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On the week of November 17-19, Marylén Serna Salinas from Colombia will be visiting Central New York on a speaking/sharing tour. She is a Colombian leader of the Movimiento Campesino de Cajibío (MCC), which organizes with women, youth, victims of crimes of state, and agro-ecological small farmers to establish an alternative development proposal, the Plan for a Dignified Life for Cajibío.

Marylen also serves as a spokeswoman for Congreso de los Pueblos (CdP), which a social and political movement in Colombia that resists extractive policies with military backing that lead to displacement, and establishes multiple grassroots legislative processes that focus on the defense of life, protection against confiscation of land and destruction of communities, environmental and economic sustainability, national sovereignty, and peace with social justice.


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On Wednesday, November 19, join us in Business 111 at 7 p.m. for a special event with Thomas Shevory and Donald Beachler, co-authors of When Good Companies Go Bad.

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Join the Society of Professional Journalists Monday, November 17 at 7:30 p.m. in Park 223 (lounge) to Skype with Jessica Bard, a weekend anchor, reporter and producer for WETM 18 News in Elmira.  Jessica landed her reporting job directly out of college, a difficult task in today’s market. She’ll be sharing advice on how students can start preparing themselves to do the same, as well as what to expect during the first few months on the job.

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodation, please email as far in advance as possible.




While most folks have their feet planted firmly on the ground, IC Physics professor Luke Keller is engaged in observing space from a flying telescope. In collaboration with NASA and other researchers, Luke works aboard the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, or SOFIA, an eight-foot-wide, 17-ton telescope situated within a modified Boeing 747. Work in the stratosphere and beyond with this and other observatories to study the formation of stars and planets has led him to wonder about how we define "the environment." Conclusion: It does not stop at the Earth's atmosphere! Luke will describe his work and how he came to be working on a flying telescope, then turn to a discussion of the "homo-sapiens-sphere," (also known as space debris and space "junk"), which now reaches to the edge of our solar system.

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Maya Schenwar will be visiting campus to 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 will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 9, at 7:00 p.m. in School of Business 111 (the Carl Sgrecci Lecture Hall).

Using true stories of those behind bars and of the families — including her own — whose loved ones are incarcerated, she argues compellingly that our broken punishment system needs a major overhaul. With 2.3 million men, women, and teens currently behind bars, families and communities — especially poor communities of color — are often shattered.

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Kristina Hugar '06 will be presenting on Tuesday, November 18th, at 4:15 p.m. in CNS 333 titled:  “Design of Base-Stable Organic Cations for Use in Anion Exchange Membranes in Alkaline Fuel Cells ”.

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Teaching Critical Thinking in Iran – Local Educators Speak after Nov. 25 Film at Cinemopolis

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Prof. Marlena Grzaslewicz will moderate a session titled “Film and TV Positions You Can’t Get a Degree In” on Saturday, November 15 at 11 a.m. in the Park Hall Auditorium.

Panelists include:

  • Dan Gilbert: Post-production Supervisor
  • Martin Czembor: Re-Recording Mixer
  • Leslie Zak: Script Supervisor
  • Jeff Pullman: Location Mixer
  • Matt Rigby '11: Post-production Coordinator
  • Josh Berger '10: Mix Technician/Re-recording Mixer

Following the panel there will also be a discussion with doughnuts and coffee.

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As part of the interview process for the position of Director of the Center for the Study of Culture, Race and Ethnicity – You are invited to a presentation by Dr. Belisa Gonzalez, Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology. The presentation will be held on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 from 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm in Clark Lounge.

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Please join us for the fourth event in this semester's Greater Caribbean Lecture and Events Series, sponsored by Ithaca College's Latin American Studies Program.

Charmaine Nelson, Associate Professor of Art History at McGill University, will give a talk on the visual culture of slavery in the 19th century Caribbean, entitled "James Hakewill's Picturesque Tour of Jamaica (1825): Landscape Art as Pro-Slavery Discourse."

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The American chestnut tree has been a central part of the ecosystem of central New York and the rest of the eastern United States, once covering 25% of the forest canopy.  Its presence in American music, literature, house and barn construction, furniture-making, and history makes it an integral part of our culture.  However, what once was a vital economic and ecological mainstay is now on the brink of extinction.  Professor Steven Jakobi of Alfred State College will talk on what has happened to this grand tree, and what is currently being done to bring this tree back as a vital component of our local forests.  Jakobi graduated with a PhD in in Plant Pathology from West Virginia University, where he researched hypovirulence as a way to increase American chestnut survival against the invasive fungus afflicting it. 

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Independent journalist Madiha Tahir will screen and discuss her film on Pakistani survivors of U.S. drone attacks.

"Wounds of Waziristan: Ethnography of a Kill Zone"
7 - 9 p.m.
*Free and open to the public*

Since the drone attacks began in Pakistan in 2004, much of the focus by analysts and academics has been on aspects of drone technology. Tahir’s documentary, “Wounds of Waziristan,” considers the voices of those who experience such attacks firsthand, who have been either labeled de facto as “combat militants” or summarily dismissed as “collateral damage.”

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The School of Humanities and Sciences and the Department of Writing are pleased to present fiction writer Victor LaValle, winner of the PEN Open Book Award, as part of this semester’s Distinguished Visiting Writers Series. He will read from his most recent novel, The Devil in Silver, at 7:30pm on Wednesday, November 12 in Klingenstein Lounge in Campus Center.

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Dr. Kara Lavender Law is a research professor at Sea Education Association in Woods Hole, MA. She has logged more than 12 months of sea time on oceanographic and sailing research vessels, where she has studied large-scale and mesoscale ocean circulation, the role intermediate and deep water formation in the North Atlantic plays in meridional overturning circulation, and – more recently – the distribution and behavior of plastic marine debris, the subject of her presentation at Monday’s ENVS Seminar.


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Assistant Professor Candidate in Ecology

Understanding how ecology and evolution interact to make or break species”

4:00 p.m.
CNS 112

Part of the Department's Seminar Series.

Everyone is welcome to attend!

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

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The Ninth Annual Media Literacy Week will be held November 9th through the 16th.  During the week different workshops and activities will be held discussing an array of topics. 

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Learn about community responses to the 2010 earthquake in Haiti.  

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As part of the interview process for the position of Director of the Center for the Study of Culture, Race and Ethnicity – You are invited to a presentation by Dr. Belisa Gonzalez, Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology. The presentation will be held on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 from 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm in Clark Lounge.



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Chris Kelly, a writer and stage manager at Saturday Night Live, will be on campus Thursday, November 6, 2014. He will speak at 4:00 p.m. in the Park Hall Auditorium. The session is open to all students.

Prior to SNL, Kelly worked at Funny or Die and The Onion News Network. He has also stage managed numerous including the Grammy Awards, Tonys, Emmys, and MTV Video Music Awards.

Kelly will talk about his job as a stage manager, how he got started, and some "war stories" from SNL.

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The School of Music invites the campus and local communities to the opening reception of the new Karel Husa exhibit in the Whalen Center for Music on Thursday, Nov. 6 at 6:30 p.m., which will include a lecture led by junior Voice Performance and Music Education major Patrick Starke, followed by refreshments and an open gallery.

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