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Hochul announces expansion of SUNY microcredentials for in-demand job fields
Tue, Feb 15th 2022 03:00 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Tuesday announced the expansion of fast and flexible learning options with more than 400 microcredentials across 31 SUNY campuses to help everyone from current students to working professionals gain skills, knowledge and experience that employers are looking for.
Calling all artists: 14th annual Taste of Buffalo poster art contest presented by Tops
Tue, Feb 15th 2022 12:15 pm
The Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops Friendly Markets is inviting local artists (students and the general public alike) to capture its essence in art by entering in the 2022 poster art contest.
Brown announces 'Girls' Long Table Talk,' an empowerment session featuring Buffalo Police Deputy Commissioner Barbara Lark
Tue, Feb 15th 2022 12:15 pm
City of Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown urges young women, ages 13-19, to participate in the Girls Run the World Committee "Girls' Long Table Talk," which will take place from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday at Shea's 710 Theatre.
Hilbert College awarded record-setting grant for second consecutive year
Tue, Feb 15th 2022 11:50 am
Hilbert College was awarded a $523,625 grant from The Mother Cabrini Health Foundation. This grant has surpassed last year's grant from the foundation ($500,000), and is the largest foundation grant in Hilbert's history.
Grand Island: 'Test to stay' expanded to include extracurricular activities
Sat, Feb 12th 2022 07:00 am
Students who are participating in the school system's "test to stay" program are now permitted to engage in extracurricular activities, said School Superintendent Dr. Brian Graham at the Feb. 7 Grand Island Central School District Board of Education meeting.
GIHS students share musical experience with School Board
Sat, Feb 12th 2022 07:00 am
In February 2020, a month before the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in a nationwide lockdown and months of virtual education, Grand Island High School presented the musical "Beauty and the Beast." None of the performers or their teachers had any idea that it would be two years before another musical would be produced at the high school.
Lew-Port Community Education opens Feb. 14
Fri, Feb 11th 2022 11:00 am
As we move along into 2022, good things continue to happen throughout the River Region and beyond. We are moving ahead on COVID-19, the masks are off (hopefully for good), and a number of neat things are on the horizon - the approach of spring, the thoughts of nicer weather, and a whole slew of exciting things to look forward to this summer.
Niagara University receives grant to develop disability awareness training for Niagara County probation officers
Thu, Feb 10th 2022 03:00 pm
Niagara University has received a $150,000 grant from the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation to develop customized training and individualized coaching for Niagara County Probation Department personnel intended to enhance their ability to address the service needs of their probationers with disabilities and substance use disorder.
ECDA statement on violence at McKinley High School
Thu, Feb 10th 2022 09:35 am
A statement from Erie County District Attorney John Flynn following a shooting Wednesday at McKinley High School.
It beats counting sheep: Media use before bed can be beneficial
Thu, Feb 10th 2022 07:00 am
Time spent watching television, playing video games or listening to music just prior to going to sleep might not be as bad for you as you think. The relationship between media use and sleep quality is a complicated union, with multiple factors that can either improve or disrupt a good night's rest, according to the results of a new study by a University at Buffalo researcher.
Hochul holds meetings with teachers, school superintendents, parents to discuss pandemic next steps
Tue, Feb 8th 2022 04:55 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Tuesday held meetings with New York state teachers, superintendents and parents to thank them for their work to keep schools safe and open, and hear their input on how to continue smartly protecting against the coronavirus.
Williamsville Church to host virtual 'Night to Shine' prom celebration & 'Shine-Thru Parade' for people with special needs
Fri, Feb 4th 2022 03:20 pm
Epic Church Buffalo will host "Night to Shine" on Friday, Feb. 11, a prom night experience for people with special needs ages 14 and older that's sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation. Organizers are encouraging people to register for the prom night experience.
Sunnking extends 'e-Scrap for Camp' fundraiser
Fri, Feb 4th 2022 03:20 pm
Regional electronics recycler Sunnking launched registration for its 2022 e-Scrap for Camp fundraiser benefitting Camp Good Days. Businesses around Buffalo and Rochester can register online through March 31.
Canisius College: ABEC professors receive grant from ASPCA
Fri, Feb 4th 2022 01:25 pm
Malini Suchak, Ph.D., along with Christy Hoffman, Ph.D., as a collaborator, received a $12,280 grant from the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) to improve the lives of cats surrendered to shelters. Suchak and Hoffman are associate professors of animal behavior, ecology and conservation (ABEC).
