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Canisius students had the opportunity to preview the TeachSpin “Food Truck for the Physics Mind” on campus yesterday, February 13.

TeachSpin is a local company, started by retired UB physics professor Jonathan Reichert, that manufactures lab equipment and experiments for advanced physics laboratory classes. TeachSpin will take its show on the road in March, visiting various colleges, universities and the spring meeting of the American Physical Society. The event was coordinated by Michael Wood, PhD, chair and associate professor of physics.

Submitted by: College Communications


Canisius in the News

A delegation of students from Canisius College is in Albany today for New York Student Aid Alliance Advocacy Day.

This lobby day is especially important this year for Canisius students due to Governor Cuomo’s proposed legislation that would make tuition free at SUNY and CUNY schools.  The Canisius contingent is asking legislators to continue their support of all New York college students by increasing funding for TAP and opportunity programs.

Jeffrey Spencer ’17 and Neil Savoy ’15, MS ’18 were interviewed by local media before heading to Albany.

Click here to watch the interview with WIVB-TV Channel 4.

Watch the interview with WKBW-TV Channel 7 here.

Listen to the full interview with WBFO 88.7 FM here.

Spencer and Savoy were also interviewed by Time Warner Cable News.  Elias Ayoub ’17, president of USA, was interviewed by WCNY Capitol Pressroom, Central New York public radio.

Submitted by: College Communications

Canisius in the News II

Steven Gattuso, executive director of the Golden Griffin Fund, weighs in on interest rates and what he believes Trump may want, in an article on Yahoo! Finance. Click here to read the full story.

Jamie O’Neil, associate professor of digital media arts, talks to Buffalo Rising about a device he created that allows dancers to produce music while they dance. Click here to read and watch the video.

Submitted by: College Communications

Expert from Buffalo Niagara RIVERKEEPER to Speak on Campus

imagesThe Environmental Studies Department will sponsor a presentation by Buffalo Niagara RIVERKEEPER today, February 14, from 4:00 – 5:15 p.m. in Grupp Fireside Lounge.

Elizabeth Robbe, a water quality specialist, will discuss the region’s water challenges and issues.

For more than 25 years, Buffalo Niagara RIVERKEEPER has spearheaded a regional transformation in the rust belt towards a blue economy while bringing together multiple partners, community leaders and other non-profits to showcase an international restoration model for the Great Lakes.

If you have any questions, contact Erin Robinson, PhD, associate professor of sociology, anthropology and criminal justice, at

Submitted by: Maureen Kanczak, administrative associate, Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice

This Week in the Griff Center

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This week, the Griff Center for Academic Engagement is offering a plethora of activities including employee information tables, Resume Wednesday and two Lunch and Learn series.

Wednesday, February 15

  • Foresters Financial Information Table | 11:00 a.m. |Employer Services Suite | HO014
  • Resume Wednesday! | 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. & 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. | Employer Services Suite | HO014
  • CSPA Information Session | 4:30 – 6:00 p.m. | Employer Services Suite | HO014

Thursday, February 16

  • Lunch & Learn: Rhonda Frederick MPA ’03, president & CEO of People Inc. | 12:00 p.m. | Student Center Executive Conference Room
  • Career, Internship & Graduate School Research Workshop | 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. | Employer Services Suite | HO014
  • Building Community: Communication & Leadership Program Alumni Panel | 5:00 p.m. | Grupp Fireside Lounge

Friday, February 17

  • Lunch & Learn: Thomas Bamrick ’94, executive director of sales at Ingram Micro | 12:00 p.m. | Student Center Executive Conference Room

Submitted by: Darby Ratliff, graduate assistant, Griff Center for Academic Engagement