News Releases


Hannah M. Christensen, 20, a UB student from Clifton Park, New York, has been charged with felony leaving the scene of a serious injury accident without reporting.


As nonprescription use of Ritalin increases among young adults, researchers at UB's Clinical and Research Institute on Addictions warn that such use may cause irreversible structural changes in certain areas of the brain.


Communities recovering from natural disasters often see an increase in businesses and non-profits that develop after the cleanup, but that doesn’t necessarily counterweigh the rise in poverty levels in areas transformed by events such as storms, earthquakes and wildfires.

BUFFALO, N.Y. – University at Buffalo researchers have found that college students prefer food deprivation over smartphone deprivation, according to results from a paper in Addictive Behaviors.


Faculty Experts


Annahita Ball

Assistant Professor of Social Work

Expertise: family engagement in schools; educational justice and reform; school-based mental health services; school-community partnerships

Phone: 716-645-8951



Javid Bayandor

Associate Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Expertise: Mid-air collisions; crashes involving drones (unmanned aircraft systems); space exploration and missions; crashworthiness; ballistics; advanced aerospace design

Phone: 716-645-1422



UB in the News


Culture and technology are making signatures a devalued currency, Tamara Plakins Thornton, professor of history, tells The New York Times.


Spectrum News reports the UB held its fourth annual Dentistry Smiles on Veterans Day and interviews Brendan Dowd, clinical assistant professor in restorative dentistry.


An article in Time about how President Trump inserted himself into the midterm elections like few presidents before interviews Jacob Neiheisel, associate professor of political science.


An article in England’s The Independent about the midterm election and the impact that lesser-known candidates have on constituents’ lives interviews James Battista, associate professor of political science.

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