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Trivia Tuesday

The campus community is invited to watch The Dome for special “Trivia Tuesdays,” which will be published in every Tuesday edition throughout the summer. The first person to respond to with the correct answer will win Canisius “swag.” Additionally, once a month on Tuesdays, 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 Tuesday of each week along with the correct trivia answer.

This week’s special giveaway question is: In which profession did Canisius President John J. Hurley ’78 work, prior to returning to alma mater in 1997 to become vice president for college relations?

Summer Handzlik, director, Canisius Fund

Congratulations to Summer Handzlik, director of the Canisius Fund, who is the winner of last week’s Trivia Tuesday contest. Summer is a frequent player of our Trivia Tuesday contests. We’ll have some Canisius swag waiting for her when the campus returns to normal operations. Thanks for playing!

Last week’s Trivia Tuesday question was:

In what year was the Canisius College Sports Hall of Fame established:

a. 1960

b. 1973

c. 1963

d. 1959

The correct answer was: (c) 1963

Submitted by: College Communications

Canisius in the News

WBEN Radio (930AM) interviewed Canisius President John Hurley on Monday, July 13 about how the college is preparing for in-person learning when classes resume in the fall. Click here to listen to the full interview.

President Hurley was also one of several college and university presidents interviewed by WGRZ-TV Channel 2 Reporter Jackie Roberts on July 9, for a story about preparations to welcome students back to class in the fall. Click here to watch the story.

Submitted by: College Communications

A Conversation with Dr. Anthony Fauci and Georgetown Students


Anthony Fauci, MD, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health and a member of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, will join Georgetown University students for an update on the COVID-19 pandemic, a consideration of its implications for public policy, and a candid conversation about the unique risks and responsibilities young people have in mitigating the spread of COVID-19.

The inherent uncertainty of a global pandemic, combined with the evolving and changing understanding of the disease and the effectiveness of potential interventions, present a unique challenge for policymakers. The situation is further complicated by the significant spread of misinformation and disinformation on social media, making it difficult to rally support around necessary policies. As one of the most visible leaders in public health, Fauci brings years of experience and deep expertise to global and national efforts to combat COVID-19.

This event is co-sponsored by Georgetown’s Global Health Initiative, Institute of Politics and Public Service at the McCourt School of Public Policy (GU Politics), the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law and the Kalmanovitz Initiative on Labor and the Working Poor.

The virtual conversation will take place today, Tuesday, July 14 at 4:00 p.m. (EST) and will be moderated by the Global Health Initiative’s John Monahan and GU Politics’ Mo Elleithee.

Participants may view the livestream on GU Politics’ social media channels (Facebook and Twitter) and on the Global Health Initiative’s website.

Submitted by: Sarah Signorino, director, Office of Mission & Identity


As part of an initiative by museum directors at Jesuit colleges and universities to keep collections open to the community during the pandemic, Canisius College’s Studio Art Galleries Director and Professor Yvonne Widenor, contributed information about a painting that was on view last semester on campus. “Arcadia” by Rev. Michael F. Tunney, SJ, was part of his “Home/Work” exhibit in the Peter A. and Mary Lou Vogt Gallery in the library in January and February 2020. Father Tunney is a Jesuit artist and rector at Fairfield University.

Submitted by: Yvonne K. Widenor, visiting assistant professor and director, Art History Program, Fine Arts Department, director and Studio Art Galleries director, ArtsCanisius

Storytelling in the Higher Education Classroom: Why It Matters

The journal College Teaching recently featured an article written by Canisius Professor M. Fernanda Astiz, PhD, from the Teacher Education Department.  The article, titled “Storytelling in the Higher Education Classroom: Why It Matters,” highlights the importance of sharing life stories with students in the classroom. 

Storytelling can aid with discussion surrounding pressing issues such as immigration and injustice, among others. Astiz writes that “storytelling is a humanizing practice which, if properly grounded in thought, can guide inquiry and foster critical thinking.” 

Click here to read the article in its entirety.

Submitted by: College Communications