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Niagara University Reintroduces Minor in Africana/Black Studies

October 24, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

A reconfigured academic minor at Niagara University focuses on the study of the diaspora of African-descended people and cultures. Launched this fall, the sequencing of courses for the Africana/Black studies minor includes areas of study on the History of Africa, The African-American (USA and Canada) experience (both historically and in... Read on →

Niagara University faculty members earning promotions include, clockwise from top-left, Drs. Youngsoo Choi, Frances Crosby, James Delaney, Michelle Ciminelli, Robert Kane, Lei Han, Timothy Lauger, and Lisa Williams. Not pictured: Drs. Petter Lovaas and Hoontaek Seo.

Niagara University Faculty Members Granted Tenure and Promotion

May 25, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University’s Board of Trustees granted tenure and approved a slate of promotions to several faculty members during a meeting held May 10, 2016. Frances Crosby, Ph.D. (Nursing), Robert Kane, Ph.D. (History), and James Delaney, Ph.D. (Philosophy), all faculty members of Niagara’s College of Arts and Sciences, were promoted to... Read on →

Dr. Thomas Chambers

Dr. Thomas Chambers Elected Fellow of the New York Academy of History

May 23, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Dr. Thomas A. Chambers, professor of history at Niagara University, has been elected a fellow of the New York Academy of History. Membership in the academy is by invitation only and is limited to those with a demonstrated record of accomplishment in New York history as authors, archivists, public historians,... Read on →


Educators, Humanitarians, Alumni Celebrated During Niagara University Commencement

May 16, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University graduated 971 new alumni during a trio of commencement exercises held May 12-14, 2016. The celebration got underway Thursday, May 12, with the awarding of advanced degrees to 273 students, including 11 who received doctoral degrees in leadership and policy. Attendees heard remarks from Chantal Kreviazuk, one of... Read on →

Dr. Timothy Ireland

Dr. Tim Ireland Chosen for UAlbany School of Criminal Justice Distinguished Alumni Award

May 11, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Dr. Timothy Ireland, dean of Niagara University’s College of Arts and Sciences, has been chosen as a recipient of the University at Albany School of Criminal Justice Distinguished Alumni Award. Dr. Ireland will deliver an address during the school’s commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 14, in Page Hall Auditorium on... 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 →


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 →

Christine Bacon

NU Grad Student Earns Honorable Mention Prize from American Alliance of Museums

April 18, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Christine Bacon, a graduate student at Niagara University, has been awarded an honorable mention designation by the nation’s top professional museum association, the American Alliance of Museums. Bacon’s paper, A Thousand Invisible Cords, was part of the AAM’s Education Future Fiction Challenge and included in an application for the Ford... 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 →


Niagara University Hosts Career Expo 2016

April 4, 2016

Niagara University’s Office of Career Services hosted its annual Career Expo inside the university’s Gallagher Center on March 31, 2016. Ninety-one employers were involved with the event and more than 400 students were in attendance, the most in 14 years. The event served as an opportunity for students to make face-to-face... Read on →

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