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New Research Explores What It Means When a Child Loses a Pet

Given the relatively short lifespans of many pets, it’s not unusual for children to witness the realities of life played out in their homes. Research by Canisius College professor Joshua J. Russell, PhD, focuses on how children understand death...
19-Oct-2016 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Research Shows Relationship Between School Security and Race

Security measures in American high schools are meant to keep students safe. But research shows heightened security has unintended consequences.
8-Jun-2016 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

New Study Finds No Evidence For “Black Dog Syndrome”

A recently published study by Canisius College Assistant Professor of Animal Behavior Christy L. Hoffman, PhD, suggests that Black Dog Syndrome (BDS) does not exist in animal shelters.
3-Feb-2016 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Expert Studies Traits That Impact the Ability of Mosquitoes to Transmit the Zika Virus

Zika Virus is spread through bites from the Aedes aegypti mosquito, a primary focus of research for Canisius professor. Costanza, PhD, studies the natural history of these blood-sucking insects to better understand their implications on human...
22-Jan-2016 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Landmark Research Shows Bite-Mark Analysis Can Lead to False Convictions

Forensic science is a vital crime-fighting tool in today’s criminal justice system. But it can also lead to false convictions, according to Canisius College Physics Professor H. David Sheets, PhD. Study proves that bite-mark analysis is “far...
8-Jan-2016 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

New Study Reveals Belugas Blow Bubbles Based on Mood

A newly-released study by Canisius College Professor of Animal Behavior Michael Noonan, PhD, is providing insight into why Beluga whales blow bubbles underwater and how their different shaped bubbles may be indicative of a Beluga’s mood.
7-Dec-2015 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

What Dreams May Come

Research shows that end-of-life dreams are comforting and may improve quality of life.
20-Oct-2015 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Clinical Trial Finds Lower-Intensity Treatment as Effective as High-Intensity for Children with High-Functioning Autism

Researchers at the Institute for Autism Research at Canisius College have found that reducing the intensity of their comprehensive summer treatment (summerMAX) yielded improvements for high-functioning children with autism spectrum disorder (HFASD)...
14-Jul-2015 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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How to Stay Fit and Still Enjoy the Holiday Season

During the holiday season, it can be a challenge to fit in your workout and eat healthy when faced with tempting appetizers and sweet treats everywhere you turn. Charles Pelitera, EdD, assistant professor of kinesiology and coordinator of health and...
18-Nov-2016 9:05 AM EST

Expert Offers Ways to Practice "Safe Stress" During the Holidays

For many the holidays are a time of stress, loneliness, and anxiety. E. Christine Moll, PhD, offers ways to practice "safe stress" during the holiday season.
1-Nov-2016 12:05 PM EDT

The Art of Letting Go

Ready or not, throngs of parents will say goodbye to their teenagers this month as their children transition to freshmen in college. Expert E. Christine Moll, PhD, offers advice for parents.
28-Aug-2015 2:05 PM EDT

Research Shows Elevated Cortisol in Autism

Researchers at the Institute for Autism Research at Canisius College have found that functional level appears to play a critical role in the stress levels of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
2-Jun-2015 1:05 PM EDT

Visionaries Gather at International Symposium to Discuss Ecotourism

Ecotourism was the subject of an international symposium hosted by Canisius College in Buffalo. The symposium brought together world- renowned scholars and practitioners from across the globe to discuss “Ecotourism: A Partnership with Nature?”
3-Feb-2015 12:10 PM EST

Rene De Lapedraja, PhD, Cuban Native and Cuban-US Relations Expert, Optimistic About the Social and Economic Benefits for Both Countries

18-Dec-2014 10:00 AM EST

Expert Offers Ways to Practice "Safe Stress" During the Holidays

For many the holidays are a time of stress, loneliness and anxiety. E. Christine Moll, PhD, offers ways to practice "safe stress" during the holiday season.
5-Dec-2014 4:00 PM EST

The Origins of Santa Claus

Frank Riga, PhD, emeritus professor of English, Canisius College, is a expert on the origins of Santa Claus. The excerpt below is from his many writings on the subject.
5-Dec-2014 4:00 PM EST

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