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Canisius in the News

Business First’s Lian Bunny reported on two of the college’s most popular advanced degree programs in the School of Education and Human Services, for a July 21 story. Bunny interviewed Lorrei DiCamillo, associate dean of the education school, about the Western New York Teacher Residency Program, which DiCamillo co-directs. Bunny also spoke with Meg Keller-Cogan, the program director for the college’s Educational Leadership and Administration Program. Click here to read the story.

Julie Anna Golebiewski, PhD, was interviewed twice in the past week by The Buffalo News. Reporter Jonathan Epstein spoke with the associate professor of economics and finance about the approval for an Amazon warehouse in the Town of Niagara. Click here to read the story.

Golebiewski also spoke with Reporter David Robinson for a story that examined why consumers hold the key to Buffalo Niagara’s economy, as hiring slows and prices soar. Click here to read the story.

Submitted by: College Communications

Denise Rotondo Among Power 200 Women

Kudos to Denise Rotondo, PhD, dean of the Richard J. Wehle School of Business, for earning a place on Business First’s list of “Power 200 Women.” The annual ranking identifies the region’s top female professionals who are helping to shape Western New York’s future, “day in and day out.”

This is the third time Rotondo has appeared on the “Power 200 Women” list.

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In Memoriam

Canisius College lost a dear colleague on July 18 when Professor Emeritus James J. McGoldrick, PhD, passed away.  He was 89. 

James spent nearly four decades at Canisius, teaching Russian (up until 1970) and German language, culture and literature.  He achieved emeritus status in 2001. 

James is best remembered for fostering German-American relations through his exemplary involvement and inspiration in the twinning of Buffalo and Dortmund in 1977.  He introduced an exchange agreement between Canisius College and the University of Dortmund in 1980 and soon after, secured internship opportunities for our German majors in Dortmund. Innumerable German and American students, from both cities, took advantage of this unique opportunity.  

For his efforts in advancing the friendship between Germany and the United States, James received the “German Federal Service Cross on a Sash” (“Bundesverdienstkreuz am Band”) in 1987.  It was conferred upon him by Germany’s then-president, Dr. Richard von Weizsäcker. 

James McGoldrick is survived by his wife, Rita, and six children.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. today, Wednesday, July 27, at St. Mark’s Church located at 401 Woodward Avenue. 

Requiescat in pace.

Submitted by: College Communications

Remembering Richard Uschold ’53

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered for Professor Emeritus of Mathematics Richard L. Uschold ’53, PhD, at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, August 6 in St. Christopher’s Church, located at 2660 Niagara Falls Blvd. in the Town of Tonawanda. Uschold passed away on March 27, 2022 at the age of 93.

He joined the Mathematics Department in 1956, and served as department chair for several years. Uschold earned his bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Canisius in 1953, a master’s degree in mathematics from the University of Notre Dame in 1955, and a PhD in mathematics from the University at Buffalo in 1963.  He served on the President’s Advisory Council, Academic Council, and as vice chair of the Faculty Senate. Richard earned two Bene Merenti awards (1976, 1996) given for 20 years of service to the college. He was awarded emeritus status in 1999.

Devoted to his students, he shared his passion for mathematics in the classroom. A mentor, he was faculty advisor to the Math Club.  Highly respected by his mathematics peers, Richard was a member of the American Math Society, Math Association of America, National Council of Teachers of Math, History of Science Society and Sigma Xi Scientific Research Honor Society.

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Counsel General of Republic of Poland Visits Canisius

The Permanent Chair of Polish Culture at Canisius College is hosting the Consul General of the Republic of Poland in New York City, Adrian Kubicki, for two events on August 15, 2022.  The Consul General will be speaking at the Science Commons on the Canisius College campus at 12:00 p.m., addressing the Polish Government’s perspective on the Russo-Ukraine War and the efforts to assist Ukrainian refugees in Poland. 

Light refreshment will be provided. 

The Science Commons is located at 1901 Main Street with parking available on Main Street as well as on the college campus. 

Appointed in 2020, Consul General Kubicki is a graduate of the University of Warsaw and completed his MA in foreign relations at Collegium Civitas.  Prior to joining the Polish foreign service in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, he worked as a journalist and with LOT Polish Airlines. 

At 4:00 p.m. on August 15, Consul General Kubicki will be the featured presenter at the re-dedication ceremony of the Polish Armed Forces Exhibit at the Buffalo and Erie County Naval and Military Park.  The ceremony will take place by the WWII Monument to Polish veterans or, in the event of inclement weather, at the Hangar.  The renovation of the Exhibit on the USS Little Rock is under the direction of Shane Stephenson, director of Museum Collections at the Naval Park and intern Matthew Opalinski, with assistance from Rachael Tempo, as well as the Polish Legacy Project.   

Funded by the Permanent Chair of Polish Culture at Canisius, thanks to a bequest from Stanley C. Blake, Veteran of the Polish Armed Forces and of the U.S. Air Force, this redesign and re-dedication memorializes the Polish Veterans who served in Poland’s Armed Forces in WWII, the first to fight Nazi aggression and Stanley C. Blake (Kazimierz Stanislaw Wojcik), Veteran of the Polish Armed Forces of WWII, Concentration Camp Survivor and Veteran of US Air Force.  The Chopin Singing Society will add their voices to the ceremony and political dignitaries will also be present. 

Attendees will have an opportunity to briefly visit the Exhibit after the ceremony.  Both events are free and open to the public.

Submitted by: Mary Lou Wyrobek, adjunct instructor