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English Professor Eric Gansworth’s novel Give Me Some Truth is one of the 12 best books recently recognized by high school educators, nationwide, for tackling the subject of racial injustice and helping to continue the discussion around racial injustice in school and in life.

The list was compiled by PBS NewsHour, which asked teachers from different parts of the country to share their favorite contemporary books that address the ways in which racism affects different marginalized groups in the United States.

Gansworth’s Give Me Some Truth was recognized for its Native American characters, who are often underrepresented in many high school literature classes.

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Fundamental Physics Innovation Award

Michael Wood, PhD, chair and professor of physics, received the April Convening Award. The award is one of the many Fundamental Physics Innovation Awards that will aid him in organizing the Light Dark Matter @ Accelerators (LDMA) 2019 workshop, held this coming November in Fondazione Querini Stampalia, Venezia.

The awards, funded by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, stimulate ideas on innovative ways in which emerging technologies can be used to address pressing problems in fundamental physics beyond the standard model by bringing people together to collaborate on ideas and explore new cost-effective approaches.

The awards, which are bestowed multiple times per year, provide funding at three levels: Lectureship Awards ($2,000) for seminar presentations, Visitor Awards ($5,000-10,000) for longer collaborative interactions and Convening Awards ($25,000-75,000) to support small scientific meetings.

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Six Alumni Begin Year of Service

Six members of the Canisius College Class of 2019 are set to begin a year of post-graduate service work. The students will dedicate the coming year to living simply, working for social justice and serving those who live on the margins of society with organizations such as AmeriCorps, Jesuit Volunteer Corps and the St. Joseph Worker Program. The six Canisius alumni are: 

Sara Cichon ’19  AmeriCorps (Tampa, FL)

Mallory Fahey ’19, AmeriCorps (Vicksburg, MS)

Emily Gunther ’19, AmeriCorps (Buffalo, NY)

Kira Gafkjen ’19, AmeriCorps (Vicksburg, MS)

Kaylee Konzcal ’19, St. Joseph Worker Program (Queens, NY)

Margaret Treichler ’19, Jesuit Volunteer Corps (Yakima, WA)

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Watch This Month’s Episode of “Kaleidoscope”

The Canisius College Video Institute production of the June episode of “Kaleidoscope” premiered earlier this month on WGRZ-TV Channel 2. This 30-minute television program celebrates the religious diversity of our region and is produced in conjunction with the Network of Religious Communities. “Kaleidoscope” will rebroadcast each Friday at 6:30 p.m. on Spectrum Cable 20 and each Sunday at 8:00 p.m. on Charter 6 in Olean, NY.

In the first segment, Dr. Stan Bratton talks with Dr. Nasir Khan, current president of the Network of Religious Communities and president of the Buffalo Chapter of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, about the challenges of interreligious understanding and cooperation in the present day, and the 39th Annual Appreciation Dinner of the Network of Religious Communities. He also talks with the community’s Imam, Adnan Ahmad, about the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community and the upcoming religious celebration at the end of Ramadan.

In the second segment of the show, Annalyse Paulsen ’19 interviews Elizabeth Bruenig during her recent visit to Western New York.  Bruenig is an opinion columnist who focuses on politics, religion and morality in public life.

Students in the Canisius College Video Institute produce “Kaleidoscope” under the guidance of Barbara J. Irwin, PhD, professor of communication studies and co-director of the Video Institute, and Paula DeAngelis-Stein ’86, MS ’02.