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Canisius in the News

Buffalo News Reporter Mary Pasciak interviewed Canisius President John J. Hurley following the announcement that the Buffalo Diocese is filing for bankruptcy. Click here to read the story.

Submitted by: College Communications

Candidate for VP for Enrollment Management

Thank you to all of those who participated in the meetings with Danielle Ianni, PhD, candidate for the vice president for enrollment management, on Friday, February 28. If you had an opportunity to meet with her, attend her open forum or watch the video of her presentation (available on the MyCanisius portal or by clicking here) please complete the evaluation form, also on the portal, and share your feedback on her interview. 

Ianni was the second of two candidates who interviewed for the position of vice president for enrollment management at Canisius. Earlier last week, Kevin Hearn, EdD, hosted a similar forum for faculty and staff. The video from his presentation can also be found on the MyCanisius portal.

The vice president for enrollment management is a critical position for the college.  Please consider adding your voice to the process.

*Those wishing to watch the candidate videos will need to log into their Google Drive/Google Accounts using their Canisius Email address.

Submitted by: Erica C. Sammarco, associate vice president, President’s Office

Campus Conversation on Movement to Restore Trust

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Join us on Wednesday, March 4 from 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. in Loyola Hall’s Great Room as the Office of Mission & Identity welcomes Maureen Hurley and Nancy Ware to discuss their article “A Movement to Restore Trust in Buffalo, NY,” found in the current issue of Conversations on Jesuit Higher Education Magazine, pp. 8-9.  We will explore the origins, activities and future of the Movement to Restore Trust initiative in the context of the sex abuse crisis and its cover up in Western New York Catholicism.

Refreshments will be provided.  If you plan to attend, please notify Rev. Patrick J. Lynch, SJ, at, by Tuesday, March 3.

Submitted by: Rev. Patrick J. Lynch, SJ, Jesuit associate, Mission & Identity


Lenten Reflections

Join us in Loyola Hall’s Great Room on Thursday, March 5 from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. to reflect on the meaning of Lent with colleagues.  President Hurley will introduce a text for reflection that day.  See the flyer above for other dates and presenters during the Lenten season.
If you wish to attend, please RSVP to Rev. Patrick J. Lynch, SJ, at, by 12:00 p.m. the day prior to the session that you wish to attend.Submitted by: Rev. Patrick J. Lynch, SJ, Jesuit associate, Mission & Identity

“Why Believe in Universal Human Dignity?”

The Joseph J. Naples Conversations in Christ and Culture Lecture Series presents Christian Smith, PhD, on “Why Believe in Universal Human Dignity: Rethink the Concept for a Likely Dark Future” on Tuesday, March 31 at 7:30 p.m. in Grupp Fireside Lounge.

Smith is the William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Sociology and Director of the Global Religion Research Initiative at the University of Notre Dame. He is well known for his research focused on religion, adolescents and emerging adults, and social theory. Smith’s books, Soul Searching, Souls in Transition, Young Catholic America, and Lost in Transition, emphasize the interplay of broad cultural influences, family socialization and religious motivations in forming the spiritual and life experiences and outcomes of American youth.

Smith is a leading American theorist of the philosophy of critical realism and the social theory of personalism, which he addresses in such books as What is a Person?, Moral, Believing Animals, The Sacred Project of American Sociology, and To Flourish or Destruct. He has also written on secularism, atheism and evangelicalism.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Philip Reed, PhD, professor of philosophy, at 716.888.2609 or

Click here to read more about Christian Smith, PhD.

Click here to add this event to your calendar.

Submitted by: Philip Reed, PhD, professor, Philosophy