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UB News 01/03 (Part 1 of 3: National placements)

By Connie Rieck

Release Date: April 18, 2003

A report on major stories in the news media during the month of January 2003 involving the University at Buffalo, its faculty, staff and students. If you are interested in receiving a copy of a story in this log, please contact Connie Rieck in the Office of News Services at 645-5000, ext. 1420 and she will gladly fill your request.

NATIONAL PRINT MEDIA

Newspapers

Ann Arbor News, Jan. 8, article reports on three cases of familicide in Oregon. Charles Patrick Ewing said that it is not uncommon for men faced with the prospect of ruin to fantasize about killing their families.

Austin American-Statesman, Jan. 8, article reports on three cases of familicide in Oregon; fathers who killed their entire families. Charles Patrick Ewing is quoted.

Business Review, Jan. 9, article reports that Robert Bennett, chancellor of the New York State Board of Regents, is joining the UB faculty during the spring semester.

Charleston Daily Mail, Jan. 11, sports article says that one of the more challenging Division I men's basketball coaching jobs in the nation is at UB. The position currently is held by Reggie Witherspoon.

Chicago Tribune, Jan. 17, article reports on RoweCom, a company to whom UB paid $1.3 million in pre-payments for 2003 library subscriptions. RoweCom did not pass the funds on, as required, to pay the publishers. It has re-paid to UB $500,000, but is now in bankruptcy and is unlikely to repay the rest of the money.

Clarion-Ledger (Mississippi), Jan. 19, article reports that Kmart Corporation is working on a new business plan to exit Chapter 11. The corporation will have to change the way it does business and who it competes with if it is to survive. Arun Jain is quoted.

Contra Costa Times, Jan. 2, article reports that people are neurologically wired to look for romance. This corresponds to a 1996 UB study where psychologists studied dating couples to determine how much they idealized their partner.

Daily Bruin, Jan. 15, article reports that the University of California is evaluating its position in light of new state budget costs. UC measures its competitiveness against the "comparison eight" comprising: Yale, Harvard, Stanford, MIT, UB, University of Virginia, University of Michigan and University of Illinois.

Dallas News, Jan. 20, article reports on a UB study that concludes that binge drinking entirely diminishes the protective effect of alcohol. Christopher Sempos said that having seven drinks in one day leads to different health results than having one drink a day for seven days. African-Americans have higher rates of both abstinence and binge drinking.

Dayton Daily News, Jan. 8, article reports on three cases of familicide in Oregon. Charles Patrick Ewing said that it is not uncommon for men faced with the prospect of ruin to fantasize about killing their family.

Detroit News, Jan. 26, article reports the Kmart has released its projected financial performance for the next five years, which Arun Jain calls a very ambitious goal.

Detroit News, Jan. 8, article reports on three cases of familicide in Oregon. Charles Patrick Ewing is quoted.

Hartford Courant, Jan. 25, article reports that Kmart Corporation has a new business plan and intends to exit Chapter 11 within three months. The corporation intends increase sales by promoting itself as the "store of the neighborhood," which Arun Jain says is a good move.

Ithaca Journal, Jan. 31, article reports on the protests related to George Pataki's proposed cuts to the higher education budget and tuition increases. Students and the United University Professions union have begun a billboard ad and media blitz.

Los Angeles Times, Jan. 15, article reports on poets who contributed to a USAID book about America for foreign distribution, but refused to promote it because they disagree with the U.S. administration's foreign policy. The article includes comments by Robert Creeley.

Los Angeles Times, Jan. 14, article reports on a State Department pamphlet written by prominent Americans after Sept. 11. It has become controversial because it cannot be published in the U.S. under the Smith-Mundt act, which prohibits the distribution of "propaganda" in the U.S. Participating authors such as Robert Creeley say they did not know what the pamphlet would be used for and do want their participation to be misconstrued as pro-war propaganda.

