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University Initiatives

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


Today is the grand opening ceremony of the University at Buffalo's new Crossroads Culinary Center (C3), a student dining facility that puts UB at the forefront of the collegiate dining experience. The ceremony starts at 1:30 p.m. on the first floor of Red Jacket Quadrange in the Ellicott Complex on UB's North Campus.


Last month the University at Buffalo provided the SUNY Board of Trustees, per its request, with a report that summarizes the facts and circumstances regarding formation of the Shale Resources and Society Institute (SRSI).


Jovin Panthapattu feels like he's making history as he heads to class these days at the University at Buffalo.


The University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences will become the first professional school in three decades to move back to UB's South Campus and into the City of Buffalo when UB celebrates the grand opening of John and Editha Kapoor Hall on Friday, Sept. 28, at 10:30 a.m. on UB's South Campus.


The University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences today held the grand opening of its Clinical and Translational Research Center in the joint UB-Kaleida Health building at Goodrich and Ellicott streets in downtown Buffalo.


As Satish K. Tripathi begins his second academic year as president of the University at Buffalo, he is working with faculty, staff and students to move ahead with the next phase of the UB 2020 plan for academic excellence. He answers a few questions about UB 2020 and NYSUNY 2020, and their transformative impact on the university.


On Sept. 20, at 2 p.m., UB will hold a grand opening ceremony for its new Clinical and Translational Research Center (CTRC), a biomedical research facility in downtown Buffalo, designed to narrow the gap between discovery and cure.


University at Buffalo students will have the chance to explore entrepreneurship and sustainability through two new Undergraduate Academies -- living and learning communities that enable students with common interests to live together and share meaningful experiences throughout their college years.


University at Buffalo students and their neighbors will get to know each other during UB Neighbors' Day Block Party and Safety Fair Sunday, Sept. 2, on the UB South Campus lawn near Hayes Hall.


The University at Buffalo has been awarded a $349,565 grant from the Economic Development Administration (EDA) to foster innovation, job creation and private capital investment in 10 Western New York counties. The announcement comes as Senator Charles E. Schumer and Congressman Brian Higgins continue to press federal officials to invest in western New York's innovation efforts.