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UB Dental to offer free care to WNY vets in honor of Veterans Day
Thu, Sep 16th 2021 09:20 am
The University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine will host the sixth "Dentistry Smiles on Veterans," an annual program that welcomes local veterans to receive a day of free dental screenings, cleanings, extractions, restorations and denture repairs.
Lewiston-Porter Community Education returns with in-person instruction
Mon, Sep 13th 2021 07:00 am
With a new school year underway and the challenges of COVID-19 being addressed, the Lewiston-Porter School District has announced the return of its popular community education program for fall-winter 2021.
NW Board of Education to meet
Fri, Sep 10th 2021 12:35 pm
The Niagara Wheatfield Board of Education meeting to be held Wednesday, Sept. 15, will begin at 6 p.m. with an anticipated executive session. The public session is expected to begin at 7 p.m. and will be held in the High School Adult Learning Center, 2292 Saunders Settlement Road, Sanborn.
Consumer alert: New York State Division of Consumer Protection provides back-to-school tips
Thu, Sep 9th 2021 09:35 am
The New York State Division of Consumer Protection is providing consumers with basic tips for students of all ages as classes are once again back in session. Consumers are urged to be mindful of their privacy, their dormitories, and back-to-school spending to protect themselves.
Niagara University to observe 20th anniversary of 9/11
Thu, Sep 9th 2021 09:35 am
Students in Niagara University's introduction to criminal justice course assisted the university's Border Community Service program to place hundreds of American flags on the front lawn of the campus to commemorate the lives of the victims lost during the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. The project was done in preparation for the university's 9/11 remembrance ceremony, which will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday.
UB reports 99% student vaccination rate as first week of classes ends
Sat, Sep 4th 2021 10:00 am
With the first week of the fall semester at the University at Buffalo wrapping up, UB officials are pleased to report an extremely high COVID-19 vaccination rate among students.
UB's Distinguished Speakers Series back in person for 2021-22
Fri, Sep 3rd 2021 09:35 pm
Nikole Hannah-Jones, the Pulitzer Prize-winning creator of "The 1619 Project," and gold medal Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman are among the speakers who will headline the University at Buffalo's 2021-22 Distinguished Speakers Series, which will be back in person for its 35th season.
Niagara University's Ostapenko Center provides vaccine education at Community Day
Fri, Sep 3rd 2021 12:55 pm
Niagara University's Rose Bente Lee Ostapenko Center for Race, Equity & Mission was among the more than 30 local organizations that participated in Niagara Falls Housing Authority's Community Day on Aug. 27.
Niagara University starts academic year with a bang
Fri, Sep 3rd 2021 10:45 am
Niagara University welcomed more than 700 incoming freshmen and transfer students to its Lewiston campus over the weekend with an engaging and informational new student orientation program that incorporated a number of traditions and introduced them to available opportunities.
Office of Mental Health video series aims to help parents & students prepare for return to school
Tue, Aug 31st 2021 05:35 pm
The New York State Office of Mental Health announced a series of "Back to School 2021" videos to assist and support parents, caregivers and students as they prepare for the new school year.
This rainbow-making tech could help autonomous vehicles read signs
Tue, Aug 31st 2021 05:30 pm
A new study explains the science behind microscale concave interfaces (MCI) - structures that reflect light to produce beautiful and potentially useful optical phenomena.
UB team proposes genome 'archipelago' as new model of how genomic information influences development & disease
Mon, Aug 30th 2021 10:40 am
A University at Buffalo team has developed a new model of how information in the genome is organized, called the novel genome archipelago model (GAM). The model provides new insights into how a multitude of interactions among genes may affect normal development as well as mutations that lead to cancer and other diseases.
Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls USA teams with Salvation Army, Niagara Falls Boys & Girls Club, United Way of Greater Niagara to host back-to-school event
Mon, Aug 30th 2021 10:35 am
Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls USA has partnered with The Salvation Army, Niagara Falls Boys and Girls Club and the United Way of Greater Niagara to host its annual back-to-school event from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 4, at the shopping center, located at 1900 Military Road, Niagara Falls. The event aims to help local families gear up for the new school year and features a backpack and school supplies giveaway to the first 500 students, while supplies last.
