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Students around world create COVID-19-themed comics through UB program
Wed, Nov 25th 2020 07:00 am
A team of University at Buffalo researchers used the power of storytelling through comic books to help high school students around the world better understand the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
For better heart health, step to it, two new studies say
Tue, Nov 24th 2020 02:50 pm
If you're sitting down, the findings of two major new studies led by University at Buffalo researchers are likely to get you moving.
2021 Young Woman in Public Affairs Award announcement
Mon, Nov 23rd 2020 04:50 pm
The Zonta Club of Niagara Falls recognizes young women, ages 16-19, in the Lewiston-Porter, Niagara Wheatfield and Niagara Falls school districts for their commitment to volunteerism, community service, leadership and dedication to empowering women with the Young Woman in Public Affairs Award (YWPA).
Construction set to begin on new ground-mounted solar arrays on UB's North Campus
Mon, Nov 23rd 2020 04:45 pm
The next key phase in a University at Buffalo-led renewable energy project is about to see the light of day, quite literally. Construction will soon begin on multiple ground-mounted solar arrays on UB's North Campus, advancing UB's commitment to achieve climate neutrality.
A Native American secretary of the interior would be a 'game-changer,' expert says
Mon, Nov 23rd 2020 04:45 pm
If Joe Biden selects a Native American candidate to lead the Department of the Interior, that would be a "game-changer," says Donald Grinde Jr., professor of transnational studies in the University at Buffalo College of Arts and Sciences.
What does 'staying safe' this holiday season mean to you?
Mon, Nov 23rd 2020 11:10 am
Holiday dinner conversations sometimes erupt in heated discussions when friends and relatives with opposing political views get together. This year, whether or not to even host the dinner may be a volatile topic all by itself.
Study: UB research published in NEJM finds kids & young adults newly diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes still produce insulin with golimumab
Fri, Nov 20th 2020 01:25 pm
A multicenter study led by a University at Buffalo pediatric endocrinologist has found that a drug currently on the market for other autoimmune conditions can preserve the beta cells of children and young adults recently diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes for at least a year after diagnosis.
Governors encourage colleges to provide testing for students before thanksgiving break, recommend expanded remote instruction
Fri, Nov 20th 2020 10:05 am
Earlier this week, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy, Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont, Delaware Gov. John Carney, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf, Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo and Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker announced they will encourage residential colleges and universities in their respective states to provide testing for all students traveling home for Thanksgiving break to the maximum extent possible before they leave campus.
Niagara University Center for Supply Chain Excellence establishes board of advisers
Wed, Nov 18th 2020 01:40 pm
Nine industry experts were named to the Niagara University Center for Supply Chain Excellence's newly established board of advisers. Established in 2000, the Center for Supply Chain Excellence is a collaborative effort between the university's College of Business Administration and the local business community to promote regional education in all aspects of supply chain management.
UB will continue mandatory pre-break testing before transitioning to remote instruction Nov. 25
Wed, Nov 18th 2020 09:35 am
After the Thanksgiving break (Nov. 25-29), the University at Buffalo will transition to remote learning for the remainder of the fall semester.
DJ Khaled presents 'How I Came Up' during virtual event at Canisius College
Mon, Nov 16th 2020 10:10 am
Fans of DJ Khaled will want to tune in at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, when the renowned songwriter, producer and media personality speaks (virtually) at Canisius College. In his talk, titled "How I Came Up," Khaled will share his personal story of success and impart on students how they, too, can make successes of themselves.
DEC announces annual Arbor Day original artwork poster contest
Mon, Nov 16th 2020 07:00 am
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos recently announced the start of DEC's annual Arbor Day original artwork poster contest. Each year, DEC's Urban and Community Forestry Program commemorates Arbor Day with a poster contest that invites the public to submit original photos and artwork that "celebrate the immeasurable value of trees - ecologically, environmentally, aesthetically and socially."
Villa Maria College to complete its fall 2020 academic semester online
Sat, Nov 14th 2020 12:15 pm
Villa Maria College announced that, as of Monday, Nov. 23, it will transition to all-remote instruction for the remaining three-and-a-half weeks of the fall 2020 semester.
Niagara University's 'Transformative Visions' presidential series discusses criminal justice, policing & prisons
Fri, Nov 13th 2020 11:25 am
Niagara University will present the fourth in its "Transformative Visions" presidential speaker series at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17. Soffiyah Elijah, executive director of the Alliance of Families of Justice and the first Black woman to serve as executive director of the Correctional Association of New York, will address "Criminal Justice, Policing, and Prisons." The presentation will be accessible to the community through Zoom:
'AT&T Virtual Field Trips' program launches for school year
Wed, Nov 11th 2020 09:30 am
School field trips bring excitement and the spirit of adventure to children of all ages. They complement classroom learning and instruction with wonderful experiences where students can see, touch and hear about subjects presented in school. Field trips provide memories that last a lifetime for students.
