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Canisius in the News

Investigative Post Reporter Jim Heaney referenced the latest edition of WNY Economic News in his November 11 story titled “Record Low Employment in Buffalo Niagara.” The article examines the regaining of jobs in the region, projects a full recovery is “years away” and indicates some economic sectors “may never fully rebound.” Click here to read the full story. Heaney also reported his story on WGRZ-TV Channel 2.

WNY Economic News provides analysis and forecasts of economic trends in the Buffalo Niagara Falls metropolitan areas and contrasts these trends with those in New York State and the nation. It is prepared and published by Economics Professors George Palumbo, PhD; Mark Zaporowski, PhD; and Assistant Economics Professor Julie Anna Golebiewski, PhD, who has been busy speaking with the media about the local economy.

Buffalo News Reporter David Robinson interviewed Golebiewski for a story in the Thursday, November 12 edition titled “As Covid Surges, the Buffalo Niagara Economy is at a Crossroads.” Click here to read the article.

Submitted by: College Communications

Journalism Professor Receives “Best American Essays” Honor

Best american cover.jpgDan Higgins, assistant professor of journalism in the Communications Department, learned this month that his 2019 essay “Coffee with the Man Who Used to Be My Wife,” was listed as a “Notable Nonfiction Essay of 2019” in the Best American Essays 2020 anthology.

Higgins’ piece was published in The New York Times in September of 2019.

Best American Essays honors about 150 essays each year. These essays are selected from thousands published in literary journals, newspapers, magazines and websites.

Submitted by: Dan Higgins, assistant professor, Journalism

Virtual Solidarity on Tap with Sr. Peggy O’Neill

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Join the Ignatian Solidarity Network’s virtual Solidarity on Tap with Sr. Peggy O’Neill, HON ’12 on Wednesday, November 18 at 9:00 p.m. EST. Sr. O’Neill is founder of Centro Arte Para la Paz in El Salvador. She’ll present a conversation on radical hope.

Click here to RSVP.

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

Virtual Posadas and Advent Simplicity Challenge

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The Ignatian Solidarity Network will offer two virtual Advent resources, a Virtual Posadas and an Advent Simplicity Challenge. Both programs will run through the Advent season.

Click here for information and registration information.

Sarah Signorino, director, Office of Mission & Identity

Challenges of the Covid-19 Era for Jesuit Higher Education

The disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic have posed significant challenges for nearly every aspect of Jesuit institutions of higher education. But how has this crisis affected the teaching and learning processes, especially the pursuit of an integral formation through a Jesuit higher education?

The International Association of Jesuit Universities (IAJU) will discuss this question at its inaugural webinar on Wednesday, November 25.

Click here for more information on the webinar.

Click here to register.

Michael Garanzini, SJ, secretary of higher education, Society of Jesus
Philip Geister, SJ, president, Kircher Network

Mark Bosco, SJ, vice president for mission integration, Georgetown University
Stella Porto, Knowledge, Innovation and Communication Division, Inter- American Development Bank
Javier Nó, dean, Universidad Loyola Andalucía
Sylvia Schmelkes, vicepresident, Universidad Iberoamericana México

Susana Di Trolio, executive director, Kircher Network

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