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Politics professor, Asma Barlas, was part of a cohort of alumni of the Graduate School of International Studies (GSIS), University of Denver, Colorado, who were invited to team-teach an interterm course on the Impact of Race, Ethnicity and Culture on International Relations, from August 19-30. The course was offered partly in response to some alumni’s interest in diversifying the curriculum of GSIS, now the Josef Korbel School of International Studies. The other alumni were Dr. Ahmed Samatar, James Wallace professor of International Studies and founding dean of Macalester’s Institute for Global Citizenship, and Dr. Cindy Courville, the first African-American ambassador of the US to the African Union. The course was organized by professor Edward Thomas Rowe, a former dean of GSIS.

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“The recent resignation of Governor Rosselló should be understood within the larger framework of a flawed US democratic state that continues its economic stranglehold over Puerto Rico.”

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Spend January in Belize!  Learn about the rainforests, reefs and ruins of Belize: Nature’s Best Kept Secret.  For more information, contact Susan Allen (sallen@ithaca.edu) and/or see: https://ithaca-sa.terradotta.com/index.cfm?FuseAction=Programs.ViewProgram&Program_ID=10192

Applications Due by Sept 15. 

If you're interested in studying abroad or studying away, you don't want to miss the Fall 2019 Study Abroad Fair! The annual Fair is coming up on Thursday, September 26, and you'll find all the information you need to get your planning process underway. Come get excited about the many different possibilities for study abroad and study away!

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Join us this Friday September 6th 5-7pm to celebrate the start of the semester and experience the studio art of this year’s Humanities and Sciences Summer Scholars at the Creative Space Gallery.

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Please join the Handwerker Gallery for light hors d'oeuvres and beverages during our Opening Reception for Ambiguous Territory this Thursday September 5 from 5-7pm. Free and open to the public. 

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Now in its second year on campus, Swipe Out Hunger has collected over 600 guest swipe donations for use by IC students facing food insecurity over the past week. More donations are needed, however and you can help in under one minute!

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The Ithaca College brand is more than our logos, colors, and marketing campaigns. It’s something built over the history of our institution—by our students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community—and it’s reflected in everything we do. 

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Contributed on behalf of Warren Calderone, Director, Corporate and Foundation Relations and Sponsored Research

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myIthaca Portal is Retiring

Contributed by Mary Knapp on 09/03/19 

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In the early 2000s a novel concept arose in the design of a portal that allowed students to apply online and check the status of their application.  That creation was the myIthaca portal.  This gateway helped each student navigate through the application process in a personalized fashion.  After 5 years a new feature was added, IC Peers, that allowed applicants to chat directly with one another to build relationships.  This social media activity in myIthaca and IC Peers has been an integral part of our student recruitment and enrollment.

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Posted on behalf of Vice President for Student Affairs and Campus Life, Rosanna Ferro

As we embark on a new academic year, I would like to share with you all some critical updates within the Division of Student Affairs and Campus Life. Also, I would like to share with you all a snapshot of the great work that took place this past academic year, check out our Student Affairs and Campus Life year in review.

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NexGen EAP is your confidential EAP and Work/Life benefit provided by your employer at no cost to you. You and your eligible family members can trust the NexGen EAP services to address your total wellbeing, from assistance with everyday work and family issues to more challenging personal concerns.

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Are you interested in making an impact on your community? Are you passionate about a cause? Do you want to expand your network at IC and beyond? If so then the 2019 Social Action Leadership Retreat is the perfect experience for you!

 

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Three of Ithaca College's international partner universities will visit campus and offer info sessions during the first week of September: The University of Sydney (Australia), The University of Auckland (New Zealand), and Hanyang University (South Korea) will all be on campus next week - stop by one of their info sessions to learn more about the exciting study abroad opportunities available in each of these popular destinations!

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ICNYC: Intern in the City!

Contributed by Rachel Gould on 09/02/19 

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Are you looking for a unique and rewarding internship experience? Interested in spending a semester living, interning, and studying in New York City? Information sessions are happening soon for this exciting study away opportunity.

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The application deadline for London Center Spring 2020 is September 15. Review of complete applications has already begun, and will continue on a rolling basis until the deadline. Spring semesters in London sometimes fill before the application deadline, so you should submit your complete application as soon as possible for early consideration.

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Biology and Biochemistry Student Summer Activities    

September 5 
CNS 112
4:00 pm 

Hosted by Tri-Beta; reception to follow

Come and hear about highlights of the research and activities that our students participated in over the summer.

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  The Office of New Student & Transition Programs would like to thank the entire campus community for working together to welcome our new students to the IC community through our first Fall Orientation Program! 

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Thursday, September 5, 2019
12:00 – 1:00pm
316 Gannett Center, Center for Faculty Excellence

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“Confronting the Rise of Hate Crimes and White Supremacy.”
Kristen Clarke
National Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
Tuesday, Sept. 10, 7:00 PM, Textor 102

Kristen Clarke, president & executive director of the National Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, leads one of the country’s most important national civil rights organizations in the pursuit of equal justice for all.  The Lawyers’ Committee seeks to promote fair housing and community development, economic justice, voting rights, equal educational opportunity, criminal justice, judicial diversity and more.

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