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Canisius in the News

Bob Klump, director of the Raichle Pre-Law Center, was interviewed on Wednesday May, 4 on WBEN-AM RadioHe appeared on A New Morning with Susan Rose and Brian Mazurowski, to discuss the leaked SCOTUS draft report, the impact on justices and changes to how future draft reports are disseminated.

To listen to the full show on WBEN-AM Radio, click here. 

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PA Studies Grant

The Physician Assistant (PA) Studies program is a recipient of a $4,000 health equity grant from Interfaith America (IA).  The college will use the grant for curriculum development in the PA Studies program.

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The Spark Bird Project

In collaboration with several bird conservation organizations, Canisius announced today the launch of The Spark Bird Project. Jenn Lodi-Smith, PhD, professor of psychology and assistant vice president for academic affairs is leading The Spark Bird Project with ornithological consultation from Sara R. Morris, PhD, professor of biology and vice president for academic affairs. 

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To participate in The Spark Bird Project or read the spark bird stories of others, visit www.spark-bird.orgStories and findings from the study will be shared with the Roger Tory Peterson Institute, Hog Island Audubon Camp and the WNY Young Birder Club, which are partnering with Canisius on The Bird Spark Project. 

Submitted by: Jenn Lodi-Smith, PhD, professor, psychology; assistant vice president, Academic Affairs

Canisius in the News

As part of Autism Awareness Month, the Canisius IAR team was featured in the US Department of Education’s IES blog (Inside IES Research) for its series of grant-funded studies.  Jenn Lodi-Smith is part of the current studies. To read more about the studies on IES, click here.

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Canisius Commencement Ceremonies

Canisius President John J. Hurley will preside over his final commencement ceremonies this month, as his tenure at the college comes to a close on June 30.  Graduate commencement is scheduled for Wednesday, May 18 at 7:00 p.m. in the Koessler Athletic Center (KAC).  Undergraduate commencement is scheduled for Saturday, May 21, also in the KAC. The college will host two undergraduate ceremonies on this day to better accommodate all graduates and their families.  Commencement for the College of Arts and Sciences will take place at 10:30 a.m.  Ceremonies for the School of Education and Human Services and the Wehle School of Business will follow at 1:30 p.m.  

In addition to the conferral of formal degrees upon graduates, each commencement ceremony will include a student speaker address and the conferral of honorary degrees and awards.  Among those individuals receiving an honorary degree, in absentia, is Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. Additional individuals receiving honorary doctorate degrees during Canisius commencement ceremonies are: 

Erik Brady ’76, retired sportswriter for USA Today and contributing columnist for The Buffalo News; 

Robert J. Butler, PhD, professor emeritus of English and longtime director of the All-College Honors program at Canisius; 

Myron, MD and Joyce Glick, founders of the Jericho Road Community Health Center in Buffalo, a Federally Qualified Health Center; 

Nancy Nielsen, MD, PhD, clinical professor at the University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and past president of the American Medical Association; 

George Scott, president of the Colored Musicians Club in Buffalo; and 

Hon. Shirley Troutman, associate judge of the New York Court of Appeals.  

In addition to the conferral of honorary degrees, the Canisius College Alumni Association will bestow its LaSalle Medal upon two graduates. The LaSalle Medal is awarded to alumni whose contributions have advanced the interests of alma mater.  This year’s LaSalle Medal recipients are:

Lee C. Wortham ’79, who recently concluded seven years as a member of the Board of Trustees, including four (2017 – 2021) as chair.

Anthony M. Masiello ’69, HON ’96, former mayor of Buffalo and member of the Canisius College Board of Trustees, for which he helps formulate and recommend policy to President John Hurley.

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