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Autism and Aging Lunch & Learn

Learn about exciting new research being conducted by the Institute for Autism Research (IAR) and the Psychology Department at Canisius College at the Autism and Aging Lunch & Learn, hosted by Jennifer Lodi-Smith, PhD, associate professor of psychology, on Thursday, June 6 from 12 – 1:00 p.m. in Grupp Fireside Lounge.

Research on autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in older adulthood lags significantly behind that of research in other age groups. This research, funded by a grant from the National Institute on Aging, seeks to better understand the life outcomes of adults with and without ASD. During this talk, participants will learn more about what ASD is, how the science of healthy aging can potentially benefit this community, and how to get involved in this important line of research. Participants will be asked to bring their own lunches to the event.

Lodi-Smith is a personality psychologist who studies the impact of individual differences on the trajectory of healthy aging across the lifespan. Jonathan D. Rodgers, PhD, assistant professor of psychology, is a school psychologist who studies the neuropsychological, behavioral, personality and social-emotional characteristics of children and adults with autism spectrum disorder. Lodi-Smith and Rodgers combine their expertise in aging, autism and individual differences to identify potential innovative interventions for older adults with ASD.

If you have any questions about this event, please contact Mary Braun, assistant for human resources, at Ext. 2240 or at

Submitted by: Mary Braun, assistant, Human Resources

Catch “Crossroads” on Sunday, June 2

If you’re up early this Sunday, June 2, then tune into the monthly edition of “Crossroads.”

Program host Rev. Patrick J. Lynch, SJ, will interview Maureen Hurley about the latest developments with the Movement to Restore Trust. Hurley will discuss the various ways in which the Movement’s group of lay Catholic leaders are working to restore trust in the Diocese of Buffalo following the sexual abuse crisis. She’ll also share updates about the group’s agenda for reform.

“Crossroads” is a monthly radio program produced by the Network of Religious Communities and hosted by Father Lynch, professor of religious studies and theology. It airs on the first Sunday of each month at 6:00 a.m. on MIX-96 (96.1 FM) and at 6:30 a.m. on JACK-FM (92.9).

If you miss the June 2 broadcast, you can catch it starting Monday, June 3 on the Canisius SoundCloud.

Submitted by: College Communications

Young Professionals Meeting Reminder

BN360 invites those interested in getting involved with the young professional development and engagement program of the Buffalo Niagara Partnership to a young professionals meeting on Monday, June 3 from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. in the library conference room.

Canisius College has enjoyed a long relationship with the Buffalo Niagara Partnership, which means that BN360 is a program available to you for free! Meet Nancy McNamara and Rachael Herrmann from the Partnership to learn more about the program and how you can get involved. With BN360, you will have the opportunity to connect with other professionals from across the region while focusing on your personal development needs.

Click View details and reply to RSVP. If you have any questions, contact Mary Braun, assistant for human resources, at Ext. 2240 or at

Submitted by: Mary Braun, assistant, Human Resources

Griffs Summer Camps!

Summer camp season is right around the corner and there’s still time to join the Griffs!

Eight varsity athletic programs will run camps throughout the summer in the Koessler Athletic Center and at the Demske Sports Complex.

Visit or click here to learn more.

Submitted by: Matt Reitnour, assistant athletic director for communications, Athletics

Canisius in the News

Newsday recently interviewed Peter Galie, PhD, emeritus professor of political science, about New York $261 million lobbying industry and its relationships with state officials.

Click here to read the story.

Submitted by: College Communications