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Dr. Judith A. Merkle, SNDdeN, professor of religious studies, celebrated her 50th anniversary of religious profession during a special Mass at St. Joseph’s Cathedral in Buffalo. The Most Rev. Richard J. Malone, bishop of Buffalo, served as the main celebrant and homilist.

Niagara University Religious Studies Professor Celebrates Golden Jubilee, Publication of Fifth Book

September 7, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

As Niagara University welcomes its students back to campus this week, one of the institution’s foremost scholars is celebrating a pair of milestones. Dr. Judith A. Merkle, SNDdeN, a professor of religious studies at NU, recently published her fifth book and observed the 50th anniversary of her religious profession. Beyond Our... Read on →

Pictured at today's announcement of the Big Eagle Little Eagle program are, from left, Niagara University student Simone Beckford; the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., NU president; NU students Eric Rigg, Caton Charleston, Latricia Agee and Taundrea Ross; Mark R. Laurrie, superintendent of Niagara Falls City Schools; NU student Ferrah Staley; and Dr. Debra Colley, Niagara University's executive vice president.

Niagara University Develops Student Mentorship Program with Niagara Falls High School

September 6, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

The first week of school brings with it many things. For Niagara University and Niagara Falls High School, the 2016-2017 academic year will begin with a new mentorship program. Announced today, the Big Eagle Little Eagle program will assist Niagara Falls High School students in preparing to make the transition... Read on →

Pictured with Mother Teresa during Niagara University's 1982 Commencement are, from left, the Rev. John Nugent, C.M., NU president, and the Rev. Donald Harrington, C.M., the university's executive vice president.

Mother Teresa Spoke During 1982 Niagara University Commencement

September 5, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

On Sunday, Sept. 4, Pope Francis declared “Blessed Teresa of Calcutta to be a saint.” A little more than 34 years before Mother Teresa, who devoted her life to helping India’s poor, was declared a saint, she graced the commencement stage at Niagara University. On May 30, 1982, the “saint of... Read on →

Levesque Institute Holds Breakfast Event for Faith Leaders

August 31, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

The Rev. Joseph L. Levesque, C.M. Institute for Civic Engagement hosted its second Faith Leaders Breakfast on Aug. 24 with a goal of reinforcing Niagara University’s commitment to the faith community. Twenty local pastors, reverends, deacons and other faith leaders gathered in Bisgrove Hall to enjoy breakfast and listen to... Read on →

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Insulin Formulation Developed at Niagara University Could Eliminate Pain from Diabetes Treatment

August 25, 2016

Every day, millions of Americans with diabetes have to inject themselves with insulin to manage their blood-sugar levels. But less painful alternatives are emerging. Scientists are developing a new way of administering the medicine orally with tiny vesicles that can deliver insulin where it needs to go without a... Read on →

Niagara University Bringing Disability Awareness Training to First Responders in Missouri, Montana

August 25, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University is set to deliver disability awareness training to first responders in Missouri and Montana. Contracts with the Missouri Developmental Disabilities Council and the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services will allow the university to deliver training programs similar to the ones it administers in New York,... Read on →

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ReNU Niagara Offering Capacity-Building Courses for Community Organizations

August 23, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

To celebrate its 10th anniversary, ReNU Niagara is going back to its roots. The Niagara University-backed community outreach program has created a yearlong series of courses that will help its partners improve the capacity of their organizations. Capacity College will offer participants weekly training during the fall semester on the... Read on →

For the second straight year, Niagara University students are undertaking an internship at a Haitian school founded by an NU alumnus.

Niagara University Students Offering Helping Hands to Impoverished Children in Haiti

August 21, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Five Niagara University students are spending a portion of the summer in Haiti, deploying the knowledge they’ve ascertained during their collegiate studies to assist children in one of the world’s most impoverished countries. Morgan Dahlberg (of Farmington, Connecticut), Ana Diaz (Kitchener, Ontario), Marla Ernest (New Windsor, N.Y.), Amber Mis (Niagara... Read on →

Facilitator Patrick McMillan illustrated how to use Google Apps for Education core services during an all-day Google Academy held at Niagara University on Aug. 16.

New York’s Projected Teacher Shortage Being Addressed by Niagara University

August 17, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

With the state of New York facing a major teacher shortage in the years ahead, cutting-edge preparation of education majors – and continued professional development of current educators – takes on added importance. It was that impetus, in part, that led to today’s Google Academy at Niagara University. Hosted by... Read on →

The Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., president of Niagara University, read 'You’re Here for a Reason' to the pre-K-2 students who attended NU's literacy camp this summer.

Niagara University Camp Enhances Literacy Skills of Children in Niagara Falls

August 15, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

U.S. Census data shows that 72 percent of adults in Niagara and Erie counties read at a fourth grade level. Niagara University is leading the charge toward stemming that tide through functional university-backed initiatives like the Niagara County Quality Improvement Project, Help Me Grow and the Primary Enhancement Program (literacy... Read on →

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