Canisius In The News

June 3, 2024
Student Spotlight
Jayseana Jackson ’24 spoke to the Buffalo News about her challenges in getting to college and the support system she received once attending.

JUNE 2024 


  • WKBW-TV Channel 7 interviewed Psychology Professors Marcus Thomeer, PhD and Jonathan Rodgers, PhD, from the Institute for Autism Research, for a feature story that aired Monday, June 3.   The story highlighted new research, which found the IAR's social intervention programs show positive, long-term outcomes.  In addition to the pre-recorded story, Professor Rodgers appeared live on the set of Channel 7's 5:30 p.m. program "Voices," to further expand on IAR's work with children with autism.
  • Adjunct Professor of Quantitative Sciences Matthew Gracie spoke with WBEN-AM Radio on Saturday, June 1 about the BSides Buffalo cybersecurity conference held at Canisius.  Gracie is the organizer of the annual event, which drew more than 200 professionals, enthusiasts and students to campus to showcase the latest cyber sleuthing skills.

MAY 2024


  • Professor of Philosophy Philip Reed, PHD, co-authored an op-ed on medical aid in dying for The Buffalo News.  The article references the Medical Aid in Dying Act, currently being considered in the New York State Legislature, which would allow  terminally ill patients access to lethal drugs prescribed by a physician.  According to Reed, the bill has fewer safeguards than other states that have legalized assisted suicide.  

  • Buffalo News columnist Sean Kirst penned an in-depth feature on the newly-graduated Jayseana Jackson ’24 for the Sunday, May 19 edition.

    Jackson was the student speaker at this year’s undergraduate ceremony for the College of Arts & Sciences. In the story, she speaks at length about her challenges in getting to college and the support system she received once attending. Also quoted in the story, Yvonne Widenor, assistant vice president for academic affiars and assistant professor of art history, and Mike Taheri ’82, a Buffalo lawyer and education volunteer at St. Luke’s Mission of Mercy. Click here to read the story.
  • Also publishing stories about Canisius’ commencement: USA Today, Yahoo Sports, Touchdown Wire and WGRZ-TV Channel 2, all of which reported on the university conferring an honorary degree upon Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin HON ’24.
  • Maura Tyrell, PhD, spoke with the online magazine Inverse for a story titled “Can You Train Your Cat to Sit.” Tyrell is an experiential learning coordinator in animal behavior, ecology, and conservation and teaches a course on animal learning that requires students to train foster kittens. 
  • Men's Basketball Coach Jim Christian sat down with The Buffalo News to talk about his game plan for the Griffs and how he's utilizing the transfer portal to craft a winning roster.  Click here to read the story.   After the interview, Christian dished on his favorite thing about Buffalo and how he's preparing for his first winter.  Click here to watch the video.  


APRIL 2024


  • Canisius University made national headlines on Saturday. News Nation, a national cable news channel, interviewed James Nowak for a live segment on the network’s morning program. The associate director of enrollment and financial aid discussed how the FAFSA delays are impacting students’ college decisions and how Canisius is addressing these challenges with students and their families. Click here to watch the interview.
  • Julie Anna Golebiewski, PhD, weighed in with The Buffalo News about the local unemployment rate. In the article, the associate professor of economics and finance sheds light on reasons why the area’s unemployment rate may be dropping after hitting a 2 1/2 year high in February. Click here to read the article.
  • The Office of Enrollment Management has been making the rounds in the local media.  Vice President Danielle Ianni, PhD, spoke with WKBW-TV Channel 7 on Wednesday, April 24 to discuss how the path to college has changed for students.  Earlier in the week, Canisius’ financial aid expert James Nowak spoke with The Buffalo News about how the FAFSA challenges are impacting ‘Decision Day.’ WBEN-AM Radio 930 also interviewed Nowak about how the FAFSA delays are prompting discussions about extending the ‘Decision Day’ deadline.
  • Buffalo News Higher Education Reporter Janet Gramza interviewed James Nowak about recent reports that New York State is proposing a budget increase to TAP for the first time in 24 years. The associate director of enrollment and financial aid explains if passed, it will unlock small TAP awards for more people and increase per-person awards. Click here to read the story.
  • WKBW-TV Channel 7 interviewed Liz Caffee, director of Academic Talent Search, about the program’s mentoring and support services made available to students in the Buffalo Public School district. Click here to read the story.

