Watch: Rod Serling Award Honoring Kenya Barris Nov 16th 2016

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There are weapons that are simply thoughts, attitudes, prejudices, to be found only in the minds of men. For the record, prejudices can kill and suspicion can destroy; and a thoughtless, frightened search for a scapegoat has a fallout all of its own for the children, and the children yet unborn. And the pity of it is, that these things cannot be confined to the Twilight Zone. — Rod Serling

IC Event: Making Sense of the World: Why Discourse Matters and Why Discourse Must Now be Global. A talk by Atul Singh – Tuesday, November 29, 6:30pm in CNS 112.

From Ithaca College Intercom:

Atul Singh is the Founder, CEO and Editor-in-Chief of Fair Observer (fairobserver.com). He teaches Political Economy at the University of California, Berkeley and at the Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar where he also teaches World History.

His lecture is Tuesday, November 29, 6:30pm in CNS 112.

These days the fourth estate is not doing so well. Apathy and ignorance have proved to be tougher enemies than repression and censorship. Shortening attention spans in the era of mobile phones do not help. Nonstop stimulation of the mind via social media such as Facebook, Twitter and Snapchat has turned people away from deep explanatory journalism. Besides, the Internet has destroyed the business model of newspapers and there are now five jobs in public relations for every job in journalism. People are also retreating to echo chambers where they only hear what they agree with in an age of increasing social fragmentation.

This retreat to superficiality and insularity is occurring at a time when iPhones are built in China, sneakers are made in Vietnam and software is created in India. With every passing day, the destinies of over 7 billion people are increasingly intertwined. It is no longer enough to know about one’s neighborhood, city or country. One has to be cognizant of what is going on around the world even if one does not understand it. The Islamic State is a classic case in point.

At some point, we will have to rethink and recreate our political systems, economic models and social frameworks in the light of the new challenges we face. We will have to ask critical questions again. We will have to focus on issues that matter, understand context and listen to a plurality of perspectives that cut across borders, backgrounds and beliefs. Eventually, we have to change the way we live as a species if we want to survive. In brief, we are all global citizens and we now have no alternative but to engage in a global discourse. Yet the role of the fourth estate is more critical than ever. The key question is who will play it and how.

Cosponsored by the Roy H. Park School of Communications, the Department of Journalism, and the Honors Program.

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodation, please contact Brandy Hawley, bhawley@ithaca.edu or 607-274-3590 as soon as possible

Cathy at ALA Orlando

I’m away June 22nd to July 4th (Conference + Vacation).  If you need immediate assistance, please contact the IC Reference desk: http://www.ithacalibrary.com/services/reference.php

Visiting our library? Check our summer hours: http://library.ithaca.edu/services/hours.php

 

 

@ithacalibrary : therapy dog: TODAY from 12-1:30 pm

Missed our furry visitor, Stella, last week? Come play with a therapy dog this Wednesday, May 11th from noon to 1:30 pm!  You can find them on the South side of the library. Good luck on your finals!!!

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Park School of Communications: End-of-the-Semester Screening, Exhibitions, and Presentations

The Roy H. Park School of Communications will host a variety of end-of-the-semester screenings, exhibitions, and presentations to showcase student work.

All events are free and open to the public.

Thursday, May 5

The Golden Doorknobs Screening
7:00 p.m.
Park Auditorium

Friday, May 6

Fiction Field 1
3:30 p.m.
Park Auditorium

Fiction Field 2
5:00 p.m.
Park Auditorium

Documentary Journalism Workshop
5:30 p.m.
Cinemapolis, Downtown Ithaca
Saturday, May 7

Cinema Thesis Installations
3:00-7:00 p.m.
Photo Gallery, Animation Studios, Park 138, 140, and 144

Cinema Thesis Screening
7:00 p.m.
Park Auditorium

Cinema Thesis Installations
9:00 p.m.
Photo Gallery, Animation Studios, Park 138, 140, and 144

Sunday, May 8

Cinema Thesis Installations
3:00-7:00 p.m.
Photo Gallery, Animation Studios, Park 138, 140, and 144

ACP: Fiction
3:30 p.m.
Park Auditorium

Cinema Production 2
7:00 p.m.
Park Auditorium
Wednesday, May 11

Cinema Production
1
1:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Park Auditorium

ACP: Non-Fiction
6:30 p.m.-10:00 p.m.
Cinemapolis, Downtown Ithaca

Ithaca College: Ithaca Students Receive 6 of 22 NYWICI Scholarships — Congrats!

Source: Intercom – Ithaca Students Receive 6 of 22 NYWICI Scholarships

This year’s Ithaca College recipients are: Laura Amato, CMD ’18; Katie Baldwin, TVR ’18; Anna Gardner, Film, Photography, Visual Arts and Art History ’19; Alison Hartley, CMD ’18; Allison Latini, IMC ’17; and Gabrielle Reese, IMC ’17.

These students will be recognized at the annual Matrix Awards—the communications industry event of the year, to be held on April 25, 2016 at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York City with more than 1,000 people from the industry expected to attend.

 

Check out the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival at Ithaca College through April 3rd

This year’s theme: LANDSCAPES

Here’s the website:  http://www.ithaca.edu/fleff/

IC campus schedule http://www.ithaca.edu/fleff/docs/On_Campus_Schedule_2.pdf 

Cinemapolis schedule: http://www.ithaca.edu/fleff/docs/Cinemap_Sched_2016.pdf