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Women’s Basketball Hosts Iona

Your Canisius women’s basketball team opens a two game homestand Thursday, February 6, when Iona visits the Koessler Athletic Center. Game time for the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference contest is slated for 7:00 p.m.

The game will be broadcast live on ESPN+. For additional information, visit

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Submitted by: John Maddock, Athletics

New Medieval Studies Minor

Beginning this semester, Canisius students can minor in Medieval Studies. The Institute for Classical and Medieval Studies has developed this new interdisciplinary minor with support from the departments of Classics, Fine Arts, English, Philosophy and Religious Studies and Theology. Those interested can find more information at the Classics Department Office in Churchill Tower 616.

Submitted by: Kristina Laun, Social Media & Website Administrator, ICMS

Puebla, Mexico 2020

Plan now to spend your summer studying Spanish and soaking up Mexican culture, cuisine and civilization.  Richard Reitsma, PhD, chair of modern languages, literatures and cultures, will host Puebla Mexico 2020, from June 1-30.  The trip is open to all majors, as knowledge of the Spanish language is not necessary.  Faculty and staff are invited as well.  (They can go for half the time for half the cost, if they choose.)  The trip includes a family stay with three meals per day, excursions to Oaxaca, Mexico City and Cholula, among other places, and courses in Spanish language, Latin music and dancing, and Mexican culture and cuisine.

View the (above) flyer for more information or contact Richard Reitsma at

Submitted by: Maureen Kanczak, administrative associated, Modern Languages

Starting to Get the Winter Blues?

Exercise can help wipe those winter blues away. Check out this handy list of ways for you to get moving without even having to leave the house.

Submitted by: Bethany Voorhees, assistant, Human Resources

Physics Faculty to Speak at CERN

Michael Wood, PhD, professor and chair in the Department of Physics and director of the pre-engineering program, will be an invited speaker at the workshop for Correlations in Partonic and Hadronic Interactions 2020.

This workshop brings together experts to discuss the pressing issues in the field of nuclear and particle physics.  The conference is held from February 3 to February 7, 2020 at CERN (European Center for Nuclear Research).  CERN is an international nuclear/particle physics lab located near Geneva, Switzerland and is the home of the Large Hadron Collider.

Wood will present on his research on the formation of particles called hadrons out of more fundamental particles called quarks.  Quarks are the constituents of protons and neutrons a well as more exotic particles like the kaon and the omega meson. Wood conducts experiments at an electron accelerator at Jefferson Lab, a Department of Energy national lab.  He uses the electron to breakup the proton and studies the process of the quarks clumping together to form into mesons.

Submitted by: Michael Wood, chair and professor, Physics