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Faculty experts weigh in on trending topics. Their views and opinions are based on their expertise and research, and do not represent the official positions of UB.

  • UB expert weighs in on legal cannabis
    11/7/23

    R. Lorraine Collins talks about her work on the subject and why she's an advocate for legalization in the latest edition of the Driven to Discover podcast.

  • ‘Holiday hammock’ defines seasonal shopping
    11/6/23

    UB retail experts say the trend can put shoppers over budget and more items in landfills.

  • SUNY chancellor touts UB as national leader in AI
    9/8/23

    The visit to UB also kicked off a discussion series on harnessing AI for the public good. 

  • ‘A powerful pink bomb’
    8/7/23

    Kelly Hayes McAlonie and Despina Stratigakos, co-creators of Architect Barbie, explain the impact of the movie that's become one of the most talked about films of the summer.

  • Ozempic ‘important moment’ for weight management
    6/21/23

    UB expert Katherine Balantekin says that while anti-obesity drugs are helpful, they are best used as adjuncts to behavioral obesity management.

Questions & Answers

  • What’s next for supermarket supermerger?
    3/1/24

    UB law professor Christine Bartholomew offers insights on Kroger's proposed $25 billion acquisition of Albertsons and why the FTC opposes the merger.

  • Help from former deans set the path for Aguirre
    2/28/24

    UB's new dean of students says being accessible and a good listener is key to helping students be successful.

  • Bias in facial recognition software
    2/26/24

    UB computer scientist Ifeoma Nwogu spoke with UBNow about how AI has evolved through the years and offers her perspective on bias in facial recognition programs. 

  • Meet Dheeraj Roy
    2/7/24

    The new physiology and biophysics faculty member looks at how different types of memories are formed and why some are strong while others are not.

  • Rethinking the rights of the deceased
    1/25/24

    As AI brings dead celebrities back to life, UB law professor Mark Bartholomew calls for changes in privacy, consumer protection and property laws.

Awards & Recognition

  • Nam honored as Activist Scholar
    12/15/23

    The UB social work professor was recognized by the Partnership for the Public Good for her language access work with refugee and migrant communities.

  • Tumbas receives prestigous awards
    12/13/23

    The UB scholar is the recipient of the Barbara Jelavich Book Prize and an Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant for two book projects.

  • Diaz named fellow for SUNY Hispanic Leadership Institute
    12/11/23

    The Sunstar Robert J. Genco Endowed Chair and director of UB's Microbiome Center is among 11 fellows in this year's class.

  • Diaz named Sunstar Genco chair in dental school
    11/7/23

    The director of UB's Microbiome Center will continue the work of the acclaimed researcher.

  • UB architect’s design recognized with global award
    10/9/23

    Jin Young Song is the recipient of a 2023 Design Educates Award for his energy-efficient façade retrofit of a major hospital in Seoul.