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FLEFF Media Across the Curriculum

Friday, October 10, 2014 (Register here)
9:30 - 10:30 a.m., Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
(Part of the Series on Enhancing Student Engagement with Technology from the TELE Collaborative*)

Featuring members of the FLEFF team: Tom Shevory, co-director, FLEFF; Patricia Zimmerman, co-director, FLEFF; Jennifer Strickland, Library; and Tanya Saunders, Assistant Provost

Now in its 18th year, the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival, housed in the Office of the Provost at Ithaca College, is a major international film and multi-arts festival with an interdisciplinary and international mission. The festival is in the spirit of UNESCO’s initiative on sustainable development, which defines sustainability by the following oncepts:  biodiversity, climate change education, gender equality, cultural diversity, poverty reduction, peace and security, water, and sustainable urbanization. With the tag line "FLEFF: A Different Environment," the festival is dedicated to creating space for meaningful conversations, to think about the environment differently and to create different environments for dialogue, teaching,and research.   Our theme for 2015 is HABITATS.

FLEFF is dedicated to building a substantial collection of DVDs in the IC Library for teaching and research on the environment. Over 250 titles in the collection span a range of issues that expand and complicate our definition of the term "environment", postulating an intersection between people and nature by exploring issues of conflict, water, diversity, trade, business, language, identities, sexuality,  new technology, politics, land, indigenous rights, extraction industries, commodities, regionalism, and beyond. The titles in this collection are international, and also span narrative, documentary, experimental and hybrid modes.

Along with discussion of how IC faculty can become involved in FLEFF, the workshop will show how to access this multitude of exciting, international and interdisciplinary DVD materials for teaching and research and how faculty can contribute to expanding and deepening the FLEFF Series at the Ithaca College library. The workshop will also discuss the larger institutional and intellectual goals of FLEFF, and some of its initiatives for AY 2014-2015.

*Technology-Enhanced Learning & Engagement (TELE) Collaborative: Provost’s Office (Rob Gearhart), CFE (Wade Pickren, Judith Ross-Bernstein), Library (Lis Chabot), ITS (Mike Taves, Marilyn Dispensa, Matt Gorney, Tony Tabone, Mary Jo Watts)

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Originally published in Intercom: FLEFF Media Across the Curriculum.