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NCCC signs agreements with Keuka College
Sat, Sep 25th 2021 10:40 am
Niagara County Community College President William J. Murabito, Ph.D., and Keuka College President Amy Storey signed articulation agreements on Friday that will facilitate seamless transfer pathways for students enrolled in the human services A.A. program at NCCC to a social work B.S. program at Keuka College, as well as the NCCC health studies A.S. program to a community health and wellness B.S. program at Keuka College.
Could AI help optimize aneurysm surgeries?
Thu, Sep 23rd 2021 08:40 pm
A company founded by University at Buffalo researchers is looking to employ artificial intelligence (AI) to improve treatment of vascular lesions in the brain, starting with intracranial aneurysms.
Scout to raise funds for bicycle repair operation outside welcome center
Thu, Sep 23rd 2021 06:45 pm
As part of Monday's Village of Lewiston Board of Trustees meeting, Cambria Troop 8's Jack Olszewski presented a Boy Scouts of America proposal to install a new bicycle repair station outside of the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce/welcome center on Center Street.
Ryan & Jean-Pierre successfully push NYS to extend emergency certification program for educators
Thu, Sep 23rd 2021 12:00 pm
New York State Sen. Sean Ryan and New York State Assembly member Kimberly Jean-Pierre announced Wednesday the New York State Education Department (NYSED) agreed to take action as a result of the legislators' letter requesting the extension of the Emergency COVID-19 Certificate program past its initial deadline of Sept. 1. The deadline has been extended one year, to Sept. 1, 2022.
Hochul encourages college students & municipalities to educate themselves on campus fire safety
Thu, Sep 23rd 2021 12:00 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Wednesday issued a proclamation declaring September as "Campus Fire Safety Month," which aims to educate the public about the dangers of campus-related housing fires across New York. With many of the state's colleges and universities beginning classes over the past two weeks, Hochul urged New Yorkers - especially students and renters - to take in their surroundings and evaluate their residences for fire safety measures.
New decision rule helps identify kids at risk for post-concussion symptoms
Thu, Sep 23rd 2021 11:55 am
Researchers at the University at Buffalo's Concussion Management Clinic have developed a brief, standardized physical exam for sport-related concussive brain injuries in children and adolescents that can readily identify who is at risk for persistent post-concussion symptoms (PPCS).
Niagara County Community College announces foundation scholarship virtual celebration
Wed, Sep 22nd 2021 01:05 pm
Niagara County Community College announced, "COVID-19 has once again impacted in-person events. Unfortunately, the 2021 NCCC Foundation Scholarship Gala has been canceled. Instead, guests are invited to join virtually throughout the entire month of October to celebrate and invest in NCCC's student scholarships and success!"
NCCC to partner with Keuka College
Tue, Sep 21st 2021 07:20 pm
Niagara County Community College will announce an upcoming partnership with Keuka College. President William J. Murabito, Ph.D., and Keuka College President Amy Storey will sign articulation agreements on Friday that will facilitate seamless transfer pathways for students enrolled in the human services A.A. program at NCCC to a social work B.S. program at Keuka College, as well as the NCCC health studies A.S. program to a community health and wellness B.S. program at Keuka College.
Villa Maria College launches free books and supplies initiative with help of Hyatt's
Tue, Sep 21st 2021 06:55 pm
With the start of the fall semester, Villa Maria College delivered books and supplies to students at no additional cost outside of tuition. CollegeBoard estimates this change saves students and their families an average of $1,240 in out-of-pocket costs per year. The college launched this effort to help make school more affordable and easier to navigate for all students.
2021 Great American Rivalry Series launches with classic WNY rivalry: St. Joes v. Canisius
Tue, Sep 21st 2021 06:55 pm
The Great American Rivalry Series season continues this Saturday, Sept. 25, with two premier Western New York teams: the St. Joseph's Marauders and Canisius Crusaders. The high school football game begins at 1 p.m. at Canisius High School.
Science, and some sparkle! Kids can grow crystals in national contest
Tue, Sep 21st 2021 06:50 pm
From chocolate to snowflakes to salt, crystals are everywhere in our daily lives.
Niagara University Center for Mindful Practice hosting 'Mindfulness Conversations'
Tue, Sep 21st 2021 06:45 pm
On Oct. 2 and 3, the Center for Mindful Practice at Niagara University is hosting "Mindfulness Conversations," a virtual conference that focuses on education and wellness through mindfulness and mindful movement. Participants and presenters will discuss their work, answer questions, share ideas and activities, and create connections so that ongoing conversations can take place.
UB to require COVID-19 vaccination to attend sporting and cultural events
Tue, Sep 21st 2021 06:35 pm
The University at Buffalo will require proof that spectators are vaccinated against COVID-19 to be allowed into football games at UB Stadium and men's and women's basketball games at Alumni Arena.
