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University at Buffalo planning for fall semester
Thu, May 21st 2020 05:55 pm
The University at Buffalo anticipates sharing decisions next month regarding the 2020-21 academic year, UB President Satish K. Tripathi said Tuesday in a memo to the campus community.
UB School of Nursing names Earsing distinguished preceptor
Thu, May 21st 2020 05:55 pm
The University at Buffalo School of Nursing has selected Jennifer Earsing, ANP-BC, to receive its 2020 Distinguished Preceptor Award. The award recognizes an outstanding clinical preceptor for the School of Nursing.
Wegmans announces 1,842 new employee scholarship recipients in 2020
Tue, May 19th 2020 11:55 am
Wegmans Food Markets announced the Wegmans Employee Scholarship Program will award college tuition assistance to 1,842 new recipients for the upcoming academic year. The company expects to pay out approximately $5 million in tuition assistance to both new and returning scholarship recipients during the 2020-21 school year.
UB commencements have gone virtual, but there's still plenty of ways to celebrate
Tue, May 12th 2020 03:20 pm
Some 6,027 University at Buffalo students are candidates to receive 6,600 degrees and certificates this commencement season.
NYS announces $880 million in temporary food assistance for New York's school children
Tue, May 12th 2020 03:00 pm
The New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance announced additional food assistance of more than $880 million to help New Yorkers with children who previously received free and reduced-price meals at school. The Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) program will provide eligible households with a total of about $420 per child, with school buildings closed for the remainder of the school year due to the novel coronavirus outbreak.
Niagara University's pre-law honor society inducts 12
Mon, May 11th 2020 11:25 am
Niagara University's student-led pre-law honor society, Phi Delta Phi, Belva Lockwood Hall, inducted 12 pre-law students on Thursday, May 7. Stephanie Cole Adams, former university general counsel and founder of the Law Office of Stephanie Adams, was honorary inductee. The ceremony was held via Zoom due to social distancing requirements.
Game on! Inaugural year for NU esports program provides excitement & engagement opportunity for students during pandemic
Sat, May 9th 2020 07:00 am
What started as a group of eight students who shared a passion for video games has quickly become an officially recognized student organization and club sport at Niagara University with more than 40 members. In their inaugural year, NU's esports teams have competed on a weekly basis against other esports programs across the country as a member of the Division 1 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) and the Electronic Gaming Federation (EGF).
Cuomo announces members of 'Reimagine Education' advisory council
Fri, May 8th 2020 02:55 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the members of New York's "Reimagine Education" advisory council - made up of educators, students, parents and education leaders - to help districts reimagine schools as they prepare to reopen while protecting health and safety, how virtual learning can bridge the gap, and supplement face to face education when schools reopen. The council - chaired by SUNY Empire State College President Jim Malatras - will be comprised of lower and higher education leaders from across the state.
Villa Maria College announces plan for phased reopening of campus
Fri, May 8th 2020 01:45 pm
As we await a formal decision from elected officials, Villa Maria College has developed a plan that will allow for a phased reopening of its Buffalo campus.
Higgins announces over $609,000 in additional federal aid to WNY colleges serving low-income students
Thu, May 7th 2020 11:45 am
Congressman Brian Higgins announced an additional $690,559 in federal funding for several local colleges and the students they serve.
Mary Wilson to receive UB's Norton Medal
Wed, May 6th 2020 05:50 pm
Mary Wilson, wife of the late Buffalo Bills owner Ralph Wilson Jr. and a strong advocate of Western New York for the past 29 years, will be awarded the Chancellor Charles P. Norton Medal, the University at Buffalo's highest honor.
UB investigators uncover cellular mechanism involved in Krabbe disease
Wed, May 6th 2020 05:50 pm
A group of researchers at the University at Buffalo have published a paper that clarifies certain cellular mechanisms that could lead to improved outcomes in patients with globoid cell leukodystrophy, commonly known as Krabbe disease.
Laurie Berkner presents 'Music in the "Classroom," ' a one-hour seminar of top tips for teachers, parents, caregivers, librarians & therapists
Tue, May 5th 2020 11:25 am
Legendary children's musician Laurie Berkner knows the parents, teachers, caregivers, librarians and therapists out there could use a little help right now. That's why she's offering "Music in the 'Classroom,' " a one-hour, live-streamed seminar of tips for using her songs in educational play or structured learning at home.
