This fall, a group of 10 highly accomplished scholars and artists will begin their year-long Distinguished Visiting Scholars (DVS) program within the College of Arts and Sciences at UB. Their work will help to elucidate social inequality and advance social justice to the university and Buffalo community.
Oren R. Lyons, SUNY Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of American Studies, will receive the President’s Medal in recognition of extraordinary service to the university. UB alumna Agnes Williams, an internationally regarded advocate for Indigenous rights and environmental justice, will be presented with a SUNY honorary doctorate.
Eduardo Mercado III, professor of psychology, has received a 2023-24 Harvard Radcliffe Institute Fellowship for his “Singers as Sentinels” project that will study how humpback whales can provide warnings of changing ecosystems.
The same factors driving many health care disparities in the U.S. are also affecting who has access to cannabis for managing symptoms related to cancer treatment, according to a new study led by the Department of Psychology's Rebecca Ashare.