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Unknown to many Ithaca College students are the amazing public nights at the Clinton B. Ford Observatory. Earlier this month, I headed up to the observatory that sits tucked away in the woods on campus, along with several other students, a father and son, and a couple who looked to be on a date, to see if we could get a little starry-eyed. 

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Chair of physics department lands NASA grant

Beth Ellen Clark, associate professor and chair of the physics department, received a $2.7 million grant from NASA in August to fund her part of the first U.S. mission to bring samples of an asteroid back to Earth for study and analysis.

The mission, named OSIRIS-REx, is scheduled for 2016 and will execute touch and go...

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When I tell friends about my archaeological expeditions to Cyprus, they picture the adventures of Indiana Jones. But mostly what Indy and I have in common are that we get to travel to exotic locales and wear wide-brimmed hats—it’s hot working out in that sun!

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What do you get when you cross a top-notch computer science program with the resources of a world-renowned communications program?

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 ITHACA, NY — The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has awarded a $50,000 grant to two Ithaca College faculty members to examine how students’ use of wikis can help them reach and cross conceptual thresholds in their understanding of historical knowledge.

Michael Smith, associate professor of history and environmental studies and sciences, and Ali Erkan,...

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