UB statement following Vice President Harris’ visit

Vice President Kamala Harris speaks about the Inflation Reducation Act at the University at Buffalo on Wednesday, Sept. 14. Photo: Douglas Levere/University at Buffalo

Release Date: September 14, 2022

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“Indeed, UB’s selection for the vice president’s visit speaks to both our longstanding commitment to the environment and climate science and our national and international reputation in these domains. ”
Satish K. Tripathi, president
University at Buffalo

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Below is a statement from University at Buffalo President Satish K. Tripathi following Vice President Kamala Harris’ visit to UB today to talk about the Inflation Reduction Act:

“It was an incredible privilege to host Vice President Kamala Harris at UB for this historic visit.

“We are honored that the White House chose to come to UB to promote the administration’s investment in climate action through the Inflation Reduction Act, and we were fortunate to have the opportunity to share with the vice president the meaningful ways that our students and faculty are bringing their research and scholarship to bear on one of the most monumental challenges of our time.

“Indeed, UB’s selection for the vice president’s visit speaks to both our longstanding commitment to the environment and climate science and our national and international reputation in these domains.

“Our students were so excited to meet with the vice president and discuss how they are using their UB education to work toward a brighter, more sustainable future. Our entire scholarly community very much appreciated Vice President Harris’ impactful visit, and we remain deeply committed, across all of our endeavors, to harnessing our disciplinary expertise for a healthier planet and a more vibrant world.”

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