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William Mattar donations to schools exceeds 1 million pencils
Thu, Aug 17th 2017 12:00 pm
School supply shortages are found in many inner city and suburban schools. To combat need locally, upstate New York attorney William Mattar sponsors an annual "Pencils 4 Schools" campaign, which provides pencils to students in need.
ESD awards Center for Advanced Technology designation to UB
Thu, Aug 17th 2017 10:35 am
Empire State Development has announced its Division of Science, Technology & Innovation (NYSTAR) has awarded a Center for Advanced Technology (CAT) designation to the University at Buffalo. The University at Buffalo Center for Advanced Technology in Big Data & Health Sciences (UB CAT) will focus on big data and medicine, with an emphasis on drug development, medical devices and diagnostics.
UB dental school ranked among top 10 in nation, No. 11 worldwide
Thu, Aug 17th 2017 10:25 am
The University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine was ranked No. 10 among dental schools in the U.S. and No. 11 among dental schools worldwide in the 2017 global rankings of the Academic Ranking of World Universities.
Princeton Review: Niagara University ranks among 'Best in Northeast'
Tue, Aug 15th 2017 04:05 pm
Niagara University remains one of the best schools in the Northeast, according to The Princeton Review.
UB announces changes to the 2017-18 bus schedule
Wed, Aug 9th 2017 09:15 am
Officials from the University at Buffalo announced changes in the university bus schedule for the 2017-18 academic year.
SportsEngine launches North America's largest youth sports directory to serve parents & youth athletes
Tue, Aug 8th 2017 04:35 pm
SportsEngine Inc., an NBC Sports Group company, is launching North America's largest youth sports directory, where parents can search and compare youth sports programs in their areas. Available today, just in time for kids heading back to school, the SportsEngine.com directory contains more than 100,000 youth sports listings spanning across 20 different sports for youth and amateur athletes.
Historic Trinity welcomes Step-In-Time Studio of Dance
Mon, Aug 7th 2017 04:30 pm
Deby LeFevre said every day she thanks her lucky stars that she found a new home for her Grand Island dance school, Step-In-Time Studio of Dance. Moving to her new location, however, probably had more to do with divine providence than luck.
Biomedical informatics at UB gets a boost with $2.5 million from the National Library of Medicine
Fri, Aug 4th 2017 06:05 pm
Personalized medicine, tracking of deadly epidemics and new insights into drug side effects are just a few of the ways biomedical informatics is helping enhance medical research and clinical care. Big data science holds the promise of revolutionizing how health care data are used to provide better care for patients.
Niagara University offering new online certificate program in cybercrime and business security
Tue, Aug 1st 2017 04:05 pm
Niagara University's Office of Continuing Education is offering a new online certificate program in cybercrime and business security.
ESD: Burgard High School advanced manufacturing program moving forward with construction of new welding lab
Fri, Jul 28th 2017 08:05 am
Empire State Development on Thursday announced a $3.2 million Buffalo Billion initiative lead by Alfred State College is moving forward with the construction of a new, state-of-the-art welding lab, and renovations of the existing machine tool lab and auto lab for the use of the advanced manufacturing students. Burgard High School's advanced manufacturing program continues to be a pipeline for students interested in welding, automotive and other cutting-edge manufacturing careers.
Hot cars can be deadly for kids & pets in summer
Thu, Jul 20th 2017 09:45 am
Every year, dozens of children die due to heatstroke from being left in a hot car for too long. Nineteen children have already passed away this year; 723 since 1998 (according to the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians). While an overwhelming majority of these deaths were accidental, they were preventable.
31st annual UB Distinguished Speakers Series to feature Malala Yousafzai, Susan Rice, Alan Alda
Tue, Jul 18th 2017 04:25 pm
Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, former U.S. National Security Adviser Susan Rice, "Grey's Anatomy" actor and activist Jesse Williams and award-winning actor and science communicator Alan Alda are among the speakers who will headline the 2017-18 Distinguished Speakers Series at the University at Buffalo.
