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NIH awards major grant to UB to boost newborn screening accuracy
Fri, Nov 4th 2022 12:15 pm
The National Institutes of Health has awarded a University at Buffalo researcher an extremely competitive grant known as an R01 grant to lead an international effort to dramatically improve the accuracy of newborn screening for three rare, often fatal, genetic diseases. The five-year, $3.8 million grant is funded by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development of the NIH.
Cardinal O'Hara presents fall comedy show
Fri, Nov 4th 2022 12:15 pm
The Cardinal O'Hara Hawk Pride Players will present "The Legend of Robin Hood ...Sort Of" in the Performing Arts Center at Cardinal O'Hara High School on Nov. 18-19. The school said the comedy, with a cast of students from all grade levels, will be fun for all ages.
NCCC Workforce Development presents community academy classes
Thu, Nov 3rd 2022 09:40 am
The Niagara County Community College Office of Workforce Development will present a community education speaker series beginning Nov. 9.
Concerts to focus on mental health issues
Wed, Nov 2nd 2022 02:05 pm
The Niagara Falls High School and Wilson High School choruses have combined to present two concerts featuring music dealing with mental health issues, with proceeds from basket auctions and 50/50 raffles to benefit the Mental Health Association of Niagara County.
Alexandra Showers named operations manager for Niagara Global Tourism Institute
Mon, Oct 31st 2022 11:10 am
Niagara Falls native Alexandra Showers has been named operations manager for Niagara University's Niagara Global Tourism Institute/TReC. In this role, she will coordinate events, oversee employees, and assist the facility's customers and clients.
In recognition of Red Ribbon Week, Hochul signs legislation to prevent opioid overdoses on college campuses
Fri, Oct 28th 2022 05:10 pm
In recognition of Red Ribbon Week, Gov. Kathy Hochul signed legislation (S.3448A/A.4485B) that will require all public colleges in New York to have a supply of opioid antagonists in their housing facilities.
Don't let Halloween haunt you: AAA offers advice to stay safe
Fri, Oct 28th 2022 12:15 pm
Here's hoping for all treats and no tricks this Halloween!
First Night Buffalo to kids in WNY: Show us your talents and touchdown dances!
Fri, Oct 28th 2022 12:15 pm
A new, fun feature of the Independent Health Foundation's First Night Buffalo 2023 will highlight the talent of Western New York kids. Children 17 years old and younger are invited to submit a video clip of their best touchdown celebrations or traditional talents to the Independent Health Foundation to be shared and awarded as part of First Night Buffalo 2023.
Attorney general reminds public servants to apply for student debt relief ahead of deadline
Thu, Oct 27th 2022 10:40 pm
New York Attorney General Letitia James reminded public servants to apply for the Limited Waiver Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program ahead of the Oct. 31 deadline.
Niagara Wheatfield CSD inducts 6 into Hall of Fame
Thu, Oct 27th 2022 10:35 pm
Niagara Wheatfield Central School District has selected six new members into its Falcon Athletic Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame has been established to honor the athletic accomplishments of the alumni and staff of Niagara Wheatfield.
NYS: $30 million Empire State Teacher Residency Program to increase teacher support & retention
Mon, Oct 24th 2022 05:50 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Monday announced the launch of the Empire State Teacher Residency Program through the New York State Department of Labor. This program will:
Weight room makeover a hit at Cardinal O'Hara
Mon, Oct 24th 2022 04:00 pm
Students at Cardinal O'Hara High School were surprised and pleased to check out the newly renovated weight room at the school this past week.
State School Boards Association brings its annual convention to Syracuse
Mon, Oct 24th 2022 11:40 am
Some 1,500 school board members and other school district leaders from throughout New York state are expected to gather in Syracuse this week at the New York State School Board's Association's 2022 Annual Convention and Education Expo to explore such timely issues as student mental wellness, school security, school climate, student achievement and academic improvement.
October is National Pedestrian Safety Month
Sat, Oct 22nd 2022 11:20 am
October is National Pedestrian Safety Month, and AAA Western and Central New York is reminding both drivers and pedestrians of their responsibilities by sharing key safety measures to protect roadway users.
CAM's historic Ransomville Speedway project included in Library of Congress for free public access
Sat, Oct 22nd 2022 11:05 am
The Library of Congress recently published a collection of materials that highlight the rich stories, culture and traditions of the Ransomville Speedway, dating back to its inception in the mid-1950s as the Ransomville Slow Pokes club by Ed Ortiz, Rich Cantara and other racers, to keep local kids from racing on Ransomville streets.