  • Executive Director of the Golden Griffin Fund Steve Gattuso provided expert advice to MoneyGeek related to its new credit card studies. Gattuso weighed in on the Best First Credit Cards for No Credit and also suggested the Best Business Balance Transfer Cards.
  • President Steve Stoute visited WECK Radio to discuss how Canisius is leveraging the power of education to drive positive change in Buffalo via its new partnership with Legacy 514. Click here to listen.
  • Marcus Thomeer, PhD, was a guest on WIVB-TV Channel 4’s morning show, Daytime Buffalo, to discuss the work of the university’s Institute for Autism Research.  April marks Autism Awareness month. Click here to watch the story.
  • Shawn O’Rourke, PhD, is interviewed by Business First reporter Katie Anderson about his appointment as dean of the Wehle School of Business. Click here to read the story.

MARCH 2024 


  • WBEN-AM Radio 930 interviewed James Nowak on its morning broadcast about the ongoing delays in the FAFSA process. Canisius’ associate director of enrollment and financial aid explained how the university is working closely with students and families to provide “good faith financial aid estimates.” Click here to listen to the interview
  • Canisius University was a proud sponsor of this year’s “Go Red for Women” event, which was co-chaired by First Lady Alison Stoute and Associate Vice President for Human Resources and Compliance Linda Walleshauser. 

    The event was attended by more than 250 women and raised $100,000 in support of heart health initiatives for the American Heart Association. It also captured the attention of the local media.

Click here to watch the story that aired on WKBW-TV Channel 7.

Click here to watch the story that aired on WGRZ-TV Channel 2.

  • Robert Klump was interviewed on WBEN-AM Radio 930’s “A New Morning” program on March 5.  The director of the Raichle Pre-Law Center and adjunct professor of political science provided analysis of the Supreme Court’s decision in Trump v. Anderson, in which the court ruled that states lack the power to remove former President Trump from the ballot on the grounds that he engaged in an insurrection against the U.S. on January 6, 2021.  Click here to listen to the interview.

  • Steve Gattuso weighed in with WalletHub on the issue of credit cards for new businesses. The executive director of the Golden Griffin Fund spoke about the importance of credit cards for new business owners, what they should look for in a credit card and what accounting issues new business owners should be aware of when using credit cards. Gattuso also provided expert advice on car insurance for a recent column in MarketWatch. He shared his thoughts on the companies that tend to offer the lowest car insurance quotes and provided insight on premiums.

  • Canisius University is featured prominently in a recent article published by The Buffalo News Editorial Board. The article, titled “More Than Ever, Families Need Help with FAFSA,” highlights the proactive approach Canisius has taken in addressing the FAFSA delays and the challenges they are causing for students and families. Click here to read the article.
  • WGRZ-TV Channel 2 interviewed Vice President for Enrollment Management Danielle Ianni, PhD, about Canisius University’s test-free policy for undergraduate admissions. Ianni shares the reasons why Canisius now emphasizes a holistic review of applicants, which takes into account both academic and non-academic factors. Click here to watch the story. 
  • Canisius President Steve Stoute appeared on the Saturday, March 30 edition of WGRZ-TV’s weekend program “WNY Living.” President Stoute appeared alongside Earl Perrin Jr., founder and chair of the Legacy 5-14 Foundation, to discuss the university’s partnership with the organization and its newly-established scholarship program. Watch the video.


