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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 →

Sheyann Webb

Presentation by ‘Selma’ Co-Author, Service Projects, Trip to Washington Highlight NU’s MLK Celebration

December 14, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

A presentation by Sheyann Webb, co-author of the memoir-turned-Disney movie Selma, Lord, Selma, underscores a week’s worth of activities coordinated by Niagara University’s Office of Multicultural Affairs in observance of the federal holiday that marks the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Webb’s public, keynote address will take place... Read on →

FirstFest 2015

FirstFest Kicks Off New School Year

September 9, 2015

Niagara University held its second annual FirstFest last week, which provided several different activities, including a showing of the summer blockbuster “Jurassic World” on Tuesday, a club/job fair on Wednesday and a barbecue on Saturday that was followed by an outdoor performance by national recording artist Echosmith. The entire week... Read on →

New Niagara University students recite the NU Creed during the 2015 New Student Convocation.

Class of 2019 Welcomed to NU with New Student Convocation

August 28, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University professors care about their students. That was at the heart of the message delivered by Ed Hutton during Niagara University’s 13th annual New Student Convocation, held today in the Gallagher Center. The New Student Convocation, a Niagara tradition, is considered to be a bookend to commencement, and an... Read on →

Colley & Borgognoni

Dr. Debra Colley, Mary Borgognoni Appointed to New Leadership Positions

August 17, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Dr. Debra A. Colley is the new executive vice president at Niagara University, while Mary E. Borgognoni transitions to senior vice president for operations and finance at the Catholic and Vincentian institution. The promotions, which were announced earlier this month to the campus community, are official today.... Read on →

The Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., Niagara University president, is presented with the Trey Whitfield Foundation's 2015 Adult Honoree Award by event emcee Clifton Davis and members of the organization's board of trustees.

Trey Whitfield Foundation Honors Father Maher’s Commitment to Educational Access

July 29, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

The Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., president of Niagara University, was named a 2015 Adult Honoree by the Trey Whitfield Foundation during the organization’s 23rd annual awards dinner, which was held July 17 in Brooklyn. The Trey Whitfield Foundation Inc. was founded in 1989 to commemorate the life and spirit... Read on →

Students participating in the Niagara University Opportunity Program spent most of July 18 rehabbing a home in Niagara Falls in tandem with the the Niagara Area Habitat for Humanity.

New NU Students Help Rehab House in Niagara Falls with Habitat for Humanity

July 27, 2015

Before even taking their first official class as Niagara University freshmen, sixteen students are helping to fulfill the institution’s Catholic and Vincentian mission. The students, who are participating in the Niagara University Opportunity Program, spent most of July 18 working with the Niagara Area Habitat for Humanity to rehabilitate a... Read on →

Walk A Mile

NU Community ‘Walks a Mile’ to Raise Sexual Assault Awareness

April 27, 2015

On Thursday, April 23, Niagara University held its first-ever Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® event. The event drew a total of 125 students, including members of NU’s Army ROTC program, men’s club rugby and a variety of student-athletes, in addition to faculty, staff and coaches. The one-mile walk around... Read on →

Ndaba Mandela

Ndaba Mandela Visits NU to Reflect on Grandfather’s Legacy

January 22, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

A standing-room-only crowd welcomed the grandson of Nelson Mandela to Niagara University’s Castellani Art Museum on Jan. 20. Ndaba Mandela, in an hour-long keynote address, spoke of the laughs, laments and lessons learned from living with an iconic grandfather who went from prisoner to president, and built a nation. The event... Read on →

NUOP Potsers

NUOP Students Hold Poster Presentation

July 29, 2014  |  by Michael Freedman

On July 29, 2014, the freshmen participating in the Niagara University Opportunity Program presented posters showcasing research they conducted this summer on Hurricane Katrina. The poster projects were inspired by the students’ reading of Zeitoun, a nonfiction book that tells the story of Abdulrahman Zeitoun, a Syrian-American who traveled the... Read on →

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