Niagara-Wheatfield Community Education opens Feb. 9
Fri, Feb 4th 2022 12:15 pm
The concept of schools as the center of community life goes back a century in the United States. Progressive educators of the time, including John Dewey, Jane Addams and urban planner Clarence Perry first envisioned the model of schools that serve as the center of neighborhood social life and the agent of neighborhood-based social services, while also educating children.
Erie County Agricultural Society scholarship applications now available
Fri, Feb 4th 2022 10:55 am
The Erie County Agricultural Society is now accepting applications for scholarships for 2022. There will be $25,000 awarded to deserving high school seniors and college students up to their junior year. Since its inception in the 1950s, the goal of the scholarship program has been to connect the region's students with agriculture, business and volunteerism.
Erie County DA'S office holds panel discussions with students to prevent gun violence
Fri, Feb 4th 2022 10:55 am
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced his office - by request - organized two panel discussions on gun violence for students at Research Laboratory High School for Bioinformatics & Life Sciences at the Bennett Community School Campus this week.
Taste of Buffalo to award scholarships to local foodservice & hospitality students
Fri, Feb 4th 2022 09:10 am
The Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops is now accepting applications for its annual scholarship program to support Western New York high school seniors aspiring to careers in the foodservice and hospitality industries. This year's program will award four recipients with a $500 scholarship to be applied toward non-tuition expenses, such as room, board, books and fees. At least one scholarship will be awarded to a student in the City of Buffalo.
D'Youville College to welcome Sam Rapoport as commencement keynote speaker
Wed, Feb 2nd 2022 01:15 pm
Wednesday, on National Girls & Women in Sports Day, D'Youville College announced Sam Rapoport - the National Football League's senior director for diversity, equity and inclusion - as its 2022 commencement keynote speaker. Rapoport will address the graduates and their families at the ceremony to be held Saturday, May 14.
UB researcher recruiting for Buffalo study on concussion in kids and teens
Tue, Feb 1st 2022 01:25 pm
A University at Buffalo concussion researcher is recruiting children and teens ages 8-17 for a study examining the effects of sports-related concussion in youths.
UB welcomes new center to explore Black history and racial literacy
Tue, Feb 1st 2022 08:50 am
The University at Buffalo will work to improve how Black history and race are taught and learned in schools around the world through the new UB Center for K-12 Black History and Racial Literacy Education.
Hochul: CUNY formally discontinues practice of withholding transcripts from students & grads with unpaid balances
Tue, Feb 1st 2022 08:50 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Monday announced the City University of New York Board of Trustees voted to permanently end a policy that banned CUNY colleges from releasing official transcripts and enrollment verification to students and graduates who owed the university unpaid tuition balances and fees. The action follows CUNY's August 2021 suspension of this policy.
NW Hall of Fame seeking nominations
Mon, Jan 31st 2022 02:00 pm
The Niagara Wheatfield Hall of Fame board of directors is seeking nominations for the Niagara Wheatfield "Falcon" Wall of Fame Award and "Athletic" Hall of Fame Award.
USDA awards Veggie Van study $750,000 to expand resources for mobile market operators
Mon, Jan 31st 2022 10:25 am
The University at Buffalo's Veggie Van team has received $750,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to support the expansion of the Veggie Van Training Center and the Mobile Market Coalition, resources that are used by mobile markets across the country.
Houghton College adopts Aquiline Drones' specialized training in new 5-year deal
Mon, Jan 31st 2022 10:25 am
Houghton College and Aquiline Drones announced a five-year partnership to offer online, instructor-guided drone pilot training to current and future students. Houghton is the first four-year educational institution in New York to add an Aquiline Drones pilot course to its curriculum. The training will prepare students to take the exam required to become a licensed drone pilot under the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
White House recognizes UB School of Law for addressing housing and eviction crises
Mon, Jan 31st 2022 10:10 am
The University at Buffalo School of Law won recognition from the White House and Department of Justice for taking "immediate action to increase housing stability and access to justice" in Erie County during a remote ceremony from the White House on Friday.
Higgins, Poloncarz & Nowakowski announce FCC Affordable Connectivity Program
Fri, Jan 28th 2022 05:10 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz and Filmore District Councilman Mitch Nowakowski on Friday announced efforts to expand and improve broadband access for families across Western New York.
