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Campus Candids

There were no tricks but lots of treats for children in Canisius’ neighboring community this week, when the New Buffalo Institute hosted an Autumn Celebration. Thanks to all the faculty and student volunteers who led the pumpkin painting and bat crafting activities, and to the African American Cultural Center, which provided transportation to the children.

Submitted by: University Communications

Stouts with President Stoute

The Center for Student Engagement and Leadership Development is pleased to invite the campus community to “Stouts with President Stoute.” The event is scheduled for Thursday, October 19, from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. in Science Hall Commons and gives faculty, staff and students an opportunity to connect with President Stoute in a casual setting.

Click here to add this event to your digital calendar.

Submitted by: University Communications

Welcome to our New Faculty

If you’ve noticed some new faces across campus, they’re likely one of the university’s six new faculty members.  The group joined the Canisius community at the start of the fall semester and now that they’re acclimated to campus, we thought it an apt time to introduce each of them, individually, in upcoming issues of The Dome.

Today, we say “welcome” to:  Chirantana Mathkari, DVM, PhD / Assistant Professor, ABEC

Dr. Chirantana Mathkari is a veterinarian-turned-anthrozoologist, whose academic interests lie in examining human-animal interactions through the interdisciplinary lens of One Wellbeing. A certified University of Maryland Teaching and Learning Program practitioner, she enjoys utilizing her pedagogical skills to teach fundamental and advanced courses in anthrozoology and animal behavior. Throughout her career, Dr. Mathkari has worked with an array of animals including red footed tortoises, white tigers, Asian elephants, dogs, cats, guinea pigs, Japanese quail, cows, sheep, pigs and humans! Human’s treatment of an animal impacts not only the human’s wellbeing, but also that of the animal and the environment. Dr. Mathkari studies the human, animal and environmental aspects of conventional and non-conventional human-animal interactions. She utilizes behavioral, physiological, psychological, sociological, and pedagogical measures to analyze, evaluate and re-evaluate wellbeing scientifically. An ecofeminist at heart, Dr. Mathkari enjoys penning animal-centric short fiction and cooking healthy food for the homeless.

Submitted by: Jennifer Lodi-Smith, AVPAA 

On Trial from the Library

The library is pleased to provide trial access to O’Reilly for Higher Education.

If you’re unfamiliar with the database, O’Reilly for Higher Education includes tech and business E-books from more than 200 publishers and videos, case studies and courses. For those familiar with Learning, it is similar but with additional E-books. And although the database does have a tech and business focus, it includes many interdisciplinary titles that will be relevant to many other programs.

The trial can be accessed at The library has also set up a brief feedback survey.

The trial continues through the end of October.

Submitted by: Ryan Grimmer, Library Collection & Discovery Services Coordinator/Library

Winter Faculty Development Week

Winter is just around the corner and with it brings Winter Faculty Development Week (WFDW)!

Mark your calendars! This year, WFDW will be January 8 – 11 online via Zoom. Stay tuned to the COLI Blog and the Dome for more information.

Submitted by: Tyler Kron-Piatek, instructional designer, COLI