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 September 2020 when Canisius turns 150 years old.
Today, we flash back to April 1993 when Canisius welcomed Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia as the keynote speaker for the Raichle Lecture on Law in American Society. The lecture series was – and remains – part of the larger Raichle Pre-Law Center at Canisius.
Established in spring 1981, the program provides pre-professional counseling, advisement and coursework that enriches students’ understanding of the role of law in American society. It is named for Frank G. Raichle HON ’68 who endowed the program. Raichle practiced law in Buffalo for 65 years and was regarded as one of the best trial lawyers in New York State. Though he never attended Canisius, Raichle developed an affinity for the college and in particular its Jesuit principles, values and spirit during his decade-long tenure on the college’s Board of Trustees.
The Economics and Finance faculty used Zoom to re-create their daily lunch routine at the round table in OM-003. Dr. George Palumbo even had Bloomberg TV running in the background.
Submitted by: Julie Anna Golebiewski, PhD, assistant professor, Economics & Finance
Several members of the Canisius community signed onto Wednesday’s Solidarity on Tap series, which featured alumna Molly Burhans ’14.
Burhans is the founder and executive director of GoodLands, which is mobilizing the Catholic Church to leverage its landholdings for good. The goal, explained Burhans, is to have Catholic conservation and sustainability operate at the same scale as Catholic healthcare, aid and education, as the largest, non-governmental network of its kind globally.
Hosted by the Ignatian Solidarity Network, Solidarity on Tap is a virtual weekly gathering that includes powerful reflections from members of the network who are engaged in work for justice. If you missed Burhans’ presentation, you can view it by clicking the YouTube link above.
Submitted by: Sarah Signorino, director, Mission & Identity
Business First Reporter Paul Lane interviewed Canisius President John J. Hurley earlier this week about the college’s COVID-19 rebuilding process. President Hurley explained he’s hoping for a return to traditional instruction in the fall but is planning, should remote learning have to continue. Either way, President Hurley said “Canisius’ mission will persevere.” Click here to read the story.
Ian Day, vice president for enrollment management, spoke with Buffalo News Reporter Jay Rey for an article about how the COVID-19 crisis is making college decisions much harder for students. Click here to read the story.
The American Institute of CPAs announced earlier this week that Canisius alumnus Donald R. Hymers Jr. ’18, MBAA ’19 is a 2019 recipient of the Elijah Watt Sells Award. To qualify for the award, CPA candidates must obtain a cumulative average score above 95.5 across all four sections of the uniform CPA examination, pass all four sections on their first attempt and have completed testing in 2019. More than 75,000 individuals sat for the 2019 CPA exam. Hymers was one of only 133 candidates who met the criteria to receive the Elijah Watt Sells Award. Only three individuals from New York institutions received this award, representing Canisius College, Columbia University and New York University.
Hymers is part of the assurance staff at EY LLP in Buffalo, NY. He earned his undergraduate and master’s degrees in accounting from Canisius. He is the second Canisius alumnus to receive this prestigious award. In 2016, the American Institute of CPAs conferred the Elijah Watt Sells Award upon Paige Burkard ’15, MBA ’16.
The Golden Griffin Fund team had another great run this year at the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute Research Challenge.
On Tuesday evening, the team learned it finished in the top 10 out of more than 600 universities that competed in the Americas Regional Finals. Despite the terrific standing, the team came in just shy of advancing to the Global Finals. Still, Canisius remains one of only two universities – in the world – to reach the Regional Finals five out of the last six years. And certainly, that is something to be commended.