BUFFALO, N.Y. -- 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,
The decision follows an internal assessment of the institute by
Tripathi, Provost Charles Zukoski and E. Bruce Pitman, dean of the
College of Arts and Sciences.
The university will continue to pursue research in the area of
energy and the environment, leveraging faculty expertise across the
university, but it will focus its research more broadly to
establish "a comprehensive program of scholarship and education
with appropriate breadth and complexity," Tripathi said.
text of Tripathi's letter is available here.
Tripathi noted that UB's policies for disclosure of significant
financial interests and sources of support are strong and
consistent with federal guidelines. To further clarify UB's
policies, the university has established a committee with
participation of its Faculty Senate.