Mark your calendar now for the 2013 Distinguished Speaker in the Humanities lecture! Stephen Greenblatt, Cogan University Professor of the Humanities at Harvard University and renowned author and Pulitzer Prize winner, will deliver a lecture entitled "The Humanities and the Toleration of Intolerable Ideas."
On Wednesday, October 30, at 7:30 pm in Emerson A, Professor Richard Breitman of American University will speak on " FDR and the Jews: Before the War and the Holocaust."
Kathleen Mulligan (Department of Theatre Arts) has been named a recipient of The International Alliance of Women (TIAW) World of Difference Award for her project "Wheels for Women", which benefits the residents of the Sakhi Shelter for victims of domestic violence in Kerala, India.
"Each year, through the TIAW World of Difference 100 Awards, The International Alliance for Women recognizes up to 100 extraordinary women – and men - from around the world who have contributed to the economic empowerment of women. This impressive group includes recipients from six continents who have supported women’s economic empowerment across a wide range of circumstances, from small communities to large cities, from rural areas the developing world to the business capitals of the developed world. What they have in common is their outstanding commitment to better the world through the economic empowerment of women." (TIAW Website)
Mathew Q. Brooks, anthropology major, attended the United Nations celebration of the International Day of Indigenous Peoples on August 9, 2013. Brooke Hansen, Anthropology Associate Professor, and Jack Rossen, Anthropology Professor, accompanied him to the prestigious invitation only event. They were attending through their participation with the Two Row Wampum Renewal Campaign, which culminated in New York City on Aug. 9 with hundreds of paddlers in canoes and kayaks ending a 12 day journey down the Hudson River to raise awareness about honoring Native treaties and cleaning the environment. Matthew paddled the entire 12 days and was able to spend time and learn from Native American elders from many tribal backgrounds.
The world of roller coasters is abuzz with the idea of a levitating amusement park ride, and an Ithaca College physics professor is helping lead the way. A Travel Channel piece on Sunday night featured IC’s Matt Sullivan demonstrating how superconductors could literally help take roller coasters to the next level.
“The phenomenon of...