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On the week of November 17-19, Marylén Serna Salinas from Colombia will be visiting Central New York on a speaking/sharing tour. She is a Colombian leader of the Movimiento Campesino de Cajibío (MCC), which organizes with women, youth, victims of crimes of state, and agro-ecological small farmers to establish an alternative development proposal, the Plan for a Dignified Life for Cajibío.

Marylen also serves as a spokeswoman for Congreso de los Pueblos (CdP), which a social and political movement in Colombia that resists extractive policies with military backing that lead to displacement, and establishes multiple grassroots legislative processes that focus on the defense of life, protection against confiscation of land and destruction of communities, environmental and economic sustainability, national sovereignty, and peace with social justice.


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This past Friday, Nov. 14, School of Music Dean Karl Paulnack met with students at Indiana University to discuss themes of self-discovery and awareness as they pertain to individual career paths. 

Part of the institution's student-led career development endeavor Project Jumpstart, the luncheon—co-presented by renowned concertmaster and educator Jorja Fleezanis—and the evening workshop allowed attending students to explore personal career goals in a way that synchronized with who they truly are. 

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The following is an ITS System Alert for all users.

Public Safety in partnership with ITS is investigating a phishing scheme perpetrated on one of our students.  The student reported that a pop-up message fraudulently representing Apogee asked her to call them and were attempting to gain access to their computer by installing software to hack into her computer (and our) systems.

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Chris Sperry, the Director of Curriculum and Staff Development for Project Look Sharp, has recently written an article for Social Education Magazine entitled WWI Through Constructivist Media Decoding. This article looks at teaching about WWI through interactive decoding (analyzing) of propaganda posters from different countries. It lays out the theory and practice of media analysis for teaching critical thinking, questioning strategies, media literacy and core social studies content. 

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On Wednesday, November 19, join us in Business 111 at 7 p.m. for a special event with Thomas Shevory and Donald Beachler, co-authors of When Good Companies Go Bad.

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Join the Society of Professional Journalists Monday, November 17 at 7:30 p.m. in Park 223 (lounge) to Skype with Jessica Bard, a weekend anchor, reporter and producer for WETM 18 News in Elmira.  Jessica landed her reporting job directly out of college, a difficult task in today’s market. She’ll be sharing advice on how students can start preparing themselves to do the same, as well as what to expect during the first few months on the job.

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodation, please email as far in advance as possible.




Katalin Lustyik, associate professor in the Department of Media Arts, Sciences, and Studies, gave an invited talk at the Budapest Business School, Hungary on November 11.

The talk, focusing on her current research project, is entitled "Children and Media in the 21st century: research perspectives."

 The finals for the 4th Annual Business Idea Competition, sponsored by the School of Business, are this Thursday, November 20, at 5:30 p.m. in Textor 101. This event is open to all students, faculty, and staff, as well as general public.

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The Office of Career Services will not have drop-in times available on Monday, November 24 through Friday, November 28 due to the Thanksgiving Holiday.

Drop-ins will begin again on Monday, December 1, 2014.

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If students wish to fulfill requirements of the ICC using study abroad coursework credit, they may submit a petition request.

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Kerline Batista (Sport Media Class of 2016) published her research on the consequences of parental absences from children’s participation in sports.  Her blog appears in the website in One Million for Work Flexibility.


Batista read over 30 articles and book chapters in the process of writing this editorial, documenting that parental presence at children’s sporting events is an important vehicle for family bonding. And yet, many parents labor in jobs that do not provide for the types of flexibility that make this possible. This work was performed in Stephen Sweet’s sociology course “Work and Family.”

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Diethyl 4-(biphenyl-4-yl)-2,6-dimethyl-1,4-dihydropyridine-3,5-dicarboxylate 
Acta Cryst. (2014), (E70), o791, Steiger, Monacelli, Li, Hunting and Natale.

