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University Initiatives

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


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.


The University at Buffalo recognizes that shale gas and hydraulic fracturing is an important, timely and controversial topic.


On May 15, the institute released its first report, "Environmental Impacts During Marcellus Shale Drilling: Causes, Impacts and Remedies." In the days since, some criticisms of the authors' conclusions have been raised. UB will examine all relevant concerns, in accordance with the university's strong commitment to academic and research excellence.


The effort to transform Buffalo into a world-class health care destination and expand the University at Buffalo's (UB) campus in downtown Buffalo took another major step forward today as Kaleida Health and UB opened a new 10-story vascular institute and research building.


The Central Branch of the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library will host an exhibition of work by four elite international architectural teams produced for the competition to design the new downtown University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.