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Author Wes Moore Lecture Monday (April 4)

The School of Education and Human Services and the William H. Fitzpatrick Institute of Public Affairs and Leadership present an evening with Wes Moore on Monday, April 4 at 6 p.m. in the Grupp Fireside Lounge.  This event is free and open to the public.

Moore is a youth advocate, Army combat veteran, promising business leader and author.  His book, The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates, is a memoir about his life and its startling similarity to that of another Wes Moore from the same city.  Their destinies were ultimately determined by two very dissimilar series of life events.  His story tells a larger tale of personal accountability, chance, fate, and family and the vital importance of education and community in the lives of a generation of boys trying to make their way in a hostile world.  Copies of Moore’s book will be available for sale and signing afterwards.  To read more about him, click here.

The School of Education will also host an online book review community where the Canisius community can share thoughts on Moore’s book.  To subscribe to the Canisius College Partnership Book club, click here.

Submitted by:  Donna Ortolani, executive associate to the dean, School of Education and Human Services

School Of Education, Human Services Partnership Fair

The School of Education and Human Services presents Partnership Fair 2011 on Monday, April 4 from 4 – 5:30 p.m. in Regis South.  This event will precede the lecture by author and speaker Wes Moore at 6 p.m. in Grupp Fireside Lounge.

This event launches a major initiative for the School of Education and Human Services to direct its energies and resources towards school and community partnerships.  There will be an array of school and community partners present to showcase the vital work and impact these relationships have on students and members of the community.  Consistent with the mission of Canisius College and the vision of Canisius President John J. Hurley, the School of Education and Human Services will initiate new collaborative activities, and cultivate and expand its existing network of school and community partners in the Buffalo-Niagara region.

Submitted by:  Donna Ortolani, executive associate to the dean, School of Education and Human Services

Physics Cafe Lecture Tuesday (April 5)

Learning the science of solar energy and go green at the next Physics Cafe on Tuesday (April 5) at 2:30 p.m. in Horan-O’Donnell Room 015.  Light refreshments will be served.

Larry Coleman, an engineering consultant in the Buffalo, NY area who works on the technology of solar panels made from silicon, will speak on how solar power is one of the cleanest forms of energy production.  He will discuss the technological challenges and some solutions from physics, chemistry, and engineering.

Solar panels convert the sunlight directly into electricity with no waste products.  Presently, solar panels are about 20% efficient.  The challenge is to increase the efficiency while reducing the cost, making solar power a viable contender in the power industry.

Submitted by:  Michael Wood, PhD, assistant professor, physics

Nutritional Tip: Health Recipe Substitutions

Eating healthy foods does not mean people that to give up all of their favorite recipes. T here are plenty of healthier alternatives to keep waistlines trim and bodies in good shape while still enjoying the treats people love to eat.  To read more about how incorporate healthier alternatives into food preparation, click here (Adobe Acrobat PDF).

Submitted by:  Dawn Rotterman, associate, human resources

Annual New York State Fire Inspection

The college’s annual New York State Fire Inspection is scheduled to take place April 4 – 15.  In preparation for the inspection, please take note of the following items in your areas:

  1. Fire doors must be kept closed and door stops are NOT permitted.
  2. Hallways and stairways must be clear and free of clutter.
  3. Access to fire extinguishers must be clear and free of obstructions.
  4. All appliances must be plugged directly into outlets or power strips.  Extension cords are NOT permitted.
  5. All light switches and outlets must be protected with cover plates.
  6. Missing ceiling tiles must be replaced.
  7. The accumulation of combustible materials in office and storerooms must be kept to a minimum.
  8. In rooms with sprinklers, 18 inches of clear space must be maintained between the ceiling and any obstruction.  In rooms without sprinklers, 24 inches of clear space must be maintained between the ceiling and any obstruction.
  9. Candles are NOT permitted, except in Christ the King Chapel.

Assistance with the above is greatly appreciated.  Work orders can be submitted to address building related issues (missing ceilings tiles, electrical cover plates, etc.).  It is important to maintain a fire safe campus.

For questions or additional information, contact Tom Ciminelli in the facilities management office at Ext. 8243.

Submitted by:  Tom Ciminelli, fire marshal, facilities management