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warford-mapOn Thursday, March 23, Erin Warford, PhD, adjunct professor of classics, kicked off the College of Arts & Sciences Digital Humanities Speaker Series.  Warford discussed her use of digital geographic information systems (GIS) to investigate the sacred practices of ancient Athenians. The presentation was followed by an enthusiastic discussion as participants from across the campus community considered ancient Greek spiritual and political practices together with the enormous scholarly possibilities of GIS in the arts and humanities.

Stay tuned for a video recording of Warford’s presentation as well as details about the Digital Humanities Speaker Series’ second presentation, on April 27.

Submitted by: Mark Gallimore, PhD, instructional designer, COLI

Canisius in the News

In an interview with WGRZ-TV Channel 2, Sue Margulis, PhD, associate professor and chair of animal behavior, ecology and conservation (ABEC), discusses how humans are driving primates closer to extinction.

“Massive tracts of land are being cut down for palm oil plantations, and palm oil shows up in almost every product,” Margulis said. “It’s kind of mind boggling, so knowing what you buy and avoiding buying certain products can have positive impact. ”

Watch the full interview here.

Learn more at the Spring 2 The Outdoors Forum on Wednesday March 29 at Tifft Nature Preserve in Buffalo at 7:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

Margulis, Kayla Woodard, team Leader of Rainforest Falls at the Buffalo Zoo, and Carmen Presti of The Primate Sanctuary will discuss this disturbing trend in primate populations.

Submitted by: College Communications

Canisius Music Scholars Raise Funds for Buffalo City Mission

The members of the Canisius Music Scholars (CMS), a club comprised of music scholarship students, organized and presented their yearly benefit concert on March 23. This year’s event included performances of classical and popular music, some of which were composed by the performers themselves and vigorously applauded.

The event raised enough funds for more than 150 meals for the Buffalo City Mission as noted by CMS President and emcee for the event, Kate Campanaro ’18.

Pictured above: Kate Campanaro ’18 introduces the CrescenDonts, Canisius’ student-led a cappella group.

Submitted by: Richard Falkenstein, PhD, chair, Fine Arts

This Week in the Griff Center

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Today, March 27, Freed Maxick will present its summer information session for the 2018 MAX Internship program at 12:00 p.m. in the Student Center Conference Room.

On Wednesday, March 29, Resume Wednesday returns from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. in the Employer Services Suite. This is a great opportunity to have your resume, curriculum vitae (CV) or cover letter reviewed before applying for jobs or internships! Additionally, there will be a Lunch and Learn with Ron Raccuia ’90, president of ADPRO Sports, at 12:00 p.m. in the Executive Conference Room.

To close out the week, a workshop on time management and academic success will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 30 in the Employer Services Suite! As always, be sure to check Handshake for more information.

Submitted by: Darby Ratliff, graduate assistant, Griff Center

Stand in Solidarity Week

Stand in Solidarity Week, taking place this week, is a collaboration between USA Justice, USA Diversity, Campus Ministry, Women and Gender Studies Club and Peace Action Canisius. Each day this week there will be programming that asks the campus community to engage with issues impacting marginalized communities ranging from migration to racial equity to access that girls have to education.  Check out the poster for details and consider joining in one or more of the discussions!

Tonight, March 27, two labor activists discuss the relations between the United States, Mexico and Canada from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. in Science Hall Room 1013.

On Tuesday, March 28, there will be a viewing of Girl Rising, a documentary highlighting stories of girls from around the world at 5:00 p.m. in Regis.

Enlight-Night will be held on Wednesday, March 29, at 7:00 p.m. in the Science Hall Commons. The event focuses on migration and the struggles faced by migrants, refugees, immigrants and asylum seekers.

Find out where Canisius and other Jesuit universities stand on racial equity on Thursday, March 30 at 2:30 p.m. in Regis. Later that evening at 7:00 p.m., there will be a “Mock Wall” decoration event at 7:00 p.m. in the Quad. The wall will be decorated with messages of hope.

Friday, March 31, a gathering in the Quad allows for the campus community to reflect on the events of the week at 11:00 a.m. Visit the library to create your own sentiment to attach to the wall.
Stand in Solidarity Week Final PosterSubmitted by: Luanne Firestone, senior associate campus minister, Campus Ministry