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Archives Material Included in Muldoon Exhibition

The exhibition Paul Muldoon: The Joseph M. Hassett Collection is currently in the Special Collections Gallery, Charles Marvin Fairchild Memorial Gallery at Georgetown University.

It includes material from the Canisius University Archives, including this book which was inscribed by Muldoon when he came to Canisius for the 4th annual Hassett Reading in 2006:

From the exhibit webpage: “Paul Muldoon: The Joseph M. Hassett Collection explores the work of Irish poet Paul Muldoon through a collection of published work donated to Lauinger Library by Joseph M. Hassett…..Hassett’s extensive collection features some of Muldoon’s rarest limited-edition publications. These mesmerizing objects offer an unusually rich glimpse into Muldoon’s collaborations with printmakers, painters, illustrators, photographers, and musicians. Drawing on manuscripts, drafts, letters, and revisions, the exhibition seeks to tap into Muldoon’s creative process, examining the political pressures that shaped his early work in Troubles-era Belfast, his migration to the United States in 1987, and the editorial relationships and artistic community that surround him.”

You can read more here.

The exhibition runs through May, 31, 2024.

Submitted by: Kristine Kasbohm, Director, Andrew L. Bouwhuis, SJ Library

NYS Immigration Exhibit at Bouwhuis Library

Ellis Island Building, New York

The Andrew L. Bouwhuis, SJ, Library is hosting the exhibit Immigration in New York State, 1650-1950 throughout the month of February.

This exhibit focuses on European immigration to New York State from 1650 to 1950, beginning with the arrival of Dutch settlers and continuing through the end of the World Wars.  Immigrants have come to New York State for many reasons: to escape persecution, to improve their economic outlook and to build new lives.  Even in a state and nation built by immigrants, new arrivals were not always welcomed.  Despite challenges and injustices, immigrants’ experiences, knowledge and cultures have enriched our state and shaped our history, and will continue to build a vibrant, diverse and modern New York State.

The exhibit is on display on the main floor of the library and made possible by the Empire State Library Network and the WNY Library Resources Council.

Submitted by: Kristine Kasbohm, director, Andrew L. Bouwhuis, SJ library

Faculty Honored

Pictured are: Malini Suchak; Kristine Kasbohm; Rosanne Hartman; Barbara Irwin; Sarah Tulin; Steve Stoute;Marianne Djuth; Sara Morris

Faculty who received tenure, were promoted or received emeritus status were honored at a ceremony at the Andrew L. Bouwhuis, SJ, Library on Friday, October 20. Canisius President Steve K. Stoute delivered opening remarks and Vice President for Academic Affairs Sara Morris made closing remarks. A reception followed the ceremony.

Each faculty member was asked to select a book for the library collection and then to write a dedication about their choice. The honorees read their dedications during Friday’s ceremony. The books and dedications are currently on display on the main floor of the library.

Pictured are: Malini Suchak; Kristine Kasbohm; Rosanne Hartman; Barbara Irwin; Sarah Tulin; Steve Stoute; Marianne Djuth; Sara Morris

Faculty Tenure & Promotion Ceremony

The annual Faculty Tenure & Promotion ceremony will be held on the main floor of the Andrew L. Bouwhuis, SJ, Library this Friday, October 20 at 2:00 p.m. The following faculty (listed above) will be recognized.

A reception will follow the ceremony. Please join us to celebrate the accomplishments of our faculty.

Submitted by: Kristine Kasbohm, director, Library 

Art Opening at Library

ArtsCanisius and the Andrew L. Bouwhuis Library invite you to an art reception on Friday, April 21, 2023, from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. in the Library outside the Peter A. and Mary Lou Vogt Gallery. The gallery will display works by LeRoi Johnson from the Canisius College Art Collection, which were previously installed at the Burchfield-Penney Art Center for the exhibit “LeRoi: Living in Color.” That exhibit ran from November 11, 2022 to March 26, 2023.

During the reception, Tiffany D. Gaines, the Curatorial and Digital Content Associate at Burchfield Penny Art Center, will discuss LeRoi’s achievements and artistic practice.

Tiffany D. Gaines is a curator, writer, photographer, and multimedia creator. She is interested in highlighting the diverse arts and artists of her community, particularly the stories often excluded from the mainstream canon, through her curatorial work, content creation, and writing. She holds a BA in Journalism from SUNY Buffalo State and is currently pursuing her MA in Visual Studies from the University at Buffalo. As an artist and creative, her photography practice explores themes of healing, rebirth, narrative, history, and legacy. Stemming from her experiences as a Black woman in America, her multidisciplinary practice focuses on the most fundamental elements of the human experience to engage new, diverse perspectives and activate the past in ways that can lead to a more understanding and empathetic future.

There will be light refreshments provided courtesy of the Andrew L. Bouwhuis Library.

For more information, please contact Yvonne Widenor, Director of ArtsCanisius 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