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


Researchers harness big data to improve poverty maps, a much-needed tool to aid world’s most vulnerable people.


Individuals who are highly extraverted and conscientious could have a measure of protection against disorders like depression and anxiety, according to the results of a new study by a team of University at Buffalo psychologists.


Perspective of moral psychology helps inform why tobacco control debates are often so vitriolic and yet so often based on limited science, Lynn Kozlowski writes in new paper.


Everyone needs an occasional break from the social ramble, though spending too much time alone can be unhealthy. But new research by a UB psychologist suggests that not all forms of social withdrawal are detrimental.


“Grey’s Anatomy” actor and activist Jesse Williams will appear at UB on Nov. 18 as part of the Distinguished Speakers Series. Williams, this year’s Undergraduate Student Choice Speaker, will speak at 7:30 p.m. in Alumni Arena, North Campus.


A UB social work researcher will use a $2.4 million HHS grant to gather evidence and produce resources to improve the services state agencies offer to Native American families involved in child welfare cases.


The University at Buffalo will commemorate the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s visit to Buffalo with MLK@Buffalo, an invitation to UB and Buffalo scholars to reflect on the impact of King's historic speech. 


The UB School of Law has launched a new law clinic in response to the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria, which has left thousands of Puerto Ricans in critical need of legal assistance.


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.


Animated films can provide critical opportunities for adults to discuss end-of-life issues with children according to a new study by a UB researcher who specializes in end-of-life communication.