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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.

10/29/14

An “overwhelming” number of judicial decisions finding a constitutional basis for same-sex marriage, and the Supreme Court’s refusal to review those decisions, suggest that it is just a matter of time before same-sex marriage is legal nationwide , according to a University at Buffalo law professor and expert on law and sexuality.

10/29/14

UB researcher Youfa Wang led a federally-funded systematic review and meta-analysis of 17 childhood obesity prevention programs.

10/22/14

Singer is author of the book, “America’s Safest City: Delinquency and Modernity in Suburbia."

10/22/14

UB planning researcher Daniel Hess says Buffalo’s changing population is reflective of a nationwide pattern of “demographic inversion."

10/20/14

Hosted by the UB School of Architecture and Planning, the database will assist local governments as they work to broaden access to healthy food.

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.