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Commencement honorees include, clockwise from top left, Raine Maida, Catherine Lyons, '75, Bret Stephens, Chantal Kreviazuk, Clint Hill, Margaret Ranft Day, ’77, Father Thomas Rosica, C.S.B., and Cynthia A. Bianco, M.S.Ed.’70.

Niagara University Announces 2016 Commencement Honorees

May 5, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University’s 2016 slate of commencement ceremonies will be highlighted by addresses from the executive director of patient care services at a prominent cancer hospital, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist for The Wall Street Journal, and a celebrated Canadian musician and humanitarian. Niagara University will hold three commencement events – two... Read on →

Ashley Jarkowski explains her study on the therapeutic effect of berry extracts on individuals suffering from oral cancer during Niagara University's Undergraduate Research Conference on April 29.

Undergraduate Research Conference Highlights Work of Niagara University Students

May 2, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Korinne Thorne investigated the use of curcumin-mediated photodynamic therapy in the treatment of cervical cancer. Shannon Chowaniec examined the impact of paid and unpaid YouTube brand endorsements on consumer purchase intentions. And Freddie Liederbach developed a mobile app that employs usage data from a bike-sharing system in New York City to... Read on →

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36th Annual Day of Recognition Celebrates NU’s College of Arts & Sciences

April 25, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

The 36th Day of Recognition was held by Niagara University’s College of Arts and Sciences on Friday, April 22, 2016. Hundreds of Niagara University students were honored for their achievements as undergraduates during the event, which was presided over by the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., Niagara president. The 2016 Day... Read on →

The Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., NU president, is pictured with Sigma Alpha Sigma officers Kelly Fitzpatrick (president), Amanda Karaszewski (vice president), and Kimberly Alexander (secretary).

Sigma Alpha Sigma, ‘Who’s Who’ Honors Students for 2016

April 18, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Sigma Alpha Sigma, the undergraduate honor society of Niagara University, inducted new members during its 83rd annual tapping ceremony on April 13, 2016, at the Castellani Art Museum. The Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., university president, inducted 20 students into Sigma Alpha Sigma, a selective society established by the Niagara Class... Read on →

NU senior biology major Sonja Opper's research on the 'Differentiation of SCCmec Types in Staphylococcus spp. in Non-Clinical Isolates' was named Outstanding Research Presentation at the 70th Annual Eastern Colleges Science Conference. Opper, right, is pictured with Dr. Mark A. Gallo, professor of biology.

NU Biology Major Wins Outstanding Research Presentation at National Conference

April 7, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University senior biology major Sonja Opper won the Outstanding Research Presentation award at the 70th Annual Eastern Colleges Science Conference, which was held April 2 at Western New England University. Opper, one of 14 NU students to attend the conference, presented a poster on the Differentiation of SCCmec Types... Read on →

The Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., delivers his address during this year's President's Dinner.

Niagara University President’s Dinner Honors Four, Raises Student Scholarship Dollars

November 15, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

More than 540 Niagara University alumni, students and friends came together in the name of educational access and affordability during the institution’s 2015 President’s Dinner, held Nov. 13, 2015, at the Seneca Niagara Casino Hotel and Event Center. View the President’s Dinner Journal The purpose of the President’s Dinner is to... Read on →

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 →

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 →

New Niagara University students recite the NU Creed during the 2015 New Student Convocation.

Class of 2019 Welcomed to NU with New Student Convocation

August 28, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University professors care about their students. That was at the heart of the message delivered by Ed Hutton during Niagara University’s 13th annual New Student Convocation, held today in the Gallagher Center. The New Student Convocation, a Niagara tradition, is considered to be a bookend to commencement, and an... Read on →

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Dr. Debra Colley, Mary Borgognoni Appointed to New Leadership Positions

August 17, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Dr. Debra A. Colley is the new executive vice president at Niagara University, while Mary E. Borgognoni transitions to senior vice president for operations and finance at the Catholic and Vincentian institution. The promotions, which were announced earlier this month to the campus community, are official today.... Read on →

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