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Released: 29-Jun-2020 12:25 PM EDT
Expert: Now is the time to talk about race in the workplace
University at Buffalo

“One of the beautiful things about a lot of the reforms that we’re seeing is that people inside corporations and institutions are making demands or recommendations for change," Taylor says.

Released: 14-Apr-2020 11:25 AM EDT
Experts: 7 tips for entrepreneurs and small businesses amid COVID-19
University at Buffalo

Small businesses are the lifeblood of a community, but due to the impact of the coronavirus, they’re shuttering in enormous numbers. University at Buffalo School of Management experts share their insights to help entrepreneurs and local businesses ride out the storm.

Newswise: Why one UB scientist is studying dust
Released: 22-May-2019 8:05 AM EDT
Why one UB scientist is studying dust
University at Buffalo

"The level of dust in the air can have far-reaching effects on climate, but there are still a lot of unknowns in the field,” says Evans, PhD, an atmospheric scientist."

Newswise: Antibiotics in Wastewater: UB Chemist Investigates a Disturbing Trend
Released: 7-May-2019 9:00 AM EDT
Antibiotics in Wastewater: UB Chemist Investigates a Disturbing Trend
University at Buffalo

Diana Aga's research examines how sewage treatment systems help — or don’t help — to eliminate antimicrobial drugs and their remnants, called residues, from wastewater before it’s discharged into rivers and lakes.

Newswise: ‘Smokeless Doesn’t Mean Harmless’ Campaign May Be Doing More Harm, Researchers Argue
Released: 8-Feb-2017 12:00 PM EST
‘Smokeless Doesn’t Mean Harmless’ Campaign May Be Doing More Harm, Researchers Argue
University at Buffalo

FDA ad campaign geared toward rural teens who use smokeless tobacco products fails to provide public with important information on relative risks of smokeless tobacco compared to traditional cigarettes, Kozlowski and Sweanor write.

Newswise: Medicine Is the One Item You Should Never Buy Online, Says UB Pharmacy Practice Expert
Released: 28-Jul-2016 1:05 PM EDT
Medicine Is the One Item You Should Never Buy Online, Says UB Pharmacy Practice Expert
University at Buffalo

The convenience of purchasing medicine online does not outweigh the risks, says Karl Fiebelkorn, University at Buffalo pharmacy practice expert.

Newswise: Clinicians Need to Screen ‘Nicotine Naïve’ Teenagers for Vaping, Says UB Addictions Expert
Released: 6-May-2016 12:30 PM EDT
Clinicians Need to Screen ‘Nicotine Naïve’ Teenagers for Vaping, Says UB Addictions Expert
University at Buffalo

UB addictions expert Nancy Campbell-Heider calls on clinicians to screen for vaping among teens, who are either uninformed or misinformed about the dangers and risks associated with electronic cigarettes.

Newswise: New Law Doesn’t Spell the End of Paper Prescriptions for Nursing Homes, Vets or Emergency Rooms, Says UB Pharmacy Law Expert
Released: 30-Mar-2016 8:00 AM EDT
New Law Doesn’t Spell the End of Paper Prescriptions for Nursing Homes, Vets or Emergency Rooms, Says UB Pharmacy Law Expert
University at Buffalo

Despite the perception that medical prescriptions are now completely electronic in New York State, we haven’t seen the last of paper prescriptions, according to University at Buffalo pharmacy law expert Karl Fiebelkorn.

Released: 8-Mar-2016 3:05 PM EST
Athletes Have Little Reason to Fear Zika at the Summer Olympics, UB Medical Geographer Says
University at Buffalo

Athletes should not be too concerned about Zika during the Summer Olympics, as the cooler weather there will slow mosquito transmission.

Newswise: After the Paris Climate Deal: What’s Next for Climate Change Research?
15-Dec-2015 9:05 AM EST
After the Paris Climate Deal: What’s Next for Climate Change Research?
University at Buffalo

Scientists still have a lot of questions about how much and how quickly sea levels will rise in coming years, says University at Buffalo geologist Beata Csatho. That holds true even if the Paris climate deal's ambitious targets are met.

Released: 11-Dec-2015 1:05 PM EST
Trump Supporters Rally Around Him Even More with Each Attack Thrown His Way, UB Political Scientist Says
University at Buffalo

Republican frontrunner Donald Trump can withstand attacks for his antics if those come from political opponents or members of the media, says Jacob Neiheisel, University at Buffalo professor of political science. And in fact, those attacks will only help his presidential bid.

Released: 10-Nov-2015 4:05 PM EST
Medical Marijuana Should Be Held to Same Standard as Other Drugs, UB Pharmacist Says
University at Buffalo

Medical marijuana needs to be studied like any other drug. No one is opposed to the active ingredients in it, but we need to have some data. That is what we would expect from any other drug, Bednarczyk says.

