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Four research projects have received seed funding under RENEW, UB’s new interdisciplinary environmental research initiative.

Communities of Excellence moving forward

Out of nearly 100 concepts from faculty across the university, 14 multidisciplinary teams are preparing to submit preliminary proposals for the next phase of the selection process for UB’s Communities of Excellence.

Football players

The $765 million class action settlement of concussion claims for retired NFL players is a “potential template” for other professional athletes, according to UB Law School faculty member Christine P. Bartholomew,

Mother's cocaine use can influence negative behavior in children

It is not only prenatal drug exposure, but also conditions related to drug use that can influence negative behavior in children, according to a new study from UB’s Research Institute on Addictions.


Legal globetrotter

The Society of International Economic Law conference held in July in Bern, Switzerland, and co-chaired by UB faculty member Meredith Kolsky Lewis, was a truly global gathering.

Patients breathe easier with Lung Flute

Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) report improved symptoms and health status when they use a hand-held respiratory device called the Lung Flute®, according to a new UB study.

State extends contract

The New York State Department of Health has extended its contract with UB biostatistician Randolph L. Carter to fund his evaluation of the state’s Early Intervention Program for young children through 2016.

Lund elected AIChE fellow

Carl Lund, SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, has been named a fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers.

Treatment of substance abuse can lessen risk of future violence in mentally ill

Although some may believe that improving symptoms of mental illness is more likely to lessen the risk for future episodes of violence, a new UB study suggests that reducing substance abuse has a greater influence in reducing violent acts by patients with severe mental illness.

Gender and color

The Gender Institute will celebrate Gender Week with a sumposium that explores the myriad ways in which interpretations of gender and color infuse human consciousness.

paradoxical effects of anti-inflammatory steroids

A UB study has shown that high doses of steroids exert pro-inflammatory effects despite their use over the past six decades as anti-inflammatory drugs.