NYSUT launches new website to track COVID-19 health, safety concerns in New York schools
Mon, Nov 9th 2020 03:05 pm
New York State United Teachers has launched, a new website designed to help track coronavirus-related health and safety concerns in schools across the state.
Niagara University observes Mental Health Awareness Week with series of events
Mon, Nov 9th 2020 10:25 am
The COVID-19 pandemic has amplified feelings of stress, anxiety and depression across all populations, including college students. To help raise awareness of the significant mental health needs on all college campuses, and to address those of Niagara University's students, Monteagle Ridge is coordinating a series of trainings, webinars and events that will offer a comprehensive, evidence-based, proactive approach to mental health during Mental Health Awareness Week, Nov. 16-20.
NCCC Veterans Day celebration pivots for pandemic
Mon, Nov 9th 2020 07:00 am
The 2020 Veterans Day celebration at Niagara County Community College will transform from a traditional public ceremony to a multi-week campaign designed to benefit veterans within the Western New York community. To culminate the initiative, a tribute video, airing at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10, will be available to view on the college's website at
January 2021 regents examinations canceled due to ongoing pandemic
Fri, Nov 6th 2020 12:05 pm
The January 2021 administration of the High School Regents Examination Program is canceled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Interim State Education Commissioner Betty A. Rosa announced Thursday. This cancellation applies to all Regents Examinations that had been scheduled for the January 2021 Regents Examination period. No decisions have been made regarding the June and August 2021 administrations of Regents Examinations or any of the other state assessment programs.
Lewiston-Porter continues its adjustments to COVID-19
Fri, Nov 6th 2020 07:10 am
Mondays are normally a day of virtual learning for all students in the hybrid model. With the Veterans Day holiday on Wednesday, there will be no virtual day this week. Hybrid students in the green group will be on campus on Monday and Tuesday, while students in the white group will be on campus Thursday and Friday. The district will be closed Wednesday, Nov. 11, in observance of Veterans Day.
Niagara County Community College to host second annual Day of Giving
Fri, Nov 6th 2020 07:00 am
Niagara County Community College will participate in its second annual Day of Giving on Tuesday, Dec. 1.
NCSO offers Halloween trick-or-treating guidance
Sat, Oct 31st 2020 10:10 am
With Halloween here, Acting Sheriff Michael J. Filicetti reminded citizens of a valuable resource offered by the Niagara County Sheriff's Office.
Father Michael McGivney to be beatified
Sat, Oct 31st 2020 07:00 am
The Rev. Michael J. McGivney, the Connecticut-born founder of the Knights of Columbus, will take one step closer to sainthood on Saturday, Oct. 31, when he is beatified in a ceremony at 11 a.m. at the Cathedral of St. Joseph in Hartford, Connecticut. McGivney entered Our Lady of Angels Seminary, the precursor of Niagara University, in 1871 and attended through the summer of 1872.
Law mandating seat belt use in rear of all vehicles takes effect
Fri, Oct 30th 2020 11:15 am
New York's new rear seat belt law goes into effect Sunday, Nov. 1, requiring all passengers to wear a seat belt in the back seat of a motor vehicle, including passengers of ridesharing services such as Uber and Lyft. Until now, passengers over age 16 were not required to wear seat belts in the rear seat in New York. The new law, championed by AAA New York State, will save lives and prevent injuries across state roadways by requiring all occupants in a motor vehicle to buckle up.
Lew-Port elementary safety patrol members on duty
Fri, Oct 30th 2020 11:10 am
Happy Halloween, boys and ghouls! This week at Lewiston-Porter was filled with spirited activities across the district as students celebrated School Spirit Week. Activities included dress up days and virtual events, including Halloween celebrations, bringing the whole school community together.
City of Niagara Falls guidelines & recommendations for Halloween weekend
Fri, Oct 30th 2020 07:00 am
Halloween in the Cataract City will be observed from 4-7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31. The City of Niagara Falls urges that, as residents plan ways to celebrate Halloween this year, they use caution and common sense when deciding how to spend the holiday weekend.
NYS Division of Consumer Protection, Department of Health urge families to be safe during Halloween celebrations this year
Fri, Oct 30th 2020 07:00 am
The New York State Division of Consumer Protection and Department of Health urge caution to parents and children during this year's Halloween celebrations.
