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I’m saddened to share that Professor Emeritus Richard E. Stanton, PhD, passed away on August 23. He was 91 years old.

Dr. Stanton came to Canisius in 1957 as an assistant professor of chemistry and achieved emeritus status in 1996.  During nearly four decades at Canisius, he was an advocate and mentor, and shared his love of science with thousands of students.

Respected by his peers, Dr. Stanton was a leading researcher in theoretical chemistry. Credited for the concept of “kinetic balance,” he was a frequent contributor to scientific journals. He served as a member of the American Chemical Society, the American Physical Society and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Dr. Stanton earned a bachelor’s degree in chemistry summa cum laude from Niagara University, a master’s degree from the University of Notre Dame and completed his doctorate in theoretical chemistry from Notre Dame in 1957.

For more information, find Dr. Stanton’s obituary here. Please keep Dr. Stanton, his family and friends in your prayers.

Submitted by:  Sara R. Morris, PhD, vice president, Academic Affairs