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On February 5, 2020, Dr. Michael Wood spoke at the Correlations in Partonic and Hadronic Interactions conference at CERN, the European Center for Nuclear Research.  His talk was on experiments to study how subatomic particles are created from free quarks.  After his talk, Dr. Wood and Petey visited the exhibit “Universe of Particles” on the main CERN campus.  The exhibit describes the many achievements of CERN over the past 60 years such as the discovery of the W, Z and Higgs boson.


Petey also got to visit the Compass Experiment.  This experiment uses a muon beam to probe the interior structure of the proton.  Below is a picture of Petey next to the muon beam line.


Submitted by: Michael Wood, PhD, chair, Physics

Canisius in the News

WGRZ-TV Channel 2, and WBEN-AM and WBFO radio all interviewed Canisius President John J. Hurley about his recent meeting with the Papal Nuncio to the United States, Archbishop Christophe Pierre, while in Washington, DC.  President Hurley was in Washington to share the results of an open symposium held by the Movement to Restore Trust in December, which generated input from the public on what traits they would like to see in a new bishop.  President Hurley discussed those traits in his hour-long conversation with the Papal Nuncio. 

Click here to watch the WGRZ-TV Channel 2 story.

Click here for the WBEN-AM story.

Click here to listen to the WBFO story.

Submitted by: College Communications

It’s Trivia Wednesday

The campus community is invited to watch The Dome for special “Trivia Wednesdays,” which will be published throughout the school year in every Wednesday edition. The first person to respond to with the correct answer will win Canisius “swag.”

Additionally, once a month on Wednesdays, there will be a special giveaway in which the winner will receive some of the newly-designed Canisius sesquicentennial gear.

Winners will be announced the following Wednesday of each week along with the correct trivia answer. This week’s giveaway question is:

Which one of the following student clubs is among the oldest at Canisius:

a. Little Theater

b. Classics Club

c. Circle K Club

d. Table Tennis Club

Congratulations to Matt Gorczyca, assistant director of the Canisius Fund, who won last week’s Trivia Wednesday contest. The question was:

Which Canisius College professor conducted extensive scholarly research into the origins of Santa Claus:

a. Timothy Wadkins, PhD, Religious Studies & Theology

b. Frank Riga, PhD – English

c. E. Christine Moll, PhD – Counseling and Human Services

d. Richard A. Bailey, PhD – History

The correct answer was: (b) Frank Riga, PhD, English

Submitted by: College Communications

Men’s Basketball Meets Monmouth Friday Night

The Canisius Golden Griffins will host Monmouth Friday, February 14 at the Koessler Athletic Center. Game time for this Valentine’s Day clash is scheduled for 7:00 p.m.

The Griffs are down to their final four home games, so this weekend is a great time to watch the team before the regular season comes to a close. Canisius will not be home again for almost two weeks.

Click here to add this event to your calendar.

Submitted by: John Maddock, Athletics

Hockey Hosts First Place AIC This Weekend

Your Canisius hockey team, one of the hottest squads in Atlantic Hockey since Christmas, hosts league leading and defending conference champion AIC this weekend at HarborCenter. Game times are scheduled for 7:35 p.m. on Friday, February 14 and 4:05 p.m. on Saturday, February 15. Prior to Saturday’s game, the Griffs seven seniors will be honored.

With only three weekends of play remaining before the start of conference playoffs, all games are taking on a higher level of importance. For Canisius, these contests are crucial in an attempt to secure a first round home series at HarborCenter the weekend of March 6-8.

Discounted tickets are always available for faculty and staff. Call 888-TIXX to reserve your seats for the weekend. For additional information, visit

Submitted by: John Maddock, Athletics