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Canisius in the News

Canisius President John Hurley spoke with WBEN-AM Radio 930 this morning to preview tonight’s Catholic symposium in the Montante Cultural Center.  Click here to hear the full interview.

New research by Christy L. Hoffman, PhD, is garnering some significant national media attention. Dozens of print and broadcast news outlets – including People, ABC News, The New York Post and the Daily Mail – reported on Hoffman’s most recent study, which found that women sleep better with their dogs alongside them – instead of their human partners. Hoffman is associate professor of Animal Behavior, Ecology and Conservation and director of the anthrozoology program.

Click here to read the People magazine story about Hoffman’s research.

Watch the ABC News clip here.

Read The New York Post story here.

Click here to read the Daily Mail story.

Submitted by: College Communications

Town Hall Meeting Today

Canisius faculty and staff members are invited to attend the next Town Hall Meeting with President Hurley and the vice presidents today, November 28 in the Regis Rooms from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

This Town Hall will be a series of roundtable discussions with President Hurley and the vice presidents. This format has been tried in the past and people responded very positively. This will give people a chance to talk about some of the key priorities in respective areas and discuss, as a smaller group, any thoughts or questions that may be relevant. The discussions will take place in 15-minute sets to give everyone an opportunity to talk with several groups. As found last time, this led to a number of informative and engaging conversations and we look forward to doing this again.

Refreshments will be served.

Click here to add this event to your calendar.

Submitted by: John J. Hurley, President

“The Movement to Restore Trust”

“The Movement to Restore Trust” hosts its inaugural symposium today, November 28 at 7:00 p.m. in the Montante Cultural Center.

The symposium, entitled “Restoring Trust: A Path Forward for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Buffalo,” will feature the following panelists in a discussion to be moderated by Canisius College President John J. Hurley:

  • Kerry Robinson, the founding executive director and global ambassador of the Leadership Roundtable, an organization that promotes best practices and accountability regarding management issues in the U.S. Catholic Church


  • Matt Malone, SJ, editor-in-chief of America magazine, the Jesuit review of faith and culture


  • Robert Zilliox, pastor of St. Mary’s of Swormville parish in East Amherst, a canon lawyer and former canonical adviser to Buffalo Bishop Richard Malone. Father Zilliox is a sex abuse survivor who was featured on the 60 Minutes report on the Buffalo Diocese in October 2018


  • Sister Margaret Carney, OSF STD, president emeritus of St. Bonaventure University, a former associate vicar for religious in the Diocese of Pittsburgh and a leader of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious’ task force on leadership roles for women in the church.


The event is open to the public but seating is limited. The doors will open at 6:00 p.m. Overflow seating with a live stream of the symposium will also be available in the college’s Winter Student Center for those who want to participate in the question and answer session. The event will also be live streamed through the college’s website.

Submitted by: College Communications 

Religious Studies Professor Receives Borsch-Rast Book Prize and Lectureship

Timothy Wadkins, PhD, professor of religious studies and theology, was awarded the Borsch-Rast Book Prize and Lecturship. His prize-winning book, The Rise of Pentecostalism in Modern El Salvador: From the Blood of the Martyrs to the Baptism of the Spirit, traces the Protestant-Evangelical renaissance and its deep interactive connection to modernization in El Salvador, “the smallest, most violent and most densely populated country in Latin America.” Pentecostal movements in this traditionally and still predominantly Roman Catholic country are diverse, involving different social classes, the wealthy as well as the poor, women leaders as well as men, the educated and the uneducated.

The award honors those who exemplify quality scholarship that has applications for a general audience, offer a new perspective on biblical or other sacred texts, historical, cultural, ethical, theological or religious issues, and exemplify creativity and an innovative approach.

Submitted by: College Communications 

Artist Talk and Reception Re-scheduled for Friday, November 30

The Art History Department welcomes all members of the Canisius community to an artist talk and reception for Kyla Kegler’s “Feel Me in the Library” on Friday, November 30 from 5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. This event was originally scheduled for Friday, November 16.

The artist will be in attendance to aid in contemplation and negotiation of behaviors that offer a means of resisting apathy and enhancing empathy. The installation itself plays on its unique context within the Andrew L. Bouwhuis Library, serving as a haven where students may retreat from their cerebral activities for some moments of somatic exploration.

Submitted by: Yvonne K. Widenor, visiting assistant professor and program director, Art History