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News about UB’s social sciences programs, including fields such as anthropology, psychology and social work.


What are the effects of gambling availability among specific populations? How do you control that impulse to have "just one more drink"? Can a spouse really help a loved one quit smoking?


More than 500 undergraduates from around the country, most of them first-generation college students, will arrive in Western New York this week for a research conference intended to spark their interest in careers in academia.


Phil Tucciarone knew as a high school student that he wanted to study nanotechnology; it was just a matter of where. The Ivy League was an option, but so was the University at Buffalo, where he enrolled in 2010. The decision paid off.


The University at Buffalo has been awarded nearly $2 million from the National Institutes of Health to fund the education of 20 new biomedical and behavioral scientists from underrepresented groups between now and 2016.


Three University at Buffalo students have received prestigious Fulbright Fellowships, the most recent class in what has become a UB tradition of multiple winners in the highly competitive, nationally-recognized scholarly competition.


The Theoretical Archaeology Group -- TAG -- has been debating archaeological theory since 1979, first at universities throughout the UK and Scandinavia and, since 2008, at American institutions like Columbia, Stanford, the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Chicago and the University at Buffalo, where it will hold its 2012 annual meeting, May 17-20.


Living within 10 miles of a casino doubles your risk of problem gambling. This is just one of the compelling statistics in the third "Expert Summary" issued by the University at Buffalo's Research Institute on Addictions.


In an age when even preschoolers have electronic toys and devices, many parents wonder how to get their children to be more physically active. Now, two studies published by University at Buffalo researchers provide some answers.


The University at Buffalo Humanities Institute, which promotes and funds innovative, cross-disciplinary research, teaching and community programs in the humanities, has announced the recipients of its 2012-13 Faculty Fellowships.


The University at Buffalo will honor Nobel Laureate Ronald Coase on May 12 at the Buffalo-Niagara Marriott from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. as part of a conference that pays tribute to his innovative work, especially over the last decade.