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News about UB’s social sciences programs, including anthropology, psychology and social work. (see all topics)

10/10/17

The non-denominational ceremony and service represent the culmination of approximately nine years of devoted work.

10/3/17

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has awarded Chris St. Vil, an assistant professor in the UB School of Social Work, a grant  to conduct a literature review on recurrent violent injury.

9/21/17

A distinguished group of scholars, filmmakers and artists will join many descendants of authors of slave narratives at UB for community events, conversations and workshops on racial justice and public history Oct. 19-21.

9/14/17

UB sociologist Brenda Moore will explore why and how racial health disparity develops in veterans during this year’s Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Annual Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C.

8/30/17

Yamazaki’s residency is part of the CAI's ambitious and multidimensional schedule for 2017-18.

8/29/17

Children from unintended pregnancies tend to experience more depressive symptoms in early adulthood compared to children from intended pregnancies, however there’s little evidence of a causal relationship, according to a new UB study.

8/28/17

The fact that spouses often become caregivers for their ailing partners is quite common in American life – and few roles are more stressful. Yet helping behaviors, which are at the core of caregiving, typically relieve stress, according to a new UB study.

8/15/17

When the Vietnam Veterans of America filed a federal lawsuit to end what it saw as the federal government’s willingness to expose private details about millions of veterans, the organization turned for legal muscle to the UB School of Law’s Civil Liberties and Transparency Clinic.

8/15/17

The photos and videos coming out of Charlottesville, Virginia are all images this country has seen throughout its history, says Carole Emberton, UB associate professor of history.

8/8/17

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.