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Lew-Port not in 'yellow zone'
Fri, Dec 18th 2020 07:00 am
As is a beloved holiday tradition, the board welcomed the amazing music department to our meeting. Each December, a talented ensemble joins us to perform a series of holiday favorites.
UB experts praise state order to remove 90-day delay for pharmacists to provide COVID-19 vaccinations
Wed, Dec 16th 2020 07:45 pm
An executive order approved Dec. 13 by Gov. Andrew Cuomo will waive the 90-day waiting period for pharmacists and pharmacy interns to administer COVID-19 vaccines after their approval, allowing pharmacists across the state to play a greater role in ending the pandemic, say University at Buffalo experts Karl Fiebelkorn and Christopher Daly, both in the UB School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.
Grand Island Central School District to reopen Jan. 4
Wed, Dec 16th 2020 01:10 pm
Last Friday, Grand Island Central School District Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian Graham, Ed.D., provided parents and families with an update on COVID-19 and school safety.
UB art historian wins major book award
Wed, Dec 16th 2020 09:10 am
Elizabeth Otto, a University at Buffalo professor of art history and gender studies, has won the Northeast Popular & American Culture Association's 2020 Peter C. Rollins Book Prize, awarded annually for innovative scholarship in the fields of American and popular culture by a writer living or working in New York or New England.
The Buildsters launch Tesla giveaway to curb bullying in schools
Tue, Dec 15th 2020 05:15 pm
The Giving Project has teamed up with The Buildsters, a San Diego-based platform that is bringing construction into the digital age, to give away a Tesla as part of its Building Kindness campaign for Think Kindness. Proceeds from the national campaign will provide kindness assemblies, curriculum and programs in schools in an effort to decrease bullying and inspire kindness.
Junior League of Buffalo high school senior scholarship
Tue, Dec 15th 2020 02:50 pm
The Junior League of Buffalo will award two $2,000 scholarships to graduating female high school seniors who are outstanding leaders in the Western New York community. The scholarships are for post-high school institutions to assist the student in defraying expenses for tuition, books, fees or dormitory. They are awarded based on evidence of demonstrated leadership skills within their school and community. Additionally, the student's background should show strong evidence of being well rounded in both personal and academic endeavors.
Every Person Influences Children awarded $10,000 from Rite Aid Foundation
Fri, Dec 11th 2020 04:15 pm
EPIC-Every Person Influences Children has been awarded $10,000 from the Rite Aid Foundation, in recognition for its efforts throughout the year to improve the health and wellness of families across New York and beyond.
NYS Division of Consumer Protection alerts consumers to privacy precautions with technology toys
Fri, Dec 11th 2020 10:40 am
As part of its seven-part consumer alert holiday series, the New York State Division of Consumer Protection (DCP) is alerting parents and families that Bluetooth and technology-enabled toys may be fun for families to interact with this holiday season, but these toys are also easy for hackers to access and manipulate for nefarious means.
Sheffield promoted to vice president for student affairs at Niagara University
Fri, Dec 11th 2020 10:20 am
Christopher Sheffield has been promoted to vice president for student affairs at Niagara University. The NU alumnus, who graduated in 1998 with a bachelor's degree in communications and earned his master's degree in criminal justice and criminology in 2001, has held a number of key roles at the university over his 19-year tenure, most recently serving as the associate vice president of student affairs and institutional effectiveness.
2 new members join Niagara University Center for Supply Chain Excellence's board of advisers
Fri, Dec 11th 2020 10:20 am
Niagara University's Center for Supply Chain Excellence's newly established board of advisers recently added two members: Jerry Hoban, director II, operations, JB Hunt; and Kenneth Bieger, CEO, Niagara Falls Bridge Commission.
'In the Loop' with the Lewiston-Porter Board of Education: Lew-Port continues to address COVID-19 changes
Fri, Dec 11th 2020 07:00 am
The Board of Education will meet this Monday, Dec. 14. This meeting will combine the December work session and monthly business meeting.
Grand Island School District sets annual toy/gifts, food/toiletry drive
Fri, Dec 11th 2020 07:00 am
The Grand Island School District announces its annual toy/gifts and food/toiletry drive for Grand Island families, and invites area residents to participate.
University-industry partnership drives UB health care innovation toward societal impact
Wed, Dec 9th 2020 02:50 pm
Batman and Robin. Peanut butter and jelly. Jobs and Wozniak. Like for these famous duos, when universities and companies join forces, they can achieve far greater impact.
