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African American Heritage Corridor

Students in Dr. Secil Ertorer’s SOC 341 Race and Ethnicity class visited the Michigan Street African American Heritage Corridor, a nationally and internationally recognized Buffalo neighborhood that serves as the focal point of residents’ and visitors’ experience for learning about Buffalo’s rich African American history.

Participants received a tour and heard authentic stories of the Michigan Street Baptist Church and WUFO Black Radio History Collective.  They also learned about the time periods of the Abolitionist movement, the Civil Rights movement, and several cultural and artistic renaissance periods celebrated by the heritage corridor. The class was joined by Bennie D. Williams, assistant dean of students.

Submitted by: Secil Ertorer, associate professor, Sociology, Criminal Justice and Environmental Studies

Workshops for Microsoft Excel

By popular demand, COLI has brought back and updated it’s Microsoft Excel Workshops!

Excel is a powerful spreadsheet application that empowers users to create simple-to-sophisticated data management tools.  Whether you’re tracking day-to-day operations, making complex calculations for research, or just keeping track of some basic financial records for your office, Excel makes working with and reporting data much easier.  In this workshop, you learn basic- and intermediate-level skills in data entry, calculations, and organization.  You’ll learn how to manage an existing data problem, and after becoming more familiar with Excel, probably think of a few more uses for spreadsheets, too.

See the COLI Faculty Development Events and Opportunities list for times, and to sign up! COLI can also do specialized workshops in Excel (or other tech) for offices and departments. Email for details!

COLI/DML Podcast Studio Upgraded

The COLI podcast studio is back in business! Shut down during the pandemic (for public health provisions), the studio is re-opened in Old Main with new and easier-to-use equipment. It is available for use by students and faculty.

Podcasting is a great option for student assignments and projects. These audio recordings can be a variety of formats, including monologues or mini-lectures, dramatic readings, or interviews. Students with laptops can easily record an audio file and edit it with freely available software.

The studio is also fantastic for faculty and staff projects, too!

The Digital Media Laboratory Studio has cardswipe access, so students and faculty can use it on evenings and weekends.

As part of it’s Digital Media Laboratory, COLI also has made available portable podcasting kits for loan in the Andrew Bouwhuis Library.

Email to discuss possibilities!