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Datelines - 2003

January 23

Dave Robinson the coordinator of Pax Christi USA, a national peace movement, spoke at Canisius College in a lecture entitled "Eyewitness from Iraq: War, Conscience and Faith."

January 30

The Peter Canisius Distinguished Teaching Professors Program awarded three-year grants to Dr. Bruce Dierenfield, Dr. Michael Noonan, and Dr. Mick Cochrane to supply them with the resources necessary to enhance undergraduate teaching.

February 11

Mary Frances Berry, Chair of the Civil Rights Commission spoke at Canisius College. The event was held in conjunction with the college's annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration and co-sponsored by the William H. Fitzpatrick Chair of Political Science Lecture Series.

February 23

Local Pulitzer Prize poet, Carl Dennis spoke at Canisius College. His talk was sponsored by the Western New York Writing Project at Canisius College.

February 26

Depew native and fiction author, Lucille Clifton, gave a lecture at Canisius College as part of the Canisius College Contemporary Writers Series.

February 27

Canisius College Republicans host the nationally syndicated columnist Deroy Murdock.

March 21

Acclaimed artist and mathematician, Tony Robbin, spoke at Canisius College in a lecture entitled "Four-Dimensional Projections."

March 29

Western New York Writing Project held a Young Writers Festival at Canisius College. The workshop, entitled "Become a Better Writer" encouraged children in grades 3 to 12 to use their imagination through creative writing.

April 4

Ralph Nader spoke at Canisius College about "World Trade, Globlization and You: Bigger is Not Better." Nader is a consumer advocate and presidential candidate for the Green Party, working to ensure ordinary people have the tools necessary to defend themselves against corporate negligence and government interference.

April 23

The Honorable Alex Kozinski of the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit spoke at Canisius College in a lecture called "Judicial Independence and the Separation of Powers."

May 14

Canisius College received the "Excellence in Preservation" Award. The college was recognized for preserving, restoring, and revitalizing four historic buildings on campus: Old Main, Lyons Hall, Montante Cultural Center, and the George M. Martin Hall.

May 31

The Western New York Writing Project sponsored "Dino Write" for students in grades 2-6 at the Buffalo Museum of Science.

June 19

An international calligraphy exhibit, "Project Hope," pays homage to the victims of September 11. It was on display in Canisius College's Andrew L. Bouwhuis Library until July 18.

July 18

Canisius College appointed Dr. Margaret C. McCarthy as new dean for the School of Education and Human Services.

August 15

Canisius College opens the Intercultural Living Center at Campion Hall which will house nearly 50 international and American students attending the college.

September 22

Canisius College Psychology professors, Dr. Judith E. Larkin and Dr. Harvey A. Pines released the findings of a recent study they conducted entitled "When Teachers Call on Students: Avoidance Behavior in the Classroom."

September 30

Canisius College welcomed the widely-established poet, Thom Ward, for a poetry reading.

October 23

Dr. Richard Wall, professor of economics and finance at Canisius College, received the prestigious Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation by the Association for Investment Management and Research. The CFA is the only globally recognized credential for investment analysis and management.

October 30

The Canisius College Program in the African American Experience sponsored a lecture by Dr. Lawrence Levine entitled "African American Culture and Consciousness in Slavery."

November 6

Celebrated local author, Michael Joyce, read from his works in a talk sponsored by the Canisius College Contemporary Writers Series.

November 6

Wolfgang Ischingerm, ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to the United States spoke under the Canisius College Ambassadorial Series, in a lecture entitled "The Future of Transatlantic Relations."

November 24

Canisius College received a $2,000 grant from Target Corporation to promote literacy efforts through the college's Graduate Reading Program for children in grades 1-12.

December 1

Canisius College's Frank G. Raichle Lecture Series sponsored a talk by New York State Attorney General Eliot Spitzer. His lecture was entitled "Protecting Investors: The Law and Financial Markets."

December 3

Canisius College President Rev.Vincent M. Cooke, S.J. announced the establishment of the Canisius College Women's Business Center housed in Demerly Hall.