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The List - One year, hundreds of stories. 2014-15 Progress Report.

From the President

“No matter how much progress we achieve, we are continually creating, innovating and transforming so that we can reach higher and farther in our commitment to making the world around us a better place.”

—Satish K. Tripathi, president

How do you measure the progress of a university that is evolving and transforming every day? Over the years, UB’s scope and mission have expanded exponentially as we have grown into a world-renowned research university that is the thriving heart of our regional community, a national leader in public higher education, and a global hub for excellence in research and education. And that evolution continues today as we build even further on our distinctive strengths and expand their impact ever more broadly.

Great universities don’t stand still. Guided by our core mission, we are always refining, recalibrating and readjusting in response to the developing needs and concerns of a world that is always changing. That is the essence of what it means to make progress. Every day, we must set our sights higher—for the sake of our students, our communities and the world around us. 

That’s the heart of our mission as a public research university, and we never stop pursuing it. The hundreds of stories gathered here are evidence of that ongoing pursuit, and a testament to its powerful impact—regionally, nationally and globally.

You’ll find many compelling examples of that impact captured in this progress report—from research breakthroughs that are revolutionizing the treatment of cancer, stroke and drug addiction, to new approaches that are transforming how the world does business, to novel ways of understanding the nature of vast challenges like climate change, data security and global poverty.

This isn’t intended to be an exhaustive list—far from it. There are countless new stories unfolding right now, and many more taking shape for the future. No matter how much progress we achieve, we are continually creating, innovating and transforming so that we can reach higher and farther in our commitment to making the world around us a better place.

Each member of our university community—faculty, staff, students, alumni and university friends—helps drive that progress. Thank you for all the ways in which you help our great university achieve and contribute—now and in the future.

With best regards,

Satish K. Tripathi, President