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WNY Civic Hackathon Powered By AT&T Set To Address Community Issues Through Technology

WNY Civic Hackathon Powered By AT&T Set To Address Community Issues Through Technology

AT&T, United Way of Buffalo & Erie County, University at Buffalo, dig Buffalo, InfoTech WNY and Buffalo Open Data partner to host a civic hackathon challenging teams to create innovative software and/or hardware solutions that will serve the community

 WNY Civic Hackathon powered by AT&T, the first ever daylong hackathon dedicated to solving local civic issues in the region, will challenge teams to face off to deliver the best civic technological solution in a 13 hour period for the following local issues; Housing/Property Blight, Transportation, and Advocacy/Public Policy. Cash prizes totaling $3,500 will be awarded, with a grand prize of $2,000, followed by a second place prize of $1,000 and $500 for third place. 

Congressman Gives Strategic Perspective on National Security at Daemen Lecture

Congressman Gives Strategic Perspective on National Security at Daemen Lecture

U.S. Congressman Chris Gibson of New York, a decorated Army war veteran and member of the House Armed Services Committee, shared his vision and proposed strategy to counter national security threats, at a Daemen College Distinguished Leaders Lecture Series event held on Sept. 22.

Speaking before the Daemen community, area business leaders, veterans and members of the military, Gibson addressed the need to “secure our rights as a social contract, and to pursue an international policy of peace through strength and deterrence. We need to give our military and diplomatic leaders the tools to help shape policy in the Middle East and other trouble spots that threaten the United States.”

He added, “We have work to do to obtain deterrence and peace through strength. The men and women serving in our nation’s Armed Forces don’t expect much, but the least we can give them is the resources to do their critically important jobs.”

Armed Services Committee Member to Address National Security at Daemen Lecture

Armed Services Committee Member to Address National Security at Daemen Lecture

Congressman Chris Gibson of New York, an Iraq War veteran and member of the House Armed Services Committee, will discuss the Middle East and other national security issues at the Daemen College Distinguished Leaders Lecture Series event at 4:30 p.m. Sept. 22 in the Wick Campus Center Alumni Lounge.

In his lecture, Gibson will address national security policy issues facing the U.S. Congress and the nation. The event is free and open to the public. Reservations are requested by emailing officeofthepresident@daemen.edu.

At age 17, Gibson enlisted in the New York National Guard and later earned an ROTC commission at Siena College. He went on to complete a 24-year Army career, rising to the rank of colonel and was deployed seven times, including four combat tours to Iraq, deployments to Kosovo and Haiti, and deployment to the U.S.-Mexico border region to participate in counterdrug operations.

Debate over Assembly Bill Spurs Dozens of Families to Protest

Debate over Assembly Bill Spurs Dozens of Families to Protest

BUFFALO, NY, JUNE 9, 2015-SAVE THE MICHAELS OF THE WORLD SPONSORS RALLY BUS TO ALBANY

Tuesday, May 9, 2015 marks the final days of the current New York State Assembly session during which critical legislation impacting all New Yorkers will be determined. One issue being considered by the Assembly is mandated physician education in responsible prescription practice for opiate pain medication, and recognition and treatment of addiction to pain killers.

Already passed in the State Senate, Bill A.355 would require board-certified physicians to participate in three hours of training every two years as part of their already legislated continuing education requirements. The language of the bill authorizes the commissioner of health to establish, review and implement best-practice requirements for the performance of continuing medical education on pain management and palliative care and addiction in New York State.

Hochul Reviews State’s Campus Sexual Assault Policy With Daemen Community

Hochul Reviews State’s Campus Sexual Assault Policy With Daemen Community

Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul discussed a new Cuomo administration effort related to campus sexual assault prevention and policies at New York State’s private colleges at a March 5 meeting with members of the Daemen College community.

Hochul’s visit to Daemen was the first to take place at a Western New York private college as part of a statewide tour to talk about elements of the proposed legislation. With this, a new state policy implemented in December at SUNY campuses would be extended to include private colleges statewide so that uniform procedures and guidelines are in place at both private and public institutions.

Sonwil's Jim Manno Presents at Ontario Business Summit

Sonwil's Jim Manno Presents at Ontario Business Summit

Sonwil Distribution Center recently announced that its vice president of sales and marketing Jim Manno recently presented at the Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce Ontario Business Summit. Manno participated in a panel discussion entitled “Growth Through Export – How to leverage skills, marketing, transportation and innovation to get your product to a global audience,” and discussed various regional trade and logistics issues, as well as his role as the board president of the newly formed Buffalo Niagara International Trade Gateway Organization (ITGO).

“It was an honor to be invited to such a marquee event and speak on the challenges and opportunities of international trade between the U.S. and Canada,” said Manno. “Based on current trends in North American transportation and trade, there is widespread belief that the coming years will bring an opportunity for added attention to the logistics capabilities of our bi-national Buffalo Niagara region.”