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.
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.
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).
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?”
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.
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... It was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair. Moll, professor of counseling at Canisius College and a mental health counselor, offers ways to practice safe stress during the holidays!
While many associate the holidays with Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" and its theme of sharing the holiday spirit, E. Christine Moll, PhD, notes that the holidays can also be a time of stress, loneliness and anxiety. Says Moll, the opening lines from a "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...It was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair. Moll offers ways to practice "Safe Stress" during the holiday season.
As an ailing Fidel Castro resigns as Cuba's president after nearly a half-century in power, questions arise as to what his resignation will mean for the Communist country. Born in Cuba, Rene De La Pedraja, PhD, is a professor of history at Canisius College in Buffalo, NY, and has done extensive research on Cuba and Fidel Castro. Dr. De La Pedraja offers some insights regarding the situation.