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


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).
Photo of Darren Cotton in the University Heights Tool Library.
BUFFALO, N.Y. – They are called PULL projects – multiyear Pop-Up Living Laboratories – whose aim is to promote economic stabilization, neighborhood revitalization, crime reduction and a prosperous business district in the Heights neighborhood surrounding the University at Buffalo South Campus.  
Photo of Satish K. Tripathi, Michael Cain and others at press conference announcing the gift of a parcel of land from First Niagara Bank.
BUFFALO, N.Y. – The University at Buffalo and First Niagara Financial Group Inc. announced today that First Niagara has given to UB a parcel of land to be used in the construction of the university’s new School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. 
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Two University at Buffalo Law School professors are taking on expanded roles as the school works to extend its presence, not just regionally and nationally, but worldwide.

The University at Buffalo has announced the launch of a new international institute designed to meet the unique needs of one of the most vulnerable populations: persons with chronic illness, frailty and physical or cognitive impairments.