Lew-Port community comes together for 'One District, One Book'
Fri, Jan 28th 2022 11:00 am
The Lewiston Porter "One District, One Book" ("ODOB") literacy initiative continues to create community excitement!
Study uses artificial intelligence to understand lung and bronchus cancer mortality rates
Thu, Jan 27th 2022 07:15 pm
Many people think of robots when they hear the term "artificial intelligence (AI)." However, in the case of a new study on lung and bronchus cancer (LBC) in the U.S., AI refers to various machine learning models stacked together to make high-level predictions about LBC mortality rates.
NCCC announces fall 2021 president's list, dean's and part-time honors students
Thu, Jan 27th 2022 07:05 pm
A total of 634 students were recognized recently for their outstanding academic achievements for the fall 2021 semester at Niagara County Community College. Full-time and part-time students were recognized with inclusion on the dean's list or part-time honors list.
Study: Light therapy fast-tracks healing of skin damage from cancer radiation therapy
Thu, Jan 27th 2022 07:05 pm
Light therapy may accelerate the healing of skin damage from radiation therapy by up to 50%, according to a recent University at Buffalo-led study.
Study: Forward-thinking gym lifts weights, shifts attitudes
Wed, Jan 26th 2022 09:55 am
A gym in Boston, Massachusetts, with an inventive vocational path that prepares students to work as personal trainers serves as a telling example for how community-based programs can develop antiracism practices within organizations that contribute to the cultivation of racial unity, according to a paper published by a University at Buffalo social work researcher.
Hochul: SUNY Board ends practice of withholding transcripts from students with outstanding balances
Tue, Jan 25th 2022 05:55 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Tuesday announced the State University of New York Board of Trustees has ended the practice of withholding transcripts from students with outstanding balances, effective immediately.
NWHS alumni reunion
Mon, Jan 24th 2022 02:55 pm
The Niagara Wheatfield High School Alumni Reunion committee announced it is planning a picnic-style reunion to be held from noon to 5 p.m. Aug. 21 at the Gratwick Hose pavilion in North Tonawanda. All alumni from the graduating classes 1960 through 1971 are invited to attend.
NCCC faculty members receive Dr. Carol Jamieson Award
Mon, Jan 24th 2022 02:55 pm
Faculty members Dr. Matthew Clarcq and Carolyn Stanko recently accepted the Dr. Carol Jamieson Award at Niagara County Community College. This honor recognizes faculty members who exemplify the traits of the late Dr. Jamieson, who was best described as "A veteran academician with in-depth historical perspective and acute foresight, a can-do attitude, ever-present resilience, and willingness to serve as a mentor to many."
'Powerful women in sports' conference to be led by UB's Center for Advancement of Sport
Mon, Jan 24th 2022 12:35 pm
The University at Buffalo's Center for the Advancement of Sport is celebrating National Girls and Women in Sports Day with "Powerful Women in Sports," a remote sports law roundtable featuring women sports professionals.
Niagara County Central Rotary Club offering student scholarships
Fri, Jan 21st 2022 04:15 pm
The Niagara County Central Rotary Club will award three $500 scholarships to students in the Niagara Wheatfield, Starpoint and Wilson school districts. Eligible students must be entering college in the fall of 2022. Applications are due March 7. Interviews will be scheduled via zoom the evening of March 30.
At 'Food as Medicine,' UB students develop skills to help motivate patients to make healthier choices
Fri, Jan 21st 2022 10:45 am
Eat healthy and exercise: It's the most common New Year's resolution people make and often fail to achieve. But this year, University at Buffalo students have acquired new skills they are putting to use in local clinics in an effort to motivate their patients - and themselves - to make better lifestyle choices.
Higgins urges Haaland to include Thomas Indian School in Federal Indian Boarding School Initiative
Thu, Jan 20th 2022 08:15 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, on behalf of the Seneca Nation of Indians, is urging the U.S. Department of the Interior to include the former Thomas Indian School, located on the Cattaraugus Territory, in the department's Federal Indian Boarding School Initiative. The school was attended by hundreds of Seneca and other indigenous children, severely impacting native culture and language.
ECDOH updates schools & school districts on state guidance related to COVID-19 case investigations
Thu, Jan 20th 2022 08:00 pm
The Erie County Department of Health offered another update to school district superintendents and non-public school administrators on Thursday.
 

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