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Students, faculty and staff — regardless of vaccination status — will be required to wear face masks inside all campus buildings, effective Tuesday.

UB reimposes indoor mask mandate

UB is updating its indoor masking policy for the fall semester following a surge in nationwide COVID-19 cases and new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) speaks to students at UB's 2017 Commencement ceremony.

UB to hold in-person commencement for Class of 2020

UB will host the Class of 2020 for an in-person commencement celebration on Friday, Oct. 1. The festivities, which were initially pushed online last May due to the COVID-19 pandemic, will potentially bring thousands of students, along with their friends and families, to campus.

Michael Cain has served as dean of the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences since 2006 and as vice president for health sciences since 2011.

Michael Cain steps down as Jacobs School dean

Michael Cain, vice president for health sciences and dean of the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences  is stepping down from these roles effective Aug. 31 to assume a “faculty position,” the university wrote in a news release Tuesday.

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