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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.

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.

1/22/15

‘The claws that catch’ alter cognitive processing to get what they want, new UB research finds.

1/16/15

The Supreme Court’s announcement on Friday that it would soon consider whether states are constitutionally required to license same-sex marriages will likely bring marriage equality to the minority of states that still prohibit it, according to Michael Boucai, a University at Buffalo professor who specializes on law and sexuality. The Court will take up the matter in April, and a decision is expected by late June.

1/8/15

Parenting practices and restrictions when it comes to alcohol use can make a difference with adolescent drinking, and there is considerable value to consistent and sustained parental attitudes about drinking, according to new research by a University at Buffalo psychologist.

1/8/15

A model program has helped two Western New York counties realize health care savings approaching $840,000 over two years.

12/31/14

UB researchers made headlines around the world this year with studies on coffee, climate change, babies’ eating habits and more.

12/22/14

Stephen Dunnett, vice provost for international education, says President Barack Obama’s move to normalize relations with Cuba is unexpected and stunning.

12/17/14
BUFFALO, N.Y. — The FBI presented the 2014 Director’s Community Leadership Award (DCLA) to Paul Wietig, EdD, assistant vice president in the University at Buffalo Office of Interprofessional Education (IPE), on Dec. 17 at the Buffalo office of the FBI. Brian Boetig, special agent in charge (SAC) of the Buffalo office, conferred the award.