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The Picturesque and War: Visual and Literary Aspects of 19th Century Niagara Tourism

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 →


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 →


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 →


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 →

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