BUFFALO, N.Y. -- University at Buffalo President Satish K.
Tripathi released this statement welcoming President Barack Obama
to the UB campus on Thursday, Aug. 22.
“The University at Buffalo is very pleased and
proud to host President Obama. The president’s visit to
UB will be a historic occasion for our university and our
community, and we are happy to provide a forum for the president to
address issues important to our nation. Fostering a public
space for discussing pressing societal issues is vital to our
mission as a leading research university focused on advancing the
greater public good. We are delighted to have the opportunity
to host such a timely and meaningful conversation here at UB.
“On behalf of the entire Buffalo Niagara region, we look
forward to welcoming the President of the United States to our
university and our community.”
A photo of Tripathi is available here http://smu.gs/19mBgGg.
UB will hold a press briefing about Obama’s visit at noon
today (Friday, Aug. 16) on the fifth floor of Capen Hall on the UB
Updates from the University at Buffalo will be posted to
the university’s website, www.buffalo.edu.
Further information regarding the timing, location and topic of
President Obama’s address at UB will be forthcoming from the
White House press office, as well as additional details about the
availability of tickets for this event.
Note to national media: the official name of the
university is “University at Buffalo, The State University of
New York.” However, “University at
Buffalo,” is an acceptable abbreviation of the official