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To celebrate the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth, the Department of English invites students to delve deeply this summer into three of the playwright’s masterpieces—A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Hamlet, and The Tempest. Over the course of five weeks, students will be introduced to the plays in their original cultural and theatrical contexts.  At no cost, they will also have the opportunity to attend a live performance of Hamlet by the Ithaca Shakespeare Company, experiencing firsthand the pleasures and challenges of interpreting Shakespeare in modern performance.

No previous experience with Shakespeare required.

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Instructional Development Fund (IDF) grants fall into one of two categories.  Direct Course Enhancement is the traditional IDF grant.  Diversity/International Projects is a new category for IDF.   Proposals are due in the Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center, by April 15.  Guidelines and application forms may be found at https://www.ithaca.edu/cfe/.

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Professor Jennifer Spitzer will be giving a talk entitled "Something Borrowed, Something New": Rebecca West’s “Derivative” Modernism" on Thursday, April 17, 5:30-6:30, in Business 103. 

The lecture is sponsored by Sigma Tau Delta, the English Honor Society, and is free and open to the public.

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Submitted on behalf of Terri Stewart, Director for Public Safety and Emergency Management

Today, an estimated one in five women is sexually assaulted in college.*

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Please join us at the Handwerker Gallery for the final two events in conjunction with the current exhibition, STRANGE BEDFELLOWS, which closes this weekend.  Performance and media artist Tara Mateik will give a public lecture and discuss his Oz-inspired creative practice on Thursday, April 10, at 6pm. The following day, during the noon hour of Friday, April 11, Mateik will collaborate with artist Guadalupe Rosales and writer Savannah Knoop to produce a 1915-era silent film of a reenactment of the Declaration of Sentiments from the Seneca Falls Women's Suffrage movement with the help of a cast and crew comprised entirely of IC students. Both of these events are free and open to the public and will occur at the Handwerker Gallery.

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In early April, Deborah Rifkin led a workshop at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angelos, CA. The workshop reviewed recent studies in cognitive science and what they reveal about creativity in the arts. Participants from the fields of dance, music, visual arts, theater, sociology, history, and communication studies explored the implications of the cognitive studies for teaching, creating, and performing in the arts.

For more information:

http://cal.lmu.edu/event/the_creative_mind_using_cognitive_science_to_improve_understanding_and_pedagogy_of_the_arts

Spring is here and we want to see how you enjoy the warmer weather!

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Electrical Safety

During a typical year, home electrical problems account for 67,800 fires and $868 million in property losses.

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Dependent Tuition Remission applications for returning students should be submitted no later than May 1st for the upcoming academic year.

Employee Tuition Remission applications should be submitted  one month prior to the start of the semester. If you are considering taking courses during the summer session please see the Educational Benefit Policy pertaining to Summer Sessions.

Dependent Cash Awards applications should be submitted by June 1st for fall and December 1st for spring along with a copy of a tuition bill for the semester you are applying for the benefit.

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Steve Mauk, professor of music, recently released his latest CD recording - Rite of Passage.

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Jonathan Ablard, associate professor of history and co-director of the Latin American Studies program, has published an essay in Perspectives, the newsletter of the American Historical Association.

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Twenty-four exceptional School of Business students were inducted into the International Honor Society Beta Gamma Sigma on Sunday, April 6.  Lifetime membership in Beta Gamma Sigma is the highest honor a business school student anywhere in the world can achieve at a school accredited by AACSB International.

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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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Inspired by the example of Beethoven, one of the first musicians to understand his own society's music market and to operate as a free agent within that market, becoming a 21st century musician requires skills of perception, innovation in programming, entrepreneurship, networking, and writing skills which go beyond the musical skills honed and refined within the practice room. This festival will offer seminars and performances, open to all IC students, to celebrate and encourage these skills. 

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The 2014 Finger Lakes Landfill Summit will be held at Hobart and William Smith Colleges on April 9, 2014 from 6:30 to 9:00 pm at Albright Auditorium on the HWS Campus. The Summit is co-sponsored by the City of Geneva and the Colleges, and aims to foster regional dialogue and greater understanding of the impact of solid waste management on the economy and communities of the northern Finger Lakes area.

While the 2013 Landfill Summit focused on answering the question, “Where are we?” with regard to the solid waste situation in the northern Seneca Lake region, the 2014 summit will present information about “Where should we try to go?”

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Anthony Adornato, assistant professor in the Department of Journalism, served on two panels at the 2014 Broadcast Education Association (BEA) Convention in Las Vegas.

BEA is the professional association for “professors, industry professionals and graduate students who are interested in teaching and research related to electronic media and multimedia enterprises."

Adornato participated in the following panels: Out and On-Air: Openly Gay TV News Professionals with Real World Advice and the Twitter’s staying power and how to teach your students to be responsible using it.

He also gave a presentation at the conference titled, "Using Vine to Teach Video Sequencing.”

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Peter Melcher has been elected to serve as a member of the Executive Committee for the Northeastern Section of the American Society of Plant Biologist.

Stephen Tropiano, director of the Los Angeles Program and associate professor of screen studies, is a juror for the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for the 7th Annual Television Academy Honors, which recognizes television "with a conscience--programming that inspires, informs, motivates, and even has the power to change lives," and the College Television Awards. In addition, Tropiano is currently serving as one of three judges for the Richard Wall Memorial Book Award sponsored by the Theatre Library Association.

ITS is currently planning for software upgrades in ITS-managed computer labs for the 2014-15 academic year.

If you need specific software installed or upgraded to support instruction, please notify Lisa Efing-Guida (lefing@ithaca.edu) and Brian Brashear (bbrashear@ithaca.edu) no later than Sunday, June 1, 2014.

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Quoted in the Media: Faculty members Deborah King, Michael McCall, Rebecca Lesses, Jeff Cohen, Paul De Luca, Annemarie Farrell and Diane Gayeski; staff member Maura Stephens; and student Isabel Galupo. For more information on the following articles, please visit the IC in the Media page.

 

 

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