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NYSUT launches new website to track COVID-19 health, safety concerns in New York schools
Mon, Nov 9th 2020 03:05 pm
New York State United Teachers has launched, a new website designed to help track coronavirus-related health and safety concerns in schools across the state.
Niagara University observes Mental Health Awareness Week with series of events
Mon, Nov 9th 2020 10:25 am
The COVID-19 pandemic has amplified feelings of stress, anxiety and depression across all populations, including college students. To help raise awareness of the significant mental health needs on all college campuses, and to address those of Niagara University's students, Monteagle Ridge is coordinating a series of trainings, webinars and events that will offer a comprehensive, evidence-based, proactive approach to mental health during Mental Health Awareness Week, Nov. 16-20.
NCCC Veterans Day celebration pivots for pandemic
Mon, Nov 9th 2020 07:00 am
The 2020 Veterans Day celebration at Niagara County Community College will transform from a traditional public ceremony to a multi-week campaign designed to benefit veterans within the Western New York community. To culminate the initiative, a tribute video, airing at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10, will be available to view on the college's website at
January 2021 regents examinations canceled due to ongoing pandemic
Fri, Nov 6th 2020 12:05 pm
The January 2021 administration of the High School Regents Examination Program is canceled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Interim State Education Commissioner Betty A. Rosa announced Thursday. This cancellation applies to all Regents Examinations that had been scheduled for the January 2021 Regents Examination period. No decisions have been made regarding the June and August 2021 administrations of Regents Examinations or any of the other state assessment programs.
Lewiston-Porter continues its adjustments to COVID-19
Fri, Nov 6th 2020 07:10 am
Mondays are normally a day of virtual learning for all students in the hybrid model. With the Veterans Day holiday on Wednesday, there will be no virtual day this week. Hybrid students in the green group will be on campus on Monday and Tuesday, while students in the white group will be on campus Thursday and Friday. The district will be closed Wednesday, Nov. 11, in observance of Veterans Day.
Niagara County Community College to host second annual Day of Giving
Fri, Nov 6th 2020 07:00 am
Niagara County Community College will participate in its second annual Day of Giving on Tuesday, Dec. 1.
NCSO offers Halloween trick-or-treating guidance
Sat, Oct 31st 2020 10:10 am
With Halloween here, Acting Sheriff Michael J. Filicetti reminded citizens of a valuable resource offered by the Niagara County Sheriff's Office.
Father Michael McGivney to be beatified
Sat, Oct 31st 2020 07:00 am
The Rev. Michael J. McGivney, the Connecticut-born founder of the Knights of Columbus, will take one step closer to sainthood on Saturday, Oct. 31, when he is beatified in a ceremony at 11 a.m. at the Cathedral of St. Joseph in Hartford, Connecticut. McGivney entered Our Lady of Angels Seminary, the precursor of Niagara University, in 1871 and attended through the summer of 1872.
Law mandating seat belt use in rear of all vehicles takes effect
Fri, Oct 30th 2020 11:15 am
New York's new rear seat belt law goes into effect Sunday, Nov. 1, requiring all passengers to wear a seat belt in the back seat of a motor vehicle, including passengers of ridesharing services such as Uber and Lyft. Until now, passengers over age 16 were not required to wear seat belts in the rear seat in New York. The new law, championed by AAA New York State, will save lives and prevent injuries across state roadways by requiring all occupants in a motor vehicle to buckle up.
Lew-Port elementary safety patrol members on duty
Fri, Oct 30th 2020 11:10 am
Happy Halloween, boys and ghouls! This week at Lewiston-Porter was filled with spirited activities across the district as students celebrated School Spirit Week. Activities included dress up days and virtual events, including Halloween celebrations, bringing the whole school community together.
NYS Division of Consumer Protection, Department of Health urge families to be safe during Halloween celebrations this year
Fri, Oct 30th 2020 07:00 am
The New York State Division of Consumer Protection and Department of Health urge caution to parents and children during this year's Halloween celebrations.
City of Niagara Falls guidelines & recommendations for Halloween weekend
Fri, Oct 30th 2020 07:00 am
Halloween in the Cataract City will be observed from 4-7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31. The City of Niagara Falls urges that, as residents plan ways to celebrate Halloween this year, they use caution and common sense when deciding how to spend the holiday weekend.
UB leads $3.7 million project to improve MRI technology
Fri, Oct 30th 2020 05:00 am
Diseases and injuries of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue, such as ligaments, tendons and bone, are a major cause of disability in the U.S.
