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Jazz Ensemble Concert Re-Scheduled for February 9

Combat the winter blues and join the Art History Department on Saturday, February 9 at 7:30 p.m. in the Montante Cultural Center for a performance by the Canisius College Jazz Ensemble. The event is free and open to the public and will include works composed and arranged by Russell Scarbrough, director of the jazz ensemble.

Submitted by: Yvonne Widenor, visiting assistant professor and program director, Art History; director, ArtsCanisius

Learn to Row

The Canisius College Women’s Rowing team is looking to teach any women on campus how to row! No prior experience is needed. Those interested will be taught this amazing sport from the very basics through taking strokes on the water. If interested, please contact Sasha Bailey, assistant coach, Women’s Rowing, at

Submitted by: Kerri Brace, head coach, Women’s Rowing

Study Participants Needed for Research on Aging and Autism

The Institute for Autism Research and Department of Psychology recently received a $379,731 federal grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute on Aging to examine the relationship between aging and aspects of ASD in older adults.

We are asking for your help in this new program of research. Please reach out to older friends and family members who might be willing to participate in this study. You can also participate yourself.

The focus of this grant is on individuals age 65 and older. However, participants are not required to be 65 and older and they do not need a diagnosis of ASD to participate in this study. An important component of this research project is the assessment of adults of all ages with varying degrees of ASD characteristics from none – high.

To participate, simply go to:

Study participants will complete approximately 30-90 minutes of internet based questionnaires and tasks. The timing will depend on your preferred pacing. Participants will be characterized on multiple domains of aging including physical health, cognitive performance, characteristics of ASD and psychological well-being.

Please be aware that you are under no obligation to participate. Your participation in this research will in no way impact your relationship with Canisius or the services you could receive in the future from the IAR or community-based ASD service programs.

If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Lodi-Smith, associate professor of psychology, at or (716) 888-2513.

Submitted by: Jennifer Lodi-Smith, associate professor, Psychology/IAR