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Canisius in the News

Assistant Professor of Economics Julie Anna Golebiewski, PhD, weighed in with The BuffalNews about the shift in the Western New York economy as a result of the coronavirus.

Click here to read more.

Robert Klump, director of the Raichle Pre-Law Center at Canisius and expert in U.S. Supreme Court history, commented on the first day of Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation hearing to the Supreme Court during an interview with WBEN-AM Radio 930. Klump discussed the political strategies and potential technical difficulties this hearing could bring with videoconferencing.

Click here to read the article and listen to the interview.

Submitted by: College Communications

Building Community and A Sense of Belonging


A number of college offices and student organizations have been thinking about ways to educate the campus, promote dialogue and offer opportunities for individuals to become involved on campus and in the community. This involvement is particularly important given the current social and political environment. A group of students, staff and faculty have worked together to develop some programs and initiatives designed to build community and create a sense of belonging (see below).

We encourage you to share these opportunities with colleagues and students in your office and/or department. Faculty members may also encourage student reflection through extra credit. We would also like student organizations, resident assistants, graduate assistants and others to consider attending events with members of their clubs, residents in their buildings or classmates in their undergraduate or graduate programs.

Students, staff and faculty can register for opportunities below. For more information on all events, visit Campus Life.

  • Students, staff and faculty can register here for the Ignatian Family Teach-in for Justice. The deadline to register is Wednesday, October 14.
  • Students can register here for the Race Project. The deadline to register is Sunday, October 18.

Programs are offered in partnership with the ALANA Student Center, Borders & Migration, Campus Ministry, Center for Urban Education, Contemporary Writers Series, Immersion East Side, New Buffalo Institute, New Student Orientation, Office Diversity & Inclusion, Office of Mission & Identity, Student Life, Urban Leadership Learning Community (ULLC) and the U.S.A. Diversity Committee.

Submitted by: Fatima Rodriguez Johnson, associate dean, Diversity & Inclusion

Race in Ancient Greece


The Institute for Classical and Medieval Studies (ICMS) has invited Joseph Skinner, PhD, of Newcastle University (UK), to speak on Racial Thinking in Ancient Greece. This talk, part of ICMS’s Tea & Talk series, will be held via ZOOM, Friday, October 16 at 2:00 p.m.

Skinner’s research focuses on the history of ethnographic thought and the origins and nature of Greek identity. He also looks at the broader theme of contact and interaction between Greeks and non-Greeks.

Email for the ZOOM meeting passcode. The event is open and free to the public. See the poster above for more information. We hope you will join us!

Submitted by: Kristina Laun, social media & website administrator, ICMS

Virtual Service Week in October

The campus community is invited to join The New Buffalo Institute for Virtual Service Week October 19-23. Each day has a theme and includes opportunities to engage in service, advocate for change, enjoy a community partner spotlight or make a donation. Film screenings and educational resources are featured.

All service is virtual, so share your work by posting and tagging us on Facebook (New Buffalo Institute- Canisius College), Instagram (@newbuffaloinstitute) or Twitter (@NBICanisius). Use the hashtags: #servicechallenge, #VSW2020 or #CanisiusCollegeVSW. Images can be Emailed to

Click here to register and learn more.

Submitted by: Mary Rockwell, PhD, director, The New Buffalo Institute


Borders and Migrations Event

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The Borders and Migration Initiative will host a virtual screening of “Unsettled” on Tuesday, October 20 at 7:00 p.m.  Follow the journey of two LGBTQ refugees and asylum seekers resettling in the U.S. live question and answer period with two subjects of the film and local activists will follow the screening.

Click here to RSVP. Those who register will receive an Email containing an online access code to the screening.

Please see the poster above for more information.

Submitted by: Richard D. Reitsma, PhD, chair, associate professor of spanish, department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures