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Released: 7-Apr-2020 3:05 PM EDT
COVID-19’s Impacts on the Human-Dog Relationship
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Animal behaviorist Dr. Christy Hoffman describes how having the entire family and dog home under one roof may be beneficial to human-dog relationships and identifies reasons why this new situation also requires thoughtful consideration.

Released: 26-Apr-2019 12:05 PM EDT
Canisius CFA Team Competes at 2019 Global Finals
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Canisius was one of only five universities, worldwide, to advance to the 2019 Global Finals of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute Research Challenge. The team competed against approximately 1,100 universities from 90 countries to secure a spot at the Global Finals.

Released: 6-Feb-2019 3:05 PM EST
Researchers Find Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is Related to Low Levels in Big Five Personality Traits
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A study by Canisius College researchers determined that individuals with ASD are often low in key personality traits associated with important life outcomes.

Released: 27-Nov-2018 10:05 AM EST
Women Sleep Better with Dogs
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Research by Canisius College Animal Behaviorist Christy Hoffman, PhD, shows women sleep better with their canine companions

Released: 14-Nov-2018 4:05 PM EST
Yes, Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus!
Canisius College

Frank Riga, PhD, emeritus professor of English at Canisius College and Santa expert, shares an excerpt from his research on the subject including the history of St. Nicholas, Santa Claus and the arrival of Anti-Claus, aka The Grinch.

Released: 8-Nov-2018 3:05 PM EST
Innovative School Treatment Found Highly-Effective For Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
Canisius College

In one of the largest school-based clinical trials of its kind, researchers at the Institute for Autism Research at Canisius College found an innovative, comprehensive school treatment (schoolMAX) yields significant improvements for elementary-school children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD)

Released: 1-Nov-2018 2:05 PM EDT
Canisius Researchers Receive Federal Grant to Study Relationship Between Aging and Autism Spectrum Disorder in Older Adults
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Research on autism spectrum disorder in older adulthood lags significantly behind that of research in other age groups. A Canisius research team was awarded a federal grant to better understand the life outcomes of adults with autism spectrum disorder.

Released: 10-Jul-2018 12:05 PM EDT
U.S. Department of Education Awards $880,000 Grant to Institute for Autism Research at Canisius College
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Researchers at the Institute for Autism Research (IAR) at Canisius College were awarded an $880,431 grant from the U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences (IES), to fully fund a three-year study of the long-term beneficial impacts from an innovative school intervention for high-functioning children with autism spectrum disorder (HFASD) developed by the IAR research team.

Released: 6-Feb-2018 12:05 PM EST
Western New York Teacher Residency Program Established at Canisius College
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The Western New York Teacher Residency, an innovative approach to training the next generation of teachers, is slated to launch in fall 2018. Designed for college graduates with no prior education coursework who want to pursue a teaching career focused in urban schools, the master's degree in education can be completed in just two years and provides the necessary coursework and field experiences to become certified in childhood and special education. Program participants co-teach for full year, receive Teacher Residency Scholarships and living wage stipends.

Newswise: Canisius College Announces Major Tuition Reduction
Released: 3-Oct-2017 3:40 PM EDT
Canisius College Announces Major Tuition Reduction
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Canisius College will reduce its current tuition for full-time undergraduate students from $34,966 to $27,000 - a 23 percent reduction - in a move aimed at improving the accessibility and affordability of a Canisius education.

Newswise: How Dogs Interact with Others Plays a Role in Decision-Making
Released: 24-Apr-2017 2:05 PM EDT
How Dogs Interact with Others Plays a Role in Decision-Making
Canisius College

The latest research by Christy Hoffman, Ph.D., and Malini Suchak, Ph.D., assistant professors of Animal Behavior, Ecology, and Conservation at Canisius College, finds that dynamics between familiar dogs may influence their likelihood of learning from each other. How dogs interact with others plays a big role in how they respond under conditions that require quick thinking.

Released: 7-Mar-2017 12:05 PM EST
New Study Examines Whether Dogs Are Feline-Friendly – or Not
Canisius College

While most behavioral assessments focus on dogs’ responses to visual stimuli, the study found that dogs rely heavily on another sense, hearing.

Released: 24-Jan-2017 4:05 PM EST
Institute for Autism Research (IAR) at Canisius College Gives Hope to Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Canisius College

The latest study released by the Institute for Autism Research (IAR) shows more promise that a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder no longer guarantees a difficult life for children.

