University Initiatives

News about major university initiatives, including the UB 2020 strategic plan. (see all topics)


Alnutt comes to UB from the University of Memphis, where he was deputy director of athletics.


The emergency funds will help offset such short-term financial needs as rent, utilities, transportation and food.


The University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences has formed new collaborative 2+4 agreements with eight SUNY community colleges to provide students with the opportunity to earn a doctor of pharmacy degree in a shorter amount of time.


The new building allows UB to train more doctors to alleviate physician shortages, achieve breakthroughs in biomedical research and transform health care in Buffalo.


The new 628,000-square-foot, eight-story building will bring 2,000 UB faculty, staff and students to downtown Buffalo each day


Rodney M. Grabowski, a highly accomplished fundraising executive with more than 25 years of experience, has been named UB vice president for philanthropy and alumni engagement.


UB communications VP's achievements include leading the most comprehensive brand and identity strategy in the university's 176-year history, convening senior communicators council.


UB President Satish K. Tripathi will give his sixth State of the University Address on Oct. 6, during which he will review the progress UB has made in the past year.


Thomas Thundat will bolster UB’s RENEW Institute and School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.


UB tied for 117th overall among U.S. colleges and universities — the highest rating of any SUNY nstitution — according to the 2018 Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings.