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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.

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.

Kim Griswold
6/11/14

A University at Buffalo physician and expert in refugee health has been named the primary clinician and medical director of the Western New York Center for Survivors of Refugee Trauma and Torture. The center is a collaborative initiative conceived and funded by Jewish Family Service of Buffalo and Erie County through a grant from the New York State Health Foundation.

6/5/14

More than 1,200 planners, urbanists, architects and leaders of the emerging cities movement are in Buffalo this week for the Congress for New Urbanism’s national conference, and faculty members and students from UB’s School of Architecture and Planning are among those leading the conversation.

5/30/14

Buffalo Public School social studies teacher Lisa Spaulding has heard the background stories of the refugee students at Lafayette High School, particularly the ones told by the girls. “Absolutely hair-raising,” Spaulding says. “Frightening. All absolutely heart-breaking."

5/29/14

When the U.S. Supreme Court delivers its much-anticipated decision on whether to maintain buffer zones around reproductive clinics, University at Buffalo law professor Lucinda Finley will be in a unique position to interpret how it will change the ongoing debate and landscape on reproductive rights for women.

5/8/14
BUFFALO, N.Y. – The UB dental clinic in Erie County Health Mall offers students valuable experience
4/18/14

Every year, 1,500 to 2,000 refugees and asylum-seekers come to Buffalo, one of the top refugee resettlement areas in the United States, driven by social and political upheaval, war, economic and agricultural distress, and poverty. To explore these challenges and develop models for exemplary refugee health care systems, the University at Buffalo will sponsor Buffalo’s first collaborative Refugee Health Summit 2014 on April 24.

4/11/14

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the genocide in Rwanda, in which an estimated 800,000 people lost their lives over 100 days beginning in April 1994. To commemorate this anniversary and honor the memory of Alison L. Des Forges, an internationally known historian and human rights activist, the University at Buffalo will present two events on April 24.

3/31/14

Two professors in the University at Buffalo’s School of Social Work have launched a graduate student and research institute to encourage global activities that extend trauma-informed treatment, human rights perspectives and other themes championed by the UB school to other parts of the world.