Published October 27, 2020
Continuing what has become the “new norm” in the era of COVID-19, UB’s annual recognition of outstanding faculty and staff has gone virtual.
The Celebration of Academic Excellence website offers a central location where members of the UB community can explore the extraordinary achievements of the university’s faculty and staff.
“The annual celebration of excellence is an opportunity to recognize the outstanding contributions of our faculty and staff in the areas of research, teaching and professional service,” says Robert Granfield, vice provost for faculty affairs. “Please join me in acknowledging the many successes of this year’s honorees, as well as our previous award winners.”
The website includes a congratulatory video message from President Satish K. Tripathi and Provost A. Scott Weber, as well as a listing of faculty and staff who received select SUNY and UB awards during the previous year, among them SUNY Distinguished Professors, SUNY Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence, 50 Years of Service Award, and various research, teaching and mentoring awards.
In addition to the contents of the website, honorees will receive a Zoom background identifying them as a Celebration of Faculty & Staff Academic Excellence honoree that they can use in their Zoom meetings, and their chairs or directors, and deans or vice presidents have been notified of their accomplishments.
Members of the UB community are encouraged to reach out to honorees to offer personal congratulations.