Michael Freedman joins PRSA Buffalo Niagara Chapter board of directors as treasurer
Tue, Jul 18th 2017 04:25 pm
The Buffalo Niagara Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) has announced Michael Freedman joined the board of directors as treasurer.
Nerds Gone Wild at Niagara Catholic
Mon, Jul 17th 2017 03:00 pm
On Saturday, Nerds Gone Wild performed at Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School as part of "Big Red Fest" and Alumni Weekend. Dressed to impress, well, dressed like what's shown in the photos, anyway, the five-piece had the crowd on its feet, performing the '80s' biggest hits.
Local students leave lasting mark on Buffalo Prep
Sat, Jul 15th 2017 12:05 am
On Friday, more than 220 Buffalo Prep students participated in the first "Buffalo Prep Goes Green" event, which involved planting a commemorative tree at the site of the organization's future home on the University at Buffalo south campus. The facility's upgrades will allow Buffalo Prep to offer more services and welcome more students. It is set to open next year.
Ortt delivers a total of $35,000 to eastern Niagara County libraries
Fri, Jul 14th 2017 05:05 pm
New York Sen. Rob Ortt delivered a total of $35,000 in ceremonial checks to the public libraries in eastern Niagara County. Ortt secured the funding as part of the 2017-18 state budget in addition to funding secured last year for public libraries throughout his district.
2017 GNFCU scholarship winners
Wed, Jul 12th 2017 12:30 pm
The 2017 Greater Niagara FCU scholarship for outstanding achievement was awarded to two local high school seniors.
'Dollars for Scholars' at GNFCU
Wed, Jul 12th 2017 12:30 pm
All Greater Niagara FCU members under the age of 18 have the opportunity to participate in the yearly "Dollars for Scholars" program, where students are recognized for good grades.
Free family performance at Kenan Center
Tue, Jul 11th 2017 05:10 pm
The Kenan Center will present the Niagara University Repertory Theatre, or N.U.R.T., for a free family performance at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 12, in the Taylor Theater, 433 Locust St.
Niagara University to begin offering graduate business courses in Buffalo
Mon, Jul 10th 2017 03:45 pm
Niagara University's College of Business Administration will begin offering graduate courses for new and existing students in downtown Buffalo on July 18.
Higgins: $2.42 million-plus in federal funding for University at Buffalo nurse training
Mon, Jul 10th 2017 03:00 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins recently announced three federal grants totaling over $2.42 million from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for nurse training programs at the University at Buffalo and community health services in Western New York.
NCCC pitcher drafted by Cincinnati Reds
Fri, Jun 30th 2017 06:15 pm
Christian Young, a sophomore at Niagara County Community College, was drafted by the Cincinnati Reds in the recent Major League Baseball Draft. Young was selected with the 617th overall pick, in the 21st round. Young, of Hamburg, is a graduate of Frontier High School.
WNY Brain Challenge and Tech Wars announces winners
Fri, Jun 30th 2017 05:35 pm
Students from Lockport, Lancaster, Clarence, and Williamsville were the among the winners of the first WNY Brain Challenge, co-presented by Computers For Children and WNY STEM.
Lewiston Dance Center takes part in Fairy House Festival
Wed, Jun 28th 2017 08:15 am
Lewiston Dance Center ballet students were invited to perform at Artpark's "Summer Solstice Celebration" Fairy House Festival.
Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School 6th annual 5K run/walk July 15
Sun, Jun 25th 2017 07:00 am
Niagara Catholic will host its sixth annual 5k run/walk on Saturday, July 15. This year's race will be in memory of Raphael Gonzalez, a 2015 graduate.
