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Lectures and Presentations

The Office of Student Engagement and Multicultural Affairs, in collaboration with other offices and student organizations, presents the 6th annual  Women Leaders Series at Ithaca College. All WLS workshops are free and open to all current Ithaca College students.

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Bayly Wheeler, Rhodes College

"DNA sequences and the establishment and maintenance of centromeric heterochromatin"

March 8              
4 pm
CNS 112

All are welcome to attend!

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Due to severe weather during the last screening, The Out of the Closet and Onto the Screen series at Ithaca College will host a second showing of the documentary “Free CeCe!” on Wednesday, March 7. Free and open to the public, the screening will be held at 6 p.m. in Textor 101.

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The Out of the Closet and Onto the Screen series will host a showing of the documentary “Check It" on Tuesday, March 6, at 6 p.m. in Textor 101. 

At first glance, they seem unlikely gang members. As vulnerable gay and transgender youth in Washington DC, they’ve been shot, stabbed and attacked. Once victims, they’ve now turned the tables. Started in 2009 by a group of bullied 9th graders, now Check It members are creating their own clothing label, putting on fashion shows and working stints as runway models. Life for the Check It can be brutal, but it’s also full of hope and an indomitable resilience. 

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Staying alive is the most important component of any movement focused on combating systemic oppression. Too often, our emotional and physical wellness become sacrificed in movements aimed at resisting these oppressive forces, but this is unsustainable. Building a more equitable and just world will take commitment to healing individually from our emotional distress.

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Thursday March 1, Park Auditorium - 6PM

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 Friday March 2, 6:30PM - Park Auditorium

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Brown Bag Lecture: Watching the Debates – The Emotional, Political and Persuasive Effects of the 2016 US Presidential Debates

Tuesday February 27

Park 332 –12-1 pm


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As we continue to address the challenges of inclusion, cultural fluency, and global citizenship, please save the date - Tuesday, March 27th at 7pm in Clark Lounge  - and join us for a presentation by Dr. Moustafa Bayoumi, author of How Does it Feel to Be a Problem? Being Young and Arab in America.

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Daniel Weller ('12 Anthropology; Biology/ENVS minor)
Postdoctoral Researcher,
Cornell University

“Microbe detectives: forecasting pathogen in produce production environments"

March 1                

4:00 PM
CNS 112

     Co-sponsored with ENVS  & the  Office of Alumni Relations



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 Gwendolyn Spizz of RHEONIX INC. will present

Microfluidics enabled sample to results nucleic acid testing:
                         What’s in YOUR beer?

Wednesday, February 28th 5:00 pm in CNS 115

Pizza and Beverages Provided

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 The Women's and Gender Studies Program is bringing Shahan Bellamy to campus as our Dissertation Diversity Scholar candidate.  Shahan is a doctoral candidate in the Women's and Gender Studies Program at Arizona State University.  His research meets at the intersections of feminist theory, Black trans* studies, queer of color critique, and masculinity studies.  His most recent project titled "Tumblr Saved my Life": An interdisciplinary investigation of how Black trans-masculinity operates through Tumblr uses participatory ethnography to learn about the lives of Black transgender men.  

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What Would Vashti Do?

Contributed by Melinda Butler on 02/22/18 

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Join us for a most special evening- a collaboration between Ithaca College Hillel and the Ithaca College Alumni Association as we welcome 2005 IC grad Sheila Katz Vice President of Hillel International and creator of Ask Big Questions.  

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Just a friendly reminder that tomorrow we will celebrate all things data during our inaugural IC Data Day in the Clark and Klingenstein lounges.  In line with our mission and institutional commitment, the Office of Analytics and InstitutionalResearch (AIR) has put together a program that celebrates and promotes a culture of data-informed decision making for student success. 

You can come for the whole day, or pick a session of particular interest.  For each session you attend, your name will be entered into a raffle.  Winners will be announced at the end of the day.

For the full schedule visit:  Be sure to follow us on facebook for updates throughout the day.



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 Regarding Susan Sontag explores the life of Susan Sontag from her early infatuation with books and her first experience in a gay bar, to her marriage in adolescence, through to her last lover.  The film is a fascinating look at Sontag, a towering cultural critic and writer whose works on photography, war, illness, and terrorism still resonate today. 

The Spring 2018 Out of the Closet and Onto the Screen LGBT Film Series has brought the film to Ithaca College and in collaboration with the Women's and Gender Studies Program will host this screening in the Handwerker Gallery at 6 pm on Thursday, February 22nd.  Jennifer Spitzer, Assistant Professor in the English Department will introduce the film and serve as a discussant.  

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The Out of the Closet and Onto the Screen series in collaboration with the Handwerker Gallery will host a showing of the documentary “Regarding Susan Sontag" on Thursday, February 22, at 6 p.m. in the Handwerker Gallery. Guest discussant Jennifer Spitzer, English Department, will introduce the film and provide context on Sontag's thoughts on style, artifice, camp and interpretation.

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Professor Holmes gives a talk entitled: Rethinking Intro Physics Labs

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Peter J. Melcher, Professor - Whole Plant Physiologist

February 22,  4 pm, CNS 112    

Supercool, electrifying and a bit invasive"

All are welcome!

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Plan to spend some time enjoying data activities at IC Data Day on Wednesday, February 21st. 

In line with our mission and institutional commitment, the Office of Analytics and Institutional Research (AIR) would like to invite you to the inaugural IC Data Day on February 21st in the Clark and Klingenstein lounges.  Refreshments will be provided.  So please save the day on your calendar!  You can come for the whole day, or pick a session of particular interest.

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Public Works Presentation and Q&A: How do you engage a community? How do citizens become creators and not just spectators?   THURSDAY MARCH 1, 7-8:30 in Job 160.  

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