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Contributed by Malorie Kerry on 11/18/2014
As Thanksgiving break approaches we would like to remind everyone that parking rules and regulations are in effect 24/7, all year round.
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ITS is proud to announce that Williams Hall has successfully passed the testing phase and is now officially completed. We are excited to bring robust and dependable Wi-Fi to the hard working departments and groups in that building.
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Contributed by Michael Titlebaum on 11/18/2014
Dr. Derek Greenfield has been speaking for 20 years on issues such as diversity, motivation, hip-hop music and culture, reaching today’s students, and many more compelling topics. He has given presentations to hundreds of multinational companies (the NBA, AT&T/Bell Labs, the L.A. Housing Authority, to name just a few) as well as many colleges and high schools all over the world. Dr. Greenfield's motivational talk will be in Hockett Recital Hall in the Whalen Center for Music at noon on Friday November 21st. All students and faculty are invited to attend.
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Contributed by Ari Kissiloff on 11/17/2014
Sox Sperry, the Program Associate at Project Look Sharp, has recently written an article for Green Teacher magazine entitled Sustainability Education and Media Literacy.
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Black Oak Wind Farm, in western Tompkins County, is New York State’s First Community-Owned Wind Farm. The project, slated for completion in the fall of 2015, will consist of seven 1.7 megawatt (mW) wind turbines, and will give New York residents the opportunity to own wind energy assets, providing clean energy to the grid and financial returns to investors.
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Contributed by Ron Jude on 11/17/2014
Professor Ron Jude (M.A.S.S.) will exhibit nos•tal•gia, a piece commissioned by the Aperture Foundation for The Photographer's Playspace, an exhibition featuring the work of twenty contemporary photographers. The opening reception for the exhibition is Wednesday, November 19th, from 7:00 - 8:30 pm.
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Contributed by Andrew Kosinuk on 11/17/2014
On Thursday, November 20 and Friday, November 21, Ithaca College will be hosting the New York State Public High School Athletic Association girls swimming and diving championships. Please be aware of the following lot closures which will result from reserved parking for that event.
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Contributed by Michael Trotti on 11/17/2014
Professor Trotti presented a paper titled "Glossing the Text of White Supremacy, 1904" as a part of the panel "Reframing Reconstruction and Race in the Era of Jim Crow" at the 2014 SHA meeting in Atlanta.
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The next No Pressure Blood Pressure will be held on Wednesday, November 19th.
Important reasons not to miss the next screening:
1. 65 million Americans have hypertension (high blood pressure)
2. Many people don't even know their blood pressure is high because there are no symptoms in most cases
3. Hypertension can lead to heart disease, stroke, heart failure, and kidney disease
4. 66% of those IC employees measured at the last screening were pre-hypertensive (above ideal )
5. A 20 point increase in systolic blood pressure (top number) or a 10 point increase in diastolic blood pressure (bottom number) doubles the risk of heart disease.
6. Poor diet, inactivity, and being overweight can lead to an increase in blood pressure
7. If one does not adopt a healthy lifestyle, the hypertensive individual will need to take costly medication with potential side effects
8. Physical and emotional stress can elevate your blood pressure
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Contributed by Maria DiFrancesco on 11/17/2014
Assistant Professor Marella Feltrin-Morris will be giving a talk entitled, "Screening Milano: The City in Italian Cinema," on Tuesday, November 18th at 2pm in Job 209 (the Language and Cultural Exchange Cooperative). This talk will be followed by a panoramic on the IES Program in Milan given by Ithaca College student Elizabeth Benz, '14. This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.
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Contributed by Angela Branneman on 11/17/2014
Kathleen Mulligan (Theatre Arts) has been awarded a grant from the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan for her sabbatical project Voices of Partition.
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Contributed by Rebecca Sexton on 11/17/2014
Featuring, Special Guest Speaker, Krystil Smith, Food Policy Coordinator for the Humane Society of the United States, based in Washington, D.C.
Join us, as Krystil speaks about the importance of reducing meat consumption, and presents the benefits of participating in the Meatless Monday program. Krystil's presentation will also be accompanied by a cooking demonstration with Executive Chef, JJ Molina. Not too mention, that delicious, free samples of a tasty vegan dish will be on hand!
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Katherine Jones-Smith of the Hamilton College, Department of Physics gives a talk entitled: Fractals and the Drip Paintings of Jackson Pollock
Contributed by Jill Ackerman on 11/17/2014
Join us for a talk entitled: Fractals and the Drip Paintings of Jackson Pollock
Physics Fall Seminar Series
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Contributed by Carol Hansen on 11/16/2014
Next spring Primitive Pursuits – who co-teach the popular ENVS Sentinels course – will be offering a rigorous 160-hour training program covering primitive technology skills, naturalist’s skills, and teaching methodologies, culminating in participant certification as a Wilderness Skills Instructor. Please join us for an informational session on Monday, November 17, from 6:00 to 7:00 pm in CNS 1-B.
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Contributed by Dan Breen on 11/16/2014
Paul Hansom, Assistant Professor of English, has published three works of fiction, all of which will be available to readers in December.
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Contributed by Jenny Stockdale on 11/16/2014
Take advantage of the more than 350 concerts offered each year by the School of Music. A full listing of all concerts and events is available at ithaca.edu/concerts; highlights across the next few weeks are listed below.
Can't make it? Web-streamed performances are available live and on demand at ithaca.edu/music/live. Check the expanded webcasting schedule for more information!
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Ithaca College Gerontology Institute with the Finger Lakes Geriatric Education Center presents "Life Review of Generative Contributions" on Monday, December 1, from 2:00-4:30 p.m. at the Country Inn and Suites, 1100 Danby Road. This workshop is free for IC students, faculty, and staff, but registration is required. Visit ithaca.edu/agingworkshops to register and for more information.
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