Los Angeles Times, Jan. 3, article reports that people are neurologically wired to look for romance. This corresponds to a 1996 UB study where psychologists studied dating couples to determine how much they idealized their partner.

Miami Herald, Jan. 27, article reports that Kmart Corporation is conducting reviews of past management excesses that may have helped put the company into bankruptcy. Arun Jain said that the review will result in more accountability in the future. This article appeared in many media outlets including the Holland Sentinel (Mich.), Knoxville News Sentinel (Tenn.), Raleigh News (NC), Hilton Head Island Packet (SC), Boston.com, Springfield News Sun (Ohio), Austin American Statesman (Texas), Wichita Eagle, Newsday, San Jose Mercury News (CA), Sarasota Herald-Tribune (FL), Kansas City Star (Mo.), Lakeland Ledger (Fla.), Times Daily (Ala.), Yahoo!News.com.

Montclair Times, Jan. 15, article profiles Barry Yanku, one of the architects involved in a design for a new building on the site of the World Trade Centers. Yanku graduated from UB with a master's degree in architecture in 1980.

New Haven Register, Jan. 26, article looks at research being conducted by Shambhu Upadhyaya aimed at preventing online break-ins as they happen. The article appeared in more than two dozen other media outlets including The Cincinnati Enquirer, Akron Beacon Journal, The Free Lance Star (Va.), Winston Salem Journal (NC), GoMemphis.com, San Francisco Chronicle, Miami Herald, Naples Daily News (Fla.), Dayton Daily News, SecurityFocus.com, Rapid City Journal (SD), Raleigh News (NC), WiredNews.com, The Globe and Mail (Toronto), Times Picayune (La.), CRN.com, Newsday, Boston.com, ABCNews.com, Minneapolis Star Tribune, Seattle Post Intelligencer, Yahoo!News.com, Channel4000.com, KITV-TV (Hawaii), KERO-TV (Calif.), South Bend Tribune (Ind.), San Jose Mercury News, CBS News, WRAL-TV (NC), Kansas City Star (Mo.).

The New York Times, Jan. 31, obituary on Leslie Fiedler, who died on Jan. 29.

The New York Times, Jan. 28, article reports on a study conducted by UB's Research Institute on Addictions that shows that more than eight in 10 Americans said they played the lottery, visited a casino or tried some other form of gambling in the past year, and that compulsive gambling in increasing.

The New York Times, Jan. 18, article reports that the SUNY trustees have recommended raising undergraduate tuition for residents by 41 percent -- or $1,400 -- the largest increase in SUNY history.

The New York Times, Jan. 15, article reports that William R. Greiner has announced that he will step down as president of UB on June 30.

The New York Times, Jan. 9, article reports on the debate over testing pesticides on people, and quotes Alan Lockwood, professor of neurology and nuclear medicine, who was speaking on behalf of Physicians for Social Responsibility.

