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)

12/13/18

Dartmouth College Press has released an updated and expanded edition of “Women and Sports in the United States: A Documentary Reader,” co-edited by Susan Cahn, professor of history in the University at Buffalo College of Arts and Sciences.

12/12/18

Combined with a previous $2.3 million NIH grant for the ongoing study, Homish has now received $5 million for the project.

12/5/18

Neuroscientist and best-selling author Lisa Genova will speak at UB on Dec. 6 in the Center for the Arts, North Campus, as part of UB’s Distinguished Speakers Series.

12/4/18

University at Buffalo researchers have received a nearly $649,000 grant to develop a new sexual assault prevention training program that aims to transform friends of victims from bystanders into guardians.

11/29/18

Problem alcohol use is more common among Army Reserve and National Guard soldiers who have greater negative emotions over having never been deployed.

11/16/18

As nonprescription use of Ritalin increases among young adults, researchers at UB's Clinical and Research Institute on Addictions warn that such use may cause irreversible structural changes in certain areas of the brain.

11/16/18

Communities recovering from natural disasters often see an increase in businesses and non-profits that develop after the cleanup, but that doesn’t necessarily counterweigh the rise in poverty levels in areas transformed by events such as storms, earthquakes and wildfires.

11/13/18

Report developed by UB graduate students offers strategies for how Chautauqua County can harness the food system for economic development and health.

11/9/18

The University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine will host the fourth annual Dentistry Smiles on Veterans, an event that offers free dental care to local servicemen and women.

 

11/9/18

To include a citizenship question as part of the 2020 decennial census would most likely undercut the accuracy of determining the U.S. population and risks politicizing an instrument critical to democracy, according to a UB sociologist.