Released: 14-Dec-2016 1:05 PM EST
New Research Shows summerMAX Program Is Highly Effective for High-Functioning Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (HFASD)
Canisius College

Results of a new community-based randomized clinical trial conducted by researchers at the Institute for Autism Research (iar) at Canisius College found summerMAX, a comprehensive psychosocial summer treatment, improved the social performance and ASD symptoms of children with HFASD.

Released: 18-Nov-2016 9:05 AM EST
How to Stay Fit and Still Enjoy the Holiday Season
Canisius College

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 wellness at Canisius College, offers six simple tips to stay on track this holiday season while still enjoying some holiday cheer.

Released: 1-Nov-2016 12:05 PM EDT
Expert Offers Ways to Practice "Safe Stress" During the Holidays
Canisius College

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.

Released: 19-Oct-2016 11:05 AM EDT
New Research Explores What It Means When a Child Loses a Pet
Canisius College

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 in these moments, and the ideas, feelings and responses they have when their pets die.

Released: 8-Jun-2016 1:05 PM EDT
Research Shows Relationship Between School Security and Race
Canisius College

Security measures in American high schools are meant to keep students safe. But research shows heightened security has unintended consequences.

Released: 3-Feb-2016 3:05 PM EST
New Study Finds No Evidence For “Black Dog Syndrome”
Canisius College

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.

Released: 22-Jan-2016 3:05 PM EST
Expert Studies Traits That Impact the Ability of Mosquitoes to Transmit the Zika Virus
Canisius College

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 health.

Released: 8-Jan-2016 9:05 AM EST
Landmark Research Shows Bite-Mark Analysis Can Lead to False Convictions
Canisius College

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 from an exact science.”

Released: 7-Dec-2015 10:05 AM EST
New Study Reveals Belugas Blow Bubbles Based on Mood
Canisius College

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.

Released: 20-Oct-2015 11:05 AM EDT
What Dreams May Come
Canisius College

Research shows that end-of-life dreams are comforting and may improve quality of life.

Released: 28-Aug-2015 2:05 PM EDT
The Art of Letting Go
Canisius College

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.

Released: 14-Jul-2015 12:05 PM EDT
Clinical Trial Finds Lower-Intensity Treatment as Effective as High-Intensity for Children with High-Functioning Autism
Canisius College

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) that were comparable to the original high-intensity program.

Released: 2-Jun-2015 1:05 PM EDT
Research Shows Elevated Cortisol in Autism
Canisius College

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).

Released: 24-Feb-2015 12:00 PM EST
Unique Emotion Recognition Treatment Leads to Significant Improvement in Children with High-Functioning Autism
Canisius College

Researchers at the Institute for Autism Research at Canisius College found a unique emotion recognition treatment highly effective for children with high-functioning autism. Children in the treatment group demonstrated significantly improved emotion-recognition skills and lower parent ratings of autism symptoms.

Released: 3-Feb-2015 12:10 PM EST
Visionaries Gather at International Symposium to Discuss Ecotourism
Canisius College

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?”

Released: 23-Jan-2015 2:00 PM EST
Use It or Lose It
Canisius College

Older adults who learn a new, mentally demanding skill can improve their cognitive function, according to research by Jennifer Lodi-Smith, PhD, psychology professor at Canisius College.

Released: 8-Jan-2015 10:00 AM EST
Visionary Thinkers to Discuss Ecotourism at Canisius College Symposium
Canisius College

Experts from across the country and the globe will gather at Canisius College to discuss "Ecotourism: A Partnership with Nature?"

Released: 5-Dec-2014 4:00 PM EST
Expert Offers Ways to Practice "Safe Stress" During the Holidays
Canisius College

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.

Released: 5-Dec-2014 4:00 PM EST
The Origins of Santa Claus
Canisius College

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.

Released: 6-Jun-2014 11:00 AM EDT
Man's Best Friend
Canisius College

For centuries, dogs have been described as man’s best friend. This bond may be linked to your dog's behavior, according to a study by Christy L. Hoffman, PhD, assistant professor of animal behavior, ecology and conservation at Canisius College.

Released: 27-Jan-2014 12:00 PM EST
Sticks and Stones
Canisius College

Research by Jennifer E. Beebe, PhD, finds the key to stop bullying is anti-bullying education in the school curriculum. Says Dr. Beebe, "Teaching students empathy is as important as teaching them science."

