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Media Advisory: ‘Humans of New York’ creator Brandon Stanton to speak at UB April 29

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Brandon Stanton, founder of the
“Humans of New York” project, will speak at the
University at Buffalo at 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 29, in Alumni
Arena as part of UB’s Distinguished Speakers Series.
He replaces actor James Franco, who is unable to appear due to a
professional conflict.
As the founder of the street portrait blog Humans of New York
(HONY), Stanton is […]

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United is already blowing a chance to save its reputation

An article in Fortune magazine by Charles Lindsey,
associate professor of marketing in the UB School of Management,
looks at how United Airlines is hurting its reputation by
mistreating customers and making matters worse with its responses
to criticism of the airline. “United needs to figure out what
went wrong… and how it can address such disasters from
reoccurring in the future. While the airline has […]

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Why scientists are marching on Washington and more than 600 other cities

An article in The Washington Post about Saturday’s
March for Science in Washington, D.C., interviews Arthur Edelman,
associate professor of pharmacology and toxicology in the Jacobs
School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, who said he was
concerned about the future of his graduate students at a time when
the NIH can only fund nine out of every 100 grant proposals
submitted. “That means you’re dead in […]

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Who is in charge in a relationship, men or women? Power and money are deciding factors

An article in International Business Times by Laina
Bay-Cheng, associate professor of social work, looks at her recent
study that examined the distribution of power in romantic
relationships and suggests that appearances of gender equality can
be deceiving. “Looking separately at women and men, we found
that it was only women who thought the quality of their
relationship changed depending on how much power they held. […]

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How fights over Trump have led evangelicals to leave their churches

An article in The Washington Post reports on research
conducted by Jacob Neiheisel, assistant professor of political
science, and colleagues that offered evidence that disagreements
over Donald Trump’s candidacy actually led some evangelicals
to leave their churches. “[F]or 20 years, liberal to moderate
evangelicals have been leaving their churches because they disagree
with the Christian right. This is important because it allows us to
recognize that this […]

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Study finds customized content on political websites hurts democracy

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Having it your way on political websites
and seeing only the content that aligns with your beliefs is not
good for democracy, according to Ivan Dylko, an assistant professor
in the University at Buffalo’s Department of Communication
and an expert in the political effects of communication
technology.
Dylko has published a groundbreaking
paper in the latest issue of the journal Computers in Human
Behavior that […]

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New website provides information about UB outreach into local community

BUFFALO, N.Y. – The University at Buffalo Office of
Community Relations has launched a new website aimed at giving
residents who live in the neighborhoods around the UB campuses and
around Western New York an online source of information about what
the university has to offer the surrounding community.
Launched in late March, UB and You
provides a broad range of information about community outreach
events, what […]

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Media Advisory: Learn to extract strawberry DNA and enjoy science-themed cocktails for National DNA Day

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Science and cocktails will come together
for one sweet evening during the University at Buffalo’s DNA
Cocktails with Coalesce.
The event, held in celebration of National DNA Day, will allow
guests to try their hands at extracting strawberry DNA, an
ingredient that will later become a part of various themed
beverages.
When: Thursday, April 27, at 6 p.m.
Where: Coalesce Center for Biological Art in […]

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Researcher says customized content on political websites hurts democracy

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Having it your way on political websites
and seeing only the content that aligns with your beliefs is not
good for democracy, according to Ivan Dylko, an assistant professor
in the University at Buffalo’s Department of Communication
and an expert in the political effects of communication
technology.
Dylko has published a groundbreaking
paper in the latest issue of the journal Computers in Human
Behavior that […]

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Customized content on political websites hurts democracy

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Having it your way on political websites
and seeing only the content that aligns with your beliefs is not
good for democracy, according to Ivan Dylko, an assistant professor
in the University at Buffalo’s Department of Communication
and an expert in the political effects of communication
technology.
Dylko has published a groundbreaking
paper in the latest issue of the journal Computers in Human
Behavior that […]

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Nine local schools to compete in ‘BAND Against Bullying’ competition

BUFFALO, N.Y – “BAND Against Bullying,” the
annual competition to raise bullying awareness, will take place at
7 p.m. April 27 at Shea’s 710 Main Theater. The event is sold
out.
Lead sponsors are MT Bank, the University at
Buffalo’s Alberti Center for Bullying Prevention, Kiss 98.5
and Ingram Micro.
“BAND Against Bullying” is a premiere inter-school
music-and-arts competition related to the theme of
“dignity.” Students from eight local […]

