University Initiatives

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


A new brand strategy and approach to student recruitment have helped UB enroll a record 4,045 first-year students this fall, the largest freshman class in the State University of New York (SUNY) system.


Yamazaki’s residency is part of the CAI's ambitious and multidimensional schedule for 2017-18.


The University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences and the University of Rochester have developed a new agreement to streamline admission between the Rochester Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Health Program (PBPH) and UB Doctor of Pharmacy degree.


Four studies focused on improving our understanding of the human genome and microbiome were awarded funding through the third round of research pilots supported by the University at Buffalo’s Community of Excellence in Genome, Environment and Microbiome (GEM).


The University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine has completed the first phase of a $25 million renovation of the school’s pre-clinical simulation center and patient clinics.


The work has resulted in about $52 million in MWBE contracts.


The UB School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, through a collaborative agreement with the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH), has created an Opioid Prescriber Training Program to help licensed prescribers within the state meet educational requirements.


Acclaimed printmaker Stella Ebner will make presentations on Feb. 18 and March 3 as part of her residency in UB’s Creative Arts Initiative.


Researchers will tackle urban infrastructure and groundwater, air pollution, green infrastructure and stormwater management, and development of lower-cost solar cells.


In celebration of National Children’s Dental Health Month, the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine will provide screenings or oral health education to local kids through its two annual programs, Give Kids a Smile Day and Smile Education Day.