The crystal structure of diethyl 4-(biphenyl-4-yl)-2,6-dimethyl-1,4-dihydropyridine-3,5-dicarboxylate was solved using Ithaca College’s single crystal X-ray diffractometer. The compound was synthesized by our collaborators at the University of Montana.

1,4-dihydropyridines (DHPs) are an extensively studied class of compounds that are known predominantly for their L-type gated calcium channel modulation. There have been extensive structure-activity relationship (SAR) studies done on DHPs that have revealed the basic structural requirements for robust binding affinity to calcium channels. Other studies in the field have shown DHPs bind to multiple receptors, most notably the multiple drug resistant protein 1 (MDR1).

Monday, November 17, 2014, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. (Register here)
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
Facilitated by Shaianne Osterreich, Associate Professor and Ithaca Seminar Coordinator; Danette Johnson, Vice Provost; Susan Adams Delaney, Assistant Professor

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Friday, November 21, 2014, 2 - 3 p.m. (Register here)
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014
4:00 - 5:30 p.m., Handwerker Gallery, Gannett Center

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This lively, engaging, and content-based presentation will give an overview of the history of this very misunderstood holiday.  Based on the only primary source documents that chronicle the “First Thanksgiving”, participants will learn accurate and culturally appropriate information about the English settlers at Plimoth and the Wampanoag, the Native people who inhabited that area.

Where: Textor 103

When: Tuesday, November 18, 7:00pm

The presentation will discuss the actual events of 1621 including the feast, the relationship between the English settlers and the Wampanoag and how this story became the holiday we know today.  The concept of thanksgiving held by many Native Americans will be emphasized throughout.

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While most folks have their feet planted firmly on the ground, IC Physics professor Luke Keller is engaged in observing space from a flying telescope. In collaboration with NASA and other researchers, Luke works aboard the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, or SOFIA, an eight-foot-wide, 17-ton telescope situated within a modified Boeing 747. Work in the stratosphere and beyond with this and other observatories to study the formation of stars and planets has led him to wonder about how we define "the environment." Conclusion: It does not stop at the Earth's atmosphere! Luke will describe his work and how he came to be working on a flying telescope, then turn to a discussion of the "homo-sapiens-sphere," (also known as space debris and space "junk"), which now reaches to the edge of our solar system.

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Justine Vosloo, assistant professor in the Department of Exercise and Sport Sciences, and three ESS graduate students presented at the Association for Applied Sport Psychology conference in Las Vegas, NV last month. 

The presentation titles and student names were

  • Case Study: Implications of a season-long imagery program with a collegiate diving team
    Pat Pidgeon and Dr. Justine Vosloo (CC-AASP)
  • Making Exercise Behaviors Stick: The Experiences of a Neophyte Exercise Behavior Coach in a Workplace Wellness Facility.
    Sierra Yaple and Dr. Justine Vosloo (CC-AASP)
  • A foot in the door? Reflections on a mental skills internship in a high school athletic department.
    William Way and Dr. Justine Vosloo (CC-AASP).

All three presentations highlighted the applied consulting and fieldwork that our graduate students are engaging in within the IC and greater Ithaca community.


Stewart Auyash, associate professor and chair of the Department of Health Promotion and Physical Education was recently invited by New York University at Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) in the United Arab Emirates to present two lectures and discussions exploring international health and human rights: “War, Health, and the Crisis of Humanitarianism” and “Global Organizational Responses to Ebola.”

His visit was sponsored by the Office of the Vice Chancellor and the Division of Social Sciences at NYU Abu Dhabi.

He also co-presented a joint lecture and interactive workshop at NYUAD with Patricia R. Zimmermann entitled “Conflict Zones: Health, Human Rights, New Media, Ethics, Empathy,” which analyzed the complex ethical issues of humanitarian aid, emerging interfaces, and transnational projects in new media that rethink these relationships along more ethical and participatory vectors according to the human rights principle of “do no harm.”

The Strategic Sourcing initiative is well underway and the project team is eager to answer any questions that you may have. 

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