/13

With Gov. Andrew Cuomo declaring a public health emergency in light of the severity of this year’s flu season, members of the UB community are advised that it’s not too late to get a flu shot.

1/21/13

Sixteen UB students spent their winter break building relationships and volunteering in the wetlands of southern Louisiana.

1/21/13

The Department of Music and the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra will present violinist Tim Fain’s "Portals” project at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 25 in the Drama Theatre in the Center for the Arts, North Campus.

1/21/13

The UB Confucius Institute and the Chinese Club of Western New York, in partnership with Buffalo’s Gold Summit Organization for the Development of Eastern Culture, will present their colorful, musical and much-anticipated annual Chinese New Year celebration on Feb. 10.

1/21/13

The debate about gun control in the U.S. is not related to American Revolutionary thought, as gun control opponents often claim, but is grounded in post-Civil War paranoia, according to a UB historian.

1/13/13
“The Great Dictator,” Charlie Chaplin’s controversial masterpiece and first true talking movie, is among the offerings in the spring 2013 edition of the Buffalo Film Seminars, the popular, semester-long series of film screenings and discussions hosted by UB faculty members Diane Christian and Bruce Jackson.
1/13/13
Andrew M. Stott, professor of English and director of the Honors College, has been named dean for undergraduate education, effective Jan. 1.
1/8/13

UB is again ranked as one of the best universities in the country, according to the annual “Best Colleges” rankings released yesterday by U.S. News and World Report.

1/7/13

World Trade Center of Buffalo Niagara is receiving approximately $682,000 in funding, including $218,000 from the U.S. Department of Commerce, to help local medical-device manufacturers sell their goods in China.

1/2/13

Marsha Lewis, professor and dean of the School of Nursing, was selected by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing to be part of its inaugural class of nursing deans and senior faculty in the first AACN-Wharton Executive Leadership Program.

1/13/13
Management efforts to reduce cynicism and enhance employee empowerment can have a large impact on employee engagement, according to a School of Management study.
1/13/13
Patients suffering from the painful autoimmune disease Sjogren’s Syndrome soon will be able to be properly diagnosed much earlier, thanks to the discovery of novel antibodies by researchers at UB and Immco Diagnostics Inc. The breakthrough, described in a paper in the December issue of Clinical Immunology,  will allow patients to be treated sooner when they are much more likely to benefit.
1/24/13

The second in a two-part series of collaborative exhibitions of new work by artists at UB and the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar will open on Jan. 24 in the UB Art Gallery in the Center for the Arts.

1/24/13

The search for a new dean for the Graduate School of Education is under way with the appointment of a search committee headed by Robert Shibley, dean of the School of Architecture and Planning.

1/24/13

The term “sustainability,” as it relates to using Earth’s resources wisely, can be problematic, Timothy Killeen, president of the SUNY Research Foundation, said during a recent visit to UB.

1/24/13

A new UB study has found that verbal aggression may have biological causes that can be identified by the ratio of length of a person’s ring finger—second digit—to the length of the index finger—fourth digit.

1/24/13

“Tesserae,” a new classics search engine developed at UB, advances comparison and analysis of ancient texts.

1/24/13

Nanoparticles that “teach” the immune system to tolerate protein-based drugs. Vascular grafts that stimulate regeneration of blood vessels in a patient’s body. These innovations may sound like the stuff of the future, but they’re part of a portfolio of inventions that UB announced over the past year.

1/24/13

Customers who connect with a business through social media will go to the business more frequently and contribute more to its bottom line, according to a new study from the School of Management.

1/24/13

Super-small particles of silicon react with water to produce hydrogen almost instantaneously, according to UB researchers.

1/24/13

UB Graduate School of Education faculty member Jeremy D. Finn recently was a speaker at a national conference on school discipline, suspensions, security and misbehavior, with special emphasis on alternatives to excluding students from schools.