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University at Buffalo’s student-run street medicine program wins one prestigious grant and seeks another

BUFFALO, N.Y. — The street medicine program launched by
students at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
at the University at Buffalo, called UB HEALS, has won a $9,000
grant from a prestigious medical honor society and is a finalist
for a $5,000 grant from the United Way to be awarded on
Thursday.
The program, in which medical students make twice-weekly sweeps
of areas that […]

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New York State lieutenant governor to address UB School of Law graduates

BUFFALO, N.Y. – The University at Buffalo School of Law
will host the 77th lieutenant governor of New York State at its
128th Commencement exercises on May 21. The ceremony, which begins
at 3 p.m. in the Center for the Arts, will feature Lt. Gov. Kathy
C. Hochul as the keynote speaker.
The highest-ranking female official elected in New York State,
Hochul chairs 10 regional economic […]

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Media Advisory: UB dental students to lace up and devour chicken wings for Run for Smiles

BUFFALO, N.Y. – UB dental students, along with hundreds of
people from the Western New York community, will put their money
where their feet are for the University at Buffalo School of Dental
Medicine’s sixth annual Run for Smiles 5k.
The charity race, organized each year by UB dental students,
faculty and staff, has raised more than $50,000 to support programs
that provide oral health care […]

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Million-dollar teachers: Cashing in by selling their lessons

An Associated Press article about the growing number of
teachers who are selling their lesson plans to fellow teachers
around the world and the legal issues surrounding the practice
quotes Mark Bartholomew, professor of law and an expert in
copyright law. Without explicit contract language, the law looks at
factors such as whether products were created within the scope of
employment or on a person’s own […]

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Europe could have the secret to saving America’s unions

An article on Vox about the crisis among labor unions in
the U.S. and strategies like sectoral bargaining that are working
for unions in Europe interviews Matthew Dimick, associate professor
of law, who suggests that unions could run the unemployment
insurance system using subsidies from the government. “Back
before there was any unemployment insurance, unions just did it on
their own as a mutual aid function,” […]

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The final tipping point for O’Reilly and Fox was plain old money

An article in USA Today about a decision by Fox News to
fire talk show host Bill O’Reilly after a number of sexual
harassment accusations caused more than 60 advertisers to drop the
show for fear of consumer backlash quotes Carine Mardorossian,
professor of English and the author of “Framing the Rape
Victim: Gender and Agency Reconsidered,” who said the reality
is that O’Reilly’s fall does […]

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Counterterrorism, electoral politics focus of Des Forges symposium

Counterterrorism measures that result in war crimes and crimes
against humanity, and elections providing opportunities for racist
demagoguery and nativist discrimination have been recent topics of
discussion.
To enhance our understanding of the complex and sometimes
counter-intuitive relationships among these concepts, experts from
leading human rights organizations and universities in New York
State will gather at the University at Buffalo on April 27 for a
daylong “International Symposium […]

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Media Advisory: WNY Refugee Health Summit is Friday at UB’s Educational Opportunity Center

BUFFALO, N.Y. – The fourth annual Western New York Refugee
Health Summit will be held from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday at the
University at Buffalo’s Arthur O. Eve Educational Opportunity
Center, 555 Ellicott
St., Buffalo.
The summit convenes scholars, resettlement agencies, service
providers, community support centers, municipal agencies and
refugees to explore barriers and solutions to promote culturally
engaged health care for refugees in Buffalo.
Media are […]

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“Humans of New York” creator to replace James Franco in UB Distinguished Speakers Series

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Due to a professional conflict, James
Franco will no longer be able to appear at the University at
Buffalo on Saturday, April 29, as part of the UB Distinguished
Speakers Series.
“Humans of New York” creator Brandon Stanton will be
the featured speaker.  The event date, time and location
remain the same: 8 p.m. April 29 in Alumni Arena on the UB North
Campus.
Tickets […]

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Czarnecki to receive Norton medal posthumously at Management commencement

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Mark J. Czarnecki, former vice chairman of
the UB Council and president and COO of MT Bank, will be
awarded the Chancellor Charles P. Norton Medal, the University at
Buffalo’s highest honor, posthumously during the School of
Management’s undergraduate commencement ceremony on May
20.
UB’s other top award — the President’s Medal,
given in recognition of extraordinary service to the university
— will be awarded […]

