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Datelines - 2006

January 23, 2006  

 

Canisius College was the recipient of a $50,000 grant from UPS Foundation for the Urban Leadership Learning Community program.          

 

January 31 2006  

John J. Castellani, President of Business Roundtable, presented a lecture entitled, “Politics for Economic Growth: a Business View." The lecture was part of the Canisius College Distinguished  Business Leaders Lecture Series.


February 6, 2006

Rev. Dean Brackley, S.J., professor of theology and ethics at the University of Central America, San Salvador, El Salvador presented a lecture entitled, " The Call to Discernment in Troubled Times." The lecture was part of the Christ and Culture lecture series sponsored by the Canisius College Center for Global Study of Religion.

February 6, 2006

Canisius College received the largest gift in the college's 136 year history from the Carl J. and Carol Ann Montante family. The family donated $5.1 million for the creation of an interdisciplinary science center.


February 9, 2006

Fiction writer Brock Clarke, a past recipient of the Mary McCarthy prize in short fiction, spoke at Canisius College as part of the Spring 2006 Contemporary Writers Series. The Series was developed by Mick Cochrane, PhD, professor of English and the college's Writer-in-Residence, through his Peter Canisius Distinguished Teaching Professorship, which is funded by the college and the John R. Oishei Foundation. additional funding comes from the Hassett and Scoma Endowments. Lectures are also made possible through the cooperation of the Just Literary Center of Buffalo.   


February 11, 2006  

Canisius College transferred 2 college-owned properties on Eastwood Place to  to Habitat for Humanity-Buffalo.


February 14, 2006  

Buzz Hargrove national president of the Canadian Auto Workers (CAW) gave a lecture entitled,  “The Delphi Bankruptcy and the 

Future of the Auto Industry in Canada and the US." The lecture was part of the Canisius College Distinguished  Business Leaders Lecture Series.


February 14, 2006

The Canisius College Center for Health & Sports Medicine hosted sport injury expert,  Kevin M. Guskiewicz, PhD, who gave a lecture entitled, "Sport-Related Concussion: Understanding and Using Sideline Management Tools."  The lecture was made possible through the Peter Canisius Distinguished Teaching Professorship Program and Michael G. Dolan, MA, ATC, CSCS, Peter Canisius Distinguished Teaching Professor.


February 22, 2006

Dovie Thomason, Native American storyteller, recording artist and author, spoke at Canisius under the auspices of the college's Native American Experience Program and Delaware North Companies. 


March 2, 2006  

Pulitzer Prize winning poet Paul Muldoon spoke at Canisius as part of the  Spring 2006 Contemporary Writers Series. The Series was developed by Mick Cochrane, PhD, professor of English and the college's Writer-in-Residence, through his Peter Canisius Distinguished Teaching Professorship, which is funded by the college and the John R. Oishei Foundation. Additional funding comes from the Hassett and Scoma Endowments. Lectures are also made possible through the cooperation of the Just Literary Center of Buffalo.   


March 2, 2006

Canisius College offered a new on-line Master of Science Degree in Physical Education beginning with the Summer 2006 semester. The program was designed for physical education professionals who already possess initial or provisional teaching certification in physical education.


March 7, 2006

Canisius College welcomed Rev. Dr. C.T. Vivian, living legend of the Civil Rights movement for a lecture sponsored by the All-College Honors Program entitled: “Working for Change in the Face of Violence:  Experiences and Reflections from the Civil Rights Struggle."


March 8, 2006

Award - winning author and documentary filmmaker Gerry Straub gave a lecture entitled, “Poverty and Prayer" sponsored by the Canisius College Office of Campus Ministry.


March 9, 2006

A lecture entitled "Probing the Biology of Cell Surface and Sugars with Chemical Tools" was given by Carolyn R. Bertozzi, PhD, the T.Z. and Irmgard Chu Distinguished Professor of Chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley. The lecture was presented by the Paul G. Gassman Memorial Seminar.  


March 23, 2006

The Canisius College Republicans and The Young America's Foundation sponsored a visit by Ben Stein, writer, lawyer, teacher,speechwriter and screenwriter.  The lecture was entitled, Honoring America's Soldiers."


March 31,  - April 1, 2006

Actor, author, filmmaker and playwright S. Pearl Sharp presented her award-winning documentary, “The Healing Passage: Voices from the Water" March 31,2006. April 1, 2006, Sharp conducted a workshop entitled “Reclaiming Your Ancestral Power.”  Sharp's work focuses on cultural arts, health and Black History. The 2 day event was sponsored by Canisius College, the Afro-American Historical Association of the Niagara Frontier, Buffalo's Elegant Urban Essentials, Buffalo Public Schools/Department of Social Studies Education, Erie Community College City campus, The Buffalo Chapter of the NAACP and Tradition Keepers: Black Storytellers of Western N.Y.


