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A public conversation marking Constitution Day, "Targeted Killings, the Constitution, and You: U.S. Drone Policy and Citizens’ Rights,” will be held on Wed., Sept. 17, 2014, 7:30–9:30 pm in Emerson Suites, Campus Center.

Recent drone technology has several promising business and benign applications. But it also has some frightening ones -- such as targeting and killing people. The U.S. government claims “targeted killings” are necessary for national defense and fighting terrorism, yet many innocent civilians in several countries have been killed by drones. Outrage has grown about these deaths and about the fact that President Obama has claimed constitutional authority as commander in chief to use drones to kill U.S. citizens accused of potential or actual terrorist acts.

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The Center for the Study of Culture, Race, and Ethnicity (CSCRE) will kick off their annual discussion series with a presentation on “Technologizing Funk/Funkin Technology." Adam Banks will discuss the rhetorical practices of the DJ in black music traditions on Tuesday, Sept. 9, at 7 p.m. in Clark Lounge, Egbert Hall. His talk is free and open to the public.

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The Out of the Closet and Onto the Screen film series at Ithaca College will kick off the new year on Tuesday, Sept. 9, with the documentary “Off and Running,” the story of an adopted girl’s complicated exploration of race, identity and family that threatens to distance her from the parents she’s always known. Free and open to the public, the film will be shown at 7 p.m. in Textor 101.

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The Park Center for Independent Media is hosting two exciting events this month, both very relevant in today’s political and media climate. Please mark your calendar and plan to join us. Both events highlight the citizen burglars who exposed FBI political spying, keeping their secret for four decades, and the role of journalism in challenging government misconduct -- in the Vietnam War era and today.

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The School of Music Convocation, presented by Dean Karl Paulnack, will take place at 8:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 9 in the newly renovated Ford Hall, within the Whalen Center for Music. The event is intended for all Music majors, but open to the entire campus community. 

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 Ben Hogben, Access Services Manager, and Sarah Shank, Interlibrary Loan Borrowing Coordinator, co-presented at the 2014 IDS Project Conference in Syracuse.

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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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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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