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Contributed by Molly Israel on 08/17/2016
Posted on behalf of Roger "Doc" Richardson, Interim Chief Diversity Office
Dear Campus Community:
Welcome back to campus for the start of the fall semester. I hope that each of you enjoyed a summer filled with some relaxation, and good times with family and friends.
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Contributed by Julia Cozzarelli on 08/17/2016
Marella Feltrin-Morris (Modern Languages and Literatures) published her translation of Gaia Caramellino's book, Europe Meets America: William Lescaze, Architect of Modern Housing (Cambridge, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2016).
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Sakai will be unavailable for a 5 minute period Friday, August 19 at 5:00 AM for a routine software update. DIIS will integrate Kaltura, IC's new media repository system, with Sakai at that time.
More information about Kaltura is available on our site.
DIIS Service Desk
Contributed by Wade Pickren, PhD
The Institutional Review Board (IRB) is responsible for reviewing all college research and teaching activities conducted by faculty, staff, and students that involve the use of human subjects.
If you are uncertain whether your project requires review, or if you plan to submit an IRB proposal in the coming semester, please visit the webpage at Institutional Review Board on Human Subjects Research. You will find application forms, examples and instructions, proposal submission deadlines, committee meeting dates and a listing of members.
Protocols for the August 30 meeting must be received by Tuesday, August 23, 2016 by 5pm.
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In a recent question and answer interview, Brian Dickens identified changes to federal regulations as an immediate priority for the Office of Human Resources. The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), recently amended, governs federal minimum wage and overtime pay requirements. This amendment was widely published as “the new overtime rule”. The new rule doubles the minimum salary for employees to qualify as “exempt” from the requirement of paying overtime for any hours worked in excess of 40 in a work week. Effective December 1, 2016, the new minimum salary will be $913 a week (or $47,476 per year). The previous threshold was $455 per week ($23,660 per year).
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Add another gold medal to Ithaca College Athletics Hall-of-Famer Meghan Musnicki's '05 total as the former member of the women's crew team earned her second Olympic gold after helping the women's eight cross the finish in 6:01.49 – two seconds faster than the silver medal winning crew from Great Britain.
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Contributed by Amanda L. Lippincott on 08/15/2016
The All College Meeting will be held Thursday, August 18, from 9:00 to 11:00a.m. in the Emerson Suites of the Campus Center.
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Contributed by Leslie Reid on 08/15/2016
In response to requests by faculty for a statement regarding services for students with disabilities, here is a concise insert for inclusion in course syllabi. Please know that our office is now located in 100 Rothschild Place.
"In accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act, reasonable accommodations will be provided to qualified students with documented disabilities. Students seeking accommodations must register with Student Accessibility Services (SAS) and provide appropriate documentation to SAS before any accommodations can be provided. Please note that accommodations are not retroactive so timely contact with Student Accessibility Services is encouraged."
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Contributed by Tina Bennett on 08/15/2016
Annette Levine and Professor Debra Castillo (Cornell U.) Co-authored an article entitled “For Whom We Must Speak: Devising Actos for Undocumented Farmworkers” published in the spring 2016 volume of Latin American Theatre Review.
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Contributed by Shelli Mekos on 08/12/2016
Due to student training, the Office of Career Services will be closed on Friday, August 19; Monday, August 22; and Tuesday, August 23. The office will open once again on Wednesday, August 24 with drop-in hours from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM.
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Contributed by Katy Hall on 08/12/2016
Congratulations to Professor Christine Bataille, Assistant Professor of Management in the School of Business, for being awarded the Journal of Management Studies' 2015 Best Paper Award!
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