Christina Milletti, a prolific writer, recently became the executive director of UB’s Humanities Institute.
Biology student Alex Dombrowski has turned her passion for bees into a physical, lasting legacy on campus.
Greer Hamilton and Danise Wilson believe in strengthening minority representation in human services and public health professions.
A giant Jenga tower topples to the floor of the Student Union during Engineers Week, an annual celebration. Photo by Douglas Levere.
The UB women’s basketball team gets a pep talk during round one of the 2019 NCAA Tournament in Storrs, Conn. Photo by Meredith Forrest Kulwicki.
A student radiates joy at the 23rd ALANA Celebration of Achievement, a festive pre-commencement ceremony. Photo by Meredith Forrest Kulwicki.
Dancers perform during a Mock Shaadi, a lively simulation of the rituals and festivities of a traditional Pakistani wedding. Photo by Douglas Levere.
A PhD student works in the highly controlled environment of a glovebox at the Lacy Lab, where researchers study catalysts. Photo by Douglas Levere.
Irish Ambassador Daniel Mulhall gets a private tour of UB’s world-renowned James Joyce Collection, fulfilling a dream. Photo by Meredith Forrest Kulwicki.
In 2013, UB launches the quiet phase of its—and SUNY’s—largest fundraising campaign in history,with a bold goal of $650 million.
In 2014, UB launches its first crowdfunding campaign to help UB students and faculty travel to California for the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon.
In 2015, UB alumni and friends from around the world support a 24-hour giving blitz on the inaugural UB Giving Day.
In 2016, a grant from the Blackstone Charitable Foundation begins a partnership with UB that enables students to become entrepreneurs.
In 2017, the new home for the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences opens on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus.
In 2018, UB announces the public phase of Boldly Buffalo: The Campaign for UB, which has reached upward of $451 million from nearly 62,000 donors.
In 2019, UB opens the Murchie Fieldhouse for students and athletes and reaches a historic Boldly Buffalo half-billion dollar mark.
We've already made great progress with Boldly Buffalo. Take a look at some of the milestones our campaign has reached in seven years. The best is yet to come!
Women take the field
In the fall of 1922, Lillias MacDonald, the newly appointed Dean of Women, helped to establish a physical education program for women at UB, which included the formation of the Women’s Athletic Association (WAA). Approximately 200 women attended the university at that time. Run by a student governing council, the WAA developed a foundation for UB women’s athletics that, according to the 1923 Iris yearbook, “would be strong enough to stand the test of time.”