UB in the News


Engineer John Hall talked to NBC News about a giant "energy kite" that could be used to restore power in areas suffering from natural disasters. 


A Roll Call article about a new New Jersey law that clarifies that a candidate for one of the state’s U.S. Senate or House seats can also run in presidential primaries interviews James Gardner, professor of law. 


An article in TIME Magazine about new federal physical-activity guidelines that show that even light activities like walking and housework can improve an individual’s health interviews UB researcher Michael LaMonte. 


An article on The Daily Beast interviews researcher Hilary Weaver about a refugee advocate who received threats of rape and murder after the release of a secretly recorded and doctored video aimed at discrediting aid workers helping asylum seekers.


The Chicago Tribune reports on a study co-authored by geographer Eun-Hye Enki Yoo that concerns termites in Brazil.


NPR's Weekend Edition interviews Tamera Thornton, professor of history, who said she believes that the signature is an endangered species.


"Human beings are attracted to a whole range of experiences that promote unpleasant emotional or physical reactions,” UB philosopher Carolyn Korsmeyer tells Time magazine.


The Guardian quoted UB researcher Christian Renschler on how heavy rains in California could create mudslides and floods, threatening the safety of those displaced by the fires. 


Vice interviewed PhD student Sara O'Donnell about a UB study which found that college students are more likely to choose spending time with their smartphone than eating. 


Culture and technology are making signatures a devalued currency, Tamara Plakins Thornton, professor of history, tells The New York Times.