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News about UB’s political science programs, and related insight into politics.

10/18/12

A survey conducted by the University at Buffalo School of Management that evaluated the leadership skills of President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney has found that Obama scored significantly better than Romney in most leadership categories and in overall leadership skill.

10/9/12

Former first lady Laura Bush, known as a champion of children's education, human rights and health-care initiatives here and abroad, will speak in the University at Buffalo's Alumni Arena at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 10, as part of UB's Distinguished Speakers Series.

9/17/12

James E. Campbell, a University at Buffalo political scientist nationally recognized for his highly accurate election-prediction models, says that this year the Democrats are likely to pick up between three and 14 seats in elections for the U.S. House of Representatives.

9/4/12

The University at Buffalo has established a scholarship in memory of Alison L. Des Forges, the late historian and human rights activist who was killed in the crash of Continental Flight 3407 near Buffalo on Feb. 12, 2009.

8/23/12

Victoria W. Wolcott, PhD, associate professor of history at the University at Buffalo, is the author of a new book in which she exposes the legacy of segregated recreation in American cities after World War II. The book, "Race, Riots and Roller Coasters: The Struggle over Segregated Recreation in America," out this month from the University of Pennsylvania Press, continues Wolcott's research on the African-American experience in the 20th-century urban North.

8/16/12

Was "Spartacus" an anti-fascist polemic? Does "Agora" demonstrate the horrors of anti-science religious zealotry? Did the Trojans really dress only in blue and white outfits? Quiz: Sophia Loren and Elizabeth Taylor in un-credited roles plus 32,000 costumes. The answers are yes, yes, no and "Quo Vadis."

8/9/12

Deborah Reed-Danahay, professor of anthropology at the University at Buffalo, has recently co-authored her second book with Caroline B. Brettell, a professor of anthropology at Southern Methodist University.

8/8/12

The scene looks normal -- a father kicking a soccer ball to his children, rubbing their heads in playful affection. The iconic towers and fence in the background tell the real story.

8/2/12

"Mitt Romney absolutely was legally responsible for the actions of Bain Capital after he 'retired' from the company in 1999 to run the Utah Olympics," says David Westbrook, JD, a legal scholar and recognized voice in corporate, contract and international law.

7/30/12

Architectural historian Despina Stratigakos, an award-winning scholar of modern German architecture, is at work on the first in-depth study of the aesthetic and ideological constructions of the "domestic" Adolf Hitler and the uses to which they were put by propagandists of the Third Reich.