“East Los High,” the trailblazing, addictive and hugely popular Hulu original series, uses a range of digital media platforms to involve its audience in the lives, scandals and emotional traumas of Latino students attending a fictional high school in East Los Angeles, California, and communication experts say it works on both the entertainment and educational levels.
Few people have influenced and supported the Buffalo music community more than Cameron Baird (1905-1960), the elder son of a Buffalo industrial family considered by many the city’s “undersung hero of good music.”
Plato’s Academy North Tonawanda Campus (PANTC) reading group and the UB Department of Philosophy will present their second annual conference, “Bioethics and the Philosophy of Medicine,” Aug. 1 and 2 at UB.
“Phishers,” the crafty perps who scam us via email, are trolling social media sites to steal vast amounts of personal data and then use it to fleece us. “Farcing” is what researchers call it and it’s on the rise.
BUFFALO, N.Y. — D. Jeffery Higginbotham, PhD, of Buffalo, professor and chair of the Department of Communicative Disorders and Sciences in the University at Buffalo College of Arts and Sciences, will be named a fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) at the association’s 2014 annual convention being held Nov. 20-22 in Orlando, Florida.
“If you think there’s no way to stop identity theft attacks like the one in which Russian hackers stole 1.2 billion usernames and passwords, you would be wrong.” So says online consumer-behavior expert Arun “Vish” Vishwanath.
The University at Buffalo Humanities Institute has announced the first annual Buffalo Humanities Festival, to be held Sept. 25-26 at Buffalo State College, the Albright-Knox Art Gallery and the Burchfield Penney Art Center.
For years, the University at Buffalo’s QUIT program attained an impressive success rate in helping smokers –especially heavy smokers – stop the deadly habit and staying off permanently. Now, the program is making victory over tobacco even easier, and more affordable.
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Attention lifelong learners! In a town well-known for its conferences and festivals, here’s one dedicated to the thousands of migrants — many of them refugees — from all continents who continue to globalize the country, change its face and contribute to the cultural life of Buffalo as they have for 200 years.
The University at Buffalo Department of Epidemiology and Environmental Health, School of Public Health and Health Professions (SPHHP), will present a day-long public workshop that aims to increase awareness of air pollution-related research from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 26.
The University at Buffalo Confucius Institute will celebrate the fifth anniversary of its founding with a spectacular performance of music, dance and opera in honor of the Chinese Moon Festival, as well as the birthday of the esteemed Chinese philosopher Confucius.
Human societies invest color with intense meanings. Color, like gender, is associated with virtually all aspects of identity: health, emotions, intelligence, status, class, race, nation, religion, and aesthetic taste.
In a continuing effort to promote interdisciplinary research, and foster relationships with government and industry to grow the Western New York economy, the University at Buffalo is making some of the region’s most advanced science and engineering equipment, and cutting edge research facilities, available for use.
In the field of medical and information technology research, Barry Smith, PhD, SUNY Distinguished Professor and Julian Park Chair in the University at Buffalo Department of Philosophy, has made a distinctive and significant contribution.
Some drugs used to treat diabetes mimic the behavior of a hormone that a University at Buffalo psychologist has learned controls fluid intake in subjects. The finding creates new awareness for diabetics who, by the nature of their disease, are already at risk for dehydration.
Amit Goyal, an internationally recognized materials scientist, has been named director of RENEW, the University at Buffalo’s new interdisciplinary institute dedicated to research and education on globally pressing problems in energy, environment and water.
Parenting practices and restrictions when it comes to alcohol use can make a difference with adolescent drinking, and there is considerable value to consistent and sustained parental attitudes about drinking, according to new research by a University at Buffalo psychologist.
A neuroimaging study by a University at Buffalo psychologist suggests that phonics, a method of learning to read using knowledge of word sounds, shouldn’t be overlooked in favor of a whole-language technique that focuses on visually memorizing word patterns, a finding that could help improve treatment and diagnosis of common reading disorders such as dyslexia.
Interviews begin with questions, but a University at Buffalo researcher is instead questioning the interview, and the answers are mapping the history and unexplored conceptual areas of this familiar information-gathering tool.
University at Buffalo researcher Mark Seery, who studies stress and coping, says the severe winter weather seems at first glance to have few redeeming qualities. Frigid temperatures and daily battles with mounds of snow and ice are testing the resolve of the heartiest among us.
Tony Conrad says he went to New York City in the early ’60s to “mess up the music world.” Now, some 50 years after beginning a career that contributed to the opening of a new musical tradition, Conrad will be back in the city celebrating his 75th birthday with shows that serve as late career markers for this dynamic, multifaceted music and sound artist.
Smokers may be more likely to successfully quit their habit if simple adjustments were made to how an existing anti-smoking medication is prescribed, according to a new study by a University at Buffalo research team.
Academy Award winner Tom Curley, BA ’01, knew coming to the University at Buffalo was the right choice for him shortly after transferring from a community college in upstate New York. Curley loves movies and he says he found the demanding, yet rewarding program he was looking for at UB.
Although some children emerge from cold and neglectful family environments as adults with high self-esteem, a new UB study suggests these people may still be at a relative disadvantage in life, with a foggier sense of who they are.
Annie Dorsen, the award-winning performance artist and director of the Broadway hit “Passing Strange” will discuss her groundbreaking algorithmic theatre performances on March 27 at 5:30 p.m. as part of the University at Buffalo’s Technē Institute for Arts and Emerging Technologies’ “Structures of Digital Feeling Colloquium of Artists and Scholars in the Digital Age.”
A big bowl of mashed potatoes. What about spaghetti and meatballs? Sushi? Regardless of what you identify as comfort food, it’s likely the attraction to that dish is based on having a good relationship with the person you remember first preparing it, according to the results of a new study by a University at Buffalo research team.
Sean Kaczmarek, the youngest person ever elected to the Cheektowaga-Sloan Board of Education and a tireless advocate for equitable public education, is the University at Buffalo’s finalist for the national Harry S. Truman Scholarship.
Identifying discrimination is a necessary first step toward confronting and ultimately eliminating the stain of prejudice, yet victims may be unlikely to recognize some types of discrimination unless they have higher self-esteem, according to the results of a new study by two University at Buffalo psychologists.
Places affect people in ways that tap all of the senses. It could be the long shadows of late afternoon cast by the aging pines surrounding a ramshackle cabin; or the sound of exhausted waves struggling to reach a deserted beach; or even the thick smog-burdened heat a crowded city.
UB’s Department of Communicative Disorders and Sciences is now screening applicants for its Articulation Boot Camp, an intensive four-week summer program designed to help correct articulation impairment.
Sit down with a friend in a quiet restaurant and begin talking, just before the dinner crowd’s arrival. Business is slow at first, but picks up quickly, just like the sound level. Music plays, glasses clink, servers discuss specials. Discussions are everywhere, colliding and competing with the other noises.
The nation’s two most prominent philosophers of medicine will present their divergent views of health, disease and grieving as part of a three-day conference on bioethics and the philosophy of medicine to be held at UB.