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Canisius Presents “Cuba: Develop New Relationships”

Canisius College will present a lecture entitled, “Cuba: Developing New Relationships,” on Monday, November 23 from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. in Science Hall. The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will feature guest speakers R. William Franklin, Episcopal Bishop of Western New York, and Kelvin Lee, MD, Jacobs Family Chair in Immunology, Roswell Park Cancer Institute.

Bishop William Franklin of the Episcopal Diocese of Western New York was one of 12 bishops of the Episcopal Church who visited Cuba in April 2015.  The bishops were invited by the Bisho p of Cuba as a first step in reuniting the Episcopal Church of Cuba with The Episcopal Church.  Bishop Franklin will share his impressions of Cuba and thoughts on the process of rebuilding connections with institutions in Cuba after decades of separation.

Lee and his Roswell Park colleagues have collaborated with scientists from the Center for Molecular Immunology (CIM) in Cuba for several years, and hope to bring several CIM-developed cancer treatment vaccines to the U.S. through clinical research studies.  He will discuss his recent visits to Cuba, including his participation in Governor Andrew Cuomo’s April 2015 trade mission to the island nation, and the potential for U.S.–Cuba biotech partnerships more broadly.

The lecture is co-sponsored by the Canisius College Department of Campus Ministry, the Department of Latin American Studies, the George E. Schreiner ’43 Pre-Medical Center, and the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures.

For more information, contact Terry Bisson, PhD, professor of mathematics and statistics, at Ext. 2497.

Submitted by: Marketing and Communication

Boost Your Writing Skills and Your Business Image

The Center for Professional Development has seats open for Canisius employees to participate in “Boost Your Writing Skills & Your Business Image.” The seminar will be on Friday, December 4 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

For more information on this program, go to or contact the CPD at Ext. 8490 on how to register.

Submitted by: Colleen Kowtun, center for professional development

Financial IQ Winners Announced

Congratulations to the winners of our Financial IQ Quiz. The winners are:

Judy Caserta, athletics
Barbara Irwin, PhD, communication studies
Jeremy Steinbacher, PhD, chemistry/biochemistry

Each of the winners will receive a $100 American Express card provided by TIAA-CREF. Thank you to everyone who participated!

Submitted by: Dawn Rotterman, benefits specialist, human resources