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Contributed by Wade Pickren, PhD
Director, Sponsored Research

All faculty 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 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 –

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We are seeking participants for a study aimed at understanding spine biomechanics during running.

If you are a runner or are physically active, in the age range of 30-50 years and free from any medical condition that would prevent you from running, please register on the link below. Please see the attached flyer for more information. 


Thanks. We really appreciate your help.

Rumit Singh

Paula Twomey, Spanish instructor in the Department of Languages and Literatures, has published °Improvisaciones!: 101 Skits With a Point of View en espaŮol with Teacherís Discovery. This resource book fosters speaking skills in which each participant in a given situation presents a different point of view. This technique forces them to respond as that person. °Improvisaciones! holds students responsible for higher learning skills in addition to developing new vocabulary and grammatical structures. Each improvisation has a Reflection (writing component) that invites students to make a personal connection to the activity. Other titles by Twomey include Un-Classic Fairy Tales in Spanish with a Twist, Aesopís Fables in Spanish With a Twist, Hablemos: 25 Dialogues in Spanish, Escribamos, Reflexiones and forthcoming in 2016, Greek Myths in Spanish With a Twist.

Our next "Brown Bag Lunch with the Provost" is scheduled for Monday, August 31, during the lunch hour (1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.) in the Human Resources Mini Conference Room (garden level of the Peggy Ryan Williams Center).   Please bring your lunch; beverage and cookies will be provided.

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The Department of Communication Studies is pleased to announce the release of a second book by Dr. Donathan Brown.  The new book, "Voting Rights Under Fire: The Continuing Struggle for People of Color," is published by Praeger (2015) as part of their well known series, "Racism in American Institutions." Written as a political and legal analysis of the rise of voter identification laws in correlation with shifting racial demographics, this book engages many debates surrounding the right to vote. We are especially pleased to add that one of Brown's advisee, Holly Athas, was awarded an Emerson Humanities Collaboration Award to work alongside her advisor. Holly provided excellent research and editing skills, and her name  appears in the acknowledgment section of the book.  


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Students Today Alumni Tomorrow (STAT), a student organization that works to build traditions, seek links between students and alumni and promote school spirit and pride within the Ithaca College community, is seeking student nominations for the upcoming year.

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Ithaca College employees often enroll in courses that enhance work performance, promote self-improvement, or provide qualifications for higher job classifications. Whatever your circumstances or educational goal, extramural study can be an important step toward a new future. The Office of Extended Studies invites eligible Ithaca College staff and faculty to enroll in courses on an extramural (nondegree) basis in undergraduate and graduate courses this fall.

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Welcome Freshmen, Upperclassmen and hello to all IC Faculty and Staff!

Here’s a list of what’s new at Ithaca Dining Services this year:


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There will be an outage of the wireless network (in academic and administrative buildings only) for 30-60 minutes starting at 6:00 AM on Thursday, August 27th. The outage is necessary in order to perform a critical upgrade. My-ResNet will not be available in academic and administrative buildings, but will be available in the residence halls during the outage.

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Andrew Utterson recently contributed an invited essay to the Library of Congress’s National Film Preservation Board (NFPB) National Film Registry (NFR).

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Ithaca College has had a very successful programmatic partnership with Longview, a retirement community located on Danby Road, for the past 16 years.  There are a number of opportunities for members of the Ithaca College Community to become involved at Longview.


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 Thursday, August 27, 7:00 p.m. • Emerson Suites, Phillips Hall

Join your friends from the class of 2018 to celebrate last year’s accomplishments and kick off another great year at Ithaca College.


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Join us for an afternoon of Copland, Bernstein, and other American masters!

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When you log into the Ithaca College myHome portal on Thursday, August 27, the sign-up page for the Emergency Notification System (ENS) will automatically appear. We urge you to add or update your contact information when you see this page. This is repeated at the beginning of each semester, though you may add/update your information at any time by going to the ENS website.

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Star Wars Epic Yarns: A New Hope, a board book co-illustrated by Jack Wang, associate professor in Writing, and his brother, Holman Wang, has been selected by the Society of Illustrators for The Original Art exhibit at the Museum of American Illustration in New York City. The exhibit, which will feature an original piece of art from the book, runs from October 28 through December 23, 2015.

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Practices will probably be MWF 6-7:30 a.m. at the A and E pool.  With enough interest, there will be multiple workouts for different levels and goals. 

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Ithaca College Natural Lands is seeking Committee members and Student Intern Trainees for the Fall 2015-Spring 2016 academic year.

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Starting this Fall, Digital Media Services (DMS) will no longer have our wide-format printer in Job 103.  All of our print orders will now be made through the Center for Print Production (CPP).

DMS staff will still provide design services, free of charge.  We will still help you order your prints and make sure they look great.  Your prints will still be ready for pickup at our Job 103 lab.  The only thing that changes is that the CPP will be the ones doing the actual printing and subsequent account billing.

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If you were inducted as a member of Phi Kappa Phi at another institution, we want to know! There is an active chapter at Ithaca College and we would like to include you on updates and announcements regarding several important events taking place throughout the year.

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Ten Thousand Saints, the movie based on the novel by Associate Professor of Writing Eleanor Henderson, has been granted an extended run at Cinemapolis through September 3rd--just in time for the return of students!

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