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Media Advisory: Grand opening of new home of the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

BUFFALO, N.Y. — The grand opening of the new home of the
Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University
at Buffalo will take place on Tuesday, Dec. 12.  
The new $375 million, 628,000-square-foot, eight-story building
will bring 2,000 UB faculty, staff and students to downtown Buffalo
each day.
Grand opening ceremony takes place at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday
Dec. 12 at 955 Main […]

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Gum infections may increase risk for digestive tract sores

A Reuters article about a study that showed that gum
infections may increase people’s risk for sores in the
digestive tract that can lead to stomach cancer quotes Jean
Wactawski-Wende, dean of the School of Public Health and Health
Professions, who said inflammation may play a role. “This
study is small and not able to prove causation; however, there is
growing evidence that periodontal disease may […]

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Photo Opp: It’s time to shine! National crystal-growing contest to be judged at UB

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Bring on the holiday sparkle!
On Monday, Dec. 11, judges will gather at the University at
Buffalo to inspect — and rate — over 150 crystals grown
by K-12 students and teachers from across the country for the U.S. Crystal
Growing Competition.
The contest was started in 2014 by Jason Benedict, associate
professor of chemistry in UB’s College of Arts and Sciences, who
continues […]

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Ceremony for new home of Jacobs School to be held Tuesday

An article on the front page of the Buffalo News reports
on the new downtown home of the Jacobs School of Medicine and
Biomedical Sciences, which will be dedicated on Dec. 12 and open to
students on Jan. 8. The article quotes Michael Cain, vice president
for health sciences and dean of the Jacobs School, and Kelly Hayes
McAlonie, UB director of campus planning. “Hundreds […]

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UB pharmacy school leads statewide training effort to combat opioid crisis

BUFFALO, N.Y. – The University at Buffalo School of
Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Opioid Prescriber Training
Program successfully trained more than 38,000 licensed prescribers,
nearly 40 percent of licensed prescribers in New York State.
The program was a collaboration between the pharmacy
school’s Office of Continuing Pharmacy Education, faculty
from the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at UB,
and the New York State Department of […]

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The first woman to swim the English Channel

An article in Outside, a U.S. magazine focused on the
outdoors, about Gertrude Ederle, who in 1926 became the first woman
to swim the English Channel, completing the feat nearly two hours
faster than any of the five men before her who had conquered the
channel, interviews Susan Cahn, professor of history and author of
“Coming on Strong: Gender and Sexuality in Women’s
Sport.” “That she […]

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Tripathi calls lieutenant governor an advocate for women in leadership roles

A story on WBFO-FM about Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul’s visit to
UB as part of the Leaders on Leadership speaker series, organized
by the School of Management’s Center for Leadership and
Organizational Effectiveness, reports that UB President Satish K.
Tripathi introduced Hochul, noting that she has been an advocate
for women in leadership roles. As part of her presentation, Hochul
indicated it’s time for a new […]

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Solitude seekers are more creative, study finds

An article in The Washington Post reports on research by
Julie Bowker, associate professor of psychology, and colleagues
that suggests that not all forms of social withdrawal are harmful,
and that there is a link between a particular type of social
withdrawal and increased creativity. “They are not
antisocial,” she said. “They don’t initiate
interaction, but also don’t appear to turn down social
invitations from peers. Therefore, […]

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Yeti? Nope. They were bears, study finds

An article in Time magazine reports on research by
Charlotte Lindqvist, associate professor of biological sciences,
that analyzed 12 hair and bone samples that allegedly belonged to
the Yeti, or Abominable Snowman, and found that precisely zero of
them belonged to the mythical beast and, in fact, turned out to be
a bit of dog and a range of local bears.
Read more: http://time.com/5040754/yeti-bear-study/
Articles appeared in hundreds of […]

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Like people, each volcano has its own unique “personality”

An article in Scientific American about Bali’s
Mount Agung, which has been rumbling since August and is now
propelling ash thousands of feet into the atmosphere, prompting
evacuations and halting flights into and out of the island’s
international airport, quotes Tracy Gregg, associate professor of
geology. “We don’t yet know if Agung is currently
giving us two weeks, two months or two years (or more) of warning
because […]

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UB nursing programs receive full 10-year CCNE accreditation

