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UB to lead $7.5 million project to improve computer chip reliability and security via revolutionary testing advancements
Mon, Mar 21st 2022 10:00 am
The University at Buffalo has been selected by the Department of Defense (DoD) to lead a $7.5 million project to develop new concepts for precision testing of important qualities of semiconductor chips.
What's the prevailing opinion on social media? Look at the flocks, says UB researcher
Wed, Mar 16th 2022 02:05 pm
A University at Buffalo communication researcher has developed a framework for measuring the slippery concept of social media public opinion.
Artpark teaming with BPO for 'Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban in Concert'
Mon, Mar 14th 2022 01:55 pm
The "Harry Potter Film Concert Series" returns to the Artpark Mainstage Theater with "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban in Concert," the third film in the "Harry Potter" series. On July 9, the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra is performing this magical score live while the entire film plays in high-definition on a 40-foot screen.
Averting targeted school violence the focus of upcoming school safety seminar
Fri, Mar 4th 2022 12:40 pm
Educators, parents and other professionals are invited to attend the 18th annual Safe Schools Initiative Seminar to discuss multidisciplinary approaches to quickly identify, assess and intervene with students exhibiting concerning or threatening behaviors.
Castellani Art Museum is celebrating powerful women in art
Thu, Mar 3rd 2022 10:15 am
In honor of Women's History Month, the Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University will open two exhibitions on Saturday, March 19: "Dorothy Gillespie: Works from the Radford University Collection," and "Iron Butterfly & Gates to Times Square: The Chryssa and Nicholas Krushenick Portfolios."
Greater Niagara Ballet Company auditioning for spring show
Wed, Mar 2nd 2022 04:35 pm
The Greater Niagara Ballet Company will hold auditions for its spring performance, "Scenes of Spring," on Sunday, March 13. Auditions begin at 10 a.m. for dancers ages 7-11, and 11 a.m. for dancers ages 12 to adult. More information about auditions can be found at greaterniagaraballetcompany.org.
ECDOH shares update to school masking requirements & new CDC community guidance
Mon, Feb 28th 2022 12:35 pm
Following Gov. Kathy Hochul's announcement on Sunday related to mask requirements in New York state schools, as of Wednesday, March 2, students and school staff will not be required to wear masks in school settings.
Steve Stoute named 25th president of Canisius College
Fri, Feb 25th 2022 02:00 pm
The Canisius College board of trustees on Friday announced Steve K. Stoute, J.D., vice president for strategic initiatives and chief of staff at DePaul University in Chicago, was named the institution's 25th president. He will begin his tenure on July 1.
Security & law enforcement teacher celebrates successful grads
Fri, Feb 25th 2022 12:00 pm
Many teachers in the career and technical education programs at Orleans/Niagara BOCES fondly look back at the students who have graced their classrooms and gone on to be success stories.
UB's medical school implements anti-racism as a core principle of its curriculum
Thu, Feb 24th 2022 07:00 pm
A new medical curriculum with anti-racism at its core is being designed and implemented at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo.
Niagara County Department of Health offers children incentives at upcoming #VaxForKids clinics
Fri, Feb 18th 2022 05:45 pm
The Niagara County Department of Health continues to promote coronavirus vaccination for all eligible individuals, with vaccination of children ages 5 and older a top priority.
D'Youville College becomes D'Youville University
Fri, Feb 18th 2022 01:10 pm
D'Youville President Lorrie A. Clemo, Ph.D., and the board of trustees on Friday announced an extraordinary milestone in the 113-year-old history of the institution. D'Youville has been granted university status by the New York State Board of Regents and is now designated as D'Youville University. Touro College and Utica College were also approved for university designation.
Niagara University receives $400,000 grant to grow & strengthen nursing workforce in Western New York
Wed, Feb 16th 2022 02:50 pm
Niagara University has received a $400,000 grant from the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation that will support the critical profession of nursing through innovation in education, funded research, and community partnerships to advance public health in the City of Niagara Falls, in Niagara County, and throughout Western New York.
