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)


Study examines Boston Marathon bombing, Hurricane Sandy; also finds most users fail to correct misinformation.


Researchers at UB's Research Institute on Addictions have found that prenatal marijuana use also can have consequences on infants’ weight and can influence behavior problems, especially when combined with tobacco use.


A group of University at Buffalo students in a political communication class has launched an online campaign called #holdmediaaccountable. The goal?  To call attention to the profiteering by media companies selling access to Americans and the threat that poses to democracy.


New technology could one day lead to portable drug detectors.


“BAND Against Bullying,” the annual competition to raise bullying awareness, will take place 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 25, at the UB Center for the Arts on the North Campus.


Bracha L. Ettinger, whose celebrated pieces have made her among the most prominent visual artists in France and Israel, will present the first-ever museum exhibition of her work in the U.S. as part of her residency in the UB’s Creative Arts Institute.


The University at Buffalo will host a public screening of "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" followed by a panel discussion on the ethical concerns surrounding research consent, privacy and ownership of DNA.


Thinking critically about cities and the social mechanisms that underwrite them provides people with the power to influence the places where they live and work, according to a new book by a UB sociologist.


The findings of two recently published studies on the emergence of hookah use indicate that public health officials may need to consider broadening their tobacco prevention efforts beyond traditional cigarettes.


Students and faculty in architecture, real estate development and urban planning will develop housing prototypes that will be replicable both for Buffalo and cities like it across the U.S.