DiNapoli: School district budget voter participation more than tripled during COVID-19 lockdown
Fri, Oct 30th 2020 05:00 am
Voter participation for school district budgets statewide more than tripled to 1.6 million votes cast amid the COVID-19 lockdown for the 2020-21 school budget year, after in-person voting was temporarily suspended and replaced with absentee ballots. The results were similar to 2019 when only 1.6% of the budgets failed to pass on the first vote, according to a report released by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli.
Avoid Halloween scares: AAA urges motorists to use caution this Halloween
Fri, Oct 30th 2020 04:35 am
As children take to the streets on Halloween to trick-or-treat, their risk of being injured by motorists increases greatly. In fact, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports Halloween is consistently one of the top three days for pedestrian injuries and fatalities, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates children are four times more likely to be struck by a motor vehicle on Halloween than any other day of the year.
Niagara University to offer guaranteed internships, stipends to students in its Pathways Program
Wed, Oct 28th 2020 12:15 pm
According to a 2019 student survey conducted by the National Association of Colleges and Employers, more than half of all students who completed an internship received a job offer within six months of graduation. To facilitate these opportunities for a greater number of students, Niagara University's Office of Career Services is enhancing its innovative Pathways Program to guarantee internships for participants and to provide stipends to students whose internships are unpaid.
Don't let Halloween haunt you: AAA offers tips to stay safe this weekend
Wed, Oct 28th 2020 10:45 am
Halloween is full of treats, but the holiday, unfortunately, comes with its share of tricks, too. It's a busy night on the roads - and the worst night for vandalism. AAA Western and Central New York is reminding motorists to be on the lookout for pedestrians this coming weekend, to celebrate responsibly and to make sure your home and vehicle are protected against any tricks.
RG&E and AAA New York State join forces to prevent distracted driving
Wed, Oct 28th 2020 10:45 am
For the second consecutive year, RG&E and AAA New York State are partnering together during National Distracted Driving Awareness Month to remind passenger and commercial drivers about the dangers of distracted driving. The companies urge drivers to take charge of eliminating distractions by focusing on the road ahead as visual and mental attention is key to safe driving.
UB to test all on-campus students before Thanksgiving break
Tue, Oct 27th 2020 07:25 pm
The University at Buffalo is preparing its plans to administer COVID-19 testing to on-campus students prior to the Thanksgiving break, per an announcement by State University of New York Chancellor Jim Malatras.
Wilson honors alum
Tue, Oct 27th 2020 07:00 am
Tom Reubens, a graduate of the Wilson Central School District (Class of 2007), was an All-State athlete and scholar, with a great love of history and nature. His life was cut short by a little known cardiac illness called Brugada syndrome. In his honor, the Reubens family has created a scholarship to support student athletes, and Niagara Family Medicine Associates has donated a tree that was planted at Wilson Elementary School last Friday.
Erie County Department of Health answers questions about youth sports travel
Mon, Oct 26th 2020 01:25 pm
The Erie County Department of Health has fielded calls and emails from school districts, coaching staff and parents of youth athletes related to travel sports teams. More recently, ECDOH received reports from concerned parents and school districts about independent youth sports teams scheduling or participating in out-of-state games, tournaments, scrimmages and other activities.
NCCC's nursing student 'rocks' exams
Fri, Oct 23rd 2020 05:25 pm
During the summer months of 2020, nursing student Tami Scruggs received news that the classes she signed up for at Niagara County Community College were going remote because of the continued threat of COVID-19.
Niagara County Department of Health: Results of rapid testing of school staff 'very encouraging'
Fri, Oct 23rd 2020 12:20 pm
The Niagara County Department of Health on Friday said it has completed voluntary, rapid testing days of teachers and staff in five school districts and, thus far, the results are not showing any significant presence of COVID-19 in schools. According to the health department, 574 tests have been completed, with 571 negative results to just three positives.
Study: 34% of older adults in US prescribed potentially inappropriate drugs, raising health care costs by hundreds
Fri, Oct 23rd 2020 12:05 pm
The prescription of potentially inappropriate medications to older adults is linked to increased hospitalizations, and it costs patients, on average, more than $450 per year, according to a new University at Buffalo study.
AAA: Classroom defensive driving classes to resume
Fri, Oct 23rd 2020 12:00 pm
AAA Western and Central New York has been approved to offer classroom instruction for defensive driving once again. Classes will resume effective Oct. 29. The defensive driving courses will be offered at Amherst, Penfield and Liverpool AAA locations.
Environmental justice & indigenous resistance focus of Niagara University's 'Transformative Visions' presidential series
Fri, Oct 23rd 2020 10:00 am
Niagara University will present the third in its "Transformative Visions" presidential speaker series at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 27. Dina Gilio-Whitaker, policy director and a senior research associate at the Center for World Indigenous Studies, will discuss environmental justice and indigenous resistance.
