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JUNE 2017
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On May 11, the UB Alumni Association recognized 12 outstanding alumni and friends for their achievements and for bringing distinction to UB. Dignitaries, alumni, and colleagues, family members and friends of the honorees were part of this year's on-campus celebration.

University News

The School of Public Health and Health Professions will add three new programs to its academic offerings. An undergraduate degree program in public health, an undergraduate degree program in statistics and a combined bachelor’s in exercise science and master’s in athletic training program will be available this fall.

UB took a significant step forward toward becoming a “top-producing Fulbright institution” in May, when a record number of undergraduates—seven winners, one alternate--were chosen as recipients of Fulbright awards.

Research Spotlight

In the fight against super bacteria, UB scientists rely on strength in numbers to win the battle against drug resistance. A team of researchers found that combinations of three antibiotics—each ineffective against superbugs when used alone—are capable of eradicating certain pathogens when delivered together.

Tony Soprano of “The Sopranos” and Walter White from “Breaking Bad” rank among recent television dramas’ most notorious protagonists, each of questionable morality. So, here’s the question: Do you like them? Many people do, according to a UB researcher, whose recently published paper suggests why people feel good about characters who do bad things.

UB People

Suzanne Rosenblith, associate dean of undergraduate programs and professor of educational foundations at Clemson University, has been named dean of the UB Graduate School of Education.

Nancy Wells is stepping down as vice president of philanthropy and alumni engagement after a successful five-year tenure that has seen numerous accomplishments.

At Buffalo Magazine

A growing number of craft breweries and distilleries are riding the wave of Buffalo’s resurgence—many of them with UB alumni at the helm.

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Heard On Campus


“As UB graduates, you are part of a longstanding UB tradition—joining a global network of 250,000 alumni in nearly 150 countries around the world, all dedicated to using their UB education to make a difference in the world.”

— UB President Satish K. Tripathi, addressing graduates as part of his 2017 commencement speech. To see more creative UB graduation caps from this year, click here.

Events and Programs

Rochester: A Celebration of Alumni Achievement | June 1: Join us at the George Eastman Museum for an evening of UB pride honoring three Rochester-area graduates. >> Learn more.

Buffalo: Alumni to Alumni Job Fair | June 13: Looking for a new job? A new career? UB alumni will represent their companies, share information on available positions and provide more information on how to apply. >> Learn more.

NYC: The World Trade Center Oculus...Inside and Out | June 13: Join us for a reception and presentation by Michael Garz, BA 72, senior vice president of architecture, engineering and construction management for STV Inc. and project manager for the construction of the $4 billion World Trade Center Transportation Hub. >> Learn more.

Online Webinar: The Art of Persuasion in Sales and Life | June 14: Art Fromm, BS ’81, owner of Technical Sales Development Inc., will present a deeper look at the fundamentals of presenting to others. >> Learn more.

In My Opinion

Tradition is a significant part of the university experience, from the wearing of freshmen beanies to the annual Oozefest mud volleyball tournament. What traditions do you remember from your days at UB or which experiences make you most proud to be a UB alum?

Tell us, and your response may be in an upcoming issue of At Buffalo magazine. You can read responses to last month's question by clicking here.

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