College of Arts and Sciences

Solving for X. This Is Why.

“What problem do you want to solve?” That’s the bold question we put to students and faculty. It’s the question of a lifetime, because choosing an important problem—then working to solve it—creates lifelong fulfillment and makes powerful contributions possible. Now, with support from philanthropy, we’re continuing to find answers to the world’s most pressing questions.

Here Is How We Bring Learning to Life

Foundational to our continued success are the opportunities we give students to learn outside the classroom. Now, we are investing in making these invaluable experiences a reality, through an Experiential Learning Support Fund and Hands-On Learning Spaces. Our vision is simple at its heart: make a CAS education accessible to all while giving each and every student access to the best that UB, Buffalo and our world have to offer.

Here Is How We Practice What We Teach

The college is home to more than 450 faculty experts—researchers, teachers and mentors whose immeasurable contributions to society are eclipsed only by their life-changing impact on our students. Now, we will build on their strengths through two distinct initiatives:

  • Endowed Innovation Professors: Attracting and retaining faculty members who are dedicated to experiential learning
  • Innovation Professor Endowed Startup Fund: Providing startup funds to support these professors
Students and a professor inspecting solar panels.
Two students in a lab working on research at a computer.

Here Is How We Change the World, Starting Right Here

Our world is filled with questions that no single discipline can answer. At CAS, we are distinctively equipped to use our multidisciplinary expertise to create lasting solutions to real-world problems. Now, we are seeking significant philanthropic investment in two distinct initiatives.

The Arts Collaboratory

As we create a new model for infusing art and culture throughout a community, we will also ensure that students have the business acumen and entrepreneurial focus that can help them succeed as professional artists.

Experiential Learning Opportunities

Students will gain more meaningful learning experiences, which will live up to the highest standards across our curriculum, and ensure that these experiential opportunities permeate every facet of our culture.

The needs are great. But our ambition to advance the world and our power to effect change are even greater.

We are seeking your investment in designing and building a better world.

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The Power of Your Investment

Our students see opportunity around every corner. Our faculty have the expertise to overcome virtually any obstacle. Now, all we need is your generous financial support to help us turn our extraordinary potential into unparalleled achievement. We ask you to join us in creating a better, brighter future for the college and communities around the world. And we ask you, just as we ask ourselves and our students: What problem will you help solve today?

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.

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An anthropology student on an archaeological dig.

UB archaeological dig at the site of Cataract House in Niagara Falls in June 2018.