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UB remembers Gerhard Levy, distinguished professor and pioneer in drug development

BUFFALO, N.Y. – The University at Buffalo and the School
of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences were deeply saddened to
learn of the passing of Gerhard Levy on Aug. 3, in Sarasota,
Florida.
Levy, who spent nearly his entire academic career at UB, was
widely considered a pioneer in the fields of pharmacokinetics
— the study of how drugs are distributed and eliminated by
the body — and […]

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Government, demonstrators consider the future of “the resistance” after Charlottesville

An article on Mic about the future of the protest
movement that has flourished in the wake of the election of
President Donald Trump and how the country is recalculating the
ways and means of protest interviews Carole Emberton, associate
professor of history, who said today’s race-focused divisions
and demonstrations, and how they’re handled, are an evolution
of what came before. “What I do think is […]

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New Bills receiver Jordan Matthews out with chest injury

An Associated Press article about a chest injury
sustained by new Buffalo Bills receiver Jordan Matthews, who is
sidelined indefinitely because of a chip fracture in his sternum,
interviews Matthew DiPaola, assistant professor of orthopaedics and
sports medicine in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical
Sciences, who said a chip fracture involves a small sliver or shell
breaking  off any bone in the body. Chip […]

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RIA fall seminars explore neuroscience of addiction, PTSD, addiction treatment and adolescent alcohol use

BUFFALO, N.Y. — The Fall Seminar Series at the University at
Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions will feature national
experts on heavy drinking in young adults, dating violence,
financing addiction treatment and tobacco use.
The four-part seminar series is free and open to the public. All
seminars take place on Fridays at 10 a.m. on the first floor of RIA
at 1021 Main St. on UB’s […]

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UB dental school ranked among top 10 in nation and No. 11 worldwide

BUFFALO, N.Y. – The University at Buffalo School of Dental
Medicine was ranked No. 10 among dental schools in the United
States and No. 11 among dental schools worldwide in the 2017 global
rankings of the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU).
The ARWU, also known as Shanghai Ranking, is regarded as one of
the most prestigious and influential global rankings. The rankings
are largely based […]

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What do flat-Earth truthers think is really happening during the solar eclipse?

An article on Mic about the solar eclipse that will be
seen across much of the U.S. on Aug. 21 and the flat Earthers who
believe it will prove once and for all that the Earth is not a
sphere interviews Will Kinney, professor of physics, who said that
people could re-create the solar eclipse at home, but the key is to
diffuse the light. […]

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After the Ezekiel Elliott suspension, can you trust the NFL’s process?

An article on Bleacher Report about the six game
suspension of Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliot for
domestic violence allegations interviews Nellie Drew, adjunct
instructor of sports law in the UB School of Law, who said if NFL
Commissioner Roger Goodell or owners like Jerry Jones are allowed
to influence an investigation, the conduct rules “cannot have
credibility.” “In the past, they’ve been criticized, and […]

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Violence and venom: This is not the Charlottesville I know

An article in USA Today about Saturday’s violence
in Charlottesville, Virginia, where white nationalists clashed with
counter-protesters and a car slammed into a crowd of peaceful
protesters, killing one and injuring nearly 20 others, interviews
Carole Emberton, associate professor of history, who said white
nationalists view universities as a “symbolism for
liberalism,” so they have become targets. “But I do
think it is important to point out […]

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Law clinic advocates access to information, teaches the power to ‘do good’

BUFFALO, N.Y. – When the Vietnam Veterans of America filed
a federal lawsuit to end what it saw as the federal
government’s willingness to expose private details about
millions of veterans, the organization turned for legal muscle to
the University at Buffalo School of Law’s Civil Liberties and
Transparency Clinic.
And when the New York Civil Liberties Union and Knight First
Amendment Institute acted to improve transparency […]

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‘Not always free money’: One critic warns against selling transit station naming rights

A story on NPR’s Here and Now about a proposal by
Gov. Andrew Cuomo to sell the naming rights for transit stations in
New York City interviews Mark Bartholomew, professor of law and the
author of “Adcreep: The Case Against Modern Marketing.”
“Once you make one of these deals, the public entity really
loses control over who gets to be part of these naming deals.
They’re […]

