Latest University at Buffalo, The State University of New York Stories

2009-08-25 15:50:00

It takes just seconds for tall buildings to collapse during powerful earthquakes. Knowing precisely what's happening in those seconds can help engineers design buildings that are less prone to sustaining that kind of damage.

2009-06-30 14:10:00

During the past decade, residents of Pasto, Colombia, and neighboring villages near Galeras, Colombia's most dangerous volcano, have been threatened with evacuation, but compliance varies.

2009-06-30 13:08:35

Researchers have found that men and women who feel sensitive to rejection based on their physical appearance are more likely to express interest in having cosmetic surgery than those who are less sensitive to appearance-based rejection.

2009-06-01 12:06:56

A rose by any other name is still a rose, but is an athlete by another name…a jock?

2009-05-06 16:24:16

A New York state mother said her baby was born in the car while her husband drove through the hospital parking lot toward the emergency room. Julie and Michael Schmidt said their first daughter, Sydney, was born after 36 hours of labor two years ago, so they assumed they would have plenty of time to drive from their East Amherst, N.Y., home to Sisters Hospital -- 16 miles away -- when Julie went into labor with their second child at 3 a.m.

2009-04-23 09:12:00

Not all technology meets human needs, and some technologies provide only the illusion of having met your needs.

2009-04-10 13:02:00

BUFFALO, N.Y., April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Local scientist Dr. Russ Miller is leading the rollout of "Magic," one of the most powerful computers in New York State to qualified users worldwide for solving computationally-demanding problems.

2009-02-01 08:51:35

A family sociologist at the University at Buffalo says this month's murder-suicides involving a family of four in Ohio and a family of five in California may be "just the tip of the iceberg."

2009-01-15 16:35:09

Students at some of the dormitories at the University at Buffalo, N.Y., are making more careful food choices because they no longer use trays, officials said. The initiative is designed to substantially cut food waste, but it may also result in more careful food choices.

2008-12-16 17:35:57

University of Buffalo football Coach Turner Gill has been given a contract extension through the 2013 season, the school announced Tuesday. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Word of the Day
  • A woman chauffeur.
  • A woman who operates an automobile.
The word 'chaffeuse' comes from French, and is the feminine form of 'chauffeur'.