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Environmental justice & indigenous resistance focus of Niagara University's 'Transformative Visions' presidential series
Fri, Oct 23rd 2020 10:00 am
Niagara University will present the third in its "Transformative Visions" presidential speaker series at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 27. Dina Gilio-Whitaker, policy director and a senior research associate at the Center for World Indigenous Studies, will discuss environmental justice and indigenous resistance.
Jacobs School researchers help identify biomarker for concussions in saliva
Wed, Oct 21st 2020 12:40 pm
In a landmark study led by Steven Hicks, M.D., Ph.D., of Penn State College of Medicine, researchers from the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo, along with peers from other institutions, found a combination of biomarkers in saliva can help objectively and accurately diagnose mild traumatic brain injury.
Castellani Art Museum now offering virtual tours and programs
Mon, Oct 19th 2020 03:45 pm
The Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University will remain closed to the public through the end of 2020 as a cautionary measure in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. ... But that doesn't mean patrons will be without access to the arts.
Niagara University set to launch career mentorship program for business students
Mon, Oct 19th 2020 10:35 am
Niagara University's offices of career services and alumni engagement, and its College of Business Administration are teaming up to launch a program in January intended to facilitate mentorship relationships between current students and alumni and friends.
Explore & More launches 'Sofia Learns About Research' in partnership with UB
Fri, Oct 16th 2020 04:10 pm
A video game version of "Sofia Learns About Research," the children's activity and coloring book that presents research in a fun, age-appropriate way, has arrived at Explore & More ­- The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Children's Museum.
Tripathi: State of UB remains strong despite COVID-19
Fri, Oct 16th 2020 04:05 pm
Notwithstanding the profound difficulties posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, "the state of the university remains strong," University at Buffalo President Satish K. Tripathi said in his ninth annual address to the campus Friday.
UB ventures into funding, invests $250,000 in student-founded startup
Fri, Oct 16th 2020 03:30 pm
The first-ever venture capital fund administered by the University at Buffalo has made its inaugural investment: $250,000 to Buffalo Automation, an artificial intelligence (AI) startup founded by former UB students and primarily focused on autonomous marine navigation. UB's investment will be matched by Varia Consulting Group for a total investment of $500,000.
UB-community partnership helping blunt effect of pandemic on Buffalo's most vulnerable citizens
Wed, Oct 14th 2020 12:35 pm
A powerful partnership that brought University at Buffalo faculty and community leaders together to fight against health disparities has allowed the community to respond more effectively to the pandemic than many cities across the nation, university and community leaders said this week.
Girl Scouts launches new anti-racism patch
Wed, Oct 14th 2020 12:05 pm
Girl Scouts of Western New York announced its new Girl Scout Values: Anti-Racism Patch that is a reflection of a commitment to Girl Scout values that foster a community of justice, fairness and inclusion.
Niagara University honors 5 for outstanding work in spirit of St. Vincent de Paul
Tue, Oct 13th 2020 11:00 am
As part of its celebration of Vincentian Heritage Week, Niagara University recognized the extraordinary contributions of five individuals who have "lived the mission of St. Vincent de Paul" at its annual convocation, held simultaneously in the Alumni Chapel and livestreamed Sept. 30.
UB: Higher doses of vitamin D slowed progression of frailty in older mice, preclinical study shows
Tue, Oct 13th 2020 10:45 am
When it comes to vitamin D, most adults exhibit either frank deficiency, which results in clear clinical symptoms, or insufficiency, which often goes undetected. But how that insufficiency impacts physical health and the vulnerability of older adults to frailty as they age has been difficult to determine.
Former White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough featured speaker for NU's 'Transformative Visions'
Fri, Oct 9th 2020 01:35 pm
Niagara University will present the second in its "Transformative Visions" presidential speaker series at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 13. Denis McDonough, former White House chief of staff under President Barack Obama and former White House deputy national security adviser, will present a fireside chat addressing politics, climate change and foreign policy.
International Day of the Girl: 'My Voice, Our Equal Future'
Fri, Oct 9th 2020 01:30 pm
In celebration of International Day of the Girl on Sunday, Oct. 11, Girl Scouts of Western New York is proud to stand with the 1 billion-plus girls around the world who are fighting for their voice and an equal future. In these uncertain times, Girl Scouts is here to provide consistency and stability for girls. Girl Scouts isn't cancelled and continues to adapt to meet the needs of girls today.
