Social Issues

News about UB research and outreach relating to societal issues such as bullying, domestic violence, human rights, gender, diversity and inclusion. (see all topics)

2/15/19

The University at Buffalo Center for Integrated Global Biomedical Sciences (CIGBS) has established a new team of researchers and business leaders to advance the health initiatives of low- and middle-income countries through academic research and capacity-building programs.

2/7/19

While most media attention seems to focus on the number of black males killed by police, new UB research indicates that among men of color, Hispanic males were two times more likely to have a fatal interaction with the police in neighborhoods that have a high percentage of Hispanic residents.

2/6/19

In an effort to reduce the availability of unused prescription drugs to people struggling with addiction, New York State Senator Chris Jacobs (R-60th district) announced today that his office is partnering with the University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences to distribute thousands of Deterra Drug Deactivation Systems throughout Western New York.

2/1/19

UB will revisit the civil rights era through a new exhibit, “Revolution: Civil Rights at UB, 1960-75,” an array of visual displays that document the social transformation that occurred on campus and across Buffalo.

1/24/19

The two-day conference will invite representatives from mobile produce markets across the U.S. to Buffalo to network, attend training sessions and share their successes and failures.

1/9/19

Fear and anger related to the 2016 presidential election and climate change, one of the campaign’s major issues, had different effects on the way conservatives and liberals processed information about the two topics, according to a new UB study.

1/3/19

The University at Buffalo has awarded seven students with the university’s first academic badge, a micro-credential that allows students to showcase their mastery of a skill in an area of interest.

12/21/18

From identifying a potential autism treatment to creating fungal-fighting 3-D printed dentures — here are some highlights from a year of discovery.

12/13/18

Dartmouth College Press has released an updated and expanded edition of “Women and Sports in the United States: A Documentary Reader,” co-edited by Susan Cahn, professor of history in the University at Buffalo College of Arts and Sciences.

12/12/18

Combined with a previous $2.3 million NIH grant for the ongoing study, Homish has now received $5 million for the project.