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Campus Candid

On Tuesday, September 20, the Canisius College Raichle Pre-Law Center, the Bar Association of Erie County and the League of Women Voters of Buffalo Niagara presented the panel discussion “Dual Constitutionalism in America.” Panelists included:

  • Hon. Eugene F. Pigott Jr., NYS Court of Appeals
  • Christopher Bopst ’95, chief legal and financial officer, Sam-Son Logistics
  • Peter J. Galie, PhD, former director of the Raichle Pre-Law Center and professor emeritus of political science, Canisius College

The panelists examined the national Constitution from the perspective of New York State’s Constitution – how  the state constitution sheds light on our national constitution and vice versa. Given that the question of whether to hold a constitutional convention to revise the New York State Constitution will appear on the ballot in November 2017, a focus of the discussion included the respective models of the constitutional revision found in the two documents.

Submitted by: College Communications

Canisius to Host Fall Fulbright Conference

Canisius College will host the fall 2016 conference of the Western New York and Northwestern Pennsylvania Chapter of the U.S. Fulbright Association on Friday, October 21 from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in Science Hall.

The conference, entitled “Fulbright and Social Activism in the 21st Century,” is open to students, faculty and professionals, as well as visiting Fulbright scholars and alumni, who are interested in applying for a Fulbright Scholarship to study abroad for the 2017-2018 academic year.

For more information, click here or contact Christopher Lee, PhD, associate professor of religious studies and theology and director of the Graduate Scholarship Office at (716) 888-2784 or

Submitted by: College Communications

Piano Competition Winner to Perform Sunday

zhangThis Sunday, September 25, ArtsCanisius and the Stecher and Horowitz Foundation present pianist Angie Zhang, prize-winner at the 2016 New York International Piano Competition, in a recital in the Montante Cultural Center at 2:00 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public.

Zhang’s performance features music of Franz Schubert and Franz Liszt, as well as a work by Caroline Shaw and a new piece commissioned for the New York International Piano Competition by Lowel Liebermann.

Zhang, who performs internationally as a soloist and chamber musician, is described by New York Concert Review as a “valuable advocate for classical music from her generation.” Zhang is a senior at The Julliard School in New York City and a recipient of the Kovner Fellowship. She serves as chair of the Julliard Student Council.

For additional information and full program details can be had by calling the Fine Arts/Music office at Ext. 2536.

Submitted by: Ellen Barnum, director, ArtsCanisius

Technology Learning Resources for the Canisius Community

coli_canisius_left_revThe Center for Online Learning and Innovation (COLI) maintains several interconnected web spaces with technology learning resources for students, faculty and staff.  These spaces include video tutorials, helpful links and opportunities for learning in workshops and meetups.

  • Our wiki space is a central hub with tutorial content and links to our other resources, including:
  • Our YouTube channel is the home of our newest tutorial videos, organized into handy playlists.
  • Our blog has daily news, updates, and tips for getting the most from technology for teaching and learning.

Submitted by: Mark Gallimore, PhD, instructional designer, Center for Online Learning and Innovation