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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. last Thursday, the Buffalo (N.Y.) News reported...

2009-04-23 09:12:00

Not all technology meets human needs, and some technologies provide only the illusion of having met your needs. But new research by psychologists at the University at Buffalo and Miami University, Ohio, indicates that illusionary relationships with the characters and personalities on favorite TV shows can provide people with feelings of belonging, even in the face of low self esteem or after being rejected by friends or family members. The findings are described in four studies published in...

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. New Methods Allow Scholars to Address Previously Unsolvable Problems Cyberinfrastructure sits at the core of modern simulation and modeling, which creates new methods of investigation that allow scholars to address previously unsolvable problems, according...

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." Sampson Blair, Ph.D., associate professor of sociology at UB, says, "Family murder-suicide is still relatively uncommon, but I expect an increase in such incidents over the next few years because economic strain on families provokes depression and desperation." He adds that family researchers have long...

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. We anticipate saving nearly 48,000 pounds of food waste this semester by going trayless in the three dining centers, said Jeff Brady, interim executive director for UB Campus Dining & Shops. The program can help reduce...

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. Gill originally signed a five-year contract at Buffalo in December of 2005. The Bulls were 8-5 this season and won the MAC championship, defeating Ball State 42-24. Gill was named MAC Coach of the Year in 2007.

2008-09-29 21:00:31

Jill K. Singer, Buffalo State College professor of earth sciences and director of the Undergraduate Research Office, was honored Thursday with the State University of New York's Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities for 2008 at the college's academic convocation in Rockwell Hall auditorium. The award was for her service to Buffalo State and SUNY. Singer, who for more than two decades has researched river restoration and sediment dynamics, has received...

2008-08-30 00:00:23

By Jay Rey Colleges back for the fall semester find themselves at the peak of an enrollment boom. A record number of students graduated from U.S. high schools this year, giving colleges the pleasure of picking from a deep pool of incoming freshmen. "It certainly helps," said Michael Konopski, dean of enrollment management at Niagara University, "and it did allow us to be a little more selective." Niagara will have its largest freshman class in history. Ditto for Medaille College....

2008-08-18 21:00:16

By Stephen T. Watson The University at Buffalo's research effort into a new technology that would let a user manipulate objects on a computer screen through hand gestures has won a competitive grant from Hewlett- Packard Co. The proposal from Venu Govindaraju, director of UB's Center for Unified Biometrics and Sensors, is one of 41 projects from around the world that HP Labs is funding with an Innovation Research Award. Instead of having to use a keyboard, a mouse or some other device...

2008-08-04 21:00:00

By Melissa Repko After living his own American Dream, businessman Laszalo Meszaros decided the best way to spend retirement was to give back. Meszaros, who sold his company Voice Technologies Group of Amherst to Intel Corp. in 2000, started the Meszaros International Center of Entrepreneurship (MICE) in his birthplace, Hungary, and then decided to bring it to Buffalo. In October, the second year of organization's entrepreneurship training program will kick off at the University at...

Word of the Day
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'