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News about major university initiatives, including the UB 2020 strategic plan.


Entrepreneurs enrolled in the program will benefit from seminars, networking, mentoring and additional resources to help grow their businesses.

Downtown Buffalo

Representatives from General Electric, Boeing, Siemens, Honeywell and more will discuss advanced manufacturing, robotics, 3-D printing, other innovations.

BUFFALO, N.Y. – The SUNY Construction Fund has awarded LPCiminelli the bid for the first phase of construction for the University at Buffalo’s new School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences building at Main and High streets on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus.

The University at Buffalo will help accelerate the development of advanced manufacturing technologies in Western New York by lending its expertise and resources to a new advanced manufacturing institute announced by Gov. Andrew Cuomo as part of the Buffalo Billion initiative.


The University at Buffalo and National Grid are offering hands-on science experiments to Westminster Community Charter School students to boost STEM education.


In downtown Buffalo today, the University at Buffalo broke ground on a milestone project in the university’s history and in the city’s efforts to reinvent itself as a destination for world-class health care.

UB officials cut ribbon celebrating the opening of the new Educational Opportunity Center.
BUFFALO, N.Y. – The University at Buffalo Educational Opportunity Center (EOC) opened its new home today, a move that allows the center to take a greater role in serving Buffalo’s downtown community and expand programming for students who may not have access to traditional educational resources.
BUFFALO, N.Y. – The Economic Opportunity Panel (EOP), appointed by the University at Buffalo and St. John Baptist Fruit Belt Community Development Corp. to assess how the opportunities created by the sale of the McCarley Gardens housing complex could be more accessible to the residents of McCarley Gardens and the city’s Fruit Belt, released its report today.  
Photo of Darwinson Valdez.
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Darwinson Valdez figures he shaved $200 off the cost of textbooks this semester. Yet unlike his peers, some who don’t buy textbooks at all due their cost, the cash-strapped senior acquired everything his professors asked him to read.
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Community stakeholders from neighborhoods surrounding the University at Buffalo’s Downtown Campus will receive an update on UB’s plans to build a new School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences downtown during a community forum at 7 p.m. tonight in the Gaylord Cary Conference Room at Roswell Park Cancer Institute (across from the main hospital).