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Contributed by Theresa Radley on 03/10/2015
This past weekend, seven members of newly recognized IC Women in Computing (ICWC) went to Rochester, NY to compete in WiC Hacks, a hackathon sponsored by the Rochester Institute of Technology for female college and high school students. ICWC’s mission is to support women in computer science through various personal and professional development opportunities. Congratulations on competing in the hackathon this past weekend and good luck at future competitions!
To learn more about the IC Women in Computing and other student organizations check out Club Hub V5 I10.
Have you heard or witnessed microaggressive behavior while on the court, on the field, or in the locker room? Athlete Ally, a student organization, has taken a stand to fight against homophobia and transphobia in the athletic communities here on the Ithaca College campus. According to President Chris Kelley, "[Athlete Ally] strives to build a culture of tolerance throughout the Ithaca community.” This student organization started when former president, Kyle James (current secretary & treasurer) heard about the national organization from a tweet by a professional football player. As James was struck with inspiration from his own personal experiences with this topic, he reached out to the founder of Athlete Ally. The founder encouraged James to start a collegiate chapter. With hard work and dedication, Ithaca College founded the first student-run chapter of Athlete Ally.
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The campus voice mail system will be unavailable for approximately 2 hours starting at 5:00 AM on Wednesday, 3/11 due to system maintenance. During the maintenance, callers will not be able to access voice mail "trees" or leave/retrieve voice mail messages.
On Tuesday, March 10 the U-Lot (Campus Center) parking lot will be closed as reserved event parking until noon only. From noon on, the lot will be available for general parking as per usual. Individuals seeking handicapped parking can access the U-Lot's handicapped spaces at any time by speaking with the lot attendant during the reserved hours.
Mary Ann Rishel, Professor Emeritus, Writing, has published a book review in the International Society for Humor Studies News, Winter, 2015, of the following: Toplyn, Joe. (2014). Comedy Writing for Late-Night TV. New York: Twenty Lane Media. Joe Toplyn is the head writer for David Letterman, and staff writer for Jimmy Fallon and Conan O'Brien. He is also an award-winning writer for the comedy-detective television series, Monk.
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Recent Publication by Max Klemes(’15), Lars Soderstrom ('14) and Chemistry department faculty Anna Larsen and Janet Hunting.
Contributed by Maria Russell on 03/06/2015
Crystal structure of 1-butyl-2,3-dimethylimidazolium dicarba-7,8-nido-undecaborate
Acta Cryst. (2015), (E71), o183, M. J. Klemes, L. Soderstrom, J. L. Hunting and A. S. Larsen
The crystal structure of 1-butyl-2,3-dimethylimidazolium dicarba-7,8-nido-undecaborate was published in specialized crystallographic journal. The structure was solved using Ithaca College’s single crystal X-ray diffractometer facilities. This is the FOURTH publication which includes the crystallographic data collected on the single crystal X-ray diffractometer since it was purchased by IC Chemistry department in 2013. The compound was synthesized in Anna Larsens' laboratory and crystal sample was prepared by Lars Sodertsrom and Max Klemes.
The title compound belongs to the class of new low melting ionic materials with carborane cluster anions, investigated for their valuable electrochemical properties.
Contributed by Alyssa Cooper on 03/06/2015
Contributed by Warren Schlesinger on 03/06/2015
Sign up on HOMER for a 1 credit FLEFF mini course. Courses start the week of March 16th (Block II). Students in each of these courses attend films and participate in events offered by the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival. FLEFF is sponsored by Ithaca College. More info about the Festival is available at https://www.ithaca.edu/fleff/ The festival runs from April 6-12, 2015. Course descriptions are below.
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Vice President Hector’s “Dollars and $ense” discussion series continues next week. This month will feature AVP/CIO Keith “Mac” McIntosh and his team, who will present an update on areas of focus for Information Technology at the College.
Faculty and Staff are invited to attend the session, which takes place on Thursday, March 12, 9:00 – 10:00 am, in the Taughannock Falls Room.
Contributed by Melissa Gattine on 03/05/2015
Submitted by Tanya Saunders, Assistant Provost
William Sheasgreen, director of the Ithaca College London Center, has announced his plans to retire after forty years of dedicated service to Ithaca College. He started teaching for the Center in 1975; his favorite course was Modern European Intellectual History. In addition, he served as an advisor for the London Center Freshman Program and, in 1997, took on the responsibilities of the Center director. In this capacity, he has been an executive member of the American Association of Study Abroad Programs in the UK and was the Association chair from 1998 through 2006. But these titles don’t adequately capture who Bill is and what he has meant to all of us who know him and work with him, whether as students, faculty, staff, or alumni.
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Contributed by Julia Cozzarelli on 03/05/2015
“Yes vs. No: A Modern Love Story,” by James Pfrehm, Assistant Professor of German, was named best overall play in the 2014 Nantucket Short Play Competition and Festival.
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Contributed by Thomas Rochon on 03/05/2015
I appreciated the opportunity to talk with the campus community about the things we are doing and the things we need to do to continue our tradition of educational excellence and to redouble our efforts to make an IC education affordable. I outlined a number of potential initiatives about which you will be hearing more about in the future. In the meantime, here is the archived version of this meeting.
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Contributed by Shelli Mekos on 03/05/2015
The gender pay gap. Double standards. “Superwoman Syndrome.” These are just a few of the challenges that many women continue to face in the workplace. During this session we’ll explore specific strategies to tackle these and other issues, as well as ways to create success for yourself in work and in life.
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Update: This problem was resolved as of the afternoon of 3/5.
Information Technology Services (ITS) would like to inform you that the Parnassus Workflow Notification emails are not being sent due to a problem with the connection between Parnassus and Outlook.
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Prof. Rogers and 5 physics majors travel to Las Vegas, NV over spring break to non-invasively determine the extent of the Larder Site--a Native American site that dates to AD 1000-1850--by identifying subsurface storage pits, roasting pits, and other
Contributed by Michael 'Bodhi' Rogers on 03/04/2015
The Team will use Ground-penetrating Radar and Magnetometry to record the geophysical signature associated with buried archaeological features left by past occupants of the site.
Contributed by Alyssa Cooper on 03/04/2015
We are now accepting nominations, including self-nominations, for the 2016 Senior Class Gift Committee.
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Contributed by Rachel Gould on 03/04/2015
Five Ithaca College study abroad students' photos are currently finalists in the IES Abroad Fall 2014 Photo Contest! Go have a look at their photographs on Facebook, vote to support your fellow IC students, and have a glimpse at some amazing study abroad experiences! The photo with the most likes in each of four categories will win $200. Votes must be submitted by 1:00 p.m. EST on Friday, March 6. The students whose photos are featured in the IES Fall 2014 Photo Contest include:
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