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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 →

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Niagara University Mission Director Publishes Article in ‘Vincentian Heritage’ Journal

September 22, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Dr. Amelia Gallagher, associate professor of religious studies and director of mission at Niagara University, has an article published in the recent issue of Vincentian Heritage. Dr. Gallagher’s article, “Mary’s House in Ephesus, Turkey: Interfaith Pilgrimage in the Age of Mass Tourism,” analyzes the intersection of Vincentian history, tourism and... Read on →

Dr. Jamie Carr and Dr. Robyn Goacher received Niagara University's Innovation in Teaching Award and Excellence in Teaching Award, respectively.

Niagara University Announces 2016 Teaching Award Winners

September 19, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University’s Office of Academic Affairs announced the selection of two distinguished faculty teaching award winners during an event held Sept. 8. Dr. Robyn Goacher, assistant professor of chemistry, was presented with the 2016 Excellence in Teaching Award, while Dr. Jamie Carr, associate professor of English, received this year’s Innovation... Read on →

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Niagara University Set to Celebrate 200th Anniversary of Vincentians in America

September 14, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

The first Vincentian university established in the United States has scheduled a full slate of events to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the arrival of the Vincentians in America. Niagara University will commemorate the Congregation of the Mission’s rich history of education and service in the spirit of St. Vincent... Read on →

Thirty-two Niagara University freshmen participated in the fall 2016 edition of the Niagara Plunge.

‘Plunge’ Exposes New Niagara University Students to Vincentian Mission

September 13, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Days before their classmates arrived on campus, 32 Niagara University freshmen dove headfirst into exploring the institution’s Catholic and Vincentian identity. The first-year students participated in the university’s Niagara Plunge program, an abbreviated version of NU’s popular service-immersion experience, Brothers and Sisters in Christ, or BASIC. As part of the Niagara... Read on →

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U.S. News: Niagara University Ranks Among Region’s Best for Academics, Value, Veterans, International Students

September 13, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University is featured in four prominent categories by U.S. News & World Report in the 2017 edition of the magazine’s annual survey of “America’s Best Colleges.” U.S. News includes Niagara among its “Best Regional Universities (North),” “Great Schools, Great Prices,” “Best Colleges for Veterans,” and “Foreign Student Factor.” On the... Read on →

The Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., president of Niagara University, smiles at the podium during a press conference to announce the deepening of the partnershp between NU and Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center. Joining Father Maher is Memorial President & CEO Joseph A. Ruffolo.

Niagara University, Niagara Falls Memorial Announce Joint Effort to Promote Economic Growth, Workforce Development

September 9, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

What do you get when you combine an innovative force in healthcare with a pioneering presence in higher education? Western New York is about to find out. Niagara University and Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, two of the region’s most service-oriented institutions, today announced they have engaged in a joint effort... Read on →

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Money Magazine: Niagara University Offers Best Return on Investment in Buffalo-Niagara Region

September 9, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Money magazine has ranked Niagara University as the best college or university in the Buffalo-Niagara region when it comes to delivering the most value for a student’s educational dollar. Niagara was the highest-ranked college or university in the area in the magazine’s “2016 Best Colleges” study, which evaluated roughly 2,000... Read on →

Dr. Judith A. Merkle, SNDdeN, professor of religious studies, celebrated her 50th anniversary of religious profession during a special Mass at St. Joseph’s Cathedral in Buffalo. The Most Rev. Richard J. Malone, bishop of Buffalo, served as the main celebrant and homilist.

Niagara University Religious Studies Professor Celebrates Golden Jubilee, Publication of Fifth Book

September 7, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

As Niagara University welcomes its students back to campus this week, one of the institution’s foremost scholars is celebrating a pair of milestones. Dr. Judith A. Merkle, SNDdeN, a professor of religious studies at NU, recently published her fifth book and observed the 50th anniversary of her religious profession. Beyond Our... Read on →

Pictured at today's announcement of the Big Eagle Little Eagle program are, from left, Niagara University student Simone Beckford; the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., NU president; NU students Eric Rigg, Caton Charleston, Latricia Agee and Taundrea Ross; Mark R. Laurrie, superintendent of Niagara Falls City Schools; NU student Ferrah Staley; and Dr. Debra Colley, Niagara University's executive vice president.

Niagara University Develops Student Mentorship Program with Niagara Falls High School

September 6, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

The first week of school brings with it many things. For Niagara University and Niagara Falls High School, the 2016-2017 academic year will begin with a new mentorship program. Announced today, the Big Eagle Little Eagle program will assist Niagara Falls High School students in preparing to make the transition... Read on →

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