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Canisius in the News

The New York Times interviewed Canisius President John J. Hurley about the increasing calls for the resignation of Buffalo Bishop Richard Malone. Click here to read the story.

Buffalo News Reporter David Robinson referenced the latest edition of WNY Economic News, authored by Economics Professors George Palumbo and Mark Zaporowski, in the Friday, September 20 edition.

Click here to read the article, entitled “Lots of ‘help wanted’ signs but how much hiring is really happening?”

Click here to read the latest edition of WNY Economic News

Also, several media outlets reported on the successful conclusion of Canisius’ decade-long Hamlin Park Initiative, launched to help create new levels of home ownership within the neighborhood. Click on the links to read stories from The Buffalo News, Business First, WBFO and WGRZ-TV Channel 2.

Submitted by: College Communications

Faculty Tenure and Promotion Ceremony

Pictured with Canisius President John J. Hurley are: (l-r) Marcus Thomeer, PhD; Philip Reed, PhD; Robyn Brouer, PhD; Malini Suchak, PhD; Andrew Stewart, PhD; Jonathan O’Brien, PhD; Jonathan Lopez, PhD; and Marya Grande, PhD

The Andrew L. Bouwhuis, SJ, Library hosted its annual Faculty Tenure & Promotion Ceremony on Friday, September 20. Honorees included:

Robyn Brouer, PhD, in honor of her promotion to professor in the Department of Management

  • Book Selection:  Good to Great: Why some companies make the leap and others don’t , by Jim Collins

Kathleen Contrino, PhD, in honor of her being awarded tenure and promotion to associate professor in the Sociology/Anthropology/Criminal Justice Department (book not submitted)

Marya Grande, PhD, in honor of her promotion to professor in the Teacher Education Department

  • Book Selection:  Start Where You Are, But Don’t Stay There: Understanding Diversity, Opportunity Gaps, and Teaching Today’s Classrooms, by H. Richard Milner IV

Jonathan Lopez, PhD, in honor of his being awarded tenure in the Department of Mathematics & Statistics and promotion to associate professor

  • Book Selection:  How Not to Be Wrong: The Power of Mathematical Thinkingby Jordan Ellenberg

Nicolas Lorgnier, PhD, in honor of his promotion to professor in the Department of Kinesiology

  • Book Selection:  Cultures and Organizations: Software of the Mindby Geert Hofstede

Jonathan O’Brien, PhD, in honor of his being awarded tenure in the Biology Department and promotion to associate professor

  • Book Selection:  A View of the Riverby Luna B. Leopold

Philip Reed, PhD, in honor of his promotion to professor in the Philosophy Department

  • Book Selection:  Good and Evil: An Absolute Conceptionby Raimond Gaita

Andrew Stewart, PhD, in honor of his being awarded tenure in the Biology Department and promotion to associate professor

  • Book Selection:  Narrow Roads of Gene Land: The collected papers of W.D. Hamiltonedited by Mark Ridley

Malini Suchak, PhD, in honor of her being awarded tenure in the ABEC Department and promotion to associate professor

  • Book Selection:  The Hour of the Landby Terry Tempest Williams

Marcus Thomeer, PhD, in honor of his promotion to professor in the Teacher Education Department

  • Book Selection:  Tattoos on the Heartby Gregory Boyle

Submitted by: Kristine E. Kasbohm, director, Andrew Bouwhuis Library

Mission and Identity Reading Group

The Mission and Identity Reading Group’s first meeting is Wednesday, September 25 at 4:30 p.m. in Loyola Hall. Wine and cheese will be provided. Faculty interested in joining the group should contact Marshelle Woodward, assistant professor of English, at  woodwar3@canisius.edu, or Rev. Patrick Lynch, SJ, professor emeritus of religious studies, at lynchp@canisius.edu, to ensure that we have enough food and drink for the occasion.

Texts can be found on D2L in the Canisius Colleagues & Companions Group under Reading Group 2019-20.

Reading Group Description: What does it mean to be an educator at a Jesuit institution? What are the roots of Jesuit ideals like magis, cura personalis and eloquentia perfecta, and how might we engage meaningfully with these ideals in our classrooms? What is the Ignatian Pedagogigcal Paradigm, and how does it resonate across the disciplines? How might Jesuit values intersect with, amplify, or, in some instances, disrupt our established pedagogies?

Our goal: To develop a deeper and more dynamic engagement with Canisius’ Jesuit mission.

Reading Selections: For our first meeting, we will read selections from the 1599 Ratio Studiorum, the document that standardized early Jesuit curriculum and pedagogy. We will also read Philip Shano’s short article on “Dining with St. Ignatius Loyola: Rules for Regulating One’s Eating.”

The group’s yearlong direction will be determined at our first meeting; however, each session is likely to include at least one primary text and one scholarly article, the latter of which will generally be tied to pedagogy. We are interested in centering one upcoming meeting on the topic of Educating for Justice, focusing especially on the topic of sustainability. Selected readings might include excerpts from Fr. Pedro Arrupe’s foundational “Promotion of Justice and Education for Justice” and Pope Francis’s encyclical on the environment, Laudato Si.

Submitted by: Marshelle Woodward, assistant professor, English

Cuba Seminar this Winter: Open to Any Adult!

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The Institute for Global Engagement at Canisius presents “Trip to Cuba: Fidel, Jesuit values and the Cuban Revolution.”  Open to Canisius alumni and other adult learners, the seminar runs from December 29, 2019 – January 11, 2020.

Please see the above flyer for further details about the trip or contact Richard Reitsma, PhD, professor of modern languages and seminar leader, at reitsmar@canisius.edu.

Submitted by: Nicolle Barsch, Graduate Assistant, Institute for Global Engagement

Canisius Co-sponsors WNY Law School Fair

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Canisius College is one of four local colleges to sponsor the Western New York Law School Fair today, Monday, September 23.  Representatives from more than 70 law schools will be on hand at the Buffalo Marriott Niagara in Amherst, NY to discuss their programs. This event is free and open to students and alumni of all class years and majors.

Submitted by: Eileen Abbatoy, senior associate director, Career Development