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)

2/19/18

Parents who allow their young children to occasionally sip and taste alcohol may be contributing to an increased risk for alcohol use and related problems when those kids reach late adolescence, according to a new UB study.

2/13/18

The UB Confucius Institute and the Chinese Club of Western New York will mark the arrival of the Chinese New Year with a diverse program celebrating Chinese culture on Feb. 17 at UB’s Center for the Arts.

2/8/18

The Spring Seminar Series at the UB Research Institute on Addictions will explore the topics of nicotine, drug and alcohol use by women, including sex differences in smoking, preventing substance use in pregnancy, and drinking issues among lesbian and bisexual women.

2/6/18

Novelist, literary critic and environmental activist Margaret Atwood, author of “The Handmaid’s Tale,” which inspired the television series of the same name, will deliver the March 9 “Humanities to the Rescue” keynote address.

2/6/18

Innovative sound and visual composer Olivier Pasquet will discuss the architectural and musical contexts of his evolving site-specific piece titled “Lloyd’s Mirror” during its premier on Feb. 12.

1/24/18

Two new books from UB's Research Institute on Addictions will provide treatment providers with resources to help people with an alcohol use disorder manage their negative emotions and cravings for alcohol.

1/19/18

An assessment tool that is intended to help recognize the effects of adversity and trauma in children’s lives is not the best means of evaluating mental health problems faced by at-risk youth, according to new UB study.

1/17/18

The Wooster Group will present four free performances of the “The B-Side: ‘Negro Folklore from Texas State Prisons’ A Record Album Interpretation” as part of its residency in UB’s Creative Arts Initiative.

1/12/18

Clara Bradizza, RIA senior research scientist, has been selected to serve as a member of the Interventions to Prevent and Treat Addictions Study Section of the NIH’s Center for Scientific Review.

1/4/18

Because of the severe weather forecast for Friday, Jan. 5, the gravesite commemoration celebrating the 218th anniversary of the birth of Millard Fillmore, UB’s first chancellor and 13th president of the United States, at 10 a.m. in Forest Lawn Cemetery, will be shortened to a brief wreath presentation ceremony outdoors.