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Expert: How geotagged content is used in research
Wed, Oct 7th 2020 02:05 pm
In a recent commentary published in the journal Nature Human Behavior, University at Buffalo geographic information science expert Yingjie Hu and colleague Ruo-Qian Wang wrote about how Twitter's decision to remove users' ability to tag the precise locations of tweets might affect research in disaster response, public health and other areas.
Niagara County issues update on Maple Avenue School
Fri, Oct 2nd 2020 01:30 pm
The Niagara County Department of Health issued the following update Friday on positive COVID-19 cases in Niagara County:
School officials meet with legislators to discuss public health, fiscal crisis
Fri, Oct 2nd 2020 11:10 am
The Niagara Orleans School Boards Association will hold a special fall legislative "breakfast." NOSBA represents the 13 school districts of Niagara and Orleans counties. Superintendents and board members from each district will share concerns relating to reopening, proposed state aid cuts, and broadband internet access/connectivity.
UB: 'Hamilton' star Leslie Odom Jr. to kick off Distinguished Speakers Series, virtual edition
Tue, Sep 29th 2020 05:50 pm
The University at Buffalo's Distinguished Speakers Series will be virtual this year due to New York state's health and safety guidelines, and will be free of charge.
Mammogram device under development to use light, ultrasound to better screen patients for breast cancer
Mon, Sep 28th 2020 10:55 am
The University at Buffalo has received a four-year, $1.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to develop a new, portable breast-imaging system that has the potential to better identify breast cancer.
Hundreds of girls across Western New York enrich their e-commerce skills amidst pandemic
Mon, Sep 28th 2020 10:35 am
Popular Girl Scout fall product program returns to help Girl Scout troops fund their programs and activities while also giving back to the military.
Niagara-Wheatfield Community Ed October classes
Fri, Sep 25th 2020 01:40 pm
This October, the Niagara-Wheatfield Community Education program will offer a host of interesting and engaging courses for adults, teens and children to enjoy. Course categories will include:
Lew-Port Community Education goes online for 2020
Fri, Sep 25th 2020 12:00 pm
As the Lewiston-Porter School District continues the restart from the effects of COVID-19, its Community Education program is taking on a whole new route for fall 2020. While other districts consider their options, Lew-Port announced Community Ed would be going 100% virtual for the semester.
Cuomo, Malatras announce FDA approval for COVID-19 saliva swab test
Thu, Sep 24th 2020 09:20 am
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and State University of New York Chancellor Jim Malatras on Wednesday announced the individual saliva swab diagnostic test for COVID-19 developed by SUNY Upstate Medical University and Quadrant Biosciences has been granted emergency use authorization by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Sun safety tips for outdoor learning and recreation
Wed, Sep 23rd 2020 01:35 pm
With summer winding down and school beginning, you may find that sun protection isn't top of mind like it is during warmer months. But harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays are present year-round and can be just as dangerous in the schoolyard as they are at the beach. With many schools implementing outdoor learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic, sun protection for children when they head to school is more important than ever.
Houghton College resets tuition to aid students during COVID-19, reinforces historic mission
Wed, Sep 23rd 2020 01:30 pm
Houghton College recently announced a significant tuition reset beginning in the fall of 2021.
School of Social Work partners with University Police for training focused on trauma-informed practices
Tue, Sep 22nd 2020 04:15 pm
The University at Buffalo School of Social Work's Institute on Trauma and Trauma-Informed Care (ITTIC) has partnered with University Police (UP) on an education and training program that seeks to integrate trauma-informed practices into UP's public service model.
Higgins & Office of Sen. Gillibrand invite high school students & parents to Service Academy Night
Tue, Sep 22nd 2020 04:10 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins and representatives from the office of U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand are hosting Service Academy Night 2020, a virtual opportunity for high school students, families, school administrators and counselors to learn more about service academy institutions, programs and the application process.
IDEA Center at UB receives another 5-year cycle of national funding
Tue, Sep 22nd 2020 03:50 pm
A quarter of a century. That's how long a University at Buffalo center that specializes in advancing universal design has been continuously funded.
