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Canisius in the News

In an interview with Spectrum News’ Capital Tonight, Political Science Professor Michael V. Haselswerdt, PhD, discussed the potential impact of new digital ads placed by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee that target Republicans who supported the recently-failed American Health Care Act.

Watch the story here.

Submitted by: College Communications

Canisius in the News II

An article on discusses the slow job growth across upstate New York despite the money being used for economic development subsidies.

George Palumbo, PhD, professor of economics and finance, says that the government only has a limited impact on a state’s economy. “The dynamics of the state economy are driven primarily by market forces, not government,” he said.

Click here to read the full article.

Submitted by: College Communications

Spotlight on Student-Faculty Collaboration

meec-kyle-spotlightJon O’Brien, PhD, and Andrew Stewart, PhD, assistant professors of biology, took three students to the Midwest Ecology and Evolution Conference (MEEC) at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana from Saturday, March 18 – Sunday, March 19. Two seniors, Andrew Beiter (photo below) and Kyle Samson (in the spotlight) presented at the conference.

Andrew’s talk focused on an analysis of Drosophila melanogaster (fruit fly) viability of different dietary sterols. Kyle spoke about relative body-size scaling in Drosophila melanogaster (fruit flies).

meec-andrew-lighterMEEC is an annual regional conference is organized and directed entirely by graduate students and is hosted by a different Midwestern institution each year. The conference focuses on students of all levels and provides a professional atmosphere to interact with and learn from their peers. This is the second year Canisius has sent students to participate in the MEEC conference.

Submitted by: Sara Morris, PhD, associate vice president, Academic Affairs

51st Annual Regents Scholarship Ball

The 51st annual Canisius College Regents Scholarship Ball will be held Saturday, May 6 at the Hyatt Regency Buffalo. Cocktails begin at 6:00 p.m. followed by dinner at 7:30 p.m. This event is the primary fundraiser for the Board of Regents Scholarship Fund which distributes more than $80,000 annually in scholarships to deserving students.

The Regents Ball also provides an opportunity to pay tribute to individuals who have been outstanding contributors to the community. This year the Board of Regents will honor Chris Koch, the fourth generation CEO of the family-owned company, New Era Cap, with the 2017 Distinguished Citizen Award.

Faculty and staff tickets are currently on sale for $80. Your reservation may be completed by registering online here by Friday, April 21.

For more information, please contact Cece Gotham at (716) 888-8228 or at

Submitted by: Cece Gotham, assistant director, Stewardship and Events