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Canisius in the News

In one of the largest school-based clinical trials of its kind, Drs. Christopher Lopata and Marcus Thomeer found an innovative comprehensive school treatment (schoolMAX) yielded significant improvements for elementary-school children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

Senior reporter for WBFO Radio Eileen Buckley interviewed Drs. Lopata and Thomeer, lead authors on the study, about their research and the positive outcomes of the schoolMAX program. Jonathan Rodgers, PhD, was a co-author on the study and James Donnelly, PhD, served as the statistician.

Click on the link to listen to the piece which aired this morning.

Submitted by: College Communications

Cynthia Thomas Named Employee of Distinction

The Human Resources Department is pleased to announce that Cynthia Thomas, housekeeper for Facilities Management, is the Canisius College Employee of Distinction for November 2018! Thomas was nominated for the award twice by several of her coworkers.

A member of the college for nearly 15 years, Thomas was selected based on the pride she takes in her work, her consistently upbeat and positive attitude, and her willingness to always lend a hand to coworkers.

Please join the Human Resource Department in congratulating Cynthia Thomas on this achievement!

To nominate a coworker for the upcoming months, click here.

Submitted by: Mary Braun, assistant, Human Resources

“Big Physics Question” Contest

Do you know a high school student who loves Physics? If so, have them enter “The Canisius College Big Physics Question” contest. The winner will receive a prize for answering the question correctly. Submissions are due by Thursday, January 10 and the winner will be announced on Friday, February 15 on Twitter at @CanUphysics. Participants must be high school students to enter. Click here to see the rules and submission guidelines.

Michael Wood, chair of the Physics Department, was interviewed by WBFO regarding the competition. Listen to the full interview here.

Submitted by: College Communications

Tune Into “Crossroads”

Tune into “Crossroads” this Sunday, January 6 when program host Rev. Patrick J. Lynch, SJ, interviews Rev. Benjamin Fiore, SJ, on the “Scriptural Readings and Traditions for Advent.”

Topics to be discussed include the Role of Dreams in Gospel Infancy Narratives (especially with Joseph), the Baptism and beginning of Jesus’ Public Ministry and the Epiphany: Magi, Star and Herod. Father Fiore will share some of the stories of Jesus’ youth from the apocryphal Gospel of Thomas.

“Crossroads” is a monthly radio program produced by the Network of Religious Communities and hosted by Father Lynch, professor of religious studies and theology. It airs on the first Sunday of each month at 6:00 a.m. on MIX-96 (96.1 FM) and at 6:30 a.m. on JACK-FM (92.9).

If you miss this Sunday’s broadcast, you can catch it starting Monday, January 7 on the Canisius SoundCloud.

Submitted by: College Communications