Released: 18-Feb-2015 10:05 AM EST
Overcoming Our E-Waste Problem
University at Buffalo

“We need to create systems that encourage people to sell or trade-in these products in a timely manner so they can be refurbished and have two, three or even four life cycles before they are transformed into raw materials,” said Sara Behdad, assistant professor in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the University at Buffalo.

Newswise: Bitter Wind Chill Poses Issues for Children and Those with Respiratory Problems
Released: 13-Feb-2015 3:00 PM EST
Bitter Wind Chill Poses Issues for Children and Those with Respiratory Problems
University at Buffalo

The arctic cold snap affecting the Midwest and the Northeast this weekend should not be taken lightly, says David Holmes, MD, clinical associate professor of family medicine in the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

Released: 10-Jun-2014 3:10 PM EDT
‘Don’t Let a Drop of Water Touch Your Mouth’ and Other Global Travel Tips
University at Buffalo

“Remember that most diseases are transmitted by food, water and insects,” says John A. Sellick, Jr., DO, University at Buffalo associate professor of medicine. “So get vaccinated, keep insects off you as much as possible and be careful with what you put in your mouth.”

Newswise: Think It’s Safe to Type a Quick Text While Walking? Guess Again
Released: 3-Mar-2014 1:00 PM EST
Think It’s Safe to Type a Quick Text While Walking? Guess Again
University at Buffalo

Texting and walking is a known danger, but Dietrich Jehle, professor of emergency medicine at the University at Buffalo, says distracted walking results in more injuries per mile than distracted driving.

Released: 11-Feb-2014 3:00 PM EST
Finley Watches U.S. Supreme Court Buffer Zone Ruling
University at Buffalo

The U.S. Supreme Court debate over whether to maintain buffer zones restricting protestors at Massachusetts reproductive clinics returns to familiar constitutional territory justices already have ruled on, Lucinda Finley says.

Released: 24-Jan-2014 10:00 AM EST
Immigration Expert Says Michigan Governor’s Proposal Shows the Key Role of State and Local Officials
University at Buffalo

A proposal that the federal government grant 50,000 visas to immigrants willing to settle and work in Detroit shows some of the best ideas about immigration are coming from the state and local levels, according to a UB immigration law expert.

Released: 30-May-2012 9:00 AM EDT
Wallenda’s High-Wire Walk: Experts Outline Dangers, Payoffs
University at Buffalo

On June 15, high-wire artist Nik Wallenda will attempt to cross Niagara Falls on a tightrope. University at Buffalo experts crowd psychology, the role of spectacle in popular culture, the Niagara mist plume, and the payoffs of this kind of venture.

Released: 22-May-2012 12:50 PM EDT
Law Professor: ‘Devil Is in the Details’ of Cybersecurity Bill
University at Buffalo

The “devil is in the details” of the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) pending in the U.S. Congress, says University at Buffalo Associate Professor Mark Bartholomew, an expert in intellectual property and cyber law.

Released: 3-May-2012 4:40 PM EDT
Experts: Did Post-Concussion Symptoms Lead Junior Seau to his Death?
University at Buffalo

John J. Leddy, MD, associate professor and director of the University at Buffalo Concussion Clinic and Barry S. Willer, PhD, professor and the clinic’s research director consider the possibility that former NFL player, Junior Seau, found dead on May 2, may have been suffering from concussion-related depression.

Released: 27-Apr-2012 5:00 PM EDT
Volcanologist Can Discuss Mexico’s Rumbling Popocatepetl Volcano
University at Buffalo

University at Buffalo volcanologist Michael Sheridan can discuss Mexico’s Popocatepetl volcano, which has entered a heightened phase of activity. Sheridan has been studying Popocatepetl for years.

Newswise: ‘Bully’ Movie Triggers a Valuable Dialogue, but Shows the Need for More Training, Says Expert
Released: 2-Apr-2012 5:10 PM EDT
‘Bully’ Movie Triggers a Valuable Dialogue, but Shows the Need for More Training, Says Expert
University at Buffalo

The new documentary “Bully” starts a valuable conversation about bullying, but illustrates how many schools lack adequate training to cope with this all-too-common problem, according to the director of the University at Buffalo’s Jean M. Alberti Center for the Prevention of Bullying Abuse and School Violence.

Released: 5-Mar-2012 7:15 AM EST
Political Scientists Available for Super Tuesday Races, Results and Reactions
University at Buffalo

Two University at Buffalo political science professors are available as expert sources for analysis of Super Tuesday Republican presidential primaries and the candidates still in the race

Newswise: Why We Create Monsters
Released: 21-Oct-2011 1:35 PM EDT
Why We Create Monsters
University at Buffalo

Experts in various aspects of the macabre include several University at Buffalo faculty members who specialize in what in many cultures find horrible and terrifying.

