An Academy Award-winning actor, a singer-songwriter and a
Pulitzer Prize winner headline UB's Distinguished Speakers
The reopening of barriers between the U.S. and Cuba offers new
opportunities, but it's not without risk, says UB's Henry Louis
UB's Makau Mutua says politicians want to not only demonize the
West, but also demonize a sector of the society in Africa who are
friendly to the West.
There will be opposition from fast-food owners to the $15 pay
recommendation, says UB's Jerry Newman.
UB's Isaac Ehrlich says that in terms of economic efficiency, it
would be better to impose the $15 minimum wage for New York's
fast-food workers more generally.
With an increase to the hourly wages of fast-food workers in New
York, the industry will inevitably have to raise prices, says UB's
"We can label things what we want, but it's irrelevant because
nature uses its own logic," says UB's Dejan Stojkovic.
An $800,000 grant will fund research that may lead to more
powerful weapons, energy savings and reduced crew numbers.
"Having him acknowledge their existence and the hardship they
face is extremely significant," says UB's Teresa Miller of
President Obama's visit to a federal prison.
Obama's visit to a federal prison -- the first by a sitting
president -- was of huge significance to inmates, who are typically
left to feel invisible, says UB's Teresa Miller.
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