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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 →

Drs. Mustafa Gokcek and Thomas Chambers of NU’s history department accept the award for Student Learning Outcomes Assessment of the Year from Dr. Ronny Priefer, committee chair, and Dr. Timothy Downs, vice president for academic affairs.

History Department Receives Award for Student Learning Outcomes Assessment of the Year

February 21, 2012  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University’s Senate Outcomes Assessment Committee, in cooperation with Academic Affairs and Instructional Support, is establishing an annual Student Learning Outcomes Assessment Symposium to recognize best practices in student learning outcomes assessment from the previous academic year (2010-2011). This year’s symposium took place Feb. 17, 2012, in Bisgrove Hall. At this symposium, four academic... Read on →

Dr. Shannon Risk signed copies of her latest book at an event In the Niagara University Campus Store on Dec. 6.

Niagara University History Professor Holds Book Signing

December 6, 2011  |  by NU Staff

Niagara University is pleased to announce that Dr. Shannon Risk, an assistant professor of history, has published her second book, titled The Madame. Dr. Risk held a book signing for her latest work of fiction, which follows the adventures of a time-traveling historian, Tuesday, Dec. 6 in Niagara University’s... Read on →

Niagara University Professor Teaching Students History 140 Characters at a Time

September 12, 2011  |  by NU Staff

With each passing tweet, it’s become more and more apparent that people are turning to Twitter to access breaking news. But will college students turn to the social networking website to learn about events that have already taken place? Dr. Mustafa Gökçek hopes so. The Niagara University assistant professor has compiled... Read on →

Old Fort Niagara

NU Hosting Summer Residential Program Focused on History of Old Fort Niagara

February 7, 2011  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University is now accepting applications from K-12 teachers nationwide for a summer program entitled Crossroads of Empire: Cultural Contact and Imperial Rivalry at Old Fort Niagara. The week-long residential sessions, which take place July 11-15 and July 18-22, 2011 at Old Fort Niagara and Niagara University, have been... Read on →

Bicentennial Peace Garden Unveiling

Niagara University Launches Bicentennial Peace Garden

June 21, 2010  |  by Michael Freedman

A War of 1812 Bicentennial Peace Garden was dedicated on June 18 at Niagara University. The garden, located between St. Vincent’s and Alumni halls on the university’s campus, is a partnership between Niagara, the Binational Economic & Tourism Alliance, and the 1812 Legacy Council. The speakers at the event included... Read on →

St. Vincent de Paul

St. Vincent de Paul Was Focus of Lecture

March 18, 2010  |  by Michael Freedman

St. Vincent de Paul was the focus of a lecture sponsored by Niagara University’s history department on March 25. Featured presenters Dr. Stephanie Wichhart, assistant professor of history at Niagara University, and the Rev. Thomas McKenna, C.M., NU’s assistant to the president for mission development, discussed “Does History Make... Read on →


Kate Clifford Larson, Author of Harriet Tubman Biography, Spoke at Niagara University on Feb. 4

February 2, 2010  |  by Michael Freedman

The author of a noted biography of Harriet Tubman was the featured speaker at an event to celebrate an important facet of our region’s history in the Underground Railroad movement. The event, held Feb. 4 at Niagara University’s Castellani Art Museum, also commemorated the recent establishment of the Niagara... Read on →

Seven Years' War Depiction

NU to Co-Host Conference on Seven Years War

October 12, 2009  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University and Brock University in St. Catharines, Ont. will co-host the Contest for Continents: The Seven Years’ War in Global Perspective conference, Oct. 22-24. Sessions will be held at Old Fort Niagara in Youngstown, Niagara University, and Brock University. Distinguished scholars from around the world will be in... Read on →

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