Iranian UB student returns to U.S.

The graduate architecture student who was stuck in Iran under the travel ban executive order has returned to the U.S.

The student was able to return to the country after a federal judge temporarily suspended the travel ban.

“We are very pleased that our student was able to return from Iran in time to begin his final semester at UB and stay on track to finish his degree,” said Stephen Dunnett, vice provost for international education in a news release. “Making this happen was a team effort, and we are grateful to our colleagues in the School of Architecture and Planning, International Student and Scholar Services, and the Law School for their perseverance in assisting our student to return to UB, despite multiple impediments.”

UB spokesperson John Della Contrada said the university has been “in touch with” the 112 students affected by the executive order.