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Lectures and Presentations

Love Between the Covers, an NEH-funded look at the $1.2 billion romance publishing industry, will air at Cinemapolis Tuesday October 20 at 7:15 pm. Admission is free.

U.S. Representative Matt Salmon (R-Ariz.) introduced a bill in 2014 proposing to prohibit the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) from funding any project relating to the research of love or romance (H.R.5155). Yet, popular romance is the highest selling book genre in the world today, representing the largest share of sales revenue in the industry. Moreover, 84% of romance readership are women, and women dominate the author rolls.

Popular romance is a women’s industry, perhaps the largest in the US. Yet a US legislator made a point of crafting a law against funding its study. Why?

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Please join the Chemistry Department in welcoming Prof William Jones of the University of Rochester on Tuesday, October 6th in CNS 333 @ 12:05 pm. 

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Please join us as Luke Keller, Ithaca College Dept. of Physics & Astronomy, gives a talk entiled:

When did the first planets form? (And what were they like)?

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Jerry Koch-Gonzalez will lead a hands-on, experiential workshop on Dynamic Governance at Ecovillage (for co-housing communities and non-profits) on November 6 to 8, 2015. 


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Please join us as math majors Lima Hossain and Emily Barrett will give presentations on their summer work.

Tuesday October 6th, 4pm in Williams 309

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In this talk, Dr. Hayes will discuss the challenges of using art and culture to develop, re-develop, build or re-build less privileged communities of color. The framing question is how do we use the arts to work collaboratively with communities of color to inspire change, empowerment, and reinvigoration so that the community is left in a better, stronger position than when the arts system entered it? From the lens of art museums, arts non-profits, artists, and local governments, I hope to expose where the structures breakdown, where they are sustainable, and to support a stronger community.

Date: Tuesday, October 6, 2015 

Time: 7-9

Location: Clark Lounge


Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Belisa Gonzalez at or (607) 274-3921. We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.


Cornell Woodson ’09 will be our featured speaker in commemoration of National Coming Out Day on Thursday October 8 at 7 pm in Clark Lounge, Campus Center.

We all start out with a dream of what we want to spend our life doing. However, sometimes life presents our true purpose– we can choose to deny it or accept it fully. This is Cornell’s story toward embracing a career in social justice and practicing self-care.

Delicious fall-themed refreshments will be served.

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When the love of Edie Windsor’s life died, she was forced to pay additional estate taxes because the federal government did not recognize her marriage to Thea Spyer. Edie would become the lead plaintiff in the lawsuit challenging the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), resulting in the Supreme Court ruling in 2013 that the federal ban on same-sex marriage was unconstitutional. On Tuesday, Oct. 6, the Out of the Closet and Onto the Screen series will show “Edie & Thea: A Very Long Engagement,” a documentary capturing the story of these two women and how their simple love for one another changed history. The screening will take place at 7 p.m. in Textor 101, and it is free and open to the public.

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Dixon Landers, Senior Research Environmental Scientist with the US EPA's National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory/Western Ecology Division, will talk about his current work applying a recently developed Final Ecosystem Goods and Services classification system to real world issues at multiple spatial scales (community, region, and national). 


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Ahna Skop
University of Wisconsin-Madison

"Too creative for science"

October 1 
4:00 p.m.
CNS 112

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

Please bring your own reusable mug.

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Daniel Lezcano Arguella grows organic shade grown coffee on lands immediately adjacent to Amistad International Park, an area that holds 2-1/2 per cent of the world’s biodiversity. Organic bananas provide the shade for his coffee plants, creating a polyculture which supplies the ASPROLA community organization, who then process the coffee and bananas, and make yoghurts and jams and run an ecotourism operation as well.  

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 Please join the Chemistry Department in welcoming Prof G Richard Geier III of Colgate University on Tuesday, September 29th in CNS 333 @ 12:05 pm. 

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A screening of  Dolares De Arena (Sand Dollars) (an LGBT themed film), sponsored by ¡CULTURA! Ithaca in collaboration with the LGBT Center, Sept 29 at 7 pm at Cinemapolis at 120 E Green Street in downtown Ithaca. As part of CINE con CULTURA, a film festival featuring Latin American films, in celebration of Latino Heritage Month in collaboration with ¡CULTURA! Ithaca.

Tickets are available at the Cinemapolis Box office and are $7.50 for General Admission ($6 for Students/Seniors) as well as $50 for a festival pass to see all nine films ($40 for Students/Seniors). Find more information and the complete list of films at

To view the calendar of events listing, click here.

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Daniel Lezcano Arguella grows organic shade grown coffee on lands immediately adjacent to Amistad International Park, an area that holds 2-1/2 per cent of the world’s biodiversity. Organic bananas provide the shade for his coffee plants, creating a polyculture which supplies the ASPROLA community organization, who then process the coffee and bananas, and make yoghurts and jams and run an ecotourism operation as well. Daniel will speak about the process of producing organic coffee in contrast to non-organic coffee, and will provide a taste comparison. Come try some of his coffee! 

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Submitted on behalf Benjamin Rifkin, Provost & VPEA

Please join me on Thursday, October 1 for the first Faculty Colloquium of the academic year and the first Faculty Scholarship, Research, and Creative Inquiry Fair. 

Gwen Seaquist, J.D., Professor and Coordinator of Legal Studies, School of Business, will be presenting “Independent Contractor or Employee: Financial and Legal Implications,” which is co-authored by Alka Bramhandkar, Professor, Department of Finance and International Business, and Marlene Barken, Associate Professor, Department of Legal Studies. 

Dr. Seaquist has a JD degree from the University of Mississippi Law School and was a visiting researcher at Harvard Law School.  She recently finished her fourth textbook: Labor Relations, Bridgepoint Education, Inc.           

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Please join us as Majors in the department of Physics and Astronomy give talks on their summer research:

Addison Hebert '16: 3D laser scanning in support of historic preservation
Ryan Fedora '17: Converting point clouds to 3D models for virtual tours

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Come to Muller chapel at 10 am Thursday, Sept. 24th to watch the Pope's address to a joint session of Congress. 

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Tuesday, September 29
2:00-4:30 pm
Country Inn & Suites, 1100 Danby Road, Ithaca

Katie Orem, MPH, Geriatrics & Palliative Care Program Manager, eMOLST Administrator, Excellus BlueCross BlueShield 


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Dr. Blackwell will be addressing this years Discussion Series theme "Beyond Community" by presenting her work on the increasing complexity of community in Los Angeles in the context of indigenous migration from Latin America. Based on collaborative research on tranborder community building and political participation among indigenous women migrants active in the Frente Indígena de Organizaciones Binacionales (The Indigenous Front of Binational Organization) (FIOB), her research seeks to better understand how indigenous migrant women advocate for themselves as they navigate the multiple systems of racial meaning that shift, overlap, and hybridize in the process of migration. 

When: Monday, September 21 from 7-9PM

Where: Clark Lounge


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Carlos Andres Gomez

Contributed by RahK Lash on 09/15/2015 

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"Carlos, what's genocide? Your books leave out Emmett Till and Medgar Evers; Call themselves World History and don't mention King Leopold or diamond mines; call themselves "Politics in the Modern World" and don't mention Apartheid." - (Carlos Andres Gomez, What's Genocide?)

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