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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.

1/16/15

The Supreme Court decision Friday to decide whether same-sex couples have the constitutional right to marry everywhere 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. 

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.
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12/10/14

In measuring teen nicotine use, public health agencies often rely on data that are too crude, researchers say.

12/8/14

A new study has shown that smoking can inhibit the success of treatment for alcohol abuse, putting people who are addicted to both tobacco and alcohol in a double bind.

12/4/14

Micheal L. Dent, a University at Buffalo psychologist, listens to what is inaudible to others. And what she’s hearing might one day help us better understand human hearing loss.

12/4/14

Winning apps help users find information on child care, Thruway conditions, rental properties, landlords and other topics in Western New York.