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Associate Professor of Economics and Finance Julie Anna Golebiewski, PhD, spoke with The Buffalo News for two stories related to Buffalo Niagara’s unemployment rate increases due to loss of summer jobs. Read the September 16 story here and the September 19 story here.


Celebration of Service 2023

The Human Resources Department is pleased to invite faculty and staff to support and celebrate all honorees for their service to Canisius University at the 2023 Celebration of Service on Thursday, September 28 at 3:00 p.m. in Grupp Fireside Lounge. Please RSVP here by Thursday, September 21 if you would like to attend. We hope you can make it!

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Submitted by: Bethany Voorhees, executive associate, President’s Office

Canisius Commemorates Constitution Day

The Frank G. Raichle Pre-Law Center and the Political Science Department at Canisius University will welcome former New York State Attorney General Dennis Vacco to campus on Tuesday, September 26 at 6:00 pm in the Grupp Fireside Lounge, Richard E. Winter Student Center.  Vacco will analyze and critique the criminal charges brought against former President Donald Trump by Special Counsel Jack Smith in federal court and by district attorneys in Manhattan and Atlanta in state court.

The event, which is free and open to the public, commemorates Constitution Day 2023, a day on which colleges and universities, as mandated by federal law, recognize and celebrate the signing of the United States Constitution in Philadelphia on September 17, 1787.

Vacco, a partner at Lippes Mathias LLP, also served as United States Attorney for the Western District of New York.

Professor Robert Klump, director of the Frank G. Raichle Pre-Law Center, will comment on the theory that Trump is constitutionally disqualified from serving as president under the insurrection clause of the 14th Amendment.

Desmond Society board member and adjunct professor Stacey Moar, Esq., will moderate the event.

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Submitted by: Robert Klump, director, Raichle Pre-Law Center

COPE Offers New Programs

L to R – Shareen Alom, Colleen Lauer, Cerrwida Brown

The Canisius Opportunity Programs for Education (COPE) has been providing support to students from underrepresented backgrounds since 1970.  The department currently houses the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Service Scholarship, the Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP), and Academic Talent Search, which serve a combined 800 students annually.

Canisius is excited to add two new programs to the department; the Foster Youth College Success Initiative and the Upward Bound Math & Science program.

The Foster Youth College Success Initiative (FYCSI) provides financial and academic support to New York State residents who received foster care, were orphan, or a ward of the court at the age of 13 or older. Funds may be used toward tuition, books, housing, etc. The FYCSI program is open to all students.  For more information, please contact Fatima Rodriguez Johnson at

Upward Bound Math & Science Program (UBMS), is a federally funded TRIO program serving 60 students at MST High School in Buffalo.  UBMS offers academic and cultural activities throughout the year.  Participants receive academic advising, tutoring services, and assistance with the college admissions process.  Originally housed at Medaille University, UBMS joined the Canisius community in June and hosted a summer program for 30 students in grades 9 -12. Located on the first floor of Horan O’Donnell, UBMS will provide after school programming Monday-Friday, from 3:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

In addition to welcoming UBMS students, we would also like to recognize our new colleagues, Shahreen Alom, director; Colleen Lauer, college advisor and Cerrwida Brown, academic advisor.  If you would like to learn more about Upward Bound, please email or stop by Horan O’Donnell, room 102.

Submitted by: Fatima Rodriguez Johnson, Associate Dean for Diversity & Inclusion, Academic Affairs