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Canisius Researchers Study Personality Traits in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Jennifer Lodi-Smith, PhD, associate professor, Psychology, and Jonathan Rodgers, PhD, assistant professor, Psychology

Researchers at the Institute for Autism Research and Department of Psychology at Canisius determined that individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and those with elevated ASD characteristics in the general population are often low in key personality traits associated with important life outcomes. Read the full release here.

Submitted by: College Communications

Grant Guzda Named Employee of Distinction

The Human Resources Department is pleased to announce that Grant Guzda is the Canisius College Employee of Distinction for January 2019! Guzda was nominated for the award by Mary Braun, assistant for human resources.

At Canisius College for six years, Grant currently works as the help desk manager for the ITS Department. He was selected for this award based on his extensive knowledge of all ITS-related issues, his calm and steady approach to problems and requests, and his essential role in keeping information technology at Canisius running smoothly.

Please join the Human Resources Department in congratulating Grant on this achievement!

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

Submitted by: Mary Braun, assistant, Human Resources

Lorch Award Nominations

Nominations are open for the 2019 I. Joan Lorch Awards. Please consider nominating a colleague, student or community leader whose work embodies the spirit of striving for gender equality and for the betterment of women’s lives. The categories for this award include: Canisius employee, Canisius student and Community Award. Please be sure to state the category for each nominee and include a 200-400 word reason for the nomination.

The deadline for nominations is today, February 15. Nominations must be posted via the weblink. If you have any questions, contact Johanna Fisher, instructor of modern languages, literature and cultures, at or Tanya Loughead, PhD, professor of philosophy, at

Submitted by: Johanna Fisher, adjunct professor and co-director, Women and Gender Studies

Data Analytics Seminar

Jim Moore, associate director for Global ITS at Praxair, will present a seminar entitled “The IT Perspective of Data Analytics in Manufacturing/Supply Chain Applications” on Wednesday, February 20 at 5:00 p.m. in Science Hall room 1028. Moore’s talk will offer insights on the IT and data analytics efforts at Praxair. The seminar will be a concrete example of how data analytics has a direct operational impact in an industrial setting.

This presentation will provide business and IT perspectives for implementing data analytics using two common industrial gas supply chain applications, bulk (tank) and packaged (cylinder) gas distribution. From the business perspective, this will cover large scale operational real time data collection, refining data for use in analytics, examples of Tableau reporting of key performance indicators and the use of analytics in process optimization. From a practitioner’s viewpoint, the IT overview will provide examples along with high level checklists for data migration and maintenance, to ensure both operational and analytics systems support a high availability, production environment.

The event is open to the campus community.

Click here to add this event to your calendar.

Submitted by: David Sheets, director, Graduate Program in Data Analytics