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)

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.

9/12/18

Among older Americans, the poorest are the most likely to have used prescription opioids, according to a UB study providing new insights into unexplored contours of the opioid crisis.

9/7/18

Angie Thomas, author of the best-selling novel “The Hate U Give,” which has been adapted into a soon to be released major motion picture, will be the keynote speaker at the 2018 Buffalo Humanities Festival.

9/4/18

UB’s Alberti Center for Bullying Abuse Prevention takes on the increasingly prevalent and timely issue of “microaggressions” at its annual conference being held Oct. 2.

9/4/18

Democrats could gain as many as 44 seats and emerge from November’s mid-term elections with control in the House of Representatives, according to an innovative forecasting tool developed by a UB political scientist.

8/29/18

Research has shown that, as a group, international students face prejudice from segments of the domestic student population, and a new UB study suggests that stereotypes alone do not lead to that prejudice.

8/29/18

A new UB study of 40 years of data from one reputable celebrity news source suggests that celebrities in fact have fewer out-of-wedlock childbirths compared to the rest of the U.S. population.

8/28/18

Democracy demands a robust contest of ideas to thrive, and diversity is the best way of protecting the democratic foundation of the American experiment, according to a UB philosopher.

8/27/18

The UB School of Social Work will launch a part-time, fully online, three-year Doctor of Social Work degree program beginning in the fall of 2019.

8/22/18

Former Vice President Joe Biden and former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice are among the speakers who will headline UB’s 2018-19 Distinguished Speakers Series.