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Scanning PDFs Using Smart Devices

Often, you may need to scan in a handwritten paper, perhaps for reference later or for safe-keeping. Or you may need to take a picture of the blackboard/whiteboard or a few pages from a book for use later. Maybe you want students to submit a handwritten file or worksheet to a dropbox in D2L. You and your students can use the scanners on some of the Canisius College printers for most handwritten documents. However, a more useful and versatile tool is the Microsoft Lens App.

The Microsoft Lens App is a powerful app available on both Android and iOS. The Lens App allows students to quickly create high-visibility PDF documents out of any image and upload them to Google Drive or another cloud storage service like Microsoft365. You and your students can make single-paged or multi-paged PDF’s that are of high-quality but also faster to download than large image files (and don’t take up as much room on your computer either). If they need to email the PDF to you or to group members, students can easily do that right in the app. Check out the YouTube tutorial by clicking here.

Submitted by: Tyler Kron-Piatek, Academic Technologist, COLI

Canisius in the News

Julie Anna Golebiewski, PhD, associate professor of economics and finance, spoke with The Buffalo News about the reasons Western New York job recovery in the region has hit a wall.

To read the full article click here.

Submitted by: College Communications

Canisius in the News

In this week’s edition of Business First, reporter Dan Miner writes about the college’s new partnership with M&T Bank on its Small Business Innovation Lab. Click here to read the story.

Submitted by: College Communications

In Memoriam: Bruce Hammond

Former Professor of Business and Communications Bruce R. Hammond, PhD, passed away at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, FL on October 1. He was 82.

Born in Buffalo, Hammond held degrees from Fredonia State College, Canisius College and a doctorate from the University of Buffalo.

He had a wealth of work experiences throughout his life including that of a musician in the bands “The Playboys” and “The Graduates.” He was also a professor of business and communications for Canisius College, Jacksonville University and St Leo University, and a business consultant for Kaset International and Achieve Global.

Hammond was an avid philanthropist who took joy in helping others, especially animal charities and the local homeless community. He held leadership positions in his church and sat on many organizational boards, including the South Shore Symphony Orchestra in Tampa, FL. In his free time, he loved the arts including painting and writing. He published several novels. While serving in the Army, he developed a love of food and travel, and he would travel the world to enjoy its cuisine, both from the dining table and in the kitchen. He loved life and wanted to experience all that it had to offer.

Hammond is survived by his son, John Hammond (Jamie) of Louisville, KY; his daughter, Vanessa Hlavaty (Sean) of St Augustine, FL; and his grandchildren Elizabeth, Rebekah and Remi. Additionally, he is survived by his siblings David Hammond (Priscilla) of San Antonio, TX, Lynne Manning (Johnny) of Kenmore, NY, and Bonnie LaRotonda (Joseph) of Williamsville, NY and their children.

A visitation will be held in Buffalo, NY on Saturday November 13, 2021, from 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM at Amigone Funeral Home, 5200 Sheridan Drive, Williamsville NY 14221 with a short memorial service to follow.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Best Friends Animal Society of Florida, Florida Greyhound Rescue, and the South Shore Symphony Orchestra.

Submitted by: College Communications

Health Care and Marginal Populations


The third event in the Borders and Migrations fall 2021 series will take place on October 28, from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. in the Regis Room.  The event, titled “Healthcare and Vulnerable Populations,” is free and open to the public.  It will be offered in a hybrid format.  Those who attend in person must wear a mask.  The webinar can be viewed online at:

The event will feature the following speakers:

Francesca Velardi, DDS, Jericho Road Community Health Center

Elise Robinson and Melissa Mosko, PhD, Neighborhood Health Center of WNY 

Carra Stratton, Justice for Migrant Families WNY 

This third event is sponsored by DMLLC and the Office of the VPAA.

For questions, contact Dr. Reitsma:

Submitted by: Richard Reitsma, chair, associate professor of Spanish, Department of Modern Languages, Literatures, & Cultures