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Canisius in the Everglades

Students from across the university joined Professors Jon Roth (Environmental Studies) and Jenn Lodi-Smith (Psychology) to explore the ecology of the Everglades and their own place in our global ecosystem this January as part of HON241/EVST300 – Ecology & Self.

Students learned more about themselves, the world around them, and how they can impact the environment for the benefit of nature and themselves. They will continue their learning throughout the semester in our local Buffalo-Niagara ecosystem. Look for their projects at Ignatian Scholarship Day!

Submitted by: Jennifer Lodi-Smith, Professor of Psychology and Jon Roth, Adjunct Professor of Environmental Studies

Chemistry Alumnus Receives Dual DDS/PhD Degrees

Chemistry alumnus Ben Swanson ’17 recently completed the dual DDS/PhD program in the School of Dentistry at the University of Michigan.  He’s now bringing a ‘clinician-engineer’ vision of scientific discovery and new technologies to clinical care.

His story is featured in the latest edition of UM Dentistry News.  Click here to read the article.

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


Pedestrian Safety

Please take note of the following pedestrian safety precautions and driver awareness:


  • Use the flashing crosswalk lights whenever they are available to use.
  • Pedestrians are to use sidewalks whenever they are safely available.
  • When sidewalks are unavailable, pedestrians must walk facing traffic as far to the left as possible.
  • Pedestrians must obey traffic signals and/or traffic officers.
  • Wear light colored clothing and add reflective material to increase your visibility at night.


  • Drivers! No cell phone use while driving! It can wait.
  • Drivers must stop for the flashing crosswalk lights when they are flashing.
  • Regardless of the right-of-way, the driver is required by law to take great care to avoid striking a pedestrian.

Submitted by: Matthew Moje, Safety Coordinator, Facilites