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Luis Colón wins award from American Chemical Society

Posted by Marketing & Communications on September 22, 2015 in Academic Affairs Staff, Awards

Luis Colón, Associate Dean for Graduate and Postdoctoral Education, recently received the 2016 Award for Encouraging Disadvantaged Students into Careers in the Chemical Sciences from the American Chemical Society (ACS).

This honor marks the second time this year that Dr. Colón has won a mentoring award.  Dr. Colón was named by President Barack Obama as a recipient of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring in April 2015.  Dr. Colón’s strong commitment to mentoring has led him to advise 27 PhD students, 14 Master’s students and more than 35 undergraduates.  Many of his advisees are from underrepresented groups.

Please congratulate Dr. Colón!


Graham Hammill named Vice Provost for Graduate Education and Dean of the Graduate School

Posted by Marketing & Communications on September 19, 2015 in Academic Affairs Staff, New Staff Announcements

Graham Hammill, former Chair of the Department of English, began his appointment as Vice Provost for Graduate Education and Dean of the Graduate School on August 1st.  

In his new position, Dr. Hammill will provide leadership to the Graduate School and a vision for graduate and professional education at UB.  Among his responsibilities will be promoting the development of innovative graduate and professional programs and coordination of the approval process for new academic degree programs.

Please congratulate and welcome Dean Hammill.


Student Support Services (SSS) Program Awarded Funding

Posted by Marketing & Communications on September 8, 2015 in Departments, News

UB’s Student Support Services (SSS) program was recently awarded five years of funding from the United States Department of Education, so that SSS can continue to serve 275 students annually through August of 2020.

SSS is a retention and graduation program that supports first-generation and lower-income undergraduates by providing holistic advising, tutoring, mentoring, workshops, and cultural programming. In continuous operation at UB since 1989, SSS has helped hundreds of students at UB achieve their goals while at UB and after graduation.

Learn more about UB’s SSS program at their web site: