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The research of biology students Rebecca Falconer (’19) and Chris Gallego Lazo (’19), undergraduate researchers in Dr. Andy Smith’s lab,  was highlighted in articles in Science Daily and EurekAlert! The articles summarized their work, which characterizes the structure and mechanics of a remarkable natural glue. This glue is produced as a defensive secretion by one species of terrestrial slug. Their work attempts to understand how the glue gains its remarkable sticking power and toughness. This information can be used to guide the development of novel medical adhesives and could lead to suture alternatives that are flexible and strong.   Rebecca and Chris were quoted extensively in the articles.

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President Shirley M. Collado’s April column opens a conversation with three members of the IC community around mental wellness and self-care. 

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The Chemistry Department Postdoctoral Scholar Alexandre Pinto and the Chemistry major students Julian Kellner-Rogers (BS‘ 20) and Jeffrey Taylor (BS ‘ 19) published a paper entitled: “Kinetic and thermodynamic study of methylene blue adsorption onto chitosan: insights about metachromasy occurrence on wastewater remediation” in the peer-reviewed journal “Energy, Ecology, and Environment”.

 

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WHAT: Concert by ICCE, Ithaca College Contemporary Ensemble and Guest Ensemble Yarn/Wire featuring the music of Stefano Gervasoni

WHEN: Tuesday, April 23 at 8:15 p.m. Pre-concert discussion begins at 7:00 p.m.

WHERE: Hockett Family Recital Hall, Whalen Center for Music

Free and Open to the Public 

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Jack Wang, associate professor and chair of the Department of Writing, has sold two books—We Two Alone, a collection of short stories and a novella, and The Riveters, a novel-in-progress—to House of Anansi Press, one of Canada’s foremost independent literary publishers.

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The Office of Business & Finance would like to remind everyone that Ithaca College is changing its fiscal year-end. In October 2018, the Board of Trustees approved changing the College's fiscal year from the current June 1st - May 31st to July 1st - June 30th. As a result, fiscal year 2019 will end on May 31, 2019 and fiscal year 2020 will begin on July 1, 2019.

 

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

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Patricia Zimmermann, Professor of Screen Studies and Codirector of the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival (FLEFF), published an essay in Film Quarterly  Spring 2019 entitled "Insurgent Habitats:  On Media and Environment."

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Join Career Services for an earth week lunch & learn opportunity when we are joined by representatives of the Libra Group who will discuss their alternative energy company Greenwood Energy and their PAID internship opportunities.  You'll get to meet Siobhan Owens a member of Libra's social responsibility team and Mazen Turk, Director of Asset Management and Business Development for Greenwood.  This is a great chance to get an inside look at the alternative industry field from a sustainability and business perspective and possibly plug into a great internship opportunity.  Pizza will be provided!

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The on-campus Food Pantry will be open again on Friday, April 19th, 4:00-5:15pm.

The Pantry is located in the DeMotte Room (you can enter using the entrance to Phillips Hall closest to the upper quads - near the stairs that go up to the academic quad). The Pantry is open to any and all members of the IC community. There are no qualifications for this program.

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The Women’s Mentoring Network is proud to offer an additional topic in the Coffee Conversation Series.

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The Women’s Mentoring Network is proud to offer an additional topic in the Coffee Conversation Series.

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Come explore, experience, and give back to the beautiful Natural Lands!

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Are you stressed?

Contributed by Tim Ryan on 04/17/19 

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 This event focuses on relieving the pent up stress many students encounter throughout their college career. While at the same time, offering an opportunity to relax and have fun!

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Do you like cupcakes?

Contributed by Tim Ryan on 04/17/19 

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 Join us on April 18th from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the Student Activity Center - 311 Egbert Hall, Campus Center for Cupcakes Galore!

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All are invited to join together and eat, toast, listen and imagine their way through the cultures of Morocco, Ethiopia, the Former Soviet Union, and Sarajevo. Together we will explore the modern Exodus stories of these communities and reflect on our own conception of freedom.

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Join us for an earth week lunch & learn event with IC aluma Stephanie Egan-Engels '06 on Monday, April 22 at 12Noon in Career Services.

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If you are planning to retire in the near future, don't miss this opportunity to attend our Medicare & Social Security workshop.   Hear all about Medicare and Social Security and speak with a representative from the Center for Medicare Services.  Get your questions answered without making appointments or waiting in lines. 

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Reason #2 ... There'll be room for MORE during the academic year.

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The Office of Student Engagement is looking for a faculty or staff member interested in advising a student trip to Boston from May 13 - May 18 as part of the Summer Service Trip Program.

Students on this trip will be volunteering with the Boston Living Center and The Food Project with Serve and Grow Boston. BLC focuses on health and wellness for Boston residents living with HIV/AIDS, while The Food Project seeks to improve the quality of life for residents of the Greater Boston region through smart and sustainable food growing practices. 

The primary role of the adviser is to serve as a resource while on the trip. An adviser helps with driving to and from the location, manages the group’s budget, follows college and programmatic policies, and is on hand in case of an emergency. Advisers work with the student leader on their trip to assure that the experience is engaging, challenging, and rewarding for all!

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