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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.

1/3/18

The 218th anniversary of the birth of Millard Fillmore, UB’s first chancellor and 13th president of the United States, will be celebrated at a ceremony to be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 5, in Buffalo’s Forest Lawn Cemetery.

12/27/17

From developing a pneumonia vaccine to desalinating water with the sun, here are some highlights from a year of discovery.

12/14/17

Neglect accounts for more than 75 percent of all child protection cases in the United States, yet, despite this alarming frequency, child welfare workers lack effective assessment tools for identifying the associated risk and protective factors of chronic neglect, according to a UB study.

12/13/17

Funding from the Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation will enable researchers and occupational therapy students to develop a program that aims to ease some of the burden on Western New Yorkers providing care for frail older adults who have dementia.

12/7/17

Researchers harness big data to improve poverty maps, a much-needed tool to aid world’s most vulnerable people.

11/29/17

Individuals who are highly extraverted and conscientious could have a measure of protection against disorders like depression and anxiety, according to the results of a new study by a team of University at Buffalo psychologists.