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Contributed by MaryAnn Taylor on 10/14/2016
Professor Doug Turnbull (Computer Science) was recently awarded an NSF Information & Intelligent Systems grant for $100,000. The grant focuses on using user preference information that is collected from his MegsRadio.fm personalized radio app to improve media recommendation algorithms.
This grant will primarily be used to support undergraduate research at Ithaca College over the next three years. Details can be found at:
This is a collaborative grant with Professor Thorsten Joachims who was awarded $400,000 to support graduate research at Cornell University.
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Contributed by Dylan Schoch on 10/14/2016
Vincent Wei-cheng Wang, Dean of the School of Humanities and Sciences and Professor of Politics, featured for work on U.S.-Taiwan relations and Obama's foreign policy pivot to Asia.
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Timed Spaces in the Visitor Lot
Four 30 minute timed spaces have been added to the Visitor Lot for use by faculty, staff and student in need of short term parking to go to Peggy Ryan Williams Center.
Eastern Campus Visitor Spaces
Visitor parking has been added in M-Lot to provide some options for visitors wishing to park on the eastern end of campus. These spaces will be located near the outdoor pool and in the circle at the lower entrance to Glazer Arena. Visitors will need to stop by the A&E Center desk to obtain a permit to park in these spaces.
Contributed by Teri Reinemann on 10/13/2016
Steve Gorn, ethnomusicologist, world traveler and performing musician presents a series of events that are free and open to the public.
Sponsored by Hospicare and Palliative Care Services in partnership with the Ithaca College School of Music and the Ithaca College Gerontology Institute. No reservations are required.
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Contributed by Shelli Mekos on 10/13/2016
So you know you should have a LinkedIn profile, but aren’t quite sure how to maximize its use as a networking and branding tool? Come to this session to learn how to make your LinkedIn profile impressive, navigate the site efficiently, effectively use it to connect with professionals in your field of interest, and even find alumni mentors.
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Submitted on behalf of Marc Israel, Assistant Provost for Finance and Administrative Operations:
Faculty are encouraged to take advantage of the internal funding initiatives housed within the provost’s office.
Academic Challenge Funding
Academic Mini-Grant Funding
The deadlines are as follows:
Fall Selection Process: November 1st Deadline (for grants whose funds must be used between December 1 and May 31).
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Tuesday, October 18th from 8:00am through 12:00pm in Emerson Suites, Ithaca College will be holding our annual Point of Dispensing (POD) for all faculty, staff, and students to receive a free flu vaccination.
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Ithaca College faculty and staff members have the opportunity to enjoy many perks that come with working for the College. These include access to our recreational facilities, discounts on tickets, transportation options, and more!
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Contributed by Helene Larin on 10/12/2016
We are looking for infants who will soon turn 5 months, born within 3 weeks of due date, weighing less than 30 lbs., have not yet started to crawl on hands and knees, and are developing typically.
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Contributed by Alicia Swords on 10/12/2016
You are invited to a public presentation by Angel Alvarez, an agricultural engineer and community development practitioner from San Pedro Tapanatepec, Oaxaca, Mexico. Alvarez will speak about development work in rural and indigenous communities in the region.
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Harmony Bridge Music Program(TM) comes to Longview and to Ithaca College's Music and Lifelong Learning Symposium (Keith Kaiser, Music Education Department, and colleagues)
Contributed by Keith A Kaiser on 10/12/2016
Created by Michael Levine, of the Dallas Brass, Harmony Bridge(TM) is designed “to connect public school band musicians with seniors in retirement homes and communities.” Through a carefully developed and sequenced curriculum, public school-age children are provided the skills and resources to rehearse, predominantly independently, and perform in small ensembles, for residents of area senior communities utilizing “music of their time.”
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Contributed by Wade Pickren on 10/12/2016
Wednesday, October 19, 8:30-10:00 am
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Contributed by Julie Tinkham on 10/12/2016
Along with food and fun, this years' Fair will include hourly raffles provided by the Office of Human Resources. While you're with us be sure to enjoy a complimentary 10 minute chair massage with one of 4 licensed massage therapists from Massage Station. Chair massages are not only one of the best ways to relax for a few minutes, they offer many other health benefits. These include stress reduction, improve sleep quality, increase mental clarity, increase energy and circulation as well as lower blood pressure and increased immune function.
Stop by and join us on Wednesday, November 2, 2016 from 10am to 2pm in Emerson Suites. Benefit Eligible Faculty and Staff Only. Please bring your College ID.
Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to bring their personal computers to the fixIT shop for a free five-minute computer check-up! The fixIT shop will be open the following hours during fall break:
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Cine con Cultura Latin@ Film Festival ends this week with Ixcanul from Guatemala! (Oct. 13 and 15, 2016)
Contributed by Enrique Gonzalez-Conty on 10/11/2016
The Latin@ Film Festival “Cine con Cultura” will end this week with the film Ixcanul from Guatemala at Cornell Cinema. We would like to encourage our colleagues and students to go.
Here is the trailer and the summary of the plot:
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CSCRE Discussion Series continues next week with the Film Screening of "The Golden Dream" on Tue Oct. 18th at 6pm at The Forum in PRW (2nd Floor)
Contributed by Enrique Gonzalez-Conty on 10/11/2016
The Center for the Study of Culture, Race, and Ethnicity will host its second event of the semester with a screening of "La jaula de oro" ("The Golden Dream") on Tuesday October 18th at 6pm at The Forum in PRW (2nd Floor).
Q&A to follow with director Diego Quemada Díez on Skype.
This event is Free and Open to the Public.
Summary of the film: Juan, Sara, and Samuel, three teenagers from the slums of Guatemala, travel to the United States in search of a better life. On their journey through Mexico, they meet Chauk, an Indian from Chiapas who doesn't speak Spanish. Traveling together in freight trains and walking on railroad tracks, they soon have to face an odyssey that will change their lives forever. (imdb.com)
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