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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.

10/15/14

A new UB study outlines seven factors that led one of America’s poorest cities to embrace farming, urban chickens and more.

10/13/14

Co-creators Despina Stratigakos and Kelly Hayes McAlonie will be in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 23 to reflect on how the gender debate in the profession has changed.

10/3/14

It is not only prenatal drug exposure, but also conditions related to drug use that can influence negative behavior in children, according to a new study from the University at Buffalo’s Research Institute on Addictions.

9/30/14

If a person is dually diagnosed with a severe mental illness and a substance abuse problem, are improvements in their mental health or in their substance abuse most likely to reduce the risk of future violence?

9/30/14

When your team of financial aid specialists can raise the percent of Buffalo high school students successfully completing the all-important financial aid application by 61 percent in a few months, you do the reasonable thing: You try to reach more students.

9/25/14
BUFFALO, N.Y. — The moment a woman hears “you have breast cancer” is a moment she never forgets.
9/24/14

The effects of media violence on children and what parents and teachers can do about it is the focus at this year’s Alberti Center for Bullying Abuse Prevention annual conference to be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 2, at the Millennium Hotel, 2040 Walden Ave., Cheektowaga.

9/18/14

The University at Buffalo community gets an A+ for generosity, donating more than 24,000 items in this year’s school supply drive sponsored by the Office of Community Relations. In all, 24,469 items were collected, making this year’s drive the most successful one yet.

9/3/14

The NFL’s new “test case” for pro football players accused of domestic violence could lead to increased scrutiny and more education about the issue outside of professional sports, according to the director of the Domestic Violence and Women’s Rights Clinic at the University at Buffalo’s Law School.

8/26/14

New research findings from a study of 634 couples found that the more often they smoked marijuana, the less likely they were to engage in domestic violence.