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Please join us for a talk entitled: Astro-geology from Io to Old Faithful
with Julie Rathbun & Tyler Nordgren, University of Redlands

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Natasza Kurpios, Cornell University  

"Keeping your organs in shape: Transcriptional and cellular control of tissue morphogenesis"

December 4 
4:00 p.m.
CNS 112

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

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The Out of the Closet and Onto the Screen LGBT themed film series will host a showing of the documentary “No Regret” on Tuesday, December 2. Free and open to the public, the screening will take place at 7 p.m. in Textor 101.

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Submitted on behalf of Linda Petrosino, Interim Provost
Please join me on Thursday, December 4 for the final Faculty Colloquium for the fall semester.

Dr. Zillah Eisenstein, Professor in the Department of Politics will be presenting "A Sharing:  Against Disciplining/For Imagining."

Dr. Eisenstein has been a professor of Politics at Ithaca College in New York for the past 35 years and is now “Distinguished Scholar in Residence there. She now writes regularly for Al Jazeera. Throughout her career her books have tracked the rise of neoliberalism both within the U.S. and across the globe. She has documented the demise of liberal democracy and scrutinized the growth of imperial and militarist globalization. 

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The Roy H. Park School of Communications presents IC Mad Men Day on Monday, December 1, 2014. Events include a panel, meet and greet session, and classroom visits. The events open to the public are:

Panel: An Insider’s View of Marketing, Media, Agencies, and Creativity
2:00 p.m.
Park Hall Auditorium

Panelists include:

Jason DeLand ’98
Founding Partner

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Dr. Derek Greenfield has been speaking for 20 years on issues such as diversity, motivation, hip-hop music and culture, reaching today’s students, and many more compelling topics.  He has given presentations to hundreds of multinational companies (the NBA, AT&T/Bell Labs, the L.A. Housing Authority, to name just a few) as well as many colleges and high schools all over the world.  Dr. Greenfield's motivational talk will be in Hockett Recital Hall in the Whalen Center for Music at noon on Friday November 21st.  All students and faculty are invited to attend.  

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Black Oak Wind Farm, in western Tompkins County, is New York State’s First Community-Owned Wind Farm.  The project, slated for completion in the fall of 2015, will consist of seven 1.7 megawatt (mW) wind turbines, and will give New York residents the opportunity to own wind energy assets, providing clean energy to the grid and financial returns to investors.  


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Assistant Professor Marella Feltrin-Morris will be giving a talk entitled, "Screening Milano: The City in Italian Cinema," on Tuesday, November 18th at 2pm in Job 209 (the Language and Cultural Exchange Cooperative). This talk will be followed by a panoramic on the IES Program in Milan given by Ithaca College student Elizabeth Benz, '14. This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

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Join us for a talk entitled: Fractals and the Drip Paintings of Jackson Pollock
with Katherine Jones-Smith of the Hamilton College, Department of Physics

Physics Fall Seminar Series
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
CNS 112 at 12:10

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Next spring Primitive Pursuits – who co-teach the popular ENVS Sentinels course – will be offering a rigorous 160-hour training program covering primitive technology skills, naturalist’s skills, and teaching methodologies, culminating in participant certification as a Wilderness Skills Instructor. Please join us for an informational session on Monday, November 17, from 6:00 to 7:00 pm in CNS 1-B. 

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Assistant Professor Candidate in Ecology

Cooperation and conflict in pollination networks: the role of foraging behavior”

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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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

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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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