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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"
TUESDAY, NOV. 11
7 - 9 p.m.
CLARK LOUNGE, EGBERT HALL
*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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Please join us for student talks entitled:

OSIRIS-Rex (Origins-Spectral Interpretation-Resource Identification-Security-Regolith Explorer) With Nate Feiger

Physics Education Research With Kyle Stapleton

Ground-Based Remote Sensing With Nate Antonacci

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The Out of the Closet and Onto the Screen LGBT themed film series will host a showing of the documentary “Two Spirits” on Tuesday, Nov. 4. Free and open to the public, the screening will take place at 7 p.m. in Textor 101.

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Assistant Professor Candidate in Ecology

“Mechanisms of adaptation and their consequences for ecological communities”

 

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.

View other IC Events here.

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Ronald Herring is Professor of Government at Cornell and a Fellow of the Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future. He has worked mostly in and on rural South Asia, addressing topics that include property, development and agrarian politics…which led naturally to the study of the volatile politics of genetically engineered crops. From an international conference at Cornell, Herring edited a special issue of Journal of Development Studies on connections between transgenic crops and poverty. His current work in editing the Oxford Handbook of Food, Politics and Society continues to follow his interests in food politics.

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Stephan Wasylko

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

2:30 pm Clark Lounge, Ithaca College Campus Center

Sponsored by the Ithaca College Department of History

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On Thursday November 6th from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM EST, Chris Sperry, Project Look Sharp’s Director of Curriculum and Staff Development will be conducting a free webinar event about the Middle East through Media Literacy. 

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The Ithaca College Office of Alumni Relations is pleased to invite you to join Rhoda Meador, director of the Gerontology Institute, for a free webinar entitled “Life Planning: Mapping a Successful Life Course”.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014
12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. (EDT)

Registration is not required: ithaca.adobeconnect.com/lifeplanning/.

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Join MathWorks engineers as they provide insight into the latest features of the MATLAB and Simulink product families.

Thursday, October 30, 2014 >>REGISTER www.mathworks.com/seminars/Ithaca2014

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As part of the First-Year Reading Initiative (FYRI), author James McBride will hold a talk and Q&A session on Nov 3rd at 7:30 p.m. in the Hockett Family Recital Hall, Whalen Center for Music. There will be a book signing and light reception immediately following the lecture in McHenry Lobby from 8:30 to 9:00 p.m. This event is free and open to the community, but space is limited.

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Scott Erickson, Professor of Marketing in the Business School, recently presented at two conferences in Canada.

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