UB poised for safe, successful fall semester
Thu, Aug 26th 2021 04:15 pm
With students arriving back on campus this week after a year-and a-half of mostly remote instruction, the University at Buffalo is well-prepared to ensure the fall semester is both safe and successful.
Canisius continues investment in Hamlin Park neighborhood
Thu, Aug 26th 2021 11:45 am
Canisius College on Wednesday announces the sale of its Griffin Hall and Main Humboldt apartment complexes to TDB Properties LLC, which will redevelop the buildings into 43 market-rate apartments.
Higgins: $280,000-plus for Grassroots Gardens, Niagara Falls School District & Buffalo Schools
Thu, Aug 26th 2021 09:55 am
Congressman Brian Higgins announced three local recipients of U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm to School Grants. Grassroots Gardens of Western New York received an award totaling $96,627, the Buffalo Public School District was awarded $96,290, and the Niagara Falls Central School District received an award of $94,603.
Higgins announces $352,266 grant to Canisius College for academic talent search
Wed, Aug 25th 2021 01:15 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced Canisius College was awarded a grant totaling $352,266 through the U.S. Department of Education's talent search program. The grant provides funding for the college's academic talent search program, which is designed to identify students in underserved communities with the potential for success in post-secondary education.
Hochul has 'comprehensive plan to help ensure a safe, productive return to schools this fall'
Tue, Aug 24th 2021 05:05 pm
On her first day in office, Gov. Kathy Hochul announced a new plan to help ensure a "safe, productive return to schools this fall in the midst of rising COVID-19 numbers fueled by the delta variant."
NCCC kicks off inaugural esports season with launch party
Tue, Aug 24th 2021 12:45 pm
The esports industry is expected to pass the $1 billion mark by early 2022. Niagara County Community College will meet demand within the industry both on the creative side and on a competitive level for students. A newly renovated portion of NCCC's cafeteria has been reconstructed and redesigned as the new advanced computing lab, which will host computer programming courses as well as serve as a home base for NCCC's esports teams.
Student vaccination requirement takes effect at UB
Mon, Aug 23rd 2021 01:00 pm
University at Buffalo students who have yet to be vaccinated will have seven days to receive their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and five weeks to be fully vaccinated, a 35-day grace period.
Erie County Department of Health shares school guidance for 2021-22 academic year
Mon, Aug 23rd 2021 10:45 am
The Erie County Department of Health released a set of requirements and recommendations for Erie County grades pre-K to 12 public, private and charter schools for the 2021-22 school year.
New Adventurefuls Girl Scout Cookie joins lineup for 2022 season
Tue, Aug 17th 2021 04:40 pm
On Tuesday, Girl Scouts of Western New York (GSWNY) and Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) announced the new Adventurefuls cookie will join the nationwide lineup for the 2022 Girl Scout Cookie season.
NCCC to offer free COVID vaccine clinic
Tue, Aug 17th 2021 04:25 pm
Niagara County Community College will partner with the Niagara County Department of Health to offer two coronavirus vaccine clinics that will be open to the public. All eligible individuals 18 years and older may register for a time.
'Frozen' resumes production Sept. 10 at Shea's Buffalo Theater
Tue, Aug 17th 2021 12:00 pm
The North American tour company of "Frozen," the Disney Theatrical Productions' smash hit, reunited in Buffalo on Monday and resumed rehearsals for the first time since the COVID-19 shutdown.
Trucks return for fun, free day for families at Canalside
Wed, Aug 11th 2021 03:20 pm
This year, Explore & More - The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Children's Museum's annual "Touch A Truck" event returns. The Western New York community is invited to come and join in the fun at Canalside in Buffalo from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 28.
Tops Friendly Markets teams with The Teacher's Desk in memory of Pancho Billa to help children in need
Wed, Aug 11th 2021 03:20 pm
Tops Friendly Markets has teamed up with The Teacher's Desk in memory of Buffalo football superfan Ezra "Pancho Billa" Castro to help children in need this school year. Tops will be working with The Teachers Desk to fill backpacks with school supplies to help give students a good start to the school year.
