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Lectures and Presentations

Assistant Professor Saviana Stanescu (Condeescu) is a presenter for the Theatre Without Borders' Theater and Resistance Symposium at CUNY Graduate Center in New York, and has a play produced in the Women's Voices Theatre Festival in Washington DC.

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Students will present their working final seminar papers!  This is a great opportunity to learn about what students in this year's Black American Politics and Political Thought seminar have been thinking through, working on, and engaging with since early September. 

If you can, please take some time out of your busy schedules to support our students!     

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Learning about colloidal self-assembly with optical microscopy

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All are invited to learn what research students have been working on.

Talks begin at 4 pm each day in CNS 112.

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Stephanie Shirilan, of the Department of English at Syracuse University, will deliver a lecture at Ithaca College on Thursday, December 7, at 4:15pm in Business 301.  The title of her talk is "'Fee Grief' or 'General Cause'?  Pneumatic Hermeneutics and the Rise of Tyranny in Macbeth." 

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Detection and Analysis of Individual Biological Macromolecules at the Nanoscale

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The Roy H. Park School of Communications is proud to announce Bill D’Elia ’69 and David E. Kelley as recipients of this year’s Rod Serling Award for Advancing Social Justice through Popular Media. D’Elia and Kelley have collaborated and shared credits on series such as Boston Legal, Harry’s Law, Ally McBeal, and Chicago Hope.

The ceremony will be streamed live on Thursday, December 7, from The Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills at approximately 10:30 p.m. EST (7:30 p.m. PST) at If you can’t tune in live, the broadcast will be archived online for later viewing.

Actor William Shatner who has appeared in Rod Serling’s Twilight Zone and in The Practice and Boston Legal will present the award to D’Elia and Kelley. Brian Herzlinger ’97, an award-winning film director who collaborated with both D’Elia and Kelley will serve as master of ceremonies.


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Tuesday December 12
4 p.m.-6 p.m.
Park 277

Kartika Pratiwi was born in Malang, Indonesia and graduated from a Master Program in Cultural Studies. She has been an independent researcher with an interest in narrative discourse on the 1965 genocide in Indonesia, Chinese-Indonesian issues and digital storytelling.

Since 2008, she has been part of kotakhitam Forum – an independent organization, dedicated to research; workshops and documentary movie production for social and political changes. During that time, she has been involved in documentary film productions including Api Kartini (2012); and several video archives on Indonesian political history and collective memory.

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The Out of the Closet and Onto the Screen LGBTQ film series will present a free public showing of the documentary “How To Survive a Plague” on Tuesday, Dec 5. The screening will take place at 7 p.m. in Textor 101. The screening is in observance of World AIDS Day, and the film tells the story of how activism and innovation turned AIDS from a death sentence into a manageable condition. It chronicles mostly HIV-positive activists, advocates and allies who, faced with their own mortality, broke the mold as improbable, radical warriors taking on Washington and the medical establishment. 

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Dr. Adam Light gives a talk entitled: Plasma Fluctuations for Fun and Profit

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A reading and discussion of the children's book "I Am Jazz" - the story of a transgender child based upon the real life experiences of Jazz Jennings - will take place in the Handwerker Gallery Thursday December 7 at 12:10 pm.

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Dr. Amanda Kowalsick Kern (’08) of Tufts University, Sensory and Science Center will Present Sensory-Directed Chemical AnalysisIdentifying Hop Chemistry that Drives Consumer Preference and Consumption of Craft Beers

Tuesday, December 5th 12:10 pm in CNS 333

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David LaPuma, Cape May Bird Observatory, New Jersey Audubon

 "Keeping our finger on the pulse of migration over the last 40 years"

December 7    
4 pm
CNS 112

All are welcome.

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For the 2017 Day With(out) Art, Alternate Endings/Radical Beginnings, will be shown as a looping video presentation throughout the day on December 1, from 12 noon - 4 pm, in the LGBT Resource Room, in observance of World AIDS Day.

Curated by Erin Christovale and Vivian Crockett for Visual AIDS, the video program prioritizes Black narratives within the ongoing AIDS epidemic, commissioning seven new and innovative short videos from artists Mykki Blanco, Cheryl Dunye & Ellen Spiro, Reina Gossett, Thomas Allen Harris, Kia Labeija, Tiona Nekkia McClodden and Brontez Purnell.

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“How do cells establish and maintain polarity? Insights from epithelial cells”

November 30
4 pm
CNS 112

All are welcome.

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Nancy Pierce at or (607) 274-3161. We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.

In 2016, Ithaca College hosted a dazzling performance of Caroline Shaw's Partita for 8 votes, for which she won the Pulitzer Prize (the youngest composer ever to receive the honor.) Now the School of Music's faculty have prepared analytic and musicological scholarship on this remarkable piece, and three of our professors will be sharing their work and hosting a discussion of the piece.


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Friday - December 1st, Park Auditorium - 3PM

Part of the Micheaux Visiting Filmmaker Series, Coordinated by A. Van Jordan, Park Distinguished Faculty-in-Residence, with guests Mason Richards and Dion Graham.

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Bolivian author Giovanna Rivero will read from her collection of short stories, Para comerte mejor, on Tuesday, November 28th, at 6pm in the Handwerker Gallery.

The reading is sponsored by the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures and is free and open to the public.


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 Carina Chittim of Harvard University will Present Discovery of a gut bacterial phospholipase D that supports disease-associated choline metabolism

Tuesday, November 28th 12:10 pm in CNS 333

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Have you ever wondered why American beer is so bland?

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