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5/1/15

The largest construction project in UB's 167-year history will foster collaboration and provide 'advanced, sophisticated educational facilities,' according to Michael E. Cain, UB vice president for health sciences and medical school dean.

5/3/15

Giving can help more than just others according to UB psychologist Michael Poulin. He found a link between giving and having a lower risk of early death.

5/3/15

Naked short selling, which was given a share of blame for the failure of Lehman Brothers in 2008, might not be the cause of problems at companies, says research by Veljko Fotak of the UB School of Management.

5/7/15

Prolonged exposure to noise can change the behavior and structure of cells that transmit information from the ear to the brain, according to UB's Matthew Xu-Friedman.

5/12/15

Dieting is difficult. One reason, according to UB's Marc Kiviniemi, is because people make plans to change what they eat based on what they think, rather than how they feel.

5/13/15

Charles Ewing, SUNY Distinguished Service Professor in the UB Law School, weighs in on what should happen to the man who shot President Ronald Regan and was found not guilty by reason of insanity. 

5/13/15

The best evidence to date shows that using e-cigarettes very dramatically less dangerous than cigarette smoking, says UB's Lynn Kozlowski.

5/13/15

UB's Matthew Xu-Friedman explains why people who live in noisy environments don't seem to mind it as much as those who might be visitng.

5/14/15

Both Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush have "huge amounts of baggage going into the election," says UB political science professor James E. Campbell, because each must balance "inheriting the problems of their predecessors and appearing disloyal."

5/15/15

Both Twitter and financial markets are analyzed by algorithms, explains UB professor of media study Tero Karppi, and when those two fields connect over false information, or a malicious tweet, surprising things can occur.

5/14/15

One reason why dieting is difficult is because people make plans to change what they eat based on what they think, rather than how they feel, explains UB's Marc Kiviniemi.

5/18/15

It could easily be a decade before the death sentence is carried out for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, says UB law professor Charles Ewing.

5/18/15

UB's Class of 2015 looked forward to a bright future on graduation day -- one that features the best job market the nation has seen in 10 years.

5/19/15

Area colleges and universities are making an effort to help students graduate in four years and UB is leading the charge.

5/19/15

The plan to raise Los Angeles' minimum wage to $15 per hour is a "monumental change," according to UB's Jerry Newman.

5/19/15

John Leddy, director of UB's Concussion Management Clinic, says it's not useful to grade concussions any longer because the initial treatment is the same: remove immediately from at-risk activity.

5/20/15

Native Americans have been protesting the use of Indian logos and nicknames by sports teams since the 1960s, says UB's Wendy Quinton.

5/20/15

A false tweet in 2013 sent financial markets into a tailspin. UB's Tero Karppi says we must better understand how social media is linked to decision making.

5/24/15

A hyperlens, developed by UB's Natalia Litchinitser and a team of UB researchers, will allow scientists for the first time to see images beyond the diffraction limit, such as DNA strands and viruses.

5/23/15

Larger, heavier -- and more expensive -- vehicles fare better than smaller, lighter ones in collisions, according to a UB study.

5/25/15

Jerry Newman, SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor in the School of Management, weighs in on the debate over the minimum wage in Los Angeles and nationwide.

5/27/15

Charter Communications plan to acquire Time Warner Cable -- various UB professors weigh in on how this could impact consumers.  

5/26/15

Sometimes the federal government uses immigration checkpoints to enforce other areas of law enforcement, including the war on drugs, says UB law professor Rick Su.

5/28/15

UB has established three new Communities of Excellence that will tackle some of the toughest challenges facing mankind today.

5/29/15

"Social media plays a significant role in financial markets," says UB professor of media study Tero Karppi, whose new study looks at the ways social media data intersect with financial algorithms.