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UB’s Alberti Center for Bullying Abuse Prevention takes on the increasingly prevalent and timely issue of “microaggressions” at its annual conference being held Oct. 2.


Washington Post article about the need for more health professionals to help students before catastrophes occur interviews Amanda Nickerson, director of UB’s Alberti Center for Bullying Abuse Prevention.


A $1.9 million National Institutes of Health grant will enable UB professor Myles S. Faith to test a family-based treatment for childhood obesity using innovative technology that allows study participants to be treated in their homes.


Working with the Greece Central School District, researchers aim to help teachers recognize and report sexual abuse.

School News

Buffalo, NY is well-known for their chicken wings and the geological wonder of Niagara Falls, but what else is there to learn about in the community? To answer this question, Noemi Waight and Sarah Robert, associate professors from the Department of Learning and Instruction are collaborating on a project, “Preservice Teachers Biking to 'uncover' Science and Social Studies in their Buffalo Communities.”
The call for expanding computer science (CS) education in today’s schools has reached a crescendo with the goal of expanding the pipeline of CS and IT majors entering the workforce and powering up young people’s thinking and essential new literacies for the 21st century. However, fewer than half of K–12 schools offer substantive CS courses which include programming (Google & Gallup, 2015). Expanding CS education raises new and unique challenges to already over-stretched schools.
Megan Holland, research assistant professor from the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy, is partnering with a local nonprofit that provides a college preparatory pipeline program for traditionally underrepresented students to analyze alumni data to better understand the experiences of their alumni, including the impact of the supports they receive in college. The collaboration is part of the UB Graduate School of Education Faculty in Residence Program.
How can caterpillars help preschoolers develop coding skills and computational thinking? Fisher-Price and the Fisher-Price Endowed Early Childhood Research Center (ECRC) in the Graduate School of Education are working together to answer this question in preschool classrooms and children’s homes.