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UB to host SUNY trustees

Published June 12, 2014

For the first time in more than a decade, UB will host meetings next week of the full SUNY Board of Trustees.

The meetings will take place June 16 and June 17 in various locations in Capen Hall, North Campus.

President Satish K. Tripathi will offer opening remarks at the board’s open formal meeting, set for 1 p.m. June 17 in the Poetry Collection, 420 Capen.

UB representatives will deliver brief presentations at three of the six committee meetings being held prior to the formal meeting. The committee meetings, as well as the formal meeting, are open to the public.

Tripathi and Provost Charles F. Zukoski will give an overview of UB academic initiatives, and student Silvana D’Ettorre will offer a student’s perspective of UB’s Undergraduate Academies during the meeting of the Academic Affairs Committee, to begin at 10 a.m. June 16 in the Honors College, 107 Capen.

Later that day at the meeting of the Research and Economic Development Committee, Alex Cartwright, vice president for research and economic development, will provide an overview of UB’s research enterprise, and Liesl Folks, dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, will brief trustees on UB’s new “materials” research and curriculum. Marshall Scholarship recipient and 2014 UB graduate Phillip Tucciarone will describe his experiences as an undergraduate materials researcher. That meeting will take place at 1 p.m. in the Jeannette Martin Room, 567 Capen.

On June 17, the Academic Medical Centers and Hospitals Committee will hear from Michael Cain, vice president for health sciences and dean of the medical school, and Anne Curtis, Charles and Mary Bauer Professor and chair of the Department of Medicine. Cain and Curtis will update trustees on the construction of UB’s new medical school on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. Kerri Pryce, a PhD student in pharmacology and toxicology, will offer a student perspective.

The meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. in 107 Capen.