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January 31, 2013

Marrow Donor Drive

11:00AM 2:00PM

Be The Match Foundation® has joined forces with the New York State Office for People With Developmental Disabilities State Operations 2 (OPWDD State Operations 2) Employee Assistance Program in Central New York and SUNYIT Health Education Department to sponsor a marrow donor registry drive Thursday, January 31, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the SUNYIT Campus Center, 100 Seymour Road, Utica. Prospective donors must meet eligibility criteria as determined by a health questionnaire completed at the event site, and must be 18-44 years of age. The event is free of charge. Any questions can be directed to: Michael Garbin,, 585-472-4715.

MVREDC - Path Through History

1:00PM 4:00PM

The Mohawk Valley Regional Economic Development Council’s work group for the state’s “Path Through History” initiative will hold a public meeting from 1-4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, at the Arkell Museum, 2 Erie Blvd. in Canjoharie. The topic will be a marketing plan and project of up to $100,000 being developed to encourage tourism, economic development and education.

Book Party to Celebrate Female Faculty at Hamilton

4:00PM 6:00PM

The event will honor nine female faculty members who published a single-authored book or anthology in 2012. All authors will be present to answer questions about their books, and the library will have copies of each book on display during the event. The authors being honored are Joyce M. Barry, women’s studies; Barbara Gold, classics; Marianne Janack, philosophy; Anne Lacsamana, women’s studies; Peggy Piesche, German and Russian studies; Joana Sabadel-Nieto, Hispanic studies; Janelle Schwartz, comparative literature; Katherine Terrell, English; and Margaret Thickstun, English. Burke Library at Hamilton College

Lecture to Focus on Prehistoric Astronomy

4:00PM 6:00PM

"Scientific Astronomy in Hesiod? The Roots of Prehistoric Star Gazing" by Anthony F. Aveni, the Russell B. Colgate Professor of Astronomy and Anthropology at Colgate University. Aveni has taught at Colgate since 1963. He has been a pioneer in the field of archaeoastronomy and is considered one of the founders of Mesoamerican archaeoastronomy, where he is known in particular for his research in the astronomical history of the Maya Indians of ancient Mexico. Free. Hamilton College -- Kennedy Auditorium in Taylor Science Center.

Public Meeting “Path Through History”

The Mohawk Valley Regional Economic Development Council’s workgroup for the New York State “Path Through History” initiative will hold a public meeting to obtain input regarding a marketing plan and catalyst project up to $100,000 being developed to encourage tourism, local economic development and to serve as an educational tool. All members of the public including heritage organizations, individuals, businesses, and labor and education representatives from the Mohawk Valley Region are welcome and encouraged to attend. Arkell Museum at Canajoharie 2 Erie Blvd. Canajoharie Exit 29 on NYS Thruway