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Buff State: Dart Street virtual public exhibition set for Sept. 14
Fri, Sep 4th 2020 08:25 am
Buffalo State College announced recommencement of the Dart Street development project with a virtual public exhibition from 6-8:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 14. Public aspects of the project were paused in the spring because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mindfulness & mindful movement conference for educators and wellness professionals
Wed, Sep 2nd 2020 03:55 pm
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, Sept. 26 and 27.
Parents & caregivers: Erie County Department of Health offers screening and services for children with developmental delays or disabilities
Wed, Sep 2nd 2020 01:30 pm
While much of Erie County is entering back-to-school season, the Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) is sharing this update on services for the county's youngest learners, from birth to age 5 years, who have developmental delays or disabilities.
UB: With COVID-19, sexual and gender minority groups face increased health risks, UB expert says
Wed, Sep 2nd 2020 12:15 pm
The COVID-19 pandemic has magnified health disparities among minority racial and ethnic populations. Amy Hequembourg, Ph.D., associate professor in the University at Buffalo School of Nursing, is also concerned about another population facing disproportionate health risks: sexual and gender minority (SGM) populations.
Startup company founded by UB grads develops technology that streamlines process of detecting fevers
Wed, Sep 2nd 2020 11:40 am
Buffalo Automation, a startup company with roots at the University at Buffalo, is setting a new course that could eventually help organizations around the world better navigate return-to-work plans amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Lions International Peace Poster Contest offered in Lewiston - with cash prizes
Mon, Aug 31st 2020 11:05 am
The Lewiston Community Lions will be sponsoring the Lions International Peace Poster Contest once again. The event is open to any student ages 11, 12 or 13 (as of Nov. 15) living in the Town or Village of Lewiston.
The McGuire Group, 1199SEIU & Trocaire College join forces on apprenticeship program
Mon, Aug 31st 2020 10:05 am
Through a workforce development in long-term care grant from New York State, The McGuire Group, 1199SEIU Upstate health care union and Trocaire College are collaborating on an apprenticeship program to help close skills gaps within the nursing workforce.
DiNapoli: New law will help local governments weather coronavirus pandemic
Fri, Aug 28th 2020 03:30 pm
Legislation introduced at the request of State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli that will help ease the financial difficulties facing local governments and school districts and give them greater fiscal flexibility amid the COVID-19 pandemic has been signed into law.
NYSUT calls on state to make masks mandatory at all times in schools
Fri, Aug 28th 2020 02:40 pm
New York State United Teachers - joined by American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten, local educators and others - on Thursday called on the state to update Department of Health school reopening guidelines to make mandatory the wearing of masks at all times indoors during the school day, except for appropriate break periods and in cases of medical accommodation.
Reopening at St. Peter RC School in Lewiston: 'FAITH...FAMILY...FUTURE...SAFE'
Fri, Aug 28th 2020 12:00 pm
To say that things are different now than they were six short months ago is an understatement for sure. Life had come to almost a complete halt back in March and at St. Peter School we felt the impact of COVID-19 like everyone else.
NW School District urges parents: 'Reach out to your legislators' as lack of aid threatens programs/pre-K
Fri, Aug 28th 2020 11:55 am
As school districts across New York state grapple with their reopening plans, another pandemic-related issue threatens to disrupt the education of thousands of students.
When mom-to-be has COVID-19: UB neonatologist's paper sets best delivery room practices for health care team
Fri, Aug 28th 2020 10:25 am
But when the mother-to-be tests positive for COVID-19, or is suspected of having the virus, the stakes get higher. Keeping mom, baby and the health care team as safe as possible adds another layer of concern for everyone involved. Taking steps to minimize risks becomes a priority.
Newly discovered 'support system' for axons suggests a novel therapeutic target for neurodegenerative diseases
Wed, Aug 26th 2020 05:15 pm
Axons are long, finger-like projections of neurons that transmit critical signals throughout the nervous system. But because they are fragile, they are often among the first casualties of certain neurodegenerative diseases, causing symptoms such as muscle weakness or numbness of limbs.
NYSUT demands full funding for public schools and colleges
Fri, Aug 21st 2020 09:10 am
New York State United Teachers on Thursday denounced plans to cut funding for school districts and public higher education in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis. As public schools, colleges and universities prepare for the start of a new school year, the state's most recent financial plan includes the withholding of funds in order to balance the budget.
