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)

3/8/18

UB will host the 15th annual Safe Schools Initiative Seminar, Advanced School Threat Assessment Training, on March 20 in the Center for the Arts, UB North Campus. The event is free, but registration is required.

3/8/18

Registered participants will learn how to recognize the signs and symptoms of an opioid overdose, as well as how to properly administer naloxone.

3/7/18

Though young homeless adults make use of available food programs, these support structures still often fail to provide reliable and consistent access to nutritious food, according to the results of a new UB study.

3/7/18

At this free event open to the public, volunteer fixers will do their best to get your items — from small appliances and jewelry, to bicycles and textiles — back to working order.

3/7/18

UB political and computer science major Michael P. Brown is a finalist for the Harry S. Truman Scholarship, which provides up to $30,000 for graduate study.

2/28/18

Amanda B. Nickerson, director of UB’s Alberti Center for Bullying Abuse Prevention, has endorsed a pointed “Call to Action to Prevent Gun Violence,” joining other prominent scholars in urging “a change in mindset and policy” to protect children and adults.

2/19/18

Parents who allow their young children to occasionally sip and taste alcohol may be contributing to an increased risk for alcohol use and related problems when those kids reach late adolescence, according to a new UB study.

2/13/18

The UB Confucius Institute and the Chinese Club of Western New York will mark the arrival of the Chinese New Year with a diverse program celebrating Chinese culture on Feb. 17 at UB’s Center for the Arts.

2/13/18

Researchers are working with a sample of members of the Buffalo Police Department on a three-year $814,000 study being funded by the U.S. Department of Justice’s National Institute of Justice.

2/8/18

The Spring Seminar Series at the UB Research Institute on Addictions will explore the topics of nicotine, drug and alcohol use by women, including sex differences in smoking, preventing substance use in pregnancy, and drinking issues among lesbian and bisexual women.