  • Canisius President Steve K. Stoute reflects on what the Jesuit aspect asks of him in his position as president, in the latest edition of Conversations Magazine. Click here to read the story.
  • Philosophy Professor Philip Reed, PhD, published an article in the latest edition of PSYCHE Magazine. The piece, titled “Why so Many Plagiarists are in Denial About What They Did Wrong,” can be read by clicking here.
  • The Buffalo News reported on President Steve Stoute’s announcement that the university will invest $1 million over the next five years toward the creation of the President’s Innovation Fund, competitive grant program designed to unleash the power of innovation. Click here to read the story.
  • The London School of Economics recently published a blog authored by Shyam K. Sriram, PhD. In it, the assistant professor of political science reveals findings from new survey research that examines the history of nativism and anti-immigration sentiments in the U.S. Click here to read the blog.
  • The Women’s Business Center (WBC) at Canisius was in the spotlight when WKBW-TV Channel 7 featured a story on the center’s women empowerment movement. The WBC hosted several organizations on campus to find ways to bridge the gap in women-owned businesses. Click here to watch the story.
  • Business First Reporter Katie Anderson interviewed Eileen Abbatoy for a February 22 article titled “What Makes College Graduates Stay and Work in the Buffalo Area.” Canisius’ executive director of career development spoke about the university’s internship and fellowship programs, which she said, “go a long way to keep students here.”  Click here to read the full story. 

  • The Buffalo News recently spoke with James Nowak for a February 27 story titled “New FAFSA Form Delays Push College Decisions Way Behind Schedule.” In the article, Canisius’ associate director of enrollment and financial aid speaks about the challenges that colleges, students and their families are facing as a result of the overhauled FAFSA process. Nowak also details the proactive approach Canisius is taking to help mitigate and minimize the issues faced by families. Click here to read the story.

  • Malini Suchak, PhD, weighs in on why our feline companions have a phobia of water in the latest edition of Inverse, an online science, technology and culture magazine. According to the professor and chair of ABEC and anthrozoology, a cat’s aversion to water isn’t due to a preservation instinct, as cats can swim and float if necessary. Rather, Suchak says, a cat’s hydrophobia comes from the water’s effects on their fur coats. Click here to read more.


  • David Shribman, of The Globe and Mail, interviewed Canisius President Steve Stoute about the January 2 resignation of Harvard President Claudine Gay. Stoute weighed in on the challenges of being a university president in the 21st century. Click here to read the story.

  • The Buffalo News reported on Canisius being awarded a two-year, $184,000 grant from the Buffalo Urban Teaching Fellows (BUTF).  The funding supports students who participate in the BUTF program and are enrolled in the Canisius University Teacher Residency (formerly the Western New York Teacher Residency), pursuing degrees in childhood education, special education and TESOL education, and who commit to teaching in the city of Buffalo.

  • Associate Director of Financial Aid and Enrollment James Nowak was a live guest on WGRZ-TV Channel 2’s “Midday,” on Friday, January 5. Nowak discussed the soft launch of the new FAFSA program, some of the changes that come along with it, and promoted Canisius University as being a resource for students and families as they navigate the process. Click here to watch the interview.
  • Julie Anna Golebiewski, PhD, weighed in with The Buffalo News for a story about the local labor force. In the article, titled “More Workers are Working, Why Are They Still So Hard to Find,” the associate professor of economics and finance explains why a growing labor pool doesn’t necessarily equate to workers being plentiful.

  • Professor of Criminal Justice Anita Butera, PhD, is quoted in a December 22, 2023 article in Fast Company on the powerful role offices – and specifically office space – play in making the work environment more inclusive. Click here to read the story.

  • The Buffalo News interviewed Julianna Golebiewski, PhD, for a January 20 article titled “The Divergent Signs on the State of the Buffalo Niagara Job Market.” In it, the associate professor of economics and finance discusses the reasons why the health of the local job market often depends on where you look. Click here to read the story.

2023 News Placements

Canisius in the News 2023

Canisius Receives University Status 

All major local print and broadcast outlets
Apr 28, 2023

All five major print and broadcast media outlets reported on Canisius’ announcement that the New York State Board of Regents awarded the institution university status. Follow the links below to read or view the stories:

In addition, the outlets below covered the announcement:

  • East Jesuit News – May 5, 2023
  • AJCU Higher Ed News - April 28, 2023


  • Chartwells’ newest green dining options are garnering attention in the foodservice industry. Food Management and Food Service Direct both reported on Canisius’ eco-sustainable initiatives in their latest issues

Click here to read the Food Management story.

Click here to read the article in Food Service Direct.


  • WKBW-TV Channel 7 interviewed James Nowak for a December 5 story about the upcoming changes coming to FAFSA. The associate director of enrollment and financial aid outlined what students can expect with the new streamlined application process, as well as those changes that may impact students’ eligibility for financial aid. Click here to watch the story.


