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Dr. Sharon Stansfield, from the Department of Computer Science, is the principal investigator for a grant from the National Science Foundation to explore commercialization of the WeeBot, a robotic mobility device designed to provide mobility to infants and toddlers with conditions that limit independent mobility.

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The Department of Physics and Astronomy would like to recognize Robert Melikyan ’20 and Salvatore Ferrone ’18, who are working on NASA’s OSIRIS-REx mission at the University of Arizona’s Lunar and Planetary Laboratory in Tucson. The mission aims to collect and return a sample from Bennu, a 1,600-foot-wide asteroid.

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Department of Exercise Science and Athletic Training Faculty Gary Sforzo and Sebastian Harenberg, along with IC alum (’17) Kyle Costello and IC Health Sciences Librarian Laura Kuo, and several other colleagues recently published "Compendium of the Health and Wellness Coaching: 2019 Addendum" in the American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine. 

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The following buildings will experience one or more short periods of interruption to network services between 6-7 AM on Thursday, July 11th due to network maintenance: 

  • Fitness Center
  • Hammond Health Center
  • Rothschild Place
  • Bogart Hall
  • Clarke Hall
  • Eastman Hall
  • Emerson Hall
  • Garden Apartments 25
  • Garden Apartments 29
  • Landon Hall
  • Lyon Hall

Information Technology Service Desk
104 Job Hall
servicedesk@ithaca.edu
607-274-1000 

 Asma Barlas, professor of Politics, gave a workshop and a series of invited talks in the UK in connection with the release of a revised edition of her book, Believing Women in Islam: Unreading Patriarchal Interpretations of the Qur'an (U.K., Saqi, 2019). The hosts and venues included New Horizons in British Islam (London, July 2); Arab British Center (London, July 3); Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilizations, Aga Khan University (London, July 4); Iqbal Center for Critical Muslim Studies, University of Leeds (Leeds, July 5); and the Bradford Literature Festival (Bradford, July 6). At the BLF, she gave a lecture and also participated in an interfaith panel on Navigating Religious Patriarchy.

The Campus Center Office is creating a new student group to plan and implement events and other engagement opportunities for IC students in the Campus Center!

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The Campus Center Office is creating a new student group to plan and implement events and other engagement opportunities for IC students in the Campus Center!

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Don't miss the priority deadline to apply for First Look, the Pre-orientation program designed specifically for First-Generation Students!

Interested in participating?
The priority deadline for application submissions is Friday, July 12th
 

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Go camping. Join a ropes course challenge. Enjoy local food. Volunteer in the community. These are just some of the things you could do do by participating in the Jumpstart program!

Jumpstart is a pre-semester program offered to incoming first-year and transfer students, giving them the opportunity to make early connections  on campus and beyond.

Each program has a different focus, and selected participants will join in activities and exercises designed around those themes. August 18–20, 2019

There is no cost for new first-year and transfer students to participate in this program, but there is a selection process. You can read about each program and then choose which one to apply to. 

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As an Apple Authorized Service Provider, the fixIT Shop can perform repair services for affected Apple Products. In most cases, these services can be performed free of charge by an Apple Certified Technician, right here on campus.

If you suspect you may be affected by one of these issues, beat the semester start-up rush and stop by the fixIT Shop today to receive a free 5-minute check up!  An active Ithaca College ID Card is required to receive service at the fixIT Shop.

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 The on-campus Food Pantry will be open this week on Tuesday July 9th 5-6pm and Tuesday July 12th 2-3:15pm . It will also be open next week Tuesday July 16th 5-6pm and Friday July 19th 2-3:15pm 

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Three English majors presented their H&S Summer Scholar work at the Children's Literature Association's annual conference in Indianapolis June 13-15.  The theme of this year's conference was "Empathy and Activism."

 

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On Wed 7/10, the sidewalk in front of the entrance to the Mail Center and the Center for Print Production will be closed for repairs (estimated 2+ weeks).

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Environmental Social Scientist, Pranietha Mudliar presented a paper on "A Power Analysis of Lake Victoria's Fisheries: Challenges to an Adaptive Governance Approach" at the XVII Biennial International Association of the Commons (IASC) Conference 'In Defense of the Commons: Challenges, Innovation, and Action' at the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru (PUCP) in Lima, Peru held from July 1st-5th. 

 Members of the class of 2023 and transfer students are invited to participate in the Catholic Community's annual New Student Retreat taking place on Saturday, Sept. 7. 

Participants will meet new friends in the Catholic Community, get off campus and have fun at one of the state parks in Ithaca. 

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Due to many people taking a long holiday weekend we will not have summer softball on Friday, July 5, 2019.

Games for the summer campus community (everyone is welcome) will resume at 3:15 pm on Friday, July 12, 2019.

We hope you will find the following information helpful. It is a reminder of how to get in touch with our benefit plan providers via phone or website. We encourage you to contact our partners directly whenever you have a question about a claim, want to know more about the services they provide, need a new ID card, etc. 

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This is a follow-up to the Apple recall announcement recently posted by Environmental Health and Safety regarding a battery problem with a limited number of older MacBook Pros which could cause a potential safety risk.

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Many student organizations are in search of a new faculty/staff advisor.

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Dr. Figueroa presented paper titled “Bayard Rustin’s Quaker Heritage and the U.S. Labor, Civil and Gay Rights Movements” as part of his continuous book project Bayard Rustin: The Pragmatic Quaker at the Quaker Studies open-themed conference that was held to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Quaker Studies Research Association (QSRA) and twenty years of the Centre for Research in Quaker Studies (CRQS) at Woodbrooke, Birmingham, UK.  

Conference program: http://www.qsra.org/2019-qsra-conference-programme.html

 

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