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Sociology faculty Bhavani Arabandi (assistant professor), Stephen Sweet (associate professor) and Alicia Swords (associate professor) published “Testing the Flat World Thesis: Using a Public Dataset to Engage Students in the Global Inequality Debate”.

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Submitted on behalf of David Dray, Deputy Chief for Public Safety and Emergency Management

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I want to extend a huge thank you to all who were involved in the renovations of Hill and CHS this summer.

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Mara Alper’s documentary art Sacred Waters of Bali screened at the Westbeth Gallery in New York City from May – June. It was exhibited in the “Time Frames Marking Time” multi-media exhibition that featured 19 artists who engage time as a palpable presence. The show was curated by Elisa Decker and Barbara Lubliner. The video can be viewed on Mara’s Vimeo channel at  It is part of a longer work in progress about water in Balinese rituals and in their complex irrigation system.

Because of her work in Bali, Mara was invited to give a talk on “Exploring Culture Through Filmmaking” in June at the Cornell seminar “Global Competency and the Arts”  presented by the Einuadi Center for International Studies.

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NMC On the Horizon > Rearranging Learning Spaces + DISCUSSION
Wednesday September 3, 2014 – 11:00-12:30 – in the CFE (Gannett 316)

Join the TELE Collaborative in a discussion about Rearranging Learning Spaces with a panel of thought leaders brought together by the NMC (New Media Consortium).  The one-hour NMC session will be held in the Google+ On Air platform and broadcast live on YouTube.  It will be followed by an IC discussion in the CFE.

Sign up through the Register Here Now! link at the IC Events Calendar

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Heather Dichter, assistant professor in the Department of Sport Media and Management, co-edited the recently published book Diplomatic Games: Sport, Statecraft, and International Relations since 1945

The book explores the role sports has played in driving political and cultural change in the world over the past seven decades, examining landmark events including the United States' boycott of the 1980 Olympics in the Soviet Union and the end of apartheid in South Africa. 

For more information or to buy this book, click here

As shared by President Rochon at the recent All College meeting, Vice President for Finance and Administration Gerald Hector invites faculty and staff to attend the “Dollars and $ense" discussion series this fall.   Once a month during the fall semester, VP Hector will provide updates on a variety of topics that impact the finances and administration of the College.

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Four Ithaca College faculty members presented at the ATHE conference in July.

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 Melinda Cozzolino and Carole Dennis attended the 16th International Congress of the World Federation of Occupational Therapists in Yokohama, Japan, June 18-21, 2014.


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The position calls for members of the Ithaca College Staff and Faculty to serve as justices for Ithaca College Conduct Review Board and Conduct Appeal Board hearings.

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On Friday, September 5th ITS will be performing network maintenance which involves doubling our Internet bandwidth from 500 MB to 1 GB. The work will begin at 5:00 PM, and we expect at least one brief (< 1 minute) interruption to network connectivity. The maintenance window is scheduled for 1 hour, and there may be other brief interruptions of service during that time.

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ITS offers computing workshops every week on a variety of topics in the Technology Learning Center (101 Friends Hall) at no charge to all faculty, staff, and students. The TLC will be offering the following training sessions:

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Congratulations to Tyler Ashe '16 on winning the Project Run With It competition during the Beta Alpha Psi international meeting.

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Julia Cozzarelli, Associate Professor of Italian, published an article titled "'Poscia, più che 'l dolor, poté 'l digiuno': Translation and Interpretation in Inferno XXXIII" in the summer issue of Romance Notes.

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Ellie Fitts Fulmer, Department of Education, presented, "The Course Identities Framework: A Tool for Investigating White Teachers' Engagement in Multicultural Education Coursework" at the Action Research Network of the Americas Annual Conference this spring. The paper suggests a pedagogical approach for teaching and co-learning that reconsiders the mythology of resistance narratives about student learning on personally and socially challenging content, such as anti-racism and social justice issues. This work draws upon data from Dr. Fulmer's practitioner inquiry study of her own graduate level teaching in recent years. The paper will be published in the first issue of the peer-reviewed ARNA Conference Proceedings this winter. 


The start of each semester is a busy time for many departments and clubs that want to reserve classrooms or other academic spaces for various non-academic activities. There can be some confusion concerning the process for reserving classrooms for these activities leading up to and during the add/drop period each semester. In order to make the process smoother for this upcoming semester, as well as future semesters, here are guidelines for reserving classrooms during the add/drop period.

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The Environmental Studies and Sciences (ENVS) department at Ithaca College has received support for its interdisciplinary experiential learning program.  Specifically, for the students of our Non-Timber Forest Products (or NTFP) program to explore the use of different technologies to reduce the energy intensity of maple syrup production.  Maple syrup production is economically and culturally important in upstate New York and represents a commercial activity that does not require harvesting of trees.

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The intent of this program is to bring to campus a leading researcher in the chemical sciences who will give two or more lectures and interact substantially with undergraduate student and faculty.

Stephen Sweet, Associate Professor of Sociology, has been selected to be the next editor of the journal Teaching Sociology, with work beginning August 1, 2014 through December 31, 2017.  As part of the agreement with the American Sociological Association (ASA), Ithaca College has committed 2 course releases during this period (6 classes total), approved by Dean Leslie Lewis.  

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