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News about UB research and outreach relating to societal issues such as bullying, domestic violence, human rights, gender and diversity.

2/7/14

Baby boomers can learn how to protect their hard-earned assets and guarantee a steady income for the rest of their lives through a new book by Lewis Mandell, PhD, professor emeritus of finance and managerial economics in the University at Buffalo School of Management.

Protesters outside the U.S. Supreme Court.
2/6/14
BUFFALO, N.Y. – The current U.S. Supreme Court debate over whether to maintain buffer zones restricting protestors at Massachusetts reproductive clinics returns to familiar constitutional territory justices already have ruled on, University at Buffalo Law School faculty member Lucinda Finley says.
2/6/14

The University at Buffalo has announced the launch of RENEW (Research and Education in eNergy, Environment and Water), an ambitious, university-wide, interdisciplinary research institute that will focus on the most difficult and complex environmental issues, as well as the social and economic issues with which they are intertwined.

1/30/14
BUFFALO, N.Y. – More than 800 children and parents will be guided by “tooth fairies” and other “dental heroes” through the award-winning Teddy Bear Clinic onto dental treatment and cleanings at the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine’s 13 annual “Give Kids a Smile Day.”
1/30/14
BUFFALO, N.Y. – In recent years, Super Bowl Sunday has become as synonymous with parties, food and alcohol as it is with football.
UB researcher Robert Silverman wearing a blue, button-up shirt
1/27/14

UB researcher Robert Silverman challenges assumptions that quality affordable housing is readily available in shrinking cities.

1/27/14

Ahmad Zaki, a professor at Kabul University, is studying urban planning at UB with the hope of starting what he and his colleagues believe will be their country’s first program in the field.

1/24/14

National Drug Facts Week aims to “Shatter the Myths” teens may hold about drug use and abuse — and research by scientists at the University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions (RIA) supports that message.

1/24/14

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder's proposal that the federal government grant 50,000 visas to immigrants willing to settle and work in Detroit shows, once again, that some of the most innovative and creative ideas about immigration are coming from the state and local levels, according to Rick T. Su, an expert on immigration law and associate professor of law at the University at Buffalo Law School.

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1/16/14

Kenneth Kort, who hopes to revive the Rust Belt through advanced manufacturing, will work with the National Materials and Manufacturing Board.