UB has received a $293,000 grant to build micro-credential training courses for computer science department faculty.
UB President Satish Tripathi delivered his 10th annual State of the University Address Friday morning in Slee Hall.
UB will celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day the second Monday of every October, with events and activities honoring and celebrating Indigenous people. But only the Faculty Senate is empowered to cancel classes that day, according to the university.
UB’s 2021-22 Distinguished Speakers Series was scheduled to begin this Wednesday, but the first lecture has been postponed due to “unforeseen circumstances.”
UB enrolled 32,332 students this fall, 16 fewer than last year’s record total of 32,348 students. That number includes students enrolled in university programs on UB’s North, South and Downtown campuses, as well as its Singapore and India programs.
UB is temporarily moving its Student Health Services center to a single-story building near North Campus, the university announced in a UBNow story last week.
A $28 million renovation of Crosby Hall commenced on Sept. 22, according to a UBNow story. The project will restore the historical architecture of the building while improving student learning facilities and advancing UB’s sustainability initiatives, the university says. It is scheduled to be completed by the fall of 2023.
Roughly 800 students — approximately 8.2% of the graduating Class of 2020 — walked the Alumni Arena stage Friday for UB’s first in-person commencement ceremony since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Gov. Kathy Hochul’s mandate that all health care workers receive at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine took effect Monday, potentially affecting hundreds of UB-affiliated health care employees.
Students’ dining options keep getting thinner.
Students looking to visit Canada in the near future will face restrictions due to Canadian COVID-19 requirements. Canada requires all visitors be fully vaccinated and present proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken 72 hours before entering the country.
UB has a 14-day rolling percent positive average of 1.23% for COVID-19, but experts say students shouldn’t fear a surge in cases.
Starting in October, students who live on campus and test positive for COVID-19 will be quarantined in South Campus’ Clement Hall.