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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 →

Well-known Catholocism expert John L. Allen Jr. will speak at Niagara University on Nov. 9.

‘Vaticanologist’ to Speak at Niagara University on Pope Francis & Catholicism

October 21, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Well-known “Vaticanologist” John L. Allen Jr. will deliver an address Nov. 9 at Niagara University as part of the Henry and Grace McNulty Lecture Series on Religion in the Modern World. The title of Allen’s talk, which will take place in the Castellani Art Museum at 5:15 p.m., is “Pope... Read on →

Dr. David Holmes

Physician’s Lecture at Niagara University to Address ‘Underserved Medicine’

October 18, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

In March of 1966, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. said, “Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in healthcare is the most shocking and most inhumane.” That was 50 years ago. Since then, medical research and technology has had a major impact on the health of those who can... Read on →

Senior economics and mathematics major Allyssa Wadsworth and Dr. Jay Walker, assistant professor of economics, attended the New York State Economics Association Conference earlier this month.

Niagara University Professor, Student Present Research at NYSEA Conference

October 18, 2016  |  by Melissa Heidt

Dr. Jay Walker, assistant professor of economics, and Allyssa Wadsworth, a senior in the College of Business Administration, attended the 69th Annual New York State Economics Association Conference  Oct. 7-8 at Farmingdale State College in Farmingdale, N.Y. Wadsworth’s presentation was the culmination of research she worked on during the summer for Dr.... Read on →


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 →

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 →

Thirteen Niagara University students and three faculty members presented research findings during the 252nd American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition in Philadelphia. The group is pictured here at the Chemistry Heritage Foundation's museum.

Niagara University Students, Faculty Present at International Chemistry Conference

September 1, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Thirteen Niagara University chemistry and biochemistry majors showcased research findings at the 252nd American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition. Three NU faculty members also presented at the international conference, which took place Aug. 21-25 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia. The event annually attracts approximately 17,000 chemists, chemical... Read on →


NU Professor, Alumna Team to Publish College and University Counseling Manual

August 9, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

Who better to compose a handbook on campus mental health than a tenured clinical mental health professor, a recent doctoral graduate in counseling psychology and a practicing university psychologist? Dr. Shannon J. Hodges, a professor of counseling at Niagara University, teamed with one of his former students, Dr. Kimber Shelton,... Read on →

Dr. Kurt Stahura

Social Media Study by Dr. Stahura Earns Paper of the Year Award from Major International Journal

July 27, 2016  |  by Michael Freedman

A scholarly article co-published by the dean of Niagara University’s College of Hospitality and Tourism Management has been chosen as the 2015 Paper of the Year by one of the world’s foremost academic journals. The Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Research presented Dr. Kurt A. Stahura (and co-authors Drs. Billy... Read on →

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