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Celebrate National Wear Red Day with 'STEM Goes Red'
Tue, Jan 30th 2024 02:05 pm
The American Heart Association's Go Red for Women movement celebrates Friday, Feb. 2, as National Wear Red Day to raise awareness that heart disease is women's No. 1 killer.
Francis Center receives Niagara Area Foundation grant
Tue, Jan 30th 2024 07:00 am
The Francis Center children's program was awarded a grant of $10,000 by the Niagara Area Foundation, a division of the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo.
L-P Business Academy expands horizons, as students gain pathway to career experiences
Fri, Jan 26th 2024 11:00 am
Monday evening at the Lewiston-Porter Board of Education session, attendees learned more about the Lewiston-Porter Academy of Business and Finance - a relatively new program at Lewiston-Porter High School.
New Indigenous student scholarship provides more than just funds
Thu, Jan 25th 2024 06:15 pm
Ongwe'onwe (pronounced "Oon-gway-oo(n)way") is derived from a Seneca word and loosely translates to "native people," which is the premise for a new Indigenous student scholarship at the University at Buffalo.
Certified nursing assistant class works on skills at ONBOCES
Thu, Jan 25th 2024 06:10 pm
The Orleans/Niagara BOCES adult education's certified nursing assistant (CNA) class was hard at work in our health occupations technician lab at the Niagara Career and Technical Education Center recently.
NYSUT, partners launch 'One-in-Five' campaign to combat cycle of childhood poverty
Thu, Jan 25th 2024 05:05 pm
New York State United Teachers and a coalition of child, family and community stakeholders have announced their combined push to confront the root causes and harsh effects of poverty that impact hundreds of thousands of children across the state.
Niagara Wheatfield CSD's Hall/Wall of Fame seeking nominations
Thu, Jan 25th 2024 09:05 am
The Niagara Wheatfield Central School District is looking to add some distinguished alumni and/or community members to its Falcon Wall of Fame and Athletic Hall of Fame.
Hochul: $100 million in Environmental Bond Act funding now available for Clean Green Schools
Wed, Jan 24th 2024 03:40 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced $100 million is now available through the Clean Green Schools Initiative under the $4.2 billion Clean Water, Clean Air, and Green Jobs Environmental Bond Act.
UB Dental School students to host fundraiser for Gigi's Playhouse in Buffalo
Wed, Jan 24th 2024 03:40 pm
The University at Buffalo student chapter of the American Academy of Developmental Medicine and Dentistry (AADMD) is highlighting the fashion flair and creative talents of individuals of all abilities on Saturday, Jan. 27, during the UB Dental inclusive fashion and talent show. It will be held 6-10 p.m. at the Buffalo Marriott at LECOM Harborcenter.
Castellani Art Museum celebrates Black History Month with pioneering exhibitions & discussions
Tue, Jan 23rd 2024 04:40 pm
This February, Castellani Art Museum is proud to present an array of enriching programs in honor of Black History Month. These events are dedicated to highlighting the artistic contributions of African-American artists and exploring the experiences of the BIPOC community in the art world.
Niagara University accounting students offering free tax preparation help
Tue, Jan 23rd 2024 04:40 pm
Accounting students from Niagara University's Holzschuh College of Business Administration and members of its Accounting Society and Beta Alpha Psi will again provide members of the Niagara Falls community free tax preparation assistance through the Internal Revenue Service's volunteer income tax assistance program, which offers free tax help for low- to moderate-income families, persons with disabilities, the elderly, and those with limited English proficiency.
NU's College of Hospitality, Sport & Tourism Management receives grants to expand educational opportunities and facilitate diversity
Mon, Jan 22nd 2024 11:05 am
Niagara University's College of Hospitality, Sport, and Tourism Management was awarded two grants that will support programs to provide local high school students with valuable skills, hands-on experience, and mentorship in hotel management, and to address issues of diversity, equity and inclusion within the hospitality industry.
