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Canisius in the News

Former Canisius President John J. Hurley recently offered his perspective on the protests happening on college campuses nationwide. He spoke on the morning show of WBEN-AM Radio 930. He later appeared on WGRZ-TV Channel 2 with Maryalice Demler.

Separate from his appearances on this topic, Hurley penned a “My View” column, which ran in the April 28 edition of The Buffalo News. In it, Hurley outlined how, in his view, the U.S. is focused on addressing the symptoms of migration but not the causes. Click here to read the story.

Submitted by: University Communications

The Dome Takes an Abbreviated Break

The Office of University Communications will be ‘pausing’ publication of The Dome beginning later next week.

The employee E-letter will not publish next Friday, May 10 or Monday, May 13. The Dome will resume its normal schedule on Wednesday, May 15. As always, submissions for The Dome are due by 2:00 p.m. on the day prior to publication.

Please contact the Communications Office with any questions about this abbreviated break.

Submitted by: University Communications

Margulis to Receive Distinguished Faculty Award

The Canisius University Alumni Association will confer its Kenneth L. Koessler Distinguished Faculty Award upon Susan W. Margulis, PhD, professor of animal behavior, ecology and conservation (ABEC) and biology, and program director of the undergraduate anthrozoology program. Presented at the university’s Awards Ceremony on Friday, May 17 at 2 pm in the Montante Cultural Center, the Distinguished Faculty Award recognizes teaching excellence and outstanding contributions to the academic world.

Margulis came to Canisius in 2009 as an assistant professor of biology and ABEC. She served as chair of ABEC from 2016 – 2022. Margulis was named professor of ABEC in 2018 and program director of the undergraduate anthrozoology program in 2022. Margulis helped develop the minors in conservation and environmental sustainability, the major in anthrozoology and the new master’s program in informal education.

A primatologist who has been working in the zoo field for many years, Margulis’ research focuses primarily on applied, zoo-based research questions. She spends significant time supervising individual undergraduate students doing research and many Canisius students have served as co-authors on publications, several in the first author role. She shares her love for primatology with her students as director of the Team Ape research group, comprised of students who collect behavioral data at the Buffalo Zoo.

Read more here.

Submitted by:  University Communications

Feast of the Ascension

Next Thursday, May 9, is the Feast of the Ascension of the Lord, a holy day of obligation. Christ the King Chapel will offer three Masses that day:  12:05, 5:15 and 7:00 p.m.

The Feast marks the return of Jesus after his Resurrection appearances to heaven and his commissioning of his Apostles to bring the Gospel to all people. It is a major observance during the Fifty Days of the Easter Season and prepares us for the coming Feast of Pentecost.

Submitted by: Rev. Fred Betti, SJ, chaplain, Mission and Ministry

Summer Courses Tips

If you are teaching a summer course this year, hear are a few things to check.

  1. Check that the Start Date Starts at the appropriate time
    • All summer courses, regardless if they start in session one or session two, open up at the end of May
    • First 6-week, 10-week, and 12-week sessions begin on May 20th
    • First 5-week session begins on May 28th
    • Summer session two (second 5-week and 6-week courses) starts on July 1st
  2. Check that the End Date does not end before your course is supposed to end.
    • June 29th is when the first 5-Week and 6-Week courses end
    • July 29th is when the 10-Week session ends
    • August 3rd is when the second 5-week session ends
    • August 9th is when the second 6-week and 12-week sessions end
  3. Keep in mind important holidays over the summer
    • May 27th, Memorial Day, No Classes
    • June 19th, Juneteenth, No In-Person or Synchronous Online Classes
    • July 4th, Independence Day, No In-Person or Synchronous Online Classes
    • July 5th, President’s Holiday, No In-Person Classes

Follow this tutorial to change Course Start and End Dates. Other tutorials about D2L are available on the D2L Self-Paced Training for Faculty and Staff Wiki page.

For additional important dates, such as when session grades are due, please see the Canisius Academic Calendar.

Submitted by: Tyler Kron-Piatek, Instructional Designer, COLI