Newsday, Jan. 15, article reports that Kmart Corporation is working on a new business plan to exit Chapter 11. The corporation will have to change the way it does business and who it competes with if it is to survive, said Arun Jain. Variations of this article have run in at least 75 newspapers and news outlets throughout the nation, including Lancaster Eagle-Gazette (Ohio), Helena Independent Record, Bremerton Sun (Washington), Huron Daily Tribune (Michigan), The Coloradoan (Colorado), The Olympian (Washington), Central Main Daily Sentinel, Arkansas Democrat Gazette, Gainesville Sun (Florida), Sedelia Democrat (Missouri), Salem Statesman Journal (Oregon), San Jose Mercury News, Canton Repository (Ohio), Ventura County Star (California), Bettendorf News (Iowa), Louisville Courier-Journal, Jackson Clarion Ledger (Mississippi), Fredericksburg.com (Virginia), Philadelphia Daily News, Farmington Daily Times (NM), Bloomington Pantagraph (Illinois), Bennington Banner (VT), Boston.com, Long Beach Press-Telegram (California), Penn Live (Pa.), The Patriot-News, The Express-Times, Austin American Statesman, Montrose Daily Press (Colorado), Times Picayune (La.), Seattle Times, Mattoon Journal (Ill.), Erie Times News (Pa.), GoErie.com, Baton Rouge Advocate, Topeka Capital Journal, Lansing State Journal (Michigan), Rapid City Journal (SD), GoMemphis.com, The Commercial Appeal (Memphis), St. Louis Post Dispatch, MLive.com (Michigan), Lakeland Ledger (Fla.), Pittsburgh Tribune Review , Times Daily (Ala.), Sarasota Herald-Tribune, Miami Herald, The Post (Ohio), Shelby Star (NC), Seattle Post Intelligencer, Bonita Daily News (Fla.), Leavenworth Times (Kansas), DeSoto Times (Miss.), San Francisco Chronicle, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Orangeburg Times Democrat (SC), Carlisle Sentinel (Pa.), Stamford Advocate (Conn.), Bismark Tribune (ND), Munster Times (Indiana), Indiana Digital Student, WABC-TV(NY), Madison Daily Ledger (SD), KGO-TV (San Francisco), WNBC-TV(NY), Casa Grande Valley Newspapers (Ariz.), Virginian Pilot, The Free-Lance Star (Va.), Texas City Sun, Kingsport Times News (Tenn.), Jefferson City News Tribune (Mo.), Ukiah Daily Journal (Calif.), Olean Times Herald (NY), La Porte Herald Argus (Ind.), Sauk Valley Newspapers (Illinois), Columbus Telegram (Nebraska), San Francisco Examiner, Indiana Gazette (Pa.), Macomb Daily (Michigan), Morristown Citizen Tribune (Tenn.), KDKA-TV (Pittsburgh), Richmond Palladium Item (Ind.), Raleigh News (NC), Southeast Missourian, Wabash Plain Dealer (Ind.), Chambersburg Public Opinion (Pa.), Salina Journal (Kansas), Chicago Tribune, Hilton Head Island Packet (SC), Portsmouth Herald (NH), Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel, WSET-TV (Va.), KTUL-TV (Oklahoma), Wichita Eagle (Kansas), Baltimore Sun, WRTV (Indiana), San Diego Union Tribune, Durango Herald (Colorado), Chillicoth Gazette (Ohio), North County Time (Calif.), Palatka Daily News (Fla.).

Omaha World-Herald, Dec. 21, interview with Michael Dell at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, where Dell mentions the UB computer cluster.

Olympian, Jan. 8, article reports on three cases of familicide in Oregon. Charles Patrick Ewing is quoted.

Olympian, Jan. 7, article reports on three cases of familicide in the Pacific Northwest and quotes Charles Patrick Ewing. The article also appeared on the Web site for KFXO-TV, the local Fox affiliate.

Patriot-News, Jan. 8, article reports on three cases of familicide in Oregon. Charles Patrick Ewing is quoted.

Putnam County Courier, Jan. 16, "Putnam Sportsman" article reports on Hudson Valley lakes which freeze over in mid-January and mentions that Kenton Stewart has monitored the lakes in the region for years, keeping track of ice flows.

Repository (Canton, OH), Jan. 8, article reports on three cases of familicide in Oregon. Charles Patrick Ewing said that it is not uncommon for men faced with the prospect of ruin to fantasize about killing their family.

Salt Lake Tribune, Jan. 27, article looks at research being conducted by Shambhu Upadhyaya aimed at preventing online break-ins as they happen. The article appeared in Newsday, as well as in more than two dozen other media outlets.

Statesman Journal, Jan. 7, article reports on three cases of familicide in Oregon. Charles Patrick Ewing is quoted.

Syracuse Post-Standard, Jan. 3, article reports on the shortage of librarians and notes that UB has a master's of library science degree program.

