The most wonderful time of the year can take a turn for the worse pretty quickly if you wake up Christmas morning in the grips of the flu. As flu season nears, the staff at Health Services has a little advice on how to best avoid catching the flu and stay healthy for the holidays. Although it varies from year to year, flu season in Western New York begins approximately around late December, according to Susan Snyder, director of Health Services. "We will start to see flu on campus as students return for the spring semester," Snyder said.
It's unfortunate how much a school name matters in the job game. We all know the complaint. Regardless of the actual educational experience you had or the amount of work you put in, the odds are that when competing with someone from Harvard, Cornell, or maybe even Ithaca or Geneseo, all other things being equal, the guy or gal with UB on a resume has a slight disadvantage from the get-go. Now, as disheartening as it may be, there is undoubtedly some basis for such a bias.
A chemical compound found in the greatest amounts in soy products might help to stave off breast cancer, according to the results of a recent UB and Roswell Park Cancer Institute collaborative study. The findings, based on the data of a survey collected over several years at Roswell, revealed that female diets rich in isoflavone corresponded to the lowest incidents of the disease. "People noticed that in countries where women tend to eat a lot of soy, such as China and Japan, they have very low breast cancer incidence rates," said Anne Weaver, a graduate student of epidemiology and the lead author of the study. Because isoflavones act chemically in a manner very similar to estrogens, researchers had long been interested in the effects they could have on breast cancer, since it is almost exclusively a female, estrogen-driven disease.
In an announcement to the university, Chairman of the UB Council and Presidential Search Committee Jeremy Jacobs updated the community on the progress and status of the presidential search. After completing their three scheduled open listening sessions, at which they welcomed opinions and suggestions from students, faculty and staff about the traits they would most like to see in the 15th president, the members of the search committee have formulated a position profile.
The search for UB's 15th president has officially commenced, and the search committee, made up of several members of the administration and the UB Council, wants to hear what the UB community would like to see in their next president. On Monday, the committee held the second of three open listening sessions in the Center for the Arts Screening Room.
In Australia this past week, 3,600 record sales were enough to give a British metal band the number one position on the music chart - an all time low. I'm never one to speak out against illegal downloading, which is undoubtedly the primary reason behind the recent low sales, but this is a completely alarming piece of information. Is it perhaps time to ease up on the non-stop downloading and "torrenting" and give back, just a little, to the music industry? The main thing to consider is who in fact it is hurting and how badly it's doing so.
Chief Justice of the Supreme Court John G. Roberts Jr. returned to his hometown of Buffalo to give a question-and-answer style lecture in the Koessler Athletic Center at Canisius College on Tuesday evening. Quieting any conceptions of royalty that one might associate with such a figure, Roberts revealed himself to be a warm and approachable authority, true to his roots and at ease among the middle-American audience. In the 90-minute lecture, Roberts spoke about wide-ranging topics such as the Court's hesitation to welcome technological change, his undergraduate education, and his own style in overseeing the Court, speaking with a clarity that reminded the audience why he holds the position he does. After praising Roberts in his introduction, Joseph M.