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The planet Mercury will be passing between the Earth and Sun in the morning of Monday May 9. To view this event, the Department of Physics and Astronomy will have solar-safe telescopes set out on the East Plaza of the Center for Natural Sciences from 9am to 11am. (That’s the side of the building facing the Sun in the morning.) Breakfast snacks will be available.
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Posted on behalf of Roger "Doc" Richardson, Interim Chief Diversity Officer
Dear Campus Community:
Since I assumed the Interim Chief Diversity Officer position in November 2015, I have witnessed a changing of the seasons. Not only is our Ithaca winter finally becoming brighter, but I have also witnessed a significant shift in some of our campus community members’ attitudes and behaviors.
In the sixteen years that I have been employed at Ithaca College, I have never observed this degree of focus and level of intentionality on the part of the institution to engage in open discussions and implement policies and practices related to issues of diversity and inclusion. I applaud the IC community for their engagement and willingness to contribute to IC’s efforts to help promote a more inclusive campus.
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Contributed by Karen Emnett on 05/05/2016
Submitted on behalf of Benjamin Rifkin, Provost & Vice President for Educational Affairs
The Ithaca College Dana Professorship recognizes excellence among excellence. Thanks to the Charles A. Dana Foundation’s generosity and foresight, Dana Professorships are awarded to selected Ithaca College full professors who have demonstrated a continued record of excellence as well as a promise of outstanding future contributions in teaching, professional endeavor in their area of specialty, and service to college and community. Dana Professors serve as role models and mentors for faculty and students, freely sharing their leadership, expertise, advice and experience with the College’s community and others who seek it. Towards this end, the Dana Professors’ activities reflect positively on and enhance the College’s national and international reputation as a center for academic and artistic inquiry.
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If you use the College’s Qualtrics site to administer online surveys, please be aware that the new Qualtrics Insight Platform will replace the old interface on May 23rd. Information about new features and what’s different is available here. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Institutional Research (IRoffice@ithaca.edu).
Contributed by MaryAnn Taylor on 05/05/2016
The following is submitted on behalf of Provost Rifkin:
I am pleased to announce that we will create a new advisory council to begin its work next year. The Educational Affairs Advisory Council will consist of faculty, staff, and students, and will meet once a month to advise the Provost on matters of concern to members of the EA community. In 2016-2017, the EAAC will meet on the following Thursdays
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Reminder: On Wednesday, May 11th, from 4:30-6:00 p.m. in the Clark Lounge, the Humanities and Sciences Faculty Senate and the Humanities and Sciences Deanís Office will host a reception in honor of Michael Richardson, to thank him for his service as this yearís Interim Dean of the School of Humanities and Sciences.
Come celebrate the end of the year at IC Kicks Back, TODAY May 6th from 2pm - 6pm in the Athletics and Events Center.
Along with the fun activities, there will BBQ foods provided by Dining Services.
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Contributed by Michael Smith on 05/05/2016
A Ph.D. candidate in history at Rutgers University, Raechel Lutz explores in her essay the visual, historical, and scientific significance of a famous mural from the 1939 New York World's Fair.
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Students, get your ICC Writing Intensive (WI) course completed in 2 weeks in May, online, focusing on mobile and social media.
Contributed by Devan Rosen on 05/05/2016
TVR320: Topics in Media Technology: The Seduction and Surveillance of New Media (ICC WI) CRN# 10078 focuses on how the seduction of new media (mobile, social, web, etc.) has led to some unanticipated outcomes that affect our personal life experience in both utopic and dystopic ways.
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Heading home for the summer and not sure how it's going to go? Home - or wherever your summer destination - can be wonderful, but sometimes stressful. If you are nervous about facing family time, not sure how to approach tough subjects, or just looking for some fun summer ideas, check out summer resources for LGBTQ students from the staff of the Center for LGBT Education, Outreach and Services. There you'll find tips for coming out, info for LGBTQ travelers, how to find the nearest LGBT community center, resources for parents, and more. Wishing you good luck with finals, and a great summer break.
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Contributed by Bill Hastings on 05/05/2016
Please join us tonight Friday May 6th, 5-8pm, for the opening reception of BANG!, the final show of the Art Department's CREATIVE SPACE GALLERY on the Downtown Ithaca Commons.
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Contributed by Stewart Auyash on 05/04/2016
HLTH 11000-01. War, Hunger, and Genocide: An International Health Perspective Summer Session II
The primary course topics of war, hunger, and genocide are viewed as interconnected factors. These are influenced by political, economic, and social conditions within countries as well as by foreign policies and national self-interests that exert power to marginalize groups, commit human rights violations, genocide, and produce poor health outcomes.
Recent and current conflicts placed within a historical context will be the focus of our analysis.
Particular emphasis will be placed on the plight of the poor and other marginalized groups in relation to health and disease. This includes addressing questions of power, morality, and international law such as those promulgated by the United Nations.
This online course is offer during Summer Session II (Jul 05, 2016 - Aug 05, 2016). For more information, contact Stewart Auyash (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Contributed by Leslie Shelhamer on 05/04/2016
Congratulations to School of Business seniors who scored in the top ten percent of Ithaca College students taking the ETS - Major Field Test (MFT) in Business this academic year.
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Contributed by Rachel O'Campo on 05/04/2016
Hey, there Sustainable Bombers! Since we've introduced the Coca-cola freestyle machine in Food Court, we've avoided dumping thousands of plastic bottles into the waste stream. Now, we're proud to introduce the next level of Coke Freestyle. It's called ValidFill. You simply purchase a reusable cup and a plan that works for you!
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On Thursday, May 5th join Rochester-based Holocaust survivor Helen Levinson and other Ithaca-based Holocaust survivors for a candle lighting ceremony, Ithaca Children's Choir performance, and the chance to hear her story. A reception will follow the presentation.
This event is Thursday, May 5th 7-9 pm at Temple Beth El, 402 N. Tioga St. Ithaca, NY
For more information go to www.iaujc.org or email@example.com
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Contributed by Katy Hall on 05/04/2016
The School of Business is pleased to announce a lecture by Dr. Erdogan Gunes, Professor of Agricultural Economics-Ankara University, titled “Agricultural Credit System: A Case Study of Turkey”. His talk is scheduled for May 5, 2016 between 12:10-1:00 pm in Business 301, and focuses on results of his survey investigating the effects of agricultural credit usage on Turkish farmers’ behavior.
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Contributed by Jennifer Wofford on 05/04/2016
Is there a gay gene? What does it mean if alcoholism runs in my family? Can we clone humans? Did we really evolve from monkeys? Is depression genetic?
Explore these questions and many more in a one-month ONLINE summer course designed specifically for the non-biology major. BIOL 10700: Human Genetics. No prerequisites.
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