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The Latin@ Film Festival “Cine con Cultura” will end this week with the film Ixcanul from Guatemala at Cornell Cinema. We would like to encourage our colleagues and students to go.

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The Center for the Study of Culture, Race, and Ethnicity will host its second event of the semester with a screening of "La jaula de oro" ("The Golden Dream") on Tuesday October 18th at 6pm at The Forum in PRW (2nd Floor).  

Q&A to follow with director Diego Quemada Díez on Skype.

This event is Free and Open to the Public.

Summary of the film: Juan, Sara, and Samuel, three teenagers from the slums of Guatemala, travel to the United States in search of a better life. On their journey through Mexico, they meet Chauk, an Indian from Chiapas who doesn't speak Spanish. Traveling together in freight trains and walking on railroad tracks, they soon have to face an odyssey that will change their lives forever. (


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So you know you should have a LinkedIn profile, but aren’t quite sure how to maximize its use as a networking and branding tool? Come to this session to learn how to make your LinkedIn profile impressive, navigate the site efficiently, effectively use it to connect with professionals in your field of interest, and even find alumni mentors.

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LGBT History Month Continues

Contributed by Luca Maurer on 10/11/2016 

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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) History Month is celebrated in October.  In observance of LGBT History Month, the LGBT Center website will feature videos highlighting different historical figures who have made a difference in the LGBT community.  Visit the LGBT Center website's LGBT History Month Featured Videos section to find a new video each day of October. Here are some figures who will be highlighted in the coming days:

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Paula Twomey Publishes a Book

Contributed by Tina Bennett on 10/11/2016 

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Paula Twomey published "35 Discussion and Response Topics For Immediate Communication."  This book helps student practice speaking skills in small groups for a brief conversations. Students use basic interrogatives, develop an exchange of ideas, improve writing skills, review vocabulary in context and practice tense usage.


A Pirate's Guide to Heat and Meat: Dara Engler
The Girls Who Spun Gold: Nydia Blas

Final day: October 12, 2016, 10am-6pm

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The Fitness Center will be operating with reduced hours over Fall Break.  Our official hours of operation will be:

Wednesday 10/12 - 6:30am - 2:00pm

Thursday 10/13 - 11:00am - 2:00pm

Friday 10/14 - 11:00am - 2:00pm

Saturday 10/15 - Closed

Sunday 10/16 - Closed

We will resume our regular academic year hours on Monday 10/17.

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Email phishing messages are emails that attempt to convince a user to either give up valuable information or open malicious attachments. Here are 4 tips to help spot a phishing message. 

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The Hangar Theatre Great Charades Challenge is set for October 22. The hilarity begins at 6:30 PM. Guest competitors this year include Bob Moss and Lisa Bushlow. All proceeds go directly to the Hangar Theatre Educational Fund and are completely tax deductible. The cost of a ticket includes food from Agava and an open bar. An advance ticket costs $50. A ticket at the door costs $65. The Charades Challenge provides the most fun you will have before the snow flies. You guarantee the continued presence of the Hangar Theatre in our community by attending Hangar performances, programs, and events. See you at the Hangar. For advance tickets, go to:

Black Female Bodies Fetishized – Black Thought Devalued: Critical Womanist Perspectives within a Predominately White Institution. The presentation was well received in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on Friday, September 30th as it incorporated original narrative research of Black female student-activists’ experience of sexual objectification, tokenization, degradation, and fetishization, while being intellectually devalued and silenced at a predominately White institution. In an effort to begin healing the trauma of White supremacist consumption of Blackness and to provide a space for decolonization, the presentation introduced the major themes that derived from a series of different focus group discussions, which we call Sister Circles, comprised of both collective and isolated groups of pre-adolescent school-age girls, college women, and adult women within researched communities.

Individuals who had stroke more than 6 months ago are needed for a study investigating the impact of physical therapy on walking and balance. Participants will be randomized to exercise in the water or on land using a treadmill 3 times per week for 4 weeks and will be compensated for their time. Please contact Sarah Fishel at for additional information. 


On Tuesday, October 11, the U-Lot (Campus Center Lot) will be reserved parking for a breakfast event and closed to general use until 8:30 a.m.  At that time, it will re-open for normal use.  Individuals typically parking in this lot when they arrive at the start of the day will need to use other parking options on that date.  Individuals requiring access to the lot's handicapped spaces can continue to access those spaces during the lot closure by speaking with the attendant.

Please join us for a talk about The Ithaca College Integrated Outdoor Learning Environment and Naked-Eye Observatory with Professor Matthew Price, Ithaca College Department of Physics & Astronomy

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Interested in research? Students within the department will present on their summer research experiences of chemistry and biochemistry at Ithaca College and other research universities.

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Contributed on behalf of Terri A. Stewart, Director and Chief, Office of Public Safety and Emergency Management

Perhaps you’ve seen the Public Safety Satellite Office located in the lobby area of the Campus Center next to the Information Desk.  Near completion, the office will open later this semester.  Thank you to all who have completed the survey!  So far, majority reveals the popular hours of operation would be 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

There's still time for you to place your vote!  All it takes is a moment to provide your feedback on which four-hour blocks of time you believe will be the ideal operating times for staffing the satellite office. Please click here to vote! 

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Contributed on behalf of Dr. Brian K. Dickens, Vice President for Human Resources

In an effort for provide greater communication, transparency and clarity surrounding the Diversity and Inclusion Staff Educational Requirement for this academic year, we would like take an opportunity to reconfirm the requirement and communicate process changes.

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Tuesday, October 18th from 8:00am through 12:00pm in Emerson Suites, Ithaca College will be holding our annual Point of Dispensing (POD) for all faculty, staff, and students to receive a free flu vaccination


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For two days of intensive discussion of on-going research projects, scholars from Germany, Austria, Greece, and the United States gathered at “The Politics and Polemics of Gender in Early American Theater” conference in Salzburg, Austria.  On Friday, Friday September 30, 2016, Conger presented her paper entitled “Deborah Read Franklin and Sally Franklin Bache: Intergenerational Cultural Performances of Politics."

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Maki Inada presented in Kyoto, Japan!

Maki Inada. Poster Presentation. “Serine Phosphorylation in the C-Terminal Domain of RNA Polymerase II Modulates Gene Expression in Sub-telomeric Regions of Schizosaccharomyces pombe via Chromatin States”. Eukaryotic mRNA Processing Meeting. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. Kyoto, Japan. Summer 2016. Co-authored with Robert J. Nichols (Biochemistry '14), Jahan-Yar Parsa and Christina M. Home (University of California, Berkeley),  Ruby A. Benn and Reyal S. Hoxie (Biochemistry ’15),  Hiten D. Madhani and Stewart Schuman (University of California, San Francisco), Beate Schwer (Weill Cornell Medical College),  Jeffrey A. Pleiss (Cornell University).  View the abstract here.

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Apple recently released MacOS Sierra (Mac OS 10.12) but DIIS recommends not installing the new operating system on College Macs just yet.

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