Starpoint Middle School raises $12,000 for NFMMC
Mon, Oct 17th 2022 04:50 pm
Almost 250 students took part in Starpoint Middle School's annual "Color Run to Crush Cancer" event earlier this year, raising $12,000 for Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.
UB receives $1.3 million to train next generation of public health workforce
Mon, Oct 17th 2022 10:55 am
The University at Buffalo's School of Public Health and Health Professions has been awarded $1.3 million from the U.S. government to help train the next generation of public health workers by providing scholarship opportunities to graduate students from disadvantaged or underrepresented groups.
UB: Update from university police on Friday's tragic incident on north campus
Mon, Oct 17th 2022 10:25 am
University at Buffalo Police continue to investigate the fatal stabbing that occurred at Moody Terrace roadway near Richmond Quad (Ellicott Complex) on north campus Friday evening.
Teen Driver Safety Week: AAA says it's never too soon for parents to talk to teen drivers
Mon, Oct 17th 2022 07:00 am
National Teen Driver Safety Week runs from Oct. 16-22. This is a perfect time for parents to talk with teen drivers about the importance of safety behind the wheel. AAA research shows that more than 60% of teens get their driver's license before the age of 18.
Summer reading program participants recognized
Sat, Oct 15th 2022 07:00 am
Assemblyman Angelo Morinello, who represents Grand Island in the 145th District of the New York State Assembly, presented certificates to three Veronica Connor Middle School students on Oct. 6 for their completion of the 2022 Summer Reading Challenge.
Niagara University receives $3.5 million gift from William and Nancy Gacioch
Fri, Oct 14th 2022 04:30 pm
William (Class of 1961, 2007 - honorary) and Nancy Gacioch have made a commitment of $3.5 million to Niagara University. The gift was announced at the dedication of the Gacioch Center for Career & Professional Development and the Gacioch Circle on Friday.
Ryan announces major investment in Tonawanda youth recreation
Fri, Oct 14th 2022 04:25 pm
New York State Sen. Sean Ryan announced he has secured state grants totaling $656,000 to help fund three brand-new recreational activities for children in the City of Tonawanda. The projects include a splash pad at the city's public pool, a sportsplex at the Boys & Girls Club of the Northtowns' Newman Family Club, and an accessible playground for all children located at the new City of Tonawanda Elementary School.
UB's entrepreneurship law clinic helps Buffalo's startups get their footing
Fri, Oct 14th 2022 12:50 pm
Buffalo-based entrepreneur Adam Utley had a goal: start a biotech company that creates cancer therapies for patients by storing healthy immune cells from their blood that can be retrained to fight cancer.
Hochul signs legislation ending practice of charging additional fee on outstanding student debt
Fri, Oct 14th 2022 12:50 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul has signed legislation (S.7862B/A.10261) ending the practice of charging an additional fee to debtors when collecting outstanding debts owed to the state resulting from educational expenses. Prior to this law, a fee of 22% was added by state law on top of the total debt due.
Welcome to Lewiston, Janet Dunstan's Dance Academy
Fri, Oct 14th 2022 07:00 am
Janet Dunstan's Dance Academy recently celebrated a ribbon-cutting at a new Lewiston location, 767 Cayuga St. - inside the former Bank of America building).
For MS patients, an app to boost conscientiousness may help them fight cognitive decline
Thu, Oct 13th 2022 08:40 am
Multiple sclerosis patients may be better equipped to stave off the cognitive decline that the disease can cause by using a smartphone-based app now under development at the University at Buffalo.
Higgins: $1 million from Safer Communities Act Awarded to Niagara Falls City School District
Wed, Oct 12th 2022 04:45 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins joined Niagara Falls City School District Superintendent Mark Laurrie, Niagara County Sheriff Michael Filicetti, City of Niagara Falls Mayor Robert Restaino, Niagara Falls Police Chief John Faso and the Rev. Craig Pridgen to announce a $1 million federal grant to support safety in schools across the district.
Renowned criminologist Slakoff discusses media representations of violence against women of color
Wed, Oct 12th 2022 04:05 pm
Nationally renowned criminologist Danielle Slakoff, Ph.D., will discuss her work on the relationship between the media, intimate partner violence, and identity during a presentation hosted by Niagara University's Office of Violence Prevention and Education on Friday, Oct. 21, at 1 p.m. in the Russell Salvatore Dining Commons. The presentation is free and open to the public, but registration is required.
