“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
“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
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
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
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
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.