In the last week, UB's shutdown threshold increased from 100 to more than 700, even as case totals reached their highest point since the start of the pandemic.
Cornel West spoke of love, solidarity and spirituality Thursday as the inaugural speaker of the UB Department of Surgery’s “Beyond the Knife” lecture series. The Harvard professor did not touch on his recent threat to depart from his position at the university.
Colleges and universities in New York State that are testing at least 25% of their total on-campus students, faculty and staff per week will only be required to suspend in-person classes and activities if the positivity rate of their on-campus population reaches 5% over a rolling 14-day period, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced on Friday in a press release.
Nojin Kwak will serve as UB’s next vice provost for international education, UB announced in a news release Tuesday.
Last semester, UB managed to make it to Thanksgiving break without having to go on a two-week instructional pause. This semester, the university might not be so lucky.
UB will be accepting nominations for the renaming of Porter Quadrangle, an Ellicott Complex residence hall, through March 22, President Satish Tripathi announced in an email to the UB community Monday.
UB has reported 82 active on-campus cases of COVID-19 since Feb. 12, according to the university's COVID-19 dashboard.
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Patrisse Cullors says those who haven’t participated in the Black Lives Matter movement wouldn’t fully understand the importance of a Black organization being nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize.
Cornel West, a bestselling author most well-known for his anti-racism activism in the U.S., will speak via Zoom on Feb. 18 as part of the UB Department of Surgery’s newly launched “Beyond the Knife” lecture series.
Alyssa Palacios has stepped down as Student Association president, according to an email sent to SA staff Wednesday by her successor Nelaje Branch.
Over 125 students have signed a petition advocating for periodic days off during the spring semester.
Members of the UB community are split on whether the university’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic during the fall semester was “successful” or “inexcusable.” Either way, the university returned to hybrid learning for the spring semester on Monday.
SUNY Chancellor Jim Malatras announced in a Sunday press conference that SUNY Upstate Medical Center will create a COVID-19 satellite testing lab inside UB’s Farber Hall.
Last November, students left for winter break uncertain if they would return to campus. On Monday, they will be welcomed back for another semester of mostly online learning.
UB President Satish Tripathi and Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs A. Scott Weber announced in an email Wednesday that the university intends to resume in-person instruction in the fall.
Adolyn Cofie will no longer serve as president of the Student Association due to “personal reasons,” according to a Tuesday email from the SA’s two remaining executive board members.
Chanse Robinson, a former UB men’s basketball player who left the program last month after a semester-long run on the team, is facing kidnapping and assault charges in a Louisiana court.