Sustainability Café on November 26 will explore the impact of climate change on diseases


Contributed by Marian Brown

The Sustainability Café on Monday, November 26th will feature Dr. Laura Harrington from Cornell University discussing Climate change, globalization and emerging vector borne diseases.” The Sustainability Café will be held in Center for Natural Sciences Room 112 at 4:00PM in conjunction with the Environmental Seminar.

Dr. Laura Harrington is an associate professor of entomology at Cornell University. Her research focuses on the biology, ecology and behavior of mosquitoes that transmit human diseases. For the past 15 years, she has worked on the biology of mosquito vectors of dengue fever, West Nile virus and malaria. She has developed methods for studying blood feeding patterns, survival and longevity, mating behavior and feeding behavior of mosquitoes in both the laboratory and field.

This event is free and open to the public.

“Teachable edibles” – local, organic and/or seasonal snacks – for the Fall 2012 Sustainability Café series are being sponsored by Ithaca College Dining Services whose motto is “Sustainability – Healthy – Fresh.” Please bring your reusable mug and fill up at the nearest drinking fountain or provide your own beverage of choice.

Drink in a new way to think in the Sustainability Café.

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Marian Brown at or (607) 274-3787. We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.