Some 5,894 students were candidates to receive degrees during the University at Buffalo’s 171st University Commencement and 17 other commencement ceremonies held May 21-24. Read more.

University News


UB has been awarded $4.5 million to hire world-class scholars whose work will boost the university’s research enterprise and educational offerings while enhancing innovation in the Buffalo Niagara region.



Reflecting UB’s increasingly international character, plans get underway for a contemporary Global Market offering authentic world cuisine in the heart of the North Campus.


Research Spotlight


An act passed by Congress in 2012 isn’t stimulating the investment and job creation promised by its proponents, according to new research from the School of Management.



The surprising discovery of near instantaneous evolution in certain bacteria by UB professor Mark O'Brian has led to a $1.28M grant to investigate the mechanisms involved.


UB People


Philip Coppens, PhD, SUNY Distinguished Professor Emeritus and Distinguished Research Professor in the University at Buffalo Department of Chemistry, passed away on June 21. He was 86. 



Danielle Johnson, an academic adviser in UB’s Daniel Acker Scholars Program and a deacon at Pilgrim-St. Luke’s, was among members of her congregation who voted unanimously to become a sanctuary church

At Buffalo Magazine


Todd Mitgang's culinary awakening began at UB. Now co-owner and executive chef of two thriving New York City restaurants, he follows rigorous sustainability guidelines for his seafood offerings, ensuring all are fished or farmed using eco-friendly methods.


In My Opinion

Now that summer is here, it's time to kick back and relax. Or is it? What's the first thing you did every summer, once classes and exams were over?

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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Heard On Campus


Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul (left) and Ragunathan "Raj" Rajkumar, a professor at Carnegie Mellon University, take a ride on the North Campus in the driverless Cadillac SUV developed by CMU. Photo: Meredith Forrest Kulwicki

“The University at Buffalo is positioned well to advance this new technology through working with private and public partners to develop both virtual and real-world testing platforms, which will help make our university the leading autonomous vehicle testing center in the country."

— President Satish K. Tripathi

Events and Programs

Buffalo: UB in the City Young Alumni Harbor Cruise Night |
July 19:
Join fellow graduates of the last decade for the 3rd annual Harbor Cruise. >> Learn more.

Online Webinar: Lead with your Strengths | July 19: Uncover your talents by taking the Strengths Finder Assessment. You will learn how to leverage your strengths in your life and career. >> Learn more.

DC: Alumni Reception in the Embassy of Singapore | July 27: Join alumni and friends, enjoy popular Singapore fare, learn about the sovereign city-state and its major university's affiliation with UB. >> Learn more.

Homecoming and Family Weekend | Oct. 5-8: Alumni, students, family and friends—don’t miss this weekend, jam-packed with fellowship and fun! >> Learn more.

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