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The Department of Health Promotion and Physical Education presents its 2015 speaker series entitled "Teaching, Learning, and Diversity in the 21st Century." Throughout February and March, experts from health and education will come to Ithaca College to offer their opinions on pressing topics in their field.

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Ali Erkan and Joe Rodriguez presented a poster titled "DESIGN OF LINK: A TOOL FOR STUDENTS TO EXPRESS CONCEPTUAL CONNECTIONS" at the ISSOTL 2014 conference. This work is based on the creation of a new web application to visualize the formation of conceptual connections made by students in introductory courses.

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Four School of Music faculty members—including Professor and Music Education Chair Keith Kaiser, and Professors Radio Cremata, James Mick, and Chad West—venture to Florida next week to present a series of eight lectures at the Florida Music Education Association’s annual conference. 

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Jochen Schenk
University of California - Riverside

Nanobubbles: a new paradigm for embolism formation in plants

December 17 
3:00 p.m.
CNS 115

All are cordially invited to attend.

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All and anyone interested in social studies/history teaching is invited to attend

Thursday, December 11th at 5:30 in Williams 211

Many thanks to –

Angela Affronti, Rachel Corocoran, Paul Highland, Brad Benjamin, for being our Alum teacher presenters from the ICSD.


Please RSVP to Zenon Wasyliw at 

Día Internacional de los Derechos Humanos
Wednesday, December 10th, 2014
7-8:30pm Textor 102
Ithaca College

December 10th marks the date that the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1948. This Wednesday, Dec. 10th, we will honor this historic date by unveiling stories that bear witness to U.S. - Latin American relations and the experiences of activism and resistance. 

7-7:45pm Teatro y Fronteras. IC Teatro will will share original works they've written inspired by the Teatro Campesino movement.

7:50-8:30pm Ayotzinapa's 43 missing student activists.

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In today’s world, data is highly accessible and immediate. While we hail knowledge – what do we know about the history of our own family and why is it that vital to our existence - identity?    

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December 10 & 11
4:00 p.m.
CNS 112

All are welcome to attend and learn about the research that they have conducted this semester. 


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.

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On Tuesday, Dec. 9 at 7 p.m., Maya Schenwar will 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, followed by a Q&A and book signing, will be held in School of Business Room 111 (the Carl Sgrecci Lecture Hall).

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The School of Music has a grand showing at the New York State School Music Association's (NYSSMA) 79th Annual Winter Conference in Rochester, NY. Held from Thursday, Dec. 4 through Sunday, Dec. 7, the conference attracts an average of 1,800 in-service teachers and college music majors, 890 All-State high school students, and 3000 parents as well as a host of performing groups. 

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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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