Shrinking ice sheets could add 15 inches to sea level rise by 2100, study finds
Tue, Sep 22nd 2020 09:25 am
An international effort that brought together more than 60 ice, ocean and atmosphere scientists from three-dozen international institutions has generated new estimates of how much of an impact Earth's melting ice sheets could have on global sea levels by 2100.
DEC: Youth Pheasant Hunting Weekend for Western New York
Mon, Sep 21st 2020 11:50 am
A special youth-only pheasant hunting weekend will be held in Western New York on Oct. 10-11, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation announced. The hunt will occur one week prior to the regular pheasant hunting season and enables junior hunters (ages 12-15 years old) to hunt pheasants with a licensed adult companion. The 2020-21 regular pheasant season opens Oct. 17.
UB's School of Law presents roundtable on 'High Level Sports During a Pandemic'
Mon, Sep 21st 2020 11:45 am
The University at Buffalo's Center for the Advancement of Sport presents a sports law roundtable discussion about the challenges top collegiate and professional sports health professionals, administrators and athletes face as a result of COVID-19.
Panel to celebrate life of Mary Talbert, namesake of Talbert Way at UB
Fri, Sep 18th 2020 12:50 pm
A virtual panel discussion on Sept. 24 will celebrate life and achievements of Mary Burnett Talbert, a Buffalo resident who was famous in her time for her tireless work in advancing human rights.
Howard University President Dr. Wayne A. I. Frederick to keynote at NU
Fri, Sep 18th 2020 12:50 pm
Niagara University will present the first in its "Transformative Visions" presidential speaker series at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22, in the Castellani Art Museum. Dr. Wayne A. I. Frederick, president of Howard University, will be the inaugural speaker for the series, which will feature conversations with visionaries who have imagined and struggled to create a just future.
Consumer alert: New York State DCP offers online safety tips at start of new school year
Fri, Sep 18th 2020 10:25 am
The New York State Division of Consumer Protection (DCP) is advising parents, guardians and caregivers to review their online settings during this new school year. Whether your children are going to school in-person, virtually or following a hybrid schedule, the start of a new school year is a great time to ensure everyone's privacy remains protected while online.
Socially distanced chemistry for kids: Join US Crystal Growing Competition!
Fri, Sep 18th 2020 10:25 am
Looking for a hands-on science project to do with your children this fall? The U.S. Crystal Growing Competition is back.
UB visiting professor delivers 'Protest, Hope and Resilience through Black Arts'
Fri, Sep 18th 2020 10:10 am
Michael Mwenso, a University at Buffalo visiting professor of the arts and leader of Mwenso & the Shakes, an internationally acclaimed troupe of musical artists, will expand what was initially planned as a succinct and tightly programmed residency into a semester-long, socially distanced engagement with UB students.
Niagara County Community College Foundation seeks 2020 scholarship donations
Thu, Sep 17th 2020 01:25 pm
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Niagara County Community College has decided to postpone its 30th Annual Foundation Scholarship Gala. No official date has been set at this time.
Wayne Lynch named new vice president at NCCC
Thu, Sep 17th 2020 01:20 pm
Niagara County Community College has named Wayne Lynch as interim vice president of administration effective Sept. 1. Lynch has served as interim vice president of operations at NCCC since November 2018.
Higgins announces passage of Strength in Diversity Act
Wed, Sep 16th 2020 11:30 am
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, announced passage of H.R. 2639, the Strength in Diversity Act, which provides grants to communities for the purpose of improving the diversity of public schools.
UB: Predicting path of COVID-19 from Wuhan to Buffalo
Wed, Sep 16th 2020 11:25 am
Jennifer Surtees is a biochemist at the University at Buffalo. For more than two decades, her research has focused on genome stability and how mutations threaten that stability and sometimes lead to cancer.
Lewiston Dance Center makes most out of 'new normal'
Mon, Sep 14th 2020 12:30 pm
Lewiston Dance Center's competition and ensemble teams performed at the Lewiston Farmers Market on Sept 5. The teams showcased various styles of dance routines that they worked on throughout the year.
