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Over the past 30 years, Dr. Jorge Orejuela has been an educator and conservationist in Colombia. He is currently the director of the Cali Botanical Garden and a professor in the environmental sciences department at the Universidad Autónoma de Occidente, but his work extends throughout the neo-tropics. Trained as an ornithologist, his research includes species as varied as orchids, spectacled bears, and bats.

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Mark Lomolino, SUNY ESF

Thursday, October 2
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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In 1971 a small group of citizens, horrified at the seemingly endless war in Vietnam and government harassment of peaceful organizers and civil rights and antiwar activists, mustered their courage and creativity and did something completely crazy: They burglarized an FBI office in the Philadelphia suburb of Media, Pennsylvania.

On the night of one of the biggest sporting events of the decade, they broke in and hauled off every document in the place. They spent the next weeks combing through the papers, copying the most damning and mailing them off to various journalists. They believed that once Congress members and the public knew, they'd do something to change FBI operations.

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A screening of Fresa y Chocolate (an LGBT themed film), sponsored by ¡CULTURA! Ithaca in collaboration with the LGBT Center, Sept 30 7 pm at Cinemapolis at 120 E Green Street in downtown Ithaca. As part of CINE con CULTURA, a film festival featuring Latin American films, in celebration of Latino Heritage Month in collaboration with ¡CULTURA! Ithaca.

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Join us on Tuesday, October 7, for an engaging discussion with clean tech leader Dan Miller.  His presentation, “How to Fix Climate Change for Free,” will take place in Textor 102 from 6-7:30 p.m.  

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Mara Keisling, Executive Director of the National Center for Transgender Equality will speak at 12:15 p.m. on Thursday October 9 in the VIP Room of the  A&E Center.

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Majors in the department of Physics and Astronomy give talks on their summer research Tuesday September 23, 2014 at 12:10 in CNS 204

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How did a group of "ordinary" citizens find the courage to take on one of the most powerful institutions, run by one of the most powerful men, in the country? And how did they manage to break into FBI offices, cart off thousands of pages of documents, and vanish without a trace? And how did they get away with airing the bureau's dirty laundry and exposing its political spying? Further, how did they keep their identities secret from 1971 until this very year?

Find out tomorrow (Tues. Sept. 23) at 7:00 p.m. in Textor 103. There will be a screening of 1971, the film based on their gripping story, followed by a Q&A with Jeff Cohen, Park Center for Independent Media director and associate professor of journalism, who has written about the FBI, NSA, and government malfeasance.

Free and open to all. Bring a friend . . . or several.

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Ithaca College Gerontology Institute with the Finger Lakes Geriatric Education Center presents "Program to Encourage Active and Rewarding Lives (PEARLS) Overview" on Tuesday, September 30, 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. Visit to register and for more information.

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Ithaca College Gerontology Institute with the Finger Lakes Geriatric Education Center presents Medication Management: Understand Medication Issues to Help Guide, Coach, and Refer Older Adults on Tuesday, October 14, 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 workshops to register and for more information.



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Michael Overholtzer,  Biology '96

“New forms of cell death come to life”

September 25

4 pm
CNS 112
Refreshments are served at 3:45 pm.

All are welcome to attend.


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  In July IC Politics professor Patricia Rodriguez led a delegation of eleven community members from Ithaca, Syracuse and Cortland (and one from Washington, D.C.) to Cajibío, Colombia to celebrate the ten-year anniversary of a “sister community” relationship with the Movimiento Campesino de Cajibío (Campesino Movement of Cajibío, MCC).  During the 2014 Latino Heritage Month, Ithaca and Cortland participants in the delegation will share the extraordinary work of the MCC at their report back, Alternatives to Exploitation and War: Solidarity Economies and Communities, on Wednesday, September 17, 7-9pm. This event, which is free and open to the public, will be on the second floor of First Unitarian Society of Ithaca’s Annex, 208 E. Buffalo St. Refreshments will be served.

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Professor Nicholas Muellner (Photography) will give a visiting artist’s lecture at Cornell’s School of Architecture, Art and Planning on Monday, September 22, at 5:15 p.m. in Milstein Auditorium.

Nicholas Muellner is "an artist who operates at the intersection of photography and writing. Through books, exhibitions, and slide lectures, his projects investigate the limits of photography as a documentary pursuit and as an interface to literary, political, and personal narratives."

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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 to register and for more information.



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