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Absolute Madness - Catherine Pelonero

You Are Cordially Invited To The

Book Launch and Lecture for


A True Story of a Serial Killer, Race and a City Divided


Tuesday, November 7, 2017 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Burchfield Penney Art Center

1300 Elmwood Avenue

Buffalo, NY 14222


Lecture and Q&A with New York Times best-selling author and Buffalo native Catherine Pelonero is hosted by SUNY Buffalo State Archives & Special Collections Charles Rand Penney Speaker Series in association with Canisius College Rev. J. Clayton Murray, S.J. Archives & Special Collections Archives Speaker Series.

ABSOLUTE MADNESS is the true story of Buffalo’s Joseph Christopher.

Known as both the .22 Caliber Killer and the Midtown Slasher, Christopher targeted black males in a killing spree that began in Buffalo in September 1980 and sparked one of the most intense investigations in local history. Ms. Pelonero will share how her research into several Buffalo archives unfolded the Christopher story and revealed haunting facts that still scar Buffalo.

For more information contact: Kathleen DeLaney, or 716-888-8421

Free parking at the Burchfield. Open to the public.

Banned Book Week Event - Tuesday, September 26

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Dedication : Celebrating Drs. Kim Leavitt-Noble and Karen Dott-Doner

ALB Library Curriculum Center

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

1:00 p.m.

The School of Education and Human Services will unveil and dedicate two bronze statues of children reading in the ALB Library’s Curriculum center to commemorate the lives of their colleagues Drs.Kimberly Leavitt-Noble and Karen Dutt-Doner, Tuesday September 26 at 1:00 p.m.

At the time of their deaths, Kim was Assistant Professor of Special Education, and Karen was Professor of Childhood Education. They educated and inspired countless Canisius students pursuing careers in teaching.

Please join us for this special event, which ironically falls on what would have been Dr. Leavitt-Noble’s birthday. No RSVP is required.


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