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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)


Violent news events present editors with a troubling journalistic decision: How much of the violence should the audience see? New UB research suggests editors should include violent video in stories they consider to be newsworthy.


The UB School of Law has developed a new graduate program in environmental law designed to prepare the next generation of global leaders in environmental scholarship, research and public policy.


Questions of our origins, along with discussions pertaining to personal identity, will represent the dual themes of this year’s Romanell Conference  presented by the UB Department of Philosophy.


Nobel Peace Prize Winner Malala Yousafzai, former U.S. National Security Advisor Susan Rice, Grey’s Anatomy actor Jesse Williams and actor Alan Alda are among the speakers who will headline the UB 2017-18 Distinguished Speakers Series.


Children exposed to the placemats prior to ordering were more likely to choose healthier food options compared to a control group.


Carrie Bramen, an associate professor in the UB Department of English, has been appointed director of the university’s Institute for Research and Education on Women and Gender.

BUFFALO, N.Y. – The University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions is seeking participants for a new alcohol treatment and research program, The Next Step.

A small group of UB undergraduates committed to discovering and developing new avenues of social change will travel to Tanzania on July 15 as part of an intensive, experiential, social innovation and marketing course.


Kari Winter, a UB professor of transnational studies, has been named executive director of the university’s Humanities Institute, one of the most important entities supporting and promoting the humanities in Western New York.


The Supreme Court’s ruling that a federal trademark law banning offensive names is unconstitutional gives a “reprieve” to the Washington Redskins, Cleveland Indians and other organizations facing legal actions challenging the registration of their “historic, albeit politically insensitive, trademarks.”