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UB geology majors taking their required geophysics course visited the Braun-Ruddick Seismograph Station, on April 4 and 5, to see first-hand how a seismograph station operates.  This is the sixth consecutive year UB students have visited. The discussion focused on the development of seismograph equipment, changes in design, and the improvements in sensitivity, along with some of the history of the station and the Jesuit Seismological Association. 

Examples of key equipment in this development are in active use in the historic station BUF (still operating in OM 011), and the students can interact with the seismometers and recording equipment for real-time results.  They also learned about Canisius’ research quality station, CCNY, and how to access those records for their own research. 

Our thanks go to Erasmus Oware, PhD, assistant professor of environmental geophysics and geostatistics, who teaches the geophysics course, and to the brave teaching assistants over the years who handle the logistics.  It is a very practical “lab session” for the students and it gives Canisius an opportunity to publicize its 110-year history of seismology in Buffalo. 

Submitted by: Mark H. Castner, director, Braun-Ruddick Seismograph Station

College of Arts and Sciences 2019 Faculty Awards Ceremony

The College of Arts and Sciences 2019 Faculty Awards Ceremony and reception will take place today, Monday, April 8 at 3:15 p.m. in the Student Center Regis Rooms. Please join the college in celebrating and congratulating the outstanding accomplishments and contributions of the following faculty members:

Adjunct Faculty Teaching Award:

Erin Warford, adjunct professor, Classics

Faculty Service Award:

Rev. Daniel Jamros, SJ, professor, Religious Studies and Theology 

Faculty Scholarship Award:

Steven Maddox, associate professor, History     

Faculty Teaching Award:   

Malini Suchak, assistant professor, Animal Behavior, Ecology and Conservation

All faculty and staff are welcome! Refreshments will be served.

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Submitted by: Veronica Serwacki, executive associate to the dean, College of Arts and Sciences

Video Institute Premieres “Love Conquers Fear: Lessons in Boxing and Life” Tonight, April 8

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The Canisius College Video Institute will premiere its latest film, “Love Conquers Fear: Lessons in Boxing and Life,” tonight, Monday, April 8 at 7:00 p.m. in the Science Hall Commons. The event is free and open to the public. A panel discussion and refreshments will be included.

The film focuses on a youth boxing program created for the purpose of helping high school students grow and develop physically, mentally and spiritually. Many of the participants are from Buffalo’s international high school, having recently relocated from third-world countries. Faith-based “life lessons” are woven seamlessly into each boxing lesson. The film was produced by digital media arts students Alex Kontak ’19 and Ryan Gelder ’19.

Under the direction of Barbara Irwin, PhD, professor of communication studies, and Jamie O’Neil, associate professor of communication studies, the award-winning Canisius College Video Institute provides students with opportunities to put their classroom lessons to work on projects that enrich their learning and benefit the greater community. Students produce social documentaries and service-oriented videos – all connected by the theme of social justice – to promote discourse on ethical, social and cultural issues relevant to the world today.

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Submitted by: David Goodwin, graduate assistant, Communication Studies

Appointment Times Available with TIAA Representative

Steve Masciangelo, financial consultant for TIAA, has time slots still available for Wednesday, April 10. Individual counseling sessions will be held in Science Hall 1017. He will meet with individuals to review and discuss current investments, answer questions and review their options to help meet retirement goals. The next time Steve will be on campus will be Wednesday, May 8 in the Student Center Executive Conference Room 207.

To schedule an appointment, contact the TIAA Service and Scheduling Group at 1 (800) 732-8353 or click here to schedule your appointment online.

Submitted by: Dawn Rotterman, benefits manager, Human Resources