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

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.”

6/8/17

Abortion fund recipients who have to travel out of state for an abortion travel roughly 10 times farther for their procedures than patients able to get care in their homes states.

4/26/17

Having it your way on political websites and seeing only the content that aligns with your beliefs is not good for democracy, according to a UB expert in the political effects of communication technology.

4/19/17

The event honors Alison L. Des Forges, a UB history professor who helped call attention to genocide in Rwanda.

3/30/17

The event brings together faith leaders, Muslim community representatives and journalists to how Muslims and others are represented in the media.

3/27/17

Unexpected life events can lead to political polarization, pushing moderates toward the spectrum’s extremes, according to study co-authored by UB psychologist.

2/8/17

The UB Gender Institute will hold a Solidarity Party to honor and celebrate international scholars, students, immigrants and refugees on Feb. 12.

12/19/16

From homemade lava to a necklace that ‘hears’ what you eat, some highlights from a year of discovery.