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Dr. Bernice A. King

Speech by Daughter of Dr. Martin Luther King Highlights NU’s MLK Celebration

January 12, 2017  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University’s annual celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will include a plethora of activities, the centerpiece of which is a keynote address by the late civil rights leader’s youngest daughter, Dr. Bernice A. King. Dr. Bernice King, the chief executive officer of the King Center, will speak at... Read on →

SACM Leaders Celebrate Semester’s End with NU’s Saudi Student Association

December 9, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

The Saudi Student Association at Niagara University held a daylong event Dec. 2 to celebrate the graduation of 21 students. Dr. Abdulghani Alharbi, assistant cultural attaché of the Saudi Arabian Cultural Mission, offered the afternoon’s keynote address and then was joined by the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., president of... Read on →

Discussion, Photo Exhibit Highlight Celebration of Cuba at Niagara University

November 4, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Last spring, 22 Niagara University students and three faculty members engaged in an intensive field-based research course in Havana, Cuba. On Nov. 3, several of the participants shared stories, reflections, photographs and research from their experience. The event, which was hosted by NU’s Office of International Relations and department of political... 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 →

Isabel Wilkerson speaks during Niagara University’s undergraduate commencement ceremony on May 24, 2011. The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author received the 2015 National Humanities Medal today.

2011 Niagara University Honoree Isabel Wilkerson Receives National Humanities Medal

September 22, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Isabel Wilkerson, the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who was presented with an honorary doctor of humane letters during Niagara University’s 2011 undergraduate commencement ceremony, has been awarded the 2015 National Humanities Medal. Wilkerson was one of 12 distinguished honorees chosen by President Barack Obama for receipt of the 2015 National Humanities... Read on →

Denise Góñez-Santos, executive director of the Regional Bilingual Education Resource Network's West region, holds up a framed conference poster with Dr. Debra Colley, executive vice president of Niagara University.

State Conference on Bilingual Education Reinforces NU’s Global Learning Vision

May 26, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University’s full embrace of international students under the three-year tenure of its president, the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., is well-documented. Niagara presently ranks second in Western New York in terms of enrolled international students (according to Business First) and, in January, established the Edward A. Brennan Center for... Read on →

The Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., NU president, spends a moment with the conference's keynote speaker, United States Magistrate Judge Hugh B. Scott, a 1971 Niagara graduate and current Trustee.

Niagara University Hosts Social Justice Conference, Announces New Diversity Initiatives

April 19, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Since the 1960s, the Western New York region has borne witness to many teachable points of inspiration regarding racial equality and social justice. The most recent occurred April 15-16 at Niagara University during an intergenerational forum, “Fostering Racial and Social Justice: Defining and Connecting the Roles and Responsibilities of Student... Read on →

Niagara University Celebrates Black History Month

March 7, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University held several events this February in celebration of Black History Month. Students and faculty came together in order to ensure that the month was filled with festive and educational events. The schedule was developed by Niagara University’s Office of Multicultural Affairs. On Feb. 8, students gathered inside the Gallagher... Read on →

Dr. Haoua M. Hamza, associate professor of education, is the founder and president of the Global Network for Niger Inc.

NGO Aimed at Improving Health & Education in Niger Established by Dr. Hamza

February 29, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

A nongovernmental organization founded by a Niagara University professor to assist women and children in Africa with health and education concerns celebrated its first anniversary Feb. 17. The Global Network for Niger was conceived and developed by Haoua M. Hamza, Ph.D., a native of Diffa, a small city in southeastern... Read on →

NU Celebrates Lunar New Year

February 11, 2016

Lunar New Year is an important festival celebrated at the turn of the traditional lunisolar calendar in Asia. Celebrations traditionally run beginning one week before the first day of the new year to the second week of the first calendar month, depending on the country celebrating. Mainland China, Vietnam, South... Read on →

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