Monthly Archives / October 2015

Dr. Luis Sanchez has been appointed president-elect of the Gamma Sigma Epsilon national chemistry honor society.

Dr. Luis Sanchez Elected President of National Chemistry Honor Society

October 30, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Dr. Luis Sanchez, an assistant professor of chemistry at Niagara University, has been appointed president-elect of Gamma Sigma Epsilon, a national chemistry honor society founded in 1919. Dr. Sanchez will commence his term as president of the society in 2017, the same year Gamma Sigma Epsilon holds its 47th Biennial Conference... Read on →

NU Theatre Presents ‘The Taming of the Shrew’ Nov. 5-15

October 30, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Men and women square off in a volatile love match from Nov. 5-15 as NU Theatre presents The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare. Young Bianca can have her pick of suitors, but not until her older sister Kate has been married off. Unfortunately, the combative and outspoken Kate... Read on →

Rev. James J. Maher, President, Niagara University

Niagara University Welcomes Disney Institute to Niagara Falls

October 29, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Disney Institute is bringing its renowned professional development course, Disney’s Approach to Business Excellence, to Niagara University’s Niagara Global Tourism Institute in downtown Niagara Falls, N.Y. The training, which is open to the public, will be held Wednesday, March 2, 2016, at the Niagara Falls Conference & Event Center. The one-day... Read on →

ROTC Program Places in Top 20% on Order of Merit List

October 28, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

The ROTC program at Niagara University continues to prove why it’s considered one of the best in the nation. Results released Oct. 22 from the United States Army Cadet Command’s Cadet Accessions and Branching Board show that the Purple Eagle Battalion placed in the top 20 percent on the National... Read on →

The Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., president of Niagara University, and Dr. Daniel Patterson, president of Niagara College, shake hands after signing the MOU.

Niagara University Inks Memorandum of Understanding with Niagara College

October 23, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University (Lewiston, N.Y., USA) and Niagara College (Ontario, Canada) held a signing ceremony Oct. 16 to enter into a formal memorandum of understanding. The MOU represents an international partnership that extends opportunities for higher education on a binational scale. The MOU was signed by the Rev. James J. Maher,... Read on →

New York State Commissioner of Education MaryEllen Elia was welcomed to Niagara University Wednesday by its president, the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M.

State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia Visits NU

October 22, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University was pleased to welcome New York State Commissioner of Education MaryEllen Elia to campus on Wednesday, Oct. 21. While on campus, Commissioner Elia met with the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., president of Niagara University, along with other presidents from the Western New York Consortium of higher education... Read on →

ROTC, Theatre Partner for Leadership Training Exercise

October 21, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

A unique collaboration last weekend contributed to an enriching leadership training exercise for cadets in Niagara University’s Reserve Officers’ Training Corps program. Five NU theatre majors acted as role players during Saturday’s portion of the ROTC weekend training exercise, which took place at Chestnut Ridge State Park in Orchard Park,... Read on →

Bob Wieland

Vietnam Vet Bob Wieland to Speak at NU on Veterans Day

October 20, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University will celebrate Veterans Day on Wednesday, Nov. 11, through a series of activities, punctuated by a keynote address from Vietnam War veteran Bob “Mr. Inspiration” Wieland. Wieland, one of the country’s foremost inspirational speakers, will speak at 4 p.m. at the Castellani Art Museum on the university’s campus.... Read on →

Niagara University Unveils Nursing Simulation Center

October 19, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University formally unveiled its new Nursing Simulation Center during a blessing and dedication ceremony that was held Saturday, Oct. 10. The state-of-the-art, $1.5 million facility, located in Dunleavy Hall, will provide “hands-on” opportunities for students to manage patient encounters and skills in a risk-free, virtual reality environment, while supporting... Read on →

Dr. Robyn Goacher, right, will serve as the primary investigator for an undergraduate research grant that involves NU chemistry and biochemistry students.

NU Receives Research Grant from American Chemical Society

October 16, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University has received a $55,000 grant from the American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund for undergraduate research. Dr. Robyn Goacher, assistant professor of analytical chemistry, is the primary investigator for the grant. “The grant was awarded to study how wood polymer composites age,” explained Dr. Goacher. “These are increasingly common... Read on →

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