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 HLTH 11000-01. War, Hunger, and Genocide: An International Health Perspective
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 (auyash@ithaca.edu)

We would like to invite you to our traditional celebration for the last Friday of classes – IC Kicks Back.  As always, this will be a fun and relaxing experience where you and your friends can create great memories.  Besides the free food and a concert presented by the Bureau of Concerts, you can expect a variety of entertaining activities courtesy of several IC student organizations.  IC Kicks Back will be held on Friday, May 6th from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the Campus Center Quad.  There will also be an IC Community Brunch on Saturday, May 7th from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Terrace Dining Hall.  Look for advertisements about these events.  Don’t miss out on these fabulous traditions!

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Engaging in dialogue regarding diversity and inclusion can be challenging when you are unfamiliar with key concepts and language. Doing the work to create a foundation of knowledge needed to cultivate understanding, accountability and a charge to action is crucial. But often, it is difficult to know where to begin.

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Faculty Council is seeking 2 faculty members willing to serve on a committee that will search for 2 internal hires, an Associate Provost for Experiential and Integrative Learning and a Coordinator of Mentored Inquiry.  Details of the actual positions will be forthcoming from the Provost, but we need to identify the faculty members of the search committee now. Please send a short note of your interest to: rothbart@ithaca.edu.

Deadline is Friday, April 29 at 5 PM.

Peter Rothbart

Chair, Faculty Council

Faculty Council is soliciting nominations, including self-nominations for the position of At-Large Representative for the Committee for College-Wide Requirements (CCR). The position is a two-year one.  Please submit a short statement of intent by Friday, April 29 at 5 PM, to rothbart@ithaca.edu. For further information: https://www.ithaca.edu/policies/vol1/volume_1-10601/volume_1_10602/#1060216 and http://www.ithaca.edu/provost/standingcommittees/ccr/

Faculty Council will host a Town Hall meeting with Provost Ben Rifkin on Thursday, April 28 at 12:05 in Textor 102. This meeting is open to all faculty whose primary responsibility is teaching. No press will be present. All topics are open for discussion.

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A reading and discussion of the children's book "I Am Jazz" - the story of a transgender child based upon the real life experiences of Jazz Jennings - will take place in Room 319 of the campus library on Thursday April 28 at 12 noon. The event will be of interest to students, faculty, and staff across disciplines - in LGBTQ studies, as well as education and pedagogy, library sciences, rec and leisure studies, sociology and psychology, and other fields. Discussion of ways such works can be used by those going into teaching, coaching, counseling, health, parent education, and other fields, and  a short video clip of Jazz herself, will follow.

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Discusses the responsibilities of supervisors and suggests strategies for resolving and preventing sexual harassment and discrimination complaints.

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Effective communication helps us better understand people and situations, enables us to resolve differences, helps build trust and respect, and creates an environment where creative ideas, problem solving, affection, and caring can flourish. As simple as communication seems, much of what we try to communicate—and others try to communicate to us—gets misunderstood, which can cause conflict and frustration in personal and professional relationships. By learning effective communication skills, you can better connect with your spouse, kids, friends, and coworkers.

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It’s inevitable. At some point in your week you’ll run into one of them. Those people who seem to turn a wonderful day into a dark one. But it doesn’t have to be that way for you. Whether you’re dealing with a difficult co-worker, customer or family member, the strategies are essentially identical. In this seminar you will learn strategies to defuse negativity and hostility and create a positive atmosphere of co-operation.

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Digital Instruction and Information Services is currently planning for software upgrades in DIIS-managed eClassrooms and meeting rooms for the 2016-17 academic year. If you need software installed or upgraded to support instruction, please notify our Service Desk (servicedesk@ithaca.edu) by Monday, May 2, 2016.

Please note that by semester startup eClassroom and meeting room computers will come with the following:

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The Communication Studies Department is delighted to announce that Ashley Hall, 2015-16 H&S Dissertation Diversity Fellow, successfully defended her exceptional dissertation yesterday at the University of Pittsburgh.  Dr. Ashley Hall will join the department in August as our newest tenure eligible colleague.  Warmest congratulations and best wishes for continued success!

     IDENTITIES and MIND, BODY, SPIRIT Course Available Online this Summer

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In conjunction with National Financial Literacy Month, we are pleased to team up with TIAA to bring faculty and staff the newest What's Your Financial IQ Challenge 2.0. By testing your financial know-how, you could win a tablet computer

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contributed on behalf of Keith "Mac" McIntosh

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People from all walks of life are currently seeking to learn more about herbal medicine and the natural world. Learn basic skills and sensory awareness that can apply to all aspects of your life. Being out in nature increases fitness levels, lowers stress, improves critical thinking and is just plain fun!  ENVS naturalist and department chair Jason Hamilton will be teaching two classes this spring/summer that offer these benefits.

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This session will present strategies and skills for the performance review process. Participants will be exploring the nature of conflict present in most evaluation processes and how that potentially negative dynamic can be transformed by skills and strategies that create and hold space for the conversation.

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Jake Brenner (ENVS) and Van Butsic (UC Berkeley) led a team of eight undergraduates (including Kent Bueche and Neal Anderson, recent ENVS graduates) in the first-ever systematic mapping of cannabis farms in northern California.  The study took place in Humboldt County in the so-called “Emerald Triangle,” producer of 70-85% of the marijuana consumed in the US.  

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Come and support your fellow classmates. 

All presentations will take place in CNS 112.

Wed (4/27):

  • 4pm  Emily Conklin, Biology ’16
  • 4:30 pm Lauren Ryan, Biochemistry ’16

Thurs (4/28):

  • 4 pm Jaime Lisack, Biochemistry ’16
  • 4:30 pm Katie Luckett, Biochemistry ’16

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The final Vice President for Enrollment Management candidate will be on campus on Tuesday, April 26.  Members of the campus community are invited to attend an open session, which is scheduled at 12:15 pm in Textor 103.  Materials for the candidate can be found here.

Feedback for all four candidates will be collected via an online evaluation form.  Please provide your feedback no later than close of business on Wednesday, April 27. 

Thank you for your participation.

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