GIHS students share musical experience with School Board
Sat, Feb 12th 2022 07:00 am
In February 2020, a month before the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in a nationwide lockdown and months of virtual education, Grand Island High School presented the musical "Beauty and the Beast." None of the performers or their teachers had any idea that it would be two years before another musical would be produced at the high school.
Lew-Port Community Education opens Feb. 14
Fri, Feb 11th 2022 11:00 am
As we move along into 2022, good things continue to happen throughout the River Region and beyond. We are moving ahead on COVID-19, the masks are off (hopefully for good), and a number of neat things are on the horizon - the approach of spring, the thoughts of nicer weather, and a whole slew of exciting things to look forward to this summer.
Canisius College: ABEC professors receive grant from ASPCA
Fri, Feb 4th 2022 01:25 pm
Malini Suchak, Ph.D., along with Christy Hoffman, Ph.D., as a collaborator, received a $12,280 grant from the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) to improve the lives of cats surrendered to shelters. Suchak and Hoffman are associate professors of animal behavior, ecology and conservation (ABEC).
D'Youville College to welcome Sam Rapoport as commencement keynote speaker
Wed, Feb 2nd 2022 01:15 pm
Wednesday, on National Girls & Women in Sports Day, D'Youville College announced Sam Rapoport - the National Football League's senior director for diversity, equity and inclusion - as its 2022 commencement keynote speaker. Rapoport will address the graduates and their families at the ceremony to be held Saturday, May 14.
UB researcher recruiting for Buffalo study on concussion in kids and teens
Tue, Feb 1st 2022 01:25 pm
A University at Buffalo concussion researcher is recruiting children and teens ages 8-17 for a study examining the effects of sports-related concussion in youths.
White House recognizes UB School of Law for addressing housing and eviction crises
Mon, Jan 31st 2022 10:10 am
The University at Buffalo School of Law won recognition from the White House and Department of Justice for taking "immediate action to increase housing stability and access to justice" in Erie County during a remote ceremony from the White House on Friday.
Gear up for spring semester with these educational tools
Tue, Jan 18th 2022 11:10 am
The spring semester represents the academic home stretch, that time of the school year when students can see the finish line. But that doesn't mean they should coast their way to the end of the year. Be sure that they're properly equipped to put in their best effort.
Hochul announces plan to address truck & bus driver shortage
Wed, Jan 12th 2022 01:35 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Wednesday announced a plan to help address a "critical shortage" of truck and bus drivers by "significantly expanding the availability of road tests for commercial driver license (CDL) applicants.
Educational Conference Board recommends universal school meals program in New York
Wed, Jan 12th 2022 01:35 pm
The New York State Educational Conference Board, a consortium of seven statewide educational organizations, is calling on lawmakers to launch a statewide universal school meals program.
Students offer vocal greetings to area residents
Mon, Jan 3rd 2022 01:15 pm
The Wilson High School vocal ensemble spent a day performing at area assisted living facilities.
BOCES welding program welcomes guest speaker
Mon, Jan 3rd 2022 10:40 am
Welding teachers Eric Farrell and Shane Bartella recently invited Matt Kasprzyk from BOYD Corp. into their classrooms at the Niagara Career and Technical Education Center.
Spring semester guidance issued for SUNY & CUNY campuses 'to safely reopen'
Sat, Jan 1st 2022 12:15 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Friday announced issuance of spring semester reopening guidance for SUNY and CUNY campuses, which includes the continuation of the student vaccine mandate as well as requiring all students regularly accessing campus to receive the COVID-19 booster for the spring semester.
Donors of all ages contribute to the Neighbors Foundation
Sat, Dec 18th 2021 07:00 am
Islanders, from kindergarteners to senior citizens, have been getting together for weeks to collect nonperishable food and other items, such as handmade hats and mittens, to donate to the Grand Island Neighbors Foundation, to be distributed to community members in need during the holiday season.
LEVEL art gallery opens at Lewiston-Porter
Fri, Dec 17th 2021 09:00 am
On Wednesday evening, the Lewiston-Porter School District hosted a ribbon-cutting for its new LEVEL gallery. Located at the Center for the Arts at Lewiston-Porter High School, the new art space will operate under the direction of the art department. It will serve as the new home for the annual district art show, in addition to showcasing student artwork throughout the year and hosting community events.
