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Canisius College Physics and Pre-engineering hosted Can Kerse, PhD, postdoctoral fellow at the University of Toronto on Friday, April 12. Dr. Kerse presented his recent discovery on material processing with femtosecond lasers. His discovery increases the material processing speeds by 1,000 times without causing any significant damage. Dr. Kerse and Erden Ertorer, PhD, clinical instructor of Physics and Mathematics, are in collaboration with the manufacturing industry in Buffalo for industrial applications, as well as Buffalo Medical Corridor to enable high speed minimally invasive surgeries with femtosecond lasers.

Submitted by: Erden Ertorer, PhD, clinical instructor, Physics and Mathematics

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A pair of Canada geese have decided that the flower beds outside Science Hall are a perfect place to raise a family. It is unknown how many eggs may be in the nest, but the Canisius community may be treated to a few fluffy goslings in the coming weeks. Stay tuned.

Submitted by: Kristina Laun, administrative associate, ITS 

Canisius in the News

Professor of Mathematics/Statistics Terrence P. Bisson, PhD, and his wife, Mary, made news this weekend when they won a brand new car in Tops Markets’ Monopoly sweepstakes – and then gave it away.

Click here to read the story in The Buffalo News.

In addition, Buffalo News reporter Matt Glynn referenced research by Economics Professors George M. Palumbo, PhD and Mark P. Zaporowski, PhD, in an article about tech jobs in Western New York’s information and financial activities sector.

Click here to read the story, entitled “3 Ways M&T Bank’s Technology Hub Could Pay Dividends for Downtown.”

Submitted by: College Communications

Cody Weiler Named Employee of Distinction


The Human Resources Department is pleased to announce that Cody Weiler is the Canisius College Employee of Distinction for March 2019! Weiler was nominated for the award by Matt Gorczyca, assistant director of the Canisius Fund.

At Canisius for four years, Cody is the art director for the Department of Marketing and Brand Engagement. He was selected for this award based on the creative and engaging quality of his work, his clear understanding and communication of the college’s mission in his work, and his incredibly strong work ethic.

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

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

Submitted by: Mary Braun, assistant, Human Resources

Softball Hosts St. Bonaventure

The Canisius softball team will open a season-ending 10 game homestand tomorrow, Tuesday, April 23 in a doubleheader against St. Bonaventure. The game will begin at 3:00 p.m. at the Demske Sports Complex.

After tomorrow’s game, the Griffs will end the regular season with eight consecutive games at the Demske versus conference opponents.

For additional information, visit

Click here to add this event to your calendar.

Submitted by: John Maddock, Athletics

Cantio Sacra Presents “Sounds of Spring”

Cantio Sacra, under the direction of Melissa Thorburn, adjunct professor of Fine Arts/Music, invites the campus community to a spring concert on Wednesday, April 24 at 1:15 p.m. in Christ the King Chapel.

The program will include choral works by Handel, Verdi, and Gilbert and Sullivan, and will also feature Mason Cancilla, tenor, in songs by Schumann and Sondheim. Join the Fine Arts Department for an uplifting break in your daily schedule!

Submitted by: Melissa Thorburn, adjunct professor, Fine Arts/Music