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New Humanities Blog

Contributed by Michael Smith on 03/16/2015 

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As part of a series of initiatives to promote the ways the IC humanities departments (Art History, Communication Studies, English, History, Modern Languages and Literatures, Philosophy & Religion, and Writing) contribute to the educational experience and the spirit of inquiry at the college, the Humanities Working Group announces a new blog, "Learning/Thinking/Being Human."

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 War,Hunger, and Genocide: An International Health Perspective will be offered online during Summer Session II beginning on June 29- July 31.  

Attributes: (ICC) - Humanities, Liberal Arts, (ICC) - Social Sciences, Theme:Power and Justice, Theme:Quest Sustainable Future 

Course description: An investigation of the cost -- human and economic -- of organized violence, including genocide, and the efforts being made to ameliorate or eliminate the devastation. Particular emphasis is placed on the role that can be played by health care professionals who believe that war may be a preventable phenomenon that can be eradicated by traditional public health methods that have triumphed over other major health problems in the past. 3 credits

For more information, contact Stewart Auyash at or 274-1312


The School of Humanities and Sciences and the Department of Writing are pleased to present an evening with award-winning poet Li-Young Lee in the Distinguished Visiting Writers Series. He will read from his work at 7:30pm on Wednesday, March 18 in Klingenstein Lounge in Campus Center.

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Ryan DeLany, professional academic advisor in Ithaca College’s Academic Advising Center, has been selected to present at the upcoming Region Two Conference of NACADA (The Global Community for Academic Advising) in Richmond, Virginia. Entitled “Maximizing Efficiency in Transfer Student Advising,” his presentation will focus on Ithaca College’s success in providing structure and support to incoming transfer students. Topics covered will include the credit-bearing Ithaca College Transfer Seminar and the Peer Leader Student Ambassador program. Established in 1979, NACADA has a membership of over 11,000 higher education professionals, and a mission that focuses on the theory, research, and practice of academic advising in higher education.

Without science and a strong woman... you must see this incredible story about Maki Inada (Biology Department) and the need for research!

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Five Physics/Astronomy students attended the recent American Physical Society Meeting in San Antonio, Texas from March 1-March 4

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Please join us for a talk with Timothy Dolch, Cornell University, entitled: 

Pulsars as Gravitational Wave Detectors: A Radio and Optical View

On Tuesday, March 17 at 12:10 in CNS 206B

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ITS offers technology workshops on a variety of topics and software applications in the Technology Learning Center (101 Friends Hall) to all faculty, staff, and students. Click the link below to register for our upcoming workshop:

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Students who are interested in volunteering to help out at ITHACON or the Tori Cup should attend one of two meetings: Tuesday, March 17 in Job 160 at 12:15pm, or Wednesday, March 18 in Friends 208 at 7pm.


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   The Ithacan was presented with a Gold Crown award by the Columbia Scholastic Press Association at the spring National College Media Convention on March 13 at the Sheraton Times Square Hotel in New York City. The Gold Crown awards are the highest honors presented by CSPA.

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Under the new leadership of Chief Information Officer, Keith 'Mac' McIntosh, ITS kindly asks students to participate in the 2015 Educause Center for Analysis and Research (ECAR) Study of Students and Information Technology.  A sample of students will be emailed an invitation to this survey on March 20th. ECAR is offering the chance to win a $100 gift card from Amazon for survey participants. 

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Please join me in congratulating Sarah Schupp on her new position as an Undergraduate Experience Coordinator at Cornell University.

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Contributed on behalf of Robert Cree, AVP for Business and Finance.

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Beth Reynolds as the Director of Financial Services effective April 1, 2015.

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Please join the Office of Legal Affairs in extending best wishes to Traevena at a reception on Tuesday, March 17th from 4:00p.m.– 6:00p.m. in the Klingenstein Lounge.

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Ithaca College’s 25th annual Educational Technology Day will be held this Thursday, March 19th, from 9 AM to 4 PM in the Campus Center Emerson Suites and surrounding locations.  The event features a vendor showcase with national and local technology companies, a college showcase with faculty and staff showing how they are using technology in and out of the classroom, and a series of seminars by IT thought-leaders, faculty, vendors and others.  The event is free and open to the public, including all faculty, staff and students.

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We are now accepting nominations, including self-nominations, for the 2016 Senior Class Gift Committee.  More information about the Senior Class Gift Campaign and Committee can be viewed at

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We Need Your Help!  Help our Students Have a Great Commencement Weekend!

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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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On Thursday, March 19th, the College will be holding its 25th Educational Technology Day.  This exciting event attracts over 800 visitors to our campus to explore new technologies and learn more about how technology can be used both in and out of the classroom.  We are asking that students, staff, and faculty please be aware of the parking impact of Ed Tech Day on both the event date and the preceding Wednesday, as described below. 

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Office 365 ProPlus is now available to all current students, staff, and faculty as a FREE subscription license for personal devices.

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