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University at Buffalo faculty experts can provide commentary and analysis on topics in the news. For help finding a faculty expert, contact UB Media Relations at 716-645-6969 or

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Google’s Toilet Locator could provide an innovative solution to India’s open defecation problem in urban locales, but major challenges remain in mitigating the issue in rural areas where it’s most common, says Pavani Ram.


Re-creating manufacturing jobs in the U.S. won't happen overnight, says Nallan Suresh.


A campaign full of personal attacks is likely to yield a depressed nation — no matter who wins, says a UB expert on trauma.


“Yes,” says a UB expert on superstitions, but curses can be broken, and now might just be the time where things are aligned.


A study that describes Earth’s activity under the Greenland Ice Sheet is a valuable contribution to climate science, UB's Beata Csatho says.

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