  • Robert Klump was interviewed on WBEN-AM Radio 930’s “Hardline” program December 3. The Raichle Pre-Law Center director and adjunct professor of political science provided insight about the life and legacy of former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger.    Click here to listen to the story.



  • The multimedia organization Big Think interviewed Philosophy Professor Philip Reed, PhD, about his newly-published research, “Discrimination Against the Dying.”


Originally published in the Journal of Medical Ethics, Reed’s research argues that discrimination against the dying is a unique and important kind of discrimination that differs from discrimination against the old (ageism) and the disabled (ableism).


Click herto read the story published by Big Think. The article was published alongside six commentaries, with a response by Reed.


  • The Buffalo News interviewed Vice President for Student Affairs Harold Fields, EdD, about Canisius’ new partnership with Arbol. The start-up company assists at-risk college and university students with financial literacy, financial counseling and budgeting to prevent them from dropping out due to money problems. One of Arbol’s co-founders, David Gonzalez, earned his MBA in finance from Canisius in 2012.  Click here to read the story. 



  • Vice President for Academic Affairs Sara Morris, PhD, is quoted in the November 1 edition of The Washington Post, for a story titled “Dozens of Bird Names Honoring Enslavers and Racists Will Be Changed.” Morris is president-elect of the American Ornithological Society, which plans to alter the names of North American birds named after humans. Click here to read the story.


  • ABEC Professor Malini Suchak, PhD, recently weighed in with Smithsonian Magazine for a story titled “While Some Chimps Go Low, Others Go High to Avoid a Dangerous Fight.” The article details new research that found primate groups climb to an elevation to scout out rivals and steer clear of clashes. Click here to read the story.


  • Buffalo News Reporter David Robinson interviewed Julie Anna Golebiewski for a November 17 story titled “Why This Sluggish Rebound in Hiring Isn’t as Painful for the Buffalo Niagara Region.” The associate professor of economics/finance weighed in on how companies are unable to fill their open jobs and, as a result, compensating by having employees put in longer hours increasing paychecks.  Click here to read the story.


  • ABEC Professor and Chair Malini Suchak, PhD, is quoted in an Associated Press story titled “How Gratitude Became Key to Human Social Bonds.” In it, Suchak speaks to the parallel give-and-take behaviors of humans and within the animal kingdom. Click here to read the story.


  • The Buffalo News recently visited with Canisius President Steve Stoute to discuss the university’s newly-unveiled strategic plan, “Answer the Call.” The story focuses on the six-year plan, which sets forth specific goals for positioning in the instiutution as ‘the school’ that educates and prepares future leaders. Click here to read the article.


  • Management and Marketing Professor Howard Stanger, PhD, weighed in on the ongoing strike by journalists at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. He is quoted in the October 18 online edition of TribLive, saying the strike is “stuck in neutral.” TribLive is a multimedia outlet in the Greater Pittsburgh region and provides local news, sports and entertainment content. Click here to read the story.


  • The Buffalo News interviewed Julie Anna Golebiewski, PhD, for an October 20 story, titled “Buffalo Niagara Job Market Doesn’t Look Quite as Vulnerable.” In it, the associate professor of economics/finance shares insight about the modest gains in hiring by local employers. Click here to read the story.


  • Barbara Irwin, PhD, professor emerita of communications, is featured in the latest edition of Connections. The cover story for AJCU’s online magazine focuses on niche research on Jesuit campuses. In the story, Irwin reflects on her role as a communications professor at Canisius, as well as an audience researcher and author of books on the CBC daytime drama, The Young and the Restless. Click here to read the story.


  • The Women’s Business Center (WBC) at Canisius was the focus of a feature story on Spectrum News, during its Thursday, October 26 broadcast. The story highlighted National Women’s Small Business Month. Sara Vescio, director of the WBC weighed in, explaining how far society has come in its support of women-owned small businesses but also how far it has to go. The story also featured Colleen Kitchens, owner of Snyder General Store, and a WBC client who has utilized the center’s services to grow her small business. Click here to view the story.