Schumer among those pushing plan to immediately cancel up to $50,000 in student loan debt per student
Wed, Dec 9th 2020 01:15 pm
Standing with congressmen-elect Jamaal Bowman, Mondaire Jones and Ritchie Torres, as well as local students, U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer pushed his plan this week to cancel up to $50,000 in debt for federal student loan borrowers. Schumer and the rep-elects explained why this matters so much to borrowers across New York and how a plan like this can be made real.
New 'Devotion-by-Distance' programs by Stella Niagara's Center of Renewal
Tue, Dec 8th 2020 04:50 pm
While you are deciding on gifts this holiday season, consider treating yourself or others to an easy and enjoyable way to start the new year with joy in your heart through new "Devotion-by-Distance" programs offered by Stella Niagara's Center of Renewal Retreat & Conference Center. Designed to feature various types of retreat programming based on adult distance learning principles, "Devotion-by-Distance" will include discussion groups, online retreats and courses.
Passport to the World Club launches holiday cooking program for families
Tue, Dec 8th 2020 01:45 pm
The Passport to the World Club, a local Western New York cooking program for children, announced the "Holidays Around the World" virtual cooking camp, taking place throughout December.
Section VI: Low- & moderate-risk sports move to January 2021
Tue, Dec 8th 2020 01:30 pm
The executive committee of Section VI has voted to postpone the start date for the winter season's low- and moderate-risk sports to Jan. 4, 2021. In a morning session, the committee paused boys and girls bowling, rifle, indoor track, boys swim and skiing from the previously chosen date of Dec. 14.
NCCC unveils new EOP office, collaboration with Niagara Falls High School
Tue, Dec 8th 2020 01:30 pm
While the educational opportunity program (EOP) has been around since former New York State Assemblyman Arthur O. Eve started it in 1967, it is relatively new to Niagara County Community College. The program started at NCCC in August of 2016 with the goal of providing academic workshops, tutoring, counseling, advisement and financial assistance to historically under-served students who require additional academic support.
How does vitamin D supplementation affect falls in the elderly? It's complicated
Tue, Dec 8th 2020 01:30 pm
A study published this week in the Annals of Internal Medicine that shows no benefit from higher doses of vitamin D in the frail elderly, while of interest, is not the final chapter on how vitamin D affects this population, according to an editorial in the same issue of the journal.
NCCC to offer free webinar on OSHA - 'Working to Stay Safe'
Mon, Dec 7th 2020 10:25 am
The Niagara County Community College Small Business Development Center will present a webinar with Nick Donofrio, compliance assistance specialist with the New York State Regional Office of the U.S. Department of Labor/OSHA. He will speak on the topic of "Working to Stay Safe," in a free event from 9-10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 9.
Attorney general cracks down on shops illegally selling e-cigarettes & flavored vaping products
Sat, Dec 5th 2020 09:05 am
New York Attorney General Letitia James ordered dozens of retailers across the state to immediately stop selling e-cigarette products to underage customers and to stop selling flavored vaping products in violation of New York state law.
Girl Scout Cookie season kicks off early with a new cookie, just in time for holiday season
Fri, Dec 4th 2020 03:05 pm
The early launch and presale of the Girl Scout Cookie Program is making the winter season a little brighter, just in time for the holidays. This includes the debut of the new Toast-Yay! cookie alongside other favorites.
UB developed program helps stroke survivors recover better at home
Fri, Dec 4th 2020 01:00 pm
For stroke survivors, the road to recovery can be challenging, especially after leaving the hospital.
NCCC hosts second annual Day of Giving
Fri, Dec 4th 2020 01:00 pm
Niagara County Community College participated in its second annual Day of Giving on Tuesday. Thunderwolves from all over - faculty, staff, alumni, and friends - came together to give back to NCCC, raising $7,347 from 105 donors. Their donations were designated toward programs that support NCCC's students and further the college mission. Areas that were included were the NCCC annual fund, Athletic Department, honors program, horticulture program and English department.
UB among nation's top schools for hosting international students
Wed, Dec 2nd 2020 08:15 pm
For the 18th straight year, the University at Buffalo is rated among the nation's top 30 institutions hosting international students.
Students around world create COVID-19-themed comics through UB program
Wed, Nov 25th 2020 07:00 am
A team of University at Buffalo researchers used the power of storytelling through comic books to help high school students around the world better understand the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
For better heart health, step to it, two new studies say
Tue, Nov 24th 2020 02:50 pm
If you're sitting down, the findings of two major new studies led by University at Buffalo researchers are likely to get you moving.
