Need to Know

Updated March 23, 2018

UB students, think you’ve got a unique solution to a global problem? If so, stop by an informational session on Feb. 12 and learn about the World’s Challenge Challenge and the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.
The search for UB’s next athletics director has begun with the appointment of a search committee co-chaired by UB Council member Jonathan Dandes, BS ’74, president of Rich Baseball Operations, and Beth Del Genio, PhD ’01, chief of staff to the president.
A UB biostatistics researcher will be among the panelists at a public forum on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s electronic system for monitoring the safety of FDA-regulated medical products.
University Communications, in partnership with the Department of Communication in the College of Arts and Sciences and the Center for Leadership and Organizational Effectiveness in the School of Management, will launch a survey designed to gain a deeper understanding of internal communication at UB.
Despina Stratigakos, professor in the School of Architecture and Planning, has been named interim vice provost for inclusive excellence, effective today.
Former National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice will speak at UB on Feb. 28 as the featured speaker at the university’s 42nd Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration event.
Rebecca H. Brierley, assistant dean for external affairs in the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, has been elected chair-elect for the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy’s (AACP) Administrative Services Section.
Chris Bartolomei, assistant chief of university police since 2013, has been appointed acting chief of police.
Influenza is widespread in New York State and Erie County, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the New York State Department of Health. And numerous news agencies have reported that some of the influenza strains in circulation right now are particularly severe.
UB is the hottest men’s basketball team in the Mid-American Conference, and faculty and staff have the chance to see the 7-0 Bulls this weekend at a special price.