How, who and what we become

Forty years ago, Carol Brewer went on a trip abroad with her husband. Having the opportunity to experience life in an underdeveloped country opened her eyes to a global world view and had a profound influence on what she chose to do in her career—so she created the Carol S. Brewer Global Health Fund to provide similar opportunities for today’s nursing students.

Watch her story and learn how the Boldly Buffalo campaign is an investment in our collective future.

This is Our World

At UB, we start local and go global. The challenges facing Buffalo—from health inequities and infant mortality to limited employment opportunities and aging infrastructure—are not unique to our region. That’s why we’re proud to offer unique experiential learning opportunities that enable students to apply their knowledge and insight within real-world contexts outside of the classroom.

Experiential learning opportunities let students apply their knowledge and insight within real-world contexts outside the classroom. These opportunities enable them to gain a heightened sense of civic responsibility, sharpen their critical thinking skills, and share their unique talents, interests, and passions with the world.

These opportunities—which are typically under the mentorship of researchers, faculty and community leaders—may include internships, volunteer assignments, part-time jobs, clinical experiences, faculty-mentored research and faculty-mentored engagement projects.

Places that change perspective


Nursing faculty and students treat 800 patients during the school's first trip to the Caribbean country.


Students explore leadership, social innovation during a UB study abroad experience in West Africa.


We Are Boldly Buffalo: Season One

Episode One

All that is not given is lost

In order for us to get to the next step—the next version of Western New York—we need to develop our next generation of leaders. That’s why Daniel Alexander, MD ‘99, BA ‘95, and Gail Alexander, BS ‘87, decided to give $1 million to the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical sciences. Now, they’re helping underserved and underprivileged students achieve their educational dreams.

Our Place, Our Way, Our Future

For 170 years, the University at Buffalo has made life better in Western New York and around the world with bold action and an unmatched tenacity. At UB, being bold means solving society's most complex challenges. Helping millions of people around the world accomplish what was thought to be impossible. And fostering more leaders to take the reins of the future. Together, we take pride in our place, celebrate our way, and build our bright future.

Boldly Buffalo: The Campaign for UB is the largest, most ambitious fundraising campaign in university history—a campaign that will transform UB in nearly every way imaginable.

Boldly Buffalo campaign video
Boldly Buffalo: Our Place

Our Place

Buffalo: Our namesake, our heritage, our home. Every place you find a bull, we’ve earned it.

Boldly Buffalo: Our Way

Our Way

UB is more than a place—it's a way of shaping the world. Engaging ideas. And inspiring action.

Boldly Buffalo: Our Future

Our Future

We define our own future. We always have. Now, we’re demanding even more.

Invest in the Future.

Your investment in UB will make a difference for a cause that matters to you: whether you make a gift to the UB Fund, support a scholarship for one UB student, sustain the work of a professor who will inspire thousands, or fund a cancer cure that saves the lives of millions. Every gift counts!