UB in the News

7/10/20

CNN featured John Leddy in a story reporting on a study showing that the rate of kids sports and recreation-related emergency room visits for traumatic brain injuries declined 32% from 2012 to 2018, likely due to the decreasing number of kids playing tackle football.

7/9/20

Wall Street Journal featured Guyora Binder in a story on the felony-murder rule, a controversial legal doctrine at the heart of the George Floyd, Rayshard Brooks and Ahmaud Arbery cases. 

7/5/20

Washington Post story quotes James Campbell about how the politics of race are shifting in the U.S. and what will come of the gathering call for action. 

7/3/20

NPR’s “The World” podcast interviewed Monica Lupion for a story about Climeworks, one of the first and best-known companies to direct air ca ture — or pull carbon dioxide directly out of ambient air for storage or use.

6/29/20

Business Insider quoted Thomas Russo in a report on the safety of new cleaning requirements for Airbnb hosts.

6/26/20

The Boston Globe reported on a UB study authored by E. Brooke Learner that found that 911 calls for emergency medical services (EMS) have dropped 26% since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, but EMS-attended deaths have doubled. 

6/20/20

Bustle interviewed Mark Frank in an article on managing anxiety while returning to work amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

6/18/20

USA Today quoted Yotam Ophir in an article fact-checking the claim that several politicians and celebrities were under house arrest for sex trafficking.

6/17/20

NPR's Marketplace quotes Erin Hatton in a story on Target raising the minimum wage to $15, ahead of Walmart, which pays at least $11 an hour. 

6/16/20

The Christian Science Monitor interviewed Michael Boucai, in a story on a landmark U.S. Supreme Court case in which justices ruled, 6-3, that firing an employee because of their sexual orientation or gender identity violates federal law.

UB faculty frequently offer expert perspectives on issues that are part of the current public discourse, including ones that may be perceived as controversial. It is our belief—and at the core of UB’s academic mission—that constructive, thoughtful dialogue fosters a better understanding of our world. Thus, we openly share these perspectives.