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Datelines - 2010

January 22

Canisius Biology Professor, Sara R. Morris, PhD received a National Science Foundation Grant to create "Mentoring Science Scholars: Creating a Learning Community in the Biological Sciences." John M. Kalb, PhD, and Susan Margulis, PhD associate and assistant professors of biology, respectively, co-authored the grant, serving on the learning community’s advisory committee.

January 27

Civil Rights Legend and a founding member of SNCC, Diane Nash spoke at Canisius as a guest of the Peter Canisius Distinguished Professorship, the William H. Fitzpatrick Institute of Public Affairs and Leadership and the Cansius College All College Honors Program.

February 11

Canisius College’s Center for the Global Study of Religion, “Conversations in Christ and Culture” Lecture Series sponsored a lecture given by Gustav Niebuhr of Syracuse University entitled, “Beyond Tolerance: Searching For Interfaith Understanding in America.”

February 23

The Canisius College Contemporary Writers Series hosted Julia Glass, award - winning fiction writer.  

February 24

Canisius College created the Institute for Transformational Leadership Education. The institute is funded through a grant from the John R. Oishei Foundation.

February 25

The Canisius College Women’s Business Center now offers Webinars.

February 25

Dr. Sara R. Morris, professor of Biology and coordinator of Environmental Science was named a fellow of the American Ornithologists Union.

March 2

Recipients of the 2010 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  Awards were: Daniella M. Pettinari ’10 Student Award and George Boger, PhD, Faculty Award.

March 8

Canisius College created the Chemistry Education Leadership Program to improve science education.

March 11

Canisius welcomed celebrated Irish author, Roy Foster for the seventh annual Hassett Reading.

March 19

Civil Rights Historian, Raymond O. Arsenault, gave a lecture at Canisius which was co - sponsored by the Canisius College Peter Canisius Professorship in the African American Experience and the Buffalo chapter of the NAACP.

March 22

Internationally Renowned xylophonist, Bernard Woma, returned to Canisius. Woma’s visit was sponsored by the African American Experience.

March 29

Senator Orrin Hatch spoke at Canisius College under the auspices of the Frank G.Raichle Lecture Series.

March 31

Canisius College and Roswell Park Cancer Institute teamed up to promote testicular cancer awareness through the launch of an awareness campaign entitled “Check Yo Nutz.”

April 12

The Canisius ROTC Program was recognized for excellence for the   2009-10 academic year by the U.S. Army Cadet Command.

April 13

Canisius College Justice in Action Committee “Brings the World to Campus” through a lecture on refugee resettlement in Buffalo.

April 14

Jane Goodall, founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and a UN Messenger of Peace, was a guest of the Canisius Institute for the Study of Human-Animal Relations & the William H. Fitzpatrick Institute of Public Affairs. Goodall’s lecture was entitled, “Gombe & Beyond: Years Next 50 Years.”

April 15

The I. Joan Lorch Awards were given to Emma L. Fabian ’10, Barbara Boehnke, PhD, Rebecca Krawiec, PhD, and Christine M. Blum.

April 19

Joseph Griebowski founder and director of the Institute on Religion and Public Policy gave a lecture entitled “Global Condition of Religious Freedom.”

April 19

Canisius announces a new major in Creative Writing to begin the fall semester 2010.

April 20

Documentary filmmaker Ann McIlhinney visited the College to discuss dangers of environmentalism.

April 23

Canisius College held the 3rd Annual Ignatian Scholarship Day. In conjunction with and sponsored by Ignatian Scholarship Day, the college hosted nationally known motivational speakers, Seth Godin and Linda Eaton, Apr. 22, 2010.

April 27

Rev. John Pawlikowski, professor of Ethics & director of the Jewish-Catholic Studies Program at University of Chicago gave a lecture entitled “Jewish-Catholic Dialogue and the Impact of Pope John Paul II.”

