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Reading and Interpretation of a 19th Century Comic Masterpiece

November 16, 2012  |  by Susan Clements

Dr. Robert Giannetti will present a reading and interpretation of the 19th century comic masterpiece, The Tour of Dr. Syntax in Search of the Picturesque, at the Castellani Art Museum on Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012, from 2 to 4 p.m. Dr. Giannetti’s talk is the final in the series of... Read on →

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NU Celebrates Veterans Day with Unveiling of 1812 Bicentennial Peace Garden Plaque

November 12, 2012  |  by Michael Freedman

World War I concluded when an armistice went into effect on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918. One year later, President Woodrow Wilson commemorated the event by declaring Nov. 11 Armistice Day, the forerunner to Veterans Day. Due to the national holiday falling... Read on →

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NU Hosts A Presentation On 1812, Golf and Comics

November 7, 2012  |  by Michael Freedman

Two hundred years ago this winter, soldiers from both the regular army and various militias gathered in Western New York to storm the gates of Ontario. While their leaders squabbled about tactics, many of these soldiers died – without shelter, without winter clothes – in the Buffalo camp known... Read on →

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Sophomore Sarah Page Publishes First Novel

October 30, 2012  |  by Michael Freedman

Sarah Page is a Niagara University sophomore. Scratch that. Sarah Page is a published Niagara University sophomore. The Amulet, a novel that Page began writing during her freshman year at Frontier Central High School in Hamburg, hit bookshelves in late July. It is described by Page as a historical fantasy novel... Read on →

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Castellani Art Museum Presents Lecture and Book-signing by Dr. Thomas Chambers

October 25, 2012  |  by Susan Clements

The Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University continues its series of Sunday afternoon lectures related to the exhibition The Picturesque and War: Visual and Literary Aspects of 19th Century Tourism with a lecture and book-signing by Dr. Thomas Chambers. The program will take place Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012, from 2... Read on →

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Castellani Art Museum Presents Lecture Series on the Art and History of Niagara Region Tourism

September 21, 2012  |  by Susan Clements

The Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University will present a series of Sunday afternoon lectures in conjunction with its exhibition, The Picturesque and War: Visual and Literary Aspects of 19th Century Tourism. These free, public programs will be held in the Castellani Art Museum on the campus of Niagara... Read on →

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Dr. Robert Kane Chosen for 2012 Excellence in Teaching Award

September 6, 2012  |  by Michael Freedman

Congratulations to Dr. Robert Kane, associate professor of history, for being selected as the recipient of Niagara University’s 2012 Excellence in Teaching Award. Candidates for the honor are nominated by their peers and then chosen from a committee comprised of the award’s last three recipients. This year’s committee consisted of... Read on →

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Niagara University Hosts Conference on New York State History June 14-16

June 12, 2012  |  by Michael Freedman

The Conference on New York State History, an annual meeting of historians, librarians, educators and community members who are interested in New York state’s past, comes to Niagara University June 14-16, 2012. The event brings together several hundred scholars and students from across the state to share information and... Read on →

Pulitzer Prize winning historian Alan Taylor will speak about the War of 1812 and fighting on the Niagara Frontier during an event on June 14 at Niagara University.

Pulitzer Prize Winning Historian Explores War of 1812 in Public Forum at NU

June 6, 2012  |  by Michael Freedman

Pulitzer Prize winning historian Alan Taylor, Ph.D., will deliver a keynote address on the War of 1812 and fighting on the Niagara Frontier, Thursday, June 14, at 8 p.m. in the Castellani Art Museum on the campus of Niagara University. The event is free and open to the public. Taylor... Read on →

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NU Professor Appearing in NBC Show with Helen Hunt on March 23

March 21, 2012  |  by Michael Freedman

Academy Award-winning actress Helen Hunt never met her paternal grandmother and thus didn’t know much about her ancestral history on that side of her family. To trace her family tree, she needed a historian. Enter Dr. Shannon Risk, an assistant professor of history at Niagara University. Oh, and NBC, too. Hunt’s investigation... Read on →

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