Bold Times

Cultivating a Campaign

Here is how students and faculty are Boldly Buffalo

simulated lava explosion.

BOLD RESEARCH UB geologists at the Center for GeoHazards Studies in Ashford, N.Y., make lava to learn why the interplay between molten rock and water sometimes generates huge explosions and other times does nothing at all. Photo: Douglas Levere


As humans, bold moments are what make us great. Moments when we stand up for what we believe in. When we make a life-changing decision. And when we work together toward the greater good.

At UB, we’ve made a promise to be bold. We know that our university is a community of unlimited potential—one where ambitious students learn to think critically and challenge their assumptions about the world around them, where dynamic faculty inspire scholars to give back as they move forward in their careers, and where we all collaborate to deliver solutions for a growing global society.

The Boldly Buffalo campaign is working to ensure a bold future—at the university, in Western New York, across the country and around the globe. This ambitious campaign helps make a UB education even more accessible by providing scholarships to our deserving students, many of whom are the first in their families to pursue a college degree.

Our campaign also enables us to recruit even more of the finest faculty—who, every day, engage our students in experiential learning and groundbreaking research to solve complex problems, make new discoveries and enhance all the communities we serve.

The following stories contain examples of these bold moments—from students traveling abroad and caring for those in need to professors helping students discover their passions.

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