Times-Picayune (New Orleans), Jan. 8, article reports on three cases of familicide in Oregon. Charles Patrick Ewing is quoted.

USA Today, Jan. 5, article discusses childhood obesity and reports that kids lose weight when their parents do. Leonard Epstein said that most overweight kids have at least one fat parent.

The Wall Street Journal, Jan. 13, article reports on the promise of "personalized medicine" and discusses UB a researcher's development of a scanning device able to decode proteins many times faster than "conventional methods" but also more cheaply and more precisely.

Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier, Jan. 3, article reports that people are neurologically wired to look for romance. This corresponds to a 1996 UB study where psychologists studied dating couples to determine how much they idealized their partner.

Wire Services

Associated Press Newswire, Jan. 20, article looks at research being conducted by Shambhu Upadhyaya aimed at preventing online break-ins as they happen. The article appeared in Newsday, as well as in more than two dozen other media outlets.

Associated Press Newswire, Jan. 20, article reports on UB's new "Random Acts of Kindness" grants, one-time cash gifts that will be awarded to help students who face sudden changes that could prevent them from finishing school. The article appeared yesterday in, as well as in more than 30 other media outlets, including Boston.com, WPBN-TV (Michigan), WTVM-TV (Georgia), KAMC-TV (Texas), WISH-TV (Indiana), WCAX-TV (Vermont), WHNS-TV, WTEN-TV, KAIT-TV (Arkansas), KESQ-TV, WRIC-TV (Va.), WLOX-TV (Miss.), KTVO-TV (Miss.), WLUC-TV (Mich.), KCAU-TV (Iowa), KPLC-TV (La.), WKBN-TV (Ohio), WAVY-TV (Va.), WKTY-TV (Kentucky), KSFY-TV (SD), WHO-TV (Iowa), WHTN-TV (Ala.), WPMI-TV (Ala.), WQAD-TV (Ill.), KSHB-TV (Mo.), KRON4-TV (CA), WKRN-TV (Tenn.), WECT-TV (NC), WBAY-TV (Wisconsin), WALB-TV (Georgia), KRNV-TV (Nevada), Time-Union (Albany).

Associate Press Newswire, Jan. 7, article reports on three cases of familicide in Oregon. Charles Patrick Ewing said that it is not uncommon for men faced with the prospect of ruin to fantasize about killing their family.

Health Behavior News Service, Jan. 14, article reports that the benefits of moderate drinking may not apply to African-Americans. Christopher T. Sempos said that the kind of drinking matters greatly, and binge drinkers do not benefit. African-American men tend to binge drink more than white Americans.

PR Newswire, Jan. 23, article reports that Daniel A. Marotta has been named vice president and general manager of Broadcom Corporation's Broadband Communications Business Unit. Marotta received his bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from UB.

United Press International, Jan. 31, article reports that UB researchers have found that even when a passenger car weighs more than a sport-utility vehicle, passengers in the car remain at higher risk in a crash.

United Press International, Jan. 15, article reports on a study conducted by UB's Research Institute on Addictions reports that more than eight in 10 Americans said they played the lottery, visited a casino or tried some other form of gambling in the past year, and that compulsive gambling in increasing.

Magazines

Advance for Physical Therapists and PT Assistants, Jan. 24, article reports that as technology becomes more advanced, individuals with disabilities stand to gain more benefits from its use. Multidisciplinary staff at UB's Center for Assistive Technology are working to expand the use, development and availability of assistive technology.

Astrobiology Magazine, Jan. 29, article reports on a study by UB's Tracy Gregg that challenges the methods that scientists have used to determine the geologic age of the planet Mars.

Bioterrorism Week, Jan. 20, article reports that a new method with the potential to quickly detect suspicious patterns in reported illnesses in specific geographic regions is being developed by Peter Rogerson, a geographer at UB.

Business Week, Jan. 27, article reports on research being conducted by Tarunraj Singh in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences designed to help drivers learn how to better navigate hazardous winter conditions.