Jacobs School researchers help identify biomarker for concussions in saliva
Wed, Oct 21st 2020 12:40 pm
In a landmark study led by Steven Hicks, M.D., Ph.D., of Penn State College of Medicine, researchers from the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo, along with peers from other institutions, found a combination of biomarkers in saliva can help objectively and accurately diagnose mild traumatic brain injury.
Castellani Art Museum now offering virtual tours and programs
Mon, Oct 19th 2020 03:45 pm
The Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University will remain closed to the public through the end of 2020 as a cautionary measure in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. ... But that doesn't mean patrons will be without access to the arts.
Niagara University set to launch career mentorship program for business students
Mon, Oct 19th 2020 10:35 am
Niagara University's offices of career services and alumni engagement, and its College of Business Administration are teaming up to launch a program in January intended to facilitate mentorship relationships between current students and alumni and friends.
Explore & More launches 'Sofia Learns About Research' in partnership with UB
Fri, Oct 16th 2020 04:10 pm
A video game version of "Sofia Learns About Research," the children's activity and coloring book that presents research in a fun, age-appropriate way, has arrived at Explore & More ­- The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Children's Museum.
Tripathi: State of UB remains strong despite COVID-19
Fri, Oct 16th 2020 04:05 pm
Notwithstanding the profound difficulties posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, "the state of the university remains strong," University at Buffalo President Satish K. Tripathi said in his ninth annual address to the campus Friday.
UB ventures into funding, invests $250,000 in student-founded startup
Fri, Oct 16th 2020 03:30 pm
The first-ever venture capital fund administered by the University at Buffalo has made its inaugural investment: $250,000 to Buffalo Automation, an artificial intelligence (AI) startup founded by former UB students and primarily focused on autonomous marine navigation. UB's investment will be matched by Varia Consulting Group for a total investment of $500,000.
UB-community partnership helping blunt effect of pandemic on Buffalo's most vulnerable citizens
Wed, Oct 14th 2020 12:35 pm
A powerful partnership that brought University at Buffalo faculty and community leaders together to fight against health disparities has allowed the community to respond more effectively to the pandemic than many cities across the nation, university and community leaders said this week.
Girl Scouts launches new anti-racism patch
Wed, Oct 14th 2020 12:05 pm
Girl Scouts of Western New York announced its new Girl Scout Values: Anti-Racism Patch that is a reflection of a commitment to Girl Scout values that foster a community of justice, fairness and inclusion.
Niagara University honors 5 for outstanding work in spirit of St. Vincent de Paul
Tue, Oct 13th 2020 11:00 am
As part of its celebration of Vincentian Heritage Week, Niagara University recognized the extraordinary contributions of five individuals who have "lived the mission of St. Vincent de Paul" at its annual convocation, held simultaneously in the Alumni Chapel and livestreamed Sept. 30.
UB: Higher doses of vitamin D slowed progression of frailty in older mice, preclinical study shows
Tue, Oct 13th 2020 10:45 am
When it comes to vitamin D, most adults exhibit either frank deficiency, which results in clear clinical symptoms, or insufficiency, which often goes undetected. But how that insufficiency impacts physical health and the vulnerability of older adults to frailty as they age has been difficult to determine.
Former White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough featured speaker for NU's 'Transformative Visions'
Fri, Oct 9th 2020 01:35 pm
Niagara University will present the second in its "Transformative Visions" presidential speaker series at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 13. Denis McDonough, former White House chief of staff under President Barack Obama and former White House deputy national security adviser, will present a fireside chat addressing politics, climate change and foreign policy.
International Day of the Girl: 'My Voice, Our Equal Future'
Fri, Oct 9th 2020 01:30 pm
In celebration of International Day of the Girl on Sunday, Oct. 11, Girl Scouts of Western New York is proud to stand with the 1 billion-plus girls around the world who are fighting for their voice and an equal future. In these uncertain times, Girl Scouts is here to provide consistency and stability for girls. Girl Scouts isn't cancelled and continues to adapt to meet the needs of girls today.
'In the Loop' with the Lewiston-Porter Board of Education: Fall sports returns
Fri, Oct 9th 2020 07:00 am
Lewiston-Porter celebrates the return of sports to our campus. For the fall season, varsity/JV soccer (boys/girls), varsity golf (boys/girls), varsity tennis (girls), and varsity cross-country (boys/girls) are all on. Athletics move forward in a limited fashion, in alignment with the Niagara Frontier League and following strict state guidelines.
Niagara University's Levesque Institute for Civic Engagement presents webinars to provide information for voters
Thu, Oct 8th 2020 10:20 am
Niagara University's Levesque Institute for Civic Engagement is presenting two webinar series to provide information to students and the community as they prepare to vote in the upcoming 2020 presidential election.

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