News Releases

Archive: October 2014


ITHACA, NY — Ithaca College faculty member Mary Ann Erickson has been named president-elect of the State Society on Aging of New York. Erickson will serve in that role for the 2015 calendar year and president for 2016.

Associate professor and chair of the aging studies program in the Gerontology Institute, Erickson joined Ithaca College in 2000. She holds a Ph.D. and M.A. in...

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ITHACA, NY — Lifestyle magazines and television shows constantly urge families to return to the kitchen, stressing the importance of home-cooked meals and family dinners to physical health and family well-being. But while such meals are typically healthier than restaurant food, Ithaca College and North Carolina State University researchers argue the stress that cooking puts on...

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ITHACA, NY — The cutthroat corporate world of “Mad Men” gets the musical comedy treatment from Ithaca College Theatre as it presents the Tony Award–winning “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.” Performances will run in the Hoerner Theatre at 8 p.m. on Nov. 4, 6, 7, 8, 11, 12 and 13, with a 2 p.m. matinee on Nov. 9.

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ITHACA, NY — Students at Ithaca College who run a program that produces maple syrup will explore ways to reduce the energy used in the production process, thanks to a $30,000 grant from the Dominion Foundation. The grant will help provide an experiential learning opportunity for the...

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ITHACA, NY — Rev — the downtown Ithaca business incubator — selected student entrepreneurs from Ithaca College as an inaugural members to develop their innovative software program Push Interactive.

Students Stephen Briggs ’15 and Andrew Sowers ’15 along with recent alumni Calvin Chestnut ’14 and Austin Shoecraft ’14 will utilize the physical...

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THURSDAY, OCT. 30
LECTURE
“Leadership in the Rapid Response Environment,” the Jahn Family Civic Leadership Series lecture, by Major General Robert Wolf ’73, commander of the New York Naval Militia; 7 p.m., Emerson Suites, Phillips Hall.

READING
Staged reading of “Copenhagen,”...

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ITHACA, NY — Political philosopher Laurence Thomas will discuss the clash between the desire to be autonomous and the desire to fit in with others in a talk at Ithaca College on Wednesday, Oct. 29. Thomas will present “Human Survival Versus Morally Upright Behavior: Reflections on Our Evolutionary Makeup in the Spirit of Star Trek” at 7 p.m. in Clark Lounge, Egbert Hall. His...

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ITHACA, NY — The annual Holocaust Lecture at Ithaca College will be given on Thursday, Oct. 23, by historian Hilary Earl, author of a book on the arrest, trial and punishment of the leaders of the mobile killing units employed by the Nazis during World War II in their racial war on the Eastern Front.

Earl will present “The Biggest Murder Trial in History: The Nuremberg...

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ITHACA, NY — At its October meeting, the Ithaca College Board of Trustees welcomed recently elected member Thad Fortin, who will serve a four-year term on the board.

Fortin is executive vice president and chief strategy officer at Wesco Aircraft, where he is responsible for global strategy, integration, business development (mergers & acquisitions) and global strategic...

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ITHACA, NY — For the third consecutive year, Ithaca has been named the best college town in the country by the American Institute for Economic Research (AIER), which recently released its 2014-15 College Destinations Index.

The annual index compares destinations for college students around...

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ITHACA, NY — Jazz faculty from the Ithaca College School of Music will give a special twist on music from the hit Disney movie “Frozen” in a performance on Wednesday, Oct. 22. Free and open to the public, the recital will be held at 7 p.m. in the Hockett Family Recital Hall in the James J. Whalen Center for Music.

The recital will feature MT and i3˚ (pronounced...

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THURSDAY, OCT. 23
LECTURE
“The Biggest Murder Trial in History: The Nuremberg Einsatzgruppen Trial and the ‘Banality of Evil’,” the annual Jewish studies Holocaust Lecture, by Hilary Earl, author of the book “The Nuremberg SS-Einsatzgruppen Trial, 1945-1958: Atrocity, Law, and History”; 7:30 p.m., Textor...

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MONDAY, OCT. 20
LECTURE
“Critiques, Conclusions, and Consequences: Addressing Obesity from a Clinical Perspective,” a talk by Shewanee Howard-Baptiste, assistant professor of exercise science at the University of Tennessee; 4 p.m., Clark Lounge, Egbert Hall.

TUESDAY, OCT. 21...

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ITHACA, NY — Mara Keisling, executive director of the National Center for Transgender Equality, will discuss the “Transgender Rights Landscape” at Ithaca College on Thursday, Oct. 9. Free and open to the public, her talk will be held at 12:15 p.m. in the VIP Room of the Athletics & Events Center.

As one of the...

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ITHACA, NY—Digital media expert Lisa Nakamura will discuss how microblogging sites like Tumblr.com have become rallying points for feminist woman of color — and how the ideals and theories found in early woman of color feminist texts have found a new life online — in a free public talk at Ithaca College.

Titled “Racism...

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ITHACA, NY — The Distinguished Visiting Writers Series at Ithaca College will host a free public reading on Wednesday, Oct. 8, by D.T. Max, staff writer for The New Yorker. His presentation, which will be followed by a question-and-answer session and book signing, is scheduled for 6 p.m. in Klingenstein Lounge,...

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ITHACA, NY — “Letters to Our Former Selves: 2014 Alumni Show,” an exhibit featuring the works of four alumni artists, will open at Ithaca College’s Handwerker Gallery on Thursday, Oct. 2, and run through Saturday, Nov. 8. An opening reception will be held on Thursday, Oct. 2, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the gallery. Both the reception and exhibit are free and open to the...

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THURSDAY, OCT. 9
LECTURE
“Transgender Rights Landscape,” a presentation on national transgender rights and perspective on New York State issues by Mara Keisling, executive director of the National Center for Transgender Equality; 12:15 p.m., VIP Room, Athletics & Events Center.

“Racism School: Woman of Color...

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