Canisius in the News

October 11, 2012


Canisius Experts in the News

Dozens of Canisius professors are established media experts who are frequently called upon to interpret the news of the day.  Their expertise garners Canisius an average of 300 media placements in local, regional, national and international outlets each year. Below is a sampling of our national placements from the past several months:

September 2012

Results of the college’s “Future of Zoos Symposium,” in addition to a quote from Michael Noonan, PhD, professor of animal behavior, appeared in Discover Magazine’s September 2012 issue. 

Michael V. Haselswerdt, PhD, professor of political science, provided insight for an article about undecided voters that ran in The Daily Beast

A Saturday Night Live spoof about undecided voters appeared on Digital Journal’s website.  The story linked to The Daily Beast article and Dr. Haselwerdt’s observations on undecided voters. Click here to see the video and read the article.

Dr. Noonan was quoted in The Bark Magazine regarding how canine studies figure into both undergraduate and graduate coursework at Canisius. 

April 2012

Assistant Professor of Biology Katie S. Costanzo, PhD, was quoted in Prevention Magazine and several additional media outlets, including,, Environmental News Network ( and in Colorado Springs, regarding the unseasonal balmy weather and its effect on bugs.  More than 70,000 people tweeted about Costanzo’s findings.

February 2012

The Canisius College “Future of Zoos” symposium, hosted by Dr. Noonan, garnered more than 50 national placements, including the Associated Press,,, and

In addition, nearly 30 million people learned about the findings of the symposium on Facebook and Twitter, through outlets including the Science Channel, Animal Planet, Discovery Channel and National Geographic.