'In the Loop' with the Lewiston-Porter Board of Education: Fall sports returns
Fri, Oct 9th 2020 07:00 am
Lewiston-Porter celebrates the return of sports to our campus. For the fall season, varsity/JV soccer (boys/girls), varsity golf (boys/girls), varsity tennis (girls), and varsity cross-country (boys/girls) are all on. Athletics move forward in a limited fashion, in alignment with the Niagara Frontier League and following strict state guidelines.
Niagara University's Levesque Institute for Civic Engagement presents webinars to provide information for voters
Thu, Oct 8th 2020 10:20 am
Niagara University's Levesque Institute for Civic Engagement is presenting two webinar series to provide information to students and the community as they prepare to vote in the upcoming 2020 presidential election.
Expert: How geotagged content is used in research
Wed, Oct 7th 2020 02:05 pm
In a recent commentary published in the journal Nature Human Behavior, University at Buffalo geographic information science expert Yingjie Hu and colleague Ruo-Qian Wang wrote about how Twitter's decision to remove users' ability to tag the precise locations of tweets might affect research in disaster response, public health and other areas.
Niagara County issues update on Maple Avenue School
Fri, Oct 2nd 2020 01:30 pm
The Niagara County Department of Health issued the following update Friday on positive COVID-19 cases in Niagara County:
School officials meet with legislators to discuss public health, fiscal crisis
Fri, Oct 2nd 2020 11:10 am
The Niagara Orleans School Boards Association will hold a special fall legislative "breakfast." NOSBA represents the 13 school districts of Niagara and Orleans counties. Superintendents and board members from each district will share concerns relating to reopening, proposed state aid cuts, and broadband internet access/connectivity.
UB: 'Hamilton' star Leslie Odom Jr. to kick off Distinguished Speakers Series, virtual edition
Tue, Sep 29th 2020 05:50 pm
The University at Buffalo's Distinguished Speakers Series will be virtual this year due to New York state's health and safety guidelines, and will be free of charge.
Mammogram device under development to use light, ultrasound to better screen patients for breast cancer
Mon, Sep 28th 2020 10:55 am
The University at Buffalo has received a four-year, $1.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to develop a new, portable breast-imaging system that has the potential to better identify breast cancer.
Hundreds of girls across Western New York enrich their e-commerce skills amidst pandemic
Mon, Sep 28th 2020 10:35 am
Popular Girl Scout fall product program returns to help Girl Scout troops fund their programs and activities while also giving back to the military.
Niagara-Wheatfield Community Ed October classes
Fri, Sep 25th 2020 01:40 pm
This October, the Niagara-Wheatfield Community Education program will offer a host of interesting and engaging courses for adults, teens and children to enjoy. Course categories will include:
Lew-Port Community Education goes online for 2020
Fri, Sep 25th 2020 12:00 pm
As the Lewiston-Porter School District continues the restart from the effects of COVID-19, its Community Education program is taking on a whole new route for fall 2020. While other districts consider their options, Lew-Port announced Community Ed would be going 100% virtual for the semester.
Cuomo, Malatras announce FDA approval for COVID-19 saliva swab test
Thu, Sep 24th 2020 09:20 am
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and State University of New York Chancellor Jim Malatras on Wednesday announced the individual saliva swab diagnostic test for COVID-19 developed by SUNY Upstate Medical University and Quadrant Biosciences has been granted emergency use authorization by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Sun safety tips for outdoor learning and recreation
Wed, Sep 23rd 2020 01:35 pm
With summer winding down and school beginning, you may find that sun protection isn't top of mind like it is during warmer months. But harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays are present year-round and can be just as dangerous in the schoolyard as they are at the beach. With many schools implementing outdoor learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic, sun protection for children when they head to school is more important than ever.
Houghton College resets tuition to aid students during COVID-19, reinforces historic mission
Wed, Sep 23rd 2020 01:30 pm
Houghton College recently announced a significant tuition reset beginning in the fall of 2021.
