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Political Science Professor Mike Haselswerdt was quoted in an article that appeared in Ontario’s Daily Globe and Mail about the importance of the New York primary. Click here to read the article.

Professor Haselswerdt was also quoted in a Buffalo News article about the possibility of Sanders’ visit to Buffalo creating more Buffalo volunteers. Click here to read the article.

Political Science Professor Kevin Hardwick was interviewed on Channel 4 about how he uses the NY primary as a study guide in his classes. Click here to watch the video.

Submitted by: Public Relations

Spotlight on Faculty Scholarship

fs-justice-showcase-spotlightThe JUSTICE Project at Canisius College, in conjunction with the Buffalo Teacher Center, will host a Teacher Research Showcase on Wednesday, April 20 from 4:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. in the Grupp Fireside Lounge. The event is free and open to the public.

The Teacher Research Showcase will feature approximately 40 projects as part of the Professional Development Series and Livescribe Pilot Project. These projects are the culmination of a year-long study in which teams of professionals identified classroom challenges and tested interventions to improve student achievement.

Throughout the year, teachers developed inquiry studies that monitored student outcomes. Data collection methods were utilized to measure and analyze the use of various instructional strategies within classrooms. Participants will share their findings in a poster session during the professional development event. During this session attendees can learn more about the research studies, ask questions and engage in professional dialogue to develop a deeper understanding of how to embed practical, evidence-based interventions into their own everyday practices.

fs-justice-showcase-extraThe JUSTICE Project at Canisius is funded by the U.S. Office of Special Education Programs. Its mission is to revise and enhance the curricula and field experiences of special education and childhood education programs to ensure that undergraduate and graduate teacher education candidates meet the highly-qualified teacher (HQT) guidelines, and to help improve urban education and the education of students with high-incidence disabilities.

In the spotlight: Dana Moshides ’17 shares findings from her study “Vocabulary Intervention Packet for Students with Special Needs and ELL” in the Teacher Research Showcase.

Extra picture: Buffalo area educators showcase inquiry projects on Cultural and Linguistic Diversity

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

Get to Know…

Kozik M 1Mariusz Kozik, PhD, dedicates himself in so many ways to the Chemistry and Biochemistry Department at Canisius. He sets a high standard for his colleagues as he excells in so many areas. As a teacher, he fearlessly adopts new pedagogies into his classes and shows an extraordinary commitment to teaching chemistry not only in the classroom but also through his research activities.

Serving as a research mentor to more than 30 students, Mariusz has co-authored several papers with his students, which have appeared in prestigious peer-reviewed publications. He is also successful in obtaining funding for his research with awards from the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, Research Corporation and other major funding organizations. Indeed his research program is a rare and admirable example of how a dedicated and talented faculty member can produce top-quality scientific research involving undergraduate students.

Mariusz is also a remarkably effective and popular chair of the department for three terms as well as a member of a myriad of college committees. For 20 years, Mariusz has organized the WNY Chemistry Olympiad activities and competition that provide entry for high school students into the International Chemistry Olympiad competition.

Did you know…that Mariusz’s expertise in European football (so-called soccer here in the U.S.) beats his expertise in general chemistry? He knows much more about football teams in the Premier League, La Liga, Serie A, France Ligue 1, Bundesliga and Ekstraklasa than most faculty at Canisius know about the NFL, MLB, NHL and NBA! While in high school, his daughter Isabelle played varsity soccer at Sacred Heart Academy in Buffalo and competed in a travel soccer league for the Amherst Lightning.

Submitted by: Public Relations

Angelini Presents in Panel Discussion at French Embassy

On Saturday, April 16, Eileen M. Angelini, PhD, professor of French, was part of a panel discussion at “Français Oui, But Why?” the 2016 Conference of the Cultural Center of the Lycée Français de New York. The topic of the panel discussion was “Does the French Language Make us think of the World Differently?”

The conference was sponsored by French Embassy in the United States, Québec: Délégation Générale de New York, Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie, French Institute Alliance Française in New York City, and Princeton French Theater.

Submitted by: Public Relations

Men’s Lacrosse Hosts Robert Morris Tonight

tomkinson_quinnipiac8625Your Canisius Golden Griffin lacrosse team will look to pick up its fourth win of the season tonight when Robert Morris visits the Demske Sports Complex. Game time is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. The game will be shown live on Time Warner Cable Sports Network.

For tickets, call 888-2885. Additional information on the game can be found at

Submitted by: John Maddock, associate athletic director, external affairs