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Andy Smith, Tracy Robinson, Mike Salt, Kristia Hamilton, Brittany Silvia and Rachel Blasiak have an article in press titled, "Robust Cross-Links in Molluscan Adhesive Gels: Testing for Contributions from Hydrophobic and Electrostatic Interactions."

The paper is being published in the journal Comparative Physiology and Biochemistry.

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Department of Modern Languages and Literatures students and faculty will present tales of terror and suspense in various languages at the Handwerker Gallery on Thursday, October 30, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

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John Confer, the biology department's scholar in residence, has returned from an international meeting on conservation planning for migrant and resident birds in the Northern Andes in Bogota, Columbia.

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It's an instant success! The Handwerker Gallery's current exhibition, "Darker Shades of Red: Official Soviet Propaganda from the Cold War," has gotten some great feedback. Schedule a tour soon!

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All are welcome to attend a seminar presented by chemistry alum Neal Abrams '00. The event, which takes place Tuesday, November 4, at 4:30 p.m., will take place in the Center for Natural Sciences, room 333.

Abrams will present a lecture, "New Methods Towards the Synthesis of Oxynitride Compounds."

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Project Look Sharp is looking for spring 2009 interns.

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RHA Needs YOUR help!

Contributed by Andrew Kosinuk on 10/28/2008 

As Family Weekend nears, and you are asking your parents to bring up some items you may have left at home, why not ask them to bring up a little bit extra?

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The Ocotillo Winds will present a free concert on Wednesday, October 29, at 8:15 p.m. in Ford Hall.
Primarily a woodwind trio, their 2008 tour program features the addition of flutist Elizabeth Buck with their regular trio: oboist Martin Schuring; clarinetist Robert Spring; and bassoonist Albie Micklich.

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Ithaca College's Center for Foot and Ankle Research at the Rochester Center was well represented at the recent International Foot and Ankle Biomechanics conference in Bologna, Italy.

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Did you know that medieval peasants worked less hours than Americans do? Time crunch got you down? Still looking for work-life balance?

If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, then come to a ...

"Take Back Your Time" Teach-In
Thursday, October 30
12:10-1:00 p.m.
Taughannock Falls room (Campus Center, third floor)

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Associate professor of politics Naeem Inayatullah published "International Relations from Below" (with David Blaney) in the Oxford Handbook of International Relations (Oxford, 2008, pages 663-74).

Grants.Gov Workshop

Contributed by Susanne Morgan on 10/28/2008 

The Center for Faculty Excellence presents a workshop by Paul Hamill, director of academic funding and sponsored programs, on Thursday, November 13, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. in CHS 413.

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Asma Barlas, director of the Center for the Study of Culture, Race, and Ethnicity (CSCRE), presented a paper on "globalizing equality" at the third International Congress on Islamic Feminism in Barcelona, Spain, on October 25.

Her paper delivered at the first congress was translated into Spanish and published as a book chapter in "La emergencia del feminismo islamica."

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The Cortaca Jug Football game will be held Saturday, November 15, at noon at the SUNY Cortland Stadium Complex.

[Editor's note: The Cortaca Jug game is now sold out. There will be no ticket sales to the public on November 5 as stated below.]

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In continuing with the outstanding legacy of IC athletic training student leadership and scholarship, Jenny Keough '10 was recently chosen by the New York State Athletic Trainers Association (NYSATA) to represent the state at the national student iLead Conference.

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Online registration for spring 2009 will begin on November 3, 2008.

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The Ithaca College Board of Trustees and President Tom Rochon announce the full details of a strategic visioning process that will be carried out during the 2008-9 academic year. Its purpose is to identify a short list of areas on which we need to focus in order to become stronger as a community of learners.

In an action passed unanimously on October 23, the board resolved that the process will begin with in-depth listening to the ideas and goals of the Ithaca College community. The resolution further stated that a proposed plan identifying specific priorities and programs in support of academic excellence will be presented to the board at its May 2009 meeting.

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Photo Contest -- Win Prizes!

Contributed by Astrid Jirka on 10/28/2008 

The Office of International Programs is once again organizing a photo contest during International Education Week, November 12-13 in the Campus Center lobby. Submissions are due November 5.

The contest will accept photographs taken by Ithaca College students while studying abroad, as well as photographs taken by international students in their home countries or in the US. There are two main categories of the contest: People and Places, as well as an additional special category: Sustainability (see below). The photos must be original and taken by the students submitting them for the contest.

Photo Contest Guidelines

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IC '09 Halloween Party!

Contributed by Kay Cotton on 10/28/2008 

Don't miss the official senior class Halloween Party!

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Have something ... different to say? Good! There is still time and we want to hear it. The IC Journal is seeking unique student papers concerning race, culture, gender, and ethnicity for its upcoming issue.

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