Newswise: Gaga’s Anti-Bullying Stance Can Help, Says Expert
Released: 23-Sep-2011 9:00 AM EDT
Gaga’s Anti-Bullying Stance Can Help, Says Expert
University at Buffalo

Lady Gaga and other celebrities commenting on bullying have the chance to teach young people about the horrors of bullying abuse, says the director of the University at Buffalo’s Alberti Center for the Prevention of Bullying Abuse, a power that makes it important they act responsibly.

Released: 8-Sep-2011 3:30 PM EDT
UB Faculty Experts Can Discuss 10th Anniversary of 9/11
University at Buffalo

As the 10th anniversary of 9/11 approaches, University at Buffalo faculty experts are available to discuss the Sept. 11 attacks and their aftermath.

Released: 24-Aug-2011 8:00 AM EDT
East Coast Earthquake was Moderate but Significant, says UB Earthquake Researcher
University at Buffalo

University at Buffalo researcher Andre Filiatrault is available for expert commentary about Tuesday's earthquake. director of UB's MCEER (Multidisciplinary Center for Earthquake Engineering Research).

Released: 11-Aug-2011 3:40 PM EDT
Hacktivism, Salmonella and Binge Drinking; Got Experts?
University at Buffalo

Faculty experts from the University at Buffalo are available for commentary on a range of issues in the news, including the rise of “hackivism” (hacking and activism), violence in England, prevention of salmonella poisoning, and how to prevent teenage binge drinking.

Released: 2-May-2011 1:10 PM EDT
UB Experts Available to Comment on Bin Laden’s Death
University at Buffalo

Faculty experts and scholars from the University at Buffalo are available to comment on the political, cultural, international and economic impact of Osama bin Laden’s death.

Released: 23-Mar-2011 1:30 PM EDT
Iodine 131 Exposure Puts Children's Normal Growth and Development at Risk, Says Radiation Expert
University at Buffalo

University at Buffalo radiation expert, Alan H. Lockwood, MD, professor of neurology and nuclear medicine is available to discuss human health effects of radiation. Six weeks after the Chernobyl accident, he examined survivors at a Moscow hospital. For more UB faculty expertise, go to the UB Faculty Experts blog: http://ubfacultyexperts.buffalo.edu/

Released: 24-Feb-2011 1:30 PM EST
Baby Boomers Turning 65; What Does It Mean for Us?
University at Buffalo

As of Jan. 1, the first baby boomers turned 65. What can society expect as boomers retire, age and continue to be active? How will this affect the stigma of growing old? University at Buffalo faculty experts are available to comment on aging in America.

Released: 11-Jan-2011 12:10 PM EST
What Are the Legal, Historical and Psychological Impacts of the Arizona Shootings?
University at Buffalo

University at Buffalo faculty experts are available to comment on the Arizona shootings and their relationship to recent political rhetoric from a historical and legal perspective. For example, recent rhetoric is similar to that during the Reconstruction period and appears to legitimize violence. And that while the vast majority of mentally ill will never commit a violent crime, commentators who preach hatred should shoulder some of the blame for this violent attack.

Released: 23-Nov-2010 4:00 PM EST
Experts Available to Discuss Safe Holiday Driving and the New Airport Full-Body Scan
University at Buffalo

University at Buffalo faculty experts are available to comment on the following topics: Safe driving tips for the holiday and the uphill battle of a possible legal challenge to the body scans. The thoughts of the UB faculty members are summarized below. For more information or to search the university’s Newstips blog, go to the Newstips Web site http://newstips.buffalo.edu/.

Released: 2-Nov-2010 4:15 PM EDT
Political Scientists Available for Post-Election Analysis
University at Buffalo

University at Buffalo political scientists James Campbell, PhD, Joshua Dyck, PhD and James Coleman Battista, PhD, will be available to the media on Wednesday, November 3 for post-election commentary and analysis.

Released: 26-Oct-2010 4:05 PM EDT
Experts Available to Discuss the Anti-Bullying Initiative by the Federal Government
University at Buffalo

University at Buffalo faculty experts are available to comment on the following topics: Praise for the federal government’s anti-bullying initiative.

Released: 18-Oct-2010 10:50 AM EDT
Experts Available to Discuss Chilean Miners Group Support and the Effect of the Chilean Mining Disaster on Safety in the Global Mining Industry
University at Buffalo

University at Buffalo faculty experts are available to comment on the following topics: 1) How group support among the miners may prevent PTSD and 2) A Chilean geologist describes the situation in the Chilean mining industry and how this event may change mining practices.

