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Lectures and Presentations

BYOS - Bring Your Own Soup - for the first ever Virtual Soup & Hope! LGBT Center director Luca Maurer shares stories of hope in difficult times.

March 26 at 12 noon Eastern time. Together via Zoom we'll experience the talk Luca gave last month at Cornell's Soup & Hope series. Interactive transcript included. Q&A after the talk and time for us to simply be in community.

Please bring your gentle spirits and kind hearts, this is a "soft launch" of hosting this virtually.

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On Wednesday, March 25th from 4:00 to 5:00 PM Eastern Time Author Lee Daniel Kravetz will speak with Hillel about finding hope in a time of contagious fear.

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Please join us for a virtual talk with Professor Luke Keller of the IC Physics Department

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The Park Center for Independent Media (PCIM) will host Parker Higgins, Director of Advocacy for the Freedom of the Press Foundation (FPF) at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 19 in the Park Hall Auditorium. Higgins will discuss how the FPF protects, defends, and empowers public-interest journalism in the 21st century. 

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Building upon the legacy of Muslim American and Japanese American solidarity since 9/11, #VigilantLOVE is a healing and arts-driven organization that creates spaces for connection and grassroots movement to ensure the safety and justice of communities impacted by Islamophobia.

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The Office of Religious and Spiritual Life and the Park Center for Independent Media host Pakistani-American, Misha Euceph, producer and host of “Tell Them, I Am” a podcast about, "the small moments that define who we are and who we are not. The stories are universal. The voices are all Muslim." The LA Times called it “quietly revolutionary,” the New York Times said it was “hypnotic listening,” and was voted one of TIME’s 10 best podcasts of 2019.

March 24, 2020 | Emerson Suites
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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To mark Professor Asma Barlas' retirement in Spring 2020, the Politics Department will host a symposium and reception on FRIDAY March 20th, 2020, after which Professor Barlas will give a farewell keynote lecture.

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“Game of Guts: spirals versus tubes” 
   CNS 112
   4 pm

All are welcome to attend our seminar series.

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The Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival and the Department of Health Promotion and Physical Education are excited to announce that Dr. Justine Waldman will be  the opening speaker for FLEFF on Monday, March 23 at 7:30pm in Klingenstein Lounge.

Perfect Recipe for an Epidemic: Stigma, Inequity, and Exclusion

Speaker: Dr. Justine Walden, Founder of REACH Project, Ithaca, NY  

Dr. Waldman has always been driven by access to care and health equity issues. She provides Low Threshold Medication Assisted Therapy, Hepatitis C treatment, and acute care to People Who Use Drugs. She is currently the CEO of Reach Medical in Ithaca, NY, offering integrated primary care and low threshold harm reduction services for people who tend to face stigma in the current medical system.



The Out of the Closet and Onto the Screen LGBTQ film series will screen the documentary Jewel's Catch One on Wed. March 4. Free and open to the public, the film will be shown at 6 p.m. in Textor 103

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The Out of the Closet and Onto the Screen LGBTQ film series will screen the documentary Out Here on Tuesday March 3. Free and open to the public, the film will be shown at 6 p.m. in Textor 103.

A film about the hearts and hard work of queer farmers in the US that asks: what does it mean to be a queer famer, is agriculture a safe space for queer people, and what are the relationships between food production and queerness? Provokes discussion on gender and sexuality as they are related to our food system.

Screening in collaboration with PRISM and Groundswell Center for Local Food an Farming.

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This workshop session led by Avodah, a noted Jewish social justice organization, on Tuesday, March 3rd from 5:00 to 7:00 PM in Muller Chapel will build a shared understanding of antisemitism in participants’ lives and within the broader context of the contemporary United States, particularly at this political moment.

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Award-winning photojournalist and multimedia storyteller Gina Gayle will be on campus the week of February 24th as part of the Park School’s Emerging Diversity Scholars Program.  Gayle’s work covering underreported communities has taken her across the United States as well as to Cuba and Italy.  

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The Ithaca College Gerontology Institute is pleased to welcome Dr. Elizabeth “Like” Lokon the Director and Founder of Opening Minds through Art at the Miami University Scripps Gerontology Center.

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About the conference: The North American Conference on Video Game Music is an academic conference that brings together scholars from around North America and internationally to discuss music in video games. The 7th annual NACVGM will take place on April 4-5, 2020, in Hockett Family Recital Hall in the James J. Whalen Center for Music, Ithaca College. Registration is required to attend the conference, but registration is free for Ithaca College students, faculty, and staff. Registration is also free for undergraduate students from any institution. For all other attendees, register before March 4 for discounted rates! Regular registration prices are in effect March 4-April 5.

The conference's keynote speaker will be Dr. Enongo Lumumba-Kasongo, aka SAMMUS.

 About the concert: This year's NACVGM will include a concert featuring arrangements of video game music as well as music inspired by video games, including a performance by SAMMUS.

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The office of Religious and Spiritual Life, the Center for IDEAS and Hillel at IC is hosting educator, anti-racism activist, and DEI consultant Yavilah McCoy for two events as a part of Better Together Days, a program of Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC), which brings campuses together for a week of interfaith action.

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The Department of Physics & Astronomy invites you to join us for a talk with:

Amanda Seccia of Buffalo University

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From February 17th to February 21st the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life is participating Better Together Days

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4:00 pm, CNS 112

“A novel, Fe-S-binding receiver domain regulates oxygen sensing in Caulobacter crescentus” 

All are welcome to attend the Department's Seminar Series. 

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The Ithaca Music Forum presents, "Race Mobility and the Warp and Weft of American Musical Fabric" by Dr. Nancy Rao (Rutgers University). Dr. Rao discusses the networks and migrations that made Chinese opera a part of North American cultures. In particular, she explores issues of archives, border crossings, visual emblems, and the sounding of identity. Free and open to the public. Reception to follow.  Friday, February 21 at 5PM in Nabenhauer Recital Hall, Whalen Center for Music.

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