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When a meeting organizer invites you to a recurring meeting (e.g., every Tuesday at 3:00 PM), be sure your initial response to the invitation accurately reflects your intention.

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ENVS’s natural history and wildlife ecology guru Jason Hamilton will be teaching two classes this spring/summer that can bring you into closer contact with the local landscape.

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The "Arab spring," credited with beginning at the end of 2010, has involved civil uprisings in 18 countries, the removal of five heads of state, and waves of populist resistance in countries far from the Middle East, including our own. It's hard to keep track. There are few people better equipped to help make sense of it all than Stephen Zunes, PhD, one of the foremost U.S. scholars of Middle East affairs and of strategic nonviolent action.

Dr. Zunes will speak in Textor 102 on Wednesday, April 16, 7:00 p.m., on "Democracy Uprisings in the Middle East: Victories and Setbacks." 

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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; this week's are listed below.

Can't make it? Web-streamed performances are available live and on demand at ithaca.edu/music/live. Check the webcasting schedule for more information!

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Cass Spencer, Award-winning Creative Director and Art Director, will give a lecture titled "Data Visualization: A conversation about design, magazines, and journalism in the era of big data” on Tuesday, April 15 at 7:30 p.m., Park Hall Auditorium. 

Spencer has worked for Dr. Oz, The Good Life, Cosmopolitan for Latinas, Cargo and People.

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Teatro will present a bilingual staged reading of La historia de nuestras vidas/The Story of Our Lives en homenaje a todos los indocumentados que viven día a día en los Estados Unidos, temiendo a la migra... in honor of all whom are undocumented and live day-to-day in the United States, fearing deportation...

The performance will be followed by a discussion with Professor Donathan L.  Brown of the Department of Communication Studies.


Assistant Professor Donathan Brown has recently co-authored a book with Syracuse University professor Amardo Rodriguez, titled When Race and Policy Collide: Contemporary Immigration Debates 

Sponsored by the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures and the Latin American Studies Program

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In the summer of 2002, Katharine Kittredge was doing research in the Hampshire Record Office (Winchester, UK) when she stumbled upon a profoundly moving document: an 1807 journal describing the life and sudden death of a young child.  Intrigued, she embarked on a quest to learn more about the journal’s author, the Anglo-Irish diarist  Melesina Trench (1768-1827). 

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It's a wrap!

Thank you to all of our guest filmmakers, new media artists, musicians, scholars, scientists, journalists, activists, industry professionals, distributors, bloggers, interns, graduate fellows, junior fellows, Ithaca College faculty and festival goers for making the 17th Annual Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival a success!

Together, you created moving events, intense conversations, and meaningful dialogues that took us all beyond our comfort zone--and into dissonance.

Special thanks to Cinemapolis, Ithaca's local nonprofit art cinema for all of their contributions to the festival.

And special thanks to our funders: Ithaca College, the Park Foundation, the New York State Council on the Arts, and community support.

SAVE THE DATE FOR the 18th Annual Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival (FLEFF)  April 6-12, 2015

FLEFF: A DIFFERENT ENVIRONMENT

 The time has come to commemorate Latin@s as an integral part of this community through a public display of art. CULTURA and the Latino Civic Association are excited to commission an artist to paint a mural that celebrates our community's Latin@ culture. Latin@ culture is immensely diverse and we welcome submissions that honor a particular Latin American heritage, as well as submissions that encompass Latin@ culture in general or locally. A wide array of Latin@s live in Tompkins County that work, study and/or care for their families and each other. Latin@s have lived here for several generations, many are native to the US or have migrated here from other countries. The Latin@ Mural Project provides a platform for the message of Latinidad.

 TIMELINE

May 23: Submissions due by 1 pm

June 6: Winning proposal announced

Summer 2014: Mural painted

 ELIGIBILITY

Open to all.

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Othie: A Woman's Adaptation of Othello plays Saturday and Sunday, April 12 & 13 in Business 103, 7:00p.m.  $5 suggested donation at the door.  An encore performance will be held on April 17 at the Lehman Alternative Community School Blackbox Theatre, 111 Chestnut St, Ithaca, 7:30p.m.  All proceeds go to the Woman's Opportunity Center of Ithaca.  For more information: othie2014@gmail.com

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Ithaca College will be closing the Coddington Road entrance to campus on Saturday, April 12, from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. The closure is due to events hosted on campus.

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April 2014 launched the start of the annual performance review season.  The annual staff evaluation is a key component of the College's performance management process and provides a valuable opportunity for managers and their staff to review and discuss past performance, clarify job duties, set goals and establish expectations for the coming year.  The review process will continue to follow the same overall approach and forms consistent with last year, and it is an expectation that all staff participate in the process.

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Jason Freitag (History) has written a chapter entitled “India’s Nietzsche: The Supermen in the East” in Todd Lewis & Bruce McCoy Owens, eds., Sucāruvādadeśika: A Festschrift Honoring Professor Theodore Riccardi.  Kathmandu, Nepal: Himal Press, 2014. 

 

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Ithaca College’s EAP Administrator, eni, is pleased to introduce a great new tool for you to use in your wellness adventure… BalanceGo is an extension of the personal assistant, counseling, and wellness services all seamlessly integrated into one easy to use app! Features of our mobile app include an EAP component to virtually “ask-a-counselor” any non-emergency behavioral health questions and a work/life component enabling members to make Personal Assistant requests. For more information on downloading and using this app for either iPhone or Android, please click here.

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ITS has been working to address the Heartbleed open SSL vulnerability as reported on the popular press and has already patched our major systems that may have been vulnerable. ITS continues to research and analyze this issue and its impact on the systems and services that the campus community uses.

Julius LucksCornell University

April 17
4:00 p.m.
CNS 112

All are welcome to attend.

 

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The Office of Human Resources would like to extend a huge THANK YOU to the wonderful faculty members who have given presentations as part of our Work/Life Distinguished Faculty Series:

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Submitted on behalf of Provost Marisa Kelly.

The Office of the Provost and Vice President for Educational Affairs will be hosting a farewell receptionfor Dr. David Garcia on Wednesday, May 7, 2014 from 4:00-6:00 p.m. in Clark Lounge of the campus center.

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The French Section of the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures is pleased to announce that the following Ithacans have been selected by the French government to serve as assistants d’anglais for the 2014 - 2015 academic year:  Scott Card (’13), Elizabeth Suttmeier (’14), Malcolm Temple (’14), and Victoria Wolak (’14).

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FYRE has been successful in recruiting more than half of the 48 FYRE Associates needed to expand to full-implementation next year. However, we still need applications!!

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