UB in the News

7/29/20

NPR interviews Katarzyna Kordas, about a new UNICEF and Pure Earth report showing that about one in three children globally have been exposed to lead at levels shown to damage their health and cognitive development.

7/22/20

NBC News published an opinion article authored by Henry Louis Tayler about how the combination of Breonna Taylor’s death and racist police actions underlines the danger of gentrification. 

7/22/20

The Undefeated quotes Felisha Legette-Jack in a story on Kara Lawson, Duke University's new head coach for women's basketball, and the need for more Black head coaches in university athletic departments

7/21/20

An article published in Yahoo! Finance written by Mark R. O’Brian, examined the process evaluating the safety of COVID-19 research.

7/20/20

An article in Forbes on what college leaders can do to address racial justice quotes Raechele Pope.

7/15/20

The Buffalo News featured A. Scott Weber in a story on the new health guidelines on campus. 

7/10/20

CNN featured John Leddy in a story reporting on a study showing that the rate of kids sports and recreation-related emergency room visits for traumatic brain injuries declined 32% from 2012 to 2018, likely due to the decreasing number of kids playing tackle football.

7/9/20

The Wall Street Journal featured Guyora Binder in a story on the felony-murder rule, a controversial legal doctrine at the heart of the George Floyd, Rayshard Brooks and Ahmaud Arbery cases.

7/9/20

Mark R. O’Brian writes in PBS NewsHour about how retractions and controversies over coronavirus research show that the process of science is working as it should.

7/8/20

Washington Post story included commentary from Susan Clark on how Phoenix, the hottest city in America, is finding ways to cool down.

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