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Campus Candid

On Friday, April 7, the Serious Games meetup group gathered around the new motion capture (MoCap) system in the Lyons Hall TV studio. P.J. Moskal, PhD, associate professor of communication studies, explained how MoCap systems work and attendees had a chance to try it out.

Submitted by: Mark Gallimore, PhD, instructional designer, COLI

Canisius in the News

Jeffrey J. McConnell, PhD, chair and professor of the Computer Science Department, weighs in on the virus that shut down the computer systems at ECMC on Sunday, April 9, for an article in The Buffalo News.

“It looks suspiciously like it’s more than just your run-of-the-mill virus,” McConnell said. “Hospitals may be victimized more often because they have so many employees engaged in so many different functions that it makes it easier for a hacker to find a soft entry point, or it could be a vulnerability in the type of software they employ.”

Read the full article here.

Submitted by: College Communications

Canisius in the News II

Kevin Hardwick, PhD, associate professor of political science, authored an article in the Ken-Ton Bee newspaper discussing the opioid abuse epidemic across the nation.

Hardwick touches on the plans that he and colleagues with the Erie County Legislature have coming in the future in the hopes of ending the epidemic. “It is only by working together that we stand a chance of defeating this plague,” says Hardwick.

To read the full article, click here.

Submitted by: College Communications

Town Hall Meeting is April 20

The campus community is cordially invited to attend President Hurley’s Town Hall on Thursday, April 20 from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. in the Regis Rooms.

At the beginning of the Town Hall, President Hurley will present Jacob Casell, garage mechanic in Facilities Management, with a citation for saving a life. Casell acted swiftly and intelligently when he noticed someone in distress on the Canisius campus.

President Hurley will then give an update on a number of important topics and welcome any questions you may have. You also have an opportunity to submit questions to the president anonymously in advance of the forum by clicking here.  All submissions are due by 9:00 a.m. the morning of the event.

Submitted by: Erica C. Sammarco, AVP, assistant to the president and secretary, board of trustees

Enactus Team Advances to National Competition

For the 11th consecutive year, Canisius Enactus was named a regional league champion at the Enactus Washington D.C. Regional Competition held on March 31.

The 2016-2017 team showcased three of its projects and was represented by Jerry Daigler ’17, Sarah DiMayo ’17, Matthew Tanchick ’17, Marissa Watroba ’17, Patrick Murray ’18 and Teddy Benz ’20.  They advance to compete at the Enactus USA 2017 National Exposition which will be held May 21-23 in Kansas City, MO.  The winner of that competition will represent the USA in September at the Enactus World Cup in London, England.

Enactus is an international organization of student teams, guided by academic and business leaders, who create and implement entrepreneurial projects that empower people to transform opportunities into real, sustainable progress and help students develop the kind of talent and perspective that are essential to leadership in an ever-more complicated and challenging world.

Teams showcase the impact of their community outreach efforts at regional competitions with a presentation that includes a 17-minute video, an annual report and a five-minute Q&A period. Business leaders rank teams on how successful they were at using business concepts to improve the quality of life and standard of living for those in need.

Submitted by: Patricia A. Hutton, PhD, professor, economics