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At Ithaca College, students don't snooze through a stuffy lecture on magnetism, because they are engaged in doing physics instead of just listening to a professor talk. Faculty in the department of physics have committed themselves to a new technology-rich, active learning environment for all of their 100-level courses, which means no more lecture halls for introductory physics...

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ITHACA, NY—The Department of Physics will open its new Performance-Based Physics Laboratory on Friday, Oct. 13. The event will begin at 3:30 p.m. in room 208 in the Center for Natural Sciences.
 
Formerly two traditional classrooms with chalkboards and rows of desks, the new space is equipped with technology-rich workstations that allow lecture, laboratory...

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Senior Pasquale Iacono will make an oral presentation, "Using Fluorocarbons to Study Carbanion Chemistry", on Thursday, 5 October, to the Organic Chemistry Division at the Northeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society in Binghamton, NY. The research is Pasquale's senior honors research project with Professor Heinz Koch.

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Ithaca, NY—Last fall Beth Ellen Clark, an assistant professor of physics at Ithaca College, joined an international scientific team in Japan to study data on Itokawa, a peanut-shaped asteroid more than a million miles from earth. In 2005 the hovering probe that transmitted the data landed on the 500-yard-long Itokawa to take samples and is now on its way...

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A paper titled "Integration of OPNET Modeler with External Development Tools in Linux/Solaris" by Ali Erkan and Sigurd Teigen (CS major, class of 08) was accepted at the OPNETWORK 2006 Conference.

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