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)

7/10/18

The nation’s leading philosopher of psychiatry will deliver a keynote address on the nature of addiction at this year’s Romanell Conference, presented by UB's Department of Philosophy.

7/5/18

Spotting a bully is more nuanced than it might seem, because there is a difference between general aggressive behavior and bullying, according to the findings of a new paper by a UB psychologist.

6/15/18

Three University at Buffalo experts on diversity and inclusion in athletics will participate in a forum on June 19 in the Albany Capital Center aimed at preventing sexual and interpersonal violence against sexual and gender minorities.

5/30/18

To reach more people and increase the sustainability of care for Syrian refugees, UB dental professor Othman Shibly will lead the training of teachers and volunteers at refugee camps in Lebanon on how to perform basic oral health care.

5/25/18

New research by the UB Research Institute on Addictions has identified a key mechanism in how aerobic exercise can help impact the brain in ways that may support treatment — and even prevention strategies — for addiction.

5/11/18

Study examines Boston Marathon bombing, Hurricane Sandy; also finds most users fail to correct misinformation.

5/10/18

Researchers at UB's Research Institute on Addictions have found that prenatal marijuana use also can have consequences on infants’ weight and can influence behavior problems, especially when combined with tobacco use.

5/7/18

A group of University at Buffalo students in a political communication class has launched an online campaign called #holdmediaaccountable. The goal?  To call attention to the profiteering by media companies selling access to Americans and the threat that poses to democracy.

5/7/18

New technology could one day lead to portable drug detectors.

4/23/18

“BAND Against Bullying,” the annual competition to raise bullying awareness, will take place 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 25, at the UB Center for the Arts on the North Campus.