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Social Issues

News about UB research and outreach relating to societal issues such as bullying, domestic violence, human rights, gender and diversity.

8/20/14

Youfa Wang, PhD, professor of epidemiology and environmental health at the University at Buffalo, is the subject matter expert and video presenter for a multimedia streaming video comparing the effectiveness of childhood obesity programs that was produced by Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), a unit of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

8/18/14

“If you think there’s no way to stop identity theft attacks like the one in which Russian hackers stole 1.2 billion usernames and passwords, you would be wrong.” So says online consumer-behavior expert Arun “Vish” Vishwanath.

7/31/14

“Phishers,” the crafty perps who scam us via email, are trolling social media sites to steal vast amounts of personal data and then use it to fleece us. “Farcing” is what researchers call it and it’s on the rise.

7/30/14

The Health Foundation of Western and Central New York has chosen University at Buffalo School of Social Work faculty member Susan A. Green to take part in its Health Leadership Fellows Program, recognizing her influence in community health and investing in her expanding role addressing the health of elders and children living in poverty.

7/28/14

University at Buffalo Law School Professor and immigration expert Rick Su says the ongoing flood of Central American children coming to the U.S. differs from other refugee crises because of the large number of children leaving their families and risking their lives to find new homes.

7/28/14

A collaboration between the University at Buffalo’s School of Social Work and School of Nursing will serve local veterans and families by teaching social workers and nurses how they can better care for and respond to veterans’ needs.

7/22/14

“East Los High,” the trailblazing, addictive and hugely popular Hulu original series, uses a range of digital media platforms to involve its audience in the lives, scandals and emotional traumas of Latino students attending a fictional high school in East Los Angeles, California, and communication experts say it works on both the entertainment and educational levels.

Patient on phone
7/21/14
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- It’s an all too familiar story: a patient—specifically a patient with chronic disease—goes into the hospital to get well and is discharged only to be readmitted within 30 days. Medicare spends $15 billion a year on readmissions alone.
6/26/14

New evidence suggests heinous behavior played out in a virtual environment can lead to players’ increased sensitivity toward the moral codes they violated.

6/26/14

Some years back, shortly after starting at the University at Buffalo, School of Social Work Professor Hilary N. Weaver attended a regional conference in Western New York to address substance abuse in the Native American community, and the hotel where the conference was held also hosted a certain NFL visiting football team.