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ICMS Third Annual Banchich Lecture in Classics

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Noel Lenski, PhD, professor of classics and history at Yale University, will be the guest speaker for the third annual Thomas M. Banchich Lecture in Classics on Wednesday, April 7. Lenski specializes in the Roman Empire during late antiquity. He has published extensively on the topic and particularly on the history of slavery in the late Roman and early medieval eras.

His talk, titled “Did Christianity Have an Impact on the Practice of Ancient Slavery?” will take place at 7:00 p.m. via Zoom. The lecture is free and open to the public. Click here to register.

The event is co-sponsored by the Institute for Classical and Medieval Studies (ICMS) and the Canisius Classics Department.

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

Covid-19 Training Reminder

As part of the ongoing commitment to keeping everyone safe on campus, we are requesting that faculty and staff complete the course “Your Campus and Covid-19: The Road Back.”

The course takes approximately 25 minutes to complete and we ask that you complete the training by Thursday, April 1.

To begin training, please go to You need to use Firefox or Chrome to successfully access this link.

Enter your login credentials.

  • Username: Your Canisius Email address
  • Password: Canisius21! The first time you log in, the system will prompt you to reset your temporary password and set a security question.
  • You will receive a confirmation email upon successful completion of each course which should arrive in just a few minutes of completion. If it does not register immediately, you can follow the steps listed here to ensure you receive it.

If you have any issues with sign-in or accessing the courses, visit the Support Portal at or click any Support Portal link on the site.

You may also wish to test your configuration to ensure your computer meets all system requirements.

All other questions should be directed to Bethany Voorhees at

Thank you for your participation. Stay safe and well!

Submitted by: Linda M. Walleshauser, associate vice president, Human Resources and Compliance

Canisius in the News

Canisius Economics Professor Julie Anna Golebiewski, PhD, was quoted in a Buffalo News article by reporter David Robinson regarding the current economic status in Western New York. Click here to read the article.

Submitted by: College Communications

President Hurley Announces HECap Grant for Science Hall

President Hurley Announces $4.4 Million HECap Award for Science Hall

President Hurley formally announced that Canisius received a $4,398,329 million Higher Education Capital Matching Grant (HECap) from New York State on Friday, March 26 in Science Hall Commons. The grant will help fund the construction of classrooms and laboratory facilities on the second level of Science Hall.

The HECap program is a competitive grant program that provides critical matching funds to private college campuses, enabling them to build, renovate and renew facilities. 

“We are pleased to be among the institutions to receive a HECap grant and thank our New York State representatives for their continued support of this critical program,” said President John J. Hurley. “Science Hall has become a hub of collaborative academic programming and a resource enjoyed by the community.  This grant will help fund the complete renovation of the second level of Science Hall – an additional 60,000 square feet of classroom and laboratory space – further enhancing our stellar Biology and Pre-med programs and the unique and nationally-recognized undergraduate Animal Behavior, Ecology, and Conservation (ABEC) and graduate Anthrozoology programs.”

Following the announcement, New York State Senator Sean Ryan, who was in attendance, enjoyed a tour of the new PA lab space in Science Hall.

Read more here or click above to watch the announcement.

Submitted by: College Communications