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Canisius in the News

“Futureproof” recently interviewed Physics Professor H. David Sheets, PhD, about his recent research, which found that bite-mark analysis in criminal cases can lead to false impressions.

“Futureproof” airs on Ireland’s Newstalk Radio and is the country’s only dedicated science radio show.

Nearly 50 other media outlets, including Science Daily, Yahoo News and The Business Standard, also reported on Sheets’ research findings.

Submitted by: Public Relations

Spotlight on Innovations in Teaching and Learning

Experiential learning comes in many forms. Candidates in the teacher education program at Canisius have enjoyed exciting professional and personal adventures in Oviedo, Spain, for the last five years. They have been international education interns who worked as English as a Second Language (ESL) teachers at Colegio de San Ignacio (CSI), for three weeks in the month of May.

OveidoCSI is a Jesuit school that houses preK-12 grades, with more than 1200 students. Prior to their internships, education students participated in monthly informal seminars with Nicki Calabrese (with Spanish food, music and art) and ESL teachers who give them mini workshops to help them prepare for this experience in Spain. By day, Canisius students collaborated with the outstanding faculty of the CSI English Department to develop and teach ESL lessons in language arts, science, art and physical education. By night, they were hosted by wonderful families who immersed them in the amazing culture of this beautiful old-world medieval Spanish town. Thus, these students were acting both as teachers and as students during their experiences.

These candidates hailed from graduate and undergraduate programs in early childhood, childhood, special education, adolescence and physical education. This year, registration was opened to all Canisius students interested in an international teaching experience. This program is sponsored by the Office of Study Abroad and International Partnerships and more information is available from Brian Smith in that office or Nicki Calabrese in the School of Education and Human Services.

Submitted by: Sara Morris, associate vice president, academic affairs

Wehle School of Business Dean Search

Daniel Borgia, PhD, associate dean, University of Idaho, will be visiting Canisius on January 20 and 21. All are invited to attend his open forum scheduled for today from 12:00 – 12:50 p.m. in Horan O’Donnell 107.

Electronic surveys are also available for each candidate. As you interact with a candidate by attending an open forum or in any other schedule meetings, please take the time to provide thoughtful feedback by filling out the appropriate survey. The deadline for Borgia’s surveys will be Tuesday, January 26.

Submitted by: Jeff Lindauer, dean, school of education and human services

Critical Incident Response Training

Over the past several years in the United States, there have been a number of incidents of violence in public venues, in workplaces and in schools, including universities. Being aware of your surroundings and learning what to do in an emergency situation is important. We must prepare ourselves in the event we have an active shooter or any other significant threat to life on our campus. The following sessions have been scheduled to assist us in addressing these issues on campus:

Thursday, January 21, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. – Grupp Fireside Lounge

Wednesday, January 27, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. – Regis North

Tuesday, February 2, 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Regis North

The training includes a video that contains graphic content of a violent nature and other strategies that are intended to encourage viewers to be aware of these active-shooter incidents and think in terms of planning. The training will be conducted by Wil Johnson, public safety director, and staff from our EAP provider, Child and Family Services. We encourage faculty and staff to attend to learn more about these strategies for awareness and action under these circumstances.

Submitted by: Linda Walleshauser, AVP, human resources and compliance