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Newswise: Study Examines Pet Acquisition During the Pandemic
Released: 24-Jan-2022 2:25 PM EST
Study Examines Pet Acquisition During the Pandemic
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A recent study published in collaboration with Canisius College and the ASPCA found no increase in dog or cat acquisition during the pandemic.

Newswise: Study Shows Virtual Shelter Medicine Rotation Positively Impacts Veterinary Students
Released: 11-Jan-2022 9:50 AM EST
Study Shows Virtual Shelter Medicine Rotation Positively Impacts Veterinary Students
Canisius College

Results of a recent study shows that a virtual shelter medicine rotation increased veterinary students' knowledge, skills, and attitudes regarding access to veterinary care.

Released: 16-Nov-2021 6:00 PM EST
Canisius College Researchers Conduct Aging and Autism Study
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Researchers from Canisius College publish evidence that autism characteristics are associated with challenges in physical health, mental health and psychological well-being during later life

Newswise: Western New York ECONOMIC NEWS
Released: 26-Oct-2021 8:25 AM EDT
Western New York ECONOMIC NEWS
Canisius College

Extraordinarily accommodative monetary and fiscal policy supported a relatively quick recovery from the Covid-19-induced recession.

Released: 27-Aug-2021 11:15 AM EDT
Canisius Study Examines Short-term Effects of COVID-19 Stay-at-Home Restrictions on Youth with ASD
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Researchers from the Institute for Autism Research (IAR) at Canisius College assessed the potential short-term effects of COVID-19 stay-at-home restrictions on ratings of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and comorbid symptoms severity and adaptive functioning of 69 youth, ages 8–16 years with ASD (without intellectual disability).

   
Released: 23-Jun-2021 3:45 PM EDT
Study Examines Former Cancer Patients' Perspectives of the “Survivor” Label
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Canisius College study uses social identity theory and communication accommodation theory as lenses to examine former cancer patients’ perspectives of the “survivor” label, replacement labels for their experience, and use of survivor services.

Released: 26-Feb-2021 2:05 PM EST
Canisius College PA Program Receives Mother Cabrini Health Foundation Grant
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Canisius College’s PA program received a $767,500 Mother Cabrini Health Foundation grant. The award supports the program’s development and provides scholarships for underserved minority groups.

Released: 8-Feb-2021 6:25 PM EST
Companion Animals Play a Role in Teleworking Experience During Covid
Canisius College

Millions of Americans are working remotely due to Covid-19. Research by anthrozoologist Christy Hoffman, PhD, shows companion animals play a role in this new teleworking experience.

Released: 25-Jan-2021 5:20 PM EST
Research Examines the Effect of Gender on Occupational Self-Efficacy, Work Engagement and Career Aspirations
Canisius College

While women perform as well as their male counterparts at work they are drastically underrepresented in the onboarding process to senior leadership. Hartman and Barber examine the effect of gender on occupational self-efficacy, work engagement and career aspirations.

Released: 9-Dec-2020 2:25 PM EST
Does Your Dog Have Bed Privileges?
Canisius College

If you’re a dog owner who snuggles up with your four-legged friend each night, you’re not alone. A new study at Canisius College finds that nearly 70% of pet parents co-sleep with their dogs. The finding is one of several revealed in the study, which examined the contextual nature of human-animal co-sleeping.

Released: 1-Oct-2020 2:20 PM EDT
Canisius College Class Ring - Lost 45 Years Ago - Returned to Its Owner
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Some things defy all odds. It was nearly 45 years ago when Canisius College alumnus (Ret.) Lt. Col. James McNicholas lost his class ring somewhere outside his home in El Paso, TX, where he was stationed with the U.S. Army. The ring never turned up. Until recently.

Released: 23-Sep-2020 4:35 PM EDT
Institute for Autism Research at Canisius College finds innovative outpatient treatment (MAXout) highly effective for children with autism
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Researchers at the Institute for Autism Research at Canisius College find innovative outpatient treatment (MAXout) highly effective for children with higher-functioning autism spectrum disorder (HFASD). Children demonstrate significant improvements in social skills, ASD symptoms, social-cognitive skills, and problem behaviors.

Released: 7-Apr-2020 3:05 PM EDT
COVID-19’s Impacts on the Human-Dog Relationship
Canisius College

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
Canisius College

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
Canisius College

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)
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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.

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.

Released: 24-Apr-2017 2:05 PM EDT
How Dogs Interact with Others Plays a Role in Decision-Making
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
The Origins of Santa Claus
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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: 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: 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
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: 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: 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.


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