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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 →

Flanked by the flags of countries from across the globe, the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., president of Niagara University, announced the establishment of the Edward A. Brennan Center for Language, Culture and Leadership.

Niagara University Establishes Brennan Center for Language, Culture and Leadership

January 25, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University announced today the creation of the Edward A. Brennan Center for Language, Culture and Leadership, which will endeavor to meet the needs of international families and students, and serve English language learners within the global community. As another spoke of Niagara University’s umbrella of outreach, the Center for... Read on →

Dr. Paul C. Taylor, associate professor of philosophy and African-American studies at Pennsylvania State University, presented during MLK Week 2016 at Niagara University.

Dr. Paul Taylor Discusses ‘Black Lives Matter’ vs. ‘All Lives Matter’ During MLK Celebration Week

January 24, 2016

Dr. Paul C. Taylor, associate professor of philosophy and African-American studies at Pennsylvania State University, held a discussion inside Niagara University’s Gallagher Center Wednesday during the university’s week-long celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The topic of the discussion focused on the “Black Lives Matter” movement and how... Read on →

Matthew Myers, Clarissa Maloy, Rochelle Thomas and Brendan Didio were recognized for using their creative talents to celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Students Awarded for Creatively Celebrating Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

January 19, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Four Niagara University students were recognized Monday evening in the Gallagher Center for their efforts to creatively highlight and celebrate the accomplishments and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Brendan Didio and Rochelle Thomas received $350 apiece, and the team of Clarissa Maloy and Matthew Myers split the monetary... Read on →

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