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Accolades for Eric Gansworth’s Newest Book

Canisius English and Creative Writing Professor Eric Gansworth released his newest book, Apple: Skin to the Core, on Tuesday, October 6. The book was recently selected to the 2020 National Book Award Longlist for Young People’s Literature. The National Book Awards are presented annually by the National Book Foundation, a nonprofit organization that celebrates the best literature in America and works to ensure that books have a prominent place in American culture.

Apple: Skin to the Core is Gansworth’s 12th book and third young adult novel.  

Click here to read more about it.

Submitted by: College Communications

Latest IAR Clinical Trial Finds Outpatient Treatment Highly Effective for Children with Autism

Researchers at the Institute for Autism Research (IAR) at Canisius College just published results of a four-year clinical trial that found an innovative outpatient treatment (MAXout) to be highly effective for higher-functioning children with autism spectrum disorder (HFASD). Findings from the outpatient clinical trial, just published in the Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, provided strong support for the effectiveness of MAXout for children with HFASD.

Click here to read more about the study’s finding.

Submitted by: College Communications

Conversations on Jesuit Higher Education

Conversations on Jesuit Higher Education presents a nine-part series on the 2020 U.S. election.

Below are the links to the first four parts of the series. Click on each to read more.

Look to Saint Ignatius for Help with Tough Conversations
Jenny Smulson
Vice President of Government Relations
Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities

It’s Our Time, Now
Paola Rodriguez
Psychology major, Class of 2021
Rockhurst University

Voting Should Not Be a Private Action
Michael Rozier, SJ
Assistant Professor of Health Management and Policy
Saint Louis University

On Communal Discernment and the Voting Booth
Stephanie Ann Y. Puen
PhD candidate in Theological Ethics
Fordham University

Additional pieces will be available, such as perspectives on the election from Black theology, non-violent spirituality and contemporary political life, mental illness as an often overlooked social justice issue, the civic virtues of Gen Z, and the promise of restorative justice in the post-election context.

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

Makerspace LEGO Hogwarts Castle Returns!

Slide1.jpegThe Fine Arts Department invites students to continue to construct a LEGO Hogwarts Castle as part of Makerspace activities. This latest event occurs today, Wednesday, October 7 in the Library from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Makerspace is a place where students can create physical or digital items in common work spaces, using shared resources and equipment. Makerspaces are meant to be a mechanism for encouraging students to explore and learn outside the classroom.

To learn more about this event, Email Professor Yvonne Widenor at

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


October is Cybersecurity Month

October is Cybersecurity month.

The campus seems to get a different phishing threat daily. Please be diligent in choosing what messages you respond to.  Do not send personal cell phone numbers and other information that Emails request, even if it appears to be from someone on campus.

If the large red banner is on the message and it says it is from a campus person, it is probably NOT. Look carefully at the actual Email address. It may be a G-mail or off-campus address.

Anyone can create an Email address with a familiar name in it, such as Do not respond to these messages. Instead, use the assigned Canisius Email address.

These scammers can use acquired cell phone numbers to send text messages as well. Click here for ways to avoid this.

For added protection, the Department of Homeland Security offers some great information on safe cyber practices here.

As always if you have any questions, comments or concerns please contact the ITS Help Desk at 888-8340, Email to or visit

Submitted by: Scott Clark, director, User Services/ITS