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Canisius College President John Hurley and SUNY Erie President Dan Hocoy, PhD, signed a student housing agreement this morning at a 10 a.m. during a news conference at the Delavan Townhouse Community Center.

Presidents Hurley and Hocoy signed the agreement which leases space for approximately 65 SUNY Erie students in Canisius’ Delavan Townhouses beginning in August for the fall academic year, and discussed the importance of the public-private partnership between the two institutions.  Canisius and SUNY Erie also recently signed a dual admissions agreement.

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Several media outlets covered the news conference.  Click here to read an article in The Buffalo News.

Watch a video of the news conference here.

Submitted by: College Communications




Honeywell Continues Support of WNY Chemistry Olympiad


(L-R): Robert Stewart ’11, PhD, research and development scientist, Honeywell; Mariusz Kozik, PhD, chair, chemistry and biochemistry;  David Nalewajek ’74, PhD, research fellow, Honeywell;  Robert Sikorski, plant manager, Honeywell’s Buffalo research laboratory and Sandy Miller, director, Corporate and Foundation Relations.

Honeywell Hometown Solutions, the company’s corporate citizenship initiative, donated a $10,000 grant to Canisius in support of the Western New York Chemistry Olympiad. Representatives from Honeywell’s Buffalo Research Laboratory presented the check to Mariusz Kozik, PhD, chair of chemistry and biochemistry and coordinator of the Western New York Chemistry Olympiad, at a gathering of Honeywell and Canisius College administrators on June 4.

The funds will be used to offset costs associated with students’ preparation and participation in the Western New York Chapter of the International Chemistry Olympiad. The Chemistry Olympiad is a local, national and international competition designed to stimulate and promote achievement in high school chemistry. It is sponsored nationally by the American Chemical Society and hosted locally by Canisius.

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Cochrane’s “Last Lecture” Trending on Good Reads

A “Last Lecture,” by Mick Cochrane, PhD, chair of English, based on Randy Pausch’s book of the same name, is currently trending on the Daily Good email newsletter with more than 14,000 reads. The chair of English initially delivered the four inspiring stories to the All-College Honors Program.

Read it here.

Submitted by: College Communications