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Death by Doorknob. Come see the unique films inspired by The Park School tradition. The annual Golden Doorknob Screening and Awards Presentation is set for Friday, April 29 at 7 p.m. in the Park Auditorium. First place film wins $2,000.

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As part of a panel that explored ways in which to use new technologies to enhance student learning, Prof. Cornwell spoke about the importance of using technology intentionally in ones teaching with a keen eye towards its role in reaching clearly defined student learning outcomes.  She also provided examples of how the technology can advance learning and enrich the educational experience in important ways.

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Dr. Nancy Snyderman, chief medical editor at NBC News, will serve as this year’s Jessica Savitch Distinguished Journalism Lecturer on Thursday, April 7. Snyderman will give a talk entitled “Health and Media” at 7:30 p.m. in Emerson Suites.

Snyderman has reported on wide-ranging topics affecting society and has traveled the world extensively, reporting from many of the world's most troubled areas. Her lecture coincides with World Health Day, and also serves as the kickoff for the “Media for Social Responsibility” mini-course.

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A group of Ithaca College students known as (IC)^2 won first place in the Microsoft “We <3 Games” event in February. Little did they know their win would allow them to meet the President of Microsoft North America.

(IC)^2 members are part of the Ithaca College Game Developers Club and include Ashley Alicea, Corey Jeffers, Evan Marinaro, and Marc Howard.

Sponsored by Microsoft and RIT Interactive Games & Media, the "We <3 Games" game design and prototype competition was held at Rochester Institute of Technology in February. The challenge was to build a video game in 48 hours related to the theme "Imagine a world where technology helps solve the toughest problems." The competition is similar to the annual Global Gam Jam. Fourteen teams from several schools, including Cornell and RIT, developed games for Windows, Xbox, Windows Phone 7, and the web.

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Park Productions, in a partnership with the Finger Lakes Wine Country and the Tompkins County Convention & Visitors Bureau, is launching “Finger Lakes Uncorked!” a series of short comedies to be streamed online.

The viral launch will take place on Sunday, April 10 with a premiere at the opening night of the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival (FLEFF). The event takes place at Cinemapolis, located downtown, at 7 p.m. Audience members will participate in the launch by using mobile devices to connect with their friends to promote the series on social media networks. Producers, directors, and actors will introduce the episodes and answer questions at the screening. A gala reception follows at the Finger Lakes Wine Center. The series will launch for viewing at www.uncorked.parkproductions.org on the same day.

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