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On Thursday, February 5, in the Emerson Suites of Campus Center, Ithaca College will host a daylong "Teach-In" on the political, social, environmental, and economic impacts of climate change.

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Karel A. Schat, Cornell University
"Bird Flu, Birds, and Us: Insights into the Spread of the Virus and Disease in Birds"

Thursday, February 5
4:00 p.m.
CNS 115

A reception will take place before the lecture, from 3:45 to 4:00 p.m. in the first-floor lobby. Please bring your own reusable mug for beverages. Reduce, reuse, recycle

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Due to the Ithaca Diving Invitational on Sunday, February 1, the pool will be closed for open swim. If you have any questions please feel free to contact Nate Brisley at

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CTC's First General Body Meeting

Contributed by Robert Crawford on 01/29/2009 

First General Body Meeting will be February 3rd

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The search is on for the 2009 Peer Leaders for the AES/OMA Summer Institute.

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ITS is pleased to pass along information from Microsoft regarding the Home Use Program (HUP) for faculty and staff. This program provides an opportunity for faculty and staff to work at home with the same Microsoft products they use at the office.

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Shabbat Services Every Friday

Contributed by Melinda Butler on 01/29/2009 

All are welcome!

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Have you filed for financial aid yet for next year? If not, here's how:

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In light of a recent virus outbreak on campus computers, ITS would like all faculty and staff to take a few moments to make sure that McAfee VirusScan software is up to date.

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Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County has developed a terrific resource to help you save energy -- and money! -- in your home. This program features quick and easy tips and low- and even NO-cost ways to reduce your energy costs. The program features lots of do-it-yourself videos, as well as printable factsheets and instructions.

The Sustainability at Ithaca group has made a special arrangement with Cooperative Extension to make FREE CDs of this terrific program available to interested members of the IC community.

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Monday February 2nd 7pm Williams 225!
SPEAKER: Heather Stone, MPH

I am the Program Manager for Cornell's Program on Breast Cancer and Environmental Risk Factors (BCERF). Our program is working on a project called The Estrogen Connection. With the help from Ithaca College students and professors we developed 3 short video clips demonstrating simple steps students can make to reduce their exposure to environmental estrogens in everyday products. Here are the links to the videos:

MAKE-UP: Breast Cancer and The Estrogen Connection

_PLASTICS: Breast Cancer and The Estrogen Connection

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Colleges Against Cancer is calling out to anyone who is fighting cancer or who is a cancer survivor in order to form a "Survivor Network." With this network, the committee plans to put together events such as Family Fun Nights, so the families of survivors can get away from the stress that treatments have caused for a night. The Survivorship Committee of College's Against Cancer works hard on these events, so it's bound to be a good time for all!

If you are interested, or if you know someone who might like to participate please contact

Created Equal designs and implements projects to promote social justice and equality specifically targeting issues of homophobia faced by the LGBTQA community.

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Join the African-Latino Society to celebrate the beginning of Black History Month!

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Hungry? Come eat free pizza at the Active Minds meeting!

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As the spring semester gets into full swing, Ithaca College is encouraging students, faculty, and staff who have not already done so to sign up for the Emergency Notification System (ENS), which uses voice, e-mail, and text messaging to provide time-sensitive information and details on appropriate responses during critical situations.

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Cathy Crane, assistant professor in the Department of Cinema, Photography, and Media Arts, will screen her film, Unoccupied Zone: The Impossible Life of Simone Weil, at Cornell Cinema on Tuesday, February 3, at 7:15 p.m.

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After numerous performances worldwide, including concerts with the BBC Concert Orchestra and the China National Symphony, Ithaca native and classical concert pianist Frederic Chiu will return to his hometown on Saturday, January 31, to give a free concert. The performance will begin at 8:15 p.m. in Ford Hall in the James J. Whalen Center for Music.

In addition to music by Mendelssohn and Chopin, Chiu will play one of his own transcriptions, “Erbarme dich” from Bach’s St. Matthew Passion, a transcription by Liszt of Wagner’s “Liebestod” from Tristan und Isolde, and three selections from Liszt’s Annees de Pelerinage.

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The Enduring Masters series at Ithaca College will continue on Friday, January 30, with a performance by world-renowned bandoneón virtuoso Daniel Binelli. Free and open to the public, the concert will start at 8:15 p.m. in Ford Hall in the James J. Whalen Center for Music. Binelli will also conduct four days of master classes.

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Join us on January 29 at 6:30 p.m. for "Inner Worlds/Outer Realities," a screening of films by John Fracchia. Fracchia's films will be followed by a presentation of experimental films by students in the Park School of Communications.

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