1/24/13

A UB research team has received a $1.5 million National Institutes of Health grant to develop a vaccine against Moraxella catarrhalis, an increasingly prevalent bacterium that causes at least 10 percent of children's inner ear infections.

1/24/13

UB alum Amy Kedron's journey to save Main Street America starts with her own hometown.

1/24/13

UB is going mobile…again. The newly revamped UB Mobile website officially launched a week before the start of the spring semester.

1/24/13

To become a top-tier AAU public research university, UB will create a new and distinctive academic direction, prepare its students to become effective leaders in tomorrow’s world and strengthen its economic engagement in the region, Provost Charles F. Zukoski told those gathered at a Realizing UB 2020 open forum.

1/31/13

Dennis Maher uses objects from thrift stores, flea markets and demolition sites to construct a kaleidoscope of imaginary cityscapes—all inside his Buffalo home.

1/31/13

Tracey Eastman and Melanie Buhrmaster-Bunch have both worked at UB for at least 10 years, but didn’t meet in person until just this week. But they share a connection to the school shooting tragedy in Newtown, Conn.

1/28/13

A rare collection of letters, audio files, photographs and other materials that could illuminate the personal beliefs of Robert Frost is being made available to the public for the first time, thanks to a UB emeritus faculty member.

1/31/13

In an effort to increase awareness of Phi Beta Kappa and the importance of this national honor society—and the number of UB students accepting an invitation to join—the University Honors College is hosting two information sessions for students.

1/31/13

Small information technology businesses that follow formal processes are more productive and achieve higher quality and customer satisfaction, according to a School of Management study.

1/31/13

A UB study confirms that breathing indoor air carries significant cancer risks, especially for Chinese women.

1/31/13

With a group of high school scientists, William Duax, a professor of structural biology, is probing one of evolution’s greatest mysteries: Which life form—or life forms—preceded all others on Earth.

1/31/13

New research from the Graduate School of Education shows a connection between preschool music activities and the development of reading and writing skills in children.

1/31/13

New UB research demonstrates how defects in an important neurological pathway in early development may be responsible for the onset of schizophrenia later in life.

1/31/13

The Gender Institute and other UB humanities’ presenters have organized a number of programs and other events next month on a variety of social issues.

1/31/13

The American Medical Association is providing funding to support the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and other institutions in a national consortium to develop simulated, interactive “encounters” with virtual patients to supplement the education of students in the third year of medical school.

1/31/13

The search for the next dean of the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (SPPS) is under way, with the appointment of a search committee headed by Michael Glick, dean of the School of Dental Medicine.

1/31/13

Most people don’t “get” the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR)—an international fundraising and public awareness vehicle for the Special Olympics organized by law enforcement officers—until they meet the athletes, says UB Police Lt. Mark Gates.

2/4/13

Norman R. McCombs, a UB alumnus who developed an oxygen-production system that spawned a billion-dollar industry and helped ease the pain of millions suffering from lung diseases, has been awarded the National Medal of Technology and Innovation, the U.S. government’s highest honor for technological achievement.

2/4/13

A study by UB behavioral neuroscientists offers new information about how ovarian hormones, in particular the powerful estrogen estradiol, help to regulate eating and drinking behaviors.

2/4/13

UB historian Carole Emberton is the recipient of the Richards Prize for the best article published in the 2012 edition of the Journal of the Civil War Era, the official journal of the Society of Civil War Historians.

2/7/13

A UB study has found that college students who drink to cope with anxiety may experience more negative alcohol-related consequences than peers who drink for other reasons.

2/7/13

A new pathway for improving vaccines against tuberculosis has been discovered by UB microbiologists in collaboration with researchers at other universities.

2/6/13

A five-year study by researchers at three universities has established that providing tangible assistance to others protects our health and lengthens our lives.

2/7/13

UB faculty members Eric Huebner and Roland E. Martin will lead off a “keyboard extravaganza,” three distinct recitals featuring keyboard instruments presented by the Department of Music during the month of February.