UB-led team developing 3-D-printed, reusable N95-like respirators
Tue, May 5th 2020 11:10 am
A University at Buffalo-led research team is developing plans to 3-D-print safe, effective and reusable N95-like respirators. The team, which includes local manufacturers and 3-D-printing enthusiasts, has submitted its work to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for emergency approval.
UB awarded more than $10 million to study superbugs, HIV, obesity & COPD
Mon, May 4th 2020 10:55 am
Researchers in the University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences will lead four grants totaling more than $10 million to examine the effects of drug toxicity on cognitive disorders in older adults with HIV, develop urgent therapies to life-threatening infections, explore the disease of obesity, and craft new treatments for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
Lewiston-Porter remains ever-hopeful, despite statewide school closure
Fri, May 1st 2020 04:45 pm
Parents, students, faculty and staff are receiving regular communication from Superintendent Paul Casseri, as well as our administrators. Paul's updates are also posted directly to our district homepage, along with vital information regarding kindergarten registration, meal pick-up and child care, upcoming board meetings and other important announcements. We encourage the community to stay current by regularly reading Paul's updates, which are available by following Lew-Port on Facebook and Twitter.
Old Fort Niagara: 'Faces of the Fort' interactive video programs provide fun, distance learning for free
Fri, May 1st 2020 04:15 pm
Old Fort Niagara will host a series of free, distance learning videos that share important stories from Fort Niagara's early history on Tuesdays and Thursdays during the month of May.
Cuomo: K-12, colleges will be closed for rest of academic year & continue distance learning programs
Fri, May 1st 2020 12:50 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday announced new York's 4.2 million students will not return to campus before the end of the academic year.
Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra celebrates exceptional music educators, young musicians & leadership in music education
Thu, Apr 30th 2020 11:10 am
The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, along with the Erie County Music Educators Association, the Niagara County Music Educators Association and the Friends of the BPO, announced the 2020 recipients of the following prestigious annual awards:
New UB app could help with COVID-19 contact tracing
Wed, Apr 29th 2020 09:20 pm
To slow the spread of COVID-19, individuals who test positive are asked to retrace the people and places they recently interacted with.
COVID and kids: A parent's guide to surviving quarantine
Wed, Apr 29th 2020 02:00 pm
Did you wake up this morning unsure of what day it was? Maybe you had ice cream and a glass of wine for dinner last night after your kids ran out of excuses to not go to bed? I'm here to tell you you're not alone.
NYSSBA calls for additional federal funding for schools to avoid widespread job losses, dramatic cuts
Mon, Apr 27th 2020 12:00 pm
Schools in New York state could be forced to cut tens of thousands of positions without additional federal funding for K-12 education, the New York State School Boards Association warned.
UB physicians detect previously unseen link between coronavirus and stroke
Fri, Apr 24th 2020 02:50 pm
In the past two weeks, doctors in the U.S., including those in Buffalo, have noticed a new and potentially devastating link between stroke and COVID-19. And it is occurring in an unexpected population.
An Earth Day conversation at Niagara University
Tue, Apr 21st 2020 10:35 am
Join Dr. Mark Gallo, professor in the department of biology and co-chair of the Niagara University sustainability committee, and the Rev. Aidan R. Rooney, C.M., vice president for mission integration, as they discuss Pope Francis' encyclical, "Laudato Si: On Care for our Common Home," at noon Wednesday, April 22.
Erie County Department of Social Services receives COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund grant from Redlich Horowitz Foundation
Mon, Apr 20th 2020 05:05 pm
The Erie County Department of Social Services on Monday announced the receipt of a COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund grant from the Redlich Horowitz Foundation. The department will use the award to support the provision of services to child welfare-involved families while protecting staff and clients from the transmission of COVID-19.
Cookie donor buyout program seeks to help 838 Girl Scout Troops with remaining inventory of 212,064 packages of Girl Scout Cookies
Fri, Apr 17th 2020 07:00 am
Girl Scouts of Western New York seeks local donors to help 838 Girl Scout Troops with their remaining inventory of 212,064 packages of Girl Scout Cookies through its new cookie donor buyout program.
