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University Initiatives

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

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.


The University at Buffalo Police Department holds its annual Citizens' Police Academy starting Wednesday, Feb. 13th. The seven-week program, which gives the university community an in-depth look into the working life of a police officer, starts at Bissell Hall at the university's North Campus before moving to other locations during the course.

International students at UB.

The 5,357 international students who attended the University at Buffalo in the 2011-12 academic year and their dependents contributed approximately $108,419,700 to the Western New York economy according to the 2012 report issued by NAFSA: Association of International Educators this week.


In a letter to the campus community, University at Buffalo President Satish K. Tripathi today announced his decision to close the Shale Resources and Society Institute, effective immediately.


The University at Buffalo today announced the purchase of land at 960 Washington St., the first of several parcels it is assembling to make way for construction of the new $375 million University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.


The 2012 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange, released yesterday in Washington, D.C., finds that, for the tenth year in a row, the University at Buffalo is among the top 20 institutions in the United States hosting international students.


The University at Buffalo Biosciences Incubator has selected its first tenants: AccuTheranostics, AndroBioSys and Ceno Technologies, three companies that will benefit from the facility's location at UB's Clinical and Translational Research Center on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus (BNMC).