Released: 27-Jan-2014 12:00 PM EST
Exercise May be Best Medicine to Treat Post-Concussion Syndrome (PCS)
Canisius College

Karl Kozlowksi, PhD, is pioneering a treatment program for patients who suffer from post-concussion syndrome. His research shows that gradual exercise, rather than rest alone, actually helps to restore the balance of the brain’s auto-regulation mechanism, which controls the blood pressure and supply to the brain.

Released: 19-Nov-2013 7:10 PM EST
Expert Offers Ways to Practice "Safe Stress" During the Holidays
Canisius College

For many the holidays are a time of stress, loneliness, anxiety and dysfunction. E. Christine Moll, PhD, offers ways to practice "safe stress" during the holiday season.

Released: 14-Feb-2013 2:15 PM EST
New, Safer Way to Deliver Life-Saving Cancer Treatment
Canisius College

Researcher tests the theory that packaged chemotherapeutics inside microscopic nano-vehicles could go straight to the source of diseased tissue without damaging healthy tissue and without causing the side effects of chemotherapy.

Released: 11-Jan-2013 2:00 PM EST
Clinical Trial Finds Intensive Treatment Highly Effective for Children with High-Functioning Autism
Canisius College

Institute for Autism Research summerMax Program is Highly Effective for Children with High-Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorders (HFASDs).

Released: 4-Dec-2012 11:00 AM EST
Santa Claus - The Image of a Tradition
Canisius College

Santa Expert, Professor Emeritus of English at Canisius College Dr. Frank Riga, shares the wonderful story of the origins of Santa.

Released: 30-Nov-2012 12:00 PM EST
Expert Offers Ways to Practice "Safe Stress" During the Holidays
Canisius College

While many associate the holidays with Charles Dickens' “A Christmas Carol” and its theme of gaining and sharing the holiday spirit, E. Christine Moll, PhD, says the opening lines from “A Tale of Two Cities” may have even more relevance: It was the best of times; it was the worst of times. It was the season of light; it was the season of darkness... Moll offers ways to practice "Safe Stress" during the holiday season.

Released: 1-Nov-2012 8:00 PM EDT
President Mitt Romney and Vice President Joe Biden - It's possible!
Canisius College

Could President Mitt Romney and Vice President Joe Biden serve in the White House together? Canisius Political Science Professors ponder an electoral vote tie.

Released: 3-Oct-2012 4:00 PM EDT
Expert Says Establishing Trust is Key to Ending NHL Lockout
Canisius College

Sports management expert Shawn O’Rourke, PhD, says NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman and NHLPA Executive Director Donald Fehr need time to develop trust before serious progress will be made in the National Hockey League (NHL) collective bargaining agreement (CBA) negotiations.

Released: 10-Apr-2012 1:10 PM EDT
Balmy Weather Brought Out the Bugs, but Was the Frost That Followed a Factor?
Canisius College

While many enjoyed a mild winter and an early spring with record-breaking temperatures, the warm weather also prompted many bugs to show up earlier than usual. The question is, will bug populations be larger this summer?

Released: 13-Mar-2012 4:45 PM EDT
2012 Marks 50th Anniversary of Engel v. Vitale - Expert's Research Focuses on Battle Over School Prayer
Canisius College

On the 50th anniversary of Engel v. Vitale, expert address the battle over prayer in public schools, and sets his account of the decision in the larger historical and political context, citing battles over a wide range of religious activities in public schools throughout American history.

Released: 15-Feb-2012 12:45 PM EST
Zoos of the Future May Include Dodo Birds and Woolly Mammoths, but No Chimps
Canisius College

National and international experts including zoo directors, animal behavior experts, conservationists and world-renowned zoo architecture visionaries, gathered at Canisius College to discuss the future of zoos.

Released: 29-Nov-2011 4:40 PM EST
Canisius Professor is Expert on Origins of Santa Claus
Canisius College

Frank Riga, PhD, professor emeritus of English at Canisius College in Buffalo, NY, has conducted extensive research into the origins of Santa Claus, including investigating how Santa's look has evolved over the years into the big jolly man in the red suit that we know and love.

Released: 4-Feb-2011 12:40 PM EST
Expert Monitors the Survival of the Soap Opera
Canisius College

Expert co-directs Project Daytime to study the daytime television industry and the survival of the soap opera.

Released: 4-Feb-2011 12:00 PM EST
Experts Research Focuses on Battle Over School Prayer
Canisius College

Expert addresses the battle over school prayer in public schools and the landmark US Supreme Court case, Engel vs. Vitale.


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