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Dr. Steve Chanderbhan (right) is pictured alongside host Ken Jennings on the set of Jeopardy!

Answer: This popular Canisius philosophy professor and St. Thomas Aquinas scholar appeared on “Jeopardy,” last week.

Question: Who is Steve Chanderbhan, PhD?

That’s right. Chanderbhan put forth a valiant effort on America’s favorite quiz show. For those who missed it, he had the last Daily Double under the $1,200 clue and his correct answer landed him in 2nd place, behind champ Amy Schneider.

Way to make #CanisiusProud Steve!

Submitted by: College Communications

Canisius in the News

Robert Klump, director of the Raichle Pre-Law Center and adjunct professor of political science, provided perspective to reporter Jay Moran from WBFO-FM 88.7 Radio, about Governor Kathy Hochul’s proposal in her State of the State address, that term limits be imposed upon statewide elected officials, including the governor, lieutenant governor and controller positions. Her proposal would require amending the New York State Constitution. the call for

Click here to listen to the story.

Spectrum News 1 interviewed Mary Rockwell, PhD, director of the New Buffalo Institute, about a workshop the college recently hosted to garner feedback from community stakeholders about the Jefferson Avenue streetscape project. Click here to read the story.

Emeritus Professor of Political Science Peter J. Galie, PhD, weighed in with PolitiFact about whether New York Governor Kathy Hochul can be considered an interim governor, as some of her opponents have referred to her. The story, titled “Suozzi is Calling Hochul an ‘Interim Governor’ – That’s Wrong” can be read by clicking here.

Submitted by: College Communications

Canisius Receives $500,000 Grant from Oishei Foundation

Canisius received a $500,000 grant from The John R. Oishei Foundation to support the completion of Science Hall.

“The college is proceeding with its strategic vision to create a modern, urban campus connected to its community,” said Canisius President John J. Hurley.  “The completion of Science Hall is key to that vision and our commitment to academic excellence and we are extremely grateful to the Oishei Foundation for this generous gift to help make this happen.”

The $17.6 million Science Hall project includes development of 60,000 square feet of classroom, laboratory and office space on the second floor to house three of Canisius’ highest enrolled undergraduate majors – biology and animal behavior, ecology and conservation (ABEC). This final phase will be completed over the next two years.

Read more here.

Submitted by College Communications

Canisius Accepted into U.S. Cyber Command Academic Engagement Network

Canisius was accepted into the United States Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM) Academic Engagement Network (AEN).  U.S. Cyber Command collaborates with academia to engage the future workforce, increase cyber-applied research, expand cyber-focused analytic partnerships and enrich strategic cyber dialogue. 

“We are extremely proud to be accepted into the Command’s Academic Engagement Network,” said Jeffrey J. McConnell, PhD, professor and program director of Computer Science and interim program director of Cybersecurity.  “This partnership will provide excellent collaborative opportunities for our students and faculty through direct engagement with the Command.”

Read more here.

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Historian’s Book Wins Recognition

Choice magazine named Dr. Bruce Dierenfield’s co-authored book, Disability Rights and Religious Liberty in Education: The Story Behind Zobrest v. Catalina Foothills School District, an “Outstanding Academic Title” for 2021. This book was published by the University of Illinois Press as part of its Disability Histories series.

Dierenfield, a professor emeritus of history, has written seven books and received several other awards and prizes for his scholarship.

Submitted by: Bruce Dierenfield, professor emeritus, History