Speaker Date Topic
Michael Mazza, New Roots School Mar 01, 2018
Youth Entrepreneurship Market
Youth Entrepreneurship Market

Michael is a 4th generation Ithacan and lifelong local enthusiast. His family immigrated to Ithaca from Italy in the early 1900’s and started several local businesses, including an Italian bakery, which we know today as the Ithaca Bakery. After 18 years in Ithaca, Michael studied business and marketing in both Vermont and California, leading to 15+ years in marketing and business development in the healthcare technology market. Michael moved his family back to Ithaca in 2009 so his wife and two daughters could experience the quality of life in this vibrant community. Michael is the co-founder of a youth entrepreneurship program, YEM, designed to help local youth discover their power to create. He is also the co-founder of the Ithaca Reggae Fest, dedicated to the protection of Cayuga Lake. Michael’s passion for life and community led him to New Roots, and he’s excited to help expand the conversation about this dynamic school community.

Email: mmazza@newrootsschool.org

Tito Villa, Recreation Coordinator Ithaca Youth Bu Mar 15, 2018
Ithaca Youth Soccer Update
Ithaca Youth Soccer Update
Michael Engle, Reference and Instruction Librarian Mar 29, 2018
How to spot - and avoid - Fake News
How to spot  - and avoid - Fake News

Michael provides research and reference help for Cornell students and faculty and teaches library research skills in the social sciences and humanities, on chat reference, and via e-mail in Olin Library at Cornell.  He teaches research classes and workshops on news evaluation, and purchases reference materials and Anglo-American news sources for the library.

Engle gave a presentation recently at the Just Because Center on different tactics to determine the accuracy of information before spreading it.

Detailed information on how to evaluate news stories is available on Michael’s website: Evaluating News Sources http://guides.library.cornell.edu/evaluate_news