  • Buffalo News Business Reporter Dave Robinson interviewed Julie Anna Golebiewski, PhD, for his latest story on the region’s unemployment. The associate professor of economics/finance responded to the latest numbers revealing that the Buffalo Niagara job market has fallen into a stalemate. Click here to read The Buffalo News story.




  • Dave Sheets, PhD, director of the graduate program in data analytics and professor of physics, was interviewed by the National Catholic Register for a story, titled “Artificial Intelligence is Making Research Faster; Can it Also Help Make Catholic Colleges More Catholic?”  In the article, Sheets weighs in on the concerns surrounding student use of ChatGPT to produce essays and papers.  Click here to read the story.


  • Canisius student Brittany Upshaw ’23, MBA ’25 was featured in the September 5 edition of Buffalo Rising.  The story focused on a new non-proft, Get Out and About, which Upshaw launched. The initiative helps to provide students in underserved and low income communities with the same educational and recreational benefits and opportunities other children have.  Click here to read the story. 
  • Canisius President Steve Stoute is featured on the cover of the September issue of CIO Views magazine. This month’s issue focuses on “The 10 Most Visionary Leaders Transforming Education.” The story highlights President Stoute’s journey into higher education and his pioneering leadership of the institution, to date. Click here to read the story.

CIO Views is a print and digital publication that focuses mainly on emerging executives, their journeys and their transformative leadership in their industries.


  • For the second consecutive year, Business First named Canisius University President Steve Stoute to its list of “Power 100 Business Leaders of Color.” The ranking, released this week, recognizes those who have “risen to the top as leader of Western New York companies and organizations, are trusted board members and have set inspirational examples for the next generation.” Click here to view the full list of recipients.


  • Associate Professor of Economics and Finance Julie Anna Golebiewski, PhD, spoke with The Buffalo News for two stories related to Buffalo Niagara’s unemployment rate increases due to loss of summer jobs. Read the September 16 story here and the September 19 story here.


  • Canisius President Steve Stoute discussed the university’s new strategic plan, Answer the Call, in the September 26 edition of Business First. The article addresses how the six-year plan prioritizes affordability and access to a Canisius education. Click here to read the story

In a separate Business First story, published September 21, Vice President for Enrollment Danielle Ianni spoke about the university’s success in growing enrollment. Canisius has 600 new students this academic year, the highest that number has been in four years. Click here to read the story.




  • Associate Professor of Economics and Finance Julie Anna Golebiewski, PhD, weighed in with The Buffalo News about the Buffalo Niagara region’s unemployment rate. In the July 25 story, titled “Students Flooded the Buffalo Niagara Job Market in June,” Golebiewski shares her thoughts on why the region is slow to recover the jobs that were lost during the pandemic, while the rest of the country has rebounded.


  • WGRZ-TV Channel 2 reported on the institution’s formal transition from Canisius College to Canisius University on August 1. Click here to read the story.



  • Economics and Finance Professor Steve Gattuso recently provided his expert advice to WalletHub regarding umbrella insurance.  Click here to read the story.


  • Julie Anna Golebiewski, PhD, associate professor of Economics and Finance, offered expert comment to Compsmag regarding Upstate New York competing to secure tech hub funds.  Read the article here.


  • Move-In Day 2023 garnered the attention of the local media, which came to campus to capture the first class of Canisius University students unloading, unpacking and setting up their residence hall rooms. Channel 2 and the Buffalo News also spoke with President Steve Stoute about the excitement of a new academic year.


  • Associate Professor of Economics and Finance Julie Anna Golebiewski, PhD, spoke with The Buffalo News for two separate business stories related to Buffalo Niagara’s job market. In an August 22 article, titled “Local Unemployment Remains Low,” Golebiewski indicated that previously retired workers “may be returning to the workforce following a steep rise in prices over the past two years.” In August 17 article, titled “Buffalo Niagara Region’s Job Count Rose 2.7% in July,” Golebiewski noted that though a lack of available workers continues to dampen the region’s overall job growth, manufacturing is holding its own, “which is generally a good sign of the economy as a whole.”