Invasive 'jumping' earthworms are thriving, with destructive potential, expert says
Fri, Aug 21st 2020 07:00 am
Earthworm scientist Nick Henshue had not spotted invasive "jumping" earthworms in the Buffalo area until 2019.
Niagara County Community College selected for FAA training program
Thu, Aug 20th 2020 04:30 pm
On Thursday, Niagara County Community College announced the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) selected its drone operator training program for the unmanned aircraft systems-collegiate training program (UAS-CTI).
Erie County to support all county school districts with coronavirus relief funding
Thu, Aug 20th 2020 12:05 pm
Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz on Thursday announced Erie County will be designating a portion of its coronavirus relief funds - more than $15.2 million from the U.S. CARES Act - to support local school districts in their efforts to bring students and staff back to school and/or enable distance learning.
FOXG1 symposium advances science, gives hope to families battling rare disease
Thu, Aug 20th 2020 12:00 pm
University at Buffalo biologists Soo-Kyung Lee and Jae Lee have devoted their careers to studying FOXG1 syndrome, a neurological disorder that affects their daughter, Yuna.
If I want to know how certain you are of your opinion, I don't have to ask for it. It's likely predictable
Thu, Aug 20th 2020 12:00 pm
Researchers for years have understood how attitudes held with certainty might predict behavior, but a series of new studies led by a University at Buffalo psychologist suggest there may be a more general disposition at work that predicts the certainty of newly formed evaluations, just as they do for pre-existing opinions.
NU School of Nursing celebrates first graduating class from Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center
Thu, Aug 20th 2020 11:10 am
Niagara University and Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center recently celebrated the graduation of the first cohort of registered nurses to earn Bachelor of Science in Nursing degrees through an innovative joint program that saw classes taught on the medical center campus.
NT artist's Ad Age cover submission a window to future success
Thu, Aug 20th 2020 07:00 am
North Tonawanda native and (now) Buffalo State College graduate Crista Sukennik was recently a finalist for Ad Age magazine's "Young Creatives Cover Competition." Sukennik was one of nine finalists selected out of over 350 submissions from professional artists and industry professionals all over the globe.
New Alzheimer's disease research strengthens evidence for reanalyzing data in clinical trials that supposedly 'failed'
Tue, Aug 18th 2020 04:30 pm
New research on Alzheimer's disease led by the University at Buffalo reveals strong evidence that clinical trials on drugs that appeared not to benefit patients with the disease should now be reanalyzed in light of discoveries about a human-specific gene that divides the population into a one-to-three ratio.
Math centers offer alternative online learning platform
Tue, Aug 18th 2020 01:25 pm
Mathnasium Learning Centers of the Southtowns and Williamsville announced that, beginning Aug. 31, they will provide a formal distance-learning facilitation program for students 7 to 14 to do remote schoolwork from both learning centers.
Every Person Influences Children, Jericho Road Community Health Center launch 'Storytime In Your Neighborhood'
Tue, Aug 18th 2020 12:50 pm
EPIC (Every Person Influences Children) announced the upcoming "Storytime In Your Neighborhood" series, in collaboration with the Jericho Road Community Health Center. The series kicks off at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Niagara County Pride to hold school supplies drive
Tue, Aug 18th 2020 10:20 am
For the next two weeks, Niagara County Pride - a program of The Pride Center of WNY - will be collecting backpacks and other school supplies to help kids in need this year. The group's goal is to collect 50 backpacks filled with supplies to be able to give to local children.
New french toast-inspired 'Toast-Yay!' Girl Scout Cookie joins lineup for 2021 season in WNY
Tue, Aug 18th 2020 10:20 am
Today, Girl Scouts of Western New York (GSWNY) and Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) kicked off a countdown to the 2021 Girl Scout Cookie season with the announcement of a new cookie in Western New York and other select areas: Toast-Yay!, a French toast-inspired cookie "dipped in delicious icing and full of flavor in every bite."
Buffalo Learning Enrichment Television program announced
Mon, Aug 17th 2020 11:15 am
A series of half-hour courses will premiere today, for students from kindergarten through 12th grade, which are designed to help them receive distance learning instruction because they are lacking internet or computer access.
