Robert G. Shibley, dean of the University at Buffalo's School of Architecture and Planning, received the Robert and Louise Bethune Award. The lifetime achievement award is the highest accolade that the Buffalo/Western New York chapter of the American Institute of Architects bestows. The award recognizes Shibley's contributions to the profession of architecture over the past 30 years through practice, mentoring and community leadership.

Women Lawyers of Western New York will honor Erie County Surrogate Barbara Howe as its Woman Lawyer of the Year. She will be honored Dec. 5 in the Hyatt Regency Buffalo.

Skanska USA, a provider of construction management, preconstruction and design-build services, appointed Buffalo native Jennifer Murphy national marketing director for its civil business unit based in its civil office headquarters in Queens.
Murphy is a University at Buffalo graduate.


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The Winter Market at Horsefeathers, opening Jan. 5 in the 115-year-old Horsefeathers building at 346 Connecticut St., has announced a partial list of vendors that will participate in the market. The market will continue through May 4, before giving way to the outdoor Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers' Market 2013 season, which will begin May 11.

Among the local businesses committed to taking part in the Winter Market are: Arden Farms, Avenue Boys Smokehouse, Cookie Confections, Dan Tower Farm, Everybotti Biscotti, Fetch Dog Treats, First Light Farm, Green Heron Growers, Martin Cooks Restaurant, the Pasta Peddler, press raw food & juice and Saltamontes Salsa.

Some of these vendors will be permanent tenants, while others will participate in the Winter Market every week or every other week. The market will be held in the building's renovated basement and first floor.

Acupuncture Works, an acupuncture and massage practice owned and operated by Andrea Schilling, a licensed massage therapist and acupuncturist, recently opened at 1961 Wehrle Drive, Suite 7, Amherst. Appointments can be made by calling 983-9842 or by visiting



Title: Valve metal anode pellets for capacitors formed using forced convection of liquid electrolyte during anodization

No.: 8,313,621

Inventors: Goad, David (Buffalo); Nesselbeck, Neal (Lockport); Hahl, Jason (Cheektowaga)
Assignee: Greatbatch Ltd. (Clarence)

Date issued: Nov. 20, 2012


Title: Method for inhibiting scavenger receptor-A and increasing immune response to antigens

No.: 8,314,076

Inventors: Wang, Xiang-Yang (Amherst); Subjeck, John (Williamsville)

Assignee: Health Research (Buffalo)

Date issued: Nov. 20, 2012