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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.

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.

11/26/14

The talk is part of the UB Department of Economics’ seminar serie, which is free and open to the public.

a spotlight illuminates a small, 3-D building on a map as a user touches it
11/19/14

Touch-responsive maps designed in part by UB researchers give independence to the visually impaired.

11/5/14

In the past decade, online gambling has exploded and several states, including New York, have approved measures to legalize various types of gambling. So, it’s only natural that the number of people with gambling problems has also increased, right?

10/30/14

A UB study finds that babies' dietary patterns varied according to the racial, ethnic and educational backgrounds of their mothers.

10/30/14

Jeffrey Alexander will give talks including one titled, "Cultural Trauma, Social Solidarity, and Moral Responsibility: Reactions to the Holocaust and other Modern Mass Murders."

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.