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Canisius in the News

Dr. James Donnelly’s research on end-of-life dreams and visions is garnering a generous amount of media attention.  A total of 49 media outlets picked up the story.  Of those media “hits,” 37 were national; 12 were international.

Some of the larger media outlets to run the story include The Huffington Post, Science Daily, Yahoo News and and Sleep Review Magazine. Internationally, the research made news in Canada, the United Kingdom and India.

Arianna Huffington, founder and president of The Huffington Post, tweeted Dr. Donnelly’s research on her Twitter page.  (She has 2.15 million followers.)  In addition, the reporter who wrote the article included a link to our homepage in her article!

And there’s more to come.  Dr. Donnelly will summarize his research in a taped, two-minute segment for The Academic Minute, broadcast on WAMC/Northeast Public Radio, which broadcasts to a large list of radio stations across the country.  The Academic Minute is also listed on the home page of the Inside Higher Education website.

Submitted by: Marketing and Communication

Video Games and Public Safety

On Monday, November 2 from 12:00 p.m. – 12:50 p.m. in Lyons Hall 122, Michael Schultz will give a lecture on using video games and simulations to train emergency managers, first responders and the public in emergency preparedness and response.  Touch points include purpose, methods and challenges.

Michael Schultz is a senior emergency manager at the City University of New York, School of Professional Studies. In this capacity, Schultz develops both classroom based and online training, exercises and preparedness materials for city of New York employees who may be deployed during small incidents or catastrophic events. Prior to this position, he worked with the NYC Emergency Management Department and the American Red Cross in Greater New York Disaster Planning and Response Division.

Submitted by: P.J. Moskal, PhD, associate professor, digital media arts

The Buffalo Philharmonic on Campus

The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, under the direction of JoAnn Falletta, returns to Canisius College for its annual performance on Tuesday, November 3, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. in the Montante Cultural Center. The BPO will be joined by the Canisius College Chorale, directed by Frank Scinta. The evening’s soloists are Canisius College senior Emily DiMartino, soprano; Canisius College faculty member Melissa Thorburn, mezzo-soprano; and the BPO’s assistant principal cellist Feng Hew.

The concert features the BPO and the Canisius College Chorale in performances of works by Felix Mendelssohn and Buxtehude during the first half of the concert. The second half includes a performance of Mozart’s delightful “Prague” Symphony and the premier of a new work by Buffalo-based composer Caroline Malonnée entitled “Whistler Waves” for cello and orchestra.

Tickets for this concert are $25 general admission and $12 for students. They can be purchased online at, through the Fine Arts Office (LY406) at Ext. 2542, or at the door the night of the concert.

Submitted by: Ellen Barnum, director, ArtsCanisius

Money at Work Seminar Update

Join TIAA-CREFF on Wednesday, November 4, from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. in Regis North as we learn the definitions of – and differences in – investment vehicles and how to help choose the right ones for your financial goals and risk tolerance.

Due to low attendance, the 2:00 p.m. class has been cancelled.

View the event flyer here. To RSVP, call 800.732.8353 Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Submitted by: Dawn Rotterman, benefits specialist, Human Resources