2021 Young Woman in Public Affairs Award announcement
Mon, Nov 23rd 2020 04:50 pm
The Zonta Club of Niagara Falls recognizes young women, ages 16-19, in the Lewiston-Porter, Niagara Wheatfield and Niagara Falls school districts for their commitment to volunteerism, community service, leadership and dedication to empowering women with the Young Woman in Public Affairs Award (YWPA).
A Native American secretary of the interior would be a 'game-changer,' expert says
Mon, Nov 23rd 2020 04:45 pm
If Joe Biden selects a Native American candidate to lead the Department of the Interior, that would be a "game-changer," says Donald Grinde Jr., professor of transnational studies in the University at Buffalo College of Arts and Sciences.
Construction set to begin on new ground-mounted solar arrays on UB's North Campus
Mon, Nov 23rd 2020 04:45 pm
The next key phase in a University at Buffalo-led renewable energy project is about to see the light of day, quite literally. Construction will soon begin on multiple ground-mounted solar arrays on UB's North Campus, advancing UB's commitment to achieve climate neutrality.
What does 'staying safe' this holiday season mean to you?
Mon, Nov 23rd 2020 11:10 am
Holiday dinner conversations sometimes erupt in heated discussions when friends and relatives with opposing political views get together. This year, whether or not to even host the dinner may be a volatile topic all by itself.
Study: UB research published in NEJM finds kids & young adults newly diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes still produce insulin with golimumab
Fri, Nov 20th 2020 01:25 pm
A multicenter study led by a University at Buffalo pediatric endocrinologist has found that a drug currently on the market for other autoimmune conditions can preserve the beta cells of children and young adults recently diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes for at least a year after diagnosis.
Governors encourage colleges to provide testing for students before thanksgiving break, recommend expanded remote instruction
Fri, Nov 20th 2020 10:05 am
Earlier this week, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy, Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont, Delaware Gov. John Carney, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf, Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo and Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker announced they will encourage residential colleges and universities in their respective states to provide testing for all students traveling home for Thanksgiving break to the maximum extent possible before they leave campus.
Niagara University Center for Supply Chain Excellence establishes board of advisers
Wed, Nov 18th 2020 01:40 pm
Nine industry experts were named to the Niagara University Center for Supply Chain Excellence's newly established board of advisers. Established in 2000, the Center for Supply Chain Excellence is a collaborative effort between the university's College of Business Administration and the local business community to promote regional education in all aspects of supply chain management.
UB will continue mandatory pre-break testing before transitioning to remote instruction Nov. 25
Wed, Nov 18th 2020 09:35 am
After the Thanksgiving break (Nov. 25-29), the University at Buffalo will transition to remote learning for the remainder of the fall semester.
DJ Khaled presents 'How I Came Up' during virtual event at Canisius College
Mon, Nov 16th 2020 10:10 am
Fans of DJ Khaled will want to tune in at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, when the renowned songwriter, producer and media personality speaks (virtually) at Canisius College. In his talk, titled "How I Came Up," Khaled will share his personal story of success and impart on students how they, too, can make successes of themselves.
DEC announces annual Arbor Day original artwork poster contest
Mon, Nov 16th 2020 07:00 am
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos recently announced the start of DEC's annual Arbor Day original artwork poster contest. Each year, DEC's Urban and Community Forestry Program commemorates Arbor Day with a poster contest that invites the public to submit original photos and artwork that "celebrate the immeasurable value of trees - ecologically, environmentally, aesthetically and socially."
Villa Maria College to complete its fall 2020 academic semester online
Sat, Nov 14th 2020 12:15 pm
Villa Maria College announced that, as of Monday, Nov. 23, it will transition to all-remote instruction for the remaining three-and-a-half weeks of the fall 2020 semester.
Niagara University's 'Transformative Visions' presidential series discusses criminal justice, policing & prisons
Fri, Nov 13th 2020 11:25 am
Niagara University will present the fourth in its "Transformative Visions" presidential speaker series at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17. Soffiyah Elijah, executive director of the Alliance of Families of Justice and the first Black woman to serve as executive director of the Correctional Association of New York, will address "Criminal Justice, Policing, and Prisons." The presentation will be accessible to the community through Zoom:
'AT&T Virtual Field Trips' program launches for school year
Wed, Nov 11th 2020 09:30 am
School field trips bring excitement and the spirit of adventure to children of all ages. They complement classroom learning and instruction with wonderful experiences where students can see, touch and hear about subjects presented in school. Field trips provide memories that last a lifetime for students.

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