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Chicago sues Sessions over sanctuary city funding

Bloomberg radio interviews Rick Su, professor of Law,
regarding a lawsuit filed by Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel against the
U.S. Department of Justice for attempting to block funding to
sanctuary cities like Chicago. Su explains the legal issues behind
the lawsuit, including arguments by both parties.
Listen here:
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Medical school’s move latest in downtown rebirth

Politico’s New York PRO newsletter profiles
UB’s new medical school building and the benefits it is
expected to bring to both the university and the Western New York
community when it opens later this year. The story reports that the
new building and Buffalo’s resurgence are raising the profile
of the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences as it is
expanding its faculty and student […]

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UB announces changes to the 2017-18 bus schedule

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Officials from the University at Buffalo
announced today changes in the university bus schedule for the
2017-18 academic year.
“Each year we evaluate university operations and services
based on feedback from students, faculty, staff and members of the
community,” said Laura Hubbard, UB vice president for finance
and administration.  “Based on this feedback, and on our
ongoing discussions with members of the local community, […]

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Tonawanda Coke environmental impact study kicks off Friday with soil sampling

BUFFALO, N.Y. — The investigation into how air pollution
emissions from the Tonawanda Coke plant may have affected nearby
soil kicked into gear Friday with a gathering of elected officials,
community organizers and scientists from the University at Buffalo
and SUNY Fredonia.
The event — at the River Road Volunteer Fire Co. in
Tonawanda — included students and citizen scientists taking
the first of a planned 270 […]

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To help fix subways, Cuomo revives an old adopt-a-station idea

An article on Politico about a plan by Gov. Andrew Cuomo
that would allow businesses to adopt a subway station, much as they
can adopt a highway, interviews Mark Bartholomew, professor of law.
“We have fewer and fewer spaces where we cannot be subject to the
hard sell,” he said. “A lot of these are civic spaces.”
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Gum disease tied to cancer risk in older women

An article in The New York Times reports on a new study
by Jean Wactawski-Wende, dean of the School of Public Health and
Health Professions, that found that periodontal disease in older
women is associated with an increased risk for cancer. “We
know that treating gum disease prevents tooth loss,” she
said. “It could also be helpful in managing cancer and other
systemic diseases. That’s a […]

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What’s immigration’s real impact on U.S. wages?

An article on CBS MoneyWatch about a new federal bill
that aims to cut legal immigration in the U.S. in half and the
impact immigration has on U.S. wages interviews Abigail Cooke,
assistant professor of geography, about her study that found that
high diversity actually increases wages overall and has no effect
on low-skilled workers. “I don’t see any evidence that this is
dragging people’s wages […]

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Media Advisory: Gathering Friday kicks off Tonawanda Coke soil study

BUFFALO, N.Y. — An investigation into how emissions from
the Tonawanda Coke plant may have affected nearby soil will begin
Friday with a gathering of elected officials, community organizers,
and scientists from the University at Buffalo and SUNY
Fredonia.
The event will include a demonstration of how soil is
sampled.
It will also feature remarks from Congressman Brian Higgins
(NY-26); Jennifer Lynn Shirk, interim director of the Citizen
Science […]

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The stigma tied to Hepatitis C is similar to HIV 20 yrs ago

A story on CGTV News, an international news outlets with
an audience of 1.2 billion people around the world, interviews
Andrew Talal, professor of medicine in the Jacobs School of
Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, about World Hepatitis Day and
research about the disease. “I think the progress in
treatment has really been phenomenal,” he said. “The
new therapies for hepatitis C have really been revolutionary,
resulting in […]

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Scientists research gene linked to depression

An Associated Press article about a new study that has
identified a gene that plays a central role in either protecting
from stress or contributing to depression, depending on its level
of activity in a part of the brain associated with motivation,
pleasure and reward-seeking, interviews David Dietz, associate
professor and interim chair of the Department of Pharmacology and
Toxicology in the Jacobs School of Medicine […]

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Trump Jr.’s Russia emails could trigger probe under election law

