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It’s Trivia Wednesday!

The campus community is invited to watch The Dome for special “Trivia Wednesdays” which will be published throughout the school year in every Wednesday edition. The first person to respond to with the correct answer will win Canisius “swag.” Additionally, once a month on Wednesdays, there will be a special giveaway in which the winner will receive some of the newly-designed Canisius Sesquicentennial gear.

Winners will be announced the following Wednesday each week along with the correct trivia answer.

This week’s special giveaway question is:

The Canisius mace is carried at which college ceremony?

(a) Spring Honors Convocation (b) Commencement Ceremony (c) Presidential Inauguration (d) All of the above

Congratulations to Grant Guzda, help desk manager for ITS, who was last week’s Trivia Wednesday winner! See below for last week’s question and answer.

Men’s basketball made its first post-season appearance in the National Invitation Tournament (NIT) in what year? 1944

Submitted by: College Communications

Canisius in the News

The Buffalo News interviewed Thomas Chambers, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, on high school students’ preparedness entering into college.

Click here to read the full article.

Submitted by: College Communications

Campus Candid

The Institute for Classical and Medieval Studies (ICMS) held its 2nd annual Thomas M. Banchich Lecture in Classics on Thursday, October 10. This year’s speaker was Michael McCormick, PhD, professor of medieval history at Harvard University. McCormick is also director of the Max Plank-Harvard Research Center for the Archaeoscience of the Ancient Mediterranean.

His research uses 21st century sciences, such as DNA sequencing and ice core analysis, to rediscover life in the ancient past. The October 10 talk reviewed how this technology revealed new facts about the era surrounding the fall of the Western Roman Empire. Some topics included diagnosing and tracing the spread of the plague, environmental effects due to mining and ore refinement, and climate change.

McCormick also participated in ICMS’s Scholars in Action Series, giving a detailed account of his research methods. Visit the ICMS website for more upcoming events.

Submitted by: Kristina Laun, social media and web administrator, Institute for Classical and Medieval Studies 

Space Medicine Lecture

Angelo Licata ’66, MD, PhD will present a talk titled “Astronauts, Engineers and an Endocrinologist: Working Together on Medical Problems in Microgravity” today, Wednesday, October 16 at 6:30 p.m. in Science Hall 1013. Refreshments will be served at 6:00 p.m.

Licata is a consultant with the Calcium Unit in the Department of Endocrinology at the Cleveland Clinic and is past director of the Center for Space Medicine (Department of Biomedical Engineering, Cleveland Clinic and NASA Glenn.)

Submitted by: Allyson Backstrom, director, Schreiner Pre-Medical Center

Men’s Soccer on Home Turf

The Canisius men’s soccer team will host Iona College today, Wednesday, October 16 at 4:00 p.m. at the Demske Sports Complex. The Griffs won their previous home game on October 9 with a final score of 1-0 over Niagara University. Canisius leads the Battle of the Bridge standings with a 3-0 record.

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Submitted by: John Maddock, Athletics