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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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For those interested in mathematics and culture, Marty Sternstein's article, "Mathematics and the Dan Culture," is in the latest volume of the Journal of Mathematics and Culture (volume 3, number 1).

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Study Abroad This Summer!

Contributed by Rachel Gould on 01/27/2009 

Are you looking to do something exciting this summer? Consider one of Ithaca College's summer study-abroad programs! During summer 2009, we will be running a wide variety of programs across the globe.

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Spend This Summer in London!

Contributed by Rachel Gould on 01/27/2009 

Have you always wanted to go to London, but didn't think you could spare a full semester? Consider applying to the London Center summer program! You can choose from two six-week, six-credit options: an internship or two courses.

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Study Abroad Info Sessions!

Contributed by Rachel Gould on 01/27/2009 

Are you interested in studying abroad? Come to one of our info sessions! The Options for Study Abroad at Ithaca College sessions give an overview of all of the study abroad options available to you. The London Center sessions will give you a detailed glimpse of what a semester or summer abroad in London would be like. Come learn more about your study abroad options!

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January and February are the worst two months for the winter blues -- it's cold, the days are short and gray.

If you feel moody and less energetic or less productive; or if you have trouble concentrating, sleep more than usual, and are less enthused about life and socializing, you might be experiencing Seasonal Affective Disorder.

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Career Services is pleased to announce that Sun Life Financial will visit, campus on Friday, February 13, to conduct interviews for sales representative trainees.

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The Student Leadership Institute (SLI) is a series of interactive workshops designed to help students develop and refine skills that will enhance your effectiveness in current and future leadership roles.

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The Handwerker Gallery is seeking submissions for an student experimental film screening at 6:30 p.m. on January 29. Please contact Cheryl Kramer, Handwerker Gallery director, at for further information.

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Your Impact is the award-winning WICB talk show with a sustainable focus, and we're looking for new members.

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Come kick off our last semester in style at the "Red Carpet Arrival" happy hour!!

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The 2009 Orientation Leader application process is currently underway. Please checkout the New Student Programs website ( or contact Erica Shockley (607-274-1908) for a copy of the application and more information on the selection process.

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Linda Rayor
Cornell University

"Living with Cannibals: Costs and Benefits of Group-Living in Australian Huntsman Spiders"

Thursday, January 29
CNS 115
4:00 p.m.

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Steve Seidman, chair of the Department of Strategic Communication, will give a presentation titled, "Obama Inaugurated! But How Did the 2008 Campaign Compare to Past Election Campaigns?" on Thursday, January 29, at 7:30 p.m. in Park 277.

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[Editor's note: The class scheduled for March 22 was moved to March 29 after this Intercom story was published. Read the Intercom update here.]

Supervisors of student drivers: Do you have students who need to drive College-owned or -leased vehicles for your department? Please be sure that you review the student driver handbook yourself so you are aware of what rules the students need to follow. Any procedure not followed could mean suspension of driving privileges for your student drivers.

These are the ONLY classes available for students driving in the summer 2009 months.

You should also encourage students who will be driving at the start of school in the fall to attend one of these classes.

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Are you a senior who has taken two or more courses in the Department of Art who is interested in submitting work for the 2009 senior student show in the Handwerker Gallery this year?

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To view your W2, click on the "Employee W2" link in your IC Employee (or IC Student Employee) Self-Service area in Parnassus. Hard copies of the W2 will be mailed to your permanent address this week.

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