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Fulbright Scholar Program For 2013-2014 Now Open

The Fulbright Scholar Program is offering teaching, research or combination teaching/research awards in more than 125 countries for the 2013-2014 academic year.  Opportunities are available for Canisius faculty and administrators with awards in 45 specific academic disciplines, as well as 167 awards open to all disciplines.

Interested faculty and administrators are encouraged to participate in weekly webinars.  Each deals with a topic germane to the 2013-2014 competition, from regional and discipline information to how to fill out an application.

For more information, click here.  The application deadline for most awards is August 1, 2012.  U.S. citizenship is required.  For other eligibility requirements and detailed award descriptions, click here or Email

Submitted by:  Jerome L. Neuner, PhD, associate vice president, academic affairs

Mission & Identity Fellowship Awards Announcement

Betsy DelleBovi, PhD, associate professor of adolescence education, Kristin Finn, PhD, associate professor of adolescence education, Michael Rutter, PhD, professor emeritus, counseling and human services, are recipients of the inaugural Mission & Identity Fellowships for summer 2012. Rev. Michael Tunney, S.J., director of the Misson & Identify office, oversaw the process that concluded with the award naming on January 30.

Betsy DelleBovi, PhD Kristin Finn, PhD Michael Rutter, PhD

DelleBovi’s project is entitled “Cultivating Human Knowledge for the Benefits of Church and Society: A Theoretical Framework and a Professional Development Partnership with the Diocese of Buffalo.” Finn and Rutter’s joint project is entitled “Evaluation of the Efficacy of a Mentoring Program at Sweet Home Middle School: Can Mentoring Enhance Resiliency?”

Both projects will seek to make a significant impact on the educations of at-risk students in local diocesan and public schools. They will also assist the development of teachers and administrators in these schools. Tunney commended both proposals and projects for their responses to the college’s strategic plan, the goals of the Mission & Identity Office, and their attention to cultivating human knowledge for the benefit of Church and society. Echoing commendations from the review process, Tunney also noted that these proposals epitomize the best professional and collaborative work in the college’s School of Education and Human Services.

Submitted by: Rev. Michael Tunney, S.J., director, mission & identity

Michael Zwick, CEO of AndroBioSys Inc. Lecture Today (Feb. 3)

Michael G. Zwick ’81, PhD, comes to campus today (February 3), to present a lecture entitled “Biomedical Research and the Changing Landscape of the Life Science Industry” starting at 2 p.m. in Horan O’Donnell, Room 109.  Dr. Zwick is CEO of AndroBioSys, a company working in Buffalo’s downtown medical corridor to develop diagnostic and treatment technology for cancer and other diseases. The campus community is welcome to attend the seminar, which will touch on modern approaches to biotechnology and how companies are meeting challenges in the Life Sciences.

Submitted by:  Timothy Gregg, assistant professor, chemistry and biochemistry

Canisius College Composers’ Recital

Come hear an amazing recital before you head out to watch the Super Bowl this Sunday (February 5) at 2:30 p.m. in the Montante Cultural Center. Admission is free and open to the public. This recital features the music of four faculty composers including, Bob Accurso, Michael Colquhoun, Roland E. Martin and Persis Vehar. Works highlight percussion, flute, piano, clarinet, and bassoon. Guest performers include BPO principal clarinetist John Fullam, tenor Jeff Porter and clarinetist Katherine Jarvis.  Visit the ArtsCanisius website for more information.

Submitted by:  Ellen Barnum, assistant director, ArtsCanisius

2012-2013 CEEP Application Process Begins Today (Feb. 3)

Faculty and staff who employ students from the Canisius Earning Excellence Program (CEEP) are asked to remind their students to complete the online application for May 2012-2013 employment. Renewal of the CEEP award is not automatic.

All currently registered undergraduate students will receive a message tomorrow (February 3) on myCanisius inviting them to apply for CEEP funding. Students can access the online application on myCanisius by clicking on the CEEP icon located on the left hand side toolbar. A 3.25 or higher GPA is required to apply. Students in all majors may apply to work in academic departments, administrative offices or off campus. The online application will be available from February 3 – March 20. For more information, visit the CEEP program website or contact the Office of Academic Affairs at Ext. 2121.

Submitted by:  Kathy Lynn Peter, executive associate, academic affairs