'Scare Fair': Six Flags Darien Lake hiring over 200 positions for 'Fright Fest' during live auditions
Wed, Aug 11th 2021 10:40 am
Six Flags Darien Lake is looking for team members who aren't scared of the dark to be a part of Western New York's largest annual Halloween event, "Six Flags Fright Fest."
UB receives $1.8 million grant to make cancer treatments less toxic
Mon, Aug 9th 2021 01:00 pm
Cancer treatments are effective at destroying tumors, but they are also harmful to healthy cells. To reduce unwanted toxicity, University at Buffalo professor Joseph Balthasar received a $1.8 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to develop a novel strategy that blocks the delivery of anticancer toxins to healthy tissue.
NYSUT statement on COVID-19 vaccinations for K-12 school staff
Tue, Aug 3rd 2021 12:35 pm
New York State United Teachers issued the following statement Monday regarding COVID-19 vaccinations for K-12 school staff:
UB to welcome 2020 grads to campus Oct. 1 for commencement
Fri, Jul 30th 2021 01:55 pm
The University at Buffalo is making good on its promise to recognize members of the Class of 2020, whose commencement ceremonies were disrupted due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Niagara Falls City School District: Petrozzi sworn in as board president
Thu, Jul 29th 2021 07:05 pm
At its reorganization meeting on July 1, the Niagara Falls City School District Board of Education held a swearing-in ceremony for newly elected officers and board members.
Could your body's insulin response influence your food choices? A UB study aims to find out
Thu, Jul 29th 2021 06:50 pm
What is the relationship between the foods people eat and their body's insulin response? The University at Buffalo's Behavioral Medicine Lab is launching a study that aims to find out.
Cuomo: Legislation prohibits schools from filing suit against parents or guardians for unpaid meal fees
Thu, Jul 29th 2021 06:50 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday signed legislation (S.5151A/A.65277A) that prohibits schools and school districts from filing any type of lawsuit against parents or guardians for unpaid meal fees. The new law builds on measures from the governor's comprehensive "No Student Goes Hungry" program and helps protect students and families from legal tactics related to their inability to make payments for school meals.
State selects UB lab as part of effort to bolster identifying COVID-19 variants
Wed, Jul 28th 2021 03:10 pm
A University at Buffalo lab has been selected to bolster New York state's efforts to identify COVID-19 variants, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced Tuesday.
Daemen College spring 2021 dean's list
Tue, Jul 27th 2021 11:00 am
Daemen College recently announced its dean's list for the spring 2021 semester. Local students include:
NCCC announces spring 2021 dean's list, president's list and part-time honors
Mon, Jul 26th 2021 03:05 pm
A total of 629 students were recently recognized for their outstanding academic achievements for the spring semester at Niagara County Community College. Both full-time and part-time students were honored for their scholastic successes by being named to either the dean's list or the part-time honors list.
Niagara Wheatfield High School fourth quarter honors
Mon, Jul 26th 2021 03:05 pm
Niagara Wheatfield High School announced the following students were named to its high honor, honor and merit rolls for the fourth marking period of the 2020-21 academic year.
AAA: We are in the midst of the '100 Deadliest Days'
Mon, Jul 26th 2021 12:15 pm
Amid the "100 Deadliest Days," AAA Western and Central New York is urging drivers to use caution as July winds down. The "100 Deadliest Days" is the period between Memorial Day and Labor Day when fatal teen crashes increase dramatically.
Young Audiences of WNY awarded $85,000 Generator Z grant to present an arts-based job training & college readiness program
Mon, Jul 26th 2021 11:55 am
Young Audiences of Western New York has been awarded a grant in the amount of $85,000 by the teen-led initiative Generator Z to make workforce development initiative "ArtWorks: Hired to Create. Inspired to Succeed." into a year-round program.
Bridget Niland named dean of Niagara University College of Hospitality and Tourism Management
Fri, Jul 23rd 2021 05:20 pm
An experienced higher education and sports law professional has been named dean of Niagara University's College of Hospitality and Tourism Management.
 

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