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Chana Kotzin, PhD Speaks Today in Archives Speaker Series

The Canisius College Archives presents Chana Kotzin, PhD today, speaking about the Jewish Buffalo Archives Project, “Preserving 170 Years of Jewish Memories in Buffalo.” Since 2007, Dr. Kotzin has overseen this project and has secured archival donations from the oldest synagogues in Buffalo to the area’s longest running Jewish sleep-away summer camp, as well as a range of family donations and many other Jewish groups or initiatives. She’s recorded a series of oral histories with a wide array of individuals that complements the documentary record. To view the online project, click here.

The presentation begins today,Wednesday November 7 at 2:30 p.m. and will be followed by a Q&A period,in the Bouwhuis Library, 2nd Floor. It is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

Submitted by: Kathleen DeLaney, archvist/reference librarian

Canisius College Chorale to Perform with Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra tonight

The Canisius College Chorale, under the direction of Frank Scinta, will join the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of Matthew Kraemer in a performance of Antonio Vivaldi’s Gloria in D on Wednesday, November 7 at 7:30 pm in the Montante Cultural Center. Canisius fine arts professors Melissa Thorburn and Cristen Gregory will serve as soloists in the work.

Maestro Kraemer also will lead the orchestra in the Tchaikovsky Suite No. 4 in G major (Mozartiana) and John Williams’ Concerto for Tuba and Orchestra featuring BPO member Don Harry as soloist.

Tickets are $25 general seating and $10 for students. They may be purchased in the Fine Arts Office (Lyons 402) or online at (search: BPO concert).

Now in its 15 season, Canisius College Chorale remains one of Western New York’s most active collegiate music ensembles. Composed of 120 undergraduate and graduate members, the chorale regularly presents concert programs to school, church, and community audiences throughout Western New York and Southern Ontario. In recent years, the Chorale has performed with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Ars Nova Chamber Musicians, Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus and the Dave Brubeck Quartet.

Submitted by:  Frank Scinta, adjunct professor, fine arts

Women’s Basketball Home Opener is Friday Night

The 2012-13 season begins for the women’s basketball team Friday night when the Griffs host Big 4 rival, University @ Buffalo. Game time at the Koessler Athletic Center is set for 7 pm

Prior to tip off, Dr. Ellen Conley, will unfurl a banner commemorating the 1981-82 team’s participation in the AIAW national championship tournament. Several former players, including recent Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame inductee Kim Kaul, are expected to join the coach of that team – Barb Fields – at the unveiling.

2012-13 schedule posters will be given to the first 100 fans in attendance.

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Submitted by: John Maddock, associate athletic director – external affairs, athletics

The CPD Introduces New Online Certificate Program: Basics of Intellectual Property (IP)

The Center for Professional Development (CPD) is very excited to partner with Canisius College Alumnus, Thomas J. Colson, Esq., founder and CEO of Executive IP, to offer the Basics of Intellectual Property (IP) online certificate program.

The rapid growth in technology has affected the way organizations are doing business. Intellectual property risks and opportunities are appearing everywhere, in every part of business, domestic and international alike. The protection of IP is essential for economic growth no matter what industry you’re in.

With 45 days to complete, this 2.5 hour program is made up of a series of short courses that will quickly present what you need to know about IP. These topics include copyrights, trademarks, patents, trade secrets, non-disclosure agreements, competitive intelligence, publications and defensive publishing, ownership and its related business risks.

Please visit for details and registration information, click here or give us a call at 888-8490!

Submitted by: Blake Carbone, coordinator , Center for Professional Development