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Updated October 20, 2017

Procurement Services is looking for help in naming the new procure-to-pay eProcurement system it is implementing at UB. The new system — Jaggaer, formerly SciQuest — will provide an Amazon-style purchasing experience that will greatly reduce both the procurement process and improve delivery times.
President Satish K. Tripathi will deliver his sixth State of the University Address at 11 a.m. Oct. 6 in the Student Union Theater, North Campus.
A panel of campus experts will discuss the complexities of freedom of speech at a diverse, public university at a special session being held Sept. 19 on the North Campus.
Ellie Fogarty, vice president at the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, will be the keynote speaker at “Assessment 5.0: Continuous Improvement,” UB’s annual Assessment Day symposium being held Sept. 29 in 145 Student Union, North Campus.
UB moved up five spots on Sierra Club magazine’s “Cool Schools” ranking for 2017. The university landed at No. 52, up from 57 last fall, on the environmental group’s annual list of schools that are ahead of the curve when it comes to sustainability.
UB’s Catholic Campus Ministry will celebrate the opening of the 2017-18 academic year with the 41st annual Convocation and Liturgy of the Holy Spirit, to be held at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 24 in the UB Newman Center, 495 Skinnersville Road across from the Creekside Village apartments on the North Campus.
In conjunction with Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai’s Sept. 19 Distinguished Speakers Series lecture, the Gender Institute is co-sponsoring a series of informal “book chats” featuring Malala’s 2013 autobiography, “I am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban.”
UB faculty, staff and administrators can learn about the Center for Educational Innovation's services, initiatives, special events, professional development offerings and more at an open house on Sept. 8.
More than 800 runners and walkers — and hundreds of volunteers — are expected to take part in the 28th annual Linda Yalem Safety Run, a 5K run held on the North Campus to promote personal safety and remember UB student Linda Yalem.
Registration is now open for the UB Child Care Center’s after school programs.