DiNapoli: School district budget voter participation more than tripled during COVID-19 lockdown
Fri, Oct 30th 2020 05:00 am
Voter participation for school district budgets statewide more than tripled to 1.6 million votes cast amid the COVID-19 lockdown for the 2020-21 school budget year, after in-person voting was temporarily suspended and replaced with absentee ballots. The results were similar to 2019 when only 1.6% of the budgets failed to pass on the first vote, according to a report released by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli.
UB leads $3.7 million project to improve MRI technology
Fri, Oct 30th 2020 05:00 am
Diseases and injuries of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue, such as ligaments, tendons and bone, are a major cause of disability in the U.S.
Avoid Halloween scares: AAA urges motorists to use caution this Halloween
Fri, Oct 30th 2020 04:35 am
As children take to the streets on Halloween to trick-or-treat, their risk of being injured by motorists increases greatly. In fact, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports Halloween is consistently one of the top three days for pedestrian injuries and fatalities, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates children are four times more likely to be struck by a motor vehicle on Halloween than any other day of the year.
Niagara University to offer guaranteed internships, stipends to students in its Pathways Program
Wed, Oct 28th 2020 12:15 pm
According to a 2019 student survey conducted by the National Association of Colleges and Employers, more than half of all students who completed an internship received a job offer within six months of graduation. To facilitate these opportunities for a greater number of students, Niagara University's Office of Career Services is enhancing its innovative Pathways Program to guarantee internships for participants and to provide stipends to students whose internships are unpaid.
RG&E and AAA New York State join forces to prevent distracted driving
Wed, Oct 28th 2020 10:45 am
For the second consecutive year, RG&E and AAA New York State are partnering together during National Distracted Driving Awareness Month to remind passenger and commercial drivers about the dangers of distracted driving. The companies urge drivers to take charge of eliminating distractions by focusing on the road ahead as visual and mental attention is key to safe driving.
Don't let Halloween haunt you: AAA offers tips to stay safe this weekend
Wed, Oct 28th 2020 10:45 am
Halloween is full of treats, but the holiday, unfortunately, comes with its share of tricks, too. It's a busy night on the roads - and the worst night for vandalism. AAA Western and Central New York is reminding motorists to be on the lookout for pedestrians this coming weekend, to celebrate responsibly and to make sure your home and vehicle are protected against any tricks.
UB to test all on-campus students before Thanksgiving break
Tue, Oct 27th 2020 07:25 pm
The University at Buffalo is preparing its plans to administer COVID-19 testing to on-campus students prior to the Thanksgiving break, per an announcement by State University of New York Chancellor Jim Malatras.
Wilson honors alum
Tue, Oct 27th 2020 07:00 am
Tom Reubens, a graduate of the Wilson Central School District (Class of 2007), was an All-State athlete and scholar, with a great love of history and nature. His life was cut short by a little known cardiac illness called Brugada syndrome. In his honor, the Reubens family has created a scholarship to support student athletes, and Niagara Family Medicine Associates has donated a tree that was planted at Wilson Elementary School last Friday.
Erie County Department of Health answers questions about youth sports travel
Mon, Oct 26th 2020 01:25 pm
The Erie County Department of Health has fielded calls and emails from school districts, coaching staff and parents of youth athletes related to travel sports teams. More recently, ECDOH received reports from concerned parents and school districts about independent youth sports teams scheduling or participating in out-of-state games, tournaments, scrimmages and other activities.
NCCC's nursing student 'rocks' exams
Fri, Oct 23rd 2020 05:25 pm
During the summer months of 2020, nursing student Tami Scruggs received news that the classes she signed up for at Niagara County Community College were going remote because of the continued threat of COVID-19.
Niagara County Department of Health: Results of rapid testing of school staff 'very encouraging'
Fri, Oct 23rd 2020 12:20 pm
The Niagara County Department of Health on Friday said it has completed voluntary, rapid testing days of teachers and staff in five school districts and, thus far, the results are not showing any significant presence of COVID-19 in schools. According to the health department, 574 tests have been completed, with 571 negative results to just three positives.
Study: 34% of older adults in US prescribed potentially inappropriate drugs, raising health care costs by hundreds
Fri, Oct 23rd 2020 12:05 pm
The prescription of potentially inappropriate medications to older adults is linked to increased hospitalizations, and it costs patients, on average, more than $450 per year, according to a new University at Buffalo study.
AAA: Classroom defensive driving classes to resume
Fri, Oct 23rd 2020 12:00 pm
AAA Western and Central New York has been approved to offer classroom instruction for defensive driving once again. Classes will resume effective Oct. 29. The defensive driving courses will be offered at Amherst, Penfield and Liverpool AAA locations.

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