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Harold Herzog to Speak at Canisius

Harold Herzog, PhD, professor of psychology at Western Carolina University, will speak at Canisius on Friday,  January 17, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. in the Montante Cultural Center. Presented by the Institute for the Study of Human-Animal Relations (ISHAR), the talk is entitled “Why do Humans – But not Other Animals – Keep Pets?” The event is free and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase, and the evening will conclude with a book signing.
Herzog has been investigating human-animal interactions for more than 20 years. His research has included studies of the psychology of animal activism, the moral thinking of cockfighters, the impact of pets on human health, and gender differences in human-animal relationships.
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Adjunct Prof. Michael Thomasson (DMA) holds new record for the largest collection of video games in the world

Michael Thomasson, adjunct professor of the Digital Media Arts Program, Department of Communication Studies, has been recently in the local, national and international news for breaking The Guinness Book of World Records for the largest collection of video games – 10,607 and counting.  Prof. Thomasson teaches Video Games: History & Technique, Electronic Game Design, and 2D Computer Animation courses.

Watch YouTube video of the official counting process:

Submitted by: Przemyslaw J. Moskal, assistant professor, Communication Studies