Announcements and Letters

It is my great pleasure to announce the appointment of A. Scott Weber as Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, effective January 9, 2020.
It is with deep sadness that I write to you to share the news of the tragic death of one of our undergraduate students.
As I have consistently stated and I will state again, UB is committed to fostering a diverse, inclusive and safe environment for our students, faculty, staff, alumni and other campus visitors.
For me, a new academic year always carries a sense of great promise and expectation. But I must say, when the most iconic justice of the United States Supreme Court visits campus on the first day of class, the bar has been set incredibly high!
It is my great pleasure to announce the appointment of Mr. John DellaContrada as the Vice President for University Communications, effective August 26, 2019.
I write to you with a heavy heart. As I reflect on the dozens of lives taken in the mass shootings in Dayton, Ohio, and El Paso, Texas, my thoughts are with the victims and their loved ones
I am deeply saddened to share with you that UB freshman Sebastian Serafin-Bazan has passed away.
Dear university community, 
Welcome back to UB! With the first day of the spring semester upon us, our university community is once again “at full strength,” so to speak.
On behalf of the entire University at Buffalo community, my thoughts and deepest sympathies are with the families and friends of the shooting victims at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh.
Director of Athletics Allen Greene will be leaving UB to accept a position as Athletics Director at Auburn University.
With the passing of Robert Wilmers, UB and the greater community has lost a dedicated advocate and a loyal friend.
Across UB we are exercising the utmost diligence in ensuring that all of our university operations adhere to appropriate business protocols and best practices.
Yesterday, on behalf of our university, I once again publicly expressed UB’s support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program by cosigning a letter with my fellow educational leaders from the Association of American Universities (AAU).
As we reflect on the heartbreaking and tragic events that occurred in Charlottesville, Virginia, I encourage you to stand with me today—and every day—to reaffirm our shared values of inclusiveness, diversity and mutual respect.
The University at Buffalo has a longstanding and steadfast commitment to sustainability. As a leading public research university, we firmly believe that we play a critical role in shaping a sustainable society by seeking out innovative solutions to climate change and its detrimental impacts.
We are assessing Friday’s executive order and actively monitoring the potential impact on members of the UB community who are from countries cited in the order.
It is my great pleasure to announce the appointment of Dr. A. Scott Weber as Vice President for Student Life effective January 3, 2017.
At UB, we are committed to fostering an inclusive and welcoming campus community where all feel safe, respected, and valued.
It is only when we see the humanity in each other, that we can realize the ideals of community for our university, our nation, and our world.
Dear University Community,
Dear University Community:
UB's graduates will shape the future of their fields and the world around us.
The UB Foundation supports the university's academic mission, enhance its global reputation, and expand its impact.
We have a shared responsibility to uphold our core UB values of diversity, inclusion, and mutual respect.
Few individuals have had a greater impact on our university or on higher education writ large.
Women's and men's basketball teams win twin MAC Championship titles and NCAA tournament bids.
Spring semester brings opportunities to engage with new ways of thinking.
As Vice President, Venu Govindaraju brings global scholarly expertise and broad-based understanding of UB's research enterprise.
Ongoing campus-wide dialogue is helping to create meaningful institutional change.
Promoting Allen Greene as AD is a clear choice to build on UB Athletics momentum.
Achievements under AD White's leadership have left UB's Division I programs well positioned for continued success.
We all must share in creating an inclusive campus climate where all feel respected, valued, and heard
A welcoming, inclusive educational environment is necessary to learning and intellectual exchange.
The start of a new academic year is an opportunity to reflect on what makes UB a special place.
Prestigious federal grant will be key to advancing medical breakthroughs from bench to bedside
New appointment in key interim leadership role brings tremendous expertise to the research enterprise.
In his new role as SUNY Provost, Vice President Cartwright's instrumental expertise and vision will be extended across the system.
Formal reaccreditation reaffirms our university's vision and great progress over the past decade.
Middle States reaccreditation process provides a valuable opportunity to reflect on UB's ongoing transformation.
2013 was an unforgettable year for UB; 2014 is off to an equally promising start.
UB will co-lead a groundbreaking statewide effort in medical genomic research.
President Obama's visit is a historic occasion for our university and our community.
Enriching the quality of life for our students and the community is a guiding UB priority and collaborative effort.
Our university's progress and momentum have positioned us for the next evolution of UB 2020.
While significantly advancing UB’s academic enterprise, the Center will enrich UB's role as a vital economic catalyst.
With the approval of UB's grant proposal--combined with the earlier passage of the NYSUNY 2020 legislation--UB now has all the critical tools needed to advance the next phase of the UB 2020 plan for academic excellence.