Buffalo Prep raises more than $1 million since March, as community steps up to support racial & educational equity
Fri, Aug 14th 2020 03:55 pm
Buffalo Prep, a local nonprofit organization, has been awarded more than $1.26 million from local foundations and organizations since March. The largest one-time gift in the history of Buffalo Prep's 31-year existence was given by KeyBank, in partnership with the First Niagara Foundation, in the amount of $750,000.
Orleans/Niagara BOCES to hold four informational sessions on school reopening
Wed, Aug 12th 2020 01:40 pm
Orleans/Niagara BOCES District Superintendent Dr. Clark Godshall will hold four informational sessions on YouTube Live to address concerns and procedures for reopening all sites.
AAA comments on rear seat belt law
Wed, Aug 12th 2020 10:45 am
Gov. Cuomo signed a new law Monday, which goes into effect Nov. 1, requiring all passengers to wear a seat belt in the back seat of a motor vehicle, including passengers of ride sharing services like 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.
Board of Regents appoints Dr. Betty A. Rosa as interim commissioner of education
Tue, Aug 11th 2020 02:25 pm
The Board of Regents on Tuesday appointed Dr. Betty A. Rosa as interim commissioner of education and president of the University of the State of New York, the State Education Department announced.
UB School of Social Work creates resource to help instructors transition from classrooms to remote instruction
Tue, Aug 11th 2020 12:05 pm
Faculty and staff members in the University at Buffalo School of Social Work have created an online resource to guide instructors, across disciplines and across different colleges and universities, who are transitioning their classrooms from a traditional seated environment to remote learning.
UB: How to achieve health equity during a global pandemic topic of Igniting Hope conference
Tue, Aug 11th 2020 10:45 am
For years, Blacks living in certain ZIP codes in Buffalo have been almost three times as likely to die prematurely than whites living in other areas of the city. And that was before COVID-19.
WellNow Urgent Care announces COVID-19 testing programs for universities & colleges
Tue, Aug 11th 2020 10:45 am
On Tuesday, WellNow Urgent Care announced its new offering of on-campus COVID-19 testing clinics for universities and colleges. Programs will offer molecular (PCR) COVID-19 testing administered to students, faculty and school staff by WellNow professionals. Each program will be custom developed to meet the needs and testing requirements outlined by the school.
Cuomo announces Friday deadline for school districts that have not submitted plans for in-person learning
Mon, Aug 10th 2020 04:30 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday announced a Friday deadline for school districts that have not submitted plans for in-person learning. His office claimed 107 school districts had not submitted a plan for in-person learning. Districts that fail to meet the Friday deadline will be unable to provide in-person learning this year.
Cuomo on school reopening: ' "If and how" is left to local school districts'; meetings with parents, teachers mandatory
Sun, Aug 9th 2020 12:30 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo, in a Sunday conference call with reporters, said, "I announced the other day that, by the (coronavirus) viral infection rate, all school districts in the state can open - can open. 'If and how' is left to the local school districts."
No Art Festival, no problem: LCA awards Chalk Walk winners
Sat, Aug 8th 2020 10:50 pm
Though the Village of Lewiston was without its annual Art Festival this weekend, that didn't stop the Lewiston Council on the Arts from hosting a celebration of creativity just off of Center Street.
School groups respond to Cuomo's decision to reopen
Fri, Aug 7th 2020 04:25 pm
Different state education groups responded Friday to Gov. Andrew Cuomo's decision to reopen schools for in-class education.
Higgins: More than $911,000 for 3 WNY colleges
Fri, Aug 7th 2020 04:15 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced a total of $911,186 in federal funding through the U.S. Department of Education for three Western New York colleges. Trocaire, Medaille and the University at Buffalo each received grants through the student support services program.
North Tonawanda School superintendent provides school reopening update
Fri, Aug 7th 2020 03:25 pm
North Tonawanda School Superintendent Gregory Woytila held a live Q&A on Facebook on Wednesday where he shared some updates regarding the district's reopening plans. At the onset, he addressed some of the confusion that was caused by some comments Gov. Andrew Cuomo made earlier in the week involving COVID-19 testing.
 

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