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NCCC offers exploratory 'gap year' options
Thu, Jun 11th 2020 11:20 am
While the pressure to attend a four-year college, trade school, or enter the workforce can weigh heavy on high school seniors, the option for a "gap year" may be an option that facilitates career exploration while moving forward with purpose.
COVID-19 testing is available at Niagara University
Wed, Jun 10th 2020 04:00 pm
Niagara University, in partnership with Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, is offering COVID-19 testing on Tuesdays throughout the month of June.
SUNY Impact Foundation to match donations in Niagara County Community College student emergency relief fund
Mon, Jun 8th 2020 12:30 pm
The Niagara County Community College Foundation office has continued to work tirelessly to raise funds for our students who are struggling with financial hardships caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. As of June 5, the NCCC Foundation has raised $15,000 to support 150 current students. Each student has received a $100 gift card to help purchase groceries, medicine and other basic necessities.
George Floyd Memorial Scholarship at Buff State
Fri, Jun 5th 2020 04:05 pm
In response to a challenge issued this week to all American colleges and universities, Buffalo State College has established the George Floyd Memorial Scholarship to lift up future African American leaders who support racial justice and equity efforts in their communities.
Cuomo allowing drive-in graduation ceremonies
Thu, Jun 4th 2020 04:05 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday announced schools will be permitted to hold drive-in and drive-thru graduation ceremonies this year. The state will reexamine socially distanced outdoor commencements at a later time.
50 UB medical residents to celebrate graduation at Transit Drive-in
Wed, Jun 3rd 2020 03:05 pm
Fifty medical residents from the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo will cap off their professional education June 9 with an unconventional, vehicle-based graduation ceremony at the Transit Drive-in Theatre in Lockport.
Niagara University senior installs six little free libraries as capstone project
Fri, May 29th 2020 12:55 pm
As part of her capstone course, projects in public health, Niagara University senior Joy O'Brien decided to install Little Free Libraries throughout the City of Niagara Falls to increase and promote children's literacy. Working with her course professor, Dr. Mark Gallo, and their community partner, Brian Archie from Create a Healthier Niagara Falls Collaborative, O'Brien was well on her way to construct six libraries, which serve as neighborhood book exchanges and operate on a "take a book, leave a book" basis.
AAA: 20.2 people die in NYS crashes involving teen drivers every summer during '100 Deadliest Days'
Fri, May 29th 2020 12:50 pm
In New York state, 222 people were killed in crashes involving teen drivers during the "100 Deadliest Days" from 2008 to 2018. The "100 Deadliest Days" is the period between Memorial Day and Labor Day, when fatal teen crashes increase dramatically. The number of people killed in crashes involving teen drivers, in New York, during rest of the year is 382 (for a total of 604 from 2008 to 2018). 222 people killed in summer months compared to 382 killed during non-summer months, over the 10 years, is an increase of more than 70%. Moreover, 222 people killed in the summertime equates to a yearly average of 20.2 deaths.
Niagara-Wheatfield BOE gets set for budget vote; outlines graduation plans
Fri, May 29th 2020 10:35 am
On May 20, the Niagara-Wheatfield Board of Education held its last budget discussions before this week's upcoming public budget hearing and board elections. Amid funding shortfalls from the state, the board is set to propose a $77,119,627 budget for the 2020-21 fiscal year, a 3.66% increase from last year. Superintendent Daniel Ljiljanich and Assistant Superintendent of Finance and Management Allison Davis outlined strategies the district will use to cover the budget, including a 1.49% increase on the tax levy.
Niagara-Wheatfield Board of Education public meeting on June 1
Fri, May 29th 2020 10:30 am
The Niagara-Wheatfield Central School District sent out the following press release on May 28.
Lewiston-Porter proposes $49.092 million budget for 2020-21
Fri, May 29th 2020 09:20 am
With the budget vote and Board of Education election approaching on Tuesday, June 9, Lewiston-Porter has been working to give you as much detail as possible prior to mailing in your ballot.
'Bengalathon': Buffalo State to host livestreamed fundraiser to support students
Tue, May 26th 2020 02:45 pm
Buffalo State College will present Bengalathon 2020, a fundraiser designed to provide emergency financial assistance and scholarships for its students, from 3-5 p.m. Sunday, May 31. Bengalathon will air live on WBBZ-TV and be livestreamed on the Buffalo State Alumni Association Facebook page.
CAO of WNY announces support of WNED 'PBS Learn at Home' programming
Tue, May 26th 2020 10:00 am
The Community Action Organization of WNY has announced it is supporting Buffalo Toronto Public Media's PBS "Kids Learn at Home" programming schedule.
Parent Network of WNY upcoming events
Tue, May 26th 2020 10:00 am
Parent Network of WNY is offering a series of upcoming events:
Gates Foundation awards funding to UB epidemiologist
Fri, May 22nd 2020 11:55 am
A University at Buffalo epidemiologist is one of 11 researchers from three countries who received grant funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation's Grand Challenges Explorations (GCE) initiative.
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.
 

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