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Maki gave a seminar titled, "To Splice or Not to Splice: an Ultraconserved Mode of Gene Regulation," and guest lectured in an Advanced Biochemistry Course on the Molecular Biology of Cancer titled "My very own lung cancer case study: targeted therapies" in the Chemistry and Biochemistry Department at Washington and Lee University. November 2014

The November installment of Vice President Hector’s “Dollars and $ense” discussion series will take place on Thursday, November 13, 9:00 – 10:00 am, in the Ithaca Falls Room.  Faculty and staff are invited to attend for an update on and engage in discussion around this month’s topic, Strategic Sourcing.

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.

ITS is currently planning for critical software upgrades in ITS-managed computer labs for the Spring 2015. If you need specific software installed or upgraded to support instruction, please notify Lisa Efing-Guida ( and Brian Brashear ( no later than Monday, November 17, 2014.

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This popular and participatory education workshop will prepare our community for the visit on Nov. 17-19 with Marylen Serna Salinas, who is a local leader among the campesino (small farmers) movement in Colombia, and a national leader of the Agrarian Summit and the People's Congress. Ithaca community activists will learn about the unified political aspirations of campesinos, indigenous peoples, and Afro-Colombians, and discuss how these goals relate to our aspirations for political transformation in Ithaca.


WED NOV 12 530-730 @ GIAC, Teen Room. 301 W. Court St, downtown

Event is free and open to public. Light dinner will be served at 530. Workshop starts at 6pm.

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"Eighty percent of life is showing up."  ~ Woody Allen
The Writing Department will offer the 1-credit course "Writer's Practice," (WRTG 26100) online during the upcoming Winter Session, January 5-16. The course will serve students of varying levels of writing expertise & experience. In particular, enrolled students may work on:

a) an idea they've considered but never pursued for a novel, poetry collection, story collection, work of creative nonfiction, literary journalism, etc.
b) a project they've already started and want to continue.
c) a series of directed exercises to strengthen specific creative writing skills.
Enrolled students must commit to 3.5 hours of writing per day, distributed however they wish. By the end of each day, students will be accountable for sharing on the course website approximately 5 new pages of creative work.

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Katie Hoover (HSHP senior) and professors Ellie Fitts Fulmer and Sherry Deckman (both Education) presented, “Heteronormativity and Ableism in Elementary and Middle School Health Textbooks” at the National Association for Multicultural Education Conference in Tucson, AZ. This roundtable presentation focused on Hoover, Fulmer, and Deckman’s current research on elementary and middle school textbooks’ depictions of race, class, gender, sexuality, and ability. This research team will present additional findings from this project at the American Educational Research Association conference in April in Chicago.


Instructional Development Fund (IDF) grants fall into one of two categories.  Direct Course Enhancement and Diversity/International Projects.  Proposals are due in the Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center, by November 15, February 15, and April 15.  If the 15th falls on a weekend, proposals will be due the next week day.  Guidelines and application forms may be found at

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Nancy Reynolds, Program Director of Health Promotion in the Center for Counseling, Health and Wellness, presented a session at the annual conference of the New York State College Health Association (NYSCHA) on October 23, 2014. The NYSCHA conference is attended by college health professionals across NYS from disciplines including medical, nursing, counseling, and health promotion. 

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Prof. Marlena Grzaslewicz will moderate a session titled “Film and TV Positions You Can’t Get a Degree In” on Saturday, November 15 at 11 a.m. in the Park Hall Auditorium.

Panelists include:

  • Dan Gilbert: Post-production Supervisor
  • Martin Czembor: Re-Recording Mixer
  • Leslie Zak: Script Supervisor
  • Jeff Pullman: Location Mixer
  • Matt Rigby '11: Post-production Coordinator
  • Josh Berger '10: Mix Technician/Re-recording Mixer

Following the panel there will also be a discussion with doughnuts and coffee.

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As part of the interview process for the position of Director of the Center for the Study of Culture, Race and Ethnicity – You are invited to a presentation by Dr. Belisa Gonzalez, Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology. The presentation will be held on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 from 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm in Clark Lounge.

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Beatriz Montilla (H&S senior) and Sherry Deckman (Assistant Professor of Education) presented, “Complicating Empathy and Critical Perspective-Taking in Multicultural Teacher Education Coursework” at the National Association for Multicultural Education Conference in Tucson, AZ. This interactive workshop drew on a book chapter the two co-authored that is to be published this winter. The workshop focused on the challenges of cultivating empathy in teacher education coursework that focuses on issues of race and equity.



Please join us for the fourth event in this semester's Greater Caribbean Lecture and Events Series, sponsored by Ithaca College's Latin American Studies Program.

Charmaine Nelson, Associate Professor of Art History at McGill University, will give a talk on the visual culture of slavery in the 19th century Caribbean, entitled "James Hakewill's Picturesque Tour of Jamaica (1825): Landscape Art as Pro-Slavery Discourse."

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In case you haven't heard, employers ARE researching candidates online before hiring them. Make sure you're not putting your candidacy in jeopardy because of your tweets, pictures, comments, blogs, etc. Come to this workshop to learn what employers are saying and what you should be doing to protect your professional image.

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The Mind, Body, Me wellness program focuses on you: the employee. It gets you involved by helping you identify and move toward your personal health and wellness goals and encourages celebration of your success.

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In an interview, Don Beachler provided an analysis of the ways that Ithaca contributed to Tom Reed's  landslide reelection win to the House of Representatives.


Marella Feltrin-Morris, Assistant Professor of Italian, presented a paper at the 29th University of West Georgia Interdisciplinary Conference in the Humanities: Worlds and Words (October 30-November 1, 2014).

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Celebrate the accomplishments of our December 2014 graduates at a dessert reception on Saturday, December 13, 2014, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Emerson Suites of Phillips Hall.

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Quoted in the media: Faculty members Diane Gayeski, Donald Bleacher, Michael McCall, Catherine Weidner, Zillah Eisenstein, Sandra Steingraber and Asma Barlas; Staff member John Bradac; Alumnus Steve Bell. For more information on the following articles, please visit the IC in the Media page.

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The Oracle Honor Society Inducts 180 New Members on Monday, November 3, 2014.

Founded at Ithaca College in 1928, the Oracle Honor Society’s membership includes the top 10% of students in each school after their first full academic year. Oracle is founded upon the symbol of the star. The five points represent the attributes of excellence for which members of Oracle aspire: Scholarship, Leadership, Loyalty, Service, and Character. The laurel wreath around the star represents the achievements of Oracle members. The wall represents the courage and fortitude shown in order to achieve the ideals of the society, and the light is a beacon for Oracle members in the future. The olive branch is the emblem of peace - the talisman for all Oracle members.

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Ithaca College voice professor and mezzo-soprano, Dawn Pierce, just returned from singing Charlotte in Massenet’s opera, Werther with Mobile Opera in Alabama.  Tamara Ikenberg of AL.COM says; "As Charlotte, mezzo soprano Pierce, who is singing the role for the first time, nails Charlotte's strength and grace.

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