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Canisius Wins First Place in CFA Challenge for Ninth Consecutive Year

Pictured (l-r): Richard A. Wall, PhD, CFA, faculty adviser; Michael Maiorana ’19; Alexandra Pfeifer ’19, team captain; Allison Jennings ’19; Jennifer Keefer ’19 and Steven Gattuso, MBA, CFA, CFP, CFA mentor

For the ninth consecutive year, the Canisius College Golden Griffin Fund (GGF) team took home first place in the Western New York Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute Research Challenge. The four-person GGF team secured its latest win at Niagara University on February 18, 2019. 

The team now advances to the Americas Regional, where it will compete against college and university teams from North and South America. The winner then moves on to vie for the worldwide CFA championship. The Americas Regional is April 23-24 and the global championship is April 25, both held in New York City.

The Golden Griffin Fund team that took home first place in the Western New York CFA Institute Challenge was comprised of Alexandra Pfeifer ’19 (captain), Allison Jennings ’19, Jennifer Keefer ’19 and Mike Maiorana ’19. 

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Submitted by: College Communications

Roman ’20 Receives Rochester Academy of Science Research Grant

Antonio (Tony) Roman ’20, a junior biology major, recently received a competitive 2018-19 undergraduate student research grant from the Rochester Academy of Science (RAS) to help support his research in the Haeusser Lab on bacterial cell division. Roman’s research proposal, entitled “Mutations of Bacterial Cell Division Protein FtsZ Provide Insight into its Function,” received funding for the current spring semester and will culminate in a written report and future poster presentations at Ignation Scholarship Day and an upcoming RAS meeting.

Roman’s research employs a combination of genetics, biochemistry and microscopy to serve an integral part of collaboration between the Haeusser Lab and the Janakiraman Lab at the City College of New York Center for Discovery and Innovation.

Submitted by: Daniel Haeusser, assistant professor, Biology 

Institute for Classical and Medieval Studies / Digital Humanities Speaker Series

The Digital Humanities Group and the Institute for Classical and Medieval Studies (ICMS) will welcome Kevin Garstki, PhD, postdoctoral scholar at the University at Buffalo, to campus on tomorrow, Tuesday, February 26 at 4:00 p.m. in Grupp Fireside Lounge.

Digital technologies are impacting all stages of archaeological practice including excavation, documentation, analysis and publication. Garstki’s talk will trace the role that different digital methods now have in archaeology, from mobile recording in the field to 3D scanning and visualization. Garstki will discuss the digital transition that occurred at the excavation of the rural sanctuary site of Athienou-Malloura (8th century BCE – 2nd century CE) as a proxy for larger trends taking place in the field of archaeology.

Garstki is a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute for European and Mediterranean Archaeology (IEMA) at the University at Buffalo. He graduated with his PhD in anthropology from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and is an anthropological archaeologist examining the impact of technology on prehistoric societies, as well as the effect of digital technology on modern archaeological epistemologies. His research addresses the question of how new digital methods can and should be utilized in archaeological research and cultural heritage studies.

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Submitted by: Mark Gallimore, Center for Online Learning & Innovation

Faculty Meetup: Online, Blended and Hybrid Courses

The Center for Online Learning & Innovation is hosting a meetup for all Canisius faculty interested in online and hybrid courses. The meeting will take place on Thursday, February 28 at 3:30 p.m. in the lower level library conference room.

Jennifer Stowe, adjunct professor for the literacy program, will lead the discussion.

The meeting will consider the perils and possibilities of teaching an online course for the first time. Whether you are a seasoned online professor, planning to begin teaching online or just interested in what online teaching looks like, join COLI for great conversation and refreshments!

Submitted by: Mark Gallimore, Center for Online Learning & Innovation 

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