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Canisius Remembers 9/11

Please join the Canisius community to remember and reflect on this 22nd Anniversary of 9/11.

The Canisius Quadrangle was lined with American flags over the weekend to honor each of the lives lost in the September 11th terrorist attacks.  The flags will be on display throughout today.

Today’s daily Mass (Monday, September 11, 2023) in Christ the King Chapel is at 12:05pm and will be offered in remembrance of 9/11.

Submitted by: Dr. Mark Harrington, assistant vice president, student success & assistant professor, department of teacher education and leadership; Sierra Bonerb, director of support services

Canisius Unveils New Commercial

Canisius has always been the place where leaders are made but now, we’re putting our stake in the ground.

Beginning this week, Canisius University will take the next steps in the public rollout of its re-energized brand with the broadcast debut of a new commercial. The spot will air on local TV channels and in digital ads throughout the months ahead, and showcases what it is that the institution does best: Develop purpose-driven leaders who think big, take chances and lead with integrity.

Click here to get a sneak peak.

The world deserves to know the spirit of Canisius University – and we’re ready to share it!

Submitted by: University Communications

Irish Star Celebrates Joe Hassett’s Friendship with Seamus Heaney

The Irish Star recently featured a profile of Joseph Hassett ’64, with a special focus on his friendship with the late poet and Nobel Laureate Seamus Heaney.  Click here to read the story.

Hassett, who holds a law degree from Harvard and a PhD from University College Dublin, was the recipient in 2022 of Ireland’s Presidential Distinguished Service Award for the Irish Abroad. He is a former Canisius trustee and founder of the Hassett Reading, which brings prominent Irish literary figures to campus to read from their works.  Past Hassett readers readers include Heaney, Marina Carr, Alice McDermott, Eamon Grennan, and Paul Muldoon.

Submitted by: Mick Cochrane, professor, English

Conversations on AI

Conversations on AI: Symposium Series Banner, created by Bing Images (based on DALL-E)


The Canisius AI and Society Initiative continues its Conversations on AI symposia series with another dual-track event. Each of two sessions features a discussion focused on AI’s critical implications for education (K-12 and higher ed), or business and government. These sessions are followed by a mixer where all participants can gather to discuss considerations and implications of artificial intelligence for their fields and sectors.

Light refreshments will be served.



David Rogalski: Instructional Support Specialist & Media Arts Teacher, Kenmore-Tonawanda UFSD

Andrew Lavoie: Design Challenge Coordinator, University at Buffalo

Ken Fujichui: Head of Information Commons & Emerging Technology Librarian, E.H. Butler Library, SUNY Buffalo State

Location: Science Hall 1013A




Dr. Stephen Petersen: Professor of Philosophy, Niagara University

Location: Science Hall Commons

Submitted by: Tyler Kron-Piatek, Instructional Designer, COLI

Zoom Registration Tool

The Zoom Registration feature, a relatively simple feature to activate in a Zoom meeting, may be useful for instructors that are hosting meet-and-greets or similar events. Zoom will automatically create a webpage where interested participants can register and answer questions. You can then see who signed up, what the answers were to the questions you asked, and see a few other details as well.

Part 1:

In this second part, we cover more options of the Registration feature. Some examples of these options include changing the contact email and to personalize the confirmation email and registration pages.

Part 2:

If you are interested in exporting the registration list, you can follow the steps listed here.

For more Zoom tutorials, check out the Zoom Wiki Page.


Submitted by: Tyler Kron-Piatek, Instructional Designer, COLI