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

1/4/18

Because of the severe weather forecast for Friday, Jan. 5, the gravesite commemoration celebrating the 218th anniversary of the birth of Millard Fillmore, UB’s first chancellor and 13th president of the United States, at 10 a.m. in Forest Lawn Cemetery, will be shortened to a brief wreath presentation ceremony outdoors.

1/3/18

The 218th anniversary of the birth of Millard Fillmore, UB’s first chancellor and 13th president of the United States, will be celebrated at a ceremony to be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 5, in Buffalo’s Forest Lawn Cemetery.

12/27/17

From developing a pneumonia vaccine to desalinating water with the sun, here are some highlights from a year of discovery.

12/14/17

Neglect accounts for more than 75 percent of all child protection cases in the United States, yet, despite this alarming frequency, child welfare workers lack effective assessment tools for identifying the associated risk and protective factors of chronic neglect, according to a UB study.

12/4/17

Infants raised in homes where they hear a single language, but spoken with different accents, recognize words dramatically differently at about 12 months of age than their age-matched peers exposed to little variation in accent, according to a recent UB study.

11/29/17

Individuals who are highly extraverted and conscientious could have a measure of protection against disorders like depression and anxiety, according to the results of a new study by a team of University at Buffalo psychologists.

11/20/17

Everyone needs an occasional break from the social ramble, though spending too much time alone can be unhealthy. But new research by a UB psychologist suggests that not all forms of social withdrawal are detrimental.

10/20/17

Carol Berman knows Cayo Santiago well. She's been doing research there since 1974 and is among the scientists calling attention to the island, home to a unique free-ranging population of rhesus monkeys and the researchers charged with their care in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.

10/18/17

Animated films can provide critical opportunities for adults to discuss end-of-life issues with children according to a new study by a UB researcher who specializes in end-of-life communication.

10/10/17

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