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)

8/8/18

Exercise can help prevent relapses into cocaine addiction, according to new research led by the University at Buffalo’s Panayotis (Peter) Thanos.

8/7/18

Adolescents who received funding to help pay for an abortion experienced greater hardships that affected abortion access compared to adult abortion-fund patients, according to a new UB study.

8/7/18

After seeing an ad in a campus newspaper promoting unhealthy late-night foods, researchers decided to look at a sample of college students to better understand how drinking affects what they eat.

8/6/18

A three-year effort between UB researchers and NYSERDA has produced three reports that provide information and strategies for everyone from architects and engineers to state and federal policymakers.

8/3/18

R. Lorraine Collins is member of 20-person team tasked with drafting legislation on how to regulate marijuana use in New York State.

7/27/18

Findings could help improve treatments and reduce side effects.

7/19/18

UB Athletic Director Mark M. Alnutt and three other experts on sexual harassment and discrimination issues, will present “Playing by the Rules: Sexual Harassment and Discrimination Issues in Employment, Education and Athletics”  on Aug. 3.

7/11/18

The effects of intimate partner violence are profound, painfully enduring and should command as much attention as providing victims with the help necessary to leave violent relationships, according to a new UB study.

7/10/18

The nation’s leading philosopher of psychiatry will deliver a keynote address on the nature of addiction at this year’s Romanell Conference, presented by UB's Department of Philosophy.

7/5/18

Spotting a bully is more nuanced than it might seem, because there is a difference between general aggressive behavior and bullying, according to the findings of a new paper by a UB psychologist.