After a year and a half and several interested buyers, UB is in final negotiations to sell the Pfeifer Theatre - a longtime staple in Buffalo's Theater District - to the owners of Club Marcella's, an area nightclub.
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UB's Center for Excellence in Bioinformatics recently forged an international partnership with Biopharma Ireland, the country's new national institute of biopharmaceutical research and development. The alliance paves the center's way toward an international reputation in biomedical sciences.
When the 2002 Pulitzer Prizes were announced Monday, a UB professor's name was among them. Carl Dennis, a UB English professor, was awarded the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for poetry.
Technology giant Hewlett-Packard recently announced its likely victory in the merger over Compaq Computer Corp., but university officials confirmed that Compaq will remain one of the biggest corporate sponsors to UB's Center for Excellence in Bioinformatics. Compaq has pledged over $40 million to the university in computer storage and financial support.
State legislatures across the nation are increasingly linking state aid for public institutions of higher education to performance, an idea popular among politicians despite complaints from college officials.
UB student George Pape will be ceremonially confirmed as the newest member to the State University of New York Board of Trustees next Thursday, Feb. 26 in New York City.
Lobbyists from UB are working to secure millions of dollars in funding from both the New York State and federal governments as part of the university's efforts to place Buffalo at the forefront of economic activity in biomedical research.
A UB law professor believes the treatment of the 186 prisoners detained in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba by the U.S. government - and the hundreds of additional prisoners held in custody in Afghanistan - violates international law set forth by the rules of the Geneva Convention.
UB's School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences recently developed the nation's first master's degree program in pharmaceutics with a concentration in pharmacometrics, an emerging field that combines pharmacological studies with computational data analysis.
A small fire was reported around 2 p.m. Friday afternoon at Young Chow, the Chinese restaurant located in the Commons.
If it were up to Distinguished Professor Bruce Jackson, one of the rooms in the Albright-Knox Art Gallery would house a vintage 1957 pink Cadillac.
Dr. Bruce Holm, senior associate dean for the school of medicine, will be the first individual to hold a new administrative office, created to keep pace with UB's advances in the high-tech area of biomedical sciences. As UB's senior vice provost, Holm will oversee a variety of new projects affiliated with the university's recent grant acquisitions.
Most students probably wouldn't guess that a UB English professor from a small Bavarian town in Germany who holds a doctorate degree from Yale and studies Dante in Italian was once arrested and spent time in the slammer.
UB's department of computer science and engineering was recently awarded a $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation to invest in a massive data storage system that will enable pioneering multidisciplinary research in bioinformatics, the use of supercomputers to analyze biological data, and geographical information sciences (GIS), among other research areas.
According to figures recently released by the state, UB ranked near the top of both public and private colleges and universities in New York state in academic research and development funding for the year 2000.
Researchers at UB have discovered that the drug methylphenidate, sold under the brand name Ritalin and commonly prescribed to treat Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), may actually have long-term effects similar to those of amphetamine and cocaine. The drug was previously thought to have only short-term effects on the brain.
The technological revolution that spawned the information age and a new global economy has galvanized areas of study like computer science, medicine, engineering and communication, while the liberal arts major, a time-honored mainstay of American education, has been pushed aside in recent years by college students seeking increasingly specialized majors.
Approximately 100 students packed into room 145 of the Student Union Wednesday evening for a Black Student Union meeting called to air concerns over an October incident that some described as racial profiling.
The university mail system is stepping up security after reviewing safety measures issued by the U.S. Postal Service in reaction to the ongoing anthrax scare.
Despite a national decrease in medical school applications, the Medical College Admissions Test continues to play a significant, although not exclusive, role in the medical school admissions process.