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Canisius Adult Lifelong Learning

Registration is now open for the fall 2019 Canisius Adult Lifelong Learning offerings. Canisius Lifelong Learning offers a number of four to six-session, non-credit courses each semester that are open to anyone in the Buffalo community. Explore a wide range of subjects with other adults in small-sized classes without the worry of tests or papers. All Canisius Lifelong Learning courses are taught by members of the Canisius College faculty on topics of their particular interest and expertise.

Classes generally meet once each week. Unless otherwise noted in the course description, course enrollment costs $60. More information about Lifelong Learning can be seen here. More information on each course can be seen here.

Planning for spring offerings is already underway! If you are a Canisius faculty member interested in offering a Lifelong Learning course in the future, please complete the Course Planning Form or reach out to the Lifelong Learning advisors Julie Gibert, associate professor of history and associate dean for the College of Arts and Sciences; Judy Larkin, professor emerita of psychology; Kathryn Williams, chair and associate professor of classics and Jennifer Lodi-Smith, associate professor of psychology and interim assistant vice president for academic affairs.

Submitted by: Jennifer Lodi-Smith, associate professor, Psychology; interim assistant vice president, Academic Affairs

Center for Online Learning & Innovation Fall Workshops

The Center for Online Learning & Innovation (COLI) will be offering a number of opportunities for faculty and staff to learn new things for teaching, research and administrative work through the fall 2019 semester.

See the list of workshops, meetups and other events on the Academic Affairs Faculty Development Community Resource page. Be sure to check back as additional activities are added!

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

Biology Department Sang Their Science

Students and faculty from the Biology Department worked together over the summer to produce a music video about cell biology and the experience of developing as a young scientist. The video was filmed and edited as a student/faculty collaboration and is part of a larger project that explores the boundaries of science and the arts as a way to enhance science education.

The song and video are written and produced from the perspective of a new graduate student working late nights in the lab. More broadly, the song is about those times in our lives where we are struggling and working as hard as we can, all the while searching for that faint glimmer of hope that everything will turn out okay. The cell biochemical pathways then become a metaphor for the changes we discover within ourselves – changes that give us the strength and determination to carry on.

The video can be found on YouTube here or by using the URL

For more information on the project, contact Jon O’Brien, PhD, associate professor of biology, at

Submitted by: Jon O’Brien, PhD, associate professor, Biology

ITS Database Maintenance

ITS will be performing a database upgrade on Saturday, September 7 from 7:00 – 10:00 a.m. During this maintenance, window Banner, Self Service Banner (SSB) and custom Canisius Web Applications (iAdvise, HR Appraisals, athlete travel contracts, budget management, etc) will be unavailable.

Submitted by: Michele Folsom, director of administrative computing, ITS