Hochul announces state actions to address school bus driver shortage
Mon, Sep 20th 2021 10:05 am
Governor directs state agencies to utilize creative approaches to support schools Gov. Kathy Hochul recently announced a multiagency plan to address the school bus driver shortage affecting schools across the state.
Ryan announces state construction aid allocations for local libraries
Fri, Sep 17th 2021 05:40 pm
On Friday, New York State Sen. Sean Ryan, chairman of the New York State Senate Libraries Committee, joined representatives from the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library to announce he secured $678,488 in funding for the Isaías González-Soto Branch Library in Buffalo and the Grand Island Memorial Library for renovation costs.
Over $100 million awarded to Community Action Organization of WNY & Holy Cross Head Start
Fri, Sep 17th 2021 05:10 pm
The Office of Head Start (OHS) has awarded the Community Action Organization of WNY Inc. a $77.1 million grant over five years to provide Head Start and Early Head Start programming to 1,080 Head Start students and 205 infants, toddlers and pregnant women in Erie County. Holy Cross Head Start Inc., formerly a delegate of CAO since 1969, was also awarded a portion of the Erie County grant and will now serve the community as a Grantee agency alongside CAO. Holy Cross was awarded $25 million over five years, serving 500 Head Start children.
Back-to-school resources to become tobacco-free
Fri, Sep 17th 2021 09:50 am
Back-to-school season doesn't have to mean back to cigarettes or back to vape products. Numerous free resources to become tobacco-free are available through the New York State Smokers' Quitline and its partners. One visit to nysmokefree.com or a call to 1-866-NY-QUITS (1-866-697-8487) is all it takes to begin a journey to better health, which will lead to improved mood and concentration in school.
CAO of WNY awarded $10 million-plus in Head Start funding for Niagara County
Fri, Sep 17th 2021 09:50 am
Community Action Organization of WNY (CAO) has been awarded a five-year grant by the Office of Head Start to provide Head Start programming in Niagara County. CAO said it has a well-established reputation for enhancing the lives of children and families through its comprehensive child and family development program, which serves infants, toddlers, pregnant women, preschools, and their families.
Higgins: Multimillion-dollar grant supports Niagara Falls School District's 'cradle-to-career'
Fri, Sep 17th 2021 09:50 am
Congressman Brian Higgins on Thursday announced the Niagara Falls City School District (NFCSD) was awarded a federal grant totaling over $2.1 million annually for five years. The funding, provided through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, will support Head Start and Early Head Start programs to give the city's children a strong foundation for success.
Lutzenkirchen to speak at East Aurora High School
Fri, Sep 17th 2021 09:25 am
Mike Lutzenkirchen of the Lutzie 43 Foundation, father of the late Auburn football great Philip Lutzenkirchen, will speak on driving safe and making responsible choices. He will address the community at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 21, at East Aurora High School Auditorium.
AAA presents 'Trips, Trucks, and Trunks' car safety event
Thu, Sep 16th 2021 10:05 am
Child Passenger Safety Week kicks off Sept. 19, and AAA is getting a jump start on safety with the New York State Police and Erie County Sheriff's Office by offering free car seat checks and installation advice.
Greater Niagara Ballet Company hosts 'Nutcracker' auditions
Thu, Sep 16th 2021 10:05 am
The Greater Niagara Ballet Company's "The Nutcracker" is returning Dec. 10-11 to the Niagara Falls High School Performing Arts Center. The family-friendly holiday show features local dancers, guest artists and character performers.
UB Dental to offer free care to WNY vets in honor of Veterans Day
Thu, Sep 16th 2021 09:20 am
The University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine will host the sixth "Dentistry Smiles on Veterans," an annual program that welcomes local veterans to receive a day of free dental screenings, cleanings, extractions, restorations and denture repairs.
Lewiston-Porter Community Education returns with in-person instruction
Mon, Sep 13th 2021 07:00 am
With a new school year underway and the challenges of COVID-19 being addressed, the Lewiston-Porter School District has announced the return of its popular community education program for fall-winter 2021.
NW Board of Education to meet
Fri, Sep 10th 2021 12:35 pm
The Niagara Wheatfield Board of Education meeting to be held Wednesday, Sept. 15, will begin at 6 p.m. with an anticipated executive session. The public session is expected to begin at 7 p.m. and will be held in the High School Adult Learning Center, 2292 Saunders Settlement Road, Sanborn.
