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Our Expertise

At University Communications, we coordinate communications efforts across UB, working with partners at all levels of the university to develop projects that meet the needs of both internal and external audiences. Our services include:

Research and Planning

Successful communications initiatives require research and strategic planning. University Communications applies both to its projects and to its consultative work with units at the university.

Media Relations

University Communications’ Media Relations team works closely with the media to identify newsworthy campus initiatives and research by our faculty, staff and students. We arrange press conferences, locate appropriate multimedia, and help our faculty, staff and students to prepare for interviews and manage issues that may be of interest to the press.

Online Communications

University Communications oversees UB's top level Web presence and is responsible for setting online communications standards and best practices for the university. In addition, UC is leading, coaching and providing direct support for units engaged in the campus-wide Digital Communications Transformation (DCT), including user support for the UB Content Management System (UBCMS).

Emergency Communications

In the event of an emergency, University Communications will work with University Police and other campus officials to provide timely, pertinent information to the campus community through the Emergency website, MyUB, UB Alert email and text messages, social media, and other outlets.

Consultation and Coaching

University Communications provides comprehensive consultation services to many departments to help them achieve their marketing and communications goals.

Social Media

University Communications is leading the effort to provide a campus-wide set of standards and best practices for social media sites, including Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

Design

The Visual Communications group executes professional-quality design across all media, collaborating with partners across campus to create communication solutions for targeted audiences. Additionally, the group develops and shares visual standards, tools and templates via the online Communications Toolbox and supports the university’s trademarks and licensing program.

Writing and Editing

The Editorial group develops concepts, creates strategies and researches, writes and edits communication products for print and Web. Additionally, the group develops and shares editorial standards, tools and templates via the online Communications Toolbox.

Photography

University Communications provides photographic expertise for the entire university through photography assignments, stock photography and creative consultations. UC curates a large collection of free-to-use images of campus buildings, people and events on the UB Photo Database. It also manages the university's portrait studio.

Video Production

The design and creation of multimedia products that further the university’s strategic goals is a key commitment of University Communications, in collaboration with other campus multimedia producers.

We're here to help

Have any questions or want to work with us? We will provide you with a solution to address your communication needs.

University Communications
330 Crofts Hall
University at Buffalo
Buffalo, NY 14260-7015
Phone: 716-645-6969
Fax: 716-645-3765

ub-ucom@buffalo.edu