Shea's Performing Arts Center accepting applications for 30th Annual Kenny Awards
Tue, Oct 11th 2022 02:40 pm
Shea's Performing Arts Center announced it is accepting applications for the 2023 Kenny Awards, which will be held at Shea's Buffalo Theatre at 6 p.m. Saturday, May 27, 2023.
2022 Mason FOREVER Foundation Award winners announced
Mon, Oct 10th 2022 12:45 pm
The Mason FOREVER Foundation awards scholarships honor of Mason Sawyer Monteleone. He was interdisciplinary health science major student at the University of Florida in Tallahassee when he tragically died in a car accident at the age of 21. Monteleone was interested in becoming a physician assistant or an orthopedic surgeon. He graduated from Canisius High School in Buffalo and attended middle school at Lewiston-Porter.
Canisius College: Presidential inauguration of Steve K. Stoute set for Oct. 22
Mon, Oct 10th 2022 12:40 pm
Canisius College will celebrate the formal installation of Steve K. Stoute as its 25th president during an inauguration ceremony at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, in the Koessler Athletic Center, located at the corner of Main Street and Delavan Avenue. A reception will immediately follow. Both the inauguration and reception are open to the public.
GIHS announces September Viking Values Students of the Month
Sat, Oct 8th 2022 07:00 am
Principal Hillary Kretz-Harvey, Assistant Principal Jon Lattanzio, and Dean of Students Clare Battle of Grand Island High School announced the Viking Values Students of the Month for September.
Grand Island High School NAF has special guest speaker
Sat, Oct 8th 2022 07:00 am
The National Academy of Finance (NAF) at Grand Island High School was proud to have a guest speaker this past week. Town Council member Pete Marston came to talk to the career and financial management students about how he became interested in government and service to the community.
Legislator Chimera & Literacy Buffalo promote Health Literacy Week
Fri, Oct 7th 2022 05:20 pm
The Erie County Department of Health and Literacy Buffalo Niagara have dedicated the third week of October as Health Literacy Week. On Thursday, Erie County Legislator Lisa M. Chimera was joined by representatives from Literacy Buffalo Niagara to present the resolution to the legislature.
NYS Commissioner of Education Dr. Rosa, NYSED visit Tuscarora Indian School
Fri, Oct 7th 2022 07:00 am
New York State Commissioner of Education Dr. Betty A. Rosa and members of the New York State Education Department made a visit to the Niagara Wheatfield Central School District, specifically to the Tuscarora Indian School. The goal of the stop was to meet with the members of the Tuscarora Council, tour the school, and inspect the beginning of school improvements that have started thanks to monies from New York state totaling $11.8 million.
'Living in Light: The Art of Healing' honors survivors, raises awareness of domestic violence
Thu, Oct 6th 2022 08:30 pm
For the sixth year, the NU campus community and local agencies came together to display and view artwork reflecting the journeys, experiences, hopes, and dreams of the survivors of domestic violence who created them.
Higgins: $3.5 million-plus in federal funding to address teacher shortages in Western New York
Thu, Oct 6th 2022 09:25 am
Congressman Brian Higgins announced a three-year grant totaling $3,564,905 awarded to the University at Buffalo.
Girl Scouts across Western New York embrace e-commerce to expand entrepreneurship & digital skills
Tue, Oct 4th 2022 03:30 pm
Girl Scouts of Western New York's fall product program returns, featuring a wide selection of chocolate, candy, nuts and magazines - plus opportunities to give back to military personnel and veterans.
Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls partners with United Way to host popular 'Boo Bash'
Tue, Oct 4th 2022 03:30 pm
The Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls USA has partnered with the United Way of Greater Niagara and Women United to host its "Boo Bash" free, family Halloween event at the shopping center on Wednesday, Oct. 19, from 4 to 6 p.m. Guests are asked to enter though Entrance 6.
AT&T and Explore & More team up to create all-new digital literacy enrichment program to help bridge digital divide locally
Mon, Oct 3rd 2022 05:25 pm
Explore & More - The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Children's Museum and AT&T have collaborated to create and bring an innovative hands-on experience in digital literacy to 3,000 Buffalo and Niagara Falls area third-grade students that attend tier-1 schools. The AT&T Digital Enrichment Experience launched Thursday, Sept. 29, with 45 students being the first participants engaging in digital literacy activities across the museum.

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