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The Show Must Go On

The Canisius College Little Theatre group performed a dramatic reading of the play “Rabbit Hole,” by David Lindsay-Abaire on Friday, May 1.  The play revolves around a family’s response to a tragic loss.

Little Theater usually performs twice per semester but was unable to hold its final performance on campus at the end of the year due to the Covid-19 crisis.  As they say in theater, the show must go on!  The group decided to stream its table read to viewers on Little Theatre’s Facebook page, utilizing Zoom’s live stream feature.  The performance was viewed live by family and friends at home, as well as many of the Little Theatre alumni.

“Rabbit Hole” was performed by Claire Bingaman, Ethan Wood, Andrew Phelan, Lydia Sulaiman, Brianna Propis, with audio run by Kyra Lewis, and directed by Eileen Dugan.

Check out the performance on the Canisius College Little Theater Facebook Page!

Submitted by: Rich Kennedy, assistant director, Office of Student Life

MCAT Exam Prep Moves Online

                                                   Canisius pre-med students meet with their Kaplan MCAT Prep Course instructor

The coronavirus pandemic forced students preparing for the MCAT exam to move their in-person class online. Now they must wait until testing sites open up again to actually take the MCAT exam. Wish them all luck.

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



Griff Center Career Hosts Job Search Boot Camp


The Griff Center’s career development team is hosting a Job Search Boot Camp all next week for senior students.  Check out the schedule (above) and then go to Handshake for more details on the events and Zoom links.

Submitted by: Eileen Abbatoy, senior associate director, Griff Center Career Development


Help Desk Starts Summer Hours

The ITS Help Desk will begin its summer hours schedule on Monday, May 11.  The Help Desk will be open Monday – Thursday, from 9:00 a.m. -4:00 p.m., and Fridays, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. These hours will be in effect until Friday, August 21.

In this period of Academic Continuance, the Help Desk is operational and can assist with any technology needs.  Please call 888-8340 during business hours, Email or visit

Submitted by: Scott Clark, director, User Services/ITS

Physiology Students Become Wikipedia Authors!

The 30 juniors and seniors enrolled in Dr. Justine Melo’s physiology course (Bio340) all became “published” authors this week – on Wikipedia, which is in fact a peer-reviewed resource!

Despite the teacher’s maxim that “Wikipedia is a great place to start and a terrible place to end up,” Wikipedia Science has become a valuable and reliable resource in recent years.  The students of Bio340 undertook a semester-long project, working in groups of two and four in size.  At the beginning of the term, each group selected a rare human physiological disorder for which no Wikipedia article (or only a very short article) previously existed. By spring break (from which we sadly did not return), students had submitted the first draft of their articles and since then it has been revision, revision, revision.  As an instructor, one of the upsides of remote education has been having the opportunity to work closely with each student group on Zoom for about one hour each week, which would have been difficult to orchestrate otherwise.

The mission of the Wikipedia Foundation is to empower and engage people around the world to collect and develop educational content under a free license or in the public domain, and to disseminate it effectively and globally.  Because the ethos of Wikipedia is centered on service to the community, individual authors are anonymous.  This professor felt that our young authors deserved credit in The Dome, however!  Please take a moment to view their articles!

DISORDER/DISEASE                                       STUDENT AUTHORS

Wrinkly Skin Syndrome Lauryn Rudin, Max Chrzanoswski, Joshua Bobak & Ethan Wood
Membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis Tony Carrero, Connor Davies & Marcus Brown
Chylomicron Retention Disease Caleb Graham, Eisa Hashmi, Patrick Eugeni
Tyrosinimia Christian Rottner, Chris Fisher & Joel Fernando
Uncombable Hair Syndrome Alex Brenan, Nico Hernandez, Ashley Chapman & Sean Gibson
Rubinstein-Taybe Syndrome Katlynn Crossley, Kari Seep, Jaci Wallace & Kelsey Voelker
Darier Disease Simon Pratt & Ashlyn Kornetz
Coffin-Lowry Syndrome Giovanna Aquilina, Teresa Gerth & Natalie Lizarazo
Pyruvate Dehydrogenase Deficiency Madison Chapin & Ashlynn Gilfillan
Neutral Lipid Storage Disease Madeline Beaulieu & Cassidy Ceriani

Submitted by: Justine Melo, PhD, assistant professor, Biology