Judith Adams-Volpe, director of communication and development in the UB Libraries and an amusement park researcher, is quoted in an article in The Wichita Eagle on reasons behind the closing of Wild West World, a local amusement park.
An article distributed by Reuters news service reports on research conducted by Sevario Stranges, formerly of UB, that found that people who take selenium supplements may face an increased risk of diabetes.
An article distributed by UPI reports UB scientists have used stem cells in adult bone marrow to grow blood vessels that may one day replace damaged vessels in the heart. The research also is the subject of articles in the British publications, the Telegraph, The Guardian and the Daily Mail.
An article in the Christian Science Monitor on the more realistic and complex way women are being portrayed on television shows quotes Elayne Rapping, professor of American studies.
Robert Shibley, director of the Urban Design Project, is quoted in the Toronto Star in an article on the sustainability of booming cities like Phoenix in the drought-stricken Southwest vs. water-rich cities like Cleveland and Buffalo with huge population declines.
An article in the New York Daily News on the premier of "The Simpsons Movie" quotes Elayne Rapping, professor of American studies. "It may not fit the times as well as it used to, [but] it must be doing something right. There is obviously still an audience," she said.
An article in National Geographic news on the skyrocketing infant mortality rate among Tibetan macaques as a result of ecotourism in the Mount Huangshan Scenic Area in China quotes Carol Berman, professor of anthropology.
An article in the Cincinnati Enquirer on the sudden popularity of the name "Chuck" quotes Elayne Rapping, professor of American studies. "Maybe it's a backlash against feminism," she said.
Mark Kristal, professor of psychology, is quoted in USA Today in an article on women ingesting their own placentas after giving birth.
An article in The New York Times today on college expenses quotes Lewis Mandell, UB professor of finance and managerial economics, who says students who need loans should ask themselves if running into debt at a private college makes sense. "If I could get the same education at a state institution, I need to ask, 'What is the differential? What am I paying for?' "