Empower

Faculty guiding students in a science lab.
Dr. Jun-Xu Li in lab coat.

Our Faculty

Here, we boldly tackle research and scholarly pursuits that improve the quality of life, elevate the human condition and deliver sought-after answers.

Every day, our faculty members make progress toward solving some of society’s most complex problems. Now, we will further expand our efforts to recruit and retain exceptional researchers, scholars and teachers.

Award-Winning Faculty

Largely because of our faculty’s work, UB is universally recognized as one of the nation’s great public research universities, and a long-standing member of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU). While our faculty are experts in their fields, they are also teachers at heart, sharing their experience and expertise with tomorrow’s scientists and scholars each new semester.

A Powerful Vision for the Future

Through philanthropy, we will create more endowed faculty chairs to recruit and retain exceptional teachers, especially in key areas including the arts, medical science, drug discovery, environmental health, accessible urban design, entrepreneurship, public health and social development. Your support will help unlock our faculty’s full potential, as they apply their vision, determination and focus in making our world a safer, smarter, better place.

What will it take? $200 million.

A $200 million investment in our faculty will help UB attract and retain the most dynamic teachers who will guide and mentor students, conduct research that addresses society’s challenges and enrich our deepest experiences through their scholarly pursuits.

Your Investment Will Drive Faculty, Research and Scholarly Activity

  • Recruit, retain and reward superb teachers by creating and endowing faculty positions in high-impact areas.
  • Improve student access to faculty by increasing the number of teachers.
  • Transform medical discoveries into new treatments for patients by increasing our capabilities for clinical and translational research.
  • Encourage academic enlightenment by building our nationally renowned, curated collections of modern digital poetry.
  • Produce advances in cognition, health promotion, science, engineering and biomedical research through expanded support for cross-disciplinary initiatives and collaborative study.

UB Fund: Immediate Support for Students

When you give to the UB Fund, your gift today is made available to help support students today. It’s that immediate. Giving to the UB Fund helps ensure our students have everything they need to become thoughtful global citizens, with 100 percent of gifts used to enhance the student experience, including crucial support for research, study abroad, student emergencies and community service opportunities.

What will it take?

Our goal: $650 million

We have already made great progress. Now, we are asking you—our alumni, our friends and our community—to show the world what UB means to you.

Your investment in UB will make a difference, whether you support a scholarship for one UB student, endow a professor who will inspire thousands, or fund a cancer cure that saves the lives of millions. This is our bold promise to you.