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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

  • DEI has been Seval Yildirim's life’s work
    4/15/24

    UB's new vice provost for inclusive excellence has been advocating for diversity, equity and inclusion long before it was ever a phrase.

  • Apple’s antitrust woes
    4/5/24

    The tech company defeated a consumer antitrust case, but the ruling is “hardly the end” of its antitrust woes, UB legal scholar Christine Bartholomew says.

  • Breaking new ground on Indigenous law
    3/25/24

    Rebecca Chapman, senior assistant law librarian at the Charles B. Sears Law Library, talks about her work that sheds new light on Native American legal traditions.

  • Viewing the total solar eclipse
    3/20/24

    UB ophthalmologist Andrew Reynolds spoke with UBNow about how to stay safe while viewing this once-in-a-lifetime celestial phenomenon. 

  • Meet D. Michael Applegarth
    3/1/24

    The new Social Work professor looks at the intersection of the criminal legal system and mental health with an eye toward reducing mass incarceration and improving well-being. 

Awards & Recognition

  • Why do women develop cerebral aneurysms at higher rate than men?
    10/3/23

    Neurosurgeon Rosalind Lai has received a Young Investigator Grant to study the reasons behind this phenomenon.

  • Moore receives career achievement award
    9/26/23

    The Morris Janowitz award recognizes senior scholars whose careers have demonstrated excellence in the field of military sociology.

  • Leonard named to board of NIAAA consortium
    9/19/23

    The director of UB’s CRIA will join the Program Advisory Board of the National Consortium on Alcohol and Neurodevelopment in Adolescent-Adulthood.

  • UB researcher receives ASHA award
    9/1/23

    Faculty member Nichol Castro is being recognized for her work focusing on word retrieval in aging adults and adults with language impairments.

  • Dandona receives lifetime achievement award
    8/23/23

    The UB endocrinologist was recently honored by the Androgen Society for his work on low testosterone, diabetes and obesity.