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Flashback Friday

It’s Flashback Friday!

Each Friday, we will include historical facts about the college in The Dome, on Facebook and Twitter. Flashback Fridays are another part of our yearlong Sesquicentennial celebration, which culminates in 2020 when Canisius turns 150 years old.

Pictured (above): Yolanda King (center) is joined on stage by Lillie Wiley ’91, of the Afro-American Society and Vincent Roux ’90, president of the Undergraduate Student Association, during the college’s Martin Luther King Jr. celebration.

Today, we flashback to January 26, 1990 when Yolanda King visited Canisius to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The daughter of the civil rights leader called upon Canisius students to keep her father’s dream alive and spoke about a new generation of young people whom she described as “too laid back about the struggle for racial equality because they weren’t alive at the time of (her) father.” King then encouraged students to study history, stating “It’s important for young people to know where we have come from as a nation because those who do not know their past are doomed to repeate it.”

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Submitted by: College Communications

Classics Tea@2 Resumes Today

Hot drinks, warm conversation and cool people are what you’ll find when you join the Institute for Classical and Medieval Studies (ICMS) for its weekly Classics Tea@2.

The first get-together of the semester is today, Friday, January 17 at 2:00 p.m.  We’ll meet in the ICMS Reading Room in Old Main 214.  Why not join us?

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Submitted by: Kristina Laun, social media and web administrator, ICMS


Hockey to Host Outdoor Practice and Family Skate

The Canisius hockey team will host its annual outdoor open practice at Buffalo RiverWorks on Tuesday, January 21.

The team is slated to practice from 5:00-6:15 p.m. on one of the facility’s two outdoor rinks.  During that time, members of the Griffs coaching staff and team will take time to interact with the crowd. There will also be opportunities to win Canisius tickets, merchandise and other prizes. Admission is free.

At the conclusion of practice, fans can join the Griffs on the ice, until 7:00 p.m., for an open skate and autographs.  Fans can bring their own skates or can rent a pair from RiverWorks, free of charge.  Complimentary hot chocolate, coffee and food will be available for all those in attendance.

The city’s premier waterfront, boating, sports, music and entertainment destination, Buffalo RiverWorks is a 5,000-person art, entertainment and concert venue. The 60,000 square feet of space also features two outdoor ice rinks covered by a metal pavilion with open sides to provide shelter while maintaining an outdoor feel. The ice rinks play host to a variety of hockey, curling and figure skating practices and events.

For additional information on this Canisius event, please call 716-888-2987.

Submitted by: John Maddock, Athletics


Permanent Chair of Polish Culture Presents “U.N. Holocaust Remembrance Day”

In commemoration of UN Holocaust Remembrance Day, which honors the 75th Anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, the Permanent Chair of Polish Culture at Canisius College and The Holocaust Resource Center of Buffalo will present a talk by former Washington Post war correspondent Jack Fairweather on his 2019 book The Volunteer: One Man, an Underground Army, and the Secret Mission to Destroy Auschwitz. The book tells the story of resistance fighter Witold Pilecki, who infiltrated Auschwitz and smuggled out reports to the allies on the deaths within its gates.

The January 22 presentation will take place at 6:30 p.m. in the Regis Room of the Richard E. Winter ’42 Student Center, located at 81 Hughes Avenue.  The evening begins with a brief memorial, featuring cellist Robert Hausmann, of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra (BPO), who will perform Ravel’s Kaddish.  Hausmann offered this same performance as a memorial in the German Concentration Camp, Auschwitz, during the BPO’s tour of Poland. The Yad Vashem exhibit, The Auschwitz Album, will also be on display. A light reception and book signing, sponsored by Talking Leaves Books, will follow. Click here to read more.

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Submitted by: College Communications

Learn Italian – Abroad

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Ever thought about learning one of the Romance languages?  Well, now might be your chance.

Canisius students, faculty and staff are invited to join Marta Rizzo, adjunct professor of modern languages, literatures and cultures, this spring for an Italian language study abroad opportunity in Florence, Italy.  The trip is scheduled from May 28 – June 13.  Interested participants are encouraged to attend an informational meeting on Thursday, January 30 at 7:00 p.m. in Old Main 314 or to contact Marta Rizzo at

Submitted by: Marta Rizzo, adjunct professor, Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures