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Peter Donovan, founder of the Soil Carbon Challenge, will present “Understanding our Role in the Carbon Cycle”  tonight - Thursday, February 6th - at 7pm in Textor Hall Room 101. Whether you have a 300-acre farm or a 300-square-foot back yard, your land management practices affect biological soil processes. Learn more about the soil under your feet and its relationship to global carbon and water cycles. The Soil Carbon Challenge is an international as well as local competition to see how fast land managers can turn atmospheric carbon into water-holding, fertility-enhancing organic matter. This event is free and open to the public.

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Sustainable Tompkins, an organization devoted to catalyzing sustainable development in our region, has awarded a "Sign of Sustainability" to the IC Department of Environmental Studies and Sciences and the Gerontology Institute for their joint development of the 2013 Retirees in Service to the Environment (RISE) program. The IC entities partnered with staff at Longview to implement the RISE program, which involved elders at Longview and from the community in a training program to become effective environmental stewards. Students involved with the IC Natural Lands volunteer stewards program assisted with the training of the older adults. Plans are now underway for the 2014 RISE program.

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Professor Roald Hoffman, the Winner of the  1981 Nobel Prize in Chemistry,  will present a lecture entitled: PROTOCHEMISTRIES ARE A BRIDGE.

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ITHACA, NY — Literary theorist and Pulitzer Prize–winning author Stephen Greenblatt will give a lecture titled “The Humanities and the Toleration of Intolerable Ideas” at Ithaca College on Wednesday, Nov. 13, at 7:30 p.m. in Emerson Suites.

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On Thursday, November 14 at 7pm in Textor 101, nature cartoonist Rosemary Mosco will discuss the challenges and joys of building a career that combines science and art. She'll reflect on the use of comics and other unusual media as tools for science advocacy, and explain how to turn research into an engaging final product that can be found taped to the Dean’s door as well as the grandparents’ fridge. Along the way, she'll share surprising facts about familiar flora and fauna.

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