An article on Reuters about Donald Trump Jr.’s
meeting with a Russian lawyer during the presidential race and the
investigation into whether he violated U.S. election law interviews
James Gardner, SUNY Distinguished Professor and Bridget and Thomas
Black Professor in the UB School of Law. Gardner said he did not
believe Trump Jr. would have violated the law if he solicited
damaging information about Democratic presidential […]

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High-intensity workouts may be good at any age

An article in The New York Times reports on a UB study
that used geriatric mice that ran on treadmills to learn whether
abbreviated, intense workouts may help people of any age become
healthier. The article interviews Bruce Troen, professor of
medicine and chief of the Division of Geriatrics and Palliative
Medicine in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences,
who conducted the study. “The […]

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UB research shows how pronouns can be used to build confidence in stressful situations

BUFFALO, N.Y. – You’re preparing for a major
presentation. Or maybe you have a job interview.  You could
even be getting ready to finally ask your secret crush out on a
date.
Before any potentially stressful event, people often engage in
self-talk, an internal dialogue meant to moderate anxiety.
This kind of self-reflection is common, according to Mark Seery,
a University at Buffalo psychologist whose new study, […]

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World leaders in geographic information science speaking at UB conference

BUFFALO, N.Y. — In 1992, University at Buffalo graduate
students brought top geographic information scientists to Western
New York for what would become the first inaugural International
Conference on Geoinformatics.
The conference led to the formation of the International
Association of Chinese Professionals in Geographic Information
Sciences (CPGIS).
Now, 25 years later, as UB continues to play a leading role
advancing geographic information science worldwide, the conference
returns to […]

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Cooling attire being fashioned for sore baby boomers

BUFFALO, N.Y. — When Luanne DiBernardo launched her
company that made vests to help keep multiple sclerosis patients
cool, she was reacting to the difficulty her brother faced with his
MS.
Himself a clothes designer, Van DiBernardo helped fashion a vest
that looked good, and more importantly, cooled those who wore it.
As with most new companies, that start eight years ago launched an
evolutionary process that […]

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Mathletes finish as a family after elimination in final night of ‘Spartan Challenge’

BUFFALO, N.Y. – The Mathletes’ heroic run on
NBC’s “Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge” has come
to an end.
The team of four UB math students fell short of winning the
$250,000 prize after being eliminated from the competition during a
semifinal round that was decided in the closing seconds.
Despite the loss, the Mathletes have plenty of reasons to hold
their heads high. The youngest team in […]

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There’s a cost to Metro naming rights

An opinion piece in The Washington Post by Mark
Bartholomew, professor of law and the author of “Adcreep: The
Case Against Modern Marketing,” about the dire financial
situation of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority,
which has led its managers to look into the possibility of selling
naming rights to its stations, looks at the problems associated
with this kind of sell-off of government infrastructure.
“Washington is […]

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Big Tobacco Finds Surprise Allies in Smokeless Push

An article in The Wall Street Journal about a push by
tobacco companies to market smokeless products as less harmful than
cigarettes interviews Lynn Kozlowski, professor of community health
and health behavior in UB’s School of Public Health and
Health Professions. “The ‘not safe’ message is
not enough,” he said. “The risk of tragedy from keeping
people in the dark is much greater than the risk […]

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Cops don’t usually talk about ‘horrible things.’ Mental health professionals help them cope with trauma

An article in USA Today about measures police officials
are taking to help police officers and other first responders cope
with tough crime scenes and other trauma interviews John Violanti,
research professor of epidemiology and environmental health in the
School of Public Health and Health Professions, who said many
police officers are still reluctant to open up. “The ethos of
policing is: ‘We’re super people and […]

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UB School of Law announces new graduate program in environmental law

BUFFALO, N.Y. – The University at Buffalo School of Law
has developed a new graduate program in environmental law designed
to prepare the next generation of global leaders in environmental
scholarship, research and public policy.
The program, co-directed by Kim Diana Connolly, professor of law
and vice dean for advocacy and experiential education, and Jessica
Owley, professor of law, addresses the increased need for lawyers
skilled and […]

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A new vaccine to fight America’s hidden health crisis: Gonorrhea

A story on CNBC about rising rates of gonorrhea and
concerns that a strain may emerge that is completely resistant to
all known antibiotics reports that people who received a vaccine
developed to control a meningitis outbreak were 31 percent less
likely to get the sexually transmitted disease than those who
didn’t, and quotes Michael Russell, professor emeritus of
microbiology and immunology in the Jacobs School […]

