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Canisius in the News

Julie Anna Golebiewski, PhD, associate professor of economics, weighs in with The Buffalo News about how hiring in the Buffalo Niagara region turned sluggish as the Omicron variant raged.

Click here to read the story.

Submitted by: College Communications


There’s still time to sign up for the OFDC, which starts today, March 28th!

Updated for 2022, the OFDC (Online Faculty Development Course) offered by COLI is for full-time and part-time faculty, whether new to D2L, or experienced with technology for teaching. This five-week mini-course prepares instructors to teach online and hybrid courses. The OFDC provides many practical tips for teaching online but more importantly, helps faculty explore new pedagogies for active learning, social presence, and community in courses on the internet.

Additionally, the updated OFDC offers insights on what Regular and Substantive Interactions (RSI) are and how to incorporate RSI into your courses. It also includes information on Panopto, Canisius’s new video content management system, how it works, and how to best fit Panopto into your courses.

The OFDC can help professors craft engaging, interactive online experiences for students, either for all-online courses, or hybrid courses that feature limited use of the classroom. The course starts on March 28 and ends on April 29. To RSVP, please check out the COLI faculty development events hereWhile you are there, be sure to sign up for our Online Teaching and Learning Updates Workshops and Panopto Workshops too!

Griff Fair this Thursday

Griff Fair 2022, our annual full-time, part-time, summer job and internship fair is being held this Thursday, March 31 from 2:00 – 4:30 p.m. in Science Hall Commons.  The fair is open to all students of any major and class year, as well as alumni.  Please help us get a great student turnout this year!

Submitted by: Eileen Abbatoy, Director, Career Development, Griff Fair for Student Success


Community-Based Learning Coffee and Conversations

Join a special Coffee and Conversations discussion of Community-Based Learning opportunities with Mary Rockwell, director of the New Buffalo Institute, and Dr. Secil Ertorer, associate professor of sociology, on Tuesday, April 5 at 10am in the Faculty Lounge.       
In addition to this conversation, we have three more Coffee and Conversations scheduled for the spring semester:
·         Friday, April 22 at 9:00 a.m.
·         Tuesday, April 26 at 10:00 a.m.
·         Wednesday, May 4 at 9 a.m.
As with all our Coffee and Conversations opportunities for community connection, no RSVP is required and all are welcome. Don’t forget to stop by the Academic Affairs Office in Bagen 103 to pick up your Tim Horton’s voucher before you head over to the Faculty Lounge for our conversation!
Submitted by: Tyler Kron-Piatek, Academic Technologist, COLI

David G. Hangauer ’74, PhD, Awarded Jacob F. Schoellkopf Medal

David G. Hangauer ’74, PhD, is the 2021 recipient of the Jacob F. Schoellkopf Medal from the Western New York Section of the American Chemical Society (WNY ACS).  The Schoellkopf Medal, named in honor of chemical industry entrepreneur Jacob F. Schoellkopf, is the oldest ACS local section award in the nation.  The award recognizes a member of the WNY ACS for their accomplishments and their continuing achievements in the chemical sciences.  Prof. Hangauer is the 91st recipient of the Schoellkopf Medal, awarded to him “in recognition of his visionary work on the discovery of cancer therapies and his entrepreneurial impact of the advancement of the pharmaceutical industry in the region.”  The award will presented on April 12, 2022, following a dinner at the Hotel Lafayette.

Prof. Hangauer earned a BS in chemistry from Canisius College in 1974.  He completed his PhD in natural product synthesis at the University at Buffalo in 1980. After, he worked as a medicinal chemist at Merck in Rahway, NJ.  In 1989, he accepted a position at the University at Buffalo as Associate Professor of Medicinal Chemistry. At UB, his laboratory developed a new technology for the discovery of protein kinase inhibitors.  Also while at UB, Prof. Hangauer started three biotech companies: Arpida, Hypnion, and Athenex, where he invented two of Athenex’s oncology drugs, KX01 and KX02.  He has also consulted for many biotech and pharmaceutical companies in the US, Europe, and Asia.  Prof. Hangauer is an inventor on 80 patents and the author of 60 peer reviewed publications.  He has received numerous awards, including the New York State Research Foundation Outstanding Inventor Award (2002), the Canisius College Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry James H. Crowdle Award for Distinction in Chemistry (2006), the Niagara Frontier 2007 Inventor of the Year Award, and the 2012 University at Buffalo Faculty Entrepreneur of the Year Award.  Hangauer supports undergraduate summer research in chemistry at Canisius with his annual funding of the Frank Dinan Research Scholars, in honor of Professor Emeritus Frank Dinan.

Submitted by: Phil Sheridan, professor and chair, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry