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Congratulations to Distinguished Professors

Dear Colleagues, Congratulations to four UUP Buffalo Center Faculty Members who have been named SUNY Distinguished Professors, the highest rank in the SUNY system! Diana S. Aga, Jochen Autschbach, Paul Vanouse (who is also a Department Rep) and Igor Žutić were appointed to the distinguished professor rank by the SUNY Board of Trustees at its […]

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University Policy Review

Dear Colleagues, The following university policy is now posted in 30-Day Review in the University Policy Library: Naming University Properties, Facilities, and Academic and Non-Academic Programs The policy is available to review from now through January 20, 2023. Feel free to forward this email to others in your area so that they may review and provide feedback. As […]

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UUP Buffalo Center Chapter Meeting for Academics

Dear Colleagues, The UUP Buffalo Center Chapter will be holding a Meeting for Academic Members (full time, contingents, and adjuncts) via Zoom on Tuesday, December 6th at Noon The purpose of this meeting is to have open discussions on a variety of Academic Concerns involving, but not limited to: In addition to having Matt Kibler […]

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University Policy Review

Dear Colleagues, Attached are two university policies currently under review through the University Policy Committee. Members are asked to review these and send any comments to by Wednesday, November 9th. In Solidarity, Ken KernChapter PresidentUUP Buffalo Center Ethics PolicyNaming Policy and Attachments

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Chung Leads List of Outstanding Academic Members

Dear Colleagues, Recently, the 2022 Stanford University study was released and the following UUP Buffalo Center Chapter Members were ranked among all UB researchers (living/deceased, across all disciplines). Lead by Deborah Chung who was ranked #1, the following is the list of UUP Members and their respective rankings: 1. Deborah Chung (Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering) 5. […]

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UUP Starts With “U”

Dear Colleagues, In follow up to the General Membership Meeting of last month, the UUP Buffalo Center Chapter is currently looking for Members to become more involved with the Chapter.  There are both immediate and long-range plans for continuing and improving the work of the UUP Buffalo Center Chapter, focusing on ensuring the terms and conditions […]

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Article 49 Implementation

Dear Colleagues, At our most recent Formal Labor Management Meeting, concerns were brought to the attention of the administration regarding university exclusions to the Article 49 Provision. The UUP Buffalo Center was pleased to be informed late last week that “…the Provost has approved a change to UB’s implementation of the Article 49 provision.  Beginning […]

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Important State Legislative Update

Dear Colleagues: I am happy to report a major legislative win that was spearheaded by your union, UUP, at the end of the legislative session. UUP’s advocacy has led to the passage in the State Senate and State Assembly of S8389C & A9523B. This legislation will be an incredible benefit for our contingent and adjunct members. This bill […]

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IDA Update

Dear Colleagues, The UB Individual Development Award (IDA) committee received notice that the final approvals from NYS GOER will be completed this week. Award letters will be sent out soon after we get the approvals. The committee would like to express our apologies for the delays due to the added GOER approval process. In Solidarity, […]


Information Regarding Online Program Management

Dear Colleagues, Online Program Management (OPM) providers are a growing segment of service providers that work with colleges and universities globally to take new academic programs online. Online program offerings continue to evolve and expand across SUNY. Attached are two documents with regards to OPM’s. One is a Tip Sheet in which CATT was instrumental […]