Speeches

President Satish K. Tripathi.

Spring 2020

5/18/20
"In trying times such as these, our global society needs your inquisitiveness, your engagement, and your inclusive world-view more than ever. The resilience and adaptability you have demonstrated during this crisis will serve you exceedingly well as future leaders of our complex world."
5/12/20
"I would like to take this opportunity to offer comments regarding the Budget Priorities Committee’s six point resolution that will be read during today’s Faculty Senate meeting."
4/30/20
"It is wonderful to see all that you have accomplished in pursuing your life’s goals. And your commitment to excel, even now—in the face of challenging circumstances—inspires all of us in your UB family."
3/23/20
"To meet these challenges, we need to collaborate, innovate and treat each other with compassion. And it has been remarkable to see our students, faculty and staff doing just that."
3/4/20
"At UB, we are committed to fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment for our students, faculty and staff. This is who we are, and how we identify as a campus community. When we pursue our research and scholarship in an environment where all feel respected, and all have the same opportunities, we are best positioned to excel in these pursuits."

Fall 2019

12/12/19
"Today, we embark upon an initiative rooted in a concept of human rights that our university community—and, our broader community—holds near and dear. Namely, the conviction that all of our neighbors deserve the right to a bright, healthy future."
10/4/19
"I believe that the University at Buffalo can rise even further in the ranks of the AAU. I believe that we can cross a new threshold. I believe that, in the next decade, we can situate UB in the Top 25 public research universities in the nation."
9/5/19
"This beautiful space represents an exciting new initiative for UB. It creates a centralized location where our university community can both apply digital methods to scholarship, research and teaching, and use these tools to create new forms of scholarship."
8/26/19
"I know I speak on behalf of the entire UB community when I say how honored and delighted we are to welcome Justice Ginsburg to campus. Today’s event is truly historic – as it marks: the first time a Supreme Court Justice has received a SUNY Honorary Degree; and the first time a Supreme Court Justice has visited our campus."
8/20/19
"In opening the doors to the Murchie Family Fieldhouse, we are opening the doors to exciting new opportunities for our student-athletes to excel in their respective sports."