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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.

3/2/15

Although some children emerge from cold and neglectful family environments as adults with high self-esteem, a new study by a University at Buffalo research team suggests those people may still be at a relative disadvantage, with a foggier sense of who they are.

2/27/15

As Minahil Khan rose through the ranks of UB student government, she noticed the number of women diminish at every level.

2/26/15

Human rights violations, including honor killings, human trafficking, child and slave brides, female genital mutilation, stoning of women and domestic violence, will be the topics of discussion during a daylong human rights conference, “Culture and Control of Women – Resources and Remedies,” being held on March 7 at the University at Buffalo Law School.

2/20/15

The University at Buffalo will host a program, “What Ferguson Can Teach Us: Working Together for Justice and Community Safety,” on Wednesday, Feb. 25, at 12:15 p.m. in room 145a of the Student Union on the UB North Campus.

2/18/15

Violanti, a former New York State trooper, will testify as part of a panel on police officer safety and wellness.

2/18/15

The reluctance to part with mobile phones, laptops and other gizmos – sometimes called “gadget hoarding” – is part of a larger and more troubling issue: managing electronic waste, or e-waste.

2/17/15

Using social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter to spread information during campus emergencies can help keep students safer, according to new research from the University at Buffalo School of Management.

2/16/15

As Western New York gains attention nationally as a great place to live, dozens of regional partners will meet to discuss how progress can benefit everyone.

2/12/15

Amanda B. Nickerson, director of the Alberti Center for Bullying Abuse Prevention at the University at Buffalo, called the Buffalo Bills’ signing of troubled guard Richie Incognito “disheartening,” especially following Bills Head Coach Rex Ryan’s press conference ambitions to “build a bully.”

2/10/15

The panel will lay the basis for a more informed and fact-based discussion of the issues surrounding current immigration into the U.S.