UB Forward - 11/6/2020

Student reporting for COVID-19 testing.

Published November 6, 2020

News and Updates

For all the latest news and updates, consult UB's COVID-19 site.

  • A SUNY-wide mandate requires any student residing on campus, taking one or more on-campus classes, utilizing campus facilities, or working on campus to complete COVID-19 testing within 10 days prior to their fall break departure. To ensure the process is as quick and convenient as possible, testing is being made available on campus.

  • Registration has opened for the three-week winter session running from Jan. 4 to 22, with most of the 300+ courses to be held remotely this year.

  • A comprehensive campus planning structure has been established to prepare for the different scenarios that could play out in the 2020-2021 academic year. Under the leadership of Provost Weber, committees are developing protocols that will allow UB to continue to deliver quality education and research programs while ensuring the health and safety of the campus community.

Resources for Faculty and Staff

    • Kick 2020 to the curb. Wellness and Work Life Balance has announced a personal goal-setting challenge to round out the year. Participants each pick one habit every month to focus on and connect with accountability partners for motivation and encouragement. Email wellness@buffalo.edu for more information.
    • Utilizing digital storytelling in the classroom. UB Libraries is sponsoring an interactive virtual presentation on tools and methods for teaching digital storytelling in undergraduate classes. Space is limited, and registration is required.
    • Flu shots available. Flu shot clinics on the North, South and Downtown campuses continue through mid-November.

Resources for Students

    • Global NGO projects. The Experiential Learning Network has launched a new initiative for undergraduate students to collaborate with non-governmental organizations around the world.
    • Talking it out. Election results will be the focus of the Intercultural and Diversity Center’s next Tough Topics forum, an opportunity for students to discuss complex matters and controversial ideas.
    • Graduate student mentoring. Graduate students can connect with faculty members for guidance outside of their research areas through NEAR, a cross-disciplinary online mentoring directory.

* This information is for archival purposes. Some links may be out of date.