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Canisius in the News

Canisius President Steve Stoute made the rounds in the local media last Thursday, June 29, following the Supreme Court’s decision to strike down affirmative action in the college admissions process. President Stoute weighed in with The Buffalo News, WGRZ-TV Channel 2 and WKBW-TV Channel 7, which also spoke with alumnus LeRoi Johnson ’71, HON ’18, who helped diversify Canisius 55 years ago.

The Buffalo News editorial board also referenced President Stoute’s remarks about the decision in its July 3 edition, which can be read here.

Submitted by: College Communications

July Food Truck Schedule

Canisius’ summer food truck season continues this month with some tasty options! Plan ahead by checking out the July schedule along with links to the menus:

Monday, July 10 – The Cheesy Chick – Bagen Lot  – 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Monday, July 17 – LuGia’s Ice Cream on Wheels – Bagen Lot  – 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Thursday, July 27 – BABZ BBQ– Bagen Lot  – 11am – 2pm

As dates and times are subject to change and additional food trucks added, please keep an eye on The Dome for food truck updates throughout the summer.

We hope that you’ll enjoy the excellent food options heading your way this summer! If you have any questions, please contact Rachel Lapinski at Ext. 2132 or Lynn Incardona at Ext. 2246.

Submitted by: Rachel Lapinski, executive associate, Business and Finance/Student Affairs

CALLI Presents Summer Lifelong Learning Course

The Canisius Adult Lifelong Learning Institute (CALLI) will present “To Hell and Back: Reading Dante’s Inferno” as a course open to all.

Professor Johanna Fisher will conduct the course over Zoom in August and early September. It will be recorded on Tuesday afternoons from 12:00 to 1:00 PM EST and can be available to others if this day and time does not suit them.  As described by Professor Fisher, “Dante’s Divine Comedy is the pinnacle of literacy achievement in medieval literature and an important work in the development of Italian culture.”

This six-lecture online course offers a critical reading of selected cantos of Dante’s Inferno, the first part of his epic poem in three parts, The Divine Comedy. We will comparatively discuss Dante’s poem in relation to its biblical and classical archetypes/ allusions, yet we will also seek to consider the protagonist’s journey as a life-affirming experience from which we all can benefit, despite the at times frightening descriptions of hell.

We will also consider the cantos, from the perspective of some of Dante’s previous works, sources of biographical information and revolutionary poetic beauty [Beatrice] Dante’s influences on other medieval as well as modern day writers; and what we, as modern readers, may gain from a thorough understanding and appreciation of this work of indisputable genius.”

To learn more, please check out the poster above. Registration may be completed by visiting Kindly contact Professor Yvonne Widenor with any questions at 

Submitted by: Yvonne K. Widenor, Assistant Professor and Program Director, Art History and Music Programs, MLLC Department, Director and Studio Art Galleries Director, ArtsCanisius

WBC Presents “AI in Small Business”

Please join us as we wrap up the program year with a panel on “AI in Small Business: Harnessing Strengths, Overcoming Weaknesses, Seizing Opportunities, Identify Threats.”

Come learn how AI can help you and your business as well as the threats it can pose.  You’ll also have the opportunity to learn more about our Advisory Group programs.  Classes start in September. Don’t miss this chance to learn more and to apply for the cohort group that best fits you and your business needs whether you are launching, growing or expanding your business.

Attendance is free; registration is required. Hors d’oeuvres and cash bar for those who are of legal drinking age.

Don’t miss this opportunity!  Register here.

Submitted by: Amanda Crotty, coordinator, Women’s Business Center

Registrants acknowledge their image may be captured at this event and used in future WBC marketing material.

COLI Guide to AI and Academics

Recently COLI has updated its guide to Large Language Model Generative Artificial Intelligence, and its relationship to academics on campus. We have incorporated the guide into the new AI and Society Initiative, a partnership between various offices, centers, faculty and staff at Canisius. The guide can now be found on the AI and Society Initiative at Canisius College Webpage.

Stay tuned to campus communications, because the AI and Society Initiative will soon announce a late-summer symposia, titled Conversations on AI, to be held at the college. This will be a crucial opportunity for faculty to learn about AI and it’s relationship to their courses, coursework, and student learning.