UB in the News

6/13/19

A story on CBS News about experts testifying before the House Intelligence Committee about the threats that “deepfake” videos and other types of artificial intelligence-generated synthetic data pose to the U.S. election system reports witnesses at today’s hearing include David Doermann.

6/13/19

A story on BBC News about how modern life is transforming the human skeleton interviews Noreen von Cramon-Taubadel, about her research to find out if it was possible to tell where an individual was from by looking at the shape of their skulls. 

6/4/19

An article in Good Housekeeping about foster care and what prospective foster parents need to know interviews Annette Semanchin Jones, who said that in the U.S., foster care is overseen by state child welfare agencies and children enter the system when a reports of possible abuse or neglect is received.

5/29/19

An article in Art Daily interviews exhibition curator Jonathan Katz about an exhibit in Chicago’s Wrightwood 659 of “About Face: Stonewall, Revolt and New Queer Art,” which remembers the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Rebellion.

5/26/19

The Canadian Broadcasting Company radio show Spark interviewed Nicholas Rajkovich about how his students built “laufmaschines,” which were an early version of the bicycle. The laufmachines were created in 1815 as a response to climate change and the need for less reliance on horses.

5/23/19

An article on Medium about a feminist Muslim woman and the difficulties she had looking for a suitable job that didn’t have a problem with her hijab reports a study by Emily Grijalva showed that a gender gap in leadership still persists.

5/22/19

An article in Psychology Today reports on research by Sandra Murray about the role of illusion in romantic relationships and notes that she found that being out of touch with reality actually enhanced the subjective assessment of the couple’s happiness and predicted its chances of long-term stability.

5/13/19

An article in The Christian Science Monitor about abortion and how terminology and selective bits of context can easily push people from one position to another interviewed Gretchen Ely about these misperceptions. 

 

5/13/19

An article in The New York Times highlights the research by Robert Adelman, that unauthorized immigration has no effect on violent crime and is associate with lower property crime. 

 

5/10/19

Science Friday, a radio program carried by NPR stations across the country, interviewed Eva Zurek, professor of chemistry, about the quest to create room-temperature superconductors, including by squeezing materials between diamonds under enormous pressures.