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THIS EVENING, Wed., Sept. 17, 2014, 7:30– 9:30 pm in Emerson Suites, Campus Center, international law expert Jens David Ohlin and IC assistant professor of politics Carlos Figueroa will engage in dialog about “Targeted Killings, the Constitution, and You: U.S. Drone Policy and Citizens’ Rights.”

We hope you’ll join us for this important Constitution Day conversation on an extremely complicated and controversial subject.

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A screening of the Swedish film adaptation of Stieg Larsson's bestselling THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO will take place Friday, September 19, 4 PM, Hill 104.

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Citt Williams, a documentary filmmaker, will speak Friday, September 19 from 2:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m. in Textor 102. Williams has made films for the UN Forum on Climate Change and has had works screened at Cannes and Sundance.

Over the last fifty years, globalization and the rise of digital networks have changed how we know and critically engage with the changing world around us. Using a series of short films and emerging “digital policy submission” case studies from around the world, this session explores more radical methodologies in environmental change assessment and shares with audiences recent methodological developments coming from Indigenous and local groups in the Arctic, Australia, Latin America and Africa.

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A cartoonist and graphic memoirist, Alison Bechdel will speak on campus Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. in Textor 102. Her lecture is titled: “Dykes, Dads, and Moms to Watch Out For: The illustrated life of Alison Bechdel.”

The lecture is sponsored by the Roy H. Park School of Communications and includes support from Center for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Education Outreach and Services; Department of Media Arts, Sciences and Studies; Department of Writing; and Department of Journalism.

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 On October 2nd, Sox Sperry, a Program Associate and curriculum writer for Project Look Sharp, will be conducting a free teacher webinar on how to use media decoding to invite students into a conversation about the challenges revolving around sustainability. High school and college educators and teachers-in-training are invited to register for this webinar where they can learn pedagogical techniques and curriculum materials that can help students to engage in critical thinking and emotional honesty. The agenda also includes discussion on the complex environmental, economic and social systems that underlie sustainability.

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Tuesday, September 16th, CNS 333 at 4:15 p.m. Alumnus Jason Diaz will be giving a presentation on:

"Phosphorylation as a key regulator of Merkel cell polyomavirus protein function."  

Merkel cell polyomavirus (MCV) was discovered in 2008 as a novel DNA virus associated with a very rare skin cancer, Merkel cell carcinoma.  Research efforts have focused on how this virus causes cancer, but much of its basic virology has yet to be explored.  The major viral protein, Large Tumor antigen (LT) is a multifunction protein that interacts with numerous cellular proteins to manipulate the cell for the virus’s advantage; additionally, LT is a key initiator of viral DNA replication.  These multiple activities must be tightly regulated to ensure a productive infectious cycle.  Using mass spectrometry, I uncovered three novel threonines that are phosphorylated during LT expression in cells; this talk will demonstrate how some of these modifications control LT’s ability to initiate viral replication.

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Ithaca College Gerontology Institute with the Finger Lakes Geriatric Education Center presents Tai Chi: An Evidence-Based Program for Falls Prevention on Wednesday, October 8, 2:00-4:30 p.m. at the Country Inn and Suites, 1100 Danby Road. This workshop is free for IC students, faculty, and staff, but registration is required. CEUs available (cost $20). Visit ithaca.edu/agingworkshops to register and for more information.

 

 

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Bob Freeman from the New York State Committee on Open Government will be on campus Tuesday, September 16 to discuss the Freedom of Information Act and other government access resources. He will speak at 5:30 p.m. in Park 223.

Freeman has addressed numerous government related organizations, bar associations, media groups and has lectured at various colleges and universities. He has also spoken on open government laws and concepts throughout the United States, as well as Canada, the Far East, Latin America and Eastern Europe, and has taught the only course in an American law school on public access to government information.

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David G. Mets, UCSF

Genetic analysis of plumage, singing,
and learning in finches

September 18
4:00 p.m. CNS 112

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

Please bring your own reusable mug.

View other IC Events here.

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 “Living on Your Own Together: Cheaper, Greener and More Fun” is the first in a series of workshops that will give you insider information on making smart choices when it comes to apartment living, on-campus or off-campus. Wednesday, September 17 4:30-5:30 in Textor 101.

 

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"Targeted Killings, the Constitution, and You: U.S. Drone Policy and Citizens’ Rights” will be a conversation held in honor of Constitution Day on Wednesday, September 17, 2014, 7:30–9:30 pm, in Emerson Suite B, Campus Center.

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Career Services is pleased to announce that representatives from the New England Center for Children (NECC) will visit campus to conduct an information session about the organization and discuss job opportunities.  NECC will also be at the job and internship fair at 5:00 p.m. on the same evening.

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Please join us for a talk entitled: How I spent my vacation: Using simultaneous in-situ x-ray reflectivity and RHEED to map layer-by-layer thin-film oxide growth. With Professor Matthew C. Sullivan of the Ithaca College Department of Physics & Astronomy

Tuesday September 9, 2014 at 12:10 in CNS 204

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Ithaca College Gerontology Institute with the Finger Lakes Geriatric Education Center presents Falls Prevention: Multifactorial Considerations on Thursday, September 25, from 2:00-4:30 p.m. at the Country Inn and Suites, 1100 Danby Road. This workshop is free for IC students, faculty, and staff, but registration is required. CEUs are available (cost $20). Visit ithaca.edu/agingworkshops to register and for more information.

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Jeffery Lewis, MD/DMD
Cayuga Facial Surgery 

Clinical aspects of cancer diagnosis
September 11
4:00 p.m. CNS 112

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

Please bring your own reusable mug.

 

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Tom Shevory of IC’s Politics department will be the featured speaker at next Monday’s ENVS Seminar (Sept. 8). His talk, entitled “Moldovans, Mongols and Modesty: Perspective vs. policy,” will draw on his experiences with global policy issues in Asia.  

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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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