BUFFALO, N.Y. — The University at Buffalo School of
Nursing’s baccalaureate, master’s, doctor of nursing
practice, and post-graduate advanced practice registered nurse
certificate programs have been granted a full 10-year accreditation
from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
During the accreditation process, CCNE visitors examined the
quality and integrity of the nursing programs at the School of
Nursing. All standards were met with no compliance
concerns.
Officially recognized by […]

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UB hires veteran fundraiser to lead advancement efforts

An article in the Buffalo News reports Rodney Grabowski,
former president of the University of Cincinnati Foundation and
vice president of advancement at the university, has been named
vice president for philanthropy and alumni engagement at UB, and
quotes UB President Satish K. Tripathi. “He is acutely aware
that inspiring greater philanthropic giving and alumni engagement
means the difference between being a very good public research
university […]

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Grabowski named vice president for philanthropy and alumni engagement

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Rodney M. Grabowski, a highly accomplished
fundraising executive with more than 25 years of experience, has
been named vice president for philanthropy and alumni engagement at
the University at Buffalo.
Grabowski’s appointment, announced today by UB President
Satish K. Tripathi, followed a national search and is effective
Dec. 4.
“We are thrilled to welcome Rod Grabowski to our
university family,” Tripathi said. “Now more than […]

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Can we treat schizophrenia in the womb?

An article in Newsweek reports on a new study by Michal
Stachowiak, professor of pathology and anatomical science in the
Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, that uses
cerebral organoids, or mini brains, to understand the cause of
schizophrenia. The article notes that after growing the mini
brains, the research group saw architectural difference in the
cortex: immature cells that would one day turn into […]

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Adversity increases our resilience

An article in The Wall Street Journal about resilience
and what it takes to overcome a difficult childhood and
life’s adversities reports on a study by Mark Seery,
associate professor of psychology, that found that those who had
known some adversity were both higher-functioning and more
satisfied with their lives than those who had experienced no
adversity at all. “They also coped better with more recent
problems […]

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UB Libraries to waive fees on overdue books returned by Dec. 18

BUFFALO, N.Y. – The next few weeks may be your window to
return that long-overdue library book.
The University at Buffalo Libraries is holding Amnesty Campaign
2017, a month-long initiative from Nov. 17 through Dec. 18 that
calls on the UB and Buffalo communities to return overdue books and
materials in exchange for waived fines and fees.
In most cases, the UB Libraries will be able […]

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Should mass shooting videos be public?

A story on NPR’s The Takeaway interviews Matthew
Grizzard, assistant professor of communication, about the debate
over whether the public should have access to footage of mass
shootings like the one in a church in Texas on Nov. 5.
“It’s not that there aren’t costs associated
related to releasing the footage, it’s that there might also
be costs associated with not releasing it,” he said.
Read more: […]

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Are face scans leading to bad science?

An article in The Atlantic about artificial intelligence
and the potential to use facial scans to infer personality traits
and behaviors interviews Mark Frank, professor of communication,
who said there’s just so much more complexity to the
phenomena scientists are measuring, and any connections between
physicality and behavior are likely to be far more subtle —
and far more subject to myriad confounding factors — than
these […]

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Media Advisory: “Grey’s Anatomy” actor Jesse Williams to speak at UB on Nov. 18

BUFFALO, N.Y. — “Grey’s Anatomy” actor and
activist Jesse Williams will appear at the University at Buffalo on
Saturday, Nov. 18, as part of the Distinguished Speakers
Series.
Williams, this year’s Undergraduate Student Choice
Speaker, will speak at 7:30 p.m. in Alumni Arena, North Campus.
Williams, who plays Dr. Jackson Avery in ABC’s hit series
“Grey’s Anatomy,” served as senior producer and
correspondent for the EPIX docuseries “America […]

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$4.5 million bequest gift from beloved faculty member to benefit Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

BUFFALO, N.Y. – The late Peter Ayers Nickerson, PhD, a
beloved University at Buffalo faculty member who spent nearly 50
years teaching in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical
Sciences, has given $4.5 million to the school.
The bequest gift from Nickerson’s estate will serve two
purposes: $1.5 million of the total will establish an endowed
faculty position, the Peter A. Nickerson, PhD, Professor and […]

