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Day of Recognition 2017

37th Annual Day of Recognition Celebrates NU’s College of Arts & Sciences

April 26, 2017  |  by Michael Freedman

The 37th Day of Recognition was held by Niagara University’s College of Arts and Sciences on Friday, April 21, 2017. 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 2017 Day... Read on →

Dr. Stefanie Wichhart

Dr. Stefanie Wichhart: A Love Story – with History

March 29, 2017

Dr. Stefanie Wichhart sees history in the story of her life. The associate professor of history at Niagara University has spent 20 years in her academic career and has had a passion for history since her childhood. “When I went to college, I took a Middle Eastern course and I said... Read on →

Dr. Hope L. Russell and the students in her new course on feminist theory and literature held an event Dec. 16 to highlight creative pieces the students have written during the semester. The course was funded through a grant from NU's College Committee on Teaching and Learning.

New Grant-Funded Course Explores Feminist Theory and Literature

December 21, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

In recent years, Niagara University, like many institutions of higher education across the country, has experienced an uptick in student interest and activism surrounding social justice causes. Students have founded clubs like the Human Rights Initiative, Black Student Union, and Feminism Today. In turn, they have organized film screenings,... Read on →

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 →

Activist Maryam Bibi Describes Efforts Building Schools in Pakistan

October 21, 2016

Maryam Bibi, an internationally recognized activist, was at Niagara University Oct. 20 to address “Women’s Education in Pakistan.” Bibi was brought to Buffalo by Fulbright Association’s regional chapter, and the talk at NU was organized by the Middle Eastern and Islamic studies program, the women’s studies program, and the... 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 →

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