Junior Achievement of Western New York releases free resource to help teens understand financial impact of COVID-19 & support K-12 online learning
Mon, Apr 13th 2020 03:35 pm
Junior Achievement of Western New York is releasing a free resource for teens titled "Making Sense: Understanding the Financial Impact of COVID-19." The guide is designed to answer teens' questions about the economic implications of COVID-19, including "Why are some store shelves empty?" "Why are some people losing their jobs?" And "Are we going into a recession, or even a depression?"
Toohey to play soccer at St. Lawrence
Mon, Apr 13th 2020 12:55 pm
Troy Toohey of Youngstown, a Canisius High School senior who formerly attended Lewiston-Porter Central School, has committed to play soccer at St. Lawrence University.
'Storytime' by Explore & More, The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Children's Museum, features local Buffalo celebrities
Tue, Apr 7th 2020 11:40 am
In a continued effort to help the local community during these challenging times, Explore & More has launched its "Storytime" series. It brings together various Western New York celebrities to read and engage with children, offering topical questions or activities to go along with each story.
NYSUT opens up disaster relief fund for #HealthCareHeroes
Tue, Apr 7th 2020 11:20 am
New York State United Teachers announced it has begun accepting donations to the union's disaster relief fund to purchase and provide personal protective equipment, food and other supplies to dedicated health care professionals across New York state.
NCCC alumni seeking nominations for annual award
Mon, Apr 6th 2020 03:30 pm
The Niagara County Community College Alumni Association is seeking nominations for its Distinguished Alumni Award. This accolade is bestowed to deserving alumni who exemplify educational achievements, career success, community involvement, and support to NCCC. The award will be presented at the NCCC Foundation Inc. Scholarship Gala, to be held Oct. 17 at the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute.
Higgins shares information on COVID-19 relief for families & students
Mon, Apr 6th 2020 03:15 pm
In response to the COVID-19 public health crisis, Congress has taken swift action, through three funding packages, to provide emergency relief hospitals, communities and workers.
Niagara County Community College establishes student emergency relief fund amidst coronavirus crisis
Fri, Apr 3rd 2020 11:35 am
Joining other SUNY campuses across New York, Niagara County Community College has established a student emergency relief fund in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. This fund is designated to support the highest, short-term financial needs to students currently enrolled at NCCC who are now facing extenuating circumstances related to housing, food, and other vital resources.
Charter expands free 60-day Spectrum broadband internet and Wi-Fi offer to include educators who are new subscribers
Fri, Mar 27th 2020 09:00 am
On Tuesday, Charter announced it is expanding the eligibility for its 60-day free offer for Spectrum broadband internet and Wi-Fi access to include educators (K-12 teachers and college/university professors) who do not already have a Spectrum account.
Niagara University's School of Nursing donates much-needed supplies to area hospitals
Thu, Mar 26th 2020 01:05 pm
What initially appeared to be a mistake might actually have been a happy accident, as an order of personal protective equipment, initially intended to be used by Niagara University nursing students, is now being donated to the places that need them most: area hospitals and nursing homes.
NCSO invites children to read online
Wed, Mar 25th 2020 10:00 am
Niagara County Sheriff's Office Acting Sheriff Michael J. Filicetti would like to give the children at home an opportunity to connect with members of the NCSO through the "Niagara Sheriff" YouTube page. Children are able to listen to a member of the NCSO read one of their favorite books while following along.
Lewiston-Porter Sentinel Easter coloring contest form
Mon, Mar 23rd 2020 02:15 pm
Parents: If your child doesn't have access to the Easter coloring contest found in our newspaper, or if you are looking for an additional entry form, please feel free to download the poster HERE (PDF).
Island Dispatch coloring contest form
Mon, Mar 23rd 2020 02:10 pm
Parents: If your child doesn't have access to the Easter coloring contest found in our newspaper, or if you are looking for an additional entry form, please feel free to download the poster HERE (PDF).
Explore & More, The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Children's Museum, launches blog to help caregivers educate children at home
Mon, Mar 23rd 2020 12:40 pm
In response to the school closures in light of COVID-19, Explore & More is focused on helping the local community play and learn. While the museum is temporarily closed, the educational team launched a blog, "Sanity Savers," to help caregivers who are now finding themselves educating their children from home. The blog covers art, culture, STEM, vocabulary, local history and sensory-friendly activities designed to be both fun, playful and educational.
 

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