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UB students showcase research work in addictions

BUFFALO, N.Y. – The study of addiction, much like
addiction itself, is filled with complex questions cutting across
many fields, including psychology, sociology, medicine,
neuroscience, public health and education. At UB, not only are
these questions explored throughout these academic disciplines, but
they are also the focus of the university’s Research
Institute on Addictions (RIA).
On April 21, RIA will host its second Student Research in
Addiction Sciences […]

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Marathon poetry reading will recite all of Emily Dickinson poems

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown, Nancy Wells,
the University at Buffalo’s vice president for philanthropy
and alumni relations, and Robin Shulze, dean of the UB College of
Arts and Sciences, will be among those participating in this
year’s Emily
Dickinson Community Marathon Reading on Saturday, April 22,
from 8 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Westminster Presbyterian Church,
724 Delaware Ave. in Buffalo.
Presented as part […]

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Symposium and career fair to explore job opportunities for humanities scholars

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Franklin Odo, founding director of the
Asian Pacific American Center in the Smithsonian Institution and
the John J. McCloy ’16 Professor of American Institutions and
International Diplomacy at Amherst College, will deliver the
keynote address at the University at Buffalo symposium, Humanities
Beyond the Academy, on Saturday, April 22, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in
Clemens
120 on the university’s North Campus.
This free […]

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Shakespeare symposium welcomes returning scholars to UB

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Dympna Callaghan, William Safire Professor
of Modern Letters at Syracuse University and past president of the
Shakespeare Association of America, will deliver the keynote
lecture as part of the University at Buffalo Humanities
Institute’s “Returns from the Folger: A Celebration of
its 25th Anniversary of Membership in the Folger Institute”
to be held Thursday, April 20, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in […]

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Media Advisory: Cultural critic Roxane Gay to speak at UB April 13 in CFA

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Cultural critic Roxane Gay, author of the
New York Times bestselling collection of essays “Bad
Feminist,” considered the quintessential exploration of
modern feminism, will speak at the University at Buffalo at 8
p.m. on Thursday, April 13, in the Center for the Arts, North
Campus, as part of the university’s Distinguished Speakers
Series.
Her visit to UB was rescheduled after bad weather disrupted her
travel […]

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Accreditation for UB dermatology residency program is withdrawn

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Following its annual review and subsequent
site visit of the dermatology residency program at the Jacobs
School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at
Buffalo, the Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education
(ACGME) has withdrawn the residency program’s accreditation,
effective June 30.
This decision does not affect the UB dermatology
department’s academic program.
At this time, the ACGME has not disclosed details regarding
reasons […]

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California moves to become ‘sanctuary state,’ and others look to follow

An article in The New York Times about a bill approved by
the California State Senate that increases protections for
immigrants and prohibits local law enforcement agencies from using
resources to investigate, detain, report or arrest people for
immigration violations – essentially making California the
nation’s first “sanctuary state” –
interviews Rick Su, professor of law. A lawsuit in Texas and the
legislation in California were both […]

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Technology brings clinic to families in new childhood obesity study

BUFFALO, N.Y. – A $1.9 million National Institutes of
Health grant will enable University at Buffalo professor Myles S.
Faith to test a family-based treatment for childhood obesity using
innovative technology that allows study participants to be treated
in their homes.
The five-year study, involving second-to-fourth-grade children
living in rural Kansas, will take advantage of effective research
and treatment for overweight children that already is used in
family-based […]

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University at Buffalo statement on Gov. Cuomo’s Bio Life Sciences Initiative

“Gov. Cuomo’s Bio Life Sciences initiative will
be a transformative program ensuring New York’s leadership
and commitment to scientific research,” said University at
Buffalo President Satish K. Tripathi. “A thriving
biomedical research ecosystem centered in the academic community is
critical for the health and well-being of our state. At UB, we look
forward to competing for these research funds. I want to thank
the governor for his leadership and ensuring that […]

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Once again, horrific images in Syria stun, but little may change

An article in USA Today about photos of Tuesday’s
suspected chemical weapons attack in Syria that killed 70 people,
including nearly a dozen children, quotes Kari Winter, professor of
transnational studies, and Jacob Kathman, associate professor of
political science. The photos “have the capacity to shatter
indifference and propel viewers to compassion and
action,” Winter said. “Try not to underestimate the
willingness of democratically elected leaders to turn […]

