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ITHACA, NY—U.S. News & World Report America’s Best Colleges has ranked Ithaca College in the top ten of “Best Master’s Universities by Region” for the tenth year in a row. Furthermore, once again, the publication named Ithaca College in the top ten “Great Schools, Great Prices,” based on the quality of education at a reasonable cost.

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Beth Harris, associate professor in the Politics Department, presented her
paper, “Ethics and Politics of Prophetic Witnessing: Blood on the Flag and
Kippah in the Rubble,” July 28 during a 2-week institute at the Berlin
Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften in Germany. This was the
second year that Professor Harris has participated in the summer
institute, “The Political: Law, Culture, Theology,” which was co-sponsored
and funded by National Humanities Center and Wissenschaftskolleg zu
Berlin: Institute for Advanced Studies.

Professor Harris also chaired and presented on a panel, “Challenges to
Teaching Justice/Injustice to Undergraduates,” July 8 at the Law and
Society Association Annual Meeting in Baltimore, Maryland. The session
was co-sponsored by the Conditions of Work Committee and the Consortium
for Undergraduate Law and Justice Programs (CULJP).

Annette Levine’s translation of Sofia Kaplinsky Guterman’s En cada
primavera renace la alegrIa de vivir / The Joy of Living is Reborn Every
Spring will be presented in Buenos Aires on Sunday August, 20th. The book
is a significant work devoted to the memory of those killed during the
1994 bombing of the central Jewish community building in Buenos Aires, the
AMIA (Asociación Mutual Israelita Argentina).

Student Driver Safety Class

Contributed by Tammy Lindsay on 08/17/2006 

If students need to drive College-owned or leased/rented vehicles for your department, please have them register for a mandatory driver safety class. Students should register by visiting the Office of Risk Management in Job Hall, 3rd floor. For more information, please visit http://www.ithaca.edu/riskmanagement/memos/driver_safety_class.pdf

Nancy Rader presented research on infant language at the meeting of Association for Scientific Psychology in May; Al Sahlstrom ’06 coauthored the presentation. She also co-authored a presentation with Patricia Zukow-Goldring of the University of Southern California for the International Conference on Infant Studies, held in Kyoto, Japan, in June, 2006. Both presentations focused on her NSF sponsored research using eye tracking to study the effects of gestures in early infant language and attention.

Kirk Swenson

Contributed by Todd Bowers on 08/17/2006 

Kirk Swenson has accepted a new position at the University of Rochester.

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NYC Holiday Bus Trip

Contributed by Susanna Stumpe on 08/16/2006 

Mark your calendars! The IC Bus Committee has reserved two 55-passenger buses for this trip. Enjoy the spirit of the season in the Big Apple. Do some holiday shopping, take in a show, go out to eat, or do it all! You have eight hours all on your own.

  • Saturday, December 2, 2006
  • $35/person – round trip
  • Payment due: November 17, by 4 pm
  • Open to Ithaca College faculty, staff, students, friends and family
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    Undergraduates Eric Callahan and Bryan Reynolds publish paper with Tom Pfaff (Math Dept). The paper, The Interleague Home Field Advantage, appeared in the May issue of By The Numbers, which is The Newsletter of the SABR (Society for American Baseball Research) Statistical Analysis Committee.

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    Dell Laptop Battery Recall

    Contributed by Karen Sunderland on 08/16/2006 

    Please be aware of a recent Dell announcement of a world-wide recall for a large number of rechargeable laptop batteries that Dell has determined may pose a safety risk. Dell makes the following statement with regard to affected batteries: "Batteries subject to recall should not be used while awaiting a replacement battery pack from Dell. You may continue to use your notebook computer using the AC adapter power cord originally provided with your notebook."

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    The Phillips Hall Post Office renovations have been completed. The post office will be closed at noon today so the move from Friends Hall to Phillips Hall can take place. Mail service will resume tomorrow morning. We apologize for the interruption of mail services and any inconvenience this may cause.

    BalanceWorks Program

    Contributed by Deborah Merriman on 08/16/2006 

    Submitted for: Cheryl A. Freer, Director of Benefits

    As we begin the new academic year, the Office of Human Resources would like to remind you about the valuable benefits that are available to benefits-eligible employees and their eligible dependents through the College’s Employee Assistance Program (EAP).

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    Intra-campus/departmental envelopes (manila-colored letter and flat size envelopes) are purchased by General Services for sending documents between campus departments because of their ability to be reused numerous times. Five thousand envelopes are purchased annually allowing for up to 48 transactions per envelope between departments, which supports the College’s sustainability initiative. They can be ordered through the Print Shop online catalog with no charge to departments. It is important when sending these envelopes to include the department name of the recipient on the appropriate line instead of their office location.

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    Deborah A. Nawoczenski of the Ithaca College Department of Physical Therapy, Rochester, New York was the recipient of the 2006 Roger Mann, MD Award at this year’s American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS) Summer Annual Meeting. This prestigious award is given in recognition of the best basic clinical paper accepted for presentation at the Annual Summer Meeting.

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    The Office of International Programs (OIP) would like to invite faculty and staff members to submit proposals for new short-term study abroad programs for the winter, spring break, or summer 2007.

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    This is a reminder that an all-College staff meeting will be held Thursday morning, August 24, from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. in the Emerson Suites of the Campus Center.

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    The Fall Orientation schedule is now available! Formerly known as "Continuing Orientation," the Fall Orientation Program opens with E. Komo Mai, an informal picnic for all new students, and also includes Convocation and the First-Year Reading Initiative group meetings.

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    Great job to all the Fitwell IC participants! Keep up the hard work! Make sure to visit the web site – http://www.ithaca.edu/hr/benefitsyourlife – and take note of all your colleagues who are participating in Fitwell IC. While making fitness and wellness a part of their healthy lifestyle, they are energizing their mind, body and spirit… and HAVING FUN!

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    The Fitwell Program and the Fitness Center personal training staff will conduct a FREE exercise equipment orientation session on Monday, August 14th from 12pm-12:45pm in the Fitness Center Exercise Area.

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    A paper co-authored by Michael Haaf and Ithaca College undergraduate Meredith Cummings was published in the most recent issue of the Journal of the American Chemical Society, a leading, peer-reviewed chemistry journal. The paper, entitled "Rapid Self-Assembly of Core-Shell Organosilicon Microcapsules within a Microfluidic Device," represents a collaboration between the chemistry department at Ithaca College and Professor D. Tyler McQuade's research group at Cornell University. The full reference is: Steinbacher, J. L.; Moy, R. W. Y.; Price, K. E.; Cummings, M. A.; Roychowdhury, C.; Buffy, J. J.; Olbricht, W. L.; Haaf, M.; McQuade, D. T. /J. Am. Chem. Soc./ *2006*,/128/, 9442-9447. (Follow this link to read the paper: http://pubs.acs.org/cgi-bin/article.cgi/jacsat/2006/128/i29/pdf/ja0612403.pdf)

    New or returning, faculty or staff member, the Center for Faculty Excellence welcomes you for the fall semester.

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