University at Buffalo professor of English Jerold C. Frakes, a noted scholar of medieval literature, received a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship to support his study of the emergence of early Yiddish literature during the 2013-14 academic year. Frakes is one of 175 scholars, artists and scientists in 56 disciplines to receive a Guggenheim Fellowship this year. They were chosen from a pool of nearly 3,000 applicants.


Amherst Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Colleen DiPirro was recently elected chairwoman of the Western New York Chamber Alliance, a group of 17 Chamber of Commerce executives representing five counties who meet regularly to share resources, cross-promote events and drive public policy.


The Fredonia College Foundation honored Michael Schiavone with its distinguished service award recently. Schiavone is a senior partner at Lipsitz Green Scine Cambria. He was a member of the Fredonia College Foundation board of directors from 2004 to 2012 and chairman of the foundation’s board of directors from 2010 to 2011.

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The Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine at Olean General Hospital has received a full three-year accreditation for its hyperbaric oxygen services from the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society. The center focuses on the treatment and evaluation of chronic, problematic and nonhealing wounds, using the latest generation of wound-healing technology under the direction of specially trained wound-care physicians.


Kenmore Mercy Hospital in the Town of Tonawanda received the Partner Recognition Award from Practice Greenhealth, recognizing the hospital for its commitment to environmental practices and sustainability.


SKF USA, Falconer, was awarded a $20,695 federal contract for bearings from the U.S. Air Force Materiel Command, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma.


The Veterans One-Stop Center of WNY was awarded a $50,000 grant from the Wounded Warrior Project. This grant will help fund a collaboration of existing service providers to more effectively meet the needs of current and returning veterans across the eight counties of Western New York.


Title: Wrist Band

No.: D681,941

Inventors: Kennedy, Carl (Getzville); Kennedy, Sherlynn (East Amherst)

Date issued: May 14, 2013