Released: 12-Oct-2010 2:45 PM EDT
Experts Available to Discuss Carl Paladino’s Personal Attacks, New Breast Cancer Research, McDonald’s Health Plan and Adult Stem Cell Research
University at Buffalo

University at Buffalo faculty experts are available to comment on the following topics: How New York State gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino’s personal attacks are affecting his chances, how a breast cancer diagnosis changes self-concept, McDonald’s health plan from the worker’s perspective and the promise of adult (non-embryonic) stem cells. The thoughts of the UB faculty members are summarized below. For more information or to search the university’s Newstips blog, go to http://newstips.buffalo.edu/.

Released: 13-Sep-2010 1:45 PM EDT
UB Faculty Experts Available to Discuss Latest Current Events
University at Buffalo

University at Buffalo faculty experts are available comment on the following current events: the stress faced by Chilean miners, the controversy over the Ground Zero mosque, the recent change to optical scan voting technology in New York State and the prevention of credit card debt among college students. The thoughts of a handful of UB faculty members are summarized below. For more information or to search the university’s Newstips blog, go to http://newstips.buffalo.edu/.

Released: 27-Aug-2010 10:35 AM EDT
Never Mind the ‘Freshman 15,’ How Do You Prevent the ‘Freshman $15,000’?
University at Buffalo

Kellie Kostek is the University at Buffalo’s answer to the growing problem of student debt. Kostek is UB’s financial literacy program coordinator. Her objective is to reach as many students as possible to teach the benefits of fiscal responsibility.

Released: 26-Aug-2010 1:30 PM EDT
What Have Engineers Learned from Katrina?
University at Buffalo

Five years after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, James N. Jensen, PhD, University at Buffalo professor of civil, structural and environmental engineering, says that probably the biggest lesson learned from that disaster was that municipalities and citizens now take orders to evacuate much more seriously.

Released: 19-Aug-2010 9:00 AM EDT
Flight Attendant Acted Properly by Intervening for Child Slapped by Mother, Expert Says
University at Buffalo

The story about a flight attendant intervening when a stressed mother slapped her 14-month daughter while on a Southwest Airlines flight obviously will trigger public debate about whether parents should ever slap their children, says Barbara Rittner, an associate dean in the University at Buffalo School of Work and expert on child welfare risk assessment.

Released: 6-Aug-2010 2:10 PM EDT
Why Is Obesity So Prevalent, and What Can We Do to Combat It?
University at Buffalo

This week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that in 2009, no state had met a target of reducing obesity prevalence among adults to 15 percent. Why is obesity so prevalent in America? And what can we do to combat the problem? Teresa Quattrin, MD, offers her expert opinion.

Released: 3-Aug-2010 1:55 PM EDT
What Can be Done to Help Lindsay Lohan?
University at Buffalo

A University at Buffalo expert on DUI offenders and recidivism is available to comment on Lindsay Lohan's treatment.

Released: 30-Jul-2010 2:00 PM EDT
Immigration Law Controversy Puts Arizona Cities in 'Legal Limbo,” Says Expert
University at Buffalo

Given the controversy and the fact the U.S. government is a party challenging the law, it makes sense that a federal court would put the Arizona immigration law on hold so the legal and constitutional questions can be discussed and pondered in a measured way, according to Rick Su, an expert on immigration law and local government at the University at Buffalo Law School.

Released: 27-Oct-2008 4:30 PM EDT
Whoever Best "Micro Targets" Voters in the 2008 Grassroots Presidential Campaign Should Win
University at Buffalo

A key element in winning elections is successfully identifying citizens for targeted campaign communications. This is an example of what Abraham Lincoln used to speak of as his ideal "“ it is still referred to as "Lincoln's perfect list," says University at Buffalo political scientist Joshua Dyck, Ph.D.

Newswise: Policy Makers, Media Blamed for U.S., World Food Insecurity Problem
Released: 6-May-2008 3:25 PM EDT
Policy Makers, Media Blamed for U.S., World Food Insecurity Problem
University at Buffalo

A food security expert at the University at Buffalo says the worldwide food crisis is a direct result of the choices made by policy makers and the lack of attention paid to the food system and its relationship to global warming and fossil fuels.

Newswise: Election Forecaster Calls Nomination Races "˜Most Peculiar' in Memory
Released: 21-Jan-2008 7:00 AM EST
Election Forecaster Calls Nomination Races "˜Most Peculiar' in Memory
University at Buffalo

University at Buffalo political science professor James E. Campbell has studied presidential campaigns for more than three decades and says this year's race for party nominations is the "most peculiar" he can remember.


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