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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:

The Civil Rights Movement was among the most important reforms in American history. Which Canisius professor of history authored a book on this subject:

(a) Bruce J. Dierenfield, PhD

(b) Nancy Rosenbloom, PhD

(c) Larry Jones, PhD

(d) Keith R. Burich, PhD

Congratulations to Sandy Miller, director of corporate and foundation relations for Institutional Advancement. Sandy scored a Canisius baseball hat in last week’s Trivia Wednesday contest. The question was:

Which Canisius alumna was a leading figure in the effort to map the human genome:

a. Cherylyn Harley Lebon ’88

b. Norma Nowak ’79

c. Catherine Burzik ’72

d. Mary Grace Diehl ’74

The correct answer was: (b) Norma Nowak ’79

Submitted by: College Communications

Canisius in the News

Reporter Ed Reilly, from WKBW-TV Channel 7, interviewed Economics/Finance Professor Steve Gattuso on Tuesday, March 10 for a story about the recent low interest rates and whether now is a good time for individuals to refinance their loans. Click here to watch the story.

Emeritus Professor of Chemistry/Biochemistry Frank J. Dinan, PhD, published an article in the My View section of today’s Buffalo News. The story, titled “With Spring, Baseball Life Begins Anew,” can be read by clicking here.

Submitted by: College Communications

Board of Trustees Highlights

The Board of Trustees met on Monday, March 2, 2020.  To read highlights from the meeting, click here.

Submitted by: Erica C. Sammarco, associate VP, assistant to the President and Secretary, Board of Trustees

Candidates for VP for Academic Affairs

Due to concerns about COVID-19 and the recent closing of Manhattan College campus, Keith Brower, PhD, has withdrawn from consideration for the position of vice president for academic affairs. He was scheduled to visit campus tomorrow, Thursday, March 12.

For those members of the campus community who were able to participate in the open forum with candidate Sunil Ahuja, PhD, on Monday, March 9, we’re asking that you take a moment to complete an evaluation form on the MyCanisius portal and share your feedback on his interview. 

If you were unable to attend Sunil Ahuja’s open forum or that of Sara Morris, PhD, a video from both can be found by clicking on the links below or by visiting the myCanisius portal.

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

Click here to view the video from Sunil Ahuja’s open forum.

Click here to view the video from Sara Morris’ open forum.

The vice president for academic affairs will play a vital role in the life of the college. Please consider viewing the forums online and completing the evaluation forms for each.

Submitted by: Mary Braun, Human Resources Generalist

School of Education Hosts WNY Regional History Day

On Saturday, March 7, students from all over WNY competed in the WNY Regional History Day competition at Canisius College in Science Hall Commons. The BPS sent 57 students to the contest, with 23 of them qualifying for NYS History Day on April 27.  At the WNY History Day Regional competition, the top 3 finishers in each category are honored for their hard work, and the 1st and 2nd place entries will qualify for the state contest held in Cooperstown, NY in April.  The top 2 entries from NYS in each category will advance to the national finals held in College Park, MD each June.  Kudos to the 57 students and their teachers for their winning entries in this annual educational event!

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Best Overall Entry: Breaking Architectural Barriers: Poppy Marrano, Charlotte Lester & Emily Botticelli from BPS#195 City Honors School; Project Advisor; Jen Reiss

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Best Military Themed Entry: Thy Damned Damsels: Ariana Young, Kristen Baker, Maurice Hill & Avery Kinsey from BPS #27 Hillery Park Academy; Project Advisor: Naomi Wiseman

Submitted by: Dr. Lorrei DiCamillo, associate dean, School of Education and Human Services & Wil Green, director of School and Community Partnerships