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2011-12-09 16:13:40

Humble leaders are more effective and better liked, according to a study forthcoming in the Academy of Management Journal. "Leaders of all ranks view admitting mistakes, spotlighting follower strengths and modeling teachability as being at the core of humble leadership," says Bradley Owens, assistant professor of organization and human resources at the University at Buffalo School of Management. "And they view these three behaviors as being powerful predictors of their own as well as the...

2011-08-15 15:28:09

Four new studies by researchers at the University at Buffalo have found that when a woman's goal is to be romantically desirable, she distances herself from academic majors and activities related to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The studies, funded in part by the National Science Foundation, were undertaken to determine why women, who have made tremendous progress in education and the workplace over the past few decades, continue to be underrepresented at the highest...

2011-07-27 13:38:42

With NIH grant, UB psychiatrist draws on philosophy to improve ways to assess chronic pain All over the world, patients with chronic pain struggle to express how they feel to the doctors and health-care providers who are trying to understand and treat them. Now, a University at Buffalo psychiatrist is attempting to help patients suffering from chronic pain and their doctors by drawing on ontology, the branch of philosophy concerned with the nature of being or existence. The research will be...

2011-05-26 21:43:00

NORFOLK, Va., May 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- At its commencement ceremony this month, The State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo recognized Dr. Ron Dozoretz for his pioneering leadership in behavioral health and wellness by honoring him with the 2011 State University of New York Honorary Doctorate in Science. Dr. Dozoretz received his M.D. and B.A. from SUNY Buffalo in 1962 and 1957, respectively. Dr. Dozoretz's was one of two honorary degrees presented on May 15 at the 165th...

2011-02-22 16:04:34

Research by UB and RPCI counters industry claims that tobacco-ad bans near schools would equal a total ban For years the tobacco industry has argued that efforts to ban tobacco advertising near schools would constitute a total ban on tobacco advertising in urban areas. But public health researchers at the University at Buffalo and Roswell Park Cancer Institute have presented research that shows this is not the case in Buffalo and Niagara Falls, N.Y. The UB and RPCI researchers presented their...

2011-02-02 00:00:42

Best of the Web announces a new promotional code for February 2011, granting customers a 20% discount on all directory submissions. Jericho, NY (PRWEB) February 1, 2011 New Year's discounts are so last-month. So rather than dwelling on last month's promises and resolutions like so many, Best of the Web is planning ahead by rewarding customers with a 20% discount that is reusable throughout the entire month of February. Best of the Web Directory is an online resource that enhances the user's...

2011-01-21 16:05:12

Software developed by UB faculty conserves resources in a unique freshman bio lab An innovative, educational computing platform developed by University at Buffalo faculty members and hosted by the cloud (remote, high-capacity, scalable servers) is helping UB students understand parts of evolutionary biology on an entirely new level. Soon, high-school and middle-school students will benefit from the same tool as well. Pop! World, developed by UB faculty members with a $250,000 National Science...

2010-10-15 16:20:00

Buy something online, enter your credit card number and mailing address. Simple. Then you come to the box with the CAPTCHA, the Completely Automated Public Turing Test to Tell Computers and Humans Apart. Here, the website attempts to confirm that you're a human, not some robot about to commit a cybercrime. You dutifully copy down the warped, watery-looking letters. Incorrect. Another captcha appears. You try again. Also incorrect. A third captcha appears. You start rethinking your purchase....

2010-08-26 13:27:00

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Aug. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Today the University at Buffalo (UB) launched a new partnership with Zipcar Inc., providing the campus with access to the world's leading car-sharing service. The cost-effective and convenient transportation option is now available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to all students, faculty, and staff members, ages 18 and older. Zipcar is an environmentally friendly alternative that supports UB's Climate Action Plan and its efforts to improve...

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2010-07-07 07:40:00

Research could lead to remote stimulation of cells to treat cancer or diabetes Clusters of heated, magnetic nanoparticles targeted to cell membranes can remotely control ion channels, neurons and even animal behavior, according to a paper published by University at Buffalo physicists in Nature Nanotechnology. The research could have broad application, potentially resulting in innovative cancer treatments that remotely manipulate selected proteins or cells in specific tissues, or improved...