April 29

Lisa Sowle Cahill, PhD, the J. Donald Monan, S.J. professor at Boston College gave a lecture, “Catholics and Health Care: Justice, Faith and Hope.”   

May 6

Outgoing President of Canisius College, Vincent M. Cooke, S.J. was the undergraduate Commencement speaker.

May 6

Founder of USA Networks, author and entrepreneur, Kay Koplovitz, was the graduate Commencement speaker.

May 12

Canisius Physics professor, H. David Sheets was awarded a NSF grant in support of his project, Collaborative research Graptolite Biogeography, Paleo-GIS, and Evolutionary Dynamics of Early Paleozoic Zooplankton.”

May 21

Canisius College School of Education and Human Services received NCATE re-accreditation.    

June 2

Canisius College introduces new minor in Dance for fall, 2010.

June 24

Eileen M. Angelini, professor of Modern Languages at Canisius was awarded a Canada- U.S. Fulbright Grant. She will conduct research at McMaster University in Ontario. 

July 1

Michael J. Pardales, PhD, named new Dean of the School of Education and Human Services.

July 12

Canisius received $400,000 federal grant for science education programs.     

July 28

Canisius received a consortia grant from US Department of Education U.S.-Brazil Higher Education Consortia Program. The award was granted in conjunction with the University of Texas El Paso.

July 29

John S. Dahlberg, professor of communication studies and Leonid A. Khinkis, professor of English, were named senior administrative fellows by the Vice President of Academic Affairs, Scott Chadwick.

August 31

President John Hurley announced a Canisius sponsored program that turns college owned houses in the Hamlin Park neighborhood to owner-occupiers.


Canisius introduced new academic programs for Fall 2010: Environmental studies (B.A.),Classics (B.A.), Creative Writing (B.A.), Multimedia journalism (B.A.), Forensic accounting – (M.S.)

September 16

Congressional Scholar David W. Rohd ’67,PhD, spoke at Canisius as a guest of the William H. Fitzpatrick Institute of Public Affairs. The titled of his lecture was, “The Search for Patterns in Congressional Elections.”

September 17

Canisius College celebrated 2nd annual Banned Book Week, 9/27-10/5/10 throught the auspices of an ALA grant. The Archives Speaker Series speaker, Nancy Rosenbloom, PhD, gave a lecture entitled, “Finding Sonya Levien: My Search through the Archives.”

October 5

Congressional scholar, David W. Rohd ’67, PhD, spoke as a guest of the William H. Fitzpatrick Institute of Public Affairs.

October 5

The Dr. George A. Schreiner '43  Pre-Medical Distinguished Speaker Series at Canisius presented “Wishes do Come True:  End of Life issues for Doctors and Patients” a lecture by Thomas A. Raab, MD.

October 16

The inauguration of John J. Hurley, Canisius’ 24th president and its first lay president took place in the Koessler Athletic Center.

October 20

The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra premiered the Golden Griffin Overture by Canisius Composer-in-Residence, Persis Vehar, written in honor of the inauguration of John J. Hurley as the 24th president of Canisius. The performance was given in the Montante Cultural Center.

Ocotber 29

Buffalo watercolorist, Rita Auerbach had her works exhibited in the Peter A. & Mary Lou Vogt Gallery in the Bouwhuis library, sponsored by ArtsCanisius.

November 12

Blair W. Foster was promoted to Associate VP for Academic Affairs. Foster leads the Office of Student Records and Registration, the Office of Student Success & Retention, the Student Advisement Office and the Career Center.

November 18

Helen Min, product marketing manager of Facebook presented a lecture entitled “Gone Social.” 

December 12

The annual German Christmas Mass was celebrated at Christ the King Chapel at Canisius. Rev. Daniel P. Jamros S.J., was the principal celebrant for the Mass. The German American Musicians performed a concert of German music before the Mass.

December 13

Accounting professor, James C. Goldstein, PhD, received the 2010 Information Systems Section Outstanding Dissertation Award, from the American Accounting Association.