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Bending the Arc Documentary Screening

Learn about those fighting for accessible healthcare for all

The Canisius community is invited to attend the “Bending the Arc” documentary screening on Tuesday, April 10 at 6:30 p.m. in Science Hall Room 1013.

“Bending the Arc” is a documentary about a team of young people — Paul Farmer, Jim Yong Kim, Ophelia Dahl — whose charitable medical work 30 years ago ignited a global health movement. Their goal was simple but daring: to make high-quality healthcare available to everyone, even in the world’s poorest countries. Fighting entrenched diseases, political and bureaucratic machinery, and the existing charity and medical establishments, these crusaders took their fight from the village to the world stage, to ensure that healthcare is a right for all, and that geography should not determine destiny.

The screening is hosted by The Canisius Society of PreHealth Professionals.

Submitted by: Allyson Backstrom, PhD, director, PreMed Center


Digital Humanities Speaker Series

Kelly Carpenter, Albright-Knox Art Gallery

The Canisius College Digital Humanities Speaker Series concludes its 2017 ‒ 18 series by welcoming Kelly Carpenter, digital assets manager at Albright-Knox Art Gallery, to campus.  Carpenter’s presentation is entitled “Digital Technologies are Transforming the Museum Experience.”  The event takes place on Thursday, April 12 at 4:00 p.m. in Lyons Hall 418.

Museums are, to a certain respect, inherently constraining. Visitors are invited into the space but are kept at a physical distance from cultural objects and artworks. Over the last decade, museums including the Albright-Knox Art Gallery incorporated innovative digital approaches, both onsite and online, in order to remove the barrier between the public and their collections. Museums are in a unique position to become leaders in the realm of digital culture.

Carpenter holds a bachelor’s degree in art history from Canisius College and master’s degrees in art history and museum studies from Richmond, The American International University in London.

Please join Carpenter as she discusses several examples of how various digital technologies are transforming the physical and online museum experience.

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

George to Deliver Raichle Lecture

Princeton professor is renowned Catholic thinker

The Canisius College Frank G. Raichle Lecture Series on Law in American Society welcomes Robert P. George to campus on Thursday, April 12 at 7:15 p.m. in the Grupp Fireside Lounge. The event, “Constitutional Structures, Civic Virtue and Political Culture,” is free and open to the public.

Robert P. George is the McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence and director of the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton University. He has served as chair of the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom. George also served on the President’s Council on Bioethics, as a presidential appointee to the United States Commission on Civil Rights and as the U.S. member of UNESCO’s World Commission on the Ethics of Science and Technology.  George is a former judicial fellow at the Supreme Court of the United States, where he received the Justice Tom C. Clark Award.

Read more here.

Submitted by: College Communications