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UB-led renewable energy project aims to leverage Buffalo’s past while improving region’s future

Key to the process is what’s known as a power purchase
agreement, or PPA. It’s a different, more cost-effective way
for large energy users to purchase power. For many bigger
institutions, like a city or a university, annual energy costs are
unpredictable and uncontrollable, because the electricity rates
vary depending on the market. Utility costs can fluctuate, but
generally increase over a period of years.
A PPA, […]

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UB social work researcher receives major grant to help reunify Native American families

BUFFALO, N.Y. – A University at Buffalo social work
researcher will use a $2.4 million grant from the U.S. Department
of Health and Human Services (HHS) to gather evidence and produce
resources to improve the services state agencies offer to Native
American families involved in child welfare cases.
The HHS’s Administration for Children and Families
originally awarded the funding to Melanie Sage, an assistant
professor in UB’s […]

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Media Advisory: Fast-paced Bulls Launch pitch contest is a highlight of Global Entrepreneurship Week

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Speed networking. Startup workshops. An
info session for a study abroad program focused on innovation.
It’s Global Entrepreneurship Week, and Blackstone
Launchpad at the University at Buffalo will join people and
organizations around the world in celebrating with a series of fun
and useful events.
Key among them is the Bulls Launch Elevator Pitch contest this
Thursday, during which UB students get 90 seconds […]

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Instruction is priority as Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences heads downtown

BUFFALO, N.Y. — It has begun. Six years after the decision
was made to relocate the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical
Sciences at the University at Buffalo downtown, the move-in is
underway.
Up the street from the new John R. Oishei Children’s
Hospital, where physicians (including UB faculty), staff and
patients relocated last week, the move into the sparkling new
building at 955 Main St. on […]

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UB again ranks among the nation’s top universities in hosting international students

BUFFALO, N.Y. – For the 15th straight year, the University
at Buffalo is among the top 25 U.S. institutions hosting
international students.
UB is ranked No. 21 by the Institute of International Education
(IIE) in the institute’s 2017 Open Doors Report on
International Educational Exchange, released today in Washington,
D.C.
The census of international students at UB in fall, 2016,
totaled 7,252, according to the Open Doors report. […]

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How drones do (and don’t) threaten airplanes

An article in Scientific American about how drones do
– and don’t – threaten small, low-flying
passenger aircraft after quadcopters crashed into a helicopter and
airplane interviews Javid Bayandor, founder and director of
UB’s Crashworthiness for Aerospace Structures and Hybrids
(CRASH) Lab, who said the hazards vary depending on the type of
drone and piloted aircraft involved. “We’re not only
categorizing the drones and figuring out what […]

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UB to hold week of events across WNY for Antibiotics Awareness Week

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Western New Yorkers will receive a
weeklong introduction to the five pounds of microorganisms that
call the human body home through Mind Your Microbiome and Be
Antibiotics Aware Week, a series of community events and
initiatives sponsored by the University at Buffalo Genome,
Environment and Microbiome (GEM) Community of Excellence.
Held during the Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention’s (CDC) U.S. Antibiotic Awareness Week […]

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A giant, prehistoric otter’s surprisingly powerful bite

An article in National Geographic reports on research by
Jack Tseng, assistant professor of pathology and anatomical
sciences, that suggests that a now-extinct Chinese otter that
roamed lakes or swamps was almost as large as a wolf and had
jawbones capable of crushing large shells, as well as birds and
mammals, making it a key predator in its ecosystem. The article
notes the team developed a […]

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Media Advisory: UB to hold Veterans Day celebration Nov. 10

BUFFALO, N.Y. – The University at Buffalo will honor its
veteran and military service members with a two-part program on
Nov. 10.
The eighth annual celebration will begin at 11 a.m. with a flag
ceremony at Flint Loop in front of Capen Hall on the North
Campus.
Following the ceremonial procession and presentation of colors
by the UB Police Color Guard and student cadets of the local […]

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UB Dental to offer free care to WNY vets on Veterans Day

BUFFALO, N.Y. – In honor of Veterans Day, the University
at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine welcomes local veterans to
receive a day of free dental screenings, extractions, restorations
and denture repairs through its third annual Dentistry Smiles on
Veterans.
The program – a partnership between UB Dental, the New
York State Dental Association and the Eighth District Dental
Society – will provide free dental care to […]