2/7/13

The annual Digital Poetry & Dance performance captured the versatility of digital poetry and its ability to transcend the sum of its parts to become an emotionally engaging and enlightening experience.

2/7/13

UB again has been selected as one of the nation’s 75 “best values” among public colleges and universities, according to The Princeton Review’s national survey of American colleges and universities.

2/7/13

Eight hundred school children visited the UB School of Dental Medicine last week to receive free dental care as part of the 12th annual Give Kids a Smile Day.

2/7/13

"Being There," UB faculty member Bruce Jackson's most recent exhibition of photographs chronicling a 50-year career of teaching, scholarship and social activism, opens on Feb. 8 in the Burchfield Penney Art Center.

2/7/13

UB architect Jordan Geiger explores technology’s global influence.

2/7/13

In his annual address to the voting faculty, President Satish K. Tripathi said that with the budget stability guaranteed by NYSUNY 2020, UB can move to the next level and ask how the university can become distinctive and remain true to its mission of academic excellence.

2/8/13

UB’s Catalyst Fund has awarded $213,762 to five UB inventors or research teams developing promising technologies in the life sciences.

2/8/13

As a microbiologist, Terry D. Connell knows a lot about the immune system. But his academic credentials are only part of the reason that he strongly encourages everyone over the age of 60 to get a shingles vaccination. The other is his personal experience with shingles.

2/8/13

Traditionally, research at universities is carried out by graduate students. Timothy Tryjankowski, director of UB’s Center for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities, believes the norm is changing.

2/14/13

UB faculty members received five of the nine research grants awarded during the initial round of funding from the new SUNY Research Collaboration Fund.

2/14/13

UB researchers will conduct a rare, large-scale earthquake simulation next week to determine how vulnerable New York City’s unreinforced masonry buildings—row houses—are to temblors.

2/14/13

Assistance from UB has been critical to the survival and growth of life sciences company QuaDPharma.

2/14/13

The 2012-13 Slee/Beethoven String Quartet Cycle, presented by the Department of Music, will continue next weekend with two performances by the acclaimed Jupiter String Quartet.

2/14/13

President Satish A. Tripathi and Brock University President Jack Lightstone have made official a joint Master of Arts degree in Canadian and American studies to be offered in the fall.

2/14/13

UB Law Dean Makau W. Mutua served as one of six judges on an international tribunal that now has issued a scathing verdict against the Islamic Republic of Iran over gross violations of human rights and crimes against humanity during in the 1980s.

2/14/13

Twenty-one UB architecture students spent winter break traveling throughout the southern U.S. on a trip designed to expose students to architecture in their own country.

2/14/13

A team of UB researchers has been selected by the National Institutes of Health to support the collection, analysis and exchange of scientific data for scientists investigating immunology and immune-mediated diseases.

2/15/13

UB engineers have created a more efficient way to catch rainbows, an advancement in photonics that could lead to technological breakthroughs in solar energy, stealth technology and other areas of research.

2/15/13

President Obama’s passionate proposal to make pre-kindergarten a universal experience for all children growing up in America is a “no-brainer” great idea, capable of cultivating better students and more balanced, happier people, the director of UB’s Early Childhood Research Center says.

2/15/13

Lois Weis is the first member of the UB Graduate School of Education faculty to be elected to the prestigious National Academy of Education, the highest honor available to educational scholars.

2/22/13

A carbon monoxide leak caused by an improperly ventilating boiler led to the evacuation last night of the Richmond Quadrangle residence hall in the Ellicott Complex on the North Campus.

2/21/13

UB submitted two of the 10 winning proposals in the inaugural Small Grant Sustainability Competition, a competition organized by SUNY to promote sustainability issues and reduce on-campus energy use.

2/21/13

Two UB education professors known for their pioneering work in teacher education and the integration of digital media into public school classrooms have edited a book celebrating what they call “an essential new literacy” in American schools.