Strong choice for chief diversity and equity officer at NCCC
Mon, Sep 14th 2020 12:10 pm
Niagara County Community College has appointed assistant professor John D. Strong as the new chief diversity and equity officer starting this fall. This is a newly created position to lead the diversity and inclusion committee that was formed in September of 2016.
Young Audiences of WNY joins thousands of arts organizations & communities to celebrate National Arts in Education Week
Mon, Sep 14th 2020 11:45 am
Young Audiences of Western New York is joining thousands of arts organizations and communities across the nation to celebrate National Arts in Education Week, Sept. 13-19.
Buffalo Prep to host voter registration event for community
Fri, Sep 11th 2020 02:35 pm
Buffalo Prep, a local nonprofit organization and partner of When We All Vote, is hosting a voter registration event on Saturday, Sept. 12, on the University at Buffalo South Campus.
To study and improve plastics recycling, New York turns to UB RENEW Institute
Fri, Sep 11th 2020 11:50 am
Giant garbage patches in the oceans. Confusion over what is and what is not recyclable. Microplastics invading our water supplies and wildlife.
$88.6 million in CARES Act funding available to assist child care providers during COVID-19
Fri, Sep 11th 2020 11:00 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced $88.6 million in federal CARES Act funding is available to assist child care providers through "New York Forward" grants as they adjust their programs amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
Powerful drug discovery protocol for autism accelerating development of new treatments
Tue, Sep 8th 2020 04:15 pm
A sensitive and reliable new protocol for assessing social deficits in animal models of autism and certain psychiatric conditions is expediting the search for effective treatments. Developed by University at Buffalo researchers, the new protocol is described in a paper published today in Nature Protocols.
NU awarded $300,000 grant to enhance prevention efforts against sexual violence on campus
Tue, Sep 8th 2020 03:55 pm
Niagara University has received a $300,000 federal grant from the U.S. Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) to strengthen its ongoing efforts to educate about and respond to sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking on campus.
SUNY starts COVID-19 case tracker dashboard for 64 colleges & universities
Tue, Sep 8th 2020 09:45 am
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and Chancellor Jim Malatras on Monday announced the launch of a SUNY systemwide COVID-19 case tracker dashboard. The centralized dashboard will provide real time, up-to-date information on COVID-19 cases, testing, and quarantine and isolation space availability across SUNY's 64 colleges and universities to more efficiently monitor, respond to, and contain the virus.
'School's Open - Drive Carefully'
Mon, Sep 7th 2020 07:00 am
There's no doubt that school openings this year will look much different from every other year. While we are looking to give our children a sense of normalcy in returning to school, there will be some changes to the daily routine. There are many twists and turns that complicate the roadmap for the reopening of schools, but figuring out how to get students to school safely may be the most complex.
COVID-19: UB on-campus cases total 40; surveillance testing begins
Fri, Sep 4th 2020 04:05 pm
The University at Buffalo confirmed Friday its review of reported cases of COVID-19, as of Sept. 3, indicates UB currently has 40 active on-campus cases, including 38 students and two employees.
NYSUT: In absence of statewide action, counties should mandate masks in schools
Fri, Sep 4th 2020 01:50 pm
After calling for a statewide mandate that masks be worn at all times indoors during the school day, New York State United Teachers said that, in the absence of statewide action, county governments should mandate such a policy for school districts within their jurisdiction.
Cuomo announces school reporting requirements and online dashboard to track COVID-19
Fri, Sep 4th 2020 09:25 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday announced New York school districts will be required to provide the Department of Health with daily data on the number of people who have tested positive for COVID-19 in each school beginning Tuesday, Sept. 8.
Erie County designates grant funding support for emergency child care
Fri, Sep 4th 2020 09:05 am
Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz and Deputy County Executive Maria Whyte on Thursday announced Erie County will be designating a portion of its coronavirus relief funds, up to $25 million, from the U.S. CARES Act in a sweeping effort to support local parents, child care providers, and school districts as the new school year gets underway.
 

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