  • Executive Director of the Golden Griffin Fund Steven A. Gattuso is featured in the latest edition of WalletHub’s “Ask the Experts” series. In this edition, Gattuso discusses how many credit card accounts the average person should have. Click here to read the story.



  • Canisius President Steve Stoute made the rounds in the local media on Thursday, June 29, following the Supreme Court’s decision to strike down affirmative action in the college admissions process. President Stoute weighed in with The Buffalo News, WGRZ-TV Channel 2 and WKBW-TV Channel 7, which also spoke with alumnus LeRoi Johnson ’71, HON ’18, who helped diversify Canisius 55 years ago.


The Buffalo News editorial board also referenced President Stoute’s remarks about the decision in its July 3 edition, which can be read here.


  • Business First featured Shana Richardson in its July 10 edition. The article focused on Richardson’s new role as director of New Buffalo Institute, and her goal to create more meaningful and more authentic relationships and collaborations between Canisius and its neighbors on Buffalo’s East Side. Click here to read the story.


  • The Buffalo News reported that the Come to Believe (CTB) Network awarded Canisius a $30,000 design grant to explore the potential of creating a two-year college on campus. Click here to read the story.



  • The new Canisius University logo is receiving some well-deserved attention. The Buffalo News shared the mark with readers in its June 14 edition. The new logo is the first step in Canisius’ rebranding campaign, and will be followed by the unveiling of a new strategic plan. Click here to read The Buffalo News story.




2022 News Placements 

October-December 2022 

Dec 19, 2022

Associate Professor of Economics Julie Anna Golebiewski, PhD, weighed in with The Buffalo News for a December 15 story about the latest jobs data released by the State Labor Department. According to Golebiewski, local businesses appear to be hiring fewer people and perhaps waiting out the uncertainty of economic conditions.

Dec 14, 2022

President Steve Stoute was among several local college and university leaders interviewed for a Buffalo News story about how higher education institutions are finding ways to recover from the enrollment hit, as a result of Covid-19. President Stoute spoke about the ways in which Canisius needs to think differently about who today’s students are. Click here to read the story.

Dec 7, 2022

WBEN-AM Radio 930 interviewed Robert Klump on its Monday, December 5 morning broadcast. The director of the college’s Raichle Pre-Law Program provided insight into what the Supreme Court is looking at in regards to the student loan forgiveness plan put for by President Joe Biden.

Nov 16, 2022

President Steve Stoute’s announcement earlier this week that Canisius is adopting a test-free admissions policy garnered attention from all of the local media outlets, print and broadcast.

WKBW-TV Channel 7 Reporter Sydni Eure visited campus to interview President Stoute and students about the change. Click here to watch the story, which aired on Monday night’s 11:00 p.m. news

WIVB-TV Channel 4 invited President Stoute to be ‘live’ in studio for its “News 4 at 4” program on Tuesday to discuss the new test-free policy. Click here to watch the interview.

WGRZ-TV Channel 2 and The Buffalo News also reported on the story.

Nov 14, 2022

English Professor Eric Gansworth is receiving rave reviews from The Buffalo News for his newest book, My Good Man. Click here to read the review.

Nov 4, 2022

The Western New York Teacher Residency (WNYTR) made headlines this week. The Buffalo News published a feature story on the growing program, which aims to recruit and retain more teachers by better preparing them for the classroom and increasing diversity in the profession. Canisius College was the first to pilot such a program, when it launched the WNYTR in 2018. Click here to read the story.

Oct 24, 2022

The inauguration of President Steve Stoute gathered media attention over the weekend.

WGRZ-TV Channel 2 Weekend Anchor Claudine Ewing sat down with President Stoute on Friday for a preview piece on the college’s new president, ahead of his Saturday installation. Click here to watch the story. Claudine Ewing did a follow up report on Saturday’s broadcast, which featured all the pomp and circumstance of President Stoute’s inauguration. Click here to watch that story.

The Buffalo News also reported on Saturday’s historic installation of President Stoute. The article appeared in Sunday’s edition and can be read here.

Oct 9, 2022

The Institute for Autism Research at Canisius made front page news on Sunday, October 9. The Buffalo News ran an in-depth article about the success of the Institute’s intervention treatment programs for children with autism, and reported on how a nearly $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Defense is enabling Canisius researchers to study whether the interventions can be widely available through after-school programs.   Click here to read the story.

