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Christopher Shields, PhD, to Speak at Canisius

Rev. Matt Malone, SJ, president and editor-in-chief of America Media, will speak at Canisius College on Thursday, October 22 at 7:30 p.m. in the Grupp Fireside Lounge. America Media is publisher of the widely-read Jesuit magazine America, the National Catholic Review. The title of Father Malone’s talk is “Pope Francis and the Politics of Mercy.” The event is free and open to the public.

At the time of his appointment, Father Malone was the youngest editor-in-chief in America’s history. Prior to his appointment, he served for two years as an associate editor for the magazine from 2007 to 2009, when he covered foreign policy and domestic politics. From 1995-1997, Father Malone was special assistant and speechwriter to U.S. Representative Martin T. Meehan (D-MA). From 1997-2002, he served as the founding deputy director of MassINC, an independent political think tank, and co-publisher of CommonWealth, an award-winning review of politics, ideas and civic life.

Read more here.

Submitted by Marketing and Communication

Canisius in the News

WGRZ-TV Channel 2 announced the $1.3 million grant awarded to the Institute for Autism Research (IAR) received from the U.S. Department of Defense Autism Research Program.  The announcement is posted on the Channel 2 website and includes a link to a larger story about the IAR by reporter Steve Brown ’83.

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United Way Campaign Gets Underway

Dear members of the Canisius College community,

Each year, we at Canisius College have a unique opportunity to improve the quality of life in our community through our United Way Campaign. I am asking you to help our friends and neighbors in need by making a personal pledge to the United Way this year.

Through your generosity, the United Way brings people, organizations and resources together to improve community well-being. Your contribution will be invested in local programs to ensure that children and youth reach their full potentials; families attain financial stability and independence; and people of all ages are healthy and safe. When you give to the United Way, you are helping to build a better community. The United Way Campaign is an easy, convenient way to make a difference in our community.

As we did last year, Canisius will continue to conduct our campaign online and paper-free. Click here: to begin pledge process. Detailed instructions are shown below for your reference. All those who donate at least $1 per week will be automatically entered into the United Way’s daily drawings and its 21 grand prize drawings, as well. Please consider the positive changes that can happen with an investment in the United Way and give as generously as you can. Thank you.

Very truly yours,

John J. Hurley

How to make a United Way e-Pledge:

1. Log into

2. Click the [Forgot User ID or Password] button

3. Enter your Canisius email address on [Work e-Mail address (required)] line

4. Type in the verification code in the verification code box at the bottom of the page

5. Click the “Email My Information” button

6. Close out of this webpage and open your Canisius email

7. Check your Canisius email for the email from containing your personal reset password e-Pledge link

8. Click on the link reset password E-Pledge link (this will expire within 24 hours)

9. Create a new password and click the “Save” button

10. Click the “Continue” button

11. You are now able to make a pledge!

12. You will receive a printable email message confirming your donation.

If you have any questions about the process of making your E-pledge, call Sharon Federico at Ext. 2132 or Lisa Fischer at Ext. 2120.

Submitted by: Lisa Fischer, executive associate, academic affairs

“Our Second Genome”

The Dr. George E. Schreiner ’43 Pre-Medical Center Distinguished Speaker Series at Canisius College will welcome Robert J. Genco ’60, DDS, PhD, to campus tonight. Genco’s lecture, entitled “Our Second Genome: The Human Microbiome and its Role in Health and Disease,” takes place at 7:00 p.m. in the Chester HON ’01 and Diane Stranczek Science Hall Commons. The event is free and open to the public.

Genco is a Distinguished Professor of Oral Biology, and Microbiology and Immunology at the State University of New York at Buffalo. He is also vice provost and director of UB’s Office of Science, Technology Transfer and Economic Outreach, which facilitates the transfer of UB discoveries into economic enterprises.

Genco has conducted pioneering studies surrounding the role of infections in increasing the risk for diabetes, and cardiovascular disease and stroke. His early work established smoking, diabetes mellitus, obesity, low dietary calcium, osteoporosis and stress as risk factors for periodontal infections. Genco also studied tissue engineering as applied to periodontal and implant surgery. For 30-plus years, he directed the Clinical Research Center and served on two FDA panels. Genco has also published more than 350 papers and edited 11 texts. He holds 11 patents.

Click here to learn more about Genco.

Submitted by: Marketing and Communication