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

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11/19/14

Touch-responsive maps designed in part by UB researchers give independence to the visually impaired.

11/17/14

Josh Kinsler, assistant professor of economics at the University of Rochester, will discuss his study, “Distorted Beliefs and Parental Investment in Children,” as part of the University at Buffalo Department of Economics’ seminar series on Friday, Nov. 21, at 3:30 p.m. in 444 Fronczak Hall on the UB North Campus.

11/5/14

In the past decade, online gambling has exploded and several states, including New York, have approved measures to legalize various types of gambling. So, it’s only natural that the number of people with gambling problems has also increased, right?

10/30/14

A UB study finds that babies' dietary patterns varied according to the racial, ethnic and educational backgrounds of their mothers.

10/30/14

Jeffrey Alexander will give talks including one titled, "Cultural Trauma, Social Solidarity, and Moral Responsibility: Reactions to the Holocaust and other Modern Mass Murders."

10/29/14

An “overwhelming” number of judicial decisions finding a constitutional basis for same-sex marriage, and the Supreme Court’s refusal to review those decisions, suggest that it is just a matter of time before same-sex marriage is legal nationwide , according to a University at Buffalo law professor and expert on law and sexuality.

10/29/14

UB researcher Youfa Wang led a federally-funded systematic review and meta-analysis of 17 childhood obesity prevention programs.

10/22/14

Singer is author of the book, “America’s Safest City: Delinquency and Modernity in Suburbia."

10/22/14

UB planning researcher Daniel Hess says Buffalo’s changing population is reflective of a nationwide pattern of “demographic inversion."

10/20/14

Hosted by the UB School of Architecture and Planning, the database will assist local governments as they work to broaden access to healthy food.