2/21/13

UB materials chemist Eva Zurek has received a prestigious Sloan Research Fellowship, which provides leading early-career investigators with a two-year, $50,000 award to conduct research of their choice.

2/21/13

UB Law School students are honing their practice skills and going deep in specific legal specialties by taking part in the school’s unique “bridge term” courses.

2/21/13

UB will begin using a standardized financial aid award letter beginning with the 2013-14 academic year that will allow students and their families to see clearly the cost of attending the university and financial aid offerings to the student.

2/21/13

The uneasy interaction between lobbying and the financing of election campaigns will be the focus of a major conference next month at the UB Law School.

2/21/13

With help from two UB graduate students, a team of 12 middle schoolers from the Buffalo Public Schools dreamed up the metropolis of Aqua Tractino for the Future City Competition.

2/21/13

“Intimidator,” a 1991 sculpture of Buffalo Sabres goaltender Daren Puppa that holds special meaning to the history of the UB Anderson Gallery, is now on view at the gallery through March 17.

2/21/13

There was little ice or snow at this year's Winterfest, but that didn't stop UB students who attended from having fun at the university's annual celebration of the season.

2/21/13

International Fiesta is only a few days away, and rehearsals are in full swing.

2/21/13

Zimbabwe's minister of science and technology development visited UB on Feb. 19 to tour two research facilities and discuss the vision and implementation strategy for the Zimbabwe International Nanotechnology Center.

2/22/13

Two Hutch Tech graduates—now scientists—have returned to the Buffalo Public Schools to work with teachers and students in a science education program coordinated by UB.

2/22/13

A UB conference, “Sex, Gender, Health: Interdisciplinary Perspectives Symposium,” will focus on an interdisciplinary field that addresses these issues and is calling for change in medical practice and research.

2/28/13

Tonus Therapeutics, a UB spinoff that is developing a muscular dystrophy drug discovered first in the venom of a South American spider, has moved into UB’s New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences.

2/28/13

UB will celebrate Global Health Month with a seminar series focused on women's health.

2/28/13

Two UB Law School faculty members have taken on expanded roles as the school works to extend its presence worldwide, as well as regionally and nationally.

2/28/13

Faculty and staff agree on the effectiveness of philanthropy.

2/28/13

Energy-efficiency projects at UB made possible by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority will save the university approximately $513,000 in energy costs and eliminate more than 2,600 tons of global-warming, greenhouse gas emissions annually.

2/28/13

The Feb. 17 carbon monoxide leak in Richmond Quad and the quick response by university officials was the latest chance to put to good use UB’s recently expanded emergency website.

2/28/13

The International Pharmacotherapy Education and Research Initiative will mark UB Global HIV Research Day with a keynote presentation from UB alumnus Stephen Becker, deputy director of HIV in the Global Health Department of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

2/28/13

The chief designer of what may be the most spectacular public celebration ever mounted—the opening ceremony of the 2008 Beijing Olympics—will speak at UB.

2/28/13

UB faculty member Samina Raja, who has spent almost a decade conducting research in the field of food security, has received a $3.96 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to extend research she has conducted in Buffalo and Western New York to communities across the U.S.

2/28/13

There was a full house in the Center for the Arts Mainstage theater on Feb. 22 as the Indian Student Association won the 2013 International Fiesta cultural dance competition.

2/28/13

Free program helps employees meet their fitness goals.

3/1/13

A brick wall imitating part of a New York City row house (often called a “brownstone”) suffered minor damage but remained intact during a simulation of the 2011 Virginia earthquake, according to a preliminary analysis of tests conducted Feb. 19 at UB.

3/1/13

Americans need to look beyond the fictitious boundaries of race and see one another as individuals, bestselling novelist Walter Mosley said in an eloquent, provocative lecture on Thursday night at the Mainstage Theatre in the Center for the Arts.

3/1/13

In a message to the campus released Feb. 28, President Satish K. Tripathi addresses the university’s efforts to improve quality of life for its shared communities.