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)


UB social work researcher led team that developed and tested P-OSE, a new scale that can be used for specific schools or as part of district-wide improvement plans.


New role provides a broader vehicle to expand on the campus and community programming Milletti has developed curating the English department’s Exhibit X Fiction Series.


Introducing plant-based foods to a diet is a common-sense approach to healthy eating, but many people don’t like the taste of vegetables. But a UB study says give that broccoli a chance.


Organizations in Buffalo and Long Island, as well as North Carolina, Massachusetts and Ohio, will start or expand their operations as part of UB research project.



People who narrowly avoid disaster do not necessarily escape tragedy unharmed, and their knowledge of the victims’ fate shapes how survivors respond to traumatic events, according to the results of a new paper by a UB psychologist.



Initiative between UB School of Dental Medicine and Seneca Nation Health System introduces Native American students to careers in dentistry.


Philosopher John Martin Fischer, recipient of a $5.2 million grant from the John Templeton Foundation to study different aspects of immortality, will deliver the keynote address the Romanell Summer Conference, “Death, Disease and Identity.”


In the Democratic Republic of the Congo, peace and economic opportunity are percolating, thanks to UB efforts to develop a more inclusive coffee value chain.


Initiative will reach communities on Ferry Street or within four blocks to the north and south of the corridor, where racial health disparities are among the highest in the city.


Ethics in curriculum will be a requirement as opposed to an afterthought, organizers say.