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Lectures and Presentations

Join us on Monday, February 9, for an engaging discussion with agricultural and engineering expert Dr. Ed Harwood.  

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Chemistry invites Alumnus Neal Abrams '00, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry.  Neal will be presenting on Tuesday, February 3rd at 4:00 p.m. in CNS 333.  Neals topic will focus on;  Photocatalytic compounds from cellulose biotemplates.

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The first installment of the 2015 HPPE Speaker Series will feature Luvelle Brown, Ph.D., Superintendent of Ithaca City Schools. Dr. Brown will present a speech entitled "Engage, Educate, Empower: A Strategic Approach to Meeting the Needs of All Learners" on Monday, February 2 at 6 p.m. in Hill Center 104. 

The 2015 HPPE speaker series is sponsored by the Department of Health Promotion and Physical Education. This year's topic is "Teaching, Learning, and Diversity in the 21st Century."

For more information or to RSVP for the event, visit the calendar listing found here.

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The fragmentation and destruction of habitat is a primary cause of decline in wildlife populations. When development or irresponsible resource extraction occurs, critical habitat is often unwittingly harmed, simply because no one realizes that the area affected is an important denning, feeding, wintering or travel area for one or more species. The isolation of wildlife populations within fragmented habitats severely compromises the long-term well-being of many species as healthy ecosystem functions, services and resiliency declines over time. Climate change is accelerating fragmentation and habitat disruption.  

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Please join us for the Physics Spring Seminar Series as Matthew Price, Ithaca College Department of Physics & Astronomy, gives a talk on The 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics:

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Nobel Prize in Physics for 2014 to:

Isamu Akasaki, Meijo University, Nagoya, Japan and Nagoya University, Japan
Hiroshi Amano, Nagoya University, Japan
and Shuji Nakamura, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA, USA
“for the invention of efficient blue light-emitting diodes which has enabled bright and energy-saving white light sources"

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The Out of the Closet and Onto the Screen LGBT themed film series will host a showing of the documentary "The Paper Mirror” on Tuesday, Tuesday, January 27. Free and open to the public, the screening will take place at 7 p.m. in Textor 103.

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The Department of Health Promotion and Physical Education presents its 2015 speaker series entitled "Teaching, Learning, and Diversity in the 21st Century." Throughout February and March, experts from health and education will come to Ithaca College to offer their opinions on pressing topics in their field.

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Ali Erkan and Joe Rodriguez presented a poster titled "DESIGN OF LINK: A TOOL FOR STUDENTS TO EXPRESS CONCEPTUAL CONNECTIONS" at the ISSOTL 2014 conference. This work is based on the creation of a new web application to visualize the formation of conceptual connections made by students in introductory courses.

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NEMISIG (Northeastern Music Information Special Interest Group) is a yearly informal workshop which brings together researchers from various institutions in the Northeastern United States who work on music information retrieval. Topics include music recommendation, music structural analysis, music cognition, and computational musicology. The meeting provides a space for open discussion of new ideas and intends to foster intercollegiate collaboration.   

HAMR 2015 (Hacking Audio and Music Research) will directly follow NEMISIG. HAMR is an event which applies the hackathon model to the development of new techniques for analyzing, processing, and synthesizing audio and music signals.

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Four School of Music faculty members—including Professor and Music Education Chair Keith Kaiser, and Professors Radio Cremata, James Mick, and Chad West—venture to Florida next week to present a series of eight lectures at the Florida Music Education Association’s annual conference. 

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Jochen Schenk
University of California - Riverside

Nanobubbles: a new paradigm for embolism formation in plants

December 17 
3:00 p.m.
CNS 115

All are cordially invited to attend.

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All and anyone interested in social studies/history teaching is invited to attend

Thursday, December 11th at 5:30 in Williams 211

Many thanks to –

Angela Affronti, Rachel Corocoran, Paul Highland, Brad Benjamin, for being our Alum teacher presenters from the ICSD.


Please RSVP to Zenon Wasyliw at 

Día Internacional de los Derechos Humanos
Wednesday, December 10th, 2014
7-8:30pm Textor 102
Ithaca College

December 10th marks the date that the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1948. This Wednesday, Dec. 10th, we will honor this historic date by unveiling stories that bear witness to U.S. - Latin American relations and the experiences of activism and resistance. 

7-7:45pm Teatro y Fronteras. IC Teatro will will share original works they've written inspired by the Teatro Campesino movement.

7:50-8:30pm Ayotzinapa's 43 missing student activists.

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In today’s world, data is highly accessible and immediate. While we hail knowledge – what do we know about the history of our own family and why is it that vital to our existence - identity?    

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December 10 & 11
4:00 p.m.
CNS 112

All are welcome to attend and learn about the research that they have conducted this semester. 


Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Nancy Pierce at or (607) 274-3161. We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.

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On Tuesday, Dec. 9 at 7 p.m., Maya Schenwar will give a talk based on her new book, “Locked Down, Locked Out: Why Prison Doesn’t Work and How We Can Do Better.”

The talk, followed by a Q&A and book signing, will be held in School of Business Room 111 (the Carl Sgrecci Lecture Hall).

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The School of Music has a grand showing at the New York State School Music Association's (NYSSMA) 79th Annual Winter Conference in Rochester, NY. Held from Thursday, Dec. 4 through Sunday, Dec. 7, the conference attracts an average of 1,800 in-service teachers and college music majors, 890 All-State high school students, and 3000 parents as well as a host of performing groups. 

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Please join us for a talk entitled: Astro-geology from Io to Old Faithful
with Julie Rathbun & Tyler Nordgren, University of Redlands

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Natasza Kurpios, Cornell University  

"Keeping your organs in shape: Transcriptional and cellular control of tissue morphogenesis"

December 4 
4:00 p.m.
CNS 112

Meet for beverages & goodies at 3:45
CNS 1st floor lobby.
All are cordially invited to attend.

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The Out of the Closet and Onto the Screen LGBT themed film series will host a showing of the documentary “No Regret” on Tuesday, December 2. Free and open to the public, the screening will take place at 7 p.m. in Textor 101.

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