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The Chemistry and Biochemistry departments hosted the 5th annual Undergraduate Research Symposium on Friday, July 26.  More than 100 students, faculty, alumni and guests viewed the research posters and presentations of 21 students who were mentored by the chemistry and biochemistry faculty this summer.  Attendees enjoyed a picnic dinner in the quad following the presentations.

Submitted by: College Communications

Canisius in the News

America magazine featured a story about Canisius in its July 25 edition. The article, entitled “The Jesuit College that Stepped Up when a Refugee Shelter was Overwhelmed,” highlights the ways in which Canisius and the entire Buffalo community answered the call when more than 100 asylum seekers from Africa arrived at the city’s Vive Shelter.

Canisius President John J. Hurley and Director of Mission & Identity Sarah Signorino ’04, MS ’09, ’12 are both quoted in the story, which can be read by clicking here.

The Buffalo News reported on the newest STEM component incorporated into the summerMAX program, hosted by the Institute for Autism Research at Canisius College. The new addition is supported by a grant from AT&T and WNY STEM Hub.

Click here to read the full story.

Submitted by: College Communications

Canisius Awarded Grant from Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation Legacy Fund

Canisius College was awarded a $25,000 grant to support “The GRIFFit High-Intensity Exercise Program for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder in Western New York” from the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation Legacy Fund administered by the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo. The grant was received by researchers in the college’s Department of Kinesiology and Institute for Autism Research (IAR). The funding will allow Canisius to provide a 20-session exercise program for high-functioning children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) during the summer, fall and spring. 

The GRIFFit High-Intensity Exercise Program will be directed by Karl F. Kozlowski, PhD, associate professor of kinesiology. 

Click here to read more about the grant and the new program it will support.

Submitted by: College Communications

This Week’s Food Trucks

The summer food truck season continues this week when The Great Aussie Bite rolls onto campus Wednesday, July 31 in the Lyons Hall parking lot.

The local vendor will be serving up “big, bold Australian taste with an American twist,” from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. To add this event to your calendar, click here.

We’ve also added a surprise dessert truck! The Rolling Cannoli will be on campus Wednesday, July 31 in the Lyons Hall lot. To add this event to your calendar, click here.

Please contact Mary Braun, HR Generalist, at x2240 with any questions.

Submitted by: Mary Braun, generalist, Human Resources

Community Garden Upkeep

The East West Community Garden is flourishing this summer but still in need of care. If you have time and are interested in helping with the upkeep, please join us for an afternoon of community gardening on Friday, August 2 at 1:30 p.m. for some watering, weeding and general flowerbed maintenance.

Bring your hats and garden gloves, and meet us at the garden, which is located next to the house at 1034 Lafayette Avenue. All else will be provided, including lemonade!

If you can’t make it this Friday and you are interested in helping, please contact Veronica Serwacki at

Submitted by: Veronica Serwacki, executive associate, Arts & Sciences