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Canisius in the News

Steven Gattuso, associate professor of economics and finance and director of the Golden Griffin Fund, discusses the impact that Trump’s presidency could have on trade and the job outlook in an article in U.S. News and World Report.

To read the article in its entirety, click here.

The article was also picked up by Yahoo Finance.

Submitted by: College Communications

Get to Know…

Banchich“What I enjoy most about teaching classics at Canisius is the opportunity I have to talk with students one-on-one or in small groups outside of class, to find out how smart and interesting they are and, at least in my case, to allow them to get a look at a subspecies of academic that may soon be extinct. Someday they can tell their children, ‘Hey, I actually saw one of them once.’” – Thomas Banchich, PhD

Thomas M. Banchich, PhD
Chair and Professor of Classics

Tom Banchich, chair of the Classics Department and professor of classics and history, has taught at Canisius since 1981. Before entering the PhD program in classics at what then was SUNY at Buffalo, he received BA and MA degrees in history from Bowling Green State University, where he met his wife, Sue. Both of their sons, Andrew and David, are Canisius alumni.

A native of Oak Harbor, OH, Tom finished his final two years of high school in Chambersburg, PA. His path to classics was hardly straight. He was a feature writer and assistant sports editor for the Chambersburg newspaper, Public Opinion, during which time he played a marginal role in coverage of what then was the largest manhunt in U.S. history. The paper’s reporting of the event resulted in a 1967 Pulitzer Prize.

For two summers he worked on the boardwalk at Seaside Heights, NJ and for several years was in charge of trade books at a Bowling Green bookstore. His graduate work in Buffalo allowed him to study with some of the foremost classical scholars in the world and to be at the right place at the right time when a position opened at Canisius. He counts himself lucky to be a member of two departments comprised of excellent teachers and of scholars whose publications have merited national and international recognition. His courses encompass a broad range of subjects that span languages, literature, history, philosophy and religion.

Did you know…Tom’s scholarly publications number around 100. His most recent book, The Lost History of Peter the Patrician, was published in 2015.

Submitted by: College Communications

Griff Center Giveaway for Veterans

Today, November 11, the Griff Center for Academic Engagement invites the Canisius community to honor all who have served in our nation’s armed forces. The college will be hosting a variety of events throughout the day:

  • Veterans Day Observation Presentation (Greatest Generation Memorial in front of Old Main/Bagen Hall) at 10:00 a.m. All are welcome to attend. (Rain Location: OM 320)
  • All veterans are encouraged to stop in the Griff Center (OM 013) between 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. to receive many great giveaways!
  • The Canisius community is encouraged to stop in the Griff Center (OM 013) to sign a commemorative poster that will hang in the Veteran’s Lounge.

In addition, Veterans Day is a special day where veterans are encouraged to wear their ribbons or medals. Show the campus that you served. Be proud!

Submitted by: Sierra Bonerb, assistant director, Griff Center

Dream, Girl Available Online Until Monday

For those unable to attend the Canisius College Video Institute’s red carpet event and screening of Dream, Girl earlier this semester, now is your chance to view the film. Erin Bagwell ’09 and her team are making their inspirational documentary about women entrepreneurs available here until Monday, November 14.

Erin sends along this message:  “Carve out 62 minutes of your day, snuggle in and let these stories of Clara, Annie, Mariama, Joanne, Komal, Suzanne, Marie, Amanda, Alicia, Linda, Crista and Jess fill you like they fill me every day to keep fighting for women’s equality, globally.  What we ask of you in return is that you continue to fight for people who’ve been silenced, to seek out untold stories, and to commit to uplifting other women along the way.”

Submitted by: Barb Irwin, PhD, professor, communication studies