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We’ve lost touch with nature. This disconnect hurts our health, dulls our spirit, and threatens our future. Narrated by Liam Neeson, Love Thy Nature is a cinematic journey through the beauty and intimacy of our relationship with the natural world. And it shows that a renewed connection with nature is key not only to our wellbeing, but also to solving our climate and environmental crises.

 Enjoy the film and learn how you can love nature through programs at IC.  

Thursday, April 20, 5pm  
Textor 102   
FREE – 1 hour 40 minutes        

Cosponsored by the departments of Recreation and Leisure Studies and Environmental Studies and Sciences.           

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Chris Klinger at cklinger@ithaca.edu.       

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The Center for Faculty Excellence and the Faculty Development Committee are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2016-2017 Faculty Excellence Awards.

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ENVS naturalist and department chair Jason Hamilton will be teaching two classes this summer that can bring you into closer contact with the local landscape.  

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ENVS Lecturer, Xanthe Matychak, will sit on a panel next week alongside Neil Gershenfeld to discuss The Future of Manufacturing at the DigiFab Conference at MIT. 

After the conference, she is attending a UNY I-Corps workshop to train as a mentor. NSF I-Corps is a program that helps academics commercialize their technological inventions. If you'd like to know more about the program, ask Xanthe or see this site: http://unyicorps.org/

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Chris Sinton, Associate Professor of Environmental Studies and Sciences, is a co-author on a web-based teaching module on Water, Agriculture, and Sustainability.  The five units in the module provide “a framework for students to learn about how people interact with water, peer into our water future, and consider ways we might foster more sustainability in water management.”  This is one of several modules and classes that are part of the NSF-supported Interdisciplinary Teaching about Earth for a Sustainable Future (InTeGrate) program.  The module is available for public use at http://serc.carleton.edu/integrate/teaching_materials/water_sustainability/index.html. 

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