Downtown Campus News


Two hundred UB medical residents received their long white coats in a ceremony symbolizing they have graduated from medical school and earned the title of physician.

The John R. Oishei Foundation today announced grants totaling $9 million to the three partners in the Buffalo Life Sciences Complex. The University at Buffalo, which previously received $1,542,000 for the recruitment, salaries and research of top-level scientists at the UB Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics, will receive an additional $2 million for those purposes. Roswell Park Cancer Institute and Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Institute each will receive $3.5 million for buildings being constructed as part of the complex.

The Regional Summit on Higher Education and Economic Development will feature an interactive discussion session on how academic institutions can help create new jobs and encourage the growth of industry.


Leaders from seven regional academic and economic development institutions today participated in a panel discussion about the role of higher education in spurring new economic growth.


On Friday, Aug. 2, more than 100 student scientists from across the country will convene in downtown Buffalo to show off posters describing the results of research they completed in regional labs.

The University at Buffalo's downtown campus is growing. By early February, nearly 100 UB employees who had been based at various sites will have moved into new digs at the UB Gateway (the former M. Wile building) at Goodell Street. The historic structure is undergoing a $4 million renovation.
The Center for Urban Studies, a research and community development unit in the University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning, has joined itself to a massive effort: a proposal by the City of Buffalo and the Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority to restructure, redevelop and rehabilitate downtown Buffalo's seriously declining Commodore Perry neighborhood and turn it into the vibrant, sustainable community it once was.
The University at Buffalo today announced the purchase of land at 960 Washington St., the first of several parcels it is assembling to make way for construction of the new $375 million University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.
As Satish K. Tripathi begins his second academic year as president of the University at Buffalo, he is working with faculty, staff and students to move ahead with the next phase of the UB 2020 plan for academic excellence. He answers a few questions about UB 2020 and NYSUNY 2020, and their transformative impact on the university.
The University at Buffalo Biosciences Incubator has selected its first tenants: AccuTheranostics, AndroBioSys and Ceno Technologies, three companies that will benefit from the facility's location at UB's Clinical and Translational Research Center on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus (BNMC).