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Spectrum's Q&A with UB President Satish Tripathi


Q: Can you describe your specific role at the university? What does a typical work day look like for you?

A: There’s no typical day in the life that I can walk you through. The president has a team of people he works with for a lot of different issues on the campus, whether it’s what’s going on in the academic side of the house, the business side. But the main job for the president really is that everything’s going right and that there are enough resources to do it...And then of course, anything that goes wrong is my job.


UB students attend STEM job fair

09/28/17 9:59am | By HARUKA KOSUGI

Wednesday’s UB STEM UP job and internship fair fair ran from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. in Alumni Arena and focused on giving students in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) majors a chance at networking with prospective employers. This year's fair featured notable companies such as Bloomberg, General Mills, Con Edison, Moog, PepsiCo and many others.



Moving troubles: Medical school staff concerned over parking options downtown

09/28/17 9:55am | By SARAH CROWLEY

UB is scheduled to open the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences this winter, but UB has not finalized a plan for transporting employees to the new medical campus Members of the United University Profession (UUP) are working alongside “multiple UB units” to find a solution for students and faculty who will be working and studying at the new campus, according to UB Spokesperson John Della Contrada.


TEDxBuffalo lineup announced

09/25/17 10:27am | By SARAH CROWLEY

Matthew Schwartz has always loved TEDTalks. A graduate student in the school of social work, Schwartz watches them in many of his classes. When a friend suggested he apply for Buffalo’s TEDx event, Schwartz submitted a quick pitch on his iPhone and hoped for the best.


The parking disconnect

09/25/17 10:24am | By SARAH CROWLEY

Fifty-six percent of students said they have missed class because they could not find a parking spot, according to The Spectrum’s parking survey. Thirty percent said they’ve been late to class for the same reason.


News briefs

09/24/17 11:15pm | By SARAH CROWLEY

UB finishes up GRoW home on South Campus

UB students are wrapping up two years of work on an award-winning sustainability project located on South Campus. More than 100 students competed and for the School of Architecture and Planning in the U.S. Department of Energy’s 2015 Solar Decathalon, according to the UB Reporter.


UB police blotter 9/12-9/19

09/24/17 11:08pm | By News Desk

1:22 a.m. A UB student reported seeing a male wearing all black pacing between the Richmond B parking lot and Crossroads Culinary Center (C3). The caller reported seeing the same person doing the same thing at the same time in the past. Patrol reported the person who was pacing was talking on his phone.


UB Council of Advocacy and Leadership addresses student concerns with administration

09/22/17 10:33pm | By MAX KALNITZ

UB Council Student Representative Mike Brown wants more transparency and shared governance between the UB student population and administration.

President Satish Tripathi, Vice President for Student Life Scott Weber and Chief of Staff Beth Del Genio met with members within the Council of Advocacy and Leadership (COAL) on Thursday to discuss student concerns and suggestions for a more transparent community.


Mythbusters: Going abroad edition

09/21/17 10:15am | By HARUKA KOSUGI

Alize Scott could be the first member of her family to travel outside the U.S. Her lack of travel experience has held her back from studying abroad – until now.

Scott, a junior communication major, hopes to study abroad somewhere in Africa, despite her anxiety of the unknown.


Former NASA Administrator Charles Bolden kicks off UB’s Space Week

09/20/17 9:41pm | By MADDY FOWLER

Over 100 people gathered in 101 Davis Hall on Monday evening to hear the former NASA Administrator speak. Students packed the room, filling every seat, spilling into aisles and crouching in back corners. Bolden served as the keynote speaker for the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences’ Space Week. Bolden discussed the components of NASA, Mars exploration, plans for future expeditions and the possibility of life in outer space.


Malala Yousafzai speaks at UB Distinguished Speaker Series

09/20/17 2:49pm | By SARAH CROWLEY

Malala Yousafzai called out the Taliban, climate change deniers and world leaders who need to do more for girl’s education.

Yousafzai, the world’s youngest Nobel Prize laureate and leading human rights activist, brought the audience to its feet with roaring applause before she even took the stage at Tuesday night’s sold-out lecture in a sweltering hot Alumni Arena.


Back to school blotter: 9/1-9/11

09/18/17 11:55am | By News Desk


11:19 p.m. A resident advisor (RA) in Wilkeson Quad reported she was in a room where students had been drinking. The RA confiscated the students’ IDs, got rid of the alcohol they were drinking and requested police.


University Police identify suspect in dorm burglaries

09/18/17 11:51am | By SARAH CROWLEY

University Police named their suspect in a string of residence hall burglaries. Darnell Cleveland is 20-years-old and is not affiliated with UB. Cleveland has been named as the suspect in seven on-campus burglaries since July. Police are sharing his identity with UB students to prevent any more students from becoming burglary victims.