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Father James J. Maher, C.M., Inaugurated as 26th President of Niagara University

April 7, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

The Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., was formally inaugurated as Niagara University’s 26th president during a ceremony held April 4, 2014, in the Gallagher Center. The event served as the centerpiece of a full week of activities intended to celebrate the university’s rich heritage of academic excellence and community service. View... Read on →

A&S Day

33rd Annual Day of Recognition Celebrates NU’s College of Arts & Sciences

April 30, 2013  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University’s College of Arts and Sciences held its annual Day of Recognition for the 33rd time on Friday, April 26. Hundreds of Niagara University students were honored for their achievements as undergraduates during the Day of Recognition, which was also the last that the Rev. Joseph L. Levesque, C.M.,... Read on →

Ireland, Timothy

Dr. Ireland Appointed Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences

April 18, 2013  |  by Michael Freedman

Dr. Timothy Ireland has been appointed dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Niagara University, effective June 1. Dr. Ireland succeeds Dr. Nancy McGlen, who will retire in June after serving for 15 years in the position. As dean, Dr. Ireland’s primary responsibility will be the general administration of... Read on →

Dr. Thomas Chambers

Dr. Thomas Chambers Named Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs

March 1, 2013  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University is pleased to announce that Thomas A. Chambers, Ph.D., has been promoted to the position of associate vice president for academic affairs, effective June 1, 2013. In this role, Dr. Chambers, currently chair of the university’s history department, will provide administrative leadership and strategic analyses to advance academic... Read on →

Memories of War

Buffalo News, Weekly Standard Review Book by Dr. Chambers

February 27, 2013  |  by Michael Freedman

Dr. Thomas A. Chambers, chair of Niagara University’s department of history, recently published his second book, Memories of War. Within the last six weeks, the publication has been reviewed by The Buffalo News and The Weekly Standard. In Memories of War, Dr. Chambers recounts America’s rediscovery of its early national history through... Read on →

syntax tour

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 →


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 →


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 →


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 →

Dr. Thomas Chambers

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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