Thursday, September 25 at 12:05pm to 1:10am

Gannett Center, Main Floor near Reference

What do Harry Potter, The Hunger Games, The Bluest Eye, Where the Sidewalk Ends, Bridge to Terabithia, The Kite Runner, and Lord of the Flies have in common?   These books have all been banned and/or challenged.bannedBooksWeek

The Ithaca College Community is invited to participate in a Virtual Banned Books Read Out on Thursday, September 25th from 12:05 to 1:10 pm in the Ithaca College Library.  The Library will have a video recording booth set up on the main floor, right as you walk in. We’ll edit together all the readers into a short film to be posted on the Library’s website and YouTube channel.  Bring along your favorite banned selection — 3 minutes of material is perfect. We’d love to know why you chose your selection and how it impacts you.  Choose any material from banned books to suppressed media articles to foreign screenplays.  If you’d like to participate, but don’t have a selection in mind,  the Library will have some of our favorite banned materials available.  For ideas about choosing a banned item to read or if you’re interested in learning more about Banned Books Week, check out the Library’s Banned and Censored Media page 

Visit the Events Calendar page and spread the word: http://events.ithaca.edu/event/speak_out_celebrate_the_freedom_to_read_during_banned_books_week_september_21_-_27#.VBGw_y5dVEd


Harvard Business Review:

by Angelia Herrin, HBR Blog Network:

Originally posted on HBR Blog Network - Harvard Business Review:

When you’re swamped with your own work, how can you make time to coach your employees—and do it well?

It’s a common problem. But if you don’t build your people’s own skills and capabilities, they’ll come to you for answers instead of finding their own solutions. Hand-holding kills productivity and creativity, and you can’t sustain it. In the long run, it eats up a lot more time and energy than investing in people’s development.

So you really must coach to be an effective manager. You’ll need to work with each person to agree on their goals for growth, motivate them to achieve their goals, support their efforts, and measure their progress.

In this interactive Harvard Business Review webinar, Ed Batista, experienced executive coach and co-author of the HBR Guide to Coaching Your Employees, shares insights from this Guide and from his extensive coaching experience. Batista describes how you…

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Mark your calendars!! From Maura Stephens:

Wed., Sept. 17, 7:30 pm, Emerson Suites (with Dept. of Politics and Provost’s Office)
Constitution Day: Targeted Killings, the Constitution, and You: U.S. Drone Policy and Citizens’ Rights” 

Discussion format, followed by Q&A and book signing, w/light refreshments

Jens David Ohlin, Cornell U professor of law, in an interview-style conversation with Carlos Figueroa, IC assistant professor of politics, touching on some of the moral, political, legal, and social issues surrounding the use of armed drones for national security purposes and the stripping of citizens’ constitutional protections.

Ohlin specializes in international and criminal law. He also researches the laws of war, particularly the impact of new technology such as drones and cyber-warfare. His books include Targeted Killings: Law and Morality in an Asymmetrical World(Oxford University Press 2012, with A. Altman & C. Finkelstein) and Defending Humanity: When Force is Justified and Why (Oxford University Press 2008, with George Fletcher).

Figueroa researches and teaches in the areas of American political development, religion and racial politics, U.S. citizenship, and historical/interpretive policy analysis. He joined the IC faculty in 2013.

Excellent resource/study guide prepared by IC librarians John Henderson and Cathy Michael.

Tues., Sept. 23, 7:00 p.m., Textor 103
Screening of documentary film 1971 (Before Watergate, WikiLeaks and Edward Snowden, there was Media, Pennsylvania) followed by Q&A with Jeff Cohen

Meet the brave “ordinary” Americans who dared to defy one of the most powerful man in the country, longtime FBI head J. Edgar Hoover — feared by U. S. senators and even presidents — to expose the bureau’s illegal political surveillance and squelching of peaceful dissent.

These activists became the most hunted people in the country during the intensive investigation that followed their 1971 burglary of the FBI offices in Media, Pennsylvania, in which they carted away documents proving the bureau’s spying. But they escaped detection, hiding their identities for more than four decades.

Learn of their story in the film 1971based on the book Burglary by Betty Medsger (see below). PCIM’s Jeff Cohen has written about FBI/NSA abuses and mainstream media failures to cover those abuses.

Tues., Sept. 30, 7:00 p.m., Williams 225

“Before Edward Snowden:” talk by journalist Betty Medsger, who reported on the “liberated” FBI documents in 1971 and wrote the 2014 book The Burglary: The Discovery of J. Edgar Hoover’s Secret FBI, with Q&A and book signing

Medsger played an important part in Media, PA FBI burglary story (see above). As a young Washington Post reporter in 1971, she received and reported on the purloined documents — the first files that pointed to the FBI’s vast surveillance of civil rights, student and antiwar activists.

Medsger’s page-turner book about them shows the power of non­violent activism and bold journalism — as relevant as ever today, given the ongoing debates over government secrecy, mass surveillance and whistleblowers who risk much to inform the public about official misconduct.

Wed., Oct. 7, 7:00 p.m., Park 285 (with Park School as part of Engage with News Day)
Documentary Screening and Talkback: Silenced (2014, 103 min.) 
followed by Q&A with Jeff Cohen. Refreshments provided.
Only 11 people have ever been charged under the Espionage Act of 1917 — 8 during the Obama administration. James Spione’s documentary Silenced (2014; 103 min.) tells the story of two of them, and examines why whistleblowers, and the journalists who bring their stories to light, are essential to a healthy democracy. A Q&A will follow with Park Center for Independent Media director, associate professor of journalism, and media critic Jeff Cohen. Light refreshments will be provided.

Take a look at my guide: https://ithacalibrary.com/sp/subjects/guide.php?subject=drones

Targeted Killings, the Constitution, and You: U.S. Drone Policy and Citizens’ Rights
Wednesday, September 17 at 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm in Emerson Suites

A conversation with Jens David Ohlin, Professor of Law, Cornell University, and Carlos Figueroa, Assistant Professor of Politics, Ithaca College, in honor of Constitution Day. Sponsored by the Office of the Provost, the Department of Politics, and the Park Center for Independent Media.

Free and open to the public. A book signing and reception will follow.  Use the event calendar to put it on your calendar and tell your friends.

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodation should contact Karen Emnett at kemnett@ithaca.edu or (607) 274-7918 as soon as possible.

Communications &Legal Studies Librarian:

good day for a singing volcano

Originally posted on Inside Movies:

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It’s a rare off year for Pixar, with no full-length feature in theaters until next summer. But Disney recently shared an adorable clip from Lava, the short that was slated to debut in front of The Good Dinosaur—before that movie was delayed from May 2014 to November 2015. As you can see, Lava is the story of a singing Hawaiian volcano, named Uku, who is looking for love.

The name Uku evokes the ukelele—the popular Hawaiian guitar-like instrument that practically scores the state’s sunsets and seduces millions of mainland tourists every year. The late Israel Kamakawiwo’ole’s strummed a uke, and Lava director James Murphy told Yahoo that his short was in part inspired by the singer’s version of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.”“I thought that if I could marry the rich imagery and with the power and emotion of music, then I could really make…

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NJ links out to the FCC comments, “In the Matter of Expansion of Online Public File Requirements”

BROADCASTERS BACK AD DISCLOSURE FOR CABLE: The National Association of Broadcasters had sued the FCC (unsuccessfully) to try to stop political ad disclosure requirements for TV stations. But now that the agency is eyeing the same requirements for cable and satellite providers, the broadcasters are fully on board.

“There is no reasoned basis for treating the public/political files of cable and [satellite] providers differently,” NAB writes in the filing.


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