Electronic opioid treatment program expands linkage to lifesaving care, ships millions of test strips, rolls out 'no stigma' vending machines
Mon, Jan 22nd 2024 11:00 am
MATTERS, an innovative opioid treatment program that grew out of a University at Buffalo physician's frustration with the limitations of care for patients who had overdosed, is expanding its services throughout New York, thanks to funding from the state's Department of Health.
UB sleep expert offers 5 tips for a better night's rest
Thu, Jan 18th 2024 06:50 pm
Carleara Weiss, Ph.D., research assistant professor in the University at Buffalo School of Nursing, is familiar with the seasonal habit of setting new health and wellness goals for the new year.
NFL PLAY 60 launches fitness tracking competition to help students get daily minutes of movement
Thu, Jan 18th 2024 06:50 pm
The American Heart Association and National Football League are asking classrooms, afterschool programs and other student groups to join the NFL PLAY 60 fitness tracking competition from Jan. 22 to Feb. 9.
Canisius commemorates Black History Month with keynote address on 'Advancing the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'
Thu, Jan 18th 2024 01:20 pm
In recognition of Black History Month, Canisius University will honor the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a presentation featuring nationally renowned speaker Joshua Fredenberg, Ed D. His lecture, titled "Advancing the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.," is scheduled for at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 7, in the Regis Room.
Spring at UB Center for the Arts features diverse lineup
Wed, Jan 17th 2024 04:40 pm
This spring, The University at Buffalo Center for the Arts (UBCFA) offers audiences an eclectic array of performances and events on its Mainstage and Drama Theatre. Located on the university's North Campus, the UBCFA is Western New York's largest and most diverse multidisciplinary arts organization, where art is made and experienced.
NYS: New effort to get more school bus drivers on road
Wed, Jan 17th 2024 04:40 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced a plan to remove barriers for perspective school bus drivers applying for a commercial driver license.
Art of diversity: A (much) larger-than-life mural takes shape in University at Buffalo medical school
Tue, Jan 16th 2024 01:10 pm
Something bright, beautiful and extraordinary is taking shape in the atrium of the University at Buffalo medical school.
Niagara Wheatfield CSD Board of Education meeting
Tue, Jan 16th 2024 11:05 am
The Niagara Wheatfield Board of Education Meeting to be held Jan. 17 will begin at 6 p.m. with an anticipated executive session. The public meeting is anticipated to begin at 7 p.m. in the Niagara Wheatfield High School Adult Learning Center, 2292 Saunders Settlement Road, Sanborn.
DiNapoli: School district tax levy cap at 2% for third straight year
Tue, Jan 16th 2024 11:05 am
Property tax levy growth for school districts and 10 of the state's cities will be capped at 2%, the same as last year, according to data recently released by New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli.
Explore & More Children's Museum, BankOnBuffalo reschedule Martin Luther King Jr. Day activities, reduce admission, for Jan. 27
Mon, Jan 15th 2024 01:20 pm
Due to inclement weather in Western New York, Explore & More - The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Children's Museum and BankOnBuffalo will now celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.'s life and teachings of diversity, equality, freedom and resistance with a day of storytelling, crafts and educational activities on Saturday, Jan. 27.
Whether you're attending game or staying home, UB family medicine physician has advice on staying safe through this winter storm
Mon, Jan 15th 2024 08:05 am
Western New Yorkers have seen plenty of winter storms, but it's important to take into account certain factors about the one that barreled through our region this weekend, according to David Holmes, M.D., clinical associate professor of family medicine in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo. And that's true, whether they plan to attend the Bills game in Orchard Park that has now been rescheduled for Monday afternoon or they plan to stay home.
Castellani Art Museum welcomes new painting by Joachim Ferdinand Richardt to 'Northward: Niagara River Views' exhibition
Thu, Jan 11th 2024 08:15 pm
The Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University is proud to announce the addition of a significant artwork by Joachim Ferdinand Richardt to its current exhibition, "Northward: Niagara River Views," on view through March 31. This exhibition, curated by CAM Registrar Mary Helen Miskuly, showcases an array of stunning artworks depicting the Niagara River and its surrounding landscapes.
