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Canisius in the News

The Buffalo News reported on the most recent symposium hosted by The Movement to Restore Trust on Saturday, March 9 in the Montante Cultural Center.  The initiative was founded by nine Catholic lay people in the Diocese of Buffalo.  Canisius President John J. Hurley is one of the group’s organizers. 

Buffalo News reporter Jay Tokasz covered the event, during which the organizing committee released its executive summary of the analyses and recommendations from its six workgroups, which have been meeting since early December.  These recommendations were also presented to Bishop Malone. Click here to read The Buffalo News article in its entirety.

Business First reported on the debut of Canisius’ new master’s degree in finance, which launches in fall 2019.  Denise Rotondo, dean of the Richard J. Wehle School of Business, was interviewed for the story. 

Click here to read the story. 


Submitted by: College Communications

Reminder: Town Hall Meeting Today, March 11

All Canisius faculty and staff members are invited to attend a Town Hall Meeting with President Hurley today, Monday, March 11 in the Regis Room from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. 

President Hurley will provide an update on a number of topics and respond to any questions you may have. 

Click here to add this event to your calendar.

Submitted by: Laura A. Montaro, executive associate, Office of the President

“Discrimination in Elite Public Schools: Investigating Buffalo”

The campus community is invited to participate in a discussion forum on Tuesday, March 26 at 5:00 p.m. in Grupp Fireside Lounge. The discussion will focus on the book “Discrimination in Elite Public Schools: Investigating Buffalo” by Gary Orfield and Jennifer B. Ayscue, Eds.

The discussion is organized by the Center for Urban Education. Community members, school staff and equity advocates will be in attendance. Refreshments will be served.

For more information, contact M. Fernanda Astiz, PhD, professor of Teacher Education, at or Lorrei DiCamillo, PhD, associate professor of Teacher Education, at

Click here to add this event to your calendar.

Submitted by: M. Fernanda Astiz, PhD, professor of Teacher Education

Exercise Medicine Publishes Honors Thesis

Exercise Medicine recently published an honors thesis written by Jean-Marc Lucas ’18 entitled “The Underutilization of Lifestyle Modifications in Primary Care Medicine” in the journal of Exercise Medicine.

Lucas’ thesis focuses on the need for physicians to be better trained and utilize exercise and nutrition prescriptions in their practices. He is currently a graduate student at the University at Buffalo and plans on attending medical school following the completion of his master’s degree. Karl Kozlowski, PhD, associate professor of kinesiology, is co-author on the paper and served as Lucas’ mentor for his honors thesis. Lucas was an honors student and health and wellness major. The paper can be found here.

Submitted by: Karl Kozlowski, associate professor, Kinesiology



The college’s fourth annual Giving Day is Wednesday, April 3. This year the college will celebrate the thousands of unique stories that showcase just how special a place Canisius is and use those stories to inspire others to give back!

What’s your story? How has Canisius changed your life? What experiences have you encountered here that made you a better person and professional? Tell us!

Share your #MyCanisiusStory today by clicking the link here. These stories will help serve as content throughout #CanisiusGivingDay, when the entire Canisius community will come together and give back to support the programs, teams and opportunities that will change the lives of current students and create the stories that they will share for years to come.

Stay tuned for news and events leading up to Giving Day exclusively for faculty and staff!

Submitted by: Matt Gorczyca, assistant director, Canisius Fund