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Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman managing partner Scott Friedman co-authored a feature in the August issue of MGMA Connections magazine about the importance of positive psychology in the workplace. Dr. Elad Levy, chairman of University at Buffalo Neurosurgery co-authored the article titled: “Applying Positive Psychology to the Practice of Medicine.”

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The University at Buffalo College of Arts and Sciences and its Humanities Institute named Rosalyn Diprose its first WBFO-Eileen Silvers Visiting Professor in the Arts and Humanities. Diprose is professor emeritus of philosophy at the University of New South Wales in Australia. She is holding the visiting professorship through Oct. 6.

Company Connections

MVP Network Consulting, Buffalo, was awarded a $135,945 federal contract for Dell workstations and servers from the U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command, Dahlgren, Va.

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Erie Engineered Products, Lancaster, was awarded a $226,620 federal contract for shipping and storage containers from the U.S. Naval Supply Systems Command, Philadelphia.

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The Buffalo law firm Bernhardi & Lukasik is featured on InView, to be aired on Fox Business News at 4:30 p.m. Saturday. The show contacted William Bernhardi, a partner at the firm, after they had seen a posting from him about the Social Security Disability Fund.

Patents

Title: Composite oxygen transport membrane

No.: 8,795,417

Inventors: Christie, Gervase Maxwell (Buffalo); Lane, Jonathan A. (Amherst)

Assignee: Praxair Technology (Danbury, Conn.)

Date issued: Aug. 5, 2014

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Title: Method for reducing proofing time for baked and other products

No.: 8,795,753

Inventors: Upreti, Praveen (Orchard Park); Jalali, Rohit (Ridgeway, Ont.); Haller, Melissa D. (Orchard Park)

Assignee: Rich Products Corp. (Buffalo)

Date issued: Aug. 5, 2014