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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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Marie Gottschalk, professor of political science at the University of Pennsylvania, will engage Adolph Reed, Jr., also a professor of political science at Penn, in a conversation moderated by Carlos Figueroa, assistant professor of politics at Ithaca College.

Gottschalk and Reed will discuss some of the moral, social, and political issues stemming from local, state, and federal policies related to mass incarceration; the origins, development, and consolidation of the U.S. carceral state; and what it means today following the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. A question-and-answer session will follow.

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Open to faculty and students!


Monday, September 21, 4pm in Hill Center 104.

As one of the top scholars in the field of kinesiology in China, Dr. CHEN’s major research interest includes exercise and health, sports medicine, youth physical fitness etc. As a key researcher, Dr. Chen has received numerous research and teaching award from the state, Shanghai municipal city and professional organizations.  He has published more than 80 papers in the field (20+ on SCI indexed journals). He also has five patents. He has many titles including the Vice President of Asian Council of Exercise and Sports Science (ACESS), Council of China Sport Science Society (CSSS) etc.  

Lisa Searle and Amanda Decker, from the Office of Admission, presented at the New York State Association for College Admission Counseling (NYSACAC) Student Leaders in Admissions Forum last week in Albany, NY.


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Students within the Chemistry department will present their summer research experiences on Tuesday, September 15th.



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"Vocal duetting and male mating strategy in
an Australian songbird"

September 17
4:00 p.m.
CNS 112

All are cordially invited to attend.

View other IC Events here.

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Nancy Pierce at or (607) 274-3161. We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.

Music & Memory

Contributed by Teri Reinemann on 09/10/2015 

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The Ithaca College Gerontology Institute is delighted to host Robin Lombardo, CTRS, CDP, and Kyra Schor, Community Outreach Coordinator, from Music & Memory, a non-profit organization that brings personalized music into the lives of people with dementia through digital music technology, vastly improving their quality of life. The film, Alive Inside: A Story of Music and Memory, highlights the remarkable work of this organization. For more information, visit 

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The Occupational Therapy Department presents special guest speaker for four free short workshops on challenges related to feeding and eating for kids with special needs. Monday, Sept. 14 in Emerson Suites A. Students, faculty, and community members are encouraged to attend. 

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"This is a dangerous person," wrote Norman Solomon recently after visiting WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in exile at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London," in words and deeds -- dangerous to the overlapping agendas of large corporations and governments in service to each other, dangerous to those who constantly make a killing from war, vast inequities and plunder of the planet."

Solomon will discuss Assange, Chelsea Manning, Jeffrey Sterling, and other whistleblowers as well as show clips and discuss the subjects in War Made Easy, the film made from his book of the same name, on Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015, 7 PM in Center for Natural Sciences 115.

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“War and Whistleblowers: Challenging the Propaganda,” an intimate evening with Norman Solomon, author, media critic, and champion of whistleblowers, will be held Thursday, Sept. 10, 7 PM in the Center for Natural Sciences.

Pizza, salads, and drinks will be provided, and the talk will include an audience Q&A.

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Calling all first-year and transfer students! Don’t miss out on attending our annual First-Year Diversity Speaker event, featuring Dr. Maura Cullen on Wednesday, September 9, 2015 at 7:00 PM in Emerson Suites, Phillips Hall! 

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

Matthew Bellardini '17: A Spectroscopic View of the Orion Bar

Joseph Quinn ‘17: Images and the Orion Bar 

Madison Mangano ‘16: The Summer of Sonification: Increasing Accessibility of Stellar Spectra by Turning Them into Sounds. 

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Taryn Bauerle, Cornell University   

"Plant water relations, from the cell to the forest"

September 10  
4:00 p.m.
CNS 112

All are cordially invited to attend.

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Using primary-source documents in IC's Karel Husa Archive & Gallery, Stephen Gomez-Peck will share his work and findings on Karel Husa’s Landscapes—from Husa’s innovative compositional techniques to experiencing independent research for the first time, to getting to know Karel Husa as a human being.

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