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Lectures and Presentations

Please join us during the fall of 2014 for a series of events celebrating the 50th anniversary of the School of Humanities and Sciences' lecture series inspired by Charles Percy Snow, events that highlight what it means to engage in an integrative liberal arts education.

Lead up events begin in September and include lectures, art exhibitions, and a staged reading

•C.P. Snow Lecture
-- Alan Lightman, "At the Crossroads of Science and Art," November 7

THATCamp Humanities and Sciences -- an unconference exploring the integration and intersections of humanities and sciences, November 7-8

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Asma Barlas, professor and director, Center for the Study of Culture, Race, and Ethnicity, gave a keynote and a three-day class at the summer school on 'Critical Muslim Studies: Decolonial Struggles and Liberation Theologies,' in Granada, Spain, during the week of June 9th.

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 In honor of the School of Music Class of 2014, Dr. Timothy A. Johnson (Department of Theory, History, and Composition) will give a special presentation on music and baseball on Friday of Senior Week. Later this month Dr. Johnson will present this lecture at the National Baseball Hall of Fame at the Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and American Culture.

“Walk-Up and Entrance Music in Baseball: Identity, Motivation, and Intimidation”
Special Lecture, Dr. Timothy A. Johnson
Iger Lecture Hall (2105), Whalen Center for Music
Friday May 16, 12 noon
Duration: approximately 30 minutes, including time for discussion

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The Ithaca College Art Department presents: NoEcho, A pop gallery transforming a raw industrial space into a display of the varied talents of junior and senior art majors at Ithaca College.

From auditory sculpture to figurative oil paintings, NoEcho features an eclectic and vibrant body of work that reflects both the students' range of interests and the dynamic nature of the space.

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As a culmination of their graduate education in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at Ithaca College, students presented their posters from the small group work done with faculty mentors in the Advanced Clinical Reasoning course. 

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Submitted by Marisa Kelly, Provost

Please join me on Thursday, May 1st for the final Faculty Colloquium of the academic year.  

Dr. Vivian Bruce Conger, Associate Professor and Robert Ryan Professor in the Humanities, Department of History, will be presenting “Sally Franklin Bache:  Learning from the Past or Charting a New Course?” 

Professor Conger received her Ph.D. from Cornell University in 1994.  Her research interests include American Colonial and Revolutionary History and Women’s History.  

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Dr. Paul Dunman will be addressing this important topic April 29 at 7 p.m. in Textor 102. Dunman is an Associate Professor in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Rochester Medical Center School of Medicine and Dentistry. He has been studying antibiotic resistant bacteria and testing new ways to manipulate their molecular machinery to develop novel strategies for the therapeutic intervention of bacterial infections. His work has also revealed new classes of antimicrobial compounds, that could provide clinicians with all new understandings about bacteria and its resistance to conventional antibiotics.

This is the final installment of the four-part 2014 Global Health Speaker Series. 

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The Izzy Awards and I. F. Stone Hall of Fame ceremony will take place this evening, Monday, April 28 at 7:00 p.m. in Park Hall Auditorium. We hope you’ll join us to honor and hear from internationally acclaimed journalists Jeremy Scahill, whose book “Dirty Wars” was made into an Oscar-nominated documentary, and Glenn Greenwald (dubbed “the world’s most controversial journalist” by CNN), the Hall of Fame inductees.

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April 30-May 1
4:00 p.m.
CNS 112

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

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

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 Opportunities for ALL students to take online courses in HEALTH

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Ithaca College Gerontology Institute with the Finger Lakes Geriatric Education Center presents Linking Late-Life Depression to Dementia on Thursday, May 1, from 2:00-4:30 pm at the Country Inn and Suites, 1100 Danby Road. This workshop is free for IC students, faculty and staff, but registration is required. Visit ithaca.edu/agingworkshops to register and for more information. 

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On Tuesday, April 29 at 4pm in Clark Lounge, please join the Office of the Dean within the School of Humanities and Sciences, and the Pre-Doctoral Diversity Fellowship Committee for a celebration of the program's three pre-doctoral fellows.
 

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 All are welcome to hear what students have been working on for their honors research.

Thursday, April 24    
4:00 p.m.
CNS 112
Reception at 3:45 p.m., CNS 1st floor foyer.

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

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The Sixth Annual Art History Senior Symposium will take place on Wednesday, April 23, 2014, beginning at 6:00 p.m. in the Handwerker Gallery, Gannett Center.

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 Yes, matriarchal cultures do exist. Learn more on Wednesday

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The Discussion Series sponsored by the Center for the Study of Culture, Race, and Ethnicity (CSCRE) will present a talk by geographer and prison abolition activist Ruth Wilson Gilmore on Thursday, April 24. She will discuss “Organized Abandonment and the Infrastructure of Feeling” at 7 p.m. in Emerson Suites, Phillips Hall. Her talk is free and open to the public.

Gilmore is a professor of geography and director of the Center for Place, Culture, and Politics at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. She is known as an activist, whose wide-ranging research interests include race and gender, labor and social movements, economic geography, and the African diaspora.

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Are you interested in learning what it's like at an advertising agency with a global presence?  If so, you're invited to a career information session with FCB, an agency with 150 offices in 90 countries!

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IF YOU THINK WASTE IS SOMEONE ELSE’S PROBLEM, THINK AGAIN!

Vast landscapes in China are covered in tons of rubbish. The wide waters of the Ciliwung River in Indonesia are now barely visible under a never-ending tide of plastic. Children swim among leaking bags; mothers wash in the sewage-filled supply. Each year, we now throw away fifty-eight billion disposable cups, billions of plastic bags, 200 billion litres of water bottles, billions of tons of household waste, toxic waste and e-waste.

Academy Award winning actor Jeremy Irons is no stranger to taking centre stage. But his role as our guide in TRASHED highlighting solutions to the pressing environmental problems facing us all, could well be his most important yet. Having faced the worst through much of TRASHED, Jeremy Irons turns to hope. He goes in search of solutions.

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Visiting Speaker Presentation: Fast Food Kids: Youth and the Changing American Food Landscape Dr. Amy Best, Professor of Sociology, George Mason University, Thursday April 24, 5:15-6:15 Business 104.  A reception will follow.

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Four chemistry undergraduate students attended the American Chemical Society National Meeting in Dallas, TX from March 16-19 in 2014, and presented posters on their faculty-student collaborative research projects.

 

 

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