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Politicians’ support of economic policies that benefit their supporters are a boon to those on higher end of economic spectrum.


GOP will gain eight Senate seats while House Democrats may lose 16 seats and hit a low point, Campbell predicts.


Nationally regarded election prognosticator forecasts Democrats to lose 16 House seats and eight Senate seats


When the U.S. Supreme Court delivers its much-anticipated decision on whether to maintain buffer zones around reproductive clinics, University at Buffalo law professor Lucinda Finley will be in a unique position to interpret how it will change the ongoing debate and landscape on reproductive rights for women.

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez will speak at the 2014 commencement ceremony for the University at Buffalo’s School of Public Health and Health Professions (SPHHP).

It may be news to some foreign policy analysts and democracy advocates on the right and the left, but there is now concrete evidence that, repeatedly over the last 200 years, nations have moved toward democracy not for the reasons assumed for many decades (literacy levels, foreign aid, degree of national development) but because of strong networks between non-democratic states and their democratic neighbors.

BUFFALO, N.Y. —  Nigerian poet and novelist Chris Abani, a self-described “zealot of optimism” and one of  America’s premiere authors, will participate in “Civil Wars: Narrating Horror and Hope,” an international conference on the nightmares engendered by civil wars across time and space, presented March 28 and 29 by the University at Buffalo Humanities Institute.

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder's proposal that the federal government grant 50,000 visas to immigrants willing to settle and work in Detroit shows, once again, that some of the most innovative and creative ideas about immigration are coming from the state and local levels, according to Rick T. Su, an expert on immigration law and associate professor of law at the University at Buffalo Law School.


A top national expert – who also happens to be University at Buffalo graduate – will discuss the state of the U.S. economy on Wednesday, Nov. 13, at the UB Clinical and Translational Research Center (CTRC)

BUFFALO, N.Y. – A pioneering academic and gay activist at the University at Buffalo has praised today’s U.S. Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage as “the biggest advance in queer rights since the Lawrence v. Texas decision in 2003, which overturned anti-sodomy laws.”