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)

10/23/18

Motivated in part by the #MeToo movement and inspired by Cornell philosopher Kate Manne’s instant classic “Down Girl: The Logic of Misogyny,” the University at Buffalo Gender Institute is presenting a yearlong lecture series titled “On Misogyny.”

10/18/18

Special issue of peer-reviewed journal addresses key questions in food systems planning efforts.

10/12/18

An ambitious new project spearheaded by Jonathan Manes, assistant clinical professor of law, will examine ethical and social concerns raised by the increasing use of artificial intelligence, or AI.

10/8/18

The effects and effectiveness of school security measures will be the topic of a national conference organized by Jeremy Finn, professor in the UB Graduate School of Education.

10/5/18

UB School of Law Teaching Faculty member Helen “Nellie” Drew told high school students that freedom of expression is protected by the First Amendment as part of her keynote speech for the Sixth Annual James Otis Lecture Oct. 3.

10/2/18

A new UB study suggests that extent to which sensory-specific parts of the brain are able to connect as a network, not necessarily anatomically, but functionally, during a child’s development predicts their reading proficiency.

10/1/18

Being a good neighbor can have a powerful effect on residents’ attitudes and behaviors even for those living in highly disadvantaged communities, according to a new UB study.

9/26/18

Social media sites often present users with social exclusion information in certain posts that can actually inhibit intelligent thought, according to a UB study that takes a critical look not just at Facebook and other similar platforms.

9/25/18

A new UB study is adding critical nuance toward better understanding the association between breastfeeding and infant health in the first year of life.  

9/17/18

McGill University professor George Weisz will deliver the keynote address  to open a two-day UB symposium that will bring together leading experts from around the world to explore addiction as a treatable, chronic disease.