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Campus Candids

Campus Ministry hosted an All Souls celebration on Thursday, November 2. The faith community was invited to submit names of deceased loved ones to be remembered on the Memory Trees, part of an All Souls tradition.

Sue Siuta ‘78 provided music on the harp for the Mass. Brenda Whelan, RSM, offered a reflection on loss, grief and healing. Victims from the Tops Market shooting were also honored with 10 Peaceprint doves. 

Submitted by: Rev. Fred Betti, SJ, chaplain, Mission and Ministry

Canisius in the News

ABEC Professor Malini Suchak, PhD, recently weighed in with Smithsonian Magazine for a story titled “While Some Chimps Go Low, Others Go High to Avoid a Dangerous Fight.” The article details new research that found primate groups climb to an elevation to scout out rivals and steer clear of clashes. Click here to read the story.

Submitted by: University Communications

Save the Date

The Canisius community is invited to celebrate the spirit of the holiday season on Tuesday, December 19 when Canisius University hosts its annual Christmas Mass and Luncheon.

More details and a formal invitation are coming soon but in the meantime, please save this date to your calendar.

Submitted by: Denise Flannery, Executive Associate, President’s Office

Contemporary Writers Series Welcomes Vincent O’Neill

The Canisius University Contemporary Writers Series will present its 19th annual Hassett Reading on Tuesday, November 14 featuring Vincent O’Neill.  The co-founder and artistic director emeritus of the Irish Classical Theatre Company will perform excerpts from “Joyicity,” his internationally acclaimed one-man James Joyce show.  The event takes place at 7:00 p.m. in the Montante Cultural Center.  Doors open at 6:30 p.m.  A question-and-answer session and reception will follow the performance. 

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Vincent O’Neill trained at the Abbey Theatre School of Acting and later studied with Marcel Marceau for several years in Paris.  In the 1980s, he served on the drama faculty at Trinity College, Dublin and was a member of the Abbey Theatre Company, both as an actor and director.  O’Neill co-founded Buffalo’s Irish Classical Theatre Company in 1989 and served as its artistic director for 30 years. 

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Submitted by: Mick Cochrane, professor, English

Buffalo: City of Refuge Screening and Conversation

The Permanent Chair of Polish Culture and the Borders & Migrations Initiative at Canisius University will host a screening of segments from Buffalo: City of Refuge.  The documentary features interviews with local Polish emigres and is produced by Olga Mazurkiewicz & Z Collective.  It includes reaction and commentary from a panel of emigres who have made Buffalo their home.  They come from places like Rwanda, Ukraine, Myanmar and Kenya, among others.

The event is Wednesday, November 15 at 3:00 p.m. in the Learning Lab on the main floor or the Andrew L. Bouwhuis Library.  It is free and open to the public with a reception to follow the screening.

Submitted by: Dr. Richard D. Reitsma, DMLLC