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U.S.-India Ties, Country’s Global Growth Emphasized in Lecture

U.S.-India Ties, Country’s Global Growth Emphasized in Lecture

Ambassador Dnyaneshwar M. Mulay, consul general of India in New York, presented valuable insight into the country’s impressive emergence as an independent nation and underscored the importance of strong U.S.-India relations in the Daemen College Distinguished Leaders Lecture Series event held on July 25.

As the first international speaker in the lecture series, Mulay discussed India’s rich ancient history to offer an intriguing perspective on its evolution to the country that exists today. India’s success, he explained, comes from a blend of history, cultural values and commitment to economic growth.

“India is a land of great aspirations and prosperity and is a country that strives to serve as an example of peace,” said Mulay. “Since its independence (from Great Britain) in 1947, India has embraced working as a unified nation and is focused on living by its affirmations as a democratic society.”

Conner Road Crusaders Want County to Fix Road Now

Clarence, NY - Neighbors who live on Conner Road in Clarence have fought for more than ten years to get the county to fix their road. Now, they are renewing their plea to the Erie County Executive.

We asked both the town and the county what's taking so long as the finger pointing as to who is responsible for overhauling the road continues.

Joseph Muranyi does not live on Conner Road, but his front yard faces it.

"It's getting worse by the day," Muranyi says.

Muranyi just moved into his new home last fall, and it did not take him long to join the Conner Road Crusaders.

"The potholes are numerous. The culvert ditches, they're clogged," he says.

The group formed eleven years ago when neighbors originally wrote to their county legislator to complain.

Explore Buffalo Announces August Tour schedule

Explore Buffalo Announces August Tour schedule


Explore Buffalo, a nonprofit organization providing tours and other opportunities where guests can discover Buffalo’s great architecture, history and neighborhoods, has announced an extensive lineup of August events. 

Niland Named Daemen’s Athletics Director

Niland Named Daemen’s Athletics Director

Daemen College President Gary A. Olson has appointed Bridget Niland as director of athletics. A member of the college faculty since 2006, she replaces William Morris, who has left to pursue other opportunities.

In addition, Jessica Gorski has been promoted to associate athletic director for sport administration as the athletic department continues to strengthen in light of its advancement to the Provisional Year of the NCAA Division II membership process.

“These two appointments will go a long way to move Daemen athletics to new levels of excellence,” said Olson. “We are now perfectly positioned to gain full NCAA membership.”

With Niland’s appointment as Daemen’s athletic director, she becomes, at present, only the second woman in that role at a Western New York college, joining Medaille College's Amy DeKay.

Daemen Receives National Distinction As a ‘Great College to Work For’

Daemen Receives National Distinction As a ‘Great College to Work For’

Daemen College has been named to The Chronicle of Higher Education’s 2014 Honor Roll as a “Great College to Work For,” an elite distinction that places the college as one of the top 10 small four-year institutions to work for in the nation. This marks the first time Daemen has been selected for this distinguished workplace recognition as one of the best colleges in the United States.

“The fact that Daemen has been named one of the nation’s top 10 small four-year colleges to work for is a tribute to our devoted faculty and staff, who together make Daemen a remarkably collegial workplace and an exceptional learning community for our students,” said Daemen President Gary A. Olson. “We are honored to receive this prestigious national recognition.”

The results, which were released today (July 21) in The Chronicle’s seventh annual report on The Academic Workplace, are based on a survey of more than 43,000 employees at 278 colleges and universities across the U.S.

'Downdraft' causes damage to Clarence neighborhood

CLARENCE, NY - A weather phenomenon known to meteorologists as a "downdraft" impacted a Clarence neighborhood late Saturday afternoon, causing some damage and frightening residents.

Bill Hibbert, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Buffalo, told us the downdraft formed at the tail end of some very heavy rainfall that moved through the area Saturday, causing winds of about 50 MPH, based on radar readings.

Storm Team 2 Meteorologist Josh Kozlowski says: "Sometimes this phenomena occurs without thunder, lightning, nor any other meteorological indication otherwise. What happened here is super cooled air descending in the downdraft of the rain cloud hits an area of dry air beneath the cloud. The air within the downdraft carrying the rain down with it cools due to evaporation once the rain hits the dry air and causes it to descend even faster hence the strong gust of wind capable of this type of damage."

India’s Ambassador Mulay to Present Lecture at Daemen

India’s Ambassador Mulay to Present Lecture at Daemen

Ambassador Dnyaneshwar M. Mulay, consul general of India in New York, will be the first international presenter in the Daemen College Distinguished Leaders Lecture Series being held at 4:30 p.m. July 25 in the Wick Campus Center Social Room.

“Emerging India and Indo-American Relations” will be discussed by Mulay, a career diplomat who has been with the Indian Foreign Service for more than 30 years.

Prior to his appointment as consul general in 2013, Mulay served as high commissioner of India to Maldives and is credited with making significant progress in Indo-Maldivian relations. He previously held posts at Indian missions in Tokyo, Moscow, Port Louis, and Damascus. He also had assignments in India’s Ministry of Commerce and Industry and Ministry of Finance and was an advisor in the Cabinet Secretariat.