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It’s Flashback Friday

It’s Flashback Friday! Each Friday we will include historical facts about the college in The Dome, on Facebook and Twitter. Flashback Fridays are another part of our yearlong Sesquicentennial celebration, which culminates in 2020 when Canisius turns 150 years old.

Flashback to October 1998 – Rev. Peter-Hans Kolvenbach, SJ, superior general of the Society of Jesus, delivered a rare address to the Canisius community during an October 26, 1998 visit. Father Kolvenbach was on a tour of Jesuit communities in the Northeast United States and Canada when he stopped at Canisius.

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Submitted by: College Communications

Campus Candid


Pictured above (back row l-r): Deu Awuok ’21, Business and Economics & Finance; Katie Quinn ’21, Physics and Philosophy; Luca Zambito ’20, Economics & Finance; Dimitri Kokknis ’20, Computer Science and Tucker Weppner ’20, Finance. (Front row l-r): Nick Szabo ’21, Finance; Rodrigo Ortiz ’21, Business and Economics & Finance;        Chelsea Okon ’22, Mathematics; Anna Costa ’20, Finance and Marketing; Leah Wardner ’21, Accounting and Finance





Students who received the Patrick P. Lee Foundation Scholarship had a chance to meet their benefactor and board members on Monday, October 21. The reception provided the opportunity for students to thank Lee and the board members for their generosity.  Students also shared how their scholarships are making a difference in their success at Canisius.

Submitted by: Ginny Dadaian, director of stewardship, Institutional Advancement

Canisius in the News

The Buffalo News featured Kevin Hardwick, PhD, associate professor of political science at Canisius College, on his recent nomination in the fourth district for Erie County Legislature. Click here to read the full article.

The Buffalo News discussed the outcome of the Canisius College Center for Urban Education and the National Urban Alliance symposium “Sharing the Wealth: How Regional Finance and Desegregation Plans Can Enhance Educational Equity.” Click here to read the full article.

Submitted by: College Communications

Memorial Mass Set for Ed Zimmermann, PhD

A Memorial Mass will be said for Edward J. Zimmermann Jr. ’50, MS ’57, MA ’65, PhD, at 11:30 a.m. tomorrow, Saturday, October 26 at Christ the King Chapel. The professor emeritus of English died on Tuesday, October 15. He was 91.

A product of a Canisius education, Zimmermann was evenly knowledgeable of English literature (particularly that of John Milton), the German language, American folklore and Irish music. 

His selfless labor throughout his three decades at Canisius saw him as chair of the English Department, director of the English Honors Program, advisor to the Quadrangle and project director of the Media Studies Program. He was a member of the college’s social justice council and the first moderator of the Afro-American Society.

Zimmermann also facilitated a meaningful dialogue between the faculty and administration as president of the faculty union. He was subsequently influential in the 1968 establishment of the Faculty Senate, for which he served as secretary. 

Zimmermann retired from Canisius in January 1998.

Click here to read more about him.

Submitted by: College Communications

Physics Seminar: Perspectives on Graduate Study in Physics

Join the Physics Department for a seminar today, Friday, October 25 from 2:10 – 3:10 p.m. in Science Hall 1028. Andrew Puckett, PhD, associate professor of physics at the University of Connecticut, will deliver a presentation titled “Perspectives on Graduate Study in Physics.”

Submitted by: Michael Wood, chair, Physics/Pre-engineering