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Contributed by Kristin LiBritz on 09/09/2013
Contributed by MaryAnn Taylor on 09/09/2013
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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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Contributed by Jenny Stockdale on 09/08/2013
Take advantage of the more than 350 concerts offered each year by the School of Music. A full listing of all concerts and events is available at www.ithaca.edu/music/events/ and this week's are listed below.
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Contributed by Peter Rothbart on 09/08/2013
The first Faculty Council sponsored Town Hall meeting will be on Tuesday, September 10 at 12:10 in Textor 102. This meeting is intended to be an open forum for faculty from all of the schools to share thoughts and ideas of mutual concern and interest. No minutes will be taken, no reporters will be present. Staff members, and administrators holding faculty appointments are requested to refrain from attending.
Future Town Hall meetings will be on Thursday, October 31, at 12:10 in Textor 102 and next semester on Thursday, February 13 at 12:10 in Textor 102.
Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Peter Rothbart at email@example.com or (607) 274-1497. We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.
Contributed by Peter Rothbart on 09/08/2013
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.
Contributed by Matt Morgan on 09/08/2013
Stewart Auyash, Associate Professor and Chair in the Department of Health Promotion and Physical Education, presented "Challenges and Ethics for Public Health and Human Rights in the Age of Social and New Media" at a workshop on conflict zones at the Visible Evidence International Conference in Stockholm in August.
Contributed by David Maley on 09/08/2013
A test of the Ithaca College Emergency Notification System (ENS) will take place during the noon hour this Thursday, Sept. 12. It will include a test of the Outdoor Warning System, which features a siren tone and a loudspeaker message. There is no need to take any action in response to the test.
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Contributed by Bailey Reagan on 09/08/2013
As President Rochon mentioned at the All College Meeting on August 22nd, members of the President’s Council would like to have the opportunity for dialog with faculty and staff on the decisions and directions for increasing revenue and reducing expenditure in the years ahead. We need to act on all good ideas if we are to be effective in our goal of significantly reducing the annual rate of cost increase to students, and your thoughts are part of this process.
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Contributed by Kristin LiBritz on 09/06/2013
In an effort to provide the highest quality of service to students, as well as faculty, we want to make faculty aware of testing procedures that are in place within our office for the administration of exams.
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Contributed by Linda Uhll on 09/06/2013
Regular semester testing has already started so here are a few reminders about preparing test materials for students electing to take their tests with Student Disability Services:
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Timecards for the pay period August 26-September 8 must be submitted and approved before noon on Tuesday, September 10th in order to receive payment on Friday, September 13, 2013.
Just a few important reminders about submitting timecards in Parnassus:
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Contributed by Nancy Pierce on 09/06/2013
Maki Inada. Poster Presentation. "Linking the C-Terminal Domain Code of RNA Polymerase II to Modulating Chromatin States in fission yeast Schizosaccharomyces pombe”. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Eukaryotic mRNA Processing Meeting. Cold Spring Harbor, NY. August 2013.
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