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Canisius and UB 3+2 Program

Highly motivated Canisius College students, who want to build on their undergraduate education with top-notch social work training, will be able to accelerate their course of study by completing both their BA or BS in psychology and the MSW in approximately five years under a new agreement between Canisius College and the University at Buffalo School of Social Work.

This recently signed cooperative agreement, newly announced by UB School of Social Work Dean Keith Alford and Canisius Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences Thomas A. Chambers, marks the first time that the UB School of Social Work partnered with a private college to offer a 3+2 program.The 3+2 Program is open to Canisius students who, by the completion of their third year of enrollment at the college, complete a minimum of 90 credits, including the common core and psychology major requirements. Canisius students interested in the 3+2 Program will be provided with individual academic advisement during the completion of the three-year degree plan. 

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Submitted by: College Communications

John Rowe Gift to Science Hall

The college recently received a $1 million gift from long-time benefactors John W. Rowe ’66, HON ’02, MD and Valerie A. Rowe, PhD.   The gift will be used to support the development of Science Hall.  John Rowe is the Julius B. Richmond professor at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health in the Department of Health Policy and Management. Valerie Rowe is a retired associate professor at Fordham University’s School of Education. 

Click here to read more about this significant gift and how it will be used.   

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Frank G. Raichle Lecture Set for April 11

The Canisius College Frank G. Raichle Lecture Series on Law in American Society  welcomes Randy E. Barnett to campus on Monday, April 11 at 7:15 p.m. in the Regis Room,  located on the second floor of the Richard E. Winter ’42 Student Center. The event, titled “Is the U.S. a Democracy or a Republic (and Why Does it Matter),” is free and open to the public. A  question and answer session will follow Barnett’s lecture.  

Randy Barnett is the Patrick Hotung Professor of Constitutional Law at the Georgetown  University Law Center, where he teaches constitutional law and contracts, and serves as faculty  director of the Georgetown Center for the Constitution.

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BRRT Offers Opportunities for Education and Interaction

The Bias Resource and Response Team (BRRT) has been hard at work creating opportunities for education, dialogue, and interaction to support a positive campus climate. The BRRT, comprised of students, staff and faculty, developed the following offerings for the campus community:

The following workshops are available upon request for campus offices, departments, classes and student organizations.  Please contact Bennie D. Williams, assistant dean of students and director of the Multicultural Center at    

  • Microaggressions
  • Identity
  • Implicit Bias

New this year, Canisius Conversations offers an opportunity to bring the community together to discuss topics and issues related to inclusion. The first “Conversation,” titled “Do You Know Your Neighbor?” will be held on Tuesday, April 5 from 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. in the Grupp Fireside Lounge. The program begins with a short reflection by Erin E. Robinson, PhD, chair, Department of Sociology, Criminal Justice and Environmental Studies, followed by small group discussions and sharing.  If you are interested in serving as a facilitator at the event, please sign up here.  

These “Conversations” will promote the principles of Ignatian Conversation: Listen attentively, seek the truth in what others say, disagree humbly, respectfully, and thoughtfully, and allow the conversation the time it needs.  

Coming soon to The Dome is a new series, “Did You Know?” which will increase awareness of the BRRT and its process.  The series will include facts and promote initiatives to support a positive campus climate.

Convened in the spring of 2020 by the Divisions of Academic Affairs and Student Affairs, the BRRT is a 16-member college committee devoted to campus-wide education and the promotion of best practices in addressing incidents and practices involving institutional and individual violations of college policies and values in the areas of diversity, equity and inclusion.

Click here for more information about the BRRT.  

Submitted by College Communications

Canisius Welcomes Award-Winning Historian and Writer Keisha Blain, PhD

Canisius College presents a talk by award-winning historian and writer Keisha N. Blain, PhD, on Tuesday, March 15, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. in the Montante Cultural Center. Her talk, which is free and open to the public, is titled “Fannie Lou Hamer and the Power of the Vote.”  The event, presented under the auspices of the college’s William H. Fitzpatrick Chair of Political Science Lecture Series, will also be livestreamed here.

Submitted by: College Communications