Oct 5, 2022

Business First Reporter Lian Bunny interviewed Shawn O’Rourke, PhD, about the bachelor’s degree program in sports management being moved from the School of Education to the Wehle School of Business. The interview was part of a larger story the publication ran about new degree offerings at local colleges and universities. O’Rourke is the program director for sport management, sport administration and sport product development. Click here to read the story.


July-September 2022


Sep 28, 2022

Losing a pet is hard enough. But helping your child through the grieving process can be even harder. Anthrozoology Professor and Program Director Joshua Russell, PhD, suggests how parents can best navigate this difficult moment – in the latest issue of Parents magazine.

Sep 21, 2022

Associate Professor of Economics and Finance Julie Anna Golebiewski, PhD, spoke with Buffalo News Reporter David Robinson for a September 16 story about hiring getting back on track in the Buffalo Niagara region. Click here to read the story.

Golebiewski also weighed in on the subject of cheap car insurance for WalletHub’s “Ask the Experts” series. WalletHub is a personal finance website.  

Aug 31, 2022

Business First recently interviewed Mike Dolan, co-director of the sports and exercise healthcare program, about the college’s new articulation agreement with D’Youville University, which aims to boost the local healthcare professions pipeline. Click here to read the story.

Steve Gattuso, executive director of the Golden Griffin Fund, weighed in with the online financial website Wallethub, about the best secured credit cards on the market. Read his advice to consumers by clicking here.

Associate Professor of Economics Julie Anna Golebiewski, PhD, says the region’s shrinking workforce is a big reason why job growth isn’t stronger here. The Buffalo News interviewed Golebiewski for an August 29 story titled “WNY has a People Problem and it’s Putting a Damper on Hiring.”

Aug 29, 2022

WIVB-TV Channel 4 visited campus on Wednesday, August 24, as the college’s first-year students moved into their residence halls. Canisius President Steve Stoute was interviewed for the story, as was student Luca Militello ’23. Click here to watch.

President Steve Stoute also spoke with Business First recently about the shrinking student pool and its potential impact on Western New York’s colleges and universities. Click here to read more.

Canisius College was included in a Buffalo News feature about the WNY Prosperity Fellowship, which supports student leaders while encouraging them to stay in Buffalo. Mary Rockwell, director of the New Buffalo Institute, oversees the fellowship program at Canisius. Current MBA student Myles Henry and Canisius alumna Nana Aluma were both interviewed for the story, which can be read here.

Associate Professor of Economics Julie Anna Golebiewski, PhD, spoke with The Buffalo News about the region’s unemployment numbers inching up in July, as hiring slowed. Click here to read the story.

Aug 10, 2022

Aimee Larson, director of the Physician Assistant Studies program, served as a panelist in Business First’s recent roundtable discussion titled “The Future of Healthcare: Education.” Larson was one of three panelists from area institutions who addressed how colleges are educating students to practice in an ever-changing and ever-challenging field. Click here to read the story.

Aug 3, 2022

Kinesiology Professor Mike Dolan is quoted in the July 29 edition of The Buffalo News. Dolan spoke about the college’s new articulation agreement with D’Youville University, which gives sports and exercise healthcare majors at Canisius guaranteed admission into graduate programs in physical therapy, occupational therapy and chiropractics at D’Youville. Click here to read the story.

Buffalo News Reporter David Robinson spoke with Julie Anna Golebiewski, PhD, for a story about the June unemployment numbers in the Buffalo Niagara region. The associate professor of economics and finance weighed in saying that rising wages, especially at the low end of the pay scale, are increasing the competition for entry-level workers. Click here to read the full story.

Jul 27, 2022

Business First’s Lian Bunny reported on two of the college’s most popular advanced degree programs in the School of Education and Human Services, for a July 21 story. Bunny interviewed Lorrei DiCamillo, associate dean of the education school, about the Western New York Teacher Residency Program, which DiCamillo co-directs. Bunny also spoke with Meg Keller-Cogan, the program director for the college’s Educational Leadership and Administration Program. Click here to read the story.

