Politics

News about UB’s political science programs, and related insight into politics. (see all topics)

10/1/18

Being a good neighbor can have a powerful effect on residents’ attitudes and behaviors even for those living in highly disadvantaged communities, according to a new UB study.

9/12/18

Talk, set for 6 p.m. Thursday in 210 Student Union (Landmark Room), is titled "Solving climate change with courage and conservative principles.”

9/4/18

Democrats could gain as many as 44 seats and emerge from November’s mid-term elections with control in the House of Representatives, according to an innovative forecasting tool developed by a UB political scientist.

8/28/18

Democracy demands a robust contest of ideas to thrive, and diversity is the best way of protecting the democratic foundation of the American experiment, according to a UB philosopher.

8/22/18

Former Vice President Joe Biden and former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice are among the speakers who will headline UB’s 2018-19 Distinguished Speakers Series.

5/10/18

New study connects opposition to LGBT rights with uptick in people leaving the church.

3/7/18

UB political and computer science major Michael P. Brown is a finalist for the Harry S. Truman Scholarship, which provides up to $30,000 for graduate study.

10/30/17

UB constitutional law expert James A. Gardner has an easy-to-understand reason why he is vigorously – even passionately – in favor of the coming Nov. 7 ballot question of whether to hold a constitutional convention.

8/15/17

When the Vietnam Veterans of America filed a federal lawsuit to end what it saw as the federal government’s willingness to expose private details about millions of veterans, the organization turned for legal muscle to the UB School of Law’s Civil Liberties and Transparency Clinic.

6/20/17

The Supreme Court’s ruling that a federal trademark law banning offensive names is unconstitutional gives a “reprieve” to the Washington Redskins, Cleveland Indians and other organizations facing legal actions challenging the registration of their “historic, albeit politically insensitive, trademarks.”