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“Soul of Money” author Lynne Twist will give a free public presentation on “Media for Social Change” Thursday, April 22 at 7 p.m. in Park Hall Auditorium. The program is intended to serve as a wake-up call about the urgency of the current global situation relating to environmental sustainability and social responsibility and the role of the media to communicate key messages and opportunities to global citizens.

Twist has spent more than three decades tackling such issues as world hunger; protecting rainforests; empowering indigenous peoples; improving health, economic, and political conditions for women and children; advancing the scientific understanding of human consciousness; and creating a sustainable future. She founded the Soul of Money Institute to express her commitment to supporting and empowering people in finding peace and sufficiency in their relationship with money and the money culture.


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Please take a minute of your time to complete a survey regarding your experience. 5 lucky participants will receive a smoothie gift certificate!

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George Grills
Cornell Life Sciences Core Laboratory Center

"Application of Next Generation Sequencing Technologies as Shared Research Resources"

Thursday, April 22
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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Career Services is pleased to announce that NPR and Universal McCann have joined the Central New York Communications Consortium and are offering 7 new job and internship opportunities!

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Women’s Network Affinity Group

Contributed by Jane Ray on 04/15/2010 

Let’s tiptoe together into the world of facebook.

You are invited to attend the Women’s Network Affinity Group meeting that is scheduled for Wednesday, April 28, 2010 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in Klingenstein Lounge. 

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Journalist Jeremy Scahill will be presented with the second annual Izzy Award for outstanding achievement in independent media during a ceremony at Ithaca College on Monday, April 19. In his acceptance speech, Scahill will discuss his approach to journalism and the importance of independent outlets in examining major issues that corporate media miss. The 7:30 p.m. program in Emerson Suites, Phillips Hall, is free and open to the public.

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Submitted on behalf of Anthony Hopson, assistant vice president for government and community relations.
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Tonight there will be both Reform and Conservadox services for Kabbalat Shabbat, with kiddush and motzi afterwards for everyone, 6pm, Muller Chapel. 


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Forty year veteran of the School of Music music history faculty Edward Swenson will be honored with a brief retirement recital and reception on Thursday, April 22 at 4pm in the Hockett Family Recital Hall.  Besides teaching, Swenson is an avid restorer of historic pianos;  his latest project, a Graf fortepiano, will be debuted in the recital by world renowned fortepianist Malcolm Bilson from Cornell.  A reception will follow in the adjoining Friends Green Room.

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Come to the Taughannock Falls Meeting Room, in the Campus Center, from 4-5:30 today, and hear alumni of the IC English department and current faculty members talk about career paths for English majors and how you might go about embarking upon them.   

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SPSS is SPSS...Again

Contributed by Karen Sunderland on 04/15/2010 

Last fall ITS announced that SPSS Inc. had changed the name of their statistics package to "PASW Statistics". With IBM's recent acquisition of the SPSS company, the product has been renamed to IBM SPSS Statistics.

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We have not resolved the problem with the image database, it will still kick you off. If you need images please contact Will send notice when the problem is resolved.

The Office of Student Engagement and Multicultural Affairs is proud to announce the students selected to be Orientation Leaders!  Orientation Leaders are hired to assist with new student and family orientation during the summer.  Please take a moment to congratulate these student leaders for earning this prestigious leadership position!

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Nine students from the School of Humanities & Sciences and the Park School of Communications authored papers presented at the 7th annual RIT Conference on Undergraduate Research in Communication on April 14th.

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Will you need a break right before finals? Well, on May 8th, The IC Women's Volleyball team will be hosting a 6 v. 6 volleyball tournament to raise money for both the team and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital!

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Four History students, Meredith Hansen, Lillian Sundell-Thomas, Rachel Walker, and Zach Williams, presented research at the March 27 Central New York Regional Conference of Phi Alpha Theta. Professors Vivian Bruce Conger and Jonathan Ablard accompanied the students and served as panel commentators and evaluators. Zach Williams' paper was awarded an Honorable Mention.




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Madeline Smith (Computer Science, class of 2010) has been selected as a finalist for Google's prestigious 2010 US Anita Borg scholarship.  Candidates for this award are selected based on the strength of their academic background and their demonstrated leadership.  Madeline has been invited to attend  the annual scholar's retreat at the Google offices in Mountain View, California.

To augment Carl Sgrecci’s Fiscal Year-End memo, Information Technology Services asks that you also keep the following guidelines in mind as you plan your end of year / start of next fiscal year computer-related purchases and activities.

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ITS is currently planning for software upgrades in ITS-managed computer labs for the 2010-11 academic year.

If you need specific software installed or upgraded to support instruction, please notify Lisa Efing, ITS Student Employee and Computer Lab Coordinator, no later than Tuesday, June 1, 2010.

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Luke Keller, associate professor of physics, has been awarded four nights on the European Southern Observatory "Very Large Telescope" (VLT), located on a high mountain in northern Chile.

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