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Author and Historian Steve Fraser, PhD, is Fitzpatrick Speaker

Steve Fraser, PhD, author and professor of economic history, will speak at Canisius College on Wednesday, October 21 at 7 p.m. in the Grupp Fireside Lounge. His lecture, entitled “Why Americans Once Stood up to Organized Wealth and Power and No Longer Do,” is free and open to the public. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The event is presented by The William H. Fitzpatrick Chair of Political Science Lecture Series.

Fraser is a historian, writer and editor.  He is the author of Labor Will Rule: Sidney Hillman and the Rise of American Labor; Every Man a Speculator:  A History of Wall Street in American Life; Wall Street: America’s Dream Palace; and most recently The Age of Acquiescence: The Life and Death of American Resistance to Organized Wealth and Power.  He is the co-editor of The Rise and Fall of the New Deal Order and Ruling America: A History of Wealth and Power in a Democracy.

Fraser is a Distinguished Lecturer of the Organization of American Historians.  He has taught at Princeton, the University of Pennsylvania, New York University and Columbia University.

To read more about Fraser and the Fitzpatrick Speaker Series, click here.

For more information, contact the Office of Public Relations at Ext. 2790.

Submitted by: Marketing and Communication

Editor-in-Chief of America Magazine Speaks at Canisius

Rev. Matt Malone, SJ, president and editor-in-chief of America Media, will speak at Canisius College on Thursday, October 22 at 7:30 p.m. in the Grupp Fireside Lounge. America Media is publisher of the widely-read Jesuit magazine America, the National Catholic Review. The title of Father Malone’s talk is “Pope Francis and the Politics of Mercy.” The event is free and open to the public.

At the time of his appointment, Father Malone was the youngest editor-in-chief in America’s history. Prior to his appointment, he served for two years as an associate editor for the magazine from 2007 to 2009, when he covered foreign policy and domestic politics. From 1995-1997, Father Malone was special assistant and speechwriter to U.S. Representative Martin T. Meehan (D-MA). From 1997-2002, he served as the founding deputy director of MassINC, an independent political think tank, and co-publisher of CommonWealth, an award-winning review of politics, ideas and civic life.

Read more here.

Submitted by Marketing and Communication

“MISHAP contained” Exhibit

“MISHAP contained” is an exhibition with an opening reception on Friday, October 23 from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. in the Peter A. and Mary Lou Vogt Gallery located in the Andrew L. Bouwhuis Library.

“MISHAP contained,” new paintings and prints by Sara M. Zak, quietly examines the tragedy of military training deaths or, as referred to in a 1994 government study, “mis-haps.” There are, on average, 230 reported military training exercise deaths a year. The installation at Canisius deals solely with F-111 aviation deaths occurring between 1967 and 1994; of the 115 airmen to die in the F-111, 94 of them perished in training exercises.

Zak’s paintings explore the shifting nature of time, place, concept, actuality and paint. She juxtaposes unrelated moments in time while showing a dichotomy between a planned concept and an actual existence. With these subtle landscape works, she explores the triviality and the monumentality of the accidental.

Submitted by: Katie Sehr, gallery director, fine arts

Hockey Hosts Holy Cross This Weekend

Your Canisius hockey team hosts Holy Cross with a pair of afternoon conference tilts this weekend at HARBORCENTER. The two Atlantic Hockey foes will meet Friday, October 23 and Saturday, October 24 at 4:05 p.m. The games are scheduled in the afternoon to avoid the Sabres games being played later both nights.

Saturday afternoon is “Pink the Rink” with the Canisius vs. Cancer club initiating several activities during the contest.

Faculty and staff qualify for discounted tickets and may make advance purchases by calling 888-TIXX. There are also Friday Fan 2-Packs and Saturday Family Four-Packs available. The price for both is $40.00

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

Concert Band Performs with Erie County Wind Ensemble

Hear the Canisius College Concert Band and the Erie County Wind Ensemble perform this Saturday, October 24 at 5:00 p.m. in the Montante Cultural Center.

The Canisius College Concert Band, under the direction of Paul D. Biddle, and the Erie County Wind Ensemble, under the direction of John Maguda, will perform works on their own and together. The Canisius College Concert band will perform works by John Williams, Johan de Meij, Roland Barrett and Frank Ticheli. The Erie County Wind Ensemble will perform works by Hellmesberger, Martin Ellerby, Robert Mols, Michael Torke and John Phillip Sousa.

Admission to the concert is $5, payable at the door. A portion of the funds will be donated to a charity chosen by the Canisius College Concert Band as part of a service-learning project.

Submitted by: Ellen Barnum, director, ArtsCanisius