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10/3/12

Times Higher Education has named the University at Buffalo as one of the world's top 200 universities.

9/28/12

In a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by Lt. Gov. Robert J. Duffy and other dignitaries, the pharmacy school officially opened its new home, John and Editha Kapoor Hall, named for alumnus John N. Kapoor and his late wife, Editha.

Photo of Dr. Timothy Murphy at the grand opening of the CTRC on September 20, 2012.
9/20/12

The CTRC is a unique 170,000-square-foot research facility that allows UB researchers to work in closer proximity to patients and clinicians to help speed the development of improved treatments.

photo of UB President Satish K. Tripathi
9/19/12

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.

photo of UB World Civilization classroom
9/12/12

The University at Buffalo is again ranked as one of the best universities in the country, according to the annual "Best Colleges" rankings released today by U.S. News and World Report.

Photo of the UB Downtown Gateway
9/5/12

The University at Buffalo School of Management's Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership (CEL) has a new home in the UB Downtown Gateway.

HOK rendering
5/17/12

HOK, one of the world’s leading architectural firms, has been selected to help produce the final design for the new UB School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus.

12/13/11

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Approval today of the University at Buffalo's NYSUNY 2020 Challenge Grant application by Gov. Andrew Cuomo and SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher provides a critical piece of funding needed for UB to move ahead with its UB 2020 plan for academic excellence.

8/9/11

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- University at Buffalo President Satish K. Tripathi, PhD, applauded Gov. Andrew Cuomo's signing of legislation to implement the NYSUNY 2020 Challenge Grant Program today, citing the bill's potential to transform public higher education in the state and enable UB and other SUNY institutions to increase their impact on the state's economy.

6/24/11

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- University at Buffalo President Satish K. Tripathi today praised the passage of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s NYSUNY 2020 bill as a major accomplishment in the pursuit of academic excellence at UB and for economic development efforts vital to Western New York.

6/9/11

BUFFALO, N.Y. (June 9, 2011) -- University at Buffalo President Satish K. Tripathi joined Western New York business, labor, health and community leaders and elected officials in praising New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo for introducing pioneering legislation that will establish a fair, predictable and responsible tuition policy for the State University of New York's state-operated campuses. "I commend the governor for his vision and commitment to public higher education," Tripathi said. "This legislation is good for our students and for our community. We will have the resources necessary to provide our students with the highest quality education, while increasing the university's economic impact on the region."

6/8/11

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Researchers at the University at Buffalo are pleased -- but not surprised -- that a recent national study of "hot spots" for scientific disciplines ranks Buffalo as one of the state's top cities for physics and chemistry. An additional ranking found that UB's Department of Chemistry is among the best in the nation.

5/24/11

ALBANY, N.Y. -- University at Buffalo President Satish K. Tripathi today submitted a proposal to the NYSUNY 2020 Challenge Grant program in support of a $375 million plan to help revitalize Buffalo's economy by relocating UB's medical school to downtown Buffalo.

Portrit photo of UB President Satish K. Tripathi
5/4/11

Following Monday's announcement by Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Chancellor Nancy Zimpher of the NYSUNY 2020 Challenge Grant program, University at Buffalo President Satish K. Tripathi has announced that UB will submit a plan to build a new home for the UB School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences downtown on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. Following is a statement he released Tuesday to the university community outlining UB's plan.

4/18/11

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The State University of New York Board of Trustees today appointed Satish K. Tripathi as the 15th president of the University at Buffalo. Tripathi has served as UB's provost and executive vice president for academic affairs for the past six years.

3/2/11

The new bill passed by the New York Senate today in support of the UB 2020 strategic plan will benefit students, families and the economy of Western New York, said University at Buffalo President John B. Simpson, who praised members of the Western New York legislative delegation for their ongoing commitment to the community and to public higher education in New York State.

2/25/11

The Student Services Transformation (SST) project is on track for a 2011 rollout of UB’s new Student Information System, renamed the HUB, the Web-based software program that will integrate the university’s student services systems, including academic advising, admissions, course registration, financial aid, student accounts, grading and transcripts.

2/1/11

Governor Andrew Cuomo released his executive budget proposal and it calls for deep reductions in state spending, and includes a 10 percent cut to SUNY’s operating budget.  These proposed cuts will make it even more difficult for us to continue to provide an excellent and accessible education to our students, advance our academic enterprise, and enrich our communities.

2/1/11

With your help and that of other UB Believers, we were able to accomplish a great deal in 2010. We raised awareness in Albany and across the state about the goals and importance of UB 2020 and the need to implement public policy reforms to empower UB and other SUNY campuses.

4/5/10

The Rev. Michael Chapman, pastor of St. John Baptist Church and president of the Oak-Michigan Housing Development Corp, a not-for-profit housing development corporation of St. John Baptist Church, announced on April 5 a step forward for a well-devised, systematic, business plan to revitalize Buffalo’s East Side and the critical role of UB in achieving this goal.

OverviewThe UB 2020 Initiative