Nursery school celebrates 50 years
Fri, Jun 23rd 2017 04:20 pm
The Village of Lewiston has been afforded the opportunity to witness a milestone in education. The First Presbyterian Church of Lewiston is celebrating not only the 200th anniversary of the birth of the oldest church in the village, but also the 50th anniversary of its nursery school/pre-K.
Students break ground for new St. Peter's playground
Tue, Jun 20th 2017 11:05 am
Under a clear blue spring sky on Monday morning, students at St. Peter R.C. School broke ground for what will be the school's new playground.
Honeywell continues support of Western New York Chemistry Olympiad program
Mon, Jun 12th 2017 01:15 pm
Canisius College is the recipient of a $10,000 grant from Honeywell Hometown Solutions, the company's corporate citizenship initiative.
LCTV, LCCC & Spectrum Cable announce 2017 scholarship winners
Thu, Jun 8th 2017 12:05 pm
Lockport Community Television, along with the Lockport Community Cable Commission and Spectrum Cable, announce this year's scholarship recipients.
UB pharmacologist awarded $400,000 grant to improve antibody delivery in lungs
Thu, Jun 8th 2017 11:40 am
With the support of a $400,000 grant from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), a University at Buffalo researcher will investigate how therapeutic antibodies are handled in the human lung.
WNY STEM Hub, AT&T and partners offer STEM/STEAM experience for teens
Thu, Jun 8th 2017 11:30 am
Students entering grades 7 through 12 in the fall are invited to attend "Hand in Hand, Powered by AT&T," a tech and STEAM (science, technology, engineering, the arts, and math) experience for teens with a special dual purpose.
Castellani Art Museum to offer free Sunday afternoon tours this summer
Thu, Jun 8th 2017 11:00 am
The Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University will offer free Sunday afternoon tours throughout June and July. Each tour will focus on a different topic and museum exhibit.
Grand Island Class of 1967 50th reunion
Thu, Jun 8th 2017 10:55 am
The Grand Island Class of 1967 50th reunion committee has been hard at work on lining things up for Columbus Day weekend, Oct. 6-8.
Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School 2017 Marty Violante Memorial Golf Classic
Mon, Jun 5th 2017 02:20 pm
Now in its 12th year, the Marty Violante Memorial Golf Classic tournament will take place Monday, July 17, at the Niagara Frontier Country Club. This year's tournament will honor the late Jack Brundage.
Regal Entertainment Group announces $1 movies for 2017 'Summer Movie Express'
Fri, Jun 2nd 2017 04:55 pm
Regal Entertainment Group, a leading motion picture exhibitor owning and operating one of the largest theater circuits in the U.S., announces the return of the "Summer Movie Express" to over 300 Regal Cinemas across the country for the 2017 summer season.
Niagara University launches online MBA program
Thu, Jun 1st 2017 05:10 pm
Niagara University's College of Business Administration is now offering an online MBA program with a curriculum designed for individuals seeking an edge in understanding and competing in the digital economy.
Niagara University Repertory Theatre presents free children's theater at NU & Artpark
Fri, May 26th 2017 07:00 am
This summer, Niagara University Theatre's 40-year tradition of entertaining children and families with its N.U.R.T. storytelling troupe continues.
Niagara University holds 10th BPS commencement in Ontario
Wed, May 24th 2017 03:35 pm
Niagara University awarded degrees to 125 graduates during its 10th commencement in Ontario on Tuesday at the Toronto Centre for the Arts in North York.
High school baseball: Evans leads Lancers to upset win over Starpoint
Tue, May 23rd 2017 09:25 am
On Monday, Lew-Port showed it belongs with Western New York's best. The No. 5 Lancers upset the No. 1 seed Starpoint Spartans, 3-2, in front of a large crowd at Starpoint High School.
Niagara University receives estate gift totaling more than $4 million
Thu, May 18th 2017 08:45 pm
Niagara University has received a gift from the estate of the late Rose Bente Lee Ostapenko. The gift, which will exceed $4.1 million, will be used for several university projects and initiatives.
 

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