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 Naeem Inayatullah (Politics) attended the annual meeting of the International Studies Association-North East, Providence, Rhode Island, November 6-7, where he participated in four panels/events:  

  • “Yes, International Relations Theory Sucks at Methodology and this is a Good thing,” for the roundtable, IR Sucks at Methodology: Discuss;
  • “Howard School Exceptionalism?” for the roundtable, Author Meets Critics: Robert Vitalis’ White World Order, Black Power (2015) ;
  •  “Structural Failures: How do I do What I do?” presenter and mentor for the all day Methods Workshop;  and, 
  •  “Translation, Travel, and the Desire to be Dominated,” for the roundtableReflecting on the Potential for Transnational Solidarity.

How Much Does Diabetes Cost?

Contributed by Katie Sack on 11/17/2015 

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Did you know that The American Diabetes Association estimates that the total national cost of diagnosed diabetes in the U.S. is $245 billion? This means that 1 in every 10 health care dollars is spent on treating diabetes and its complications.

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As of today, all students, staff, and faculty of Ithaca College have unlimited access to, an online video training resource.  Through our lyndaCampus agreement, our campus has access to over 4,000 video courses, covering a wide range of topics from Accounting to Web Development.  With courses for all skill levels, practice environments, exercise files, and on-the-go learning from your laptop, tablet, and mobile device, lynda provides something for everyone.  This is a huge advancement in our ability to provide self-paced, just-in-time learning to our community and to enrich teaching and learning here at Ithaca College.

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 The Ithacan will be hosting a Twitter Chat in collaboration with the University of Missouri's two newspapers, The Columbia Missourian and The Maneater, from 7–8 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 17. The chat will discuss how to ethically cover topics regarding racial issues in both a campus and a broader community. We hope this collaboration will provide a dialogue between aspiring and current journalism professionals and further the conversation between the media and the public. Use the hashtag #RaceReportingICMU to ask questions and engage.

IC Theatre will share the story of Homer’s "The Odyssey" transported to the modern world in “Anon(ymous),” written by Naomi Iizuka. Guest directed by Jen Wineman, the production tells the tale of shipwrecked Anon as he considers what it means to be an immigrant in America, searching for home while steering his way though chaos, cruelty and temptation.

Performances will run in the Clark Theatre in Dillingham Center at 8 p.m. on December 1, 3, 4 and 5, as well as at 2 p.m. on December 5 and 6. “Anon(ymous)” is suitable for school-aged children; in fact, the play was originally commissioned by a children’s theatre company.

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December 2, 2015, 8:00 – 9:00 a.m., Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center

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This seminar explores the main bases (ideas/thought) and substance of politics among black Americans and the relation of black politics to the American political order. This course has two objectives. On the one hand, we will explore the thrust and logic of the strategic political discourse of black Americans in the late 19th century and through the early 21st century.

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All faculty and staff are welcome to attend a Pathways training to learn to identify and respond to a student who might be experiencing academic or other distress. We appreciate your willingness to learn crisis response skills before you need them.

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Finalists for the position of Dean of the School of Humanities and Sciences will be on campus soon and we ask that you save the dates for the open campus meetings.

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This Tuesday (11/17), the Department of Writing's Handwerker Reading Series will feature readings of creative prose by faculty writer Professor Catherine Taylor and student writers Kimberly Nicolas and Gretchen Hohmeyer. This reading will take place at 6:00pm in the Handwerker Gallery (Gannett Center) and will feature the following writers:

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Want to win a $25 gift card to Miracle Nails, $20 gift card to Le Nails or a Free Haircut from Supercuts? Stop by North Foyer on Monday, November 16th from 10 am - 5 pm to enter to win. Raffle tickets are $1 for 1 or $5 for 6. Want a manicure that day? Sign up for a maniCURE here!

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Please join us for a talk with Rebecca Metzler, Colgate University: Composition and Structure of Oyster Cement  Provides Unique Materials Properties


Rebecca Metzlera, Rebecca Rista, Erik M. Albertsb, Jonathan J. Wilkerb,c

aDepartment of Physics and Astronomy, Colgate University, 13 Oak Dr., Hamilton, NY 13346 bDepartment of Chemistry, Purdue University, 560 Oval Dr., West Lafayette, IN 47907 cSchool of Materials Engineering, Purdue University, 701 West Stadium Ave., West Lafayette, IN 4907


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Please join the Chemistry Department in welcoming Prof. Barbara Baird, Cornell University, on Tuesday, November 17th in CNS 333 @ 4 pm.

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The Office of Public Safety and Emergency Management is providing notice of a fraud scheme that has been reported as targeting students at several colleges and universities.  Please be aware if you encounter something similar that it is not legitimate and report specifics to the Office of Public Safety at 607-274-3333.

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The Office of International Programs (OIP) would like to invite all faculty and staff to attend our upcoming workshops designed to assist in the development of short-term study abroad programs.  The workshops are offered as a two-part series. We recommend that those interested in developing short-term study abroad opportunities for Ithaca College students attend both workshops (Program Planning and Proposal Submission Logistics and Risk Management and Student Safety) in order to have a full understanding of the process and requirements for designing and leading short-term study abroad programs.

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"Modeling craniofacial diseases in the nematode C. elegans"

November 19 

4:00 p.m.
CNS 112

All are cordially invited to attend.

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Your colleagues in Digital Instruction and Information Services (DIIS) will take the lead at Tuesday morning’s Dollars and $ense session.  AVP/CIO Keith "Mac" McIntosh and members of his team will present on various topics, including their recent reorganization, strategic plan implementation, and new projects planned for this academic year. 

Faculty and Staff are invited to participate in the discussion, which takes place Tuesday, November 17 in Emerson Suite A at 9 am. 

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Carly Hills in the office of finance and administration (274-3118 or  We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.

The family of Shannon Sakosits invites her friends and classmates to join them in a celebration of her life. A junior majoring in Integrated Marketing Communications, Shannon passed away on Nov. 11 following a brief illness.

Visiting hours will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Monday at Becker Funeral Home, 219 Kinderkamack Road, Westwood, New Jersey. Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m. on Tuesday at Our Lady of Mercy Church, 2 Fremont Ave., Park Ridge, New Jersey.

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Find out more about how to use the new IC Mentoring Network on LinkedIn and why having career mentors can help make all the difference in your career path. Also learn about important strategies around utilizing LinkedIn to make connections, networking etiquette, and informative career networking groups.

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Your Chance to Win This Month!

Contributed by Katie Sack on 11/13/2015 

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Ithaca College is excited to partner with Plum Benefits and offer Faculty and Staff a chance to win a Plum Benefits gift card! Just visit and register between now and November 30th to be automatically entered. Please see these details for more information.

Depending on how many entries, this gift card could be worth up to $100 at Plum Benefits.

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