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Grin and Bear It-Auction Update

Contributed by Anne Woodard on 04/06/2005 

What's not to love about a cuddly teddy bear? If teddy bears bring a smile to your face, one in a skating outfit from the 1984 Olympics, signed by Scott Hamilton is a must for your collection! And where could you possibly find such a bear? Why, at the Bursar's Benefit Auction, of course!

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The Roy H. Park School of Communications is pleased to announce that Mara Liasson will serve as this year's Jessica Savitch Distinguished Journalism Lecturer. Liasson is the national political correspondent for National Public Radio. Her reports can be heard regularly on NPR's award-winning newsmagazines All Things Considered and Morning Edition.

Liasson will be on campus Thursday, April 7, and will present a public lecture entitled, "A View From Washington: Covering Hot-Button Issues." The lecture is scheduled at 7:30 p.m. in the Park Auditorium. Seating will be limited, so please arrive early.

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conversation about representation across forms, cultures, and contexts will take place on Thursday, April 7, at 7:00 PM Iger Hall, Whalen Center.

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The inaugural Occupied Spaces Symposium will begin Friday and run through Saturday at the Roy H. Park School of Communications at Ithaca College. The symposium will feature research from scholars as far away as Arizona, Michigan, and Illinois; performances from cellist Hank Roberts and a world premiere from DJ/VJ Art Jones; and two days of lively debate and discussion about occupied spaces in all their many forms, from geographic to gaming, post-9/11 in the United States and across the globe.

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I am pleased to announce the appointment of David Garcia, associate dean of the School of Humanities and Sciences, as the acting director of first year programs beginning immediately.

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April 11, 2005
3:00-5:00 PM
North Meeting Room, Campus Center

Come learn about exciting new projects for improving campus access for people with disabilities.

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Please join us at 6.30 p.m. on Thursday, April 7, for a lecture-performance on Romany dance in conjunction with the current exhibition "Let Us Now Praise the Rom: Documenatry Photography by Karen Graffeo."

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Greg Pitts and Elan Shapiro, EcoVillage, will present the second in a series of seminars sponsored by the CNS Sustainability Group.

Personal Sustainability: Lessons from EcoVillage Residents
Thursday, April 14, 4:00 p.m., CNS 112

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Andy Smith is a recipient of an IC summer research grant. His research project is entitled, "The mechanism of action of molluscan glue proteins".

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On Thursday, April 14, the School of Business is proud to sponsor a panel discussion with alumnus Lee Bird '86, executive vice president and chief operating officer of Gap North America and Bob Reynolds, vice chairman and chief operating officer of Fidelity Investments. Each will present his take on risk and rewards in the corporate world, after which Dean Engelkemeyer will moderate an open question and answer period. The event will take place in the Emerson Suites from 7:00 to 8:30 pm.

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Jean Hardwick was awarded a grant titled, “Regulation of mammalian cardiac function”. The award is funded through the Faculty Development Summer Research Grants program.

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Kit Muma Recieves Summer Grant

Contributed by Nancy Pierce on 04/06/2005 

Kit Muma was awarded a summer grant titled, "High resolution video analysis of moth
anti-bat avoidance and the underlying neural control of these flight behaviors".

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Seven students are presenting work at the Conference for Undergraduate Research in Communication at Rochester Institute of Technology on April 6.

Their presentations are based on classwork from Dr. Christine Iacobucci's
Research and Evaluation class this fall.

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Assistant Professor Tom Nicholson of the Television-Radio department is
working on a two hour documentary exploring the California Gold Rush for
the PBS series. Nicholson has been hired as an editorial consultant,
working with Director Randall MacLowry on script development and editing,
and was the location sound recordist on a recent shoot in Mystic,
Connecticut. The show will air in Spring 2006.

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The Butterfield Golf Tournament will be held Friday, June 3, in conjunction with Alumni Weekend.

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Advising Workshop Monday, April 11

Contributed by David Dresser on 04/06/2005 

This is the second notice of an advising workshop to be held from 3:00-5:00 pm on Monday, April 11, in the Clark Lounge, Campus Center.

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James J. Whalen Academic Symposium

Contributed by Laurie Wasik on 04/05/2005 

This year's James J. Whalen Academic Symposium will take place Wednesday, April 6, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., in the Emerson Suites, Clark Lounge, and Klingenstein Lounge.

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Jonah Goldberg, conservative journalist, will discuss "The Diversity Dodge" on Wednesday, April 6, at 7:00 pm in Park Auditorium. Goldberg is proof that reading and thinking about political, media, and cultural issues can be enlightening and entertaining at the same time.

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Following a design competition to create a facility that will nurture the business leaders of tomorrow in a globally unique learning environment, Ithaca College has selected the firm of Robert A. M. Stern Architects to design a new home for the School of Business. The firm was chosen from among three finalists by the Ithaca College Board of Trustees, based on a recommendation from a committee comprising faculty, students, and administrators.

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An article in the Indianapolis Star written by Mark Alesia focuses on how Title IX has helped women sports move forward, but at the expense of dropping some women sports.

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