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IC Constitution Day 2013 features “Reproductive Justice” Tuesday, September 24. 7:30-9pm, in Emerson B
Contributed by Beth Harris on 09/10/2013
“Reproductive Justice: Celebrating and Defending ‘ROE’ at 40” is the theme for Constitution Day 2013 at Ithaca College. Dr. Zillah Eisenstein, IC Distinguished Scholar of Anti-Racist Feminist Political Theory, and Dr. Sarah Eisenstein Stumbar, resident physician at the Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, New York, will be the guest speakers. Thanks to librarian Cathy Michael for her useful resource page to help professors incorporate the issue of reproductive justice into their curricula to prepare for Constitution Day, http://www.ithacalibrary.com/sp/subjects/womensrights
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Contributed by Peter Rothbart on 09/10/2013
Faculty Council is seeking to fill two All-College positions on APC. Both positions require the candidate to be tenured. The APC Policy subcommittee position is a one-year term while the APC Curriculum subcommittee position is a two-year term. Full APC meetings are one Friday per month from 3-5 PM. The subcommittees require one additional meeting per month.
Please send a statement of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org and indicate which position you are interested in.
Deadline is Friday, September 13 at 4 PM.
REGISTER NOW for the Gerontology Institute Workshop “Research and Treatment Updates for Alzheimer’s Disease”
Contributed by Kat Burton on 09/10/2013
The Gerontology Institute Workshop “Research and Treatment Updates for Alzheimer’s Disease” will be held on Thursday, September 19 from 2:00 to 4:30 p.m. at the Country Inn and Suites, 1100 Danby Road, Rte. 96B. (just 5 minutes south of the college.)
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Contributed by Beth Rugg on 09/10/2013
On Sunday September 22, 2013, Microsoft will be upgrading our Office 365 email and calendar service. No service outage is anticipated during this upgrade.
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In recent years, wireless capabilities have not kept pace with demand. Five years ago, when the IC wireless network was launched, very few students brought laptops to class. Now, the majority of students have multiple wireless devices that they use throughout the day. The use of smart phones has dramatically increased while cell phone companies have limited data plans, driving users to wireless networks. ITS is aware of the issues with our wireless network and will be doing a "site" survey of the wireless network in academic and administrative buildings this semester.
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Contributed by Rory Rothman on 09/10/2013
Did you know that you can consult with someone when you're worried about a student? Did you know that the Office of Student Affairs and Campus Life serves as the central location for reporting your concerns?
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The Center for the Study of Culture, Race, and Ethnicity (CSCRE) will kick off the fall portion of its program on Tuesday, Sept. 17, with “8 Conversations About Race and Ethnicity.” The presentation by Paula Moya, director of the Program in Modern Thought and Literature at Stanford University, will take place at 7 p.m. in Emerson Suites, Phillips Hall. It is free and open to the public.
Moya is a founding organizer and coordinating team member of the Future of Minority Studies research project, an inter-institutional, interdisciplinary and multigenerational research project facilitating discussions about the democratizing role of minority identity and participation in a multicultural society.
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Contributed by Estela Santos-Pape on 09/10/2013
Campus Pride has once again included Ithaca College on its list of the top 25 LGBT-friendly colleges and universities in the country. The list was released by Campus Pride in conjunction with The Huffington Post. Campus Pride is a national nonprofit organization that works to create a safer environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) students.
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Contributed by Wade Pickren, PhD
I want to remind all faculty that if you are planning to conduct research or classroom activity involving recombinant DNA or any potentially bio-hazardous material, including pathogens, biological toxins, or human cells, tissues, organs, or fluids you must obtain prior approval from the Institutional Biosafety Committee before undertaking that activity. This committee provides federally-mandated oversight of activities that present risk of infection or illness in humans.
Federal guidelines require that applicants possess prior experience with a particular agent or procedure, and those supervising the activity should be familiar with proper safety precautions, procedures involving storage, and disposal. A link to federal guidelines can be found on the Institutional Biosafety website – http://www.ithaca.edu/biosafety/.
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Contributed by Luca Maurer on 09/09/2013
When the love of Edie Windsor’s life died, she was forced to pay additional estate taxes because the federal government did not recognize her marriage to Thea Spyer. Edie would become the lead plaintiff in the lawsuit challenging the Defense of Marriage Act, resulting in the Supreme Court ruling in June that the federal ban on same-sex marriage was unconstitutional. The Out of the Closet and Onto the Screen series will show “Edie & Thea: A Very Long Engagement,” a documentary capturing the story of these two women and how their simple love for one another changed history at 7 p.m. in Textor 101 on Thursday September 12, and it is free and open to the public.
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Contributed on behalf of Provost Marisa Kelly:
I would like to continue the series of monthly meetings and invite you to please join me at “Coffees with the Provost” beginning in September. My goal is to create a place for informal chat in a small group setting with faculty, staff and students. In order for me to do this in an informal manner, I must limit these meetings to no more than 12 people at a time. Therefore, I ask that you please RSVP to MaryAnn Taylor (email@example.com) if you wish to join me for one of these meetings.
The following meetings have been scheduled for September, October, and November. I do hope you will join me.
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Contributed by Judy Smith on 09/09/2013
Adjunct professor of Psychology Cris Haltom has been invited to present at the Conference for Eating Disorders in Alpbach, Tyrol, Austria in October. The title of her presentation is “Collaborative Professional Education for Carers of Those with Eating Disorders“
Celebrate Banned Book Week (September 22nd to 28th) with Ithaca College Library and the Handwerker Gallery!
Contributed by Cathy H Michael on 09/09/2013
What do Dr. Seuss, Maya Angelou, and Stephen King have in common?
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How Do We All Connect? Apply for the Office of Student Engagement and Multicultural Affairs' Cross-Cultural Leadership Retreat!
Contributed by John Rawlins on 09/09/2013
This two and a half day retreat presents the opportunity to explore various aspects of diversity and their relationship to leadership. During the retreat, the entire group will participate in a series of educational sessions and discuss issues as a large group, as well as in smaller, informal conversations.
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Peter Melcher, Associate Professor, Ithaca College Department of Biology, gives a talk for the Physics Department Fall Seminar Series
Contributed by Jill Ackerman on 09/09/2013
Do Plants Defy Physical Laws?
How plants move water against the forces of gravity and hydraulic resistance without using a heart-like pump.
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