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Humpback whales remix their old songs

An article in The Atlantic about the songs of humpback
whales in Australia, which change dramatically and irreversibly
over time, and how the animals learn and tweak their melodies
interviews Eduardo Mercado III, professor of psychology, who said
it’s not clear from the recordings if the whales are
genuinely learning new material, or simply flubbing their lines.
“There is no way to really know,” he said, […]

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UB and START UP-NY helped lure graduate and her GIS company home

BUFFALO, N.Y. — In some ways, Geocove is the perfect
example of a company drawn to Western New York for all the right
reasons.
The small, woman-owned company competes in the technical world
of GIS – geographic information systems. Karyn Tareen, the
CEO, is a University at Buffalo graduate who was lured back to
Amherst from Florida by the quality of graduates from the GIS
program at […]

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UB math students advance to final night of NBC’s ‘Spartan Challenge’

BUFFALO, N.Y. – The Mathletes are closing in on
$250,000.
The team of University at Buffalo math students competing on
NBC’s second season of “Spartan: Ultimate Team
Challenge” edged out the competition by six seconds in the
second round of the series, earning a trip to the final night of
competition.
The students competed against 24 teams from around the nation
for the opportunity to win a quarter […]

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31st annual UB Distinguished Speakers Series to feature Malala Yousafzai, Susan Rice, Alan Alda and more

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Nobel Peace Prize Winner Malala Yousafzai,
former U.S. National Security Advisor Susan Rice, Grey’s
Anatomy actor and activist Jesse Williams and award-winning actor
and science communicator Alan Alda are among the speakers who will
headline the 2017-18 Distinguished Speakers Series at the
University at Buffalo.
The 31st annual series also will feature cyber security CEO and
former White House CIO Theresa Payton, and James […]

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UB to stage full-scale emergency exercise

BUFFALO, N.Y. – The University at Buffalo will hold a
full-scale, emergency training exercise from 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
on Wednesday, July 19, in and around Clark Hall on the UB South
Campus.
The UB Emergency Management department, in collaboration with
local, state and federal emergency responders, will conduct a
full-scale emergency exercise designed to ensure coordinated,
timely and effective response and recovery in the event […]

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Philosophers to discuss origins and identity during two-day UB conference

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Bioethical arguments related to abortion
and embryonic stem cell research often depend on first answering
questions of origins. When do humans come into existence? Does
fertilization represent creation’s flash point? Or does
existence require the glow of consciousness or perhaps separation
from the birth mother?
These questions of our origins, along with discussions
pertaining to personal identity, represent the dual themes of this
year’s Romanell […]

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Restaurant placemats can help promote healthy eating among children

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Placemats can be used to encourage
children to eat healthier food in restaurants, according to a new
study by the University at Buffalo and Independent Health
Foundation.
Researchers used the dining accessory, known mostly for quirky
games and local business advertisements, as a tool to promote
healthier menu options in fun and engaging ways.
While hot dogs and chicken tenders remained the meal of […]

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Drive seeks to fill backpacks for elementary and middle school students

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Members of the UB community are invited to
donate school supplies to benefit students in pre-kindergarten
through grade 8 in the Buffalo Niagara region.
The popular annual initiative, supported by more than 40
departments throughout the university, collects more than 17,000
items, which will be distributed to Buffalo students in
September.
Suggested items are:
Tissues; disinfecting wipes and other cleaning supplies; large
book bags; plastic-coated folders; […]

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Media Advisory: World’s high tech leaders meeting in Buffalo

BUFFALO, N.Y. — High tech is visiting the City of Good
Neighbors.
About 120 leading scientists and engineers from around the world
are in downtown Buffalo this week, July 16-21, for the 20th
international EDISON conference.
EDISON — short for Electron Dynamics in Semiconductors,
Optoelectronics and Nanostructures — is one of the
world’s premier forums on semiconductors. Semiconductors form
the basis of modern electronics; the most prominent example […]

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Bramen named director of UB Gender Institute

