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Canisius in the News

Business First Reporter Dan Miner interviewed Economics Professor George Palumbo, PhD, about a public funding reckoning that may be on the horizon for Western New York, as a result of the coronavirus pandemic and economic fallout.  The article, titled “Democrats Control the White House and Congress; Here’s What that Means for Business in Buffalo,” can be read by clicking here. 

Submitted by: College Communications

WNY Refugee Film Festival

The third annual WNY Refugee Film Festival kicks off on Thursday, January 28 with the premiere of “Memory is Our Homeland.”  The film tells the little-known story of World War II Polish refugees in East Africa and features a director’s talk-back with the filmmaker, Jonathan Durand.

The WNY Refugee Film Festival is sponsored by Journey’s End Refugee Service.  This year’s event is virtual and donation-based. Information on the film and how to register can be found here. 

Submitted by: Sarah Signorino, director, Mission & Identity

A Winter Break Makerspace

The Art History program in the Fine Arts Department and the Griff Center for Student Success invite students, faculty and staff to join us for a virtual Makerspace on January 27, 2021 from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m   Makerspace is a place where students can create physical or digital items in common work spaces, using shared resources and equipment.  They’re aimed at encouraging students to explore and learn outside the classroom.  This Makerspace was open up to freshman students who are learning 100 percent remotely – but everyone is invited!

Supplies can be mailed to participants (e.g., coloring pages, colored pencils and markers) or they can join the Zoom meeting and work on their own projects. The event will require an invite. Please share with your students and encourage them to contact Professor Yvonne Widenor at to receive the invitation.

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


Mileage Rate for 2021

As of January 1, 2021 the IRS changed the mileage rate to .56 cents per mile. The change will be made to the travel expense report.

Submitted by: JoAnn Feary, office manager, Controller’s Office

Winter Faculty Development Week

This is the week that the Academic Affairs Office and the Center for Online Learning & Innovation are hosting the Winter Faculty Development series of workshops. These virtual sessions focus on resources and methods for teaching during and beyond the Covid-19 crisis. Topics range from step-by-step use of web-based toolsets for teaching and learning, to insights on how to best support our diverse students in our courses.

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from colleagues!

You can see and signup for sessions here.

Submitted by: Tyler Kron-Piatek, academic technologist, Center for Online Learning and Innovation