NCCC increases online learning options
Thu, Dec 16th 2021 08:55 pm
Niagara County Community College is responding to the growing need for flexible learning options through online degree and certificate programs, as well as HyFlex classes. It stated, "The trend to move toward remote learning options accelerated during the COVID-19 pandemic, and remains a strong solution for students who are unable to adhere to a traditional in-person class schedule."
Nothing puzzling about Niagara University grad's appearance on 'Wheel of Fortune'
Fri, Dec 10th 2021 07:00 am
When Olivia Bitetti completed her internship with NFP 10 years ago, the first word of her performance review was "genius." As in, this communicator is putting forth next-level work that is, in fact, genius.
'Rockin' With Santa' looks to help area children
Fri, Dec 3rd 2021 07:00 am
John and Kate White and the "Rockin' With Santa" committee seek donations of new, unwrapped toys for youth up to the age of 16. Through Dec. 8, find barrel drop-off locations at the TNT city halls, the Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas, Tc Wheeler's Pizzeria & Sports Bar, Fast Teddy's Restaurant, Jamie's Ice Cream and the Royal Family Restaurant.
Higgins announces service academy advisory committee
Wed, Dec 1st 2021 12:40 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins named six local veterans to serve on a service academy advisory committee. The panel recently met to interview local high school students applying to one of the U.S. service academies and to recommend those deserving of a nomination.
BOCES culinary arts classes help out Lockport Salvation Army for Thanksgiving
Mon, Nov 29th 2021 03:25 pm
The culinary arts classes of Lisa Cook and Caitlin Kucharski at the Niagara Career and Technical Education Center helped out the Lockport Salvation Army for its Thanksgiving meal.
Neighbors Foundation grateful for donations from Realtors, students
Sat, Nov 20th 2021 07:00 am
On Nov. 6, the Hunt Real Estate Realtors and students from Grand Island High School's business department got together at Hunt's office, at 2098 Grand Island Blvd., to collect food, gift cards and donations for the Grand Island Neighbors Foundation.
New bike repair station at Academy Park
Fri, Nov 19th 2021 10:15 am
Cambria Troop 8's Jack Olszewski recently presented the Village of Lewiston Board with a Boy Scouts of America Eagle Scout proposal to install a new bicycle repair station behind the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce on Center Street.
10 state mass-vaccination sites now open to 5- to 11-year-olds
Sat, Nov 13th 2021 01:05 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Saturday announced 10 of New York's mass-vaccination sites will now be administering COVID-19 vaccines to newly eligible 5- to 11-year-olds.
1 year since New York's rear seat belt law: Is it working? Data says yes
Mon, Nov 8th 2021 03:00 pm
One year has passed since New York's rear seat belt law went into effect 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.
Emergency Physicians 'strongly support' COVID vaccinations for all eligible children
Fri, Nov 5th 2021 04:00 pm
As the COVID-19 vaccines become available for children ages 5 to 11, the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) urges caretakers and families to get vaccinated and take the necessary steps to protect children during the upcoming holiday and flu season.
Hochul announces guidance & resources to support vaccination of 5-11-year-old children in New York
Fri, Nov 5th 2021 03:40 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Friday announced the launch of a new website, clinical guidance and additional information and resources in the effort to vaccinate New York's 5-11-year-old children against COVID-19.
Former Niagara Catholic site getting makeover by The Chapel
Fri, Nov 5th 2021 08:15 am
The former Niagara Catholic High School building, at 520 66th St., has sort of resembled Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory since it closed in the summer of 2018. Tremendous work has taken place inside - out of view from the general public - with great expectations in place for what might be when The Chapel reopens the site in the near future.
Computer technology classes visit Seneca One
Mon, Nov 1st 2021 02:05 pm
The computer technology students from the Orleans and Niagara Career and Technical Education Centers, at Orleans/Niagara BOCES, visited Seneca One Tower in downtown Buffalo.
 

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