Tops Honors Black History Month with 4th annual school contest, welcomes Zeneta Everhart for children's book readings
Thu, Jan 11th 2024 08:15 pm
Tops Friendly Markets is once again offering a unique opportunity for students in grades three through eight.
'Join-A-Thon': Create cookie magic and Join Girl Scouts
Wed, Jan 10th 2024 05:05 pm
Girl Scouts of Western New York invites girls to "a fun-filled 'Join-A-Thon' event on Jan. 17, promising a day filled with creativity, community and the chance to win exciting prizes," organizers stated. "This event, aimed at new registrants, also introduces girls to the incredible world of Girl Scouts."
Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo Scholarship process now open
Tue, Jan 9th 2024 04:35 pm
The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo scholarship application process for the 2024-25 academic year is now open. Applications are due by May 1, and must be submitted online.
UB Fast 46 seeks nominations of alumni-run businesses
Mon, Jan 8th 2024 04:45 pm
The University at Buffalo announces the fourth annual UB Fast 46 competition, open to alumni and former students who own or lead businesses. Named in honor of UB's founding in 1846, the program recognizes and celebrates the success of 46 of the fastest-growing businesses owned or led by UB alumni or former students around the world.
UB mobile dental clinics serve vulnerable populations thanks to Mother Cabrini Health Foundation
Mon, Jan 8th 2024 02:50 pm
Faculty and staff within the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine (SDM) are acutely aware of disparities in oral health care, which particularly affect low-income children, rural residents and individuals who struggle with mental health, disabilities and housing.
Sheeran elected president-elect of New York State Magistrates Association
Mon, Jan 8th 2024 01:30 pm
Dr. Thomas Sheeran, a longtime member of the faculty in Niagara University's College of Education, was elected to the position of president-elect of the New York State Magistrate's Association at its annual meeting in November. This position is a prelude to moving to the position of the association's presidency in the fall of 2024.
University at Buffalo launches center for advanced semiconductor research
Mon, Jan 8th 2024 01:30 pm
The University at Buffalo has launched its Center for Advanced Semiconductor Technologies to cement its position nationally and globally as a leader in microelectronics and research innovation for the semiconductor industry.
UBMD Physicians' Group announces UBMD Primary Care
Fri, Jan 5th 2024 10:40 am
To enhance primary care offerings in Western New York, UBMD Physicians' Group has launched UBMD Primary Care, which combines UBMD Family Medicine and the division of internal medicine-pediatrics of UBMD Internal Medicine.
First Powerball jackpot of 2024 delivers $38.4 million for state schools
Wed, Jan 3rd 2024 10:10 pm
The first Powerball jackpot of the new year, while won in Michigan, brought a combined $45 million for New York public schools and New York Lottery retailers.
State Parks seeks lifeguards for 2024
Mon, Jan 1st 2024 07:00 am
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation announced there will be four lifeguard exams scheduled in the Niagara Region for the 2024 season.
Lewiston Fire Co. No. 1 renames scholarship in honor of deceased member
Fri, Dec 22nd 2023 07:00 am
Lewiston Fire Co. No. 1 has renamed its college scholarship in honor of member Joseph H. Brautman, who passed away in July.
Grand Island Coloring Contest winners
Fri, Dec 22nd 2023 07:00 am
The Island Dispatch announces winners in the holiday 2023 Grand Island Coloring Contest.
National search underway for Niagara County Community College's next president
Thu, Dec 21st 2023 07:30 pm
Niagara County Community College (NCCC) has announced the launch of a national search for its eighth president, who will succeed Dr. William Murabito upon his retirement on June 30, 2024. The college's board of trustees has appointed Kevin Clark, chair of the NCCC board of trustees, to lead the search.
Niagara Wheatfield Board of Education annual reorganization meeting
Thu, Dec 21st 2023 09:15 am
The Niagara Wheatfield Board of Education annual reorganization meeting is anticipated to begin at 7 p.m. Jan. 10, 2024, after an expected executive session. A regular meeting is set to follow.
Excelsior Scholarship application open for new applicants for spring 2024
Tue, Dec 19th 2023 02:55 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the application for the Excelsior Scholarship for new applicants for the spring 2024 term is now open.

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