April 6, 2006

Canisius College welcomed Sandra Benitez as part of the Spring 2006 Contemporary Writers Series. Benitez was the recipient of a McKnight Award of Distinction in Fiction, and the 2004 National Hispanic Heritage Award, among others. The Series was developed by Mick Cochrane, PhD, professor of English and the college's Writer-in-Residence, through his Peter Canisius Distinguished Teaching Professorship, which is funded by the college and the John R. Oishei Foundation. additional funding comes from the Hassett and Scoma Endowments. Lectures are also made possible through the cooperation of the Just Literary Center of Buffalo.   


April 7, 2006

Ronald Sider, PhD,  professor of theology, holistic ministry and public policy at Palmer Theological Seminary in Philadelphia gave a lecture entitled,“Just Generosity: A New Vision for Overcoming Poverty." The lecture was part of the Conversations in Christ and Culture Lecture Series, presented by the Canisius College Center for the Global Study of Religion. 

April 18, 2006

Fox News Host and former Congressman, John Kasich, spoke at Canisius college as part of the Fitzpatrick Chair of Political Science Lecture series. Kasich's lecture was entitled, “Stand for Something: The Battle for America’s Soul.”


April 18, 2006  

The Canisius College Video Institute premiered their video, "Heartstrings" documenting the Guitars for Hope public art project. The Project benefited Hunter's Hope, Kelly for Kids and WNED-TV. 


April 26,2006

David M. Walker, CPA, Comptroller General of the United States was the keynote speaker at the 50th annual Canisius College Accounting Society Banquet Banquet.

April 26,2006

Historian and foreign policy scholar, Robert Buzzanco, PhD gave a lecture at Canisius College entitled, "Is Iraq Really Another Vietnam?."  Buzzanco's visit was sponsored by the Canisius College Office of Campus Ministry, the Canisius Chapter of Amnesty International and the Buffalo War Resisters League.


April 27, 2006

Edward L. Yingling, president and CEO of the American Bankers Association, gave a lecture entitled,  “Banking Today." The lecture was part of the Canisius College Distinguished  Business Leaders Lecture Series.

June 26, 2006

Dr. Debra Instone was appointed to Associate Dean of Arts and Sciences, as of August 15, 2006.


July 3-28, 2006

The National Youth Sports Program at Canisius College Applications for the summer program. 


July 10-21, 2006

The Western New York Writing Project at Canisius College sponsored Summer workshops for young writers in grades 3-12. Local teachers conducted the workshops.


July 11, 2006

Cary M. Anderson, EdD, Dean of Students at Canisius College since 1999, was  appointed Associate Vice President of Student Affairs, effective July 1, 2006.


July 9, 2006

Rev. Thomas A. O’Connor, S.J., a Jesuit priest and teacher at Canisius for 40 years died Sun. July 9, 2006. He was 75. Fr. O'Connor served most recently as Pastoral Minister at Canisius College.


July 17-28, 2006

Canisius College offered a two week summer science seminar for intermediate level science teachers. The program offered various instruction modules that could be incorporated in to science curricula.


August 21, 2005

Canisius College professor of Animal Behavior, Michael Noonan, PhD was  the recipient of the Distinguished Teaching Award by the Animal Behavior Society. The Society cited Noonan’s effective and innovative teaching in class and in the field.


August 21, 2006  

Dr. Michael G. Dolan, Canisius professor of Sport Medicine and Human Performance, was the recipient of the Kenneth L. Knight Award from the Journal of Athletic Training. Dolan was cited for his outstanding research manuscript on his study of  the treatment of sports injuries.


September 15, 2006  

Canisius Physics professor, Dr. David Sheets, has been awarded a three year research grant from the National Science Foundation. The grant supports a research project involving three universities. They will study the development of a select trilobite species.


October 5, 2006  

Award-Winning Filmmaker Gerard Straub premiered his latest film Room at the Inn, at Canisius College. 


October 22, 2006  

ArtsCanisius in conjunction with the Stecher and Horowitz Foundation presents award-winning pianist Joshua Wright in concert. Wright is the winner of the Stecher and Horowitz Foundation's New York Piano Competition.

October 24, 2006  

Jeffrey Rosen spoke at Canisius as part of the Frank G. Raichle Lecture Series. His lecture was entitled, "Constitutional Futurology: How the Courts Can Serve Americans in the 21st Century."


November 5, 2006

A Mass celebrated completely in French was held at Christ the King Chapel. The principal celebrant was Rev. Greg Sampson.


November 9, 2006  

Canisius College hosted a reception for author Eric Gansworth’s new book, Breathing the Monster Alive, a multidisciplinary meditation on faith. Gansworth is an English professor and Lowery Writer-in-Residence at Canisius College.


November 15, 2006

The Canisius College History department student journal, The Frank Walter Historical Review, received second prize in the Nash history journal competition sponsored by Phi Alpha Theta, the national history honor society.


December 10, 2006 

The annual German Christmas Mass was celebrated at Canisius in Christ the King Chapel. Rev. Ladislaus F. Juhasz, S.J., professor emeritus of philosophy at Canisius was principal celebrant which was spoken entirely in German.


December 13, 2006 

John J.Hurley, vice president for college relations, was promoted to executive vice president and vice president for college relations. The announcement was made by Rev.Vincent M. Cooke, S.J., President of Canisius College.