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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.
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.
 

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