Julie Anna Golebiewski, PhD, was interviewed twice in the past week by The Buffalo News. Reporter Jonathan Epstein spoke with the associate professor of economics and finance about the approval for an Amazon warehouse in the Town of Niagara. Click here to read the story.

Golebiewski also spoke with Reporter David Robinson for a story that examined why consumers hold the key to Buffalo Niagara’s economy, as hiring slows and prices soar. Click here to read the story.

Jul 6, 2022

Local media outlets reported on both the retirement of President John J. Hurley on June 30 and the start of Steve Stoute’s tenure as the college’s 25th president.

Buffalo News Higher Education Reporter Janet Gramza spoke with President Steve Stoute about his primary goal, which is to “meet students where they are.” Click here to read the story.


April-June 2022


Jun 22, 2022

Buffalo News Reporter David Robinson interviewed Julie Anna Golebiewski, PhD, for a June 17 article titled “No Signs of a Slowdown for the Buffalo Niagara Job Market.” The associate professor of economics noted that despite soaring prices, rising interest rates and a plunging stock market, the local job industry appears to be holding up well.

May 23, 2022

Canisius College honored the life of Aaron Salter Jr. during undergraduate commencement ceremonies this past weekend, when it, posthumously, conferred a bachelor of arts degree upon the Tops Market security guard who lost his life in the racially motivated shooting. Salter fired multiple times at the shooter before being shot and killed himself. Salter’s son, Aaron Salter III, accepted the Canisius diploma from the college on Saturday. His father needed only three credit hours – or one class – to complete his degree. All the local media outlets attended commencement ceremonies to report on the degree conferral:

May 9, 2022

Buffalo News Reporter Robert McCarthy wrote a brief commentary about former Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s visit to Canisius College last week. Click here to read his analysis.

May 6, 2022

Bob Klump, director of the Raichle Pre-Law Center, was interviewed on Wednesday May, 4 on WBEN-AM RadioHe appeared on A New Morning with Susan Rose and Brian Mazurowski, to discuss the leaked SCOTUS draft report, the impact on justices and changes to how future draft reports are disseminated.

To listen to the full show on WBEN-AM Radio, click here. 

May 2, 2022

As part of Autism Awareness Month, the Canisius IAR team was featured in the US Department of Education’s IES blog (Inside IES Research) for its series of grant-funded studies.  Jenn Lodi-Smith is part of the current studies. To read more about the studies on IES, click here.

Apr 29, 2022

The Buffalo News and Channels 2, 4 and 7 visited the Margaret Wendt Animal Behavior Lab in Science Hall to get a first-hand look at the ongoing training and enrichment exercises of the “Kittens on Campus.”

Canisius students are teaching the eight-week old kittens how to walk into carriers on their own, how to complete small agility courses and how to high-five.  The training and enrichment exercises are aimed at making the kittens more attractive adoption candidates and encouraging positive relationships with humans. 

Click on the links below to view the stories.

Apr 22, 2022

Julie Anna Golebiewski, PhD, associate professor of economics and finance, spoke with The Buffalo News on Wednesday, April 20, about inflation rates and how they might force workers who were planning on retiring to come back into the workforce.

To read the full article on The Buffalo News click, here.

Apr 20, 2022

The Hungarian news outlet Mandiner published an interview it conducted with Canisius President John J. Hurley. In the article, titled “The Silenced Majority of America,” President Hurley discusses the important role Catholic universities play in promoting free speech and expression, the search for truth and their commitment to justice in the world. Click here to read the story.

Buffalo News Reporter David Robinson interviewed Associate Professor of Economics & Finance Julie Anna Golebiewski, PhD, for a story about the Buffalo Niagara job market adding nearly 10,000 jobs over the first three months of the year. Click here to read the article.

Apr 13, 2022

President-elect Steve K. Stoute discussed his passion for Catholic higher education and dedication to student success in the latest edition of Buffalo Rising. In the interview, Stoute also shares more about the transformative impact he wants to the college to have – on students, their families and the entire city of Buffalo.

To read the full article, click here.

Apr 1, 2022  

Incoming President Steve Stoute spoke with Business First Reporter Lian Bunny earlier this week about his leadership style and goals for the college. Click here to read the story.