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10/30/11

A full-page article in the Buffalo News looks at the work of UB doctoral student John Edgar Browning, Arthur A. Schomburg Fellow in the Department of American Studies. Browning spent several years at Louisiana State University where he researched the vampire subculture in New Orleans, which is now the subject of his dissertation. He is an expert on vampires throughout history, especially their representation in film, and will be a headliner on a 2012 summer cruise for fans of the vampire genre.

10/29/11

An article in the Toronto Globe and Mail about the ubiquity of cupcakes and the attachment that people have to them reports a UB study found that eating chicken soup -- for subjects who identified chicken soup as comfort food -- immediately triggered memories of relationships, and that certain foods may actually make people feel less lonely.

10/29/11

An article in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram about a new approach local police are using to help officers with drinking problems quotes John Violanti, research associate professor of social and preventive medicine, who said media exposure given to officers involved in alcohol misconduct may make the issue seem more prevalent than it is.

10/28/11

A column in the Jefferson, Ind., News and Tribune about why people deliberately seek out scary experiences as a form of entertainment at Halloween quotes Mark Kristal, professor of psychology, who said fear is adaptive.

10/27/11

An Associated Press article, which appeared in the Wall Street Journal and other outlets, reports UB has received $900,000 in federal funds to develop ways to train doctors to treat addicted patients.

10/26/11

An article on MarketWatch reports the children's television show Sesame Street this month hosted a panel of anti-bullying experts, including Jamie Ostrov, associate professor of psychology, who discussed coping techniques in a five-part video series titled "Happy to be Me: An Anti-Bullying Discussion" that is available on the Sesame Street website and YouTube. The article also appeared in the Sacramento Bee and on Digital Journal.

10/24/11

An article in USA Today about diagnosing ADHD in teens quotes Gregory Fabiano, associate professor of counseling, school and educational psychology, who urged parents of teens with ADHD to be extra-vigilant about driving.

10/25/11

UB political scientist James Campbell is quoted in an article in The Washington Post's The Fix about the comparisons being drawn between President Obama's 2012 reelection campaign and Harry Truman's 1948 reelection bid.

10/23/11

The Chronicle of Higher Education profiled Joan Linder, an assistant professor of visual studies, in the newspaper's "5 Minutes With" column.

10/23/11

A Buffalo News feature story profiles Graduate School of Education researchers Doug Clements and Julie Sarama whose Building Blocks curriculum is used by thousands of preschools nationwide to teach children mathematics fundamentals using shapes, play and conversation.

10/23/11

A story on CTV interviews Lance Rintamaki, a health communication researcher, for a story about the difficulties Canadians born deaf have communicating with medical providers and obtaining health information over the Internet.