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Buffalo Philharmonic Concert with Canisius College Chorale this Wednesday

The BPO will be performing their annual on-campus concert this Wednesday, November 7 at 7:30 p.m. in the Montante Cultural Center. Tickets are still available but going fast, so please get yours today!

Matthew Kraemer, the BPO’s associate conductor will lead the orchestra in a performance of Tchaikovsky’s Orchestral Suite No. 4, “Mozartiana” as well as John Williams’ Tuba Concerto with BPO tubist Don Harry as soloist.

The program will conclude with a performance of Antonio Vivaldi’s “Gloria” with The Canisius College Chorale, Frank Scinta, director and Canisius music faculty members Cristen Gregory, soprano and Melissa Thorburn, mezzo-soprano.

Tickets are $25 general admission and $10 for students and can be purchased in the Fine Arts office, at the door or online by clicking here.

Submitted by: Ellen Barnum, ArtsCanisius co-director

Dr. Timothy Snyder

Timothy Snyder, PhD., will present a lecture on his book, “Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin, on Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. in the Regis Rooms of the Student Center. The Economist and The Telegraph (London) named Bloodlands the “Book of the Year.” Snyder offers a groundbreaking investigation of the places where Europeans were murdered by the millions and a sustained explanation of the motives and methods of both Hitler and Stalin. Synder is the Housum Professor of History at Yale University. The Permanent Chair of Polish Culture joins with the Canisius History Department, The WNY Kosciuszko Foundation, and the Yale Alumni of WNY for the presentation. This event opens the Chair’s Polish Film Festival, Art Exhibit and Book Sale which runs through November 19, 2012. A book-signing and reception will follow the event.

Contact Mary Lou Wyrobek at for details.

Submitted by:  Mary Lou T. Wyrobek, adjunct instructor, religious studies

Semi-annual party for retired faculty and staff

This Thursday, November 8 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. is the semi-annual party for retired faculty and staff at Ulrich’s Restaurant, 647 Ellicott Street. This is an occasion for the college’s faculty and staff to join the party to see their old friends. If you would like to join us, send an email to Dr. Joe Bieron at Cost: $5 per person

Submitted by: Joseph Bieron, PhD, professor emeritus, chemistry & biochemistry

In Search of the Higgs Boson

“In Search of the Higgs Boson” will be presented by Michael H. Wood, PhD., Department of Physics, at the next College of Arts & Sciences Colloquium. Please join us in an informal setting on Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 3:30 pm in the Student Center Regis North.

On July 4, 2012, representatives from CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research) announced the discovery of a new particle that is consistent with the Higgs boson. This astounding finding is the culmination of decades of work by thousands of scientists and billions of dollars from many countries. If this particle truly is the Higgs, it may explain how particles, like electrons and protons, get their mass. In addition, it may point us in the direction toward a unified theory of physics, the theory of everything. In this talk, Wood will describe in layman terms the ideas of the Higgs field, the experiments that may have discovered it, and the ramifications for the future.

This event welcomes all faculty and staff. Light refreshments will be provided.

Submitted by:  Veronica Serwacki, executive associate to the dean, College of Arts & Sciences