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An Open Letter to the Ithaca College Community

The Department of Anthropology supports part time and contingent faculty members who are currently involved in an on-going union negotiation with the Ithaca College administration. Negotiations such as these are necessary for our college community in an attempt to work toward more equitable and just working conditions for our faculty who hold part time and contingent contracts.

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Randi Millman-Brown has a series of ten color photographs displayed in the Center for Faculty Excellence this spring. Randi is the Visual Resources Curator in the Department of Art History at Ithaca College.

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We, the faculty of Ithaca College’s Department of Modern Languages & Literatures can no longer, and will no longer, remain silent. We declare that we stand together with refugees from all corners of the globe and affirm our commitment to welcoming all immigrants of all nations to this campus and to our country.

As professors we teach a variety of languages, literatures, and cultures. Among these, we count Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Latin and Spanish. We support several majors and minors and programs including: Jewish Studies, Latin American Studies, Latino/a Studies, Muslim Studies, and Women & Gender Studies.

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All faculty planning to conduct research or classroom activity involving live vertebrate animals for research and/or teaching must obtain prior approval from the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) before undertaking that activity.  This committee provides federally-mandated oversight of all activities that have a direct impact on the well-being of animals. 

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Submitted on behalf of Edward Cluett, Chair of the Institutional Biosafety Committee.

All faculty planning to conduct research or classroom activity involving any kind of nucleic acids 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.

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Summer Grants for Faculty Research are intended to support post-terminal degree scholarly endeavors for full-time continuing Ithaca College faculty and faculty regularly employed on at least a half-time basis. Awards provide $3,350 in compensation for eight weeks or full-time research. Proposals are due in the Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center, by Wednesday, February 15. Guidelines and application form may be found at www.ithaca.edu/cfe/research/summer_grants.

Full-time, continuing faculty members are invited to submit proposals to the Center for Faculty Excellence for Center for Faculty Research and Development (CFRD) released time during the Spring 2018 semester.

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Then join a “Kick Back to Give Back” team.  This event was introduced as part of STAT’s annual “I Love IC Week” last year. 

 

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Posted on behalf of President Tom Rochon

The executive order signed by President Donald Trump on Friday, instituting a 90-day ban on admitting citizens of Libya, Iran, Iraq, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen into the United States, has the potential to negatively affect our Ithaca College community and, conceivably, the entire higher education community. I join with academic leaders from across the country in expressing my concerns about the impact this executive order will have on the members of our campus community.

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"Gender Revolution: A Journey with Katie Couric": a community screening and discussion February 8th, in Textor 101, from 7-9 pm. Free and open to the public.

In January 2017, National Geographic published a special  issue on gender, featuring photos, text, and graphics related to gender expressions around the world. This was to be followed by a TV special in February - Gender Revolution: A Journey with Katie Couric. IC has acquired the documentary for a special community screening of this program, to be held on February 8th, in Textor 101, from 7-9 pm. A discussion will follow the 90-minute screening and be led by Carla Golden, Coordinator of Women’s and Gender Studies and Luca Maurer, Program Director of the LGBT Center. Golden and Maurer will bring an intersectional feminist/queer critique to this mainstream production.  

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Faculty members play an important role in the lives of students that extends beyond the teaching of course material. The staff of Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) recognizes faculty’s potential to influence student’s attitudes about mental health care. We know the stigma about accessing mental health services cause some students to suffer needlessly. Therefore, we invite you to partner with us to identify students at risk, reach out to them, or to report your concerns via ICare Team

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We are looking for infants who will soon turn 8 months or are any age between 8 and 11 months, who are able to crawl, and are typically developing.

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Nominations are open for student or faculty membership in Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society. Sigma Xi is a national honor society of scientists and engineers who are elected to the society because of their research achievements or potential. The Paulen A. Smith Chapter at Ithaca College was founded in 1965.

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Nominations are open for student or faculty membership in Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society. Sigma Xi is a national honor society of scientists and engineers who are elected to the society because of their research achievements or potential. The Paulen A. Smith Chapter at Ithaca College was founded in 1965.

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This month's coffee hour will be held on Tuesday, January 31 from 9-10am in the Center for Health Sciences cafe. This coffee hour is welcome to all staff! We look forward to seeing you there.

Open letter to the Ithaca College Community

 We, the continuing full-time faculty in the Department of Art at Ithaca College are writing this letter in support of our part-time and contingent co-workers in their present union negotiations as they seek parity in wages and job security. Contract negotiations are necessary steps towards improving these working conditions and disparity in wages. We hope that negotiations continue in good faith until a satisfactory outcome is achieved.

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Slavery. Jim Crow. Criminalization. Links in a chain of racial inequality, forged by political and economic motives. In this thought-provoking documentary by Ava DuVernay, scholars, activist, and politicians analyze the criminalization of African-American and Black individuals and the U.S. Prison Boom.

The film will be screened at 7pm and a dialogue led by the Brothers 4 Brothers exec board will immediately follow.

 

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My priority as instructor is serving my students.

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Submitted on behalf of the Inclusion, Cultural Fluency, and Global Citizenship Committee.

As we continue to address the challenges of inclusion, cultural fluency, and global citizenship and what they will mean for Ithaca College, we invite you to save the date - Monday, February 27th from 3pm to 6pm in the Klingenstein Lounge - and to participate in conversations that matter.

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 Interested in volunteering as an Abstract Reviewer?

 

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