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Faculty, Staff Participate In Banned Books Week

Archives Associate Nancy Noel reads a passage from Toni Morrison’s “The Bluest Eye” during Banned Books Week “Read Out! It’s Your Right” events in the Bouwhuis Library. Members of the Canisius community, including students, faculty, staff and administrators, were invited to stand on soap boxes and “Read Out!” from their favorite books, including those that have been banned.

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Archives Speaker Series Lecture Today (October 1)

The Archives Speaker Series lecture “Finding Sonya Levien: My Journey Through Archives” by Nancy J. Rosenbloom, PhD, professor of history, is today (October 1) at 2:30 p.m. in the Bouwhuis Library, 2nd floor.  The lecture is the concluding event of 2010 Banned Books Week at the library.  Light refreshments will be served.

Accompanying the lecture is an exhibit curated by Nancy Noel, archives associate, which includes the original typed manuscript of Levien’s The Little Prophet of the Immigrants with original illustrations by artist, John Enright.  The manuscript and artwork, a gift to Rosenbloom from Levien’s daughter, Tamara Hovey Gold, are on temporary loan to the Canisius College Archives.

The Little Prophet of the Immigrants published in Metropolitan Magazine, March 1913 (Vol. 38 , No. 5, pp. 5+), “exemplifies Levien’s desire to unite her literary talent and her commitment to social advocacy.”  To read more about this lecture, click here.

Submitted by:  Kathleen DeLaney, archivist/reference librarian, archives & special collections

Vogt Gallery/Bouwhuis Reception

Church Angel, detail by Rita Argen Auerbach

A festive reception is scheduled today (October 1) from 5-7 p.m. at the Peter A. and Mary Lou Vogt Gallery in Bouwhuis Library to honor Rita Argen Auerbach and “Recalling,” a show of drawings and watercolors from her 1986 participation in The Chautauqua Institution/Eisenhower Institute Conference on U.S.-Soviet Relations.  Additionally, Argen Auerbach’s new work, “Montante Cultural Center,” will be unveiled at the reception. This gift by the artist will become part of the college’s permanent art collection.  Stop by for a refreshing look at her work.

Submitted by:  Rev. Michael Tunney, S.J., galleries director, fine arts

Cyber Security Tip Of The Day

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month, and each day this month ITS will publish a tip in Under the Dome to help Canisius faculty and staff keep their personal data safe.  Also, join the Canisius Information Security page on Facebook to automatically receive the security tips and be entered in a drawing for an iPod Nano at the end of the month.

Today’s Tip:  Remember, Canisius College ITS will never, ever ask you for your password via Email or over the phone.  If you receive a request for your account information, do not respond.  It’s a criminal trying to trick you into revealing your information so that they can access our network.

Submitted by:  Matthew Gracie, information security administrator, ITS