The Environmental Studies and Sciences (ENVS) department at Ithaca College has received support for its interdisciplinary experiential learning program. Specifically, for the students of our Non-Timber Forest Products (or NTFP) program to explore the use of different technologies to reduce the energy intensity of maple syrup production. Maple syrup production is economically and culturally important in upstate New York and represents a commercial activity that does not require harvesting of trees.
The intent of this program is to bring to campus a leading researcher in the chemical sciences who will give two or more lectures and interact substantially with undergraduate student and faculty.
Stephen Sweet, Associate Professor of Sociology, has been selected to be the next editor of the journal Teaching Sociology, with work beginning August 1, 2014 through December 31, 2017. As part of the agreement with the American Sociological Association (ASA), Ithaca College has committed 2 course releases during this period (6 classes total), approved by Dean Leslie Lewis.
Congratulations to Rebecca Lesses who has received a research fellowship at the Käte Hamburger Kolleg at the Ruhr-University, in Bochum, Germany for the academic year 2014-2015.
Paula Ioanide, Assistant Professor in the Center for the Study of Culture, Race, and Ethnicity (CSCRE), has been invited to give a talk at the University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB) on Tuesday, February 11. Dr. Ioanide’s lead-talk titled, “Cages Are the New Plantations: Policing, Prisons and Abolition Sights for a New Millennium,” is part of UCSB Multicultural Center’s “Race Matters Series” and focuses on “how to stop the new Jim Crow in your town and the urgency to create new freedom dreaming sights and sites.”
For more information, please visit: mcc.sa.ucsb.edu/Calendar/index.aspx#paula