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Scientist to discuss groundbreaking Iceman research

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Klaus Oeggl, professor in palynology and
archaeobotany at the University of Innsbruck and one of the
world’s leading authorities on the Tyrolean Iceman, will discuss
recent research about the mummified Neolithic man of the Alps on
Monday, April 10, at 4 p.m. in 354
Fillmore Academic Center in the Ellicott Complex on the
University at Buffalo North Campus.
Oeggl’s keynote lecture is part of […]

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Learn to extract strawberry DNA and enjoy science-themed cocktails for National DNA Day

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Science and cocktails will come together
for one savory evening during the University at Buffalo’s DNA
Cocktails with Coalesce.
The event, held in celebration of National DNA Day, will allow
guests to try their hands at extracting strawberry DNA, an
ingredient that will later become a part of various themed
beverages.
DNA Cocktails with Coalesce will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday,
April 27, […]

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UB School of Law to honor distinguished practitioners May 4

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Five alumni who have gone on to succeed in
widely varied types of practice will be honored as the University
at Buffalo School of Law confers Distinguished Alumni Awards at its
annual Law Alumni Association Dinner on May 4.
The 55th annual dinner, which also honors one non-alumnus, will
be held at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Buffalo. A cocktail
reception will begin […]

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Media Advisory: “Spirituality in health care” is topic of UB professor’s talk

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Links between physical health and
spirituality have been contemplated back to the earliest human
civilizations. Today, new research continues to explore those
connections, but what do they mean for health care providers? How
should providers react when patients discuss their faith or want to
pray?
These and other questions will be discussed in a presentation on
“Spirituality and Health Care” at 6:30 p.m. on […]

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UB program featuring cultural critic Roxane Gay postponed

BUFFALO, N.Y. – The Distinguished Speakers Series event
with Roxane Gay, originally scheduled for 8 p.m. tonight (April 5)
has been postponed and rescheduled for Thursday, April 13, after
her travel plans were disrupted due to unforeseen flight
complications and delays.  She regrets having to miss
today’s scheduled appearance at UB.
The rescheduled event will be moved from Alumni Arena to the
Center for the Arts Mainstage […]

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Media Advisory: Cultural critic Roxane Gay to speak at UB April 5

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Cultural critic Roxane Gay, author of the
New York Times bestselling collection of essays “Bad
Feminist,” considered the quintessential exploration of
modern feminism, will speak at the University at Buffalo at 8 p.m.
on Wednesday, April 5, in Alumni Arena as part of the
university’s Distinguished Speakers Series.
Gay’s writing has received international acclaim for its
reflective, no-holds-barred exploration of feminism and social
criticism, as […]

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Unanswered questions about Russia erode faith in Democracy

An article on Huffington Post about the Russians’
attempt to influence the outcome of the 2016 Presidential election
in favor of Donald Trump and it’s continuing efforts to erode
faith in the foundations of democracy interviews James Gardner,
interim dean, SUNY Distinguished Professor and Bridget and Thomas
Black Professor in the UB School of Law. “It seems to me
that, (1) an investigation is necessary; (2) […]

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RIA awarded NIH grant to help combat college sexual assault

BUFFALO, N.Y. – A two-year, $700,000 grant will help
researchers at the University at Buffalo Research Institute on
Addictions develop effective strategies to help prevent sexual
assault on college campuses.
“Despite the consistently high prevalence of college rape
and sexual victimization, few effective college rape prevention
programs have been developed,” says Maria Testa, PhD, RIA
senior research scientist and grant recipient. “Our research
seeks to expand upon one […]

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Healthy gums may signal a longer life

Research by Michael LaMonte, research associate professor in the
department of epidemiology and environmental health, which says
older women with gum disease or tooth loss are at increased risk of
dying early, is featured in The New York Times. Stories that
also report on LaMonte’s research appear in CNN, US News
and World Report, Yahoo and the Daily Mail.
Read more:
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/30/well/live/healthy-gums-may-signal-a-longer-life.html
http://www.cnn.com/2017/03/29/health/gum-disease-early-death-study/
http://health.usnews.com/health-care/articles/2017-03-29/healthy-gums-tied-to-longer-lives-for-women
https://in.news.yahoo.com/teeth-loss-postmenopausal-women-may-death-risk-085406229.html
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-4361122/Women-15-likelier-die-early-gum-disease.html
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US women’s hockey agreement could have far-reaching impact