Business Week, Jan. 23, article reports that Dell is adding more hardware to its high-performance clusters and mentions the cluster installed at UB.

Business Week, Jan. 17, article reports that UB researchers are working to develop technology that will help drivers deal with hazardous winter road conditions.

Chemical & Engineering News, Jan. 27, article reports on work by Thomas Szyperski, associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry, that allows researchers to determine the structure of a protein molecule 250 times faster using new computational techniques to improve conventional nuclear magnetic resonance technology.

Entrepreneur Magazine, January, article reports on the increasing use of credit cards as an alternative to small commercial business loans, in a time of tight credit. Lewis Mandell says that banks may be pulling back from offering unsecured loans, which may have forced small businesses into using credit cards.

Forbes Magazine, Jan. 30, article reports on the Top 5 nanotechnology breakthroughs of 2002, and includes research by Harsh Chopra, who with Susan Hua has developed an extremely sensitive nanoscale device that could shrink ultra-high-density storage devices to record sizes.

New England Journal of Medicine, Jan. 9, article reports that the benefits of moderate drinking may not apply to African-Americans. Christopher T. Sempos said that the kind of drinking matters greatly, and binge drinkers do not benefit. African-American men tend to binge drink more than white Americans.

Newsweek, Jan. 9, "My Turn" column by Wesley T. Carter, Jr., who for years worked in the Office of Career Planning and Placement and now is a lecturer in African-American Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences, in which Carter says that when it comes to the issue of racism, the situation in the U.S. is not as bleak as presented in the newspapers.

Obesity, Fitness & Wellness Weekly, Jan. 18, article reports that many young Americans are too fat to fight or be recruited to the military. Carlos Crespo has co-authored a new study which concludes that obesity may be a national security concern.

Science Magazine, Jan. 27, article reports that UB chemist Thomas Szyperski has developed a new, high-throughput method for obtaining nuclear magnetic resonance data that not only has the distinction of potentially performing orders of magnitude faster than conventional methods, but does so more cheaply and with greater precision.

ValueOptions, Jan. 30, article reports on the relationship between curiosity and personal growth which was conducted by Frank Fincham.

NATIONAL RADIO

WBZ Boston, Jan. 22, segment on a study conducted by UB's Research Institute on Addictions reports that more than eight in 10 Americans said they played the lottery, visited a casino or tried some other form of gambling in the past year, and that compulsive gambling in increasing.

NATIONAL TELEVISION

KATU-TV (Portland), Jan. 8, article reports on three cases of familicide in Oregon; fathers who killed their entire families. Charles Patrick Ewing is quoted.

KFOX-TV (El Paso), Jan. 8, article reports on three cases of familicide in Oregon; fathers who killed their entire families. Charles Patrick Ewing is quoted.

KTVU-TV (San Francisco), Jan. 8, article reports on three cases of familicide in Oregon; fathers who killed their entire families. Charles Patrick Ewing is quoted.

KFXO-TV (Oregon), Jan. 7, article reports on three cases of familicide in Oregon; fathers who killed their entire families. Charles Patrick Ewing is quoted.

INTERNATIONAL PRINT MEDIA

Globe and Mail, Jan. 21, editorial written by Miriam Shuchman, professor at UB and at the University of Toronto, recommending that parents take their children to area hospitals rather than premier hospitals such as Sick Kids in Toronto when their children need urgent care.

Guardian Unlimited, Jan. 8, article reports on three cases of familicide in Oregon. Charles Patrick Ewing said that it is not uncommon for men faced with the prospect of ruin to fantasize about killing their family.

Israel National News, Jan. 15, opinion article by David Lazerson, a graduate of UB, and founder of a Jewish high school in Miami, who was once a peace activist but now feels that all-out war is justified.

Times of India, Jan. 29, article reports on a study by UB's Tracy Gregg which challenges the methods that scientists have used to determine the geologic age of the planet Mars.