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Medical school move begins

An article reports the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical
Sciences is starting to move into its new building downtown, with
eight moving trucks hauling files, equipment and other materials
from more than 50 offices on UB’s South Campus. The article
notes the administrative staff, including Michael Cain, vice
president for health sciences and dean of the medical school, are
part of the first phase of […]

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Engage with those working to make the world better, says UB psychiatrist

An article in USA Today about the mass shootings
occurring around the country and the growing feelings of fear and
loss that are affecting people as a result interviews Steven
Dubovsky, professor and chair of psychiatry in the Jacobs School of
Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, who said people can empower
themselves by asking what things they can actively do to keep
themselves and their communities safe. […]

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The end of pneumonia? New vaccine offers hope.

A story on The Daily Beast interviews Blaine Pfeifer,
associate professor of chemical and biological engineering in the
UB School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. The article focuses
on a new pneumonia vaccine that Pfeifer and UB spinoff company
Abcombi Biosciences is working on that could prevent 72 forms of
the disease as well as anticipate future versions of the bacteria
responsible for pneumonia. “The premise […]

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UB center is key as patients face challenges of Alzheimer’s

A Buffalo News feature about UB’s Center of Excellence for
Alzheimer’s Disease in Western New York, based at the Jacobs
School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, discusses how the UB
center helps patients navigate treatment and resources. The story
quotes Bruce Troen, center co-director and professor of medicine
and chief of the Division of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine,
Kinga Szigeti, associate professor of neurology and director of […]

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UB health policy expert discusses the 2017 Medicare Open Enrollment period

An article in Parade magazine about what people need to
know about the 2017 Medicare Open Enrollment period interviews
Nancy Nielsen, senior associate dean for health policy in the
Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, who said
it’s important to inventory your medical needs. “It is
very important to recognize how much you are spending,” in
order to avoid the dreaded “donut hole” in prescription
drug […]

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UB to honor 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s visit to Buffalo

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Nearly 50 years ago, Martin Luther King
Jr. traveled to Buffalo to deliver a historic speech on racial
integration.
On Thursday, the University at Buffalo will honor his visit with
MLK@Buffalo, a commemoration of the 50th anniversary of
King’s UB-sponsored speech at Kleinhans Music Hall.
The event, free and open to the public, will invite scholars and
prominent figures from the UB and Buffalo […]

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UB water researcher engages Michigan residents in citizen science

WCMU Radio in Michigan reports on a citizen science
project co-led by hydrology expert Chris Lowry. With Indiana
University and St. Louis University, Lowry is asking Northern
Michigan residents to text him data on a local river’s
temperature and water levels. The data will be used to generate a
7-day forecast of stream conditions. “As soon as this text
message comes it will then be sent […]

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The way people value companies is woefully outdated, UB management expert says

Bloomberg Radio interviews UB’s Feng Gu in a 25-minute
segment titled, “Everything You Know About How to Value a Stock
Might Be Wrong.” Gu, associate professor and chair of accounting
and law in the UB School of Management, discusses why the way
people account for a company’s earnings might be massively
outdated.
Read more:
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/audio/2017-10-27/everything-you-know-about-how-to-value-a-stock-might-be-wrong
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The North tried compromise. The South chose war.

An opinion piece in The Washington Post by Carole
Emberton, associate professor of history, looks at recent comments
by White House Chief of Staff John Kelly about the causes of the
Civil War. “…It was slavery, and the refusal of
Southern slaveholders to compromise on slavery, that launched the
Civil War. In fact, the secession crisis of 1860-61 was the
culmination of a decade-long movement led […]

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University at Buffalo School of Law students to provide on-the-ground legal assistance to Puerto Rico

BUFFALO, N.Y. – The University at Buffalo School of Law
has launched a new law clinic, The Puerto Rico Recovery Assistance
Legal Clinic, in response to the devastation caused by Hurricane
Maria, which has left thousands of Puerto Ricans in critical need
of legal assistance.
Through the clinic, a group of specially trained UB law students
will learn relevant law in Buffalo, and then travel to […]

