The National Research Council (NRC) collects and assesses awards in the arts and humanities, social sciences, physical sciences and engineering, and life sciences. Included in the lists are research awards, fellowships, memberships in honorary societies and teaching awards. Awards that the NRC designates as prestigious and highly prestigious factor into institutional rankings, including American Association of Universities Membership rankings.
Attendees of this Fall 2021 ceremony on Oct. 28 will be required to show proof that they have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. A vaccination card, a photo of a vaccination card, an Excelsior Pass or a digital vaccine card are all acceptable. Attendees should be prepared to show photo ID as well. Face coverings continue to be required for all inside campus buildings. Children under 12 who are not vaccinated may still may be admitted but must be masked at all times. View the announcement of this policy and check UB's website regularly for the latest health & safety guidelines.