Niagara University to observe 20th anniversary of 9/11
Thu, Sep 9th 2021 09:35 am
Students in Niagara University's introduction to criminal justice course assisted the university's Border Community Service program to place hundreds of American flags on the front lawn of the campus to commemorate the lives of the victims lost during the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. The project was done in preparation for the university's 9/11 remembrance ceremony, which will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday.
Consumer alert: New York State Division of Consumer Protection provides back-to-school tips
Thu, Sep 9th 2021 09:35 am
The New York State Division of Consumer Protection is providing consumers with basic tips for students of all ages as classes are once again back in session. Consumers are urged to be mindful of their privacy, their dormitories, and back-to-school spending to protect themselves.
UB reports 99% student vaccination rate as first week of classes ends
Sat, Sep 4th 2021 10:00 am
With the first week of the fall semester at the University at Buffalo wrapping up, UB officials are pleased to report an extremely high COVID-19 vaccination rate among students.
UB's Distinguished Speakers Series back in person for 2021-22
Fri, Sep 3rd 2021 09:35 pm
Nikole Hannah-Jones, the Pulitzer Prize-winning creator of "The 1619 Project," and gold medal Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman are among the speakers who will headline the University at Buffalo's 2021-22 Distinguished Speakers Series, which will be back in person for its 35th season.
Niagara University's Ostapenko Center provides vaccine education at Community Day
Fri, Sep 3rd 2021 12:55 pm
Niagara University's Rose Bente Lee Ostapenko Center for Race, Equity & Mission was among the more than 30 local organizations that participated in Niagara Falls Housing Authority's Community Day on Aug. 27.
Niagara University starts academic year with a bang
Fri, Sep 3rd 2021 10:45 am
Niagara University welcomed more than 700 incoming freshmen and transfer students to its Lewiston campus over the weekend with an engaging and informational new student orientation program that incorporated a number of traditions and introduced them to available opportunities.
Office of Mental Health video series aims to help parents & students prepare for return to school
Tue, Aug 31st 2021 05:35 pm
The New York State Office of Mental Health announced a series of "Back to School 2021" videos to assist and support parents, caregivers and students as they prepare for the new school year.
This rainbow-making tech could help autonomous vehicles read signs
Tue, Aug 31st 2021 05:30 pm
A new study explains the science behind microscale concave interfaces (MCI) - structures that reflect light to produce beautiful and potentially useful optical phenomena.
UB team proposes genome 'archipelago' as new model of how genomic information influences development & disease
Mon, Aug 30th 2021 10:40 am
A University at Buffalo team has developed a new model of how information in the genome is organized, called the novel genome archipelago model (GAM). The model provides new insights into how a multitude of interactions among genes may affect normal development as well as mutations that lead to cancer and other diseases.
Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls USA teams with Salvation Army, Niagara Falls Boys & Girls Club, United Way of Greater Niagara to host back-to-school event
Mon, Aug 30th 2021 10:35 am
Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls USA has partnered with The Salvation Army, Niagara Falls Boys and Girls Club and the United Way of Greater Niagara to host its annual back-to-school event from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 4, at the shopping center, located at 1900 Military Road, Niagara Falls. The event aims to help local families gear up for the new school year and features a backpack and school supplies giveaway to the first 500 students, while supplies last.
UB poised for safe, successful fall semester
Thu, Aug 26th 2021 04:15 pm
With students arriving back on campus this week after a year-and a-half of mostly remote instruction, the University at Buffalo is well-prepared to ensure the fall semester is both safe and successful.
Canisius continues investment in Hamlin Park neighborhood
Thu, Aug 26th 2021 11:45 am
Canisius College on Wednesday announces the sale of its Griffin Hall and Main Humboldt apartment complexes to TDB Properties LLC, which will redevelop the buildings into 43 market-rate apartments.
Higgins: $280,000-plus for Grassroots Gardens, Niagara Falls School District & Buffalo Schools
Thu, Aug 26th 2021 09:55 am
Congressman Brian Higgins announced three local recipients of U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm to School Grants. Grassroots Gardens of Western New York received an award totaling $96,627, the Buffalo Public School District was awarded $96,290, and the Niagara Falls Central School District received an award of $94,603.
Higgins announces $352,266 grant to Canisius College for academic talent search
Wed, Aug 25th 2021 01:15 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced Canisius College was awarded a grant totaling $352,266 through the U.S. Department of Education's talent search program. The grant provides funding for the college's academic talent search program, which is designed to identify students in underserved communities with the potential for success in post-secondary education.
Hochul has 'comprehensive plan to help ensure a safe, productive return to schools this fall'
Tue, Aug 24th 2021 05:05 pm
On her first day in office, Gov. Kathy Hochul announced a new plan to help ensure a "safe, productive return to schools this fall in the midst of rising COVID-19 numbers fueled by the delta variant."
 

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