School of Social Work partners with University Police for training focused on trauma-informed practices
Tue, Sep 22nd 2020 04:15 pm
The University at Buffalo School of Social Work's Institute on Trauma and Trauma-Informed Care (ITTIC) has partnered with University Police (UP) on an education and training program that seeks to integrate trauma-informed practices into UP's public service model.
Higgins & Office of Sen. Gillibrand invite high school students & parents to Service Academy Night
Tue, Sep 22nd 2020 04:10 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins and representatives from the office of U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand are hosting Service Academy Night 2020, a virtual opportunity for high school students, families, school administrators and counselors to learn more about service academy institutions, programs and the application process.
IDEA Center at UB receives another 5-year cycle of national funding
Tue, Sep 22nd 2020 03:50 pm
A quarter of a century. That's how long a University at Buffalo center that specializes in advancing universal design has been continuously funded.
Shrinking ice sheets could add 15 inches to sea level rise by 2100, study finds
Tue, Sep 22nd 2020 09:25 am
An international effort that brought together more than 60 ice, ocean and atmosphere scientists from three-dozen international institutions has generated new estimates of how much of an impact Earth's melting ice sheets could have on global sea levels by 2100.
DEC: Youth Pheasant Hunting Weekend for Western New York
Mon, Sep 21st 2020 11:50 am
A special youth-only pheasant hunting weekend will be held in Western New York on Oct. 10-11, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation announced. The hunt will occur one week prior to the regular pheasant hunting season and enables junior hunters (ages 12-15 years old) to hunt pheasants with a licensed adult companion. The 2020-21 regular pheasant season opens Oct. 17.
UB's School of Law presents roundtable on 'High Level Sports During a Pandemic'
Mon, Sep 21st 2020 11:45 am
The University at Buffalo's Center for the Advancement of Sport presents a sports law roundtable discussion about the challenges top collegiate and professional sports health professionals, administrators and athletes face as a result of COVID-19.
Howard University President Dr. Wayne A. I. Frederick to keynote at NU
Fri, Sep 18th 2020 12:50 pm
Niagara University will present the first in its "Transformative Visions" presidential speaker series at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22, in the Castellani Art Museum. Dr. Wayne A. I. Frederick, president of Howard University, will be the inaugural speaker for the series, which will feature conversations with visionaries who have imagined and struggled to create a just future.
Panel to celebrate life of Mary Talbert, namesake of Talbert Way at UB
Fri, Sep 18th 2020 12:50 pm
A virtual panel discussion on Sept. 24 will celebrate life and achievements of Mary Burnett Talbert, a Buffalo resident who was famous in her time for her tireless work in advancing human rights.
Socially distanced chemistry for kids: Join US Crystal Growing Competition!
Fri, Sep 18th 2020 10:25 am
Looking for a hands-on science project to do with your children this fall? The U.S. Crystal Growing Competition is back.
Consumer alert: New York State DCP offers online safety tips at start of new school year
Fri, Sep 18th 2020 10:25 am
The New York State Division of Consumer Protection (DCP) is advising parents, guardians and caregivers to review their online settings during this new school year. Whether your children are going to school in-person, virtually or following a hybrid schedule, the start of a new school year is a great time to ensure everyone's privacy remains protected while online.
UB visiting professor delivers 'Protest, Hope and Resilience through Black Arts'
Fri, Sep 18th 2020 10:10 am
Michael Mwenso, a University at Buffalo visiting professor of the arts and leader of Mwenso & the Shakes, an internationally acclaimed troupe of musical artists, will expand what was initially planned as a succinct and tightly programmed residency into a semester-long, socially distanced engagement with UB students.
Niagara County Community College Foundation seeks 2020 scholarship donations
Thu, Sep 17th 2020 01:25 pm
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Niagara County Community College has decided to postpone its 30th Annual Foundation Scholarship Gala. No official date has been set at this time.
Wayne Lynch named new vice president at NCCC
Thu, Sep 17th 2020 01:20 pm
Niagara County Community College has named Wayne Lynch as interim vice president of administration effective Sept. 1. Lynch has served as interim vice president of operations at NCCC since November 2018.
Higgins announces passage of Strength in Diversity Act
Wed, Sep 16th 2020 11:30 am
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, announced passage of H.R. 2639, the Strength in Diversity Act, which provides grants to communities for the purpose of improving the diversity of public schools.

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