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Carrie Bramen, an associate professor in
the University at Buffalo Department of English, has been appointed
director of the university’s Institute for Research
and Education on Women and Gender, an interdisciplinary center
dedicated to advancing women’s and LGBTQ leadership, vision
and influence.
Bramen succeeds Kari Winter, professor of transnational studies,
who last month accepted a temporary one-year appointment as
executive director of the university’s Humanities […]

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‘Next Step’ program offered to combat alcohol use disorder

BUFFALO, N.Y. – The University at Buffalo Research
Institute on Addictions is seeking participants for a new alcohol
treatment and research program, The Next Step.
“The Next Step is a new program to treat alcohol use
disorder combining the medication Naltrexone with addiction
counseling,” says Kimberly Walitzer, PhD, deputy director of
RIA. “We are asking interested individuals to call
716-887-2478 to see if they are eligible to […]

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Free workshops and concert to be offered during renowned percussionist’s UB residency

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Famed Brazilian percussionist Cyro
Baptista will be in residence at the University at Buffalo July
18-30 as part of the university’s Creative Arts
Initiative.
Baptista will offer a multi-level program that includes
workshops and a free concert in the Percussion Garden of Artpark at
4 p.m. on Saturday, July 30, featuring “Beat Blossom,”
a new public art installation, created in collaboration with
Buffalo-based artist Shasti […]

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Two UB doctors speaking at international cardiology conference

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Anne B. Curtis, a world-renowned
electrophysiologist at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical
Sciences at the University at Buffalo, will deliver the opening
plenary lecture at the 22nd World Congress on Heart Disease in
Vancouver on July 14.
Curtis, MD, SUNY Distinguished Professor and the Charles and
Mary Bauer Professor in the Department of Medicine, will give a
speech titled “Improvement in Quality […]

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Why does prenatal alcohol exposure increase the likelihood of addiction?

BUFFALO, N.Y. – One of the many negative consequences when
fetuses are exposed to alcohol in the womb is an increased risk for
drug addiction later in life. Neuroscientists in the University at
Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions are discovering why.
Through a research grant from the National Institute on Alcohol
Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) of the National Institutes of Health
(NIH), Senior Research Scientist Roh-Yu […]

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Physicist awarded grant to explore mysteries of universe, help high school students

BUFFALO, N.Y. — A University at Buffalo assistant
professor of physics has won a prestigious grant that helps science
at both ends of the academic spectrum.
Ciaran Williams, PhD, has been awarded a 5-year, $400,000
National Science Foundation CAREER award to continue his
theoretical work for the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) project and
also reach out to Native American high school students about
interesting scientific possibilities and […]

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You are the key to keeping your computer safe

An opinion piece on CNN by Arun Vishwanath, associate
professor of communication, looks at the latest major ransomware
attack that is affecting computer networks around the world, and
the need to start thinking about cyber safety more comprehensively
and include users in solving the problem. “WannaCry was only
stopped because a vigilant researcher discovered a
critical weakness in its code. The current attack, at least for
now, has also […]

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90s nostalgia is a band-aid for our misery

An article on Vice’s Tonic about growing nostalgia
for the 1990s interviews David Gerber, professor emeritus of
history, who said that modern nostalgia has become a way for people
to “deal with loss and make the transition to another place
or another time of life. It has the value that is often attached to
grieving. We lament what has been lost, but remember fondly the
pleasure […]

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Media Advisory: High schoolers get crash course in materials science at UB summer camp

BUFFALO, N.Y. — What causes lithium-ion batteries to
explode? Can we eliminate pollution from cars? What does
“supercomputing” really mean?
Those are just some of the topics that local high school
students will discuss Friday, July 7, while giving presentations on
what they’ve learned during the past two weeks at UB’s
Eric Pitman Annual Summer Workshop in Computational Science.
News media are invited to the workshop, which […]

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Why are men still so afraid of ambitious women?

An article in Cosmopolitan about men who are
uncomfortable dating smart, ambitious women interviews Lora Park,
associate professor of psychology, about her research that found
that while men like the idea of an intelligent women, the concept
is tougher to swallow in practice. When a man gets face-to-face
with how impressive a woman is, he can feel inadequate, so, rather
than ask for her number, he’ll […]

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