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New home of the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences is focus of School Construction News article

An article on School Construction News reports on
construction of the new Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical
Sciences building and notes that the grand opening is scheduled for
December, with students slated to begin using the building in
January. The article quotes Michael E. Cain, vice president for
health sciences and dean of the Jacobs School of Medicine and
Biomedical Sciences, who said the primary […]

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Asian carp report co-authored by UB expert

The Buffalo News reports that UB’s Helen Domske helped
develop a detailed report on the life histories, behaviors and
ecosystem impacts by four species of the invasive Asian carp.
“Asian carp pose a real threat to the ecosystem health of the Great
Lakes,” said Domske, associate director of the Great Lakes Program
at UB. “This report provides valuable information including
biology, management and educational resources to […]

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UB’s constitutional and election law expert says dysfunction and corruption make a constitutional convention imperative

BUFFALO, N.Y. –James A. Gardner, constitutional law expert
and SUNY Distinguished Professor in the University at
Buffalo’s School of Law, has an easy-to-understand reason why
he is vigorously – even passionately – in favor of the
coming Nov. 7 ballot question of whether to hold a constitutional
convention.
“As many members of the New York State legislature have
been indicted as have been defeated,” says Gardner, a
nationally […]

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UB medical school professor comments on Trump’s declaration about the opioid epidemic

Articles in TIME Magazine and Salon
about President Trump’s declaration that the opioid crisis is
a public health emergency quote Richard Blondell, professor and
vice chair for addiction medicine in the Jacobs School of Medicine
and Biomedical Sciences, who said Trump said a lot of the right
things in his speech although it was light on specifics. “The
proof will be in the pudding,” he said. Blondell also […]

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Media Advisory: UB volunteers to make Buffalo neighborhoods brighter as part of UB Community Day

BUFFALO, N.Y. – More than 100 student volunteers from the
University at Buffalo will help local residents with community
improvement and neighborhood beautification projects from 9 a.m. to
1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, at part of UB Community Day.
The UB Office of Community Relations holds UB Community Day
twice each year to help clean up neighborhoods and assist local
agencies with painting and other projects. […]

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How satellites can help us conserve water

Vice Impact published a QA with UB’s Estelle
Chaussard, who describes how new satellite technology can be used
to monitor reserves of underground water. These precious resources,
found in aquifers, sustain human populations worldwide. “Areas that
have minimal on-the-ground monitoring can be monitored with this
satellite technique, and we can better understand how much water is
being extracted from our aquifers — and that can inform
policies […]

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Breast cancer drug developed by UB professor moves closer to clinical trials

WBFO-FM reports on For-Robin, a UB startup company that
is showing strong progress in developing a new and effective cancer
treatment that it hopes to begin testing in humans. In the story,
Kate Rittenhouse-Olson, professor emeritus of biotechnical and
clinical laboratory sciences and the founder for For-Robin, said,
“We want to give each person the time to fulfill their
promise, I think. So if we could […]

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A new vaccine for pneumonia?

UB’s Blaine Pfeifer talks to New Atlas and other outlets
about a new vaccine under development for pnemonia. New Atlas
reports that the vaccine could save lives by targeting dozens of
strains of pneumonia not covered by current immunizations. “We’ve
made tremendous progress fighting the spread of pneumonia,
especially among children. But if we’re ever going to rid ourselves
of the disease, we need to create […]

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Science & Art Cabaret to interpret ‘Finnegans Wake’ through music, a talk on artificial intelligence, and more

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Buffalo’s next Science Art
Cabaret will seek to tackle the untackleable “Finnegans
Wake,” the legendary work of fiction by James Joyce that some
critics describe as a dream-like narrative lacking a linear
plot.
The book is widely considered to be one of the world’s
most difficult reads, and many people have lamented it as
unreadable.
The cabaret will interpret “Finnegans Wake” through
talks by an […]

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How — and Why — Steel Wool Burns

Live Science interviews UB chemist Jason Benedict in a
story titled, “Here’s How Steel Wool Burns (and Why It Looks
Like the Death of Krypton).” The story explains that steel
wool burns because it has lots of thin strands holding atoms that
come into contact with oxygen in the air, making it more difficult
for heat to dissipate. In contrast, a block of iron like […]

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