The Associated Press reports that USA Hockey and the
women’s national team agreed to a contract that ended a wage
dispute and interviews Susan Cahn, professor of history. Cahn says
the Senate’s involvement in the dispute made it clear this
wasn’t just about financials, but a political issue around
equal treatment and fighting gender bias in amateur sports. The
story appeared in outlets around the world, […]

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Media Advisory: Opioid addictions expert to speak at UB on silent epidemic affecting millions of Americans

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Nearly 400 nurses, physicians and other
health care workers will attend the University at Buffalo School of
Nursing’s 20th Annual Bullough Lecture to learn about the
silent epidemic affecting the nation from pain and opioid
addictions expert Peggy Compton.
Compton, PhD, the van Ameringen Chair in Psychiatric and Mental
Health Nursing and an associate professor at the University of
Pennsylvania, is the speaker for […]

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No, equal rights for women aren’t in the Constitution. Could Rep. Speier change that?

An article in USA Today about a proposal by Rep. Jackie
Speier, D-San Francisco, to constitutionally guarantee equal rights
for American women by passing the Equal Rights Amendment quotes
Kari Winter, director of UB’s Gender Institute and an expert
on gender and protest movements, who said there’s “a
little piece of hope” that the issue will advance. “The
misogynistic tenor of official Washington and the alt-right is
really […]

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More Americans say they’re in pain. It’s a fascinating and disturbing medical mystery

An article on Vox about the growing number of Americans
who are experiencing chronic pain interviews Hanna Grol-Prokopczyk,
assistant professor of sociology, who said it’s critical that
people see chronic pain as the serious public health issue that it
is. The article looks at her research, which showed that women were
more likely to experience severe pain than men and people without a
high school degree […]

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Trump tries to rally support for healthcare bill

Reuters reports on the political calculus President
Donald Trump has to make right now, as he tells lawmakers they need
to vote for his health care bill or else risk losing re-election,
but at the same time the bill will rip insurance away from
millions. Nancy Nielsen, associate dean for health policy, says
Republican leaders are in a tough spot as they weigh backlash from
voters […]

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Media Advisory: Safe Schools seminar today includes tabletop exercise

BUFFALO, N.Y. — The 14th annual Safe Schools Initiative
Seminar is occurring today at the University at Buffalo.
The seminar, “Advanced School Threat Assessment
Training,” is open to school personnel, law enforcement
officers, elected officials and others from Western New York. The
goal is to help participants enhance their organization’s
threat assessment program and gain experience using best-practice
school threat assessment procedures.
Where: Center for the Arts on […]

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Media Advisory: Planting potatoes from the International Space Station

BUFFALO, N.Y. — How will potatoes germinated in space fare
when planted on Earth?
Three students from Buffalo Public Schools (BPS) are carrying
out an experiment to find out — with the help of two
University at Buffalo professors and the Student Spaceflight
Experiments Program.
When: The media is invited to attend the first planting
at 4 p.m. today, Thursday, March 23.
Where: Dorsheimer greenhouse on UB’s North […]

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Media Advisory: The famous and beloved ‘frozen banana,’ a portable planetarium, ‘really’ gross anatomy and other ‘Cool Science” attractions return to UB

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Science Exploration Day, Western New
York’s annual kid-friendly, offbeat, science-education bash
designed to catch the eyes and imaginations of the most promising
high school science minds in the area, returns to the University at
Buffalo’s North Campus on Wednesday, March 22.
When: The first session begins at 9:15 a.m. Students then
attend small hands-on sessions, a keynote presentation and take lab
tours until 1:05 […]

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People remain calm as the world ends, video game study suggests

BUFFALO, N.Y. — As the world ends, will you lock arms and
sing “Kumbayah” or embark on a path of law-breaking,
anti-social behavior?
A new study, based upon the virtual actions of more than 80,000
players of the role-playing video game ArcheAge, suggests
you’ll be singing.
The study,
conducted by a University at Buffalo-led team of computer
scientists, will be presented next month at the International World
Wide Web […]

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How Trump’s budget would impact cities’ poorest residents

An article in The Atlantic about how President Donald
Trump’s budget would impact Americans with the lowest incomes
quotes Robert Silverman, professor of urban and regional planning.
“If all of those cuts were implemented, they would have some
pretty extreme effects not only on cities, but on low-income
households,” he said. “It seems like any program that
emerged in the last 40 or 50 years to […]

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